LIKE I say, I get around. Sometimes, though, I even surprise myself.
Star critics cherry-pick some of the best on offer in the weeks to come
Argentine Film Festival, Ritzy Cinema
Argentinian cinema comes to the Ritzy with its very own festival. Eight award-winning films will be shown from documentaries to some mesmerising gems from Argentina's largely unknown silent film era. The festival takes off with Chinese Take-away (Un Cuento Chino) with the inimitable Ricardo Darin, above, as the malcontent whose life is abruptly transformed when he's forced to take in a Chinese lodger. Also on the menu are Pablo Fendrik's acclaimed The Mugger (El Asaltante) a gripping and imaginative documentary/thriller that exposes life in dark corners of Buenos Aires and Marco Berger's Absent (El Ausente), winner of the Teddy Award at the Berlin Film Festival, an enigmatic gay drama of lust, guilt and repression.
Shilpa Gupta, Someone Else, Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1
Ends Sun Apr 22. Free.
Shilpa Gupta's work examines conflict, militarism, security, technology and human rights. She uses technology as part of her interest in how various media affect our understanding of the political realm. She has a sharp political consciousness about the role, psychology and aesthetics of these media forms. On display is new work alongside a selection of works from recent years, including Singing Cloud - an amorphous cluster of 4000 black, reverse-wired microphones suspended from the ceiling which emit sounds. Gupta is one of the most significant emerging artists working in India today, and this will be her first major solo exhibition in Britain.
Staffordshire Hoard, Birmingham Museum, Gallery 12, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3
Ends December 31 2012. Free
The Hoard - found in July 2009 and valued at £3.285 million - is made up of over 1,500 pieces of beautifully crafted gold and silver from the 7th century Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia. As well as seeing the Hoard objects you can also use the interactives to take a closer look at some of the star items that are not currently on display and, in the bargain, you can handle two replica Saxon swords. Mind boggling.
Much Ado About Wenlock, Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, Liverpool L1
Apr 17-18 as part of a national tour
Much Ado About Wenlock is about health, sports, a reforming doctor and a runaway chicken. In 1850, the Shropshire market town of Much Wenlock hosted its very own "Olympian Games" - an inspiration for the modern Games - naturally. Behind this seemingly mild-mannered event lay a modern day struggle for equality and the right to health set during the changing world of the Industrial Revolution. A glorious full-mask show, with original music, puppetry and dance choreography to enthrall anybody from the age of eight to to 108.
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