Paint, Activated: Castlefield Gallery’s Real Painting — Reviewed

On visiting Castlefield’s new show, Daniel McMillan finds artists that shed the illusory surface of painting in favour of the actuality of the ‘stuff’ from which it is comprised… “One must remember that writing...

Portrait Of An American Dream: Jackson Pollock & Glenn Ligon Revealed

Tate Liverpool’s summer show re-evaluates the archetypal heroic American artist, finds Laura Robertson; a presentation that wrestles with its tragic past and troubling present… Where is there to go once you’ve reached the top?...

“I like things that have a bit of texture and substance”: Robert Walker’s The Classics

Sara Jaspan meets the latest artist to grace the book-lined walls of the The Portico library in Manchester, and finds herself transported to city streets of a more sun-kissed variety… The Portico library is...

G. F. Smith Papers: 130 Years Of Excellence

As their new selecta, The Collection, is admired at design studios across the land, we take a peek behind the scenes at the G. F. Smith factory in Hull: a monument to quality,...

“Two cities that relentlessly draw in and export talent”: LIV-BCN (Barcelona) — Reviewed

Alex Harrington enjoys Marnie, Univers and more at the first leg of this year’s LIV-BCN summer festival… A ship sliding along the horizon towards Barcelona and a ship on the Mersey heading for...

There Is A UK Innovation Revolution — But Not At London Tech Week

At London Technology Week, serial digital entrepreneur Laura Brown makes an entertaining yet compelling argument for us to look beyond the corporate gloss and consider the real drive behind the 21st century’s fastest growing economy…...

Beyond Liverpool...
Blazing a trail through
the big wide world
28/05/2015
Khoj Shamala

Field Trip: ‘The Silicon Valley of India’, Bangalore (Bengaluru)

Emma Sumner finds an innovative, experimental and internationally respected creative scene in India’s buzzing metropolis… Perched in the middle of India’s Deep South, the city of Bangalore is probably best known as the...

Must hear...
The sounds of
The Double Negative
10/06/2015
The Suicide of Western Culture - LIV-BCN Festival 2015

Playlist: Liverpool-Barcelona: In-Flight Entertainment

Ahead of this weekend’s LIV-BCN Barcelona Festival, Anthony Ellis appreciates the scorching line-up and takes a moment to remember his first trip to The City of Counts… The first time I went to Barcelona...


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