Next week the Unrestricted View Film Festival is back for it’s second year. Find the very best in indie cinema and filmmaking at The Hen and Chickens, Islington from the 24th - 30th April 2017. Unrestricted View became the resident theatre company at The Hen and Chickens back in 1999, dedicating themselves to giving up-and-coming theatre companies, writers, actors and comedians a platform to showcase their talents.
Sapphire, a 1959 British crime drama, was filmed on the streets of Tufnell Park. The BAFTA winning film highlights racism in London towards immigrants from the West Indies and although dated in style, was ahead of it's time in topic and deemed a progressive movie for 1959.
The National Youth Theatre are currently touring 50 plays in a day across the UK. to celebrate 50 years of the NYT commissioning new work for young people. The locations of all 50 plays have been kept top secret and only released this morning. One particular play will be performed at our very own MoseyHome on Stroud Green Road TONIGHT. We are giving away one guest list ticket via our Facebook and Twitter so get in touch and keep your eyes peeled for a shiny ticket confirmation. All shows will be streamed online live should you miss out
It’s Friday evening on a council estate in Dalston when Gideon (Coen), a young, middle class Jewish man from the other side of town is attacked and left wounded on the doorstep of permanent resident and ex Nurse Gina who insists on cleaning him up at her flat. As dusk falls and Sabbath begins Gideon is stranded - much to Gina’s pleasure - and a long night (90 minutes worth) of dramedy unravels. Writer Stewart Permutt questions multiculturalism, class divide and mental illness in this unusual black comedy.
You might recognise Lucy Carless from the award winning TV series Humans where she played the computer hacking genius daughter, Mattie. Her role as Ruby in a new play coming to the Old Red Lion Theatre, is equally as complex.
If you do one thing this weekend make sure you step into artist Do Ho Suh’s story of his life. Passage/s at Victoria Miro Gallery is an interactive art experience that explores the powerful concept of journey. “I see life as a passageway, with no fixed beginning or destination,” says Suh. Make your way through the maze of his multi-coloured 3D homes made from thin translucent fabric and you’ll gain an insight into the different places Suh has lived and worked throughout his lifetime.
At 5pm today, independent cinema, The Lexi in Kensal Rise will end their Kickstarter campaign for their very own readograph / marquee. They want to be able to speak to us, send us funny statements and also give us the opportunity to write our own for special occasions: a birthday message, a wedding proposal, you name it. I’d like to to use it to ask my friend to check if I’ve left my straighteners on right now.
Girl power at its best: Erotic and empowering show depicting the human figure in all its glory. It’s the lead up to international women’s day and what better reason to celebrate all things girl power than to see the first UK solo show of Tschabalala Self; a fantastic female artist who is pushing figurative painting forward in a diverse way. Self is a 26 year old New Yorker whose subjects consist largely of young black females (like her) presented as distorted yet hypnotically beautiful shapes.
In collaboration with the Independent Cinema Office (ICO), Black History Studies presents 'Black Britain on Film’, a new series of archive film programmes. Available to the British public for the first time, we can now catch extraordinary footage from film archives across the UK.
The award winning designer and graphic artist, Dan Fern, works with print, mountains and Brian Eno from his home studio in Muswell Hill. As a designer Dan has taken on commissions from the Royal Mail and the London Underground, to a poster commemorating the 100th anniversary of Toulouse Latrec for the Centre Pompidou.
Furtherfield Gallery are opening their exhibition Picturing Finsbury Park. The show is a collaboration between research artist Katherine Stansfeld and us! The locals and communities of our very own Finsbury Park. Through video, photography and mapping, Stansfeld questions what the area means for different people: an exploration of what place and difference mean in the context of a neighbourhood in contemporary London, a global city.
Guess who’s back? Only an iconic music venue who played host to the likes of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Mogwai and Radiohead, that’s who. Holding a long and rich history within London’s live music and nightlife scene, the Islington venue has finally been given a new lease of life.
Oh look! Superman and Superwoman are on their way back from the supermarket, Kate Moss has done her shopping at Superdrug and Laurel and Hardy have got 50 likes on Instagram! But alas, no money. Welcome to 2017 guys! And welcome to the warped iconic world of rising star, painter Zoe Moss
"Is this the end, my beautiful friend?" We were invited to award winning writer and director, Martin Murphy’s play, Worlds all the way down in The Vaults, Waterloo. Contributor Victoria Highfield embarked on a rare trip South of the river.
Shiny Pin Productions in association with Park Theatre present The Albatross 3rd and Main, ‘a gritty black comedy’ that shows us how the American dream isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Three down and out guys, a shit load of debt and a dead golden eagle see tensions rise in an all American general store. But does this play have what it takes to sustain lift off?
This week we're celebrating small music venues around the UK and the people behind them. Independent Venue Week is in full swing, seeing venues give newer artists their first experience of playing live and fans getting closer to their favourite artists (rather than squinting to focus on a distant blob at the usual stadiums and festival main stages).
What would you do if you witnessed a terrorist attack and lived to tell the tale? Stuart Slade brings its’ audience into direct contact with a survivors group of 6 Londoners each affected by the plane crash of fated flight BU21 in Fulham.
Join Phoenix Community Care and Pamodzi Productions for 'What Are You Doing Here Mate?', a collaborative dance theatre production exploring personal stories from the refugee crisis. Pamodzi Productions ‘facilitates collaborations with artists that creatively reflect on and challenge popular culture’.
Director and filmmaker, Miguel Sapochnik was born in Hammersmith to Argentinian parents before moving to Stroud Green. Now living in LA and working on high profile projects like Game of Thrones and large scale Sci Fi movies, we wonder about Miguel’s beginnings and where it all began.
London based shoegazers, Purs are a relatively new band currently dusting off their guitar straps after a cracker of a show at New River Studios last week. Described as pensive alt rock and compared to Sonic Youth and Pavement, you do start drifting off into a nineties indie film on first listen to their slightly more produced tracks. But live, well there’s a different cinema genre altogether.
In case you missed the London Children’s Book Fair this weekend at Parasol Unit, don’t weep alone. Have a swipe through our photos of the event, courtesy of magical North Four photographer, Mike Barry and read our review of the fair.