Culture Diary w/c 16-07-12

Monday – ‘All together now…’ 1pm – 4pm @ the Museum of Liverpool FREE

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the release of the first Beatles single, fab four related events will be taking place across all National Museums Liverpool’s venues throughout the summer. Today, this means a music making workshop for people of all ages and abilities.

Tuesday – Developing Digital Strategies and the Tools to Make Them Work 12.30pm – 2.30pm @ the Unity Theatre £20

Delivered by Neil Morrin of Defnet Media, this event offers an opportunity for anyone from the solo performer to small arts organisations looking to enhance their profile by utilising online resources more effectively. At a time when proper use of new media is becoming more and more essential a tool, this could be a good time to find out more.

Wednesday – Culture Bites 12.30pm @ the Victoria Gallery & Museum FREE

The Spectacle of the Lost takes a fresh look at American naturalist John James Audubon’s journey from New York to Liverpool, and sees modern day artists’ from the Birds’ Ear View collective engaging with his work. In this special event, curator Laura Robertson selects and discusses one of the photographs from the exhibition.

Sam Amidon 8.30pm @ The Kazimier Garden £5

The modern pop landscape is such that one only has to mention the words ‘folk singer songwriter’ and various preconceptions spring to mind. These preconceptions can be so severe that they take Mumford and Son’s – style form, and things rarely get much worse than that. Fortunately one listen to Sam Amidon’s beautiful and sophisticated take on the genre quickly dispels any such concerns.  Grab your chance to catch him before he jets off on tour in support of Bon Iver.

Thursday – The Low Anthem 8pm @ The Kazimier £14

Providence, Rhode Island’s The Low Anthem impressively bookend this summer’s festival circuit, first with a headline performance at last month’s No Direction Home and then at next month’s End of The Road. In-between, they have a handful of dates, which happily includes this one, their only stop-off in the North West. Infusing their epic indie with a sense of the nostalgic, The Low Anthem this Thursday could be one of the ‘I was there’ moments of the summer.

Friday – The Match Box @ the Playhouse Studio £10

Coming to the end of its extended run this Saturday, we thought it only right to include The Match Box in our pick of the listings for a second time. Reviewing it earlier this month, we concluded that it was painful and unmissable in equal measure. If you’re yet to see it, we can’t recommend it highly enough, if only for the virtuoso performance from Leanne Best (pictured).

Saturday – Astral Coast Festival 1pm @ New Brighton Floral Pavillion £4

The Astral Coast Festival is a new music festival for The Wirral, brought to us by those folks at Bido Lito! magazine. “Showcasing the very best emerging new talent from the region alongside fantastic special guests”, the festival features the likes of Beach Skulls and The Thespians.

Sunday – Glyndebourne: The Fairy Queen 6pm @ FACT

Shot live in 2009, The Fairy Queen is Jonathan Kent’s award-winning tale drawn from an anonymous adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Considered by many to be the greatest work for stage by a British Composer, Kent’s take on it faithfully acknowledges baroque splendour, and in the process successfully sweeps aside any remaining concerns about its viability for a modern day audience.

Posted on 16/07/2012 by thedoublenegative