Culture Calendar #7: Six Picks You Shouldn't Miss

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w/c 27th February


What: Spoken Word for Refugees #identity

Where: The Fiddler’s Elbow

When: Monday 27th February

In this spoken word event, performers and speakers will be exploring the theme of identity in increasingly divided societies. Featuring some of London’s most exciting young poets, the evening hopes to raise money for Refugee Council, a charity at the forefront of the cause, mainly assisting those already in the UK. Tickets are in the form of a donation to the charity.


What: Trim

Where: XOYO

When: Tuesday 28th February

Showing no signs of slowing down, Trim (AKA the ‘Sith lord,’ AKA ‘Taliban Trim’) is clearly one of the UK’s most exciting talents. After splitting with Roll Deep in 2007, he has crafted his own path, fearlessly jumping on all manner of beats and genres. His debut album on James Blake’s 1-800 DINOSAUR label was met with critical acclaim. His track ‘Before I Lied’, produced by Happa had to make it onto our greatest hits playlist.


What: Peter Macdonald – Mushroom’s of Language

Where: Kate MacGarry

When: Thursday 2nd March – Private View: 6pm – 8pm

Born in Tokyo in 1973, Peter McDonald’s subject is the everyday; his paintings are created by real life experiences. From the mundane waiting for a train or observing a blocked kitchen sink, the ideas seem to mutate and reproduce with intensity of colour as a common theme. This is Macdonald’s fifth solo exhibition at the gallery and arguably his most intimate yet ambitious show to date.


What:  Roger Mayne

Where: Photographers’ Gallery

When: Friday 3rd March

Co-curated in collaboration with Katkin Tremayne, Roger Mayne’s daughter, this major exhibition represents the first show in over 15 years to show the sublime work of the great British photographer. Passing away in 2014, this is fantastic opportunity to see some of his most inspiring works from the 50s and early 60s as well as those of lesser known photographs, including early work in Leeds and Sheffield. It’s set to be a pioneering and intimate exposure of social interactions and the urban environment.


What: America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s

Where: Royal Academy of Art

When: Saturday 4th March

The Royal Academy’s latest exhibition tells the story of a nation in flux. Fresh from the devastation of the Wall Street Crash, artists sort to explore, capture and comment on one if America’s most turbulent eras. The result: breath-taking and expansive masterpieces from some of the world’s most revered artists. Including the likes of Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper and Philip Guston; this exhibition also marks the first time Grant Wood’s ’American Gothic’ has ever left American shores.


What: The Hydra presents Daphni, Floating Points (DJ set), Joy Orbison, Gold Panda and More

Where: Printworks

When: Saturday 4th March

For their first Printworks event, London promoters The Hydra are not holding back. Headlining is Daphni. Also known by his Caribou moniker, his famous collaborations with Four Tet and revered Jialong label, Daphni is one of underground electronica’s most sought after DJs. In support is Hinge Finger boss Joy Orbison, fresh from his first solo release in number of years, and what will undoubtedly be a very special and deeply crafted set from Floating Points. Room 2 sees sets from Tom Demac and Tung favourite Avalon Emerson.