Culture Diary w/c 15-08-2016

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 – Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2016) – On Nationwide Release

Sweden’s beloved actress tells the remarkable story of her life, through home-movies, photographs and private diaries, and edited by veteran Swedish film critic and filmmaker Stig Björkman.

The Island 6pm @ Friends’ Meeting House, Manchester — FREE

Are we coming undone as a nation? Join Social Science Centre, Manchester Left Writers and author J.D. Taylor to discuss the latter’s new book on Great Britain, Island Story: a bicycle tour of the UK through the lens of Brexit.

Warpaint (image courtesy The Guardian)

Wednesday — Artist Talk: Gabriel Birch & Sophie Yetton + Potluck Dinner @ Islington Mill Common Room, Salford — FREE

Talking tonight are collaborative duo Sophie Yetton and Gabriel Birch, aka Pavilion; hear more about about The Archive Series, in which they use collage and video montage to narrate alternative mythologies for museum collections, most recently at the Royal College of Art Library and The Foundling Museum.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Thursday to Sunday – Green Man Festival @ Brecon Beacons, South Wales — £175

Warpaint (above), Grandaddy, Battles, Ezra Furman, Lush, Laura Marling, Wild Beasts, Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon… the picturesque, family-friendly music festival returns, with a perky line-up guaranteed to satisfy first-timers to event veterans alike. “Settlers” are already there enjoying a spectacular pre-camping holiday within the national park; from Thursday, alternative highlights include comedy from the “deranged” Caroline Mabey, and a live performance from composer Dymytro Morykit of an acclaimed new score for Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.

Raymond Pettibon: Bakersfield to Barstow to Cucamonga to Hollywooyd 11am-6pm @ Sadie Coles, London – FREE

Saturday – Exhibition Opening: Tinted Steam & Liquid Light: Watercolour Paintings From Turner To Sargent 10am-4pm @ The Atkinson, Southport — FREE

Expect watercolours from a range of household names — Turner, Constable and John Singer Sargent amongst them — in this new exhibition utilising the combined permanent collections (and pulling power) of The Atkinson and The Williamson (Birkenhead) galleries.

Last Day: Raymond Pettibon: Bakersfield to Barstow to Cucamonga to Hollywooyd 11am-6pm @ Sadie Coles, London – FREE

New drawings of some of Petition’s (above) favourite themes – film noir, baseball players, trains, all overlaid with handwritten thoughts and storylines – in his sixth exhibitib for Sadie Coles gallery. Well-known for creating posters and album art for bands on the SST Records label throughout the 1980s and 90s, expect an imaginative portrayal of modern America.

Krzysztof Wodiczko at FACT, for Liverpool Biennial 2016. Photo courtesy Rob Battersby

Liverpool Biennial Curator Tour 3-4pm @ FACT, Liverpool — FREE

Join FACT Director Mike Stubbs for a personal insight into the gallery’s Flashback-themed Biennial exhibitions. Expect works by Lucy Beech and Yin-Ju Chen, plus a large ground floor retrospective by Krzysztof Wodiczko, whose work encompasses war and trauma, and is described by our reviewer as a “thorough exploration of remembrance”.

Sunday — Krunk Apocolympics 8pm-4am @ Kazimier Garden, Liverpool — £5

Enjoying the Olympics? Get down to Liverpool’s version of Rio, the Kazimier’s latest, raucous party (infamous for its dedication to fancy dress and theatre staging), which is bound to channel some of the festivities. This time themed on surviving the apocalypse (ooer), don “sports survival attire” and get ready for competitive KRUNKERCISE, and join Dogshow, live, for OLYMPAGEDDON: billed as “The ultimate survival challenge”.

Laura Robertson, Editor

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Posted on 15/08/2016 by thedoublenegative