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JULY 2013

The definitive Liverpool listings guide

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MIKE OLDFIELD’S TUBULAR BELLS ‘FOR TWO’

THE MAVERICKS Monday 22 July 7.30pm £34.50, £40

Saturday 20 July 7.30pm £21, £27

STEWART LEE CHRISTY MOORE WITH DECLAN SINNOTT Saturday 12 October 8pm £30-£38.50

Much A-Stew About Nothing

Sunday 13 October 8pm £20, £26

Saturday 7 September 7.30pm £19.50- £45

IRISH SEA SESSIONS 2013 Friday 18 October 7.30pm £19.50-£28.50

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WELCOME ‘Hello Dave!’

This months cover is the multifaceted Reece Shearsmith who talks about his involvement with the groundbreaking new British film A Field In England and Dr Who amongst other things. Africa Oye was brilliant this year and in July there is more to come with Brazilica. The UK’s biggest Brazilian Samba Carnival will be taking place in Liverpool City Centre Friday 12th - Saturday 20th July 2013. Get your dancing shoes on.

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Lowdown selections for July

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Carluccio’s, Summer picnic places

Since our cycling special last month there has been an explosion of bikes across Merseyside. That’s not actually true but i’m definitely seeing more than usual. We’ve had a great response from readers all telling us they would love to cycle more but safety is a problem. We plan to discuss this more in future issues but for now you can read about Liverpool’s only cycle courier and if you’re feeling energetic there’s always the Liverpool to Chester bike ride on 7th July.

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HIGHLIGHTS Monday 1st Rufus Wainright Philharmonic Hall

1st Bizarre Ride II - Pharcyde East Village Arts

Friday 5th A Field In England FACT

Friday 5th The Tea Steet Band Zanzibar

6-14th Wirral Festival of Firsts Various

12th-20th Brazilica Various


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Sunday 7th Liverpool Chester Bike Ride Liverpool/Chester

13-28th Festival of Archaeology

Friday 19th The World’s End FACT

Museum of Liverpool

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Hot 8 Brass Band Eric’s

19th July - 17th August Bouncers The Royal Court Theatre

Tuesday 23rd Markus Birdman Unity

Friday 26th Frances Ha FACT


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NEWS Sitting Duck

The second of Liverpool’s famous Duck Bus tours went down again last month leaving 31 people stranded in the Albert Dock. 17 passengers were hospitalised after the bus plunged into the marine for it’s ‘splash down’ landing only to continue it’s descent into the freezing water. The future of the four world war two vessels owned by the company has come under questioning and tours have ceased while investigations are carried out.

The Urban Rajah

Ivor Peters, the self described ‘dandy’ chef who brings Indian Cuisine to the people as the Urban Rajah, is not ashamed to admit he loves a good fish finger sandwich. Speaking in the fantastically modern and experimental Holdi curry house in Woolton village (there’s curries with OLIVES in them!) on Q and A evening presented by allerton’s House Beauty Spa, he gives us insight into his new book - Curry Memoirs. Given the gentle and warm-hearted tone of the book, it’s no surprise that he’s as fun and downto-earth in person. As much a product of Slough as India, he is refreshingly unpretentious with his cooking, which makes his book all the more appealing. It is as much a story of his family and upbringing as it is food, and the really great thing about the book is the fact that none of the recipes are so complicated as to be daunting, nor do they contain any unrealistic ingredients. The book covers a huge range of regional dishes, as told via the stories of the main cooking inspirations in his life - his father and Uncles. As well a great read, it includes gorgeous photos and lush recipes. Don’t be afraid to get stuck in - a Peters tells us tonight - “Indian is one of the most forgiving of cuisines”. The Urban Rajah’s Curry Memoirs is available in all good book stores now.

Food Festival

Gizzi Erskine is the latest announcement for the increasingly tasty line up of the Liverpool Food Festival. The glamorous chef, and author of new book ‘Skinny Weeks and Weekend Feasts’ will join the likes of Levi Roots and over 160 merseyside chefs and producers who will take part in the massive eat-athon in Sefton Park. The program will include food demos and workshops, a beer festival and rather excitingly - a ‘heavenly chocolate garden’. We’ve heard enough! It will take place the weekend of September 7-8 and tickets start from £5. www.liverpoolfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk

Bugged Out

The Bugged Out club will be coming full circle next year when it celebrates its 20th anniversary with a weekender back where it all began - up north. Originating in Manchester Bugged Out had a 5 year stint housed in Liverpool’s Nation from 1998, and has built up a solid reputation with discerning dance music fans. The Bugged Out weekender will be happening at Pontins in Southport from March 7-9. Early bird tickets are onsale now from £129, see buggedoutweekender.net


New Lebanese Restaurant to open

Lebanese cuisine is popular in cities all around the world, so it is surprising that in a cultured city such as Liverpool it was not within reach – until now. Bakchich is a brand new Lebanese restaurant offering customers the quickest route to Western Asia. Situated on bohemian Bold Street, the famous location is the perfect place to bring some old country spirit to the area. Bakchich is bringing a new vibe to Liverpool, educating people’s palettes to the much adored Lebanese taste with a french twist. The owners have so much confidence in Bold Street that they will be employing 10 staff to work in the million pound project which is due to open Mid July The name Bakchich stands for ‘Little money, loose change’ and the dining experience unquestionably lives up to their name, value for money is certain. The relaxed eatery will offer a welcoming scene for friends and family who want to share the Lebanese experience together. The menu offers an insight into the favourite dishes of Beirut, ranging from ‘Baba Ghanoush’ an aubergine speciality, to ‘Manakish’ the most popular Lebanese pizza breakfast! And for the not so adventurous kind – ‘Haloumi’ and ‘Falafel Wraps’ are available, as well as the classic charcoal grill chicken and fish dishes. The showpiece of the restaurant will be a charcoal spit cooking all manner of foods from chicken to whole lamb! All bread will be cooked fresh from stonebaked oven. To visit Bakchich will be likened to visiting the theatre - you just won’t want to leave! Visit with friends and dine in the lebanese way, with food made for sharing. Managing Director Mehdi Outaaraft explains ‘We are offering a Lebanese menu that is so broad and varied that you can eat something different but equally as amazing in Bakchich everyday! Bakchich is also giving customers the opportunity to take the Lebanese flavour home with them, with traditional spices and recipes available every meal can now be that extra bit special and unique. We think Bold Street is the perfect location for our offering’ Bakchich additionally caters for the busy workers in Liverpool who are on a tight timescale during their lunch hour. Pre made takeouts are available so that everybody can enjoy the Lebanese flair. All food is freshly home cooked in a healthy manner with lots of variety including a charming bakery section. What’s more Bakchich caters for vegetarians and vegans as well as the meat lovers amongst Liverpool. The restaurant is due to launch mid July and will be open every day from 8.30am to 10pm. If you are looking for a cultivated Lebanese eatery then Bakchich is the only place in Liverpool that does Eastern Mediterranean food justice.

The Ethical Glass is a sophisticated but honestly priced wine bar that donates 5% of profit to charity. Located in the basement of 30 North John Street (accessed via Harrington Street) opposite the Hard Day’s Night hotel in the heart of Liverpool – we serve good quality wines, bottled lagers, ciders & ales, and decent Martinis! at uninflated prices. No sports screens, alcopops, or karaoke –just a decent place to have a chat, a drink and maybe a snack – and at the same time make a small contribution to charity. Basement of 30 North John Street, Liverpool L2 9QA. Call us on 0151 236 1403 Email: theethicalglass@hotmail.co.uk Twitter: @theethicalglass


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Atlantis Undersea Garage Rock Brazillica Festival 12-20th July Musical This July the Brazilica festival returns for it’s third year of carnival festivities.

Teaming up with The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, Brazillica will be raising funds for the charity with events across the city including Samba in Liverpool ONE’s Chavasse Park on Sunday 14th and the main carnival through the City on the 20th. A feast for the senses, Brazillica has been one of Liverpool’s most successful events growing each year in popularity and sensation.

Get Crafty Calling all frustrated artists! Anyone keen to try their hand at a new creative outlet should head to the very first Summer Arts Market to be held at St Georges Hall in the last weekend of July. In addition to browsing the crafts of over 100 artists, there will be workshops in crochet, photography, tie-dying, screen printing and more. There will also be food, music and general good vibes so at £2 you can’t really go wrong - and maybe you’ll even pick up some early Christmas presents. July 27 and 28, between 10-5pm. Workshops cost extra and must be booked in advance - see more information at www.summerartsmarket.com

Dom Newton has developed a cult following within the city for his unique one-off music nights: a blend of original material, superb live performances, and a high-camp theme that lends itself to singing, dancing, and messing around in the fancy dress box. July 26th sees Newton take to the stage of Studio 2 Parr St, where he will be premiering his new track Atlantis. Offering the usual charismatic blend of storytelling through song with killer tunes, the event is described as a garage rock fantasy and details the adventures of Sailor Sid and his pirate crew in the magical kingdom of Atlantis. Although the songs take the listener on a journey through Sid and Ariel’s romance, they are all strong enough to stand alone, underpinned by Newton’s raw blues talent and searing vocals.


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Blow Monkeys

Sun 7th July / £16.50 Adv

kazaBian (Tribute)

Fri 19th July / £8 Adv

Hot 8 Brass Band

Sat 20th July / £15 Adv

sMitHs ltd (Tribute)

Fri 26th July / £8 Adv

stones (Tribute)

Fri 23rd aug / £8 Adv

MoUntain oF loVe

Fri 13th sept / £8.50 Adv

secret aFFair

Fri 20th sept / £15 Adv

transMission (Joy Division Tribute)

Fri 27th sept / £8 Adv

ezio (*Date Change)

Sat 28th sept / £10 Adv

Jon allen Band

Thurs 10th oct / £8 Adv

Bon GioVi (Tribute)

Fri 11th oct / £8 Adv

state oF QUo (Tribute)

Fri 18th oct / £8 Adv

tHe Beat

Sat 19th oct / £15 Adv

MonocHroMe set

Wed 23rd oct / £12.50 Adv

BiG Boy Bloater

Thurs 24th oct / £10 Adv

toUcHstone / Von Hertzen BrotHers

Sat 26th oct / £12.50 Adv

kinGs oF lyon (Tribute)

Fri 15th nov / £8 Adv


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Carluccio’s - La Bella Figura Carluccio’s have been pride of place in Liverpool’s Met Quarter for almost 2 years now, in that time they have established themselves as one of the city’s hottest spot for delicious authentic Italian and a hive of events. While filling us with delicious treats has always been their aim, educating and opening our taste palettes has been a priority for this Italian powerhouse. Without pretense or pomp, Carluccio’s has offered nothing but good old fashioned cooking true to the Italian style and adoration of food. The man with all the right ingredients that has Liverpool salivating is Antonio Carluccio. Hailing from the Campania region of southern Italy Carluccio is an unashamed food lover, hunting for wild mushrooms on the hills around his home as a boy and inheriting his passion for cooking from his parents.

This hungry Italian has opened up the senses of the UK and continues to push the envelope of what tastes good, believing the italian expression ‘La Bella Figura’ or ‘Making the best of yourself’. With this in mind, on July 25th Carluccio’s will be hosting an evening of discovery of Pulgia, Italy’s greatest wine producing region. The wine dinner will have some carefully selected wine from the Botromagno estate, Pulgia’s family-run vineyard and creators of some of Italy’s finest wine. Of course this wouldn’t be any Carluccio’s event without food. It goes without saying that the wine will complemented with dishes

expertly matched to enrich the lucky wine tasters journey. A three-course feast will be served while a wine expert walks the diners through their evening, providing tasting notes and discussion on the wine’s home region of Pulgia. For those who fall in love with a particular bin, they can take advantage of 10% off wine cases purchased in Carluccio’s food shop on the evening. Booking is essential as places are limited and at only £35 a head, in demand. Visit www.carluccios.com or call 0151 236 3456


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Picnic Places of the Summer With 6 weeks of school holiday’s about to burst the banks that ordinarily hold the little blighters back, we thought we’d put down a quick guide some of our favourite outdoor spots that are free and available for solace during those long days of summer. St George’s Gardens

With the Library having had a facelift and St Georges Hall doing more events than ever, it’s only natural that St George’s garden is kept pristine and beautiful this time of year. Monday to Friday you’ll see the suits taking their business lunches alfresco and during the weekend it’s been adopted as the new Courts for the kids to hang out.

Chavasse Park

Liverpool ONE kept the old tatty grassy knoll that teenagers invested every saturday and turned it into a respectable place for teenagers and adults alike to have lunch and take in the spectacular view of the docks and Liverpool Skyline.

Sefton Park

With Lark Lane, Smithdown Road and Allerton just a stone’s throw away, Sefton Park is always booming with things to do and see. The kids can enjoy the frankly, fabulous play area while parents happily laze on the grass. It’s dog friendly, has some delightful wildlife in residence and there’s even the Palm House to keep your nan entertained looking at the exotic horticulture.

Liverpool Marina

The Marina is situated just a short walk down from the Echo Arena, Brunswick Dock harbours The Liverpool Yacht Club. our reaction, exactly. Liverpool has a Yacht Club..?! Well, yes. And it’s rather beautiful this time of year down there. The sea air, the Mersey turning a nice orange colour at dusk as opposed to the usual brown. All making for a perfect place to sit and have your sarnies and if you’re feeling adventurous, the Yacht Club have a cruising programme set up for the seaman in us all.

Kazimier Gardens

The Kazmier have taken the old car parking space behind the venue and made it into an outdoor bar and rest stop for the cool kids to hang out. They let you take your own food in when they’re not catering and have a lot of free gigs on, so chances are you’ll get some musical accompaniment with your picnic. Do check on their facebook page for days that you’re allowed to bring a picnic.

Bluecoat Gardens

A peaceful haven from the hustle of the city centre this is a great place to take your lunch and have 15 minutes alone with your thoughts.

Alternatively you can grab a toasted ciabatta from the Bluecoat cafe and split it with your friends, soak up the sunshine and take in some of the artwork.

Court Hey Park

With the national wildflower centre located in Court Hey Park, this is a great suburban gem and the perfect place to bring the kids, smell the flowers and enjoy a feast.

Otterspool

With a cracking pub nearby for those that will need a pint to wash your picnic down, Otterspool is the spot. The sea air blows in from the west and there’s a good trail path to walk your lunch off. What more could you want?

Speke Hall Garden

Speke Hall and its surrounding estate provide a real oasis from the hustle and bustle of modern life. As you come through the gates you’re transported through time and can enjoy the true splendor of Tudor landscaping. You don’t have to go inside Speke Hall but it’s hard to resist once you’ve seen the grandeur from the outside, not to want a peek inside. Check opening times during the summer.


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Banjo Unchained Ever want to know what happened to the first instrument John Lennon learned to play? Rob Fennah and Helen A Jones may have come up with the answer in their new novel, ‘Julia’s Banjo’. We talk to Rob about what inspired the book, the impact The Beatles had on him and the difficulties involved in the process of writing a novel. Rob Fennah and Helen A Jones – the writing team who so successfully adapted Helen Forrester’s autobiographical classic ‘Twopence to Cross the Mersey’ into a highly acclaimed stage musical – have come together once more to write a novel concerning one of rock’s greatest pieces of memorabilia, the banjo upon which John Lennon’s mother, Julia, first taught the legendary Beatles man to play. When Beatles tour guide Barry Seddon finds a letter written by John Lennon he unearths a clue to solving the greatest mystery in pop music – the whereabouts of Lennon’s first musical instrument which has been missing for over 50 years. But Barry’s loose tongue alerts Texan dealer Travis Lawson to the priceless relic. In an attempt to get his hands on the letter, Lawson persuades his beautiful wife Cheryl to befriend the hapless tour guide and win his affections. The race for the Holy Grail of pop memorabilia is on.

“The fact that Julia’s banjo was missing was the most intriguing discovery and it was what inspired Helen and I to write the novel,” Rob explained recently. “From imagination to publication the novel took around five years to write. Helen and I collaborated on ‘Twopence To Cross The Mersey’ so we had already written something together, although when adapting someone’s life story such as that of Helen Forrester, it has to be accurate so lots of research must be done. Writing a work of fiction is much easier, although there are quite a few historical facts in Julia’s Banjo which needed to be checked and that took some time and effort”’ And the characters? “The Liverpool characters are loosely based on people we have met on our travels but the Texans are straight from the imagination.” So did Rob enjoy the writing process itself? “Some research relating to factual Beatles stuff had to be done and that was enjoyable; finding the dates and locations of certain things we refer to in the book and what have you. The physical process of writing a book though was not something I particularly enjoyed. It’s

hard work. You can only write when you’re in the mood, otherwise you end up producing rubbish and have to start over again. That said, though, we are both delighted with the end result.” As one half of the music duo Alternative Radio – the other half being Rob’s brother, Alan – The Beatles naturally hold a particular place in Rob’s heart. “As songwriters The Beatles are the best; always consistent and original. They were a great inspiration to me. The Beatles music will always endure because it makes people smile, and Lennon will always be remembered as a guy who tried to make the world a better place. Legend is a very over used word these days, but Lennon truly deserves that title.” So what’s next for Julia’s Banjo? “Helen and I are working on a screenplay right now and we may adapt it for stage too. After that, who knows? Let’s see what happens.” CHRIS HIGH ||


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Chagall: Modern Master

Tate Liverpool until October 6th Every Summer, Tate Liverpool has a tentpole exhibition. Every Summer, I visit on a number of occasions and gain a completely new perspective each time. It’s an annual celebration of love, both in an artistic and a personal sense. Chagall is an unusual choice, but one should draw something from every exhibition. It takes a very narrow, condensed view of Chagall’s work. This generally means a more focussed exhibition. The theme here is Chagall’s return to Russia reconnecting to his Jewish roots; to the point where he could have ended up in a Gulag for it. There isn’t really enough work here to justify that remit. Red Jew, with it’s Hassidic old man is certainly beautiful. The Wedding Feast is full of bucolic joy. Other than that, the gift shop offers more in the way of Jewish culture. Similarly, Chagall’s brief flirtation with Communism doesn’t translate, other than his late era work War, full of Biblical apocalypse.

What does come across strongly is love. Love for his wife Bella Rosenfeld, love for his family, love for the Universe. Chagall being Chagall, these are depicted with a vibrant, often inappropriate use of colour. Most often blue, with nods to Fauvism and Vorticism. Renoir might have said “I paint with my prick”, but Chagall’s love for his wife is depicted in vibrant shades of azure. The Wedding Feast might be the centrepiece, I And The Village is the poster child, but for me the most striking image is The Promenade, Chagall and Bella walking in the park, her floating balloon-like away from his arm. As a

surreal expression of love, it’s up there with Magritte’s Sentimental Conversation. In conclusion, Modern Master works as a celebration of human existence. See it with someone you love, or someone you want to fall in love with. KEV MCCREADY ||


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Alive In The Face Of Death:

Liverpool Walker Art Gallery until September 15th Death. Like a visit to Goodison Park, none of us really want to go; but it will happen eventually. Rankin has spent his career photographing the famous and glamorous in shades of high gloss. Here he takes a look at our own mortality. There are some errors along the way, but in the main it takes an unpalatable fact of life and turns it into something truly moving. He applies his aesthetic in the first section, which is portraits of people who have survived near death experiences; glossed up, full on, in full colour washes. Stunning to look at, the captions reveal the joy of being alive. Most effective here is the portrait of Johnson Beharry, who almost died twice in Iraq. Later on he reappears in a triptych, his George Cross tattooed across his back and shoulders. Strength in the face of death personified. From here on in, the exhibition puts a wrong foot in the grave. The portraits of people in what one can only describe as “the death industry” (pathologists, gravediggers, a couple

who use the ashes of the dead as tattoos) are interesting enough. Now we have death masks of the famous, ranging from people I genuinely like (Jarvis Cocker), to people I’m fairly neutral about (Joanna Lumley) to people I couldn’t give a toss about (Holly Willoughby). Now, I get the points he is making here. However, this section doesn’t have the emotional depth of the previous two. Eerie as they seem, hung like souls in purgatory, it’s a typically unnecessary YBA gimmick. Thankfully, it regains it’s mojo from this point, with portraits of the terminally ill. This, dear reader is where you will need a hanky, or claim

to have something in your throat. The triptych trick is repeated here, a woman with cancer; bewigged on either side, bald from chemo in the centre. The old man with Emphysema, dressed like Fred Astaire. The woman with cancer, with the impish smile and style of Boudicca. A genuinely moving, but flawed exhibition, under the gloss and superficiality lie true heart and emotion. KEV MCCREADY ||


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THEMANWITHOUTAFACE

Liverpool artist Boneface has amassed a loyal coterie of fans with his distinctively gore-tastic, punk rock, and American horror influenced style. One those fans is a fellow called Joshua Homme, who you may know from such bands as Queens of the Stone Age. In fact Mr Homme likes Boneface so much that he commissioned him for the artwork and videos for QOTSA’s latest record ‘...Like Clockwork’. That very record has debuted at number one in the USA, and now Boneface has a whole lot more fans. We managed to track down the sickeningly talented man of mystery to an undisclosed location and threw some questions at him. HI BONEFACE. WHO ARE YOU? Just a guy in a mask, wreaking my own brand of pink-blooded, green-slimed revenge on the world. SO YOU’VE COME TO GLOBAL ATTENTION WITH YOUR WORK FOR ‘...LIKE CLOCKWORK’. HAS THE EXPOSURE OPENED DOORS FOR YOU ALREADY?

There were definitely a couple of locked doors that I was fumbling at with a credit card, and y’know what, sometimes you just need a tough guy to come by and shoulder them. In this respect, the QOTSA project has splintered a lot of doors. Not only has it afforded me an unbelievable opportunity to make some new friends and work with incredibly inspiring individuals, it has allowed a heck of a lot of people to see my work; particularly people who might not normally come across it. A number of opportunities are beginning to creep up and consume my days and I am extremely excited about them. WAS ‘…LIKE CLOCKWORK’ A CHALLENGING PROJECT? HOW MUCH FREE REIGN WERE YOU GIVEN WITH THE DESIGN? One of the first things that Josh asked me was; “Have you ever done any animation before?”

