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Going out: Cinema


Out now

You’ll have heard this movie known as “the donkey film,” which it actually is – the protagonist is an cute instance of the species – nevertheless it’s a lot extra: a wild, experimental exploration of the chances of perspective in cinema, from the Polish auteur Jerzy Skolimowski (Deep Finish).

The Whale

Out now

Charlie (Brendan Fraser) is a severely overweight literature instructor who specialises in Melville’s Moby-Dick, however the individuals he tutors do not know what he appears like, as he works on-line along with his digital camera switched off. No matter you make of this as a portrait of reclusive individuals with compulsive consuming problems, it’s a welcome return for the likable Fraser.

Saint Omer

Out now

Director Alice Diop makes her fiction debut after a string of socially aware documentaries, with this advanced courtroom drama based mostly on a tragic 2016 French case during which a mom was convicted of homicide after intentionally permitting her youngster to be swept away by the tide.

I Get Knocked Down

Out now

All collectively now: I get knocked down, however I rise up once more … To cinemagoers of a sure age, the everlasting knowledge of Chumbawamba will stay graven into our psyches lengthy after civilisation crumbles. Now, a quarter-century after Tubthumping, the band’s Dunstan Bruce ponders his legacy in a brand new documentary. Catherine Bray

Going out: Gigs

Seeing crimson … Dylan. {Photograph}: Lillie Eiger


4 to 21 February; tour begins Dublin

Suffolk’s premier pop-punker heads out on a UK tour in help of current High 20 album The Best Factor I’ll By no means Be taught. Preserve an ear out for cheeky early single You’re Not Harry Types in addition to the pogoing Nothing Lasts Endlessly. Michael Cragg

Belinda Carlisle

4 to 25 February; tour begins Cardiff

Carlisle’s delayed The A long time tour celebrates her twenty fifth 12 months as a solo artist. Anticipate a give attention to her run of top-tier 80s pop anthems (Heaven Is a Place on Earth, Go away a Mild On), plus a smattering of tracks from 2017’s eighth album, Wilder Shores. MC

Julian Siegel Jazz Orchestra

7 to 12 February; tour begins Birmingham

Sax and clarinet virtuoso Julian Siegel has been a star UK sideman and high quality bandleader for years, however this glitzy jazz orchestra (together with trumpeters Percy Pursglove and Henry Lowther, and saxophonist Tori Freestone), shaped to play his imaginative Tales from the Jacquard suite, is his most fun achievement up to now. John Fordham

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Lighthouse, Poole & livestreamed, 8 February

Kirill Karabits conducts Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony, his best orchestral rating, previous it with Russian and Ukrainian rarities. There’s the prelude from Glazunov’s suite From the Center Ages, a Nocturne by Stravinsky’s first instructor, Theodor Akimenko and the cantata St John of Damascus by Taneyev. Andrew Clements

Going out: Stage

Cohen all the way in which … Ballets Jazz Montréal: Dance Me. {Photograph}: Rolando Paolo Guerzoni

Ballets Jazz Montréal: Dance Me

8 to 11 & 14 February, Sadler’s Wells, London

The Canadian firm performs a tribute to Leonard Cohen, dancing to a few of his best songs together with Suzanne, All people Is aware of and Hallelujah. Cohen selected the recordings however died earlier than the present was made. Choreography is by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Andonis Foniadakis and Ihsan Rustem. Lyndsey Winship

Fin Taylor

Brighton, 8 February; London, 10 February; touring to five Could

The present period of cool comedy is, by and huge, anti-offence, however there are some standups who nonetheless consider in ruffling feathers. Taylor is one among them. His present, Daddy Self-Care, drills into conversations round psychological well being, asking: has sensitivity spilled into self-indulgence? Rachel Aroesti


Nationwide Theatre: Lyttelton, London, to eight April

Author-director Simon Stone (Yerma) re-imagines Seneca’s fierce tragedy, with Janet McTeer (Ozark) and Assaad Bouab (Name My Agent) because the doomed queen and stepson. Miriam Gillinson

Macbeth (An Undoing)

Royal Lyceum theatre, Edinburgh, 4 to 25 February

Zinnie Harris reworks Shakespeare’s tragedy from Woman Macbeth’s perspective, as she slides from chief schemer to distressed sleepwalker. Starring Nicole Cooper and Adam Finest. MG

Going out: Artwork

New views … Wook-kyung Choi’s Untitled. {Photograph}: ACH/Wook-kyung Choi Property/Arte Collectum

Motion, Gesture, Paint: Girls Artists and World Abstraction 1940-70

Whitechapel Gallery, London, 9 February to 7 Could

You thought the summary expressionists who splashed it throughout after the second world conflict had been all American males? Assume once more. This revisionist survey not solely foregrounds girls resembling Lee Krasner and Helen Frankenthaler however appears past the US to such artists as Mozambican-Italian Bertina Lopes and South Korea’s Wook-kyung Choi.

Tudor Thriller: A Grasp Painter Revealed

Compton Verney, Warwickshire, 4 February to 7 Could

This detective story of a present searches for the id of a superb however anonymous artist who labored in Renaissance England. The Grasp of the Countess of Warwick, as this mysterious expertise is thought, painted every part from razor-sharp portraits to a Caravaggio-esque scene of poker-faced Tudor noblemen enjoying playing cards.

