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Pick of the week *Divided Britain

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Divided Britain
Southwark Playhouse | 10 Dec 2016

Divided Britain explores the reasons why Brexit has divided national opinion and the circumstances for the rise in anti-immigration; and the personal stories of those affected by austerity measures and the growing wealth gap. All through the eyes and thoughts of young Brits in six short plays.

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Playaround by Luke Barnes
Queen Georgi is looking for someone to be her King. But when she unexpectedly falls in love with a commoner named Dave, it doesn’t look like it will be happily ever after.

Brit(ish) by Rose Lewenstein
Keep Calm and Carry On is so passé – in the brave new world of 2016, Britain needs a new slogan to sell itself to the world.

The Body Politic by Marcelo dos Santos
As a patient with very particular injuries lies on an operating table, a team of doctors discuss their conflicting approaches to medicine.

Meat by Jessica Sian
Desperate times lead to desperate measures for some people eager to get their latest fix.

Speak British by Kalungi Ssebandeke
It seems some British people want to get rid of all ‘foreigners’ on our shores. But who’s really more dangerous?

Central Line by Andrew Rowe

Performance 19:00
Tickets £5

Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD
020 7407 0234


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Kiki’s Delivery Service
Southwark Playhouse | 08 Dec – 08 Jan 2017

Kiki is a 13 year old witch and, as tradition dictates, it is time for her to leave home and family to make a new life for herself. Equipped with her ability to fly and accompanied by Jiji, her faithful feline companion, she sets out to find a place where she can use her powers for the greater good and that one day she might call home.

A magical tale of growing up and finding acceptance Kiki’s Delivery Service is a story for everyone aged 7 and up.

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Kiki’s Delivery Service is adapted from the bestselling and award winning book by Japanese author Eiko Kadono. The book has previously been adapted in to a live action film and most notably an award winning animation by Studio Ghibli.

Performances: 19:30 | Matinee 15:00 |Running Time 70mins approx
Tickets £20 | £16 concessions | All preview tickets £12
£64 family ticket (4 tickets: party must include at least one adult and one under-16)

Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD
020 7407 0234


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The Situation Room: Prejudice and Perception
Somerset House | 08 Dec 2016

By Fuel.

Responding to a year of seismic events, acclaimed theatre producers Fuel present The Situation Room, a space for entertainment, debate and discussion where artists, musicians and academics can engage with current issues.

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Hosted by Nic Green, visitors are invited to see short demonstrations and performances, share experiences, view installations and art as it’s created. The line-up includes Jess Thom, most well-known for Tourette’s Hero’s Backstage in Biscuitland, Chardine Taylor-Stone, drummer for Big Joanie, founder of Black Girl’s Picnic and feminist activist who made Diva Magazine’s LGBT Power List, visual artist Phoebe Davies, live scribing (illustrating the conversation as it happens) from Hawk & Mouse and conversations with academics in the field of psychology, neuroscience and sociology.

Doors 19:15 – 22:00 | Age 18+
Tickets £3.00 advance | £5.00 on the door (cash only)

Somerset House
Terrance Rooms
South Wing


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Come Rhyme With Me
Oval Playhouse | 10 Dec 2016

The UK’s most delicious spoken word event is back in London

Enjoy a night of rhyming with Dean Atta and Deanna Rodger alongside a menu of performers chosen for their wit, wisdom and ability to move you.

Delish French-Caribbean food available.

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Tickets with food: £12 | without food £8

The Oval Playhouse
52-54 Kennington
SE11 5SW
020 7582 7680


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Black Star
BFI South Bank | December 2016

A season of film, TV and special events which celebrate black screen talent.
Boomerang 11 Dec 20:20 NFT2
Top Five 12 Dec 20:50 Studio
Coast to Coast 13 Dec 18:15NFT1

Tickets from £10 | £8 concs

South Bank
London SE1 9PX

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Le Gateau Chocolat
Soho Theatre | 12 Dec – 07 Jan 2017

Walking the tightrope between his public and private personas, Le Gateau Chocolat explores relationships with our icons – the people, the moments, the books, the relationships that have come to shape us, or the ideal we aspire to.

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Expect an eclectic mix of music; pop to opera, Kate Bush, and Whitney, Elvis to Pavarotti as Le Gateau investigates his own objects of worship through the songs and music of his personal icons.

