Culture Calendar #23: Picks For The Week
Let The Tung Plan Your Week
w/c Monday 12th
What: Borderline: A Comedy About A Tragedy
Where: Southbank Centre
When: Tuesday 20th
They say: PSYCHEdelight presents Borderline, a satire on the Calais Jungle directed by Sophie Besse. Born from a year of workshops Besse conducted in Calais, Borderline was created in collaboration with clown Frank Wurzinger and an ensemble of European performers and refugees from Syria, Sudan, Afghanistan and Palestine.
Where: Royal Albert Hall
When: Wednesday 21st – Friday 23rd
German electro pioneers Kraftwerk have a live show that has to be seen to be believed, and this week you have three opportunities to make like The Monkees and become a believer. Their visions of the future, manifested through immersive 3D multimedia concert will be gracing the Royal Albert Hall from Wednesday to Friday, with a post-show party up for grabs on Friday night until 1am. No matter which day you choose to go, be assured you’ll have your mind blown by Kraftwerk’s sheer range – from electronica and synth-pop to hip-hop and techno.
What: Nosaj Thing
When: Thursday 22nd
American producer Nosaj Thing has become a big name amongst LA beat makers, his work with Kendrick Lamar, King Cudi, and Chance The Rapper in particular cementing his status as a producer to the stars. Nonetheless, his own productions shouldn’t be overlooked. Making sure they get the attention they deserve is Mystic Bounce, which continues its tradition of bridging the gap between hip-hop and various forms of electronic music by booking Nosaj Thing, whose fluid attitude to genre is certain to set the place off.
What: Stanley Picker Lectures: Goshka Macuga
When: Thursday 22nd
They say: For this event, Goshka Macuga invites professors Nicky Clayton and Kathryn Abel to discuss memory and cognition from a scientific perspective, opening up questions about the relationship between how things are, how we perceive them to be and how we remember them – ultimately how cognition and memory interact to form individual and collective human knowledge. Historicising and visualizing connections between science, philosophy and new technologies, Macuga’s works are the culmination of lengthy, in-depth research activities, often carried out in dialogue with members of the scientific community. Memory and knowledge are topics of great relevance for Macuga’s artistic practice, which is often takes on the roles of an artist, curator, collector, researcher and exhibition designer.
What: The Tempest
Where: The Rose Playhouse
When: Friday 23rd June
They say: Sea-change Theatre present a magical retelling of a most infamous shipwreck, within the haunting setting of The Rose Playhouse on Bankside. A single mother and her child are cast adrift on a boat, banished from her own country, she weaves a spell on a mysterious island. Twelve years later a magical storm brings her lost and bewildered enemies onto the island, where their villainous deeds are exposed. A parallel tale for the times we live in, one of love, deception and rebellion. A teasing, gender-bending feast for the senses from the all-female cast, with Baroque-burlesque disco, Sea-shanties and Calypso.
Having seen The Buried Moon at The Rose Playhouse last month, which reimagined the Miranda and Caliban relationship in a contemporary setting, we’re excited to see another rework of Shakespeare’s famous work, particularly with an all female cast.
What: Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces
Where: Moth Club
When: Sunday 25th
Few films have divided opinion like David Lynches Twin Peaks prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. There are those who think it’s a mess, and those who think it’s a masterpiece. Something we think both camps agree on, though, is that it’s abundantly confusing. Here to either clear some of the confusion up, or to further steep us in the mire of Lynch’s brain juice, is Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces. Created from scenes that ended up on the Fire Walk With Me cutting room floor, Lynch has re-cut them together and overlaid a score, the culmination of which might just be a vital insight into the world of Twin Peaks.