The Friday Arts Diary

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Art

Gauguin at Tate Modern (Thursday 30 September-Sunday 16 January)

Tate Modern presents a large-scale exhibition dedicated to the French Post-Impressionist, featuring work Gauguin made around the globe, from Brittany to Tahiti. The collection is on view in the UK for the first time in 50 years.

Architecture

Royal Opera House: Velvet, Gilt, and Glamour --Tour the Historic Auditorium (Wednesday 22 September-Monday 20 December)

Built in 1858, the Royal Opera House is one of the most significant buildings in the capital. Until December, visitors can take a behind-the-scenes tour that focuses on the architecture and the stories behind this London landmark. Each tour will be different -- you may walk in on a rehearsal or see the stage crew at work.

Music

London Symphony Orchestra Opening Concert (Saturday 25 September)

The London Symphony Orchestra presents the concert of its new season tomorrow evening. Conducted by Valery Gergiev, the event will feature music from Shchedrin's Carmen Suite and Piano Concerto No 5, with soloist Denis Matsuev, and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition orchestrated by Ravel.

Exhibition

V&A: Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929 (Saturday 25 September-Sunday 9 January)

The V&A its autumn exhibition, an exploration of the world of Serge Diaghilev and his hugely influential dance company, the Ballets Russes. The exhibition is accompanied by talks, performances, and workshops, and includes over three hundred original costumes, props, and set designs.

Festival

Liverpool Biennial Art Festival (until Sunday 28 November)

There are many exhibitions on offer at the Liverpool Biennial this year, including Touched, an international collection of work from over 60 artists, half of whom were specially commissioned to create new pieces of work.