Culture Diary w/c 13-06-2016

Yorkshire Festival 2016 - Brutalist Playground

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

Monday – YEP Directors’ Festival: Plastic Figurines 7.45pm @ Everyman Theatre, Liverpool — FREE

Continuing with YEP Director’s Festival, Plastic Figurines takes a bittersweet look into the ups and downs of family and life with autism. Directed by Philip Davies, the play follows autistic Mikey and his sister Rose as they struggle to come of age amidst their mother’s cancer diagnosis.

Tuesday — Blue Skies @ IFB2016 @ Exhibition Research Centre, Liverpool — FREE (Booking Required)

Candy Crush to help cure depression? Bicycle utopias? Humans replaced by robots? A series of provocative, TED-style talks, programmed by BBC Radio 4 journalist Stephanie Power, hear more from the experts on the topics that will make a difference to your future. Expect experts on virtual reality, manufacturing, sustainibility, artificial intelligence, and more. Until Thursday 30 June.

Launch Night: Collected Possibilities / Pieces Of Us / New Website 6-8pm @ Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool – FREE

Triplex celebrations at Open Eye Gallery! View Collected Possibilities for the first time; an exhibition showcasing the work of final year BA Digital Imaging and Photography students from Hugh Baird College. Take a look back at Open 2: Pieces of You, through the video created by four artists documenting the school workshops they hosted throughout the exhibition. Lastly, take a first peek at the gallery’s fabulous new website designed by local agency SB Studio.

Collected Possibilities

Secret Sessions 7-10pm @ Constellations, Liverpool — FREE (Booking Required)

Don’t miss live DJ sets from founder member and bass player of the Charlatans, Martin Blunt, plus a live performance from BBC Radio One featured, Female Artist Of The Year (Liverpool Music Awards 2013), Natalie McCool (Tuesday 21); in addition to five-piece, male vocal harmony group MIC Lowry (tonight). A collaboration between Invest Liverpool and Kin™ creative network, expect relaxed, informal drinks alongside local freelancers plus delegates from the cocurrent International Festival For Business. Also Tuesday 28 June.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Thursday — Yorkshire Festival 2016  @ Venues across Yorkshire — Events Individually Priced (Many FREE)

With a huge range of events such as the musicians of East Africa presenting The Nile Project, and Turner Prize winner Assemble and artist Simon Terril’s post-war Brutalist Playground (main image, above), the Yorkshire Festival is set to end in a bang as ariel angels Place Des Anges fly across the city of Hull, releasing their feather fireworks.

Nile Project

Friday — Future Late 6-10pm @ Tate Modern, London — FREE

Be among the first to visit the new Tate Modern building and join in the Opening Weekend programme, starting with kick-off event Future Late. The installation, curated by 15 to 25 year-old members of Tate Collective London, explores artistic interpretations of the future. Described as “digital technology meets lo-fi materials”, expect a juxtaposition of the latest readings in big data displayed next to paper cutouts.

Africa Oye Festival  - Sona Jobarteh

Saturday – Merseyside Civic Society — State Of The City 2016: Who Cares? We Care 10.30am-5pm @ The Bluecoat, Liverpool — FREE

Share what you love most about Merseyside, and work as a community to tackle what you don’t, in this engaging family day from the the Merseyside Civic Society: a group dedicated to the preservation and creation of a healthy, happy city. Expect public discussion, stalls, games, music and — of course — a Lego hub from the Liverpool Architectural Society!

Saturday and Sunday — Africa Oyé Festival @ Sefton Park, Liverpool — FREE

Experience the sound of Africa — in Liverpool — with Africa Oyé Festival, which showcases the continent’s very best talent. The line up includes Sona Jobarteh, Xam Volo, and Akala (who was featured in our Shakespeare400 playlist). Expect nothing but sun, beer, and fantastic tunes — oh, and don’t miss the Official Afterparty at 24 Kitchen Street!

Vanessa Wheeler

Posted on 13/06/2016 by thedoublenegative