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About teafortwotalk

Freelance writer @Pickwickmag @Corridor8 @Biennial / Editor @artinliverpool. Available for writing and copyediting.

Essential Elements, St Bride’s Gallery, Liverpool

Essential Elements, currently on display at St Bride’s Gallery, is part of the Independents Biennial – the long-standing fringe event to the Liverpool Biennial. The space is exquisite; much like the recently reopened Old Blind School on Hardman Street which currently houses the group … Continue reading

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Rutherford Chang: Why I Buy White Albums

By now, I think half of Liverpool must have been to or at least heard about the infamous pop-up exhibition-cum-record store currently housed in the loading bay space next door to FACT on Wood Street. It’s a fascinating concept with … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Grosvenor Park

The summer has sadly come to an end, and with it the bumper season of excellent theatre at Grosvenor Park. Following the fantastic performance of The Comedy of Errors a couple of weeks ago, I decided to test the waters of tragedy, … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Leisure, Discipline and Punishment

Continuing the ongoing programme of film happening here at FACT as part of Liverpool Biennial 2014, we will be hosting an evening of new moving image works entitled Leisure, Discipline and Punishment. This collection of films, by international artists Sonia Boyce, … Continue reading

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Film Round Up: Liverpool Biennial 2014

Peter Wächtler, Untitled, 2013 video, 14’ 14” on view at The Old Blind School  In contemporary art exhibitions, film installation and video art play as big a role as any other medium, which is echoed in the exciting array of video work being … Continue reading

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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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