A Q&A with Red Rum Club – a chance to quiz the debut album chart toppers at LJMU

Liverpool band Red Rum Club released their long awaited debut album, Matador, in January and it flew to the top of the iTunes alternative chart and prompted sold out hometown gigs at O2 Academy and Phase One.

Having just played a full UK tour, the band have landed back home on Merseyside and are coming into LJMU for a very special Q&A session next week.

The session, hosted by Student Opportunities‘ Lewis Ridley and university partners Liverpool Sound City, gives a unique chance for both students and staff to ask the band their success, and perhaps dig a little deeper into the workings of a band.

On the event, Lewis says: “It’s a brilliant opportunity for any students that are interested in music journalism, or the wider industry, to get some experience in an interview environment The chance to quiz a band of Red Rum Club‘s calibre doesn’t come along often, so we’re really looking forward to it.

“We’re really lucky at LJMU, having Sound City as a partner means we have direct access to one of the UK’s best music festivals and having one of their top acts coming along to the university is really exciting.”

The event takes place in Redmonds Building Lecture Theatre 1 at 2pm on Monday 1st April.

Guests are asked to email studentopportunities@ljmu.ac.uk to sign up, or message the team on social media.

A reminder that LJMU students can get the cheapest tickets available for Liverpool Sound City by following this link: https://www.bit.ly/LJMU2019 and using the discount code: LJMU2019.

Watch the video for Red Rum Club‘s track Would You Rather Be Lonely? below.

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Yellow Breck Road at Liverpool’s Royal Court – Drama Society social

At LJMU Student Opportunities, we love to get societies involved with our offers and were delighted to have the university’s Drama Society head to see Yellow Breck Road at the Royal Court a few weeks back. Here’s Social Secretary Gemma Griffiths on the night…

UntitledLast month, the LJMU Student Opportunities team kindly provided the drama society with 10 tickets to see Yellow Breck Road, at the Liverpool Royal Court. Considering the function of our society, theatre trips are always met with enthusiasm and extremely appreciated – especially when they are free! Whether the play is considered a masterpiece or a flop, being keen theatre goers means it is always great to get the chance to experience a night at the theatre; potentially educating or influencing our minds along the way.

As the Social Secretary of the drama society, I was initially excited at the chance to get as many members as possible to join us on a social. It was great that everything was already booked for us so it was incredibly easy to organise, too. Marcy, a member of the team, was the one who approached me by email to discuss the opportunity. All I had to do was tell them the amount of people who were interested, and ensure all of the society members turned up with their student identification on the day. It was that easy!

The freebies didn’t stop there! In addition to providing us with theatre tickets (I must add, they were good seats), we had the chance to dine for free too. There were good menu options available which enabled all of the dietary requirements to be met. After a few of the members were unable to make the show, the staff very kindly allowed us to use their ticket money for desserts, which was especially nice!

Overall, I am very pleased with the experience that the Student Opportunities provided for us and Marcy was very friendly and easy to get into contact with. They reply quickly and are great at answering any queries. I would definitely recommend them for a social.

Gemma Griffiths – Drama Society Social Secretary

If you’d like to take your society to one of our events, email studentopportunities@ljmu.ac.uk. You can see all free and discounted LJMU events in your Exclusive Offers Booklet here.

Student Opportunities Music Day returns for Wellbeing Week – Monday 11th March

Following a successful first event in December, the Student Opportunities Music Day returns with live performances from LJMU students and a very special guest from university partner Liverpool Sound City.

The social area and cafe of James Parsons Building will again transform into a vibrant live music venue between 11am and 2pm on Monday 11th March.

We’re delighted to be joined by singer-songwriter Matthew Read who is about to release his new single and is pushing for a chart place on iTunes. He sings delicately and his original material is a real success story of hard work and determination – we’re glad to have the LJMU alumni tag on him!

“The musicians were fantastic. Not only did the day give me the opportunity to experience something different on campus but it also brought staff and students together to watch the performances.” – a student reflecting on our last Music Day

Also playing is dance DJ Nathan Lord, a former student at LJMU, he’s currently honing his craft up the road at UoL and has played at a number of student bars across Liverpool.

We’re also delighted to be joined by folk outfit Mamatung.  They’ll bring a sprinkling of Scouse ceremony with a journey to the centre of the heart. “Mamatung are like something you’d stumble upon in an empty field. Like witches singing sweet songs of earth and the wild.”

