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.