Author: Beth Blandford

10 Illustrators You Should Follow on Instagram

Credit: 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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Crystal Fighters at the O2 Academy – A Review

Last Friday London’s Crystal Fighters ventured up North to grace Liverpool’s O2 Academy with their Basque folk instruments and drum loops, heavy synths and passionate vocals. As the lights came up, the band was revealed to be dressed in their flowing, embroidered garments with vines full of leaves entwined around the microphones. Without much of a vocal introduction, the band kicked off the set with one of their older songs, Follow. Infected with the uplifting atmosphere Crystal Fighters brought to the venue, the audience soon transformed into a synchronised wave of energy, blissfully soaking up every lyric. With a backstory of the band’s...

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ItalFresh Canteen Launch Party with Levi Tafari: Plant-Based Food

ItalFresh are a couple who run a vegan ‘Supper Club’ where they take bookings, invite people into their home and cook wonderful and unique vegan meals for their guests. These meals range from Caribbean-style jerk beetroot with quinoa n peas to pan-Asian crisp tempura tofu and rainbow pho. ‘Ital’ food is eaten by Rastafarians’ and only uses ingredients that are grown in the earth naturally, this includes no meat, no shellfish, no chemicals etc. ItalFresh en-corporate this wholesome approach to food into a new menu each month, inspired by a place that they may have visited. Next Thursday at...

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What’s On Guide: Halloween, 2016 in Liverpool

Liverpool is never short of a good night out at any point throughout the year, and Halloween is no exception. There are a great range of events coming up over the weekend leading up to Halloween and they’re selling out fast! Friday the 28th of October If you’re into club classics, EDM and old skool music then head to ‘Infinity’ hosted by 24 Kitchen Street from 11pm until 4am. This glow theme event includes a 2 hour set from DJ Jack Eye Jones, Liverpool’s own DJ Danny Dowd and others. Tickets are £20 and can be found here

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