ASFF 2014

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 — Reviewed

Promoting avant-garde filmmaking, encouraging audience critique, and reminding us of the pure joy of a projector and popcorn,  ASFF injects fresh faith into our relationship with cinema, finds Joshua Potts… It’s barely midday,...

Cultures of Resistance (2010)

Power To The People: Liverpool Radical Film Festival

Independent and provocative, the Liverpool Radical Film Festival starts tonight: Maisie Ridgway picks her highlights… By its nature, the word ‘radical’ is transitional and all encompassing, referring to the departure from tradition towards innovation...

Calligrapher Wang Dongling -- Nordiska Akvarellmuseet (Nordic Watercolor Museum) 2014

Field Trip: Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Sweden

Joe Zhu acts as art assistant to performative calligrapher Wang Dongling in the stunning setting of the Nordic Watercolour Museum; taking the opportunity to consider the traditions of Chinese calligraphy and how it is being...

Friction Arts, Birmingham

Introducing: Friction Arts, Birmingham

Charlie Bailey investigates a small but vital force in South Birmingham’s art scene; committed to making contemporary art relevant to the people who live there… “We’re not interested in ‘trauma trawling’. Not in the...

TypeMotion, FACT, Liverpool 2014

Culture Diary w/c 10-11-2014

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday – Matisse: From Tate Modern and MoMA 6:30pm @ FACT, Liverpool – £10/8 The next best...

Rachel Weisz

Still The Outsider Looking In: Terence Davies In Conversation

Tonight, journalist Laura Brown interviews Britain’s greatest living film director live on stage. Here, she explains how Davies perfectly embodies the voice of the outsider, and why that is — still — so important…...

Tilda Swinton in The Last of England - Derek Jarman

In Profile: Derek Jarman’s The Last of England (1988)

An experimental and hypnotic film made with Super 8, Jarman’s The Last of England is a scathing attack on the state of Thatcherite Britain, homophobia and the treatment of AIDS victims, finds Adam Scovell… The late 1980s were...

Ballet School -- Playlist: 10 Best Winter Gigs In Liverpool

Playlist: 10 Best Winter Gigs In Liverpool

Silver Apples, John Grant, Flyte, Method Man… Heather Garner rounds up the best, critically-acclaimed live music gracing Liverpool’s venues this Winter… Out with the shorts and T-shirts, in with the scarves and woolly...

The Vacuum Cleaner - Ship of Fools, 2014; image courtesy Sophie Nathan. DaDaFest 2014

“I Always Avoided Referring To Disability In My Work, Because I Was Afraid To Seem Pitiful”: The Transformation Of DaDaFest

DaDaFest returns this week: bigger, better and with a confident shift in attitude. Jade French speaks to the director, curator and artists involved about what their work has to say about disability in its fullest...