Culture Diary w/c 19-10-2015

Helen Bigar at Liverpool Radical Film Festival @ Venues Across Liverpool -- FREE

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

Monday — Exhibition Opening: Office Of Useful Art @ LJMU School Of Art And Design — FREE

What are our galleries and museums for? The Uses of Art Project aims to find out: camping out at Liverpool John Mores University for the rest of October, this is one of many public pop-up events, as part of a major European-wide project, collaborating with Reina Sofia (Madrid) SALT (Istanbul), Tate Liverpool and many more. Expect free discussions, classes and workshops; and to find out more about The Association of Arte Útil and open art prize Visible Award (taking place at Liverpool Town Hall on Saturday 31 October 2015).

Tuesday — FACTLab Hack Nights: Philharmonic Special Session 5.30-7.30pm @ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra – FREE (Sold Out)

What music would robots choose to play? A special, practical workshop inspired by the film THX1138, learn how algorithms can generate sounds based on moving images, plus the principles of image processing and audio synthesis.

Orpheus 7.30pm @ Everyman Theatre, Liverpool -- £12/20

Orpheus 7.30pm @ Everyman Theatre, Liverpool — £12/20

Getting a four star review from the Telegraph, this love story revamps a Greek classic: one in which legendary musician and poet Orpheus attempts a daring journey into the underworld to rescue his wife, Eurydice. Expect a re-staging in 1930s Paris, with a live score of hot club jazz, opera and French chanson… Until 24 Oct 2015.

Wednesday — Waterstones Presents: An Evening With DJ Dave Haslam 7pm @ LEAF Liverpool — £6/5

Promoting his new book, Life After Dark: A History of British Nightclubs & Music Venues, tonight see Haslam — with friends Steve Proctor (DJ, the State), Revo Ziganda (EVOL) and Marc Jones (co-founder of Medication) — discuss great Liverpool clubs, past and present, and all the memories made and careers launched as a result.

Liverpool Radical Film Festival @ Venues Across Liverpool -- FREE

PICK OF THE WEEK: Thursday — Liverpool Radical Film Festival @ Venues Across The City — FREE

Cineastes unite! The Liverpool Radical Film Festival returns until Sunday, launching tonight with a premiere screening of new Sleaford Mods doc Invisible Britain, plus directors Q&A (Pagoda Arts Centre), our other festival picks include a funding panel with Film Hub North West and Creative Europe (Fri, Pagoda Arts Centre); Athens Now, radical film from Greece (Sat, 45-61 Duke St); and a director double bill from postwar Glaswegian female firebrand Helen Biggar (main picture, Sat, Pagoda Arts Centre).

Writing 101 Presents Paul Farley 1-2pm @ LJMU Screen School, Liverpool — FREE

The latest in a series of writer-led lunchtime readings and talks, multi award-winning poet (including Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and the Whitbread Prize) and BBC broadcaster (including The Larkin Tapes and Radio 4’s The Echo Chamber) Paul Farley presents his work and thoughts on contemporary poetry.

Architect Daniel Libeskind Charity Lecture / LJMU School Of Art And Design / 2pm

Friday – Architect Daniel Libeskind Charity Lecture 2-3.30pm @ LJMU School Of Art And Design — FREE (Sold Out)

Raising money for the Red Cross for Syrian Children, and the Talia Trust for Children, the architect behind new World Trade Center in New York World, the Jewish Museum in Berlin and Manchester’s Imperial War Museum shares his inspirations plus the latest developments from his studio.

Rogue Open Studios @ Rogue Artists’ Studios & Project Space, Manchester — FREE

Did you know this huge artists’ studios has been running since 1995? A milestone 20th anniversary, Rogue again opens its Victorian, former spinning mill doors in what has become an annual party. See the workspaces of over 100 visual artists, many transformed into mini gallery spaces for the night; plus an exhibition by TOAST collective; and the announcement of a new North-West Graduate Residency Award. Also open Saturday (12-5pm) and Sunday (12-5pm).

Liverpool Music Week @ Venues Across The City — Ticket Prices Vary

Launching tonight, with a party headlined by Holly Herndon (The Kazimier), this year’s festival also boasts headliners including Richard Hawley (Fri, Grand Central), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (27 Oct, Camp and Furnace), Josh T. Pearson (28 Oct, Gustaf Adolf Church) and Best Coast (30 Oct, The Kazimier), local talent Stealing Sheep and Immix Ensemble (25 Oct, The Bluecoat), and a kick ass closing party that includes Deerhunter and Gang of Four (31 ocy, Camp and Furnace)… is this the best LMW yet?

Friday -- Exhibition Opening: Old Woman On A Roof: Works By Francis Lloyd Jones & Peter Simpson 6pm @ Crown Building Studios -- FREE

Exhibition Opening: Old Woman On A Roof: Works By Francis Lloyd Jones & Peter Simpson 6pm @ Crown Building Studios, Liverpool — FREE

A chain composed of large links that broke and became useless, at a coal mine in Mineral Ridge, Ohio: an unusual starting point for this exhibition of new works by artists Francis Lloyd-Jones (b. 1989) — who has shown previously at Set The Controls For the Heart Of the Sun (Leeds) and A Cote de 69 (Nantes, France) — and Peter Simpson (b 1990) — whose recent exhibitions include his degree show at Chelsea College of Art (London) and at Gallery on the Corner (London). Expect minimal sculpture, drawings and installation. By appointment until 6 Nov 2015.

Saturday — Good Vibrations (2012) W/ Q&A & After Party 6pm @ A Small Cinema, Liverpool — £8

As part of Liverpool Irish Festival, tonight sees a special screening of punk rock biopic Good Vibrations (2012). Centred around a record store of the same name, located “on the most bombed half-mile in Europe” in 1970s Belfast, owner Terri Hooley introduced the world to the anthem of a generation: Teenage Kicks by the Undertones. Featuring a Q&A and after party with the man himself and NME writer Stuart Bailie.

Sunday —  Margaret Harrison: Accumulations 12-4pm @ MIMA, Middlesbrough — FREE

A brand new solo exhibition from the Northern Art Prize winner (2013), Yorkshire-born artist Margaret Harrison, who has been ‘accumulating’ political work for over 50 years. Through sculptures, installation and drawings, expect a ‘humorous, feminist, subversive and immensely skilful practice’.

Laura Robertson (editor)


Posted on 19/10/2015 by thedoublenegative