Culture Diary w/c 18-03-2024


Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from across Liverpool and beyond…

Monday – Last Chance To See: Limits and Demonstrations @ Bridewell Studios & Gallery – FREE

An exhibition including (though not exclusively) final year Fine Art students from Liverpool John Moores University, this group show celebrating the ‘ambitious, the exciting and the strange’ includes installation, film, painting, sculpture and interactive works.

Tuesday – Inception 6pm @ FACT Liverpool – £11

Christopher Nolan’s epic 2010 sci-fi heist movie Inception is the first in a trio of screenings selected by Liverpool Architectural Society, exploring how innovations in design, architecture and tech might affect our experience of the lived environment – today and in the future. AI Artificial Intelligence and Minority Report follow in subsequent weeks.

Wednesday – Writing Spaces: in conversation with the Royal College of Art 5.30pm @ Tate X RIBA North, Liverpool – FREE (Booking Essential) – FREE

This event – convened especially for prospective postgraduate students – asks how, through writing, we might create place, and places for communities to flourish. Join architecture collective Afterparti‘s Thomas Aquilina, and artist/RCA’s Head of Programme for the Writing MA, Jeremy Millar, for a conversation chaired by our very own Laura Robertson.

The Warriors 8.45pm @ FACT Liverpool – £12.40/£11.40

A cult classic, Walter Hill’s The Warriors – set in a near future dystopian New York – sees the titular gang, falsely accused of murder, face an onslaught of misplaced revenge on rival turf as they battle to get home to safety. Notable today for its vision of a pre-gentrification NYC, at the time of its 1979 release, critic Roger Ebert described it as a ‘ballet of male violence’. Can You Dig It?!

Thursday – Bill Ryder-Jones 7pm @ Content, Liverpool – £18.50

Coral co-founder Bill Ryder-Jones brings latest album lechyd Da arguably his strongest solo effort yet – to the Baltic Triangle, across the water from his West Kirby home and recording studios.

Friday – Curator Tour: Is Anybody Listening? 1pm @ Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead – FREE

Join Williamson curator Niall Hodson for a tour of Craig Easton’s Is Anybody Listening?, an exhibition of award-winning photographs that foreground northern communities.


Saturday – Exhibition Opening: Hybrid Futures @ Salford Museum & Art Gallery – FREE

Hybrid Futures brings together contemporary works (including new commissions) by artists Shezad Dawood, Jessica El Mal, Parham Ghalamdar and RA Walden, to consider – from a multitude of perspectives – the universal threat posed by climate change.

Exhibition Opening: Lee Miller – Friends at Farleys @ Victoria Gallery & Museum – FREE

Model, muse, war correspondent and photographer – Lee Miller lived many lives during her 70 years. In Friends at Farleys we find her relishing her position, resolutely behind the camera, alongside her husband (and English Surrealist painter) Roland Penrose, in the orbit of key modernists at the pair’s family home. There, the couple entertained – and Miller photographed – a who’s who of mid-twentieth century avant-garde figures, including Picasso, Man Ray, Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning. Miller’s photographs dating from the 1950s capture the scene.

Sunday – Film Club: Set It Off 5pm @ FACT Liverpool – £8/£1

Showing as part of inclusion-led agency Dark Matter and Picturehouse’s Girrrl!: Black Sisterhood on Screen season, this Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberley Elise-starring ensemble piece finds grownup childhood friends sick of their lot in life. So, evening up the odds, they start robbing banks. What could go wrong?

Mike Pinnington

Images/media, from top: Limits and Demonstrations; Inception trailer; The Warriors Trailer; Hybrid Futures installation photography: Shezad Dawood, Island Pattern, 2017 and RA Walden, the universe is a clock (i) schrödinger’s equation, time dependant, 2023 (Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool)  

Posted on 17/03/2024 by thedoublenegative