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19 September 2014

Friday Arts Diary | 19 September 2014

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

By Esme Cargill

Festival

Little Big Gig, Kynance Cove, Cornwall
Friday 19 September – Monday 22 September

This is a quirky, family-friendly music and ale festival set on The Lizard – the peak of southern England in Cornwall – overlooking the Atlantic. With music from every genre – jazz, rock, soul – everyone is sure to find something. The location allows a full 3-day festival experience with beautiful sights to compliment. 

Theatre

64 Squares, New Diorama Theatre, London
Opens 23 September

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This upcoming play is adapted from the novel The Royal Game by the 20th century Austrian writer Stefan Zweig. Set in the late 1930s, the world’s greatest chess player is challenged by an odd newcomer. As the game unfolds, move after move, the mysterious stranger reveals his dark past. An exciting tale of identify and madness moving over a board of 64 Squares.

Music

Game Music Connect, Southbank Centre, London
24 September

This one-day conference is for aspiring and professional composers of all backgrounds as well as those interested in learning about the art and craft of creating today’s cutting-edge video game soundtracks. You don’t need to be a composer or industry professional to be a part of Game Music ConnectFans of soundtracks and, indeed, anyone with an interest in music or games is more than welcome to attend any Game Music Connect event.

Film

Encounter’s Festival 20/20, Bristol
Tuesday 16th September – Sunday 21 September
 

Connecting the past to the future, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival celebrates short film from its origins as an analogue medium right up to the expanded worlds of live audio-visual, immersive and interactive digital cinema. The 2014 festival continues to revolve around two main venues – the Watershed and Arnolfini – and extends at the weekend to include the Cube Microplex and Harbourside. There will also be opportunities to participate online. The festival aims to push the boundaries of cinematic expectation, explore social and technological film futures, reimagine the analogue/digital fusion and debate the post-medium condition of film.

Art

London Design Festival
Tuesday 16 September – Sunday 21 September

The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. Building on London’s existing design activity, the event was launched in 2003 to create an annual event that would promote the city’s creativity, drawing in the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design.