Author: charlottejayne

‘Public View’ Exhibition – The Bluecoat

The most recent exhibition at the Bluecoat Gallery, “Public View” showcases over a hundred artists; previously featured during the gallery’s many displays, as an ode to celebrate and commemorate its 300th anniversary this year. “Public View” emphasises the key role that the Bluecoat has played in the world of the arts and the progress and nurturing of many artist’s careers, locally and internationally; along with its own surprising history, from its original roots as a boy’s orphanage, to the gallery that it is today. On display, a hugely diverse collection presents the success and failures in the world, in...

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Femsoc’s healing session is what’s needed after Trump’s election victory

In the light of the American Presidential Election result, people are shocked; horrified, even. The world is in utter disbelief at this result. An inexperienced, openly racist businessman, with multiple sexual assault allegations, now has control of the most powerful and influential country in the modern world. What is going on? For many minority groups, their fears surrounding Trump are entirely justified. His campaign was fuelled by racism, aggression, narrow-mindedness and a promise to restore a ‘greatness’ that America has supposedly ‘lost’. Sound familiar? The promise to eliminate and isolate areas of an ever-growing multicultural society only places these...

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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for women’s rights to live as they please; condemning those women who adhere to the quiet, subservient and unimportant outdated ‘roles’ that society deemed suitable; but, is that really what this movement stands for?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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