Still from Dear Esther gameplay, courtesy The Chinese Room

Culture Diary Special: Things To Do In January 2018

January’s boring, right? Wrong! Fear not, friends: there’s an abundance of exciting events to enjoy across the UK in the first month of 2018… Monday, 1 January – Manchester Camerata: The New Year’s Day Viennese...

Wu Tsang, Under Cinema, 2017. Image by Jon Barraclough

“Dreamlike and deeply poetic…” Wu Tsang: Under Cinema

The 2018 Hugo Boss Prize nominee comes to Liverpool with two cinematic installations: a world premiere and an inquisitive UK-first. Mike Pinnington reviews Wu Tsang’s docu/art/pop mash-up, Under Cinema… I first came across the...

Edmund Clark, In Place of Hate (2017). Detail. Image courtesy of Edmund Clark, Ikon and Flowers Gallery.

Culture Diary w/c 04-12-2017

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! Tuesday – Christmas Lectures...


“Artists should be in cities and cities need artists…” Introducing: Paradise Works, Salford

Laura Robertson speaks to Hilary Jack about what it’s taken to establish a brand new art space on the Manchester-Salford border – slap-bang in the middle of a major studio crisis… My Uber...

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“A one-woman imperial gesture…” In Profile: Maria Kulikovska

How would you feel if soldiers used your sculptures as target practice, during an occupation of your home country? Tom Emery meets Ukrainian artist Maria Kulikovska during a residency in Liverpool, and finds out...

Ko Sin Tung (Hong Kong), 24 Tubes 24 (2015), as exhibited in Polyrhythmia

Culture Diary w/c 27-11-2017

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 – Talk: How...

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Mary Reid Kelley And Patrick Kelley: We Are Ghosts

Lauren Barnes, Assistant Curator at Tate Liverpool, tells us how the cartoon-like characters, bawdy sense of humour, and handmade props and sets of artists Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley correct, complicate and retell existing narratives…...


“Abandoned and neglected memorials”: Mccoy Wynne’s The Other Self

In an essay by Julia García Hernández, photographers Stephen McCoy and Stephanie Wynne are seen to channel obsolete trig points and ruins in barren landscapes… The project Triangulation is made up of two types of picture: a...

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The Geopolitics Of The Humble Christmas Pud & Other Highlights From Design & Empire [Working Title]

We take a look at four artists converging this weekend for an ambitious Liverpool Biennial-led programme: people whose ideas jab and nudge at the power structures and politics left over from the former...