Culture Calendar #41: Picks For The Week
Wanna know what's on in London this week? Look no further...
w/c 23rd October
What: Diet Cig
Where: Moth Club
When: Tuesday 24th
Indie-pop duo Diet Cig hit Hackney’s Moth Club this Tuesday. Their debut album Swear I’m Good At This came out earlier this year, and was full of anxiety and insecurity, held together by a fiery energy. It’s the kind of energy that translates perfectly into the messy irreverence of a truly visceral live show (Alex Luciano is well known for her impressive high kick off the bass drum - watch your heads).
Where: Eventim Apollo
When: Wednesday 25th
We’ve long been fans of BANKS, and the release of her debut Goddess back in 2014 cemented her as one of our absolute faves. She’s come a long way since then, though, and is now hitting the Hammersmith Apollo in anticipation of the release of her third album. The lead single ‘Underdog’ is a bop, so we’re super excited to hear some more new material and bask in the greatness of her Sascha Fierce-esque dance moves.
Where: Jack Bell Gallery
When: Wednesday 25th (Private View)
This week marks the opening of an exhibition of the Ivorian artist Aboudia’s large-scale, brutally energetic paintings. Full of pathos and aggression, his work often references the Ivorian civil war, during which the artist took refuge in a basement studio. His work has often been described as imbued with the influence of Goya as much as it is with the paintings of Basquiat, but each piece is nonetheless totally his own. Don’t miss this one.
What: The Representational & The Real: Disturbed, Hacked, Reassembled
Where: Lewisham Arthouse
When: Thursday 26th
Head over to Lewisham this Thursday to hear from a range of speakers who’ll be asking questions about representation, use of space, and intended audience in tech and art. The discussion will be part performative with some bodies IRL and others in digital space. It’ll show us what digital spaces can facilitate, what we need to be aware of, and how the digital affects our understanding and practice of what we do.
What: A Change Is Gonna Come
Where: Southbank Centre
When: Sunday 29th
If you're south of the river this Sunday then do yourself a favour and get over to the Southbank to hear a panel discuss the importance of change in YA fiction written by BAME authors. The line-up features contributors from A Change Is Gonna Come anthology Nikesh Shukla, Tanya Byrne and Irfan Master. Chaired by blogger and reviewer Mariam Khan.
What: Black Girl Festival
Where: Kachette, Old Street
When: Sunday 29th
The UK’s first one-day festival celebrating Black British women past, present, and future is here. Its fearless co-founders Paula Apkan and Nicole Crentsil have put together a full programme of arts based activities for women and girls exploring what it means to be a Black woman in the UK. Head to Shoreditch for a day full of art, music, culture, and conversation.