Culture Diary w/c 13-02-2012

Monday 13 – IN-VIS @ Fact Bar, 6pm, FREE

For the majority of us, Monday is rarely flavour of the week; however don’t mope after a heavy day at the office; get yourself down to Fact for a free music video night. Screening in the relaxed Fact bar, enjoy a drink and a helping of videos from the likes of Lovecraft and The Loved Ones, plus directors such as Alex Harrison and Dominic Forster.

Tuesday 14 – Harvest Sun Promotions & LMW presents HIGH PLACES @ The Shipping Forecast, 7:30pm, £7

Looking for danceable pop music with an artistic and polished flair? Look no further than High Places. The LA-based duo Rob Barber and Mary Pearson are touring their well-received Original Colors record, and make the Hold at The Shipping Forecast their only North West date. Tickets from Probe, Hairy Records or Ticketline.

Thursday 16 – The International Drawing Project Exhibition @ PR1 Gallery, Victoria Building, UCLan, Preston, 430pm – 8pm

Merseyside-based publishing house Café Royal Books launches a series of ambitious drawing events on Thursday at the University of Central Lancashire, alongside an exhibition, screenings, the Café Royal Bookshop to browse in, and a talk about the act of drawing by Neil Morris (Reader in Contemporary Printmaking at Liverpool JMU).

Friday 17 – Making the Most of Media City UK @ FACT 9am-1230pm, £25 members, £35 non-members REARRANGED DATE TBC

Much has been made of the BBC’s relocation to Salford Quays. Less has been said about how Liverpool and Merseyside people and businesses can benefit from its northern presence. Aiming ‘to build stronger relationships with audiences across the UK’, BBC North will house 2,300 staff and a number of BBC departments including BBC Sport, BBC Children’s and Radio 5 Live. Keen to explode some of the myths, and introduce opportunities from commissioning bodies based at Media City UK. Liverpool Chamber of Commerce has initiated this event at FACT with speakers including Director of BBC North, Peter Salmon, Esther McVey, Conservative MP for Wirral West, LA Productions Colin McKeown, and Kevin McManus of Merseyside ACME.

Saturday 18 – Chibuku presents Made for the Night with Jesse Rose, Duke Dumont, Lewis Boardman plus Support @ The Magnet, 10pm, £11.50 adv

Apparently, if there is one person who knows about lack of sleep, it’s Jesse Rose. The Berlin-based house music producer, of labels Front Room Recordings and Made to Play, lands in the Magnet this Saturday. Credited with having kick started the ‘fidget house’ (no, we’re not sure either) movement along with UK-based DJ, songwriter and record producer Switch, you’ll find Rose’s feel good beats along with other acts as part of his Made for the Night tour.

Natalie Williams

Posted on 13/02/2012 by thedoublenegative