23/03/2020
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, 2005, MUBI

Self-Isolation Culture Special: Free Film, Music, Art, Essays, Books and More

Welcome to the strange new normal – how are you doing? If you’re anything like us, the constant reporting of all things Coronavirus (COVID-19) is taking its toll. With huge numbers of us...

17/03/2020
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The Lighthouse and Bait: Striving for Authenticity in Narrative Cinema

“There is tension between the real and the virtual, the authentic and the simulated.” Lee Ashworth searches for the authentic in the choppy waters of narrative cinema… The Lighthouse (2019) is one of...

09/03/2020
Installation view_ Jonathan Baldock, Facecrime, solo exhibition, Camden Arts Centre, London,2019. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photo_ Luke Walker (4) (1)

Culture Diary w/c 09-03-2020

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 – New Writings:...

02/03/2020
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Culture Diary w/c 02-03-2020

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 – Animation: The...

19/02/2020
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964), Japanese horizontal one sheet Kazuo Kamimura (2)

French New Wave: A Revolution in Design – Reviewed

Much has been written about the French New Wave, but what of the posters created in response to the movement? Mike Pinnington investigates a new book dedicated to designs as innovative as the...

17/02/2020
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Culture Diary w/c 17-02-2020

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 – Fail Better...

13/02/2020
Stephen Clarke, UCSD library, 1987

Truth and Memory: Stephen Clarke – San Diego Topographics

How do we separate truth from memory? Should we try? A pair of recently published photo books from Stephen Clarke poses intriguing questions about the passage of time, finds Mike Pinnington…  Time does...

10/02/2020
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Culture Diary w/c 10-02-2020

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 – Johanna Unzueta:...

05/02/2020
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Now, Then and Tomorrow:
A Postcard From Liverpool

With the UK’s shambolic withdrawal from the EU finally confirmed, we look at the role Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture Award played in the city’s 21st Century renaissance… In Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery there...

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