Author: Alexandra Ward

Respect: Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2016 Art Exhibition

On the first of October Liverpool’s first ever Mental Health Festival commenced.  Spanning the first two weeks of the month, the festival is taking over a multitude of venues across the city, hosting a vast array of free events and activities to promote good mental well being and to tackle the stigma surrounding mental illness. One of the offerings of the festival is an art exhibition organised by the Liverpool Mental Health Consortium, the patrons of which are the internationally renowned British Artists, cited by Simon Schama as the “artistic face of modern Britain”; the Singh Twins. The exhibition showcases work by people from...

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The Kazimier Reborn

The Kazimier, one of Liverpool’s most iconic and beloved music, arts and performance venues is set to return as of May 2016. After shutting its doors for what was thought to be the final time on New Years Day owing to the redevelopment of the Wolstenholme Square area, the venue is now planning a re-launch at its new found home in Liverpool’s North Docks, 15 minutes from the city centre. The Invisible Wind Factory is the gig location’s new incarnation and successor, a new complex that offers bigger scale and possibility for Kazimier productions. The first phase of the...

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Gender pay gap reaches as high as the Vice-Chancellor

New figures show that since 2010, female lecturers at the University of Liverpool have earned between £1,893 and £3,220 less than their male counterparts. A freedom of information request from the Liverpool Echo revealed that there remains a significant gap between the average pay of male and female academics at the University of Liverpool over the last 5 years. Information released by the university revealed a £3,220 pay gap in 2010, £2,727 in 2011, £1,270 in 2012, £2,014 in 2013 and £1,893 pay gap in 2014. Although the gap is narrowing, continued difference in pay reflects an issue that...

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