Culture Diary w/c 06-10-2014

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

Monday – Still The Enemy Within 6pm @ Cornerhouse, Manchester — £8

“The mainstream media didn’t tell the truth about the miners’ strike when it happened. And the same lies are still being told.” So said Ken Loach about the UK’s longest ever strike. Owen Gower’s timely documentary not only explores a key historical conflict from 1984, but has lots to say on contemporary protest, surveillance and trade unionism. Expect to be joined by Mark Lacey (producer) and Cath Booth (Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners) for a post-screening Q&A.

Tuesday – Brighton Photo Biennial: John Fleetwood Talk 6.30-8pm @ Lighthouse, Brighton — £5/3

‘Extraordinary’ and ‘edgier than ever’ according to the Independent, this year’s edition takes Communities, Collectives and Collaboration as its theme. Fittingly, tonight welcomes the head of Market Photo Workshop John Fleetwood to discuss the organisation’s incredible 25 year history and legacy. Founded in 1989 by world-renowned photographer David Goldblatt, it is recognised as a leading training institution for the development of South African photographers – some of whom would otherwise not have access to photography. Festival continues until 2 November 2014.

Tuesday -- Brighton Photo Biennial: John Fleetwood Talk 6.30-8pm @ Lighthouse, Brighton -- £5/3

Wednesday — King Creosote @ Epstein Theatre, Liverpool — £16.50

With his tour getting a whopping 4/5 stars in The Guardian last week — who called the folk singer’s live performance of his From Scotland With Love soundtrack ‘a moving evocation of lives long lost’ — expect an audio visual treat, as the singer showcases his special composition for found archive footage of mid-20th-century Scottish life and industry.

Thursday — Art Market Debate 6-8pm @ Static Gallery, Liverpool — FREE (booking required)

Can Liverpool develop a commercial arts sector? Should it? And what would we need to do in order for an arts market to flourish? Commissioned by Culture Liverpool to carry out research on these very questions, Static will present the initial ideas and framework for ‘Developing a commercial arts sector’ in the form of a ten-minute presentation tonight, followed by an open floor discussion. Artists, gallerists, curators, and buyers all welcome, including anyone with an interest in this area.

Friday -- Golden Harvest Industries: Give Me Back My Son 6pm @ Duke St Expresso Bar, Liverpool -- FREE

Friday — Golden Harvest Industries: Give Me Back My Son 6pm @ Duke St Expresso Bar, Liverpool — FREE

A solo exhibition of new illustration and photography at Bold Street Coffee’s tiny (yet ace) sister venue, expect a disturbing and sometimes hilarious offering from the dark heart of artist Golden Tony, aka Steven Starks.

Anselm Kiefer Exhibition Tour 7pm @ Royal Academy of Arts, London — FREE with exhibition ticket £14/9

See for yourself what the Guardian is calling ’the most exciting show in Britain this autumn’: a dazzling array of painting, sculpture and ‘monumental’ installations from Anselm Kiefer’s 40 year career, plus brand new work made in response to the RA spaces.

Anselm Kiefer Exhibition Tour 7pm @ Royal Academy of Arts, London -- FREE with exhibition ticket £14/9

PICK OF THE WEEK: Saturday — International Biennial Association Summit 10.30am-4.30pm @ the Bluecoat, Liverpool — FREE (booking required)

How do you make a ‘biennial’? How is the Liverpool Biennial and the identity of the city intertwined? An what models are needed for the future? Bringing together a distinguished panel of international arts professionals who all organise periodic and biennial festivals, expect this day-long summit to thrash out some of the key difficulties and possibilities of this popular arts festival format.

VIVARIUM 12-6pm @ MODEL Liverpool — FREE

MODEL’s third curated group exhibition (and one of their last), visit this new and temporary gallery space in Liverpool city centre while you can. Expect VIVARIUM (‘the place of life’) to transform the rooms into ’a closed ecological system’ for artists Rafal Topolewski, Rachel Adams, Samantha Donelly, Bruce Ingram and Oliver Tirre. Exhibition continues until 2 November 2014.

Sunday — This is Supermarionation 2pm @ FACT, Liverpool — £9.80/8.80

STINGRAAAY, STINGRAY! DUH DU DURR DUR DURRR DUH! To coincide with Filmed in Supermarionation (2014), a documentary about the iconic puppetry technique developed by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, this joyous presentation of classic ‘supermarionation’ — used in all their programmes throughout the 1960s – includes the Stingray: The Pilot (25 Mins), Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons: The Mysterons (25 Mins) and Thunderbirds: Terror in New York City (50 Mins).

Posted on 06/10/2014 by thedoublenegative