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Chagall: Modern Master?

The largest UK retrospective of his work for 15 years, Chagall: Modern Master seeks to redefine the painter’s place in art history. Does it succeed? The erstwhile Time magazine critic Robert Hughes once...

A section of Cornelius Cardew's Treatise

Sound and Vision:
Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise

C James Fagan ponders a 20th Century piece of composition, created in part to subvert the status quo. Is it still relevant, and what is a graphic musical score? I’ve decided to see...

An HD Odyssey @ Liverpool Philharmonic

Culture Diary w/c 17-06-13

Monday – Tony Bennett on ‘Culture’ 6.30pm @ Central Library FREE (booking essential) The third in the series of Keywords lectures inspired by the Raymond Williams book, Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society (1976), and ahead...

Lunchtime Recital: Giovanni Guzzo

Lunchtime Recital: Giovanni Guzzo

Forget everything you think you know about why classical music isn’t for you and consider Chester Music Festival, says Laura Robertson… Let us begin with a declaration: we are most definitely NOT classical...

Rhys Ifans. Image courtesy Kinopoisk.ru

A Dangerous Game: Are Celebrity Interviews Worthless?

Are celebrity interviews worthless? Laura Brown argues, if you’re bringing in stars for headlines, you’re playing a dangerous game with your brand… The first time I thought that this celebrity PR lark might...

Turning FACT Inside Out

Culture Diary w/c 10-06-13

Monday – 10 Things I Hate About You 6.30pm @ FACT The definitive teen movie of the ’90s? For some, perhaps. Starring (a pre-credibility, pre-lionisation) Heath Ledger, alongside Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt,...

Magic Arm

In Profile: Magic Arm

Marc Rigelsford, aka lo-fi singer/songwriter Magic Arm, talks to us about his new album, atmospheric surroundings and irritating the neighbours… Magic Arm first came to our attention in 2007 supporting folk-legend James Yorkston....

Arts Council England

Arts Council England:
Money And How To Get It

Committed to ‘achieving great art for everyone’, Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts scheme offers respite in these chastened times…  With nationwide cuts affecting all levels of institution operating within the arts,...

Grosvenor Park open air theatre

Chester: City of Culture?

Registering its intent for City of Culture 2017 has led to a welcome upturn in Chester’s arts offer, says Kayleigh Davies… Chester is a beautiful backdrop of historic buildings, has a stunning riverside...