November 2017 Tuesday
Brilliant Vauxhall is a two-day atmospheric exploration of light through the use of fire, light guided story telling with interactive installations and light projection featuring the UK’s most well respected creative organisations and the partners for Brilliant Vauxhall, Impossible Arts, PifPafand Greenwich based Emergency Exit Arts. These free events start at 5.30 pm with food and drinks available on each evening. Brilliant Vauxhall is part of a year-round cultural programme brought to you in a partnership between Vauxhall One and Lambeth Council to make this urban oasis a go-to destination.
November 2017 Monday
Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian medicine
This exhibition ( takes its title and inspiration from the ‘Ayurvedic Man’ – an 18th-century Nepali painting depicting the organs and vessels of the male body according to classical Ayurveda. Showcasing an exquisite range of material, including Sanskrit, Persian and Tibetan manuscripts, vibrant gouache paintings, erotic manuals and animal-shaped surgical tools from our collections, the exhibition includes a new commission by artist Ranjit Kandalgaonkar reimagining the Bombay plague epidemic of 1896 and a new film by Nilanjan Bhattacharya centred around two contemporary medicinal practitioners from India. Ayurveda has been associated for thousands of years with a range of medical practices rooted in South Asia. Widely practised today in India and beyond, it has been transformed during exchanges with biomedicine and the global market of wellness. As Ayurveda evolves and objects are dispersed across museums, several questions remain: Who owns medical heritage? And what is the contemporary relevance of collections built from colonial encounters? Ranjit Kandalgaonkar’s commission follows from his residency at Gasworks, London, which was supported by the Charles Wallace India Trust and Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation.