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Keith Coventry | Voices of Animals and Men | Three Billy Goats Gruff

Issue No. 2015

Keith Coventry painting from the exhibition

Keith Coventry painting from the exhibition

Keith Coventry: Paintings
Tramway Gallery, Glasgow. Free
Until 17 Sept

This exhibition brings together several of Keith Coventry’s paintings series’ including The Albany, Estate and White Abstracts.

Keith Coventry is best known for his paintings of council estates - paintings that are an indictment of the utopian visions of early 20th century artists.

His work plays with the exhausted ideals of Modernism, the decline of its values and utopian hopes. His paintings use the manners of the earlier years of the 20th century, and are a kind of lament to lost beliefs, playing art history off against evidence of urban decay.

Voices of Animals and Men
The Young Knives
Out Now

The Young Knives’ first album owes a debt to 1980s post punk.

This is a shining example of lyric led music. The songs take on the minutiae of everyday life - with poetic and plain ridiculous tales from suburbia.

This is a well crafted collection of punky pop songs, or poppy punk songs, so if that’s your thing this is your album.

Three Billy Goats Gruff
Garlic Theatre Company
Little Angel Theatre, London
24-28 Aug 11am and 2pm

The Little Angel Theatre is a brilliant place to take children, with some great shows.

They put on productions for children of all ages - keep an eye on the website for details.

Three Billy Goats Gruff is the current production, aimed at very young children. The story of three hungry goats and a grumpy old troll features live music, storytelling and singing. It is an ideal first theatrical experience for young children.

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Sat 26 Aug 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2015
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