Nevalyashka Dolls (1958), Courtesy GRAD and Moscow Design Museum

Culture Diary w/c 16-06-2014

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Tuesday – Explore Grayson Perry 1pm @ Walker Gallery, Liverpool — FREE Join curator Pauline Rushton for...

Reactor Halls E11: The Dark Horse Moving Picture Show Photo: Julian Hughes

Reactor Halls: The Dark Horse Moving Picture Show

Sex dolls, The Sooty Show and super 8: Richard Whitby gets sucked into a nightmarish version of children’s TV in Nottingham’s newest arts space… Featuring works by Jennet Thomas, Paul Tarragó and Leo Chadburn...

Black Dogs

“I think we work best in places that are a bit weird”: Happy Birthday Black Dogs

As the irrepressible and socially engaged art collective celebrate 10 years, will they ever stop challenging the arts system? Linda Pittwood finds out… A non-profit, evolving, critical art collective hailing from Leeds, Black Dogs...

Much Ado About Nothing, Globe on Tour, 2014, Emma Pallant

Much Ado About Calderstones

Now that Calderstones Mansion’s brand new Garden Theatre is open for business, it’s the perfect place to enjoy some outdoor Shakespeare, says Rachael Jones… Shakespeare comes to Calderstones Mansion House this week as...


Field Trip: Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

Gravestone voyeurs, soup can deliveries and time capsules: Jose Diaz spends one glittering evening at the Andy Warhol Museum’s 20th Anniversary Gala… Last month I found myself with an invitation to visit Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the...

Tony, Dazzle Ship - image courtesy Pete Goodbody

In Pictures: The Making Of The Dazzle Ship

Sci-fi sculpture park: we climb aboard Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Dazzle Ship to meet the people involved in bringing it to life… Venezuelan kinetic and op-artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, well-known for his wild, immersive experimentations with colour, unveils...

Be the bird that gets the worm at IFB 2014

Be The Bird That Gets The Worm At IFB 2014

International Festival of Business (IFB2014) still a mystery? Creative and digital business network Kin shares its top tips for getting involved and making the most out of what’s on offer… You’ve probably heard a lot...

Art Everywhere

Art Everywhere: A Missed Opportunity?

Curator Tom Emery argues that the return of Art Everywhere is destined to fade into the background… After launching last year, giant public exhibition Art Everywhere is set to makes its return from 21 July to 31 August...

The Slits' Viv Albertine

Culture Diary w/c 09-06-2014

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Tuesday — Oberhausen on Tour: Artist Film and Video 2013 6.20pm @ Cornerhouse, Manchester — £8/6...