Culture Calendar w/c 16th April

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What: The Women Poets Who Changed 1969: Maya Angelou

Where: Wiltons Music Hall

When: Monday 16th

Poet in the City, an organisation that creates new audiences for poetry, presents the first in a series which puts focus on the women poets who played a crucial role in the seismic social and political change of 1968. This event brings together Lennie Goodings (chair at Virago publishing and previously Maya Angelou’s UK editor), Afua Hirsch (broadcaster, barrister and writer of Brit(ish)), London based singer/songwriter by way of Sweden and Eritrea Miryam Solomon and actor Sheila Atim to celebrate the work of the great Maya Angelou. 

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What: SERP Reactivated: Ethics of Engagement

Where: Tate Modern

When: Tuesday 17th - Sunday 22nd

Between 1989 and 1995 the Southwark Education Research Project engaged over 1,500 children and teachers by placing artists in fifteen schools across the London borough of Southwark. In 2018 Peckham Platform revisits SERP’s significance, at a time when increased bureaucracy and reduced budgets have seen a reduction in the opportunities for young people to engage with culture and the creative process in school. Peckham Platform is holding series of workshops at The Tate in which you can join the discussion on the ethics of public engagement and artistic intervention in communities; and the critical influence that the ‘open brief’ developed by Artist Placement Group has had on social practice today.

Register for a space here.

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What: Arts Council Project Grants Workshop with Louise Jardine

Where: Chisenhale Dance Space

When: Wednesday 18th

Are you a bit stumped by the Arts Council application process? If so, this is a great opportunity to hear from the Arts Council about what to consider if you are planning an application. Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants (the new incarnation of what used to be called Grants for the Arts) is now open to applications. This session will provide an overview of Project Grants, and information about the new fund called ‘Developing Your Creative Practice’. There will be time for Q&A and opportunities to discuss your specific project.

This is a free but ticketed event. Grab one here

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What: Girl Ray 

Where: Heaven

When: Wednesday 18th 

Head over to Heaven this Wednesday for a slice of lo-fi, 70s-inflected pop heaven. North London three-piece Girl Ray, comprising of best friends Poppy Hankin and Iris McConnell, joined later by bassist Sophie Moss on their mums’ advice, are an absolute joy. They’ve perfected the art of the happy-sad tune — the sweeter the sound, the more acerbic the love-lorn lyrics — and they’re excellent live. Come down and see for yourself! 

Grab tickets here.

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What: Joseph Beuys: Utopia At The Stag Monuments

Where: Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac

When: Wednesday 18th - 16 June

In perhaps the most important UK exhibition of Beuys’ work in over a decade, Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac is reuniting most of the original elements of Beuys’ seminal Stag Monuments for the first time since its creation.  The exhibition spans the years 1947-1985 and can be seen through a retrospective lens, featuring major sculptures and rarely seen early works, which cumulatively reveal the extent to which the artist’s ideas and idiosyncratic iconography were clearly defined from the very beginning of his career. This is not one to miss. 

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What: NTS 7th Birthday

Where: Electrowerkz

When: Friday 20th 

Everyone’s favourite alternative online radio station NTS Radio is turning the big seven at Electrowerkz (The Islington Metal Works) this Friday. Running from 10pm-5am, the line-up filled with NTS stalwarts will be split over three rooms and ll profits (including RA booking fees) will be donated to the charity Redthread, a South London based charity engaging in youth work, health and education to provide vital support for young people in their physical, social and psychological development. 

Grab tickets here.