Culture Diary w/c 05-09-2016

Teenage Fanclub

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 — MA Summer Show 6-9pm @ Chelsea College Of Art, London — FREE

Check out the best and brightest artistic talent tonight, graduating from one of the longest running postgraduate fine art courses in the country. Expect a wide range of media and concepts across MA Graphic Design Communication, MA Interior & Spatial Design, MA Textile Design and MA Curating & Collections. Until 9 Sept.

Tuesday — Workshop: How to Sell Your Artwork 6pm @ The Bluecoat, Liverpool — FREE

Artist? Meet Paulette Terry Brien (director, International 3 Gallery) tonight, who will be giving some expert advice on selling your artwork: thinking about getting started, pricing, markets and much-needed contacts. As part of a special season at the Bluecoat’s dedicated to supporting creative professional development, look out for workshops on collecting artwork and peer mentoring.

Wednesday — Teenage Fanclub & Special Guests 7-11pm @ Gorilla, Manchester — £18.50 ADV (14+)

Celebrating an unbelievable three decades of the band (above) with a tenth LP, inspired by “life and love”, see Scots Norman Blake, Raymond McGinley and Gerard Love play tracks from Here (released 9 Sept) live this week in Manchester, as part of a wider UK tour.

Common Denominator, Manchester Victoria Station Gallery

Thursday — Exhibition Opening: Common Denominator 6-8pm @ Manchester Victoria Station Gallery & Sadler’s Yard — FREE (RSVP Required)

A new, British Rail-themed exhibition (above) at the intriguing Victoria Station Gallery, supported by — and across the tracks from — Sadler’s Yard, see abstract paintings and photography from artist from Alistair Woods (founder of Depot Art Studios) tonight. Responding to “everyday observation”, expect reference to public transport and underground subcultures. Email your RSVP to; starting at Manchester Victoria Station Gallery 6-7pm, before continuing at Sadler’s Yard

Exhibition Opening: Show Saturday 6-9pm @ Arena Gallery, Liverpool — FREE

Pedigree dog portraits, heritage agriculture and quintessential British culture… See artists Edward Bruce and Ian Mason collaboratively “agitate and disrupt English country life” tonight, with an in conversation event in the gallery space this Saturday 12-1pm (FREE). Until 20 Sept.

Eleanor Friedberger

Eleanor Friedberger @ Arts Loft, Liverpool — £11

Playing tracks from her latest (and perhaps most grown-up) album New View — including the hilariously titled He Didn’t Mention His Mother — the excellent Fiery Furnaces singer/songwriter (above) returns to Liverpool tonight, continuing a global tour from her base in New York. Expect dazzling guitar and 70′s-hued, rather melancholic, pop rock.

Saturday — Talk: This Brutal Sheffield 3.30pm @ SI Artspace, Sheffield — £4/6

Cold and impersonal, or awe-inspiring and heroic? Brutalist experts/fans Patrick Murphy (designer and Director at Made North and Sheffield Design Week) and Peter Chadwick (designer at This Brutal House and author of This Brutal World) discuss the merits of the controversial architectural movement tonight. Expect specific reference of the influence of Brutalism on a generation of designers and creatives.

Sunday — An Angel At My Table (1990) 1.30pm/2pm Start @ Liverpool Small Cinema — £4/3

Director Jane Campion’s biography of New Zealand writer Janet Frame: a social misfit in an unsympathetic world, who survived eight-years in a mental institution by writing, and who received great critical acclaim upon release.

Laura Robertson, Editor

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Posted on 05/09/2016 by thedoublenegative