Culture Calendar #17: Picks For The Week
Let The Tung Plan Your Week
w/c 8th May
What: No Place For A Woman
Where: Theatre 503
When: Monday 8th
Theatre 503 says: The wife of a commandant is throwing a party. She asks her husband for champagne. Instead he brings home a ballet dancer from the camp. An extraordinary story that explores the strength of marital love, the redemptive power of dance, and the survival of two women who live as neighbours – but are worlds apart.
Small Things Theatre produce new work that delights, fascinates and challenges. Their first play The Stolen Inches was a sellout at Edinburgh 2015. Their regular Night of Small Things provides a platform for emerging artists of all disciplines to showcase their work.
Catch it until 27th May. Click to find out more.
What: Murray Fredericks ‘Salt: Vanity’ – Private View
Where: Hamiltons Gallery
When: Tuesday 9th
The Australian photographer Murray Fredericks exhibits ‘Salt: Vanity’ at the Hamiltons Gallery this month. His work largely centres on the sublime – the beautiful and terrifying enormity of nature. In this exhibition, Fredericks shows works in which he has placed a large mirror within the frame of his photographs, reflecting and refracting light, creating abstraction within nature itself.
See the exhibition until June 14th. Find out more.
What: C Duncan
Where: Islington Assembly Hall
When: Wednesday 10th
The Glasgow based, Mercury Prize shortlisted singer-songwriter C Duncan can be found at Islington Assembly Hall this Wednesday. His lo-fi indie-folk is set to soothe your ears, and calming, dreamlike tones will provide a welcome mid-week respite from the heaving bustle of the city.
What: Bhanu Kapil Reading
When: Thursday 11th
The ICA says: Poet Bhanu Kapil presents a reading in the ICA Lower Gallery. The writer will read from humanimal [a project for future children], a hybrid work that takes up notions of coloniality, feral life and control.
Bhanu Kapil (b. 1968) is a British-Indian writer who currently resides in Colorado where she teaches at Naropa University. She is the author of a number of full-length works of poetry/prose, including The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers, Incubation: a space for monsters, humanimal [a project for future children], Schizophrene and Ban en Banlieue.
When: Friday 12th
Iranian-born, Netherlands raised Sevdaliza is an artist of mythological proportions. She has slowly been drip-feeding us music over the last few years, only to release her first album proper, Ison, last month to rapturous critical acclaim. Her songs are winding, sensual reflections on humanity and femininity, always challenging and provocative. To see her perform live is a major bucket list item for The Tung – we can’t wait.
What: Peckham Rye Music Festival Opening Weekend
Where: Across Bussey Building, Copeland Gallery, Copeland Park
When: Friday 12th – Sunday 14th
In a celebration of the Peckham music scene, Peckham Rye Music Festival has gathered all the greatest artists from the area and put them in one place. Or rather, a few places positioned close together. Catch the likes of Kode9 on Friday, Space Dimension Controller on Saturday, and Mike Huckaby on Sunday. Stages include the Copeland Gallery as the warehouse hub of Copeland Park, and Roof D, the lesser used rooftop of the Bussey Building and a new addition for the 2017 edition of the festival. Don’t miss it.
Photo credit: Cover image of Bhanu Kapil's humanimal [a project for future children]: Manuel Álvarez Bravo, El Tabaco (The Tobacco), 1932