Culture Diary w/c 22-07-13

Monday – Tunabunny/Puzzle/10p Mixes/Karen Ablaze 8pm @ Mello Mello £3 Something you learn quickly writing regularly about music is don’t believe the hype trotted out in press releases by PRs and the like. Bearing...

Tom of Finland (detail)

Keep Your Timber Limber – Reviewed

A new exhibition of transgressive drawing at the ICA is a tour de force in skill and beefcake…  “Please be aware that this exhibition contains challenging imagery,” says a sign in the Institute...

The World's End

In Profile: Edgar Wright

With conclusion to ‘the Cornetto trilogy’, The World’s End in cinemas from Friday, we take a look at the ascendancy of its director, Edgar Wright…  “They haven’t seen each other in 20 years...

MIF Massive Attack v Adam Curtis, courtesy James Medcraft

Massive Attack v Adam Curtis – Reviewed

A hotly-anticipated highlight of this year’s Manchester International Festival, Mikey Stevenson was on hand for Massive Attack v Adam Curtis… In a disused train depot, we are surrounded on three-sides with huge translucent screens...

DLA Piper Series:Constellations @ Tate Liverpool

Culture Diary w/c 15-07-13

Monday – Little Shop of Horrors Director’s Cut 9pm @ FACT Frank Oz directs this darkly comic musical, starring Rick Moranis as Seymour, a timid florist’s assistant who discovers (surprise, surprise) that a...

The John Lennon Art and Design Building with Lennon logo; formerly the Art and Design Academy

Lennon Re-Brand: Inspired or Unimaginative?

Liverpool John Moores University are re-naming their Art Academy after its most famous son. Canny marketing to overseas students or a step backwards? Last week, LJMU announced that they were re-naming their Art...


Noise of Art Electric Nights – Previewed

What does the noise of art sound like? Head to the BFI this week and you might just find out… Where and when did electronic music first find its way into popular culture?...

Ana Cade

Mountains and Valleys: Ana Cade

James Hampson considers a new illustration show at Arena Studios, and speaks to the artist behind it…  The Baltic Triangle is a pocket of town known for throwing up bits of bohemian artistry...

Roderick Maclaclan's Single Sage Seconda

Culture Diary w/c 08-07-13

Monday – Wirral Festival of Firsts various venues Opening on Saturday just gone and billed as the “largest festival of arts, culture and music” on the other side of the water, 2013 marks the...