Culture Calendar w/c 5th February
Wanna know what's on in London this week? Look no further.
What: The Divide
Where: The Old Vic
When: Monday 5th – 10th
Directed by the Old Vic's Annabel Bolton, The Divide is written not so much as a 'play' but as a 'narrative for voices'. This production of Alan Ayckbourn's work will run until 10th February and centres around the unfolding of a dystopian society. In the aftermath of a deadly contagion, new social norms prevail in a world riddled with repression and seething insurrection.
What: It’s Not Cute Anymore
Where: Theatre 503
When: Tuesday 6th – 10th
Does there come a point when giving up on your dreams may not be the worst thing in the world? It’s Not Cute Anymore pits the consequences of pursuing your dreams against the dignity of just giving up. It explores desperation, rejection, and misplaced entitlement. With animation, interviews, and filmed flashbacks, this vulgar comedy blurs the line between theatre and TV.
What: Eddie Peake: Concrete Pitch
Where: White Cube Bermondsey
When: Tuesday 6th (Private View)
The White Cube welcomes in a new month with an exhibition by critic’s favourite Eddie Peake. Named after the recreation ground in Finsbury Ground, near where Peake grew up, Concrete Pitch will showcase new paintings, sculpture, installation and Peake will be working and performing at the gallery throughout the show. And if that’s not enough, Pirate Radio pioneers Koollondon.com will be broadcasting a radio show from the gallery throughout the exhibition’s duration.
What: Marcus Coates: ‘The Last Of Its Time’
Where: Workplace Gallery
When: Thursday 8th (Private View)
Londoner Marcus Coates is well known for his brazen, deadpan documentary style. His explorations of the interconnectivity between nature and human race have led to multiple accolades. Coates returns to Workplace Gallery for a new solo exhibition. The gallery will be showing two new films by Coates, made in association with the Museum of the Flat Earth on Fogo Island in Newfoundland, Canada. The exhibition continues until the 14th April.
What: Liv.LIVE Tour: London with Meatraffle and Alan Power
When: Saturday 10th
Tung pals liv.LIVE are a brand new platform that helps musicians and venues connect across the UK whilst providing A&R opportunities for artists. In support of Independent Venue Week, they are currently on tour and their final stop is at London’s Borderline. They will be bringing with them experimental rockers Meatraffle and singer-songwriter Alan Power.
What: Make Me with Pearson Sound
Where: Corsica Studios
When: Saturday 10th
As one-third of pioneering label Hessle Audio, Pearson Sound has access to more experimental bass records than most. When he isn’t crate-digging, he is making killing productions himself, ‘Faint’ made in collaboration with Joy Orbison is a particular Tung favourite. Joining him at Corsica Studios is Aurora Halal, bringing her live set of deep hypnotic techno, and Ectotherm co-boss Mama Snake.