Author: Beth Blandford

Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-1933 – A Review

Tate Liverpool’s new exhibition, Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-1933, explores the period in Germany between the two World Wars: the Weimar Republic. For the first time, painter Otto Dix and photographer August Sander have their work displayed alongside each other in two complementary exhibitions, inviting new perspectives to a discontented period of time. Otto Dix served in World War I, involved in both the Somme and Flanders. His exhibition, The Evil Eye, contains a fantastic representation of how skill and vision develop simultaneously, allowing him to communicate the extremes of humanity so vividly. From his cubist inflected drawings depicting combat scenes,...

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Dockleaf and Kiosk: Liverpool’s Brand New Food and Drink Locations

The brains behind The Botanical Garden are bringing you two fantastic new food and drink locations this Friday! Dockleaf and Kiosk will both be situated in the historic Cains Brewery, serving up a range of delectable drinks and delicious dishes. Dockleaf will be set in the original quality control room of the Brewery, which will be transformed into a grand drinking hall suitable for large social gatherings as well as more intimate meetings. The original red brick and polished marble top bars combined with subtle elements of nature make this venue an aesthete’s dream. An outside area hidden behind towering aged...

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Celebrate World Gin Day this Saturday at The Botanical Garden!

If you’re looking for yet another excuse to sink down a few Nigel-beverages following exam season, then head down to The Botanical Garden this Saturday 10th June to celebrate World Gin Day! Whether you’re a Martin Miller’s-with-a-wedge-of-grapefruit-and-tonic kinda person, or you have no idea what any of that means and just like a g&t, The Botanical Garden will have a set up you can’t refuse. The Botanical Garden is cosily situated in the back-streets of the Baltic Triangle, a popular spot for those seeking a new side to Liverpool beyond the bustle of Concert Square. Almost a stones throw away...

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10 Illustrators You Should Follow on Instagram

Credit: pollynor.com With Instagram becoming a hot-bed for commercial potential and talent-scouting, it’s no wonder so many young and old illustrators are choosing this social media platform to broadcast their work. Artists’ Instagram pages have become a kind of artwork in themselves, presenting us with a new type of gallery, where value is based on followers, likes and comments. It can be hard to steer away from Instagram’s large supply of ‘educational’ videos on ‘how to squat correctly’ or ‘how to eat carbs the RIGHT way’ – apparently with a fork isn’t the answer. Despite this type of content, Instagram also...

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International Women’s Day on Campus: Strike4Repeal

The 8th of March is International Women’s Day – this year, men and women are being encouraged to take stand against the Irish government’s anti-abortion policy. Strike4Repeal is a strike action that took place yesterday in Ireland, the UK and New York City. The strike was sparked by the Irish government’s refusal to call a referendum and repeal the 8th Amendment. In Strike4Repeal’s own words, “in October of last year, thousands of people in more than 60 cities in Poland went on strike to protect their access to abortion, and won”. Strike4Repeal’s methods are based on this victory and hope to...

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