The Baltic Triangle - Business In The Liverpool City Region
By Baltic Triangle
The Baltic Triangle - Business In The Liverpool City RegionNov 09, 2022
French Cuisine - Scouse Style! & Liverpool - A Memoir or Words
In the 47th installment of the Baltic Triangle podcast, we immerse ourselves in the flavour's of French gastronomy with a unique Scouse twist.
Join us as we step into the Bootle establishment of entrepreneur Andy Rogers, the recent recipient of a prestigious Gold accolade at the World Charcuterie Awards, further elevating his distinguished collection of accolades.
Additionally, we're treated to the soothing Scouse sounds of Professor Tony Crowley, discussing his latest work, 'Liverpool - A Memoir of Words.' Crowley's book offers an engaging and enlightening examination of the myths surrounding the iconic Liverpool vernacular, exploring its history, evolution, and future.
Tune in for a slice of authentic Merseyside culture, straight from the voices that shape the vibrant landscape of this celebrated city region.
Waishee Coaching and the award-winning Swedish-inspired FIKA coffee shops
We hear the remarkable story of Nicola Chan whose Liverpool-based company Waishee Coaching focuses on body confidence, particularly for women.
There's a fascinating chat with Toxteth-born Anthony Grice is the man behind the award-winning Swedish-inspired FIKA coffee shops which actively encourage mental well-being as part of their ethos.
Designer Peter Lloyd and the community artist Alex Corina
In episode 45, there's a definite Ukrainian cultural theme to the podcast.
In the wake of Liverpool's successful staging of the Eurovision Song Contest finals on behalf of Ukraine, we hear from two local community artists whose work reflects the unique cultural links the city now has with that country.
Mick and Mark have been hearing from designer Peter Lloyd and the community artist Alex Corina - both with fascinating tales to tell."
Episode 44: Baltic Ventures & Next Big Thing
In Episode 44 we hear from Claire Lewis the CEO of Liverpool-based tech accelerator, Baltic Ventures, whose 5 year mission is to support Northern tech businesses to access angel and venture capital investment without having to go cap in hand to London.
"We're hyper-local, with global ambition", says Claire.
Miles Pearson is the director and co-owner of NBT Offices, which owns properties throughout the city including the Baltic Triangle and Crosby. Miles explains his company's ethos and his view on the future of Liverpool's creative and digital district.
The Baltic Triangle podcast - talking to the REAL movers & shakers in Liverpool City Region.
Podcasting Studios & Fermentation in Liverpool
In episode 43 of the Baltic Triangle podcast we hear from two businesses who used the lockdown period after Covid to re-calibrate their companies and are looking to the future with fresh optimism.
The Fermentation Station is a Liverpool-based food and drinks producer owned by Amy Yarker and Sam Watson, who use ancient fermentation methods to preserve their products rather than pump them with preservatives.
In 2021 they were winners in the Great Taste Awards and they're very confident of more successes as the business grows.
There are an estimated 4 millions podcasts registered worldwide (including this one!) and in the UK 50% of adults have listened to a podcast before - that number is likely to grow in the coming years, which is good news for Clare Campbell and Roy Basnett who've just set up The Podcafe - an audio and video podcasting studio here in the Baltic Triangle on Norfolk St.
For more news visit Livepool's Baltic Triangle here
Street Artist Sean Webster & City Region Cycling with Simon O' Brien
In this month's Baltic Triangle podcast we're taking a deep dive into cycling and graffiti art in Liverpool City Region.
Bafta-winning actor and presenter Simon O'Brien is the region's Cycling and Walking Commissioner who is no stranger to the podcast. We spoke to him 2 1/2 years ago when he first started in the role with the aim of improving the cycling and walking infrastructure of Liverpool. His role has been expanded to include the whole of the city region and he's as enthusiastic as ever but says we still have a LONG way to go to catch up with other UK cities - however he's determined that we can do it with the right political support.
