Dance & Physical Spoken Word Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 22 Jun: Sticky, Session, BoxedIn – Clash

By | Published on Friday 15 June 2018

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

Sticky | Southwark Playhouse | 22 Jun-14 Jul
“A boy is stuck to a screen. Society shuns and shames him. But shame is the glue that keeps him stuck. With messy truths leaking out of skin things get ‘Sticky’. Britain’s stuck under an archaic sex education system that is failing our youth who, with pornography in their pockets, are filling in the gaps themselves. In a society selling shiny perfection, and public shaming becomes the norm, can humans be brave enough to show who they truly are?” Sounds like this deals with an important issue, and is by award winning young playwright Charlotte Josephine, see this page here for more.

Session | Bernie Grant Arts Centre | 22-30 Jun (pictured)
Another show that’s on as part of Lift 2018, which we have mentioned a few times in the last week or two. This one is a collaboration from young dancers and musicians blending hip-hop, Afrobeats and street dance into an “exhilarating outdoor concert-cum-dance party” celebrating community, youth, and belonging. “Tonight we come together, to look each other in the eye and dance. We have time on our side and we’re making a space to call our own.” More here.

BoxedIn – Clash | Battersea Arts Centre | 22 Jun
“BoxedIn is finally putting to bed the eternal question scholars have been asking since London’s inception: What’s better, North or South?” Part of BoxedIn’s summer series of poetry, spoken word and music, this is hosted by Sean Mahoney, Yomi Sode and Amina Jama, who will oversee two teams (headed by Kareem Parkins Brown for the North and Belinda Zhawi for South) as they participate in games, trivia, music, special guests and friendly rivalry. All the details are here.