Culture Diary 05-12-2016

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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 – Turner Prize 2016 Announcement 9.30pm @ BBC News Channel — FREE

Who will win the £25,000? Anthea Hamilton’s giant bum (pictured, above)? Michael Dean’s austerity pennies? Helen Marten’s hoarded mini-sculptures? Josephine Pryde’s tiny trains? If you’re confused and disillusioned, look no further than Morgan Quaintance’s recommendations for how the prize could change next year when it tours to Hull, City of Culture. See the exhibition at Tate Britain until 2 Jan 2017.

Wednesday – Exhibition Opening: Roger Hiorns 11am—5pm @ Ikon Gallery, Birmingham — FREE

Did you know that the 2009 Turner Prize nominee and Brummie has been commissioned by Ikon to bury an entire Boeing 737 under a patch of wasteland (due to open summer 2017)? Get a taste of Hiorns’ (pictured, below) enchanting work here first: including paintings made from brain matter; dipping entire apartments in copper sulphate; and choristers of St Philip’s Cathedral Birmingham singing whilst lying down. Continues until 5 March 2017.

Roger Hiorns' inaugural exhibition at The Calder, The Hepworth's new contemporary art space

Make Place Talk: Architecture Of The Domestic 6—7.30pm @ Salford Museum and Art Gallery – £3 (Booking Required)

How do the physical bricks and mortar of a home affect the way in which we live our lives? Find out tonight with Mark Devereux Projects’ invited guest Kate Goodwin: Head of Architecture and Drue Heinz Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, and curator of Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined (2014).

Thursday — The EVP Sessions #3 / LIV 8pm @ The Bluecoat, Liverpool – £7/5

Is this the UK’s most unusual and theatrical series of live gigs? A collaboration between Liverpool arts agency Mercy, and East London’s alt literature producer Penned in the Margins, Electronic Voice Phenomena (below) wants us to peep behind the curtain of tech; tonight, expect avant-garde electronic music producer Aisha Devi, poet/theatre-maker Inua Ellams, sound artist Ain Bailey, game designer and theatre-maker Hannah Nicklin, and award-winning poet and “spiritualist raconteur” Ross Sutherland.

The EVP Sessions #3 / LIV

Decontamination #9: Three Voices 8pm @ Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester — £8

“Who’d have thought / snow falls / at all?” A series of live performances with “the unusual or surprising connections between different starting points, territories, lines of enquiry and sounds” in common, tonight is dedicated to Morton Feldman’s 1982 concert work Three Voices: a poignant response to poet Frank O’Hara’s stunning work, Wind.

Friday – Exhibition Opening: Michael Lacey | A Hole, A Mountain 6—9pm @ A Small View, Liverpool – FREE

A talented painter and collagist with a wicked sense of humour, Lacey (below) is keeping the contents of his new solo show rather mysterious – the synopsis consists of a surreal anecdote about an Auntie (his?) falling down a hole in the fog whist nuns walk past. Enjoy it until 28 Jan 2017.

Michael Lacey | A Hole, A Mountain

What’s Your Dream For 2017? 6—9pm @ The Serving Library, Liverpool – FREE

We’ve enjoyed Folken’s alt community events this year, and the last one of 2016 seems fittingly positive, supportive and ambitious. Aiming to be a hothouse for the ideas and dreams of the people who turn up – and any possible collaborations – expect to be encouraged into writing that novel, setting up your new business, or anything else you’ve been thinking about doing. Seize the day!

Saturday – Exhibition Opens: After The Primitives: Emily Speed & David Webb 12—5pm @ Dalla Rosa Gallery, London — FREE

Simply stating in the press release that there will be paintings, sculptures, and works on paper influenced by late Medieval painters and architecture, it’s safe to expect good things from these two artists (Webb pictured, below). Namely, a joyous use of colour, and stripped-back and satisfying shapes suggestive of dreamlike structures. Continues until 21 Jan 2017.

David Webb (2016)

10 Bands 10 Minutes — Christmas Special 8pm–Late @ Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool – £7

So much fun… Get in a seasonal mood tonight with ten local bands – including Married To The Sea and Spanish Announce Team – each playing a breakneck, Christmas-themed live set. If there’s no Mariah, we’ll be furious.

Sunday — Sounds Of Christmas With L’Orchestra dell’Arte 7.30—10pm @ The Atkinson, Southport — £15/10

And now for something more traditional: Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, and much more from L’Orchestra dell’Arte, conductor Edward Peak, soloist Kathryn Rudge, and the Choir of Holy Trinity Church, Southport. Magic.

Laura Robertson, Editor

Posted on 05/12/2016 by thedoublenegative