Culture Calendar w/c 16th July
Where: O2 Forum Kentish Town
When: Wednesday 18th July
Head over to the Kentish Town Forum this Wednesday to catch punk rock outfit Fidlar set the stage alight. It might be a midweek show, but make no mistake, they’ll be bringing all they’ve got. Prepare yourself for their ferocious energy and, if this ridiculous weather holds out, some serious sweat.
What: Nele Needs A Holiday: The Musical
When: Wednesday 18th - 21st July
Nele is a dramatic songwriter based in Brussels and London – for as long as it lasts. After releasing two albums, she decided to write a musical theatre show about the unfortunate encounters she has with her own ambition. This is definitely one for all of those confused creatives out there (a category we very much include ourselves in, obvs).
What: Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival 2018
Where: Bush Theatre
When: Thursday 19th - 29th July
The newly refurbed Bush Theatre is presenting eight days of some of the best, most surprising comedians working right now in the UK. The line-up is BIG, and includes James Acaster, Helen Bauer, Desiree Burch, Jessie Cave, Nina Conti, John Kearns, Tim Key and Mark Watson. The shows will be accompanied by a series of free comedy workshops for local children.
Where: Fold Gallery
When: Thursday 19th July - Saturday 18th August
This week Tung pal Rosie Reed is part of an all-star group exhibition at West London’s Fold Gallery. Taking inspiration from Ursula le Guin’s essay, The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, the exhibition explores the authority of a ‘vessel’ as both a physical and metaphorical medium for transporting our fears, dreams and shopping. Alongside Rosie, the exhibition features works by Saelia Aparicio, Roxanne Jackson, Rebecca Jagoe, Phoebe Cummings, Joel Chan, Kamile Ofoeme, Laura Dee Milnes, Lindsey Mendick, Kira Freije, Paloma Proudfoot and Lotte Andersen.
What: Pop-up Screens: The Breakfast Club
Where: Bishop’s Park Fulham
When: Friday 20th July
What's the point of summer if not to hang out with your pals in parks? And how better to make those park-hangs last than to take them into the evening with a screening of a favourite film? Pop-up Screens know this, and so have scheduled film screenings in various parks around London from this week right through to the end of September. Head over to Bishop’s Park Fulham to revel in the retro stylings of The Breakfast Club, and check the listings below for more options over the cm
What: Lucille and Cecilia
Where: Etcetera Theatre, Camden
When: Friday 20th July
You’ll arf, you’ll cry as you dive into a day in the life of Lucille and Cecilia, a pair of performing sea lions attempting to escape the confines of the circus. One is desperate to get out, sick of her monotonous existence. The other is blinded by the ecstasy of her surroundings; buckets of fish on tap and daily cool down massages. Physical comedy, unexpected barking and balancing a ball on the end of one's nose all come into focus in this flipping good show.