Today in London: Tuesday 22 January 2013

Film Music Theatre

Savanna

So it’s Tuesday, perhaps not the most overwhelming seventh of any one week. But if that’s what you think, think again, and behold London at its cinematic, musical and theatrical best…

TODAY’S FILM CHOICES

The Big Swap, Institut Français/Goethe Institute, 22-27 Jan
The Institute Français and Goethe Institute mark 50 years since 1963′s Franco-German Elysée Treaty by trading programmes for a while. The Goethe will be screening films such as vintage rom-com ’Allô Berlin? Ici Paris!’ and Éric Rohmer Cannes Grand Prix-winning classic ‘Die Marquise Von O’, whilst a German New Wave showcase and in-depth Roundtable talk on contemporary art also feature. Event details and tickets here.

TODAY’S MUSIC CHOICES

Blood Red Shoes, Shepherds Bush Empire, 22 Jan
Brighton rock lot Blood Red Shoes live-advertise their new LP ‘In Time To Voices’, headlining a rather fine triple-bill that co-stars hardcore youth troupe Rolo Tomassi and excellently-named ‘death-blues’ duo Wet Nuns. Event details and tickets here.

TODAY’S THEATRE CHOICES

Port, National Theatre Lyttleton, 22-24 22 Jan – 24 Mar
Having collaborated to great effect on last year’s stage dramatisation of ‘The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time’, playwright Simon Stephens and director Marianne Elliott are back toting ‘Port’, a reprisal of Stephens’ 2002 play about  a parent-less boy and girl’s experience of 1980s Stockport. Event details and tickets here.

Amit Drori – Savanna: A Possible Landscape, The Pit at the Barbican, 22-26 Jan (pictured)
Taking one of the deserts featured in the BBC’s beautiful new Attenboroughian series ‘Africa’, mechanical maestro Amrit Dori populates his own Savanna plains with an array of exquisitely-crafted robot creatures in a fantastical new stage spectacle. Part of the ongoing and previously tipped International London Mime Festival, MimeLondon. Event details and tickets here.

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Posted: Monday January 14 2013