Susan Leask: New Sculptures

“I’m probably unaware of how much of myself I’m giving away.” Jon Barraclough speaks with artist Susan Leask ahead of a new exhibition of her sculptural works at Liverpool’s Bridewell Studios & Gallery… It’s...

The Big Interview: Alice Christina-Corrigan

“I can’t wait to see what we can do.” Mike Pinnington spoke with actor, writer and creative access director, Alice Christina-Corrigan, about the Lowry’s Developed With programme, the strides being made for representation in...

As She Likes It: Christine Beckett

“The exhibition attempts to draw comparison with gender discourse in a historical context.” Curator Stephen Clarke introduces As She Likes It: Christine Beckett, a new photography exhibition foregrounding Drag Kings… Rosalind is a girl who gets...

The Mediated City: The Imaging of Liverpool in Film

“Urban landscape and architecture are integral.” Anthony Ellis on how film can fix in our minds and memory a sense of place…  General views are one of the more unusual aspects of filmmaking....

Drinking, Dancing and Dressing Up: The Photography of John Johnson

For more than a decade, photographer John Johnson has trained his lens on rite of passage bars in and around Liverpool’s Concert Square. Here, he talks us through some of his favourite moments caught...

Liverpool’s Indies: Jacaranda Records

With Record Store Day 2024 closing in, we catch up with Jacaranda Records’ Mina Koroma, to chat about the shop’s recent move, instore performances and, of course, what’s on the current playlist…   The...

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Field Trip: Helsinki, Finland – Happiness and Cultural Guardians

Taking in climate change at Helsinki Biennial, diversity at the Ateneum, and visiting contrasting new galleries in an art school and bar toilets (!), Mike Pinnington’s return to Finland’s capital city is a timely reminder...

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Playlist: Disquiet Residency #3 – Tangled Tales

Musing on the rich tradition of narrative song writing, in his latest playlist, Aaron Williams draws on contemporary masters of the form… Music has long been fertile soil for storytelling (and, therefore, storytellers);...

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Present Tense. Publish by The Double Negative, 2019.

Present Tense (2019) // Paperback // £14.99

Present Tense A decade since Liverpool EU Capital of Culture… What now?  Edited by Laura Robertson and Mike Pinnington ISBN 978-1-5272-4281-4 Published August 2019. Very limited edition run of 250 copies. Paperback, 96...