Culture Diary w/c 11-06-12

Monday – Woody Allen: A Documentary Check FACT for details

Sure we usually steer clear of films on general release, but hardly your typical summer picture (and FACT having shown Manhattan just yesterday) it made sense to give Woody Allen: A Documentary a shout. Director Robert Weide secured contributions from (almost) everyone that has mattered for Allen down the years; from Diane Keaton to Scarlett Johansson, we’re granted insight of a who’s who of Allen’s muses.

Tuesday – Open Curate It: Who Owns It? 6 – 8.30pm @ FACT FREE

Who Owns It?, the latest event hosted by curatorial enthusiasts Open Curate It, asks: ‘What is labour in the contemporary media economy and how might it be paid for?’ At a time when the democratising effect of new media means almost anyone can ‘have a go’, the question is a pertinent one, and features presentations from industry professionals. Lawyers Ben Prangell and Joscelyn Upendran are joined by artist and arts business and media consultant Simon Poulter, for what should be an enlightening evening for those in the sector.

Thursday – NT Encore: Frankenstein 6.30pm @ FACT

Starring the superb Benedict Cumberbatch as the monster, and directed by Danny Boyle, this critically acclaimed re-telling of Mary Shelley’s classic makes a welcome return in the form of this recorded screening.

The Match Box 7.45pm @ The Playhouse £10

Written by Frank McGuinness and directed by BAFTA nominated Lia Williams, this Thursday sees the world premiere of The Match Box. LIPA graduate Lianne Best plays Sal in a story of love, hate, tragedy and redemtion. Described by artistic director of the Everyman and Playhouse Gemma Bodinetz as ‘coruscating’, this is potentially highlight of the week for theatre-goers.

Bottle Rocket 9pm @ FACT

With Moonrise Kingdom opening Cannes and being lauded as Wes Anderson’s best movie since 2001′s The Royal Tenenbaums, now seems as good a time as any for a retrospective look at his output. His first feature, Bottle Rocket, a film co-written with regular collaborator and star Owen Wilson, kicks off proceedings this Thursday, with the rest of WA’s ouevre to follow.

Friday – RIBA North West: Love Architecture 

Running from Friday until the 24th June, Love Architecture takes a closer look at the buildings and streets of the UK. In Liverpool, this features a walking tour around the beautiful and picturesque Hope Street and the A Place to Call Home exhibition at Mann Island, guest curated by Sarah Beeny. With a lot to choose from in our city alone, one of our recommendations would be a look at traditional members club, The Athenaeum.

Oil boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi @ the International Slavery Museum, FREE

Award-winning Nigerian photographer George Osodi shares his take (pictured) on the injustices occurring thanks to late capitalism in the Niger Delta, an area rich in natural resources. A document of natural asset stripping and human tragedy in the name of industry and commerce, Osodi’s photographs demand to be seen. Osodi will give a free talk the day before the exhibition opens (Thursday at 2pm), ring (0151 478 4456) for availability.

Saturday – Krunk Fiesta 3pm @ The Kazimier £10

Not to put too fine a point on it, where would we be without The Kazimier? The city’s favourite venue plays host to a diverse range of bands and performances, and this weekend treats us to three stages worth of bands and DJs. The likes of James Canty and The Flamin’ Mamies join The Kazimier Krunk Band for a day of revelry unlike anything on offer here, or anywhere else for that matter.

Posted on 11/06/2012 by thedoublenegative