Woody Allen: A Documentary
DVD There have been others, but this affectionate document of Allen’s 40 year film career is big on Allen’s quirks, his inner circle, and his relentless quest for perfection. It’s not so big on his relationship with Soon-Yi, but for fans of this genius of late 20th century cinema, watching this documentary is like swimming in chocolate. Out on DVD now. View the trailer on YouTube.
Celebrate MOBO – from 28th October
EVENT A free three day event to celebrate the music awards’ visit to the Echo Arena in November, these workshops, panels and seminars sound rather essential. Get advice and hear expert opinions from a range of respected actors, musicians and creatives, including award winning Ashley Walters, who’s starred in more brilliant TV shows than we can think of. And he’s been in So Solid Crew. SevenStreets favourites Esco Williams and KOF are also set to do their thing at the mini-festival. Limited availability. www.itsliverpool.com
Turner, Monet, Twomby – Tate Liverpool
EXHIBITION It’s your last chance this weekend: if you’ve not seen the must-see show of the summer get down to Tate this week and sort it out. It really is all that (read our review here). Any exhibition in which the weakest link is the Monets is, by any measure, a blockbuster. And we’re now, officially, Twombly obsessives. www.tate.org.uk
Euros Childs – Studio 2, 25th October
GIG The eccentric leader of prolific Welsh folk-pop legends Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Euros Childs heads to Parr Street this week to promote his latest, brilliantly bright solo album ‘Summer Special’. He rarely heads to these parts, so this is a midweek must-see. Tickets via Bido Lito.
Vamp and Furnace – 27 October, Camp and Furnace
EVENT You’d expect Shiverpool, Liverpool’s best city tour company, to be busy at this time of year. Not only have they infested Formby’s pinewoods with their twisted fairytale adventure, Scarewood Forest, but they’re staging a night of theatrical excess with live screenings of classic horror flicks, performances, spooky cocktails from Santa Chupitos, and grimly fiendish music and dancers. www.shiverpool.co.uk
WEBSITE Stuck inside somewhere? Feeling a bit stressy? Welcome to our world. But don’t panic. This brilliantly simple site is the web equivalent of taking a chill pill. www.calm.com
The Pen Addict
PODCAST A podcast about pens. Need we say more? Oh, ok, how about this sample quote: “In this episode Brad gives his first impressions of his new Lamy 2000 and Myke discusses his huge pen and paper haul from his vacation. Myke also drops a bombshell by anointing a new favorite pen.” www.70decibels.com/thepenaddict