Arts Ahead: 6 June 2018
Bread and Roses
June 22-July 7
Ian Kershaw’s new play, full of songs and comedy, tells the gripping real-life story of the huge mill workers’ strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in 1912.
Twenty thousand workers originating from all corners of the globe, led mainly by the female workforce, fought not just for the bread of daily existence but also for roses in order to live a full life. With a mix of real and imagined characters, the play tells the story of Lucy-Rose Atkins as she navigates the strike and, using her quick wit and fierce intelligence, undertakes a journey from unskilled worker to impassioned leader.
The strike was also famously known as “the singing strike” and the action is accompanied by songs that rouse rabbles, shake houses and lift roofs in the fight for bread and roses. A must-see, surely.
Art Against War
Until October 7
Art Against War marks the 60th anniversary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament with a showcase of work by an artist who has created some of the movement’s most potent images.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Peter Kennard’s hugely powerful photomontages ensured that the movement and the striking imagery that came to represent it were etched onto the public consciousness.
As this exhibition demonstrates, he has gone on to become one of Britain’s leading political artists, creating works that have made a lasting impact.
The Coolidge Effect
The Art School
In Britain alone, 10 million porn videos are consumed every day, but, as society’s access to pornography increases, so does the unwillingness to talk about it.
The Coolidge Effect from Wonder Fools seeks to break the taboo in a show devised from interviews with porn advocates, addicts, mental health experts and scientists.
Using an interactive blend of storytelling, poetry and science, it examines how pornography affects our mental health, relationships and sexual experiences. Performances at New Diorama, London on June 30 and Home, Manchester on July 1.
In Search of Dinozord
Scored with fragments of Mozart’s Requiem, metronomic taps on a typewriter and live vocals by South African Hlengiwe Lushaba, Faustin Linyekula’s piece is a poetic and political fairy tale in which dancers and actors move through a landscape of ruins in the post-apocalyptic Congo as they search for forgotten dreams.
They delve into the wrenching history of the country, recounting legends from their childhoods and mourning the loss of a friend in this exploration of how decades of war, trauma, and economic uncertainty have impacted on people’s lives.
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