Parties have a way of enrapturing us that few other entities command. Distilling every detail, every commotion, into a sum of parts is always reductive. The magic is in the motion of the thing- it’s in the conga line, snaking through town, bending around on itself and back through the front door where an implausible amount of people just surfaced from.
With the first tickets now on sale for the 2017 Wandsworth Arts Fringe, the festival reveals the first highlights from the borough’s month-long arts celebration for the eighth consecutive year.
It’s a spring thing. Decidedly so. Whatsapp chats centre around when the first barbecue of the year would be appropriate and Easter is still six weeks away.
Embrace the turn of the season without having to resort to chocolate, and instead get ready get messy with powdered gulal paint, to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi at the start of spring.
You know that your love is my love, my love is your love, our love is here to stay…
From the team that created one of London’s best-respected techno nights, Superstition announces the launch of Black Magic Disco for spring 2017, setting off into the stratosphere with Gerd Janson and Prins Thomas for the official launch on Friday 17th March.
‘Refugees Welcome’ will be parked outside the Tate Switch building on Thursday 16 – Sunday 19 March
Co-Director of Counterpoints Arts, (a company engaging with refugee and migrant experiences through arts and cultural programmes) Áine O’Brien writes about their latest project Who Are We?, coming to Tate Modern (14-19 March).
Jensiat, the graphic webcomic designed by Mahsa Alimardani, Kioomars Marzban, Vahid Fazel and Hajar Moradi
Charmaine Wombwell in Scarlet Shambles: It Used to be Me
To mark International Women’s Day on 8th March Stratford Circus Arts Centre have put together a mini-festival of performance and events by women. Run Riot talks to Charmaine Wombwell whose show Scarlet Shambles: It Used to be Me is a part of this celebration of women.
Image credit: A Peoples Apothecary by Dimitri Launder
“The role of the artist is to transform society not represent it” Joseph Beuys
Multi-award winning writer, comedian and activist Josie Long is currently on tour with her eighth solo show, Something Better. Josie also co-founded the charity Arts Emergency to help low-income students get a head start in the arts world through a mentoring program. I caught her for a chat about being optimistic, making a difference, and jellyfish.