Watching Paint Dry

In 1993 the brilliant writer, artist and film maker Derek Jarman made his swansong film ‘Blue’. Running at 79 minutes, it’s not an easy watch… given that for the whole duration, the viewer is invited to look at a single image of… er… a blue screen. It’s a very nice blue, though, and a very […]

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We’ve Got Mail!

Ernst Lubitsch’s pin-sharp 1940 rom-com The Shop around the Corner tells the story of two employees at a leathergoods shop in Budapest (played to perfection by James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan). The pair can barely stand each other, yet do not realise that they are falling in love as anonymous correspondents through their letters. Many […]

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Let’s get the party started!

We’re ready to start creating the Beacon Arts Village. Can you help? Some of you have expressed an interest in renting studio and retail space or volunteering in some way in the scheme.  TENANCIES From the end of March 2018 there will be some spaces available for creatives to rent, and get the Beacon Arts Village going; we don’t […]

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And we’re off!

It’s been a long haul, with many setbacks, countless meetings, and a huge amount of pre-submission public consultation, but a planning application has finally been submitted to Wirral Council. All too often it is the loudest objections that are the only voices heard. We already know from our survey, which had almost 600 responses, that there […]

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We’ll be voting “Yes”…

The Beacon Steering Group support the Hoylake Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). We’ll be voting “Yes.” “Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence… Let your watchword be order […]

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the Gold Rush

Why crowns are made of gold

If you’ve never taken the great British actor Chaplin seriously enough to sit and watch some of his work, you should do. As real world economic stability and the political status quo seem to crumble before our bleary eyes, sales of spades have apparently increased along with the price of gold. No, really. And so […]

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