The Turner Prize
Tate Britain, until 6 January
Returning to Tate Britain for a 34th year, the Turner Prize is awarded to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the preceding year. Tackling pressing issues in society today, the four shortlisted artists looks at themes such as: human rights violations, the transnational left in the aftermath of the Second World War, queer identity and language, and the intersection of class, inequality, colonialism and forced migration.
Tales from the city
Museum of Liverpool, until 31 March
This powerful exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act with stories from Liverpool’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) community over the past five decades. Individual stories are told through a mixture of objects, costume, art, photography, film and oral history interviews. The exhibition also explores the impact of national events such as Section 28, civil partnerships, marriage, age of consent equality, and equal adoption rights.
9 to 5
Selected cinemas and BFI Player, from 17 November
A rereleased classic film starring Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin. The three suffer a boss who yells, sexually harasses and steals credit for ideas. They plot to abduct him and take over the business. A long-awaited sequel reflecting the #MeToo movement is in development, but for now this 1980 film is still one of the best at dealing with the issue of sexism in the workplace. Great song, too.
Journey to Justice
International Slavery Museum, Liverpool, until 7 April
Powerful and moving personal stories reveal the circumstances that lead “ordinary” people to take action for social justice in this interactive exhibition. Journey to Justice shows how the US civil rights movement helped to move people in the UK and the rest of the world to fight for their rights and make significant social and political change. It tells the extraordinary and moving stories of some of the less well-known women, men and children involved in US and UK struggles for freedom.
Nashashibi / Skaer: Thinking through other Artists
Tate St Ives, until 6 January
Fresh from travelling to Tahiti to follow in the footsteps of French Impressionist Paul Gaugin, contemporary British artists Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer explore the way that foreign women and colonised land can be exoticised in art. With a focus on Gaugin’s 1896 painting No te aha oe riri (Why Are You Angry?), the artists explore the challenging concepts through 16mm film.