I said “No…”, he said “Good”. And so it went. The timescales were tight, the work was gruelling, and the nights were sleepless, but it was exactly these challenges that provoked many of the ideas and abstractions that became ‘... Like Clockwork’. I remained in close contact with the band throughout and a channel remained fully open for suggestions, however I was pretty much given the key to the project. WERE YOU PREVIOUSLY A FAN OF THE BANDS MUSIC WHEN YOU RECEIVED THE EMAIL FROM JOSH HOMME? I was definitely familiar with the Queens’ music, and was fascinated with the environment that the band grew from. Setting up in the middle of the desert with diesel generators to play apocalyptic riffs sounds like something right out of Mad Max 2.


WE’VE BEEN TOLD THAT YOU’RE FROM LIVERPOOL. Liverpool, or Parts Unknown. WHY DO YOU THINK LIVERPOOL IS A GOOD PLACE TO BE RIGHT NOW FOR A CREATIVE PERSON? I’d prefer to consider everybody as a creative, and there is something unique about Liverpool that encourages that inherent creativity to run riot. I read an article recently that summarised gallery viewers’ opinions on children being ‘allowed’ to attend a number of prominent art exhibitions in London with their parents. Liverpool tends to completely circumvent nonsensical debates of this sort by doing things a little differently. I can’t think of many cities in the world that would even consider unleashing a giant mechanical spider into a public space, yet Liverpool did. It is the grandness of the spectacle, and its complete lack of stuffiness and pretension that tends to get people picking up pens and pencils. YOUR WORK IS CLEARLY INFLUENCED BY AMERICAN POP CULTURE – WHERE DOES THAT INFLUENCE COME FROM? WHAT SPARKED YOUR LOVE AFFAIR? I think it all started with Pop Tarts; my memories of those things coming out in the supermarkets are tinged with fear. I recall vividly my mother’s horror at witnessing these All-American sugary sprinkled gooey things just oozing off the shelves and into her lush oasis of a shopping trolley. Such was her revulsion that she began reeling off horror stories to my brother and I of how she’d heard a story of how one particular Pop Tart became so molten inside after toasting that it had actually burned a kids jaw right off. From this point on I kind of embraced the idea of subverting the things I saw and grew up around by creating similarly terrifying fiction in the form of illustration…oh and I also watched a lot of ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ and ‘Goosebumps’. YOU LIKE BLOOD, HUH? It definitely has its uses. WHAT ARE THE MAIN KIND OF COMMISSIONS YOU HAVE HAD PREVIOUS TO THIS PROJECT? IS MUSIC A MAJOR PART OF YOUR WORK? There seems to be something in my work that resonates with bands as I have illustrated for bands since my days at college. For the most part though, my previous commissions are kind of a grab bag. I’ve worked with a number of clothing companies, video game publishers, and magazines. On some occasions, individuals have contacted me to ask if I could fabricate items of clothing that my characters wear. I’ve been able to oblige on a couple of occasions. Just don’t ask me to make a motorcycle, or a gun, because I won’t be able to. WHAT PIECE OF WORK OF YOURS ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF AND WHY? Probably the 15 min animation I created with animator / illustrator / cat lover, Liam Brazier to accompany 5 song snippets from ‘…Like Clockwork’. It was my first foray into animation, and it was a helluva lot of work. The last 2 animations (If I Had a Tail & My God is the Sun) were both completed in a week each. The fact that people are still speculating about the meaning behind the whole thing, and still finding little nods and references I hid in them is pretty cool.

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WHAT ONE PIECE OF ART DO YOU WISH YOU HAD MADE YOURSELF? The Biker Mice from Mars. TELL US SOMETHING WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU. My mutant power is that I have nosebleeds on a daily basis.

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The Kite Runner

Liverpool Playhouse, June 13 – July 6 Almost twelve months to the day, there appeared on the stage of The Playhouse Studio – an intimate, tighter space than that of the main auditorium – a play of such exceptional beauty it served to take the breath away. That play was The Matchbox, a single hander performed with such exquisite deftness by Leanne Best it rightly received acclaim from the very highest levels of theatre. Twelve months on and, this time on the main stage of The Playhouse and this time in collaboration with Nottingham Theatre Company, The Everyman Playhouse has unearthed another breathtaking nugget in The Kite Runner which, again, not only rightfully deserves the acclaim it has already received but will go from strength to strength in the minds of those who see it again and again and again. Published in 2003, the novel by Khaled Hosseini has sold in excess of 20 million copies worldwide and was eventually made into a major, critically acclaimed feature film. None of this matters, however, as from the moment the audience enters they are immediately transported to the Middle East thanks to the stylish, atmospheric rhythms supplied by Hanif Khan and his selection of hand-beaten drums. Indeed, it is this sense of atmosphere that serves to lift The Kite Runner to exceptional heights, as the subtle use of lighting, ambient sound – particularly that of the ever rising and dissipating wind – and the scenic backdrops displayed on cloths that resemble in turns vast flags and material borders to the future. This is, after all, pre and post-strife torn Afghanistan and where once had lain hope, there now lies

desolation and fear and these emotions are brought to the forefront quite superbly by this exceptional cast.

here twelve months ago – will live longest in the memory and should be exalted from the rooftops.

As the fiercely loyal, yet fundamentally physically and mentally abused Hassan, Farshid Rokey is terrifically understated in the manner in which he exemplifies the metaphor of the play in as much as that when he – like the country – is let down by its elders and betters, he is more than willing to keep on giving them chances to redeem themselves.

For the entire production, the actor is never off stage and at the drop of a hat perfectly imbues his character with joyous naiveté, bitterness, rage, guilt, love, determination, regret and so much more so that we, the audience are no longer looking at a mere caricature but instead a real, solid, three-dimensional, living, breathing human being to the extent we can almost hear his heart beating from where we sit. To say that this performance is extraordinary would be understating the case by some tenfold and it is Turner’s energy at each and every turn which truly drives this production forward.

Superb too is Nicholas Karimi as the sociopathic Assef who’s evil barbarism shines to quite disturbing levels and is juxtaposed ideally by Emilio Doorasigh’s portrayal of the wise-but-not-so-wise Baba, who’s world crumbles around him once his first weaknesses find him out. In point of fact, the entire cast – many of whom play three or four separate roles – are quite outstanding and provide the piece with a depth and breadth that is as wide as the cultural gulf between East and West. Yet, in all honesty, it is the power and onstage majesty of Ben Turner’s portrayal of Amir who – in terms of comparisons with what took place upstairs

If ever there was a play that deserves the term “Must See” then The Kite Runner is it, to the extent where, as occurred twelve months ago with The Matchbox, it can only be hoped that its run will either be extended or, if not, then certainly be repeated in the not too distant future. CHRIS HIGH ||


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When The Rain Stops Falling The Unity Theatre, June 18

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Families can be complicated, dotted around here there and everywhere. You could be sat next to a second cousin twice removed on the bus without realising it. Nevertheless, families shape us, mould us into the responsible adults we inevitably become and go on to extend the sagging branches of the family tree. When the Rain Stops Falling looks within the family, behind closed doors. Centring on the journey of one young man, Gabriel Law, as he traces his ancestors back to the 1960s. Unveiling fragile minds that cannot cope with everyday live, challenging issues that are dealt with sensitively, distressing to watch but a reminder of just how alike we really are.

from one generation to another, uncovering family secrets as it goes. The plot has the potential to be a little bit confusing, as the events are not in sequence but Bovell is smart with his writing, and leaves plenty of markers; there are clever parallels in the characters and words, like echo’s in time that bounce back to remind you.

Penned by acclaimed playwright, Andrew Bovell, he hits all the marks with his depth of writing, and characterisation that is rare to see on stage and captivating to watch as a result. There are so many levels to his writing that really carry the characters on their journeys and make it engaging viewing, as the lives of these people are uncovered.

A strong script deserves a strong cast. New Theatre company Said&Done may be the new kids on the block put together only last year by Gillian Lemon and Samantha Meisner, but this has not put them off. Their aims are simple: to create powerful theatre that explores challenging themes and to provide sustainable employment for both established and emerging artists. Each cast member has a significant part to play in this diverse and multi-layered epic, as funny and poignant as the scrip is they handle the different sections of the story wonderfully.

The story jumps from 1960s London to 1988, 2013 and then 2039, Alice Springs. It begins with Gabriel York, waiting for the arrival of his son who he has not seen since he was seven years old. The story then unravels as it crosses

John Edon leads the way with Gabriel Law. His character is the key to the doors that are opened and he plays him confidently, crossing over the lines of the complicated plot with ease. Some uncomfortable issues dealt with between Joe Ryan played by Liam Tobin and Jennifer Burgess as Gabrielle York, but these two are so in step with other that despite their traumatic story are able to leave you with a smile on your face, whilst also wiping away a tear. A must see of the season, Unity theatre is a perfect springboard for talented artists that the northwest keep producing. Bravo to Said&Done, I for one cannot wait for their next winning show. JANIE PHILLIPS ||


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The Birthday Party

Royal Exchange Theatre , Manchester (until July 6th) I love a bit of Pinter. People joke about the Pinteresque pause…without talking about the beauty of the language. If you get him right, he is a joy. So, I can tell you that this is a note perfect revival of a minor British classic. For the uninitiated, uncertain menaces Goldberg and McCann turn up at Petey and Meg’s grotty boarding house, offering Stanley an evening of cake, party games and existential torment. Like a lot of the theatre of that era (such as Osbourne and Miller), it is about the frustrations and fears of the middle classes. What makes it still supremely relevant is we all live in fear of the knock on the door. Dark as the subject matter is, it’s also darkly comic with some amazing dialogue. As the evening gets more and more sinister, the play gets funnier and funnier. The scene

where idiot man-child/failed pianist Stanley is read a list of his crimes by Goldberg and McCann has an amazing intensity. Also, the latter tearing sheets from a newspaper seems to go on forever to the point where it becomes comic, and then deeply sinister. Much credit then should go to directing Blanche McIntyre. It’s a meticulous, careful piece of work. Not a line, or a gesture wasted. The beauty of Pinter’s language is treasured and savoured by a talented cast. It’s not rushed through or wasted; like the ludicrously campy Macbeth at The Everyman a few years ago. It’s drama on a slow burn, crediting your audience

with intelligence and humanity…and also reserving the right to scare the shit out of them occasionally. I emerged into the teatime sunshine, elated. But also on the lookout for my own personal Goldberg and McCann. The Royal Exchange is one of the most unsung theatres in Britain, let alone The North West. The Birthday Party is well worth a trip to Manchester. Be warned, you have been invited. KEV MCCREADY ||


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DOINGITFOR THEMSELVES

When The Rain Stops Falling is not the easiest of first plays. being as it calls for a cast of actors covering four generations, jumps back and forth in time and crossing continents. The fact that that it received rave reviews after debuting at the Unity Theatre on a budget made up of Arts Council funding, LIPA grants and donations from friends and family makes it all the more impressive, New theatre company Said&Done have arrived.


The company was founded by Theatre Director and LIPA lecturer, Gillian Lemon and actress Samantha Meisner, and in When the Rain Stops Falling they have made a bold choice, and a labour of love. Gill originally staged the play with LIPA students, and after a successful production knew she had to do more with such a unique script. “The students were great, but when you have a 21 year old playing a 50 year old it can lose something. I wanted to see it performed age appropriately, and the only way to do that was to do it ourselves”, she says. “One of the key ingredients to a LIPA education is entrepreneurial skills”, explains 26-year-old LIPA Acting Graduate Sam. Having the chance to create their own work opportunities is one of the driving forces behind the company. “In a lot of ways the project came out of Sam being a graduate and jobs being hard to come by,” says Gill. “One of LIPA’s main aims is to develop artists and give them the tools to make the work for themselves. I work with a lot of young actors and I know that it can come as a bit of a shock for them to enter the real world. Quite often, after 3 years of university they’re not ready for the hardship of stepping into the industry”. Sam laughs at this, but agrees that it’s a thought that crossed her mind on many occasions. “Especially when you’re making good money in hospitality! It might not be what you want to do, but it pays the bills.” One of the main aims of setting up Said&Done has been to create jobs, not just for it’s founders but for other graduates. Sam says; “We wanted to give them an opportunity to actually get paid and work with experienced actors. There’s almost a mentoring programme that underpins the work.”

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Coincidentally, the play does have an older actor and younger actor working side by side, and for 28-year-old LIPA Grad John Edon, this has been key. Like many young actors, John moved to London after graduating from Lipa and got a gig on the short lived E4 drama, Nearly Famous. Oh the irony.

Strictly comes to the stage, in this dazzling new show. If you like the TV version then I recommend putting on your best frock and you’re dancing shoes and cha-chaing to the box office. Told through the eyes of soap star Lisa Riley and under the direction of ‘Fab -U- lous Darling’ Craig Revel-Horwood, the show also includes the delicious Artem Chigvintsev, Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite.

“That was it!” He says. “I thought: ‘awesome, I’ve made it.’ I didn’t get any other job and just lived off the paycheck. Stupidly, naively. And then inevitably, nothing else came my way and I couldn’t afford London anymore”. A story that’s been heard many a time, but unlike some of his fellow creative comrades who give up after the initial blow, John returned to the smaller pond of Liverpool and was cast in When The Rain Stops Falling. It’s a role he says he couldn’t have done justice to without the expertise of his more seasoned company members, and support from Said&Done.

The Lantern Theatre 12th - 20th July

“It feels good to provide employment for people you know are good because a lot of people succeed in this industry though the age old, ‘right time, right place’ and not necessarily because of their ability or talent.” says Gill. “It’s the nature of the industry, so it feels good to have that control. Gone are the days of sitting by the phone and waiting for your agent to send you off on 10 auditions, it’s not going to happen.” It can be a struggle for any creative to stick to their guns, so what do Said&Done feel is the key to not giving up? “Don’t think too far ahead.” Sam answers decisively “If you do you’ll end up throwing in the towel very quickly.” She adds, “There are a lot of opportunities in this city. Paid and unpaid. It just depends on how hard you look and how hard you work, as to whether you make those opportunities work for you.”

LIVERPOOL FRINGE

As part of The Shiny New Festival 2013 and Liverpool Fringe, Lantern showcases some of the highlights for the 24/7 Manchester Theatre Festival, and previews some of Edinburgh shows before next month’s marathon Festival. Beginning on the 12th right through to 20th July, there is a good mix of comedy, theatre and musical comedy that is bound to reach out to all who are seeking a good night out.

Royal Court 19th July - 17th August BOUNCERS

John Godber’s comedy about four bouncers is timeless and has been performed all around the world. Featuring some of Liverpool’s favourites Michael Starke, (A Nightmare on Lime Street/Brookside) Paul Broughton (Council Depot Blues), Danny O’Brien (The Salon) and Mark Womack (Hope, Liverpool One), this promises to be a night out full of laughs. Just make sure you’re names on the door. JANIE PHILLIPS ||


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TALESOFTHE UNEXPECTED

Reece Shearsmith is a quarter of the writing quartet that created some of the most gruesome and horrifying characters currently locked in the vault of British comedy. This month Reece teams up with cult director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers) for his latest horror, A Field In England. Set during the English Civil war, A Field In England tells the story of a small group of deserters captured and forced to aid a psychotic alchemist in his search to find hidden treasure. Sounds like a suitable marriage of Wheatley’s usual horror and comedy weirdness. The civil war setting however, adds something a little different to this cocktail of horror and was one of the selling points for Reece who plays Whitehead, a spineless alchemist pivotal to finding the field’s hidden secrets. “I think they actually wrote it with me in mind.” muses Shearsmith “I don’t know what it says about what they must think of me, but I was flattered to be asked. I’d had a meeting with Ben about the idea of it and when he described it to me initially it was slightly different to the way it was finished. It was a bit more linear and obvious at first. In a way, the story was clearer but the final product of makes so much more of the mushroom field and going into this magic circle. It feels more threatening. Also reading the script was quite dense, it’s language is so authentic and I remember thinking “oh god how is this going to be received?” but again in the final cut, it works perfectly.” As established by the excellent Kill List, Wheatley is a master of the uncanny and his latest film often feels like an exploration of all the ways we can be unsettled as an audience. But it seems it wasn’t just his audience that was astonished by the unexpected. On one particularly harrowing scene, Whitehead is taken into a tent where something unspeakable happens to the sound of his shrieks. But it was Shearsmith’s emergence that truly terrified his director. “It goes on and on and that’s what’s really horrible about it. All the script said was that he comes out like he’s seen something terrible. I think everyone just expected me to emerge like I’d seen a ghost

or like a broken man that had just been tortured. But I just thought it would be far creepier to go the other way. It just came to me and i was like a man possessed.” Emerging weirdly euphoric and smiling wildly Shearsmith fulfilled his want. “I think it genuinely frightened everyone.” Director Ben apparently liked it so much that he roared “ OH F***ING HELL, THAT’S HORRIBLE!” rather than just the normal “Cut.”

With films like Shaun of The Dead and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy breaking the mold of box office hits both here and in the US, Reece has been a part of the invasion of the geeks taking over Hollywood over the last decade. Only in small roles he agrees, but with Edgar Wright’s Blood and Ice Cream trilogy taking one last lick at the box office, Reece was invited back for a role in The World’s End.

Never one to shy away from the grizzly tales of the unexpected, Shearsmith rose to cult status with his dark comedy, The League of Gentlemen. With his writing pals Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson The League of Gentlemen provided a platform to let loose and let some of comedy’s darkest characters loose to critical acclaim and fanatical delight. So what is it that draws people to the dark side?

Simon and Edgar brought everyone back that was in either, Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since I was in that garden in East Finchley being attacked by zombies. I’m so excited for people to see World’s End, it’s really funny and a real spectacular finale.”

“It’s always delicious to watch something painful, you can look through your fingers and be thankful it’s not happening to you. Also, dark stuff is a kind of release. Some people can’t bare what we do and think it’s horrible and cruel and other people think it’s just really silly. It’s just the threshold of what you think is funny. You can’t ever really gauge it. We’ve always just done what we find funny and it’s great if you can take people along with you.” So does the man that gave life to terrifying characters like the black faced, circus master Papa Lazarou and Royston Vasey enthusiast, Edward have any boundaries? “There are things that I can’t bare to watch, Borat being one of them. It’s so excruciating. Don’t get me wrong. He’s the master of that and it’s delicious to see people being made fools of but at the same time it’s horrifying.”

And if that doesn’t get the geek in you salivating, Reece has been busy filming the Dr. Who biopic, ‘An Adventure in Time and Space’ with his old League comrade, turned Whovian writer, Mark Gatiss. “For many years Mark had the idea of doing a Dr Who drama and finally the perfect time to do it presented itself. It’s a very small part but i was honored to be asked. It’s a loving reproduction of the time and Mark’s attention to detail is impeccable so i think for fans of Dr Who, it’ll be a real treat.” The “small” part is in fact second Doctor actor, Patrick Troughton. To the Whovian fan, this is no small fry and Reece assures me he knows the privileged position he was in, especially when it came to filming with the Doctor’s arch nemesis The Daleks. See website for extended interview TONI GARDEN ||


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Blondie

02 Arena, Tuesday 18th June It’s arguable that there was no sexier purveyor of pop music on the planet in the late 70s and early 80s than Debbie Harry, Blondie’s kittenish lead vocalist with the sultry voice, smouldering looks and swaggering attitude. However, it’s now 2013, and Miss Harry is at the business end of her sixties. Her days of sending hearts aflutter are surely long behind her, right? Wrong. Witnessing Debbie Harry grace the stage at a sweltering O2 Academy, greet the assembled throng and launch into the opening ‘One Way or Another’ is little short of a damascene moment for those (this writer included) who assumed the years would have diminished her. Clad in luminous orange hoodie and matching mini-skirt, her spiky, platinum blonde hair adorned with what (from halfway back in the auditorium) appeared to be a holly wreath, Harry exudes every ounce of the charisma, star power & sex appeal that made her such a force to be reckoned with when she first emerged from the New York new wave scene well over three decades ago. She doesn’t overdo the moves, nor is there an abundance of stage patter, but then she was never the most animated performer, nor the most voluble. That familiarly insouciant voice is in equally great shape, and meshes beautifully

with a tight, powerful band, led of course by long-time cohort Chris Stein on guitar, and powered by the tireless Clem Burke’s propulsive drums. Guitarist Tommy Kessler injects some youthful exuberance into the proceedings, while the serious-looking Matt Katz-Bohen fills out the sound with some atmospheric synths, at one point stepping out from behind his rig to deliver that rarest of things – an enjoyable keytar solo. Then there are the songs – and what songs they are. Harry & Stein are oft-overlooked when it comes to the great pop songwriting duos, and Blondie’s set this evening is peppered liberally with timeless, hook-laden gems from their back catalogue; the likes of ‘Hanging On The Telephone’, ‘Atomic’, ‘Dreaming’ and ‘Heart of Glass’ are all present and correct, and still bristle with immediacy and vitality. Such crowd-pleasers are interspersed with newer material that, perhaps unsurprisingly, fares less favourably with the capacity crowd, although one brand new track in particular, ‘A Rose By

Any Name’ (from the band’s forthcoming album Ghosts of Download), more than holds its own against its illustrious predecessors. An unexpected cover of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Lights’ is a welcome surprise. For the encore, the band doff their cap to our fair city’s illustrious musical history, rattling off a rambunctious ‘Please, Please Me’ and serving up a hypnotic reading of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘Relax’. By the time the final chord of ‘Call Me’ brings their breathless performance to a close, the sweat-soaked crowd are in a state of, well, rapture. And there is no more appropriate response to a performer who, even as she approaches septuagenarian status, continues to radiate, and shows no signs of fading away any time soon. BRIAN O’CONNOR ||


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Joe Satriani with guest The Matt Schofield Trio The Royal Philharmonic Hall, June 11

They say that those who can’t, teach but in the case of Joe Satriani who has taught the likes of Steve Vai how to play his instrument of choice to almost superhuman standards, on the evidence of this evening’s gig those who say that about teachers are wrong. In Satriani, Rock has a man at the height of his powers as demonstrated by the near full playing of his latest album, Unstoppable Momentum, which could also be called his most powerful, given its fine balance of riffs on ballads such as I’ll Put A Stone on your Cairn, fun songs such as Three Sheets to the Wind and out and out Rockers such as Jumping In and A Door Into Summer.

feared the place had been Rocked and Crumbled to its foundations, such was the storm the band on stage whipped up.

