Playlist: Philophobia Music

In the latest in a series celebrating independent record labels, Mike Pinnington speaks to Rob Dee, founder of Wakefield’s Philophobia Music… An independent record label founded in Wakefield, Philophobia Music was established in...

Stack Awards

Happiness in Magazines
– The Stack Awards 2018

Last week saw the 2018 edition of the Stack Awards, which recognises the world’s “most exciting and inspiring independent magazines.” Jacob Charles Wilson reports on the night’s winners… Fame and fortune are hard...


“Are women drawn to thread or are they pushed towards it?” Anni Albers – Reviewed

On the eve of the Bauhaus centenary, Tate Modern celebrates one of the schools most famous daughters, Anni Albers. Maja Lorkowska investigates an exhibition that puts weaving centre stage… It isn’t every day...


“Where does it start?” TORCH by ANU – Reviewed

What histories, memories and hopes does a place hold? And how can what we do now shape the future? C. James Fagan ruminates on performance piece TORCH…  I’m travelling to St Helens in...

Dorothy-Electronic Stamp Album-2

“I guess I’m just a bit of a geek. I just love listening to music.”
Interview: Dorothy

Combining a love of music and graphic design, we spoke to Dorothy’s Jim Quail about his creative process, wordplay and “falling down holes of research”… Coming together in 2010 after stints in the...

Jean-Luc Godard's The Image Book (2018), On General UK Release

Culture Diary w/c 26-11-2018

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the North of England and the rest of the UK – and loads of it’s free! Monday – Curator Talk:...

See Serena Korda’s The Bell Tree at Speke Hall, Liverpool, until Sunday 28 July 2019. Open daily from 10.30-4pm  All images courtesy of photographer Chris Egon Searle

“Slipping through some thinly veiled realm…” Serena Korda’s The Bell Tree – Reviewed

Fairies, gods and ‘thin places’ exist at Speke Hall, finds Stephanie Gavan; all you’ve got to do is look up and listen… Arriving at the visitor centre, I am handed a map of...

John Tueart, 2018

“I have achieved a lot in 18 months. And haven’t treated people like a cock.” In Profile: John Tueart (Part One)

In an all-embracing long read, Jordan Harrison-Twist’s interview with actor John Tueart assesses the long wait for the limelight – via meal deals and Beckett… If we can write off egg butties, for...

Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho El Fin del Mundo (The End of the World) 2012 [05]

New Times, New Pleasures,
And The Responsibility Of Art

A pair of new exhibitions opening at Tate Liverpool next week feature artists keenly aware of their times, and their responsibilities to them. Mike Pinnington looks at the artists’ approaches to reflecting the...