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Violet Nights: Woke Twitter IRL @ Southbank Centre / Thursday 10th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30–20:30

@ Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: free entry, must book online

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/123548-violet-nights-woke-twitter-irl-2017

In the age of Kardashian callouts, blackface and DIY art culture, the internet has never been a more important platform. Online communities like Black Twitter have carved a space for political discourse on the web and our voices are finally being heard.

With ‘woke’ added to the Oxford English Dictionary (definition: staying aware of social and political injustices happening in the today), we’ve seen it, we’ve heard it, we’ve sung it. We are asking how the digital age of tweets, gifs and hashtags can help us to incite social change in our society.

Go to Violet Nights and discuss the influence woke Twitter has had on our lives, our art and the way we interact with the world we live in.

RSVP on Facebook.

Jamaica House @ indigo at The O2 / until 13th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The O2, indigo at The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

Tickets: various, book online

www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/jamaica-house
www.robomagiclive.com

Commemorating Usain Bolt’s last competitive races at the IAAF games, Robomagic is hosting Jamaica House 2017 at Indigo O2. This unique event will celebrate both the Jamaican way of life and the accomplishments of the nation’s people. It is being produced on behalf of the Jamaican Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

The event is showcasing Jamaican artists old and new, as well as UK artistes of Jamaican descent, along with acts from far and wide influenced by Jamaican music. Performances from incredible talent such as Freddie McGregor, Ziggy Marley, Luciano, OMI, Nesbeth, Protoje, Krishane, Stylo G, The Skints, Nadia Rose, Yungen and Melissa Steel, to name a few, will be held across the nine days.

The IAAF World Championships will be screened live on the big screens at the event, so nobody will miss out on the excitement of watching Usain Bolt’s final races. The Jamaica House concerts have been created to provide visitors with the chance to catch the races live each evening during the event and grab mouth-watering and traditional Jamaican food and drink including jerk chicken, patties from Port Royal Patties, tasty Appleton Rum cocktails and Red Stripe beer.

The motto for the Island of Jamaica is ‘Out of many, one people’ and this series of shows absolutely highlights the diversity and excitement of the island’s music scene. Jamaica has traditionally punched above its weight in terms of influence and culture, and these performances at Indigo at The O2 will illustrate just why the island’s musical heritage is still unrivalled.

Sunday 6th August
Nesbeth, Twinkle Brothers, Natty, Gideon Family, Jah Shaka

Monday 7th August
Krishane, Kiko Bun, Melissa Steel, Da Beatfreaks, Nabiha, Moves, Afro B, DJ P Montana, Mackareo, Finesse Forever

Tuesday 8th August
Praise and Worship, Gospel Night

Wednesday 9th August
Steel Pulse / The Skints, Adrian Sherwood

Thursday 10th August
Yungen, Nadia Rose, Abra Cadabra, Belly Squad, Lisa Mercedez, Special guest: Kojo Funds

Friday 11th August
Ziggy Marley, Jesse Royal

Saturday 12th August
OMI, Chris Martin, Jah 9, Capital Letters, Reggae Regulars

Sunday 13th August
Protoje, Stylo G, Cadenza, Prynce Mini

A History of UK Pirate Radio @ The Nest / Friday 4th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 22:00–4:00

@ The Nest, 36-44 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London N16 7XJ

Tickets: from £6 book online

www.ilovethenest.com/events/11883

Re-wind to a heady decade of pirate radio, a melting pot for every major development in London club music, from jungle, to garage, to grime, to dubstep, to funky and beyond. When rival stations battled for a sprawling roster of MCs and selectors and the best spot for their transmitters. 🔊🎶🎤

They’ll be taking you through a host of the era’s classic hits – Heartless Crew, Pay As You Go Cartel, Roll Deep, So Solid Crew, Ruff Squad and Nasty Crew – paying homage to a seminal period in UK Bass culture.

RSVP on Facebook.

Friday Late: Hack. Make. Create. @ V&A / Friday 28th July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18.30-22.00

@ V&A, Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk/info/friday-late

The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.

More than the hobbyists’ pursuit, maker communities are disrupting manufacturing. Shared spaces offer a new amalgam of craft, industry and technology, where both tools and knowledge are pooled. Join London’s maker spaces to resist mass production and uncover how hacked machines and open source design are changing the way we make and live. Explore production process and question whether this a sustainable movement?

RSVP on Facebook.

Grimeborn @ Arcola Theatre / until September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL

Tickets: from £10 with an Arcola Passport

www.arcolatheatre.com/grimeborn

Bold new versions of classic operas. Rarely-seen and long-forgotten works. Brand new pieces from the most exciting up-and-coming composers, musicians and companies. Whether it’s your first or your latest opera experience, you’ll be right at home at Grimeborn 2017.

