Author: Alice Percy

What’s On Guide: December 2018

Christmas is fast approaching and we can’t let those looming deadlines stop us from getting into the festive spirit. Here is The Sphinx’s comprehensive guide to help you enjoy the vast array of events on offer in December. SoulJam – Festive Funk (Wednesday 5th December, Constellations) Before the semester ends, take time to decompress and escape deadline pressure with a trip to Constellations to funk up the festivities. Expect the usual soul, funk and disco tracks, with a few added festive surprises to get you in the holiday spirit. Tickets are available here! Exhibxtchin’ (Wednesday 5th December, 24 Kitchen Street) Celebrating...

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The Lovely Bones Stage Adaptation: A Review

Based on the 2002 novel by Alice Sebold, Bryony Lavery has attentively adapted the haunting but poignant story of a teenage girl, who after being raped and murdered, watches from her own personal heaven as her family and friends struggle to come to terms with her death. Upon leaving the theatre, you cannot help but appreciate the intimacy of the Everyman venue. The merge between stage and stalls wonderfully elevates the performance and production. The raw emotion of Susie in Heaven that may seem mystical and imaginative, become an accessible reality as it is portrayed mere feet away from...

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The Exhibition of the Year: Monet and Architecture

If you’re interested in Monet, impressionist art, or art in general, the Monet and Architecture exhibition at The National Gallery, London is more than worth a visit. For the first time in 20 years the UK will be seeing a exclusively Monet exhibition, looking at his career through the buildings he painted, throughout Europe’s biggest cities,  quaint villages and beautiful coastlines. The exhibition covers his work from the mid 1860’s to 1912, and highlights the architecture that influenced him, ranging from the modern to the historic and the simple to the grand. The National Gallery’s approach to the exhibition...

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John Piper at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool always has an exciting exhibition on, and John Piper’s is no exception. This is really worth a visit before it ends on the 18th of March. Entry is free for all students studying at Liverpool universities so take your pals and make the most of it! John Piper is a significant British artist of the twentieth century, but his connection to Liverpool and the North West? He is the designer of the incredible stained glass windows of the Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral. His eclectic collection and the curator, Darrah Pih’s presentation creates an exhibition that captures the attention...

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Mosaics Book Launch

My interviewee is Emma Hume, the Project Manager of the Write to Work’s Mosaics collection, a diverse anthology of forms of writing, poems, articles and prose. The book itself contains the work of 13 authors addressing the heart-warming to the heart-breaking narratives that are chosen to be portrayed. These works not only highlight the quality writing produced by the participants but also the diversity of skills learnt on the Write to Work course. The organisation that allows for this opportunity is Writing on the Wall, which functions through funding from Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council and a range...

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