The To Do List: w/c 6th 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...
READ: A Manual For Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
When I was chatting to Abigail Tarttelin for The You Do You Show a week or two ago, she recommended Lucia Berlin’s collection of short stories A Manual For Cleaning Women. It’s 43 stories by a woman who lived 68 years and managed to get married 3 times in the first 32 of them. Berlin's got a lot to say — particularly about those whose work is often overlooked (see title) — but the real magic’s in the way she says it.
Grab the book here.
WATCH: Orange Is The New Black Season 6 (via Netflix)
Now, while there’s little doubt that OITNB Season 6 is nowhere near as ambitious as Season 5 (which portrayed a massive prison riot over the course of the 3 days following a major character’s death), it’s still one of the most watchable shows around. There were some truly mega performances this season Danielle Brooks as Taystee. God knows how where they’re going to take the show after that finale though…
Watch the trailer here.
LISTEN TO: Robyn ‘Missing U’
The queen of happy-sad dance-while-you-cry music is back! I’m not 100% sure that any song could ever beat the pure undiluted genius that is ‘Dancing On My Own’, but on ‘Missing U’ Robyn definitely gives it a good honest try. BRB just off to sob on a dancefloor somewhere.
Listen to the track here.
IF YOU’RE GOING OUT...
GIG: Strange Boy at Archspace (Tuesday 7th)
Strange Boy is a new fave at Tung HQ — having been introduced to them a month or two ago by the living legend that is Maryanne Hobbs via her 6Music show, I've been patiently waiting for them to drop the full EP. Surburbia finally made its way to my ears last Friday and I've had it on repeat ever since in prep for their gig at Archspace this Tuesday.
TALK: Tomi Adeyemi in conversation with gal-dem Editor Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff (Thursday 9th)
I love me a talk, and so I’ll be heading over to Waterstones Piccadilly this Thursday to see #1 New York Times bestselling author of Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi, in conversation with writer, journalist and gal-dem editor Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff. Both write beautifully, so I’m hyped to hear them speak.
Grab tickets here.
What are you doing with your week? Let us know in the comments below! THEATRE: £¥€$ (LIES) at The Almeida (all week long)
This one is sold out, BUT there are often returns to be snapped up so make sure to check the website or brave The Almeida returns queue. Honestly I think it would be worth the gamble to try and see world-renowned Belgian theatre company Ontreorent Goed bring its award-winning immersive production that, for one night only, puts you at the centre of the economy, and bequeaths you total power. Given the chance to do things your way - will you play it safe or risk it all?
Find out more here.
What are you doing with your week? Let us know in the comments below!