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Stephen Delahunty


Music  •  September 26, 2016

Get Down To The Sound

Hustle and Suncebeat (Southport Weekender) are hosting the inaugural edition of Liverpool Disco Festival on Saturday 29th October, spread across the Baltic Triangle district of the city. Due to overwhelming demand from disco lovers near and far, organisers have extended their original plans from a single (previously just at Camp & Furnace) to a multi-venue event; including the Great Baltic…


Up North  •  September 26, 2016

Hundreds March To Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital

Hundreds of campaigners walked from the Liverpool Women’s Hospital to the Labour Party Conference yesterday in a show of support for the ‘at risk’ hospital. Organised by The Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital group. The group was launched after a report warned its future was at risk due to a massive financial shortfall. The group, which calls…


Up North  •  September 19, 2016

TWT: A Celebration Of Politics, Art, Culture And Community

The World Transformed comes to Liverpool next weekend aiming to promote a radical, positive vision for the future, with a celebration of politics, art, music, culture and community. The festival will run alongside the Labour Party Conference, from the23rd – 27th of September and will be hosted by a coalition of grassroots groups and Momentum. It will be held…


Art  •  September 2, 2016

Blue Collar Handjob

From the 1930s depression right through up until the digital age, Brui’s Blue Collar Handjob exhibition draws on personal written journals to explore themes around the beauty of struggle. Home after a successful show at Serigraffeur gallery in Berlin, Brui has returned to the cafe space at Constellations in Liverpool. Brui is the studio moniker of local…


Art  •  September 2, 2016

Gender Dilemmas

Amanda Maria Atkinson’s exhibition is a timely contribution to the topic of gender performativity at a time when the city has become a haven for stag and hen nights. You only have to walk around Concert Square and Seel Street to see these gender binaries played out in a rather unflattering fashion. Amanda is a…


Music  •  August 17, 2016

Dinosaur Jr And John Carpenter At LMW 2016

Liverpool Music Week announced yesterday that formative alternative rock giants, Dinosaur Jr. will join the master of suspense, John Carpenter for this year’s event. Their headliner – Mr Carpenter – will grace the somewhat faded grandeur of the Liverpool Olympia Ballroom, while a run of shows will feature at the Grade Grade II listed, Liverpool Dome and…


Music  •  July 22, 2016

Beatherder 2016: Quiet Bat People

What I like about Beatherder is that after six visits there was still new things I’d never seen before, I think (…they may or may not have been new). But that’s its charm – its attention to detail. It’s won awards. It was full of familiar faces from years gone by, and there’s a reason people keep coming…

black lives

Up North  •  July 13, 2016

Special Constable Suspended* For Organising Black Lives Matter March

A volunteer police officer has been suspended from his role after organising a Black Lives Matter march in Liverpool on Sunday. Ayo Akinrele, 24, said that he wanted to show his solidarity with the movement in the US. After the march officers from Merseyside Police spoke to Mr Akinrele who subsequently had his warrant card revoked, and is currently awaiting disciplinary….


Up North  •  July 11, 2016

Pride Launches At Epstein

The city’s annual Pride event announced this years line-up in a tightly packed room high above the city in the Epstein Theatre. With a theme focusing on city icons, it promises to be its most flamboyant yet. Now in its seventh year, Pride returns with a programme that aims to embrace absolutely everybody in the…

Africa Oye 2016

Music  •  June 25, 2016

Africa Oye 2016: Dancing Through The Rain

Africa Oyé for me always marks the start of the summer. It brings with it that early sense of hedonism that stirs inside the more hardened festival goes… within a family environment for everyone. But what started with glorious sunshine, ended with a monsoon. Liverpool-based XamVolo brought my Saturday to a start. He and his…