Merseyside Arts & Culture

Issue 3 of The Merseysider magazine reflects our commitment to providing extensive coverage of the local arts scene. Among the many features, interviews and articles you can read are:

Shirley Hughes 

Photograph of Shirley Hughes

Shirley Hughes

The celebrated children’s author and illustrator speaks to The Merseysider about her childhood years in West Kirby, her time at Liverpool School of Art and her long and interesting career.

Paul Farley 

The award-winning poet discusses with The Merseysider his writing and his formative childhood years in Liverpool.

Photograph of Paul Farley

Paul Farley

Philippa Gregory 

The bestselling historical novelist, who is visiting Liverpool in August, talks to The Merseysider about her work.

Liverpool Biennial 

We preview this year’s event.

Victoria Gallery and Museum 

The Merseysider explores one of Britain’s most intriguing collections of artworks and artefacts.

The Dandy 

The Merseysider looks back at 75 years of Britain’s oldest comic.

Short Story 

Three Steps To Heaven by Dan Lewis is a quirky, unusual tale centred upon a karaoke evening in a Liverpool pub.


The Haunting is a clever, witty poem by Kevin McMahon, a well known figure on the local poetry scene.