“The art world has a hierarchy”: Your Responses To Class IS A Big Deal

It was difficult and complicated, but you told us what it feels like to be working class and work in the arts. Last year, after much umming and ahing, hand wringing, and conversation amongst...

NOW LIVE! Preorder Your Copy of Our New Book, Present Tense

A decade since Liverpool European Capital of Culture… What now? Present Tense: a book of new essays from some of the UK’s most exciting writers. Available to preorder now on Kickstarter! Present Tense...

“There are many ways to be a woman”: Out of Blue – Reviewed

Subverting the conventions of film noir, Carol Morley’s latest Out of Blue opens in cinemas today. But, asks Mike Pinnington, does its heavily worn ambition result in a good story well told? For...

“It’s hard to compete with the pocket magic of a smartphone.” The Big Interview: Author Olivia Sudjic

Lucy Holt speaks to author Olivia Sudjic about her new book, Exposure, digital criticism, “talismanic” female writers and tangible publications… Olivia Sudjic’s debut novel, 2017′s Sympathy, traced protagonist Alice Hare’s adventures down the...

Aslan Gaisumov and Janice Kerbel – Reviewed

On display at Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre as part of the Liverpool Biennial touring programme, Bob Dickinson finds works by two artists each responding to the memory of violence… Some artworks...

“The democratic art of conversation-based writing”: Practising Place Book Review

What might a dating agency for artists and researchers look like? Sara Jaspan on a new book that brings together different people with the same interests in art and ideas… In his co-authored...

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Blazing a trail through
the big wide world
27/03/2019
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Field Trip: CTM Festival 2019, Berlin

Ice skating rink stunts, underground culture and opportunism. At Berlin’s festival dedicated to electronic, digital and experimental music, Jacob Bolton finds cynical cool-hunting, but also fertile ground, rich with pushed boundaries…  On pretty...

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30/01/2019
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Playlist: Emotion Wave

Founded amid frustration at traditional gig staging, Emotion Wave have evolved to showcasing producers and musicians. Mike Pinnington talks to the initially reluctant label… A “bastion of creative minds”, together Neil Grant (AKA...

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The Double Negative Fabric Bag

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...