Culture Diary w/c 23-02-2015

PICK OF THE WEEK: Saturday – Last Day: Grace Schwindt: Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society  11am-5.30pm @ Site Gallery, Sheffield – FREE

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

Monday – Hross I Oss (2013) 7:45pm @ Gustaf Adolf Nordic Church, Liverpool – donation entry

Literally translated as Horse in Us, this film is no Black Beauty and is all the better for it. Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson takes us on a comical and somewhat spiritual journey exploring the humanity in horses — or perhaps the equine nature of humanity. Set against the breath-taking, wild Icelandic landscape, this film, as The Guardian puts it, ‘deserves its cult status.’

Tuesday – HIDE by Deborah Light 7:30pm @ The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool — £11.50/ £9.50

Award-winning choreographer Deborah Light brings her latest intriguingly titled creation to Liverpool tonight with an all-female trio of acclaimed dancers: Jo Fong, Eddie Ladd and Rosalind Hâf Brooks. Setting the bar high for contemporary dance, they explore the multi-layered and complex meaning of this single word, ‘hide’, through autobiography, identity and re-invention. Review here.

Wednesday – Future Everything 2015: 20th Anniversary @ Various Venues, Manchester – ADV £110/Concs £40

After exploring 20 innovative years of digital culture, Future Everything is not about to bask in festivals past, but is instead living up to its forward-thinking name by asking: ‘What Now?’ Presenting newly commissioned participation activities, interactive design and a co-curated arts and film programme with the Royal Northern College of Music, not to mention a plethora of talent such as Olafur Arnalds, Warren Ellis and Gazelle Twin. Future Everything has tackled issues of technology and society to much acclaim since its foundation, long may it continue! Read our highlights here.

Thursday – Exhibition Private View: Marie Jacotey: Move on! Get over it! 6-8pm @ Heike Moras Art, London – FREE

Thursday – Exhibition Private View: Marie Jacotey: Move on! Get over it! 6-8pm @ Heike Moras Art, London – FREE

Human relationships, love, death: just some of the themes Jacotey fearlessly tackles in her comic book-style narrative drawings. Recently exhibited in this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition (see here for our reviews), Jacotey’s new solo exhibition features drawings, dust sheet paintings and tile works that aim to question the way in which images are perceived in a post-digital age.

Gogo Penguin: Liverpool Jazz Festival 8pm@ The Kazimier, Liverpool — £11.50 (+ booking fee)

Think of Manchester’s music scene and what springs to mind? Oasis? The Stone Roses? How about Gogo Penguin? Hailed as ‘one of the most exciting young bands on the contemporary scene’ (The Guardian), this Mercury Award-nominated trio kick off this year’s Liverpool International Jazz Festival at The Kazimier with a unique fusion of electronica, jazz and classical music. The festival is here until next Sunday (1 March) — be sure to check out all the performances, masterclasses and workshops.

Friday – Last Day: Bam Bam Bam #3 @ The Royal Standard, Liverpool – FREE

The Royal Standard’s studio artists takeover exhibition has come to an end almost as quickly as it takes to say the three-syllable title. Their largest exhibition to date, this final stretch of the  show includes brand new work from Mike Aitken, Theo Vass, Joseph Hulme and Rachel Marcroft plus a healthy mix of collaborations to boot. See our a-n news feature on the show here.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Saturday – Last Day: Grace Schwindt: Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society  11am-5.30pm @ Site Gallery, Sheffield – FREE

Co-commissioned by Site Gallery, this inspiring and visually stunning feature-length film takes a theatrical angle to the radical left-wing politics of 1960/70′s Germany. Making use of props, costumes and settings, the performance is shaped into a narrative as seen from the perspective of an activist German taxi driver. London-based, German-born artist Schwindt explores the notion of freedom and explores its historical and contemporary understanding.

Sunday – Hookworms 8-11pm @ Sound Control, Manchester -- £10

Sunday – Hookworms 8-11pm @ Sound Control, Manchester — £10

With echoes of The Velvet Underground, Primal Scream and even Brian Jonestown Massacre, it’s no wonder this Leeds-based five piece is garnering much hype. With only a smattering of UK tour dates in March — including London, Nottingham and Leeds — Hookworms are bringing their hypnotic sound to Manchester tonight in support of their latest acclaimed album The Hum. Expect ‘gonzo garage-rock, scuzzy psych, and free-form hypno-drone’(Pitchfork).

Last Day: Vulnerable @ Bridewell  Studios and Gallery, Liverpool – by appointment only (email

Presenting  a body of new works by Kayt Willacy and Kitty McKay, we are invited to take a look beneath the surface of intimacy to reveal  the vulnerability that lies in these moments. Great opportunity to visit this historic building and vibrant studio group if you haven’t before.

Heather Garner

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Posted on 24/02/2015 by thedoublenegative