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The Weekend Edit; 15.11.12

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The Weekend Edit; 15.11.12
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Events, exhibitions, openings and tips... The Weekend Edit is our weekly what's on guide for the creative epicurean...

Vinyl art, a video-game-themed paper pop-up, cardboard art, festive cheer and a mad night out in Rotherham? Sounds like a typically eclectic look forward to the next seven days…

WarpFilms10; Dead Man Shoes, re-scored live

17 November

WarpFilms10; Dead Man’s Shoes, re-scored live

Bashing together Tarantino’s dark ultra-violent humour with the bleak Britishness of Ken Loach, Shane Meadows’ romping masterclass is perhaps one of the best British films of the last… well, ever. Paddy Considine – who co-wrote the epic with Meadows and Paul Fraser – is simply sublime as the revengeful brother; as is the music, unsurprising really, as the movie was produced by Warp Films (the same folk behind super-eclectic electronic record label Warp).

Celebrating their 10th birthday, Warp Films are hosting a truly sensational evening of film and music in their native Sheffield (well, Rotherham to be precise). A live re-scoring of Dead Man’s Shoes (with the likes of Jah Wobble and UNKLE cohorts Joel Cadbury and Gavin Clark) is accompanied by various screenings from their back catalogue and DJ sets from Andrew Weatherall, Tom Ravenscroft, Meadows himself and This is England‘s Vicky McClure, amongst much, much more…

WarpFilms10; Dead Man’s Shoes, re-scored live, Magna Science Adventure Centre, Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX; Running 17th November 6:00pm – 4:00am. Tickets £27.50

Best Art Vinyl 2012

Sleigh Bells, Reign of Terror

Until 13 January

Best Art Vinyl 2012

With the annual search for the most exciting record sleeves of the year now underway, Art Vinyl is collaborating with Front Room at St Martins Lane to exhibit the UK’s selected sleeve designs. The exhibitions, which take place across Europe, the US and Australia, enable music and art fans and aficionados to celebrate the best in art, photography and graphic design in modern music culture, and last year’s audience attained 12,000 votes. Bright Eyes’ album The People’s Key won the 2011 award and, with the winners not being announced until 10th January, you’ve got plenty of time to vote for your favourite…

Best Art Vinyl 2012, The Front Room at St Martins Lane, 45 St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4HX; Running until 13th January 2013. Open daily, 11:00am – 7:00pm and from 12:00pm – 6:00pm Sunday’s

All in the Wrist Exhibition


Until 8 December

All in the Wrist Exhibition

The new exhibition showing at former disused basement cum experimental creative space Bench Concept Store, in Manchester, celebrates a mix of artistic disciplines – illustration, sculpture and graffiti – brought together by one fascinating medium; cardboard. Invited to follow a ‘no rules’ ethos, All in the Wrist features work from some of the North West’s most exciting artists, including the show’s curator Moot, Tasha Whittle and Tea One, coming together and creating a whole load of inspiring cardboard craziness…

All in the Wrist Exhibition, Bench Concept Store, 59 Church Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1PW; Running until 8th December

Paper Mario; Pop-Up Diner

20 & 21 November

Paper Mario; Pop-Up Diner

The Breakfast Club in Spitalfields is getting a temporary overhaul. Artist and designer Camille Walala is set to unleash her creative flair, transforming the favoured café and bar into a real life computer game thanks to the arrival of Nintendo’s first Paper Mario game in five years: Paper Mario: Sticker Star. Throughout next Tuesday and Wednesday, diners will experience the ‘paperised’ Mario take-over which will include appropriately uniformed waiters, and a flurry of tables, chairs and placemats featuring stickers and objects from the Sticker Star World.

Paper Mario; Pop-Up Diner, The Breakfast Club, Spitalfields, 12-16 Artillery Lane, London E1 7LS; Running 20th & 21st November. Open Tuesday, 7:30am – 4:00pm and Wednesday 7:30am – 11:00pm

Manchester Christmas Markets

Photo courtesy of Human Sea

17 November – 23 December

Manchester Christmas Markets

The award winning Christmas market in Manchester has become some what of an institute. Already one of the largest in the UK, and now in its 14th year, it has spread to a whopping eight locations, each contributing its own unique character and atmosphere. European and local producers will offer an array of mouthwatering specialities – grab a bratwurst, goulash or paella and wash it down with a mulled wine or german beer – before tacking the many stalls selling gifts, crafts, jewellery, and more food and drink. The hub at Albert Square is overseen by a giant lit Father Christmas Zippy (quite) – peering down from Manchester’s Town Hall – so don your festive cheer and get yourself along.

Manchester Christmas Markets, various locations throughout Manchester City Centre; Running 17th November to 23rd December. Open daily 10:00am – 7:30pm throughout November and 10:00am – 8:00pm throughout December. The exception is Albert Square, open til 9:00pm every day. All bars close 9:00pm

Ice at the Tower; Ice Rink

Image courtesy PWR Events

17 November – 6 January

Ice at the Tower; Ice Rink

Open morning to night, skate your way around the palatial outdoor ice rink set against the spectacular backdrop of the Tower of London. Practice your double axels or simply glide along taking in the history and grandeur surrounding you. With sessions lasting an hour, it’s a great way to warm up in the winter weather (just don’t forget your gloves, hat and scarf), and once you’re all skated-out, thaw out in the rink-side bar and treat yourself to a well deserved beverage – mulled wine, beer, hot chocolate – and a mince pie or two.

Ice at the Tower; Ice Rink, HM Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB; Running 17th November to 6th January. Open daily 10:00am – 10:00pm, ticket prices vary