Not for nothing has this man won Grammy’s galore and gone multi-platinum with his work, but here backed by the extraordinary talents of Mike Keneally (keyboards), Marco Minnemann (drums) and Bryan Beller (bass), the Philharmonic Hall staff may well have

A special mention should also be made of the support act of The Matt Schofield Trio, who’s own demonstration of Blues playing bordered on the masterful, so it is somewhat disappointing to report that he played to an auditorium that was only a quarter full but

Amidst the new offerings, old favourites also made an appearance, with Flying In A Blue Dream, Always With You, Always With Me and Surfing With The Alien all becoming different animals performed live.

uplifting to report that those who preferred the allure of the bar to that of some exemplary musicianship missed a an absolute treat. If Matt Schofield is playing anywhere near you again then don’t make the same mistake you did on Tuesday and make every effort to check the guy out. This was an exceptional night of music that will live long in the memory and had those there assembled air guitaring long into the night as a result. CHRIS HIGH ||


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THEWHITE STUFF

Singer, songwriter and producer Matthew E White is a case study in how talent can rise to the top. When he released his soulful 2012 record ‘Big Inner’, the first from his home studio Spacebomb in Richmond, Virginia – he only planned to press a few hundred of them. Fast forward a few months and White has a record deal with Domino, a worldwide record release, rapturous review in the UK, and relentless touring schedule. It has certainly hit a nerve. We chatted to him before he brings his feel good, classic pop to Leaf. GIVEN THAT BIG INNER HAS SUCH AN AMERICAN SOUND, WERE YOU SURPRISED HOW MUCH THE UK GOT IT? You have to understand that I didn’t expect many people beyond the borders of my city to hear this thing, so it wasn’t so much a surprise that the UK “got it” as much as a surprise that they heard it! But certainly once I got past that a bit it has been a bit surprising to have people be so interested in the record, and for the right reasons as well. You are right in saying that the UK audience really “gets it”, because they do, in a seemingly deep way, which as an artist is incredibly rewarding. YOU’VE BEEN LIKENED TO A LOT OF THE CLASSICS. HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO LOOK TO THE PAST WHEN MAKING MUSIC? Very important, almost as important as looking to the future! DO YOU THINK THERE ANY CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS WHO ARE OF THE SAME CALIBRE OF THE GREATS? Thats not for me to judge, and I think more importantly its impossible to be self-aware enough about your time period to know what’s going to last and what won’t. Read the contemporary reviews of Beethoven, a lot of people thought he wasn’t particularly spectacular! BIG INNER IS POSITIVELY BURSTING WITH WARMTH AND SOUL. WHERE DOES ALL

THAT SOUL COME FROM? Making a record is such a wild combination of talents coming together under one banner, and I think if the soul comes from anywhere it comes from Humans making Music, and doing it well, with skill, grace and intuition, with other Humans. A successful collaborative process comes through a microphone, and is certainly a common denominator in the old records that we think of as having lots of soul.

DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO? I’m a musician that loves to make records, and I think very deeply about the process. Sometimes that causes me to spill over into administrative or creative director type roles - because it takes that to make a record well. And certainly I’m a producer, arranger and songwriter but all of that serves my love of presenting a 45 minute work of recorded sound.

DO YOU CONSIDER BIG INNER TO BE A RELIGIOUS RECORD? No, not more than any other record that has music on it.

LOTS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MAKING OF BIG INNER. HOW DO YOU RECREATE IT IN A LIVE SETTING? I’ve been touring with a 5 piece band that are straight killers - all guys who are part of Spacebomb and involved in the record. I don’t know if I’ve ever said this before, but I went and listened to a lot of artists who are known for making big sounding records, and I checked out their live work and made some notes on what worked and what didn’t. The band is KINDA based of a mix of Curtis Mayfield’ 70’s bands and Bob Marley’s band.

WHAT IS YOUR AMBITION FOR THE SPACEBOMB STUDIO? A place to grow old with, where I can learn about every knob and every corner...so I try to keep the knobs and corners at a minimum! HOW ROOTED IS YOUR MUSIC TO RICHMOND, VIRGINIA WHERE IT WAS MADE? If I made my music anywhere else it would sound much different. It’s truly hard to explain where my music ends and where Richmond begins, it’s really a special relationship I have with the place. YOU’RE FAR MORE THAN JUST A SINGER YOU SEEM TO BE INTERESTED IN PRETTY MUCH EVERY LEVEL OF THE PROCESS OF CREATING MUSIC. HOW WOULD

WHEN YOU’VE FINISHED UP YOUR TOUR AND GET BACK HOME, WHAT’S THE NEXT PROJECT? Finding my way back around my house and reintroducing myself to my dog, I haven’t been there much at all lately. I’m not sure I know which room is mine or if Oli will recognize me.


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10 Bands 10 Minutes: David Bowie The Kazimier, Saturday 15th June

There’s anticipation in the air and glitter in the hair of many in the queue tonight for the latest instalment of 10 bands 10 minutes. The theme? Why, the Thin White Duke of course! Hosted by local stalwarts Married to the Sea, this is the latest in a series of their events that have previously focused on the likes of Green Day, Springsteen, Prince and, most recently, Fleetwood Mac. The clue is in the name; 10 artists take the stage for 10 minutes each, each playing at least one Bowie cover. It’s a simple concept that works spectacularly well - changeover is quick, styles are varied and there’s zero chance of getting bored. Experimental singer and known Bowie fanatic Nadine Carina kicks things off with one of the more obscure tracks of the night; ‘5.15 The Angels Have Gone’, from the 2002 Heathen record, is given her sparse beats and layers treatment beautifully. Kill The Young have the great honor of performing ‘Little Fat Man’, from Bowie’s hilarious appearance on Ricky Gervais’ Extras. They then launch into ‘Man Who Sold The

World’, famously covered by Nirvana of course, and a great fit for the very grunge-era three piece. By the time pop-rockers Hillary and the Democrats arrive, limbs are loosened and whistles are wetted - classics ‘Let’s Dance’ and ‘Changes’ get the room dancing effortlessly and from this point on, things get loose. So many highlights, of such different type. Seeing the room sing along as Hawk Eyes turn ‘Queen Bitch’ into a metal thrasher is unequivocally one, as is watching the Loose Moose string band inexplicably cover R. Kelly’s ‘Ignition’, giving new meaning to the word hoedown. Clang Boom Steam turn their sexy blues stylings on ‘Major Tom’ and ‘China Girl’, Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies (or Ziggy Bentham and the Space Dinner Ladies tonight) play like they were born to perform ‘The Jean Geanie’ and the many- numbered Harlequin Dynamite Marching Band transform ‘Fame’ into an unstoppable force of party.

The finale, though it comes far too soon, in no way disappoints as Married to the Sea come out in full Labyrinth-era regalia (mighty tight tights included) and play the ridiculously OTT ‘Magic Dance’, before capping the evening with what else but ‘Starman’. It’s a full blown, bring-thehouse-down singalong and at the end of it no one is ready to go home - luckily there the Gold Soundz DJs are on hand to keep the good times rolling until lights-up at 3am. An unequivocal success. It’s hard to think of an artist more appropriate than Bowie for such an evening, but that’s exactly what we ponder on our way home in anticipation of the next installment of 10B10M. It cannot come soon enough! JEN PERKIN ||


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BOARDS OF CANADA TOMORROW’S HARVEST

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ROSE WINDOWS ROSE WINDOWS

Describing, let alone summarizing, Tomorrow’s Harvest—the latest addition to the fascinating world of Boards of Canada—is no easier a task for me than it was the first time I reflected upon my experiences after my maiden voyage of Music Has the Right to Children.

Saxophonist Pete Wareham - having already pushed the boundaries of jazz with Polar Bear and Acoustic Ladyland - emerges with yet another exciting project featuring, amongst a cast of extreme talent, Mauritian vocalist Kushal Gaya of Zun Zun Egui. Anyone who has seen the latter band, and Gaya’s inimitable multilingual vocal style, will understand the level of indescribability we are dealing with here.

If you’re a fan of Black Mountain, Sleepy Sun or...heck, even Black Sabbath, there’s something instantly familiar about Rose Windows. Not that we’re calling them plagiarists, but these patchouli scented longhairs have just nailed the pagan-prog sound so perfectly that it’s hard to believe they hail from the windy urbanity of Seattle and not a more hobbit-ey habitat. One of their members is a full-time flautist, for chrissake.

Whatever this is, it’s astonishing. This is a record overflowing with originality and life, and makes us feel a bit like we did the first time we heard Battles ‘Mirrored’. Floored.

Originating back in 2010, the 6-piece are based around primary songwriter Chris Cheveyo and this is their first record, out on Sub Pop. Like Black Mountain - truly kindred spirits who they could easily pass for on album highlight ‘Native Dreams’ - they alternate between male and female vocals, complementing ethereal, spaced out moments with seriously dark riffs. Not to mention a smattering of organs, steel pedal and even strings.

Tomorrow’s Harvest, for me, was the action of looking into the eyes of someone I had known for ages, and for the first time seeing the brilliant green of their irises. I found myself falling quickly into a place of warm longing— that familiar, analogue nostalgia that is everpresent throughout BoC’s discography—with ‘Telepath’. As far as song/sound bite-fusion goes, I haven’t had as much of a thrill listening to a track like the marching mastodon that is ‘Palace Posy’ as I have since ‘Nlogax”’ off of Hi Scores (or “BoC Maxima” for those nutter fans). But then tracks like “Nothing Is Real” would envelop me in a familiar blueprint of unfamiliar timbre , and I realized the depth of my arrogance in thinking—if only in rare moments of weakness—that maybe, just maybe, Sandison and Eoin’s span in music had run its logical course and collapsed into itself, like the core of a massive star during a supernova. But in the eight years it painfully took since ‘The Campfire Headphase,’ and as we all waited with bated breath for the next LP—with not so much as a nod there would even be one, mind you—I realized, as “Semena Mertvykh” rolled into an ominous, vast silence, I would wait lifetimes for the next. 10/10 BW ||

The major touchstone here is Egyptian music, though it’s mashed up with everything from afro-beat, to latin, to jazz, to dance. It’s intensely experimental but extremely easy to enjoy - this is music to enjoy with your body, not your brain. We challenge you to listen to ‘Tuna’ or ‘Camel’ without at least tapping a toe. Anyone lucky enough to catch them at the Kazimier last month will attest it was just as bafflingly marvellous in the flesh - and that Pete Wareham has the coolest sax playing style of anyone, ever, full stop. Above all this is a party record; busy, noisy and with every last corner filled with relentless and irresistible grooves executed by serious musicians. And if, along with Goat’s ‘World Music’ release of last year, this sparks a wave of bands exploring oft-neglected corners of the music world, we say: Bring. It. On. 9/10 JP ||

The likes of ‘Heavenly Days’ and ‘Season of Serpents’ are straight up mountain folk songs, but it’s when they wig out that we really sit up and notice - such as on ‘This Shroud’, or ‘Walkin’ With A Woman’; which features a guitar solo that wouldn’t be out of place on a The Mars Volta record. Also, it’s probably not polite to say, but for our money male vocalist Richie Rekow is the strongest - at it’s best recalling the otherworldy soar of Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses). Things is, while this record is fantastic addition to the genre, it doesn’t necessarily add anything to it, and is unlikely to turn on many prog naysayers. If you’re converted however, our advice is; get it. And listen to it from a beanbag. 7/10 JP ||


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Ted Riederer is a New York based artist who came up with the idea of Never Records - a mobile recording studio and record store where the artists pay nothing, and nothing is for sale. The first functioning Never Records debuted back in Liverpool back in 2010, and attracted many of the city’s musicians to participate. It has since traveled the world, and a film documenting the project’s time in Derry, ‘You Are Not Listening’ has just been released, debuting in Liverpool this month. YOUR EXPERIMENT STARTED PROPER IN LIVERPOOL AS PART OF THE BIENNIAL IN 2010. HOW WAS THAT EXPERIENCE? A Welsh bicycle courier warned me I was going to get a pint glass smashed over my head in Liverpool, which never happened, I’m happy to say. I wasn’t really a part of the Biennial in the sense that we were a satellite project (meaning I paid for most of it). The energy the Biennial brings to the city is palpable, but not in the way one might think. Groups like T.A.O.(The Arts Organization) and the amazing Kazimier, rallied to compete with all of the institutional activity, so there was all this amazing stuff happening under the radar. One of my proudest moments was the night of the big dinner at the cathedral (where I didn’t have a seat at the table so to speak). I left early because we had a huge show organized by the intrepid Andrew Ellis as part of our opening festivities. hat Fucking Tank and Hot Club de Paris played to about 300 people and it was amazing. Lewis Bigs showed up and was blown away by the installation and the audience and he said to me, “Who are you? And how come I didn’t

know about this?” He went on to say that the Never Records embodied the spirit of the Biennial etc… IT’S BASICALLY TAKING THE BUSINESS AND ECONOMY SIDE OF THINGS OUT OF THE EQUATION ISN’T IT? IT MUST BE SO LIBERATING FOR THE MUSICIANS INVOLVED, RIGHT? I work in a commercial gallery where money often plays a pernicious role. In many ways my day job has radicalized Never records which began just like any other academic art project. I don’t want money to ever have a negative influence. Without financial constraints something magic happens. People aren’t worried about their hourly rates, and “making it”. Hopefully, for a lot of performers, it is a reminder of why they are making work to begin with, because of the joy and fellowship of shared performance. As I try and reconcile the sale of my own work, Never Records is a constant reminder that being in the moment is the truest reward. WHAT IS THE MOST MEMORABLE PERFORMANCE YOU’VE WITNESSED AND RECORDED?

I have recorded over 370 performances in the past 3 years and it is almost impossible to pick one. In my painting studio I tend to listen to all of the recordings, or I will have friends over to DJj my favorites. In Liverpool I loved Stef and Sami Rose, That Fucking Tank, Sj Downes, Otters Gear, Kogumaza...the list goes on and on. There was a fellow who went by the name White Man who performed his entire three hour session in a skull mask, like you would see at Halloween. HAVE MANY MUSICIANS GONE ON TO USE WHAT THEY’VE RECORDED WITH YOU TO RELEASE IT? HOW CAN INTERESTED PARTIES HEAR SOME OF THE MUSIC THAT HAS BEEN MADE? I’m biased of course, but when musicians give me their “professional” recordings, I will always measure their Never Records track as my favorite. I encourage an open source approach to sharing the recordings and I give performers their digital recording as well as their vinyl. Many have released their recordings. To hear more visit neverrecords.net or secretshape.com


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WHAT DO YOU SAY TO PEOPLE WHO SAY THAT THE VINYL FIXATION IS NOSTALGIC AND BACKWARD THINKING? Damn MP3’s. I doubt anyone will be listening to MP3’s in 20 years. Its a distorted format anyway. And the Cloud? What happens when the lights go out? I have a 1917 Victrola that plays, and will forever play records without electricity. Vinyl is a trusted medium that will play whether or not it has been dropped or doused with water. The Voyager space probe has a gold record onboard as it continues to travel away from the solar system. When people say vinyl sounds better its for a reason. Modern music is EQ’d and mastered to sound good on £20 computer speakers, car stereos, and dance clubs. The bass is jacked, the middle is scooped, and the treble is pushed in an attempt to add some clarity to the mix. The way vinyl is mastered is to enhance the shape of organic wave forms. Its not about 1s and 0s or compression rates, it is the seismic language of eardrums. DO YOU FEEL THAT IN CURRENT TIMES WE’RE LOSING SOME OF

THE COMMUNITY ASPECTS OF THE TRADITIONAL RECORD STORE? There are many projects like Never Records. It is not a new idea, but hopefully it is part of a growing trend of art that values actual communities as opposed to virtual ones. I have no issues with social media, in fact there is a Never Records page on Facebook and Twitter. It is a valuable way of being connected, but it can’t be the sole way we relate to one another. A physical community is still the most rewarding. The fellowship of physically being together is unmatched. So as we continue to encode ourselves, I feel we need to correct our course by reconnecting physically.

for free is a socially conscious action. I hope the film reflects this. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE RECORD STORE IN THE WORLD? My favorite record store was Yesterday and Today in Rockville, MD. But I love Cheapos in Minneapolis, and SMASH in Washington DC. Oh yeah Academy Records in Williamsburg always says yes!

THE FILM ‘YOU ARE NOT LISTENING’ FOCUSES ON YOUR TIME IN DERRY. DO YOU FEEL IT’S CAPTURES THE NEVER RECORDS SPIRIT? Jason Wyche made a beautiful film. He is a still photographer who loves shooting food, so, in a sense, the film is a series of still lifes. It doesn’t look like a rock and roll movie. Never Records was a secular project in a sectarian town. Derry made me think about art in a music in an entirely new way. Making records for people

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DENIMANDLEATHER The past few years has seen a big resurgence of an occult rock sound in heavy metal. Bands are recording on old 70s analogue equipment, changing vocal sounds, delving into dark, eerie subject matter - and sporting baggy velour sleeves on stage for good measure. This has spawned some fantastic releases that make up a movement, so if you’re a slave to the mystique of occult music and its marriage with the hard rock and heavy metal sound, then check out the most recent releases from some of the bands leading the way.

Blood Ceremony

Leading the pack of the female fronted section of this movement is Blood Ceremony. Since their self-titled 2008 release, their ‘flute-tinged witch rock’ has taken the metal community by storm. Through dedicated songwriting Blood Ceremony bring occult scriptures to life in their music, and ‘The Eldritch Dark’- for my money their finest offering to date - makes this Canadian four-piece top of my list.

Witchcraft

Originally starting out as a tribute act for 70’s occult doom metal pioneer’s Pentagram before being swiftly signed by Rise Above Records, Witchcraft’s debut release is arguably the defining album of the whole movement. Nobody else has quite managed to capture the authenticity of the 70’s sound quite like that first album. Three releases later was 2012’s ‘Legend’ which is, despite being far apart from the first album production-wise, an absolute blast from start to finish and sees their transition into defining their own unique sound.

Jess and the Ancient Ones

Hailing from Finland and exploring the dark magical realms beyond the mundane comes the 7-headed beast of epic chorus’ and mystical rhythms that are Jess and the Ancient Ones. After making a huge impression with their debut release, follow-up 3 track EP ‘Astral Sabbat’ was released in February armed with a spellbinding cover of Shocking Blues ‘Long and Lonesome Road’ as well as the 15 minute epic ‘More than Living’.

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats

Coming from Cambridge and shrouded in mystery is the sound of 60’s horror for the new age in Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats. Using old fuzz pedals and broken amps to create a lo-fi saturated sound, their latest conceptual release ‘Mind Control’ leaves listeners brainwashed and ready to sign up to the cult. Having just landed a tour with Black Sabbath later this year and with thousands more joining their wicked cause every show they play, “The acid nightmare has truly begun”.

Album of the Month Satan

Life Sentence Listenable Records A reuniting of the classic line-up from these NWOBHM legends finally sees the true follow up to 1983’s ‘Court in the Act’, and it is more than worth the wait!

Gig of the Month Vomitor, Funeral Throne, Burial Coltsblood 11th July The Australian thrash/death metaller’s Satan’s Escalation European tour comes to Liverpool, bringing with them some up and comers from doom, black and thrash.


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LIGHTINGUP

Despite what some people think about the ‘Liverpool Sound’ this city has always produced a diverse range of musical talent that breaks the mould. Bulbs are another one of those acts that are hard to pigeonhole currently pushing the boundaries. Their music is described by Jon Anderson as ‘Wild and Wonderful’ and they are fronted by guitarist Neil Campbell, supported by Andy Maslivec (bass), Joey Zeb (drums) Marty Snape (keys & electronics) and visual artist Sonny Phillips. We met up at The Capstone Theatre to talk about their new album. TELL US ABOUT BULBS AND HOW IT ALL STARTED? (N) I was in a band with Andy, The Neil Campbell Collective and we moving in a direction with complex time signatures, cyclical music and we decided to start a new project to explore the new ideas. It evolved quickly and Marty developed an electronic backdrop to the music we had written. Marty also engineered the album. Sonny came on board to develop synchronised visuals and also develop new samples and sounds which are a big part of the show.

DID YOU ALL BRING DIFFERENT INFLUENCES TO THE PROJECT? (N) We all have different influences but with some commonalities. Some of us are interested in prog-rock which was a good start. I’m also influenced by minimal music, New York new systems music. (J) Even though there are complex time signatures it’s essentially a dance album. Me, Marty and Joey have worked together for 20 years and we also seem to gravitate towards each others projects. YOU DON’T HAVE A TRADITIONAL LEAD VOCAL BUT THE VOICE OVERS SEEM QUITE INTEGRAL TO THE OVERALL SOUND. IS THERE A MESSAGE YOU ARE TRYING TO GET OUT? (N) We are trying to create a completely immersive experience where you can give people lots of conceptual ideas about the world. Quite a rich musical experience with recurring

themes. Strong grooves on the surface with structural things going on underneath and then the strong visuals. The world is a complicated place and no one knows or understands what is going on and i suppose what the Bulbs is saying is look at it more deeply. (S) It’s more about encouraging people to ask questions rather than an specific agenda. WHERE CAN PEOPLE BUY THE ALBUM? At the moment it’s not available for download so you have to buy the CD. We want people to listen to the album as a whole rather than as individual tracks.We have also been working with Jon Anderson and using some of the musical ideas.One of our ideas is to cut up tracks and re-sculpt them into something new. Find out more at www.neilcampbell.org.uk and at the LowDown Website


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Liverpool Calling

St Luke’s Church and The Shipping Forecast, June 16 By our guest writer all the way from the USA, Kim Hyatt. I came to Liverpool for the adventure and music. With luck and a Mac, I found the most ideal Couchsurfing host who just so happens to be one of the writers for the Low Down, providing me with priceless invitations to experience both. Naturally, Liverpool Calling combined the most essential, yet simple elements the city has to offer for a tourist like me: music, beer, cheerful people, and moody weather. But the rain never came, welcoming a constant influx of fans from midday to midnight. The event was inaugural, although the venue and closers were some of Liverpool’s most notable. Being the first time stepping foot inside the Bombed Out Church was an experience all in itself, setting an impressing, inspiring tone carried on throughout the day as each band took the stage. Regrettably, I hadn’t a clue as to who British Sea Power or Amsterdam were, so it goes without saying all other performances leading up to these bands were a complete unknown. However, this only added to the amazement of the day, having each song be truly transcontinental.