The event is part of the university’s Wellbeing Week, with events on across campus throughout next week from mental health awareness events to health-checks from Lifestyles Fitness.

You can keep up with the event as we get closer to next Monday on our Facebook page.

  • Student Opportunities Music Day in association with Sound City – James Parsons Building – Monday 11th March, 11am – 2pm.

Don’t forget to check out all the other Student Opportunities events during next week also:

THEATRE: Brick Up 2 at Liverpool’s Royal Court – Mon 11th March, 7pm
THEATRE: The Girl on The Train Liverpool at The Playhouse – Tues 12th March, 6.30pm
FILM: Stan and Ollie at  – Wed 13th March, 6.30pm

For more information on all these events, please email studentopportunities@ljmu.ac.uk

Remember, LJMU students can get discounted tickets to Sound City by following this link and using the code LJMU2019.

You can also listen to our Sound City playlist here.

Review: Yellow Breck Road at Royal Court

A lion, a tin man, and a scarecrow walk into Liverpool…

Yellow Breck Road, a unique Liverpudlian twist on the classic A Wizard of Oz that had a full Royal Court theatre almost on the floor with a classic evening of Scouse comedy.

The twist takes place with a lively Liverpudlian family, struggling to get by.  An evil landlord threatens to take away their home, as they’re about to go to Benidorm… the horror! Not only this, their young daughter Dot falls foul to Uncle Barry fiddling with the ‘leccy’.  Prepare for a plot twist as things aren’t all as they seem…

Expect great acting, and characters that are believable and enticing.  A special mention has to go to Grandma, who had a ‘Mrs. Browns Boys’ persona which was very funny, the audience would erupt into fits of laughter during her lines.

If you’re from Liverpool, you’re bound to be able to relate to the endless Scouse gags, and if you’re not it’s a great chance to learn!  All my friends agreed that the set was unbelievable, it was clear that there had been a lot of effort gone into the creation of the it and it definitely showed.

Overall we had a great laugh, and a cheap night out with our £5 tickets!

Yellow Breck Road runs until Saturday, March 2.

Georgia Chapman

Our Bad Valentines Stories & How to Avoid Them

Bad dates and how to avoid them with Valentines ideas in Liverpool for LJMU students

It’s mid-February and love is in the air… Valentines Day is here and whether you’re a single pringle or all coupled up, there’s something to enjoy. From live concerts to one of the most romantic views in Liverpool, or you can just laugh at our embarrassing date stories and revel in our shame. There’s some great date ideas too, to help you avoid dodgy dates like ours.

Student Opps Team Member A

When I was younger, a Hottie McTottie from my sixth form asked me on a date to the cinema, and I was so nervous I decided to go to the pub with my friend beforehand. After turning up a bit late (and a bit giddy), we made our way inside. Halfway through the film, I got up to go to the toilet and on my way back, trying not to disturb anyone, I picked up my popcorn and went to sit down. Only I forgot I needed to pull out the seat to sit down… To see what the loud noise was, my date shone their phone torch, only to find me lying on the floor in the fetus position with popcorn all over me. Even though I found it hilarious, I never heard back from Hottie McTottie.

Student Opps Team Member B

I met a lad in town once and agreed to go on a date with him the next day. As that day rolled around, I realised I wasn’t really that into him, but felt a bit sly and went on the date anyway, thinking I could leave after an hour or so. Within half an hour, my date had invited me back to his hometown in Venezuela to meet his mum (who he was certain would love me and approve of our relationship)! He also had some pretty interesting views on women in the workplace, and insisted he could support me as a stay at home wife in the future. All well and good mate, but that’s not what I want. I texted my friend to call with an “emergency”, but he insisted on coming with me. For some reason I let him walk me halfway home before having another fake emergency, which thankfully worked. I blocked his number and haven’t seen him since.

Student Opps Team Member C

I was supposed to be meeting up with my date in a bar at 7, but I was so nervous I cried all my makeup off beforehand. I turned up with mascara running down my cheeks, and insisted I was fine. Trying to show off, he ordered an expensive bottle of wine, and I didn’t have the heart to tell him I can’t stand it. A few glasses later, we headed to another bar, where I was desperately trying to avoid awkward silences when all of my school friends walked in. Delighted they’d broke the awkwardness of it all, I jumped up and hugged them all while my date sloped off to get some more drinks. I was telling my friends how badly the date was going when they all gave me a signal to stop talking. My date had been stood behind me the whole time. I still feel awful about it!

