Culture Diary w/c 30-01-2012

Monday 30 - Harvest Sun Promotions presents Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains plus special guests @ Leaf on Bold Street 7:30pm £6adv

A multi-talented songwriter, musician, animator and artist, from a small town on the west coast of France, Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains is bringing his collection of electronic beats, African rhythms, piano chords and electric guitars to the city and we’re pretty sure he won’t disappoint. Benefitting from single Les Plus Beaux being given healthy rotation on BBC 6 Music, and with new record E Volo Love out on Domino, F & The A M’s could well be this year’s ‘oh yeah, I know them’ band.

Tuesday 31 – Kosmica @ The Box, Fact – 7:00pm free event 

Programmed as part of FACT and the Arts Catalyst’s Republic of the Moon exhibition, Kosmica is billed as ‘a series of galactic gatherings for anyone interested in sharing ideas about space in original ways’. Hosted by the Arts Catalyst’s Rob la Frenais, the evening will feature talks from an all female line-up, including Hilde de Bruijn of The Moon Life Foundation, space psychologist Dr Iya Whiteley, Bee Thakore of the Planetary Society and film-maker Ulrike Kubatta. Kubatta will be introducing her film, She Should Have Gone To The Moon, a documentary about the aviator Jerri Truhill, one of the first women trained by NASA to go to space.

Wednesday 1- REMAKE REMODEL @ The Magnet 11pm

Nestled neatly on Hardman Street, The Magnet has been one of Liverpool’s most classic venues since the fifties. Moving away from your typical ‘indie’ night, Remake Remodel is a weekly event, bringing a selection of alternative rock ‘n’ roll under one roof. With an upstairs cocktail bar, and deep, underground retro basement club downstairs complete with Funktion One Sound, Remake Remodel offers mid-week shenanigans for students and those daring enough to go out on a school night.

Friday 3- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ O2 Academy Liverpool, Time: TBC

First coming to attention in 2004/5, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah originally gained notability as a band achieving commercial success sans record deal. Now drowning in a sea of internet buzz bands, they find themselves signed to Wichita and touring their third record, Hysterical. It remains to be seen whether anyone will notice, never mind be amused.

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Saturday 4- Chibuku presents: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) + support @ The Shipping Forecast 7pm

A mouthful of a name but memorable, London-based Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs is already beginning to cause quite a stir in dance music with fans including Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac.

Easy on the ears, and a live show which has toured internationally, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs will be bringing their overt musicality and dancefloor beats along with bizarre instruments, glitter cannons and dancing dinosaurs to The Hold in The Shipping Forecast.

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Sunday 5- Family Film Favourites @ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall – 2:30pm £10/£14 Children £6

Alasdair Malloy presents an afternoon of family film favourites in the Phil, for both adults and children to enjoy; though this adult suspects that it’s gonna be one loved by the 20 plusses in the audience! Featuring music from the best loved family films of all time, including Fantasia, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sound of Music, Toy Story, Lion King, E.T., a seriously captivating afternoon seems in store.

Natalie Williams

Posted on 30/01/2012 by thedoublenegative