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Starring in-demand Paul Mezcal (Aftersun) opposite Emily Watson, the show is set in a remote Irish fishing village and explores a mother’s sense of responsibility to her son as a tight-knit community is overwhelmed by lies Shaken by the consequences of speaking love.
Blind Willow Sleeping Girl
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Based on a collection of short stories written by Japanese author Haruki Murakami between 1980 and 2005, this anime is the directorial debut of composer Pierre Verdes (who also wrote music) and should be a hit with Studio Ghibli fans Welcome, a fusion of whimsical story telling with deeper existential questions.
Film Masters: David Fincher
glasgow movies theateruntil May 3
This season of GFT showcases the work of director David Fincher, including several 35mm screenings featuring career highlights such as Fight Club, Gone Girl, Zodiac and The Social Network. It’s hard to pick a favourite, so maybe just check out all of them.
The Big Lebowski (25th Anniversary)
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In 1998, we learned that Dude is still around—and he is, and the Coen brothers’ casual classic is still as fresh as it was a quarter-century ago. Re-released on its 25th anniversary, it’s endlessly quotable and simply a good time in cinema. Catherine Bray
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Aberdeen, Saturday; tour until April 15
After scoring his second UK chart-topping album with last year’s Sonder, the Irish singer-songwriter kicked off the festivities. His husky, emotive voice could soundtrack everything from football highlights to Love Island, and his sets should be filled with national anthems. Michael Cragg
Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, April 3
Keyboardist Kit Downes, one of the UK’s most inventive improvisers, joins up-and-coming Dutch guitarist and Metropole Orkest guitarist Reinier Baas and acclaimed German drummer Jonas Burgwinkel on the classic Hammond organ-guitar-drum trio Reinvented as Deadeye, embracing progressive funk, post-hip-hop beats, contemporary classical thinking and more. john fordham
Royal Festival Hall, London, April 6
The London Sinfonietta played the 2019 score by Steve Reich and the film Moving Picture by painter Gerhard Richter. Manoj Kamps also conducted the premiere of Anna Clyne’s Fractured Time, as well as works by Julia Wolfe, Julius Eastman and the late Mira Calix. Andrew Clements
O2 Forum Kentish TownLondon, April 6
On last year’s EP Woah, What a Blur!, Bree Runway showcased many of her musical personalities. Bold and boastful on zany rocker That Girl, she turns to her softer side on Stormzy-assisted Pick Your Poison. Expect every element to come into full play in this one-off London show. Mitsubishi Corporation
go out: Art
Tate Britain, London, April 6 until September 24
Art, poetry and sex abound on this delightful tour of Victorian bohemia. The verse of Christina Rossetti sits alongside the sensual, often macabre paintings of her brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. His love life and entanglements with female models were also exposed. If only the art were more wonderful.
Hastings Contemporary, April 1 until September 24
Leon Kossoff’s paintings of London are moving colorful monuments to streets, churches and swimming pools. His expressiveness has much in common with Chaim Soutine, who painted existential isolation in early 20th century Paris. The exhibit compares Kossoff to one of his heroes, Soutine.
