Eugene McGuinness, The Kazimier, Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City 2012: The Bands & Beyond

The modern-day festival is about a lot more than the bands. Does Sound City measure up? Speak to anyone ‘in the know’ and running a music festival is the hardest game in the...

Impropriety at St Georges Hall

Light Night: Top Ten things to do this Friday

This Friday over 50 galleries, museums and venues open until late for the annual evening spectacle that is Light Night. We’ve chosen our top ten… Favela! @ The Royal Standard Gallery & Studios,...

Emma Gregory printing

Printing Sound: Local Music and Bluecoat’s Screen Print Studios

Lesley Taker offers an insider’s guide to the new (best friend of) Rock and Roll… Over the last couple of years, screen-printing has become the skill in the DIY music scene elevating screenprinted...


Culture Diary w/c 14-05-12

Monday – Deviation: a surreal life drawing event @ Red Wire 6pm til late, £3 Beginning this evening and running throughout Liverpool Art Month, Red Wire will play host to a series of...

Launch Party 12/05/2012

The Double Negative Launch Party Preview!

On the eve of The Double Negative launch party, we thought it best we gave you a heads up on what to expect… Everyone likes new stuff, right? For our money, you can’t...

Kristin Atherton as Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley – Reviewed

An award winning theatre company provide an engrossing insight into the making of a monster… Dept, illegitimacy, suicide and moral panic; in Mary Shelley, theatre company Shared Experience have brought us kitchen sink...

Laurence Payot Wins Sky Arts Ignition Futures Fund

Liverpool artist wins Sky Arts Futures Fund

Performance artist Laurence Payot, based at The Royal Standard Studios in Liverpool, has just won funding to launch an ambitious live-tv artwork called Backstaged. We caught up with Laurence to learn more about...

North By Northwest

The Problem with Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock is remembered as one of the great directors of his generation, an auteur without equal in this country. But was there more to him and his films than meets the eye?...

Our launch party!

Culture Diary w/c 07-05-12

Monday – Persepolis @ FACT 9pm Persepolis began life as a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. Retaining its distinctive style, thanks to Satrapi’s continued involvement in the project, it is part social comment,...