Culture Calendar #10: Six Picks You Shouldn't Miss

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w/c 20th March

What: Laura Marling

Where: The Roundhouse

When: Monday 20th

Having just released her sixth studio album Semper Femina, Marling brings her Americana-infused new music back to home turf. Conjuring the spirit of Joni Mitchell, her dulcet tones and restrained performance style will make for an intimate show even in a larger venue. 

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What: Maggi Hambling in conversation

Where: Omnibus Clapham

When: Wednesday 22nd 

Working from the 1960s to the present day, Maggi Hambling is renowned for a prolific body of work which spans paintings, sculpture, print making and installation. Widely regarded as one of Britain’s most significant and controversial artists, Hambling will be in conversation with the writer James Cahill to discuss the exhibition of new paintings and sculptures that follows her recent retrospective of works on paper at the British Museum.

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What: AMP Collected: RAY Blk, Alma, Cosima, and Annie Mac

Where: Jazz Cafe

When: Thursday 23rd

Winner of the prestigious BBC Music Sound of 2017 poll, RAY Blk headlines the night as one of the UK’s brightest rising stars. Finnish neo pop/R&B artist Alma also joins the bill, having just performed a headline slot at the BBC Radio 1 Future Music Festival, alongside London based soulful singer-songwriter Cosima, who is creating a buzz on the underground pop scene and is a firm one-to-watch for 2017. Curated by Annie Mac & hosted by Clara Amf.

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What: Diary of A Teenage Girl

Where: Southwark Playhouse

When: Friday 24th 

Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner, which was later turned into a major award-winning motion picture film starring Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård and Kristen Wiig, Marielle Heller’s explosive play is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment.

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What: Death and Transfiguration – London Philharmonic Orchestra

Where: Royal Festival Hall 

When: Friday 25th March

The masked stranger, the secret commission, the deathbed struggle: if you've seen Amadeus, you'll already know the legend of Mozart's Requiem. But the music itself is more compelling than any movie: dark, majestic and heartrendingly beautiful, you have to hear it performed live.

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What: The Hydra Presents Dixon (All Night Long)

Where: Ministry of Sound

When: Sunday 26th

A night which has been months in the making; The Hydra's decision to bring Dixon to Ministry of Sound fell on the nightclub's unbeatable state-of-the-art sound and light design. As The Hydra continue to return to their nomadic roots, this was an opportunity to celebrate the amazing club spaces London still holds, a proposition too good to miss...

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