Author: Beth Blandford

Life in Motion: Egon Schiele / Francesca Woodman at Tate Liverpool

Until the 23rd of September this year, Tate Liverpool is giving you the opportunity to visit a brand new exhibition, displaying the works of Austrian artist, Egon Schiele and American Photographer, Francesca Woodman. 10 years after Tate’s Gustav Klimt exhibition, this new display of work takes inspiration from Klimt and marks another decade of Tate’s valuable presence in Liverpool. Exploring all aspects of ‘Life in Motion.’ This unique exhibition looks at how these two artists focus on portraying different perspectives of the human body. Famous for his elongated figures and experimentation with angles of the body, Schiele’s drawings are...

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A Passage to India Stage Adaptation: A Review

Based on the 1924 novel by E.M. Forster, the stage adaptation of A Passage to India, whilst entertaining, seemed underdeveloped for what could of been a more complex production of Forster’s novel. Asif Khan’s characterisation of Aziz had the audience roaring with laughter. However, there is something uneasy about watching an adaptation of a novel intended for a 1924 audience, especially one that deals with issues of race, religion and sexism; in 2018. Therefore, due to lack of sufficient context from the novel, the laughter felt conflicted at times as Aziz became (unintentionally) more of a comic prop than a well-communicated,...

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Bluecoat exhibition of sound art: Euphonia

Relationships are often defined by feeling and appearance, but how often have you thought about the sound of a relationship? British artist, Emma Smith is set to transform the Bluecoat gallery into a sonic chamber for collective singing in her new exhibition ‘Euphonia’. Euphonia aims to explore the music we unconsciously make in everyday conversations, focusing on the interlocking rhythms, pitch and tone of the collective voice. The exhibition is supported by The Wellcome Trust, a biomedical research charity based in London which funds research to improve human and animal health. Smith will be working with a team of...

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Calling all Artists: Collide International Award 2018

This year, FACT will be continuing its partnership with CERN, the renowned European Organisation for Nuclear Research, to announce the third Collide International award. Guidelines for the international open call have now been released, and applications will be accepted until 15th February 2018. Collide is an ambitious artist residency programme, created to challenge and transform how science can influence new ways of artistic expression.  The 2018 winning artist will gain a highly regarded opportunity to spend time in one of the most important laboratories in the world, in a fully funded residency, spending the first two months at CERN, Geneva, followed by...

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What’s On: Playhouse Theatre this January and February

Two fantastic new performances are on their way to the Playhouse theatre this January and February: A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer (26 Jan – 3 Feb) Bryony Kimmings is on a mission to break the taboo of ‘the little c’, she’s had enough of hearing about battles, survivors and new leases of life, words that have helped her form this moving and comic performance. By looking behind pink ribbon campaigns and fun runs, Kimmings explores the reality of being effected by cancer, and is expected to blow everything you think you know about ‘the little c’...

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