Detail of Gordon Cheung’s Neon Shadows (2006)

A Private Affair: Personal Collections of Contemporary Art

10/02/2012

Linda Pittwood visits Preston’s Harris Museum & Gallery and asks: what art could you live with and revisit day after day? Fighting the Friday night traffic to escape from Liverpool, we battle through...

TedxMerseyside 2012

TEDxMerseyside – The New Futurism

07/02/2012

C James Fagan ponders the wisdom in debates around The New Futurism. Around since the 80s, TED began life as a conference bringing people together from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design....

We Colonised the Moon, Gallery 2, FACT

Out of This World: Kosmica at FACT

05/02/2012

Jon Davies hopes for a stellar evening; a quartet of female speakers his guides… Since mid-December FACT has exhibited Republic of the Moon, a series of lunar inspired artworks, augmented by cult sci-fi film...

Mogadishu, Liverpool Playhouse

Mogadishu – Reviewed

03/02/2012

Rachael Jones on a play for our times, but can it live up to its reputation… Following stints at the Lyric Hammersmith and Manchester Royal Exchange, Vivienne Frantzmann’s debut play Mogadishu arrives at the...

Iona Kewney

Iona Kewney & Joseph Quimby

02/02/2012

C James Fagan finds himself left almost dumbstruck by a performance demonstrating the incredible potential of the human form… Part of the programme accompanying Gina Czarnecki’s retrospective exhibition, and featuring in the exhibition...

Oliver Braid: My Five New Friends

Oliver Braid: My Five New Friends

02/02/2012

For 18 months, artist Oliver Braid has been on a mission; aiming to become friends with the five most attractive male undergraduates from Glasgow School of Art, documenting each relationship, sparing none of...

Departure Lounge, Unity Theatre

Departure Lounge – Previewed

28/01/2012

Laura Brown is put in mind of Club 18-30 in a LIPA led production at the Unity Theatre… An airport waiting lounge is never a particularly happy place. You’ll note they didn’t film...

Richard Simpkin

Richard Simpkin and Simone Lueck: Richard & Famous – Reviewed

27/01/2012

Les Roberts takes in the Open Eye Gallery’s latest exhibition and finds, for some, 15 minutes of fame could never be enough… I’m no fan of the celebrity culture that continually attacks the...

Alan Yentob

The Big Interview: Alan Yentob

26/01/2012

Creative Director of the BBC and John Moores Painting Prize judge, Alan Yentob, takes time out to talk Freud, Liverpool, and a challenging year for the arts… The Double Negative: How did you...