The mainstream media hardly tell you this, but there is resistance to the endless austerity proposed by the government, and it is building. Although councils spout the mantra that privatisation is the ‘Only Game in Town’ people are coming together to fight back.
Interview with Kurdish Freedom fighter, Sama, from Kobane, a city in Northern Syria on the Turkish border who is now a refugee living in Liverpool.
The posters promoting any creative scene can become more iconic than the artists themselves. This is true of Liverpool’s Sean Wars whose distinct style has attracted attention to the local and national DIY scene for a number of years.
Interview with Birkenhead author, Nathan O’Hagan, whose novel The World Is (Not) A Cold Dead Place has recently been published.
A profile of wildlife artist Anthony Smith, an award winning wildlife artist living and working in Liverpool.
Steve Moss celebrates the arrival of Liverpool’s Small Cinema.
Sandra Gibson reviews Nature’s Way, a selection of nature-based photographs by Liverpool photographers Colin Serjent and Jane Groves, held at The Egg Café.
Joe Coventry reviews the exhibition Liverpool Pubs – Paintings by Stephen Bower, held at the View Two Gallery.
Profile of the social documentary photographer, Abdullah Badwi.
Profile of the photographer Vesta, director of Art at Glorybox.
Profile of the photographer Steve Lamb, who describes his style as Modern Urban Photography, including elements of street photography.
Profile of the photographer Anna Nielsson.
Burjesta Theatre Company is unlike any other on Merseyside, “We wanted to do it our way”, said Julian Bond and Mikyla Durkin in agreement, when Lynda-Louise Tomlinson met them to learn more about the company.
A poem inspired by this beautifully evocative sketch, gifted to me by local artist Felicity Wren, and in celebration of the old dock road, Liverpool’s Regent Road, reflecting on what remains of its past, as it is rapidly swallowed up.
Gayna Rose Madder writes a tribute to the artist Terence Matthew Kane, who died, aged 44, in 2015.
“Kids today don’t know that much about Vinyl” states Martin Gore of Depeche Mode. But the joke is on the older folk as it’s the kids that are bringing back the Vinyl and losing interest in the remastered, high quality MP3s or CDs of today.
When you travel by train you realise how much green there is in Britain, not just the dull Constable green where the cows munch, but the smaller areas of green that are part of urban settlement.
Anthony McCarthy writes about John B Rawls (1921- 2002) who was a philosophy professor at Harvard and Oxford Universities and developed an idea that Justice was essentially an issue of Fairness.
A little over a year ago, in February 2015, an invisible nation rose to its feet in the Syrian town of Kobanî and successfully defended its territory from a band of rapists and torturers who hoped, and still hope, to one day bring about a glorious apocalypse.
Glorybox Photography, founder of the Eclipse Dark Room in Liverpool, is the city’s only public access traditional photography space.
You may never have heard of Cargill, but it’s a company that along with four others – Archer Daniels Midland, Bunge, Glencore International and Louis Dreyfus – controls between 75% and 90% of the world’s grain trade.
Philip Hayes writes about how he began making collages, drawing on the wealth of material I was amassing at the Picket music venue in Liverpool.
One of the most frequent questions asked of anti-fascist and anti-racist organisers is why they wear masks.
Tayo Aluko writes about his experience of travelling on the P&O ferry to Liverpool after a short tour of Ireland.
An oasis of free speech or the mouthpiece of Putin? Steve Moss looks at the RT television news channel, one of the alternative sources appearing on Freeview.
Martyn Lowe looks at the issue of increasing student accommodation in Liverpool.
A song by Ritchie Hunter about Bob Lambert, who is probably the most notorious of the undercover police spies who infiltrated completely legitimate protest and campaigning groups.
Founded in 1905 and known by many as The Wobblies, IWW is an international union with 100 years of history in class struggle.
Carlee Graham, Founder of Blue Ocean Planet (BOP), talks about the disengagement of children from nature.
A short obituary and tribute from Gayna Rose Madder.
Learning to love again: A London broad abroad, desperately seeking soul succour and something to eat.
The artwork of Honduran artist Javier Espinal in Liverpool.
Chumki Banerjee reviews Sandip Roy’s debut novel, Don’t Let Him Know.
Mandy Vere, from News from Nowhere, rounds up her recommended reads.
Rob Harrison reviews the performance of David Bowie’s The Man who Sold the World, featuring Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey with Glenn Gregory.
Joe Coventry reviews the album by Neil Campbell, eMErgence, an existential expedition through time, space and life.
Tommy Calderbank reviews the album The Restoration by Babadub, an incredible duo from the heart of the Scouse underground music scene.