Author: Beth Blandford

Bluecoat exhibition of sound art: Euphonia

Relationships are often defined by feeling and appearance, but how often have you thought about the sound of a relationship? British artist, Emma Smith is set to transform the Bluecoat gallery into a sonic chamber for collective singing in her new exhibition ‘Euphonia’. Euphonia aims to explore the music we unconsciously make in everyday conversations, focusing on the interlocking rhythms, pitch and tone of the collective voice. The exhibition is supported by The Wellcome Trust, a biomedical research charity based in London which funds research to improve human and animal health. Smith will be working with a team of...

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Calling all Artists: Collide International Award 2018

This year, FACT will be continuing its partnership with CERN, the renowned European Organisation for Nuclear Research, to announce the third Collide International award. Guidelines for the international open call have now been released, and applications will be accepted until 15th February 2018. Collide is an ambitious artist residency programme, created to challenge and transform how science can influence new ways of artistic expression.  The 2018 winning artist will gain a highly regarded opportunity to spend time in one of the most important laboratories in the world, in a fully funded residency, spending the first two months at CERN, Geneva, followed by...

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What’s On: Playhouse Theatre this January and February

Two fantastic new performances are on their way to the Playhouse theatre this January and February: A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer (26 Jan – 3 Feb) Bryony Kimmings is on a mission to break the taboo of ‘the little c’, she’s had enough of hearing about battles, survivors and new leases of life, words that have helped her form this moving and comic performance. By looking behind pink ribbon campaigns and fun runs, Kimmings explores the reality of being effected by cancer, and is expected to blow everything you think you know about ‘the little c’...

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University of Liverpool Talks Tackling Sexism on Campus

Have you ever been cat called, slut-shamed, or experienced sexism disguised as ‘banter’ before or in University? Have you ever been the perpetrator or witnessed this kind of behaviour? The answer is probably yes to at least one of those questions, which makes sexism on campus one of the most common issues effecting students in the past and today. This is why today, Thursday 5th October, the University of Liverpool’s Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology are hosting a talk in the Eleanor Rathbone building, regarding sexism on campus. The event features three highly-distinguished guest speakers: Laura Bates (author...

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Freshers: How To Deal With Loneliness At University

There are many opinions on what university is like, the general consensus being that it’s one big adventure. This isn’t un-true, but for a lot of people, going away to university can prove to be a lot tougher than they imagined. This isn’t because the work is too difficult or they can hear their flatmate snoring through the walls every night, the real challenge can be looking after your mental well-being. Loneliness doesn’t always mean not being around people, it can mean feeling like you don’t belong, which is bound to happen in a brand new place full of...

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