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Independents Listings: 8 September 2011

Welcome to the first issue of the Independents listing service. Here’s what’s going on…


Special events:


St. Luke’s (The Bombed Out Church)

Friday, 9th September, from 6.30pm

Tickets £5 in advance/before 8pm; £8 after 8pm
Evening fundraiser for Urban Strawberry Lunch and The Bombed Out Church. USL have had £35,000 cut from their funding and need to raise funds if St. Luke’s is to stay open. FAB Collective and Bernie Howden will be auctioning their work, and there’ll be performances from Hope Street Harmonies, Mervyn Gersh, Fabian Rothschilde and John Head.

Liverpool 2011: Art in revolution?
Walker Art Gallery
Saturday 17th, September, 1-4pm
Free tickets available from the Walker.
An afternoon of presentations and discussions, chaired by Bluecoat Artistic Director Bryan Biggs, and featuring a panel from across the visual arts. Accompanies the Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911.


Opening this week:

eKapa – Contemporary Jewellery from Cape Town

Bluecoat Display Centre

Saturday 10th September – Saturday 22nd October

An exhibition of work from twelve contemporary jewellers and metalworkers based in Cape Town.


Autum Daze


Until 25th September

A group show, featuring work from Alison Brawn, Mike Gallagher, Stephen Phillips, blue_ocean_planet (Carlee Graham/David Hinkel), Anna Maria Sambuci, and Carolyn Sinclair.

Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911
Walker Art Gallery
Until 25th September
The Walker’s recreation and exploration of the seminal 1911 Liverpool exhibition of post-impressionist and avant-garde work.

Abandon Normal Devices
Various venues
Until 2 October
The AND Festival is underway at venues across the North West of England. There will be a specific programme of events in Cumbria between the 16th and 18th of September, before the finale in Liverpool from the 29th.

Textiles in Action
Kirkby Gallery
Until 9th October
An exhibition by the contemporary textiles network, Re:View Textiles, including work by LJMU Enterprise Fellows Susan Comer, Christine Toh and Ally Burr.

Closing this week:

Semiconductor: Worlds in the Making


Closes Sunday 11th September
A final chance to catch the first major UK solo exhibition of Semiconductor’s (Ruth Jarman/Joe Gerhardt) work.

Coming soon:

This is not a Tomato

Corke Gallery
16th to 30th September (Ticketed private view on 15th September)
A solo show from commercial artist and surrealist Keith Fearon, including the first gallery showing of his Coronation Street commission for the show’s 40th anniversary.

Wirral Open Studio Tour

Various venues
24th and 25th of September

Now in its second year, Wirral Art’s Wirral Open Studio Tour will again see a variety of artists welcoming the public into their studios. There’ll be more details on the individual artists involved in future listings, or you can visit their blog for previews.

Abandon Normal Devices: Liverpool Finale
Various venues
29th September to 2nd October
The culmination of this years AND festival sees it return to Liverpool, taking over various venues around the city.

Next Month:

Keep some space in your diary for…

Look at us now
Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th October 2011

New touring show from The Suitcase Ensemble.


Heswall Arts Festival

Various venues

15th to 29th October 2011

Visual and performing arts events across West Wirral.



Opening this week:

The Wirksworth Festival
Various venues, Wirksworth, Derbyshire
9th to 25th September
The 2011 Wirksworth Festival – the 17th – opens tomorrow, and will see the small Derbyshire market town host a three week festival of visual and performing arts. Highlights include an new installation, ‘Twisted’ by Steve Messam, in Richard Arkwright’s original textile mill, and street performances on Sunday, 11 September, from First Movement’s Spiral company.


Environmental Sounds at Kew Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB

Closes 25 September 2011

Works created by three women sound artists, being shown in The Alpine House, The Minka House, The Palm House, Princess of Wales Conservatory and The Redwoods.



Coming Soon:

Guy Sherwin: Movements In Light
Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George’s Road, London, SE1 6ER
16th September to 25th November

Presented in the space in which it was filmed, experimental film artist Guy Sherwin premieres his new work Staircase (2011), alongside an exhibition of previous work.


The Department of Overlooked Histories

Wysing Arts Centre, Fox Road, (near) Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX

19th September to 4th November

Artists Ruth Beale, Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry, Emma Smith and An Endless Supply will be in residence at the Wysing Arts Centre in the last of three “departments” of the 2011 programme, “The Institute of Beyond”. The work created will be shaped by a number of public events, with an introductory evening of informal presentations taking place on Thursday, 29 September, between 6pm and 8pm.


DEADLINE: 12 September

Escalator Visual Arts
Wysing Arts Centre
Applications invited for the Escalator Retreat Print and Production: an experimental look at publishing as a space for making, presenting and documenting artists’ research and working process.


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DEADLINE: Friday, 9th September 2011

Gallery & Retail Assistant
Open Eye Gallery
Part-time (22.5 hours/3 days per week) with some evening and weekend work; £12,500-£14,500 p.a. pro rata
Deadline for applications: Friday 9th September, 5pm.

DEADLINE: Monday, 19th September 2011

Theatre and Community Technician
Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust Ltd (Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse)
Part-time, fixed Term (October 2011 – April 2012)
Deadline for applications: Monday 19th September 2011, 10am.
Technician, specialising in lighting (and sound), with experience of working with young people. The role will involve work with young people who are seen as ‘harder to engage’ to create lighting projects that will take place within community/outdoor settings in North Liverpool. Appointment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the CRB. Click here for more information.

Artlink West Yorkshire
Part-time (16 hours per week) £15-20,000 pro rata. Preferred hours: 9.30am – 1.30pm Monday, 9.30-4.00pm Tuesday and Wednesday.
Artlink is a small and busy community arts organisation that requires an administrator to maintain all office systems and to support the finance manager in the maintenance of accounts. Click here to download a full job description.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, 21st September 2011

Business Development Manager
Hope Street Limited
30 hours per week. £28,000 (pro rata).
To develop the trading activities of the company, by securing external commissions, submitting funding bids
and generating income through exploiting the company’s assets.

Creative Producer
Hope Street Limited
30 hours per week. £21,147 (pro rata).
To implement the creative programme of the organisation in accordance with the business plan. This post is ideally suited to someone with producing experience who wishes to further develop their own skills and ambitions within Hope Street Limited.

DEADLINE: Thursday, 29th September 2011

Youth Participation Programme Director
M6 Theatre Company
Full time (37.5 hours), £23,000 pa.
Deadline for applications: Thursday, 29th September 2011, noon.
M6 ‘s dedicated team needs a Youth Participation Programme Director with first class organisational and project management skills to help achieve the aims of ACT NOW!, an ambitious 3-year extension of M6’s local participatory workshop programme for young people aged 8-18. Click here to download an application pack (.doc format).

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