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The weekend what to do

Events galore are cancelled and postponed - but here are some that are bigger than that, from Joseph Viney

Published on January 8th 2010.

The weekend what to do

Getting to know you
For the past five months, Austrian artist Karl-Heinz Klopf has been working with communities across north Liverpool. To mark these residencies, Klopf is now displaying the results. You’re Having A Laugh is part installation, part performance and part...well...party, representing the idea of a great night out.

During his various stints in the neighbourhoods of Everton, Anfield and Breckfield, Klopf says he made strong connections with many people. Now he is working on a film to capture something of the particular spirit and life of the areas, along with a proposal for a temporary public art project.

Klopf has created a chalk diagram depicting the network of interwoven social groups encountered during his residency. It is supported by sketch-books, drawings, videos and some very special objects and souvenirs found for the occasion.

Collaborators tonight include local artist, Frank Green, new local band Young Kicks and the good-humoured support of guest MC comedian Sam Avery.

Klopf’s residency in Liverpool is part of an exchange between Liverpool and Linz based artists and part of Liverpool Biennial’s Urban Interventions programme.

You’re Having a Laugh at Static Gallery.
Preview: Friday 8 January @ 19:00-21:00.
Installation open to view Saturday 9 January, 10:00-17:00.

Bag one
Christmas is well and truly over and all we are left with are crispy brown trees and fat guts. Mmm.

After the false reality of the season of giving and goodwill to all men (and women too), focus shifts once again to the doom and gloom of the world in recession.

Some of us are doing our best in the belt tightening stakes; gone are items as lavish as Faberge eggs, limousines and escort girls covered in gold; here are past-times akin to Supermarket Sweep.

Flashback Boutique, located on Whitechapel, is holding its second Fill A Bag event. For the bargain price of £10, patrons are given the opportunity to scour and pillage the stock of the boutique.

The event will be held on the first floor with thousands of men’s and ladies vintage/retro clothing items and other accessories to choose from.

There’s no need to worry about stock running out as Flashback will be re-stocking every day to cater for the expected demand.

*Fill A Bag For £10 runs from January 8th-January 10th at Flashback Boutique, Whitechapel. Opening times are 09:30 to 18:00.

Hey nonny not
Folk promoters Wenceslas’ Castle are hosting their first folk night in Liverpool at the Leaf Tea Shop (opposite Cains’ Brewery) tonight.

Don’t be fooled by the connotations associated with the finger in the ear brigade, on offer here are some very vibrant and talented musicians.

Such as? How’s My Pop frontman Andrew Raven, The Low Countries, Ottersgear and The Random Family.

Wenceslas’ Castle are also keen to stress that despite the theme of the night and the name of the venue (there’s those connotational stereotypes again) there will be plenty of booze on offer for those who don’t consider it a good night without the nip of the hard stuff. And it is cold out there.

Our First Big Folk Do, Leaf Tea Shop, Buddleia Building, Parliament St, L3, Fri January 8th starts at 8pm. Entry £3.

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