“A scattergun history lesson beset with schoolboy humour and Cthulhu-tinged mythology…” Shezad Dawood’s Leviathan Cycle, Episode 1: Ben — Reviewed

The first episode of Shezad Dawood’s Leviathan Cycle is a scattergun and fictional history lesson beset with schoolboy humour, nursery rhymes, shagging monkeys and Cthulhu-tinged mythology, finds Laura Robertson… “My height at the time put...

“Women have to find a different kind of language…” The Big Interview: Sophie Jung

Wayne Burrows talks Freud, plurality and being “anti-conclusion” with artist Sophie Jung… Sophie Jung was born in Luxembourg, grew up in Switzerland, and currently lives and works in London. She studied at Rietveld...

“I kind of like the idea of being an outsider…” The Big Interview: Jessica Curry

She writes scores for PlayStation and the poet laureate, studied English Literature at university, and has brought gaming to the theatre with electrifying results: BAFTA-winning composer and Dear Esther creator Jessica Curry speaks to...

“A fitting tribute to a truly original artist”: Betty Woodman’s Posthumous Ceramics With Painting Of The Modern Age

Jack Welsh pays tribute to a trailblazing female artist who liberated paint from the canvas and challenged the 3D, traditional use of clay… Surprisingly, an octogenarian ceramicist produced one of the most dynamic new...

“What I produced had to feel like it was a beacon of hope…” The Big Interview: Larry Achiampong

Mike Pinnington talks to artist Larry Achiampong about his residency at Tate Liverpool and some of the concepts and intellectual concerns – including science fiction, Pan Africanism, and a dire lack of representation in the...

“Distinct stories that resonate, disturb, shock and confound…” You Should Come With Me Now: Stories of Ghosts — Reviewed

It has taken 17 years for the award-winning author, M. John Harrison, to complete his latest book of short stories. Mike Pinnington finds unsettling and time-relevant tales that seamlessly span speculative fiction, fantasy and...

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Field Trip: Mediterranea 18 (Young Artists Biennale), Albania

Niki Russell boards a ferry in order to reach the Young Artists Biennale in Albania, and finds that the festival’s larger themes — of history, conflict, dreams and failure — stimulate dialogue between different cultures… Mediterranea...

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Playlist: Musique Concrète — Origins And Legacy

Did you know that the origins of Musique Concrète, or the mixing of recorded sounds, goes back to the 1910s? As one of its key musicians, Pierre Henry, brings a very special performance...

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Fabric Bag >> £6 FREE DELIVERY

Fabric Bag FREE DELIVERY Price: £6 Colour: Black on post-box red Material: 100% cotton   Designed by Liverpool-based artist and graphic designer Mike Carney, and hand-screenprinted in Liverpool by In the Room Print Co., these eye-catching tote...