While the festival was held in two venues, the Bombed Out Church and The Shipping Forecast, the day was spent at St. Luke’s where an array of local bands and musicians, such as Orange Room, Filtered Distortion and Oxygen Thieves represented the impressive and growing music scene of Liverpool. Most distinguished of the performances was the Mono LP’s. Equipped with a red-hot cellist who eloquently perched on a star embellished chair, clearly matching of her talent, and a rocking lead guitarist/singer full of wit, the group prepared the crowd for the bands to follow. By the time Ian Prowse and Amsterdam filled the stage,the crowd reached its max and paraded around the stage. Their performance was a party, more so an anthem embodying the very essence of Liverpool. The symbolic,

beautiful tunes like ‘Raid the Palace’ and ‘Does This Train Stop On Merseyside’, echoed the resilience of the venue itself, bringing everything full circle and, for me, a sense of regret for never had experienced such music before. As the crowd became even larger, and with that rowdier, when BSP came on for the final performance, I found the title of the event all too becoming discovering that someone had placed a sizeable Lambana on one of the folded out tables near the main entrance. Yes, this is Liverpool in a (church) shell. Ultimately, the event was just as enjoyable for a scouser as it was for a yank. KIM HYATT ||


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MUSIC TALK WITH DAVE MONKS Is it summer yet or have we had it? Did you enjoy it? Hopefully when this is published the sun will be cracking the flags for the start of the summer music festivals. We have had some superb sessions in the last month on the programme and below are just two of the recent highlights. Lumin Bells

Merseyside band Lumin Bells performed their first radio session with us in June. They are at their core a six-piece but do expand within the studio setting with various contributors having played on some of the finest Liverpool albums. I jokingly called them ‘Merseyside’s first unsigned supergroup’. So far they have created some wonderful dreamy atmospheric landscapes. The majority of members are big Shack fans and you can hear that influence on their early tracks which they are currently bringing together for a full album, with the help of local producer Steve Powell.

Phildel

Another of the stand-out sessions this month was when London-based singer-songwriter Phildel dropped in following her debut album release on Decca Records called ‘The Disappearance of The Girl’. During the interview Phildel spoke about her difficult upbringing and how her father banned music from the household. Her work is something of a reaction and a creative release following those years. If you had to describe Phildel’s

music you would draw similarities to luminaries such as Bat for Lashes, Cat Power, Kate Bush, We hope to bring her back to Liverpool for a gig in the autumn.

Coming up

Coming up this month we welcome Roja in to the BBC studios for their first radio session. You may recall Probe Plus band Marlowe from about ten years ago? Some of these same musicians, led by talented singer/ songwriter Simon Bradshaw, are back together. The sound is so different from Marlowe though – Roja is modern Mariachi music with lots of brass and epic tunes. Their debut album is released soon called ‘Promises I Should Have Kept’ on Geoff Davis’ label Probe Plus who was also a big supporter in their Marlowe days. Geoff’s a man who has done so much over the years for the local music scene and continues to support the artists that excite him.

Liverpool Music Awards:

This week I will be selecting my pick from the long list of categories of nominations for this year’s Liverpool Music Awards. Along with

the different male, female, single, band, type entries, the list also highlights other areas such as artist management, best venue, recording studio and production team of the year. There are 12 judges on the panel who will meet shortly to haggle over who should be selected from each of the highly competitive groups. The outcome will be announced at this year’s nomination party which I will be hosting again on Wednesday 17th July. Good luck to all the candidates. Next month I will have details of some exciting events that I am involved with as part of the inaugural Liverpool International Music Festival. In the meantime, don’t forget to tune in to BBC Introducing every Saturday night from 8pm on BBC Radio Merseyside on 95.8FM/ DAB or online at www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool You can also catch up or listen again for 7 days after broadcast using the www.bbc.co.uk/ radiomerseyside

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They are forever, they are a girl’s best friends, and from Audrey Hepburn in the 40s to P. Diddy in the noughties – diamonds seem to have a uniquely timeless and wide appeal. Most people will only buy a diamond - or have one bought for them - once or twice in a lifetime, so it’s worth consulting with the experts for that purchase. It’s difficult to think of anyone more expert in the Liverpool area than Adrian Catherall. Walk into the Catherall’s jewellery store in Wallasey and the person serving you is not just a ‘man behind the counter’; with over 30 years of experience in creating jewellery, Adrian is a bona fide master craftsmen. From designing the piece to manufacturing it, it all happens in-house. “The main thing that I do is guide people with an open attitude. There’s so much information on the net and sometimes a little knowledge can be dangerous – 30 years of experience can help the person who’s read a bit be guided with confidence to make that decision.” His father founded the business 60 years ago, and after a stint at art school where Adrian studied “photography, sculpture – all of the arts really”, he returned to the shop to follow

in his footsteps. Adrian’s creative background has served him well, as in addition the more classic line in engagement and wedding rings, he has also been involved with projects such as restoring a cross for the church in Wallasey village, is the official repairer the mayors chain and has even crafted a pair of nipple rings for one male customer who will remain unnamed. According to Adrian, the current trend in jewellery is vintage and art deco – very much helped along by the recent Gatsby film. However while styles may change, the motivation for buying jewellery remains the same. Adrian says: “People want their spirits boosted. There’s a fine line between hitting a person’s budget, and spoiling them. People want that uplifting feeling, and jewellery does that.” With an emphasis on personalised tailored service, shopping at a family business is the antithesis of the faceless high street experience. And when it comes down to it, choosing a diamond is an intensely personal experience.

As Adrian says; “No two diamonds are the same. You could have 3 or 4 diamonds of the same colour and grade, but one is going to be more beautiful within the eye of the beholder.” Diamonds come in pink, blue, black and many shades in between, but it’s the classic colourless that remains the iconic, symbolic stone. Adrian adds: “Well, even the Egyptians had diamonds so you could say they’ve been advertised very strongly for a very long time! But they obviously have a deep reaching spiritual feeling about them as well. They are the hardest thing known to man, and they have an all-inspiring beauty about them, which is the sparkle and the brilliance that comes out of them.” See www.catherallsdiamonds.co.uk Visit Catharalls at 81 Mill Lane, Wallasey, Wirral, CH44 5UB


FILM &TV Behind the Candelabra A Field In England

Ben Wheatley (Sightseers and Kill List) continues to disturb and challenge his audience with his latest period psychological horror A Field in England. Wheatley’s latest venture is a brain-scrambling piece, a collection of vivid tableaux that may be incoherent to some and hypnotic to others. With a stand out central performance from Reece Shearsmith, A Field in England dares to invite the audience into its psychedelic mushroom circle, but doesn’t spoon feed it’s audience with answers to it’s strange and somewhat elusive secrets. It’s the height of the English Civil war, alchemist coward Whitehead (Shearsmith) is sent into the midst of the battle to carry out a task set him by his master. Failure is not an option and desperate to flee the the conflict Whitehead stumbles upon three other deserters (Ryan Pope, Peter Ferdinando and Richard Glover), quickly becoming ensnared by the seemingly friendly leader, Cutler (Pope) who takes the weaker minds with mind altering mushrooms and reveals his sinister intentions. Before long Whitehead and his comrades are at the mercy Cutler’s master, O’Neill (Played with magnificent sneer by Michael Smiley) and his search for hidden treasure in the fields. As established by the excellent Kill List, Wheatley is a master of the uncanny, and his latest film often feels like an exploration of all the ways we can be unsettled as an audience. A Field in England largely disturbs and unsettles an audience because it confounds the senses: sinister folk songs bring a note impending dread and Wheatley’s use of split screen and mirrored effects serve to contort the film into a living nightmare. Be warned of the darkness that dwells here, Wheatley is a master of horrifying the everyday and as seen in Sightseers will have you laughing while terrified which only adds to disturb and rattle his audience. TONI GARDEN ||

It is a testament to the source material of the real life Scott Thorson’s autobiographical novel that tells this tale of Liberace’s secret life behind closet doors and his relationship with Thorson, which is told in such an intimate and delicate manner under Soderbergh’s unique cinematic flair. It is unapologetic, candid and has an air of self-awareness. It knows exactly what it is about and knows how to pull it off. The troubles of fame, secrets of which Liberace was always keen to cover up including his relationship with much younger lover. It is all told with a delicate mastery reflecting the true talent of the pianist himself. Michael Douglas as Liberace defines the tag-line ‘as you’ve never seen him before’ and is complimented not only by an amusingly disturbing Rob Lowe as the heavily ‘reconstructed’ plastic surgeon but also, of course, his on screen partner Matt Damon. While Damon is considerably older than the real life Thorson he finds the precise amount of naivety, raw emotion and conflict from within to deliver a standout performance that can justifiably challenge Douglas’ own achievement in this film. Whether you’re interested in Liberace’s life or not this is a true drama. It is moving compelling and full of flamboyant personality. At the same time it is a character examination that follows the life of an iconic popular culture figure. “Too much of a good thing is wonderful” says Liberace but Soderbergh satisfies us by delivering just the right amount of everything. PETER HARRIS ||


FILMS TO SEEINJULY Man of Steel

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Let’s just get straight to the point of addressing the issues with the advertising of Man of Steel. Despite what some of the trailers may have suggested to you otherwise, this film was NOT directed by Christopher Nolan.

Illusionists, The Four Horsemen play the FBI for fools and use slight of hand to rob a bank and reward the audience with the spoils of their heist. Is it a trick or are the fraudsters merely using this as a distraction for the real reward? Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco (another beautiful Franco) and Woody Harrelson star as the tricksters.

He is credited as producer. This film is NOT The Dark Knight. It is NOT Batman. This is a film about a completely different character. That being Superman and he is a different creature altogether – literally. I mean he’s not even human and he actually has super powers. A young man (Henry Cavill) lives an elusive life, unable to understand his unusual abilities or where he came from. Once he discovers the truth he is forced to come out of hiding and accept who he really is when General Zod (Michael Shannon), an outlaw from his home planet comes to destroy human life, in order to create a new world for his race. Man of Steel has immediately and perhaps surprisingly become one of the most hotly debated superhero movies of recent releases and it seems to be mostly down to the struggle to acknowledge that this is Zack Snyder’s Superman not Nolan’s. This is a reboot and with that comes a formality of an origin story and this is where writer David S. Goyer has been most creative. Everyone knows Superman, who he is and where he comes from which could make watching his beginnings for what is the third time on the big screen rather boring. Instead this part of the story is sectioned into snappier parts and attached to a much deeper meaning making it a significantly more compelling watch. Other slight changes are made to what Superman fans may expect and they work, they are interesting and they give an edge to Superman which hasn’t been taken advantage of before. You do not watch a man called Clark Kent who also turns into Superman but something with more feeling. CGI has an absolute field day and a half throughout the surprisingly long running time especially in the battles between Superman and General Zod. They are incredibly fast, after all, so are they. Frantic flying and fists can pose a challenge to keep up with the on screen action but there’s no doubt it’s visually impressive. As is the performances of both Superman’s fathers in Russell Crowe’s Jor-El being a slick and cool presence and Kevin Costner’s Jonathan Kent playing each note of the new message of Superman sublimely. However I had minor problems with Cavill’s offering. A couple times Superman lets out some anguish in form of a shout and it seems that Cavill which is noticeable and takes off the shine of his show a little. By the end though, he is fully established to wear the cape. Debates will continue and that is actually a good thing as it may lead superhero movie lovers to distinguish and appreciate the differences and links between film and comic book. It is not an easy film to love for some but one that can still stay with you. The bottom line is that besides the nostalgic viewing of Christopher Reeve being attacked with a cellophane ‘S’, even with its issues, Man of Steel is still the best Superman film we have to date. PETER HARRIS ||

The Bling Ring July 5th Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers make use of Google Maps to track and rob celebrities. Sofia Coppola writes and directs this tale of a superficial, fame obsessed generation.

Monsters University July 12th Mike and Sully return to the big screen this summer, taking us back to their school days at Monster’s University and the origin of their scare tactics. Billy Crystal and John Goodman voice our favourite Blue and Green comedy duo in this Monster’s Inc. prequel from Pixar.

The World’s End July 19th 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. Pegg, Frost and Wright return for the last of their Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy.


House Of Cards, Netflix Original Series

If you haven’t signed up to Netflix yet, might i strongly suggest you do.

The Americans, ITV

Are you missing Homeland yet? The American’s is being described as a Homeland filler; pumped up, intriguing and utterly baffling it’s earned itself a bit of hype and a lot of attention for it’s sexy and bizarre plot. Antiheroes, deception, lie-living, family conflict, politics v love and moral dilemmas. It’ll do until Homeland returns.

If anything try the first free month and enjoy House of Cards, a NetFlix original series that has had me holed up and gripped for the past month. Kevin Spacey leads this Washington DC-based political drama that makes Game Of Thrones look like a petty squabble.

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Dates, Channel 4

A new, nine-part series of loosely linked, two-hander vignettes by Skins creator Bryan Elsley. One that’s being hailed as a true representation of grownup relationships and raved about by all, it’s definitely one to catch if you haven’t already.

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LOWDOWN ON FASHION

CAN’T BUY YOU STYLE

It’s that time of year again. Pack up your Hunters, Batiste & the scruffiest pair of denim shorts you can find- we’re off to a field of festival fun!

Ms. Moss set the precedent for festival fashion way back when she rocked up in Glastonbury in hot pants and wellies, we now all know the score: it’s the greatest balancing act of fashion: look gorge but not OTT. Yes ladies, leave those heels at home, stuck in the mud has only a place on the playground. Whether you’re a V-fest virgin or a Glasto goddess this year’s statement must have has got to be headwear From floral garlands to edgy Bowlers: your headgear of choice is the reflection of who you are (and it also covers up a whole lot of beauty faux pas when it comes to three days in a tent with limited shower facilities- if you dare to bare!). The ultimate protection from those summer rays, festi-up any outfit with a boho oversized sun hat for that gorgeous girlie look or throw on a classic trilby, always a Summer classic. I’ve been on the hunt for Liverpool’s finest pocket friendly picks and here are three of my chiccheap favourite festi-fash head accessories:

FESTI-LOOK: CANDY Think Rita Ora

FESTI-LOOK: GIRLIE GRUNGE Think Cara Delevingne

THE FLORAL HEADBAND

THE KNIT HAT

Flowers are everywhere this season. From dress hemlines to full on garlands across your sun kissed tresses. Whether you’re looking for a girly understated edge with a daisy headband or a full on crowning glory of neon flowers, this a firm fave with the festival fairies. Pick up a pretty pastel version in Larks on Lark Lane for only £4.50. Flower power!

You don’t even need to go purchase this number – steal your boyfriend’s, your brothers or rack out the needles and knit one! The perfect cover up when it comes to taming your mane of 3 day old party hair it looks great with your dad’s lumberjack shirt that you stole as a last minute grunge statement piece for your festi packing. Whether you’re channelling your inner hippy, taking the catwalk to the festival boardwalk or simply on a budget so you’ve whipped out the scissors and started snipping up your skinnies a hat not only is a Chiccheap way of looking on trend, it will protect you come rain or shine. Happy camping!

FESTI-LOOK: MONOCHROME Think Beyoncé THE KOOKY HAT This has to be the ultimate accessory to make anything look cool-and keep you cool- and very on trend. As seen on a plethora of tinsel town’s finest, jazz up any outfit with a kooky hat. I picked up a pocket friendly version of a fantastic Bowler Hat in our very own St. John’s for only £15.00. Bowled over!

For more fashion & beauty folly, follow Can’t Buy You Style on Twitter: @CantBuyYouStyle and the young hipsters can check out the Tumblr cantbuyyoustyle.tumblr.com LAURA RICHARDSON ||


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LOWDOWN ON HEALTH

This month our health expert Saeed Olayiwola looks at the topic of Cardiovascular Training (CVT) versus Resistance training (RT) Everybody wants to know how to lose weight, how to tone, how to get rid of that last bulge underneath the belly button. Some of us run for miles every day, others lift weights, while some of us do classes, like Zumba, bokwa, pump or circuits in search of good health and that physique that we have always wanted. But what will help us achieve our goals best - cardiovascular or resistance training? In fact they both will, and here is why: MAIN BENEFITS OF CVT – Improves fitness (reduced recovery time) – Supports weight loss (how quickly depends on the type of CVT) – Contributes to a healthier heart – Contributes to release of feel good hormones which help reduce incidence of depression, and anxiety – Decrease incidence of disease including cancer, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis and others – Contributes to increased metabolism- which helps your body maintain its weight, or lose better. MAIN BENEFITS OF RT – Improved muscle tone and strength – Helps manage weight – Supports weight loss by boosting metabolism (increases the number of

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muscle cells thereby helping the body to more energy (kilojoules) at rest) Improved mobility and balance Reduced body fat Increased muscle to fat ratio Improves posture Increased bone density and strength

Research by Colcombe and colleagues from the University of Illinois suggest increased cardiovascular fitness can cause improvements in the plasticity of aging human brain. Depending on the training stimulus and initial level of strength, moderate-to-high intensity resistance training performed 2 to 3 days per week for 3 to 6 months improves muscular strength and endurance in men and women of all ages by 25% to 100%. This highlights the health benefits of taking part in CV and resistance training as long as physically possible. When combined, CV and RT give great results and make it easier to maintain a good physique. There are advanced training techniques in CVT, for example fartlek, and with RT, for example drop sets, which when used correctly can help get quick results. The type of advanced training technique employed depends on the individual’s goals, training experience, physical and mental ability. There one rogram that fits all, everybody is different. If you are serious about getting good

results quickly and maintaining them, get good advice. If you go to a gym, ask the staff for support and if you have a good personal trainer you should be able to achieve your goals over time. Also, I am always here: email me saeed@ so-pt.co.uk and I will do my best to support you.

TIP OF THE MONTH Here are 5 daily key points for CVT and RT sessions. 1. Aim for between 4-6 training sessions a week, or if you are just starting 3-5 a week, each lasting at least 30mins. 2. Include at least 2 RT sessions in your weekly programme 3. When doing CVT work between 65% and 90% of your maximum heart rate (MHR). (MHR=220-(your age) 4. Include at least one interval CVT in your weekly programme 5. When doing RT employ free weight compound and cable based exercises. Find me on twitter @saeedolayiwola and on the internet at www.so-pt.co.uk


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CITIZENCYCLIST

Bicycle Messengers or Couriers have been around for well over 100 years and could be found working for the Paris Stock Exchange in the 1870’s and Western Union in the 1890’s. Liverpool lags behind most other cultural centres with it’s lack of cyclists but one man is carrying the torch. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING AS A COURIER? About 2 years, 3 months now. I’m self employed technically, but I mostly work for a print firm on Castle Street. I deliver all their documents and stuff from the site. It’s cushy, but there’s no other couriers here so it’s a bit shit. SHIT IN THE SENSE THAT THERE’S NO COMMUNITY? Yeah, any other city and there’s like, a group of us. It’s like, I’ve just been to Dublin just to hang out with my mates and that. HOW DOES ONE GET STARTED AS A COURIER? Well, when I started getting into the fixed gear

stuff and that, there were lots of couriers in Manchester so I started going out there, and doing races. I started hanging out with them, and was looking for courier job in Liverpool for ages before I got this. PEOPLE WON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE COURIER CHAMPIONSHIPS, BUT THEY’RE KIND OF A BIG DEAL AREN’T THEY? THERE’S WORLDWIDE, EUROPEAN AND BRITISH COMPETITIONS...QUITE A LARGE NETWORK OF PEOPLE! Yeah, well on the way to the Europeans in Edinburgh last year about 25 lads and girls rode from London from Edinburgh and stopped off in Liverpool, and I’d never met any of

them before. There was guys from Japan, Philly, Vancouver, so I’ve got places to stay in Vancouver, Berlin and all over the world. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PROPOSED ‘SCOUSE-CYCLES’ BIKE SCHEME? Well as I say, just been back from Dublin and they’ve got the Dublin bikes same as the Boris bikes. F*ckin horrific. But the difference is people drive better in Dublin - the cars give them far more room because there’s far more cyclist who are dodgy over there. But over here, there’s just a small handful of cyclists. WHAT’S THE WORST BIT OF THE JOB? Snow.


