Culture Diary w/c 06-05-2024

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

Monday – Exhibition Continues: Municipal @ 50 MV, Crosby, Liverpool – FREE 

Today and by appointment for the rest of the week, Crosby gallery 50 MV’s latest exhibition, Municipal, showcases work by nine artists, including Emily Speed, Brendan Lyons and Emma Bennett, and promises a richly textured, varied experience.

Tuesday – Nubiyan Twist Acoustic Duo 6pm @ the Jacaranda Club, Liverpool – £11

From jazz, hip-hop, and afrobeat to latin, soul, reggae and dance music, Nubiyan Twist’s sound is as refreshing as it is eclectic. Ordinarily a nine-piece, this evening sees duo Tom and Aziya Jaye in acoustic mode, in support of the recently released (to raves) Find Your Flame.

Wednesday – Untitled 12-4pm @ Bridewell Studios & Gallery, Liverpool – FREE

Final year photography students from City of Liverpool college exhibit work in what, for many, will be their first experience of a gallery show.

Thursday – Nye 8pm @ FACT Liverpool – £22 

It’s difficult to imagine a time without the NHS to rely on. While the current government appear committed to dismantling the institution and selling it off brick by brick, starring Michael Sheen in the title role, NT Live production Nye is a timely reminder of Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s quest to transform the welfare state.


Friday – Hybrid Futures: Making Showing and Collecting Art in a time of Climate Crisis 10am @ The Old Fire Station, University of Salford & Salford Museum and Art Gallery – FREE

This symposium, convened as part of the exhibition of the same name, considers the universal threat posed by climate change, pursuing more formally the questions at the project’s heart, such as: what are the environmental issues currently facing museum collections, art galleries and artists? Wrestling with the thorny issues at hand are partner organisations the Grundy Art Gallery, Castlefield Gallery, Touchstones Rochdale, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, lead artist Shezad Dawood and more. Read How Soon is Now  The Strange Case of RA Walden’s Clock

Exhibition Opening: Infinite Encounters @ Liverpool Cathedral – FREE

Part of the cathedral’s centenary celebrations, group exhibition Infinite Encounters has been curated with the senses in mind. Visitors are invited to actively engage with conceptual artist Rasheed Araeen’s ever-changing sculpture, Zero to Infinity (top, c/o Grosvenor Gallery), and similarly with Frances Disley’s Holodeck Program 106. Myriam Thyes’ video work Mutable Worlds presents the viewer with an interactive journey, while Neringa Naujokaite’s Horizon considers the urban environment through sound. From the Archive: The Big Interview: Rasheed Araeen

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National Treasures: Velázquez in Liverpool @ the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool – FREE

Featuring Diego Velázquez’s only surviving female nude, The Rokeby Venus, this new display brings together the ancient and contemporary (René Matic and Zanele Muholi’s work amongst the latter) to consider the 17th century painting afresh.

The Big Lebowski 8.30pm @ FACT Liverpool – £8

“Where’s the money Lebowski!” More than 25 years on, the Coen brothers’ homage to Raymond Chandler still finds itself extremely quotable. More than that, it has exceeded mere cult status: grown men wandering about in dressing gowns, adopting the name ‘The Dude’ – we all know a dude, right? – nursing a white Russian; it’s nothing less than an institution. A film you’ll probably find really ties the week together.

Saturday – Building Brilliant Language – Writing Workshop 11.30am @ Everyman, Liverpool – £5

Writing is difficult. Not always, but frequently. Something few writers often do is get together and spend time with their peers, sharing experiences and generally chatting about the business of getting those words down anyway possible. So this workshop – on using language creatively – from Joe Ward Munrow (The Legend of Ned Ludd) is a great opportunity to do just that, as well as learn a thing or two from a pro.

Saturday & Sunday – Exhibition Continues: Shuffle X Tobacco Warehouse 12pm-6pm @ Stanley Dock, Liverpool – FREE

Shuffle continues at Stanley Dock’s Tobacco Warehouse. Exhibiting are many of the city’s finest, including Colette Lilley, Gareth Kemp, Max Mallender, Katie Sadler, Megan Sparkes, Jon Pountain, Leo Fitzmaurice, Anna Ketskemety, Greg Herbert and many more.

Sunday – What’s Behind the Walls? with LICK 1pm @ Tate Liverpool + RIBA North, Mann Island – FREE

Field recording, sample and collage workshop from LICK, a trio (artists Paula, Aous and Jon) behind the Metal-based Liverpool Sound Artist Network. Using current Tate Liverpool exhibition You Get A Car [Everybody Gets a Car] as both inspiration and backdrop, the session will culminate in an improvised performance.

Mike Pinnington

Posted on 07/05/2024 by thedoublenegative