The Friday Arts Diary

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

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Dance

Sadler's Wells: Forsythe Company - I Don't Believe in Outer Space (22 - 23 February)
Feted choreographer William Forsythe, an influential innovator of ballet, presents a new piece that explores the simultaneously comic and tragic nature of existence.

Literature

London Review of Books bookshop: Colin Thubron (23 February)
The distinguished travel writer will discuss the "secular pilgrimage" that inspired his latest book To a Mountain in Tibet with a fellow writer and biographer Ian Thomson.

Film

Animal Kingdom (released 25 February)
David Michod's film, which received much critical acclaim at the Sundance Festival last year, depicts a notorious Melbourne crime family. Guy Pearce stars alongside Ben Mendelsohn and Joel Edgerton.

Theatre

Manchester Royal Exchange: Private Lives (23 February - 9 April)
Noël Coward's witty and complex drama follows the tangled romantic lives of two divorcees who rekindle their passion while honeymooning with their new spouses. Imogen Stubbs and Joanna Page star.

Music

606 Club: Kit Downes Sextet (23 February)
The Mercury Prize-nominated jazz pianist takes to the stage at Chelsea's 606 Club to exhibit his highly creative playing.

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