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LOWDOWN JULY

MONDAY 1ST Music IIBizarre Ride II The Pharcyde East Village Arts Club, Seel Street, 7pm, £22.50, 0844 847 2472, Rap and Hip-Hop IISteve Howard, Jon Keats, The Two of Us, Jay Murray The Cavern Club, Mathew St, live music from 2pm, 0151 236 9091 IIIan Prowse The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 8pm, 0152 236 9091 IISimon Townshend O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 7pm, £13.50 adv, 0844 477 2000, plus The Universal IIRufus Wainwright The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £29.50-£50, 0151 709 3789 IIMatthew E. White Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 0151 707 7747 II#IndieNight With DJ O Studio 2, Parr Street, 8pm, 0151 707 3727

Theatre & Dance IIThe Kite Runner The Playhouse, 7.30pm, £12-£23, 0151 709 4776, a devastating, masterful and painfully honest story IILet’s Dance 19 Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 7pm, £11, 0151 666 0000, fun performance with lots of talent to watch, all genres of dance IILadies Day The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £11-£22, 0870 787 1866, this story has more twists and turns than Aintree IISofia National Ballet’s Giselle Liverpool Empire Theatre, 7.30pm, £11.90-£40.90, 0844 871 3017, combines powerful emotions and visual splendour

Comedy IIBouncers St. Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, £15/ £13 Concs, 01744 756 000, international hit comedy/ drama from John Godber

Arts IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, 10am-5.50pm, £10/ £7.50 Concs, one of the first major presentation of the Russian painter’s work in the UK with style expressionist and suprematist reflecting native Jewish Russian culture

IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat & Sun: 10am-4pm, 0151 709 5109, selection of imaginative artworks created over the last 40 years of ‘Artful Games’ IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat & Sun: 10am-4pm, 0151 709 5109, open-submission of photographs celebrating the venue’s birthday IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat & Sun: 10am-4pm, 0151 709 5109, contemporary prints, a series of six paired prints with accompanying documentation IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, 10am-5pm, An exploration of the similarities and differences between the work of Martin Parr and Tom Wood IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, 10am5pm, display of four pleasure and leisure craft that people have used locally to enjoy being out on the water IIAlive: In The Face of Death Walker Art Gallery, 10am-5pm, photographer’s look at death and mortality, part will feature images of everyday people who know they are running out of time IIDouble Take: Portraits from The Keith Medley Archive Walker Art Gallery, 10am-5pm, features high street studio portraits of Merseysiders in the 1960s IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, discover the fascinating photography of Moyra Davey whose work captures everyday objects in new and surprising ways IITelling Tales: India in the Heart of Liverpool World Museum Liverpool, 10am-5pm, showcasing the art of seven artists from India, ‘Telling tales’ explores their work and the stories they are telling in 21st century India IICharles Fréger: The wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, Mann Island, 10.30am-5.30pm, 0151 236

6768, Photography, the artist try to answer this question Who do you think you are? IIEva Stenram: Drape Open Eye Gallery, Mann Island, 10.30am5.30pm, 0151 236 6768, the artist uses found images as her source of inspiration IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Wirral, 10am-5pm, 0151 478 4136, see how a Pre-Raphaelite master explored ideas and techniques through drawings IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 12-5pm, 0151 709 4014, a collaboration across 4 galleries (Bluecoat Display Centre, Beverre Gallery, Contemporary Ceramics, New Ashgate Gallery) IILawrence George Giles: Memory of a Memory The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-6pm, 0151 702 5324, participants are invited to share recollections of photographs they hold dear, or which possess personal and specific memories IIArab Arts Festival: I exist (in some way) The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-6pm, 0151 702 5324, features the work of photographers who examine constructions of personal and collective identity in the contemporary Arab world IISander/ Weegee Selections from the Side Photographic Collection The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-6pm, 0151 702 5324, extraordinarily sensitive portraits of German society in the 1920s and 30s, photographs of 1930s and 40s New York IIPrint Exchange: 20:20 The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-6pm, 0151 702 5324, 30 print workshops across the UK and Ireland, demonstrates the strength and breadth of current printmaking IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, Sun-Fri: 12pm-6pm, Sat: 11am-6pm, 01517074444, Art and politics collide, selection of provocative international artists tackle

highly decorative work with textural patterns of dots IILOOK/13 Liverpool International Photography Festival Across the city, 10am-6pm, 0151 702 5324, eclectic mix of exhibitions and events, featuring historical and contemporary work by photographers from Liverpool, the UK and beyond

Sports & Leisure IIActive Women’s Running & Walking Group Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6pm, 07545200316 IISAEBootcamp Greenbank Park, off Smithdown Road, 5.30-6.30pm, £5/ £3.50 NUS per session, 07940 721 122, Strenght and Cardio

Other Events IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIJonny Bongo’s Monday Night Quiz The Shipping Forecast, In The Bar, 8pm, £1, 0151 709 6901 IIKaleidescape Walker Art Gallery, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4199, singer songwriter Tony Kehoe hosts an open floor of music, poetry and performance IIIntroduction to Etching The Bluecoat, School Lane, 6-9pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with Emma Gregory

TUESDAY 2ND Music IIOut Of The Bedroom: Acoustic Open Mic Night Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 8.30pm, 0151 707 7747, with Johnny Sands IITony Coburn, Jon Keats, Paul Jones, Jimmy Coburn, Jay Murray The Cavern Club, Mathew St, live music from 2pm, 0151 236 9091 IICavern Bands Entertain The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 9pm, 0152 236 9091

IIOil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi International Slavery Museum, 10am-5pm, explore the realities of daily life along the Niger Delta

IIThe Savoy Jazzmen Sefton Park Palm House, 2pm-4pm, £5, 0151 726 9304, the six piece band will be playing classics from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s

IIClare Ellis: Addicted to Dots dotart Showroom, Queen Ave, 12-6pm, 08450176660, a distinctive and

IIParrJazz: The Phil Meadows Group Studio 2, Parr Street, 8.30pm, £3 on door/ FREE Students


51 (NUS), 0151 707 3727, Jazz and open jam session, sax lead IIBlue Magnolia Jazz Band British Legion Club, Rose Lane, 8.45pm, 0151 724 5753

Theatre & Dance IIThe Kite Runner The Playhouse, 7.30pm, £12-£23, 0151 709 4776, a devastating, masterful and painfully honest story IILadies Day The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £11-£22, 0870 787 1866, this story has more twists and turns than Aintree

IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIInternational Photography Festival Across the city, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details

IILet’s Dance 19 Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 7pm, £11, 0151 666 0000, fun performance with lots of talent to watch, all genres of dance

IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details

IIHow To Relax in Andalucia The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 7.30pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, comedy play, one man’s quest to relax by a pool

IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details

IISofia National Ballet’s Don Quixote Liverpool Empire Theatre, 7.30pm, £11.90-£40.90, 0844 871 3017, thrilling technique, pure panache and explosive balletic fireworks IIOliver The Brindley, Runcorn, 7pm, £7.50, 0151 907 8360, a timeless rags to riches tale of an orphan boy and the journey through his life

Comedy IIBouncers St. Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, £15/ £13 Concs, 01744 756 000, international hit comedy/ drama from John Godber

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details

IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details

IIMemory of a Memory The Bluecoat, see 1st for details III exist (in some way) The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IISander/ Weegee The Bluecoat, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details

Other Events

IIThe Kite Runner The Playhouse, 7.30pm, £12-£23, 0151 709 4776, a devastating, masterful and painfully honest story

IIDot-art: Bookbinding The Bluecoat, School Lane, 6.459.30pm, £17 per session/ £170 for 10 week course, 0845 017 6660

IILadies Day The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £11-£22, 0870 787 1866, this story has more twists and turns than Aintree

IIJake Mills Quiz Night House, Bold Street, 8.30pm, 0151 709 7141

IIImprovageddon! The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 8pm, £8, 0844 873 2888, four teams enter, but who will survive this improvised battle?

IIIntroduction to Etching The Bluecoat, School Lane, 6-9pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with Emma Gregory IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

WEDNESDAY 3RD Music IIPete Wade’s Acoustic Open Mic Night Gallaghers Pub and Barbers, Birkenhead, Wirral, 7.30pm, 0151 649 9095 IIPaul Jones, Jon Keats, Jimmy Coburn, Tony Coburn, Tony Mac The Cavern Club, Mathew St, live music from 2pm, 0151 236 9091

IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details

IIThe Amazing Kappa Band The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 9pm, 0152 236 9091

IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details

IIKeith’s Jarrett and guests Keith’s Wine Bar, Lark Lane Sefton Park, 8pm, 0151 728 7688

IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details

IIFreddie Smith Big Band Bebington British Legion, Wirral CH63, 8.30pm, 0151 608 2270

IILOOK/13 Across the city, see 1st for details

Family IITiny Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, Little Liverpool Gallery, 10-10.45am, collect a free ticket from the information desk on the day, 0151 478 4545, singing, story and play sessions

Sports & Leisure IICycle for Health Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10am, booking essential, 0151 296 7054 IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6.30pm, 01772 298527

Theatre & Dance

IIDot-art: Life Drawing The Bluecoat, School Lane, 6.459.30pm, £16 per session/ £160 for 10 week course, 0845 017 6660

IIPlaza Concert: Caroline England Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 12.30pm, 0151 666 0000, Singer Songwriter IIEileen Rose and the Holy Wreck Grateful Fred’s, Formby British Legion, Whitehouse Lane, doors 8pm/ start 8.15pm, £8, 0797 077 4618 IIRevolution O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 11pm, £3.55 adv, 0844 477 2000, Pop, Punk, Metal, Hardcore IIThe Hungry Horse Acoustic Folk Club: The Spinners 3 The Whitby Sports & Social Club, Ellesmere Port, 8pm, 0151 678 9902 IIThe Original Panama Jazzband The Irby Club, Thingwall Road, Wirral, 8.30pm

IISofia National Ballet’s Swan Lake Liverpool Empire Theatre, 7.30pm, £11.90-£40.90, 0844 871 3017, romantic ballet

Comedy IIBouncers St. Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, £15/ £13 Concs, 01744 756 000, international hit comedy/ drama from John Godber IIThe Laughter Factor The Slaughter House, Fenwick St, 8pm, £5/ £3 Concs, 0151 227 5946, MC The Laughter Factor introduces The Laughter Factor

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIInternational Photography Festival Across the city, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details


LOWDOWN JULY

IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details III exist (in some way) The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIMemory of a Memory The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IISander/ Weegee The Bluecoat, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details

IIVictorian Lamplight Tour Croxteth Hall and Country Park, £10 adults/ £8 children, 0151 287 4798, see characters from the past appear IIFilm: The Act of Killing Picturehouse at Fact, 6.30pm, 0871 902 5737, Extended Cut Director Q&A [15], director Joshua Oppenheimer IIJames Montague’s: When Friday Comes Epstein Theatre, 0844 888 4411, book, football, war and revolution in the middle east IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

THURSDAY 4TH Music IIJohnny’s Acoustic Caravan Club Camp and Furnace, Greenland St, 8pm, 0151 227 5946, hosted by Johnny Sands ft special guests

IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details

IIMusica en Vivo Alma De Cuba, 10.30pm, 0151 702 7394, spontaneous, high energy night with great live music

IILOOK/13 Across the city, see 1st for details

IIJam Night Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead

Sports & Leisure IIWalk for Health Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 1.30pm, 0151 287 4798, enjoy a healthy walk through the park IISAEBootcamp Greenbank Park, off Smithdown Road, 5.30-6.30pm, £5/ £3.50 NUS per session, 07940 721 122, Strenght and Tone

Other Events IISpotify Wednesday Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 8pm, 0151 707 7747, Enabling the sharing, creating and modifying of each other’s playlists IICrafts in action: Quilling Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4143, find out more about this wonderful craft IITour: Burne-Jones drawings Lady Lever Art Gallery, 2-3pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4143, by Director of Art Galleries Sandra Penketh IITea with an Architect The Garden at FACT, 5.30-8.30pm, 0151 707 7747, come and have a chat with architects in your area

IINowhere Boys, Jon Keats, Steve Howard, Ronny Hughes, Beatles Tribute The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE 2-8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091 IIXander & The Peace Pirates plus Tony Mac The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 7pm, 0152 236 9091 IISimon McBride The Citadel, St. Helens, doors 19.30pm, £12, 01744 735436, Irish blues guitar IIDavid Kitt & Guests The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7.30pm, £12.50 IISans The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, Rodewald Suite, 8.30pm, £12, 0151 709 3789, dazzling quartet of multi-instrumentalist

Theatre & Dance IIThe Kite Runner The Playhouse, 1.30pm (Matinee) & 7.30pm, £12£23, 0151 709 4776, a devastating, masterful and painfully honest story IILadies Day The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £11-£22, 0870 787 1866, this story has more twists and turns than Aintree

IIA Thousand Murdered Girls The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 8pm, £10/ £7 Concs, 0844 873 2888, beautiful and harrowing play, perceptions of the Second World War IIDance Extravaganza The Brindley, Runcorn, 7pm, £10, 0151 907 8360, by Secret Ingredients School of Dance IIHigh School Musical Epstein Theatre, 7pm, £9 Child/ £12.50 Adult, 0844 888 4411

Comedy

IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details

IIBouncers St. Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, £15/ £13 Concs, 01744 756 000, international hit comedy/ drama from John Godber

IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details

IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6.30pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Steve Gribbin, Compere: Tom Wrigglesworth, Supporting: Gareth Richards, Kiri Pritchards Mclean

IIMemory of a Memory The Bluecoat, see 1st for details

IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £5/ £2.50 NUS, 0777 211 2344, Mc Paul Smith presents his very own solo show

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIInternational Photography Festival Across the city, see 1st for details

III exist (in some way) The Bluecoat, see 1st for details

IISander/ Weegee The Bluecoat, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IILOOK/13 Across the city, see 1st for details

Sports & Leisure IIWalk for Health Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6pm, 0151 287 4798, enjoy a healthy walk through the park IISAEBootcamp Greenbank Park, off Smithdown Road, 5.30-6.30pm, £5/ £3.50 NUS per session, 07940 721 122, Cardio and Boxkick IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6.30pm, 01772 298527 IIGlass Times Raceday Haydock Park Racecourse, St Helens, Gate open 12.20pm/ start 2.20pm, £9.75£202.80, 01942 402624

Other Events IILate Night Vintage The Shipping Forecast, 5.30-9.30pm, 0151 709 6901 IIJelly Liverpool Leaf Cafe, Bold St, first floor, 9am-5pm, 0151 707 7747, casual all day work

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53 IITwilight Tower Views Liverpool Cathedral, 5.30pm-10.30pm, £5/ £4 Concs/ £14 family ticket , 0151 702 7255, access to bells IIFilm: Summertime The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £6-£7, 0151 709 3789 IIThe Spoke Poetry Night Gallaghers Pub and Barbers, Birkenhead, Wirral, 8pm, 0151 649 9095, group of local poets IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers

FRIDAY 5TH Music IITim Shaw, Ronny Hughes, Jon Keats, Tony Mac, The Rockits The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE till 8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091 IIThe Grace plus The Robert Mather Band The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 6pm, 0152 236 9091 IIEvil Blizzard plus Elmo and the Styx, Third Thumb, Minion Mello Mello, Slater St, 8pm, £4 IIHeaven’s Basement O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 7pm, £9.56, 0844 477 2000, plus Buffalo Summer and Skarlett Riott IIViva Elvis The Green Room, doors 6.30pm/ start 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866, tribute show with Chris Clayton IIFeast of Choirs Gospel Concert Liverpool Cathedral, 7-9.30pm, £5, 0151 702 7255, involve approximately 500 children from 16 Warrington Primary Schools IIRob Heron and the Tea Par Orchestra The Kazimier, 8.30pm, £5 adv, 0151 709 3789 IIMetal 2 The Masses 2013 Semi Final 2 The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7pm IIUnderdogs Stamps Wine Bar, Liverpool Road, Crosby, 9pm, 0151 286 2662, Rock IIDire States The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 8.30pm, £10, 0151 236 9091, Tribute to Dire Straits

IIFood Fighters Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead IIThe Tea Street Band The Zanzibar, Seel St, 8pm, £5

Theatre & Dance IIThe Kite Runner The Playhouse, 7.30pm, £12-£23, 0151 709 4776, a devastating, masterful and painfully honest story IILadies Day The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £11-£22, 0870 787 1866, this story has more twists and turns than Aintree

IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details

open 4.30pm/ start 6.30pm, £9.75£117, 01942 402624, adrenalinepacked racing

Other Events IIMurder Mystery Night Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 7.30-11.30pm £25 incl hot buffet, 0151 287 4798, try to catch the killer IIFilm: A Field in England Picturehouse at Fact, 6.30pm, 0871 902 5737, Satellite Premiere and Q&A [15], director Ben Wheatley, England during the Civil War

IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details

IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

IIA Thousand Murdered Girls The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 8pm, £10/ £7 Concs, 0844 873 2888, beautiful and harrowing play, perceptions of the Second World War

IIInternational Photography Festival Across the city, see 1st for details

IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 8pm & 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers

IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details

SATURDAY 6TH

IIHigh School Musical Epstein Theatre, 7pm, £9 Child/ £12.50 Adult, 0844 888 4411

IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details

IIThe Wiz Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £10/ £9, 0151 666 0000, Starlight Youth Theatre

Comedy IIBouncers St. Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, £15/ £13 Concs, 01744 756 000, international hit comedy/ drama from John Godber IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6.30pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Steve Gribbin, Compere: Tom Wrigglesworth, Supporting: Ian Moore, Gareth Richards IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £8/ £4 NUS, 0777 211 2344, MC Paul Smith introduces Adam Rowe, Davey Ash & Caimh McDonnell IILloyd Langford plus guests The Slaughter House, Fenwick St, 8pm, £15 Comedy Seated Ticket, Meal Deal Options from £26, 0151 227 5946, MC Chris Cairns introduces Lloyd Langford along with Ste Porter and Ivan Brackenbury

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911

IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details III exist (in some way) The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIMemory of a Memory The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IISander/ Weegee The Bluecoat, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IILOOK/13 Across the city, see 1st for details

Sports & Leisure IILadies’ Evening Racing Haydock Park Racecourse, St Helens, Gate

Music IITim Shaw, Jay Murray and The Shakers, Ronny Hughes, The Verdict, Tony Mac, The Cave Dwellers The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE till 8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091 IIRonny Hughes, The Amazing Kappa Band, Tony Mac The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, live music from 2.30pm, 0152 236 9091 IIX & Y Festival 2013 O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 2pm, £11.25, 0844 477 2000, Dog is Dead, The Crookes, The Heartbreaks, Brother & Bones, plus more IIPrince The Green Room, doors 6.30pm/ start 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866, tribute show IIHugh Cornwell The Citadel, St. Helens, doors 19.30pm, £18, 01744 735436, finest songwriting and accomplished original guitarist from The Stranglers IIRLPO: The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £13-£36, 0151 709 3789, opera IIShamona Stamps Wine Bar, Liverpool Road, Crosby, 9.30pm, 0151 286 2662 IISaturday With The Beatles ft. the Cavern Club Beatles The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 8.30pm, £15, 0151 236 9091, Beatles Tribute Show


LOWDOWN JULY

IIJourney to Toto Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead IIDead Wolf Club Mello Mello, Slater St, 8pm, £4

Theatre & Dance IIThe Kite Runner The Playhouse, 2pm (Matinee/ CAP) & 7.30pm, £12£23, 0151 709 4776, a devastating, masterful and painfully honest story IILadies Day The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 2pm & 8pm, £11-£22, 0870 787 1866, this story has more twists and turns than Aintree IIThe Wiz Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 2pm & 7.30pm, £10/ £9, 0151 666 0000, Starlight Youth Theatre IIA Thousand Murdered Girls The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 8pm, £10/ £7 Concs, 0844 873 2888, beautiful and harrowing play, perceptions of the Second World War IIBack to Broadway The Brindley, Runcorn, 3pm & 7.30pm, £9.50, 0151 907 8360, classics and modern day musical hits IIHigh School Musical Epstein Theatre, 1pm & 6pm, £9 Child/ £12.50 Adult, 0844 888 4411

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6.30pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Steve Gribbin, Compere: Jamie Sutherland, Supporting: Ian Moore, Gareth Richards IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £10/ £5 NUS, 0777 211 2344, MC Paul Smith introduces Spencer Brown, Noel James & Andrew Ryan IIFour Candles House, Bold Street, 9pm, £15-£25 including meals, 0151 709 7141, Noel James, Danny Deegan and Jim Smallman IIIvan Brackenbury plus guests The Slaughter House, Fenwick St, 8pm, £17.50 Comedy Seated Ticket, Meal Deal Options from £28.50, 0151 227 5946, MC Chris Cairns introduces Ivan Brackenbury along with Ste Porter and Lloyd Langford

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details

IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIInternational Photography Festival Across the city, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details III exist (in some way) The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIMemory of a Memory The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IISander/ Weegee The Bluecoat, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IILOOK/13 Across the city, see 1st for details

Family IIExplore Customs Merseyside Maritime Museum, Learning Base, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, explore the issues of endangered animals, smuggling and fakes IIBeautiful Butterflies Sudley House, 1-4pm, drop-in event, decorate your own butterfly IIFamily Art Club Walker Art Gallery, 11am & 2pm, pre-booking is essential, 0151 478 4171, interactive workshop IIWeaving Workshop World Museum Liverpool, Weston Discovery Centre, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4393 IIExplore Saturday The Bluecoat, School Lane, 1-4pm, 0151 702 5324, art activities for all the family

Sports & Leisure IIRedemption - Price v Thompson Echo Arena, Echo Arena Liverpool, 6pm, £35-£180, 0844 8000 400 IICapoeira Club International Slavery Museum, Anthony Walker Education Centre 2pm-4pm, 0151 478 4456, improves fitness, flexibility, strength and self defence IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10am, 01772 298527 IIbet365 Old Newton Cup Haydock Park Racecourse, St Helens, Gate open 12.20pm/ start 2.20pm, £9.75£202.80, 01942 402624

Other Events IIThe Music & Vintage Fashion Fair The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10-4pm, £5, 0151 702 5324 IIBaltic Art & Craft Fair Camp and Furnace, Greenland St, 12-5pm, 0151 227 5946 IITalk: Yakshagana Storytelling World Museum Liverpool, 1212.30pm, collect a free ticket from the info desk, 0151 478 4393, hand gestures and facial expressions IIYoung Performers Workshop The Civic Crosby, 10am-12pm, phone for prices, 0151 928 1919, ages 7-18, children can develop and improve different performance skills IIFlorrie Market The Florrie, Mill St, 10am-3pm, 0151 728 2323, beauty products, delicious cakes, general bric a brac, books and second hand goods

IITales of Titanic objects Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm, at intervals, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, find out more about the facts and myths IIWirral Festival of Firsts Hoylake, Wirral, International Arts Festival IIArtist Talk: Sara T’Rula The Bluecoat, School Lane, 2pm, 0151 702 5324, photographer and multimedia artist IIIntroduction to Photo-etching The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am4pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with Tracy Hill IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IIInteractive Workshop: Yakshagana Storytelling World Museum Liverpool, 1.30pm & 3.30pm, drop in event, 0151 478 4393, learn how Yakshagana tells the stories of India through hand gestures and facial expressions IIWest Derby Farmer’s Market Croxteth Hall and Country Park, car park, 9am-2pm, 0151 287 4798 IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 8pm & 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers IICuriositease The Zanzibar, Seel St, 8pm, £10, Burlesque and Curiosities

