Culture Calendar #26: Picks For The Week

Let The Tung Plan Your Week 

w/c 10th July

What: Warpaint

Where: Somerset House

When: Monday 10th

Start your week off right with the ethereal LA art-rock quartet Warpaint’s outside gig at Somerset House. Childhood friends Emily Kolala and guitarist Theresa Wyman, along with bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg and drummer Stella Mozgawa, are sure to provide a beguiling show. Their 2016 release Heads Up has provided them with some sparkling, summer ready tracks, while previous albums show the band’s darker side. This promises to be a magical night. 

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What: Mr Jukes

Where: Village Underground

When: Tuesday 11th

Former Bombay Bicycle Club frontman Jack Steadman has made his way back into our ears, but the sounds we’re hearing are a far cry from the indie pop of we came to know BBC for. In his current incarnation as Mr Jukes, Steadman’s peddling a soul-funk-jazz fusion packed with danceable tunes that make you want to raise your hands in praise of the gods of music. We’ve had a sneaky listen to the album, and we can assure you that you’ll want to be able to say you were at Mr Jukes’ first ever show. Get down to Village Underground to cement your place in music history. 

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What: Julius Caesar in Cinemas

Where: All participating cinemas

When: Wednesday 12th - Monday 17th

Throughout the final quarter of 2016 there was pretty much one theatre to be at, and that was the Donmar Warehouse. Phyllida Lloyd’s direction of ‘The Shakespeare Trilogy’, encapsulating Julius Caesar, Henry IV, and The Tempest was a revelation. Get down to participating Picturehouse cinemas this week to catch the first in the trilogy on the big screen, and witness an all-female cast led by Harriet Walter as Brutus cleaved in two.

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What: Soul of A Nation: Art In The Age of Black Power

Where: Tate Modern 

When: Wednesday 12th 

The Tate’s latest exhibition is an exploration of the American Civil Rights movement, and the emergence of artistic responses to calls for African American pride and Black Power following the independence of many African nations. Many artists chose to engage with the political idols of the time whether Martin Luther King or Malcom X; whereas others chose to catalogue the striking hardships and provocations of the everyday that they were seeking to revolutionise. Promising to provide rare insight into era-defining artworks this is a must see and continues until 22nd October. 

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What: Camille Walala: ’WALALA X PLAY’

Where: Now Gallery

When: Thursday 13th (Private View) 

NOW Gallery Welcomes Camille Walala as its 2017 Design Collaborator. The ‘Temple of Wonder’ created by the Walala studio contains both an interactive abstract installation, and an immersive maze encouraging exploration, intuition and the chance to for the audience to become more aware of their physicality and ‘give themselves over to PLAY’. By inviting the ‘Queen of Colour’ NOW Gallery stays true to form as it continues to excite and experiment with innovative art and design. The exhibition will continue until the 24th September.

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What: Lovebox 2017

Where: Victoria Park 

When: Friday 14th - Saturday 15th

From 14th – 15th July, London’s premium party festival returns with another sublime line-up. Lovebox has never failed to impress with excellent curation showcasing heroes of the alternative such as Solange and Frank Ocean on the Friday and big hitters Chase & Status and Annie Mac on the Saturday. A stark contrast but one that makes for a pretty enticing two day experience. Don’t worry, they have all your favourites in house and techno too, with sets from Dixon, Fort Romeau, Seth Troxler and Bafta winners Kurupt FM. 

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