Author: Sophie Craven

Top 10 Books to Read for Halloween

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder and there’s a spooky chill in the air. It’s that time of the year again – Halloween! But apart from eating copious amounts of chocolate or attending fancy-dress events at Concert Square, Halloween is also a great time to read the books on your shelf which you’ve been too scared to pick up (and I’m not talking about those boring textbooks you regret ever having bought). Here are the top 10 books to read for Halloween: 1. Dracula by Bram Stoker This was an inevitable choice; Stoker’s classic vampire...

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Halloween is always one of the biggest nights of the year in the Liverpool calendar; 2018 is no exception! There’s lots going on throughout the week for you to choose from – but hurry, things are selling out fast! From nights out, to haunted houses, events, activities, and even life-drawing classes, Liverpool has got it all. Here are some of the highlights from this year that you should check out: NIGHTS OUT: 31st OCTOBER – LOST at the Freakshow (Invisible Wind Factory) – The popular student night LOST returns with a Halloween Freakshow special featuring special events such as...

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Last Friday, Tate Liverpool threw a party to allow visitors into the gallery after hours and see the new Op Art exhibition in a different light. I was able to attend and check out this display, whilst a DJ played fitting music in a contemporary style. The exhibition showcases ‘Optical Art’ pieces. This movement originated in the 1960s and has a pop-art style with bright colours and eclectic designs. Tate Liverpool puts a new spin on this movement; the exhibition features work from contemporary artists such as Jim Lambie and Angela Bulloch. Lambie’s psychedelic flooring Zobop certainly takes centre stage...

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What’s On in November: Art Galleries and Exhibitions

There is so much more to November than just the drawn out build up to Christmas once Halloween is over. This month is packed full of culture and Liverpool once again is brimming with things to do and see; here’s some of the top art and museum exhibitions which you should make sure not to miss this month! The Walker Art Gallery This popular gallery up near Lime Street is home to one of England’s largest collections of art and never fails to impress its visitors. The newest exhibition to be featured in this prestigious venue is Grayson Perry’s Dresses which...

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LUDS: Much Ado About Nothing – Review

Image CO: Steph Cragg Last week, the Guild’s Stanley Theatre was transformed into Messina as the Liverpool University Drama Society (LUDS) performed one of Shakespeare’s most loved plays, Much Ado About Nothing. Often heralded as a ‘Shakespeare play that’s actually funny’, LUDS did not disappoint by delivering an enjoyable and playful performance of the romantic comedy. Directed by music student Will Truby, a strong cast of Liverpool students stayed true to the original play whilst presenting a relatable version of this comedy which was first performed back in 1612. Truby explained in the director’s note that he, “often though...

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