15/02/2016
Rise 1 (detail), 1968 © Bridget Riley -- Courtesy Karsten Schubert London

Culture Diary w/c 15-02-2016

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday – New Art West Midlands 10am-5pm @ Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery – FREE...

12/02/2016
Jennet Thomas' The Unspeakable Freedom Device at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, hosted by The Exhibition Centre for the Life and Use of Books, Manchester

“The problems of that time remain unresolved”: The Unspeakable Freedom Device — Reviewed

Jennet Thomas transports C. James Fagan back to the Thatcher years: a time of nuclear scares, managed decline and milk snatching… Thatcher! Thatcher! Milk snatcher! This chant has resonance with me, as Margaret...

11/02/2016
Trumbo (2015)

American Maverick Or Red Menace? Trumbo (2015) — Reviewed

Jay Roach’s new film about Dalton Trumbo, says Adrian Challis, is a chance to shed light on a period of American anti-Communist history that we would rather forget… Perhaps unlike most people, I...

09/02/2016
Robert Longo Untitled (Joe) 1981

Where Have I Seen This Before? Robert Longo’s Men In The Cities

What makes a pop culture icon? Mike Pinnington on the serendipity of Robert Longo’s most influential – and most imitated – work… Walking past Untitled (Joe) 1981 as it was being installed on the second floor of Tate Liverpool,...

09/02/2016
Bubny Railway Station, Prague

Field Trip: The Culture Of Golden Prague

Emma Sumner appreciates sauerkraut, the human body and dystopian fiction during a recent trip to Prague… The beautifully preserved city of Prague has a complex history; it has witnessed declarations of independence, Nazi control,...

08/02/2016
Monday -- Vinyl Station: Blackstar By David Bowie 6.30-8pm @Metal Culture, Liverpool -- FREE

Culture Diary w/c 08-02-2016

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday — Vinyl Station: Blackstar By David Bowie 6.30-8pm @Metal Culture, Liverpool – FREE Listen...

04/02/2016
Cindy Sherman, born 1954 Untitled Film Still #48 1979, reprinted 1998 Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper 710 x 955 mm   © Cindy Sherman. Image courtesy Tate.

Cindy Sherman: Mining The Celluloid Landscape

On display as part of Tate Liverpool’s current exhibition An Imagined Museum, C. James Fagan analyses the dreamlike, uneasy quality of Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Still #48… The 20th century was one of...

03/02/2016
Veracity by Julieann O’Malley (2015) as part of Liverpool Provocations; all courtesy credit Mark McNulty

“Forcing me into self-interrogation”: Veracity/Liverpool Provocations — Reviewed

Lesley Taker is led to a secret location to encounter live surveillance, George Orwell and an exploration of our mediated existence… A Friday afternoon, straight from the office with a very busy brain, seems to...

02/02/2016
Laura Robertson at Nourishment, Art For Hull, 2015

WATCH: The Double Negative On Channelling Your Inner Critic — Art For Hull

Watch artists, activists, designers, filmmakers, writers and cultural instigators – including our editor — talk about their work, origins and motivations… Our editor Laura Robertson recently travelled to Hull to reflect on her own experiences...