Jane Weaver

Playlist: GIT Award Shortlist 2015

With some of the excellent shortlist already signed to Domino, XL and Heavenly Recordings, do we really need the Get Into This Award? Joshua Potts considers Merseyside’s music scene now… As Sound City climbs a...

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Capstone Classics: See Indian Culture In A Different Light

A new monthly film club from the Capstone Theatre and Milapfest is bringing the best of Indian cinema to Liverpool audiences. And it’s about time, says Adam Scovell… In a series of world cinema events organised...

Whitworth Art Gallery -- Image by Alan Williams

We Fell In Love Again: The Whitworth — Reviewed

Calling for us to ‘fall in love again’ this Valentines Day, the Whitworth Art Gallery is opening its doors after a major £15m redevelopment. But did our first date go off with a...

UK Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015: Wolfgang Buttress design

Reintroducing Darkness And Mystery Into Lighting Design: Chris Lowe

Lighting designer Chris Lowe tells Elisa Artesero what it’s like creating the UK’s Milan Expo pavilion, his love of Tungsten lamps and Guerrilla Lighting, and why we’re more creative in the dark… 2015 is the International Year...

PICK OF THE WEEK: Saturday – Opening Weekend @ The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester -- FREE

Culture Diary w/c 09-02-2015

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday — Madlove Gathering 2 5.30pm @ FACT, Liverpool — FREE (booking recommended: email emily.gee@fact.co.uk)  ‘If...

Lost Minutes 2015, Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Daydream Believer: Lost Minutes At The Unity Theatre

A beautiful live music and digital art collaboration, Lost Minutes will change the way you experience daydreams, says Laura Robertson… The first thing that you notice upon meeting Friend or Foe Collective is laughter. They’re constantly...

Happiness (2013)

FutureEverything 2015 — The Highlights

“Is it even possible to get more hip to the twenty-teens than this?” Bruce Sterling of WIRED magazine asked this time last year, looking ahead to FutureEverything Festival 2014. Yes, it is Bruce....

Ji Liu 2015

“In the composer’s mind, all the emotional feelings are hidden between the notes”: Ji Liu

A fashionista, a breakdancer… and an internationally acclaimed pianist and composer? Jennifer Tsai meets a young musician trying to work out who he is whilst soaring the heights of fame… On a cold...

Image courtesy artist Jack Welsh (detail), BamBamBam 2015

Culture Diary w/c 02-02-2015

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday — MASTERCLASS: Matthew Darbyshire 7pm @ Zabludowicz Collection, London — FREE (booking recommended) A free week-long...