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Illustration: Lalalimola/The Guardian

Going Out: Cinema

Mothering Sunday
Class act … Sope Dirisu and Odessa Younger in Mothering Sunday. {Photograph}: Channel 4/The British Movie Institute/Quantity 9 Movies Sunday Restricted

Mothering Sunday
Out now
Set within the house counties between the wars, this atmospheric Graham Swift adaptation pairs Josh O’Connor with Odessa Younger in a doomed romance between a rich younger scion and the lady subsequent door, who works as a housemaid. Olivia Colman and Colin Firth additionally star.

Changing into Cousteau
Out now
Documentaries usually declare to be a “deep dive” into their material, however that’s greater than often true right here, because the revered French oceanographer and conservationist Jacques Cousteau (who as soon as set a document by dwelling beneath the ocean for 30 days), is profiled by the film-maker Liz Garbus.

Tick, Tick … Increase!
Out Friday 19 November
Arriving garlanded with some glitzy claims to fame, that is the toe-tapping directorial debut of the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning Hamilton author Lin-Manuel Miranda, adapting the semi-autobiographical stage musical by Lease creator Jonathan Larson for the large display screen. Andrew Garfield and Alexandra Shipp present the requisite sparkle.

Signal as much as our Inside Saturday publication for an unique behind-the-scenes have a look at the making of the journal’s largest options, in addition to a curated record of our weekly highlights.

Pure Mild
Out now
Filmed in Latvia with a solid of Hungarian and Latvian non-actors, documentary-maker Dénes Nagy’s spectacular fiction function debut adapts and compresses Pál Závada’s sprawling novel a couple of soldier tasked with occupying former Soviet Union territory in Hungary through the second world warfare. Catherine Bray

Going Out: Gigs

He knows the drill ... Headie One.
He is aware of the drill … Headie One. {Photograph}: Suki Dhanda/The Guardian

Headie One
Monday 15 to 27 November; begins Newcastle upon Tyne
Final October UK drill’s largest star (under) – followers embrace Stormzy, FKA twigs and Drake – landed at No 1 together with his debut album, Edna, named after his late mum. After comprehensible delays, he’ll lastly get to showcase it on this mammoth tour, which ends with an evening at Wembley Area. Michael Cragg

Saturday 13 to Thursday 19 November; begins Brighton
The Chicago-born, New York-based multi-instrumentalist emerged as considered one of 2020’s most arresting new artists through her self-produced, and self-released, debut Perpetually, Ya Lady. That includes meditations on damage, longing and loneliness, its style palette takes in all the things from R&B to psych. MC

Huddersfield modern music competition
Thursday to 22 November; varied venues
Britain’s foremost showcase for brand new and experimental music returns. Chaya Czernowin is the composer-in-residence; premieres embrace works by James Dillon and Enno Poppe; and Musikfabrik, the Arditti Quartet and the London Sinfonietta are among the many visiting ensembles. Andrew Clements

EFG London jazz competition
Saturday 13 to 21 November, varied venues
Jazz superstars and rising abilities span London at dozens of gigs city-wide, together with Damon Albarn’s eclectic tribute to Afrobeat legend Tony Allen (Saturday 13 November), Israeli pianist Shai Maestro’s highly effective quartet (Monday 15 November), saxist/rapper Soweto Kinch’s new orchestra work (Friday 19 November) and rather more. John Fordham

Going Out: Artwork

Urban hymns ... Sarah Morris.
City hymns … Sarah Morris. {Photograph}: Put up Machine/Sarah Morris Picture © Christopher Burke, New York Courtesy White Dice

Sarah Morris
White Dice, SE1, Friday 19 November to 9 January
This New York-based painter presents a bunch of soppy, dreamy watercolours … no she doesn’t; she continues her robust, sharp summary evocations of huge metropolis life (above). On canvas and movie she analyses trendy city structure in uncompromisingly mathematical, formal methods. Morris kisses her hand to the brand new with silent irony.

Jeremy Deller
Fashionable Institute, Glasgow, to 22 January
The artist who produced Acid Brass and restaged the battle of Orgreave has a present for turning politics into poetry, and vice versa. This retrospective of his posters ranges from the livid (Fuck You 2020) to extra melancholy and thought-provoking statements, like I Blame the Industrial Revolution.

Historic Greeks: Science and Knowledge
Science Museum, SW7, Wednesday 17 November to five June
A contemporary view of historic Greek civilisation that sees its artwork within the context of the mental explosion that began within the sixth century BC when Greek thinkers speculated on the existence of atoms, arithmetic and geometry. All that is seen of their artwork, with its sense of cosmic magnificence.

Thoughts and Mortality
Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham, to 27 March
Stanley Spencer was a magic realist, a painter of swan rituals, rural resurrections and intimate nudes. His completely particular person tackle trendy life has an honesty and directness that echoes by way of later British artists from Hockney to Gilbert and George. This exhibition of late portraits reveals his ultimate sombre ideas. Jonathan Jones

Going Out: Stage

A Christmas Carol Old Vic
What the Dickens … Stephen Mangan as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. {Photograph}: Manuel Harlan

A Christmas Carol
The Previous Vic, SE1, Saturday 13 November to eight January
Matthew Warchus’s luxurious manufacturing returns to the Previous Vic: Jack Thorne’s adaptation has jolts of darkness, however can also be lit up by joyous ensemble work and a childlike sense of magic. Stephen Mangan stars. Miriam Gillinson

The Jungle E book
The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, Thursday 18 November to 31 December
A brand new musical model of Kipling’s guide runs on the Watermill, which all the time blends theatre and tune in such full of life methods. There shall be pyjama performances, so kids can benefit from the story of Mowgli’s childhood within the jungle whereas wrapped up and prepared for mattress. MG

