Culture Diary w/c 09-01-2012

Tuesday 10 - 2001: A Space Odyssey @ FACT

FACT kicks off its special sci-fi film screenings this Tuesday with the incomparable 2001: A Space Odyssey. There could’ve been no better place to start than with Stanley Kubrick’s love letter to losing your mind in outer space and discovering the key to humanity! On originally watching this movie, it was the first time in my life I realised film could transcend the medium and be purely about art, while retaining the ability to hold attention and entertain for the duration. It’s no less than a masterpiece. But you knew that.

Full preview here

Wednesday 11 - Remake Remodel @ Magnet, 11pm-3am

Playing the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Kills, Interpol, and this week’s birthday boy David Bowie, Remake Remodel tout themselves as The Nations Saving Grace of Alternative Rock n Roll. This is defo up your street if you’re after a club night that ‘promises to cut the crap and deliver only true alternative, rock n roll, old and new.’ As in, no Lady Gaga. Get yourself down there, just don’t request poker face.

£2 entry before 12, £3 after

More info here

Thursday 12 - Richard & Famous @ The Openeye Gallery

Diligently catering to the city’s fans of photography for donkeys years, the Openeye Gallery recently got a new, rather grand, home at Mann Island. Thursday sees the private view for the new exhibition Richard & Famous, curated by Martin Parr. It’s another show dealing with the increasingly blurred lines of celebrity culture.  Richard Simpkin has been pursuing the likes of Mohammed Ali, Kylie and Audrey Hepburn to have his photo taken with them since 1989, while Simone Lueck invited older women (via online ads) to pose in the guise of their favourite stars. Over 40 years since Warhol uttered those words about 15 minutes of fame, it seems we’re still no less fascinated.

More details here

Friday 13 - everisland: THIRTEEN @ The Kazimier


£5 adv

The excellent everisland present an epic assault on the senses this Friday 13th - the theme being, of course, superstition. There’s live music from Capac, Sun Drums and Loved Ones, Joe Pettersen, Magic Youth Club, and Supercell. Special guests include The Hive Collective, Waxxx Deejays and Tea & Two Slice (who will be providing a series of films and tea & toast for all). Expect to be blown away by a surreal blend of soundscapes and electronica.

Full programme here

Saturday 14 - Lost is Found exhibition preview @ The Cornerhouse, Manchester



Following visits to artist studios in Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, the Cornerhouse’s Creative Stars have curated a mature-looking exhibition. Made up of 19 talented young people aged 14-18 from the Greater Manchester region, the group have selected their favourite artists who find beauty in the redundant and discarded, explore past lives and find new stories in transformations and fleeting identities. Featuring Liverpool Art Prize nominee Jon Barraclough, Richard Proffitt and Emily Speed, all of whom are drawn from Liverpool studios The Royal Standard.

Full Details here

Image courtesy everisland


Posted on 09/01/2012 by thedoublenegative