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Friday, 4 September 2009

Pick of the Week - 04/09/09

Summer is ending and exciting things to do seem to be waning... if you're a student then your free time is rapidly running out as term approaches... but will we let that stop us going out there and having some fun and culture? NO! Let's see what our bloggers have recommended this week...

Exhibition - Chosen by Lisa
Jeff Koons: Popeye Series, Until 13th September
I do seem to have a tendency to recommend the less sophisticated or mature picks of the weeks. I only discovered that this was on recently and am quite surprised my natural attraction to the nostalgic hadn't led me to Hyde Park earlier. Koons explores the cartoon's reaction to the hardships of the Great Depression, reinventing the iconic imagery by mixing it in with his own signature style.

Book - Chosen by Joanne
The Audacity of Hype: Bewilderment, Sleaze and other tales of the 21st Century, by Armando Iannucci
I will definitely read this book, I am a bit of a fan of Iannucci and if the fantastic Armando Iannucci Show, The Thick of It, The Day to Day Today, In the Loop are anything to go by then this should be right to the point and on the money at ripping the sheer piss out of the media, politics and modern society!
And he is Scottish, I love Scottish people!

Performance - Chosen by Rosalie
Stationary Excess
Shunt Lounge
Wednesday 2nd September – Saturday 5th September
Entry to Shunt is: £5 Weds and Thurs; £10 Fri and Sat
Shunt Lounge, Joiner Street, London Bridge (Station).
Stationary Excess is new piece by new international theatre collective Made In China. The performance involves one woman, one exercise bike, lots of biscuits and a bottle of champagne, exploring themes of human solitude.

Exhibition - Chosen by Holly
The Institute of Education 'Art and Design in Education' MA dissertation exhibition
Open Tuesday 8th September - Thursday 10th of September 10-5pm
Private View Monday the 7th September 6-8pm
Come and see the fruits of our labour after an intense summer and join me in the celebration of getting my life back!

Exhibition - Chosen by Holly
Last chance to see Richard Long at Tate Britain - closes this Sunday 6th September - open late tonight - Friday the 4th.
'featuring over 80 works, Heaven and Earth includes sculptures, large-scale mud wall works, and new photographic and text works documenting walks around the world, plus a big selection of the artists' books, postcards and other printed matter.'

Play - Chosen by Carly
Fathers Inside
Soho Theatre, 8pm
Until 12th September
Seven young fathers in a Young Offenders Institution face up to their relationships with their children and their own fathers in a prison eduction programme that reveals their vulnerabilities, their hopes, their dreams and their self deceptions. Written by Philip Osment and directed by Jim Pope this is one of the exciting composite parts of the NYT season at the Soho Theatre. A high energy and raw piece of theatre, this will leave you electrified and massively impressed with the level of talent in the young cast.

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