Culture Calendar #44: Picks For The Week
Let The Tung plan your week
w/c 13th November
WHAT: Damsel Develops
WHERE: Bunker Theatre
WHEN: Monday 13th - 19th
The Bunker Theatre is on an absolute roll at the moment. We loved 31 Hours, which debuted there last month, and now they’re platforming Damsel Develops, a new festival committed to helping emerging female directors develop work, with the hope of moving towards a future production. Four directing groups will take over one after the other over the course of a week, and will present rehearsed and staged readings, feedback sessions, excerpts of new work, and live music. What’s not to like?
WHERE: Courtyard Theatre
WHEN: Tuesday 14th
Previously a member of Vampire Weekend, Rostam Batmanglij has branched out on his own as ROSTAM (respect to the Madonna-esque mononym). He composed The OA main theme which had us weeping for weeks, and we’ve been super into his debut record Half-Light, which is all kinds of bright and sparkly, so he’s nothing if not an all-rounder. His Courtyard show this Tuesday will be an upbeat, rich, and textured showcase of how far he’s come since his Vampire Weekend days.
WHAT: #Hashtag Lightie
WHERE: Arcola Theatre
WHEN: Tuesday 14th - 2nd Dec
Now, the last time we went to the Arcola we weren’t impressed with their attitude towards representation. However, we’re heading back this week to check out #Hashtag Lightie, a re-run of a previously sold out show that confronts racial identity, beauty standards, and the destructive power of social media. It’s an exploration of what it means to be mixed race in Britain today, and there’ll be Q&As after select performances so try to check those out if you can.
WHAT: The Great Women Artists: Women On Instagram
WHERE: Mother London
WHEN: Thursday 16th
The Great Women Artists (@thegreatwomenartists), an Instagram-based blog celebrating female artists, is having it's first ever exhibition at Downstairs At Mother!The exhibition showcases fifteen UK-based female artists who have used Instagram as a platform to forge their artistic careers, varying from fine artists to photographers, illustrators and printmakers. There’ll be drinks, music, and a bunch of great art. We’re sold.
WHAT: Anna Meredith
WHERE: Oval Space
WHEN: Thursday 16th
We’ll be dashing straight from The Great Women Artists exhibition to Oval Space to catch Tung face Anna Meredith live. We’ve been mega-fans ever since those first horn blasts of ‘Nautilus’ reached our ears, but we’ve never actually seen Anna do her thing on stage. We’ve got no idea how she makes all those sounds happen live, so we gonna find out…
WHAT: Mac DeMarco
WHERE: Coronet Theatre
WHEN: Friday 17th - Sunday 19th
Bad boy of synthy loungey indie is coming to the Coronet Theatre for three nights!! He’s known for some pretty random on-stage antics, which contrast so satisfyingly with his prince-of-the-slackers laid-back sound. We’re talking yodelling, Kanye-esque rambles, Vanessa Carlon covers. DeMarco gives not one singular shit, and you gotta love him for it, three nights in a row.