 

THE MARRIAGE OF KIM K book online

The Kardashian musical 💋.
The Mozart opera 🎻.
At the same time 😍.

 

THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN book online

Once upon a time, deep in the woods, a man caught a vixen… This humorous, life-affirming celebration of nature comes to Grimeborn with a brand new chamber arrangement.

 

HE SILKEN LADDER & A HUSBAND AT THE DOOR book online

A double bill about mistaken identities, mismatched lovers, narrow escapes and unexpected undergarments.

 

UNE EDUCATION MANQUÉE book online

A deliciously madcap and witty 45-minute French operetta about two teenaged newly-wed aristocrats.

 

DIARY OF ONE WHO DISAPPEARED book online

Janáček’s song-cycle is updated as the video-diary of an asylum centre worker. A dramatic tale of cross-cultural love, identity and indecision from the acclaimed Shadwell Opera.

 

PORGY & BESS book online

For their latest outing to Grimeborn, Basement Orchestra contront Gershwin’s masterpiece, telling the story with key details and extracts, live singers and dazzling musicianship.

 

OPERA MOUSE book online

Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Don’t miss this Sunday morning spectacular for young children and adults alike.

 

ARMIDE book online

Armide falls for her nemesis will she pick love, or vengeance? Ensemble OrQuesta brings this thrilling tale of desire, betrayal and magic from the crusades into the present.

 

V book online

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night , V is a devised musical by young people aged 14-25 from Arcola’s award-winning Creative Engagement department.

 

SAMSON AND DELILAH book online

The source of Samson’s power is a secret – but when Delilah decides to root it out, her discovery threatens to change the course of history forever. A new production from WhatsOnStage award-winner Aylin Bozok (Werther, Pelléas et Mélisande).

 

COLLISION book online

Part absurdist science-fiction, part sultry cabaret, Collision is a Dada-esque piece with new cabaret and jazz influenced music. How would you spend your world’s end weekend?

 

IL LETTO book online

Told by Puccini’s wife Elvira Bonturi, Il Letto is a tale about the destructive tensions between real life and opera, heroines and muses.

 

FUN AT THE FESTIVAL book online

A real treat for opera and new writing lovers, these three little gems make for a fun-filled evening at the festival.

 

THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY book online

The multi-award-winning, five-star production returns to London. In Chicago, 1924, two college kids sign a contract in blood. Can they carry out the perfect crime?

 

Summer Jazz Weekenders with Jazz FM @ Peninsula Gardens / 12th-13th and 19th-20th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 1pm-5pm

@ Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0SQ

Free for everyone!

www.greenwichpeninsula.co.uk/whats-on/jazz-on-the-peninsula

Visit this new London jazz festival and discover top UK contemporary bands to excite and challenge your musical self. Summer Jazz Weekenders takes place in Greenwich Peninsula’s beautiful outdoor amphitheatre in Peninsula Gardens. Two bands a day for four days of music over two weekends. 🎶🎷

Summer Jazz Weekenders is in association with Jazz FM and will also feature MI-SOUL Radio DJs, live contemporary circus performances by Upswing, Ping Pong fun with Pongathon, an area of workshops, food and relaxation for families by MOTHERBRUNCH, artist workshops with Honeyscribe and street food by Craft London.

UK jazz today experiments and takes risks, drawing on an eclectic mix of musical influences from hiphop, folk, electronic music, rock, soul and music from all over the world. Experience the diversity of the modern UK jazz scene through a mixture of established and fresh musicians with a variety of musical and cultural influences.

INK @ Duke of York’s Theatre / from 9th September 2017 – 6th January 2018

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Sat 19:30
Thur and Sat 14:30

@ Duke of York’s Theatre, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4BG

Tickets: from £10, £20 and premium tickets available, book online

Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises. A young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asks the impossible and launches The Sun’s first editor’s quest: to give the people what they want. No matter the cost. 📰

Following a sell-out season at the Almeida, Ink, written by James Graham (This House) and directed by Rupert Goold (King Charles III), transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season. With a cast featuring Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster, Matilda) and Richard Coyle (The Associate, The Lover), this ruthless, red-topped new play leads with the birth of this country’s most influential newspaper.

Summer Festival @ Alexandra Place / Saturday 22nd July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12noon – 10pm

@ Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Free entry! Some activities require a paid for ticket, book online

www.summerfestival.alexandrapalace.com

One of London’s biggest free events, the flagship festival will feature live theatre, more than 25 artists and bands and over 30 different food stalls, with Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club announced today as the headline act. ☀️👪👨‍👩‍👧👨‍👨‍👧‍👧

The Summer Festival is back for its third year and has got loads of new events and activities to complement old favourites like the infamous 100m waterslide (images and video available of people hurtling down the hill in a dingy), the secret forest silent disco, outdoor cinema and Great British Pram Race, featuring some truly pimped up prams.