Student Opps Team Member D

In the summer I get pretty bad hayfever, and one summer evening I’d met up with my date and all was going well. However, about halfway through this date, I feel a sneeze coming and coming fast. I sneezed and ended up spraying snot directly onto the bar, right in front of my date. Turns out my date was a bit of a germaphobe and as I’m sure you’ve guessed, there was no second date.

liverpool philharmonic hall in the snow

Free Valentines Classics Concert at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

But rest assured, it doesn’t all have to be doom and gloom. There are some brill date ideas to be had in Liverpool this Valentines Day, including our FREE Valentines Classics concert – what’s better than a cheap date, after all? Expect live renditions of Hollywood’s most loved love songs, from Titanic to Romeo and Juliet. Oooh, dreamy.

view from liverpool cathedral tower showing liverpool skyline in evening

Liverpool’s Most Romantic View

Have you seen the view from the top of the Liverpool Cathedral? It’s one of the most romantic spots in the city, and LJMU students get free tickets to go to the top of the tower. Find times and dates on the Liverpool Cathedral website and message us to get your tickets.

tate liverpool gallery

Culture Date at the Tate

Located in Liverpool’s beautiful Royal Albert Docks, which is the perfect place for a picturesque stroll with your date, you’ll find the Tate Liverpool gallery, which LJMU students can access for free. Just flash your LJMU card and make your way through the floors of work from world famous artists, impressing your date with your artsy knowledge before stepping out along the Pier Head.

everyman theatre, liverpool

Laugh Together in one of Liverpool’s Coolest Venues

From Tuesday 19th February until Saturday 23rd February (so a belated Valentines), the Everyman Theatre is showing the hilarious Caroline’s Kitchen. Not only will you laugh your heads off , which is always a sign of a good date, but the Everyman is the perfect place for pre-show dinner and drinks. The best news is you can get your tickets for just £5 each when you tell the box office you’re an LJMU student. Just flash your student ID at the box office and away you go. If you don’t have a date to join you, why not come along to our city social on 19th February and you can go for free?

So now you have no excuses to avoid our terrible dating disasters, when there’s so many great date ideas to be had in Liverpool this Valentines Day. Enjoy!

For any information about the offers please contact studentopportunities@ljmu.ac.uk or check out our @LJMUStudentOpps social media pages and Exclusive Offers booklet.

Whats on in Liverpool this Chinese New Year

In 2019, Liverpool will celebrate the Year of the Pig with a three day celebration from Friday 8 – Sunday 10 February in Chinatown and across the city.

Taking part across the weekend, Chinese New Year 2019 will merge the city’s Chinese cultural history with a contemporary twist, bringing together the always popular projections and closing with a pyrotechnic display on Sunday evening.

Following on from 2018, the projections will follow the story of Jingwei and Piggy on their travels to the West.

Here are just some of the events on this Chinese New Year in the city:

The Quest for the Arch Projections & Pyrotechnics

Friday 8th and Saturday 9th February 7pm – 7.45pm, Sunday 6pm – 6.45pm.

Following on from the last 2 years projection events and to celebrate the Year of the Pig, the 20th Anniversary of the Twinning of Shanghai and Liverpool and the gifting of the Chinese Arch to Liverpool, this year’s story follows little Jingwei and her friend Piggy as they venture to the west. The Lumiere Show will be accompanied by live performance from Everyman Playhouse/Confucius Institute student and pyrotechnics and a newly commissioned soundtrack by award-winning musician and composer, Jah Wobble.

Traditional Lion & Dragon Dance – The Liverpool Hung Gar Kung Fu Friendship Association

Friday 8th February 7pm – 7.15pm.

The traditional Lion and Dragon Dance symbolising good luck and good fortune and banishing the winter monster to welcome the Spring. Featuring LED lit costumes it will be an amazing spectacle!

Traditional Chinese Lion, Dragon & Unicorn Dance

Sunday 10th February 11:30am – 6:30pm

Join the fun as the celebrations start when the Dragon and Lion arrive outside The Black-E and the Unicorn on Nelson Street to greet the community.

The traditional celebrations will take place in Great George Square on Sunday 10th February with a series of street performances, family workshops, art installations, parades and of course the popular Chinese market on George Street selling gifts, souvenirs and mouth watering food! You can find the full list of events on the Culture Liverpool website.

