Sarah Pickstone, Stevie Smith and the willow

Biennial Bulletin: It’s On!

Welcome to the first in an occasional, and some would say gossipy, bulletin rounding-up our Biennial experience…  Today saw the official opening of Biennial 2012, the seventh edition of the largest international contemporary art...

Andrew Ellis (l) and Rhys Chatham (r)

Biennial 2012: A Crimson Grail – Rhys Chatham in conversation

Ahead of the UK premier performance of A Crimson Grail, Andrew Ellis speaks to the man behind it all, Rhys Chatham… This evening, Rhys Chatham, legendary minimalist composer and spearhead of the New York...

James McLardy with work Re-Handsoming Enhancer, 2012. Image courtesy The Double Negative

Biennial 2012: Countdown to CAVE

Glasgow-based sculptor James McLardy tells us just why we should take shelter at CAVE Art Fair … Just one of around 45 UK artists exhibiting work for sale at the debut CAVE Art...

Sleepy Sun

Sleepy Sun @ the Kazimier – Reviewed

A wet Tuesday night gig is the unlikely stage to – eventually – feel the warm glow of a sleepy sun… Yes it was a wet Tuesday night with autumn definitely starting to...

Jethro Fox. Image courtesy The Double Negative 2012

Jethro Fox – Blinding Light?

We caught up with Jethro Fox to talk about influences, new single Blinding Light, and that BBC 6 Lamacq session… A few months ago, Jethro Fox had yet to play his first gig....

Living With Macbeth @ Unity Theatre

Living With Macbeth @ Unity Theatre

A deadly duo of anger and guilt were perfectly executed under the spotlights at the Unity Theatre last weekend … Two broken characters, a Shakespearean actor (Number One) and a comedian (Number Two), sit next...


Orphée @ Metal – Previewed

Adam Scovell looks back at Jean Cocteau, a director who survived the tearing up of the rule book by the French New Wave… One of the directors of cinema’s old wave of French...


Film Podcast #8: Lawless

DW Mault introduces the prohibition-set western Lawless. Can this, the latest project from director John Hillcoat and screenwriter Nick Cave (the pair behind modern classic The Proposition), live up to expectations? Also up...

Holy Other

Holy Other – Reviewed and Revealed

Rachael Jones took a step into the unknown in search of Holy Other… Hosted by Liverpool Music Week and those cool cats known as Deep Hedonia, the trifecta of Fort Romeau, Vessel and...