Category: Blog

The old versus the new

As someone who is Liverpool Irish, it’s a cultural touchpoint each year to work on Liverpool Irish Festival and see how the music industry is doing. Post referendum, being Irish in the UK feels forever changed. I wrote this for Bido Lito a couple of years ago about Irish culture and whether we’re focusing on …

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The Stage – Liverpool’s challenges post 08

In the ten years since Liverpool was European Capital of Culture there have been many conversations about legacy. I wrote a piece form The Stage about some of the challenges the city’s arts and music scene faces. ££ The Stage – A decade on from capital of culture, Liverpool’s arts scene faces a triple threat

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Philip Glass and getting creatively richer with age

No one necessarily wants to be the oldest rocker in town, but there’s something reassuring about growing old creatively. Philip Glass’s 80th birthday and a special performance at Liverpool Philharmonic made me think about age, cultural role models and reflection. Get Into This – Philip Glass and getting creatively richer with age

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Men and politics

Women’s Leadership Group in Liverpool is challenging the lack of gender balance on the city region’s cabinet. I wrote this about toxic masculinity and local politics. Do you know that you’re toxic

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Welcome to the counter culture

There’s nothing wrong with not being mainstream. Politics makes us have the strangest allies. After an evening with Alan Moore I reflected on cultural identity and how the past two years have left many being on the counter side of the argument for the first time. Welcome to the counter culture 

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Falling in love with new music

New bands, new sounds and new music. It’s a big part of anyone’s creative life. I wrote a piece for Get Into This about Eagulls and why it was such an important moment when I got into them. Get Into This – Falling in Love with new music 

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Wanted – Freelance Copywriter

I need your help. Well, I need your help if you’re a good writer. I’m on the lookout for a freelance copywriter who can write on a variety of different topics for a variety of different platforms. There will be a few blogs, a little social and a few regular pieces of copy for a …

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What do you want to do?

For those who are leaving university, college or schools this summer it’s a terrifying time. It was terrifying 15 years ago when I did it. I don’t think anything that has happened in the last decade and a half has gone anyway in making this a less daunting prospect. Who do you want to be? …

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