Culture Diary w/c 18-11-13

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK…

Monday – Launching! Both #iotliverpool and Designing the Internet of Things book 7pm @ Oh Me Oh My

Bubble machines controlled by Twitter, clocks that show you what your boyfriend’s up to, sensors that tell you about the quality of the air… current innovations are led by the internet. Make sense of it all with Adrian McEwen and Hakim Cassimally’s new guide, launching tonight (and who’ll be on hand to answer inevitable questions about hover boards and robot butlers).

Tuesday – Mister John 6pm @ FACT

Like your art house British? Directors Lawlor and Molloy’s psychological thriller stars The Wire/Queer as Folk/Game of Thrones Aidan Gillen as Gerry, an Irishman en route to Singapore to deal with his brother John’s mysterious death.

Wednesday – Kogumaza 8pm @ 24 Kitchen Street, FREE

If loud, psychedelic garage-rock is your thing, then get down to the Baltic Triangle on Wednesday. Able to “sculpt their sound in astonishing ways: close your eyes and you can almost see the electricity being manipulated in your speakers” (The Quietus), Nottingham’s Kogumaza are supported by Plank! and Behind the Wall of Sleep DJs. Officially part of Liverpool X‘s debut, day-long culture forum.

Dennis Oppenheim: Thought Collision Factories, Wednesday

Thursday – Dennis Oppenheim: Thought Collision Factories @ Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

A pioneering sculptor for over five decades, this new exhibition investigates Oppenheim’s more explosive artist materials: fireworks, flares and machines. The artist expands the definition of sculpture and shifts thinking, often using potent emotions. Recommended.

Everybody Knows Something: Fundraising & Philanthropy in the 21st Century 9am @ FACT, FREE

Those in the know, from Liverpool One, FACT, Merseyside Community Foundation, LCC, and Bibby Line Group, share their tips on getting your organisation supported. So if you’ve always wanted to learn more about trusts and foundations, sponsorship, individual giving, becoming a local supplier, or skills and knowledge sharing, this is a must.

Pushing Boundaries: Mecanoo 6.30pm @ Manchester Metropolitan Business School

RIBA’s Pushing Boundaries series is about showcasing those who are helping to shape the future of architecture and the world around us. Taking the stage this week is Francesco Veenstra, project architect at Mecanoo, to talk about his broad range of experiences in public and cultural projects, commercial and residential buildings and international competitions.

Designival Mini, Friday

Friday – Designival Mini 2.30pm @ Camp and Furnace £15/£7.50

It’s back! Part design symposium, part networking and part launch party for the return of Designival proper in July 2014, Friday’s impressive line up include ‘smart product’ designer Matt Webb, editor and publisher Erik Kessels, and satirical illustrator Paul Davis.

PICK OF THE WEEK: ATP End of An Era part 1 @ Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands, UK (waiting list)

*Sob!* It’s the End of An Era for All Tomorrow’s Parties. Arguably the most considered, exciting, unpredictable music festival ever, 2013 will see the end of it’s hugely successful UK Holiday Camp format. The line-up is always chosen by a significant band or artist; part one this weekend is curated by Barcalona’s Primavera Sound, and includes Television, Dinosaur Jnr., Les Savy Fav, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Low (who also play Liverpool Anglican Cathedral Monday night), as well as commissioned films and ATP TV… ridiculously good.

Saturday – Gold Panda 7pm @ East Village Arts Club £12

With a new album, Half of Where You Live, described by NME as “impressing at every juncture”, Gold Panda brings his own style of electronica to EVAC on Saturday, with support from Brolin and Ghost Chant.

Sunday – The MelloMello Right On Record Fair! 12pm @ Mello Mello FREE

We LOVE a good record fair. With some of the North’s best vinyl dealers putting their new releases, reissues, used, rare, 45s and LPs on show, you’re bound to grab a bargain, but more importantly, enjoy an afternoon well spent browsing and discovering artists new and old. Includes stalls from local distributors and labels.

Posted on 18/11/2013 by thedoublenegative