31/07/2019
A Spider’s Wit: Tomás Saraceno’s In Orbit. Illustration by Nina Hanz

A Spider’s Wit: Tomás Saraceno’s In Orbit

Suspended in an arachnophobia-inducing presentation of engineering, architecture and science, Nina Hanz recalls a summer’s worth of nightmares… I didn’t always have a fear of spiders. I remember one week in particular when the gauzy canopy...

29/07/2019
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Culture Diary w/c 29-07-2019

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 loads of it’s free! Monday – The Vinyl...

26/07/2019
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“It throws into sharp relief society’s polarisation.” Buffer Zones – Reviewed

Amid the announcement of a new Prime Minister, Vote Leave revelations and Netflix data-mining doc, The Great Hack, for an exhibition at Salford’s Paradise Works, timely isn’t the word…   Cambridge Analytica, the Windrush...

22/07/2019
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Culture Diary w/c 22-07-2019

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 loads of it’s free! Monday – Circulation Metaphor...

22/07/2019
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You’re Invited! Liverpool Summer Sculpture Walk 28 July 2019

*Extra release of limited ‘pay what you can’ tickets available! All welcome! Wear comfy shoes!* >>PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON EVENTBRITE, CLICK HERE<< ‘Perhaps public artworks are created knowing they will be relinquished to external forces:...

19/07/2019
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“A quick, but rich dose of strange fiction.” The Big Interview: Adam Scovell

Adam Scovell’s melancholic debut novel Mothlight is rife with the impressions left by place and circumstance, and the tricks memories play. Here, Mike Pinnington talks to the author about the threads running through...

19/07/2019
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Adam Scovell: On Mothlight

Earlier this year, author and academic Adam Scovell’s debut novel Mothlight was published. A “story of grief, memory and the price of obsession”, it is a deep dive into place, identity and the uncanny...

17/07/2019
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Slow Violence: Madiha Aijaz at
Nelson Library

Amid government cuts and ambivalence, Jacob Bolton finds hope and the means to keep public spaces alive in a new presentation of Madiha Aijaz’s work… Nelson library is busy. At the computers there...

11/07/2019
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Comment: Post-Horror? Give Audiences More Credit

As Midsommar and Don’t Look Now hit UK cinemas, Mike Pinnington applauds the horror film that breaks free of genre constraints… I get where people are coming from when they talk about ‘post-horror’, ‘elevated horror’...

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