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The xx hosts series of events curated by Jeremy Deller, Romain Gavras, Gurls Talk and more


Laura Coulson: The xx

The xx has announced a series of fringe events for its seven-night run at Brixton Academy from 8-15 March, taking place at Whirled Cinema and curated by a star-studded line-up of collaborators. Jeremy Deller, Adwoa Aboah’s platform Gurls Talk, Romain Gavras, Iain Softley, Andrea Arnold and the band itself will curate film screenings and take part in talks and panel discussions throughout the week.

Starting on 8 March the first night is themed A Celebration of Club Culture, and will screen Rachel Seely’s 1994 documentary All Junglists! London Some’ting Dis and Mark Leckey’s Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore.

On Thursday 9 March, Adwoa Aboah’s platform Gurls Talk will curate the day of events. Sofia Coppola’s film The Virgin Suicides and Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood will be shown, finishing the day with a panel discussion with Adwoa and Olive Ahmed from The Baytree Centre.

On Friday 10 March Jeremy Deller will also take part in a Q&A and curate the film choice, including Matt Wolf’s Teenage, plus Jeremy’s film with Cecilia Bengolea Bom Bom’s Dream which was shown at The Infinite Mix, and English Magic by Jeremy for the Venice Biennale 2013.

Romain Gavras will head up Sunday 12 March, showing a series of his own music videos for Jamie xx and Justice, and feature-length films Across the Universe and Notre Jour Viendra (Our Day Will Come), as well as also taking part in a Q&A.

Buy tickets for the Whirled Cinema events here.

The xx has announced it will have a different support act for each of its Brixton Academy shows including Sampha, Kelela, Robyn RBN, Francis and the Lights, Cat Power, the London Contemporary Orchestra, Gilles Peterson and Floating Points.

Find out more about these and other events for the band’s Night + Day festival here.