Go out: cinema
Just having its UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and worth watching for Penelope Cruz’s sensational wardrobe alone, this is a thoroughly hilarious and edgy satire on actors and acting. Antonio Banderas is having the time of his life playing his A-list play for the first time in serious art house cinema.
Starring the likable Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat) as Julia Thistlewaite, a young woman swayed by a well-qualified bachelor’s degree Mr. Malcolm (Sope Dilis), this production will make Bridgerton fans the next sweet and savage. Hit where you’ve been waiting for your sweet Regency romance fix. Based on the novel by Suzanne Allan.
Flight Fest 2022
Until August 29th
do you like scary movies? Then you’ll want to go to Leicester Square in London this bank holiday. There, Panz his Labyrinth director, Guillermo Model his Toro, a genre once described as “the Woodstock of the gore,” his festival will showcase this year’s crop of chills and thrills. .
Creature features tend to focus on the fishier, scaly, slimmer parts of the animal kingdom, but why do sharks, snakes and bugs have all the fun? , Idris Elba stars as a man who has to protect his teenage daughters from a killer lion when a safari goes badly wrong. Catherine Bray
Go out: gig
2-4 September, Secret Location, 2 hours northeast of London
This no-frills rave keeps a card close to its chest, and punters can tell you where to go to the festival after buying a ticket. Thankfully, dubstep pioneer Kode9 and ambient experimenter It’s no secret that the line-up is stacked, with Laurel Halo, who is a rapper, plus takeovers from Dalston Superstore and queer collective Room 4 Resistance. MC
Between lines festival
EarthH Theater, London, August 25th, various venues until September 28thtimber
Having fully resumed playing live in East London for the first time in two years, Between the Lines returns with a dizzying clash of improvisation, poetry, jazz, bangla, classical to global vocals, electronics and more. Producer and composer Beatrice Dillon, tabla player Kuljit Bhamra and music playwright Neil Luck are among her September headliners. John Fordham
this new noise
Royal Albert Hall, London, August 30
The BBC’s 100th anniversary has been the backdrop to every prom this year, but it’s taking center stage in an album-length production specially commissioned by the ‘retro-futurist’ Public Service Broadcasting. . Joining forces with his BBC Symphony Orchestra, the band aims to celebrate radio’s 100th anniversary and “teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future”. Andrew Clements
From August 30th to September 8th.Tour starts in Dublin
Canadian indie rock intellectuals begin their European arena tour. After eschewing supple synthpop on 2017’s Everything Now, the quintet is more playful in terms of dynamics, an album begging to play in cavernous spaces this year. Michael Cragg
Go out: art
Tate Britain, London, until September 18th
This cools you down. Sickert was suspected of being Jack the Ripper and may have spread rumors. But the dark and unsettling picture of London at the end of the Victorian era, from huge music hall audiences to the sorrowful Camden chambers, makes him stand out as a modern great.
Murrayfield Ice Rink, Edinburgh, until 25th September
This psychedelic art experience stimulates the brain to create surreal colors, shapes, and even paintings that are unique to each person. Lie down, close your eyes, and let the pulses of light and sound take over. If you let go and enjoy your trip, that’s great.
Chatsworth, Derbyshire through October 1st
A giant alternative sculpture of the Burning Man Festival has been transplanted from Nevada’s Black Rock Desert into the lush parkland of this stately home. Created by a team of volunteers, these giant heads and flying horses celebrate wild and gratuitous creativity. One is set on fire on the final day of the show.
British Library, London, until 2 October
The most coveted metal may shimmer, but it also has meaning. We will see how it has been done. Gold could shine sacred words and give saints a holy halo. Golden Qur’an and golden Haggadah star. Jonathan Jones
Go out: stage
Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury, 27th and 28th August. Tour until December 18th
After the success of her show Pinocchio, dance theater choreographer Jasmine Valdimon attempts another fantastical fairy tale with a new version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The heroine of Vardimon is a young girl who grows into a woman and navigates both the changes in her body and the often unfathomable world around her. Lindsey Winship
London, Donmar Warehouse, September 1-17
Commissioned to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the partition of India. A collective adaptation of Kavita Puri’s book, it chronicles the testimonies of those who lived through the last days of the British Raj. Miriam Gillinson
Doncaster Chalk Circle
The Cast, Doncaster, through August 29th
A new musical version of Brecht’s masterpiece adapted by Chris Bush. Part 3 of the National Theatre’s spectacular public act series featuring local singers, musicians and dancers with professional theater companies. MG
Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock
M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool, 1 September; O2 Arena, London, 3 & 4 September
How hot is the comedy show? How much controversy and topicality can you stand? No two comedians have dominated the headlines more than Chris Rock. Now, in this brief joint headliner visit, these giants take to the British stage. Brian Logan
Stay at: streaming
August 31, BBC Three & iPlayer
Liam Williams’ excellent coming-of-age comedy about a man who never matures emotionally comes of age. Or at least quit. In this third and final season, young Liam (Oscar Kennedy) hopes to get into a top university, but his peers have other plans.
