‘Get yourself a proper job…’

Friday, August 26, 2016 • Ryan Byrne

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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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Climate Change – Leo or YEP?

Monday, June 27, 2016 • Ryan Byrne

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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