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Thursday 27 February 2014 in London

By | Published on Friday 21 February 2014

WW1 Portraits

TW’S tipped events TODAY IN LONDON feature Secret Cinema, and on the grave side, some of WW1’s most abiding artists and photographers…

ART: The Great War In Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 27 Feb – 15 Jun (pictured)
In this, the centenary year of WW1, the NPT splotlights the various ways artists reacted to and represented ‘the war to end all wars’, in a free exhibit depicting those involved. For instance, a grainy photo of Gavrilo Princip (who, aged 19, assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, kick-starting the long-looming conflict) is placed against a backdrop of lofty portraits of military and political leaders, and of ordinary soliders – from medal winners to the fallen. Details here.

FILM: Secret Cinema presents… The Grand Budapest Hotel, secret location, 27 Feb – 30 Mar
As always, Secret Cinema, who’ve fixed many an interactive, experimental and ‘immersive’ experience for film fans, present a series of highly secretive screenings of Wes Anderson’s new flick, the Ralph Fiennes-starring ‘GBH’, in a quirky setting. Most likely, and this is a wild stab in the dark, a hotel. And check-in only costs  £57! Details and tickets here.