Culture Calendar w/c 5th March

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What: Soccer Mommy

Where: Moth Club

When: Tuesday 6th

We've been vibing to Soccer Mommy's excellent debut album Clean all weekend and to be honest we're showing no signs of easing up on the repeat button. Despite the unabashedly uncool moniker, Soccer Mommy's music packs a real punch. Sonically, it's pretty laid-back, but there's spice in those lyrics; I'm envisioning a pretty rousing singalong to 'Your Dog' featuring the opening words, 'I don't wanna be your fucking dog / that you drag around / a collar on my neck tied to a pole / leave me in the freezing cold.' See ya there. 

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What: Br’er Cotton

Where: Theatre503

When: Wednesday 7th 

Opening up at Theatre503 this week is Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm's Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2016 and the Relentless Award-shortlisted Br'er Cotton. It focuses on Lynchburg, Virginia, the former site of a cotton mill where 14-year-old Ruffrino is struggling to make sense of his place in an impoverished world filled with seemingly random killings of young black men. As his anger towards reality grows, he moves further away from his family. Losing himself online, Ruffrino’s world sinks around him while he battles to wake up the zombies and prove by any means necessary that Black Lives Matter. 

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What: The Second Source - What Can We Do To Tackle Sexual Harassment in the Media? 

Where: The Frontline Club 

When: Wednesday 7th 

The Second Source is a group of 20+ women working to raise awareness of sexual harassment, inform everybody of their rights, and work with organisations to create change. This Wednesday they're holding a panel at the Frontline Club to discuss how sexual harassment in the workplace has snowballed and how best to tackle the problem. They'll be asking how we can make this a conversation that includes both men and women?; is there a generational difference in ideas of consent?; and is this a problem more prominent in the media industry, or is it simply that those in media have been provided with a larger platform to air their grievances than women in other industries?

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What: Brainchild presents Hatch#6

Where: Platform Southwark 

When: March 8th 

Hatch is a regular mixed-bill night that gives artists of all disciplines a chance to share creative projects in development and test new ideas. For their sixth edition, they'll showcase 6 pieces of brand new work (10-15 mins each) at an early stage of development. It's a relaxed space for audience and artists to meet, chat and give feedback, as well as an amazing opportunity to join the Brainchild creative community, meet other emerging artists and potential collaborators, help get new ideas and projects off the ground and connect with like-minded people!

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What: The Amazing Nina Simone - Women In Activism Film Festival 

Where: Bernie Grant Arts Centre

When: March 9th 

Black History Studies brings you the loved and often misunderstood story of America’s most overlooked musical genius, finally brought to light in The Amazing Nina Simone. Director Jeff L. Lieberman brings audiences on Nina’s journey from the segregated South, through the worlds of classical music, jazz joints and international concert halls. Navigating through the twists and turns of the 1960s fight for racial equality, the film delves deep into Nina’s artistry and intentions, answering long-held questions behind Nina’s most beloved songs, bold style, controversial statements and the reason she left America.

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What: The Idea Presents: 1st Bday w/ Terry Francis, Fede Lng, Jacques Adda + Support

Where: Hoxton Basement

When: 9th March

The Idea are turning one and they're having a party to celebrate! This time round they've packed it out with an even bigger Funktion-One and Martin Audio Ltd soundsytem to keep you partying until the lights come on. On the bill they've got the man who calls fabric home, Terry Francis, as well as Axe On Wax head honcho Fede Lng gracing the decks. Oh, and they've thrown in Kerri Chandler's golden boys, Voyeur for good measure. 

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BTW - there wasn't enough room in the Culture Calendar to include all the International Women's Day events we're excited to go to this week, so we created a separate list! Head to Top 5: International Women's Day Events for our ideas on how to celebrate.