Jarvis Cocker

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‘Everyone wanted to get one over on Thatcher’ – the artists who raided the Enterprise Allowance Scheme
Forty years ago, the Tories launched a scheme to foster entrepreneurs – but artists from Jarvis Cocker to Rachel Whiteread saw another way to use it. So did a government seen as hostile to the arts kickstart Britpop and the YBAs?

Andrew Dickson

26, Jul, 2023 @3:00 PM

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This month’s best paperbacks: Jarvis Cocker, Barbara Kingsolver and more
Looking for a new reading recommendation? Here are some intriguing new paperbacks, from an illustrated history of a rock star to Pulitzer prizewinning fiction

26, May, 2023 @2:04 PM

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Asteroid City review – Wes Anderson’s 1950s sci-fi is an exhilarating triumph of pure style
This tale of earth-shattering events in a space-obsessed desert town leans nicely into its own artificiality, and every delicious, microscopic detail is a delight

Peter Bradshaw

23, May, 2023 @5:23 PM

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The Felling review – blood-boiling film of battle to halt Sheffield’s Treemageddon
The fight to stop Sheffield council’s controversial tree felling programme is told in this one-sided but determined activist documentary

Cath Clarke

05, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Pulp’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!
With a raft of reunion shows announced for 2023, we assess the Sheffield band’s best songs

Alexis Petridis

03, Nov, 2022 @2:09 PM

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Good Pop, Bad Pop by Jarvis Cocker audiobook review – rummaging in the attic
Adrian Mole-ish snapshots of young, pre-fame Jarvis and his pop-stardom masterplan

Fiona Sturges

28, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Pulp confirm reunion shows for 2023
The Sheffield band will reform for a second time and play standalone shows as well as sets at the TRNSMT and Latitude festivals

Laura Snapes

28, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Booker prize 2022: watch shortlist readings by Jarvis Cocker, Sharon Horgan and more
Performers read from the novels in contention for this year’s prestigious fiction prize in a series of films made by director Kevin Thomas

Guardian books

05, Oct, 2022 @4:26 PM

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‘Ron’s Place’: drive to save Birkenhead palace of outsider art
Ron Gittins, who died in 2019, left behind a rented flat decorated and piled high with artworks

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

20, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Jarvis Cocker joins Pulp bandmate onstage to support Sheffield Leadmill
Threatened venue played key role in launching bands including Kaiser Chiefs and Arctic Monkeys

Mabel Banfield-Nwachi

10, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Pulp to reform (again) for 2023 concerts
Jarvis Cocker confirmed the reunion and the Britpop legends have a list of potential dates and venues

Michael Cragg

26, Jul, 2022 @4:56 PM

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The Sheffield council house that became a pioneer of rock recording
Studio Electrophonique, built by panel-beater Ken Patten, gave the world Pulp, ABC and the Human League

Helen Pidd

27, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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