Culture Diary w/c 19-03-2012

Monday 19 – The Lost Boys / Fright Night Double Bill, 8pm @ FACT, see website for prices

Tonight sees the start of some great double bills from the 80s at FACT. Whether you’re old enough to have seen them the first time around or not, it’s a great excuse to get down to the cinema and enjoy some guilty (and not so guilty) screen pleasures. First up tonight it’s The Lost Boys, starring the two Coreys and Kiefer Sutherland; like a who’s who of how not to bridge the chasm of child star to fully fledged Hollywood icon, it nonetheless deserves its cult classic status. Great soundtrack, too.

Tuesday 20 – Talk: Artists books @ the Walker Gallery 1pm, free

As part of the wonderful exhibition of Art Books by Henri Matisse, artist and curator Emma Sumner shares some historical background on how the book developed as an art form during the 20th century. The exhibition is at the Walker until the middle of next month; if you’ve not been down yet, or have and would like to know more about a collection on public display for the first time, we recommend you head down to this talk on what makes these books so special.

Thursday 22 – Royal Opera House LIVE: Romeo and Juliet @ FACT 7:15pm, see website for prices

O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou… you know the drill. But chances are the last version of Shakespeare’s oft – quoted tragedy was by Baz Luhrmann. This ROH production, directed by Kenneth MacMillan and with set design from Nicholas Georgiadis, offers the opportunity to see it in its full, intended splendor.

Friday 23 – Exhibition PV ELEMENTS & SATELLITES – New work by Markus Soukup @ the Walker Gallery, free

As part of Liverpool Art Prize 2011, winner Markus Soukup displays his most recent work in the beautiful surroundings of the Walker this week. With the aim of “acting as a bridge between times”, his new work includes animation Zwischen-Verbindung, a response to the Walker’s collection of Italian Renaissance paintings. The title of the piece (translated as ‘between-connection’) refers to the idea of ‘interconnectivity’, a notion that all things are related and cannot be understood in isolation. Catch it while you can.

Exhibition continues 24 March to 15 July 2012 10am – 5pm

SUN DRUMS & SUN GLITTERS @ Leaf Bold St, 8pm £6 adv Ticketweb

Looking for ghostly beats layered with euphoric energy? Look no further than LEAF this Friday, as Sun Drums, with support in the form of Sun Glitters and Afternaut, take to the stage. First seen by TDN as part of a multi displinary art/music night, it will be good to see SunDrums in a more typical gig setting. Expect a good dose of their self-titled, self produced EP, with hints of Burial, Caribou and Mercury Rev for good measure. 

Saturday 24 – Exhibition PV Frederic Pradeau & Diane Guyot @ Static 6pm – 9pm, free

Pradeau and Guyot present ONE WEEK, an exhibition showing a series of works made by the French artists during an energetic 2-year residency in Liverpool. Curated by Static’s Paul Sullivan, expect the exhibition to highlight the absurdity of everyday situations, through drawings videos, objects, performances and sculptures.

Exhibition continues 25th March – 31 March 2012 11am – 6pm

Posted on 19/03/2012 by thedoublenegative