PICK OF THE WEEK
Cinematic Time Machine
Electric Cinema, from Saturday January 16
The UK’s oldest working cinema celebrates a decade since its refit with a year-long journey through the history of film. Throughout January the focus is on the 1920s, with the season getting underway with Singin’ In The Rain on Saturday and Bugsy Malone on Sunday.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Rep, Thursday January 14-Saturday January 16
The first full-length piece from emerging theatre maker Amahra Spence, created during her time on the Rep’s Foundry programme – a young black woman turns to her grandfather to learn more about her cultural identity.
Prestige & Power
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, from Friday January 15
An exhibition exploring how portraiture represented status in the 17th century – including prints, drawings and miniatures from artists such as Van Dyck and Rubens.
Gerard Byrne: 1/125 Of A Second
Warwick Arts Centre, from Saturday January 16
A major show for the Dublin artist, centring on a brand-new film which examines photographic representation and advances in technology.
Remix Closing Party
BOM, Wednesday January 20
Marking the end of Antonio Roberts’ exhibition, the appropriation and remix work of over 20 artists will be displayed, alongside copyleft music and food from Nomad.
Mac, Wednesday January 20
A special chance to see works in progress from local theatre makers, including Grace Hussey-Burd’s piece exploring memory.
Fiona Banner: Scroll Down And Keep Scrolling
Ikon, until Sunday January 17
A career-spanning exhibition of the Young British Artist, extending across all of Ikon’s gallery spaces, engaging with themes of sex and the printed word.
Hopes + Dreams
Parkside Gallery, until Friday February 12
An exhibition from the Letter Exchange, the society of professional lettering, celebrating the art of the manifesto.
DATE FOR THE DIARY
Janet Mendelsohn: Varna Road
Ikon, from Wednesday January 27
An eagerly-awaited show rounding up the CCCS photographer’s pioneering images of 1960s Balsall Heath.
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