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The Alternative Guide to the UniverseThe Hayward Gallery gives visitors an insight into 'outsiders' this summer with an exhibition of contemporary works in a variety of media created by artists who map cities of the future, inventors of new languages and architects who design imaginary technologies. The Alternative Guide to the Universe promises to prompt us to re-examine social and cultural conventions through art works which present a departure from traditional thinking. Prepare to enter a parallel universe.

 

About The Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named after the late Sir Isaac Hayward, the former leader of the London County Council, is also responsible for National Touring exhibitions and for the Arts Council Collection, which it manages on behalf of the Arts Council of England. More about The Hayward Gallery

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The Alternative Guide to the Universe  Guo Fengyi, Human Energy Channel Decomposition (1991) © the artist. Courtesy Long March Space  

   
The Alternative Guide to the Universe - Guo Fengyi, Human Energy Channel Decomposition (1991) © the artist. Courtesy Long March Space

The Alternative Guide to the Universe Guo Fengyi, Human Energy Channel Decomposition (1991) © the artist. Courtesy Long March Space 


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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  26% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd to 20th November 2017
The Alternative Guide to the Universe, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
A free display of the best photographs submitted to the annual World Press Photo of the Year competition can be seen on Level 2 of the ...More
 
 
 
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Much Ado About Nothing
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th and 21st to 26th Nov 2017 - Various Times
The Alternative Guide to the Universe, Brad Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Controlled Chaos Theatre Company pits Beatrice against Benedick as Shakespeare's rumbustious battle of the sexes draws blood against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War in ...More
 
 
 
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The Alternative Guide to the Universe, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 8 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Rhys Ifans plays penny-pinching miser Ebenezer Scrooge in Matthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic at the Old Vic. In this joyous new adaptation by ...More
 
 
 
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Alternative Guide to the Universe
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Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
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South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
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Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Elba
London > Nightlife > Bars
Rooftop, Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop cocktail bar in Waterloo. ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
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Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
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Skylon
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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
 
 
 
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
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London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Alternative Guide to the Universe
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Andreas GurskyAndreas GurskyKicking off the gallery's 50th anniversary year, 2018 sees the Hayward Gallery host the first major retrospective in the UK of the work of Andreas Gursky. Considered one of the most significant photographers of our time, the German artist is known for pushing the boundaries with his large-scale pictures that portray scenes of the global economy and2018-01-24T00:00:00+00002018-04-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
PRICING  £14.50, student £11
DATES  24th January to 22nd April 2018
VENUE  The Hayward Gallery 
Kicking off the gallery's 50th anniversary year, 2018 sees the Hayward Gallery host the first major retrospective in the UK of the work of Andreas Gursky. Considered one of the most significant photographers of our time, the German artist is known for pushing the boundaries with his large-scale pictures that portray scenes of the global economy and... More about this event
 

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