Running time 60 mins
Age 16+
Admission: 19:30
Tickets £12

Soho Theatre
21 Dean Street
Box Office 020 7478 0100


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Colours Of Africa
The Tabernacle | 13 – 17 Dec 2016

The story of Uganda’s children painted by their hands.

This was one of the first opportunities for creative self-expression for many of these children. What they created was a mesmerising collection of visual stories, told through the mediums of paint, charcoal and pastels.

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Colours Of Africa is a charity exhibition. Funds raised go to improve education in rural Uganda. All profits raised will help empower teachers in remote communities and give children the best start in life. With little access to art materials or resources.

More inform redeartheducation

Admission 09:00 – 23:00

The Tabernacle
35 Powis Square
W11 2A
020 7221 9700


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Telling Her Story
Royal Festival Hall | 13 Dec 2016

Poet Rachel Long curates an exclusive space for women of colour who want to read, write and grow creatively.

In this new series of workshops, women of colour will have their voices not only heard but celebrated, nurtured and developed. Themes across the workshop series will include; Place/Displacement – The Personal as Political
– Growing Up: Girl into Womanhood – Ekphrasis – Writing from Art.

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Dates: 13 Dec 2016, 31 Jan 2017, 28 Feb 2017, 14 March 2017
Age 18+
Admission 18:30 – 20:30
Tickets £8

Royal Festival Hall
Level 3 Function Room
Belvedere Road SE1 8XX
Tel: +44 (0)20 7960 4200


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Soho Theatre | To 17 Dec 2016

Underneath is a darkly comic, rich and vivid tale of a life lived in secret. It is a testament to the people who live on the fringes, under the nose of everyday life. It explores the surface, and what lies underneath.

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Admission: 19:30 | Running time 90 mins | Age 16+

Tickets £17.50 (£15)

Soho Theatre
21 Dean Street
Box Office 020 7478 0100


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Sleeping Beauty
Hackney Empire | To 8 Jan 2017

A spellbinding spectacular family pantomime will be packed with colourful characters, knockabout comedy, show-stopping musical routines, magic and sparkle, played out in our beautiful Victorian Theatre. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a fabulous fairy tale treat this Christmas season!

Performances: Evening and Matinee – Times Vary

Tickets: £ 36 – £10 (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone)

Hackney Empire
291 Mare St
London E8 1EJ

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Samson Kambalu
Whitechapel Gallery | To 08 January 2017

In a new work for the Project Galleries, London-based artist Samson Kambalu (b. 1975) draws inspiration from early cinema and watching films as a child in Malawi. Flickering images, appropriated footage, improvised projections, unexpected power cuts and a lively audience made every screening a joyful live event, one that also made visible the mechanics of film.

Turning the gallery into a magazine spread, Kambalu projects his black and white films of visual slapstick alongside his writings. Influenced by Situationism and psychogeography, as well as by the Gule Wamkulu rituals practiced among the Chewa people, Kambalu embraces the subversive potential of non-productive time, gift economies, and play.

Performances Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 18:00

Whitechapel Gallery
Galleries 5 & 6
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX

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TATE MODERN | To 08 January 2017

Wifredo Lam sought to portray and revive the enduring Afro-Cuban spirit and culture.

Wifredo Lam’s distinctive style shook the assumptions of Western Modernism. His unique paintings introduced the symbolism of his Cuban roots and defined a new way of painting for a post-colonial world. As he traveled in Europe and North and South America, he was a witness to twentieth-century political upheaval – including the Spanish Civil War, the evacuation of artists and intellectuals from France with the onset of World War II, and the new Cuba borne of the Revolution.

Throughout his long career, his work addressed themes of social injustice, nature, and spirituality, that challenged prevailing attitudes held by western artists about other cultures.

Tickets £14.50 FREE for Members

Tate Modern
020 7887 8888
email visiting.modern@tate.org.uk

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Malick Sidibé
Somerset House | To 15 January 2017

The eye of modern Malie.

Sidibé is celebrated for his black-and-white images chronicling the lives and culture of the Malian capital, Bamako, in the wake of the country’s independence in 1960.

