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Issue No. 2438

PJ Harvey: Recording in Progress

When tickets went on sale in January, they were sold out within minutes. 

But PJ Harvey has added more sessions to this event. In this project, Harvey will record her ninth album in an architectural installation which is open to the public.  

Make sure to book before tickets sell out again. 

Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA. Tickets £15, concessions £12. somersethouse.org.uk

Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War

This exhibition looks at the work of painter Stanley Spencer, who was a soldier during the First World War. 

His emphasis is on everyday life, rather than horrific war scenes. Spencer reacted to the horrors of war by looking inwards towards spiritual redemption.

This is reflected in the renaissance style he adopted. It might not be the anti-war art of CRW Nevinson, who was censored by the government. 

But it adds to an important debate on the First World War and art. 

Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester M3 4PR. Until 1 March. Free. manchestergalleries.org

Sleater-Kinney tour

As part of their 2015-2016 tour, Sleater-Kinney will be playing three dates in Britain.

The band reunited last year with the release of their latest album No Cities to Love.

They were a key part of the Riot Grrrl movement, which blended punk rock with feminism and left wing politics. 

Somerset House. Venues in London, Manchester and Glasgow. From 23 March to 25 March. Tickets from £27. sleater-kinney.com

 


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Tue 27 Jan 2015, 16:09 GMT
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