Get The Blessing 7.30pm @ The Kazimier, Liverpool – £11.50

Culture Diary w/c 31-08-2015

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Tuesday – Scalarama Liverpool Launch And Film Jam 6.30-11pm @ A Small Cinema, Liverpool –...

Horace Panter, Muddy Waters

Liverpool, Next Stop New York: How Pop Art Embellishes 1950s Aesthetics

How can Pop Art be redefined for the 21st century? Deb Laing finds Liverpool-based artists inspired by Black American culture trying to do just that at a special exhibition for Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF)…...

Yaw Owusu -- Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF)

“When the city council gave me the role I believe they were making a statement”: LIMF’s Yaw Owusu

Music entrepreneur and Liverpool International Music Festival curator Yaw Owusu talks to Toby Hood about being the new kid on the block, linking Liverpool to South Africa, and his love for everything from Tupac and...

NEW BRITISH CINEMA FROM ‘SUBMARINE’ TO ’12 YEARS A SLAVE’:  The Resurgence of British Film-making, by Jason Wood and Ian Haydn Smith, is published by Faber & Faber in association with Curzon (£17.99)

New British Cinema From Submarine To 12 Years A Slave: The Resurgence of British Filmmaking — Reviewed

A powerful and significant spotlight on today’s young filmmakers: Toby Hood reviews a collaborative book from Curzon and Faber & Faber on the directors and producers who are redefining British cinema… An ambitious title in its broad scope,...

See Syndrome's The Happy Jug on Thursday 27 August 2015 at 24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool -- get donation entry tickets here

Goodbye Syndrome? The Happy Jug Interview

As they prepare their last experimental arts show of 2015 — a play entitled The Happy Jug — Syndrome talk to C. James Fagan about Proust, the human condition, and replacing actors with concrete...

Joanne Lee, Witches Knickers (2015), detail

A Green And Pleasant Land? Rural Reality Questioned At The Harris

How do we understand our relationship with our rural peripheries? Sue Flowers considers a mix of creative responses to the British countryside at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, and finds stereotype and complexity hung side-by-side… On...

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, 1924-2005, I was a Rich Man's Plaything (detail) (1947). Printed papers on card, 359 x 238 mm © The estate of Eduardo Paolozzi. Image courtesy Tate

A Guide To Pop Art: Paolozzi And The Original Young British Artists

Who really invented Pop Art? Mike Pinnington finds that a group of young British artists, architects and critics — pre-dating Warhol — are to thank for activating a phenomenally successful art movement… Pop Art: today’s visual...

Andy Warhol (1928–1987), still from Outer and Inner Space, 1965. Courtesy whitney.org

Culture Diary w/c 24-08-2015

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday – BBC Four Goes Pop: A Week-Long Celebration of Pop Art @ BBC Four, Radio...

Louise Bourgeois: Mamelles 1991, cast 2001 (Louise Bourgeois Constellation) © Tate Liverpool, Roger Sinek

Chosen By The Curator: Lauren Barnes’s Favourite Constellations

Bubblegum pink breasts and wonky vitrines: Assistant Curator Lauren Barnes talks us through her favourite works in Tate Liverpool’s brand new (and free) national collection show… Promising more than 150 iconic artworks from the 20th...