15/10/2019
Books

“There is no one ‘Spirit of the North’” – The Return of the Portico Prize

What, if such a thing exists, is the ‘spirit of the North’? Joe Fenn on the vexed question, and return of the Portico Prize, which asks its entrants to capture exactly that…  A...

14/10/2019
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Culture Diary w/c 14-10-2019

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 – In:Visible Women...

08/10/2019
Ben Johnson, The Liverpool Cityscape

Dreams and Ideologies – Architecture: Fashion and Folly

With the RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture announced this evening, Kenn Taylor reflects on how the passage of time tends to weigh heavily on the popularity – or otherwise – of a building… I once...

02/10/2019
Present Tense. Publish by The Double Negative, 2019.

You’re Invited! Present Tense Book Launch: 30 October 2019 (Book Now)

We’re having a book party and you’re invited! * WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2019 AT 18.30–19.30, TATE LIVERPOOL, ALBERT DOCK, L3 4BB * WELCOME AND THANK YOU TO ALL KICKSTARTER PATRONS WHO BOUGHT EARLY...

02/10/2019
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Healing The Horror: A Serene Reading of Ari Aster’s Midsommar (2019)

Christopher Burns takes a breath after all the cathartic screaming and communal burning to analyse this year’s hit horror – as the 171-minute directors cut, DVD and Blu-ray are released… [WARNING: contains spoilers] Has...