Andy Warhol: The Portfolios

One of the greatest of iconic artists of the 20th Century, Andy Warhol needs little, if any, introduction. This new exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery features some of his most recognisable works alongside some lesser known portfolios – including some amazing paintings of the great Mohammed Ali.

Until 16th September
Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road – London SE21 7AD

Calder In India

American sculptor Alexander Calder is the man behind a delighful collection of geometric sculptures which he refers to as ‘mobiles’. These colourful creations are a joy to behold, full of colour and movement, and this particular exhibition boasts a selection of works he created while in India with his wife Louisa in 1955.

Until 3rd August
Ordovas, 25 Savile Row – London W1S 2ER

Staunch 003

Another brand new event to add to the ever-growing list of London parties – though Staunch isn’t just another new night out – it’s a monthly soiree that attempts to bridge the gap between the sub-genres. Rather than focus on one particular sound, Staunch features line-ups that are varied in flavour, from “bass” music to straight up house, everything under the 4×4 umbrella is represented by scenesters. This month’s event features DC10 resident Clive Henry, dubstep godfather Benny Ill, newcomers Dexter Kane and Dusky and a very very special surprise guest. Essential.

Friday, 29 June
Corsica Studios, 5 Farrell Court; Elephant & Castle – London SE17 1LB

Damon Albarn presents Dr Dee

Following the success of his first opera Monkey: Journey To The West, the Blur frontman returns to the stage with a newly-conceived production based on the life of disgraced Renaissance Man, Dr Dee. Dr. John Dee was a jack of all cosmic trades, who sadly passed away penniless and discredited after being conned by a deranged medium – crazy but true. With such fascinating material this should be a show to remember.

June 30th
English National Opera, London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4ES