Top tip: “Gong hei fat choy” is the most common Chinese New Year greeting in Cantonese, which is spoken in parts of southern China and Hong Kong. It directly translates to “wishing you great happiness and prosperity.” In Mandarin, the same greeting is “gong xi fa cai” (pronounced gong she fa tsai).

First Student Opportunities Music Day this Wednesday in James Parsons

LJMU’s James Parsons Building cafe will host the inaugural Student Opportunities Music Day this week, a chance for students and staff to enjoy live music as the university winds down ahead of the Christmas period.

Kicking off with a performance from LJMU’s own Gospel Choir, the event is aimed to improve the student experience while showcasing talents of LJMU students and the university’s cultural partners.

The JMSU Musicians and Choral Society will follow, while Luke Fenlon of Liverpool band Lemonade Fix will perform some of his original material. The day will conclude with a performance from the Royal Court Community Choir.

Event organiser Lewis Ridley said: “Everyone in the Student Opportunities team is in agreement that an event like this has the potential to create a great atmosphere in the university, we’re delighted to have JMSU, Sound City and Royal Court Liverpool on board for what we hope can be a really enjoyable day. A big thanks must go to everyone who has helped put the event together, please do come and get involved!”

The Student Opportunities Music Day will start at 11am on Wednesday, December 12 and will run until 3pm.

More information can be found on the Facebook event page here.

Set times for #ljmumusicday are below:

SO Music Day Dec Img

Let’s talk cyber security…

I remember the joy of my first internet experience over twenty-five years ago. In fact, I still remember purchasing my first flip brick with T-mobile! From that magical hissing and clicking sound the modem made; with the ridiculously slow speeds but oh the joy once connected! Less than 1 Mbps download speeds.

Today  we surf at over 300 Mbps using fibre optics, tech that’ll run power over Ethernet. Modems are more sophisticated, routers all singing and dancing to include modems. I just love this stuff. Our TV’s have got smart, artificial intelligence lives in our homes, manages our heating, household electrics, lighting and even toasters, kettles and smart plugs to go with it! We are connected, plugged in to the world wide web through our electronic devices. Gaming, speaking, creating, communicating, working, building, shopping, banking, teaching and connecting, I could go on.

When you leave the house in the morning, do you leave your door wide open? No?

What do you do to protect your house? We close the door and lock it. Why?

when we come home at night, do we leave the door open behind us when we enter? We close the door and lock it.

Many of us have other safeguards around the house like surveillance, double locking on doors, or a door chain. Some people have emergency items by their front door to prevent an intrusion.

Think of the internet in exactly the same way as you wanting to be secure in your home. When you enter the internet, you need to lock the door behind you. When you leave the internet, you need to lock the door behind you and have measures in place to protect your privacy, personal identifiable information, files, photos, address, whereabouts and more.

This is one of many posts I will posting from time to time on computer and internet safety, how you can minimise risk and what types of scams to be aware of.

Spoofing 

Spoofing is the act of crooks pretending to be someone else. For example, they may send you an email in one of your friends name asking you to ‘check out this link’. They may mirror an organisation that you shop from or you bank from and send you a convincing looking email pretending to be from the bank and asking you to update your details, log in and so on. When you click the link you are sent to pages that are loaded with malware. Malicious software that includes computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses and spyware.

Phishing

Phishing attacks are emails/mail with links that try to trick you into giving up your personal details, identifiable information for identity theft, bank details and so on.

Unless you are absolutely sure of the content you are receiving. Do not click on or open any emails you are not expecting.

When checking the email, look at the sender. Click the word sender. Many of these emails will have email address like eoeuhsdljfh@dfifsdf.com. Or other such like email. Some are hm-governent@gov.uk. Note the miss-spelling and hyphen. The senders ID can be a big giveaway for dodgy emails. If in doubt, contact the purported originator.

Online Banking and emails

Never give out you banking details to anyone. Genuine banking emails will not ask you for your password, bank account number or CVV number (the three number diits on the back of your bank card). Some banks will send you emails and ask that you log into your account to read messages or communicate with the bank. If in doubt, always log in to see notifications or emails from the bank or alternativily contact your bank by phone. NEVER click reply to any emails, or click links within emails that ask you to enter your personal details.

