C James Fagan

Mixed Blessings: the reality of working in the Arts


We asked an artist, a novelist and an art director for their experience of keeping a roof over their heads while working in the arts… Since launching The Double Negative – and to...

Artist of the Month: Alice Duke

Artist of the Month: Alice Duke


Introducing our latest Artist of the Month, comic afficionado and illustrator Alice Duke … Illustrator, concept artist, graphic novel artist, comic artist … whatever Alice Duke calls herself, her skills are as impressive...

Manchester Deaf Institute

The Blog North Awards


We all have our favourite writers and websites, the ones we read everyday. Now we can vote for their recognition… Pretty much everyone has access to a blog these days, right? Many of...

No Direction, Eric Bridgeman

No Direction @ The Royal Standard


  There are effigies of One Direction alight in The Royal Standard car-park. C James Fagan braves the flames and investigates…  The weather is all over the place today, going from rain to...

Holy Other

PÄRK @ Camp and Furnace


PÄRK at Camp and Furnace looks to set a new standard for long weekends in the city… There’s a great pleasure in being the bearer of good news, and so it’s with, erm,...

CAVE Art Fair

Explore CAVE Art Fair


This September, Liverpool Biennial won’t be the only art organisation to grab the city and give it a creative shake. The very first CAVE Art Fair will be hitting the scene in a...

Tate Liverpool

Blog North #2: Destination Tate


Following the success of the inaugural Blog North event in May, Creative Tourist and co. rock up to Tate next weekend, with top blogging tips in-store… Next weekend sees Blog North make its...

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...