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Review: Michael James O’Brien, His Tender Heir

Michael James O’Brien, His Tender Heir The Gallery Liverpool, 8th-30th April 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith As part of LOOK/17, The Gallery Liverpool are summing up 30 years...

Review: Skywriter: Vs vs Stephen Poleskie

Skywriter: Vs vs Stephen Poleskie 1.11 Residency (LJMU Residency Space at The Royal Standard), 13th April 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Ahead of the final exhibition as Vs,...

Featured Artist: Christopher Kline: O.K. The Musical at Tate Liverpool

Featured Artist: Christopher Kline: O.K. The Musical at Tate Liverpool throughout April, with performances on 29th & 30th April Interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith Christopher Kline, whose musical has...

Review: Culture Shifts: Global, at Open Eye, Look/17

Culture Shifts: Global, at Open Eye, Look/17 until 18th June 2017 (LOOK/17 continues until 14th May all over Liverpool) Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Hong Kong and Liverpool have long...

Interview: Sally Tallant on Liverpool Biennial 2018

Sally Tallant on Liverpool Biennial 2018 Interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith Liverpool Biennial announced their 2018 title in February: Beautiful world, where are you? (You can listen to the...

Review: Next Stop New York, The Florrie

Next Stop New York The Florrie, until 18th April 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith On April Fool’s Day 2017, The Florrie had an event called ’14 Hour Super...

‘Sound’ exhibitions celebrate Liverpool Poets

‘Sound’ exhibitions celebrate Liverpool Poets TWO major exhibitions celebrating the work of the creative geniuses behind The Mersey Sound will open this week (Wednesday 12...

Featured Artist: Craig Easton

Craig Easton: I’m especially delighted when it is photographs in my own community that get recognised.
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Preview: Milapfest, for Sgt Pepper at 50

Milapfest really sees Liverpool as its home – we really wouldn’t exist in the form we do today without the city.

Featured Artist: Nina Edge, Nothing Welsh Streets

Nina Edge sheds a little light on what made Bluecoat so important to her, and explains how it enables potential.

Workshop programme announced for Liverpool’s international physical theatre festival, Physical Fest...

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED FOR LIVERPOOL’S INTERNATIONAL PHYSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, PHYSICAL FEST 2017 Physical Fest, Liverpool’s international physical theatre festival, is returning for 2017 with a...

Liverpool Pride takes off as Manchester Airport jumps on-board as new...

LIVERPOOL PRIDE TAKES OFF AS MANCHESTER AIRPORT JUMPS ON-BOARD AS NEW SPONSOR Organisers announce first main sponsor for 2017 event Liverpool Pride Festival is set to hit...

Preview: Fixing a Hole: Judy Chicago & Tate Liverpool for ‘Sgt...

Fixing a Hole: Judy Chicago & Tate Liverpool for ‘Sgt Pepper at 50’ Stanley Docks, 1st – 16th June 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Last week, along with...

Featured Artist: Marcus Dyer and Pilar Cortés for Threshold Festival

Marcus Dyer and Pilar Cortés Interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith Threshold Festival 2017 promises its usual explosion of art and music this weekend with its overwhelming events programme...

Featured Artist: John Elcock for Threshold Festival

John Elcock Interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith Threshold Festival 2017 is raring up to take over the Baltic Triangle again this weekend. It’s hard to believe it’s been...

Sessional Artist Co-ordinator, Start in Salford

DEADLINE: 5th April 2017

Engagement Officer, Wordsworth Trust

DEADLINE: 5th April 2017

Visual Arts & Performance artists revealed for Liverpool’s Threshold Festival

Visual Arts & Performance artists revealed for Liverpool's Threshold Festival Following the release of the full music line-up for this year's festival, Threshold have now announced...

Review: Liverpool Biennial Touring Programme, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Liverpool Biennial Touring Programme: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd Touchstones Rochdale, until July 2017] Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Liverpool Biennial 2016 isn’t over. In a cultural climate that demands that...

Rotunda need your votes in Tesco Bags of Help

The Rotunda, one of North Liverpool's key cultural centres, need your votes to support the long awaited upgrade of The Folly. The Folly, in Kirkdale,...

