Culture Diary w/c 29-04-13

Monday – Nigel Kennedy presents Bach plus Fats Waller 7.30pm @ the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall £22.50-£39.50

Once the enfant terrible of British classical music Nigel Kennedy, now fast approaching 60 (he’s 57 in December) is, after a fashion, part of the furniture. During this transition he has become the world’s best selling classical violinist, and this evening – fascinatingly – celebrates the work of Bach and Fats Waller.

Tuesday – Sneak Preview of a new film by CS Leigh 6pm @ FACT

With In Camera, the first exhibition in 20 years by curator, writer and filmmaker Christian Leigh closing later this week at LJMU’s Exhibition Research Centre, now’s a great time to acquaint (or re-acquaint) yourself with his work. The perfect opportunity to do so falls tomorrow at FACT with a look at his new film followed by a Q&A.

Wednesday – Awesome; I Shot That 6.30pm @ FACT

Erroneously named above, Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That! is the 2004 Beastie Boys concert video compiled from 50 different points of view. Ahead of the sell-out show at Madison Square Garden in New York, Mike D, Ad Rock, MCA and Mix Master Mike handed out 50 cameras to audience members – this film is the result.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Thursday – Liverpool Sound City 2013

Now entering its fifth year, Liverpool Sound City takes place over three days (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) and gobbles up 25 city venues. Headliners are Noah and the Whale, The Walkmen (pictured above) and Dexys, but there is fun to be had elsewhere, too; gig poster exhibition Screenadelica returns, along with the expos, featuring Games, Music, DJ and Digital hubs.

Habitat: Architecture Symposium 6pm @ the Bluecoat £5/£3

Five years ago, the Bluecoat reopened having undergone extensive refurbishment. This symposium (supported by RIBA) seeks to look at collaborative design, urban development and cultural life. For an interview with the director of architects Biq, who carried out the refurb, click here.

Friday – Rebel Rant with Janet Street Porter: A Class Act 7.30pm @ Liverpool Playhouse £10/£8

Programmed in conjunction with the Liverpool Literary Festival, Writing on The Wall presents the latest in their Rebel Rant series. This time, journalist and broadcaster Janet Street Porter talks “about the rich, the public school elite and why class still matters in Britain today”.

Mr. Scruff 10pm @ the Shipping Forecast £10

In a weekend dominated by guitar music, it will be a relief for some to find Ninja Tune records superstar Mr. Scruff holding court for an evening of “jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, dubstep, afrobeat, latin, and electrofunk” in the hold of the Shipping Forecast.

Sunday – Triple Trouble! It’s a Beastie Boys Block Party! 2pm @ Brooklyn Mixer

Appetites whetted by the screening of Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot This! as part of FACT’s Art of Pop Video exhibition (previewed here), you may well be strongly considering this celebration of all things Beastie Boys in this day-long party at Brooklyn Mixer. Falling on the first anniversary of the death of Adam Yauch, we can’t think of a better tribute than dancing to the man’s songs. Maybe in fancy dress.

Posted on 29/04/2013 by thedoublenegative