By Spencer Montagu On Friday, April 26th, 2013

Liverpool’s Catch 22

Liverpool’s cultural scene has taken three large blows this week: 1. Costa Coffee have announced that they are set to open one of their stores in the old Whitehouse pub, known for Banksy’s Rat. The rat’s future More...

By Spencer Montagu On Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Concerts attract the worst human beings

These past few weeks the news has reminded us of the worst that mankind can offer, whether it be the subversion of the food chain to earn a few more gold coins, the brutal murder of one’s partner, or simply David More...

By Spencer Montagu On Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Horse: The flavour of the week.

This week brought news that in the UK and Ireland, various low end and own brand supermarket beef burgers, aren’t entirely comprised of beef. They have been found to contain fluctuating levels of equine and porcine More...

By Spencer Montagu On Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Thanks, Boris

Boris Johnson has unveiled plans to raise the living wage in London this week, urging prime minister and fellow Eton compatriot, David Cameron to do the likewise nationally. What on the face of it seems like benevolent More...

By Spencer Montagu On Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Liverpool to get cruise boost

 Liverpool has been given the go ahead for the full turnaround of cruise ships. Liverpool City Council has agreed to pay back the £8.8m of the grant it received from the government to build the cruise facilities More...

By Spencer Montagu On Saturday, September 29th, 2012
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A Critique of the Critic: Part 2

The Biennial is upon us and so the stream of self important spiel from embittered ex-artists is set to ensue. Having examined the vested interest of reviewers and publications and the uniform results they can in More...

By Spencer Montagu On Thursday, September 6th, 2012

A Critique of the Critic: Part 1

On the back of a trip to Edinburgh’s Fringe festival I’ve found myself in a position where I’ve been confronted by a series of reviews and critiques, and with Liverpool’s upcoming Biennial I fear this will More...

By Spencer Montagu On Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Why not us?

The Olympics have been and gone, the hangover to be settled briefly by the Paralympics but all in all we’re left to reflect on the senior moment which brought us Mandeville and Wenlock alongside the arming civilian More...

By Spencer Montagu On Monday, July 2nd, 2012

No, I shan’t look for Maddie in Tallinn

I am ashamed of this country at times. This condition once again flared up on my arrival at John Lennon Airport, as plastered quite liberally throughout the airport were posters of Madeleine McCann, both her 3 year More...

By Spencer Montagu On Sunday, May 6th, 2012
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Give them enough rope and they’ll hang themselves.

Following last week’s decision to cancel the mayoral debate at the university on the back of LGoS’s complaint, I’ve been questioning whether it was the correct thing to do. Initially I was shocked at what More...