Lucian Freud paintings, the age-old Keynes vs. Hayek debate, the listed property show and more – there’s a lot going on in the capital this week
Featuring over 130 works of the late artist, some of which have never been seen before, this exhibition boasts paintings of the artist’s lovers, friends and family, referred to by Freud as the ‘people in my life’.
Where: National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square
To say that social media has become a global phenomenon is an understatement – it is now an integral part of our lives both at home and at work.
Reflecting the global impact of social media – and its role as a catalyst in driving cultural, economic, political and social change in developed and emerging markets – Social Media Week is one of the world’s most unique global platforms, offering a series of interconnected activities and conversations around the world on emerging trends in social and mobile media across all major industries.
The event takes place in 21 cities, including London, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, Sao Paulo, Rio De Janeiro, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Istanbul, Paris, Rome, Milan, Glasgow, Berlin, Moscow, Beirut and Hong Kong. Starting in 2012, SMW is adding Tokyo, Singapore, DC and Miami.
There are events taking place all over London this week – you’d be hard pushed not to find something that tickles your fancy.
3. How the clash between John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek continues to define the difference between left and right today: 13 February, 6.30pm – 8pm
It was eighty year ago at the London School of Economics that iconic economists Friedrich Hayek and John Maynard Keynes locked horns over their conflicting economic schools of thought. As their differences are far from being resolved even today, Reuters columnist and author of Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics, Nicholas Wapshott, will throw light on how Keynes vs. Hayek defines and splits politics.
Where: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics, Holborn
With no scripts and only 15 minutes to hand, Clein, Dyer, Mayer and Roddick will delve into the areas of life that fascinate them.
Where: Arts Club, Dover Street
Network with fellow successful businesswomen over lunch to find out how you can make a killing in your business this year. Also, hear from Beverley Aspinall, chief executive, Fortnum & Mason about how she made it big in her field.
Where: St Ermin’s Hotel, Caxton Street
If you can’t seem to get your head around the bundles of paperwork and regulation for the properties you own, this show is a godsend for you. Pop along for a tete à tete with property pundits, architectural honchos and insurance experts who will happily talk you through any plans to alter or extend your home.
Where: Earls Court Two, Earls Court & Olympia