Culture Diary w/c 23-03-2015

Stranger Than Paradise (1984) & Discussion 6.30pm @ Fredericks, Liverpool -- FREE

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

Tuesday — Private View: Work From the Collections #3: Jocelyn Herbert and Samuel Beckett (On Until 10 April 2015) 5-8pm @ Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Art, London — FREE

An exhibition about acclaimed theatre and film designer Jocelyn Herbert and her working relationship with iconic playwright Samuel Beckett. Displaying artefacts from the 1950s to the 1970s — including sketchbooks, set and costume drawings, scripts, diaries, masks and puppets, and personal photographs — expect a unique insight into the theatre-making process.

Tuesday -- Private View: Work From the Collections #3: Jocelyn Herbert and Samuel Beckett  5 - 8pm @ Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Art, London -- FREE

Sleater Kinney 8pm @ Albert Hall, Manchester (Sold Out)

Getting four and five star reviews across the board since its release in January, No Cities To Love is the first in 10 years from one of our favourite all-girl punk bands. Pitchfork raved about it, declaring that the trio ‘tells us…the truth, that even when the world seems to deny it, we are never powerless.’ Expect as much verve as ’90s break-out albums Dig Me Out and Call the Doctor.

Wednesday – Viking Moses, Alex Gavaghan, Sonnenberg [acoustic] 7.30pm @ Maguires Pizza Bar, Liverpool — £5 OTD

The modern day nomad, aka Viking moses, aka Brendon Massei, returns: a band, a man, a myth and a legend in his own lifetime (he’s reputedly been on tour since 1993 — read more here), a night spent in his company is a joyous, and usually raucous, one well spent.

Thursday -- Diana Thater In Conversation With Iwona Blazwick 6.30pm @ Hauser and Wirth -- FREE (RSVP To

Thursday – Diana Thater In Conversation With Iwona Blazwick 6.30pm @ Hauser and Wirth — FREE (RSVP To

To celebrate Diana Thater’s new exhibition, Life is a Time-Based Medium, the artist joins critic and Whitechapel director Blazwick to discuss her work. Focusing on the immersive video installation created for the space – about the 18th-century pavilions of the Hindu pilgrimage site, the Galtaji Temple, and the monkeys that live there — chat will no doubt turn to the way that Thater explores the potentially spiritual relationship between humans and animals.

Think Cinema Presents: Stranger Than Paradise (1984) & Discussion 6.30pm @ Fredericks, Liverpool — FREE (main image)

The wonderfully provocative film project Think Cinéma this week presents Jim Jarmusch’s deadpan comedy turned breakthrough work. Centring around the relationship between small-time gambler Willie (John Lurie), his buddy Eddie (Richard Edson) and a distant European cousin Eva (Eszter Balint), expect ‘a hipster American comic sensibility and an outsider’s fascination with the details of the everyday’ (Turner Classics).

PICK OF THE WEEK: Friday -- Threshold Festival (Until Sunday) @ Baltic Triangle, Liverpool -- £20 Weekender/£12 Day Tickets/Further Concs Available

PICK OF THE WEEK: Friday – Threshold Festival (Until Sunday) @ Baltic Triangle, Liverpool — £20 Weekender/£12 Day Tickets/Further Concs Available

The annual three-day festival returns, celebrating a huge range of local collaboration, grassroots music, and emerging artists and performers at different levels of their practice. This friendly festival uses the entire Baltic Triangle as a playground: Friday’s music kicks off with Nubiyan Twist, Eliza Shaddad, The Baltic States, Modig and Statement Haircut (amongst about 200 other bands over the whole weekend); expect live theatre from Foolsize Theatre (Punch and Judy/ Fig Leaf Wars) and Impropriety, a pop-up performance stage from Architects Archiphonic, an exhibition in the new Liverpool Craft Beer Space, and much more.

Saturday – Variety Programme 1-6pm @ Harris Museum, Preston — FREE

See artists from the Harris’ new exhibition, The Varieties, perform this weekend  – including Mark Bleakey, Mexico, Florence Peake, Gymnast from City of Preston Gymnastics Club — plus presentations from two of the UK’s leading curators, Gavin Wade (director at Eastside Projects, Birmingham) and Adam Sutherland (director at Grizedale Arts). Inspired by Preston impresario, acrobat, clown and filmmaker Will Onda and artist Harold Offeh, expect to see the Harris in a new way.

Sunday -- Where's My Horse? 12-5pm @ Ninety Squared CIC, Liverpool -- FREE

Chew Disco (Vol. 13) :: Shift Work (Optimo Music) // Happy Meals (Night School) // Apostille (Night School) 9pm @ the Kazimier, Liverpool — £7 OTD

“I remember once my uncle saying that some days just being black and leaving the house is a political statement!” — so laughs Khalil West, who along with co-creator Emma Obong curate this exhilarating queer feminist club night that packs a punch as a political statement in itself. Expect headliners Shift Work to bring a pulsating, floor-stomping live performance; wear dancing shoes and expect to have some serious fun. Read more from Amy Roberts on Chew Disco here.

Sunday – Where’s My Horse? 12-5pm @ Ninety Squared CIC, Liverpool — FREE

As part of Threshold Festival, this good-looking Baltic Triangle studio/gallery space (based in Elevator Studios) present a collection of drawings and prints from London-based illustrator Tim Devas. Expect odd animals, monsters and talking hamburgers utilising a comic style.

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Posted on 24/03/2015 by thedoublenegative