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The Weekend Edit; 7.2.13

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The Weekend Edit; 7.2.13

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

Outsider art, retro festivities, experiments in equestrian typography, and a celebration of perhaps the world’s most infamous hotel – here’s to another week of cultural distractions…

Architecture on Film; Chelsea on the Rocks

12 February

Architecture on Film; Chelsea on the Rocks

The Architecture Foundation returns to the Barbican Cinema for the UK premiere of Abel Ferrara’s Chelsea on the Rocks, a tale of the hotel immortalised in song by Nico and Leonard Cohen and forever inseparable from the lives, and deaths, of Sid and Nancy. The film – which sees Ferrara go through the keyhole to give voice to the iconic building’s tenants – also features a heavily disguised Grace Jones playing a resident demanding Janis Joplin turn down her music – as the film reflects upon the Chelsea’s past, present and uncertain future; its present day residents continue to be evicted amongst ongoing renovation. The screening will be accompanied by a series of short films from artist, filmmaker, and former hotel resident, Jonas Mekas.

Architecture on Film; Chelsea on the Rocks, Cinema 1, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS; Running 12th February at 7:00pm. Standard tickets £10.50 online (£11.50 otherwise)

Glam! The Performance of Style; Tate Liverpool

Jack Goldstein
The Jump 1978
16mm film, colour, silent
Courtesy Galerie Buchholz/Cologne
and the Estate of Jack Goldstein

8 February – 12 May

Glam! The Performance of Style; Tate Liverpool

More than 100 artworks from the likes of David Hockney, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman, explore themes of glamour, camp, exaggerated identity, androgyny, eroticism and dandyism, in Tate Liverpool‘s new exhibition; Glam! The Performance of Style. It presents a refreshing new perspective on 1970s art and visual culture whilst highlighting its continuing influence on the contemporary mind taking, as a starting point, the dynamic combination of art, music and fashion which fermented in the British art-school of the 1960s. Flamboyant and ambitious, this is one not to be missed…

Glam! The Performance of Style; Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4BB; Running 8th February til 12th May. Tickets £8.00

Deconstruction of the Countdown; A Space Age Mythology

William S. Burroughs, Untitled, 1992,
Paint and gunshots on paper, Photo ONUK,
Image Courtesy October Gallery

8 – 10 February

Deconstruction of the Countdown; A Space Age Mythology

As the brilliant All Out of Time and Into Space exhibition at October Gallery, of the late William S. Burroughs’ brilliantly oddball work comes to a close, John Allen and Kathelin Gray for Theatre of All Possibilities present a series of performances that draw on the writings of the Beat Generation icon and a song from Burroughs cohort, and fellow unconventional artist, Brion Gysin. First performed at the gallery during its opening year in 1979, these performances of Deconstruction of the Countdown promise to be an uncompromising and thoroughly fascinating affair – oh, and get down to the gallery early; as the aforementioned exhibition runs ’til 16th February.

Deconstruction of the Countdown; A Space Age Mythology, October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AL; Running 8th to 10th February from 8:00pm. Tickets £10.00

H is For Horse; The Bay Horse

H – Stacey Stringfellow

Until 6 May

H is For Horse; The Bay Horse

Last week we bought you the two-week creative workshop and exhibition that was DR.ME and Savwo’s; Edition, and this week we’re enlightening you with yet another dose of Manchester art. This time in the form of The Bay Horse Pub‘s new H is For Horse show. Based on an equestrian theme, staff and graphic design students of Salford University have taken a letter from ‘THE BAY HORSE’ and and interpreted it to best reflect their deft flair and creative ability; resulting in a series of interesting typographic pieces of work.

H is For Horse; The Bay Horse Pub, 35‐37 Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1NA; Running until 6th May

Essex Vintage and Retro Fair

Lucy Can’t Dance

10 February

Essex Vintage and Retro Fair

Like a good browse? Then you’ll love the Vintage and Retro Fair taking place in Chelmsford this Sunday. Organised by the very experienced Haddon Events, have a rummage through genuine vintage fashion, accessories, jewellery, kitchenware and household effects – but that’s not all – entertainment will be provided in the form of a fashion show courtesy of Lucy Can’t Dance, hits from the ’40s to ’70s, a rock ‘n’ roll, jive and stroll demonstration; even a visit from Buddy Holly and Connie Francis impersonators: Nick Player & Kyla Brown.

Essex Vintage and Retro Fair, King Edward VI Grammar School, 
Broomfield Road, 
Chelmsford, 
Essex, 
CM1 3SX; Running 10th February, 10:30am til 4:00pm. Admission £3.00 (OAPs and Students £1.50)

Pancake Day Mardi Gras party; Shutterbug

12 February

Pancake Day Mardi Gras party; Shutterbug

As Pancake Day descends upon us once again we’re getting ready to flip, toss and indulge in some of our editor-in-chief’s finest crêpes. Not such a dab hand yourself? Not to worry as new Shoreditch crêperie, Shutterbug London, is throwing a bash with a twist; a Pancake Day Mardi Gras party. There’s going to be pancakes (obviously), Mardi Gras themed cocktails, pancake races with London’s Run Dem Crew along with oodles of entertaining music and dancing. Consume and work off the calories in the same evening, what more can you ask for?

Pancake Day Mardi Gras party; Shutterbug, 1 Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA; Running 12th February from 6:00pm

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