Round up of this week’s ‘must do’ arts, exhibitions, and events.
Eleven Women Facing War
IWM London | Until 24 April 2016
The first UK display of Eleven Women Facing War, an exhibition of photographs and film by award-winning British photographer Nick Danziger. It records the stories of eleven women in different conflict zones from 2001 to 2011.
The stories are of women from Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Colombia, the Balkans, Israel and the Palestinian territories. Nick first photographed these women for an International Committee of the Red Cross study in 2001. Ten years later, he set out to find each one and learn what had become of their lives.
10am – 6pm every day
IWM Lambeth Road
London SE1 6HZ
Tel 020 7416 5000
In Celebration of My Sisters ****CANCELLED****
with acclaimed author Terry McMillian
Auction Hse Luton | 04 March 2016
Fairfield Halls Croydon | 05-06 March 2016
New York Times best-selling author Terry McMillan will read and be part of a question and answer session. British comedian Angie La Mar is also part of the 20th Anniversary of In Celebration of My Sisters. There is a host of other entertainers. A night not to be missed.
04 March 2016 Luton ****CANCELLED****
Tickets from £18 online
Luton LU2 0AH
Real News Comedy Show
The Performers House |02 March 2016
Pulling no punches, it’s Question Time with a team of razor-sharp comics reviewing the big stories of the week. Witty banter crosses swords with cutting comments. Is no subject safe! Kayleigh Lewis, Ola, and others hosted by Rudi Lickwood.
Tickets £5 available online
The Performers House
123 Green Lanes
Haringey N16 9DA
By Joe Penhall
Young Vic | 12 May – 05 July
The lunatics are running the asylum in Joe Penhall’s 2000 play, which is set in a psychiatric hospital where Christopher, a young black man, has been detained for one month after behaving oddly in a West London market. Tomorrow he must either be sent home to his White City flat or be resectioned. Christopher wants out! The problem is he still thinks oranges are blue.
His doctor convinced he needs help, wants to Section him. The senior consultant thinks it’s all a question of culture: at home in Shepherd’s Bush Christopher will be amongst ‘people who think just like him’. And besides, it costs taxpayer money to keep Christopher in care.
Race, ethics, sanity and prejudice collide in Joe Penhall’s exquisitely sharp ‘state of the nation’ classic.
12 May – 18 Jun
Previews: (12-18 May)limited tickets £10, £20
Tickets: £10, £20, £29, £35
The Old Vic
66 The Cut Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ
020 7922 2922
by Debbie Tucker Green
Young Viv | 16 – 26 Nov
Sex, money and power. For some women, financial freedom comes at a painful price.
Worlds collide at an idyllic Caribbean resort as three very different women unravel the lies that bind them together in the name of fair trade.
This darkly humorous play by Debbie Tucker Green looks at the costs of sex. Bryony Shanahan, winner of a 2016 Genesis Future Directors Award, direct’s the play.
16 – 26 Nov
Tickets £10, £15
The Old Vic
66 The Cut Waterloo,
London SE1 8LZ
020 7922 2922
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