So the rest of the month of June is going to be a pretty busy one, thought I’d give you a heads up on the events that I’m going to…and will inevitably end up writing about.
The incredible Prince Charles Cinema in Chinatown is screening Mermaids, the 90s classic starring Cher and Winona Ryder, as one of their ‘Beer & Pizza’ movies. So not only will I be able to watch as a young Christina Ricci acts a damn fool I’ll be stuffing a slice into my fat face during it!
Future Now Weekend : Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Festival
As I’ve talked about before this year’s Meltdown Festival at the Southbank Centre is curated by Yoko Ono. This coming weekend is dubbed the ‘Future Now Weekend’ and includes a series of discussions and performances focused on various aspects of the future. I got a ticket for the Saturday session of events which includes the launch of Yoko’s new book Acorn.
Imogen Heap & the Holst Singers
Last year I had the chance to see Imogen perform with the Holst Singers, at the time they were performing the soundtrack to a French surrealist film…that I can’t remember the name of right now. This Sunday (23rd June) they will once again be collaborating on a performance in the Roundhouse in Camden.
The Perfect American
Tuesday the 25th I will be attending a performance of the Perfect American, an opera based on the end of the life of animation legend Walt Disney. I’ve never actually been to an opera before, so one that takes inspiration from something I’m already a little nerdy about is probably the perfect place to start.
In Converstaion : Freedom vs Equality
I’ve talked about this before so I won’t go on about it, this is a talk that I’m really looking forward to on gay rights/activism and the difference between freedom and equality in modern society. The talk takes place in the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday 27th.
I originally planned to have quite a low key and relaxed June but it has turned out that the last two weeks are a jam packed full of things I need to do. I’ll probably write a little something on each of these as they happen, so watch this space to hear what I think.