Culture Diary w/c 03-06-13

Monday – Never Records You Are Not Listening 7.30pm @ Camp & Furnace £4

Part of Liverpool Biennial 2010, Ted Reiderer’s installation work NEVER RECORDS is revisited through the combined efforts of events promoter Samizdat and the Bluecoat. Aiming to showcase a new tale, Never Records – You Are Not Listening is a take in support of the artist’s later practice. The viewing will be followed by a Q&A with Bluecoat artistic director, Bryan Biggs, as well as live sets from SJ Downes and That Fucking Tank.

The Last Five Years 7.45pm @ Epstein Theatre, £15/£20

The Last Five Years tells the complicated history of New York couple Jamie and Cathy as they grapple with life’s hiccups against the backdrop of a bustling city. The tale is narrated uniquely as the audience is taken on a rollercoaster through the overlapping viewpoints on the place of romance in everyday life. Liverpool performers Helen Carter and Stephen Fletcher aim to churn emotions with this tainted romance as they sing their way through a melodic showcase.

Tuesday – Village At The End Of The World 6pm @ FACT

An alternative chance to watch the documented journey of director Gavron and her camera support, Katznelson, as they explore the visually stunning Niaqornat in Northern Greenland, uncovering the battles fought by the 59 people left living in the unstable location. The documentary puts into perspective menial stresses, highlighting instead the stark realities dealt others. If the aesthetic pleasures fail to inspire, the determination of the inhabitants is sure to refresh.

Wednesday– Tea with an Architect 5.30pm @ The Garden FACT

Share your plans for a renovation or ponder that dream extension with a professional as part of a series of events across Britain allowing the public to liaise with architects. Discuss ideas, motivations and concepts with local architects for free, ask their advice or simply be intrigued by their careers in the setting of the Garden at FACT, whilst enjoying a cup of English tea.

Thursday – Wolf Alice/The Shadow Theatre/Mohebbi 7.30pm @ The Shipping Forecast £6

Start the weekend early courtesy of Harvest Sun in the hold of the Shipping Forecast. The emergent Wolf Alice step from the shadows to take centre stage, hungry to perform for an eager crowd of their own, they are hot off the NME Radar, set to tangle the crowd up with moving lyrics wrapped in an energetic stage presence.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Friday – Processing 9am-5pm @ The Cornerstone Gallery

Curated by Jack Welsh, Processing is a showcase of fresh images by Kevin Casey, Stephen King and McCoy Wayne, investigated through a relationship with critical writers Linda Pittwood, Kenn Taylor and Joni Karanka, who will be responding to the artworks in an attempt to demonstrate the importance of art discussion. The exhibition highlights a unique viewpoint, uncovering the place of reflection in the art world.

Saturday – Chagall: Modern Master @ Tate Liverpool £11/ £8.25

For the first time in more than 15 years, Marc Chagall is presented within a UK gallery, with around 60 paintings on show from various stages in his career. The exhibition takes a novel approach to an old master, as their perspectives are stretched and transformed following the Russian painter’s footsteps intrinsically to link with life events that evolved his practice.

Wirral Pride of Place Project – 6pm @ Unit 7 (Momentary Art Project C.I.C. space) Marine Point New Brighton

Wirral Pride of Place gives an opportunity to creative minds across Merseyside, encompassing work from all corners of society, in a project asking locals to create a heartfelt community outcome, representing the atmosphere of the Wirral. Through words, images, art-work and more, the project aims to transform an empty building into a distinct civic hub of information and shared creativity. Part of LOOK/13, The People’s Map and The People’s Wall will stretch over two weeks, developing with each addition.

Sunday – Laaf Where Do We Go Now? 7.30pm @ the Bluecoat £5

Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival plays host to Nadine Labaki’s Where Do We Go Now?, a comedic look at a group of ambitious women aiming to stop the war in Lebanon by calming religious debate. Director Labaki is renowned for investigating tensions in adverse situations, as shown in her efforts with Caramel (2007), a romantic comedy based on the lives of five Lebanese women in Beirut. Where Do We Go Now? has crowd-pleaser potential, recognised by both Cannes and Sundance, advocating for women’s rights in tumultuous destinations.

Posted on 03/06/2013 by thedoublenegative