Culture Diary w/c 28-11-2016

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 — Project X (2016) @ Field Of Vision, Internet — FREE

Available to watch for free from today on video-journalism website Field Of Vision, commissioned film director Laura Poitras’ (Citizenfour (2014)) new short focusses on Internet surveillance, from the perspective of one New York skyscraper.

DaDaFest Presents: Everyday Inspirations: A Creative Writing Workshop 4—6pm @ The Bluecoat, Liverpool — FREE

Experienced or new writer? Join Tammy Reynolds, Poetry Editor for The Glass Hive, this afternoon for a workshop investigating writing bursts, inspiration from everyday objects, and accessibility (or the lack of it).

Tuesday -- Her Image Fades As Her Voice Rises 6.30pm @ The Photographers’ Gallery, London -- £8/5

Tuesday – Her Image Fades As Her Voice Rises 6.30pm @ The Photographers’ Gallery, London — £8/5

The first feminist film and video distribution organization in the UK, Circles, was established in 1979. Tonight, see a re-screening of their inaugural short film programme, Her Image Fades as Her Voice Rises; with female filmmakers Joanna Davis, Lis Rhodes, Alice Guy, Germaine Dulac, plus a post-screening discussion with Circles co-founder Felicity Sparrow and Cinenova Working Group representative Charlotte Procter.

Wednesday – LJMU Writers’ Workshop Presents Marina Lewycka 7—8.30pm @ Tate Liverpool — £5

Join Sheffield-based novelist Lewycka (below) tonight as she discusses her prize-winning debut, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, which has sold more than a million copies in the UK.

Wednesday -- LJMU Writers' Workshop Presents Marina Lewycka 7—8.30pm @ Tate Liverpool -- £5

Shelf Lives: A Conversation On Photography And Violence 3—4.30pm @ Liverpool Central Library — FREE

One of our favourite books, Susan Sontag’s Regarding the Pain of Others (2004), is up for discussion this afternoon via a round-table with LJMU academics Filippo Menozzi, David Tyrer and Lee Wright. Expect to talk about the ethics and emotional power of photography.

PICK OF THE WEEK: The Tetley’s Third Birthday 6pm @ The Tetley, Leeds — FREE

Celebrate three years of quality exhibitions, publications and art events tonight with Leeds’ premier culture space. As befitting a former brewery, there’ll be lots of alcohol to be enjoyed (in the form of rum cocktails), plus live performances from artists Corin Sworn and Cara Tolmie, and speeches by Arts Council England’s Director of Yorkshire, Michelle Dickson and Chair of The Tetley’s board, Gerald Jennings.

Thursday – Exhibition Opening: Robert Rauschenberg @ Tate Modern, London -- £18.50/16.50

Thursday – Exhibition Opening: Robert Rauschenberg @ Tate Modern, London — £18.50/16.50

We can’t wait for this… Prolific US painter, sculptor, printmaker, photographer and performance artist Rauschenberg (1925-2008) gets the blockbuster-exhibition treatment this week at Tate. Don’t miss all the accompanying events – from tours to talks about his relationship with dance and travelling. Until 2 April 2017.

BUG 53 9pm @ BFI Southbank, London — £16/12

“In a solo show that parades the contents of his ‘laptop full of bullshit’” (the Guardian), expect Adam Buxton’s (below) live, comedic stage show BUG to shining a light on the best of the Internet of the internet via clips, music videos and a special guest.

Adam Buxton in BUG 53 9pm @ BFI Southbank, London -- £16/12

Friday – Exhibition Opening: Deanna Petherbridge 10am—5pm @ The Whitworth, Manchester – FREE

See South African artist Petherbridge (video, top) pulling together a selection of monochrome pen and ink drawing from an incredible 45 year career – spanning drawing’s place within mathematical patterns of Islamic design, to Manchester’s Victorian architecture during its first wave of regeneration in the 1980s. Until 4 June 2017.

Exhibition Opening: Making Nature: How We See Animals 10am—6pm @ Wellcome Collection, London — FREE

How can we live with animals? How do we look at, and understand, other creatures? Attempting to answer primal and theoretical questions that philosophers, anthropologists, ethicists and artists have tried to answer for centuries, expect a fabulous inquiry via literature, film, taxidermy and photography. Until 21 May 2017.

Making Nature: How We See Animals 10am—6pm @ Wellcome Collection, London -- FREE

Exhibition Opening: Hondartza Fraga / Not for Navigation 6—8pm @ The International 3, Salford — FREE

The second drawing show this week! See all of artist Fraga’s 365 drawings of the earth’s globe – made carefully throughout 2015 – in a new solo exhibition, plus an accompanying publication, in addition to new and existing works of drawing and video. See it until 24 Feb 2017.

Saturday — Granada @ 60 @ HOME, Manchester — £7/5 Per Screening

Celebrating a whopping 60 years of Granada TV: expect lots of retrospective programming and post-screening discussions on Manchester-made gems, including Kids TV, World in Action and Coronation Street. Until 12 Dec.

Laura Robertson, Editor

Posted on 28/11/2016 by thedoublenegative