Culture Calendar #5: Six Picks You Shouldn't Miss
Let The Tung Plan Your Week
w/c 13th February
What: Wolf Works
Where: The Royal Opera House
When: Monday 13Th February
Wayne McGregor’s ballet triptych Woolf Works, inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf, met with outstanding critical acclaim on its premiere in 2015. It went on to win McGregor the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Classical Choreography and the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production. The Observer described it as ‘a compellingly moving experience’; for The Independent it ‘glows with ambition… a brave, thoughtful work’; The Guardian concluded that ‘it takes both McGregor – and the concept of the three-act ballet – to a brave and entirely exhilarating new place’.
What: Drake with DVSN and Young Thug
When: Tuesday 14th February
Where: O2 Arena
Drake will perform a staggering eight nights at the arena. Having firmly asserted himself as a trailblazer across the creative world, he has recently becoming the first artist to break 1 billion streams on Apple Music with his latest album Views. An unstoppable music-making force, he also holds the record for most number one hits on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. If you need a ‘one dance’, this is where you should have it.
What: ARMAND BOUA | CLACHE MOI
When: Thursday 16th February – Private View
Where: Jack Bell Gallery
London’s foremost experts on contemporary African art continue their 2017 showcase with a new exhibition from Ivory Coast artist Armand Boua. Born in 1978 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where he continues to live and work, he is best known for his striking and haunting portraits of locals and street kids. His paintings are meticulously crafted with each layer applied and removed creating a visceral visual experience. He was also featured in the critically acclaimed 'Pangaea II: New Art From Africa and Latin America' at Saatchi Gallery.
What: Richard Hawley + Special Guest Paul Weller
When: Thursday 16th February
Where: Union Chapel
A guitarist's guitarist who has played with the likes of Pulp, Longpigs and Robbie Williams, now out on his own with a repertoire of original songs melding classic Americana with true grit Northern Britain. A no brainer really, plus special guest Paul Weller!
What: John Webster’s The White Devil
When: Friday 17th February
Where: The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
In Annie Ryan’s dystopian reimagining of John Webster’s Jacobean tale, the flickering shadows of the candlelit Playhouse reveal a nightmarish world of deceit and madness, where lust and desire entwine and breed murderous atrocity. Cloaked in the hallucinatory half-light of the Italian court, the Duke of Brachiano murders his wife in order to possess another woman, triggering a cycle of brutality, deceit and insanity that shatters family bonds and moral codes.
What: David Hockney
When: Saturday 18th February 17
Where: Tate Britain
As he approaches his 80th Birthday, Tate Britain gives us his most comprehensive exhibition yet. Tate has gathered an extensive collection that expands across all of Hockney’s favourite mediums. This really is a once in a life time opportunity to see some of his most famous works, from his portraits to his swimming pool paintings and a new collection of previously unseen compositions. The exhibition continues until 29th May 2017.