Oil boom, Delta burns: the photographs of George Osodi

Black Gold and Delta Blues

James West visits Oil boom, Delta burns at the International Slavery Museum… This small but evocative exhibition featuring the work of African photojournalist George Osodi examines the impact of the oil industry in...

No Direction Home Fest

Field Trip #8: No Direction Home

Marc Hall reports back from the latest festival to be added to the summer roster, No Direction Home… Friday 8 June My car is weighed down with camping gear and I’m struggling to...

Krunk Fiesta: In Pictures

The Kazimier Krunk Fiesta: In Pictures

Check out the action from Saturday’s all-dayer at The Kazimier… If you wandered into Wolstenholme Square on Saturday, you probably would’ve noticed a flurry of matador capes, goat skins and dodgy pencil moustaches....

David Bowie, The Man Who Fell To Earth

Culture Diary w/c 18-06-12

Monday – Jaws @ FACT (see details) The prototype on which now traditional summer blockbuster-success is based, Jaws tells the story of a great white shark menacing the sleepy beach community of Amity...


Playlist #15: The Summer Festival

With summer festival season underway, we thought we’d cut through the line-up confusion and pick 10 of the best from 2012′s crop… As I sit and write this, the sun is beginning to...

Studio Series: Jon Lawton

Studio Series: Jon Lawton

We check out Crosstown studios, the workplace of musician and producer Jon Lawton… Please describe your space: I have a space in a shared building with a few other businesses. I am on...

A Place to Call Home

Love Architecture Festival 2012

RIBA’s Love Architecture Festival begins tomorrow. We picked out some of the best bits… Paul Du Noyer wasn’t wrong when he described Liverpool as a wondrous place. From its pop-culture to its football...

Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket – Previewed

With Bottle Rocket kicking off a Wes Anderson season at FACT, DW Mault reassesses his debut feature…   Authorial canons are the rocks we rest our beliefs on. With this in mind, Wes...

Mary Pearson, Failure

Failure Explored

C James Fagan on the latest performance piece at the Bluecoat asks, what is failure anyway? Failure, that twin impostor of success. The thing which is always at our side, waiting to take...