Culture Diary w/c 06-03-2017

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the UK – and most of it’s free!

Tuesday – Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1973) Reissue @ Cinemas Nationwide (One Night Only)

Oh David, why did you leave us so early? Chronicling David Bowie’s stupendous last performance as Ziggy at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 3 July 1973, this is a reissue of D. A. Pennebaker’s documentary, with added MOJO interview with Bowie’s drummer Woody Woodmansey, and a copy of MOJO’s Ziggy special edition, souvenir magazine.

Tinariwen Plus Guests 7—11pm @ Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool – £22.50

Currently non-stop playing the track Sastanàqqàm on our latest playlist (kindly compiled by Wall of Sound PR), from new album Elwan, listeners can expect influences from blues, folk, rock and North African Tishoumaren (“desert blues”). Brought to you by Harvest Sun Promotions and Africa Oyé in a joyous celebration of the latter’s 25th anniversary.


Thursday — Curator Talk: Cécile B. Evans 1.30—2pm @ Tate Liverpool – FREE/ SOLD OUT

Described as “bewilderingly kaleidoscopic” by our reviewer Luke Healy, contemporary artist Cécile B. Evans’s exhibition has certainly transformed Tate Liverpool’s ground floor gallery. A new commission for Tate entitled Sprung a Leak (2016), learn more about the piece – which references vlogging, Jacobean tragicomedy, robot dogs and pole-dancing women – with Assistant Curator Lauren Barnes. See the exhibition until 19 March.

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998): Signal Cinema 7.30–9.30pm @ The Drawing Room, Barrow In Furness — £2.50

“We can’t stop here! This is bat country!!” A lovely new season of screenings from Signal Film & Media (with support from Film Hub North and the BFI Audience Network fund), tonight’s selection is Terry Gilliam’s fittingly trippy adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s drug-addled road trip. Featuring Johnny Depp as Thompson under a pseudonym of Raoul Duke, and Benicio Del Toro as his attorney Dr. Gonzo,  the pair travel through Vegas on assignment from a sports magazine to cover “the fabulous Mint 400″ race, and the American dream (if they can find it). Expect special cult cocktails too.

Exhibition Opening: Gulab Joana 7—9pm @ Crown Building Studios, Liverpool

Friday – Exhibition Opening: Gulab Joana 7—9pm @ Crown Building Studios, Liverpool — FREE

Is this true? According to Crown Building Studios, artist Joana de Oliviera Guerreiro hasn’t had what you’d call an ordinary career. Working for NATO and the Portuguese Navy, and with an MRes in Military Strategy and a recent Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, de Oliviera Guerreiro is now juggling a studio space at Crown Building with working at restaurants. The title of her solo exhibition of paintings/drawings refers to her nickname at a local Indian, Mowgli, and her proficiency at making gulab jamun: deep-fried dough balls in rose water syrup. See it until Sunday 18 March.

Sonic Yootha #18: It’s My Party 9pm—3am @ 24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool

Is this Liverpool club scene’s new hope? Given that the last time we had a really good night out was at 24 Kitchen Street, maybe so. With a reputation for encouraging giddy dancing, and featuring DJ’s that appreciate “Bowie to Yazz, from Adam Ant to Nina Simone”, expect Sonic Yootha to soothe your tired bones with sequins, glitter balls and tequila.

Wonder Women: Legacy Russell -- Glitch Feminism

Saturday — Wonder Women: Legacy Russell — Glitch Feminism 12—1.30pm @ Castlefield Gallery, Manchester – FREE (Booking Required)

“This glitch is a correction to the ‘machine’, and, in turn, a positive departure…” Learn more about glitch feminism from the woman who coined the term: academic, artist and cultural producer Legacy Russell. Expect a conversation about gender, performance, digital selfdom, idolatry, and new media ritual, as well as her upcoming book. As part of Wonder Women festival — see full programme here.

Sunday — Exhibition Opening: Deadendings 2–5pm @ Studio One Gallery, London – FREE

We have no idea what this is about, but we know that we love the artist involved: Mikey Georgeson. The description notes that: “A Deadend isn’t just a solid, impassive object upon which certain historical events – being sculpted, being moved – have occasionally supervened… A Deadend is an event: a renewal, a novelty, a fresh creation.” Expect (we think) a fictional culture depicted by paintings and sculpture.

Laura Robertson, Editor

Posted on 06/03/2017 by thedoublenegative