Culture Diary w/c 10-10-2016

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 – Association Of International Art Critics (AICA) Present Bilocation 1.30-4pm @ The Bluecoat, Liverpool — £4/3

With an excellent panel of artists and researchers — Sonia Boyce, Adham Faramawy and Nina Edge – join AICA’s Sylwia Serafinowicz to discuss migration, and “the virtual reality of our memories and fantasies.”

PICK OF THE WEEK: Thursday – Other Worlds Music Film Festival @ Venues Across Blackpool — FREE

A crazy and very entertaining mix of documentary films – including on Lee Scratch Perry and the Sleaford Mods — live soundtracks – like acid punk rockers Drop Out Wives performing to classic B-movie Plan 9 from Outer Space (below) – plus experimental shorts and AV – like Middle Eastern sound art and visuals curated by Dubai-based collective Tse Tse Fly, and video shorts from record label Burselm Crypt – expect a jam-packed, fun-filled festival until Sunday.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Thursday – Other Worlds Music Film Festival @ Venues Across Blackpool -- Individual Tickets £0-36.54

Lo and Behold + Satellite Q&A with Werner Herzog 6pm @ FACT Liverpool — £11/10/9

Pioneering director and lovable grump Werner Herzog returns with a new documentary film about the Internet — ironically, something he rarely uses. Expect a deprecating look at the effect, history and future of our online obsession, with a Q&A hosted by filmmaker and comedian Richard Ayoade, live from the London Film Festival. Read our profile on the director here.

Artist Talk With Artist Alice May Williams 6-7pm @ Speke Hall, Liverpool — FREE

Take a walk around new commission, Speke of the Future, with artist-in-residence Alice May Williams; made throughout a two month placement at the historic Speke Hall. Inspired by craft artist and activist William Morris’s utopian sci-fi novel News from Nowhere, Williams imagines the potential futures of the hall and the National Trust in the year 2200. Exhibition  continues until 27 Nov.

Cabaret From The Shadows 8pm @ Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool — £8

A troupe (below) who originally met at the famous École Philippe Gaulier clown school in France (and whose artists have performed at festivals including Edinburgh Fringe, Prague Fringe and Tokyo Roppongi Art Night), expect bouffon and dark comedy with an international flavour this Thursday at Liverpool’s most experimental new amphitheatre.

Cabaret From The Shadows

Friday – Longer Wetter Faster Better: Festival Of Live Art & Performance @ Venues Across London — £35/32

With promises of shattering glass, live tattooing and burning hair, expect a rowdy affair from 25 artists across three days. Expect a potent mix of risk-taking, short and durational performances from Harold Offeh, Michael Mayhew and Michael Barnes-Wynters, and more.

Exhibition Opening: Harry Stedman & The Cunard Yanks @ The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool — FREE

Learn about the young merchant seamen — Harry and the Cunard Yanks – who travelled on transatlantic cruise liners and cargo ships throughout the 1950s and 60s, and helped spawn a catalyst music scene and attitude in Liverpool that had a formative effect on what we think of as the “teenager” today. Expect screenprinting by illustrator Ben Newman, photographs from Harry Stedman’s personal collection, and images from photographer, filmmaker and original Cunard Yank, Billy Harrison (below). Exhibition continues until 28 Oct.

Exhibition Opening: Harry Stedman & The Cunard Yanks @ The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool -- FREE

Saturday — Exhibition Opening: Soul Journey @ Salford Museum & Art Gallery — FREE

The touring result of 10-year’s worth of creative research into dementia, expect a sensitive installation of works narrating how the creative arts can help people living with and suffering from the disease, via Sharon Marsden and Jeff Turner from participatory group verd de gris, filmmaker Geoff Brokate (video, top), writer Paula Sutherland and sound artist Nina Perry in association with Salford University Institute of Dementia. Until 7 Feb 2017.

Dr. Martens’ Stand For Something Tour 2016 @ Scandi Church, Liverpool — £10/NUS £5

Their first gig in Liverpool on behalf the Dr.Martens’ national talent tour, be the first to see Formation: an indie-electronic band from London featuring twin brothers Will and Matt Ritson. With easy comparisons to LCD Soundsystem, expect a dance-along to songs from their Under the Tracks EP.

The Magnetic North

Sunday — The Magnetic North With Frank Cottrell Boyce 8pm @ Central Library, Liverpool — SOLD OUT

Featuring a performance by screenwriter and children’s novelist Frank Cottrell Boyce, who wrote an article for The Guardian recently about The Magnetic North’s new concept album, this is a rare chance to hear it live yourself — an ode to Skelmersdale, and to failed utopia: the Lancashire town where 1960s planners attempted  to create the perfect housing scheme.

Laura Robertson

Posted on 11/10/2016 by thedoublenegative