A Clockwork Orange at the Everyman, Liverpool; photographs by Brian Roberts

“You could very easily do a version based in Liverpool with a bunch of lads in North Face jackets”: Nick Bagnall On A Clockwork Orange


Beautiful violence and poetic lewdness: Everyman Director Nick Bagnall talks to Joseph Viney about letting Anthony Burgess’ Droogs out to play… What’s it going be then, eh? A brand new stage adaptation of A Clockwork...

LexiconPhoto Credit: The Other Richard

The Big Interview: Tom Rack, NoFit State Circus


How do contemporary performers make circus more current whilst paying homage to its history? Circus director Tom Rack talks about how NoFit State have been juggling (excuse the pun) cutting edge rigging and creative...


A Tale Of Two Dystopias: Sam Meech’s Apocalypse In Barrow And Manchester


Imagine, in 1000 years time, if fidget spinners were the only surviving relics of human civilisation? Artist Sam Meech imagines a post-digital future inspired by apocalyptic fiction and lost industries, finds Joe Fenn… As the setting for an...

Mark Rothko, 1903–1970 Light Red Over Black 1957 Oil paint on canvas 2306 x 1527 x 38 mm Tate. Purchased 1959 © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/DACS 2018

30 Years/30 Works: Ken Simons On Exploring The Unseen At Tate Liverpool


Ken Simons joined Tate as an Art Handler in London 43 years ago, and moved to Tate Liverpool for the gallery’s opening in 1988. Responsible for handling and installing the national collection of...


In Pictures: The Mind Map Presents Going Through The Emotions


A superb online mental health resource, The Mind Map launches in Liverpool this week with an exhibition featuring collage, photography and drawing from Billy Childish, Jamie Reid, Comics Youth and more. Mind Map...


In Pictures: Pete Carr’s Portraits Of Port Sunlight


Merseyside photographer Pete Carr has been documenting life in Port Sunlight for the past year – capturing funny, honest images from inside residents’ homes, as a way to understand how tourists see this chocolate-box, Grade...

Banthology: Stories From Unwanted Nations

“Seven days into his presidency, the world realised he was serious…” Banthology: Stories From Unwanted Nations


Iraqi writer Anoud (not her real name) is one contributor to Comma Press’s new anthology, Banthology: Stories from Unwanted Nations. Here, she explains the real life inspirations behind her short (and harrowing) tale,...

stills from Shezad Dawood’s Leviathan Cycle, Episode 1: Ben, courtesy the artist

“A scattergun history lesson beset with schoolboy humour…” Shezad Dawood’s Leviathan Cycle, Episode 1: Ben — Reviewed


The first episode of Shezad Dawood’s Leviathan Cycle is a scattergun and fictional history lesson beset with schoolboy humour, nursery rhymes, shagging monkeys and Cthulhu-tinged mythology, finds Laura Robertson… “My height at the time put...

Come Fresh Hell or Fresh Hell Water Installation View 2017 Courtesy the artist and BlainSouthern Photo Peter Mallet_slider

“Women have to find a different kind of language…” The Big Interview: Sophie Jung


Wayne Burrows talks Freud, plurality and being “anti-conclusion” with artist Sophie Jung… Sophie Jung was born in Luxembourg, grew up in Switzerland, and currently lives and works in London. She studied at Rietveld...