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England Art And Culture Thu Aug 16 2018 06:03:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- FOLK ON THE DOCK is back for a third year, and once again Liverpool Acoustic will be taking part. The festival, now a firm favourite on the national music scene, returns to the Royal Albert Dock across the Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 24th to Sun
An important upcoming event in the history of China's relations with the West. A hundred thousand Chinese volunteers worked alongside the Allied forces in the European theatre of World War 1, doing some of the dirtiest and most dangerous jobs on the
About It's that time again, new month, new picture at the top of the blog. Look ...It's Pernilla August who played Shmi in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menance.
Britain's Lost Masterpieces returns for a third series tonight - on BBC4 at 9.00pm -with "art sleuth" Dr Bendor Grosvenor and social historianEmma Dabiri Home page for Britain's Lost... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full lin
Many painters like to travel to paint. However it can be a challenge to take all the kit that you like to use! Especially if you want to make the kit lightweight and easy to mobilise so as to stay... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit
Roxanne de Bastion’s Tales from the Rails tour rolls into town this Friday Roxannede Bastionannounces a stripped back acoustic tour to celebrate the launch of her first book,Tales From The Rails, with the Liverpool show taking place at thei
Labour dogwhistles echo Trump protectionismCongratulations and a big thank you to everyone who made it to today's protest against the Home Office's aggressive immigrant fishing raids blighting London's Chinatown, called by the London Chinatown Chines
TV And there we have it. Proper footage of Jodie doing her thing and she's just, isn't she? The way she moves, the accent, the sheer joy of it from the off. She is the Doctor and we like it very much indeed.  It's a reminder of what Doctor W
BBC has two new series starting this week Series 7 of Fake or Fortune starts TONIGHT at 9pm on BBC1 Series 3 of Britain's Lost Masterpieces is on BBC4 and starts at 9pm on Wednesday night - see... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f
Single review: Harry Miller – Scarlet   Artist–Harry Miller Single –Scarlett Release date –17th June 2018 Reviewer –Ian D Hall, Liverpool Sound and Vision Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.
Anna Chen writes in the Guardian, An American woman wearing a Chinese dress is not cultural appropriationPROM pic.twitter.com/gsJ0LtsCmP Keziah (@daumkeziah) April 22, 2018 When is a dress just a dress? Remember those photos of the little cocktail nu
TV Oh my goodness, this trailer has me gasping, absolutely gasping and laughing and cheering and oh my goodness. The Clone Wars is back !?! They're completing the series properly with the mythic Mandalore storyline? How are they going to take Rebels
I've changed how comments work on Making A Mark i.e. you can't. This is what the preamble to the comment section on Making A Mark now says..... COMMENTS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED There are lots and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for
EP review: Little Sparrow featuring Robin Dewhurst – Just 3 Artist–Little Sparrow featuring Robin Dewhurst EP –Just 3 Release date –13th July 2018 Reviewer –Ian D Hall, Liverpool Sound and Vision Live
Found some old pics of me with my band, The Snow Leopards. Even before Apple! Well, it was long, long time ago in a universe far, far away ...Madam Miaow says ... visit Anna Chen's website here: http://www.annachen.co.uk/ Anna's food blog here: http:
TV If nothing else, putting this teaser on during the World Cup half time meant that we all received an education in the intricacies of the handball rule from a bespecled Gary Linekar, the moment he placed the glasses on his nose surely a reference t
The Call for Entries for the ING Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary- worth 1,500 to the winner - closes in just over a month - on 17th September at 5pm. Winner of the ING Discerning Eye Bursary... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for f
EP review: Joey Costello – The Wind Blows By Artist–Joey Costello EP –The Wind Blows By Release date –15th June 2018 Reviewer –Ian D Hall, Liverpool Sound and Vision Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating
Ten years of austerity since the credit crunch crisis and we're even worse off while the rich doubled their wealth since 2008It is ten years since the bankers' crash went full blown and what have we done? Austerity, Macjobs, disabled payments cuts, a
About Happy Fourth of July if this something you're celebrating. June's over and so here are with a new title bar for the blog. It is, quite predictably ...Miranda July
On Monday, three new art instruction booksarrived and I've been spending this week reading different perspectives on guidance and instruction for those interested in botanical art, painting and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f
EP review: Mondegreen – Change   Artist–Mondegreen EP –Change Release date –18th May 2018 Reviewer –Alison Benson, Liverpool Acoustic Mondegreen, hailing from Widnes, have been playing togeth
A poem for Grenfell Tower marking a month since the disasterToday marks a whole month since the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, yet the conflagration that killed at least 80 people seems ever presen
Music Sorry, not sorry for the Doctor Who reference, but it's to one of my other loves I'm referring.In a recent interview for a podcast I've never a heard of but fortunately transcribed by the Official Chart Company's website, Siobhan's talked about
One of the consequences of having the whole of Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts online - is that you can review which artists got their pricing right - and which got it wrong. That's a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs
We love Iain Till! There’s something really quite special about his gentle songs and endearing performances. Previously part ofLiverpool favourites The City Walls and a regular on the North West acoustic scene, Iain self released two folk a
About Another month, so another new blog banner. Make way for ...June Thorburn... a character actress who worked mainly in the 1940s and 1950s, but whose life was tragically cut short in a plane crash in the 1960s [wikipedia].
