Star Gazing: Battle of the Atlantic

ART As part of the 70th commemoration of the Battle of the Atlantic, FACT have been working with its Veterans in Practice digital arts group and Liverpool schoolchildren to create a series of projects, now showing across FACT and Merseyside Maritime Museum. Soundscapes, created from voice recordings of the Atlantic Star veterans, interviews and a series of stunning portraits of the veterens are on show. Recommended. More information

‘More Than Honey’ screening at Edge Hill, 6th June

FREE FILM As part of a trio of environmentally-focused movies showing this week at Edge Hill University’s Arts Centre is this documentary by Markus Imhoof, thrusting a spotlight at the imminent bee crisis across the world. Markus meets almond growers in California, a Swiss mountain beekeeper, a German neuroscientist investigating bee brains, a pollen dealer in China: all people living off, or with, the beautiful bee. Free screening, 7.30pm. More information & book

A tiny transforming apartment

WOW You get more bang for your buck when it comes to space in Liverpool, compared to somewhere like New York, where inhabiting a tiny box space is the norm. But many big city dwellers are now coming up with interesting, creative ways to re-work space: check out this six-rooms-in-one NYC studio apartment, complete with sliding walls and all sorts of great space saving. Inspiring. Via Gizmodo


Microsoft Excel art

ART All those hours you spend slaving in front of a spreadsheet make your life feel like it’s slipping away, right? Check out this lovely artwork, created by 73 year old Tatsuo Horiuchi entirely in the office-standard software. More information

Gold Panda – Half Of Where You Are

MUSIC The UK electronica chap’s new album, out next week, is a gorgeous, lush journey in beatmaking. More housey than his first album, this is warm and enveloping dance music, with a stunning knack for melody. Now streaming on NPR

32 mentronomes falling in an out of time

COOL THING Yay, physics! Watch as loads of metronomes fall back into sync with each other, thanks to a subtle change in gradient.

Customise your keys

DIY Ever get your keys mixed up? Yeah, us too. Well, now you can identify ’em by making these fun little DIY plastic dips for them – add letters, figures, or anything you fancy to spruce them up. More information

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