"culture" blog posts

Art everywhere – three ways to get your culture fix in Liverpool

Posted on: 8 April 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Colourful mural

We are a resilient university in a city full of character. With spring arriving, it’s time to re-discover the streets of Liverpool to find some much-needed colour, joy and wonder.


Blue and Gold Passion — A History of Boca Juniors

Posted on: 21 August 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Cover of Blue and Gold Passion by Daniel Williamson

What is it like to start a career in writing and journalism after you graduate? Daniel Williamson (Latin American Studies, 2014) tells us how his studies in Liverpool and Year Abroad in Argentina inspired him to write about football, resulting in his recently published book 'Blue and Gold Passion: A History of Boca Juniors'.


“The Edge of Democracy”: Explaining Brazil’s political crisis

Posted on: 27 June 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Our Latin American politics expert, Dr Marieke Riethof, discusses the latest news in Brazilian politics in light of a new documentary on Brazil, “The Edge of Democracy” (directed by Petra Costa, 2019, available on Netflix).


Sylwia's Erasmus adventure in Liverpool

Posted on: 14 May 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

My name is Sylwia, and I’m a French student in \"Langues Etrangères Appliquées\" (Applied Languages English and German with a focus on Law, Economy and Literature) from Sorbonne-Université. My taste for adventure led me to do my Erasmus year abroad at the University of Liverpool where I study International Business and German with a specialisation in marketing to prepare me for my future Master’s.


Language Stories in Liverpool — Portuguese

Posted on: 8 May 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Languages Stories in Liverpool is a new project set up to highlight the broad spectrum of international languages and cultures in our great city. Sarah Blohm, Juliet Boardman, Hannah Bone, Olivia Phillips uncover Liverpool's relationship with the Portuguese culture.


Colette - a writer for our times?

Posted on: 9 January 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Colette film poster

Academic, Pollie Bromilow, reviews Wash Westmoreland’s latest film, 'Colette', and explores what it means for our understanding of this key French author.


Watch an exclusive interview with Pep Guardiola and his Q&A from this year's E. Allison Peers Symposium

Posted on: 20 December 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

Pep Guardiola

In November 2018 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola visited the University of Liverpool for a special Q&A as part of the E. Allison Peers Symposium. The wide-ranging discussion touched upon his incredible career as a player and manager, his engagement with Catalan culture and politics, plans for the future, and advice for today's youth. Check out our exclusive interview with Pep before the event, watch his Q&A and get a view of how the evening unfolded through the lens of social media.


Art in the city - what to see at Liverpool Biennial 2018

Posted on: 20 July 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

Someone holding the Biennial Guide with an exposed brick background

More than 40 artists from 22 countries will participate in this year’s Liverpool Biennial which invites artists and audiences to reflect on \"...a world in social, political and economic turmoil\". It's the largest festival of contemporary art in the UK and this year's theme is 'Beautiful world, where are you?'.


Children at the Mexican-US border: '...a long, dangerous, and harrowing journey'

Posted on: 21 June 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

Children sitting on a train

The uproar surrounding the detention of children at the Mexican-US border has brought attention to the migration of Central Americans to the US.