Culture Calendar w/c 25th June
What: Lil.Miss.Lady: Last Word Festival 2018
When: Tuesday 26th June
A work in progress brought to you by HighRise Theatre, a collective of theatre-makers, rappers & DJ’s. We interviewed HighRise’s Dominic Garfield back at the beginning of this year and he gave us some 10/10 advice on how to stage a play — check that out here. Lil.Miss.Lady is HighRise’s fresh concept-rave exploring the history of Grime music, through the eyes of a vigorous female MC. Inspired by a series of interviews with influential players in the Grime scene including MC’s, DJ’s, promoters and journalists Lil.Miss.Lady celebrates Grime and its women and holds a bass fuelled microscope over the biggest sub-culture since Punk Rock in the 80s.
What: Funzing Talks | Is Monogamy Dead?
Where: BBB - Shoreditch
When: Wednesday 27th June
This week’s edition of Funzing Talks will be presented by Tung fave Rosie Wilby, a comedian, writer and broadcaster whose debut book, Is Monogamy Dead? we featured in a Sunday Roundup a couple of weeks ago. We’ve seen her speak before at a live recording of her podcast The Breakup Monologues and were instantly taken by her openness and self-deprecating attitude. This talk — focused on our diverse definitions of infidelity, inadequacies of language with respect to relationships, and insight into male and female behaviours by observation of lesbians and gay men — is certain to brighten up your Wednesday evening.
What: The White Review N+1 Summer Party
Where: Bold Tendencies, Peckham
When: Thursday 28th June
Head over to Bold Tendencies, Peckham this Thursday to catch the fourth annual WHITE REVIEW / N + 1 summer party and to mark the launch of THE WHITE REVIEW’s twenty-first print issue. There’ll be readings from Chloe Aridjis, Julia Bell, Jill Crawford, Lucy Mercer, Sophie Robinson and David Wingrave. The Tung team made it to last year’s summer party and it was a vibe, BUT be careful to get there early — entrance is free but it’s very much first come first serve, and latecomers are likely not to get a space in the auditorium.
What: Summer Breeze: An Ensemble of Prints
Where: Frith Street Gallery
When: Friday 29th June (Private View)
This week Frith Street Gallery will usher you into the summer with their latest group exhibition. We are slightly biased as anything that contains Fiona Banner has to go straight into the CC – we're big fans. The exhibition charts the vast possibilities of printmaking and will also feature a floor-based installation by Anna Barriball and photography by Tacita Dean.
What: Soul City presents: Busy P + Jacques Renault
Where: The Jazz Café
When: Saturday 30th June
Where would French electronic dance music be without Busy P? There would probably be a lot more David Guettas out there and, let's be honest, absolutely no one wants that. This week the Ed Banger head honcho responsible for Daft Punk, Justice, Cassius and Breakbot (to name but a few) takes to the Jazz Café with Brooklyn resident Jacques Renault. Expect disco-infused electro gems all night long.
What: Cat Loud: To The End Of The World!
Where: Above The Arts
When: Saturday 30th June
Having met Cat Loud over Twitter earlier this year (what other way is there to meet people in 2018, honestly?), we hustled on over to Vaults Festival to check out her one-woman show, To The End Of The World, and it was genuinely one of the highlights of the event. On the eve of the apocalypse, and Cat Loud sings her way through it in a unique blend of satire, confessions and an eclectic mix of torch songs for the end of the world. Don’t miss this funny and moving cabaret.