Class of 2018: The North-West’s Top Art Graduates Revealed

Demonstrating excellent artistic potential in the face of a bunch of UK-wide cuts and eye-watering tuition fees… For our outstanding Class of 2018, Jack Welsh asks tutors across Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside...

“It’s a luxury and a privilege…” Introducing: Rare Mags, Stockport

Magazine fan Jacob Charles Wilson heads home to Stockport to check out a beautiful new shop for the printed word… It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Greater Manchester has a vibrant culture...

“He reminds us of the beauty and potency of the drawn line…” Anthony McCall’s Solid Light Works — Reviewed

As his retrospective exhibition continues at the Hepworth Wakefield, Selina Oakes regards over 40 years of experiments with light, darkness and depth-illusion by Anthony McCall… As a techno-savvy society, we’ve become accustomed to engaging with...

Opening The Mouth: Emma Smith’s Euphonia — Reviewed

What does it mean (and take) to speak or sing into a microphone in front of other people? C. James Fagan speaks up about a new and experimental sound installation at The Bluecoat,...

“The mundane becomes uncanny”: Kevin Casey’s View Of A Night Watchman

What must it feel like to be a security guard on patrol, alone? Pacing silent factory floors in the dead of night? In this excerpt taken from his new book of photography, and...

“You could very easily do a version based in Liverpool with a bunch of lads in North Face jackets”: Nick Bagnall On A Clockwork Orange

Beautiful violence and poetic lewdness: Everyman Director Nick Bagnall talks to Joseph Viney about letting Anthony Burgess’ Droogs out to play… What’s it going be then, eh? A brand new stage adaptation of A Clockwork...

Beyond Liverpool...
Blazing a trail through
the big wide world
30/08/2017
Conor Rogers. Courtesy of artists and BJCEM

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: Kick Ass Women On Tour This Spring

Listen up, Britain! Laura Robertson makes a list of the sheroes kicking ass and taking names across the UK during April and May… Goat Girl Goat Girl named themselves after Bill Hicks’ porn-loving,...

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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...