Culture Diary w/c 28-01-13

Monday – Pause 01 11pm @ The Shipping Forecast £3 on the door before 11.30, £4 after

The first in a brand new monthly UK Garage and old-skool house night for Liverpool, Pause sets its stall out with  Chalet and Whistleblowa, and regulars in residence. For a taste of what to expect, a bespoke mix is available for listening here.

Tuesday – Elena 6.10pm @ FACT

Breaking into international consciousness in 2003 with his debut feature, The Return, Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev is back with noirish drama Elena (main image). A taught study of strained familial relationships, money and human nature, Elena   won the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize at Cannes in 2011.

Wednesday – Mark Thomas: Bravo Figaro! 7.30pm @ Liverpool Playhouse £18/£12

Known for his politicised stand-up and campaigning against the arms trade, comedian Mark Thomas has turned attention closer to home in Bravo Figaro! About his Dad, a self-employed builder with a love of opera, the Herald described Bravo Figaro as “A work of honest beauty”, while the Sunday Times said: “Mark Thomas has exposed an unexpected theatricality.”

Thursday – What Richard Did 4pm @ FACT

“This film can stand alongside the best of Camus and Kirkegaard: these are the playfields it takes us to and asks us very difficult questions.” So said DW Mault of Irish director Lenny Abrahamson’s third feature, What Richard Did. See DW’s full preview.

Friday – Roger McGough: As Far As I Know 7.30pm @ Liverpool Playhouse £18/£12

Poet, wit and something of a legend, Roger McGough, described by Carol Ann Duffy as “the patron saint of poetry”, is back at the Playhouse, this time in support of his latest book, As Far As I Know. While this show is for one night only, McGough returns to the Playhouse next month with the last in his trilogy of Molière adaptations, The Misanthrope.

Wave Machines 8pm @ The Kazimier £7

The under-the-radar (in a good way) Merseyside four-piece returned earlier this month with second album, Pollen. Coming in the wake (see what we did there) of heaps of goodwill and critical acclaim for debut Wave If You’re Really There, the band have been away for three years. Support comes in the form of Golden Fable and Outfit DJs. Wave Machines feature on our gigs of early 2013 playlist.

Saturday – Fiesta Bombarda 8pm @ The Williamsonn Tunnels £3

Nine bands, including the Long Finger Bandits and Ed Black, four DJs and a pretty unique setting in the Williamson Tunnels, Fiesta Bombarda returns for 2013 in what looks like spectacular style. With a full bar, visuals and talk of fire dancers, £3 looks like money well spent.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Chew Disco 9pm @ the Kazimier £5

Back after what feels to us like an all too lengthy sabbatical, we think of Chew Disco as one of Liverpool’s most valuable and vital club nights. Combining a social conscience with a party-to-end-all-parties vibe (last time they had zombie go-go dancers, folks), Chew Disco (vol.11) features the no-wave sounds of Trash Kit, the hotly tipped Queer’d Science, the garage fuzz of Sex Hands (above) and lots more. Don’t miss it. Full preview.

Sunday – Inprint Liverpool – Print Fair 12pm @ the Shipping Forecast/Percy Gulliver’s

Featuring zines, prints, cards and badges, Inprint arrived all shiny and new in December of last year. With that first one safely under their belts, Graphic Design students Holly Gleave, Chloe Adams (both JMU) and Emily Briselden-Waters (Manchester Met.) are back at Percy Gulliver’s with new sellers in tow.

Posted on 28/01/2013 by thedoublenegative