Some upcoming #Liverpool culture…
A quick selection of Liverpool cultural bits and pieces I’m planning to do over the next few months.
Oedipus, Liverpool Playhouse, until 12 March 2011
This has almost come to the end of its run; I’m off to see the penultimate night on Friday. A new production by Steven Berkoff, it’s had excellent reviews from the local press, and less wonderful ones from the nationals.
Nam June Paik, FACT and Tate Liverpool, until 13 March
Also the last few days for FACT and Tate Liverpool’s joint exhibition of work by pioneering video artists. I must confess to being underwhelmed by the work on display – the claims of him as an inventor of media art founder for me with a look at the dates of his works, and a mental comparison of them to mainstream film and television of the time – but perhaps a final wander round will change my mind?
Mark Anstee: Removed and Destroyed Without Warning, until 27 March 2011
Airports for the Lights, Shadows and Particles – A survey exhibition by Jyll Bradley, until 1 May 2011
Two exhibitions I’ve not managed to see yet: Mark Anstee’s “3-D Drawing” of a submarine, which fills the Vide space at the Bluecoat, and Jyll Bradley’s combination of photography and sound.
A Collector’s Eye: Cranach to Pissarro, Walker Art Gallery, until 15 May 2011
Drawing on a single, private collection, this exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery provides an interesting look at a group of paintings linked primarily by the taste of their collector, rather than by a curator or theme.
‘Storyville’ : Rachael Howard and Melanie Tomlinson, 12 March to 7 May 2011
Showing at the Bluecoat Display Centre, this two person exhibition of textiles and metalwork looks to be worth a visit.
Old Master Drawings: Guercino, Rubens, Tintoretto, Lady Lever Art Gallery, until 2 May 2011
By all accounts a fine follow up to the Dürer exhibition which showed last year, this exhibition draws together a variety of drawings from the Lady Lever and Walker galleries.
Macbeth, Liverpool Everyman, 6 May to 4 June 2011
Move quickly if you want tickets to this – they’re selling quickly, due, no doubt, to the draw of the show’s stars, David Morrissey and Jemma Redgrave.
Opening of the Museum of Liverpool, 19 July 2011
The new Museum of Liverpool opens on the 100th anniversary of the Royal Liver Building – probably the city’s most iconic building. It’s five years since the old Museum of Liverpool Life closed to make way for the new building, and at a cost of £72m there’s a lot for National Museums Liverpool to prove. A successful launch will reinvigorate the Pier Head, and provide a boost to the redevelopment of the city centre.
What’s in your diary for the next few months?