The Bido Lito! Arts + Culture Podcast


The Bido Lito! Arts + Culture Podcast focuses on some of the more interesting stories that lurk just below the surface of Liverpool’s vibrant art, music and culture scene. Hosted by writer and critic Laura Brown and Bido Lito! Editor-in-Chief Christopher Torpey, the monthly show will use mini-features to unpick some narratives that maybe haven’t been widely heard, and offer some alternative viewpoints from invited guests.
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Latest Episode: What’s In A Biennial?
On a blustery day in February 2020, we started Season 2 of our Arts + Culture podcast by taking a walk around the Baltic Triangle with the new Artistic Director of Liverpool Biennial, Fatoş Üstek. Given the important emotional and cultural ties a biennial has with its host city, we wanted to hear about Fatoş’s views on how the structure and feel of an large-scale, international event like Liverpool Biennial feeds off the existing identity and energy of the city’s art community. Read more about it here.



The Bluecoat and Perestroika
We drop by The Bluecoat’s Sandon Room for a conversation with Jayne Casey and Bryan Biggs about the venerable building’s extensive archive, taking in Ronald Reagan and the end of the Cold War along the way. Read more about it here.

Published December 2018.

A Walk Through The City
Musician and songwriter Nick Ellis takes us on a psychogeographic walk through the city, focusing on places that have particular resonance with his music. Ellis shows us how oral histories and layers of stories and tied into the fabric of our surroundings, and how we often ignore them as we traverse the city. Read more about it here.

Published January 2019.

God Save The Florrie
On a day set aside to celebrating the work of sculptor Arthur Dooley, we visited Liverpool 8’s grand dame The Florrie to talk about its recent renaissance. Opened in 1889 as The Florence Institute For Boys, the grad II listed building on Mill Street is now a pillar of the Dingle’s resurgent community, providing classes, exhibitions and workshops for thousands of local residents and volunteers. Join us as we hear from the people behind The Florrie’s wide-ranging programme of activities, and find a building how community throbs through its very foundations. Read more about it here.

Published February 2019.