Dance & Physical Festivals Film Music Theatre

Wednesday 9 October 2013 in London

By | Published on Thursday 3 October 2013

BFI London Film Festival

TODAY IN LONDON Plaid, David Grieg, Wayne McGregor and Tom Hanks all feature in the foll0wing TW-recommended events…

DANCE: Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance – Atomos, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, 9-12 Oct
Wayne McGregor and his forward-thinking company create a new piece for ten dancers, who’ll animate the growth of an atom in McG’s signature ‘sculptural, jarring and hauntingly beautiful’ style. Details and tickets here.

FILM: BFI London Film Festival, various locations, 9-20 Oct
Glam gala premieres and A-list star sightings aside, the BFI’s elephantine 57th LDN Film Festival’s real ‘main events’ are its nitty-gritty analytical bits; the debates, Q&As and so on. Films wise, tonight’s big Odeon attraction is Paul Greengrass’ taut new Tom Hanks-athon ‘Captain Phillips’, whilst the programme at the BFI and ICA features John Cocteau classic ‘La Belle Et La Bete’, a choice of ‘Africa First Shorts’ by rising filmmakers, and this year’s Golden Lion winner ‘Sacro Gra’. Details and tickets here.

FILM: Tekkonkinkreet + Plaid live-score, Barbican, 9 Oct
As an alternative to all the LFF hullabaloo, Taiyo Matsumoto’s manga adaptation of ‘City Of God’ gets an audio upgrade via a live electronic score by Warp-signed band Plaid, who’ll bring the film’s visuals to striking life with strings, mechanised beats and trance-like alien noises. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Events, Young Vic, 9 Oct – 2 Nov
The real-life Willy Wonka of the West End’s ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ musical, writer David Grieg, scripts a weighty play that’s about as far from Charlie and co as it’s possible to stray. ‘The Events’ centries on lesbian priest Claire, who survives a gunman’s mass killing of her choir, and thereafter seeks to understand the terrible breadth of the atrocity she witnessed. Details and tickets here.

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