Ahir Shah
Swindon Arts Centre, Friday 13 November then touring to 10 March
Final seen showcasing his brainy pressure of satire on Late Evening Mash (The Mash Report’s post-cancellation inheritor), the Londoner is now taking his not fairly so caustic, however nonetheless enjoyably cerebral, stay present on a nationwide tour. Rachel Aroesti

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!
Theatre Royal Plymouth, Monday 15 to twenty November, then touring to 23 April
Not your common Nutcracker, Bourne’s cheeky, fizzy, camp and kitsch model of the enduring Christmas present sees Clara escaping her bleak orphanage to go on a fantastical tour of the colorful kingdom of sweets, full with dancing marshmallows and liquorice allsorts and Tchaikovsky’s endlessly melodious rating. Lyndsey Winship

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Illustration: Lalalimola/The Guardian

Staying In: Streaming

Cat power ... Tiger King 2.
Cat energy … Tiger King 2. {Photograph}: Netflix

Tiger King 2
From Wednesday 17 November, Netflix
Apparently decided to bookend the pandemic, the documentary sequence about imprisoned huge cat breeder Joe Unique (above) dominated the cultural dialog through the first lockdown. Now it’s returning to look at the queasy fallout from the present’s success – together with the unusual breed of movie star it bestowed on its contributors.

From Thursday 18 November, Britbox
Very loosely based mostly on his 2008 novel of the identical title, Irvine Welsh’s unsurprisingly harrowing Edinburgh-set police procedural a couple of traumatised detective engaged on a missing-child case marks the Trainspotting creator’s first (and, some would possibly say, lengthy overdue) foray into TV.

The Wheel of Time
From Friday 19 November, Amazon Prime Video
Starring Rosamund Pike, this portentous fantasy drama is tailored from Robert Jordan’s beloved novel sequence, whose advanced, very giant, medieval-like world entails a magical time cycle and 1000’s of characters. Suppose Recreation of Thrones, however busier and extra conceptually mind-bending.

Cowboy Bebop
From Friday 19 November, Netflix
This visually dazzling live-action adaptation of the Nineties “area western” anime TV sequence follows a trio of bounty hunters – Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir) and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) – as they bicker, banter and brawl their manner throughout the universe. Rachel Aroesti

Staying In: Video games

Bite the bullet ... Battlefield 2042.
Chunk the bullet … Battlefield 2042. {Photograph}: EA

Battlefield 2042
Out Friday 19 November
Delayed from September, from this week you possibly can lastly be part of mates on these monumental futuristic post-climate-apocalypse battlefields, driving planes by way of sandstorms and getting sniped by youngsters.

Jurassic World Evolution 2
Out now
Anybody who’s ever seen a Jurassic Park movie reckons they may do a greater job of working it themselves. Discover out on this dino-park administration recreation.

Star Wars: Knights of the Previous Republic
Out now
The most effective Star Wars video games makes a return on Nintendo Change, so you possibly can match saving the galaxy in round placing the youngsters to mattress. Likewise, MacDonald

Staying In: Albums

Courtney Barnett.
Typically she simply sits … Courtney Barnett. {Photograph}: Mia Mala McDonald

Courtney Barnett – Issues Take Time, Take Time
Out now
Following 2018’s introspective Inform Me How You Actually Really feel, the Australian singer-songwriter (above) returns to her roots on her comfortingly ramshackle third album, weaving tender snapshots of mundane lives (see lead single Rae Road) round meandering mushy rock. Co-production comes from the Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa.

Damon Albarn – The Nearer the Fountain, Extra Pure the Stream Flows
Out now
Since Albarn’s debut solo album, 2014’s On a regular basis Robots, the musical polymath has reunited two of his bands – Blur and the Good, the Unhealthy and the Queen – and launched three Gorillaz albums. Someway he has additionally managed to carve out time for this languid tune suite impressed by Iceland.

Taylor Swift – Crimson (Taylor’s Model)
Out now
After shedding management of her album masters to her arch nemesis, document government Scooter Braun, Swift (under) continues her sequence of rerecording previous albums with this shiny new model of 2012’s huge pop breakthrough. Phoebe Bridgers and Ed Sheeran contribute to a slew of unheard tracks extracted from the vaults.

Silk Sonic – An Night With Silk Sonic
Out now
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, AKA Silk Sonic, unleash their debut album of sensual 70s soul and honeyed R&B. Accomplished remotely in lockdown after Mars revisited early demos the pair had recorded in 2017, the album is narrated by Bootsy Collins and options enter from Dr Dre. MC

Staying In: Mind meals

Listen/hear ... Hrishikesh Hirway.
Pay attention/hear … Hrishikesh Hirway. {Photograph}: Everett Assortment Inc/Alamy

Hrishikesh Hirway: What you uncover if you actually hear
Host of Track Exploder, the long-running podcast sequence unpicking the genesis of well-known tracks, the baritone-voiced Hirway (above) is considered one of our best explainers of sonics. On this Ted speak, he explores the underused artwork of listening.

Radiolab: Mixtape
The artwork of crafting a mixtape is not any straightforward feat and on this imaginative, anthropological sequence from Radiolab, we hear how the cassette and Walkman revolutionised entry to music, in addition to shaping its present sound.

Life at 50C
BBC iPlayer
Tackling the local weather disaster is an growing necessity and this documentary solely cements its urgency. Filmed throughout seven nations, it hears from individuals who have been compelled to flee their houses owing to excessive warmth. Ammar Kalia

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