ASFF 2015 opening night, York; courtesy Jim Poyner

“An event that embraces and is embraced by its location”: Aesthetica Short Film Festival — Reviewed

In its fifth year of rapid-fire programming, Jack Roe finds York’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival still pushing a welcoming, high quality offer – but is less impressed by the advertising category… Five years on and...

Thursday — Buzzcocks 7:30pm @ The Kazimier, Liverpool — £18.50

Culture Diary w/c 16-11-2015

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Tuesday — Talk Tuesday: Reality Exhibition With Art Historian Julie Robson 1pm @ Walker...

Jake and Dinos Chapman, Sad Presentiments of What Must Come to Pass (2003)

How Are You Feeling? Introducing: Broken Grey Wires

With an impressive group of collaborators — including Jeremy Deller, Ryan Trecartin and David Shrigley — Broken Grey Wires is opening up a dialogue around mental health via contemporary art. Mike Pinnington spoke to its artist/founder...

Antony Gormley: HORIZON II (2014), Carbon and casein on paper.

“Contemplate what it is to be human”: Antony Gormley’s Elemental — Reviewed

Although they may not be as instantly accessible as his Iron Men, an afternoon spent with Gormley’s Elemental drawings is time well spent, says Kellie Grogan… Antony Gormley uses art as a way to...

Super Slow Way: Pennine Lancashire.

“Why can’t great art happen here in Pennine Lancashire?” Introducing: Super Slow Way

There is much to get excited about along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, says Jack Welsh; here, he investigates a huge new arts programme being created — and facing multiple challenges — along...

Brief Encounter (1945)

Illicit Encounters: Love And Deception In Film

As BFI LOVE season presents a 70th anniversary celebration of David Lean’s paean to extra-marital activity and doomed romance, Brief Encounter (1945), Nik Glover takes a look at where love, marriage and deception...

Daniel Libeskind at LJMU School of Art and Design. Daniel Libeskind. Image courtesy Matt Thomas

“It doesn’t interest me just to build buildings…” The Big Interview: Daniel Libeskind

Referencing human experiences, Le Corbusier and deconstructivism (maybe): Alex Croll meets the architectural titan behind some of the world’s most empathetic buildings… Read through any brief biography of Daniel Libeskind — the man who created the new...

Kelley Stoltz

Culture Diary w/c 09-11-2015

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Tuesday – Palladian Striptease 7-8.40pm @ RIBA, London — £9/6.50 To coincide with their major new exhibition,...

The Martian - UI Screen Graphics by Territory Studio

What Is Good Design? Design How — Reviewed

Should user experience come at the expense of good design? And what is good design anyway? Phoebe Piper receives some unwelcome visions of the future at Design MCR festival… The coffee shop shelf: an everyday image...