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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

Calm.com

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/rob.dagoth Rob DaGoth

    Went to the “shambles” that was Scarewood Forest last night … arrived 7.40 for an 8.00 (ticketed) event – to discover no food left aside from soup, and a crowd of people milling about in the dark with zero information … at 9-15 (90 minutes later) after standing in the cold,wet night, a representative appeared to offer the news that we’d have at least another 30 minutes wait and that we should “try and enjoy” the wait or go into the bar … we complained and were told we could email the company “and you might get a refund” – 7 x £18.50 is a fair amount of cash to waste. In the end we gave up and went home about 9.30 …