Tim Kerr, Bold Street Coffee

More than a coffee shop


Intrigued by the quality of their exhibitions and gigs, we head to Bold Street Coffee to get the lowdown… Ask any discerning Liverpool-dweller about their favourite hang-out, and Bold Street Coffee is bound...

Niet Normaal, Bad Mummy by Birgit Dieker

Niet Normaal: Difference of Display – Reviewed


Amy Jones reviews Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, an exhibition provoking the question: ‘What is normal anyway?’ Last Thursday DaDaFest 2012 launched and with it a thought-provoking new exhibition at the Bluecoat; Niet...

I hate, Imogen Stidworthy, courtesy artist's website

The Big Interview: Imogen Stidworthy


Amy Jones spoke to Imogen Stidworthy, currently exhibiting in Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, at the Bluecoat as part of DaDaFest… Liverpool-based artist Imogen Stidworthy works largely with video and sound installations, often...

Munich 1972 Olympic poster collection

1972 Olympic posters go on display


Jaded by the already overwhelming pre-Olympics coverage on TV? Get down to the Walker where a very special run of prints tell their own story of the social impact of the games… Try...

The Shiny New Festival: Liverpool's Fringe

The Shiny New Festival: Liverpool’s Fringe


Adam Scovell takes a look at the latest fringe festival to making its way to our shores later this month… With certain fringe festivals around the country taking full advantage of their snowballing...

Ailie Rutherford, The Royal Standard Studios

Studio Series: Ailie Rutherford


We poke around Ailie Rutherford’s workspace at The Royal Standard Studios… Please describe your space. It’s in The Royal Standard, quite a small space. I have some books, drawing stuff, tools, my laptop...

It's Cool I'm Good, Stanya Khan

Stanya Kahn: It’s Cool, I’m Good – Reviewed


If at first you don’t succeed. Stanya Kahn kicks off Abandon Normal Devices. “When something doesn’t work out,” intones the heavily made-up woman on screen, “it’s not because it’s a bad idea. It’s...

The Match Box, Leanne Best as Sal

The Match Box – Reviewed


The Match Box, Frank McGuinness’s new play has had its run extended once more at the Playhouse Studio. Just what makes it so compelling?  There’s no hiding in the Playhouse Studio. It is...

Artist of the Month: Will Daw

Artist of the Month: Will Daw


Meet Will Daw, one-time Ninja warrior, and our latest Artist of the Month… The thing about doing this job is that, necessarily, you are thrown in the way of arts practitioners. Getting to...