Sean Webster is a young artist whose work you may well have seen around the Baltic Triangle area and the city centre but not realised he's behind it.
In a short space of time , Sean's career has really taken off. We hear about his artistic journey, his embrace of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) to help to support his work and how he sees his career developing.
Lynn Haime Baltic Creative & Paul Webley Blaze Media
In episode 41 - We chat to two Liverpool based business people, Chief Exec of Baltic Creative CIC Lynn Haime and Paul Webley from Blaze Media.
Lynn has recently taken the vacant Baltic Creative position after Mark Lawler left earlier in the year. Lynn who has an impressive resume in property with positions held at Matthews & Goodman and Manchester's Media City.
Paul heads up a relatively young digital agency in the Baltic district and this year won the Creative and Digital Agency of the Year at the Downtown in Business Awards. Now celebrating their 5th Birthday, Paul talks about hiring the nest talent and how more businesses are looking outside London and Manchester for support.
You can listen to more podcasts on the Baltic Triangle website here
Innovation from MGISS & STEC - Liverpool Businesses
In this month's Baltic Triangle podcast, we hear about the amazing & diverse work being done by STEC - the Speke Training & Education Centre- which includes nurturing business start-ups & supporting 200 Afghan families living in the area.
And we visit the Baltic Triangle offices of the innovative Liverpool company, MGISS - the multi-award-winning firm that informs organisations in the smarter use of geospatial data.
The Baltic Triangle podcast speaking to the REAL movers & shakers in Liverpool City Region - with Mick Ord & Mark Reeson.
Baltic Triangle Podcast 39: Independent art in Liverpool
In the latest Baltic Triangle podcast, we chat to Jayne Lawless, the Merseyside-based artist who runs the North End Sketch club and the 'roaming' Dead Pigeon Gallery and whose work has taken her to Poland, Slovakia, Portugal, USA, Cyprus and London Rd, to name just a few.
She's about to embark on a major commission in Cheshire.
Jayne's working-class background in Everton underpins her work and she's as much an activist as an artist.
In the second part, we tap into the analytical mind of Jim Quail who along with his business partner Alison Johnson produce conceptional prints. These prints focus on modern culture and are famous around the world, featured in magazines such as Wired, DJ Mag and Mix Mag.
Baltic Triangle Podcast Episode 38: Liverpool City Region Prospects with Michael Parkinson & What is the smart Hydracup?
In this month's Baltic Triangle podcast we take a deep dive into the local and national economy with Professor Michael Parkinson CBE ambassador for the Heseltine Institute at the University of Liverpool and a man who's been commenting on Liverpool City Region for 40 years.
He gives his unique take on our prospects for the next few years, taking into consideration the political turmoil we find ourselves in locally, nationally and internationally. Believe it or not, he remains quite optimistic despite all the bad news in the media!
Our next guest is Rebecca Taylor who is the Chief Executive of innovative Liverpool-based medical equipment supplier, Aquarate. They've developed a smart Hydracup which is being used in the care sector to better monitor the hydration levels of elderly patients.....innovation at its very best from the heart of the city region."
If you're interested in reading more about our guests please follow the links below.
Baltic Triangle Podcast EP37: Beer Brewing and Glass Blowing
Beer, bees and glass..............in this episode we visit 2 businessmen who are reviving some ancient skills and traditions right in the heart of the Baltic Triangle.
The first one is a much-missed Liverpool beer and the other the art of glass-blowing.
We all love beer right...? If there's one thing that's been missing from Cains' Brewery Village - its freshly brewed Cain's Beer. However, the wait is over with a brand new venue and brewery (inside the old brewery} ready to serve up some of the old classics - including the infamous Raisin Beer!
Our next guest is John Fenn who has been creating sublime art from glass and honey - something you would expect from the Baltic! John keeps his own Bee's that produce the honey and runs is workshop and Glass blowing courses in Northern Lights, an artist led studio in the Baltic Triangle.