Student finance

It has come to light a recent phishing scam sends out emails to students pretending to be student finance. The email looks genuine and explains that there is an error with your student finance account and that you are entitled to more money. The email provides a link asking students to enter their bank details so that they get paid the extra money. This is a scam. Your details will be used to extract money from your bank account. Do not give out your bank details to anyone. If in doubt, contact the organisation.

Lock your door

There are several anti-virus and firewalls (many of them free too) to install onto your computer and mobile devices (don’t forget your phones and tablets) for protection. My favourite is zone alarm security which is an anti-virus and firewall and security in one and I have the paid-for version. at less than £30.00 a year, there is no excuse. To double up on security, I also use a secondary anti-virus/security software – free version.

Zone Alarm 

Here is a comparison website for firewall and anti-virus software. Many have free versions of their software. Best free anti-virus software.  If you are not familiar with anti-virus or firewall software, do some research on the most simplest to use/automated. Firewalls are a barrier against hackers accessing your machine. Anti-virus and anti-spyware programs keep your machine safe from malicious software, spies, identify theft and more.

A way to help the fight against malware and viruses; stay away from hack and crack sites. Piracy and news leeches, peer to peer software; illegal music and video downloads. Many of these ‘free’ software and sites are riddled, absolutely riddled with holes full of spyware and malicious code that people make a consensual choice to download onto their machines.  Software is relatively cheap these days. A lot cheaper than a night out. Subscriptions to music and video is affordable also.

Did you know you could get Amazon prime unlimited for students at £39.00 a year or £3.99 per month. At present Amazon are offering a six-month free trial for students. You get free unlimited fast delivery on prime items, the benefit of prime now which is same day delivery, loads of prime eligible TV/Film and music and super kindle deals too. The point is, purchasing software,  streaming music and video is affordable these days..

Despina Mooney

Go Global: A Maltese Adventure

Choosing my International Internship

In April 2018, I received an email from the Go Abroad team about internships in Asia for LJMU students. You can imagine my excitement, right? I immediately sprang into application mode, and began planning the perfect application for this opportunity. It came to submission and I felt confident in how I had presented myself and succinctly evidenced what I could offer LJMU in allowing me to represent the University in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

I refreshed my emails for weeks on end, waiting for the congratulatory subject line. However, all that I read was; ‘Thank you for your application, unfortunately…’ and my heart completely sank. I went into a state of feeling that I had completely failed. However, was determined to undertake an internship, so I contacted the Go Abroad team and told them my predicament. I didn’t want to spend my second year summer in my part-time job, waiting for someone to come to me with an internship or an idea. It wasn’t going to happen.

Applying for an Erasmus+ Internship

After a few hours of deliberation, I had decided my route. The LJMU Go Abroad team told me of an agency in Malta that the University was in partnership with; ‘Stage Malta’. The team gave me their contact details and told me to apply straight away if I was completely determined to go forward in pursuing an internship. By this point, other students travelling to Malta had already had their places secured by Stage Malta and were pretty much ready for their departure. In essence, I had just over a month to secure a placement, get all my documentation prepared, apply for the Erasmus+ grant, save up enough money to fund my trip, and prepare for the trip of a lifetime. About a week after sending in my application, I had my Skype interview.

Stage Malta were probably the most warm and helpful company I could have imagined to be in partnership with. They guided me through the incredibly swift application process and gave me all the information I needed, including my accommodation options in Malta. When interning in Malta, you can live in a shared house, with a host family, or in a residence, all of which differ in price range. I opted to live in a shared house with my own private bedroom, and used my wages from my part-time job to fund this.

After the interview, I began to research media companies across Malta who I would like to be placed with. However, never in my wildest dreams did I believe that I would be placed with the company that I was; I was given an internship at Malta’s national newspaper, The Times of Malta. As you can imagine, I called every single family member I could think of, sharing my excitement. I secured my departure date of the 18th of June with an arrival date back home of the 20th of August. My departure date could not fly around quickly enough. The time in between my placement acceptance and my departure was filled with departure meetings with the Go Abroad team sorting the necessary paperwork to secure my Erasmus+ grant. Finally, my Erasmus+ funding was secured, my documentation was finally completed and it was time for me to jet off on a completely new adventure.

