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Thursday, 12 March 2009

Pick of the week 13.03.09

Here we go with this week's pick!
I have not much more to say today.It's again Friday the 13th but I hope your're still all fine! My pick for the next week is - SPRING!

Event - Chosen by Sam and others
St Patrick's Day in London
The Pope may have brought St Patrick's day forward to Saturday 15 March to avoid Holy Week but that just means a longer period of revelry. Here's our guide to the best Paddy parties in town
Join the capital’s expats have already begun celebrating their culture in a festival that culminates this Sunday with London’s traditional parade. Celtic events you can still catch this week include a performance by the London Irish Symphony Orchestra which, uniquely, plays only classical music of Irish origin (Thur at City Hall); Tom O’Brien’s play ‘Money from America’ (until Mar 20 at the Broadway Theatre); and the Irish Film Festival (Thur-Sun, various venues including the Tricycle Cinema, Barbican and London Irish Centre). For more info see website!

Night out - Chosen by Joanne
SUPPER CLUB Sat 21st March, 7pm £7
AT the Basement, Brighton

The Basement's Supported Artists present a night of art chaos. See music, film art, performance art, installation art, visial art, invisible art, shit art, good art, explosive art...expect to indulge yourself in a frenzy of art intoxication, expect to pay, expect it all and possibly nothing at all.

Website - Chosen by Holy

At PixelPress our intent is to encourage documentary photographers, writers, filmmakers, artists, human rights workers and students to explore the world in ways that take advantage of the new possibilities provided by digital media. We seek a new paradigm of journalism, one that encourages an active dialogue between the author and reader and, also, the subject.

Comic - Chosen by Lisa
Graphic Novel: The Watchmen
Big fans of the comic have insisted that the new film does it absolutely no justice at all. Read it, don't watch it. (It always seems to be the way, doesn't it, that the book is far better than the film...)

Exhibition - Chosen by Jennifer
A Picture of You?
Identity in Contemporary British Art
Graves Gallery Sheffield
18 Feb - 2 May 2009
A Picture of You? is the first in a series of exhibitions at Museums Sheffield devoted to the exploration of identity and nationality through British art. Over the next four years, Museums Sheffield will turn the spotlight on the British nation as a whole, in order to ask what its historic and contemporary art reveals about the people who live in it.

Film festival - Chosen by Violeta
15th London Australian Film Festival
The London Australian Film Festival takes place
this year from Thu 12 to Sun 22 Mar

To celebrate this landmark expect a bumper selection of new features, shorts and docs from down under, alongside a host of special events. Tickets for this year's festival are now on sale.
Highlights this year include the powerful coming-of-age drama and must see for all surfing enthusiasts Newcastle, the compelling psychological drama Ten Empty with a Q&A with writer/director Anthony Hayes, plus Black Balloon starring the fabulous Toni Collette.
Just announced – Dickie Beau the renowned performer and drag fabulist will be showcasing his latest work at a special performance prior to a screening of The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. Feel free to dress up for this event – a prize awaits the most dazzling Diva!

Festival - Chosen by Sam
SPILL - Festival of Performance
2-16 April
Various Locations
London's premiere festival of performance, live art and experimental theatre.
Built on the ethos that only the best will do SPILL is packed full of exciting international events, all aimed at serving you the finest in contemporary experimental arts. Launched in 2007 the SPILL Festival has rapidly established itself worldwide as one of the UK’s most exciting festivals of new and experimental work. Pacitti Company proudly presents to you SPILL 2009 – the second edition.

Book - Chosen by Marion
The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
Born in a village in heartland India, the son of a rickshaw puller, Balram is taken out of school by his family and put to work in a teashop. As he crushes coals and wipes tables, he nurses a dream of escape - of breaking away from the banks of Mother Ganga, into whose depths have seeped the remains of a hundred generations.

The White Tiger is a tale of two Indias. Balram’s journey from darkness of village life to the light of entrepreneurial success is utterly amoral, brilliantly irreverent, deeply endearing and altogether unforgettable.

Call out - Chosen by Sam
Labofii call out for C.R.A.S.H: A postcapitalist A to Z
C.R.A.S.H - A Postcapitalist A to Z brings permaculturists and activists, artists and young precarious/unemployed workers together to share skills for resistance and self-resilience in a time of economic and ecological collapse. Taking place in June 2009, C.R.A.S.H will involve a fortnight long course merging art activism and permaculture, a series of commissioned street interventions and performances exploring alternatives to a life dictated by markets. Comissioned by Artsadmin through the 2020 Network
To Download more information and an application go to their website. You can apply for both the course and the commissions Deadline for applications is Friday April 3rd

Exhibition - Chosen by Marion
John Gay: England Observed
Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, London NW3 7JR
Until 29th March
Retrospective exhibition of the work of a photographer who was born in Germany and lived in Highgate from 1935 until his death in 1999. He was noted for pictures of everyday English people, buildings, animals and landscapes.

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