Join Mick Ord and Mark Reeson for the monthly Baltic Triangle podcast, brought to you by our new sponsors, Baltic Creative CIC.
Baltic Triangle Podcast EP36: Rupert Wolfe Murray & Baltic Triangle Chair Fiona Shaw
The Baltic Triangle podcast is dedicated to delivering stories about people and businesses within the Liverpool City Region doing extraordinary things.
In this episode we brought the conversation back home and the guys will be talking to the new Baltic Triangle Chair Fiona Shaw. The area company has had a shake-up in the past few months recruiting new members to the Baltic Triangle board to pursue various portfolios.
In addition, Fiona talks about her own companies and interests that include Wordscapes and Ethos Magazine.
Our other guest is travel writer Rupert Wolfe Murray who has recently contributed to new a book written by Daoud Sarhandi. The publication exhibits a collection of Bosnian War Posters which Daoud collected shortly after the conflict.
The posters are arranged chronologically, with long captions, and it tells the story of Bosnia’s war. Young people in Bosnia Herzegovina are particularly interested because they don’t learn about the war in school – it’s too recent, too raw, too politicised – and they want to learn about it so they can avoid the mistakes of their parents. Young Bosnians also want to see how people communicated before the internet.
This is so relevant to what's happening in the Ukraine at the moment and the Baltic Triangle are already exhibiting art in venues to raise money for the Ukraine people who need it most.
The Baltic Triangle Podcast EP35: The ADHD Foundation & Space By Liquid
In episode 35, we speak to Dr Tony Lloyd from the ADHD Foundation who are the UK’s leading neurodiversity charity, offering a strength-based, lifespan service for the 1 in 5 of us who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome.
We also speak to Jake Nolan from Space by Liquid who have recently located to the Baltic Triangle to provide a managed canvas for photographers, videographers and exhibitions.
Baltic Triangle Podcast EP:34 - Entrepreneur Charlotte Donoghue & The Good Business Festival
In this months episode we speak to Say it with Diamonds entrepreneur Charlotte Donoghue and business consultant Garth Dallas.
Garth is managing the good small business programme in next month's event across Liverpool.
The festival has been in the mindset of the city for over two years but due to the pandemic has been postponed. Finally, the city-wide event is due to launch again in March over three days.
The GBF 2022 will cover good practice topics in venues from the British Music Experience on the world famous waterfront to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral to the Baltic Triangle.
Tickets are now available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-good-business-festival-2022-tickets-223297176867
Next we hear from Charlotte who started her own jewellery brand 6 years ago in the city. She created the business with only five necklaces and is now turning over 6 figure sums!
This episode is sponsored by TalkTalk Future Fibre
Baltic Triangle Podcast EP:33 TV & Film in Liverpool City Region
In this episode, we focus on Liverpudlians who are involved in TV and Film, introducing you to Tony Schumacher and Liverpool Locations.
Starting with Tony who is the writer of the new BBC Drama staring Martin Freeman called The Responder which starts on 24th Jan 2022.
Tony's interview is a fascinating story, he tells Mick how he suffered a breakdown and ended up living in his car after Losing his home to becoming a writer. He has now written several successful novels such as Army Of One and The Darkest Hour.
Our next interview is with two sisters, Faye and Claire Newton who run a location scouting company and been involved in most of the major film productions in Liverpool.
The girls have worked on films such as Peaky Blinders, The Kingsman and Jack Ryan. In fact they're so good at what they do, Barbara Broccoli from the Bond Franchise recently said that she used Liverpool Locations expertise to source and procure the authentic places to reflect the setting of Film Stars don't die in Liverpool.
Faye and Claire are now helping others get into the industry because of a huge demand for production crew worldwide. They have developed an intense one day course to provide practical experience as a Location Scout. You can find out more about the course here: Location Assistant Course
Episode 32: TV Chef Dave Critchley & Daily Mirror Columnist Brian Reade
In this month's Baltic Triangle podcast we meet the Executive Chef from the Lu Ban Chinese Restaurant and academy in Liverpool, Dave Critchley, who says they're taking Chinese cuisine to a new level....
