The To Do List: w/c 20th August
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...
WATCH: To All The Boys I've Loved Before (via Netflix)
It can be tough out there, right pals? Sometimes all that can be done is take a break from it all. If you’re relating to that especially hard this week, then To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is the Netflix Original for you. It’s so sweet you’ll need to brush your teeth afterwards, but this love story for 2018 is picture perfect, pastel-hued escapism.
Watch the trailer here.
LISTEN: Mitski, Be The Cowboy
What an absolute dream of an album this is (and was always going to be). After the rock stylings of Mitski’s 2016 album Puberty 2, on Be The Cowboy she’s very much mixing it up, fusing disco, synth-pop and art pop in the vein of St Vincent, all of it anchored by her singular voice and disarming lyricism. Catch me sobbing to 'Geyser' on the tube for the rest of the year.
Listen to the album here.
WATCH: IDLES ‘Great’ video
If there’s one thing you can always trust IDLES to deliver on (though, frankly, I trust them with a lot more than that), it's an excellent video. This one, for the third single from the forthcoming album Joy As An Act of Resistance, ‘Great’ carries on the tradition. Frontman Joe Talbot hits up traditionally ‘British’ venues to deliver his sarcasm-drenched praise of Brexit Britain. It is a gloriously shady watch.
Watch the video here.
IF YOU'RE GOING OUT...
EXHIBITION: DRAG - Self-portraits and Body Politics Admission is free!
Beginning this Wednesday and sticking around til mid-October is this free exhibition of the work of more than 30 artists who have used drag to explore or question identity, gender, class and politics, from the 1960s to the present day. The exhibition aims to present a multitude of voices that explore cultural shifts of the past 50 years and touch on topics that include the 1980s AIDS crisis and post-colonial theory. P.S admission is free!
Find out more here.
THEATRE: Emilia (The Globe)
Whoops sorry guys act I’ve been slow off the mark on this one so act quickly! Specially commissioned for an all-female cast at The Globe, Emilia tells the story of the poet, mother and feminist who’s thought to be the ‘dark lady’ of Shakespeare’s sonnets and who managed to outlive all the men the history books tethered her to. The show ends on September 1st.
Grab tickets here.
GIG: VLMV Live at The Sound Gallery (August 22nd)
This Wednesday, VLMV (pronounced ‘Alma’) are playing a one-off, intimate show at The Erased Tapes Sound Gallery. It’s ideal for the mid-week: contemplative and ambient, VLMV's work is the musical equivalent of taking a deep, cleansing breath. Get to know the beautiful new album here, and book tickets here.
What are you doing with your week? Let us know in the comments below!