Climate Change – Leo or YEP?

Monday, June 27, 2016 • Ryan Byrne

The Environementalists

Making The Revenant was about man’s relationship to the natural world. A world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history. Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow. Climate change is real, it is happening …

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Life and Death after Graduation!

Monday, May 23, 2016 • Ryan Byrne

Gaz 4

Written by Gary Plunkett There is a little festival taking place in Liverpool at the moment. Most of you probably will not have heard of it. Others (like myself) know it very well… I should hope I do anyway, I took part in it for two years. It is the …

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£iverpool (Or, how I learned to stop moaning and love the arts)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 • admin

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As a Drama & Creative Writing (soon-to-be) Graduate, I can’t help but feel people are just eagerly waiting for you to renounce your degree and denounce the arts altogether. As graduation dawns ever closer, more and more people seem to question you on the doom of your impending ‘future’: “Do …

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Don’t mention the ‘C’ word!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 • Alex Medlicott


I live on Liverpool’s stunning Dockland. In fact, I have quite an incredible view from my couch… Very often, on a Saturday night I sit on the couch and instead of listening to Paddy McGuinness say things like “Let the Umpa see the Lumpa” or “Let the hokey see the …

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Men Don’t Cry!

Friday, May 6, 2016 • Ryan Byrne

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You turn up to the party a little bit boozy from pre-drinks at Deano’s flat. You’re looking the business in your new ‘Topman’ shirt and you can’t wait to get proper f***in’ messy. The boys are all looking good, the girls look even better and the music is pulsing round …

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‘Drive By’ – Immersive Theatre, is it for you?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 • Ryan Byrne


October 2015 brought about my most exciting and challenging opportunity yet; I was cast in a one to one performance piece, Drive By, that was to feature in Hope Street Ltd’s On The Verge Festival ‘15. Having previously stage managed one to one performances, acting in one was something completely …

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Time to talk, time to change!

Saturday, February 13, 2016 • Ryan Byrne


Helping tackle the issues of mental health and the stigma associated with it is no small task. It is an undertaking that could easily be imagined as a marathon of serious and somber conversations with incredibly gloomy individuals. Time to Talk Time to Change at the Liverpool Everyman theatre couldn’t …

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The Arts: What’s the point?

Saturday, February 13, 2016 • Ryan Byrne

Samuel Jackson

Drama graduates. What’s with all the awkward questions? As a recent graduate of Drama there are a few things that happen to me on a very regular basis. One of the weirdest things is how I talk of my dissertation with affection and slight nostalgia compared to Chemistry students crumpling …

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The Northerner and the Pup

Friday, February 12, 2016 • Ryan Byrne

The Northerner and the Pup

As a northerner born and bred in the harsh hills of the Yorkshire Dales, my life has been filled with a string of family pets; namely dogs. When I say dogs, I mean worker breeds. Traditional breeds…Proper dogs. These ranged from breeds associated with ratting like border terriers to hunting …

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58 Sunlight Street

Sunday, January 31, 2016 • Ryan Byrne


  I love Liverpool. I love the city, I love the people and I love the radio tower; because whenever I took a photo of the sunset out of my student accommodation it would be there, smiling back at me. I say ‘took’, because replacing that view now, is a …

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