Tag Archives: Random Stuff I Like

The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley

I can’t recommend “The Beauty” enough. Terrific read.

As of today The Beauty is available to buy in the US from Titan Books, and that is a very strange thought. I wrote it about five years ago, in the frame of mind that since nobody published my stories anyway I might as well write something entirely to please myself. I put all my […]

via Still Beautiful — Aliya Whiteley

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I still have every record I’ve ever bought, even the embarrassing stuff. I rescued them from a cupboard a few years ago and was relieved to find that none had warped from being stored close to the boiler ( shame, shame on me).

I’m not in the  market for either of these but they are things of great beauty.

 

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I Promise

OKNotOK 1997 2017 from Radiohead features the original twelve tracks of OK Computer plus three unreleased tracks and eight B-sides.

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Terracotta Army marches on Liverpool

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The Terrracotta Army of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, is to return to the UK  in 2018. Liverpool’s World Museum will play host from Feb-Oct 2018 and there’s more information here about the event and how to get tickets.

If you fancy a weekend of museums, then Liverpool has a long list of places to visit:

Walker Art Gallery

Sudley House

Maritime Museum

International Slavery Museum

Lady Lever Art Gallery (on the Wirral)

Tate Liverpool

The Beatles Story

British Music Experience

Victoria Gallery & Museum

Incidentally, if you’re a Watchmen fan as I am, you’ll be interested in Beyond Dredd and Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins, at the Victoria Gallery & Museum from March 2017- October 2017.

Liverpool-born artist John Higgins found global success as a comic book artist and writer for 2000AD, DC and Marvel.
John Higgins will be at the exhibition Friday 19th May (as part of Light Night a Liverpool wide arts and culture annual event) doing a Q&A and tickets are free.

 

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American Gods by Neil Gaiman

ACG_14869864626The Folio Society have just published a beautiful edition of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods”, illustrated by the wonderful Dave McKean. A bit rich for my blood at £75, but it is a thing of beauty.

‘Gods die. And when they truly die they are unmourned and unremembered. Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end’
from American Gods

 

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