Computer art slide, at Manchester School of Art’s historic Visual Resources Centre

What Is Art School For?

As questions about contemporary art education abound — from the Houses of Parliament to artists’ studios — Liz Mitchell asked key art school representatives across the UK what they thought. The response was an unexpectedly impassioned debate, centred...

The Bogus Woman 7pm @ Unity Theatre, Liverpool – £12 / £10 Concession

Culture Diary w/c 28-09-2015

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday – Life (2015) 1.30/4/6.30/9pm @ FACT, Liverpool — £9/10 Anton Corbijn’s portrait of...

Tim Marlow #beacritic 2015

WATCH: “A really valuable insight for young critics” — #BeACritic 2015

Watch how our #BeACritic campaign has impacted aspiring arts writers so far… Earlier last year, our #BeACritic project saw the Royal Academy’s Tim Marlow travel to Liverpool to share invaluable advice with 15 aspiring...

Brian Sewell (1931-2015); image courtesy the Guardian

To Be A Critic?

As we say goodbye to Brian Sewell, Laura Harris asks what it means to be a critic: from the pages of first century literary criticism, to the pages of 21st century newspapers… Brian Sewell...

C-Art 2015, Cumbria, UK

Art In Extraordinary Cumbrian Places: C-Art 2015

Amy Thomas visits the festival unifying artists all over the Cumbrian countryside — to sell art, meet tourists and showcase an extraordinary landscape… For two weeks this September, Cumbria is opening its doors...

Iconic British space-psych pioneers SPIRITUALIZED

Playlist: Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia

With space-rock legends Spiritualized heading up this year’s festival, Joseph Viney looks into the other highlights alt-music fans can expect from ’the great psychedelic capital of Europe’… Yes indeed it’s that time of year again. No,...

Harris Museum, 'Harris Flights' intervention, Preston

Join Us At Our Next North-West Writers’ Meet & Greet! 28 October 2015

Writer? Blogger? Journalist? Publication? Join us, Blaze Arts, Creative Tourist and friends for our next meet and greet! We’ve long been of the mind that there’s strength in numbers. That having friends —...

The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead 7.30pm @ Everyman Theatre, Liverpool – £12-£22

Culture Diary 21-09-2015

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Tuesday – Exhibition Opening: Robert Irwin 6-8pm @ White Cube Gallery, Bermondsey, London – FREE...

Marshmallow Laser Feast, Laser Forest

The Big Interview: Marshmallow Laser Feast

If you go down to the woods today… you’ll find the latest in virtual reality experiences with digital art pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast… When you’re about to interview one of your favourite artists,...