There’s plenty for the kids too – after a triumphant sold out Family Rave last year, Big Fish Little Fish are back with another. There’s also a funfair, graffiti workshops and much more to keep the little ones entertained.

Theatre highlights include an interactive theatre show for families by Chickenshed and comedy from Jackson’s Lane presents Lost in Translation Circus. Ahead of the opening of the Victorian Theatre next year, this emphasis on performance art is all about building excitement and drawing a brand new audience to Ally Pally.

P.L.A.N.T. @ RHS Summer Urban Gardening Show / Wednesday 12th – 13th July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12pm-9pm

@ RHS Lawrence Hall, London SW1P 2QD

www.hendricksgin.com/plant

Hendrick’s Gin requires human volunteers to take part in a genuine and most unusual scientific experiment in an attempt to make harmonious music through cucumber collaboration and cocktail consumption.

Step forward those with a strong head for science and a penchant for Hendrick’s, come visit the Perilous Laboratory for the Absorbent of Natural Teachings (P.L.A.N.T.).

At the lab, scientists have investigated how to invigorate human connection with the natural world through a series of experiments. The noble cucumber is one of the most mysterious yet delectable infusions in Hendrick’s Gin and through science, P.LA.N.T. aims to unearth the green fruit’s wondrous secrets. Are they sentient beings? What knowledge can humanoids garner from these wise vessels?

Individuals who attend P.L.A.N.T. will be greeted by Hendrick’s Laboratorians, who will lead the experiment to make music through collaborating with a set of cucumbers which are rigged up a piece of software that when triggered creates a different sound and style. The sounds are programmed and designed in such a way that when all played together – a verdant and cacophonic composition worthy only of the ears of the curious is created. If successful in making a peculiar composition, folk will be rewarded with a Hendrick’s and Tonic.

Dreamers Awake @ White Cube Bermondsey / 17th September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm

@ White Cube Bermondsey, 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ

Free entry

www.whitecube.com

A group show at White Cube Bermondsey which explores the enduring influence of Surrealism through the work of more than fifty women artists. The exhibition brings together sculpture, painting, collage, photography and drawing from the 1930s to the present day and includes work by well-known Surrealist figures as well as contemporary and emerging artists. 🚺

Woman has a powerful presence in Surrealism. She is the object of masculine desire and fantasy; a harpy, goddess or sphinx; a mystery or threat. Often, she appears decapitated, distorted, trussed up. Fearsome or fetishized, she is always the ‘other’. From today’s perspective, gender politics can seem the unlikely blind spot of a movement that declared war on patriarchal society, convention and conformity.

Nonetheless, from its earliest days female artists have been drawn to Surrealism’s emphasis on personal and artistic freedoms and to the creative potential that the exploration of the unconscious offered. By focusing on the work of women artists, ‘Dreamers Awake’ hopes to show how, through art foregrounding bodily experience, the symbolic woman of Surrealism is refigured as a creative, sentient, thinking being.

Repossessed by its owner, the fragmented, headless body of Surrealism becomes a vehicle for irony, resistance, humour and self-expression. Ranging beyond those who might identify themselves as Surrealists, the show traces the influence of the movement where artists delve into the unconscious; create alternative realities; invent fetishistic objects, such as Mona Hatoum’s Jardin Public (1993), that subvert the objectification of the female form, or, in the spirit of Claude Cahun’s iconic black and white self-portraits from the 1930s, play with gender identity as a fluid construct.

The exhibition features works by women associated with the Surrealist movement – including Eileen Agar, Leonora Carrington, Lee Miller, Dorothea Tanning and Leonor Fini – who until recently, were often characterised simply as muses, models or mistresses. Works by Francesca Woodman, Hannah Wilke, Louise Bourgeois, Rosemarie Trockel, Kiki Smith, Paloma Varga Weisz, Mona Hatoum, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas, among others, testify to the far-reaching influence of Surrealism through the intervening decades. Surrealism meets punk in the work of Linder, and infuses the separate cultural heritages of Iraqi artist Hayv Kahraman and Japanese painter Tomoko Kashiki.

Today, one hundred years since Apollinaire coined the term ‘surrealisme’, the unconscious mind is familiar territory, and the word ‘surreal’ itself debased to the point of meaninglessness. But in a world preoccupied with the politics of identity, in which the advances of previous generations must be continually defended, we see the continued – even renewed – relevance of surrealist ideas and strategies to a generation of emerging artists, including Sascha Braunig, Jordan Kasey, Loie Hollowell, Kelly Akashi, and Caitlin Keogh.

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