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The Friday Arts Diary

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

Alfred Hitchcock
A new print of Alfred Hitchcock's 1927 silent film The Ring comes to London (Photo: Getty Images)

Art

National Gallery, London WC2 - Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, until 23 September

The Royal Ballet joins forces with Chris Ofili, Conrad Shawcross and Mark Wallinger to show a series of works surrounding Titian’s paintings as a part of the Cultural Olympiad's London 2012 Festival. The exhibition includes pieces drawing inspiration from Titian’s works as well as sets and costumes from the Royal Ballets past performances.

Comedy

The Bedford, London SW12 – Ed Byrne, 8 July

Ed Byrne will perform in the Round Room at 8pm this Sunday. Having made his name with appearances on Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You, Byrne has gained a large following.

Film

Hackney Empire, London E8 – Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Ring”, 13 July

The British Film Institute brings a remastered version of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1927 film The Ring to the UK with a live playing of a new score by Soweto Kinch. The Ring tells the story of two boxers and a girl with whom they are both in love. If you can't make it to the Hackney Empire, you can stream the screening and musical performance live at http://thespace.org/.

Talk

Parasol Unit, London N1- David Claerbout in conversation with David Green, 12 July

Artist David Claerbout, whose work is currently on display at Parasol Unit, is interviewed by David Green, senior lecturer at Brighton University. Claerbout will talk about his influences, the general themes of his work and his intentions for the exhibition.

Theatre

Noel Coward Theatre, London, WC2 – Gatz, until 15 July

An epic 8-hour reading (excluding toilet and meal breaks) reading of The Great Gatsby set in an office as workers slowly morph into characters from the novel by F Scott Fitzgerald. Directed by John Collins.