Culture Calendar #46: Picks For The Week
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w/c 27th November
What: How To Avert The Apocalypse: Ecological Overshoot & Degrowth
Where: Jerwood Space
When: Monday 27th
Lord knows we need some help in this area. Jason Hickel, an anthropologist at London School of Economics, gives an introductory talk on Degrowth, a social, political and economic movement that advocates for the downscaling of production and consumption—the contraction of economies—arguing that over-consumption lies at the root of long term environmental issues and social inequalities.
Where: Royal Court Theatre
When: Monday 27th - 30th Dec
Need I tell you any more than this new production at the Royal Court features real-life goats?! Oh, I do? Okay…
In a small town in Syria, soldiers are celebrated as heroes and grieving families are nourished by propaganda. As the coffins pile up, the local party leader decides on a radical compensation scheme: a goat for each son martyred.Goats is a moving play, exploring the lies we choose to believe as a society and the rippling effect when one man questions the ‘truth’.
What: Bunker Without Borders
Where: Bunker Theatre
When: Thursday 30th - Saturday 2nd
After its successful week-long festival back in the spring, The Bunker is throwing open its doors for three nights this November to look once again at what the world around us looks like, sounds like, and feels like in the wake of a turbulent 2017. From spoken word to dance, music to cabaret, each evening is a snapshot of the lives of those in our society that we don't always hear about.The Bunker’s track record is excellent - don’t miss this one.
What: RBMA & Hyperdub: Diggin In The Carts On Tour
When: Thursday 30th
Launched in 2014, Red Bull Music Academy’s acclaimed Diggin’ in the Carts web series explored the untold history of Japanese video game music of the ‘80s and ‘90s. This autumn they’re bringing Diggin’ in the Carts to audiences across the globe, featuring Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima, alongside Hyperdub boss Kode9 and local artists whose work celebrates the electronic sounds of an era.
What: The Idea: Dance Upon A Time
Where: thousand island
When: Friday 1st
After a little break, The Idea are back with a whole host of parties planned to take you deep into 2018. thousand island – a super intimate venue that sits above the iconic Garage nightclub in Islington will play host to NTS’s Rikki Humphrey; a rising star from Manchester's underground music scene. Alongside him, they’ll welcome to the decks Felix Still, founder of Marbles and The Idea resident, Benson Herbert. Read our interview with The Idea team to whet your whistle ahead the coming festivities.
What: Response 2 Power
Where: Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington
When: Sunday 3rd - Monday 4th
Response is an evening of solo performances presented by Blink. Theatre, tackling this most timely of subjects: power dynamics and how they’re shifting. Directed by Lotte Ruth Johnson, Response 2 Power showcases six pieces by emerging writers. Working in a collaborative way as an ensemble, Blink. will combine all six pieces into a single performance.