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The Three Dancers by Pablo Picasso (Pic: copyright Tate Gallery. Photographed by John Webb)

The Three Dancers by Pablo Picasso (Pic: copyright Tate Gallery. Photographed by John Webb)


Undercover Surrealism
The Hayward Gallery
until 30 July
www.hayward.org.uk

Pablo Picasso’s The Three Dancers is on show at the Hayward Gallery’s Undercover Surrealism exhibition. It also includes work by Miro, Dali, Giacometti, Boiffard, Blossfeldt and Manon which appeared in Georges Bataille’s magazine Documents.


No Obvious Trauma
by Unpacked
Camden People’s Theatre, London
11 and 12 May, 8pm
£10/£8
Phone 08700 600 100 www.cptheatre.co.uk

This is theatre group Unpacked’s second production. It follows their innovative debut The Fourth Violin from the Left.

Fusing physical theatre, object animation and puppetry this looks at memory and love inside an isolated institution.

A mysterious patient dreams of escape and doctors track the fragile line between madness and desire.

Zoe Rothman


Out Of Beirut
Modern Art Oxford
13 May to 16 July
Free www.modernartoxford.org.uk

This collection introduces work by artists, architects, performers and writers from Beirut.

Issues of history, memory and identity are explored in this exhibition which looks at the role of art and artists within changing societies.

It includes a new installation by artist Jalal Toufic and new photographic and video work by Walid Raad and Akram Zaatari.


Beautiful Thing
Channel 4
Sat 13 May, 1.30am

This is probably one to set your video recorders for because if you haven’t seen Jonathan Harvey’s 1996 film it is well worth catching.

A teenage coming-out story set in a tower block in south London this is a film that manages to deal with domestic violence, homophobia and poverty.

It is also, at the same time, a fairytale love story.

There is some stunning acting, and a soundtrack from Mama Cass and the Mamas and the Papas.

Milly Anderson


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