Last chance to catch Michael Palin + Irvin & Golding

If you’re a Monty Python fan you should head to the British Library asap. Plus abstract artists at Kings Place

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Like Michael Palin? Yup, so do we

From The Frost Report to Ripping Yarns, via Monty Python’s Flying Circus, we love the north London comedy and telly titan that is Michael Palin. This month it’s your last chance to explore his role in creating some of the most brilliant comedy of the 20th century through his own archive. Scripts, diaries, photographs and ephemera celebrate not only the anarchic brilliance of films such as Monty Python’s Life of Brian but also several lesser known aspects of Palin’s career as a writer, actor and comedian. Free, open daily, until 25th Nov, British Library, Euston Road NW1. More here.

John Golding, K. 4 (Mappa Mundi) (1992), courtesy of Piano Nobile

Albert Irvin + John Golding

The ten-year celebrations this autumn at Kings Place come to an end with this striking exhibition showcasing two of the most distinctive abstract painters working in post-war Britain. Considered together, Golding and Irvin’s work from 1980s to 2000s reflects the dazzling impact of Abstract Expressionism on British shores. It’s colourful and inspiring; combine with a meal at the upstairs newly refurbed (and now awesome) Rotunda restaurant afterwards. Free, until 16th December Kings Place, York Way N1. More here.

Main image: John Golding, K. 4 (Mappa Mundi) (1992)

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