Culture Diary w/c 05-03-2018

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 loads of it’s free!

Monday – Pink Narcissus (1971) 6.30pm @ HOME Manchester — £9/7/5

Part of the cinema’s One Film Wonders season, James Bidgood’s lush fantasy (pictured, below) was originally wrapped in mystery for years – anonymous at the time of release, many thought Andy Warhol was the director. Expect a riot of colour and an erotic exploration of the male body.


Tuesday – Exhibition Opening: Ian Cheng/In Conversation With Nora Khan And Ben Vickers 7.30pm @ Serpentine Galleries, London — £5/4

You might have seen American artist Ian Cheng at the 2016 Liverpool Biennial – his app had visitors following a little dog around the Cains Brewery exhibition, and was a huge hit. His new solo show opens today at Serpentine, and you can expect to find out about his artwork (below), exploring AI and human consciousness, in tonight’s discussion.


Wednesday – Things to Come (2016) 7.30pm @ The Atkinson, Southport — £5/4.50

We love Isabelle Huppert! See the Oscar nominee put in a critically acclaimed performance as the star of this French/German drama, which centres around her passion for teaching philosophy and a (very) unexpected divorce. How can she start to rebuild her life?

International Women's Day Boogie. Poster artwork by GloMoth

PICK OF THE WEEK: Thursday – International Women’s Day Boogie 10am-3am @ 24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool — £3 ADV/£5 OTD

Thanks to Melodic Distraction community radio and tiny beloved venue 24 Kitchen Street, International Women’s Day will be celebrated in fine form in Liverpool. Expect discussions from Grrrl Power Liverpool, MRANG Choir, artists from The Royal Standard, and Liverpool Cathedral’s Reverend Ellen amongst others (10am-7pm); open decks and a female-led DJ workshop for all abilities (5-7pm); and an late night dance party featuring tunes from Breakwave (Meine Nacht), LUNA, Stealing Sheep and more.

From A Certain Movement, by Sam Laughlin, one of the three Jerwood/Photoworks Awardees

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards Artists In Conversation With Karen Mcquaid 7-8.30pm @ Jerwood Visual Arts, London – FREE (Booking Required)

Join artists from this year’s Jerwood/Photoworks Awards tonight – Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Sam Laughlin (above) and Lua Ribeira – to hear more about their contemporary photographic practice. Expect Karen McQuaid, Senior Curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, to pull out key concerns – which span nature, group identity and the fear of dying. Exhibition continues at Jerwood Space until 11 March (soon!), before touring to Bradford and Belfast.


Friday & Saturday — Meet The Photographer: Portraits Of Port Sunlight 2-4pm @ The Lyceum, Port Sunlight — FREE

Merseyside photographer Pete Carr has been documenting life in Port Sunlight for the past year – capturing funny, honest images (above) from inside of residents’ homes. Expect Carr to discuss the commission and the angle, especially the way tourists see this chocolate-box, Grade II-listed place – “They don’t realise it’s a real working village. They go up to the windows and take photos of people having their morning cuppa.”


Friday-Sunday — POWERFUL WOMEN: A Hidden History 11am @ The National Gallery, London — £26.71 (Sold Out/Waiting List)

Did you know that only 11 of the 2,300 paintings on display at the National Gallery are by women? Have you heard of Medusa or Madame Pompidour? If your answer is no, and you have a keen interest in sketching and in art history, then join London Drawing Group tutor Luisa-Maria MacCormack for a hands-on afternoon of useful exercises and stories around the gallery’s fabulous collection.


Saturday — CBS And The Offy Present Sit Off 7-11pm @ CBS Gallery & Studios, Liverpool — FREE

A new collection of artist-designed merch, you say? By contemporary artists Mike Aitken, Emma Curd, Jemma Egan, Jake Kent, and Alfie Strong, all displayed on special furniture? A sumptuous way to shop if you ask us, shoppers will be invited to sit back and relax in the gallery while they peruse the wares, whilst treated to music by DJs Mike Carney, Eliza-Lee Farrington, and Dan Mahony.

Laura Robertson, Editor

Posted on 04/03/2018 by thedoublenegative