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Picture of the architectural model taken by Alfred Searls

Liverpool: The Cathedral That Never Was

January 17, 2015 Comments Off on Liverpool: The Cathedral That Never Was

The thought of what might have been exerts a powerful hold on the imagination. To support our boundless appetite for the game of ‘what if’ we build elaborate castles in the air; castles erected purely on foundations of conjecture, and constructed from materials found in our minds.

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Review: Little Red Riding Hood, Liverpool Everyman

December 9, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Little Red Riding Hood, Liverpool Everyman

OK, there’s something I have to admit. It doesn’t mean I’m a killjoy, it doesn’t mean I’m no fun, but…here goes: I don’t clap along to music.

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Type Motion exhibition, 2014, Installation at FACT Liverpool, Gallery 1

Moving Stories: Type Motion at FACT, Liverpool

November 20, 2014 Comments Off on Moving Stories: Type Motion at FACT, Liverpool

I have a friend who has just finished training as an archivist. I have an idea what this means: I think it involves blowing cobwebs off boxes of old photos while wearing a pair of rave-style white gloves, then occasionally appearing on Who Do You Think You Are? and talking Richard Madeley through his tear-jerking past.

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Fell

Review: Fell at the Page to Stage Festival, Liverpool

September 24, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Fell at the Page to Stage Festival, Liverpool

A surreal moment in Liverpool, just as the polls are about to close in the independence referendum in Scotland.

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Jetta

Northern Soul meets…Jetta

July 28, 2014 Comments Off on Northern Soul meets…Jetta

Not many 24-year-olds get the chance to work with Pharrell Williams on their debut record. But the world’s hottest producer thinks scouse songstress Jetta has what it takes to be big.

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Hope Place at Liverpool Everyman (c) Jonathan Keenan

Hope, heartache and, er, cats, on Hope Place at Liverpool Everyman

May 16, 2014 Comments Off on Hope, heartache and, er, cats, on Hope Place at Liverpool Everyman

Liverpool Everyman is so serious about its commitment to relevant new writing that artistic director Gemma Bodinetz considered Birkenhead-born writer Michael Wynne’s “story of myths, memories and family secrets” as the opening piece for the reborn theatre.

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Liverpool Everyman (c) Philip Vile

Everyman: Liverpool’s Third Cathedral

May 7, 2014 Comments Off on Everyman: Liverpool’s Third Cathedral

I lived in Liverpool briefly in 2005 after failing to become a success in London.

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On the Hoof: stretching theatre to its limits

April 10, 2014 Comments Off on On the Hoof: stretching theatre to its limits

In a landscape full of relentless revivals and polished plays it is refreshing to see something unexpected, something bizarre and something completely spontaneous.

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Liverpool Gay Pride 2013 copyright Paul Jamieson

The Pride of Liverpool

August 20, 2013 Comments Off on The Pride of Liverpool

Northern Soul visited Liverpool’s Gay Pride earlier this month. Paul Jamieson was there to record it.

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