Francesco Manacorda C Max Tomasinelli - Courtesy Artissima

The Medium is the Medium – today!

Today’s the day! Our Biennial event The Medium is The Medium is here… Curated by us and Liverpool Biennial 2012, we wanted to talk about why critical writing is important in a mature and thriving...

Miranda July's The Future

The Unexpected Guest in Cinema

Amy Roberts provides a filmic spin on Hospitality and The Uninvited Guest… When I’d read that Guardian art critic Adrian Seale had described this year’s Biennial theme of Hospitality and The Unexpected Guest...

City States, LJMU Copperas Hill Building, image courtesy Andy Minnis

Biennial Bulletin: City States!

Hobnobbing with foreign artists over a glass of Hennessy and emptying wheelie bins into a skip: Lucie Fialova reveals the glamorous life of an arts intern… When I first joined the Biennial Volunteer Media Team,...

The Alchemist- Nicolas Tennant Joshua Higgott Ian Bartholomew & Lara Rossi (c) Tristram Kenton_web

The Alchemist – Reviewed

The Alchemist, first show of the new season at the Playhouse, proves beyond any doubt that all that glitters isn’t gold…  The con, the grift, the scam. Along with alchemy, they’re amongst the...

Jaws Jameson Film Club: Brody

Jaws: The Experience

Mel Gilbert found she was in need of a bigger boat – or is that whiskey tumbler –  on a recent trip to the Maritime Museum…  Who knew that we lived near shark-infested...

Courtesy, Tom Saxby

Guided By Voices: Mercy’s Biennial Podcast

C James Fagan talks to writer and academic Vanessa Bartlett who has been commissioned to produce Mercy’s Biennial podcasts… This is it. There’s no denying it, the Biennial is here, announcing itself across...


Rebecca – Previewed

Adam Scovell on Rebecca, and the dark symmetry between Alfred Hitchcock and Daphne Du Maurier… The novels of Daphne Du Maurier share a natural cohesion to the cinematic virtues of Alfred Hitchcock. Both...

Doug Aitken - Sky Arts Ignition: Doug Aitken - The Source 2012 intallation view outside Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool. © Doug Aitken. Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; and Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Image © Charlie Coleman, Infinite 3D

Biennial 2012: Doug Aitken & David Adjaye in conversation

Liverpool-based architect Matthew Ashton sits down for tea, biscuits and a good chat about creative ideas in art and architecture with Doug Aitken and David Adjaye … Tate Liverpool’s big Biennial commission, Sky...

Alfred Hitchcock's The Lodger

Culture Diary w/c 17-09-12

Monday – Edward Scissorhands 8.30pm @ FACT If one film stands above all others as the archetypal Tim Burton movie, perhaps it is Edward Scissorhands. Starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder (Burton’s ideal...