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Theatre Review: Long Joan Silver, Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool

October 24, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Long Joan Silver, Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool

Think of fringe theatre and you might imagine dangerous theatrical adventures at the edge of good taste, the brave and risky heading inexorably towards the outer limits of self-indulgence.

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PERSUASION. The Company. Photo by Robin Savage

Theatre Review: Persuasion, Liverpool Playhouse

October 11, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Persuasion, Liverpool Playhouse

I think that my plus one said it best: “perfectly pleasant”.

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Review: Liverpool Giants

October 8, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Liverpool Giants

And so au revoir, at last, to the Giants.

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Food Review: Peaberry Coffee House & Kitchen, Liverpool

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Peaberry Coffee House & Kitchen, Liverpool

Everyone agrees that saving Liverpool’s Albert Dock was A Good Thing.

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Minton tiles at St George’s Hall in Liverpool

“It felt wrong to walk on these tiles, such is their beauty and delicacy.” The Minton tiles, St George’s Hall, Liverpool

August 23, 2018 Comments Off on “It felt wrong to walk on these tiles, such is their beauty and delicacy.” The Minton tiles, St George’s Hall, Liverpool

The window of opportunity is slender. I’m usually on holiday or working, but this year I got lucky.

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Review: CBBC Summer Social, Croxteth Country Park, Liverpool

August 7, 2018 Comments Off on Review: CBBC Summer Social, Croxteth Country Park, Liverpool

In the build-up to CBBC’s inaugural three-day Summer Social at Croxteth Country Park, much of the chatter on the local parental grapevine was about one subject: cost.

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Salt House Tapas

Food Review: Salt House Tapas, Liverpool

July 2, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Salt House Tapas, Liverpool

“Tapas is all about context.”

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Review: The Big I Am, Everyman, Liverpool

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Big I Am, Everyman, Liverpool

The Big I Am ends with an over-long musing about death and the non-existence of God.

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The Big I Am in rehearsal, Writer Robert Farquhar, photo by Brian Roberts

Big ideas, big jokes, big songs. Northern Soul talks to playwright Robert Farquhar about Peer Gynt

June 10, 2018 Comments Off on Big ideas, big jokes, big songs. Northern Soul talks to playwright Robert Farquhar about Peer Gynt

“I hate Peer Gynt. Why should we do it?”

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Alma De Cuba

Food Review: Alma de Cuba, Liverpool

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Alma de Cuba, Liverpool

When I told friends that my husband and I were heading for dinner at Alma de Cuba, more than one of them said, in effect, “why?”

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