Stuck what to do for the weekend ?

14 Oct

It may be getting colder but that doesn’t mean its time to wrap yourself in the duvet and hibernate. There is  still a wealth of cultural activity going on in the city (Liverpool) and further afield.

If you happen to be in London this weekend do NOT miss Freize art fair featuring 170 of the worlds best galleries . The fair also includes specially commissioned artists’ projects, a prestigious talks programme and an artist-led education schedule. I am very jealous of everyone there  !

But if like me you are stuck in Liverpool for the weekend  don’t despair there is still lots to do !

Democratic Promenade is still showing at The Bluecoat . An exhibition drawing on cultural and political narratives from the past century, asking what
constitutes radical art practice today? It’s worth it just to see Oliver Walker’s installation Mr Democracy, featuring 1,000 dolls imported from China, programmed to recite an imagined British constitution written by Chinese law students.

Kurt Hentschlägers  ZEE is also still showing at Fact. The multi sensory experience has been proclaimed one of the best art events in Liverpool this year  which surely makes it well worth a visit. If you are suffering from freshers flu you may want to give it a miss as the smoke will irritate any coughs or colds you might have.

Kurt Hentschläger - ZEEAlso continuing this week is STILL: Conflict, Conservation and Contemplation at Metal an exhibition of new work made by artists in relation to the economics, politics, ownership and contested nature of global water supplies in the era of climate change. Grab a train from Lime St to Edge Hill and go see!

New this week is Feather cuts and flare an exhibition at The Walker. This display in the Craft and Design Gallery will highlight the original fashions of the 1970s, currently enjoying a revival on the high street. Discover some of the most influential ‘looks’ of that decade, from the simple country styles of Laura Ashley, through the sophisticated evening wear of John Bates, to the glamour of disco.

If you fancy Something a bit more theatrical head to The Playhouse for  The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Written by Liverpool playwright Stephen Sharkey (The May Queen) this new potenPlatform shoet translation of Brecht’s shocking 1941 satire contains pitch black humour in a striking production directed by Walter Meierjohann. It took me at least an hour to understand what was happening but after that it was thoroughly enjoyable

Have a lovely weekend

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