Having most recently starred in TV's The Great British Menu, Chef Dave has worked in kitchens since the age of 15 and has led some of the North West’s premier restaurants. These include Alma de Cuba (Michelin Guide), The Noble House (Michelin Guide) and Australasia (Michelin Guide).
He was the Executive Head Chef at The London Carriage Works, fine dining restaurant of the highly decorated Hope Street Hotel (2AA Rosette, Michelin Guide) before opening Lu Ban, Liverpool as their Executive Chef Director.
He has catered for the Liverpool Football Club team for four years as well as a wealth of other professional sports stars and local celebrities.
We also hear from the Daily Mirror's Liverpool-based,award-winning columnist Brian Reade whose new book Diamonds in the Mud celebrates not Kings and Queens and aristocats but working class heroes like the iconic trade union leader Jack Jones and the great Mohammed Ali -- both of whom Brian met in his journalistic career.
This episode is sponsored by TalkTalk Future Fibre
Baltic Triangle Podcast 31 - Tuesday Media & Raw Hide Custom
In Episode 31 - We talk to Sophie Wilson who is the CEO and founder of PR and Marketing Company Tuesday Media. Sophie relocated back to her home city of Liverpool after suffering from long covid for 17 months after being based in the south for 20 years. She talks about what it's like being back in the city and starting her business afresh.
We also speak to Max McDonough who is the proprietor of Raw Hide Custom.
Max creates handmade leather goods from his base at Make Liverpool on the North Docks and has had his work featured in magazine such as GQ.
Episode 30 - Sue King & Jui Jitsu - Gerry Proctor & Engage Liverpool
In this episode Mark speaks to Sue King who is a 7th Dan Japanese Jui Jitsu Sensei, who’s also a Zen Buddhist Monk. She’s established her dojo, Mushin Academy, right in the heart of Norris Green. Sue has been doing amazing work to support children in her community, who’ve had a tough time throughout the Covid Pandemic.
Find out more about Sue King and Mushin Academy at warriormonkliverpool_ on Instagram.
Mick is in conversation with Gerry Proctor the chair of Engage Liverpool - a community residents association representing the estimated 40,000 people who live in the city centre & the waterfront.
Episode 29: The Future of Baltic Creative & James Corbett's Debut Novel... The Outsiders.
In the Baltic Triangle podcast #29 we hear from Mark Lawler the M-D of the Baltic Creative & Director of the Baltic Triangle Area CIC about his vision for the future and how the organisation is spreading its wings towards other parts of Merseyside including, Southport....and we hear why the renowned writer James Corbett has set his acclaimed debut novel ,The Outsiders, in Eighties Liverpool.
Podcast made possible with help from https://www.balticbroadband.com/
Episode 28 - How a Liverpool Restaurant Chain Plans to Recover after Freedom Day & The Bespoke Kitchen Designer On Winning Design Awards
In episode 28 of the Baltic Triangle podcast......'How a Liverpool restaurant chain is fighting back with a vengeance after lockdown and we visit the award-winning Baltic Triangle furniture workshop which has taken quality craftsmanship in wood to another level & about their ambitious plans to expand.
The Podcast team speak to Red & Blue Restaurants who have made a name for themselves in Liverpool by launching great venues such as Salt House Tapas, Bacaro, The Hanover Street Social and Rocket & Ruby. The owners discuss how the chain will push forward with some creative plans after such a difficult time in hospitality.
The team also discuss how a Baltic furniture business H Miller Bros is setting it's sights on bringing bespoke furniture to the domestic kitchen market.
The podcast is supported by Baltic Broadband
Asa Murphy on Lockdown Discovery & Jamie Blennerhassett on Carbon Free Home Building
In the latest Baltic Triangle podcast we hear from the young Liverpool house-builder whose vision of a carbon-free future is already seeing the light of day. We also hear from singer Asa Murphy who discovered a talent for writing children's books when lockdown threatened to destroy his singing career.