Paradise Bay

Tips for Erasmus+ Internships

The LJMU Go Abroad team are very helpful in guiding students through their internship applications, but here are a few tips I have learned;

  • During my interview, I said that I wanted to pursue journalism or media and communications. However, it is important when having your interview that you give at least two industry preferences, as agencies sometimes cannot secure your number one choice.
  • Research the country you are visiting prior to your interview, especially how your desired industry has developed and generated a presence in the country. This will show that you have made a fully informed decision as to why your desired country will give you the experience and opportunities related to your field.
  • Since working an 8-5 job, I am now fully aware of how much this time away from a workspace can help your creativity flow and help to wind down after a long week. The best way to do this, I found, was to spend time with my housemates and socialise as often as I could. There are lots of travel ideas on the LJMU Go Abroad Instagram!
  • During my Erasmus+ internship, me and my housemates would look for affordable adventures to do as a group every weekend. It’s still possible to travel on a budget!

What I did for my Internship in Malta

The morning I left for my Erasmus+ internship, I experienced every emotion you could think of. It’s a very daunting prospect thinking of being away from home for over two months, with new faces, in a completely new environment, being independent and working in a new industry. Nevertheless, I could not have been more excited.

During my internship at the Times of Malta newspaper, I worked within the editorial department; researching, constructing, and editing pieces for the following day’s newspaper. Our department edited around 16 pages worth of news every day, which meant that I had to work to very strict time constraints. While challenging, the team were wonderful, and gave me help and advice wherever necessary and answered any questions I had.

Not only was trusted with editing, but I was also given the opportunity to provide content for the newspaper. I was published four times in The Times, with my articles ranging from new contemporary art spaces in Malta, to the LGBT community. I was trusted with conducting interviews myself, leaving the office space to retrieve quotes from the locals, and to visit the wonderful spaces I was writing about. You can find links to my articles on the Times of Malta website.

My Monday-Friday routine consisted of me waking up at 6:30am, going to work for an amazing newspaper, and then ending the day at 5pm. My weekends were filled with a new adventure every time Friday evening came around. We had decided as a household to visit somewhere new every Saturday or Sunday, as really, we only had nine sets of weekends to travel around this beautiful island. We visited places such as Valletta, Mellieha, Gozo, St Julian’s, St Paul’s Bay, Mriehel, Mdina, Sliema and many more.

What I Learned from Interning Abroad

The summer I spent interning in Europe was simply life changing. I was given opportunities beyond my wildest dreams, not only in terms of my internship at The Times but also in terms of the chance to see some incredible sights. When working, studying or volunteering abroad, you begin to learn a lot more about yourself than you originally knew. The experience I had shaped and moulded me as not only a human being, but also as an LJMU student. I am now more driven than ever to give more back to this wonderful community and support system, all thanks to the Go Abroad team who were there every step of the way.

The work (and life) during my Erasmus+ internship I will carry with me for life. If I had not had the initial knock back of being unsuccessful for one internship, it would not have driven me to fight for another. Therefore, the best advice I can give to anyone wishing to work abroad is, to never give up – there is always something on the horizon. Just see the Go Abroad Twitter account for a list of the never ending international opportunities for LJMU students.

St Peter's Pool

Hopes, dreams, plans and schemes as The Missing Light tells a charming silent tale

There are so many brilliant performances out there that you come to a point where you wonder what more a theatre company could possibly do to create something unique. To put it simply, Make Mend and Do have found the answer – and it involves tiny toffee apples.

The company, fronted by Liverpool born artistic director Mark Arends, have created one of the most distinctive styles of theatre, using three skilled puppeteers, live video cameras and countless tiny props, they tell a wordless story of loss and of hope in the form of The Missing Light.

What followed upon entrance to the Everyman was a charming, warm, and fascinatingly produced story of a seaside village and eternal love.

“You’re never too old for hopes and dreams, there’s always time for plans and schemes.”  – The Missing Light

The lead character transforms from young to hold, and remains the focal point for an audience spanning all ages. She, her husband, and friend are silent yet speak volumes, encapsulating the audience as they make their way on their journey.

One of the most brilliant aspects of this piece is the company’s ability work together, seamlessly transitioning from scene to scene, giving a deeply personal account of romance and friendship. In 40 minutes you feel every emotion possible, as you become more and more invested in the story of these beautifully crafted puppets.

The Missing Light shows that perfectly, it is an outstanding production.

LJMU students you can access £5 theatre tickets, free pre-show events and free workshops as well as 10% off food and drink. Visit everymanplayhouse.com/LJMU for more information.