Tree Engulfed By Waves by Nigel Cooke © The Artist

This Week 14 – 20 January

14 January 2019 | Rosa Johnston-Flint

Bristol Slapstick Festival
Grab your over-balanced building materials and whip up that cream pie – the Slapstick Festival is rolling back into Bristol this week! Film fans won’t want to miss this opportunity to watch classics, mostly from the silent era (that's 1895-1930), accompanied by live musical scores and introduced by film historians, experts, and comedians.

The Festival runs from 16-20 January, with a Gala event taking place on Sunday 10 February
Painter’s Beach Club, Jerwood Gallery in Hastings
From Saturday, the Jerwood Gallery will premiere previously unseen and new works by critically acclaimed artist Nigel Cooke in an exhibition called Painter’s Beach Club. Cooke combines music, weather and memories of growing up in Manchester to create his work, which often features dreamy, dystopian landscapes, peopled by a variety of oddball characters.
Indian Summer by Nigel Cooke © The Artist
The exhibition runs 19 January 2019 - 24 March 2019

Jerwood Gallery is located on Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW
BINGE!, HOME Manchester
Part of the on-going Push Festival this is a full-bodied show about the strength of women, made from researching and soul searching. Serving up tender truths on addiction, food, friendship, motherhood, cravings, compassion and connection – BINGE! is a recipe of hope for the heartsick from two formidable and socially-engaged theatre-makers.
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BINGE! runs from 17 - 19 January at HOME Manchester, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN

Bang on a Can, Brighton Dome
New York's electric, eclectic Bang on a Can All-Stars, one of the world's leading cutting edge music ensembles, are in Brighton for one night only on Tuesday, playing their interpretations of blockbuster UK and US composers – including their acclaimed arrangement of Brian Eno's ambient classic Music for Airports, music by NY legends Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Meredith Monk, plus Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe and Britain's own late, great Steve Martland.


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