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The Arts Calendar, This Week, Next Weekend, Upper Week

…Compiled by John O Goetzinger & Macson Obojemuinmoin

Contacts: info@bookartville.com; toyin@bookartville.com    

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Reading Habit, Reading Spaces: New Findings

The Opinion: Nigerians are reading less. The Facts: Well, they will be presented at the National International Book Fair on Friday May 13, 2022. At an event themed: Reading Spaces, Raising Readers, on the Book Fair grounds, the Network of Book Clubs and Reading Promoters in Nigeria (NBRP) will present the report of a preliminary survey on the state of reading infrastructure in Nigeria.

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Kan Tackles Ndibe on Arrows of Rain

 Okey Ndibe’s turn of the century novel Arrows of Rain, is back in discussion. The riveting narrative of graft and rape and other acts of malfeasance in high places, of the “What the Madman Said” variety, is the subject of conversation between himself and Toni Kan, on Vitoria Island this weekend.

The event:

Okey Ndibe in conversation with Toni Kan

Venue: Roving Heights BookstoreLandmark Centre, 263, Water Corporation Drive, VI, Time: 4-6pm

IN THE GALLERY

This Week in the Treehouse:

Queer As Collage
Gather your materials! Bring your photographs, magazines, textiles and text, objects and images, whatever you fancy.  Bring food or drink to share.  Most importantly, *BRING YOURSELF*

Saturday, May 14, 2022
6-10pm

The Treehouse
Awolowo Road (YMCA/above Spar)
Unit 1, 7th Floor, Ikoyi, Lagos….

MUSIC

BeeJay Sax Annual Concert at EKO Hotel

Gospel music saxophonist, BeeJay Sax returns to Eko Hotel for his sixth annual Concert. This Sunday, May 15, he features his “Colleagues in praise of The Lord”, including Mercy Chinwo, Tosin Bee, and Moses Bliss among others.

Venue/Dates/Show Time: EKO HOTEL, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island: May 15, 2022.

IN THE GALLERY/OVBIEBO @ Bloom Art

An exhibition of Richardson Ovbiebo’s playful sculptural pieces, organised by Bloom Art Gallery, continues until May 30, 2022. The show can only be seen on reservation by appointment. RSVP & INFO: Instagram-@bloomartlagos. Phone: +2347034030683, +2349082068403. Bloom Art Gallery is effectively located at Ugoma’s Studio Office & Art Salon, 275, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island.

IN THE GALLERY

Features Matters of Essence

Art Gallery opens Matters of Essence featuring works by Bunmi Babatunde, Ngozi-Omeje Ezema, Obiora Anidi, Reuben Ugbine, Samuel Nnorom, Sabastine Ugwuoke, and Victoria Udondian.
Matters of Essence explores materiality and the significance of artistic practice in addressing societal issues. 

Venue/Dates/Show Time: 36 Cameron Road, Ikoyi, Lagos Opening May 7- 4pm-8pm; Exhibition runs from May 7-21, 2022.

Sebastine Ngwoke’s Wife Material, 2022, Aluminium printing plate and aluminium wire, 59 x 61 x 3

MUSIC

SUGA’S Sunday Show @ Shades

Lagos City’s largest indoor Bar plays host to Suga Band this Sunday

Venue/Dates/Show Time: Shades, No 1, Anifowoshe Street, Off Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island: May 15, 2022. Time: 8pm.

IN THE GALLERY

Me & Him is the title of Badru and Toromade’s two man exhibition of drawings and paintings to hold at Art Pantheon Gallery in Oniru

Date: Every day  until Monday May 22, 2022. Venue: Art Pantheon Gallery, 12D, Bosun Adekoya Street, Oniru, Victoria Island.

IN THE GALLERY

Subtle Textures continues at RELE

Rele Gallery continues an inaugural group exhibition, titled Subtle Textures, featuring works by Osi Audu, Annick Kamgang, Sedireng Mothibatsela, Kelani Abass, Papa Omotayo and Temitayo Ogunbiyi.

Venue is 32D, Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi.

OSI AUDU, Self-Portrait, Ikenga , 2018 (SOLD)-Not in the exhibition..this is just for illustration

The STAGE/Comedy

Pashun LIVE: ‘Beast of The Mic’

An uproarious group of comedians threaten to set the stage on fire with ultra funny jokes..

Date: June 5, 2022

Venue: Shell Hall, Muson Centre

Time: Red Carpet 4pm
Main Show : 6pm

Tickets 

Standard : 5,000
VIP : 20,000
Gold Table: 500,000
Premium Table : 1Million

MUSIC

Gospel Singer, Tim Godfrey, to deliver a concert themed

Fearless/Bloody WinFEARLESS

Date: June 5, 2022

Venue: Eko Hotel & Suites

Time: 4pm

Tickets 

Standard : 3,000
VIP : 10,000
Gold Table: 1Million
Royalty : 2Million

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