Author: Eleanor Howard

Doctor Who Series 11 Premiere | Review

For the first time in history, Doctor Who premiered on a Sunday night in the BBC one tea-time slot with a female doctor at its helm. Jodie Whittaker’s debut episode as The Doctor drew in an average audience of 8.2 million, more viewers than that of Capaldi, Smith or Tennant. According to figures released by reporter Robin Parker, 235,000 more girls under the age of sixteen tuned in to watch the premiere, compared with last years series opener, suggesting that Whittaker has a broader appeal than her predecessor. When I was seven I developed a healthy obsession with the...

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What’s On: Liverpool Literary Festival

Liverpool Literary Festival returns this Autumn with an impressive programme made up of lectures, presentations and workshops; featuring a spectacular array of speakers including 2018 Man Booker Prize longlist nominee Sally Rooney and Blackadder star Tony Morrison. The festival takes place over the weekend, 19th – 21st October, centred mainly in the Victoria Gallery & Museum. Below are a selection of event highlights across the festival: Friday The Liverpool Literary Lecture – Val McDermid – Killing People for Fun and Profit, 6pm – 7pm Victoria Gallery & Museum Bestselling crime author of the Wire in the Blood series, Val McDermid,...

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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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