Culture Calendar #15: Picks For The Week

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w/c 24th April


What: Jacob Banks

When: Monday 24th

Where: Hoxton Square Bar and Grill

Jacob Banks graces the stage of the Hoxton Square Bar and Grill, a venue known for billing the best up and coming talent this Monday. The soulful grooves of the Nigerian singer-songwriter will fill this intimate venue to the rafters, with his rich vocals gliding over textured beats and 808s. Banks will no doubt soon be selling out massive venues, so grab tickets while you can.

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What: Telling Her Story: Poetry Workshops For People Of Colour

When: Tuesday 25th

Where: Level 3 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall

Rachel Long, creator of Octavia, a poetry collective for women of colour at Southbank Centre, presents a series of workshops focussed on reading, writing and poetry. Rachael has studied under Caroline Bird as a Jerwood / Arvon mentee, and her poems have featured in Magma, The Honest Ulsterman, and The London Magazine. This Tuesday Rachel asks ‘How can we write powerfully about places, how we feel within them and where we fit?’

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What: Ross and Rachel

When: Wednesday 26th

Where: Battersea Arts Centre

BAC says: ‘Ross & Rachel tells the mind-bending, heart-breaking story of what happens when the couple that was always meant to be together, gets together. And stays together. An unflinching look at the myths of modern love by 2015 Olivier-nominee and Critics Circle winner, James Fritz (Four Minutes, Twelve Seconds, Hampstead Theatre; Comment Is Free and Death of a Cosmonaut, BBC Radio 4). Molly Vevers reprises her award-winning performance after the show’s critically acclaimed, sold-out premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 and a 2016 New York transfer.’

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What: Jordan Wolfson

Where: Sadie Coles HQ

When: Thursday 27th

In his first exhibition at the gallery, Jordan Wolfson presents a new video installation entitled ‘Riverboat song’ at the Kingly St. space and a collection of new works at the Davies St space. This double header is not to be missed - over the past decade Wolfson has utilised most digital media with exciting and diverse results. With a focus on the projection of inner impulses, this might be Wolfson’s most ambitious exhibition to date.

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What: TNAG's 6th Anniversary with special guest Clive Carrol

Where: The North American Guitar

When: Friday 28th

TNAG is a guitar enthusiast's dream. Taking customer service to new heights in the luthier retail game, contractual relationships remain very personal long after conclusion so we always jump at the opportunity to attend one of their events. This time Clive Carrol takes centre stage for a trademark virtuoso fingerstyle performance. This also marks the opening of their new showroom on Wharf road.

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What: Sound Unbound 2017: Barbican Classical Weekender

When: 29th-30th April

Where: Barbican Centre

The Barbican continues its impressive streak of bringing classical music to a modern audience. With sixty sessions over one weekend, they’re curating a programme which mixes familiar classics with the creations of living composers in the business of redefining what classical means to contemporary listeners. Artists on the bill include: Chilly Gonzales, London Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Anna Meredith, and Pit Sessions With Boiler Room.  

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