Author: Sophie Craven

Kinky Boots | Review

The Liverpool Empire has become a whole lot more Fabulous. Kinky Boots arrived in Liverpool on the 25th March and remained until Saturday 6th April.  The hit musical is amidst its first ever UK tour after having spent over 3 years, with more than 1400 performances, in the West End. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots retells the 2005 comedy-drama film of the same name, with new music by Cyndi Lauper. It follows the story of Charlie Price (Joel Harper-Jackson), the struggling new owner of ‘Price & Son’, a family-run shoe manufacturer in Northampton. As the factory faces being...

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Inspiring Individuals: A Round-up of International Women’s Day Talks

International Women’s day might be over, but Women’s History Month continues right through March; what better time to appreciate the influential individuals who have come before us? Across the weekend following IWD, a selection of talks and events organised by National Museums Liverpool took place. In addition to the exhibitions put together for International Women’s Day and the other events going on throughout the city, these talks focused on some inspiring individuals, some of whom have been forgotten in the 21st century. The International Slavery Museum The International Slavery Museum kicked off International Women’s Day with a talk in...

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What’s On: Theatre March 2019

Just in time before deadlines really start to kick in, March in Liverpool continues to be jam-packed with arts and culture events. The last couple of weeks have already featured some great plays like ‘Fame’, ‘Macbeth’, and ‘The Girl on the Train’ and there’s even more where that came from! Take a look at some of the upcoming theatrical highlights and get ready to fill your calendar and spend your student loan (while you still have some left). Empire Theatre The Full Monty (18th-23rd March) – Having won the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production, Simon Beaufoy’s strip-tease...

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Discover… The Special Collections and Archives

Hidden in the depths of the Sydney Jones Library, The University’s Special Collections and Archives boasts over two miles of archives along with manuscripts and printed books dating from the 12th Century to the modern day. The SPC&A even hold the largest collection of science fiction in the EU, and the archives include the original records of the University. Ranging across almost all subjects and topics imaginable, the collection has been growing for more than 130 years and there really is something for everyone. It is conveniently located in our own SJ, yet so many students have no idea...

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Strictly Come Dancing Final 2018 – Who Will Win The Glitterball Trophy?

With the Strictly final tonight, the question everyone’s asking is: “who’s going to lift the Glitterball Trophy?” After thirteen weeks of waltzes, sambas, and everything in between, the end is finally in sight for the remaining four celebs. It has been one of the most talked about and dramatic years yet, and the quality has been higher than ever. This final is possibly the most tightly contested in recent years, with all four of the dancers proving themselves to be worthy winners. Ashley Roberts The Pussycat Doll is without doubt the most talented of the four finalists – but...

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