Author: Eleanor Howard

Liverpool City Guide: Culture

Tate Liverpool Described by the Sunday Times as ‘the one that seems most comfortable in its own skin’, Tate Liverpool, which is situated in the converted Albert Dock warehouse, has become one of the largest and most significant modern and contemporary art galleries outside of London. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year (2018), Tate Liverpool constantly delivers exceptional exhibitions. Previous highlights have included: Gustav Klimt, René Magritte and Lichtenstein. What’s more, the gallery offers free entry into special exhibitions for students who attend the Liverpool universities. Open Eye Open Eye Gallery is an independent not-for-profit gallery dedicated to photography....

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Tate Liverpool: Op Art Party

This Friday night, Tate Liverpool are hosting an evening of art, music, workshops and talks to celebrate the opening of the new display Op Art in Focus, featuring psychedelic artworks from the 1960s through to present day. Date: Friday 28th September 2018 Time: 18.30 – 21.30 Entry: FREE NTS Radio will feature at the event, playing an incredible mix of music from emerging and established artists including Breakwave, Space Afrika and Jon K. In addition, Tate Liverpool Director Helen Legg will host a special In-Conversation talk with The White Pube, the collaborative identity of artists Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad...

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Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlist Dominated by Women Writers

Women dominated the Man Booker Prize shortlist announcement this year, accounting for four out of the six nominees. The six authors moving forward to vie for the £50,000 prize are Anna Burns, Esi Edugyan, Daisy Johnson, Rachel Kushner, Richard Powers and Robin Robertson. At 27 years of age, Daisy Johnson is the youngest writer to have been nominated for the shortlist for her debut novel, Everything Under, a modern reimagining of Sophocles’s Oedipus, focused on a tumultuous mother-daughter relationship. Rachel Kushner’s third novel, The Mars Room, tackles gender and class in a story of contemporary incarceration; whilst American novelist Anna Burns...

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What’s On: Open House 14th – 18th May 2018

Open House 2018 is a five-day festival hosted by the University of Liverpool from 14th – 18th May at a variety of venues across the city. The festival consists of talks, performances, exhibitions and interactive experiences showcasing great ideas, knowledge and culture. Here is our pick of the best events on offer over the course of the week. Machines, Robots and Zombie Jobs Date: 14th May Time: 6pm Location: Victoria Gallery & Museum Cost: Free Tickets: Book here This two-hour lecture delves into the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, providing attendees with the opportunity to experience AI...

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International Women’s Day: Why Lady Bird is the Coming-of-Age Drama Young Women Need

Featured Image: | Copyright Universal Pictures / Merie Wallace, courtesy of A24 Olivia Gatwood’s TED Talk ‘We find each other in the details’ explores the small, seemingly insignificant experiences of young women that make up who we are and our memories by emphasising ‘how our smallest memories can connect us to the larger world’. This is particularly applicable to young girls who often feel very isolated and unique in their experiences; yet Gatwood suggests that ‘this is where we find connection – through the specific’. While experiences often feel unique to us as individuals, when we listen to...

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