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The Creative Process: something from nothing

January 28, 2016 Comments Off on The Creative Process: something from nothing

Mountain climbers have it easy, don’t they? When asked why they want to tackle a treacherous peak, they have a pre-packed cliché tucked away between their long johns and the Kendal mint cake.

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Duncan Cameron and Josie Cerise - photo by Brian roberts

Review: The Princess and the Pea, Unity Theatre, Liverpool

December 14, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Princess and the Pea, Unity Theatre, Liverpool

You know you’re in the presence of superior children’s entertainment when the word ‘jelly’ isn’t rhymed with ‘belly’ (or ‘smelly’ or ‘welly’ or ‘telly’ – all of which leapt unbidden into my head as I typed this sentence), but is paired instead with ‘Machiavelli’.

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The Princess and The Pea: we talk to director Nina Hajiyianni

December 2, 2015 Comments Off on The Princess and The Pea: we talk to director Nina Hajiyianni

One of the best things about being a parent in Liverpool used to be our family’s Christmas trip to the Unity Theatre.

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The Forgotten Camp at St George’s Hall, Liverpool

November 10, 2015 Comments Off on The Forgotten Camp at St George’s Hall, Liverpool

As a wise philosopher once said, ‘I am not a number, I am a free man!’ 

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Heaton Park bonfire night by Chris Payne

An Elegy for Bonfire Night

November 3, 2015 Comments Off on An Elegy for Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night, or ‘Bommy Night’ as I’ve always known it, is incredibly special.

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Review: Café at Tate Liverpool

September 21, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Café at Tate Liverpool

There is a scene in the classic comedy film Carry On Up the Khyber in which a party of dignitaries from the British Raj sits down to dinner in a grand colonial residence.

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Oh, What a Night: Nashville’s Bluebird comes to Bluecoat

September 5, 2015 Comments Off on Oh, What a Night: Nashville’s Bluebird comes to Bluecoat

When Liverpool-born Emma Foxall lived in Nashville for five years, signed as an artist but, like many of the great and good before her, compelled to keep body and soul together with another job, she worked as a waitress at the famous Bluebird Café.

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Titanic Hotel, Liverpool

Review: Titanic Hotel, Liverpool

August 8, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Titanic Hotel, Liverpool

Driving through the deserted dockyards of Liverpool you could be forgiven for thinking that the taxi driver was taking the long route.

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Review: Constellations, Tate Liverpool

August 8, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Constellations, Tate Liverpool

DLA Piper Series Constellations showcases the very best of the Tate collection at Tate Liverpool, presenting artworks in ‘constellations’ or clusters to encourage visitors to discover similarities between works of art that at first glance, may seem very different. Northern Soul’s Steve Regan takes a look

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Jamie Sives - Arthur Miller's The Hook - Liverpool Everyman Theatre by Manuel Harlan

Review: The Hook, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Hook, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Just a few days ago I was sitting in the Liverpool Small Cinema watching a film called Still the Enemy WithinElegiac and accusatory, it’s the story of the 1984-85 miners’ strike from the perspective of the striking miners themselves. 

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