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Arts ahead: September 13, 2018


Julian Trevelyan: The Artist and His World
Pallant House Gallery
October 6 —  February 10 2019

One of the first British surrealists and an original participant of the Mass Observation project, Julian Trevelyan (1910–1988) was at the centre of some of the defining moments in British 20th century art.

So why is he not better known? This exhibition claims the recognition he deserves through over 100 paintings and prints, celebrating a distinctive visual language that reflects his appetite for experimentation.


Eastern Star
Tara Arts
Until September 29

Guy Slater's Eastern Star tells the story of young BBC reporter Christopher Gunness who, in summer 1988, found himself at the centre of Myanmar’s students’ revolution.

Eastern Star
Eastern Star

His main source was lawyer U Nay Min, but, when the protests were quashed by the military junta, Nay Min was jailed while Gunness went on to professional success.

At the anniversary of the uprising decades later he meets a mysteriously reluctant Nay Min again but, despite their former friendship, it's a difficult and painful encounter, fraught with guilt and recrimination, where old wounds are reopened and long-hidden secrets revealed.


Until September 29

This two-hour staging of two of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, both renowned for their epic portrayals of jealousy, power and revenge, offers a unique retelling in which the voices of some of Shakespeare’s most iconic female characters are brought to the fore.


Audiences can expect to see a faithful telling of both stories with a narrative twist as the two stories converge in a production which poses questions about the plays' elements that we want to keep telling, “where the politics of Shakespeare’s time butt up against the questions that we are asking ourselves,” director Jude Christian says.


The Inner Eye: Aspects of GDR Documentary Photography
Side Gallery
September 22-December 16

This exhibition aims to identify what was, according to Side Gallery, “the search for the essence of things” by the two generations of photographers who lived and worked in the GDR.

 Roger Melis Mathias Bertram)
Chimney Sweeps (Pic: Roger Melis Mathias Bertram)

For the older ones, the main focus was the human being in his or her environment, while in the 1980s a younger generation adopted an uncompromising, serious and humorous approach in the search for the “inner state” of the country and its people.


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