Culture Calendar w/c 12th March
What: Ady Suleiman Live + Signing
Where: Rough Trade East
When: Tuesday 13th
Singer-songwriter Ady Suleiman told the Independent in a recent interview that he spent 'f***ing ages' on his debut album Memories and it shows. Just one listen to the super-accomplished body of work makes it clear why the 24-year-old counts superstars like Chance The Rapper amongst his fans. Head to Rough Trade East this Tuesday to catch him performing his new material. All you have to do to get in is buy an album - it's a purchase you won’t regret.
Grab tickets here.
Where: O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
When: Wednesday 14th
Ugh Sigrid is so good. The same week we saw the Norwegian 20-year-old perform ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ on Jools Holland last year, we headed straight to her Hoxton Square gig to see if the monumental stage presence she’d demonstrated on the show was a fluke. Guess what - it wasn’t. But don’t take our word for it; get over to Shepherd’s Bush Empire to find out for yourself.
Grab your tickets here.
What: Gengahr and Friends present…Gallery Vol. 2
Where: A-Side B-Side Gallery
When: Thursday 15th – 20th March
Tung favourites Gengahr are hosting an intimate exhibition at the A-side B-side Gallery in celebration of the release of their second album Where Wildness Grow. The show will feature work by the Mystery Jets, Thom Sonny Green, Marika Hackman, Slaves, Puppy, Toothless and Gengahr themselves (their album artwork is created by none other than Gengahr bassist Hugh Shulte!).
Grab your tickets here.
What: Ash Magazine, 100 Women I Know and Break The Habit Press Presents: The Art Of Consent
When: Thursday 15th
The Art Of Consent will explore how the arts can contribute to our understanding of sexual violence. It’ll be a bumper evening comprising of a film screening of 100 Women I Know followed by a Q&A with the makers; a book launch and reading: 100 Women I Know; and a panel discussion with The Slumflower, Sophie Walker, Dr Fiona Vera-Gray, and The Good Lad Initiative - all raising money for UN Women as part of #HeforShe Arts Week 2018.
Grab your tickets here here.
What: Queer Futures
Where: Mimosa House
When: Friday 16th - May 20th
Queer Futures is a public programme of events and exhibition exploring narratives for queer resistance, from mythology and folklore to speculative science fiction. The programme will include performances, screenings, discussions and workshops and each event will leave a contribution in the space to form a gradually expanding archive.
Find out more here.
Where: The Lock Tavern
When: Saturday 17th
You'd be forgiven for thinking you'd walked into the soundtrack of a dream upon first hearing Brighton-based Circe's ethereal vocals and synth-laden melodies. Formed in 2017, Circe ("sir-sea") take the mythical and mystical to present a sumptuous offering of poetic lyrics which lead singer Alexa croons to a backdrop of rumbling drumbeats, dark synth and plodding guitar. Their latest track 'Under My Skin' was produced by Blood Red Shoes' Steve Ansell, and the live performance will no doubt transport you to another realm. Supporting MNNQNS at The Lock Tavern this Saturday, Circe are the real ones to make the trip for.
(Plus the event is free, so there's really no excuse not to celebrate St. Paddy's day in true alternative music-drenched style).