It is now the last week of the Football World Cup and many might have already resolved to go cold turkey Trainspotting-style, and accept that the next few weeks will probably be spent bedridden, accompanied by cold tinned soup and hallucinations of Luis Suárez crawling along the ceiling.
But worry not! As always the GC call sheet has everything you’re likely to need to get through these tough times.
Starting July 5th and running until September 28th, the Radical Geometry collection in the Sackler Wing of the Royal Academy of Arts unveils the innovations in abstract art that took place in South America during the last 100 years.
Amongst the countries whose works make up the exhibition are Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, and visiting the show could well be what’s needed should anyone be looking to be weaned off South American that flare, as we enter the last week of Rio.
Also in Holborn, on July 11th at 1pm GoToMidtown is hosting a free walking tour exploring the sites of Holborn from the history of football.
And finally, in a collaboration between Football Beyond Borders and TIFO Magazine, CLIPPED Football Forum is bringing to SOAS University three nights of panel discussions and film screenings, between July 10th and 12th, looking at how football has empowered communities and increasingly taken a greater role in shaping political and cultural movements, by using the game to galvanize a collective politics of participation.
Click the link below to see ticket information as well as the full details for each night’s discussion, and there is also a link there to donate and register with the forum:
So, take one of these a day for the next seven days and if you’re not feeling any better, we can try you out on next week’s call sheet. Just what the Doctor ordered!