HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY, 21 JAN-9 APRIL
A Bigger Picture showcases new landscape works by Hockney, spanning a 50 year period. It includes a display of his iPad drawings and a series of new films produced using 18 cameras, which will be displayed on multiple screens. www.royalacademy.org.uk
OYSTER SHED TO OPEN IN CITY
Whatever next: a caviar café? The latest from gastro-pub chain Geronimo Inns isn’t a formal affair, offering snacks like salt cod fritters, cockles and whelks and pickled octopus alongside oysters. Local ales, stouts, whiskey and wine join a decent selection of fizz. Check it out on Angel Lane.
GORMLEY AND SCHECTER AT THE BARBICAN
Israeli choreographer Hofesh Schecter’s dance show Political Mother was a cacophonous work of beauty, abstraction and talent. Survivor – Schecter’s debut as a composer, featuring artworks by Antony Gormley – promises a deluge of percussive grooves, melancholy strings and atmospheric electronic soundscapes from a live band of 30. 12-14 Jan. www.barbican.org.uk