Sue Williamson: Between Reminiscence and Forgetting

The Field, Plymouth, 4 February to 4 June

The historical past of South Africa for the reason that Boer conflict, public reminiscence and the elements performed by girls within the battle towards apartheid are amongst Williamson’s themes. Her photographic works doc heroes of resistance, whereas a brand new sculptural work focuses consideration on Emily Hobhouse, a British participant within the Boer conflict.

Oliver Beer

London Mithraeum Bloomberg House, 9 February to JulyMore than 2,000 years of British pottery in all its folky ugliness and creamware splendour is become sound artwork. Beer captures the “voices” of echoing jugs with microphones. He even turns the sound waves into summary work. It’s the most recent up to date intervention on the web site of London’s atmospheric historic Roman temple. Jonathan Jones

Staying in: Streaming

Her largest fan … Humorous Girl. {Photograph}: Ben Blackall/Potboiler Productions/Sky Uk

Humorous Girl

9 February, 9pm, Sky Max & Now

Gemma Arterton is like an English Mrs Maisel on this adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel a few Blackpool magnificence queen making an attempt to make it as a comic in swinging 60s London. Rupert Everett dons some eye-catching prosthetics to play the theatrical agent who turns into her mentor.


9 February, Netflix

This drama a few hopelessly romantic serial killer (Gossip Woman’s Penn Badgley) began out as a trashy responsible pleasure earlier than morphing into one thing meatier over its three seasons. Season 4 sees mentioned assassin rebuilding his life in London – besides this time it appears he’s the one being hunted.

The Shamima Begum Story

7 February, 9pm, BBC Two & iPlayer

A feature-length accompaniment to the BBC’s glorious new podcast sequence in regards to the London teenager who left Britain as a teen to affix Islamic State. Josh Baker has unprecedented entry to each the story and Begum herself, who’s now campaigning to return to the UK after her citizenship was revoked.


7 February, Channel 4/All 4

Probably the most necessary buzzwords of the previous couple of years turns into a non-public school-set YA drama, during which peer-pressured lad Archie finds a kindred spirit in scholarship woman Natalie. Till, that’s, a disturbing encounter at a home occasion throws up all kinds of well timed quandaries about private boundaries and the youth of right now. RA

Staying in: Video games

Strife on Mars … Ship Us Mars. {Photograph}: Frontier Developments

Ship Us Mars

Out now, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Sequence X/S

The standalone sequel to acclaimed sci-fi journey Ship Us the Moon guarantees the same mixture of puzzle-solving, suspense and exploration as astronaut-in-training Kathy Johanson heads out to Mars to get well stolen spaceships. However what emotional baggage is she bringing alongside for the journey?

Style Police Squad

Out now, PS4, PS5, Change, Xbox One, Xbox Sequence X/S

The comedy first-person shooter during which you battle crimes towards vogue utilizing whips and stitching machine weapons is getting a console launch after a profitable run on PC. Combines retro visuals and daft humour to fabulous impact, darling. Keith Stuart

Staying in: Albums

Swimsuit you … Raye. {Photograph}: D Abc

Raye – My twenty first Century Blues

Out now

Now impartial after extricating herself from a creatively stagnant main label deal, Raye lastly releases her debut album 9 years into her profession. That includes the brutally sincere No 1 single Escapism and the gloriously blunt Arduous Out Right here, it’s the sound of an artist exorcising their demons.

The Waeve – The Waeve

Out now

Occasional Blur guitarist Graham Coxon groups up with Pipette turned purveyor of chic alt-pop Rose Elinor Dougall because the awkwardly spelt Waeve. Their meandering debut album mixes rustic folk-rock, blasts of post-punk and pockets of experimentation, all grounded by Dougall’s expansive voice.

Shania Twain – Queen of Me

Out now

On her sixth album, and second since popping out of semi-retirement in 2011 following divorce and sickness, country-pop purveyor Twain prioritises enjoyable. Cherished-up lead single Waking Up Dreaming skips round a dance-pop throb, whereas the ludicrous Giddy Up! remembers the Brad Pitt-dissing That Don’t Impress Me A lot.

Hifi Sean & David McAlmont – Completely happy Ending

Out now

Dance producer Sean Dickson, previously of early 90s indie rockers the Soup Dragons, groups up with singer-songwriter David McAlmont for this follow-up to Dickson’s 2016 opus, Ft. Recorded on the high of an east London tower block, its 13 songs carry a way of escapism, particularly in All within the World’s ecstatic dance throb. MC

Staying in: Mind meals

On the lookout for indicators of the zodiac … Skyline Drive.

Skyline Drive


Astrology is a discipline ripe for cynicism. On this entertaining sequence, author Mangesh Hattikudur’s scepticism is quickly met by the methods during which our star indicators have infiltrated every part from Nasa to overseas coverage selections.

The Charles Dickens Illustrated Gallery


Michael John Goodman, an skilled in Victorian illustration, has put collectively this pleasant archive of unique accompanying pictures from Charles Dickens’s novels. Search high-quality reproductions of John Leech’s energetic A Christmas Carol or Cruikshank’s gloomy Oliver Twist.

Insanity: The Get Up!

10 February, 11.45pm, Sky Arts

Greater than only a live performance movie, this Alexandra Palace gig from ska-pop stalwarts Insanity performs with the style to create a surreal retelling of the band’s story, intercut with dwell performances. Buddy of the group Charlie Higson narrates. Ammar Kalia