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
The Breakfast Club

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...

03/02/2020
Yelena Popova Keepsafe (I and II) design for two Jacquard woven tapestries 2019.web

Culture Diary w/c 03-02-2020

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 – Isobel Campbell...

29/01/2020
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Time & Space: On Being a Gallery Invigilator

“You are both a font and a target.” Stephen Curtis reflects on his time as a gallery assistant, which affords philosophical freedom while also making you a magnet for the pedantic, and those...

27/01/2020
DIRECTOR: AGNÈS VARDA, JR STARRING: AGNÈS VARDA, JR, JEAN-PAUL BEAUJON, AMAURY BOSSY RUNNING TIME: 94 MINUTES CERTIFICATE: 12A

Culture Diary w/c 27-01-2020

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 – Continuing: Manchester...

24/01/2020
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The Reliquary of the (Late) 20th century: Mark Leckey’s O’ Magic Power of Bleakness

What happens when a totem of working class life and culture is recreated in an elite palace for art? Kenn Taylor reflects on Mark Leckey’s journey from Wirral underpass to the pinnacle of...

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