Culture Calendar w/c 7th May

Culture Calendar w/c 7th May

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What: We Are The Lions, Mr Manager

Where: Tara Arts

When: Monday 7th 

After a sell-out run at Tara Theatre in November last year, Townsend Productions are back with We are the Lions, Mr. Manager! It is the story of Jayaben Desai, the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike. 

Desai brought the issue of workplace exploitation and racism to the forefront, challenged the perception of Asian women as being inherently passive and docile, whilst having the measure of the most brutish and charmless of her managers. She not only stood up for workers’ rights and against oppression with selfless dedication but she turned the dispute into a national movement for human rights and dignity inspiring future generation.

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What: Art Macabre: Solitary Pleasures Sketching Salon

Where: Freud Museum

When: Wednesday 9th 

This Wednesday, head over to the Freud Museum for some life drawing with a difference. After hours, nude figures will pose throughout the museum's domestic settings, celebrating and challenging our perceptions of the theme of self-pleasure, diverse sexualities and sexual health. Art Macabre invites you to capture unique snapshots of intimate moments as our model tableaux give playful private moments a public platform to be observed and sketched.

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What: Isaac Came Home From The Mountain

Where: Theatre503

When: Wednesday 9th - 2nd June

Bobby’s out of school and out of work. There’s nothing going and nowhere to go. A job with Mike seems like everything he needs. A steady wage. A bit of self-respect. A chance to make good. If only it were that easy. Driven by a dogged determination to prove his worth, Bobby makes a devastating mistake and risks throwing away his new life before it’s begun.

Longlisted for The Bruntwood Prize, Carla Kingham directs the World Premiere of Phil Ormrod’s searing new play about searching for a future in the dying heart of England.

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What: Splice Festival 2018

Where: Rich Mix 

When: Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th 

Splice is back for its third edition, taking place at Rich Mix and Hackney Wick’s multi-functional creative venue Stour Space. Splice Festival is part of the EU funded AV Node network and brings together over 30 international AV artists and musicians to celebrate the diverse fields of audiovisual performance including, live cinema, AV sampling, VJing, creative coding and more. Headline acts include award-winning beatboxer Reeps One, a rare performance from genre-defying record producer DJ Leila, and the excellent Zoë Mc Pherson, who’ll present the live audiovisual version of her new album String Figures. 

Read our recent interview with Zoë here, and grab your tickets for Splice here
 

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What: Uprising: The Young Karl Marx with Q&A

Where: BFI Southbank

When: Saturday 12th 

Following his acclaimed documentary I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck’s timely period drama focuses on the early years of Karl Marx, in exile with his young wife when they meet Friedrich Engels, the son of a factory owner. In Germany the intellectuals are in upheaval, in France the workers have taken to the streets and in England the revolution is industrial – inspiring philosophers Marx and Engels to produce ‘The Communist Manifesto.’ The screening will be accompanied by a Q&A with Professor Hakim Adi, Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper, Professor Patricia Daley.

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What: In Conversation: Rachel Howard and John Wilson

Where: Newport Street Gallery

When: Wednesday 9th 

British artist Rachel Howard will be at Newport Street Gallery on Wednesday to talk with journalist and broadcaster John Wilson about her current exhibition ‘Rachel Howard: Repetition is Truth - Via Dolorosa.’ Commissioned by the Murderme collection and produced between 2005 and 2008, the series takes inspiration from the Stations of the Cross, 'Via Dolorosa' being the path taken by Jesus to Mount Calvary. Whilst referencing the long art-historical tradition of depicting the Stations, 'Repetition is Truth' also offers a broader commentary on the universality of human rights abuses.

Register for a spot here.

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