We’re On Radio London!
You could do worse than listen to us on Jo Good’s Radio London show tonight – our Eurovision campaign hots up!
If you’re going to the Hirst Private View, look out for the state of the cow’s head – and count the number of flies!
Here’s some other stuff going on tonight:
press night/Anastasia. Re-run for KATE SELLERS and ANDREI VIRONOV’s new adaptation of MARCELLE MAURETTE’s classic French play written in 1952 and set in early 20th century Berlin, 10 years after the murder of the Russian Tsar and his family by the Bolshevik secret service. Rumours abound that the youngest daughter survived the massacre and is living among Russian exiles in Berlin. Directed by Sellers for her company, Walking Thoughts, in the Centre for Russian Culture, Pushkin House. Follows run in December 2009. Runs March 26 to April 21. Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2TA.
private view/Damien Hirst. First substantial survey of the work of bad boy of Brit art in the UK, spanning 20 years of his output and including iconic works like his famous pickled shark (now 20 years old). Strictly invitation only. Runs April 4 to September 9. Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 9TG.
comedy/Dave Gorman’s Powerpoint Presentation. Investigative comedian plays more London dates. Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX.
international fundraiser/Dressed to Kilt. Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin McKidd, Brian Cox, Billy Boyd, Neve Campbell, Thom Evans, Kelly Brook, Darren Fletcher, Claire Holt, Louise Linton, Matthew Modine, Chris Noth, Matthew Rhys, Matthew Settle, Marcus Schenkenberg, Ed Westwick, honorary chairs (to Cox) host and celebs model for annual Scottish- themed fashion fundraiser, this year celebrating its 10th anniversary. Proceeds, The Wounded Warrior Project. The Liberty Theater, 236 West 42nd Street, New York City.
launch/Jo Hansford Salon.
Adele Silva, Kelly Windsor in Emmerdale, attends launch of hair stylist’s new Mayfair salon. Jo Hansford Mayfair, 48 South Audley Street, London, W1K 2QB.
play previews/Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Laurie Metcalf, David Suchet, Roseanne actress and tv’s Belgian detective Poirot, star in American playwright EUGENE O’NEILL’s classic play based on his own family background. Set is set in 1912 and centres on James Tyrone, his wife Mary and their sons Jamie and Edmund as they battle their demons during a long summer’s day. KYLE SOLLER also stars. First produced on Broadway in 1956. Directed by ANTHONY PAGE. Follows run at the Richmond Theatre, February 22 to March 3.
album release/Nicki Minaj. Flamboyant US R’n’B singer signed to Young Money/Cash Money Records, releases new album, PINK FRIDAY: ROMAN RELOADED. She plays Hammersmith gigs, June 23,24.
private view/Remote Control. Show that examines the enormous impact tv has had on contemporary culture, to coincide with the digital switchover in the UK that marks the end of analogue broadcasting. Includes works by ADRIAN PIPER, HARUN FEROCKI, RICHARD HAMILTON, FREDERICKE PEZOLD, MATIAS FALDBAKKEN, JULIE WACHTEL, JESSICA DIAMOND, MARK LECKEY, SIMON DENNY, DAVID HALL, RICHARD SERRA and American artist collective ANT FARM. First in a series of major themed xhibitions tackling Sound, Installation, Drawing and sculpture taking place over the next 12-18 months. Runs April 3 to June 10. ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), 12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, SW1Y 5AH.
gig/Rick Ross. Rick Ross, US hip-hop heavyweight, plays second of two London dates. Expect material from his latest album, GOD FORGIVES, I DON’T, out April 30. Proud2, The O2, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 ODY.
awards/The Roux Scholarship 2012.
Michel Roux, Michel Roux Jnr, Albert Roux, Alain Roux, judges announce winner of annual cooking competition, which takes place earlier same day, Westminster Kingsway College, Vincent Square, SW1. Winner becomes a ‘Roux Scholar’, receives £5,000 cash, up to three months training at a three Michelin-starred restaurant, a week’s work experience in New York and knives worth £1,000. Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel, 66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA.
charity gig/Teenage Cancer Trust 2012: Jason Manford. Jason Manford, Jimmy Carr, Alan Davies, Stewart Francis, Tim Minchin, Jon Richardson, Dave Spikey tell gags at ROGER DALTREY’s 12th annual series of charity gigs, which run from March 28 to April 3 (see separate entries). Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP.
press screening/The Truth About Stanley. Oliver Litondo, actor, attends press screening and special charity screening of short film set on the streets of London. Radiohead have provided a song for the film. Proceeds, The Big Issue Foundation and homeless charity Anchor House. Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA. 5:00pm.
gig/You Me At Six.
Weybridge punk-metallers, promote album, SINNERS NEVER SLEEP, out now. O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London, SW9 9SL.