From Where the Crawdads Sing to Uncoupled: A Complete Guide to This Week’s Entertainment | Culture


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Where the locusts sing
out now
Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones heads to the swamps of North Carolina to star in this adaptation of Delia Owens’ best-selling mystery novel about an abandoned girl who grows up in the wild and is later framed for murder. Includes new music by Taylor Swift.

All the light, everywhere
out now
Winner of the US Documentary Special Jury Prize at Sundance, All Light, Everywhere reveals the unspoken biases inherent in any filmed point of view. Is a CCTV camera just a neutral observer? How about a police body camera? It turns out that neutrality depends a lot on the eye of the beholder. Essential viewing.

Satyajit Ray season
to August 31
The BFI has put on a veritable banquet for a season dedicated to the work of the genius that is Satyajit Ray, the most celebrated Indian filmmaker of all time. See films of the season on London’s Southbank and on tour across the UK.

Notre Dame on fire
out now
Director Jean-Jacques Annaud (The Name of the Rose) tackles the puzzling true story of how one of the world’s most famous and beloved historic buildings nearly burned to the ground in April 2019. Filming took place in the look-alike building to Notre-Dame. Bourges Cathedral. catherine bray


Leave: events

Royal New Wave...Baby Queen.
Royal New Wave…Baby Queen. Photograph: F Boillot/REX/Shutterstock

And no? festival
Pikehall,Derbyshire, 29 as of July 31
The headliners may be dominated by men with guitars – Stereophonics on Friday, Courteeners on Saturday, Blossoms on Sunday – but there are some gems on offer at this East Midlands festival. Baby Queen (above) brings bolshie pop to the main stage, while emo-pop practitioners Pale Waves and R&B maverick Kelis own the second stage.

Lady Gaga
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, 29 & July 30
Having returned to the dance floor via 2020’s sixth album Chromatica, Gaga’s pop party has been cruelly curtailed by the pandemic. Two years later, she can finally air tracks like Rain on Me and Stupid Love in gigantic stadiums, adding them to a stellar catalog of uplifting anthems. miguel cragg

Joey De Francesco Threesome
Ronnie Scott’s Club, London, July 27 and 28meY
Hammond organs still produce soulful, exciting jazz, especially played by the Philadelphia-raised multi-instrumentalist and sideman for David Sanborn and Van Morrison. His powerful bass lines and impressive chord work have thrilled crowds for three decades. John Fordham

The site of an investigation
Royal Albert Hall, London, 28 of July
In a Proms season remarkably short on new work, highlights include the London premiere of Jennifer Walshe’s symphonic snapshot of the contemporary world. Featuring Walshe herself as lead vocalist, this covers everything from micro-pollution to artificial intelligence to the perils of Facebook to interplanetary colonization. Andres Clementes


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Early stages... one of Horace Walpole's 18th century miniatures.
Early stages… one of Horace Walpole’s 18th century miniatures. Cinematography: Matt Chung

Gothic Cartoon: Maidens, Demons and Heroes
Strawberry Hill House, London, until September 14
The imagination of 18th-century author Horace Walpole comes to life in miniature paintings at the Pollock Toy Museum. Walpole dreamed up the first Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto, in his neo-medieval house Strawberry Hill. This exhibition brings the fantasy of him back into the house in a haunted wallpaper.

Popular Space: The Portal Galleries
Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, until September 25
The design duo have created a collection of “portals” that open to virtual travel through time and space. It suits this museum built in the Regency era, with mirrors that make it bigger inside than out. JK Rowling’s Doctor Who Tardis and Platform 9¾ are featured in this fantasy travel show.

edinburgh art festival
Many places, 28 of July to August 28
The visual component of Edinburgh’s festival season offers a wide variety of art, from Tracey Emin and Lynsey MacKenzie to the skeleton of murderer William Burke. There are site-specific installations in all old and new towns, special commissions, and a host of gallery exhibits. The 200-year-old Union Canal receives special focus.

Lindsey mendick: off with his head
Carl Freedman Gallery, Margate, until August 28
This fun and fantastic artist makes lush, luscious and monstrous ceramic sculptures. He also creates controversial paintings that boldly reach back through history to salute maligned women like Anne Boleyn, Diana, the Princess of Wales, and even the mythological Medusa. An imagination brimming with snakes and lustreware makes Mendick an artist to behold. jonathan jones


Leave: Scenery

Musical youth… rehearsals for Whistle Down the Wind.
Musical youth… rehearsals for Whistle Down the Wind. Cinematography: Pamela Raith

whistle the wind
Water Mill theater, Newbury, until September 10
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman’s rock musical is brought to life by Watermill’s brilliant band of actors and musicians. It is a curious work about a grieving young teenager who becomes convinced that the man hiding in the family barn is Jesus.

chasing hares
Young VicLondon, until August 13
Sonali Bhattacharyya’s new play is set between the UK and West Bengal and is about a factory worker on the brink of rebellion. Directed by Milli Bhatia (Seven Methods to Kill Kylie Jenner). Miriam Gilinson

