Ah April – the sun is slowly coming out to play and the winter coats are coming off! Dodge the showers and check out below for our recommendations on what to see and do this month.
1. Jazz on a Summers Day
It’s not summer just yet, but let’s transport ourselves there for a while with this documentary filmed by fashion photographer Bert Stern at the Newport Jazz Festival Rhode Island in 1958. The film merges images of water and the city with the performances at the festival by Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Gerry Mulligan, Dinah Washington, Thelonious Monk. Come early for a free jazz concert in the bar with Freudendal Konceptet.
2. Pim and Theo
Award-winning theatre company NIE bring a remarkable production to Teater V, Valby, blending sound, powerful imagery and live action to tell the story of Theo van Gogh and Pim Fortuyn – two victims of extremism with opposing political views. In an immersive promenade show, the audience come face to face with two of the most controversial figures in European politics. Pim & Theo explores culture and identity, the rules of life and death and the limits of tolerance in our society.
3. Love and Money
Money can’t buy love but debt can certainly cost relationships. Dennis Kelly’s remarkable “Love and Money” holds a cracked mirror up to our modern world of easy credit and compulsive shopping. Compelling, poignant, and disturbingly funny; Jess and David’s marriage twists and burns with intolerable debt, driving them to desperate measures. Performed by the much applauded Why Not Theatre Company.
Join our CulturePie theatre trip to Love and Money this month and speak with the cast after the show!
4. Assemble Artists Talk
Ok, so this one isn’t technically in Copenhagen – but we think it is worth the journey! Assemble are a collective based in London who work across the fields of art, architecture and design. Their working practice seeks to address the typical disconnection between the public and the process by which places are made. Assemble champion a working practice that is interdependent and collaborative, seeking to actively involve the public as both participant and collaborator in the on-going realization of the work. In 2015 they won the Turner Prize for their ongoing work alongside local residents and others to rebuild the Granby Four Streets, an area of Liverpool that has suffered from years of dereliction.
5. 48 Hour Festival
28th April – 1st May
Nørrebro hosts 48 hours of cultural events including concerts, workshops street parties, food festivals, art exhibitions and childrens events. Last year 60 events took place over the two days, and this year they hope to grow even bigger so there really will be something for everyone!
CulturePie’s Culture Club!
Want to meet more people interested in theatre, music and cultural events? Join our monthly get-together – to meet up and go to a performance together! The performances are in English, or non verbal, and if you are interested, click here for updates or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details!