Author: Eleanor Howard

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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The Kite Runner Stage Adaptation: A Review

Based on the 2003 novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Matthew Spangler has now adapted this poignant and heart-breaking tale of family, friendship and the power of guilt for the stage. After witnessing the outstanding performances of the two talented young actors in the 2007 film adaptation, there was a question of how the emotionally demanding roles would be translated onto the stage. Raj Ghatak gives an engaging, energetic performance as Amir, portraying him at three different stages of life – from childhood to adulthood. Ghatak manages to transition seamlessly from a believably childlike Amir, to an American-speaking...

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What’s On Guide: February 2018

January was the longest month on record. Fact. But exam period is over and we are free, and just four short weeks away from it being spring! If you find yourself wondering how to spend your days in the lull post-Christmas, here is a smorgasbord of events on offer in Liverpool over the coming 28 days. 6th February Photosocial: Introduction to Digital Cameras, 6-7pm, Open Eye Gallery The Open Eye Gallery presents ‘Photosocial: Introduction to Digital Cameras’ at 6pm. This hour-long event is specifically targeted at new photographers of all levels and abilities, providing the opportunity to socialise and...

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5 Books to Gift This Christmas

The mad rush to complete your Christmas shopping before the big day is fast approaching. If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect gift for a book-lover, here are 5 of the best books of 2017 – the perfect gifts this Christmas: Lincoln in The Bardo by George Saunders George Saunders is arguably one of the greatest American writers of his generation. Over the course of his career he has published over twenty short stories, several of which have been nominated and won prizes, including a finalist for the National Book award and recipient of the Folio Prize...

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