What’s On: 9-15 May
Highlights of what’s going on this week.
This annual celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and family events was established in 1967 and is now one of Europe’s leading arts festivals. The 50th Brighton Festival takes place from 7th – 29th May 2016 – will feature world and UK premieres as well as international, national and local artists.
New This Week
Museums at Night.
From 11th– 14th May museums and galleries across the United Kingdom will open their doors ‘after hours’. Special events will invite visitors to celebrate what is on offer in new and unique ways; giving the opportunity for guests to have a fresh look at the rich heritage and culture available.
In honour of Sir David Attenborough celebrating his 90 birthday this month, BBC iPlayer is making available a large collection of programmes from his long and impressive career. The Attenborough at 90 season includes some of his greatest documentaries and can be found here.
Manchester Literature Festival Presents: Marlon James.
This rare opportunity to hear the author read and discuss his work is held at Home in Manchester on Friday 27th May. His book A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize along with receiving many fantastic reviews.
Things to Enjoy, Soberly. Week commencing 2nd May 2016.
New This Week
Showcasing creativity across the capital; London Craft Week boasts a programme of over 130 events featuring unknown makers, respected artists, workshops and more. 3rd -7th May.
Strange and Familiar: Britain as revealed by international photographers runs until the June 19th at the Barbican in London. Curated by Martin Parr it brings together over 250 images from photographers from across the world, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paul Strand and Japanese artist Shinro Ohtake.
How The Light Gets In. The largest Philosophy and Music Festival in the world is held in Hay-on-Wye and brings together thinkers, musicians and performed to stage over 700 events. 26th May – 5th June.
Things to Enjoy, Soberly. Week commencing 25th April 2016.
New This Week
Although most famous for pies, Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire is also home to the UK largest cheese fair. Artisan Cheese Fair runs from 30th April – 1st May 2016.
Tour de Yorkshire. This three-day road cycling race is a legacy from when the Tour de France visited the county in 2014. The riders for the second edition of the Tour de Yorkshire will go from Beverley to Settle on day one. From Otley to Doncaster on Day Two. And from Middlesborough to Scarbourgh on the third and final day.
29th April – 1st May 2016
Comic Invention in Glasgow’s Hunterian Art Gallery takes visitors from the world’s oldest comic all the way to Scooby Doo. This major exhibition features, amongst others, work from Lichtenstein, Warhol, Picasso and Rembrandt as well as previously unseen original artwork for Batman, New X-Men and All Star Superman.
Until 17 July 2016
Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow
If the recent celebrations marking the 400-year anniversary of William Shakespeare has intrigued you to explore the work of the bard why not visit Shakespeare’s birthplace to see one of his most famous works. This production of Hamlet by the RSC at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre runs until the 13th August 2016.