ARTS & CULTURE

Things to do this weekend

ARTS & CULTURE

Things to do this weekend

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
  • STAY OUT LATE

    Concrete Lates are the Southbank Centre's answer to similar arts-institution-cum-club nights out. It centres women in its line-up of electronic-music talent, and takes place in and around the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth Hall, which has re-opened this month after two years of refurbishment. This month, the Andreas Gursky-inspired night is on at the Hayward Gallery in collaboration with Boiler Room. The event is open from 10pm onwards on April 13, and £20 tickets give guests access to both the Andreas Gursky exhibition and the Concrete Late itself. For more information, click here.

  • Photo: Signifyin' Works and Frameline Distribution


    see some contemporary art

    It's the 38th year of EVA International – Ireland's Biennial Of Contemporary Art – on April 14-July 8, which means you have plenty of time to check out the works of some of the world's most exciting artists. The event itself will be spread across Limerick city and at IMMA in Dublin. If you're itching to see art that challenges the staus quo, including Locky Morris’s 1992 Comm, an installation of private messages between Republican prisoners, and Marlon T Riggs’ Tongues Untied film, which looks at language in black America's gay community, get yourself down there. For tickets and more information, click here.

  • SUPPORT WOMEN IN THE ARTS

    Moving Lines, a collective dedicated to celebrating the vast array of cultures in London, is putting on its first event of the year – A Celebration Of Women In The Arts. The event will take place at IMECE in Islington on April 14, which supports and empowers Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee women. As well as panel discussions, poetry and jazz performances, the event promises DJ sets, art exhibitions and food. For more information and tickets, click here.

  • SEE THE BEST IN FLATPACK FILM 

    Birmingham's Flatpack Film Festival is as dynamic as its tagline – film, and then some – suggests. Taking place across a number of venues in the Midlands city, it's packed with vintage screenings of films like Barbarella – which they have called a "fun... reminder of why feminism needed to happen" – and live performances from the likes of RoguePlay Theatre. The festival runs from April 13–22. For more information, click here.

  • BOOK NOW FOR LATER

    Justin Robertson wears a lot of hats. This time, the DJ, musician, writer, artist and broadcaster will be showcasing his art through his It's Alive exhibition launch at The Book Club – an evening centred around the idea of the machine mind and the ways in which we "outsource parcels of our consciousness into books, music, inventions or devices". Join Robertson on April 26 for this free event on Leonard Street in London. For more information, click here.

  • BOOK NOW FOR LATER

    The Women's Prize For Fiction at Baileys Book Bar is back in a few weeks. Over the course of five days, the annual pop-up will champion some of the industry's best writers, as well as those shortlisted for the prize itself, through an unmissable line-up of events from April 23-27 at Waterstones on Gower Street in London. Whether you're enticed by lunchtime readings hosted by Kate Mosse, or celebrating Emily Bronte's bicentinary, you'll be glad you went down. For more information, click here.

  • SEE YOUR FAVOURITE ARTISTS' FORMER HAUNTS

    Ever wanted to have your tea with a spot of hard rock? Then, say no more. K-West Hotel & Spa and Rock Cab Tours have collaborated to bring you a two-hour tour of London's best rock royalty hotspots, including Freddie Mercury's former home, followed by afternoon tea for four people. Tickets are £53 each for the day. For more information, click here.

  • TREAT YOURSELF TO A CABARET

    As soon as we get a decent run of warm weather, there'll undoubtedly be gin, gin and more gin. But, until then, Mother's Ruin, a cabaret from two of Australia's emerging cabaret stars, can provide you with your gin and musical-theatre fix. They're performing everywhere, from Bath Comedy Festival to The Riverfront in Newport, Wales, this month, so grab your tickets for the 60-minute show for a chance to see the pop-song laden show in a town near you. For more information click here.

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