Out of this world exhibitions, screenings and nights.
This Saturday (July 20), will mark the 50th anniversary of the first time man set foot on the Moon – in celebration, HUNGER have pieced together a selection of intergalactic activities to attend this weekend.
Alongside moon-themed functions, we’ve included a few fun nights out because, well, it’s the weekend!
The Brink – Screening at Barbican (15)
A fly-on-the-wall documentary that follows Steve Bannon through the United States’ 2018 mid-term elections. The Brink sheds light on Bannon’s efforts to unify far-right parties in order to win seats in the May 2019 European elections and his attempts to maintain power and influence by re-inventing himself as the leader of a populist movement.
The Brink includes Nigel Farage, I know ugh, and other far-right leaders as well as Bannon. I guarantee no matter the political stance anyone will get riled up at this film, but it’s also an interesting insight into one of the most scandalous political figures in America.
If you don’t know who Steve Bannon is, he was the White House’s chief strategist until his departure in August 2017. Bannon boasts that Trump would not be president without his help and he remains a notorious figure within the President’s inner circle.
Shown at the Barbican’s screen two, the film will be a powerful experience.
You can buy tickets here.
Price £12, 18:20-N/A
GUAP Party 6
Want to get the weekend started early? Look no further, GUAP Magazine’s Party 6 is the perfect excuse for Thursday drinks and also a great opportunity to discover some of London’s best underground musicians.
Taking place at Brixton Jamm the line-up includes south London grime artist Novelist, one of the key heads in the genre to emerge in the last ten years alongside an exciting list of other grime and R’n’B musicians.
To view the full line-up and purchase tickets look here.
Price £10, 19:00 – 01:00
Clint Mansell: Moon (With the London Contemporary Orchestra)
On the day before the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Barbican is showcasing an extra-ordinary event: For the first time a screening of Duncan Jones’s Moon will be accompanied side-by-side with The London Contemporary Orchestra’s performance of Clint Mansell’s otherworldly score for the film.
July 20 also marks ten years since the cult sci-fi film Moon was released. A story of celestial loneliness, Moon follows an astronaut on his third year as the sole caretaker of a space station. Clint Mansell’s score for the film reflects the narrative of distant longing, plaintive piano forms the bedrock of each piece, joined by small steps of hushed strings and giant leaps of glitchy electronics.
This is a once in a lifetime experience and not one to miss!
To find out more information and to purchase tickets look here.
Price £20-30, 19:30 – N/A
Rhythm Section returns after an extended break
Pulling out all the stops for a summer party, Bradley Zero has invited the likes of Moxie, Prequel and Nick Hopper alongside an all-star list of others. As well as the two levels of Bussey Building being used for DJs, it’s basement club Rye Wax will be transformed into a live music room.
Be quick to purchase tickets they’re on final release!
Buy tickets here.
Price £15, 22:00 – 05:00
Lost in Media: Migrant Perspectives and The Public Sphere
Hosted by Tate Modern, the book launch and panel discussion of Lost in Media: Migrant Perspectives and The Public Sphere will explore how migrants are represented in the European media.
The book is a gathering of critical responses to the representations of migrants in the media in Europe through nine essays by prominent writers, artists and journalists.
Since the ‘migrant crisis’ started to emerge on papers in 2015, migrant perspectives have been lost throughout mainstream media – and when they do appear they are represented as characters rather than real people. Throughout Lost in Media: Migrant Perspectives and The Public Sphere these narratives are challenged through interviews and essays.
Find out more information here.
Price FREE, 18:30 – 20:00
The Moon exhibition
Happy moon day! National Maritime Museum is celebrating the anniversary with a major new exhibition, it’s actually the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to earth’s interstellar neighbour.
Connect with the wonders of the Moon through artworks, artefacts and interactive installations and discover how exactly it has captivated mankind throughout history.
Discover lunar images, real NASA equipment that has literally been to the moon and back and also works that look ahead to the future of space exploration.
What can I see at The Moon exhibition in London?
- Lunar samples collected from NASA’s Apollo missions and the Soviet Union’s Luna programme
- A Mesopotamian Tablet from 172 BCE, one of the oldest objects on display, showing how lunar eclipses were considered to be bad omens
- The Hasselblad camera equipment that captured some of the most recognisable and iconic space photos of the 20th century
- Hugh Percy Wilkins’ Moon map
- The “Snoopy Cap” Communications Carrier, worn by astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin during Apollo 11
- Artworks from artists including J.M.W. Turner, El Anatsui, Tom Hammick and Larissa Sansour
To find out more on The Moon Exhibition look here.
Price £9, 10:00 – 17:00
All Under One Roof – Day to Night Terrace Party
A great summer’s day party in aid of the charity Key Changes, the local Hackney charity providing support and recovery services in hospitals and the local community for young people and adults affected by mental health, through music.
Taking place at Studio 9294, right on the canal in Hackney Wick, the party features Jimmy Rouge and his tropical beats. Rouge has recently obtained a smash number 1 spot for his records. The DJ sings support from legendary disco DJ Hunee, Move D and MCDE.
There will be food, cocktails and drinks available throughout.
Purchase tickets here.
Price £5, 13:00 – 01:00
The Barbican is back at it with its outstanding array of moon-landing celebrations, this time legendary ambient producer Brian Eno’s Apollo album is re-worked, alongside ground-breaking composers by Icebreaker to accompany a screening of Al Reinert’s documentary about the Apollo space mission.
An amazing opportunity for ambient and moon enthusiasts, as well as a perfect way to spend a chilled Saturday evening.
Book tickets on the Barbican’s website.
Price £17.50, 19:30 – N/A
Sundays at fabric: Neverdogs (All Night Long)
If you don’t have work on Monday then this is perfect. London and Ibiza veterans, Neverdogs, are taking over arguably London’s most famous venue; Fabric.
For a late-night Sunday session the Italian duo, well established within Europe’s house and techno scene, will showcase their best in these marathon sets.
Purchase tickets here.
Price £8, 23:00 – 05:00
Apollo 11: First Steps
Experience one of the most historic take-off, landing and return of the Apollo 11 mission on one of the biggest screens in Europe at the Science Museum.
Apollo 11: First Steps offers a thrilling cinematic experience, using never-before-seen footage and audio recordings from NASA’s archives – It showcases the incredible real-life moments from the first Moon landing.
To find out more and to look at screening times look here.
17 July 2019