What To Do This Month And Next
Looking for inspiration to fill your calendar for the coming months? Whether you’re seeking live music, artistic inspiration or ideas for a day out, we’ve got the inspiration to fill your weekends.
Steve McQueen, Tate Modern, London
The Tate Modern presents the first major exhibition of Steve Mcqueen’s work since he won the Turner Prize in 1999. It features 14 major works spanning film, photography and sculpture, including his first film shot on a Super 8 camera, Exodus 1992/97, and the recent End Credits 2012–ongoing, McQueen’s homage to the African-American singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson. Spanning two decades of his career, the exhibition reveals how McQueen’s approaches to filmmaking have expanded the ways in which artists work with the medium, creating poignant portraits of time and place. Steve McQueen, Tate Modern, London
Out-Spoken, Southbank Centre, London
Each month, London’s premier evening of poetry and live music Out-Spoken brings you the best in UK poetry alongside a line-up of world-class musicians. See stars at February’s poetry and live music gathering, featuring a headline set by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, acclaimed poet Fran Lock and emerging talent Gboyega Odubanjo.
BP Portrait Award, Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Running until 22nd March, The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. This is an unmissable art highlight to add to your to-do list if you’re in Edinburgh over the next two months.
Jazz at The Crypt, London
Tucked away downstairs in crypt within a church, this Camberwell spot has been a fixture of the south London scene for almost 25 years now, and hosts its jazz nights every Friday night, with a selection of famous players and new names to enjoy.
THEM, The Redfern Gallery, London
Now showing at The Redfern Gallery, exhibition THEM examines the work of five artists who came to prominence in the early 1970s, including Duggie Fields, Andrew Logan and Derek Jarman. Curated by James Birch, it unravels an aesthetic sensibility apparent in young Londoners of the time. Bringing together more than 20 pieces dating from the late 1960s to the 1980s, the collection includes distinctive paintings, sculptures and collages.
The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s Globe, London
Shakespeare’s Globe is showcasing The Taming of The Shrew this season – and it’s not one to be missed. Accompanied by live music and song in the unique and intimate setting of the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, The Taming of the Shrew questions Man and Woman, the feminine and the masculine, whilst searching for answers in the realm of the wondrous.
Judy Watson, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
From 4th of March, Ikon presents Australian Aboriginal artist Judy Watson, as part of an international tour developed in partnership with TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Australia. Born in Mundubbera, Queensland, Watson draws inspiration from her matrilineal Waanyi heritage, using it as a foil for the archival research that informs much of her practice. The exhibition includes new paintings, videos and various sculptural pieces.
Son Little, Patterns, Brighton
Seeking out live music and gigs? Son Little is an American rhythm & blues musician and his latest album ‘aloha’ is out now – head down to Patterns in Brighton to enjoy his latest offerings. Fusing vintage and modern vibes, his new songs dip into classic soul, R&B and indie subtleties alongside his signature raspy vocals.