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'Camp Death' courtesy of Horror-on-Sea Film Festival

This week 07 – 13 January

7 January 2019 |

It's 2019! Scary, huh? No, really - we're preparing to be terrified out of our skins at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival, before soothing ourselves back into a state of calm with the dulcet tones of Martin Carthy at the Toy Museum in Brighton. Also on the menu this week: Art and Theatre exploring themes of identity and belonging. Now that's some food for thought.

Missing Pieces, The Wardrobe Theatre in Bristol
Missing Pieces is a series of staged play readings showcasing Black British, Caribbean and African work, and it kicks off its third season at The Wardrobe Theatre on Tuesday 8th January with Michael Abbensetts’ Sweet Talk.
Set in a single room whose walls define its characters' lives, Sweet Talk, is a witty, energetic and moving account of a marriage in crisis. Originally performed at the Royal Court, where it was directed by Stephen Frears, it has since been performed in New York, Canada, Nigeria, Guyana, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

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The Wardrobe Theatre is at 25 West St, Bristol BS2 0DF

Toy Museum Folk Club, Brighton
Martin Carthy, iconic figure on the British folk scene, is to open the second season of events at The Toy Museum Folk Club. You’ll never have seen a gig quite like this, in the incredible surroundings of the Brighton Toy and Model Museum. This is a chance to catch Martin in a unique space, bringing his music to an intimate audience of fans, vintage stuffed toys and model trains!

Image via @Folkroom on Facebook

Martin Carthy plays the Toy Museum Folk Club on 08 January. For full Folk Club listings and to buy tickets, click here


Alicja Mrozowska: Unpacking, HOME in Manchester
Unpacking sheds light on emotional complexities of migration, family and identity that come together when visiting ‘home’. Alicja Mrozowska has created a set of oil paintings on paper that are both British and Polish: an adolescent Northerner’s reflections on her disorientated childhood self. Each piece is a self-portrait alongside a portrait of a relative, mid-exchange, during Alicja’s annual visits to Poland. Together the pieces are a map of two homes blending together – not necessarily smoothly and never completely.

Unpacking is a new piece of work commissioned by HOME especially for Push Festival 2019.
Image courtesy of HOME ©The Artist

'Unpacking' is a FREE exhibition and runs until 10 February. For more information visit the HOME website.

Horror-on-Sea Film Festival, Southend
If Hallowe’en feels too far away, fear not! Or should that be fear a lot…? The seventh Horror-on-Sea Film Festival returns to Southend this week. Now the UK’s largest independent festival devoted to the genre, the event has become an internationally recognised showcase for young writers, directors and producers.
From murderous hillbillies to hellacious cats, via killer doughnuts, Horror-on-Sea promises full-length features and shorts from across the whole horror spectrum, from all over the world.
'Book of Monsters'; image courtesy of Horror-on-Sea Film Festival

Horror-on-Sea runs from 11 - 20 January. Tickets prices start at £6 per film, £25 for a Day Pass, and mega-fangs can sink their teeth into a £100 Mega Festival Pass for the entire festival. For more information and to book, visit the Horror-on-Sea website.

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