The Ann Arbor Film Festival – On Tour

Chris Brown casts a critical eye over a film festival that’s no Johnny-come-lately… The short film has undergone a revolution in the last 10 years, slipping into the subconscious of many without people...

Kosmica @ FACT

Culture Diary w/c 30-01-2012

Monday 30 - Harvest Sun Promotions presents Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains plus special guests @ Leaf on Bold Street 7:30pm £6adv A multi-talented songwriter, musician, animator and artist, from a small town...

Debbie Harry

Playlist #4: All Hail 1981

Marc Hall evaluates the lasting impact of 1981 on the musical landscape… 1981 is not the first year that comes to mind when you think of those defining music history.  Rising from the...

Departure Lounge, Unity Theatre

Departure Lounge – Previewed

Laura Brown is put in mind of Club 18-30 in a LIPA led production at the Unity Theatre… An airport waiting lounge is never a particularly happy place. You’ll note they didn’t film...

Richard Simpkin

Richard Simpkin and Simone Lueck: Richard & Famous – Reviewed

Les Roberts takes in the Open Eye Gallery’s latest exhibition and finds, for some, 15 minutes of fame could never be enough… I’m no fan of the celebrity culture that continually attacks the...

Alan Yentob

The Big Interview: Alan Yentob

Creative Director of the BBC and John Moores Painting Prize judge, Alan Yentob, takes time out to talk Freud, Liverpool, and a challenging year for the arts… The Double Negative: How did you...

Cherie Grist, WCS studio space

Homeland – Previewed

Home sweet home? We head down to Wolstenholme Creative Space to find out… A homeland is a birthplace, an environment, a sanctuary. The word can also evoke a feeling of place and belonging;...

Steve Gibson in his studio

Field Trip #2: Zaragoza

Maite Puntes finds Liverpool born artist Steve Gibson bringing light to people in Zaragoza… After four months living in Liverpool I came back to my home town, Zaragoza (a town pretty much slap-bang...

Tchaikovsky - an elegy

British Animation Awards

Swept up in the excitement of this year’s Oscar nominations? Grab yourself a piece of the decision-making pie by heading down to FACT… It says a lot about the popularity of the British...