Culture Diary w/c 14-08-2017

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

Monday – Jerwood Makers Open Exhibition Tour 6.45—8pm @ Jerwood Space, London — FREE

Join early career applied artists for an insightful walk around their current show, Jerwood Makers Open (pictured, below), with Exhibition Projects Curator at Craft Council, Sarah Turner. Expect to see and hear about the making of their diverse sculptural practices; including polychromed carving from Sam Bakewell, calf skin parchment microorganisms from Laura Youngson Coll, and perishable objects in different stages of decay from Marcin Rusak. Exhibition continues until 27 August.

Tuesday – Talk: Tunnel Vision 6—7pm @ The Rose Of England Pub (Upstairs), Nottingham — FREE

Join Primary resident artists Julian Hughes, Alison Lloyd and Frank Abbott for a discussion about their current exhibitions at Nottingham’s Victoria Bus Station. Expect digital films exploring solitary walking, personal objects and private moments. See them on the station screens until 24 September.

Jerwood Makers Open Exhibition Tour

Wednesday – TALK: Inspiration Series: vPPR Architects 6—8pm @ International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester — £10/FREE For Members

Join the director and co-founder of RIBA London’s Emerging Practice of the Year, Jessica Reynolds of vPPR Architects. Well-known for designing Vaulted House in Hammersmith, London (a constricted space which cleverly draws in as much light as possible), expect to hear all about the challenges that they’ve faced as an all-female directorship, alongside career highlights and future architectural visions.

Thursday – Exhibition Opening: Pär Strömberg – Those of the Unlight 6—9pm @ PAPER Gallery, Manchester – FREE

See new watercolours from Swedish artist Pär Strömberg, themed around the music of his youth – Black Metal – plus Instagram selfies, folklore and Romanticism. Read our feature interview with the artist here.

Folk Song In England: A Live Screening From The British Library

Folk Song In England: A Live Screening From The British Library 7—8.30pm @ Carpenter Room, Sheffield Central Library – FREE

Where did traditional English folk songs come from? Who sang them, and where, when and why? Streamed live from the British Library, expect top harmonies, fiddles and strings from musicians Martin and Shan Graebe, Laura Smyth, Ted Kemp and Lisa Knapp, plus conversation from the experts in English folk music, games and customs, author Steve Roud and Dr Julia Bishop.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Friday – Exhibition Opening: Playback: Touring Exhibition In Association With Random Acts 1—6pm @ Arnolfini, Bristol – FREE

A touring showcase (below) for award-winning young UK filmmakers, in association with Channel 4 and ICA, expect a huge variety of short films, spanning all genres and directly addressing concerns of our time: from the zombie apocalypse to unemployment and drag culture. Meet the filmmakers from the South West of England daily from 2–4pm; or get making yourself with a “Film As Art” Workshop today 2—4pm. UK tour continues until March 2018, see here for full programme.

Playback: Touring Exhibition In Association With Random Acts

Saturday – Introduction To Indo-Persian Miniature Painting With Saima Rasheed 11am—3pm @ The Portico Library, Manchester — £26.87

Join Pakistan-born painter and illustrator Saima Rasheed to learn about her current exhibition, Recollection: Memory & Time; how she applies specialist, centuries-old techniques to contemporary subject matter of gender, taboos, religion and culture; and the history of Indo-Persian miniatures. Materials and refreshments provided. See the show until 10 September.

An Evening With Harold Offeh, Tai Shani And Maxwell Sterling 6.30—9pm @ Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge — £7.50

Wysing artists-in- residence join forces tonight for a special set of live performances: including a new performance-lecture from Harold Offeh on his interests in album covers of the 1970s and 80s; actress Maya Lubinsky reading from artist Tai Shani’s “fleshy” horror film, I Am Paradise (pictured, below); and composer Maxwell Sterling with vocalist Teresa Winters and recordings from the Harringey Vox youth choir.

Artist Tai Shani's “fleshy” horror film, I Am Paradise

Sunday – 42nd Street (1933) 6pm @ FACT Liverpool – £11.60/10.60/9.60

Enjoy the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema tonight with Director Lloyd Bacon’s hit musical. Expect scene-stealing choreography from Busby Berkeley, telling the story of Broadway director Julian Marsh’s (Warner Baxter) final show, his leading lady Dorothy Brock (Bebe Daniels), and the young chorus girl who replaces her, Peggy Sawyer (real life Broadway dancer Ruby Keeler). Glorious fun.

Laura Robertson, Editor

Images, from top: sculptures featured in Jerwood Makers Open 2017; traditional English folk songs explored at the British Library; Playback: Touring Exhibition In Association With Random Acts; artist Tai Shani’s “fleshy” horror film, I Am Paradise. Main image: 42nd Street (1933), still

Posted on 14/08/2017 by thedoublenegative