Simon Armitage

“A Particular Kind Of Englishness”: Simon Armitage — Reviewed

Jennifer Tsai spends an evening with one of Britain’s foremost poets and enjoys deadpan delivery, romantic insecurity and a homage to the Pennine Watershed… In the intimate setting of the Everyman Theatre recently, I heard Simon...

Artwork created for No Homers Club: Artist Of The Month: Spudgun

Artist Of The Month: Spudgun

Ahoy hoy! Our latest Artist Of The Month unveils his Simpsons-inspired artwork for No Homers Club, his successful Secret 7″ submission and demystifies the reason behind his alter-ego. What’s not to like? What comes to...

Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr

Chemical Recall: Or, What Is Memory Without Photography?

At the Walker’s latest exhibition, C. James Fagan ponders how images serve as a stimulus for individual recollections of memory and history, and asks: are photography and film actually replacing our real memories? One of...

The Invaders Archive (2014) - Rebecca Chesney

On Being Out Of Place: The Artwork Of Rebecca Chesney

As part of our new publishing collaboration with In Certain Places, here art historian Rosemary Shirley discusses the concept of nature and ‘wildness’ — an interest she shares with artist Rebecca Chesney… According...

Jon Ronson. Image courtesy Emli Bendixen

“I was grappling with something that was truly horrifying” — The Big Interview: Jon Ronson (Part One)

He’s investigated psychopaths, extremists, and now the rise of public shaming online. Here, critically acclaimed journalist Jon Ronson speaks to us at length about his new book, how he feels about shaming a...

Kumiko The Treasure Hunter

Culture Diary w/c 13-04-2015

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday – Japanese Bookbinding Workshop 11am @ Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool – £10 (Booking Essential)...

Leonora Carrington, Tate Liverpool 2015

Strange Bedfellows: Carrington And Wilkes Reviewed

Heather Garner ventures into Tate Liverpool’s transformed fourth floor and finds a world of folklore and monsters of an equally engrossing and disturbing nature… At first viewing, Leonora Carrington and Cathy Wilkes appear to be...

Dave Pichilingi and crowd, GIT Awards 2015, image courtesy Keith Ainsworth

GIT Awards 2015 — Reviewed

Worth shouting about: Joshua Potts finds a distinct lack of scepticism and a great deal of energy and invention at this year’s Merseyside music award… Many things stand out from Saturday’s gathering of...

Thursday – Think Cinema Presents The Passion Of Jean Of Arc (1928) @ A Small Cinema, Liverpool -- £4/3

Culture Diary w/c 06-04-2015

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Tuesday — Artist Talks/The Royal Standard Studio Exchange 6-8pm @ NewBridge Books, Newcastle — FREE Part...