Es Devlin, Ollie Adegboye and Alice Bloomfield: Tickets now available for November’s Nicer Tuesdays!
For our penultimate event of 2023 we’re gearing up to provide you – our beloved audience – with another event brimming with creative inspiration.
In a flash it seems we’ve come to our penultimate Nicer Tuesdays of the year – and have we got a line-up for you! As the weather gets colder, the frost kicks in and the festive season approaches, we’re planning to see out the year with a carefully crafted selection of inspiring talks.
We’re over the moon to welcome the unstoppable Es Devlin to the Nicer Tuesdays stage. One of the world’s most revered set designers Es has spent decades creating some of the most awe-inspiring large-scale sculptures, performance spaces and interiors, recently including the celebrated sets for the Super Bowl and Beyoncé’s 2023 Renaissance World Tour. At November’s event, the stage will also be graced by photographer Ollie Adegboye, who will be taking us through his heartwarming series capturing Black fathers with their children, and Alice Bloomfield, an illustrator with a penchant for opulent, ethereal visuals.
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The event will take place on 7 November with doors opening at 6pm. As this is an 18+ event, please bring ID with you to the venue. If you are in need of disability access, please make yourself known to a member of the EartH team on the evening or email email@example.com so we can arrange assistance. Carry on reading to find out more about our incredible line-up of speakers.
Beyoncé, U2, The Weeknd, Stormzy, Adele; the list of stars that Es Devlin has created sets for appears endless – and it’s no surprise. Her colossal designs strike awe and wonder into their audiences, her deft use of material and perspective creating mind-bending effects. It’s not just the world of music that she’s delved into either, having recently designed the widely celebrated live-rain set for The National Theatre’s recent run of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and numerous public art installations, including Come Home Again at the Tate Modern Gallery – a spectacular pencil drawn celebration of biodiversity. When she’s not blowing you away with the scale or impact of her works, she’s proving that no event space in the creative world is too big of a task for her to tackle. Now, her work has been collated in a book titled An Atlas of Es Devlin – as vast and expansive as her illustrious 30-year career.
Fatherhood is something many will experience, but how many dads actually talk about it one-on-one? Ollie Adegboye is a London-based photographer whose photo series and book Bàbá, Father arose after a profound conversation between himself and a group of fellow Black fathers. “It was the first time I’d heard a group of young Black men speaking so candidly and openly about their hopes and dreams alongside the fears they had about themselves as fathers,” Ollie says. Wanting such conversations to continue, Ollie set himself on photographing his friends and their children. The resulting series is tender and full of warmth – showing portrait photography at its very best. At Nicer Tuesdays Ollie will be discussing the “transformational” project, its process, its themes and just how he went about photographing children – which proved rather unpredictable!
With intricate black line work, rich purple-heavy colour palettes and subjects indulging in moments of hedonism, Alice Bloomfield’s summary of her work as “opulent” with a “slightly sleazy feel” is just about perfect. But while Alice may have spent the past few years crafting a truly unique style, she defines herself as a “process-driven” artist, always on the search for new techniques, software and forms. This dedication to development has paid off. Moving on from static illustration, Alice now animates her work and creates short films and videos for the likes of Biig Piig, Puma Blue and Boiler Room, and even had a spot at Tottenham Court Road’s Outernet earlier this year. If you’re looking to see how you can evolve your creative journey and discover new paths along the way, Alice will have the answer.
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El Rayo Tequila is transforming the way you think and drink tequila – one T&T at a time. By partnering with artists and designers, it’s building a lifestyle brand around its tequilas. Tequila & Tonic is a thing now.
We’re excited to partner with Love Corn the UK’s first crunchy corn brand as our snack sponsor. Its delicious crunchy corn kernels are packed with flavour and made with love. On trend with being low sugar, gluten-free and vegan, it’s the feel good snack so please enjoy!