Culture Diary — What to Do this Autumn

Autumn is a perfect season for inspiring excursions. Cities relax at a temperature fit for art traipsing and long lunches in-between. We found three wonderful exhibitions and shows to acquaint your diary for the months ahead.

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Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto
Victoria & Albert Museum
16 September 2023 – 25 February 2024

A love letter to Chanel's understated and timeless aesthetic that we adore, 'Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto’ explores the French couturiere’s Parisian roots, iconic designs and the establishment of the House of Chanel. The first UK retrospective exhibition dedicated to Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, the collection spans her lifetime of work — expect plenty of sequins, signature tweed suits and little black dresses.

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Sarah Lucas: Happy Gas
Tate Britain
28 September 2023 – 14 January 2024

Bringing together a body of work from the last four decades, this major exhibition presents the sculptures, photography and installations of one of Britain's most celebrated female artists, Sarah Lucas. From breakthrough early sculptures and photographs, the exhibition shows the evolution of her career from YBA to brand new works being shown for the first time. Known for breaking boundaries with her humorous and provocative work, the show acknowledges how Lucas has continued to rethink her central themes, consistently bringing fresh perspectives to her practice.

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Gilberto Gil: Aquele Abraço - The Farewell to London Concert
Royal Albert Hall
11 October 2023

A special show at the Royal Albert Hall, celebrating the Brazilian legend, Gilberto Gil, as he says his his musical farewell to London. This concert honours Gil’s sixty-year career, with a repertoire of earlier songs exploring a folk-country sound to the Tropicália movement (of which Gil was a founder). Gil's rich musical career includes the recording of over sixty albums, millions of sales, nine Grammys and the appointment as Brazil's Minister of Culture. Listen here for an energetic song to set the mood this weekend.