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Ann Cleeves: In Her Own Words

Bestselling crime writer and creator of the one-and-only DCI Vera Stanhope, Ann Cleeves talks about wickedness and evil in fiction, the bizarre circumstances that prompted her to start writing, and why killing off characters –...

Nicholas Galanin, Never Forget, 2021. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Lance Gerber_web

Sacred Return – Liverpool Biennial Announces Theme, Participating Artists, for 25th anniversary Edition

Liverpool Biennial has announced the theme and artist line-up for its 12th edition. Taking place at venues across the city from June to September 2023, this iteration – examining Liverpool’s past, present and future...


Michael Forbes: Blk this & Blk that… A State of Urgency – Reviewed

From racial politics to migration, history, and religion, Blk this & Blk that… A State of Urgency addresses a plethora of pertinent themes, finds Mike Pinnington… “May you live in interesting times” goes the old...

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Vampire Cinema
The First One Hundred Years

“Scary, sexy and pretty fucking cool.” With Christopher Frayling’s new book on the subject as his guide, Mike Pinnington takes a look at a century in vampire cinema… As a goth, I was a...

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Liverpool Sculpture Walk! Sunday 27 November 2022 (Sold Out)

Liverpool Sculpture Walk 13.30-15.30 GMT (2 hours) Sunday 27 November 2022 Location: Liverpool City Centre Language: English Cost: ‘Pay what you can’ tickets (£25, £10, £5 options) via PayPal (secure, immediate, see below). £25...


Playlist: Disquiet Club Residency #2 – Loss and Solace

“Maybe it’s time to live.” During desperate times, music can be a balm. In a moving playlist about loss, grief, schisms, and what’s left behind, Aaron Williams recounts how he has found solace...

Turner Prize 2022: Heather Phillipson: Rupture No 6: biting theblowtorched peach. Installation View at Tate Liverpool 2022. Photo: © Tate Photography (Matt Greenwood)

“Exhibition at the end of the world”: Turner Prize 2022 – Reviewed

Laura Robertson on the UK’s biggest contemporary art prize: back in Liverpool, once again, and lingering in the mind long after you’ve left Tate… Welcome back, Turner Prize! The conversation-starting exhibition rarely leaves London,...


The Big Interview – Mark Cousins

“When you make a work of art, you want people to have an experience.” Mike Pinnington speaks with filmmaker and writer Mark Cousins about Like a Huge Scotland, a new immersive film installation...

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Review: Space is the Place: Act 2 – A Transfigured Movement in Time

“The scenes that unfold are mysterious, baffling even.” Lorraine Bacchus gets to grips with psychomagic and ritual at Birkenhead’s Williamson Art Gallery… A 30-minute artists’ film can be quite a big ask of...