The Week’s guide to what’s worth seeing and reading
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black
Power at the Tate Modern, London SE1 (020-7887 8888). Exhibition charting artists’ responses to the Civil Rights movement. “Fascinating and movingly heartfelt” (Times). Ends 22 October.
Ink at the Duke of York’s, London WC2 (0844871 7623 ). James Graham’s “riveting” account of Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of The Sun has transferred to the West End (Daily Telegraph). With Bertie Carvel. Ends 6 January 2018.
True to Life at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (0131-624 6200). This “enthralling” show re-examines British realist painting of the 1920s and 1930s, and is packed with unjustly neglected artists as well as known ones, including Stanley Spencer and Winifred Knights (Guardian). Ends 29 October.
Sally Cookson – who did wonders with Peter Pan and whose production of Jane Eyre is currently at the National – directs a new adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, The
Witch and The Wardrobe. 29 November21 January 2018, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds (0113-213 7700).
Just out in paperback
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (Weidenfeld £8.99). An unsettling coming of age story, this novel is sometimes awkward, but has “an underlying power” (Sunday Times).
Warhol’s Muhammad Ali at Tate Modern