Playlist #24: Happy Hallowe’en

Hallowe’en – far too commercialised these days, eh? Console yourself with a playlist very much in the spirit of things… It’s that time again, when even more sirens can be heard outside of...

Rust And Bone

Rust And Bone – Reviewed

DW Mault finds beauty and truth in the existentialism of Rust And Bone… It seems a perfect time to be discussing the death of Anglo-Saxon narrative cinema, the morning after the announcement of...

FAR @ Liverpool Playhouse, courtesy Ravi Deepres

FAR @ The Playhouse – Reviewed

C James Fagan was taken on a journey of discovery by FAR… I’ll open with an admission. Until very recently I was unaware that this event was happening. It’s only through a stroke...

Psycho at FACT

Culture Diary w/c 29-10-12

Tuesday – The Loneliness of The Long Distance Runner 7.30pm @ Liverpool Playhouse £12/£21 Based on the short story of the same name by author Alan Sillitoe (Saturday and Night Sunday Morning), The...

Narbi Price, Untitled Kerbstone Painting (MJK) 91.5x122 Acrylic on Canvas (2012)

Painting – A Dialogue

Linda Pittwood considers the talks, discussions and tours at the Walker Art Gallery on contemporary painting, as part of this weekend’s John Moores Painting Prize summit … Artist Patrick Heron wrote in 1963: “Painting still has a...

Bryan Biggs with his work @ the Frieraum

Field Trip #16: Cologne

Artist, and Artistic Director at the Bluecoat, Bryan Biggs reports back from Cologne… There’s a joke going round in Germany at the moment about its Chancellor: ‘What does Angela Merkel do with her...

Forgotten, by Pete Clarke

Liverpool and Cologne: Non-Identical Twins

Bryan Biggs, artist and Artistic Director at the Bluecoat, reflects on Liverpool’s ongoing cultural links with Cologne following a recent visit to the Rhine city… Under the title Eight Days A Week, the...

Response @ Fallout Factory

Response @ Fallout Factory – Reviewed

Adam Scovell finds reasons to be optimistic about the Independents Biennial at Fallout Factory… There’s a wealth of independent shows and projects around this year’s Liverpool Biennial. With the official festival itself being...

Turner Monet Twombly: later paintings @ Tate Liverpool

Culture Diary w/c 22-10-2012

Monday – Dig! 6.30pm @ FACT Winner of the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, Dig! is the real life story of friendship and professional rivalry between Portland bands The...