I Come By
August 31st, Netflix
The first result of Netflix’s investment in British cinema is the Hitchcock thriller by Babak Anvari, best known as the British-Iranian director of Under the Shadow.. Hugh Bonneville stars as a respectable High Court Judge, tormented by some lazy graffiti artists (George MacKay, Purcell Ascott). Or is it the other way around?
The Adventures of the Slo Mo Guys
September 1, Sky Kids & Now TV
Gav and Dan, aka the Slow Mo Guys on YouTube, wowed millions by demonstrating feats of chemistry and physics at 1,000 frames per second. Now, they’re recreating some of history’s most explosive moments, from Lee Tian’s invention of gunpowder to Archimedes’ bath, with the help of horror history creator Terry Dearie.
Lord of the rings: Ring of power
September 2nd prime video
Fans of fantasy prequels now have more wealth to rule than Smaug the Dragon. Inspired by Tolkien, this new series kicks off his planned five-season Middle-earth epic, covering events set thousands of years before Bilbo his Baggins begins his own quest. . It is projected to be the highest-grossing TV series of his ever produced. Ellen E. Jones
Stay at: game
I was a teenage exocolonist
Currently Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 & 5, PC, Linux, Mac
Will adolescence be easier on an alien planet? This role-playing game combines space exploration and self-exploration to build your character’s skills and personality over a decade in-game.
Launching August 30th, Xbox, Smartphones, PC
In this wonderfully clever game, you’ll piece together what happened to the disappearing movie star, examining scenes and behind-the-scenes candid footage from her movies. Keza Macdonald
Stay at: album
Julia Jacklin – Pre Pleasure
On her third album, Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin continues to unravel her history, addressing glitzy religion on rolling lead single Lydia Wears a Cross and motherhood on Less of a Stranger. I’m thinking about Meanwhile, in her burgeoning love, in Try Not to Let Go, she pleads that she simply wants more time.
muse the will of the people
The follow-up to 2018’s lustrous Simulation Theory was born out of the Devon trio’s label wanting a greatest hits album. Unenthusiastic, the band decided to do a new recording that combined all the previous styles, from his OTT rock opera, typical of his track titled, to the heavy metal paranoia of Kill Or Be Killed. .
DJ Khaled – God Did
American label executive, author, record producer and Instagram celebrity DJ Khaled is releasing his 13th studio album. Borderline’s basic Khaled anthem, the album’s lead single, Staying Alive, samples the Bee Gees and features rapper Lilbaby and longtime collaborator Drake.
Ezra Furman – All of Us Flames
The final chapter in a trilogy that includes 2018’s intricate Transangelic Exodus and 2019’s angry punk-rock roar, Twelve Nudes, the Chicago musician crafts an euphoric call-to-action anthem that celebrates the queer community. increase. The best moment is especially the rebellious lead single Forever in Sunset, which features Furman channeling Springsteen. MC
Stay at: brain hood
blackpool dance fever
August 29, BBC One & iPlayer
Ahead of Strictly’s return, this gripping film follows the story of an amateur dancer who wants to go pro at the Blackpool Dance Festival. Among the applicants are South London samba enthusiasts Oskar and Lauren.
shameless takeover target
In this seminal series, we delve into the podcasting boom and see producer Laura Mayer create a show that will make her rich. The episode traces Mayer’s progression from brainstorming to consulting experts to block sales.
Playing like the powerful Google Street View, this immersive site lets you take guided HD tours of over 100 cities around the world, from Vilnius to Liverpool. Ambient sounds and pop-up fact boxes accompany the walk. Amar Kalia