Monday – ‘The Wondering Eye’ 1st night w/ Zine launch 8pm @ Mello Mello £3
We recently featured Joe McNulty in our studio series. The artist and musician based at WCS mentioned that he’d be using part of his space as a stage for a chat show. “The stage can have a band on, the sofa can be for the guests and I’ve got a desk here that I can interview people from behind.” If you’re as intrigued by this as we are, get along to The Wondering Eye ‘zine launch this evening with music from Mr Ted, Spirit Animals and Go Tell The Women.
Tuesday – The Stuff of Experience seminar 6pm @ FACT, free
Open Curate It is a project looking at how more and more people have the ability to curate than ever before. The Stuff of Experience is a free seminar featuring ‘presentations from three practitioners … engaged in working with media that is experiential, spatial and material’. They include Jon Moorhouse (Constructive Thinking Studio), Mudlark’s Greg Povey, and Adrian McEwan from DoES Liverpool, who will be showcasing his Makerbot 3D printer (which we’ve seen in action).
Wednesday – Liverpool Sound City Launch Party! Band/Bus bundle: £20, Ticket only: £6
Excited about next month’s Sound City? If you’re so excited that you can’t wait, Tuesday’s launch party is probably for you. Liverpool bands The Hummingbirds, The Tea Street Band, The Red Suns and Luke Fenlon catch a bus to London to perform at Hoxton’s bar and grill. Travel down on the bus with the bands or make your own way.
The Woman in Black 7.30pm @ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, see website for ticket prices
Going under the radar of the mainstream somewhat has been Hammer Films successful revival. A studio previously renowned for their schlocky interpretations of Dracula et al, and liberal use of cleavage shots have struck back in splendid fashion with a well-received Let The Right One In (Let Me In) remake and now this adaptation of Victorian chiller, The Woman in Black. It can only benefit further from being shown in the atmospheric Liverpool Philharmonic hall.
Thursday – Liverpool Art Prize Exhibition Preview @ Metal, free
Featuring work produced by the nominated artists, this year’s Liverpool Art Prize boasts one of the strongest fields yet. Awarded for an artist’s ‘outstanding achievements and contribution to contemporary art within Liverpool, and further afield’, the four nominees are Alan Dunn, Tomo, Robyn Woolston and Jon Barraclough & Mike Carney’s Drawing Paper.
Friday – GIT Award @ Leaf, invite only
Okay, so this should be interesting. The GIT, attracting praise from many quarters, a certain snootiness in others, will be awarded on Friday. With 10 of the 12 shortlisted acts set to play, at the very least we should be set for an evening of top entertainment. Personally, we won’t be happy unless there’s a Jarvis moment and a drunkenly brattish acceptance speech from the winner.
Saturday – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Great British Film Music 7.30pm £13, £18, £24, £29, £36
This weekend The Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra provides an opportunity to relive some of the greatest and best-loved British film scores through the years. Re-visiting a cavalcade of enduring classics, The Dam Busters, Harry Potter, Ladies in Lavender and Carry On all feature on this sentimental journey.