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Friday Arts Diary

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Photography

Somerset House, WC2, Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, until 20 May
The 5th year of the annual Sony World Photography Awards which showcases the best international contemporary photography. Across categories including current affairs, sport, portraiture, landscape and fashion, the exhibit also includes an opening weekend festival for photographers.
 

Books

The author and poet, Sir Andrew Motion, gives a reading from his new novel Silver: The Return to Treasure Island. He also discusses this book and his older works.
 

Art

A miniature "living" installation of a cactus by renowned Chinese conceptual artist, film-maker and activist, Ai Weiwei, in The Box, the gallery’s micro project space.

 

Music

A day of celebration for the Estonian composer, which includes an introduction to his work and subsequent performances from the BBC Singers and the Guildhall Ensemble.

 

Theatre

Bola Agbaje returns to the Royal Court with her new play about a British MP who attempts to escape the political heat of London by fleeing to Nigeria. This is a satirical look at politics and the notions of "home".