At a time when the West was fretting about whether photography was even an art form, Malick Sidibé was taking pictures of young people in Bamako which contain all the issues in that debate: authenticity, imitation, control of the image. Not because he was a theorist, but because all of those issues were also central to the newly emerging country. We see teenagers doing the twist, showing off their record collections, rocking drainpipes, then flares, then pimp suits. Friends relax by a river: everyone is young and carefree. But there are questions in these images too.

Doors 10:00 – 18:00
Entry Free

Somerset House
Terrance Rooms
South Wing

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whats on @National Theatre | To 10 Jan 2017

Strangers. Forced together. No space is personal.

In the run up to Christmas, three families are placed into cramped temporary accommodation. A middle-aged man and his elderly mum, a young family with a baby on the way, a newly arrived woman from Sudan.

Performances 19:30 & 14:30

Tickets Mon – Thu £35 – £15 | Fri & Sat evening £40 – £18
Ways to save: Previews 6 – 12 December £30 – £15

Dorfman Theatre
The National Theatre
Upper Ground
South Bank
London SE1 9PX

Bedlam: The Asylum

whats on @Welcome Collection | To 15 Jan 2017

Asylums are a thing of the past in Britain, whether they helped the patients is debatable.

Named after the South London Royal Bethlem Hospital, Bedlam a new exhibition at the Wellcome looks at the tensions between biomedical and psychosocial therapy for mental illness, the imperative to protect patients, and how integration benefits patients and the public.

Doors: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 Sunday 11:00
Entry Free

Welcome Collection
83 Euston Road
020 7611 2222

South Africa – The Art Of A Nation

whatson @ British Museum | To 26 Feb 2017

See the history of a nation from a new perspective

From some of the earliest examples of human creativity to cutting-edge contemporary works, discover the fascinating history of South Africa through art.

In this exhibition, a diverse range of art from across the ages tells a story that stretches back 100,000 years. From rock art made by the country’s earliest peoples to works by South African artists at the forefront of contemporary art, the exhibition features beautiful and important objects, which illustrate South Africa’s rich history.

The exhibition features a selection of significant objects, including some of the world’s oldest art objects and striking contemporary pieces responding to the country’s recent past. See the history of a nation from a new perspective and celebrate the artistic accomplishments of the many peoples that have contributed to the story of South Africa.

Admission 10:00 – 17:30
Tickets £12.00 | Members/under 16s free | Booking fee: £1.00 per ticket

Great Russell St
Ticket booking: +44 (0)20 7323 8181


Guerrilla Girls: Is it even worse in Europe?
whatson @Whitechapel Gallery | To 05 March 2017


Do women have to be naked to get into a Museum?

The Guerrilla Girls are probably the art world’s most creative complainers. For over 30 years they have been successfully showing the hypocrisy of American galleries and museums. Now they are turning their attention to Europe.

Guerrilla Girls: Is it even worse in Europe? explores diversity in European art organisations. It presents responses to questionnaires sent to 383 directors about their exhibitions programme and collections. The questions were formulated to critically look at the narratives that are produced by cultural institutions.

Curator’s Tour Thu 8 Dec, 6:30pm | Free

Admission 10:00 – 18:00

Whitechapel Gallery
Gallery 4
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX

Dream Girls
Savoy Theatre | To 11 March 2017

Inspired by R&B music acts in 1960s America and loosely based on Diana Ross and The Supremes, Dreamgirls transports you to a revolutionary time in American music history. Dreamgirls charts the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called ‘The Dreams’. They learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous.
Featuring the classic songs.

Tickets from £15 plus £3 booking fee

Savoy Theatre
Savoy Court
Strand WC2R 0ET


Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Royal Observatory | To 25 June 2017

Come and be inspired by the annual free exhibition of stunning space photography

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually showcasing spectacular images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.

For a taste of past exhibits and a preview of this year’s contestants click on the link

Opening hours: Daily 10am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Blackheath Avenue
SE10 8XJ

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What’s on Wildlife Photographer of the Year*
Natural History Museum | To 10 Sept 2017

From intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes, see how photographers’ passion for the natural world produces startling images. Visit the exhibition to see 100 exceptional images, revealing the astonishing diversity of life on our planet.

Admission 10:00 -17:50
Tickets Adults from £10.50 | Child & concs from £6.50 | Family from £27.00

The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road


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