The Jerwood Photography awards
Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, until 4 June
Phone 0151 709 9460
The Jerwood photography exhibition was established in 2003. Each year it exhibits the work of five up and coming photographers.
This year’s exhibition includes Escape in Israel, in which Leonie Purcha’s photographs look at the juxtaposition of the rise in the tourism industry in Israel and the realities of everyday life.
Richard Page looks at things much closer to home. His photographs of the outskirts of British suburban housing estates are both familiar and unnerving.
Come What May: the Asian youth movements and campaigns for social justice
Central Library, Manchester, until 11 May
This exhibition looks at the campaigns and activities of young Asians in Britain during the 1970s and 1980s.
It is made up of posters and leaflets from the campaigns along with personal testimony from people involved.
It is based on material from the Tandana Glowworm archive. Go to www.tandana.org
Come What May will be shown at the Marxism 2005 event. Go to www.marxism2005.net
Written by Kwame Kwei-Armah
Set in a London cafe named after an African slave castle, this play explores the nature of black identity and inheritance, and the pressures it can put on black youths.
The cafe owner struggles to make a better life for himself and his son. Business is bad as his main customer is a violent criminal. His son, rejecting education, turns to crime and pays a terrible price.
With vibrant music and sharp, authentic dialogue, this is a well acted, thought provoking play. It has toured urban Britain and is on in London this summer.