Seaside: Photographed | Stranger Things | Love Supreme | Three Women | The Collab...
In our latest round-up of things to do this week, we celebrate the wonders of the British seaside in another Turner Contemporary classic, head down south for some sweet sounds at the brilliant Love Supreme festival and can barely control our excitement as Stranger Things returns to our screens.
VISIT: Seaside: Photographed. Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Yes indeed we do. And this great, eccentric British tradition is brought into focus through a breath-taking range of historic and contemporary photographs which capture funny, evocative and socially revealing moments by the sea – as seen through the lenses of well-known and emerging photographers. From portraits of holiday-makers in Hastings to social commentary on closed-down shops in seaside towns, the exhibition brings together joyful, playful and surprising images with those that also capture the economic hardship and social realities underlying the picture-postcard locations. One minute visitors are observing the dynamics of families bare-foot in the pebbles and the next they're being drawn in by the vibrant kitsch of sunshades and holiday camps. This exhibition celebrates the boundless glory and melancholy of the British love-affair with the beach. And the best thing is, you can take a dip in the sea straight afterwards.
Seaside: Photographed runs at Turner Contemporary, Margate, until 8th September. For more visiting information go to
https://www.turnercontemporary.org/exhibitions/seaside-photographed and follow @TCMargate on Twitter.
WATCH: Season 3 of Stranger Things. For devoted fans of Netflix’s flagship original show, the last two years have gone by very slowly indeed. But never fear, the series is finally back and the painful wait is over. A fresh, “totally tubular” eight-hour binge-fest of everybody’s favourite American sci-fi show is set to drop on the streaming service this Thursday (4 July 2019). This third instalment takes us back to Hawkins in the summer of 1985. Our beloved circle of heroes/friends – Eleven, Justin, Lucas, Mike, Will, and recent additions such as Max and Steve – are somewhat older, off school and there’s a brand new shopping mall in town. The romances and relationships we saw blossoming at the end of the second season are starting to have a strain on the group, just at the time when they all need to band together to confront formidable new evils and enemies. Critics are describing this series as the most epic and binge-worthy yet, so expect to see a fair few tired zombies on the Friday morning commute!
Strangers Things 3 is out on Netflix on 4 July 2019.
LISTEN: to top jazz, soul, funk and blues artists performing live at the Love Supreme festival this weekend (5-7 July) in the stunning surroundings of Glynde Place in South Downs, East Sussex. Now in its seventh year, this three day festival with four big stages promises to sax up your life with its star studded line up which is hitting all the right notes. Swing by to listen to soul queens Ms. Lauryn Hill and Gladys Knight, the legendary Jamaican Ska and reggae artist Jimmy Cliff, and three-time Grammy® Award Winning jazz and funk collective Snarky Puppy. From the Parisian electro-swing collective Caravan Palace and the New Orleans five-piece Tank and the Bangas, to the soulful Australian quartet The Teskey Brothers, the festival brings together established old skool artists and emerging contemporary musicians from around the world. Among the many acts representing UK are the talented Gogo Penguin, Kamaal Williams and Mahalia. In between all the live music, there will also be workshops, wellbeing classes, vintage markets, food and drink stalls, and a kids area. Located just 11 miles from Brighton, its no treble at all to get to and there’s an option to camp on site too.
READ: Three Women by journalist and author Lisa Taddeo, who has spent the last eight years following the secret sex lives and relationships of three American women in different circumstances. The honest and open account details the real life narratives of Maggie, a teenager from North Dakota who is in an undercover relationship with her English teacher, Lina, a mother of two from Indiana who leaves her husband to have an affair with an old high school flame, and Sloane from Newport, whose husband enjoys watching her with extramarital sexual partners. Lifting a lid on their deepest darkest desires, exploring emotional pain and power games, and tapping into the female sex drive, this books grapples with more than just sex. It’s about the gender politics of three women who wanted to be either desired, understood or admired, and how this played out. Three fascinating women and one remarkable writer - this book is a must-read for anyone who is interested in understating what women want, and don’t want.
DINE: at The Collab. New to Walthamstow is this spacious and friendly brewery and critically-acclaimed restaurant with the feel of an American diner but with a distinctly hip East London vibe. Serving up hearty burgers made from aged Suffolk beef and free-range chicken, The Collab also offers great veggie options including The Burger Formerly Known as Prince (which includes beetroot bun and pickled red onion jam). Their truffle fries and kiwi onion dip combined with a pint or two of Signature Brew draft beer are the perfect summertime combo. From the Nightliner Coffee Porter with dark chocolate hints to Crowdsurfer Double IPA with citrus and pineapple tones, there is plenty this prestigious brewery has to offer while enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff are happy to offer tasters of these adventurous brews.
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