Weekly arts roundup, June 11-17

PICK OF THE WEEK

Supersonic Festival
Various venues, Thursday June 11-Sunday June 14

Alongside Supersonic’s ever-excellent array of musical boundary-pushers – which this year includes the hypnotic Holly Herndon, the singular Richard Dawson and the seminal Pop Group – is an impressive offering of exhibitions, workshops and special events.  Amongst them, All Ears at Millennium Point presents a range of pieces referencing the 19th-century mechanisation of music making, while Dissenters And Dreamers at Centrala rounds up punk protest art from before the fall of the Iron Curtain.

ALSO THIS WEEK

LOVE LIFE AND LANDSCAPES

Love, Life & Landscapes
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, from Friday June 12

Selections from the Barber’s collection of German Romantic drawings and prints, exploring the artists’ fascination with nature, history and mythology.

MADE YOU LOOK

Made You Look
Mockingbird Theatre, Friday June 12

The screening of an inspirational documentary examining the graphic arts and analogue creation in the digital age, followed by a Q&A with the production team.

BLACK IS THE COLOUR OF MY VOICE

Black Is The Colour Of My Voice
Old Joint Stock, Friday June 12-Saturday June 13

An acclaimed one-woman show from Apphia Campbell, inspired by the life of Nina Simone, in which a jazz singer and civil-rights activist takes stock following the death of her father.

MY ROUTE

My Route
Stratford Road, from Saturday June 13

Photos of Stratford Road residents, taken by Vanley Burke, are supersized and displayed on the street’s buildings, with a soundtrack from the Modified Toy Orchestra’s Brian Duffy.

A HISTORY OF US

 

A History Of Us
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, from Saturday June 13

A 44-metre-long spray-painted piece from Oxford-based street artist Pahnl, documenting “a stencilled (sort of) history of the human race”.

STILL RUNNING

HIDDEN SPACES

Hidden Spaces
Various venues, until Sunday June 28

A range of special events offering access to undiscovered nooks and crannies across the city, including tours of the Victoria Law Courts and the spooky Severn Street Masonic Hall.

THE STORY OF CHILDREN'S TELEVISION

The Story Of Children’s Television From 1946 To Today
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, until Sunday September 13

A warmly-received and wide-ranging exhibition charting seven decades of kids’ TV via clips, images, merchandise and memorabilia.

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