EP26 Neal Maxwell from Changing Streams - Arthur Rowland from Plastic Tactics
In this month's episode we focus on two ground-breaking Merseyside companies fighting plastic pollution in very different ways.
We hear from Liverpool businessman Neal Maxwell who founded Changing Streams to eradicate plastic from the construction industry.
They've already notched up some big-name partners including construction company ARUP and the Baltic Triangle Quarter in Liverpool.
We hear too from Arthur Rowland who's the brains behind Plastic Tactics which aims to re-use plastic from the grassroots upwards ,starting with children and families.
Celebrating the Creative Arts in Liverpool
After a difficult year, you would be forgiven for missing the LCR Creative & Culture Awards 2020 - it passed us by too!
However, when we eventually got wind of these prestigious honours - the team sought to find out more about the winners, especially when so many are associated with Baltic Triangle. We're proud to say that Baltic Creative and Paul Curtis became holders of category accolades!
However, we know all about these Liverpool success stories, so we dug a little deeper into the Winners you may not know a lot about...
In association with Baltic Broadband
Dr Terry McLaughlin From Royal University hospital & The Mind Map
In this month's Baltic Triangle podcast we focus on the issue of mental health - how it affects NHS workers fighting the pandemic.
We hear from NHS consultant Dr Terry McLoughlin from the Royal University hospital in Liverpool about their staff well-being programme and from Phil Bridges, the founder of The Mind Map, the one-stop-shop for young people seeking support for mental health issues.
Big thanks to our guests in this episode -Dr Terry McLoughlin from the Royal University Hospital in Liverpool and Phil Bridges, founder of The Mind Map ---- The Mind Map | Navigating To Better Mental Health "
Thanks to our partners Baltic Broadband - THE industry disruptors providing Better Business Broadband - Home - Baltic Broadband
Episode 23 - 1 Step Recovery Homes and The Everyman Cinema
We meet the Liverpool woman behind a fresh new approach towards helping seasoned drug and alcohol addicts get back on the straight and narrow.....and we hear from the manager of the amazing Other Everyman in the city centre, where you can watch your favourite movie and eat top notch food at the same time
Episode 22: Liverpool Author Jeff Young & Wordsmith Dave Harland
We talk to Liverpool writer Jeff Young whose new book Ghost Town -a Liverpool Shadowplay has just been published.
Jeff Young is a renowned writer for theatre, radio, TV and film. His theatre work has been produced internationally and he has had over 35 radio productions. TV work includes Eastenders, Casualty, Holby City and CBBC.
We talk to Jeff about the new book which is a memoir unlike most, it may be a recollection of what could have been or what had been. By Jeff's own admission, all recollections are subject to change?
The book is a must-read for anyone interested in Liverpool history or even aspiring to become a writer. Buy the book direct here
Dave Harland AKA 'The Word Man' is a fantastic copywriter and Linkedin Entertainer! Based in the Baltic Triangle, Dave has a unique ability to create amazing stories that will keep your audience engaged. Follow Dave on Linkedin to keep you smiling throughout your day.
Episode 21: Is the football pyramid in crisis?
In this month's Baltic Triangle podcast we hear two very different views on the state of our national sport from grassroots to professional football.
We visit a brand spanking new state-of-the-art football skills centre in Liverpool which is being used by everyone with a love of the beautiful game from families to professional players. As we gain insight on why such as facility is needed, we start to understand the bigger issues with grass roots football.
And we also hear from one of the country's most respected football experts, Dr Rogan Taylor from the University of Liverpool, with a sobering analysis of the effect of the lockdown on the professional game.
Dr Taylor Launched the Football Supporters Association in 1985 and chaired it for five years; author of six books (five on football); launched the world's first MBA in Football Business at University of Liverpool in 1997.
