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Patrick Kirk-Smith

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Support HOBOkiosk: the Pub, a unique Cabinet of Curiosities

HOBOKiosk has been a talking-shop for visitors for the two years its been open. They provide advice, directions and good conversation along with a distinct...

Review: Presence: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art

Review: Presence: A Window into Chinese Contemporary Art at St George’s Hall, until 3rd June Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Over the road from Terracotta Warriors at World Museum is...

Review: Terracotta Warriors

Review: Terracotta Warriors at World Museum until October Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith For an exhibition of stunningly beautiful craft, it’s surprising how much of the history behind the...

Terracotta Warriors open this Friday at World Museum

Liverpool’s long-awaited Terracotta Warriors exhibition will open on Friday 9 February, welcomed by a city in celebration mode, poised to mark Chinese New Year like...

Feast of Fire launch evening programme announced

The hottest event this Easter has just got much, much hotter! Feast of Fire comes to St John’s Gardens at St George’s Hall, Liverpool,...

Review: Where Things are Different, Stephen King

Where Things are Different, Stephen King at The World of Glass, St Helens Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith St Helens seems to be drawing on its iconic bravado lately,...

Review: Introduction to Woodwork at Make. Liverpool

Review: Introduction to Woodwork at Make. Liverpool Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Make. Liverpool have a series of woodworking classes available to people at all ability levels. The workshops...

Contemporary Chinese Art Collection comes to Liverpool

THE very best of Chinese contemporary art will be on display in Liverpool, just steps away from the most significant exhibition ever to come...

Communications Assistant, Wild Rumpus CIC

DEADLINE: 7th February 2018

LIPA, Head of Management

DEADLINE: 16th February 2018

Review: Future Aleppo, FACT Liverpool

Review: Future Aleppo FACT, until 18th February 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Future Aleppo at FACT is the most incredible use of Virtual Reality I’ve experienced. I’m in...

Liverpool leads on questioning the Future World of Work

With studies suggesting that in 20 years’ time, half the jobs in the region may no longer exist. In 2018 the future of work...

Featured Artist: idle women

Featured Artist: idle women the idle women institute, St Helens Heart of Glass, St Helens’ status quo busting culture commissioner, brings yet another year of perception...

Review: Why Look At Animals

Review: Why Look At Animals at The Atkinson, until 10th March 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Part education, part gift-to-self, I went to see this exhibition at The...

Review: In The Peaceful Dome

Review: In The Peaceful Dome at Bluecoat, until 8th April 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith It might not have the impact it had 84 years ago, but staring...

Review: 2017

Review: 2017 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Apart from 2008, Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture year, 2017 was Art in Liverpool’s most popular year. But while the indulgent...

In Pictures: Design & Empire, Liverpool Biennial & LJMU

In Pictures: Design & Empire, Liverpool Biennial & LJMU Various Venues, 24th-26th November 2017 Pictures, Jay Chow Liverpool Biennial­­ and Liverpool John Moores University presented a weekend...

Walker redisplays a Murillo masterpiece, following revealing conservation work

MURILLO ALTARPIECE RETURNS Walker redisplays a masterpiece, following revealing conservation work The Walker Art Gallery has welcomed back Virgin and Child in Glory (1673), an altarpiece by Bartolomé...

Chester Mystery Plays, Artist in Residence

DEADLINE: 5th January 2018

Frankenstein Book Art Exhibition – Call for Entries

DEADLINE: 9th January 2017

Review: Culture Shifts: Local at Open Eye Gallery

Culture Shifts is as important to arts organisers as it is for you or I. An exhibition that is openly trying to move a selfish culture of arts production forward at a very fast pace.

Review: Adventures in Ancient Egypt, at The Atkinson

Review: Adventures in Ancient Egypt: Mrs Goodison & Other Travellers The Atkinson, until March 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Egypt’s become a big theme across Merseyside recently, with...

Review: Ceramica at RIBA North

  Review: Ceramica RIBA North, until 10th February 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Completely enthralling. That’s Ceramica at RIBA North. I had no idea what to expect walking in....

Tell us about Liverpool’s Black and Asian heritage, asks Historic England

Tell us about Liverpool’s Black and Asian heritage, asks Historic England Another England project aims to help to build a fuller picture of the nation’s...

IN PICTURES: Happy Halloween from The Lantern Company

Lantern Company brought its legendary Halloween Lantern Carnival to the city last night. Illuminated giant beasts, skeletons and ghostly dancing apparitions, deathly street bands and...

Review: Winds of Change at Kirkby Gallery

Review: Winds of Change Kirkby Gallery, until 13th January 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Open Eye Gallery are showing Culture Shifts: Local now, after a long stint of...

Review: Artist Rooms: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus

Artist Rooms: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus Tate Liverpool, until 10th June 2018 Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Tate’s Artist Rooms give everyone the chance to see great art, or...

Duo of emerging artists lead Warrington contemporary arts extended programme

Duo of emerging artists lead Warrington contemporary arts extended programme Two emerging artists whose work is currently being displayed as part of Warrington Contemporary Arts...

Halloween Lantern Carnival coming to Liverpool city centre

Halloween Lantern Carnival coming to Liverpool city centre  After weeks of whispers and spooky speculation, it is today confirmed that Lantern Company is bringing its...

National award for Everyman & Playhouse’s artistic director Gemma Bodinetz

National award for Everyman & Playhouse’s artistic director Gemma Bodinetz The artistic director for the Everyman & Playhouse has won Best Director at the UK...

Review: David Holmes, Werewolf in a Jetpack

Review: David Holmes, Werewolf in a Jetpack Huyton Gallery, until 28th October Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith Huyton Gallery proves that libraries and fine art go perfectly hand in...

In Pictures: Emily Speed, Architectural Review at Bluecoat

Emily Speed, Architectural Review at Bluecoat Pictures: Ilona Walker Abacus has been rethinking Bluecoat's main gallery as a space where children can completely take over the...

FEATURE: Capstan’s Bazaar

Last Sunday was the third Capstan's Bazaar at the new Baltic Market. Independent Liverpool have naturally been behind everything and help get the whole...

Toxteth street artist, BetaRok75, take part in global campaign

Today Absolut unveils an inspiring project that celebrates global unity. Seven artists in seven countries around the world came together for a common cause...

Docklands transformation to creativity district takes step closer

DOCKLANDS TRANSFORMATION TO CREATIVITY DISTRICT TAKES STEP CLOSER The dramatic transformation of 125 acres of former docklands into a “creativity district” as part of a...

Bluecoat launches fundraising campaign to bring major British sculpture back to Liverpool...

Bluecoat launches fundraising campaign to bring major British sculpture back to Liverpool after 86 years. Bluecoat has launched a 4 week crowdfunding campaign to help transport...

Chief Executive of Arts Council England, launches Bluecoat’s Artistic Leadership Initiative

Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, launches Bluecoat’s Artistic Leadership Initiative Darren Henley launched the initiative, developed by Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary...

Featured Artist: Jake Summerton, photographing The Las

Featured Artist: Jake Summerton, Photographer ‘The La’s 1987’ – Rarities Album Release & Liverpool Exhibition runs: 15th September – 7th October 2017 The Florrie, 377 Mill St, Liverpool L8 4RF -- Words,...

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