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Art, Life & Mental Health – In Conversation with Across the Pond

Our mental health is increasingly on the agenda, but the dialogue needs to continue should awareness, effective care – and destigmatisation – prevail. Mike Pinnington speaks to the co-founders of new international arts...

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In Pictures: Tell It Like It Is, Liverpool, 1978-80

They’ve been gathering dust under a bed for forty years. Now, over 100 photographs of Liverpool are forming part of a new exhibition at Open Eye Gallery and a series of creative workshops. Artist Ian Clegg...


Peninsula – Final Part in South Korean Zombie Trilogy Lacks Bite

In the midst of a pandemic, a new addition to the zombie canon can’t help but feel timely. But, asks Mike Pinnington, does TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA stand out from the horde?   In...

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Culture Diary – On Our Radar

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events looks a little different. Gone for now is the strict(ish) adherence to daily openings/closings – we’re keeping it simple with what’s on...

Lubaina Himid, NML, Walker Art Gallery. Images by Gareth Jones

“Developing more representative art collections could not be more urgent”:
Dr Anjalie Dalal-Clayton on the need to diversify the narrative

Art institutions in the North-West of England have been pivotal in exhibiting Black British artists over the decades, writes Dr Anjalie Dalal-Clayton. So why do our public art collections remain so white? It’s time for...


Smoke & Mirrors: Cars, Photography and Dreams of the Open Road

At once iconic and anachronistic, cars remain “vehicles for our deepest hopes, dreams and desires.” We invited author Adam Hay-Nicholls to talk us through a selection of key images from his new book, Smoke...

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What I Do When I Don’t Know What To Do: Nicholas Mortimer on Mixtape Pedagogy

How do you overcome creative block? Designer Nicholas Mortimer talks Yin Ying Kong through his process in this audio love-letter to the mixtape… In October 2017, I was a third-year design student at Goldsmiths University, back in class...