Episode 20 - Children's Author Natalie Reeves-Billing & Merseymade Entrepreneur Vicky Gawith
Guests on the Baltic Triangle podcast this month are the Liverpool children's author Natalie Reeves-Billing whose books include the acclaimed Monster Me series, and Vicky Gawith, the power behind Merseymade - the shop, cafe & artists studios which only sell locally-made products.
Episode 19 - Dr Edward Lynch Talks about the first few weeks on the COVID ward and Mental Health.
Having become viral on Linkedin for his informative vlogs in the first week of the crisis, we hear about the hospital’s reaction to the outbreak and the fight for better PPE to protect the staff.
There’s also some great insight into Dr Ed’s new venture, LYFE.
LYFE is a leading social enterprise for all things in the world of wellbeing and lifestyle medicine, making verified information accessible to all. The idea comes from a multitude of life experiences that included a friends suicide and Dr Lynch wanted to ensure that there was information for mental health that separates its-self from the pretenders.
The founders of the app wanted to provide users with medically backed information and activities in an online-sector that seems to be unregulated.
Episode 18: Simon O'Brien on Active Travel In the Liverpool City Region.
The tv presenter, actor and environmentalist believe there's no reason why the city can't become a world leader in traffic management. Liverpool city council is to set up a £4m fund to pay for a 65-mile network of lanes creating seven new pop-up cycling routes around the city.
Simon's been speaking to the Baltic Triangle podcast team of Mick Ord and Mark Reason about his vision for the future as the city tries to emerge from lockdown and revive the economy."
Episode 17 - Liverpool Mayor, Joe Anderson Discusses Liverpool's pandemic recovery
Joe Anderson also discusses the future of the Littlewoods building and Ten Streets and also how the digital, creative and hospitality sectors will be at the forefront of Liverpool's economic recovery.
Our hosts, Mick and Mark ask Joe about the shortfall in funds from the central government and how they hope to lobby and put pressure on the Government to fulfil their promises. Read more on the Baltic Triangle Podcast Website.
Episode 16 - How will businesses in LCR cope through the COVID19 Pandemic With Professor Michael Parkinson
Our special guest on the Baltic Triangle podcast #16 is a Baltic Podcast Regular Professor Michael Parkinson from the University of Liverpool. Micheal is one of the country's leading experts in urban regeneration and in particular the Merseyside economy.
We first interviewed Michael last June upon the release of his book, Liverpool - Beyond the Brink, where he analysed the triumphs and challenges of the local economy - now, of course, made considerably more acute following the coronavirus crisis.
There is probably no academic more knowledgeable about the Merseyside business environment and so we felt it is important to get his view on where he thinks the local economy might be headed in these troubling times.....and while many of his comments do not paint a rose-tinted picture by any means, he believes there IS light at the end of a long, dark tunnel....as he told Mick Ord and Mark Reeson."
Episode 15 - Inside Connections & Liverpool Biennial
In episode 15 of the Baltic Triangle podcast, our presenters Mick and Mark meet the ex-career criminal from Liverpool who's turned his life around and is now helping to rehabilitate prisoners back into society by finding them worthwhile jobs ….and we hear from the woman behind this year's planned Liverpool Biennial which kicks off in July bringing an explosion of art onto our streets and buildings.
Episode 14. What it takes to run an independent publication
We hear so much about the decline of newspapers that it comes as something of a surprise to hear about a local paper that has just INCREASED its circulation by more than 300%.
But that's the case with The Scotty Press which is published on our doorstep...and in this month's Baltic Triangle podcast we hear from the Editor about the past, present and future of Britain's oldest community newspaper.
And we visit the head of an amazing organisation that does fantastic work to combat loneliness and isolation in our rapidly changing city."
Liverpool Music Scene With Eastwood Guitars and The Man behind the Positive Vibrations Festival
Eastwood Guitars are a international - and unique - company based in Nashville, Chicago and Liverpool. We meet Carl Cook, the Scouse boss of the European operations, based here in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle to hear their story.
