Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Role of the Artist: Using the Arts for Social Change

“Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it.” – Bertolt Brecht In mid-July, I attended a talk hosted by DadaFest with special guests Roger Hill (Broadcaster, Performer & Artist) and Ruth Gould … Continue reading

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We Hope This Isn’t Goodbye: Liverpool Academy of Arts

As many of you have probably already heard, Liverpool Academy of Arts, a venue which has earned its place on the Liverpool art scene through 25 years hard work and devotion to local artists, is set to be closed down. … Continue reading

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The Comedy of Errors, Grosvenor Park

  Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre know how to do comedy, that’s for sure. Last summer, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend A Midsummer Night’s Dream (review here), and this time around for The Comedy of Errors, that magical … Continue reading

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What’s next for Festival of Firsts?

Earlier this year, when Wirral Festival of Firsts 2014 announced its full programme, organisers boasted that this year’s festival was set to be the best yet. This may have seemed a dangerous assertion back in May, but Art in Liverpool … Continue reading

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Reggae Culture at District

For over 20 years, Africa Oyé has been responsible for bringing the best artists from all over Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas to play at the now legendary festival in Liverpool each summer. To celebrate the most successful festival … Continue reading

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Tell me more about… Chester Film Co-op

On the bustling city centre high street that is Chester’s Northgate, you will find the area’s very own secret cinema. Chester Film Co-op, on the site of the old Odeon complex is a recent addition to Chester’s somewhat sparse contemporary … Continue reading

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Syn-dro.me Sessions 2.0: State-Free State of a.P.A.t.T

Venturing into a venue you’re not familiar with can be daunting at the best of times. Imagine stepping not only into a different building, but a whole new ‘state’, where your photograph is taken, your name checked and your personal … Continue reading

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