SUNDAY 7TH Music IIBlow Monkeys Eric’s, Mathew Street, 8-11pm, £16.50, 0151 236 9994 IIJazz Con Fusion The Grapes, 9pm, 07950 828674, Live jazz with a Latin twist IITim Shaw, Made In Liverpool, The Shakers, The Mersey Beatles The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE till 8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091 IIRonny Hughes, Tony Mac, Screaming Citizens The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, live music from 5.30pm, 0152 236 9091 IIAlan Jeffs Jazz Jam Night Brewers Arms, Neston Wirral, 8pm, 0151 336 1627


55 IINight of Sinatra: David Knopov Jalons, Smithdown Road, 4.30pm, 0151 734 3984

IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details

IIThe Mike Jackson trio Pistachio Restaurant & Bar, Lark Lane, 7pm

IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details

IILatin Jazz Quartet La Cubanita, Campbell Square off Duke Street, 4pm, 0151 709 5335

IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details

IIThe Glenn Miller Orchestra Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 5pm, £18, 0151 666 0000, with strings

IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details

IIStage and Screen Epstein Theatre, 2.30pm (Matinee) & 7.30pm, £12.50, 0844 888 4411, fantastic wall of sound created by Sing Live

IIInternational Photography Festival Across the city, see 1st for details

IIGospel Choir: Soulful Voices Alma De Cuba, 1.30-5pm, 0151 702 7394, plus great Sunday brunch IIAcoustic Recovery The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7pm, a mix of open mic and guest slots, bring your noisy toys IILiverpool Community Choir Sefton Park Palm House, 2pm, 0151 726 9304 IILankykats The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 12.30pm, £2, 0151 236 9091, celebrate Ringo’s 73rd birthday IIDave O’Grady plus guest Studio 2, Parr Street, 9pm, 0151 707 3727, Acoustic

Theatre & Dance IISeasons Of Dance The Brindley, Runcorn, 6pm, £7.50, 0151 907 8360, by Megastars Performing Arts School

Comedy IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £3/ £1.50 NUS, 0777 211 2344, MC Paul Smith introduces Brennan Reece, Red Redmond & Aurie Styla

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details

IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details

IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details III exist (in some way) The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIMemory of a Memory The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IISander/ Weegee The Bluecoat, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IILOOK/13 Across the city, see 1st for details

Family IIRummage Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm/ 1.30pm/ 2pm/ 3pm/ 3.30pm, 0151 478 4499, hands-on family activity IIArabic Pottery World Museum Liverpool, Weston Discovery Centre, 1-4pm, drop in event, 0151 478 4393, make your own Arabic style pottery

Sports & Leisure IILCL Bike Ride Old Haymarket by the entrance to the Birkenhead Tunnel, starts from 7.30am, 01772 447979, biggest bike ride in Merseyside, different routes, Charity

Other Events

Club, Mathew St, live music from 2pm, 0151 236 9091 IIIan Prowse The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 8pm, 0152 236 9091 IISolitaire Studio 2, Parr Street, 7.30pm, £3, 01517073727, Indie Acoustic

Theatre & Dance

IIRoast Camp and Furnace, Greenland St, 1pm-6pm, 0151 227 5946, bring your family and friends for lunch in the indoor park

IILadies Day The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £11-£22, 0870 787 1866, this story has more twists and turns than Aintree

IINot Just Vintage, Vintage Fair House, Bold Street, 11am-4pm, 0151 709 7141

IIMerseyside Dance: Dance and Dazzle Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £13/ £10, 0151 666 0000

IILife Drawing Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 7-10pm, £9 OTD, 0151 707 7747 IITales of Titanic objects Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm, at intervals, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, find out more about the facts and myths IIWirral Festival of Firsts Hoylake, Wirral, International Arts Festival IISundays at Sudley Sudley House, 1-4pm, drop-in event, Tony Kehoe hosts an open floor of music, poetry and performance IIIntroduction to Photo-etching The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10-4pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with Tracy Hill IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IITalk: Yakshagana Storytelling World Museum Liverpool, 1212.30pm, collect a free ticket from the info desk, 0151 478 4393, hand gestures and facial expressions IIInteractive Workshop: Yakshagana Storytelling World Museum Liverpool, 1.30pm & 3.30pm, drop in event, 0151 478 4393, learn how Yakshagana tells the stories of India through hand gestures and facial expressions IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

MONDAY 8TH Music IISteve Howard, Jon Keats, The Two of Us, Jay Murray The Cavern

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIInternational Photography Festival Across the city, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details


LOWDOWN JULY

IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details III exist (in some way) The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIMemory of a Memory The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IISander/ Weegee The Bluecoat, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IILOOK/13 Across the city, see 1st for details

Family IIMessy Play Lady Lever Art Gallery, 10-11.30am, drop-in event, for under fives, 0151 478 4136, messy and creative play activities led by Wirral Children’s Centres

Sports & Leisure IIActive Women’s Running & Walking Group Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6pm, 07545200316 IISAEBootcamp Greenbank Park, off Smithdown Road, 5.30-6.30pm, £5/ £3.50 NUS per session, 07940 721 122, Strenght and Cardio

Other Events IIWirral Festival of Firsts Hoylake, Wirral, International Arts Festival IIChagall Studio Workshop Tate Liverpool, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm, £150, ticket incl. entry into exhibition, booking essential, 0151 702 7400 IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IIUrban Craft Collective’s Knitting Club Leaf Cafe, Bold St, ground floor, 7pm-9pm, 0151 707 7747 IIA Night at the Theatre The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £15, 0151 907 8360, evening packed with what the theatre is all about: songs, theatre pieces monologues and duologues IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95,

Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIJonny Bongo’s Monday Night Quiz The Shipping Forecast, In The Bar, 8pm, £1, 0151 709 6901

TUESDAY 9TH Music IIOut Of The Bedroom: Acoustic Open Mic Night Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 8.30pm, 0151 707 7747, with Johnny Sands IITony Coburn, Jon Keats, Paul Jones, Jimmy Coburn, Jay Murray The Cavern Club, Mathew St, live music from 2pm, 0151 236 9091 IICavern Bands Entertain The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 9pm, 0152 236 9091 IIParrJazz: Sueyo Studio 2, Parr Street, 8.30pm, £3 on door/ FREE Students (NUS), 0151 707 3727, Jazz and open jam session, Vocalist IIBlue Magnolia Jazz Band British Legion Club, Rose Lane, 8.45pm, 0151 724 5753

Theatre & Dance IILadies Day The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £11-£22, 0870 787 1866, this story has more twists and turns than Aintree

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details

IIInternational Photography Festival Across the city, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details III exist (in some way) The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIMemory of a Memory The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IISander/ Weegee The Bluecoat, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IILOOK/13 Across the city, see 1st for details

Family IITiny Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, Little Liverpool Gallery, 10-10.45am, collect a free ticket from the information desk on the day, 0151 478 4545, singing, story and play sessions

Sports & Leisure IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6.30pm, 01772 298527 IICycle for Health Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10am, booking essential, 0151 296 7054

Other Events IIArtist Talks at The Athenaeum Bluecoat Display Centre, £12.50 incl. artist talk and afternoon tea at The Athenaeum, limited, 0151 709 4014, Elizabeth Willow’s the atrical style of presentation

IIJake Mills Quiz Night House, Bold Street, 8.30pm, 0151 709 7141 IITalk: The grave altar of Pedana Lady Lever Art Gallery, 2-3pm, dropin event, 0151 478 4143, discover the fascinating history of the Roman grave altar IIWirral Festival of Firsts Hoylake, Wirral, International Arts Festival IIChagall Studio Workshop Tate Liverpool, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm, £150, ticket incl. entry into exhibition, booking essential, 0151 702 7400 IIPhilosophy in Pubs The Bluecoat, School Lane, 1pm-2.30pm, drop in event, 0151 702 5324, resident philosophers debate the important questions IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IIRoyal Court Heritage Tour The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 2pm, £5, 0870 787 1866, the theatre is one of Liverpool’s most enduring and iconic building and has a rich history IIGlyndebourne: Le Nozze di Figaro Picturehouse at Fact, 12pm, £20/ £13 members/ £15 Concs, 0871 902 5737, Opera IIA Night at the Theatre The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £15, 0151 907 8360, evening packed with what the theatre is all about: songs, theatre pieces monologues and duologues IITea Dance amidst the Palms Sefton Park Palm House, 2-4pm, £5 incl a cup of tea and piece of cake, 0151 726 9304 IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

WEDNESDAY 10TH Music IIThe Gathering The Bluecoat, School Lane, 7.30pm-9.30pm, 0151 702 5324, a monthly space for musicians to meet and improvise together IIThe Jonathan Stafford Band, Great Plain & Johnny Panic The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7.30pm

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57 IIPete Wade’s Acoustic Open Mic Night Gallaghers Pub and Barbers, Birkenhead, Wirral, 7.30pm, 0151 649 9095 IIPaul Jones, Jon Keats, Jimmy Coburn, Tony Coburn, Tony Mac The Cavern Club, Mathew St, live music from 2pm, 0151 236 9091 IIThe Amazing Kappa Band The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 9pm, 0152 236 9091 IIJam Night Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead IIKeith’s Jarrett and guests Keith’s Wine Bar, Lark Lane Sefton Park, 8pm, 0151 728 7688 IIFreddie Smith Big Band Bebington British Legion, Wirral CH63, 8.30pm, 0151 608 2270

Theatre & Dance IILadies Day The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £11-£22, 0870 787 1866, this story has more twists and turns than Aintree IIAn Evening of Dance and Drama Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £5, 0151 666 0000, Wirral Metropolitan College

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIInternational Photography Festival Across the city, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details

IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details III exist (in some way) The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIMemory of a Memory The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IISander/ Weegee The Bluecoat, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IILOOK/13 Across the city, see 1st for details

Sports & Leisure IIWalk for Health Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 1.30pm, 0151 287 4798, enjoy a healthy walk through the park IISAEBootcamp Greenbank Park, off Smithdown Road, 5.30-6.30pm, £5/ £3.50 NUS per session, 07940 721 122, Strenght and Tone

Other Events IIWirral Festival of Firsts Hoylake, Wirral, International Arts Festival IIChagall Studio Workshop Tate Liverpool, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm, £150, ticket incl. entry into exhibition, booking essential, 0151 702 7400 IICrafternoon Victoria Gallery & Museum, £5 (incl tea and coffee), 2-4pm, 0151 794 2348, booking required, 0151 794 2348, learn the ancient intricate art of Chinese paper cutting IITalk: Alive: In The Face of Death Walker Art Gallery, 1-2pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4199

IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IISpotify Wednesday Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 8pm, 0151 707 7747, Enabling the sharing, creating and modifying of each other’s playlists IIWorkshop: Aspiring Writers Leaf Cafe, Bold St, The Garden at FACT, 7.30pm, £4 OTD, 0151 707 7747, explore fiction writing in Seven Sessions IIA Night at the Theatre The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £15, 0151 907 8360, evening packed with what the theatre is all about: songs, theatre pieces monologues and duologues IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

THURSDAY 11TH Music IIThe Cole Porter Songbook St George’s Hall, 7.30pm, £18.50, 0151 225 6911, Sarah Fox and James Burton perform the greatest hits from the Cole Porter Songbook IIMusica en Vivo Alma De Cuba, 10.30pm, 0151 702 7394, spontaneous, high energy night with great live music IIThe Original Rudeboys O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 7pm, £10.68, 0844 477 2000, plus special guests IIVomitor The Kazimier, 7pm, £6, 0151 709 3789 IIThe Spinners The Whitby Sports & Social Club, Ellesmere Port, 7.45pm, £8, 0151 678 9902 IIMarionettes, Varese’s, Three Minute Hero The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7.30pm IIRLPO: Three Phantoms The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £13-£36, 0151 709 3789, opera IINowhere Boys, Jon Keats, Steve Howard, Ronny Hughes, Beatles Tribute The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE 2-8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091 IIMadison plus Tony Mac The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 7pm, 0152 236 9091

IIHoodlums The Shipping Forecast, doors 7.30pm/ start 8pm, £5, 0151 709 6901

Theatre & Dance IILadies Day The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £11-£22, 0870 787 1866, this story has more twists and turns than Aintree IIWhen I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 8pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, a coming of age story IIPerforming Arts Showcase The Brindley, Runcorn, 7pm, £5.50, 0151 907 8360, by The Heath School

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6.30pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: John Warburton, Compere: Jan Maree, Supporting: Andy Askins, Jack Evans

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIInternational Photography Festival Across the city, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details


LOWDOWN JULY

IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details III exist (in some way) The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIMemory of a Memory The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IISander/ Weegee The Bluecoat, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IILOOK/13 Across the city, see 1st for details

Sports & Leisure IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6.30pm, 01772 298527 IIWalk for Health Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6pm, 0151 287 4798, enjoy a healthy walk through the park IISAEBootcamp Greenbank Park, off Smithdown Road, 5.30-6.30pm, £5/ £3.50 NUS per session, 07940 721 122, Cardio and Boxkick

Other Events IIWirral Festival of Firsts Hoylake, Wirral, International Arts Festival IITalk: Chagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, 5-5.45pm, £15 (Concs available), ticket incl. entry into exhibition, booking essential, 0151 702 7400, by Rabbi Tony Walker

IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers IIPros & Coms Vinyl Bar, Lark Lane, 7pm, 0151 726 0160, mix of Comedy, Poetry and Live Music

FRIDAY 12TH Music IIAcoustic Dustbowl View Two Gallery, Mathew St, 8.30pm, £5 adv/ £6 OTD, Chuck Melchin IIAsa Murphy The Green Room, doors 6.30pm/ start 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866, plus special guests IIMetal 2 The Masses 2013 Grand Final The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7pm IIIan Prowse The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, Rodewald Suite, 8.30pm, £12, 0151 709 3789, acoustic show IIFireball Friday Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead, Tastes Like Heaven, Burns Like Hell, Drink With The Devil IIThe Fuse Stamps Wine Bar, Liverpool Road, Crosby, 9pm, 0151 286 2662, 60’s and 70’s IITim Shaw, Ronny Hughes, Jon Keats, Tony Mac, The Rockits The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE till 8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091 IIThe Grace plus The Robert Mather Band The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 6pm, 0152 236 9091 IIHoney Ryder The Shipping Forecast, 8pm, £7, 0151 709 6901 IIDave Berry The Britannia Adelphi Hotel, 8pm, 0151 548 6899

Theatre & Dance

IIChagall Studio Workshop Tate Liverpool, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm, £150, ticket incl. entry into exhibition, booking essential, 0151 702 7400

IILadies Day The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £11-£22, 0870 787 1866, this story has more twists and turns than Aintree

IITalking Poetry The Bluecoat, School Lane, 6-8pm, ticket required, 0151 702 5324, listen to and discuss recordings from the great poetic voices

IIWhen I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 8pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, a coming of age story

IIExtreme Withdrawal Is Manifest The Lantern Theatre, Blundell St, 7.30pm, £7/ £4 Concs, 0151 703 0000, original and innovative play

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6.30pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: John Warburton, Compere: Jan Maree, Supporting: Andy Askins, Kai Humpries IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £8/ £4 NUS, 0777 211 2344, MC Paul Smith introduces Tony Jameson, Davey Ash & Duncan Oakley IIJoe Lycett plus guests The Slaughter House, Fenwick St, 8pm, £15 Comedy Seated Ticket, Meal Deal Options from £26, 0151 227 5946, MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Joe Lycett along with Keith Carter as Nige and Danny McLoughlin

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIInternational Photography Festival Across the city, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum

Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details III exist (in some way) The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIMemory of a Memory The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IISander/ Weegee The Bluecoat, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IILOOK/13 Across the city, see 1st for details

Family IIDora the Explorer Liverpool Empire Theatre, 4pm, £18.90£20.90, 0844 871 3017, sing and dance spectacular

Other Events IIWirral Festival of Firsts Hoylake, Wirral, International Arts Festival IIBrazilica Festival Week Various venues across the city centre, a week-long programme of exciting events celebrating the culture of Brazil IITalk: Chagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, 5-5.45pm, £15 (Concs available), ticket incl. entry into exhibition, booking essential, 0151 702 7400, by Rabbi Tony Walker IIChagall Studio Workshop Tate Liverpool, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm, £150, ticket incl. entry into exhibition, booking essential, 0151 702 7400 IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IIMurder Mystery Night Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 7.30-11.30pm


59 £25 incl hot buffet, 0151 287 4798, try to catch the killer IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 8pm & 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers

SATURDAY 13TH Music IITe Deum Metropolitan Cathedral, 7pm, 0151 707 3525, two romantic masterpieces, the Symphony and Te Deum and, by contrast, four short choral works from the same period IIBlack Diamond O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 7pm, 0844 477 2000, Rock n Roll IIMichael Mayor The Kazimier, 11pm, £10-£25, 0151 709 3789 IIGeorge Michael & Kylie The Green Room, doors 6.30pm/ start 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866, plus special guests, tribute show IIChoral Concert Liverpool Cathedral, 7.30-9pm, £5 OTD, 0151 702 7255, Choirs of Liverpool Cathedral and the Cathedral of Christ the King IIM-Zone The Citadel, St. Helens, doors 1pm, £2.50, 01744 735436, live bands, DJ’s, gaming and performances IIShatter Effect, Triphazard, Those Amongst Us Are Wolves, Stolen Haven & Marionettes The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7pm IIIan Prowse The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, Rodewald Suite, 8.30pm, £12, 0151 709 3789, acoustic show IISwingin Bricks Stamps Wine Bar, Liverpool Road, Crosby, 9.30pm, 0151 286 2662, Rock’n’Roll and Blues IISaturday With The Beatles ft. the Cavern Club Beatles The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 8.30pm, £15, 0151 236 9091, Beatles Tribute Show

Kappa Band, Tony Mac The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, live music from 2.30pm, 0152 236 9091 IIPearl Jammer Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead IIDinosaur Pile-Up The Shipping Forecast, 7pm, £7.50, 0151 709 6901 IIWith One Last Breath The Picket, 7pm, £6.95, 08444 77 1000 IIGui Boratto and Michael Mayer St Luke’s (Bombed Out) Church, 2pm-11pm and 11pm-4am, £25 both/ £17 daytime/ £10 night, House IIRahaan The Shipping Forecast, 10.30pm, £4, 0151 709 6901, plus James Morgan & Rich Furness B2B

Theatre & Dance IILadies Day The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 2pm & 8pm, £11-£22, 0870 787 1866, this story has more twists and turns than Aintree IIWAPA Performance 2013 Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £12/ £10, 0151 625 1763, young performers aged 3-18 present a wonderful evening of entertainment IIWhen I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 8pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, a coming of age story IIBuddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £15.50/ £14.50, 0151 907 8360, a IIcelebration of the music that did not die IIPendle The Brindley, Runcorn, Studio, 7.30pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0151 907 8360, a British ‘Crucible’

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6.30pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: John Warburton, Compere: Jan Maree, Supporting: Andy Askins, Kai Humpries

IITim Shaw, Jay Murray and The Shakers, Ronny Hughes, The Verdict, Tony Mac, The Cave Dwellers The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE till 8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091

IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £10/ £5 NUS, 0777 211 2344, MC Paul Smith introduces Rory O’Hanlon, Chris Purchase & Duncan Oakley

IIRonny Hughes, The Amazing

IIKeith Carter plus guests The

Slaughter House, Fenwick St, 8pm, £17.50 Comedy Seated Ticket, Meal Deal Options from £28.50, 0151 227 5946, MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Keith Carter as Nige along with Guest Comedian and Danny McLoughlin IIFour Candles House, Bold Street, 9pm, £15-£25 including meals, 0151 709 7141, Nik Coppin, Duncan Oakley, Chris Brooker IIJimmy Carr The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 8pm, £25-£31, 0151 709 3789, gagging order

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIInternational Photography Festival Across the city, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details III exist (in some way) The

Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIMemory of a Memory The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IISander/ Weegee The Bluecoat, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IILOOK/13 Across the city, see 1st for details IIDomesticity The Brindley, Runcorn, Mo-Fr: 10am-5.30pm, Sat: 10am-3pm, 0151 907 8360, selection of work by artists and makers interested in subverting our notion of the things we live with and their associated meanings

Family IIDockwatch Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11.30am-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, take a closer look at the creatures in the waters of the Albert Dock IIViking Myths Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, listen to some magical myths in our Tent of Stories. IIFuture Tate: Monthly Art Club Tate Liverpool, 2-4pm, Booking required, 0151 702 7400, interactive workshops led by young people from Tate Collective, for ages 11-14 IIExplore Saturday The Bluecoat, School Lane, 1-4pm, 0151 702 5324, art activities for all the family IIIndian Dance for Children World Museum Liverpool, 3.15pm, drop in event, 0151 478 4393, learn the key steps of Bharatanatyam IIDora the Explorer Liverpool Empire Theatre, 10am/ 1pm/ 4pm, £18.90-£20.90, 0844 871 3017, sing and dance spectacular IIDig like an archaeologist World Museum Liverpool, Weston Discovery Centre, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4393

Sports & Leisure IICapoeira Club International Slavery Museum, Anthony Walker Education Centre 2pm-4pm, 0151 478 4456, improves fitness, flexibility, strength and self defence


LOWDOWN JULY

IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10am, 01772 298527 IIThe British Triathlon Championships Liverpool Liverpool Docks Area, 5.30-9.30am Transition Check In (Registration on Friday between 12-9pm is mandatory), first start 7am/ last start 3.40pm, Open water swim, bike and run courses

Other Events IITales of a Titanic survivor Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1.30pm/ 2.30pm/ 3.30pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, the story of Titanic survivor Charles Joughin IIArchaeology Rocks Museum of Liverpool, 1.30-2.30pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, a Time Quest special for the Festival of British Archaeology IIArt & Craft Fair Chavasse Park, Liverpool ONE, 10.30am-5.30pm IIWirral Festival of Firsts Hoylake, Wirral, International Arts Festival IIBrazilica Festival Week Various venues across the city centre, a week-long programme of exciting events celebrating the culture of Brazil

