Top 10 art exhibitions outside of London this summer
Pack your bags, grab your camera and head for the open road: these are the best exhibitions across the UK that may just tempt you on a mini-break.
Tate Liverpool celebrates the centenary year of Egon Schiele's death with an exhibition exploring the parallels and differences in the work of Schiele, the radical Austrian expressionist, and American photographer Francesca Woodman.
Working either end of the twentieth century, both Schiele and Woodman explored the expressive possibilities of the human body through intimate, unapologetic and often explicitly erotic portraits. Bold and audacious, this comparative exhibition casts a new light on these exceptionally innovative artists, offering a new perspective on their much-loved work.
How far from London: Liverpool Lime Street is approximately two hours and forty-five minutes by train from London Euston.
What to read on the train: The Recovering, Leslie Jamison
Leslie Jamison, author of 2014’s luminous non-fiction collection The Empathy Essays, returns with an unflinching exploration of alcoholism. The Recovering combines the broader social and creative relationship with drinking and a more personal reflection of losing control and finding sobriety. With no preaching or absolutes, she captures both the highs and lows of an early adulthood spent succumbing to and overcoming alcoholism.