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Arts & Culture

Liver Birds Flying Home at Royal Court Liverpool

Liver Birds Flying Home at Royal Court Liverpool

The Liver Birds was a hugely popular and ground-breaking British sitcom set in Liverpool which first aired on TV in 1969 running for ten years, enjoying a brief revival in 1996. The series was created by two local trailblazers: Carla Lane and Myra Taylor, who met each other at a […]

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Arts & Culture, Conversations

The Setsuko Ono Conversation

The Setsuko Ono Conversation

You have just completed your inaugural London Exhibition at Asia House. Can you tell us how it went? I think the exhibit went well. A large number of people attended the private view and the talk I had with Professor Gladstone. We did not keep a record of how many […]

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Arts & Culture

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, V&A London

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, V&A London

The V&A have excelled in their reimagining of the golden age of ocean travel with Ocean Liners: Speed and Style. Three years in the making, sponsored by Viking Cruises, and co-organised by the V&A with the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, it is the first ever exhibition to explore the […]

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Health & Beauty, Travel

The Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

The Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

The Spa Village at Pangkor Laut Resort is a unique retreat unlike any other. A genuine haven that promotes the healing cultures of Malaysia, which due to the very nature of its diverse people, history and cultures, encompasses Malay, Chinese and Indian practices. Coupled with the country’s abundance of natural […]

by × April 5, 2018 × 0 comments

Travel

Le Boutik Hotel – Annecy, France

Le Boutik Hotel – Annecy, France

Sitting on the north-west edge of the Alps, about 20 miles south of Geneva is the delightful medieval town of Annecy. The pretty cobbled streets buzz with life and feature a wide variety of interesting shops and boutiques, alongside the many bars and cafes that spill out on to the alleys. The […]

by × March 22, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Conversations

The George Seaton Conversation

The George Seaton Conversation

George, can you tell us how the Liver Birds Flying Home musical first came into being? It was a chance remark. My dear friend Barb Jungr and I were walking down Hardman Street in Liverpool with the magnificent Liver Birds atop the Liver Building visible on the skyline. Looking at them […]

by × March 19, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Conversations

The Kenneth Womack Conversation

The Kenneth Womack Conversation

Ken, you have written several books about The Beatles. Was a biography about their producer, Sir George Martin, a natural next step? Was it always something which you had planned to do? Writing about Sir George was indeed a natural step in my progress towards understanding the Beatles’ art. After […]

by × March 12, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Conversations

The Ragnar Kjartansson Conversation

The Ragnar Kjartansson Conversation

You are now well known for your multi-disciplinary art installations, often based around music. Your latest work is ‘Sky in a Room’ now showing at the National Museum of Wales? Can you tell us briefly how this came about and what we can expect? This is a piece that has been […]

by × March 1, 2018 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Glen Brown, Come to Dust – Gagosian Mayfair, London

Glen Brown, Come to Dust – Gagosian Mayfair, London

“I am rather like a Dr. Frankenstein, constructing paintings out of the residue or dead parts of other artist’s work. I see their worlds from multiple or schizophrenic perspectives, through all their eyes. Their sources of inspiration suggest things I would never normally see – rocks floating in far-off galaxies, […]

by × February 20, 2018 × 0 comments

Travel

Hotel Goldgasse – Salzburg, Austria

Hotel Goldgasse – Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is one of those places that you will inevitably find on all the ‘Places to See Before You Die’ lists. A delightfully compact and scenic medieval city it is also blessed with a location to kill for: bounded on one side by the Salzach river and on the other a fortress-topped […]

by × February 15, 2018 × 0 comments

Travel

Pangkor Laut Resort & Spa – Malaysia

Pangkor Laut Resort & Spa – Malaysia

A pair of six foot long monitor lizards clamber over giant granite boulders beside the beach, forked tongues flashing; Hornbills, reminiscent of pre-historic birds from a school textbook, squawk loudly and sweep through heavily scented frangipani trees; fruit bats dangle like strange fruit over the tropical gardens and macaque monkeys […]

by × February 1, 2018 × 0 comments

Travel

Number 444 – Palm Springs, California

Number 444 – Palm Springs, California

There are few destinations where you can take advantage of sure fire winter sun without compromising on quality of accommodation and local attractions. Palm Springs is one of those rare places – interesting, cool and most definitely sunny. Not so long ago Palm Springs was seriously down in the dumps. […]

by × January 20, 2018 × 0 comments