Culture Diary w/c 18-07-2016

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

Wednesday – Exhibition Opens: Miseratione non Mercede 6-9pm @ Copperfield Gallery, London – FREE

Translated as “compassion not gain”, and referencing a nearby surgery, hidden in St Thomas’s Church, where those without money could receive pre-anaesthetic treatment, see artists David Escalona, Julia Varela, Oscar Santillan and Marco Godoy respond to themes of the body, empathy and adversity. Until 10 Sept.

Artist Talk: Sarah Boulton & Jesse Darling (With Potluck Dinner) 7-9pm @ Caustic Coastal, Islington Mill, Salford – FREE

The artist collaborators discuss living and making together at the Kitson Road Living Project: “a sort of collectivist living structure in an ordinary family house in Camberwell” which finished in 2014, and which echoes in some ways the live-work environment at Islington Mill studios. Potluck dinner from 8pm, tours of Caustic Coastal from 9pm.


Thursday – Love Bombs And Apples 7.30-9.30pm @ The Bluecoat, Liverpool — Use Promo Code KHAN For £5 Ticket

A comic one-man play (above) for this year’s Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, from award-winning playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak (Baghdad Wedding, The Prophet), expect the story of four men, each from different parts of the globe, all experiencing a moment of revelation.

Friday – Indika Festival @ Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University — Single Ticket £8, Festival Pass £45, Student Pass £35

A welcome return for the week-long summer festival, offering the very best of Indian dance and music. Expect a dance double-bill with sculpturesque Odissi moves from Irina Kommisorova (tonight, below); an Indian Choral Music workshop with Hope’s musical director, Dr Sudha Raja (24/07); and a UK talent search for Young Musician of the Year at the Yuva Sangeet Ratna Awards (26/07). Until 29 July.


Storm And Golden Sky: Nathan Walker & Lauren De Sa Naylor 7.30pm @ The Caledonia Pub, Liverpool — FREE

Night of experimental poetry, with Lauren de Sa Naylor (Todmorden/Anglesey) focusing on the dream, inter/intra-personal desire and resistance; and Nathan Walker (York) on phonic, sonic and visual forms of writing.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Friday-Sunday: Blue Dot Festival @ Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire – Weekend Pass W/ Camping £119, Day Pass from £35

A brand new “festival of discovery” with camping under the stars, live music, film, science talks, sci-fi storytelling, comedy, live experiments and more. Expect live music from club kings Underworld, Caribou, AIR, DJ Shadow and Jean-Michel Jarre; tons of screenings, including BBC doc Being Neil Armstrong, with a Q&A with the filmmaker Andrew Smith; plus performance and installations from Hannelora Jonasson, The Kazimier and more.


Sunday – Inprint Festival 12-5pm @ Camp and Furnace, Liverpool – FREE

Their biggest print fair to date? Taking over both floors at Camp and Furnace, amongst drinks, food and music, say hi to over 60 local print makers, designers and illustrators, and bag yourself a very reasonably priced limited edition print. Expect freelance illustrator Stephen Chan, Yuck Print House and more.

Laura Robertson

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Posted on 18/07/2016 by thedoublenegative