Culture Diary w/c 31-08-2015

Get The Blessing 7.30pm @ The Kazimier, Liverpool – £11.50

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

Tuesday – Scalarama Liverpool Launch And Film Jam 6.30-11pm @ A Small Cinema, Liverpool – FREE

One for the cineastes! Scalarama Festival is a month of films that aim to bring together cinema lovers from across the UK. Tonight in Liverpool, the events programmers have lovingly chosen a selection of films to give us a sneaky taster for the month ahead. Expect screenings all over the city — from FACT to Well Space, Golden Sq Coffee and Metal at Edge Hill Station — plus an excellent showcase of original, vintage film posters at Small Cinema’s café. See here for a full programme of events near you.

Wednesday – Hardeep Pandhal In Conversation 6.30-7.30pm @ Drawing Room, London — £5

Autobiography, parodic language and non-linear storytelling – just some of the multi-layered themes tackled in the videos and ‘comic foregrounds’ of Glasgow-based artist, Hardeep Pandhal. Tonight join Pandhal and Drawing Room co-director, Kate Macfarlane for an evening of discussion about his ever-growing body of work, followed by a special guided tour of his studio.

Wednesday – Hardeep Pandhal In Conversation 6.30-7.30pm @ Drawing Room, London -- £5

Friday – Exhibition Opening: Clam Jam 6-9pm @ The Royal Standard, Liverpool – FREE

Presenting work from an all-female selection of emerging artists — Claudia Dance-Wells, Chloe McClellan, Beth Shapeero, Molly Smyth, Sadie Williams, TASC: Aamber Ablett and Stacey Bradfield – this playful exhibition rejects traditional gender constructs and instead uses materials, mass and construction as a way to create a fresh approach to ‘female’ work. Expect sculpture, installation and performances that will provide spark for further discussion.

Get The Blessing 7.30pm @ The Kazimier, Liverpool – £11.50

Over the last 15 years, this Bristol-based four-piece have built up a reputation as one of ‘the most original and exciting bands on the British scene’ (Jazzwise). Bonded of their mutual love of jazz musician Ornette Coleman, Jim Barr and Clive Deamer (of Portishead fame), along with Pete Judge and Jack McMurchie, have carved out a career filled with infectious saxophone-laced rhythms that are impossible to resist.

Saturday – Above The Beaten Track Festival 12pm @ The Bluecoat, Liverpool – FREE

See the best of Merseyside’s song-writing talent — for this festival’s eighth year running. Expect live performances from dream-pop psychedelic combo Sunstack Jones, garage rock band Broken Men, acoustic duo Rob Jones and Rob White, singer-songwriter Mark Poutney, plus a plethora of DJ sets. The Bluecoat will also be hosting a series of arts events, including a Mellowtone retrospective of music posters, a record fair, Draw the Line (in which you can design your own album art), Capstan Bazaar’s arts and crafts fair and Merseyrail Sound Station.

Antony Gormley: Another Place (detail).  Image courtesy Pete Goodbody

PICK OF THE WEEK: Anthony Gormley: Elemental 10-4pm @ The Atkinson, Southport – FREE

Unbelievably, 10 years have passed since Gormley’s Another Place installation was set into the sandy shore of Crosby beach. In celebration of this momentous occasion, The Atkinson hosts a new exhibition of new (and old) works on paper by the artist that depict his fascination with depth, movement and the elements of nature.

Enchanted Cosmos 6.30-10pm @ The Royal Academy, London — £22

To coincide with Joseph Cornell’s acclaimed exhibition Wanderlust at the Royal Academy, we are invited to experience the awe and wonder of the cosmos through an evening of participatory events, including an immersive installation in which we can gaze at the stars beneath the artificial night sky, dance in a disco box from Vintage Mobile Disco, watch the beginning of the universe in an enchanting theatrical puppetry production, and watch screenings of classic sci-fi TV hits.

Sunday – Last day: Soundscapes 10-6pm @ The National Gallery, London — £9

A new way to experience old classics: the artworks of some of the most prolific, iconic and admired artists from the 14th century up to the 20th century are reimagined in sonic form in this utterly immersive and site-specific experience. Expect a new spin on Holbein’s Ambassadors, Cézanne’s Bathers and Van Rysselberghe’s Coastal Scene by composer Nico Muhly, Turner Prize-winning sound artist Susan Philipsz OBE, DJ Jamie xx, film composer Gabriel Yared, wildlife sound recorder Chris Watson and sound artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, to imbue these two-dimensional paintings with a three-dimensional life.

Heather Garner

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Posted on 31/08/2015 by thedoublenegative