The Lorraine Special

The Lorraine region in France has it all going on this month. Below is a brief run down on what’s on in three different areas of the region. 1. Zone Sensibles @ FRAC (Fond Regional d’Art Contemporain), Metz Until 23rd October 2016 (Exhibition), FREE FRAC is a contemporary art gallery in the city of Metz.…

Liverpool Biennial 2016

This edition of the 9th Liverpool Biennial opened on 9th July (the best day ever) and will conclude on 16th October. (And as far as I know, all (if not most) of things programmed are free. So regardless of what I say down below, always worth remembering there is no monetary risk in finding out…

If I could, I’d dance instead of walk.

A quick mention of something I definitely should have typed about before: the International Dance Festival Birmingham! It finishes tomorrow so there still might be something you can catch a look at. The city has been taken over by dance. I had the fortune of seeing ‘In a Landscape’. Here is the brief summary as…

Lace Market Theatre and the Bard

To coincide with all things Shakespeare (and today being his registered day of birth) read below for a Nottingham secret and piece of TV that must be seen. On Saturday, I had the good fortune of booking tickets to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the 400th anniversary of his death day. (Unknown to me.)…

The Glasgow International Chronicles: Part IV

So little bit late in terms of the Glasgow International. But this exhibition is on until 19th June (so I feel like I can be pardoned for my lateness.) Akram Zaatari, a Lebanese artist, presents selected works at this new exhibition for The Common Guild in Glasgow. My favourite piece in the exhibition was ‘Tomorrow…

Flatpack Film Festival 2016

We interrupt this Glasgow slurry of posts to give you an update about goings on in the middle of the country: Birmingham. Flatpack is a film festival (and so much more) that is currently taking place in the city until 24th April. Many events are free and some are paid for. They have a variety…

The Glasgow International Chronicles: Part III

Next on my list of my whirlwind tour of Glasgow International is the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA). Entrance is free!! In conjunction with the festival, the space has been taken over with some specially commissioned pieces. I had chance to see three out of the four exhibits, one whole heartedly recommended, one slightly recommended…

The Glasgow International Chronicles: Part II

Glasgow International continued!… This one shall just be a quickie. I had the opportunity to see a tech rehearsal of The Citizens Theatre’s production of This Restless House: Part 1. As the website says: AGAMEMNON’S RETURN Part 1 of Zinnie Harris’ adaptation of the Greek tragedy The Oresteia A father’s horrifying sacrifice of his daughter…

The Glasgow International Chronicles: Part I

This glorious visual arts festival occupies the entirety of the city, populating established art institutions to much smaller independent spaces. This is the seventh iteration of the festival that is open from 8th – 25th April 2016. I was unable to spend as much time as I would have wished to properly devour and get…

Review: Going Public in Sheffield (EXHIBITION)

Going Public. Much less serious than it sounds. This is currently the situation in Sheffield. The entire city and its public art spaces have been taken over by private collections. Making the private public. Blending the worlds if you will. Showing works that we would never normally see. The whole programme exhibiting these works in…