Culture Calendar #34: Picks For The Week
Wanna know what's on in London this week?
Look no further...
w/c 4th September
What: Jessie Ware
Where: Islington Assembly Hall
When: Mon 4th, Tues 5th, Thurs 7th, Fri 8th
Jessie Ware is back, and we couldn’t be happier about it. From the very first time we sat down with her debut album Devotion way back in 2013 we’ve been stalwart fans, and after a three year break in between recording her second and third album (the latter of which is just about to drop), anticipation is high. Head down to Islington Assembly Hall on one of four possible nights this week to hear Ware’s powerful voice soar for the first time in what feels like an age. Find out more.
What: Count Counsellor
Where: Camden Assembly
When: Tuesday 5th
A Count Counsellor show is something to behold. Despite having only released a handful of singles so far, the buzz that surrounds him is huge, and his command of a crowd admirable. We recently interviewed the Count for a Get To Know feature, in which he gave us insight into his influences (milkmen), his process (making crazed voice notes), and studio set-up (cluttered). Give it a read here and get hyped for the show. Find out more.
What: Doubt, A Parable
Where: Southwark Playhouse
When: Wednesday 6th - 30th
It seems fair to say that John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt, A Parable has seen its fair share of plaudits. As if winning 4 Tony Awards including Best Play, being named Best Play by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, and winning Best New Play (Drama Desk Awards) and Outstanding Play (Lucille Lortel Awards) weren’t enough, in 2004 Doubt, A Parable also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. No big deal. Now the play, in which a Catholic school principal questions a priest’s ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, is to get its first London revival in 10 years. Don’t miss it. Find out more.
What: Eyes Closed, Ears Covered
Where: Bunker Theatre
When: Wednesday 6th - 30th
The Bunker Theatre, one of our favourite new(ish) venues in London right now, doesn’t shy away from difficult subject matter. This Wednesday they’re presenting the World Premiere of Alex Gwyther’s Eyes Closed, Ears Covered, an exploration of the effects that domestic violence can have on a person’s mental health. The play is directed by award-winning director Derek Anderson, and promises to take its audience on a thrilling journey. Find out more.
Where: Village Underground
When: Thursday 7th
If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of at The Tung, it’s a girl band, and Girlpool’s brand of LA folk punk give us all the right feels. Having released their debut album Powerplant only recently, take this chance to see them live, and witness their lilting intensity (which is kind of an oxymoron, but in many ways so are this band - subtle and fierce, soft and hard all at the same time). Find out more.
What: Masayoshi Fujita
Where: Royal Festival Hall
When: Friday 8th
As part of the tenth birthday celebrations of excellent indie label Erased Tapes, Berlin-based Japanese vibraphonist and composer Masayoshi Fujita is coming to Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall. It’s vibraphone as you’ve never heard it before, as Fujita eschews both traditional style (he creates jazz and electronic-influenced compositions) and the traditional instrumental (he’s created his own version, built from pieces of metal, strips of foil, and other found objects). Come and have your mind expanded. Find out more.