What’s on: May

May is one of the best months of the year, IMHO. And not just because of the two bank holidays, but it’s also the real start of things happening around the city. May – July in Liverpool is chock full of lovely events, there really is something to suit everyone. Other things to celebrate in May include Get Caught Reading Month and Deck Safety Month. In case you have managed to keep up your diet from New Year, you have a day off on No Diet Day (6th), not forgetting Bike to Work Day on 18th and, of course, internationally-renowned … Read on

GDPR

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

For a while, I thought GDPR was the latest work-related dance banter craze for teams, like early morning porridge networking, silent discos or business ping pong tournaments for charity, such was the ferocity of the invites we received to attend events based on it earlier in the year.

But my relief at realising that it had nothing to do with 7:30am breakfast networking was tempered by the fact that GDPR is actually one of the most important new legislation things that we’ll be facing in 2018, and beyond, as … Read on

Avengers Infinity War and the MCU

In 2008 I went to the cinema with my Dad to watch the first Iron Man film. After taking a moment to compose myself and try and compute what I’d just witnessed after the film finished, I stood to leave. My Dad grabbed my sleeve and told me to sit back down. ‘Something awesome happens after the credits have finished,’ he said. He wasn’t wrong.

Shortly after announcing to the world that he was Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark returns home. Walking back into his darkened living room he notices a figure standing in the darkness. That figure turns … Read on

What’s on: April

April brings us the requisite showers (let’s face it, that’s every month in the UK) but also Caramel Popcorn Day and Plan your Epitaph Day (6th), and Tangible Karma Day and – more importantly – No Housework Day and Beer Day on the 7th. We’re fairly sure these aren’t mutually exclusive. And, my personal favourite, Jelly Bean Day on 22nd. So much to look forward to.

5-8 April: ‘Heritage on the Dock‘, Albert Dock. Sightseers will be able to see the wider waterfront, and by taking a Blue Badge guided Albert Dock heritage tour visitors will hear about dock-based Leather … Read on

Kiva and International Women’s Day

When I was a student in Russia many years ago, International Women’s Day was definitely a thing. At the time it meant that women were given the day off from household chores and men bought them flowers. Internationally though, it still wasn’t really a thing. Fortunately, that has changed and now 8th March is celebrated worldwide for what it truly stands for – a day to acknowledge the vital contribution that women make to the world continuing to turn on its axis. Of course, it’s also the day that the comedian and broadcaster Richard Herring spends on Twitter responding … Read on

Nine influential women

It’s 100 years to the month that women in the UK were given the right to vote. February 1918 saw women over the age of 30, who owned a property – or were married to a man who did – granted suffrage. We take a look at nine of the world’s most influential women, from programmers to pioneers, artists, authors and activists…

The programmer

“That brain of mine is something more than merely mortal, as time will show.”

– Ada Lovelace

Born in London in 1815, Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer who worked alongside Charles Babbage on the Analytical Machine – … Read on

Decorating our home

 

Hollis’s mural, Northern Lights building, Cain’s Brewery Village.

The Cain’s Brewery Village has sparked to life over recent years, with a number of creative businesses moving in, and calling the site home. Vintage warehouses, cafés, bars, food markets and artist-led studios have brought a new buzz to an underutilised area in the city.

When Wordscapes first moved into Northern Lights in 2016, the building’s appearance was overshadowed by the beauty of the ‘terracotta palace’ – the site of the former Cain’s Brewery – which sits adjacent. Over the past few months, Northern Lights has undergone a transformation; with a vibrant ‘northern lights … Read on

What’s on: March

This year, we’ll be hoping that March signals the start of some warm spring weather. The cold winter feels like it has been going on a very long time! Don’t forget International Women’s Day on 8th March, Mother’s Day on 11th March, and Easter right at the end of the month. We also have World Book Day on 1st March, Grammar Day on 4th March and, of course, Fill our Staplers Day on 12th.

Until 18th March: ‘Dragons of the Pool’ at the Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead. This multimedia exhibition explores the hidden history of the forced repatriation of … Read on

What’s on: February

February means half term, so if you’re looking for ideas for the kids, you may find something useful here. In 2018, it also means Chinese New Year, which Liverpool usually does in style, and this year looks to be no different.

5th February: Sian Owen is launching her new book ‘Social on a Shoestring’, available on Amazon as either an ebook or paperback and iTunes. If you’ve ever wondered how to keep up with the big companies but without their budget, this is the book for you.

5th February: Liverpool Girl Geeks are holding their first event of … Read on

The best things you haven’t seen in Liverpool. Yet.

We worked on this lovely project just before Christmas, to produce a guide to Liverpool to business visitors – either giving them ideas for any spare time, or to entice them back to the city for another visit. We interviewed 11 business leaders, both in Liverpool, and those who have visited Liverpool, to see what really got under their skin. Far from just a traditional ‘big hitters tick list’, they’re genuine suggestions and personal recommendations from a range of people who love Liverpool, alongside some ideas for things that are happening in Liverpool every month this year, and a gatefold … Read on