Culture Calendar w/c 28th May
What: All Points Equal
Where: Victoria Park
When: Monday 28th May
Unless you live under a rock / abstain from Instagram stories you’ll know that weekend saw the launch of brand new super-festival All Points East. With the first three big days over (sob), it’s time now to get the ball rolling on this week’s plethora of interim events, starting with All Points Equal, a free-entry, free activities day celebrating 100 years of votes for some women, and 90 years of equal voting rights for men and women with film screenings, panels, and free live music.
Where: Bunker Theatre
When: Tuesday 29th – 9th June
Conquest, the debut show from PearShaped, has been called ‘Fight Club meets Calendar Girls’ and tbh that’s a description we can get behind. After Alice meets Jo in a pharmacy while looking for the morning after pill, she’s drawn into a world of radical, female activism. It’s a funny and honest exploration of sexual consent and the minefield of today’s feminism. We’re there.
What: The Big Moon
Where: DM’s Boot Room, Camden Market
When: Thursday 31st
Ever since the release of The Big Moon’s Love In The 4th Dimension, an album full of scrappy, fizzy tunes full of equal parts nostalgia and millennial romance, we’ve counted ourselves as Big Fans. That’s why this week we’ll be heading over to Camden Market to catch their raucous live show, and why you should be too.
What: Field Day
Where: Brockwell Park
When: Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd
After shrinking to just one day last year, this weekend see’s the re-expansion of Field Day to a two-day party for its first edition in its new home, Brockwell Park. Headlining the Friday is neo-soul legend Erykah Badu, while The Barn is back for its second year on the Saturday, and will play host to the likes of Four Tet (live), Nils Frahm, and Floating Points. Literally what’s not to like?
What: DIY Art Market
Where: Copeland Park & Bussey Building
When: Saturday 2nd
We’re gonna level with you - The Tung team don’t have a lotta cash to spend on creating an art collection. The number of times we’ve thought about starting one, only to check our bank balances and swiftly decide to forget the idea are myriad. Thank god, then, for the quarterly DIY Art Market, where you can buy unique artworks direct from the artist/publisher. Items for sale will include, patches, t-shirts, tote bags, art prints, ceramics, zines, independent publications, risograph & screen prints, jewellery, and artist books.
What: An Evening with Margaret Atwood
Where: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
When: Sunday 3rd
We were livid when we missed out on tickets to see Margaret Atwood speak at the Southbank Centre last year, but we needn’t have worried! The Canadian novelist and queen of our hearts is back in the city this week to speak at Theatre Royal about her works including her dystopian trilogy Oryx and Crake, Year of the Flood, and Maddaddam, the Booker Prize winning The Blind Assassin, Cat’s Eye, Alias Grace, recently made into a Netflix series, and, of course, The Handmaid’s Tale. Grab tickets while you can - we imagine there aren’t many left!