Tibi and her cello, Threshold 2012

Threshold 2012: Day Two

Following a first day full of promise, and numerous diamonds in the rough, we broadened our Threshold horizons. What could go wrong? If you heard or felt something of a bang yesterday, it...

Noise Debate, Static Gallery

Noise Debate at Static Gallery

Jon Davies on inner city rumblings, not all of them emanating from Static Gallery… It’s no overstatement to say that this was one of the most important events for Liverpool’s music scene for...

In Evil Hour @ Threshold

Threshold 2012: Day One

A full-blown music festival on our doorstep? We popped along to investigate day one of Threshold 2012, not entirely sure of what to expect… Defining yourself as a ‘grass roots’ festival comes with...

Detail of Gordon Cheung’s Neon Shadows (2006)

A Private Affair: Personal Collections of Contemporary Art

Linda Pittwood visits Preston’s Harris Museum & Gallery and asks: what art could you live with and revisit day after day? Fighting the Friday night traffic to escape from Liverpool, we battle through...

It came from Kuchar

Queerfest at FACT

Ahead of Queerfest at FACT, Amy Roberts appraises the influence on mainstream comedy of the Pope of Trash, John Waters… Remember that Kevin Bacon trivia game where he was the Six Degrees Of...

TedxMerseyside 2012

TEDxMerseyside – The New Futurism

C James Fagan ponders the wisdom in debates around The New Futurism. Around since the 80s, TED began life as a conference bringing people together from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design....

Ian Broudie, The Lightning Seeds

Culture Diary w/c 06-02-2012

Tuesday 7 – Evol Presents We Were Promised Jetpacks plus support from evelyn.is and Fieldhouse @ The Shipping Forecast, 8pm, £7 adv Signed to respected indie, Fat Cat Records and bearing the influence...

We Colonised the Moon, Gallery 2, FACT

Out of This World: Kosmica at FACT

Jon Davies hopes for a stellar evening; a quartet of female speakers his guides… Since mid-December FACT has exhibited Republic of the Moon, a series of lunar inspired artworks, augmented by cult sci-fi film...

Mogadishu, Liverpool Playhouse

Mogadishu – Reviewed

Rachael Jones on a play for our times, but can it live up to its reputation… Following stints at the Lyric Hammersmith and Manchester Royal Exchange, Vivienne Frantzmann’s debut play Mogadishu arrives at the...