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Arts Exhibitions Events – Stand UP Be Counted Part 6

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Round up of this week’s ‘must do’ arts, exhibitions, and events.

Funmbi Omotayo: Legal Immigrant
Soho Theatre | Fri 1 & Sat 2 April 2016
It’s 1990, 10-year-old Funmbi leaves London for Lagos. In his new home of Nigeria the local kids find his British accent hilarious. He misses his friends back home, watching football and all the latest gossip on Kylie and Jason from Neighbours. Delivered in his trademark calm and charismatic style, Funmbi takes us through the next six years until he moves back to Hackney and becomes a fish out of water all over again.
Winner: Amused Moose Laugh Off
Winner: Leicester Square New Act of The Year
Winner: The Best Newcomer At The Black Entertainment Comedy Awards

Performances 9.15pm
Tickets £12.50 (£10)
Running Time: 60 mins
Age Recommendation: 14+
Soho Theatre – Soho Upstairs
21 Dean Street
London W1D 3NE
Box Office 020 7478 0100

Stand UP Be Counted Part 6
Anerley Downhill | Saturday 9 April 2016
Croydon Supplementary Art Education Project, Inspirational Enterprises
and the Black Father support group bring you Part 6.
An Afternoon of illumination with Robin Walker and others. Followed by an evening of entertainment. Part 6 includes a fundraising fashion show as well as music and dance. There will be an award ceremony for projects at home and abroad. All in good cause – Stand Up – Be Counted.Doors 14:30 Educational Programme
Doore 18:30 Dance, Fashion show and project updates
Tickets – 020 8686 7865 or 07495 605 522
Anerley Townhall,
Anerley Road,
Anerley SE20 8BD

The Passion Of Lady Vendredi
Soho Theatre | 12 – 30 April 2016
Imagine Grace Jones in a live futuristic blaxploitation movie where she has nothing to lose but her soul! Cult music icon Lady Vendredi is a mythopoetic superheroine and Vodou priestess popstar from another dimension. With an international cast and her band The Vendettas, join her on a time travelling uninhibited mythic journey and quest for revenge.

This viciously beautiful and exuberant immersive music theatre production lets you gaze into the open wound of the world, where a live original soundtrack of pulsating synthetic rhythms and dirty bass drive the tensions between freedom and control, personal gods and demons, censorship and intimacy.

Leave your ideologies at the door and enter an all- encompassing and experiential world of palpable sensuality, staggering insight and intriguing myth-making.

Featuring tracks from the new Lady Vendredi EP, which has been supported by Floating Points, Emanative, Four Tet and Gilles Peterson, to be launched simultaneously alongside the show.
Performances 7.15pm
Tickets £10 – £17.50
Running Time: 75 mins
Age Recommendation: 18+
Contains partial nudity and scenes of a sexual nature
Soho Theatre – Soho Downstairs
21 Dean Street
London W1D 3NE
Box Office 020 7478 0100

Death on the Nile: Uncovering the afterlife of ancient Egypt
The Fitzwilliam Museum | 23 February – 22 May 2016

The first major exhibition for the Fitzwilliam’s 2016 bicentenary celebrations goes beyond the images of mummies, pharaohs and mystery often associated with ancient Egypt. It shows how coffin design developed over 4,000 years, reflecting significant changes both in the status of affluent ancient Egyptians and in the gods that were important to them.

Discover how these remarkable objects were constructed and what this information can reveal about the craftsmen who made coffins and the clients who commissioned and bought them. A ‘live’ conservation area in the exhibition will provide visitors with a unique insight into the science used to examine the objects on display.

Entry Free
23 February – 22 May 2016
Galleries 12 & 13
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street,
Cambridge CB2 1RB
Tel: 01223 332900

Red Africa
4 Feb — 3 Apr 2016

A season on the legacy of cultural relationships between Africa, the Soviet Union and related countries during the Cold War.

Red Africa is comprised of an exhibition, film, talks and events exploring the legacy of the cultural relationships between Africa, the Soviet Union and related countries that flourished during the Cold War.

The season will present historical and contemporary responses to the geopolitical and cultural connections of African nations to the Soviet Union and related countries.
Links were forged particularly during the second half of the twentieth century, as post-colonial power struggles drew support from the East and the West. The Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Cuba and East Germany all offered aid to national governments such as those of Mozambique and Angola, as well as providing educational scholarships as a means of wielding soft power.

The historical ties between these nations find expression across the 20th and 21st centuries: from early Soviet utopian visions of interracial collaboration; through the height of the Cold War when soft power was used to influence independence struggles; to the ongoing stories of African independence and liberation. The season will seek to uncover and explore some of these links.

Red Africa on The Calvert Journal: As part of the broader Red Africa season, The Calvert Journal presents a special series of reports, essays and photo stories which expand on some the themes and artistic projects included in the Things Fall Apart exhibition.

Tickets prices subject to event.
Wed — Sun, 12pm-6pm
22 Calvert Avenue
London E2 7JP
020 7613 2141

African Worlds
Horniman Museum and Park Trust
Permanent Exhibition

The exhibition brings together a rich mixture of sculpture and decorative arts. It is a co-curated exhibition which includes many voices; elders, maskers, drummers, diviners, artists and exiles as well as curators and anthropologists.

The exhibition displays objects from across the continent of Africa. It also exhibits artefacts from other countries including Brazil and Trinidad whose cultures were strongly influenced by Africa.

Ticket and Event
Horniman Museum and Park Trust
100 London Road
Forest Hill
London SE23 3PQ
020 8699 1872

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