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Art Turning Left — Previewed

A new exhibition at Tate Liverpool seeks to identify links between art and left-wing ideas, finds Fred Johnson… There is a long-enduring image in popular culture and political satire of the liberal leftie...

John Waters

Scandalous: John Waters

John Waters is a director synonymous with controversy. Mike Pinnington examines a career in scandal… He’s been called many things: the King of Bad Taste, the Sultan of Sleaze, Prince of Puke; perhaps...

John Waters

Culture Diary w/c 04-11-13

Tuesday – Cutie and the Boxer 6pm @ FACT “Cutie hates Bullie,” says Ushio. “No, Cutie loves Bullie so much,” replies Ushio Shinohara’s wife, Noriko. Cutie and the Boxer is a documentary about...

1984 © Tristram Kenton

1984 – Reviewed

Amid the realities of wikileaks and spying on allies at the highest levels, Orwell’s dystopian vision seems pertinent as ever, says Fred Johnson… What to expect of a new adaptation of Orwell’s famous, politically...

Temple of Play, Frieze

In Review: Frieze 2013

Frieze veteran Sarah Creed visits 2013′s iteration and finds some green shoots of change for the good… 2013 marked the 11th edition of the Frieze Art Fair in London. Containing 152 of the...

Headlong theatre company's new production of George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984

1984: Is George Orwell Still Relevant?

In light of a new stage adaptation, Fred Johnson analyses present day surveillance and proposes that the reality isn’t as awful as Orwell made it out to be… George Orwell’s novel 1984, first published in 1949,...

Manchester Contemporary/Buy Art Fair

The Manchester Contemporary/Buy Art Fair 2013 — Reviewed

Art fair novice and Fine Art student Maja Lorkowska asks: what makes art ‘sellable’? And does that make it great art? As an art fair novice, I felt my way carefully through The...


Culture Diary w/c 28-10-13

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool, London and Manchester… PICK OF THE WEEK: Tuesday – 1984 7.30pm @ the Liverpool Playhouse £12-£23 A play performed in 2013...

Benedict Cumberbatch (Assange) and Daniel Brühl (Berg) in The Fifth Estate

WikiLeaks: The Fifth Estate
Vs We Steal Secrets

Two films about the whistleblowing website Wikileaks were released this year – a documentary and a thriller. But which comes out on top? We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (July 2013), director Alex...