Author: Charlotte Jayne Evans

Liverpool Literary Festival: Bel Mooney and Sir Jonathan Bate on the marvel Ted Hughes

The Liverpool Literary Festival took place from the 28th to the 30th October, putting on a variety of sessions and talks.  Although not free, they were far from extortionate in price,  and offered a great deal for those with an interest in the literary world. Saturday 29th October hosted multiple talks, of which ‘The Life of Ted Hughes with Sir Jonathan Bate and Bel Mooney’ was one. Mooney, an experienced journalist, and Bate, a highly respected writer, contributed to my high anticipation for this event! Discussing his new biography on Ted Hughes, Bate made sure to emphasise that his...

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Feminism: a lost cause?

Feminism: man-haters, shouting out for women’s rights to live as they please; condemning those women who adhere to the quiet, subservient and unimportant outdated ‘roles’ that society deemed suitable; but, is that really what this movement stands for? I asked the middle-aged man, slumped in front of the TV, to define feminism, and what did he say? Unfortunately, something very similar to this; but that is not what ‘true’ feminism stands for. His comments are simply a manifestation of fear of the power that the word ‘feminism’ now possesses. Feminism is not a violation of the opportunities and rights of...

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Tracey Emin and William Blake In Focus: Tate Liverpool – Review

The Tate gallery is one of those places that you hear about regularly, but may not have actually ever been to. Why? Perhaps you have just never had the time, or the energy, or the real desire to walk around a gallery. After all, museums and galleries were the dullest trips at school, right? However, the Tate is different – first and foremost it is a free gallery (something any student can appreciate the value of) and it showcases a vast variety of artists, old and new, subjectively good and bad, ensuring that it always has something interesting to...

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