Long Joan Silver – Move over John. Joan’s on her way.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 • Ryan Byrne

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  Pull up a stool and we’ll tell ye’ a tale, full of many a sword fight, and plenty of ale! As there be a fact, that ye’ may not know, that ‘Old Long John Silver’ was actually named… Joan. In a world where ‘Girls aren’t meant to be pirates’, …

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Well, what a busy week ahead…

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 • Ryan Byrne

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What a week is it to be in Liverpool! If you’re looking for stuff to do this week, you’ve picked a good one to be free. We’re filled to the brim with events, shows, dancing, singing and so much more. Liverpool’s creative scene is bursting at the seams with the new …

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Bost-Uni Plues – Review

Thursday, April 12, 2018 • Ryan Byrne


“I didn’t want it to just come across as millennial’s whining” were the first words out of Bost-Uni Plues‘ creator Grace Gallagher’s mouth in the Q and A session after the show. Well, it most certainly did not. Ugly Bucket Theatre Company took us on a journey last night, familiar …

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A big creative melting pot… And you’re invited!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 • Ryan Byrne


Liverpool has always been a very creative city and its local communities have always been big advocates of its local talent. At the moment, it is a bit of an exciting time to be involved in the Liverpool arts scene, with many new projects and ventures on the back burner, …

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Sunday, November 20, 2016 • Ryan Byrne


I’m going to open this on a very brash, yet honest statement. “I’m a failed actor that doesn’t have any money”. Now because of this, instead of taking acting classes and perfecting my voice and physicality, going to as many auditions as possible and networking with other creatives, I spend …

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I’d give my left Kidney to see Liam and Noel kiss and make up…

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 • Ryan Byrne


After the recent release of ‘Supersonic’, the world has gone “OASIS MAD” once again. Well, my world has. And it got me thinking what I would honestly give to see this game changing group put down their swords and join forces once again. Now, obviously my left kidney is quite …

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Our little chat with Liverpool’s very own Joe Symes & TLK

Monday, September 26, 2016 • Ryan Byrne


At a brand new night of showcasing musicians, artists, comedians and poets, Joe Symes & The Loving Kind were one of the acts that made a big impression on an ever-growing audience. Last night (Sunday 25th September 2016), the Liverpool Arts Society hosted its second incarnation of the monthly event …

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Live @ Tribeca – Take 2.

Monday, September 26, 2016 • Ryan Byrne

  Liverpool is a marvellous city. It is seen to be doing always something slightly different to the rest of the country. Don’t believe me? Here’s a few examples: Across the country the NHS is – sadly – falling apart, yet in Liverpool we’re building a multi-billion pound, state of …

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‘Get yourself a proper job…’

Friday, August 26, 2016 • Ryan Byrne


The words every artist, performer and creative will hear at some point throughout their lives. Whether the words are snarled to you by an old relative at Christmas or patronisingly addressed by a careers advisor, we will all hear them at some point. The phrase will infuriate some of us, …

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RKB’s Top Ten Tips for Street Performers!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 • Ryan Byrne

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  Hello my name is Ryan, I worked as a theatrical tour guide in Liverpool for the past couple of years, you might have seen me out and about scaring kids and pissing of cabbies, in the hope street area I’m a local legend. But I thought using my years …

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