Culture Diary w/c 16-11-2015

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

Tuesday — Talk Tuesday: Reality Exhibition With Art Historian Julie Robson 1pm @ Walker Gallery, Liverpool — FREE

Explore Reality: 50 paintings from renowned 20th-century artists, including Lucian Freud, LS Lowry, Walter Sickert and Francis Bacon, to contemporary painters such as Paula Rego, John Keane, George Shaw and Ken Currie. Expect the rough realties that have concerned British artists for years — many who are connected to the prestigious John Moores painting prize as past exhibitors or judges.

The Winter’s Tale 7.30pm @ Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool — £12-25

Rated four stars by The Independent and The Guardian, this Shakespearean romance is brought to Liverpool by the award winning Northern Broadsides. Expect a saucy reimagining with live music; until 21 November 2015.

Thursday — Buzzcocks 7:30pm @ The Kazimier, Liverpool — £18.50

Ever Fallen In Love? You will tonight: legendary British punk band Buzzcocks take to the stage in The Kazimer for one night only. Formed in Manchester in 1975, expect a thrilling set of hits including Orgasm Addict and What Do I Get?

Thursday — Buzzcocks 7:30pm @ The Kazimier, Liverpool — £18.50

Made Here Talks: With Studio Mashbo And So-Mo 5:30-8pm @ Launch 22, Liverpool — FREE (Donations To Charity Welcome)

A punchy set of 20 minute talks – personal insights into creative, digital and tech project’s made in Liverpool – will be tonight be hosted by So-Mo-Co, FACT and The Fresh group, featuring Studio Mashbo and Fresh CAHMS. Donations (cash and clothes and supplies) welcomed for the Whitechapel homeless charity.

Exhibition Opening: I Can Read With My Eyes Shut 6pm @ S1 Artspace (new venue: Scottish Queen, Park Hill), Sheffield — FREE

Their first exhibition in a brand new temporary gallery space — in a former pub at the iconic, Brutalist Park Hill estate — expect four new fine art graduates from S1′s Bursary Programme: sculpture and collage made from low-value materials from Emily Musgrave; moving image works from Joseph Cutts; sculpture channeling furniture or play-objects from Natalie Finnemore; and video sequences, found photographs and old TV adverts from Peter Martin. Until 19 December 2015.

S1 Artspace

Friday — Exhibition Opening: Works to Know by Heart: An Imagined Museum 10am-5pm @ Tate Liverpool — £8/6

Which piece of art you would memorise if it were to disappear forever? Inspired by Ray Bradbury’s 1950s sci-fi novel Fahrenheit 451 — in which literary works are banned and have to be learned by heart to be immortalised — An Imagined Museum showcases beloved works from the Centre Pompidou, Tate and MMK collections; including by Andy Warhol, Dorothea Tanning and Claes Oldenburg. On the final weekend (20-21 February 2016), all of the artworks will vanish and the gallery will be superseded by members of the public, who will become a ‘living museum’… Watch this space.

Exhibition Opening: Knowledge Is Power: Private And Public Libraries In Liverpool (1770-1840) @ Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool — FREE

Did you know that the Liverpool Athenaeum (1797) and the Liverpool Medical Library (1779) were integral in forming the culture of Liverpool? Allowing its wealthy members to pool incredibly expensive books that remain a valuable resource today? Investigating how the influence of books became available to the wider population in the reforming Victorian era’s early decades, expect rare first editions and early city maps. Until 18 June 2016.

Upon Awakening: PICK OF THE WEEK: Cornerstone Festival @ Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus — Ticket Prices Vary

PICK OF THE WEEK: Cornerstone Festival @ Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus — Ticket Prices Vary

Now in its 15th year, Liverpool Hope University’s week-long Cornerstone Art’s Festival is always an unexpected and high quality showcase of world-renowned artists and upcoming talent. Expect an emotive performance created from the testimonies of recovering addicts in Upon Awakening by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre (21/11); BBC Music Magazine’s ‘rising star’, pianist Clare Hammond (23/11); actor and art historian Paul O’Keeffe’s recreation of John Ruskin’s moving Turner lecture, as it was first delivered at the Philosopher’s Hall, Edinburgh in 1853 (26/11); the Everton Youth Philharmonic (27/11); and maestros of sitar and tabla, Ramprapanna Bhattacharaya and Kousic Sen (28/11).

LJMU Writers’ Workshop Presents: Simon Armitage 7:30-9pm @ Tate Liverpool — SOLD OUT

Reading selections from his works in response to the aforementioned An Imagined Museum exhibition, the award-winning poet, who has been recently elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, has published over a dozen collections of poetry, including the bestselling memoir Walking Away and his recent anthology Paper Aeroplane.

Broken Lives: image courtesy Rachel Robichaux

Saturday — In Conversation: Telling The Story Of Modern Slavery In India 1pm @ International Slavery Museum, Liverpool — FREE

Meet authors of books detailing modern slavery in India: Baroness Cox (This Immoral Trade), Catherine Ruben Kermogant (Servants of the Goddess) and David Skivington (Scar Tissue). This event will comprise of interviews with the panel, an audience question time, and live readings; read James West’s excellent review of the co-current exhibition, Broken Lives, here.

Alien Sex Club Performance: Susannah Hewlett 4-4.20pm @ The Bluecoat, Liverpool — FREE

Homotopia Festival’s headline exhibition Alien Sex Club continues today with live art, comedy, theatre, sound and video from artist Susannah Hewlett (previously shown at Barbican, Tate, Live Art UK). Investigating the connection between visual culture and HIV, expect jokes and ‘good old words and pictures’ by Hewlett and clinical epidemiologist Professor Sheena McCormack.

Sunday — Photography Masterclass: Composition With Bryn Davies 11-5pm @ The Bluecoat, Liverpool — £40

Fancy advancing your photography skills? This one day masterclass, taught by Bryn Davies, incorporates a practical workshop with the comprehensive theory of composition.

Vanessa Wheeler

Posted on 16/11/2015 by thedoublenegative