Culture Diary w/c 20-06-2016

Festival 31

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

Monday — Festival 31 @ Venues Across Liverpool — Events Individually Priced (Most FREE)

Learn about the lives of refugees in this month-long festival of arts and culture (above), which coincides with Refugee Week 2016. Created to break down the stigma and misconceptions of being a refugee, you can visit an urban exhibition in Toxteth, share your experience on BBC Radio Merseyside, or even be part of a flashmob! Until 20 July.

Tuesday — Writing On Art Summer 2016 6.30-8.30pm @ Drawing Room, London — £220

Want to learn about arts writing from those in the know? This four day course aims to teach the essential skills needed to write in different styles, from magazines to press releases. Taught by Central Saint Martins PhD researcher Colin Perry, a critic and editor who regularly contributes to Frieze and Art Monthly, this crash course will get you up to speed.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Wednesday — Exhibition Opening: Picasso Linocuts 5-8pm @ Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool — FREE

See the Picasso Linocuts from the British Museum (below) exhibition before it opens to the public on Friday at Lady Lever’s newly refurbished South End galleries. Experience 17 of Pablo Picasso’s linocut prints created in 1962, including his Jacqueline Reading series and Still Life under the Lamp series, in Liverpool for the first time ever.

Wednesday -- Exhibition Opening: Picasso Linocuts 5-8pm @ Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool -- FREE

Panel Talk: Breaking Down Walls: New Ways Of Approaching Creative Workspace 6.30-9pm @ Nunnery Gallery, London — £3/5

London Festival of Architecture presents Breaking Down Walls; a discussion looking at different approaches to creative workshops in the capital. Headed by Michael Cubey, Bow Arts’ Head of Property, and including a panel of renowned architects, this talk will be looking at ways to connect makers with their community through the use of artistic spaces.

Thursday — Declaration 8pm @ The Lowry, Manchester — £12

Art with Heart takes a look into an important yet awkward subject via autobiographical comedy: ADHD, mental illness and the diagnostic process. Despite being full of zest and energy, Sarah has been noticeably different her entire life, and treated as such. Only as an adult does she get diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder; watch as she comes to terms with her new label.

New Cloud Atlas

Friday — Cloud Dowsing: Hunting For The Hidden Internet 1-3pm @ FACT, Liverpool — FREE (Booking Required)

This is no ordinary walk around Liverpool — join FACT in hunting down traces of the Internet on the city streets. From fibre optics buried in the road to mobile data transmitters, be a part of the New Cloud Atlas‘ psychogeographical mapping of the internet (above).

Saturday — iPlay Gaming And Grill Festival 7pm @ Constellations, Liverpool — £15

Get your game on at Constellations! Play Mario Kart 64 (below), Tekken Tag Tournament 2, FIFA 16, and many more into the early hours of the morning. It’s not just gaming though; there will also be delicious street food, booze, and competitions to enter.

Saturday -- Mario Kart 64 iPlay Gaming And Grill Festival 7pm @ Constellations, Liverpool -- £15

Saturday & Sunday — Summer Arts Market 10am-5pm @ St George’s Hall, Liverpool — £2

Summer Arts Market is back for a fourth year to trade the works of over 100 local artists. Expect print, painting, photography, vintage clothing, jewellery, workshops, and tasty food and drink. Brought to you by Liverpudlian arts organisation Open Culture.

Sunday — Literary Walks: Radicals And Renegades 2-4pm @ The Bluecoat, Liverpool — £3/5

Don’t miss the first in a series of Literary Walks hosted by writer Deborah Mulhearn, with the aim of learning more about Liverpool’s literary history. Radicals and Renegades looks into the anarchism and anti-establishment movements from the 18th century onwards, stirring controversy and creating literary change within the city and across the globe.

Vanessa Wheeler

Picasso image credit: © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2016. Image courtesy of Trustees of the British Museum

Posted on 20/06/2016 by thedoublenegative