Sir Peter Blake has dazzled a Mersey Ferry as part of the WW1 centenary, co-commissioned by Liverpool Biennial,  14-18 NOW and Tate Liverpool Photo: Mark McNulty

Prepare To Be Dazzled

Sir Peter Blake’s Dazzle Ferry set sail today off the banks of the River Mersey. Heather Garner found her sea legs and discovered a joyous — and ever-so-slightly bonkers — artwork that brings history...

Nick Bagnall’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Nick Bagnall’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream — Reviewed

Jospeh Viney gives new associate director Nick Bagnall top marks for setting his adaptation in the confines of a public school… Would it be trite to say that Nick Bagnall’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream...

Maud Sutler’s image of Guyanese poet Grace Nichols (detail)

Picture The Poet — Reviewed

How do you aesthetically capture the poet’s imagination? Leanne Rimmer visits the National Portrait Gallery’s touring exhibition in Preston to find out… On arrival at the Harris Museum to see Picture the Poet, my...