David Hockney at the Walker Art Gallery

Culture Diary w/c 07-10-13

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool, London and Manchester… Monday – The Laboratory presents… #shuttersocial 6.30pm @ District FREE Are you handy with a smartphone? Or a...

Adam Best Jessica Hardwick - Crime & Punishment (c) Tim Morozzo

Crime and Punishment – Reviewed

Can a literary classic tell us about the times in which we live? James Hanks considers Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece, Crime and Punishment… Chris Hannan’s adaptation and, former Assistant Director at the RSC, Dominic Hill’s unwavering direction...


Field Trip: Sketches From Venice

In the first part of three, Ruth Dillon recounts a trip full of soul and fuelled by espresso, to the Venice Biennale… How can one write without reflection or inspiration? What inspires? People?...

Video: 5 Minutes With... Primitive London

WATCH: 5 Minutes With…
Primitive London

We spend 5 minutes (ish) with artist network Primitive London, to talk about surveillance, parties and Abandon Normal Devices Festival 2013… Andrew and Henry are two artists behind Primitive, an ever-evolving group of...

Mark Kermode

The Big Interview: Mark Kermode

Ahead of the release of his forthcoming book, we caught up with the Observer’s new film critic, Mark Kermode… Kermode on: his new book, Hatchet Jobs: Love Movies, Hate Critics When I started...


AND Festival – Previewed

Back in Liverpool for 2013, festival of new media Abandon Normal Devices is a more focused affair…   Founded in 2009 Abandon Normal Devices (more commonly known as AND Festival) is the multi-disciplinary...