Katumba Halloween Parade 2019

Join in Katumba Halloween Parade 2019 ‘From Darkness to Light: Where the Worlds Meet’

On Saturday 26th October, Liverpool ONE will become the stage for an epic battle between Darkness and Light! Hailed as the Northwest’s biggest Halloween Parade in 2018, this year’s procession will culminate in the ultimate clash of darkness and light, beats, moves and fire.

Organisers Katumba invited artists, partners and bands from Liverpool and the Northwest to join in the fun and go even bigger in 2019 with ‘From Darkness to Light: Where the Worlds Meet’. Audiences can follow the huge parading spectacle from Bold Street through … Read on

Cirqadia Festival of Contemporary Circus

Cirqadia Contemporary Circus Festival – A First for Liverpool!

8th – 10th November 2019

Liverpool’s circus pioneers Freefall are delighted to announce that their Arts Council England bid for funding to support the city’s first-ever Festival of Contemporary Circus this November has been successful.

Cirqadia is a pioneering weekend of events celebrating the talent of UK based circus performers and providing a platform for new work from performers across the region as well as allowing young people new to the circus the opportunity to learn from the professionals.

Over the weekend audiences will be able to experience two new works … Read on

What’s on: October

From 1 October: Alexis Teplin, Bluecoat. In her first major exhibition in the UK, Teplin will display a new range of work. He works crosses between painting, performance and film, with parallels drawn between the process of these art forms. Teplin draws from many sources as inspiration for her work, from the Labour Manifesto to the films of Fellini. Originally from California, Teplin now teaches painting at RCA London. On until 23 February 2020.

3 October: Cycling and Walking – winning the argument, Museum of Liverpool. The first Autumn seminar from Engage … Read on

Attending the UN as a member of Amnesty’s Children Human Rights Network

In June I joined Amnesty UK’s Children’s Human Rights Network as a committee member. The network – which is made up of 10 members from across the UK – meets once a month to plan its work around children’s human rights. We work on issues which affect children’s rights including knife crime, school exclusion, FGM, child marriage, climate change, cuts to mental health funding for under 18s, and citizenship rights. We also launch campaigns across the UK to secure rights for all children.

The most recent petition – which we delivered to the Department for Education on 6 September – … Read on

How climate change affects our human rights

“Climate change is a human rights issue not only because its devastating impacts affect the enjoyment of human rights, but also because it is a man-made phenomenon which can be mitigated by governments.”

Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International

 

Our planet’s climate has always fluctuated over time. But, our current rate of warming is occurring much more rapidly than ever before; and it’s the overwhelming scientific consensus that our rapidly warming world is manmade. By burning fossil fuels, over-farming our lands and demanding more livestock to feed us – our greenhouse gases are the highest they’ve been in over 800,000 years.

This … Read on

World Photography Day

It was World Photography Day on Monday, an annual celebration of the art, craft, science, and history of photography. When I went to university, I enrolled in a photography degree with absolutely no intention of becoming a photographer. I just had this burning desire to learn about photography and how the camera is used as a tool to tell stories. Since being surrounded by photographers and filmmakers I’ve learned so much and been so inspired by the narrative and creativity of photographic series. So, in the spirit of World Photography Day, I thought I’d share some photographers and their work … Read on

Spending The Week At Baltic

Spending the week in Baltic…

This week I have been exploring the Baltic Triangle district in Liverpool. Monday 19th August was World Photography Day, so I decided to dedicate an afternoon to trying to capture some of Baltic’s street art. 

The Baltic Triangle itself is located in the development area of Liverpool’s city centre, which over the years has become home to the city’s creative industry. This urban environment is a space where artists of all kinds can collaborate and exhibit their work. The creative industry is valued here, it’s constantly changing and evolving with new street art, mezzanine studios being built … Read on

What’s on: September

Until 25 September: Uncovering the archive of April Ashley MBE and Trans lives in Liverpool, 3rd Floor, Central Library. ‘The exhibition centres on April Ashley MBE model, actress and gender pioneer, who was one of the first people in the world to undergo gender reassignment surgery. It has been commissioned as part of Liverpool City Council’s RISE season which celebrated exceptional women artist’s leaders and thinkers. It also explores the private worlds of gender variant people in the nineteenth century through a case study of William Seymour and concludes with a case that uses personal items and ephemera … Read on

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is celebrated every year on August 19th. It’s a day of honouring humanitarians who risk their lives for people in war-torn countries such as Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria. The United Nations decided that humanitarians should have a day specifically just for them, where we celebrate their courage and bravery as they support their communities no matter the circumstances. The UN believes that it is important to inform the public about their humanitarian efforts which can often be dismissed, it’s also a day to promote helping vulnerable people in a crisis.

Photo- Lynsey Addario

This year’s World Humanitarian Day … Read on

Beyond the Boundaries

Liverpool’s world heritage status now faces a significant threat. Since we started working with Engage Liverpool a few months back and started a series of events that looked at boundaries and why they are important, the proposal for new Everton Football Club stadium – which would sit inside the boundaries of the World Heritage Site on Bramley Moore dock – has shifted gears somewhat. Liverpool City Council has proposed to UNESCO that the site boundaries be moved to allow the new stadium to be built without affecting the status, but UNESCO has refused to consider this idea.

So much of the … Read on