08/11/2017
AND A 123 22 September 2017 — 5 November 2017 Artists: Nina Chua, Noel Clueit, Russell Hill, Maeve Rendle, David Rickard, Oliver Tirré and Lisa Watts

“It playfully suggests the potential magic of everyday objects…” AND A 123 – Reviewed

Jack Welsh finds mundane objects imbued with drama at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester… Lisa Watts is kneeling on the floor, slicing wine gums on a small plywood box. She pops them in her mouth before...

29/10/2017
Poster for Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Culture Diary w/c 30-10-2017

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! PICK OF THE WEEK:...

25/10/2017
C. H. R. Bailey, south perspective view. A New Cathedral, 1960, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 2017. All images courtesy liverpoolcatholic.org.uk

“Anxiety as captured in concrete”: A New Cathedral, 1960 – Reviewed

Ed Montana-Williams finds that the competition to design a new cathedral for Liverpool in 1960 received architectural ideas not of veneration, but of commemoration; referencing Cold War anxiety, rocket-like structures and concrete bunkers…...

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...

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