Culture Calendar #6: Six Picks You Shouldn't Miss
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w/c 20th February
What: AJ Tracey – lil Tracey Tour
When: Tuesday 22nd February
Part of new wave grime crew MTP and described as one of The Guardian’s best new acts of 2016, grime’s latest poster boy AJ Tracey adds another show to the London leg of his nationwide tour. Wednesday’s show sold out in 4 hours so get your tickets quick if you don’t want to miss one of the UK’s most exciting MCs.
What: A Midsummers Night’s Dream
Where: The Young Vic
When: Wednesday 24th February
When is a bit of Shakespeare not a good way to spend an evening, particularly in the beautiful Young Vic theatre. With glowing reviews from the Sunday Times and Financial Times, this new production is sure to get heart’s racing, packed full of an exuberant energy and audacious aesthetic. After opening last week, the production runs until the 1st April.
What: Two Man Show
Where: Soho Theatre
When: Thursday 23rd February
Winners of the 2016 Fringe First award this month sees the return of RashDash with a new genre-defying work about that explores gender boundaries, language and humankind. This show is about Man and Men. Masculinity and the patriarchy take centre stage in this loud and exuberant ‘two man’ show that promises laughs, music, dance and social commentary. Continues until Saturday 4th March.
What: Trouble Vison presents Nick Höppner, Shanti Celeste and Ruf Dug
Where: Corsica Studios
When: Friday 24th February
After gracefully stepping down as Label Manager of Berghain’s in-house techno label Ostgut Ton, few could have predicted the steady stream of club classics from Berlin’s foremost underground powerhouse. Still a resident at Europe’s most famous club, he will be joined by Berlin officiate Shanti Celeste and mancunian Ruf Dug. Not to be missed by anyone who is a fan of four to the floor genre-spanning big-room sets.
What: Thematic Workshop for Kids
Where: Timothy Taylor
When: Saturday 25TH February
Timothy Taylor’s Antoni Tàpies exhibition started last week to critical acclaim. And now this Saturday they are inviting children (under 5 accompanied by adults) to use the exhibition as a starting point for a thematic workshop in partnership with artist-educators Blank Canvas. Tickets are free but require registration.
What: Wolfgang Tillmans 2017
Where: Tate Modern
When: Sunday 26th February
One of many hugely exciting, expansive and popular exhibitions currently on at the Tate Modern. It will be worth braving the Sunday crowds to see the new and exciting photographs from one of Germany’s most ground breaking contemporary artists. From intimate portraits to still lifes, this exhibition gives us a breath-taking insight into the work from the first photographer and non-British artist to win the Turner Prize.