From Flux Gourmet to Björk: the complete guide to this week’s entertainment | Culture


Go out: Movie theater

Scream/Nightmare on Elm Street marathons
The Prince Charles Cinema, London, October 1 only
Wes Craven fans gather for a 635-minute nighttime screening of every Scream movie, from the one that started it all in 1996 (above) to last year’s ‘requelle’. Prefer the Craven’s Nightmare on Elm Street franchise? Well, buckle up: they’re throwing them tonight too: all seven.

Gourmet Feed
out now
Starring Gwendoline Christie and Asa Butterfield, Peter Strickland’s new film about an unusual artists’ retreat is as distinctive and bizarre as we’d expect from the man who gave us collectors of BDSM butterflies in Le Duc de Bourgogne and a haunted character. red dress in In Fabric.

Girls Girls Girls
out now
Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Audience award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, director Alli Haapasalo’s engaging Finnish drama follows a trio of ordinary teenage girls (Aamu Milonoff, Eleonoora Kauhanen and Linnea Leino) as they explore newly awakened desires and their expectations of first love.

Mrs Harris goes in Paris
out now
Previously filmed in 1992 with Angela Lansbury in the title role, this incarnation of Paul Gallico’s novel stars Lesley Manville as the widowed housekeeper who decides to travel to Paris at all costs to pursue her big dream: own a Dior couture dress. It’s a literal and figurative escape, brought to life by a charming cast that also includes Isabelle Huppert, Jason Isaacs and Anna Chancellor. Catherine Bray


Go out: Gigs

Five members of the Canadian group Alvvays.
Forever and… Alvvays. Photography: Eleanor Petry

Alvvays
October 1 to 7; the tour starts in Glasgow
The Canadian indie pop quintet arrive in the UK to support next week’s Blue Rev, the delayed sequel to 2017’s Antisocialites. Its release has been hampered by theft (recordings of early demos pirated), flooding in their studio and finally the pandemic, so expect a joyful sense of relief. CM

Made me like it
Various locations, London, October 1
This new multi-venue day-long festival in east London is headlined by a host of new-ish artists such as pop star L Devine, decadent indie-pop Walt Disco and post-experimenters. punk Do Nothing. Elsewhere, there are gems to be found in the DIY alt-pop of Greta Isaac and the rock catharsis of Olly Bailey, aka Jaws the Shark. Michael Cragg

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Lighthouse, Poole, 5th October; Guildhall, Portsmouth, 6 October
Throughout 14 seasons as the principal conductor of the BSO, Kirill Karabits has made it his duty to defend the works of his fellow Ukrainians. The latest is the cello concerto by Fedir Akimenko, which remained unpublished when the composer died in 1945. Karabits frames it with Stravinsky and Mahler. Andrew Clements

Sarcastic puppy
O2 Academy, Glasgow, October 4-; O2 Academy, Bristol, October 5, then tour; O2 Apollo, Manchester, October 6; OVO Arena Wembley, London, October 7
One of the most popular live bands of all time straddling jazz, funk, world music and R&B, the American collective release their new album Empire Central – a tribute to their own history and the heroes of the American music. John Fordham


Go out: Art

Man with thistle (self-portrait).
Man with thistle (self-portrait). Photography: / Lucian Freud Archive / Tate

Lucian Freud
National Gallery, London, from October 1 to January 22
In his later years, this coruscant painter of the flesh was regularly called a “living old master.” But how does he deal with the historic artists who inspired him, from Holbein and Corot to his beloved Titian at the National Gallery? This centenary fair promises great art at its peak.

Cezanne
Tate Modern, London, from October 5 to March 12
The Godfather of Modern Art comes home to what modern art is today – but is there a connection? The pixelated images of this most conceptual post-impressionist convey the random and uncertain nature of modern life. They echo video art. Cézanne will always be modern – and profound.

Saskia van Uylenburgh in Arcadian Costume
Beacon Museum, Whitehaven, until January 8
Rembrandt’s painting of his wife as the Goddess of Spring is on tour from the National Gallery. The pathos and power of this portrait lies in the way Rembrandt glorifies Saskia as a golden, flowery goddess while letting us know she is posing in her studio: dream and reality collide in touching ways.

Walter Prize
Modern Institute Osborne Street, Glasgow, until November 12
Until recently, novelty in art meant video or ready-made, but identity and injustice are more pressing than the medium used, so painting comes alive again. The Brooklyn Price artist is radical by being traditional. His paintings sensitive to nocturnal blues recall Matisse, even Dufy. Avant-garde, but gentle. jonathan jones


Go out: Arrange

Dancer Joseph Toonga, mid-performance.
Born dancer… Joseph Toonga. Photography: Karen Jonkers/Theater Festival Boulevard

Joseph Toonga: born to exist
Oxford Playhouse, October 4; tour to 26 Nov.
As a child, Joseph Toonga moved from Cameroon to East London; as an artist, he moved from hip-hop to contemporary dance to work with the Royal Ballet. Born to Exist is the final part of his Black Masculinity Trilogy, an autobiographical piece about being raised only by black women. Lyndsey Winship

Eureka Day
Old Vic Theatre, London, until October 31
Helen Hunt stars in the European premiere of Jonathan Spector’s satirical comedy. A disease tears a progressive school apart – will the community bond or turn? Miriam Gillinson

Dublin Theater Festival
Various locations, until October 16
This year’s festival sees a renewed international focus, 17 world premieres, an adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel The Blackwater Lightship and an intriguing interactive piece by Italian artist Romeo Castellucci. MG

Leo Reich
Soho theatre, London, October 4-15
After cementing his status as a pending megastar on the outskirts of Edinburgh this year, the 24-year-old brings his camp, a postmodern pastiche winner of Gen Z solipsism and social media-era suffering into his hometown. Rachel Aroesti


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Stay at home: Diffusion

Leon Harrap and Sarah Gordy in Ralph & Katie.
Leon Harrap and Sarah Gordy in Ralph & Katie. Photography: Ben Blackall/BBC/ITV Studios

Ralph and Katie
October 5, 9 p.m., BBC One & iPlayer
The A Word broke new ground with its sensitive yet candid depiction of parents navigating their son’s autism diagnosis. This equally pioneering spin-off follows newlyweds Ralph and Katie Wilson, who both have Down syndrome, and is led by a fully disabled editorial team – a first in the UK.

the bear
October 5, Disney+
This series about a troubled gourmet chef (Jeremy Allen White) who inherits his deceased brother’s struggling sandwich shop in Chicago has been a word-of-mouth hit in the United States, thanks to its distinctive combination of heartbreaking character study and dizzying cuisine. drama.

Head On: Rugby, Dementia and Me
October 5, 9 p.m., BBC Two & iPlayer
The once hazy association between sports-related concussions and significant long-term brain damage has finally erupted into a global outrage over the past two years. In this one-of-a-kind documentary, 44-year-old World Cup winner Steve Thompson emotionally grapples with the dementia caused by his glittering rugby career.

A friend of family
october 6, peacock
White Lotus’ Jake Lacy transforms into a uniquely horrifying predator in this stranger-than-fiction crime drama – directed by acclaimed independent filmmaker Eliza Hittman – about young Jan Broberg, who has been kidnapped not once but twice by a neighbor. in 1970s Idaho. Colin Hanks and Anna Paquin co-star as Broberg’s bewildered parents. AR


Stay at home: Games

Overwatch 2 gameplay image.
A real breath… Overwatch 2. Photo: Blizzard

Monitor 2
Released October 4, all platforms
A sequel to the most fun and colorful team-based shooter, where outrageous special abilities and fan-art worthy characters combine to liven up every match.

Alfred Hitchcock: Vertigo
Available now, all platforms
A video game adaptation of a 64-year-old film? The cartoonish style departs from Hitchcock, but the heart of this story’s psychological thriller remains.

Keza MacDonald


Stay at home: Albums

Pop artist Shygirl dressed in silver and purple.
Don’t look at me…Shygirl. Photography: Samuel Ibram

Shygirl – Nymph
out now
After positioning herself at the center of the experimental pop scene via a duo of acclaimed EPs and collaborations with Sophie and FKA twigs, South London’s Blane Muise (above) releases her debut album. While Nike dabbles in exciting, tactile electro, Arca-assisted Come for Me focuses on fracturing R&B.

Craig David – 22 years old
out now
What’s your flavor? The hitmaker’s eighth album, and third since resuming his career in 2015, features collaborations with dance giants Galantis (DNA), pop newcomer Gracey (Back to Basics) and, on garage-tinged Who You Are , the omnipresent songwriter and singer MNEK. Everything is maintained by the honeyed voice of David.

Yeah yeah yeah – Cool It Down
out now
Nine years after their disappointing fourth album Mosquito, New York’s quintessential art-rock band returns rejuvenated with this eight-track follow-up. While lead single Spitting Off the Edge of the World welds lyrics about impending climate catastrophe to a hurricane-sized swirl of rock, the string-soaked Burning adds a dash of 60s soul.

Bjork – Fossora
out now
Billed as her “mushroom album,” Björk’s 10th installment finds her digging into her roots. Inspired by his past confinement in Iceland, as well as the death of his mother, songs such as the densely packed, gabber-adjacent Atopos do good for the album’s “biological techno” genre tag, while the beloved Egg makes its mark more delicately. CM


Stay at home: brain food

Window image, circa 2001, of Trouble at Topshop.
Early closing… Problem at Topshop. Photograph: Martin Godwin/The Guardian

Problem at Topshop
October 3, 9 p.m., BBC Two
This two-part series chronicles Topshop’s rise on the high street of the 1980s, before its well-documented fall in 2020. Next week’s finale episode investigates Philip Green’s tumultuous tenure as owner, through the first-hand testimony of its employees.

Echoic Archives
Podcast
Somerset House opens the doors to its artistic community in this fascinating four-part series. Facilitator Weyland McKenzie-Witter explores the ways artists interact with the archive, from generating online records in the metaverse to uncovering the stories of the diaspora.

Koala sampler
On line
There are a plethora of music-making apps out there, but this sampler from Elf Audio is one of the most intuitive and creative. Record sounds through your phone’s microphone to create footage that can be manipulated into complex tracks. Ammar Kalia

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