Culture Calendar #30: Picks For The Week

Let The Tung Plan Your Week 

w/c 7th August 

What: boom

Where: Theatre 503

When: Monday 7th

BOOM

We love Theatre 503 and cant wait to see their latest offering. They say: Jules, a marine biologist, placed a personals ad offering “sex to change the course of the world”. Jo replied and has come to Jules’ lab expecting a hot night of no strings sex. But this is no casual encounter, it has evolutionary significance and the future of the human race hangs in the balance. Will they survive? Will we survive? What’s with the fish tank? And who is the strange woman in the corner?

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What: Funeral Meats

Where: King’s Head Theatre

When: Tuesday 8th 

Kings Head Theatre

Continuing their Queer Season, The Kings Head Theatre stage a production of Funeral Meats. They say: Award-winning company LUXE proudly presents the world premiere of 'Funeral Meats' by Cradeaux Alexander at The King's Head: a drama exploring the legacies of same-sex marriage, fame and inherited mental illness. Brother and sister reunite at their mother's funeral; while the alcohol flows, a play saturated with recrimination, revelation and revenge overflows. Find out more.

 

What: Nerd Nite at the Barbican

Where: Barbican Centre

When: Wednesday 9th

Barbican Centre

Nerd Nite is a monthly events held in more than 90 cities around the globe. This particular edition is happening in conjunction with the Barbican’s exhibition Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction. Talks will be given by Dr Morgan Beeby, Lecturing in Structural Biology at Imperial, who will explore the potential of molecular machines if harnessed for our own purposes, Dr Sarita Robinson, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire on The Psychology of Dr Who, and Programmer Chris Jones on The Economics of Sci-Fi,  in which he asks whether a Star Trek economy could actually work. Find out more.

 

What: Regina Spektor

Where: Eventim Apollo

When: Wednesday 9th

Regina Spektor

No Regina Spektor concert goes by without receiving a deluge of praise, and last year’s sold-out tour was no different. If you missed out then, or if you just need to experience the beauty again, here’s your chance. Spektor’s classical training, and predilection for jazz and blues, results in a genre-defying back-catalogue of songs to delight and devastate. Don’t miss this one. Find out more.

 

What: System Of Systems Book Launch

Where: Platform Southwark

When: Thursday 10th

Platform Southwark

Get down to Platform, a space for multi-disciplinary creatives, to celebrate the publication of The System of Systems, a book exploring how technology and bureaucracy are affecting the current migration process in Europe. Contributions by artists, designers, architects, academics, activists and practitioners respond to the complex legal framework which individuals seeking asylum are forced to attempt to navigate. The night will include talks and short films from some of the contributors. Find out more.

 

What: Sunfall Festival 2017

Where: Brockwell Park

When: Saturday 12th

Brockwell Park

Following their enormously successful debut last year, there’s only one place to be this Saturday. Head to Brockwell Park for a London music festival that pays attention to its guests, and to its acts. We’ve all been to day festivals in various London parks that have left us wanting in terms of atmosphere and sound, but not at Sunfall. The organisers are committed to piling up the best sound systems to do justice to their excellent bookings. On our schedule this year are: Ben UFO, The Black Madonna, Helena Hauff, Motor City Drum Ensemble, and Princess Nokia. I mean, could it get any better? Find out more.