10/08/2016
Utopia Deferred exhibition: Mandy Payne, Looking Forward Looking Back

Utopia Deferred? Paul Collinson & Mandy Payne On Depicting The Perfect World

An impossible dream, or an ideal worth striving for? To mark Corke Gallery’s Utopia Deferred exhibition, C. James Fagan speaks to two of the exhibiting painters about the concept of paradise… Painter Paul...

09/08/2016
Work: Teddy Gray's confectionery manufacturer, by Martin Parr (2010)

In Pictures: Martin Parr’s Work And Leisure

To mark their new Martin Parr exhibition, Firstsite’s Director Sally Shaw interprets his unique satirical take on British culture; spanning 40 years and 300 photographs, and documenting the underbelly of British life before...

08/08/2016
Cheap Thrills Presents... The Notorious Bettie Page (2005) 7.30pm @ Liverpool Small Cinema -- £4/5

Culture Diary w/c 08-08-2016

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts, design, film and music listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday –  Sid And Nancy (1986) Reissue @ Limited Venues...

27/07/2016
Live Import/Live Export: Whiskey Chow. All images courtesy Jesse Shen 2016

“He is naked and covered in paint, like a living De Kooning”: Live Import/Live Export — Reviewed

At Liverpool Biennial Fringe, and bombarded by a throng of artists, C. James Fagan tries to differentiate between performances in a hot and cavernous Victorian reservoir… It’s humid, and I’m sweaty. These are my twin concerns as...

26/07/2016
Feature film Adult Life Skills (2016), starring Jodie Whittaker

“Failure lets you progress”: Creative England Live’s Northern Lights Conference — Reviewed

Pitching, bribery and creative failure: BAFTA-nominated directors and national funding bodies share some candid advice on all areas of filmmaking, finds Kirsty Fitzpatrick, at Creative England’s latest (free) conference… I was instantly fond...

25/07/2016
Jess Johnson: Eclectrc Panoptic

Culture Diary w/c 25-07-2016

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts, design, film and music listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday — National Theatre Live’s Encore Series: One Man, Two...

19/07/2016
Krzysztof Wodiczko at FACT, for Liverpool Biennial 2016. Photo courtesy Rob Battersby

“Nervously looking forward”: Liverpool Biennial’s Flashback Episode — Reviewed

Toying with the past whilst tied to a painful present: Maja Lorkowska reviews one of Liverpool Biennial’s six episodes and finds war veterans, celestial beings and young protesters… If art’s role is to challenge rigid definitions,...

18/07/2016
Blue Dots Festival @ Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire

Culture Diary w/c 18-07-2016

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts, design, film and music listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Wednesday – Exhibition Opens: Miseratione non Mercede 6-9pm @ Copperfield...

18/07/2016
Wysing Polyphonic 2016. All images courtesy Mike Cameron for Wysing Polyphonic

In Pictures: Wysing Polyphonic

With whistling, drone, choral ensembles, improv jazz and spoken word on the menu — plus no electronics to be seen – Wysing Art Centre’s annual art and music festival in Cambridge has built up a reputation...