ARTS & CULTURE

Things to do this weekend 13/10

ARTS & CULTURE

Things to do this weekend 13/10

What's on and where to go this weekend

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By Kuba Shand-Baptiste on

What's on and where to go this weekend

By Kuba Shand-Baptiste on
  • Raise awareness

    There’s a mini festival dedicated to raising awareness about recent natural disasters in Sierra Leone this Saturday, thanks to The Salon Collective. In addition to stellar performances from the likes of poet Siana Bangura, photography from Adama Jalloh and a Krio language taster from Mamusu Kallon, the event will raise money for victims of devastating floods and mudslides in Sierra Leone in August. Head down to Bethnal Green’s Common House from 1pm. Tickets here.

  • Explore sound from a different perspective

    Sounds Like Her, an anti-patriarchal, anti-Eurocentric sound-art exhibition, is on track to be one of the most groundbreaking and inclusive women-led events this month. Expect works dedicated to disrupting our understanding of sound from deaf artist Christine Sun Kim; an installation from artist Sonia Boyce; performances by black female singers in the UK; and an immersive sound piece on the perceived "woman’s voice’" from Ain Bailey. The exhibition runs from October 14-January 3 at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham. Get tickets here

  • See India On Paper

    See India through the eyes of artist Howard Hodgkin at the Howard Hodgkin: India On Paper exhibition Bath’s Victoria Art Gallery. A frequenter of India since 1964, Hodgkin’s Mumbai-inspired paintings capture the vibrancy of Indian landscapes, with works ranging from the 70s until the present day (he produced works for this exhibition prior to his death in March this year). The exhibition opens this Saturday. For more information at tickets, click here.

  • Discover Every BRILLIANT Thing

    Every Brilliant Thing, a play about depression by Duncan Macmillan and directed by George Perrin, was originally meant to be performed twice. Since its first tour in 2014, it’s gone everywhere, from New York to South Korea. The one-man show follows a narrator’s lifelong experience with having a mother with suicidal depression, taking the audience on a journey through his list of things he believes will help her to reconnect with the joys in life. This is the show’s first big London run, with shows running at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, London until October 28. Buy tickets here.

  • Celebrate activism of the past and present

    Just one of many exciting events dedicated to Black History Month, Freedom – a four-screen film installation about Martin Luther King’s visit to Newcastle University half a decade ago – looks at the ways in which political and social activism of past has shaped our approaches to injustices of the present day. Centering the “fierce urgency of now”, Ian McDonald and Geetha Jayaraman’s film will be screened at the Great North Museum in Newcastle until December 1, 2017. For more times for this free event, click here.

  • Rub shoulders with literary greats

    Visiting Cliveden House could almost be an event in itself. The building is gorgeous (as well as being home to a few political scandals). But this weekend, it’s home to the inaugural Cliveden House Literary Festival. Similarly impressive to the stately home itself, the list of speakers include former New Yorker and Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown, Ian McEwan and Victoria creator Daisy Goodwin. Click here for more information about the two-day event, which runs from October 14-15.

  • book now for later

    Cambridge’s annual festival of ideas has come around again, with events spanning from lectures on the post-truth era to interactive games. Between having an outdoor adventure with the kids (check out Fantastical Cambridgeshire for that) and learning about Cambridge University’s forgotten black student community (among other events), you’ll definitely find something that’s up your street. The Cambridge Festival of Ideas runs from October 16-29. More information here.

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