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Showing at FACT, Liverpool on 17th July Isolation traces Stuart Griffiths’ extraordinary life. After five years of service as a paratrooper, Stuart left the army and became homeless, disillusioned and penniless. He eventually rebuilt his life and is now a renowned social photographer. Griffiths narrates the documentary as he travels across the UK, uncovering the personal and controversial stories behind the military statistics. Isolation explores the internal demons and uncertain futures faced by soldiers leaving the army.

In the past few years he has returned to the hostels he haunted while homeless to embark on a series of intimate portraits of fellow ex-veterans.

Looking for Inspirational individuals in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester

The Guinness Bring it to Life Awards in association with UnLtd and Rathbone is open for applications. We are looking for 25-35 year olds who have a brilliant idea to make their communities a better place to live.

LAAF Photo Robert CookThe award winning Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival (LAAF), sponsored by UNISON North West, opens its doors yesterday with a weekend of activities spanning the visual arts, literature, dance, film, food and music. The ever popular Family Day hosted at the Bluecoat building and gardens on 3 July brings the full flavour of the orient to Liverpool city centre.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010 15:19

Win Elvis’s Guitar

Ahead of his sold out performance at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on the 28th June Elvis Costello announced that he is gifting one of his Gibson
acoustics to the Picket music venue in Liverpool.

The venue will raffle the instrument to raise funds for the work it does with young bands. The Gibson DSM guitar handmade in Canada comes complete with a hard case and a personal note from Mr. Costello no less!

Friday, 25 June 2010 21:57


AND call for submissions has now commenced... They’re seeking moving image work of any form whether it be a feature, short, or artistic piece, there really are no restrictions. 

The Next Liverpool Cafe Scientifique Meeting takes place on Tuesday 13th July, 7.30, at the Hope Street Hotel and covers The Challenges of Successful Ageing.

There is no better way of programming your festival than to let others do it for you, in fact I remember Nuffield Theatre in Lancaster won an award for doing just that in 2008. Now Writing on the Wall, Liverpool's outstanding writing festival are doing just the same as they explain below. This is a great idea and at Defnet Media we applaud them

Nokia run the Nokia MiniMO awards so a UK students making movies on their mobiles can  win a trip to Cannes. It appears and it appears to close to be purely a coincidental that a student from John Moores University, Liverpool has submitted a film for the awards which is a complete rip off of the one displayed below.

One of Liverpool’s leading theatre schools is throwing open its doors for its annual musical theatre Summer School, which is open to youngsters from across Merseyside between the ages of 7 and 19 years.

To coincide with those ‘Summer Days,’ Performers Theatre School are proud to announce that this year’s production will be ‘Greasemania’! Now they are looking for a cast to star in it! The search has begun for Danny, Sandy, Rizzo, Frenchy, Marty, Jan, Kenicke and Vince Fontaine! There are also parts for The "Pink Ladies" the pink-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls' gang and also The "Burger Palace Boys" - a super-cool, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers...or so they think!