Author: Charlotte Jayne Evans

The Grand National? The Grand Disgrace.

Locked up, made to run for miles, given a strict diet, a strict routine. Whipped, torn away from family, kept in isolation, then made to perform in front of a loud and aggressive audience. Sounds like abuse, doesn’t it? Well, welcome to the harrowing reality of the Grand National horse race. A disturbingly well loved British tradition, each year thousands of people venture to Aintree Racecourse, only 20 minutes north of Liverpool, to watch the races, with a record breaking attendance for Opening Day 2018, at 35,581. They arrive in their thousands, dressed in their most expensive, most eye-catching,...

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Spend It – The final round

Spend It is one of the most highly anticipated events that is held by the Guild. In the early evening of the 11th April, multiple representatives from more than 25 societies registered and came along to Mountford Hall to hear the bids in the final Spend It of this academic year. Bidding for the money were the Dance Society, Surgical Scousers and Liverpool Wilderness Medical Society. Dance Soc were bidding for two portable mirrors to help them with their competition preparation to give next year’s members a head start;  Surgical Scousers bid for a huge £2,500 for an experience...

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Celebrating Women in Science

In our ever-changing world, women’s role in society continues to remain in a progressive state. It has been a battle for decades, but as this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Suffragette success, and so coinciding with International Women’s Day (8th of March), it is obviously as perfect as any other time to take a look back at just two of many successful women throughout a specific area in history. As an annual event, International Women’s Day celebrates women and all they are. With an emphasis for 2018 on the hashtag ‘#PressforProgress’, the IWD continues to focus on...

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Interfaith week in Liverpool

Interfaith week is upon us again, with it beginning at the start of this week, Monday 13th November and we are how half way through. Reading the previous articles, events and posts on the Guild’s website, it has survived the test of time as being one of the most important weeks in the academic calendar. Living in Liverpool can be an experience, that is guaranteed, especially for those of us who have grown up elsewhere. Being declared the ‘European City of Culture’ in 2008 was certainly deserved, as it continues to maintain its multicultural diversity. Although there is a...

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The artist’s world

From the artists perspective, is a viewpoint that is rarely explored. Reviews are done, but what about what the artist sees and feels? At the start of October, I was lucky enough to play a set at Kelly’s Dispensary, a bar on Smithdown Road. It was my second gig in the small Irish bar, and with a very relaxed vibe, it was a fun experience to share with those there, including family who had travelled up to support. It can be one of the most daunting experiences in a performers’ career, to put your own music out there, allowing...

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