Culture Calendar w/c 15th Jan
Wanna know what's on in London this week? Look no further...
What: What Women Want with Amy Annette
Where: Soho Theatre
When: Monday 15th - 10th Feb
What a way to start the week! Head over to Soho Theatre to see Amy Annette (co-editor of critically acclaimed I Call Myself A Feminist) in conversation with her comedy friends. Guest comedians share personal responses to this age-old question, discussed by philosophers, rom-com scriptwriters and many a helpful internet meme. They’ll be talking misconceptions, misadventures, misogyny, and mystique (the feminine kind). January’s guests will be Aisling Bea, Tom Allen and Athena Kugblenu.
What: Calm Down Dear Festival
Where: Camden People’s Theatre
When: Tuesday 16th - 4th Feb
Camden People's Theatre's legendary celebration of all things feminist and theatrical Calm Down Dear is here to kick off the new year in glorious, politically awakened style. Blow out the January blues with a festival line-up of brilliant new theatre from the front line of the battle for gender equality. Headlined by Racheal Ofori’s So Many Reasons, (recipient of a Jerwood Charitable Foundation funded Home Run commission) with work from Vanessa Kisuule, Caroline Horton and many more, expect some of the boldest, brightest voices in performance, presenting work guaranteed to make 2018 a better place.
What: Creative Careers: Freelance Finance
Where: Barbican Centre
When: Wednesday 17th
We at The Tung love a good Barbican Creative Careers sesh. The last one we were at, entitled 'The Art of Programming', was a great opportunity to hear a group of experienced programmers speak, as well as to meet other people interested in creative events (and scoff some free bao). This time around, the Barbican is hosting Creative Business Advisor Remi Harris (pictured) for an evening of teaching and discussion to help creative freelancers on business planning, fundraising and business skills. She'll be covering topics like preparing invoices, putting together a budget or quote, getting customers to pay on time, and sorting out taxes.
What: London Art Fair
Where: Business Design Centre
When: Weds 17th - Sun 21st
Over the last thirty years, London Art Fair has given access to exceptional modern and contemporary art, as well as expert insight into the changing international market. The Fair is an established destination for both museum quality Modern British and contemporary work from leading global names. Sitting alongside the main Fair will be specially curated contemporary spaces Art Projects and Photo50, featuring the next generation of artists and collectives. Taking place from 17-21 January 2018, London Art Fair is an unmissable opening to the international art calendar.
What: Artwork + Peggy Gou + Or:la
When: Friday 19th
As part of Artwork's XOYO residency, this week he's welcoming the great Peggy Gou, who in the last couple of years has garnered the kind of recognition some artists work their entire lives to achieve. We saw her play at Sunfall Festival last summer, and it's safe to say she blew the roof (and some shoes) off. She's sharing the lineup with Or:la, who cemented herself in the dance music sphere last year following her debut on Boiler Room and a slew of sought-after releases on Hotflush and her own Deep Sea Frequency label.
What: The Brothers Size
Where: Young Vic
When: Friday 19th - 14th Feb
From the writer of Moonlight, the 2017 Academy Award winner for Best Picture, ritual and reality intertwine in this darkly sparkling, brilliant play. After a spell in prison, two African-American brothers reunite through Yoruba mythology and live music. Bijan Sheibani directs this long-awaited revival of a deeply moving fable about the bonds between men. This is not one to be missed.