14/06/2024
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On 2001: A Space Odyssey

“It remains a masterpiece of epic proportions.” Mike Pinnington does a deep-dive into Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, which is back in cinemas this weekend – 60 years after the director had wondered...

12/06/2024
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This Town: Working Class Cultures on TV

Just 8% of people in film and TV identify as being from a working-class background. Can better, more nuanced representation on screen help? Kenn Taylor on Stephen Knight’s This Town… Dante (Levi Brown)...

10/06/2024
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Culture Diary w/c 10-06-2024

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from across Liverpool and beyond… Monday – Goat Girl Album Launch & Signing 12.30pm @ the Jacaranda Club, Liverpool – £Various An early one for...

07/06/2024
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Thy Race is Run – Apocalypse Now?

Why are we so drawn, perhaps increasingly so, to visions of the apocalypse? Mike Pinnington, via a variety of mediums – from poetry to gaming – interrogates our seemingly endless appetite for the end…  “We...

03/06/2024
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Culture Diary w/c 03-06-2024

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from across Liverpool and beyond… Monday – Exhibition Continues: You Get A Car [Everybody Gets a Car] Resolve Collective @ Tate Liverpool + RIBA...

31/05/2024
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S is for Science Fiction

“Genre boundaries are constantly shifting and being challenged.” Mike Pinnington asks: what is science fiction? What is Science Fiction? My response to this is that I know it when I see it (or,...

31/05/2024
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Introducing: Science Fiction Collections Curator Thomas Dillon

Thomas Dillon, Science Fiction Collections Curator at the University of Liverpool, talks us through the largest catalogued collection of science fiction materials in Europe… Hi Thomas. Tell us about the University of Liverpool’s Science Fiction Collections...

29/05/2024
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A Dreamlike Quality of Unreality – The Many Afterlives of Anna May Wong

How to parse affection for the classics of old Hollywood with the many micro-aggressions and bare-faced instances of racism committed against actors of colour? Mike Pinnington considers a pair of exhibitions that walk...

27/05/2024
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Culture Diary w/c 27-05-2024

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from across Liverpool and beyond… Monday – Exhibition Continues (until 31 May): Life at Arena 12-4pm @ Bridewell Studios & Gallery, Liverpool – FREE Exhibition showcasing...

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