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CMU Planner – w/c 12 Aug 2013

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

David Bowie

Well, here we are, starting yet another week. But it’s a week without a David Bowie exhibition to go to. Not even if you queue outside of the V&A for ages and ages. There is still a chance to see ‘David Bowie Is’ on the big screen this week though. I’m hoping it’ll be like the film ‘Russian Ark’, except not really, really boring. Also on the big screen this week (assuming you have your own net-connected cinema to display them in) are our latest CMU features, which will include an interview with Julia Holter and a playlist from Ghostpoet. Lovely.

Now, here’s a round-up of things you might like to do, listen to, or completely ignore this week.

David Bowie V&A exhibit in cinemas. If you didn’t manage to get into the David Bowie exhibition at the V&A in London, well stop your crying, because there’s still a chance to see it. In a move that sounds a bit odd, and may indeed be, 200 cinemas across the UK will be screening a live video of someone wandering around the exhibition with a camera on Tuesday Evening.

6music Prom. The Proms are still going, and will continue to do so for some time yet. This week, one of the events designed to bring in a different audience takes place, the 6music Prom. Steve Lamacq and Radio 3′s Tom Service have curated a cross-station collaboration, acting as hosts to Laura Marling, Cerys Matthews, The Stranglers and the London Sinfonietta, who’ll play works by Varèse, Berio, John Adams and Anna Meredith. Ahead of that, have a read of our interview with Proms Director Roger Wright. You can also watch last week’s Urban Prom on the BBC iPlayer now.

Green Man. It’s the Green Man festival this weekend, which, as ever, looks like a fun-filled time for all. Headlining this year are Kings Of Convenience, Band Of Horses and Ben Howard, plus you can catch the likes of Swans, Fuck Buttons, Patti Smith, amongst many others.

RBMA Carnival ballot opens. If you fancy breaking off from the rest of the Notting Hill Carnival and attending an exclusive event hosted by the Red Bull Music Academy later this month, then now’s the time to do something about it. The ballot for tickets to the RBMA event opens today.

New releases. Amongst this week’s new releases are albums from White Lies, Washed Out, Outfit and Creep. Although I think Creep’s album might only be available in the US. You should also check out the new EP from The Bug this week, cos it’s very good.

Gigs and tours. Hey, so I have a whole host of London-based gigs for you this week. Sorry non-London people. Come visit, it’s nice here. Plus, you can see Bat For Lashes, AlunaGeorge, Strangers, Rose Elinor Dougall, Melt Yourself Down, Shonen Knife and Las Kellies. Come on, it’ll be fun.