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Three To See on 30 Jun: Robin Ince – Pragmatic Insanity, Mixtape, The Coolidge Effect

By | Published on Saturday 23 June 2018

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

Robin Ince – Pragmatic Insanity | Soho Theatre | 26-30 Jun
The brilliant and awarding winning Robin Ince, back with his first new solo show for three years, and this is your last chance to see him (well, during this particular run at Soho, he’ll probably be doing it elsewhere, I expect). “A night about love, death and art (with a little bit of physics). It is 90 minutes fizzing with ideas about creativity in science and art, as well as asking why we believe we see what we see and why we believe what we believe.” See this page here for more.

Mixtape | Roundhouse | 30 Jun (pictured)
More from Last Word now and this sounds so good. “With enduring friendship at its centre, hear poems which leap back and forth in time, giving voice to the universal struggle to carve out personal and political identities. Poems about music, poems about love, poems of protest and of exile, monologues and duet poems… all tied together through an unforgettable soundtrack of songs, from Afrobeats to hip-hop, from reggae to soul.” All the details are here.

The Coolidge Effect | New Diorama | 30 Jun
This had a one off showing at New Diorama back in November, and we tipped it then, but I wanted to mention it again now it’s on as part of Incoming because it’s about an issue that I am a bit bothered about – the effect that the increasing prevalence and consumption of porn is having on people’s lives. “In 2018, pornography is all around us and the amount we watch it is growing at an exponential rate: in the UK alone, 10 million porn videos are watched every day. As society’s access to pornography increases, so does our unwillingness to talk about it. The Coolidge Effect seeks to break this taboo.” See this page here for info.