Light from the Middle East
This exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London presents photographs by artists from across the Middle East and explores the role of photography in the region. Some have used their cameras to record or witness events, others to distort them.
Light from the Middle East is divided into three sections, “recording”, “reframing” and “resisting”. The show includes works from 30 artists working across 13 countries, including Iran, Egypt and Lebanon. Go to www.vam.ac.uk
A Taste of Honey
Set in 1950s Manchester, this classic play follows 16 year old Jo, a fearless young woman who is due to give birth any day. Her boyfriend is at sea and her mother has gone missing. The play celebrates Jo’s rebellion against a society on the cusp of change.
A new production directed by Polly Findlay is the first since its writer, Shelagh Delaney, died last year. It features a live jazz trio on stage. It runs at the Crucible in Sheffield until 17 November. Go to www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
Margin Call, directed by JC Chandor is an interesting look at a group of Wall Street traders and analysts over a 24-hour period at the onset of the 2008 economic crisis. These people are out to make money—no matter the consequences. The film sets out to expose their mindset.
There are plenty of characters to dislike and moments to make you sick. One boss, played by Kevin Spacey, glosses over redundancies as “opportunities” for those who are left. Margin Call is out now on DVD and Blu-ray.