ARTS & CULTURE

Things to do this weekend 17/11

ARTS & CULTURE

Things to do this weekend 17/11

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
  • SEE A SHORT FILM

    The Imperial War Museum is putting on a Short Film Festival as part of its Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 exhibition this weekend, and aside from the fact that it's free, it looks fascinating. Find films on everything from the conflict in Syria to suffragette surgeons in World War One. For more information on screening times, click here.

  • Photo: Matthew Andrews
     

    WATCH THE CITY LIGHT UP

    Artichoke, the arts charity behind last year's thames recreation of the Great Fire of London, are back with Lumiere – the UK's largest light festival. Its first point of call is the city of Durham from 16-19 November, where light installations will illuminate the city. Tickets are free, for more information click here.

  • REVISIT A CLASSIC BALLET

    We all love a good Christmas production, so why not make it a classic this year? The English National Ballet's (ENB) run of family favourite, the Nutcracker, begins on November 29-January 6 2018 and will be showing at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton and the London Coliseum. Click here for a list of other productions from the ENB, including MacMillian's Song Of The Earth and Romeo And Juliet. 

  • Photo: Jacqueline Donachie

     

    Explore identity

    Award-winning artist Jacqueline Donachie knows a thing or two about encouraging introspection – her latest exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh is all about coaxing viewers to explore identity. From her famous, interactive installation, the Advice Bar (it does what it says on the tin), to visually arresting sculptures, this exhibition is a must-see. Click here for more information. 

  • Photo: Selfridges

     

    GO TO A DRAG PANTO

    Drag collective Sink The Pink are bringing the East End pub charm to Selfridges in this panto-esque, booze-fuelled production. It'll be a "right royal knees up" every evening from Wednesday-Friday (and aSaturday matinee) until December 23. Get your tickets here

  • Photo: Kenny Mathieson
     

    SEE INSIDE PUSSY RIOT

    Inside Pussy Riot – the immersive exhibition from Pussy Riot founder, Nadya Tolokonnikova, is "not for the faint hearted", according to the Saatchi Gallery. It's been described as an exercise in standing up for one's rights, questioning authority and gaining insight into Tolokonnikova's experience with taking on the Russian establishment. It opened on November 15 and runs until December 24. For tickets (which start at £21.50) and more information, click here

  • Illustration: Catherine Morton-Abuah

     

    BOOK NOW FOR LATER

    Hate the staleness of the average club, but love to dance? gal-dem, the online and print mag collective comprised entirely of women of colour, is putting on another edition of Sugar, its regular event featuring DJ sets from femme collective BBZ, Born n Bred and gal-dem residents. It's being held at The Yard in Hackney Wick on November 28 from 10pm, and tickets start at £5.98. Click here to get your hands on some.

  • BOOK NOW FOR LATER

    It's easy to see why the Magic Lantern Festival is fast-becoming a holiday season staple. It's back from November 24-January 1 in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Yorkshire and Scotland. Honestly, if you haven't seen a nativity scene made entirely of individually crafted lanterns, you haven't lived. Tickets start from around £11. For more information, click here. 

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