Gilbert & george
Gilbert & Opening of The George Center London April 1; White Cube Mason Court, London, until 20 May
The world’s first living sculptures have opened a free art museum near Brick Lane in east London. Its first exhibition is The Paradisical Pictures, a kaleidoscopic festival of fruit, flowers and bright colours, in stark contrast to their introspective The Corpsing Pictures at White Cube. A milestone in the greatest double performance of modern art.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, nr April 6 until September 3
Cultural references – from Brookside to Edgar Allan Poe and John Milton’s Paradise Lost – burst into sculptural ecstasy in the exhilarating artist’s baroque and burlesque installations. Ceramics are at the heart of Mendick’s creativity, but this ambitious exhibition also includes film, sound and a sinister undercurrent of hidden secrets. Jonathan Jones
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April 2 Until 21 May; tour starts Brighton
From depression to drug use, self-harm, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and eating disorders, Rich Hardisty’s experiences could have made this memoir of suffering more like stand-up comedy. Instead, he channeled his struggles into trying to simulate what it would be like to live inside his unique head. Rachel Arosti
April 1 Until 28 May; tour starts Bridlington
The South African Strictly star’s previous live performances were a delight to watch. This follow-up film delves into the dance styles of his homeland — pansula, gumboots, Zulu — as well as the ballroom and Latin dances for which he is best known. Guaranteed to be a great evening at the theatre. Lindsay Winship
Watford Palace Theatre, through April 8; tour through June 4
This new family show about the natural world, infused with music and pranks, is based on the book by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris. A young girl discovers a magic book that conjures images of a desolate wonderland. Miriam Gillinson
Watermill Theatre, Newbury, through April 22
Set on the edge of Salisbury Plain, Barney Norris’s gently shimmering drama follows a married couple grown frail – but still loved tightly ground bound. It is directed by Norris, whose work is always full of warmth and a strong sense of place. mg
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April 69 p.m., Sky Atlantic and Now
Lily Allen (above) is breaking into TV with this series set in Margate after a critically acclaimed run in the West End. She plays Mel, a woman with a secret who returns to a seaside town to reconnect with her mom, grandma, and three sisters: a fraught reunion that eventually gives way to an urge for female solidarity and sisterhood. Noisy celebration.
Forget Marvel: Varian Fry is a real-life hero. The American journalist helped thousands flee to the United States from Nazi France during World War II, including artists Marcel Duchamp and Marc Chagall. His uncanny quest is dramatized in this new series starring Corey Michael Smith and Gillian Jacobs.
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Kathryn Hahn’s presence in a play usually implies a certain quality, and this adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 book looks to be no different. Claire’s rocky marriage, deviant teens and faltering writing career mean she’s initially hesitant about the chances of being a bitter aunt – but soon her column becomes a venue for unleashing some brutally honest revelations of her own. channel.
Grease: up of pink lady
From The Clown to Willy Wonka, original stories are becoming a core part of our IP-saturated film and TV landscape. The new musical is the latest show to draw on familiar territory of pop culture past, telling the story of how Grease’s gang of rose-jacketed girls got their start. RA
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A climate anxiety wish-fulfillment strategy game where you restore the planet’s biodiversity and transform brown, oppressive plains into beautiful green ecosystems.
Available Now, PlayStation 5, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S
You are the last employee standing at a large online retailer. Would you go against your employer, against society’s growing automation? Likewise, Macdonald
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Chloe – Shard
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Chlö makes her solo debut as sister and musical partner Halle Bailey is no longer promoting her role as Ariel in The Little Mermaid own ranks. Released on her mentor Beyoncé’s label, In Pieces continues the 24-year-old’s penchant for emotionally honest, minimalist R&B.
DMA’s – how many dreams?
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On this fourth album, the Australian trio continue to look beyond Britpop for inspiration. Building on a more dance-inclined 2020, Stuart Price made The Glow, How Many Dreams? with the homely stuff we’re getting over and the killer style I don’t need to hide. But Fading Like a Picture is pure oasis.
Melanie Martinez – Portals
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After killing off her Cry Baby alter ego via a viral video earlier this year, the New York-based experimental singer, songwriter and producer Martinez is back with a third album. Lead single Death is the quintessentially clever slice of alternative pop, from its lovely opening to its hard rock riffs.
Boygenius – record
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Five years after their self-titled EP, famed indie supergroup Boygenius (pictured below) aka Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus return with this full-length debut. While Bridgers-led Emily I’m Sorry is haunted folk-rock, the trio’s fully-bonded explosive $20 rides a chug riff with a worn-out spirit. Mitsubishi Corporation
stay in: brain food
This short series combines immersive field recordings of the American landscape with poetic meditations on the forces of nature by poet C Marie Fuhrman. From horseback riding in Colorado to storm chasing in Idaho, every episode is a 10-minute placebo.
Focused on music production and DJing, this paid lecture series boasts a selection of artists exploring their craft. Garage pioneer MJ Cole teaches 2-step, while Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard talks about turning ideas into tracks.
Documentary: Mariupol. Ahope
April 39:30 p.m., PBS America
A touching and harrowing timely film that tells the story of the residents of Mariupol, Ukraine’s 10th largest city, and their lives during a three-month siege by Russian troops. Proof of hope in times of crisis. Amar Kalia