Liverpool, Next Stop New York: How Pop Art Embellishes 1950s Aesthetics

How can Pop Art be redefined for the 21st century? Deb Laing finds Liverpool-based artists inspired by Black American culture trying to do just that at a special exhibition for Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF)…...

“When the city council gave me the role I believe they were making a statement”: LIMF’s Yaw Owusu

Music entrepreneur and Liverpool International Music Festival curator Yaw Owusu talks to Toby Hood about being the new kid on the block, linking Liverpool to South Africa, and his love for everything from Tupac and...

New British Cinema From Submarine To 12 Years A Slave: The Resurgence of British Filmmaking — Reviewed

A powerful and significant spotlight on today’s young filmmakers: Toby Hood reviews a collaborative book from Curzon and Faber & Faber on the directors and producers who are redefining British cinema… An ambitious title in its broad scope,...

Goodbye Syndrome? The Happy Jug Interview

As they prepare their last experimental arts show of 2015 — a play entitled The Happy Jug — Syndrome talk to C. James Fagan about Proust, the human condition, and replacing actors with concrete...

A Green And Pleasant Land? Rural Reality Questioned At The Harris

How do we understand our relationship with our rural peripheries? Sue Flowers considers a mix of creative responses to the British countryside at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, and finds stereotype and complexity hung side-by-side… On...

A Guide To Pop Art: Paolozzi And The Original Young British Artists

Who really invented Pop Art? Mike Pinnington finds that a group of young British artists, architects and critics — pre-dating Warhol — are to thank for activating a phenomenally successful art movement… Pop Art: today’s visual...

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19/08/2015
Street art on Reykjavík's Laugavegur high street  (photo courtesy Mike Pinington)

Field Trip: A Guide To Reykjavík, Iceland

Spaceship-like art galleries, epic waterfalls and vegetarian street food: if a modern, relaxing city break sounds good, look no further than the Icelandic capital… Iceland in the summertime: 24-hour daylight, and just about...

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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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12/06/2012
The Double Negative Fabric Bag

Fabric Bag >> £4 FREE DELIVERY

Fabric Bag FREE DELIVERY Price: £4 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 lovely bags...