Culture Calendar w/c 22nd Jan
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What: Art + Creativity + Avoiding Burnout in 2018: a panel discussion with artist Rod McIntosh
Where: Cass Art
When: Monday 22nd
We at The Tung team definitely get a little buzz whenever we make it to a panel - it can be really fulfilling to keep learning after work, surrounded by like-minded people who are also searching hungrily for information. If that sounds good to you too, head on over to Cass Art to listen to Rod McIntosh speak about the demands of being a self-employed artist; exhibiting internationally with galleries and art fairs; working to commission; managing the administration and marketing of being a small business; applying for new opportunities which help drive that art career forwards; networking; client relationships and more – in combination with looking after yourself as the most important priority of all.
What: Collective Rage
Where: Southwark Playhouse
When Thursday 24th - 17th Feb
In Collective Rage, the lives of five very different New York women named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex and “theat-ah.” As they meet, fall in love, rehearse, revel and rage, they realise that they’ve been stuck reading the same scripts for far too long. Strongly influenced by cabaret and female drag, this exquisite rejection of shame and stereotype will punch you in the gut, break your heart and then take you dancing.
What: Andreas Gursky
Where: Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre
When: Thursday 25th
Hayward Gallery reopens this January with the first major UK retrospective of the work of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky. Known for his large-scale, often spectacular pictures that portray emblematic sites and scenes of the global economy and contemporary life, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant photographers of our time.
What: Breaking Shells
Where: The Koppel Project
When: Thursday 25th - March 10th
Featuring female artists Lotte Andersen, Chelsea Culprit, Penny Goring, Rachel Jones, Jessie Makinson, Shana Moulton, Hannah Perry, Jala Wahid, and Zoe Williams, the exhibition is set across the two locations in Baker Street and at The Hive, presenting two separate but continuous displays: one that examines narratives and representations of the body, and one that focuses on sensorial experience and expression through the body.
What: The Words Are Coming Now
When: Thursday 25th - 27th
Head over to Theatre503 to see a series of pieces exploring consent, power and the new normal.As we face a significant shift in sexual politics the conversation of how we treat each other and what sort of society we want to live in feels essential. 503 dives into 2018 with a series of responses to the current climate that explores the many roads that have led to this moment and the directions we may take from here. Each performance will be accompanied by a post-show discussion, curated by Natasha Tripney (The Stage), exploring the content and the conversations going forward.
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What: Dream Wife
Where: Sebright Arms
When: Jan 26th
Dream Wife, named after a 1053 romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, is a three-piece from the UK and Iceland. The three women studied fine art and visual art at college in Brighton, and formed the band first as an art project for an exhibition. The performance went so well they decided to make the fake band a real thing, and we at The Tung are super glad they did. This'll be a loud and visceral show - see you down the front.