Culture Diary w/c 08-08-2016

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

Monday –  Sid And Nancy (1986) Reissue @ Limited Venues Nationwide

Described as a “fascinating time capsule” by the Guardian, watch STUDIOCANAL/Alex Cox’s (Repo Man) seminal biopic Sid and Nancy (above), 30 years after its original release. Featuring a potent performance from a young Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious: bass guitarist of the Sex Pistols, heroin addict, and at the moment of his arrest for the suspected murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen (gleefully played by Chloe Webb).

PICK OF THE WEEK: Tuesday – National Book Lovers Day @ Nationwide — FREE

No, we probably don’t need a day to say we love books. But we can take advantage of some of the perks! Visit Gorilla, Manchester, to swap one of your old faves for a new classic (free tea or coffee for every book swapper); check out Parade’s recommended ten new releases (including the audiobook of Anna Karenina read by actress Maggie Gyllenhaal); or head down to your local library (find yours here) — it’s free, and we know they’d appreciate your support.

The Confession (2016) Q&A With Director Ashish Ghadiali And Moazzam Begg 8.45pm @ Cameo Picturehouse, Edinburgh

The Confession (2016) Q&A With Director Ashish Ghadiali And Moazzam Begg 8.45pm @ Cameo Picturehouse, Edinburgh 

A screening and Q&A of Ashish Ghadiali’s new documentary, and hosted by Noe Mendelle, Director of the Scottish Documentary Institute, this is a chance to hear first-hand from Moazzam Begg (above): a British Pakistani who was held in extrajudicial detention by the US government at Guantanamo Bay detainment camp, in Cuba, for nearly three years. Expect notes on our understanding and reaction to terrorism.

Wednesday – Utopia Deferred 1-6pm @ Corke Gallery Liverpool – FREE

A new exhibition from three painters who featured in the 2014 John Moores Painting Prize – Paul Collision (below), Mandy Panye and Conor Rogers – expect a forceful depiction of the term ‘utopia’, and post-industrial urban landscape. Using Sheffield and Hull as inspiration, on surfaces of concrete, cigarette packets and paper advertising, Utopia Deffered asks: How do we dwell?

Utopia Deferred exhibition: Paul Collinson, Cold Pastoral

Thursday – Rachel Pimm In Conversation With Zoe Laughlin 6.30-8pm, Jerwood Space, London — FREE
Joined by Zoe Laughlin, Co-founder/Director of the Institute of Making and the Materials Library, and writer/curator Chris Fite-Wassilak, hear Pimm talk about her Jerwood Solo Presentations commission, and her experiments with manmade materials and their natural and chemical histories and applications.

Cheap Thrills Presents… The Notorious Bettie Page (2005) 7.30pm @ Liverpool Small Cinema — £4/5

Featuring carefully complied  vintage pin-up shorts, grindhouse trailers and (usually hilarious) adverts before the main film, Cheap Thrills is always a good night out. This evening, see Mary Harron’s 2005 biopic of one of the first US sex icons, Bettie Page.

Cheap Thrills Presents... The Notorious Bettie Page (2005) 7.30pm @ Liverpool Small Cinema -- £4/5

Friday – Crit Night 6-9pm @ Crown Building Studios, Liverpool – FREE

Artist? Miss the group critiques from art school? Wish you had someone to talk to about (and give you feedback on) your artwork? Join artists at CBS for an open submission crit night – bringing your own food and beer.

Friday & Saturday – Uperitive: Ferragosto Special! @ Kazimier Garden, Liverpool – FREE

Djs and live acts all day and night, celebrating Italian music, drinks, food (buffet) and culture, expect MR VAST, Germanager, Bantam Lions, Upitup Dj’s and a special set from Phullopium Dude, utilising field recordings from his Italy trip earlier in the year.

I WANT TO SEE ALL MY FRIENDS AT ONCE Zine Launch 7-11.30pm @ The Well, 2 Roscoe Street, Liverpool

Saturday – TRS Studio Tour & Screening From Joe Crowdy 2-5pm @ The Royal Standard, Liverpool — FREE

Celebrating a decade of contemporary art, see TRS’ new exhibition Gettin’ the Heart Ready, in addition to a tour of The Royal Standard’s studio spaces (2-3.30pm, led by ex-director Louis Palliser-Ames), plus a screened performance from Joe Crowdy: a British Council research fellow, based at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

I WANT TO SEE ALL MY FRIENDS AT ONCE Zine Launch 7-11.30pm @ Well Space, Liverpool – £4 OTD (Includes Zine)/Free Entry For Refugees & Asylum Seekers/BYOB

Capturing the dancing of strangers at a monthly, late night fundraising party in Liverpool for the last two years, photographer Yetunde Adebiyi brings all her work together tonight via a new photography zine (above).  Expect portraits of people dancing, talking, watching films and – most importantly — raising money for Asylum Link Merseyside.

Laura Robertson, Editor

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Posted on 08/08/2016 by thedoublenegative