Culture Calendar #43: Picks For The Week

Wanna know what's on in London this week? Look no further...

w/c 6th November

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WHAT: Mother Courage and Her Children

WHERE: Southwark Playhouse

WHEN: Monday 6th - 9th December

Over the next month, the Southwark Playhouse will be home to Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, widely considered to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century, and one of the greatest anti-war plays of all time. In Pulitzer Prize-winning Tony Kushner’s (Angels in America) translation, Mother Courage remains a timely exploration of displacement, war weariness and invisible enemies.

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WHAT: Notorious

WHERE: The Pit

WHEN: Tuesday 7th - Saturday 11th

The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein will take to The Pit this week to present an irreverent phenomenon of music, dance and ‘witch-bitch’ ritual. The Famous looks at ways in which social media and consumerism have redefined how we relate to the female body, one’s ‘true self’ and public shaming. Plunging into the ghostly underworld of popular culture, she seeks, as she puts it, ‘the real me, the pure me, behind this soiled shroud of promiscuity.’ We chatted with her last month about the show and her process - read the interview here

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WHAT: Red Star Over Russia

WHERE: Tate Modern 

WHEN: opens Wednesday 8th

2017 marks the centenary of the October Revolution. Rebellion brought hope, chaos, heroism and tragedy as the Russian Empire became the Soviet Union, endured revolutions, civil war, famine, dictatorship and Nazi invasion. A new visual culture arose and transformed the fabric of everyday life. This show is an opportunity to see the rare propaganda posters, prints and photographs collected by King – some bearing traces of state censorship. 

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The Tung Magazine art music theatre culture london review interview

WHAT: TORRES

WHERE: Tufnell Park Dome

WHEN: Wednesday 8th 

We pretty much couldn’t be more obsessed with TORRES. She’s twice featured in our Singles Of The Month roundups, and we cannot stop watching her music videos (three of which have been directed and shot by our fave cinematographer Ashley Connor). Finally we get to see her live, and we cannot wait. 

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WHAT: Girl Ray

WHERE: Scala

WHEN: Thursday 9th

Girl Ray are at once a band drenched in nostalgia and sat firmly in the modern age. Their dreamy melodies float over retro instrumentals, enveloping you in a guitar-led haze. Head to Scala to hear some great tunes about youthful uncertainty, unrequited love, and unhealthy crushes. 

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WHAT: Princess Nokia

WHERE: Electric Brixton 

WHEN: Friday 10th

Princess Nokia lit up and otherwise somewhat fraught day at Sunfall Festival earlier this year, and now we’re going in for a second fix this Friday at Electric Brixton. She’s been making a name for herself with a hectic live schedule this year to promote the drop of 1992 Deluxe all year, and let’s just say that all her hard work has paid off. Princess Nokia’s live show is high-octane and visceral. She commands a crowd like the pro she is, and makes sure every female-identifying person at each of her shows is treated with respect, beckoning them to the front of the crowd. She’s pretty much an icon of our times by this point, so you’d be mad to miss this one. 

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