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The Month Ahead: March 2020

Muse's Arts Editor Jenna Luxon runs through York’s top events for the coming month

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Menstruation Conversations II
Thursday 5th March from 7pm in P/L/002
Hosted by Free the Flow York, this is an evening of talks, discussions and media around all things period! This time it is in aid of  York International Women's Week, a week of events promoting international women's issues and creating more inclusivity on campus.

CHMS Presents; Dogfight
Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March at 41 Monkgate
Adapted from the 1991 film of the same name, Dogfight is a statement about the military culture of the 1960s and the inevitable realisation that no one is invincible. Written by the composing team behind 'La La Land' and 'The Greatest Showman'. Tickets available here: https://yusu.org/events/id/466-chms_presents_dogfight?fbclid=IwAR1JVxfE0E91uT6QfIOEA8ZUZQxpll255EnwwCrlgOWj266cmKLn8cx78l8

Still I Rise: International Women’s Poetry
Friday 6th March from 5pm in The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building
As part of international women’s week YUSU Women and Non-Binary Network and the Department of English and Related Literature are hosting this evening of readings to honour and celebrate the poetry of women around the word.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Trip
Saturday 7th March, meet outside Roger Kirk Centre at 10am
Uni of York Art Society trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 500 acres of beautiful landscape with contemporary sculpture throughout as well as indoor exhibition spaces showing work by British and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. Tickets available here: https://yusu.org/events/id/482-yorkshire_sculpture_park_trip

Human Rights Watch through A Multilingual Experience
Monday 9th March from 7pm in The Norman Rea Gallery
An evening of performances from singers, musicians, poets and speakers. In response to the recent threats to human rights across the globe, raising money for the charity Human Rights Watch. This global movement defends human rights, investigating abuses, exposing the truth & advocating for meaningful change.

TEDx Guest Speakers Event
Wednesday 11th March from 2pm in Central Hall
An afternoon of talented and insightful speakers at the Uni of York. More information to be released. Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tedxuniversityofyork-tickets-96059002061?fbclid=IwAR1v7Fvq96naTW_YQS2pK9knK8iWgG7U696YXWg3pTqbQGEkyqq1A6saiIs

Art Society Exhibition and Election 2020
Thursday 12th March from 7pm at According to Mcgee
Uni of York Art Society are hosting an exhibition of their members work at a gallery in town and then going out in to town afterwards. Everyone welcome members and non-members to have a look at some great student art work. Tickets available here: https://yusu.org/events/products/502?fbclid=IwAR2CYNts1qHBcBUDFw2DcWaXz_CsJAr3d-JuJBkLozjCfhq3kBtNTSKRPec

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition
13th March – 5th July in York Art Gallery
The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual celebration of works that redefine the parameters of contemporary art. The 2020 exhibition includes 18 artists that respond to today’s key issues, unpacking the layers of our digitalised, globalised planet. The featured projects ask poignant questions about what it means to be a human today.

Grace Campbell
Thursday 26th March from 7.30pm at The Basement
Rude and wildly outspoken, in Grace’s debut stand-up show, you can expect vagina jokes, why she thinks she caused Brexit, anecdotes of hanging out with Putin’s kids, plus trying (and failing) to bring the Labour Party back together. Tickets available here: https://ticketing.picturehouses.com/Ticketing/visSelectTickets.aspx?cinemacode=018&txtSessionId=26697&visLang=1

Holly Bourne - Pretending
Monday 30th March from 7pm in York Waterstones
Author Holly Bourne will be in store talking about her new book Pretending. Already shaping up to be one of the major titles for this year, and this is the perfect chance to meet the superstar author of The Places I have Cried in Public. Tickets available here: https://www.waterstones.com/events/holly-bourne-pretending/york

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