02/04/2015
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...

02/04/2015
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...

01/04/2015
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...

31/03/2015
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2015)

Culture Diary w/c 30-03-2015

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Wednesday — Exhibition Opens: Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986 10am-4pm @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park — FREE...

31/03/2015
Ahmedabad ni Gufa (Gujarati for cave)

Field Trip: Gujarat, ‘The Jewel Of The West’, India

Turner Prize nominees, graffiti and Gandhi: Emma Sumner finds this and more as she continues her introductory guide to the art spaces of India, this time stopping off at the so-called ‘Jewel of the West’…...

27/03/2015
Katriona Beales (UK), White Matter, 2015 - FACT Liverpool

‘The Invisible Hand’ Of Group Therapy: Mental Distress In A Digital Age

Helping hands, hands to hold, and being in the wrong hands: Deborah Laing finds a reoccurring theme in FACT’s new exhibition about metal distress that leads her into a simultaneously unsettling and empowering environment… FACT’s new exhibition Group...

26/03/2015
#beacritic with LJMU, Arts Council England and The Double Negative Magazine

#BeACritic With Tim Marlow! Applications Now Open

Serious about becoming a published arts writer? We announce Round Two of our annual competition – with the Royal Academy’s Tim Marlow — and ask you to step up and #BeACritic… We are...

24/03/2015
Stranger Than Paradise (1984) & Discussion 6.30pm @ Fredericks, Liverpool -- FREE

Culture Diary w/c 23-03-2015

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Tuesday — Private View: Work From the Collections #3: Jocelyn Herbert and Samuel Beckett (On Until 10...

23/03/2015
Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960)

In Profile: Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960)

“I’m not against the police; I’m just afraid of them”: Adam Scovell analyses one of Hitchcock’s most famous thrillers through the lens of the director’s personal fear of authority… There is little doubt that Alfred...