If you work inpastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conte, sanguine, or any other dry media you can submit your artwork to the 120th Annual Exhibition of The Pastel Society. It's an open... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for fu
Full line-up for Africa Oy 2018 revealed, including Rocky Dawuni and Orchestre Poly-Rythmo Rocky Dawuni The full line-up for this year’s Africa Oy festival has been revealed with Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni and legendary Beninese group O
Life Once again in Asda last week picking up the medicine for my overactive bladder (my water sample was clear so it's not an infection), I had my ear pointed towards the ceiling attempting to work out if its the Mutya or Amelle version of Red Dress
Have you got one of Grayson Perry's early pots? Will Grayson Perry become the ceramic equivalent of Clarice Cliff? Whenever I switch on the television and there's an antiques type programme on,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f
Inspiral Carpets’ Tom Hingley to play intimate acoustic show at 81 Renshaw this Friday Tom Hingley is the former lead singer with the classic line up of Inspiral Carpets, where for 22 years (1989- 2011) he sang on all their chart hits, appe
Film I'll let this Twitter thread tell the story:How disappointing.  Not as disappointing as it must have been for the lady audience member carrying a large box of popcorn and a bottle of apple Tango who muttered as we were leaving, "I booke
The title of this post is a quote from theWhoever Heard of a Black Artist? Britain's Hidden Art History programme on BBC4 last night - which you can watch on iPlayer. Very much recommended viewing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit
Live review: Jack Carty and Maz O’Connor @ Music Room 16/05/18 Live review: Jack Carty and Maz O’Connor Date:Wednesday 16th May 2018 Venue: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Music Room Reviewer:Alison Benson, Liverpool Acoustic The tag
Film Find above the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War but showing the comparison between the regular and IMAX presentations. Turns out, A:IW was shot entirely in digital IMAX so the film I saw yesterday was cropped across the top and bottom, which w
The Queen has departed for Scotland and Buckingham Palace has opened up its State Rooms for summer visitors to London - and I'll also be taking a break after this post... Every summer there is also... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi
Single review: Maddie Stenberg – Take Me Home Artist–Maddie Stenberg Single –Take Me Home Release date –23rd June 2018 Reviewer –Lewis McWilliam, Liverpool Acoustic I have always wondered what it must
Film It's been a while since the last "We Need To Talk About [insert MARVEL related character who has nothing to do with the Lynne Ramsey film] but with the MCU equivalent of The Three Doctors having had the biggest opening weekend of all time and ac
Have you ever fancied making a copy of an Old Master Painting? Lots of art students do this in order to understand better how an artist painted. Copying old masters was and continues to be considered... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web
Liverpool Acoustic have joined forces with the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall to present a very special evening of music for Light Night 2018. This comingFriday 18th May the Music Room will play host toa specially curated lineup of talented local musici
About New month, new blog bar. It's ...Aunt May
If you've not yet visited the Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire exhibition at the National Gallery in London (or maybe you missed Thomas Cole's Journey - Atlantic Crossings at the Metropolitan Museum of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit
Jack Carty and Maz OConnor are two of the most engaging songwriters on the UK acoustic scene and have ploughed independent furrows on their paths to success. Award-winning Australian songwriterJack Cartyhas released four critically acclaimed albums p
TV Despite having joined the human race a year or two before the end of the US involvement in the war in Vietnam, my knowledge of the period and of the conflict has inevitably been through pop culture, music, film and television.  The first
This is the second in my series of posts about working artists - looking at what they get up to when NOT making art. I'm very pleased to have Linda Blondheim talk about the actual reality of being... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit