19/10/2017
Police horses join The Army of Beauty in St Helens for Mark Storor's Baric: Have You Any Pull? 2017. Images courtesy the artist and Heart of Glass

“People congregate in shop fronts to catch a glimpse of the spectacle”: Mark Storor’s Baa Baa Baric

Jack Welsh joins bemused locals in St Helens to report on artist Mark Storor’s epic residency, Baa Baa Baric. Marking two years into his 12 year project for Heart of Glass, Welsh finds...

17/10/2017
New Blade Runner 2049 - still

Me, Replicant? The Cultural Impact Of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982)

How can Denis Villeneuve’s new Blade Runner 2049 live up to Ridley Scott’s original? A film that took Philip K Dick’s famous source novel, and went on to spawn its own mythology, as...

09/10/2017
rachaels_eyes-Voight-Kampff-slider

The Ultimate Test: Blade Runner & Voight-Kampff Cinema

What would happen if Blade Runner’s Voight-Kampff test – a polygraph-like machine used to determine its subject’s humanity – was applied to the cinematic form itself? Nik Glover dons his best Deckard trench...

09/10/2017
Manchester Left Writers at Castlefield

Critical, Much? Castlefield Gallery Calls For Critical Writers (D/L 25 Oct)

As they seek applications for their Spring 2018 Launch Pad exhibition, Bob Dickinson sings the praises of the Manchester-based, contemporary art gallery who love to work with writers… Castlefield Gallery’s Launch Pad exhibitions have...

05/10/2017
Sarah Corbett signing copies of her new book on Unbound: ‘How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest’. Courtesy Corbett

You’re Invited! How To Be A Craftivist Liverpool Book Launch 10 Oct

Feeling powerless? Interested in alternative forms of activism? Join us on the 10 October 2017 to discuss how Sarah Corbett of the Craftivist Collective is championing the art of gentle protest… If we want...

05/10/2017
Chris Marker's A Grin Without A Cat (1977)

“The concept of revolution is ubiquitous and urgent”: What’s Left? A Century In Revolution

What’s Left? A Century in Revolution at Tyneside Cinema Newcastle marks the centenary of the 1917 October Revolution in Russia. Mike Pinnington interviews programme curator Úna Henry to find out how the films examine global...

26/09/2017
Brown girl in the art world II, courtesy the artist Yung Reen

“It’s exhausting and it hurts”: Brown Girl In The Art World

In this poetic text and photography work, produced for The Royal Standard’s current exhibition, Black Blossoms, Rene Matić candidly describes her experiences as a contemporary artist and a Queer, woman of colour… Do you remember catching sight...

25/09/2017
Lubaina Himid: Warp and Weft, courtesy the artist and firstsite

Culture Diary w/c 25-09-2017

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the North of England and the rest of the UK – and most of it’s free! Monday – Exhibition Opening:...

21/09/2017
Still, Psychomania / The Death Wheelers (1973)

In Profile: Psychomania / The Death Wheelers (1973)

Ahead of its screening tonight, as part of Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia’s PZYK CINEMA, Aoife O’Brien profiles director Don Sharp’s hallucinatory, silly and sensory British horror film… Unveiling a programme of PZYK CINEMA back in August with...