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Whether you're gearing up for a May bank holiday day festival, or snuggling up in front of the new Seth Rogan film is more your speed, here's a guide to this month's entertainment.
Ed Sheeran: The Sum Of It All…
Following Ed Sheeran’s personal life and the tumultuous last two years that have affected his career, this documentary gives fresh insight into how a kid with a stutter became a global music phenomenon. It’s a surprisingly moving and honest portrayal of a pop star struggling under challenging circumstances, but still maintaining the ‘nice guy’ bravado fans love him for.
Rosewater by Liv Little
Live Little’s debut foray into literature comes in the form of Rosewater; the book follows Elsie, a 28-year-old poet, who’s coming to terms with love and community in the chaos of family complexity.
Platonic on AppleTV+
Nicholas Stoller’s new comedy, starring Seth Rogan and Rose Byrne, sees two ex-best friends rekindling their relationship after a petty feud boiled out of control. It’s a refreshing framework for telling such a simple story, which questions why we think it’s weird when adults of the opposite sex are besties without sexual intimacy.
Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me on Netflix
Giving insight into the tragic life and death of model Anna Nicole Smith from those that know her best, this two-hour Netflix documentary epic provides an unflinching examination of the much-loved American superstar. Her career epitomised the early ‘90s American dream, as she rose to dizzying heights after appearances in Playboy and then eventually having her own TV show. However, as the documentary candidly portrays, it wasn’t all an easy ride.
BEEF On Netflix
Topping streaming charts for good reason, BEEF is the newest binge-worthy drama actually worth its salt. The American dark comedy comes from Korean director Lee Sung Jin and stars Steven Yeun and Ali Wong as feuding characters that lose track of themselves. With plenty of plot twists and turns, you’ll never predict where the story ends up.
Project 6 Festival
Championing venues and spaces, Project 6 is a brand-new festival uniting music lovers with their favourite artists across a spectrum of genres. The event will be taking over Brixton’s Brockwell park, hosting a heavyweight lineup of grime, techno and everything in between. Ghetts, Pip Millett and Ojerime are just a few of our favourite picks from the diverse bill.
Don’t lack! Tickets can be brought here.
Free Comedy at the Queer Comedy Club
Launching this May, London’s first Queer comedy club will be hosting free nights on a Monday and Tuesday to celebrate its opening. Well-known comedians such as Jessica Fostekew, Jen Ives and James Barr will be on hand to tickle anyone’s funny bone and provide the laughs throughout the venue’s debut programming.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Cinema Release: The Little Mermaid
Rob Marshall’s The Little Mermaid has been making a splash recently after the controversy surrounding Flounder, Ariel’s well-loved best friend, whose had a dramatic makeover in this new iteration. The disputed design sent social media into a frenzy but the film remains one of the most talked about this year. The Little Mermaid will be hitting cinemas May 26.
NTS presents One Day Festival
Launching its first-ever music festival in the heart of south London, NTS’ day party brings a typically eclectic lineup to Burgess Park. Highlights include an extended set from Detroit DJ powerhouse Theo Parrish, a rare appearance from hip-hop maverick JPEGMAFIA and Nigerian alté pioneer Cruel Santino.
Grab your tickets here.
ANIMAL at The Park Theatre
If you’re looking for something more offbeat than your usual West End show, ANIMAL will not disappoint. A laugh-out-loud comedy, main character David is David is gay, disabled and looking for love. Watch his romantic adventures unfold as he learns about dating, and himself.
On until the 20th of May, there’s still time to catch it, find tickets here.
Cross The Tracks Festival
Revelling in community, culture and history, London’s biggest jazz, funk and soul festival returns this bank holiday with a characteristically faultless line-up. Celebrating timeless music, the day event features local heroes like Ezra Collective, Alfa Mist and Giles Peterson as well as international superstars like Kelis, Masego and NxWorries (Anderson. Paak & Knwledge).
Tickets are running out quickly, but they’re still on sale via Cross The Tracks’ website.