Culture Diary w/c 01-02-2016

Lord of the Flies

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

Monday — The Rocky Horror Show 8pm @ Empire Theatre, Liverpool — £10-48

It’s rude, it’s hilarious, and it’s back in Liverpool until the 6 February: let Richard O’Brien transport you to Transsexual Transylvania with this smash-hit comedy musical horror fusion. Starring Diana Vickers as Janet, Ben Freeman as Brad, and Liam Tamne as the promiscuous Dr Frank-N-Furter.

Groundhog Day

Tuesday — 24hr Hogathon 6am-6am @ A Small Cinema, Liverpool — £2-10

Do not miss the opportunity to watch Groundhog Day, on Groundhog Day, for 24 hours straight! The film will be shown every two hours and twelve times in total, so pop in for one viewing or go the whole hog… You can even sponsor Small Cinema while you’re watching the 1993 cult comedy on seemingly endless loop. Happy Groundhog Day!

Tuesday Talks: Sarah Wilson 11am-12.30pm @ Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester — FREE

The Whitworth and Manchester Metropolitan University collaborate to present a lecture from Sarah Wilson, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and co-curator of the first Asia Biennial / Fifth Guangzhou Triennial at the Guangzhou Museum of Modern Art, China. Focusing on the theme Asia Time, Wilson will take a fascinating look at the concepts and history behind the project, and discuss the works of American artist John Dugger and Indian artist Salem Arif.

Wednesday — Writing On Art 6:30-8:30pm @ Drawing Room, London — SOLD OUT

Wednesday — Writing On Art 6:30-8:30pm @ Drawing Room, London — SOLD OUT

This new month-long course teaches the skills and practicalities of writing about art; ranging from press releases, to reviews, to different platforms such as online and in print magazines. Led by Colin Perry, editor, art critic, and PhD researcher at Central Saint Martins, and featuring guest lecturer Chris Fite-Wassilak, this course is a terrific opportunity for writers-in-training anywhere.

Thursday — Pre-Show Talk: The Beast Within Us — The Beast Among Us 5pm @ Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool — £3

Scheduled two hours before Nigel Williams’ stage adaption of William Golding’s Lord Of The Flies, LJMU English lecturer Alice Ferrebe will be discussing the 1954 novel behind the play. The interesting context behind the novel will be up for discussion; the impact of class and gender, the religious notion of original sin, and thoughts surrounding the capacity of human evil following the Holocaust. Expect an evening of thought-provoking entertainment.

Sung Hwan Kim

Friday — A Conversation With Sung Hwan Kim 6:30pm @ The Korean Cultural Centre UK, London — RSVP

The Korean Cultural Centre presents an ARTTALK with artist Sung Hwan Kim for his first panel discussion in the UK. Kim will be joined by long-term collaborator and musician, David Michael DiGregorio, and curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Kathy Noble. Kicking off with a radio play produced by Kim and Digregorio focusing on the role of music in relation to storytelling, the panel will discuss the interdisciplinary works of Kim and his absorbing exploration of multi-visual languages.

Saturday — Exhibition Opening: KALEIDOSCOPE: Celebrating 50 Inspirational Years 11am-6pm @ Modern Art Oxford — FREE

It’s MAO’s 50th anniversary; as such, they’ll be taking the whole year to celebrate with interlinking exhibitions, performances and events, reflecting on their fantastic, and quite often iconic, past shows. The event, which features on our list of Unmissable UK Exhibitions, kicks off with The Indivisible Present, an exhibition exploring our perception of time featuring a centre piece by Turner Prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon, and runs right until the end of 2016.

Richard Slee: Work and Play

PICK OF THE WEEK: Exhibition Opening: Richard Slee: Work And Play 12-6pm @ Tramway, Glasgow — FREE

Bending, shaping ceramic into sometimes impossible formations, whilst managing to be satirical and topical, Slee showcases his most radical work from the last 10 years. Another on our list of Unmissable UK Exhibitions, you can also drop-in for a free TRYOUT ceramic workshop at 2-4pm.

Vanessa Wheeler

Posted on 01/02/2016 by thedoublenegative