things to see and do this month

An unmissable selection of female-fronted arts and culture events.



Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich. June 2. Tickets from £7.15

London-based musician Pixx performs at Norwich Arts Centre.


Legacy: Photographs by Vanessa Bell and Patti Smith

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London. Currently on until June 4. Free.

This exhibition brings together the works of two icons; photographs by painter Vanessa Bell and artist and musician, Patti Smith.


M.I.A.’s Meltdown

Southbank Centre, London. Currently on from June 9 to June 18. Tickets from varying prices.

The 24th Meltdown music festival is curated by the Sri Lankan-born rapper, producer, director, visual artist and activist M.I.A and features musicians including Princess Nokia, Tommy Genesis, JD Samson and Young M.A. 


Ayobami Adebayo: Stay with Me

Spike Island, Bristol. June 9. Tickets from £5. 

Writer Ayobami Adebayo reads from her latest novel Stay With Me, shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, and follows with a talk about the book and its themes including motherhood and marriage. 


Aleksandra Domanovic: Votives

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds. Currently on until June 11. Free

Votives is a series of  new sculptures made in the tradition of Greek Korai (sculptural dedications of female figures that hold offerings) by artist Aleksandra Domanovic.


Tess Jaray: Into Light, in collaboration with Karsten Schubert

Marlborough Fine Arts, London. Currently on until June 17. Free

This exhibition features new and early works by British painter Tess Jaray including large-scale paintings on the theme of Aleppo, a series of small works from recent years, as well as drawings from throughout her career spanning over five decades. 


Maria Brozozwska: The Illustrator

Leeds Gallery, Leeds. Currently on from June 19 until August 12. Free

The first solo exhibition of illustrator and visual story teller Maria Brozozwska includes a selection of works realistic and fantasy based images. 


Barbara Brown

Whitworth, Manchester. Currently on until Dec 17. Free.

The first major solo exhibition of the acclaimed textile designer Barbara Brown, known for her striking and unusual designs, includes a selection of her work from the 60s to the present day.

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