Culture Calendar #13: Picks For The Week

Let The Tung Plan Your Week

w/c 10th April


What: Expanded Translation

Where:  Southbank Centre 

When: Monday 10th

Southbank Centre says “Hear Forward Prize winning poet Vahni Capildeo and Michael Zand, author of The Messier Objects, read their work and discuss ideas around expanded translation. Expanded translation pushes the boundaries of translation to include creative dialogues across different artforms and collaborative practices.The poets also respond to ideas left on postcards in The Poetry Library books since the beginning of the year”. This event is free to attend. 

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What: Red, White and Blue - A Story Of Three Colours In Art

Where: Barbican

When: Tuesday 11th

Barbican says “City of London and Tate guide Alexandra Epps, will deliver this illustrated talk on the symbolism, significance and spirituality of colour throughout the history of art. Experience the power of the red of the Tudors; the utopian white of Abstraction; the secret formula of Klein blue and Mondrian’s dynamic combination of all three. This is a repeat talk, first given in January 2016.”

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What: Joyride: Edition No. 5

Where: Platform Southwark

When: Wednesday 12th

They say: "Off the back of their successful UK tour and triumphant final night at platform with Gecko last month, Harry and Chris are plunging back in with their ever-growing monthly funfest that is: Joyride! A combination of some old faves, some world exclusives, some almost-regular features, a house band, and guest slots from our favourite people from the worlds of Poetry, Music, Comedy." Acts include Zia Ahmed, graduate of the Roundhouse Poetry Collective, and comedian Lolly Adefope. 

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What: Dua Lipa

Where: O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

When: Thursday 13th 

The Tung has been pretty much obsessed with London based singer Dua Lipa ever since she burst onto the scene with ‘Be The One’ at the end of 2015. It’s rare to find a rising pop star with so much presence and dynamism, and with a voice so dripping with talent but here she is. Her London shows at Heaven and Koko last year set a tone for total live domination, which she’s carried through first with a US tour in support of Troye Sivan and then a headline round of her own. Now she’s back on home soil, and after having gained so much stage experience over the last few months, this show promises to be something special. Not to be missed. 

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What: Natives

Where: Southwark Playhouse

When: Saturday 15th

Three fourteen-year-olds, scattered across the globe, are bound together by yet another world - the parallel universe engaged with online. Glenn Waldron (former editor of i-D and therefore perfectly primed as a commentator on all things digital) explores the ways in which worlds collide over the internet for young people today. Catch the virus this Saturday night, or until 22nd April. 

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What: Plaid

Where: Village Underground

When: Saturday 15th

Bounce from the Southwark Playhouse to pre-drinks to Village Underground, where Warp veterans Plaid will be blowing the roof off. Back in January we named their double single ‘Bet / Nat’ as best new music, following the release of last year’s The Digging Remedy and demonstrating a definite return to form after an extended period of rest. Catch these guys for a night of hypnotic slow-burners. 

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