Culture Calendar w/c 29th January
Wanna know what's on in London this week? Look no further...
What: Phantom Thread (Preview)
Where: Royal Festival Hall
When: Wednesday 31st
As part of our first competition we gave away two tickets to the UK preview of Phantom Thread, so we've been looking forward to this one for a while! On Wednesday Mark Kermode will introduce Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, with Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack performed live by the London Contemporary Orchestra. This is Daniel Day Lewis’s last film (though we hope that's not actually true!) and is already tipped for Academy Award success, including a much-deserved nomination for Greenwood after his There Will Be Blood score was snubbed back in 2007.
What: George Ezra
Where: Shoreditch Town Hall
When: Wednesday 31st
If a live orchestra isn’t your thing and you'd rather something less intense on #HumpDay then pop sensation George Ezra is performing at Shoreditch House. Due to play at Brixton Academy in April this is a great opportunity to see Ezra in a more intimate environment and before album no. 2, Staying At Tamara’s, is released on 23rd March. He might have the same haircut as Ellen DeGeneres (happy belated birthday Ellen!) but don't let that put you off. If you’re still not sure watch the video for ‘Listen To The Man’ – Gandalf’s cameo is surely enough to convince you that this is bound to be a fun one.
What: Ala Younis: Plan For Feminist Greater Baghdad
Where: Delfina Foundation
When: Thursday 1st to Saturday 24th March
In collaboration with Art Jameel this new exhibition featuring works by Ala Younis will be held simultaneously in London and Dubai. Younis has been featured at Delfina before but this is the first time that the original work, Plan for Greater Baghdad (2015,) and the newly commissioned work, Plan (fem.) for Greater Baghdad (2018), will be shown together. Younis's investigative work continues to look beyond the male dominance in Baghdad's architecture and politics, instead focusing on the rich female influence that has shaped the city's history.
What: Freeform: Jean Dubuffet, Simon Hantaï, Charlotte Perriand
Where: Timothy Taylor
When: Thursday 1st (Private View)
Timothy Taylor’s latest exhibition pits masters of painting, sculpture and furniture for a masterclass in art and design. Jean Dubuffet, Simon Hantaï and Charlotte Perriand are all French pioneers of expression and mixed-media compositions. Dubuffet may be the primary draw here but it will be Perriand’s ‘machine age’ approach to furniture design that we want to see most. Best known for her designs created while at Le Corbusier’s studio, this is an excellent opportunity to marvel at Perriand’s works juxtaposed with Hantaï’s ‘pliage’ technique and Debuffet’s unique emphasis on contours.
What: The Swipe Hype: Episode 2
Where: Studio 7 Shoreditch
When: Friday 2nd
Dating apps have become pretty ubiquitous in modern society over a surprisingly short space of time. Here to discuss the fresh levels of anxiety they bring to the masses is The Swipe Hype, a modern-day salon opening up discussion of the trials and tribulations of the modern dating world. This episode offer a range of perspectives, including those of trans activist Charlie Cragg, Xan Pedisich from Sh! Women's Erotic Emporium, and Benno Spencer who gave up his life as a banker to develop a dating app. Expect a judgement free environment designed to encourage debate
What: XOYO Loves with Danny Krivit and Tim Sweeney
When: Saturday 3rd
This Saturday, you'll find us at XOYO, dancing with legendary host of NYU’s Beats In Space, Tim Sweeney. Having hosted the show every Tuesday since its inception in 1993, Sweeney has been on the receiving end for guest mixes from disc-jockey royalty. He's crept into the producing game with critical acclaim but it's his rich knowledge of electronic music both old and new that makes him such a formidable DJ. He'll be joined on the night by New York heavyweight Danny Krivit.