And keeping with the musical theme we hear from a Merseyside-based music promoter about the thriving grassroots music scene locally and why it's essential to support it.
Read more about Podcasts in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle
Urban Farming In Liverpool
In our latest Baltic Triangle podcast our intrepid duo Mark Reeson and Mick Ord visit Liverpool's first vertical farm which is based in the heart of the Lifescience UTC academy on Jamaica St.
The team at Farm Urban are doing genuinely groundbreaking work growing vegetables that are pesticide-free in highly controlled conditions deep in the crypt of the school.
They aim to get their food out to all the schools in the city in a bid to improve the quality of the food they - and we - eat.
Find out more about Urban farming in Liverpool
Episode 11 - Social Impact & Innovative Lighting
Mick Ord and Mark Reeson meet the Liverpool businesswoman whose idea of Corporate Social Responsibility is to donate 50% (yes FIFTY) of company profits back into the community - which is one of the reasons why she's been shortlisted for the Liverpool Chamber local hero awards...the only woman.
And we also hear from the Baltic entrepreneur who's invented what he says is a game-changing lighting system which he's hoping the NHS will embrace.
Episode 10 - Robbie Davison the man behind Can Cook
In this month's Baltic Triangle podcast Mick Ord meets Robbie Davison the man behind Can Cook - the Liverpool-based fresh food catering company which is fighting food poverty by donating money from every single sale to providing nutritious meals for families in need on Merseyside and beyond.
Robbie is a controversial figure whose views on the way in which ,for example, food banks are organised do not make easy listening. But whether you agree or disagree with him you can't deny his passion and commitment to fighting food poverty."
Episode 9 - Modigliani Opera Exhibition Liverpool
In this episode Mark Reeson catches up with Francesco Mellina about a new project he's involved in.
A cutting-edge multi-media art show, Modigliani Opera, which celebrates the work of one of the 20th century’s greatest painters, will open for the first time in the UK in Liverpool.
Modigliani Opera is an immersive multi-media show incorporating 360 degree cinema, video screens and virtual reality to explore the work and life of the Italian master, Amedeo Modigliani. The Modigliani Opera exhibition which will run until the end of September will be hosted in a specially adapted gallery space in Bold Street in Liverpool City Centre.
The internationally acclaimed show has recently toured major cities in Italy, and it is the centrepiece of a programme of art events and exhibitions being promoted by the Fondazione Amedeo Modigliani in the city this summer.
Free Internet and the Science of Coffee in Liverpool
In this month's Baltic Triangle podcast we meet the man behind the Liverpool Internet Exchange who made sure that 3/4 million Liverpool fans could access free Wi-Fi during their recent Champions League homecoming...
He tells us about some exciting projects he's working on and why he believes Liverpool is still lagging behind other cities in terms of Digital Connectivity -and what should be done about it.
We'll also be hearing from the local coffee shop entrepreneur Jack Brewitt who has just opened another branch in the city and how he's looking to spread his wings even further.
Professor Michael Parkinson Discusses Liverpool Beyond The Brink
In this one off special Liverpool Podcast, Mick Ord speaks to one of UK's leading experts on urban regeneration says the financial challenges faced by Liverpool City Council today are greater than those faced by the Militant Labour council in the 1980's.
Professor Michael Parkinson has just published Liverpool - Beyond the Brink, more than 30 years after Liverpool - On the Brink, written at the height of the council's political struggles with the conservative government of Margaret Thatcher when the city teetered on the brink of bankruptcy.
In the 80's the council were involved in a bitter financial tug of war with the government after what they saw as savage cuts to their budget and their policy of building council houses and sports centres and refusal to make cuts to their budget.
The battle eventually led to the 47 Labour councillors being fined and banned from office by the district auditor.
Professor Parkinson is now Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for civic engagement at the University of Liverpool and Ambassador for the Heseltine Institute for Publicy Policy and Practice.
