The To Do List: w/c 3rd September

 

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…

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LISTEN: IDLES Joy As An Act Of Resistance

I haven’t been this excited for the arrival of a new album for the longest time. Finally, Idles’ second studio album, Joy As An Act of Resistance is here and it’s everything I hoped it would be. For all of its punk rock snarling, this is an album that beseeches its listener to consider self-love, thoughtfulness and the embrace of community. It’s been said a lot already, but it’s no less true for being repeated: this is the kind of album, and indeed the kind of band, we need in 2018 and beyond. Men like these are the future. 

Listen to the album here.

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READ: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

I’m massively late to the party on this one — Conversations With Friends came out in summer of last year — but since the very recent publication of Sally Rooney’s second novel Normal People, I thought I’d better get involved. Needless to say, as this is a list of recommendations, I’m hugely glad that I did. Rooney writes twenty-one-year-old girls like she’s been tapping their phones; it feels hyper-real, and her writing is all the more quietly devastating for it. 

Buy the book here.

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READ: Louis C.K. Slithers Back, Whether We Like It Or Not (via The New York Times)

Ew so I guess Louis C.K’s return is something we have to deal with now. This astute, searching piece on his fifteen minutes at the Comedy Cellar is just the kind of piece I wanted to read: Amanda Hess doesn’t pretend to know how we’re supposed to feel about all this in a post-#metoo landscape. This is new ground for most of us, and all we can do is navigate it as best we can.

Read the piece here

IF YOU’RE GOING OUT…

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What: The Idea Presents: Tristan Da Cunha, Velv.93, Voyeur 

Where: Dalston Roof Park

When: Sat 8th September

The Idea has been lying dormant for the last few months since our birthday bash - but they’re back in business once again to enter the last summer month with a bang. Some of The Idea’s favourite DJ's will be joining them at Dalston Roof Park, a utopian roof top in the heart of East London, soon to be transformed into The Idea's above the clouds sanctuary for the day and night. 

Grab tickets here

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What: An Evening With Khaled Hosseini 

Where: Royal Festival Hall

When: Tues 4th September

In a rare London appearance, Hosseini (The Kite RunnerA Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed) in conversation with journalist Razia Iqbal, reflects on what drew him to capture the experience of a family fleeing civil war in Syria and what fiction can do in dark times.

Grab tickets here

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What: Afropunk Takeover Brixton 

Where: O2 Academy Brixton

When: Sat 8th September

AFROPUNK is a triumph of multiculturalism and diversity for people of all races, genders, colours, creeds and tastes. Back for its third outing, AFROPUNK’s 2018 programme spans art, fashion, film, music, education and more. It’s hitting Brixton from the 2nd - 8th September, culminating with a supergroup performance from August Greene (Robert Glasper, Common and Karriem Riggins), Akala, and Bakar. 

Grab tickets here

What are you going up to this week? Let us know in the comments below!