Preview: The British Music Experience

The British Music Experience Cunard Building, Opens 9th March 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith We tend to leave music to our audiophile counterparts at BidoLito and GetintoThis. If...
Baltic Clay, Scouse in a Bowl, © Andrew Sherriff Photo

Review: Scouse in a bowl – is good for the soul

Scouse in a bowl – is good for the soul Baltic Clay, at Fruit + Fibres, 24th February 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Pictures, Andrew John Sherriff It’s not every...

Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you (working title)

Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you (working title) Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Beauteous world, where art thou gone? O, thou, Nature’s blooming youth, return once more! Ah,...

Liverpool Biennial 2016 Evaluation, unpicked

1.2 million people experienced Liverpool Biennial 2016. It contributed £5.3 million to the Liverpool economy, equivalent to creating 138 permanent, full time jobs.

Review: The Royal Standard & Northern Lights: Liverpool’s newest creative destination

The Royal Standard & Northern Lights: Liverpool’s newest creative destination Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Cains Brewery Village might be a fancy thing to call old storage sheds,...
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Liverpool Chinese New Year 2017, Preview

Chinese New Year 2017 Chinese New Year 2017 is filling Liverpool with all sorts of events and workshops this weekend, from The Black-E to Bluecoat,...

Review: The Female Gaze: Elizabeth Brownsword and Lois Tierney

The Female Gaze: Elizabeth Brownsword and Lois Tierney ROAD Studios, until Sunday 29th January 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith A studio gallery on the top floor of a listed building,...

Maria Balshaw appointed as Tate Director, but what does that mean...

NEWS: Maria Balshaw appointed as Tate Director, but what does that mean for us? Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith One of the few headline breakers last week, pushing...

Review: Open Eye at 40 – NORTH: Identity, Photography, Fashion

Open Eye at 40 - NORTH: Identity, Photography, Fashion Open Eye Gallery, 6th January - 19th March 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Open Eye Gallery turned 40 yesterday. That’s...

What to expect from 2017

2017 in brief Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith A year of anniversaries, archives, discovery and invention. Liverpool is going to be nothing but loud through 2017 where it...
Hato and Childwall Sports & Science Academy, Hello Future Me, 2016. Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial in partnership with Arriva. Photo: Gareth Jones

2016 Round Up

2016 Round Up Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Walker Art Gallery hosted the biggest ever exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite work in British history; the Biennial rediscovered the city; Tate...

Review: Joseph & Ivy Hulme at Surtsey Projects

Joseph & Ivy Hulme: A Tremendous Blunder Surstey Projects, Friday 9th December 2016 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith As an artist, have you ever hit the wall and wondered...

Review: Michael Lacey: A Hole, A Mountain

Michael Lacey: A Hole, A Mountain A Small View, until 28th January 2016 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Just over a year ago I interviewed Michael Lacey as the winner...

Review: Auto Agents, AaA Collective

Auto Agents, AaA Collective Bluecoat, until 25th January 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith AaA Collective are a group of five curators with learning disabilities, Hannah Bellass, Tony Carroll,...

Interview: Bryan Biggs, on Bluecoat’s 300th anniversary

Bryan Biggs, on Bluecoat’s 300th anniversary Interview, Patrick Kirk-Smith Ahead of Bluecoat’s 300th anniversary year in 2017 we met with Bryan Biggs, Artistic Director of Bluecoat...

Review: Craig Davison, Avengers Resembled

Either way, what I know for certain is that Craig Davison’s work spread a huge smile across my face.

Feature: Make Liverpool

Make Liverpool Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith You’ve heard of Kickstarter right? Well sometimes money just isn’t the right thing to ask for. Make Liverpool’s move to their new...

Featured Artist: Liz Wewiora, Culture Shifts

Liz Wewiora: Culture Shifts is here to help us work out how we might best do this, but not by working just as lone image makers, but together as visual collaborators.

Review: Edward Krasinski at Tate Liverpool

Edward Krasinski Tate Liverpool, until 5th March 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith If you don’t know his name, you’ll recognise his work, so it’s not surprising that over the...

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