Five things to get or see this month

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Revolution on paper - Ms Understood - Age of Stupid - Bonjour - This Much is True


Revolution on Paper
Until 5 April 2010

The British Museum hosts an exhibition celebrating Mexican printmaking, with work by artists including Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Drawing attention to the political underpinnings of some of the most iconic images of the last hundred years, many produced by communist collectives, the collection locates this upsurge in creative output within the tumult of the 1910 Mexican Revolution.


Ms Understood: Women's Liberation in 1970s Britain
The Women's Library, London Met University
Until 31 March 2010

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first national women's liberation conference in Britain which took place in Ruskin College, Oxford, Ms Understood includes recordings of interviews with participants and interactive exhibits which encourage you to add your own reflections.

Also check out the lobby display, Striking Women, on the struggles of the Grunwick workers and the Gate Gourmet dispute.


The Age of Stupid
DVD

Pete Postlethwaite stars in this cautionary tale set in 2055. Looking back at footage from 2009, he asks why the world was allowed to be ravaged by climate change when it could have been stopped.

This is the basis for six documentaries about environmental destruction and global injustice, from the blocking of wind farms to the war in Iraq.


Bonjour
Rachid Taha

Rachid Taha's new album, Bonjour, is not about the simple greeting you can give under your breath or mechanically when you buy a bus ticket. It is the one that you use when you engage with someone new and different.

This is reflected in the album where different genres mix together the way Taha wishes people to interact with each other.


This Much is True
Theatre 503, London
Until 21 November

A tiny "black box" venue nestling above a Clapham pub, Theatre 503 is a small but mighty powerhouse of new theatre writing. Its latest offering focuses on Jean Charles De Menezes, the Brazilian man shot dead by the police in 2005.