Culture Calendar #47: Picks For The Week
Wanna know what's on in London this week? Look no further...
w/c 4th December
Where: O2 Arena
When: Monday 4th
Now with a 2017 Grammy nomination for ‘Best Alternative Album’ under his belt, Damon Albarn continues with a couple of dates at the O2 Arena. Humanz was met with a pretty good response - Albarn was praised for his innovative approach, but we at The Tung HQ thought the album lacked depth and consistency thanks to a collaborations overload. That said, there's no denying Albarn's back-catalogue. Expect all the hits and lots of special guests!
What: Laura Kuhn on John Cage
Where: The Drawing Room
When: Monday 4th
Laura Kuhn discusses the influence of Eastern Philosophy on American composer and theorist John Cage. Kuhn, The Director of the John Cage Trust, will take us through Cage’s adaptation of the I Ching, or Book of Changes, which is often noted but little understood, and will examine the ways in which he found this centuries-old divination text useful to the composition of music. Pretty cerebral for a Monday night but well worth it to feel clever af for the rest of the week.
What: Benjamin Clementine
Where: O2 Brixton
When: Tuesday 5th
Tung favourite Benjamin Clementine takes to Brixton as part of his world tour. It’s a great shame that he's only performing the once as reviews for the show have been stellar. The former Mercury Prize winner took a risk with album number two, ‘I Tell A Fly’ but we at the Tung were big fans; his eclectic style, musical prowess and diverse influences really came into force. Clementine wears his heart on his sleeve and we're into that.
What: Girl World
Where: Platform Southwark
When: Tuesday 5th - Wednesday 6th
Our pals at Platform Southwark are playing host to a new coming-of-age comedy from current Brainchild residents Frisky. The show tracks the relationship between two best friends, Tilly and Inga, as they navigate their way through the pressures of the outside world without actually dealing with them; their existence in Girl World is out of touch with reality. Their only rule? No boys allowed. The show will be premiered on the 5th and 6th of December.
What: Hassan Massoudy: BREATH, GESTURE AND LIGHT
Where: October Gallery
When: Wednesday 6th (Private View 6-8pm)
Breath, Gesture and Light is the second solo exhibition by Hassan Massoudy at October Gallery. The master-calligrapher was born in Najaf, southern Iraq, before moving to Baghdad where he learnt his craft while studying graphic design and fine art. Massoudy’s works are stunning to say the least. His mastery of calligraphy and colour allows him to explore the themes of tolerance and peace with intimate detail and precision. The exhibition will continue until 27th January.
What: Paul Kalkbrenner Live
When: Saturday 9th
We can’t really call Printworks a new club anymore. Such is the manner in which they have burst into London’s clubbing scene and the consistency of their line-ups that it feels that they have been around for ages. This weekend is no different as Paul Kalkbrenner brings his live show to the press hall. The minimal techno powerhouse is probably best known for his soundtrack to Berlin Calling - the album's lead single ‘Sky and Sand’ is an electronic anthem. He'll be joined by big hitters Heidi, Tiga and Joris Voorn.