Culture Calendar w/c 30th April
Where: Bunker Theatre
When: Tuesday 1st - 26th
Welcome to the desert. The London lesbian scene. A couple of little sad old basements that drip with sweat and piss. We sit, listening to second-hand pulsating noise coming from some gay boy night upstairs. And it’s a Wednesday. And it’s a night called the ‘Clam Jam’. Can you imagine being straight and going to a night called the ‘Cock and Hole’?
This week Grotty, a dark, savage and unflinching exploration of lesbian subculture in London, comes to Bunker Theatre. Written by award-winning writer Izzy Tennyson and directed by Hannah Hauer-King, Damsel productions presents a fierce new lesbian drama that takes no prisoners.
What: The Guilty Feminist Presents: Comics for Calais – a Fundraiser for Help Refugees
Where: Union Chapel
When: Wednesday 2nd
Since the dismantling of the Calais Jungle, refugees live in freezing conditions and their tents and sleeping bags are frequently taken and destroyed by the government. Head over to Union Chapel this Wednesday to help The Guilty Feminist fundraise for Help Refugee, a charity that supports around 1000 refugees in Calais.Comics For Calais boasts a killer line-up including Sindhu Vee, Desiree Burch, Jessica Fostekew, Phill Jupitus and other special guests still to be announced.
What: Terrarium: The Maghreban & Nick the Record
Where: Secret Location TBC
When: Friday 4th
One of our favourite London parties, Terrarium, is back on the 4th May to kick of their favourite season. They’re taking over a secret space in central London to build their terrarium into which they’ll welcome The Maghreban and DJ Nick The Record. All profits will be donated to Bridges for Music.
When: Friday 4th - 28th July
The last time award-winning stage and screen actor Alfred Molina took to the stage in Michael Grandage’s Red (back in 2009) the production went on to win six Tony Awards, including Best Play. This week Michael Grandage reunites with Alfred Molina, who will reprise his acclaimed performance as the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. He’s joined by rising star Alfred Enoch (who you may know, if you’re as big of a Shonda Rhimes fan as I, as Wes in How To Get Away With Murder) as Rothko’s assistant Ken. Last time round the role was played by Eddie Redmayne, and we all know how that one turned out.
Grab your tickets.
What: The Vavengers Present: The Exhibition
Where: Unity Hall
When: Saturday 5th
Leyla Hussin, Hoda Ali, Mabel Evans and their fellow Vavengers invite you to ‘The Exhibition’ - an evening exhibiting artworks based on the female form and experience. Their aim is to use art as a vehicle to inspire discussion, bringing creatives together to raise awareness for important social issues. All proceeds from the event will be going to the building of a fistula ward in SOS Mother & Child Hospital in Mogadishu.
What: Breakin’ Convention ’18 - International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre
Where: Sadler’s Wells
When: Saturday 5th - Monday 7th
Breakin’ Convention is back and celebrating its 15th year with another incredible line-up of acts from around the world and around the corner, including highlights from the past 15 years.
Hosted and curated by UK hip hop theatre pioneer Jonzi D, Breakin’ Convention will celebrate this momentous anniversary in style as 15 leading jazz musicians from jazz re:freshed sonic orchestra will collaborate with Boy Blue Entertainment (UK), Jonzi D (UK), The Locksmiths (UK), Mufasa (France) and The Ruggeds (Netherlands). The line-up also includes sensational acts from all over the world including Extreme Pushers (Jamaica), Amala Dianor(France), Chey (Spain), Salah (France), Femme Fatal (USA) and Zeljko Bozic (Slovenia).