'Win for Valentines' by David Shand, image courtesy of Print Club London

10 Ways to Get Some Culture This April

Written by: Violet Myers

It’s nine o clock on a Friday and you’re parked on the sofa, Dorito in hand, farting into your Spiderman onesie. Haven’t you already seen this episode of ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’? Remind me again why you spend 70% of your earnings on rent so you can stay in? This is London baby and conceptual artists are the cities greatest pests, third only to rats and people mispronouncing the word Southwark. The place is crawling with culture and it’s yours for the taking. Telly off, bra on, it’s time to get civilised.

‘Hung up Ripped Off’ @ Atom Gallery

Atom Gallery, 77 Stroud Green Road, N4 3EG
Until the April 2nd

David Shand presents a small selection of his ‘Hung up Ripped off’ series inspired by the decaying billboards of tube stations. The images are striking, colourful and raw. (FREE)

‘A Public Resource’ @ Cubitt Art Gallery
Cubitt Gallery, 8 Angel Mews, N1 9HH
April 2nd, 2:00 – 6pm

Cubitt Art Gallery presents a day of discussion, with topics ranging from black activism, feminism, social housing and gentrification. Each talk lasts 50 minutes, or clear your Saturday and prepare for a whole day of knowledge. (FREE)

‘Couple in a Hole’ @ ArtHouse
 Crouch End
ArtHouse Crouch End, 159A Tottenham Lane, N8 9BT

April 8th, 6pm

A one off showing of Belgian born filmmaker Tom Geen’s dark thriller about a middle aged couple who, after renouncing civilisation, move into a cave in the middle of the woods. Mondays, am I right?! (£11)

'Around the World' Mark Powell, image courtesy of The Hang Up Gallery

‘Rear Window’ @ The Screen on the Green
The Screen on the Green, 83 Upper St, N1 0NU
April 9th, 11pm

Enjoy one of Hitchcock’s classics at one of Screen on the Green’s popular late night showings. Featuring a new cocktail menu inspired by the film’s New York setting. (£10)


‘Anthropology’ @ Hang-Up Gallery
Hang-Up Gallery, 81 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8AD
Until April 10th

Mark Powell returns to Hang-Up Gallery to present an exclusive collection of his beautifully intricate ink and biro drawings. (FREE)

‘Smoke and Mirrors’ @ Jacksons Lane
Jacksons Lane, 269a Archway Road, N6 5AA
April 19th – 23rd, 8pm

Acrobatic duo The Ricochet Project treat their audience to a night of mesmerising contemporary circus, aerial, dance and trapeze. This is one circus not to treat the kids to as the performance features adult themes and lots and lots of bare boobies. (£14.95)

‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ @ Union Chapel
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 2UN
April 28th, 7pm

An all female music night that campaigns to put a global end to FGM worldwide. The event is to raise awareness and funds for FGM charity Orchid. (£10)

Scene from 'King of Ubu', image courtesy of Camden Art's Centre

‘Rikuzentakata’ @ Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, N1C 4AA
Until April 20th

Featuring the work of emerging artistic duo Natsumi Seo & Haruka Komori and high profile Japanese photographer Naoya Hatakeyama, the photography exhibition explores the area of Rikuzentakata, the town that was swept away in the 2012 Tsunami. (FREE)

Franciszka & Stefan Themerson Books Camera, Ubu @ Camden Arts Centre

Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, NW3 6DG
All throughout April

In an exhibition exploring the Polish experimental filmmakers’ film practise, their use of puppetry, stage design and comic strips. A celebration of the duo’s extremely inventive and original careers. (FREE)

'The Privilege', image courtesy of The Camden People's Theatre

‘The Privileged’ @ Camden People’s Theatre
Camden People’s Theatre 58-60 Hampstead Rd, Kings Cross,  NW1 2PY
April 12th – 16th, 9pm

A playful, solo participatory performance event that explores race, community and identity. The event includes an after performance discussion and male nudity, wahey! (£12)

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