A veritable orgy of artistic activity will take hold of the Institute of Contemporary Art on Saturday 26 November. The message is: don’t be shy, follow your instincts and ‘take part in art.’ The fundraising itinerary is crammed with special events, must-book ‘live editions’, free drop in sessions and film screenings of family favourites (‘Spirited Away’, ‘Oliver Twist’) for when you can’t take any more action. Highlights for big-spenders include ‘Breakfast with Tiffany’ (eavesdrop on a chat between artist Anj Smith, fashion designer Mary Katrantzou, and collector Tiffany Zabludowicz over coffee and croissants), ‘Lunch with Tracey Emin’ (she’ll create three new works in between courses, to be auctioned off while you digest) and wine and cheese shared with the artists from the day’s exertions.
If you fancy something less food and schmooze-related, get your hair done by artist Cary Kwok or sculpt a human head under the expert tutorledge of David Silver. If that wasn’t random enough, the centrepiece of the day will be a filmic flash mob for cinephiles, acting out the famous rampaging Odessa Steps scene from Eisenstein’s ‘Battleship Potemkin’ on the nearby Duke of York Steps. Bad news if you had your eye on a scene-stealing role- they’ll go to the arty gliteratti- but you can book yourself in for a bit part and try and pull focus while the whole thing’s being filmed for pot-sterity.
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