The To Do List: w/c 15th October
Life can get busy, and it's all too easy to watch the weeks slip by without having done much apart from watch Friends re-runs and, inexplicably, Season 2 of Love Island (this is not in reference to myself at all nope definitely not). With that in mind, The Tung team want to make it as easy as possible for you to stay on top of what's going on in the world of arts and culture without totally overloading you with information. Whether you're staying in this week, or hankering for an evening out, we reckon there'll be something for you here.
IF YOU’RE STAYING IN…
LISTEN: Popcast — ‘A Star Is Born’ Is Here. Let’s Discuss.
Not the first Popcast I’ve ever recommended (in fact the last one was probably less than a month ago), but of all the eps I’ve listened to, this is the one I needed the most. A Star Is Born is, to my mind, one of the best movies of 2018, but there are niggles to be sure. The popcast panel tease out those niggles and dissect them with brutal precision. I don’t agree with every point that was made, but the discussion is entertaining and thought-provoking from beginning to end.
Listen to the show here.
WATCH: Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashion’s Dirty Secrets
Thanks to an imminent house-move, I’ve spent the past couple of weekends trying to slim down the number of possessions I own so that I don’t freak out my new housemates by turning up with a moving lorry. The process has exposed two key things: the first is that I need to get a filing system that does not solely consist of me chucking every piece of post I receive in a massive drawer and forgetting about it, and the second is that most of the clothes I’ve bought in a rush over the past couple of years are actually terrible. Not only have I wasted money, but I’ve also ignored the wider cost: fashion is a huge contributor to the global environmental crisis. If you’re someone who finds yourself making regular purchases without thinking, this is the documentary for you.
Watch the programme here.
WATCH: Big Mouth (via Netflix)
I’m apparently massively late to this party (season 2 just came out on Netflix) but whatever — after having exhausted all of Bojack Horseman and Rick and Morty over the last few months, I’m over the moon to have discovered a new animated show to while away my lunch breaks. For those who don’t know, Big Mouth follows a group of insanely horny 12 year olds as they navigate their way through the trials and tribulations of puberty. It shies away from literally nothing and is a total, unadulterated joy.
Watch the trailer here.
IF YOU’RE GOING OUT…
What: Polly Nor Solo Exhibition 'Airing My Dirty Laundry In Public'
Where: Protein Studios
When: until Wednesday 17th October
Quick! You’ve just got a couple more days to catch Polly Nor’s third solo show at Protein Studios entitled “Airing My Dirty Laundry In Public”. The London born artist — best known for her dark satirical images of women and their demons — is displaying a new collection of digital illustrations featuring a previously unseen 36 part series, plus new ceramic sculpture work, a full collection of her original hand drawn illustrations and a new immersive installation room to explore.
Find out more here.
What: Siren zine launch party
Where: Dalston Superstore
When: Wednesday 17th October
Our fave DJ and party collective SIREN are having a launch party to celebrate the release of the third issue of their zine! Printed on recycled paper, zine #3 features words, interviews & artwork on themes of utopia from Victoria Sin, Elysia Crampton, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Ash Lauryn, Kelly Lee Owens, Eris Drew, Annie Mackinnon, Marylyn Tan, Pepper Levain, Noemie Vermoesen, Opashona Ghosh, Rachel Locke, MYCKET Collective, Judith Klempner (Proteus), and SIREN collective members.
Find out more here.
What: It’s True, It’s True, It’s True
Where: New Diorama Theatre
When: Tuesday 18th October - 10th November
“And there’s blood pouring out of this man’s throat. Because these two women are beheading him - did I not mention that?”Fringe First and Total Theatre Award-winning Breach (Tank, The Beanfield) re-stage the 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi for the rape of baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Based on surviving court transcripts, this new play dramatises the seven-month trial that gripped Renaissance Rome, and asks how much has changed in the last four centuries. Blending myth, history and contemporary commentary, this is the story of how a woman took revenge through her art to become one of the most successful painters of her generation.
Grab tickets here.
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