Natajna Den Boeft, Jo Bowland and Mary Prestige: If Only Festival

If Only…! The Festival…!


C James Fagan looks back at last weekend’s If Only Festival at the Bluecoat… The last weekend of April brought the conclusion of the Bluecoat’s current live art strand If Only…! The final act...

Marcus Coates Human Report

Galapagos at the Bluecoat – Previewed


Darwin’s visit was the inspiration for his seminal work. Could the Galapagos play muse to the 12 artists undertaking residencies there? Tomorrow sees the opening of Galapagos, the latest exhibition at the Bluecoat....

3 Women

3 Women – Reviewed


Rachael Jones on a triple shot of kitchen sink drama… We can’t say we’ve ever seen a play in a coffee shop before, but hey, what’s life without new experiences, right? Our first...

Behind the scenes at Sea Odyssey Giant Spectacular

Standing on the shoulders of Giants


Andy Minnis offers a unique insight as puppeteer to the Royal de Luxe giants… As this month’s Titanic anniversary drew nearer, I was pretty excited about the prospect of French street theatre specialists...

Artist of the Month: Tomo

Artist of the Month: Tomo


We put our hoodies on and venture into the unlit streets with our new Artist of the Month, Tomo… “He’s a mysterious fellow, that Tomo, you know.” This is the reaction we get...


Mark Greenwood: Lad Broke, Part Two


C James Fagan on a piece requiring endurance and intestinal fortitude, from the artist certainly, but also the audience… “You work so hard Just to light a little fire Just to make things...

Lad Broke

Mark Greenwood: Lad Broke?


In the first of two parts, C James Fagan reflects on a remarkable durational performance piece by Mark Greenwood… “Gone forever to the races, Pull your money out, Call your mother, Tell her...

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Grin Productions: 3 Women previewed


Rachael Jones meets theatre company Grin Productions and finds they have much to smile about… Fringe theatre group Grin Productions began life back in Spring 2011, as the brainchild of founders Simon James...

A quick visit to the Museum of Liverpool ... courtesy Pete Carr (

Giant Spectacle: Your pictures


What a big, or should we say Giant, weekend for Liverpool! We have really enjoyed looking at your photographs and hearing your experiences with Uncle Giant, Little Girl Giant and Xolo the Dog...