The Culture Edit: April



From Selfie to Self-Expression

The Saatchi Gallery delves into the roots of self-portraiture in its new exhibition, From Selfie to Self-Expression. From Old Masters presented on giant phones (you can "like" your favourite) to pictures of contemporary artists who have turned the lens on themselves, this exhibition looks at the myriad forms the selfie can take. From March 31



The Sense of an Ending

Based on Julian Barnes’ 2011 novel, The Sense of an Ending stars Jim Broadbent as aging divorcee Tony Webster, whose memories are called into question when an old flame (Charlotte Rampling) comes back into his life. A poignant, understated drama. In cinemas April 14




Created by the Academy Award-winning writer behind 12 Years a Slave and executive produced by Idris Elba, the latest drama from Sky Atlantic is worth staying in on a Thursday night to watch. Set during the Seventies, Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay star as a pair of lovers with a radical mission: to bring down a Special Branch unit dedicated to crushing black activism in the UK. Gripping. On Sky Atlantic from April 13



The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

Just how liberal are you, really? That’s the question posed by Theatre Royal Haymarket’s restaging of Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, opening this month. Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo tread the boards in this dark comedy about a 50-year-old architect who falls in love with a goat - much to the consternation of his wife. From April 13



Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut album is set to drop this June, featuring hit singles “Be the One”, “Hotter than Hell”, and “Blow Your Mind”. While you wait for the much-anticipated release, catch the final night of the synth-pop crooners’s European tour at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. On April 13Credit Rex Features



Monty’s Deli

For the ultimate comfort food, head to Monty’s Deli’s first permanent site in Hoxton this month. Modelled on America’s classic Jewish delicatessens, the new venue serves bagels, Seinfeld-inspired “big salads”, and pastrami sandwiches to rival Katz’s Deli in New York - not to mention Shabbat dinners every night. Opens April 18


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