Culture Diary w/c 15-04-2024

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

Monday – Ratcatcher 8.30pm @ FACT Liverpool – £8.20

25th anniversary screening of Lynne Ramsay’s mid-70s, Glasgow-set debut feature, Ratcatcher.

Tuesday – Exhibition Opening & Book: In Concert: John Johnson, Slater Street, Liverpool – FREE/£25

Photographer John Johnson debuts an exhibition and photo book capturing a decade of drinking, dancing and dressing up in and around Liverpool’s rite of passage bars that make up Concert Square. The exhibition is made up of 20 photographs on billboards on the corner of Slater Street and Parr Street, while Johnson’s book, which features 70 colour images, can be found here.

Dreaming of DIY Publishing 6pm @ Static Gallery, Liverpool – FREE

What might a DIY publishing and open-source printing press look like for Liverpool and Merseyside? Dreaming of DIY Publishing calls on interested parties – artists, makers, facilitators and more – to get involved in a pooling of resources and skills to plot out some answers and, perhaps, a pathway to the beginnings of something very special indeed.

Wednesday – Frankenstein 7.30pm @ the Playhouse, Liverpool – £11-£26

Innovative production company imitating the dog turn their considerable experience to updating and restaging Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as psychological thriller asking, as ever, what is it to be human?

Thursday – Exhibition Opening: Ain Bailey 6pm @ FACT Liverpool – FREE

Working with prisoners and their families, artist Ain Bailey has explored how sound can be a vehicle for the facilitation of collective experience and personal connection, to consider how art might affect attitudes and decision making within the justice system. Immersive installation, FOUR – part of FACT Liverpool’s ongoing project, Resolution – is the result.

Friday – Exhibition Opening: Reshaping the Past 6pm @ Elevator Studios, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool – FREE

Across painting, sculpture and print, artists Catherine Harrison, Sufea Mohamad Noor and Wendy Williams foreground found objects to speculate on their stories and imagined pasts to imbue them with new life.

Saturday – Jane Weaver 7.30pm @ Arts Club Loft, Liverpool – £20.75

Jane Weaver’s has been a slow-burn career. First coming into the cultural consciousness via her band Kill Laura in the mid-90s, a couple of decades or so on, now clearly defined as successful solo artist, Weaver continues to scale new heights.

Jane Weaver at FOCUS Wales 2018

Exhibition Opening: Another View: Landscapes by Women Artists @ Lady Lever Art Gallery, Wirral – FREE

An exhibition of women artists reframing British landscape art, including works by Vanessa Bell, Ingrid Pollard and more.

Exhibition Opening: RA Walden: Object Transformations Through the Coordinate of Time @ Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool – FREE

Artist RA Walden’s work includes sculpture, installation, video and print, to centre a queer, disabled perspective on the fragility of the body. In Object Transformations Through the Coordinate of Time, they consider ‘quantum physics, the ecological crisis, ancient timekeeping and the life cycle of worms’ to mark and measure the passage of time – normative and otherwise. Read: How Soon is Now: The Strange Case of RA Walden’s Ghost Clock


Liverpool Print Fair from 11am @ Bluecoat, Liverpool – FREE

An opportunity to browse and buy directly from the makers – of prints, zines, textile works, and more. Runs Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday – Blood Simple 5pm @ FACT Liverpool  £8

40th anniversary screening of Joel and Ethan Coen’s debut feature, Blood Simple, which tells the tale of a small-town Texas bartender’s ill-fated affair. The hard-boiled neo-noir is notable also for the appearance of Frances McDormand in her first film role.

Mike Pinnington

Images, media from top: In Concert © John Johnson; Another View trailer; Frankenstein trailer; Jane Weaver; RA Walden

Posted on 15/04/2024 by thedoublenegative