Homage to the Bauhaus
Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham, 2 March to 2 June
In the centenary year of the founding of the influential Bauhaus art school in Weimar, this free exhibition considers the impact of the school’s teachings and aesthetic ideas on artists and photographers in the 20th century. It includes Bauhaus pioneers László Moholy-Nagy and Josef and Anni Albers, as well as early European experimental artists, Alexander Rodchenko and El Lissitzky.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival
London, various venues, 13–22 March
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival features 15 award-winning documentary and feature films. The international line-up includes films dealing with labour rights, migrant workers, modern slavery and human trafficking. The closing night film is Rehad Desai’s Everything Must Fall which documents the 2015 South African students’ protest against the fees increase. For info go to
Songs of Our Native Daughters
Our Native Daughters, out now on CD and download
Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell and Amythyst Kiah — the folk musicians and singers who make up Our Native Daughters — have produced a devastating album of haunting songs exploring African-American women’s experiences from slavery to today. Giddens, well known for her solo work as well as her work with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, initiated the project in order to look again at American history from the perspective of black women. Essential listening.
Derry Girls, season 2
On Channel 4 from 5 March
Set in early 1990s Northern Ireland, Derry Girls follows the life of 16 year old Erin and her friends and family. Mostly hilarious, it also deals in serious issues — the last episode of season one ended on a heavy note, with Orla coming out to Erin and finding no solace, while Erin’s family at home sat in open-mouthed horror as they watched the news following a serious bombing in the city. The new season is sure to continue this mixture of pathos and humour.
On iPlayer until 26 March
This is the inspiring story of the Scottish factory workers who struck in solidarity with those resisting General Pinochet’s vicious military coup in Chile. Forty years on the workers learn about the impact of their act in Chile. Nae Pasaran! is now available on BBC iPlayer until
26 March. Watch it (again) while you can!