Sharon Eyal and LEV: Darkness in the House
bold Trends,
London, 28 of July
Eyal’s brand of club-influenced choreography, with its androgynous bodies and dystopian mood, is a perfect fit for Bold Tendencies, the show that takes place in the concrete surrounds of a Peckham multi-storey car park. Eyal’s company performs a mix of works, including some UK premieres. lindsey winship

Patty Harrison
soho theatre, london, 25 to July 30; Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, August 3-15
The inveterate scene-stealer (see: Memorable Roles in Shrill and Tim Robinson’s I Think You Should Go) brings her mesmerizingly bizarre but invariably brilliant comedic timing and ludicrous parodies of pop culture to London and, next month, the Edinburgh fringe. to London and, next month, the Edinburgh fringe. Rachel Aroesti


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Stay in: Transmission

Oh those Russians... Elle Fanning (right) in The Great.
Oh those Russians… Elle Fanning (right) in The Great. Photography: Gareth Gatrell/Hulu

The great
27 july22:00, Channel 4
Elle Fanning returns as 18th-century Russian Empress Catherine, who recently usurped her husband, Peter III (Nicholas Hoult), as leader, for a second series of this boldly anachronistic, blatantly inaccurate, and wildly entertaining period drama. Don’t take this as a history lesson.

Under ad from the sky
27 julyDisney+
Based on the horrific 1984 murders of Brenda Lafferty and her young daughter, this latest addition to the avalanche of true-crime drama is both a grisly police procedural and a damning depiction of Mormon fundamentalism. Daisy Edgar-Jones is Lafferty; Andrew Garfield plays the conflicted detective in charge.

Surface
29 julyAppleTV+
The perfect life that isn’t as perfect as it seems might seem like a far-fetched concept in TV drama, but this thriller, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a woman trying to piece together her apparent suicide attempt, takes the standard mix of brilliant aspiration and terrifying manipulation to a particularly dark and twisty place.

disengaged
29 julyNetflix
Another New York romp from Sex and the City creator Darren Star. It follows Michael (Neil Patrick Harris), recently dumped by his husband of 17 years and determined to get back on the dating scene, with a sore throat. still paralyzing heart invariably in tow. RA


Stay in: Games

as dusk falls
Available now, Xbox, PC
A road trip thriller where your branching decisions affect who lives and dies, among other things. The painted art style is also eye-catching.

To live live
out now, Change
A remake of a rather obscure 1994 game from Square, first released outside of Japan, this RPG classic is a kind of Cloud Atlas situation that follows seven stories in different time periods. Keza MacDonald


Stay in: albums

Wild boy... Sean Nicholas Savage.
Wild boy… Sean Nicholas Savage. Photography: Marta Cikojevic

Sean Nicholas Savage – Shine
out now
The prolific, this is his 15th album in 14 years, the Canadian singer-songwriter and Solange collaborator joins Mac DeMarco on the typically lo-fi Shine. Meandering and eerily beautiful, songs like the recent single Streets of Rage showcase the rare talent of the 36-year-old casual model.

Rico Nasty – The Ruins
out now
Released in 2018, the Maryland rapper’s impromptu Smack a Bitch perfectly encapsulated her sound, fusing jagged rock riffs, head-pounding beats and unbridled rage. That continues on this new mixtape, the follow-up to 2020’s major label debut, Nightmare Vacation. Black Punk singles and screamo anthem Intrusive are unapologetic as ever.

Jack White – Enter Alive to Heaven
out now
Three months after the release of his fourth solo album, Fear of the Dawn, Jack White is back with his follow-up. While that collection tapped into the musical scholar’s weirder, more progressive tendencies, Entering Heaven Alive, with a bare back, slows down the pace, as in the beautiful piano-assisted Help Me Along.

Her and Him – Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson
out now
With a career dotted with covers of either his two holiday collections or 2014 classics, it’s perhaps no surprise that Zooey Deschanel and M Ward’s seventh album tackles one of music’s greatest songwriters. The Wouldn’t It Be Nice version of him is tweeness personified. MC


Stay in: brain food

Wild in art… Tracey Emin in Mad Tracey From Margate.
Wild in art… Tracey Emin in Mad Tracey From Margate. Photography: ZCZ Films

crazy tracey from Margate
July 267pm, SkyArts
Showcasing footage taken by herself with a camcorder from the late 1990s, this intimate portrait of Tracey Emin offers an unguarded account of the artist known for her works of self-exploration. A fascinating insight into a talent on the verge of stardom.

my mother made me
Podcast
Writer Jason Reynolds and his mother Isabell present this delicately beautiful four-part series that explores motherhood and how the father-son relationship changes over the years. From shopping at Costco to going to the casino, their conversations are fruitful and far-reaching.

Hew Locke: Let’s do something positive
Tate YouTube
Creator of Tate Britain’s 2022 commission The Procession, artist Hew Locke explores the inspirations behind his vibrant and extensive installation in this mini-documentary. Based on the idea of ​​the nation, Locke develops his use of colonial symbolism. ammar kalia

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