Culture Diary w/c 09-11-2015

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

Tuesday – Palladian Striptease 7-8.40pm @ RIBA, London — £9/6.50

To coincide with their major new exhibition, Palladian Design: The Good, The Bad And The Unexpected, exploring Andrea Palladio’s design principles, tonight’s debate with architects Michel Mossessian and Robert Adam chaired by Alireza Sagharchi (Traditional Architecture Group) aims to demystify and distil the essence of this historic design style.

Dead Dog In A Suitcase (And Other Love Songs) 7.30pm @ Everyman Theatre, Liverpool — £12.50/22

What makes John Gay’s 1728 musical satire Beggar’s Opera still funny? Back in the day, Gay was trying to highlight the self interests of those in power; and like any great satire, he managed to carefully, and hilariously create enduring characters who’s Machiavellian tendencies still ring true today. Expect the critically-acclaimed Kneehigh company to bring the laughs with a live score that channels trip hop, folk, psychedelia, grime and dubstep… Until 14 Nov 2015.

Dead Dog In A Suitcase (And Other Love Songs) 7:30pm @ Everyman Theatre, Liverpool -- £12.50/22

PICK OF THE WEEK: Wednesday – Kelley Stoltz, The Cubical & Dirty Ghosts 7.30pm @ 24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool — £5

Making ridiculously catchy, old-time, scuzzy guitar-led psych — like the superb Pranks Calls, above — Kelley Stoltz flies over from Detroit tonight to kick off a two-month European tour to promote new record In Triangle Time. On a label as good as Castle Face Records (Thee Oh Sees, Male Gaze), you can expect some high quality Americana; especially as he’s joined by like-minded rockers in San Fran’s Dirty Ghosts and Liverpool’s The Cubical.

Thursday — Exhibition Opening: Launchpad: Dancehall 11 6-8pm @ Castlefield Gallery, Manchester — FREE

Exploring ‘acts of listening’ through a series of magazines, ‘deep listening’ techniques, live music, disorientating sound installation, performance, and critical writing, expect performances and new film by Amelia Bywater & Rebecca Wilcox, interventions from Hello Art Magazine with Cardiff-based artist Louise Hobson, and much more.

Susan Hiller

Exhibition Opening: Susan Hiller 6pm @ Lisson Gallery, London — FREE

Recently discovered early work, celebrated classics and new works made this year: pioneering and mega influential video artist Susan Hiller makes her debut at Lisson Gallery. Born in the US in 1940, Susan Hiller has lived and worked in the UK for over 30 years… Expect her to occupy both gallery locations on 27 & 52 Bell Street.

Dan Croll 7.30pm @ Buyers Club, Liverpool — £11

If you havent heard of Dan Croll, you will have definitely heard From Nowhere. A proper pop tune infused with tropical folk sensibilites, it was one of the stand out tracks from 2012′s debut LP Sweet Disarray. Tonight, Croll presents a whole bunch of new tunes at — fittingly — a new arts/music venue on Hardman Street from the good people behind Bold Street Coffee/Camp & Furnace. Check it.

Dan Croll 7.30pm @ Buyers Club, Liverpool -- £11

Saturday – The EVP Sessions 8pm @ Shoreditch Town Hall, London – £11

Things you need to know about Dr Konstantin Raudive (1906-1974): a Latvian psychologist, student of Carl Jung, and obsessed with the parapsychological; or, finding ways to hear voices from the dead through electronic noise. Billed as a cabaret of human, ghostly and machine voices inspired by Raudive, expect tonight’s Electronic Voice Phenomena session — featuring a massive line-up of artists, performers and musicians including Ex-Easter Island Head, Antosh Wojcik, Nicola Woodham and SJ Fowler (read our interview here) — to thrill and disturb in equal measure.

Sunday – Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities — Life Is Short 11am-6pm @ The Bluecoat, Liverpool — FREE

How long is life? What can you do in just under a minute? What would it take to make a Victorian joke funny again? — some of the big questions asked (and hopefully answered) today by experts from Edge Hill University. Expect academic talks, one page story/play writing workshops, poetry readings and short film screenings.

Laura Robertson

Posted on 10/11/2015 by thedoublenegative