Poldark, Woody Allen, Proms pleasures and Blackpool illuminations. Marianka Swain previews a packed week on theartsdesk
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01/09/2016

Pick of the Week: by Marianka Swain

We may be getting that back to school feeling, with British summer (blink and you missed it) coming to an end, but there are plenty of indoor delights on the way. It’s scythes at dawn for TV costume dramas, with the returning ab-tastic Poldark taking on Victoria this Sunday – who will reign supreme? Sharon Horgan continues her hot streak, following Catastrophe by teaming up with Graham Linehan for Motherland starring Anna Maxwell Martin. And on the big screen, Woody Allen’s Café Society takes a trip to 1930s Hollywood.
 
The penultimate week of the Proms is a tantalising one, from Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic to Gustavo Dudamel and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim and Staatskapelle Berlin, and Christian Thielemann and Staatskapelle Dresden.
 
There’s also a chance to catch the exciting Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at Sadler’s Wells, while Beth Steel’s financial thriller Labyrinth premieres at Hampstead Theatre. Finally, if you’re craving illumination in the grey days ahead, Blackpool’s Grundy Art Gallery hosts Neon: The Charged Line, featuring pieces by Tracey Emin, Joseph Kosuth and Gavin Turk.
 
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