His new book looks back at how far Liverpool has come over the past 30 years and what needs to be done now to ensure more prosperity comes to the region. Although we've come a long way, he argues we still have some way to go to overcome the financial pressures facing the city and the challenge of Brexit.
In this special edition of the Baltic Triangle podcast Professor Parkinson has been talking to Mick Ord about the hopes,dreams and challenges for the Merseyside region having spent much of his academic career studying the economics of the region.
Baltic Podcast May 2019 Francesco Mellina & Liverpool Soup
In our latest Baltic Triangle podcast we hear from the Italian scouser whose photographs of Liverpool's vibrant music scene have been attracting dizzying praise since the 1970's and what the revival of the microfunding network Liverpool Soup means for small businesses and organizations looking to get their great ideas off the ground...
Baltic Podcast 4: Phil Redmond on Liverpool's Channel 4 Snub and how SME's are using Crowdfunding.
TV Producer and screenwriter Phil Redmond explains why he wasn't surprised by Channel 4's decision NOT to put Liverpool on its shortlist to be for it's new out-of-London headquarters.
A recommendation on the National HQ and Creative Hubs will be made to the Channel 4 Board at the end of October .....with Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester vying to be the top prize.
Redmond who created tv soaps Hollyoaks and Brookside say the Channel 4 process wasn't rigorous enough comparing it unfavourably with the UK's City of Culture bidding process in which he has been closely involved since its inception.
Redmond has been speaking exclusively to Mick Ord on the Baltic Triangle's latest podcast where he also talks extensively about the significance of the decision not to shortlist Liverpool, the implications for the creative sector locally and the role that areas like the Baltic Creative Quarter will play as the city confronts a post-Brexit future.
Also in the podcast, Mark Reeson speaks to the crowdfunding consultant who has recently set up business in Liverpool and who believes many SMEs and creatives can benefit from looking at crowdfunding as a serious alternative to mainstream lenders like the banks."
Baltic Podcast April 2019 - Hobo Kiosk & Patrick Hurley
In this month's Baltic Triangle podcast, Mark Reeson visits the owners of one of Liverpool's most iconic (and hard-to-find) pubs and which is fast achieving cult status among the area's pub-goers, and Mick Ord meets the Chief Executive of a grassroots organization which supports community and social businesses in a unique way.
In our monthly Baltic Broadcasting Company podcast we are keen to reflect the astonishing variety of businesses that are springing up in the area and proving to the world - if proof were necessary- that Liverpool is a great place to do business in the creative and digital sector as well as the traditional sectors.
Each month Mick Ord and Mark Reeson hear from the men and women who are helping to make the Triangle one of the most creative areas in the UK. They have compelling and revealing stories to tell and like any organization have faced challenges trying to make their businesses a success.
Some are startups and others have been running successfully for many years.
Hopefully their stories will inspire and challenge you wherever you live and work.
We are particularly keen to foster a greater understanding between the Baltic and the more traditional long-established businesses in the city region and reach out to the rest of the world to see how we can live and work together.
If you'd like to partner us or be featured in the next edition of the Baltic Broadcasting Company podcast get in touch and we'll reply before you can say BBC.
Email Mick - email@example.com
And we'll take it from there."
#Episode 7 Beer and Fashion in the Creative Industries
Beer and fashion are the subjects of this months Baltic Broadcasting Company podcast brought to you by our resident beer swilling fashion guru’s Mark Reeson and Mick Ord.
They’ve been speaking to two Liverpool and Baltic Triangle based companies at the sharp end of industries that have changed considerably over the past few years, a trend that is likely to continue.Changing Fashion
They also speak the newly named Love Lane Brewery based in the Baltic.
Love lane are purveyors of craft beers and also Gin and have some exciting plans for the future
Baltic Podcast Plugging the Skills Gap
Mick Ord and Mark Reeson have been hearing how All About Stem and The Apprenticeship Hub are getting the message out about the opportunities available for businesses and also the challenges they face