This Month In Art…

Shaun in the City (Until 31st May)

Shaun the Sheep has come to London-town with 120 titanic sculptures, from dressed in a beefeater’s costume to starring in a circus. Designers and artists have pitched in to paint these beauties and they are posing in all of the city’s greeneries, and iconic locations for the public to view.

They also stopped over in Bristol, along the way, and after all the sculptures will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Wallace & Gromit’s Wallace Children’s Charity and The Grand Appeal, Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, aiming to help sick children nationally.

Some of the sculptures popped up in London on 28th March, and after the show is done and dusted with, they will pop up in the pastures of Bristol, but different ones are going to different cities. In London, they are stopping by Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, Chinatown and The Tower of London.

Cravings: Can your food control you? (Until January 1 2016)

How do you know what motivates your cravings – is it the colour of spoons? Is it the food your mother ate when she was pregnant with you? Or is it how your stomach likes to dictate your love for food?

Food shapes your appetite a lot, so this exhibition at the National Science Museum is teaching you about how food can impact your health, your brain and your personal eating patterns. There are experiments on flavour ideas, a craving commander game that can tell you how to dominate your cravings and see utensils that can trick you into eating more (or less).

Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions (Until 7 June 2015)

This June will be the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, and the art exhibition is to celebrate the Duke of Wellington’s life as a soldier, and statesman. He became famous for winning the battle against Napoleon, but little did you know that he was also the Prime Minister twice, and a popular figure amongst printmakers.

Numerous portraits, how his life was celebrated after his death and how portraiture plays a pivotal role in the building of an image of a hero, will be the kind of topics that will greet you at this wonderful exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

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