SUNDAY 14TH Music IIJazz Con Fusion The Grapes, 9pm, 07950 828674, Live jazz with a Latin twist IILiverpool Community Choir Lady Lever Art Gallery, 2-3pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4143, come along and enjoy vibrant voices singing songs old and new IIGospel Choir: Soulful Voices Alma De Cuba, 1.30-5pm, 0151 702 7394, plus great Sunday brunch IIAcoustic Recovery The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7pm, a mix of open mic and guest slots, bring your noisy toys IIRLPO: White Nights The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £16-£40, 0151 709 3789, piano IILiverpool’s Next Superstar Epstein Theatre, 0844 888 4411, search for the regions next big act (dance, band, singer, any type of act) IIMostly Madrigals and Formby Brass Band Sefton Park Palm House, 0151 726 9304 IIHogan’s Goat Stamps Wine Bar, Liverpool Road, Crosby, 6pm, 0151 286 2662, Irish music

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIInternational Photography Festival Across the city, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details

IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel

IITim Shaw, Madison, The Shakers, The Mersey Beatles The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE till 8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091

IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details

IITalk: Classical Indian Dance World Museum Liverpool, 2pm, collect a free ticket from the info desk, 0151 478 4393, find out more about Bharatanatyam

IIRonny Hughes, Tony Mac, Screaming Citizens The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, live music from 5.30pm, 0152 236 9091

IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details

IIYoung Performers Workshop The Civic Crosby, 10am-12pm, phone for prices, 0151 928 1919, ages 7-18, children can develop and improve different performance skills IIMagnificent Masks The National Trust Formby, 10am/ 11.30am, booking essential, 01704 878591 IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 8pm & 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers

IIAlan Jeffs Jazz Jam Night Brewers Arms, Neston Wirral, 8pm, 0151 336 1627 IIThe Mike Jackson trio Pistachio Restaurant & Bar, Lark Lane, 7pm

Comedy IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £3/ £1.50 NUS, 0777 211 2344, MC Paul Smith introduces Simon D Heaven, Eddie French & Tony Jameson IIF:Rated Comedy Club Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 8pm, £10/ £22 plus Meal, 0151 666 0000, Danny Mcloughlin, Tony Simpson, Steve Shanyaski

IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details

IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details IIMemory of a Memory The Bluecoat, see 1st for details III exist (in some way) The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IISander/ Weegee The Bluecoat, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IILOOK/13 Across the city, see 1st for details

Family IIDockwatch Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11.30am-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, take a closer look at the creatures in the waters of the Albert Dock IIDora the Explorer Liverpool Empire Theatre, 10am/ 1pm, £18.90-£20.90, 0844 871 3017, sing and dance spectacular IIDig like an archaeologist World Museum Liverpool, Weston Discovery Centre, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4393

Other Events IINot Just Vintage, Vintage Fair House, Bold Street, 11am-4pm, 0151 709 7141 IIIsmay’s Titanic: from Glory to Guilt Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1.30pm/ 2.30pm/ 3.30pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, find out the real story behind the accusations IIArchaeology Arts and Crafts Museum of Liverpool, 2-4pm, dropin event, 0151 478 4545, explore the Calderstone, make a Roman Shield or a mini Viking Boat IIArt & Craft Fair Chavasse Park, Liverpool ONE, 10.30am-5.30pm IIWirral Festival of Firsts Hoylake, Wirral, International Arts Festival IIBrazilica Festival Week Various venues across the city centre, a weeklong programme of exciting events celebrating the culture of Brazil IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IIRoast Camp and Furnace, Greenland St, 1pm-6pm, 0151 227 5946, bring your family and friends for lunch in the indoor park IICancer Research ‘Race For Life’ Haydock Park Racecourse, St Helens, all day, 01942 402624, run, walk or dance to help beat cancer IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IICapstan’s Grand Bazaar Camp and Furnace, Baltic Triangle, Greenland St, 11am-5pm, 0151 227 5946

TO ADVERTISE HERE CONTACT LOWDOWN ON 0151 538 5224


61 MONDAY 15TH Music IIMr B. The Gentleman Rhymer The Kazimier, 8pm, £8, 0151 709 3789 IISteve Howard, Jon Keats, The Two of Us, Jay Murray The Cavern Club, Mathew St, live music from 2pm, 0151 236 9091 IIIan Prowse The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 8pm, 0152 236 9091 IICarnal Decay The Pilgrim, 7pm, 0151 7092302, Metal

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details

IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIDomesticity The Brindley, see 13th for details

Family IIMessy Play Lady Lever Art Gallery, 10-11.30am, drop-in event, for under fives, 0151 478 4136, messy and creative play activities led by Wirral Children’s Centres

Sports & Leisure IIActive Women’s Running & Walking Group Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6pm, 07545200316 IISAEBootcamp Greenbank Park, off Smithdown Road, 5.30-6.30pm, £5/ £3.50 NUS per session, 07940 721 122, Strenght and Cardio

Other Events IIBrazilica Festival Week Various venues across the city centre, a weeklong programme of exciting events celebrating the culture of Brazil IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIJonny Bongo’s Monday Night Quiz The Shipping Forecast, In The Bar, 8pm, £1, 0151 709 6901

TUESDAY 16TH Music IIAcoustic Night The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 8pm, £8, 0844 873 2888, Jay Lewis, Anna Corcoran, Dave O’Grady, Edward Barlow IIBam Margera O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 7pm, £16.87, 0844 477 2000, plus Twelve Gauge and Undiscovered Society IIOut Of The Bedroom: Acoustic Open Mic Night Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 8.30pm, 0151 707 7747, with Johnny Sands IIArgentinian Choir Concert

Liverpool Cathedral, under the Dulverton (Nave) Bridge, 11am, 0151 702 7255 II‘Il Canto di Mefite:...un flauto all ‘Opera’ Liverpool Cathedral, under the Nave Bridge, 12.40pm, 0151 702 7255, Alessandro Crosta (Flute) and Nadia Testa (Piano) IITony Coburn, Jon Keats, Paul Jones, Jimmy Coburn, Jay Murray The Cavern Club, Mathew St, live music from 2pm, 0151 236 9091 IICavern Bands Entertain The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 9pm, 0152 236 9091

England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details

IIParrJazz: Dave Edge Studio 2, Parr Street, 8.30pm, £3 on door/ FREE Students (NUS), 0151 707 3727, Jazz and open jam session, Saxophonist

II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details

IIBlue Magnolia Jazz Band British Legion Club, Rose Lane, 8.45pm, 0151 724 5753

IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details

Theatre & Dance IIThe Globe: Twelfth Night Picturehouse at Fact, 12pm, £20/ £13 members/ £15 Concs, 0871 902 5737, filled with a cast of unforgettable characters IIBallet Triple Bill The Brindley, Runcorn, 6.30pm, £9.50, 0151 907 8360, by Appleton Thorn School of Dance

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of

IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details

IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIDomesticity The Brindley, see 13th for details

Family IITiny Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, Little Liverpool Gallery, 10-10.45am, collect a free ticket from the information desk on the day, 0151 478 4545, singing, story and play sessions

Sports & Leisure IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6.30pm, 01772 298527 IICycle for Health Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10am, booking essential, 0151 296 7054

Other Events IIJake Mills Quiz Night House, Bold Street, 8.30pm, 0151 709 7141 IIBrazilica Festival Week Various venues across the city centre, a week-long programme of exciting events celebrating the culture of Brazil IIChagall Summer School Tate Liverpool, 10.30am-4.30pm, £150, Concs available, booking essential, 0151 702 7400 IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel


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IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

WEDNESDAY 17TH Music IIRevolution O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 11pm, £3.55 adv, 0844 477 2000, Pop, Punk, Metal, Hardcore IIEmily’s Army O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 6.30pm, £7.05, 0844 477 2000, plus special guests IIPete Wade’s Acoustic Open Mic Night Gallaghers Pub and Barbers, Birkenhead, Wirral, 7.30pm, 0151 649 9095 IIPaul Jones, Jon Keats, Jimmy Coburn, Tony Coburn, Tony Mac The Cavern Club, Mathew St, live music from 2pm, 0151 236 9091 IIThe Amazing Kappa Band The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 9pm, 0152 236 9091 IIJam Night Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead IIKeith’s Jarrett and guests Keith’s Wine Bar, Lark Lane Sefton Park, 8pm, 0151 728 7688 IIFreddie Smith Big Band Bebington British Legion, Wirral CH63, 8.30pm, 0151 608 2270 IIThe Original Panama Jazzband The Irby Club, Thingwall Road, Wirral, 8.30pm IIStealing Sheep East Village Arts Club, Seel Street, 7pm, £1,25, 0844 847 2472 IIDaniel O’Connell St Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, 01744 756000

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st

for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIDomesticity The Brindley, see 13th for details

Sports & Leisure IIWalk for Health Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 1.30pm, 0151 287 4798, enjoy a healthy walk through the park IISAEBootcamp Greenbank Park, off Smithdown Road, 5.30-6.30pm, £5/ £3.50 NUS per session, 07940 721 122, Strenght and Tone

Other Events IIBrazilica Festival Week Various venues across the city centre, a week-long programme of exciting events celebrating the culture of Brazil IIChagall Summer School Tate Liverpool, 10.30am-4.30pm, £150, Concs available, booking essential, 0151 702 7400

IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IISpotify Wednesday Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 8pm, 0151 707 7747, Enabling the sharing, creating and modifying of each other’s playlists IIVictorian Lamplight Tour Croxteth Hall and Country Park, £10 adults/ £8 children, 0151 287 4798, see characters from the past appear IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

THURSDAY 18TH Music IIThe Jazz Session The 1880 Bar, Queen Square, 7pm, £2 OTD, over 18’s event, 0151 702 7610, smart casual dress code IIMusica en Vivo Alma De Cuba, 10.30pm, 0151 702 7394, spontaneous, high energy night with great live music

Hadoke, Supporting: Rob Rouse, Helen Keeler

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details

IIThe Cavern Today The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 8pm, £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091, with Dave Monks, ft. three of the very best original Liverpool bands

IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details

IINowhere Boys, Jon Keats, Steve Howard, Ronny Hughes, Beatles Tribute The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE 2-8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091

IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details

IIXander & The Peace Pirates plus Tony Mac The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 7pm, 0152 236 9091 IIWhite Cowbell Oklahoma The Lomax, Cumberland St, doors 7.30pm/ start 8pm, £7.50 IIBombshell: The Dataset EP’s Launch The Shipping Forecast, 7pm, £2 adv/ £4 OTD, 0151 709 6901

Theatre & Dance IIIs There Anybody There? The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 8pm, £12/ £10 Concs, 0844 873 2888, an achingly funny comedy about life, death and best mates

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6.30pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Wayne Deakin, Compere: Toby

IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details

IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIDomesticity The Brindley, see 13th for details


63 Sports & Leisure IISAEBootcamp Greenbank Park, off Smithdown Road, 5.30-6.30pm, £5/ £3.50 NUS per session, 07940 721 122, Cardio and Boxkick IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6.30pm, 01772 298527 IIWalk for Health Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6pm, 0151 287 4798, enjoy a healthy walk through the park

Other Events IITimeline Tour Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, explore our Liverpool Timeline from the Ice Age to the present day IIBrazilica Festival Week Various venues across the city centre, a weeklong programme of exciting events celebrating the culture of Brazil IIChagall Summer School Tate Liverpool, 10.30am-4.30pm, £150, Concs available, booking essential, 0151 702 7400 IIScrips The Bluecoat, School Lane, 1pm-2.30pm, drop in event, 0151 702 5324, informal space for creative writing, from poetry to short stories IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IIJelly Liverpool Leaf Cafe, Bold St, first floor, 9am-5pm, 0151 707 7747, casual all day work IIThe Spoke Poetry Night Gallaghers Pub and Barbers, Birkenhead, Wirral, 8pm, 0151 649 9095, group of local poets IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers

FRIDAY 19TH Music IIJames Burton ‘Aloha from New Brighton’ weekend Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £23-£61.50, 0151 666 0000, James

Burton will be joined by friends and fellow musicians in a Rock ‘n’ Roll tribute to his musical life IIKazabian Tribute Eric’s, Mathew Street, 7.30-11.30pm, £9, 0151 236 9994 IINeil Diamond The Green Room, doors 6.30pm/ start 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866, tribute show IIEsco Williams Homecoming Epstein Theatre, 7pm, 0844 888 4411 IITim Shaw, Ronny Hughes, Jon Keats, Tony Mac, The Rockits The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE till 8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091 IIThe Grace plus The Robert Mather Band The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 6pm, 0152 236 9091 IIFireball Friday Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead, Tastes Like Heaven, Burns Like Hell, Drink With The Devil

Theatre & Dance IIIs There Anybody There? The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 8pm, £12/ £10 Concs, 0844 873 2888, an achingly funny comedy about life, death and best mates IIBouncers The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £12-£22, 0870 787 1866, brilliantly funny show

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6.30pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Wayne Deakin, Compere: Toby Hadoke, Supporting: Rob Rouse, Ryan McDonnell IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £8/ £4 NUS, 0777 211 2344, MC Paul Smith introduces Sam Avery, Richard Harris & Paul F Taylor IIGavin Webster plus guests The Slaughter House, Fenwick St, 8pm, £15 Comedy Seated Ticket, Meal Deal Options from £26, 0151 227 5946, MC Ste Porter introduces Gavin Webster along with Mick Ferry and Christian Schulte-Loh

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151

225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIDomesticity The Brindley, see 13th for details

Sports & Leisure IISalsa Libre Floral Pavilion Theatre, Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 8.30pm, £7, 0151 666 0000 IIMid-Week Racing Haydock Park Racecourse, St Helens, Gate open 12.20pm/ start 2.20pm, £9.75-£112, 01942 402624

Other Events IIBook Fair The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10.30am-5pm, 0151 702 5324,

Collectors’ and bargain second hand books IIBrazilica Festival Week Various venues across the city centre, a weeklong programme of exciting events celebrating the culture of Brazil IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 8pm & 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers IIEverton No. 9’s Sportsmans Evening Naval Club, 7.30pm, £30, Bob Latchford, Joe Royle, Graeme Sharp plus Mark Langley, Comedian, Buffet, Raffles, Auctions, Disco

SATURDAY 20TH Music IIJames Burton ‘Aloha from New Brighton’ weekend Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £23-£61.50, 0151 666 0000, James Burton will be joined by friends and fellow musicians in a Rock ‘n’ Roll tribute to his musical life IIAbove the Beaten Track The Bluecoat, School Lane, 2pm-10pm, 0151 702 5324, rootsy blues, delicate folk, singer songwriters, country music and DJs IIHot 8 Brass Band Eric’s, Mathew Street, £15, 7.30-11.30pm, 0151 236 9994, hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with traditional New Orleans brass sounds IIThe Morning Shakes O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 7pm, £7.05, 0844 477 2000, plus special guests IIKool As The Gang The Green Room, doors 6.30pm/ start 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866, tribute show IIMadness Haydock Park Racecourse, St Helens, Gate open 4.40pm/ start 6.40pm, Tickets from £30, 0844 579 3006, iconic 2 tone band IISummer Recital Liverpool Cathedral, 4-4.30pm, £1, 0151 702 7255, Nicholas Miller IIPaul Young’s Los Pacaminos The Citadel, St. Helens, doors 19.30pm, £14, 01744 735436, come and have


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a beer and a tequila and kick up your heels IIThe Hexmen, The Vinos & Free Spirit The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7.30pm IIMike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells ‘For Two’ The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £21-£27, 0151 709 3789 IISaturday With The Beatles ft. the Cavern Club Beatles The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 8.30pm, £15, 0151 236 9091, Beatles Tribute Show IITim Shaw, Jay Murray and The Shakers, Ronny Hughes, The Verdict, Tony Mac, The Cave Dwellers The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE till 8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091 IIRonny Hughes, The Amazing Kappa Band, Tony Mac The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, live music from 2.30pm, 0152 236 9091 IIRockabilly Studio 2, Parr Street, 9pm, 0151 707 3727, Rock’n’Roll IICheap Purple Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead IIShangaan Electro The Kazimier Garden, 4pm, £10.50 adv, 0151 709 3789, Live Performance & Dance Workshop

Theatre & Dance IIIs There Anybody There? The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 8pm, £12/ £10 Concs, 0844 873 2888, an achingly funny comedy about life, death and best mates IIBouncers The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 2pm & 8pm, £12-£22, 0870 787 1866, brilliantly funny show

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6.30pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Wayne Deakin, Compere: Toby Hadoke, Supporting: Rob Rouse, Ryan McDonnell

Meal Deal Options from £28.50, 0151 227 5946, MC Ste Porter introduces Christian Schulte-Loh along with Gavin Webster and Andy Askins IIFour Candles House, Bold Street, 9pm, £15-£25 including meals, 0151 709 7141, John Scott, Vince Atta and Sam Avery

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IICeramics Now Bluecoat Display Centre, see 1st for details

IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £10/ £5 NUS, 0777 211 2344, MC Paul Smith introduces Sam Avery, Brennan Reece & Paul F Taylor

II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details

IIChristian Schulte-Loh plus guests The Slaughter House, Fenwick St, 8pm, £17.50 Comedy Seated Ticket,

Family IIFamily Fun in the Park Sandbach Town Hall, Town’s Park, Cheshire, 01270 600820, coronation celebration IIPolar the Titanic bear Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm/ 2pm/ 3pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, come and listen to the adventures of Polar the Titanic bear IITiny Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, Little Liverpool Gallery, 10-10.45am, collect a free ticket from the information desk on the day, 0151 478 4545, singing, story and play sessions IIViking Myths Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, listen to some magical myths in our Tent of Stories.

1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, make your own cutter IIArchaeology Rocks Museum of Liverpool, 1.30-2.30pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, a Time Quest special for the Festival of British Archaeology II Brazilica Carnival Day Williamson Square, Liverpool city centre, 11am11pm, musicians and samba performers, Brazilian food and drink and street market IIBrazilica Carnival Parade Streets of Liverpool city centre, from 8pm, route: Abercromby Square, Mulberry Street, Oxford Street, Hope Street, Hardman Street, Leece Street, Berry Street, Bold Street, Church Street, Williamson Square

IIExplore Saturday The Bluecoat, School Lane, 1-4pm, 0151 702 5324, art activities for all the family

IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel

IILord Sefton’s Teddy Bear Hunt Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10.30am-5pm, Hall admission, 0151 287 4798, numeric fun

IIBook Fair The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10.30am-5pm, 0151 702 5324, Collectors’ and bargain second hand books

IIChildren’s Funfair Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 12-5pm, 0151 287 4798, especially for younger children (12 and under)

IIYoung Performers Workshop The Civic Crosby, 10am-12pm, phone for prices, 0151 928 1919, ages 7-18, children can develop and improve different performance skills

IIDig like an archaeologist World Museum Liverpool, Weston Discovery Centre, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4393

Sports & Leisure IICapoeira Club International Slavery Museum, Anthony Walker Education Centre 2pm-4pm, 0151 478 4456, improves fitness, flexibility, strength and self defence IICage Warriors 57 Echo Arena, Echo Arena Liverpool, 6pm, £30£65, 0844 8000 400, chance to see the top fighters from the UK and abroad IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10am, 01772 298527

Other Events

IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details

IIPillbox Vintage Fairs Floral Pavilion, Marine Promenade, New Brighton, ‘Astral Coast’, 1-7pm

IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details

IIComic Book Fair Christ Church, Lord, St, Southport, 01704 531756

IIDomesticity The Brindley, see 13th for details

IIWorkshop: Customs Cutters Merseyside Maritime Museum,

IIFilm: Macbeth Picturehouse at Fact, 8.30pm, 0871 902 5737, NT Live, Shakespeare’s tragic tale IIHalton’s Got Talent The Brindley, Runcorn, 7pm, 0151 907 8360 IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 8pm & 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers

SUNDAY 21ST Music IIJazz Con Fusion The Grapes, 9pm, 07950 828674, Live jazz with a Latin twist IIJames Burton ‘Aloha from New Brighton’ weekend Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £23-£61.50, 0151 666 0000, Los Pacaminos (featuring Paul Young) and special guest James Burton IIThe Bee Gees Story Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 7.30pm,

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65 £17.50, 0151 666 0000, tribute to the Bee Gees

IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details

IILife Drawing Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 7-10pm, £9 OTD, 0151 707 7747

IIGospel Choir: Soulful Voices Alma De Cuba, 1.30-5pm, 0151 702 7394, plus great Sunday brunch

IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details

IITales of Titanic objects Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm, at intervals, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, find out more about the facts and myths

IISummer Recital Liverpool Cathedral, 4-4.30pm, £1, 0151 702 7255, Jon Barton IIAcoustic Recovery The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7pm, a mix of open mic and guest slots, bring your noisy toys IITim Shaw, Made In Liverpool, The Shakers, The Mersey Beatles The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE till 8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091 IIRonny Hughes, Tony Mac, Screaming Citizens The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, live music from 5.30pm, 0152 236 9091 IIMusic In The Late Afternoon with Steve MacFarlane Studio 2, Parr Street, 6pm, 0151 707 3727 IIAlan Jeffs Jazz Jam Night Brewers Arms, Neston Wirral, 8pm, 0151 336 1627 IIThe Mike Jackson trio Pistachio Restaurant & Bar, Lark Lane, 7pm

Comedy IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £3/ £1.50 NUS, 0777 211 2344, MC Paul Smith introduces James Christopher, Damion Larkin & Sam Avery

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details

IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details

Family IIRummage Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm/ 1.30pm/ 2pm/ 3pm/ 3.30pm, 0151 478 4499, hands-on family activity IISail the High Seas Sudley House, 1-4pm, drop-in event, create a sea picture IILord Sefton’s Teddy Bear Hunt Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10.30am-5pm, Hall admission, 0151 287 4798, numeric fun IIChildren’s Funfair Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 12-5pm, 0151 287 4798, especially for younger children (12 and under) IIDig like an archaeologist World Museum Liverpool, Weston Discovery Centre, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4393 IIAnnie Epstein Theatre, 6.15pm, £9, 0844 888 4411, heart-warming rags to riches strory of Annie’s adventures

Other Events

IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details

IIPillbox Vintage Fairs The Lyceum, Bridge St, Port Sunlight Wirral, 11am6pm, Port Sunlight Summer Festival

IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details

IINot Just Vintage, Vintage Fair House, Bold Street, 11am-4pm, 0151 709 7141

IIArchaeology Arts and Crafts Museum of Liverpool, 2-4pm, dropin event, 0151 478 4545, explore the Calderstone, make a Roman Shield or a mini Viking Boat IIHand Colouring Workshop Open Eye Gallery, Mann Island, 10.30am4.30pm, £40/ £35 Concs, 0151 236 6768 IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IILiverpool Photowalk The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10.30am2.30pm, £25, 0845 017 6660, with Steward Ellett, looking at ways of capturing photos by using various camera techniques IIRoast Camp and Furnace, Greenland St, 1pm-6pm, 0151 227 5946, bring your family and friends for lunch in the indoor park IIRicky’s Country Special The Green Room, doors 12.30pm/ start 2pm, £10, 0870 787 1866, charity show IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

MONDAY 22ND Music IISweet Little Machine, Nylon Sky & Under The Influence The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7pm IIThe Mavericks The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £34.50-£40, 0151 709 3789, traditional country music with Rock ‘n’ Roll

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details

IIIan Prowse The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 8pm, 0152 236 9091

IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details

IISteve Howard, Jon Keats, The Two of Us, Jay Murray The Cavern Club, Mathew St, live music from 2pm, 0151 236 9091

IIDomesticity The Brindley, see 13th for details

Theatre & Dance IIBouncers The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £12-£22, 0870 787 1866, brilliantly funny show

Family IIMessy Play Lady Lever Art Gallery, 10-11.30am, drop-in event, for under fives, 0151 478 4136, messy and creative play activities led by Wirral Children’s Centres


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IIMiss Giggles Entertains Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 2pm, £2, 0151 666 0000, with puppets, magic, music, singing and dancing IILord Sefton’s Teddy Bear Hunt Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10.30am-5pm, Hall admission, 0151 287 4798, numeric fun IIChildren’s Funfair Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 12-5pm, 0151 287 4798, especially for younger children (12 and under) IIAnnie Epstein Theatre, 6.15pm, £9, 0844 888 4411, heart-warming rags to riches strory of Annie’s adventures

Sports & Leisure IIActive Women’s Running & Walking Group Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6pm, 07545200316 IISAEBootcamp Greenbank Park, off Smithdown Road, 5.30-6.30pm, £5/ £3.50 NUS per session, 07940 721 122, Strenght and Cardio

Other Events IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIMouth Of The Mersey Studio 2, Parr Street, 7.30pm, 0151 707 3727, Story Telling IIJonny Bongo’s Monday Night Quiz The Shipping Forecast, In The Bar, 8pm, £1, 0151 709 6901

TUESDAY 23RD Music IISnowapple House, Bold Street, 8pm, 0151 709 7141 IIOut Of The Bedroom: Acoustic Open Mic Night Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 8.30pm, 0151 707 7747, with Johnny Sands

236 9091 IIParrJazz: Greg Abate Studio 2, Parr Street, 8.30pm, £3 on door/ FREE Students (NUS), 0151 707 3727, Jazz and open jam session, USA based Saxophonist IIBlue Magnolia Jazz Band British Legion Club, Rose Lane, 8.45pm, 0151 724 5753

Theatre & Dance IIStrictly Confidential Liverpool Empire Theatre, 7.30pm, £12.90£48.90, 0844 871 3017, fab-U-lous dance spectacular IIBouncers The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £12-£22, 0870 787 1866, brilliantly funny show IILes Miserables The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £13.50/ £11.50 Concs, 0151 907 8360, Schools Edition, full of passion, emotion and drama

Comedy IIMarkus Birdman & Vickki Stone The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 8pm, £8, 0844 873 2888, standup comedy

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details

IITony Coburn, Jon Keats, Paul Jones, Jimmy Coburn, Jay Murray The Cavern Club, Mathew St, live music from 2pm, 0151 236 9091

IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details

IICavern Bands Entertain The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 9pm, 0152

IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details

IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details

IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIDomesticity The Brindley, see 13th for details

Family IITiny Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, Little Liverpool Gallery, 10-10.45am, collect a free ticket from the information desk on the day, 0151 478 4545, singing, story and play sessions IISpellbound Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4136, make a magical spell book IILord Sefton’s Teddy Bear Hunt Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10.30am-5pm, Hall admission, 0151 287 4798, numeric fun IIChildren’s Funfair Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 12-5pm, 0151 287 4798, especially for younger children (12 and under) IIAnnie Epstein Theatre, 6.15pm, £9, 0844 888 4411, heart-warming rags to riches strory of Annie’s adventures

Sports & Leisure IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6.30pm, 01772 298527 IICycle for Health Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10am, booking essential, 0151 296 7054

Other Events IITimeline Tour Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, explore our Liverpool Timeline from the Ice Age to the present day IIPhilosophy in Pubs The Bluecoat,

School Lane, 1pm-2.30pm, drop in event, 0151 702 5324, resident philosophers debate the important questions IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IIJake Mills Quiz Night House, Bold Street, 8.30pm, 0151 709 7141 IIFilm: The Great Gatsby The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £6-£7, 0151 709 3789 IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

WEDNESDAY 24TH Music IIHappy Days Are Here Again Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 2.30pm, £10, 0151 666 0000, 40s, the rocking 50s and the sensational 60s IIJon Byrd The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7.30pm, £3.50 adv/ £5 OTD, with support from The Good Intentions and Grateful Fred IIPete Wade’s Acoustic Open Mic Night Gallaghers Pub and Barbers, Birkenhead, Wirral, 7.30pm, 0151 649 9095 IIPaul Jones, Jon Keats, Jimmy Coburn, Tony Coburn, Tony Mac The Cavern Club, Mathew St, live music from 2pm, 0151 236 9091 IIThe Amazing Kappa Band The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 9pm, 0152 236 9091 IIJam Night Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead IIKeith’s Jarrett and guests Keith’s Wine Bar, Lark Lane Sefton Park, 8pm, 0151 728 7688 IIFreddie Smith Big Band Bebington British Legion, Wirral CH63, 8.30pm, 0151 608 2270

Theatre & Dance IIBouncers The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £12-£22, 0870 787 1866, brilliantly funny show IILes Miserables The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £13.50/ £11.50 Concs, 0151 907 8360, Schools Edition, full of passion, emotion and drama


67 Comedy IIJohn Robins & James Acaster The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 8pm, £8, 0844 873 2888, standup comedy

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIDomesticity The Brindley, see 13th for details

Family IILord Sefton’s Teddy Bear Hunt Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10.30am-5pm, Hall admission, 0151 287 4798, numeric fun IIChildren’s Funfair Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 12-5pm, 0151 287 4798, especially for younger children (12 and under)

Sports & Leisure IIFloral Tea Dance Floral Pavilion, Winter Gardens, New Brighton, 1pm, £5 adv/ £6, 0151 666 0000 IIWalk for Health Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 1.30pm, 0151 287 4798, enjoy a healthy walk through the park IISAEBootcamp Greenbank Park, off Smithdown Road, 5.30-6.30pm, £5/ £3.50 NUS per session, 07940 721 122, Strenght and Tone

Other Events IIKitty Wilkinson Tour Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 6.30pm, £5, Tickets limited, available from Cathedral Shop, 0151 702 7255, actress Lucy Fiori as Kitty Wilkinson guiding around the Cathedral IIArchaeology Arts and Crafts Museum of Liverpool, 2-4pm, dropin event, 0151 478 4545, explore the Calderstone, make a Roman Shield or a mini Viking Boat IISchool’s Out: Archaeology Museum of Liverpool, 11am-1pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, hands-on archaeology activities IITalk: The Life of Lady Lever Lady Lever Art Gallery, 12-2pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4143, discover more about the life of Lady Lever IISynthesizers and Computer Music The Bluecoat, School Lane, 6-7.30pm, drop in event, 0151 702 5324, by Forum Digital Music, exchange of ideas and experiences IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IISpotify Wednesday Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 8pm, 0151 707 7747, Enabling the sharing, creating and modifying of each other’s playlists IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

THURSDAY 25TH Music IILost Voices View Two Gallery, Mathew St, 8.30pm, £6/ £4 OTD, Mick Beck plus guest

5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details

IIRock and Roll Special Mello Mello, Slater St, 9pm, Murderburgers, The Franceens, The Walking Lines

IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details

IIMusica en Vivo Alma De Cuba, 10.30pm, 0151 702 7394, spontaneous, high energy night with great live music

IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details

IIFlight Of Arrows The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7pm, plus guests IIIn The Spotlight The Brindley, Runcorn, 7pm, £4, 0151 907 8360, annual concert of the Vocalise singers IIPower The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 8pm, £5, 0151 236 9091, The James Rochester Band (NZ) and guests IINowhere Boys, Jon Keats, Steve Howard, Ronny Hughes, Beatles Tribute The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE 2-8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091 IIMadison plus Tony Mac The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 7pm, 0152 236 9091

Theatre & Dance IIQueertet The Lantern Theatre, Blundell St, 7.30pm, £8.50/ £6.50 Concs, 0151 703 0000, fizzy, funny and filthy opening act to this years Pride celebrations IIBouncers The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £12-£22, 0870 787 1866, brilliantly funny show IILes Miserables The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £13.50/ £11.50 Concs, 0151 907 8360, Schools Edition, full of passion, emotion and drama

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6.30pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Smug Roberts, Compere: Dave Twentyman, Supporting: Steve Shanyaski, Damian Larkin

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-

IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIDomesticity The Brindley, see 13th for details

Family IIImagined Village Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4136, come along and make a miniature house IISummer Holiday Explore The Bluecoat, School Lane, 1-3pm, drop in event, 0151 702 5324, activities for families IILord Sefton’s Teddy Bear Hunt Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10.30am-5pm, Hall admission, 0151 287 4798, numeric fun


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IIChildren’s Funfair Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 12-5pm, 0151 287 4798, especially for younger children (12 and under)

Sports & Leisure IISAEBootcamp Greenbank Park, off Smithdown Road, 5.30-6.30pm, £5/ £3.50 NUS per session, 07940 721 122, Cardio and Boxkick

IIAtlantis - An Undersea Garage Rock Festival Studio 2, Parr Street, 8pm, £5, 0151 707 3727, Dom Newton presents Atlantis - An Undersea Garage Rock Festival, a fantastic night of costumes and adventure

IILes Miserables The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £13.50/ £11.50 Concs, 0151 907 8360, Schools Edition, full of passion, emotion and drama

IIThe Smiths Ltd Tribute Eric’s, Mathew Street, £8, 7.30-11.30pm, 0151 236 9994

IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6.30pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Smug Roberts, Compere: Ray Peacock, Supporting: Steve Shanyaski, Katie Mulgrew

IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6.30pm, 01772 298527

IIMotown Special The Green Room, doors 6.30pm/ start 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866, plus special guests

IIWalk for Health Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6pm, 0151 287 4798, enjoy a healthy walk through the park

IIMama The Citadel, St. Helens, doors 19.30pm, £12, 01744 735436, Genesis tribute band

Other Events IISpeed Quizzing Cafe Sports England, Stanley Street, 7pm, Free but book a table for dinner or drinks,0151 239 5070, Hosted by Radio City’s Simon Ross IISchool’s Out: Archaeology Museum of Liverpool, 11am-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, hands-on archaeology activities IILiverpool Poetry Cafe The Bluecoat, School Lane, 7.30pm9.30pm, £3/ £2, 0151 702 5324, readings by some of the best national and regional poets IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IIGlyndebourne: Hippolyte et Aricie Picturehouse at Fact, 6.15pm, 0871 902 5737, opera, Live, Sung in French with English surtitles IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers IIPros & Coms Vinyl Bar, Lark Lane, 7pm, 0151 726 0160, mix of Comedy, Poetry and Live Music

FRIDAY 26TH Music IICaroline England plus support View Two Gallery, Mathew St, doors 8pm/ start 8.30pm, 0151 236 9444

IIKassoma The Lomax, Cumberland St, 8pm, plus guests IIBeauSoleil with Michael Doucet The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £20-£26, 0151 709 3789, cajun music IIThe Stones The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 7.30pm, £10, 0151 236 9091, Tribute to the Rolling Stones IITim Shaw, Ronny Hughes, Jon Keats, Tony Mac, The Rockits The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE till 8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091 IIThe Grace plus The Robert Mather Band The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 6pm, 0152 236 9091 IIFireball Friday Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead, Tastes Like Heaven, Burns Like Hell, Drink With The Devil IIReva The Zanzibar, Seel St, 7pm, £5 IICircus East Village Arts Club, Seel Street, 10pm, £15, 0151 706 8045

Theatre & Dance II80 Miles From Home The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 7pm, £5.50, 0844 873 2888, charming tale of innocence and courage IIQueertet The Lantern Theatre, Blundell St, 7.30pm, £8.50/ £6.50 Concs, 0151 703 0000, fizzy, funny and filthy opening act to this years Pride celebrations IIBouncers The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £12-£22, 0870 787 1866, brilliantly funny show IIOpen Air: Wind in the Willows Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 5-7pm, £6/ £4 Concs, 0151 287 4798, a family favourite with a bit of a twist

Comedy

IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £8/ £4 NUS, 0777 211 2344, MC Paul Smith introduces Bill Woolland, Liam Bolton & Steve Harris IISteve Hughes plus guests The Slaughter House, Fenwick St, 8pm, £15 Comedy Seated Ticket, Meal Deal Options from £26, 0151 227 5946, MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Steve Hughes along with JoJo Smith and Chris Cairns

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye

Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10-6pm, 0151 702 5324, eight North West-based artists, incl literary contributions and interventions from artist and writer Jack Welsh IIClaire Weetman: Vide Installation The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10-6pm, 0151 702 5324, new animation video work, inspired by Shanghai’s rhythm and movement of escalators, arrows and directional signs IIDomesticity The Brindley, see 13th for details

Family IIThe Bee’s Knees Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, get busy and buzzy with bee related crafts IISummer Holiday Explore The Bluecoat, School Lane, 1-3pm, drop in event, 0151 702 5324, activities for families IILord Sefton’s Teddy Bear Hunt Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10.30am-5pm, Hall admission, 0151 287 4798, numeric fun IIChildren’s Funfair Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 12-5pm, 0151 287 4798, especially for younger children (12 and under)

Other Events IITitanic Fashions Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm, at intervals, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, an interesting look at the fashions aboard the Titanic IIArchaeology Arts and Crafts Museum of Liverpool, 2-4pm, dropin event, 0151 478 4545, explore the Calderstone, make a Roman Shield or a mini Viking Boat

TO ADVERTISE HERE CONTACT LOWDOWN ON 0151 538 5224


69 IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IIFamily Footprints The National Trust Formby, 10am/ 11.30am, £3 Child, booking essential, 01704 878591, discover the fascinating story of Formby’s prehistoric footprints IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 8pm & 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers IILiverpool European Cup Kings Evening Naval Club, 7.30pm, £30, Alan Kennedy, Jimmy Case, Joey Jones plus Mark Langley, Comedian Buffet, Raffles, Auctions, Disco

SATURDAY 27TH Music IIAos3 plus Captain Hotknives Mello Mello, Slater St, 8pm, £4 IIRadio City Live 2013 Echo Arena, Echo Arena Liverpool, 7pm, £25£75, 0844 8000 400 IIMotion Rehab The Kazimier, 10pm, £7 adv, 0151 709 3789, Viva Music, Crosstown, Rebels and Hot Waves IIMotown Special The Green Room, doors 6.30pm/ start 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866, plus special guests IIPoisoned Electrick Head The Citadel, St. Helens, doors 19.30pm, £10, 01744 735436, indie and punk music IIFuturejack, The Temps, Hooligan Choir, Vision Thing & The Protagonists The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7pm IIRakesh Chaurasia, Anil Srinvasan and Sujata Mohapatra The Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £10/ £8 Concs/ £5 Child/ £50 Festival pass, 0844 8000 410, double-bill performance as part of Indika IIJools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £37.50£43.50, 0151 709 3789 IISaturday With The Beatles ft. the Cavern Club Beatles The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 8.30pm, £15, 0151 236 9091, Beatles Tribute Show

IITim Shaw, Jay Murray and The Shakers, Ronny Hughes, The Verdict, Tony Mac, The Cave Dwellers The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE till 8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091 IIRonny Hughes, The Amazing Kappa Band, Tony Mac The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, live music from 2.30pm, 0152 236 9091 IIAudiofix Studio 2, Parr Street, 10pm, 0151 707 3727 IIBon Giovi Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead IIUltimate Legends Of Motown Show Naval Club, 7.30pm, £4, with The Detroits excellent Soul & Motown Harmony band

Theatre & Dance II80 Miles From Home The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 7pm, £5.50, 0844 873 2888, charming tale of innocence and courage IIBhangra Dance World Museum Liverpool, 12pm/ 2pm/ 3.30pm, drop in event, 0151 478 4393, watch the explosive energy and Bhang beats of the ‘Nachda Sansaar’ dance group IIQueertet The Lantern Theatre, Blundell St, 7.30pm, £8.50/ £6.50 Concs, 0151 703 0000, fizzy, funny and filthy opening act to this years Pride celebrations IIBouncers The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 2pm & 8pm, £12-£22, 0870 787 1866, brilliantly funny show IIOpen Air: Wind in the Willows Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 5-7pm, £6/ £4 Concs, 0151 287 4798, a family favourite with a bit of a twist IILes Miserables The Brindley, Runcorn, 2.30 & 7.30pm, £13.50/ £11.50 Concs, 0151 907 8360, Schools Edition, full of passion, emotion and drama

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6.30pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Smug Roberts, Compere: Ray Peacock, Supporting: Steve Shanyaski, Katie Mulgrew IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £10/ £5 NUS, 0777 211 2344, MC Paul Smith introduces Ray

Bradshaw, Liam Bolton & Danny Deegan IIJoJo Smith plus guests The Slaughter House, Fenwick St, 8pm, £17.50 Comedy Seated Ticket, Meal Deal Options from £28.50, 0151 227 5946, MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces JoJo Smith along with Steve Hughes and Chris Cairns IIFour Candles House, Bold Street, 9pm, £15-£25 including meals, 0151 709 7141, John Warburton, Dana Alexander and Scott Bennett

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details

IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 26th for details IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 26th for details IIDomesticity The Brindley, see 13th for details

Family IIThe Bee’s Knees Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, get busy and buzzy with bee related crafts IIViking Myths Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, listen to some magical myths in our Tent of Stories. IIExplore Saturday The Bluecoat, School Lane, 1-4pm, 0151 702 5324, art activities for all the family IISummer Holiday Explore The Bluecoat, School Lane, 1-3pm, drop in event, 0151 702 5324, activities for families IILord Sefton’s Teddy Bear Hunt Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10.30am-5pm, Hall admission, 0151 287 4798, numeric fun IIChildren’s Funfair Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 12-5pm, 0151 287 4798, especially for younger children (12 and under) IIDig like an archaeologist World Museum Liverpool, Weston Discovery Centre, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4393

Sports & Leisure IICapoeira Club International Slavery Museum, Anthony Walker Education Centre 2pm-4pm, 0151 478 4456, improves fitness, flexibility, strength and self defence IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10am, 01772 298527

Other Events IIArchaeology Rocks Museum of Liverpool, 1.30-2.30pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, a Time Quest special for the Festival of British Archaeology IISummer Arts Fair St George’s Hall, 10am-5pm, 0151 225 6911 IIIntroduction to Screen Printing on Paper The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-1pm, £145/ £135, 0151 702 5324, with David Henckel IIYoung Performers Workshop The Civic Crosby, 10am-12pm,


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phone for prices, 0151 928 1919, ages 7-18, children can develop and improve different performance skills IIGuitar Workshop The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 2pm, £20, 0151 709 3789, with Chris Moreton IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIBrouhaha International Street Festival Princes Park, 0151 709 3334, International Spirit of Community and Carnival IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 8pm & 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers

SUNDAY 28TH Music IIJazz Con Fusion The Grapes, 9pm, 07950 828674, Live jazz with a Latin twist IIMorning Raga: Ranajit Sengupta The Capstone Theatre, 8am, 0844 8000 410, Indian music, as part of Indika IIGospel Choir: Soulful Voices Alma De Cuba, 1.30-5pm, 0151 702 7394, plus great Sunday brunch IIAcoustic Recovery The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7pm, a mix of open mic and guest slots, bring your noisy toys IINisha Rajagopal, Priyadarsini Govind and Anjana Anand The Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £10/ £8 Concs/ £5 Child/ £50 Festival pass, 0844 8000 410, double-bill performance as part of Indika IISteve Riley & The Mamou Playboys The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £20-£26, 0151 709 3789, cajun French music IISwing Shift Big Band Sefton Park Palm House, 2pm, 0151 726 9304 IITim Shaw, Madison, The Shakers, The Mersey Beatles The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE till 8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091 IIRonny Hughes, Tony Mac, Screaming Citizens The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, live music from 5.30pm, 0152 236 9091 IISoul4Soul Studio 2, Parr Street, 8pm, £4, 0151 707 3727 IIAlan Jeffs Jazz Jam Night Brewers

Arms, Neston Wirral, 8pm, 0151 336 1627 IIThe Mike Jackson trio Pistachio Restaurant & Bar, Lark Lane, 7pm

Theatre & Dance IIBhangra Dance World Museum Liverpool, 11am/ 1pm/ 2.15pm, drop in event, 0151 478 4393, watch the explosive energy and Bhang beats of the ‘Nachda Sansaar’ dance group IIOpen Air: Wind in the Willows Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 5-7pm, £6/ £4 Concs, 0151 287 4798, a family favourite with a bit of a twist IIDance Fest The Brindley, Runcorn, 6.30pm, £10, 0151 907 8360, by Sarah Royle School of Dance

Comedy IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £3/ £1.50 NUS, 0777 211 2344, MC Paul Smith introduces Kevin Dewsbury & Mike Newall

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details

IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details II20:20 The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 26th for details IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 26th for details IISouth Liverpool Arts Group Exhibition Liverpool Cathedral, 9am-6pm, 0151 702 7255,

Family IICustoms Contraband Merseyside Maritime Museum, Seized! Gallery, Basement, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, from counterfeits to cannabis IISummer Holiday Explore The Bluecoat, School Lane, 1-3pm, drop in event, 0151 702 5324, activities for families IILord Sefton’s Teddy Bear Hunt Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10.30am-5pm, Hall admission, 0151 287 4798, numeric fun IIChildren’s Funfair Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 12-5pm, 0151 287 4798, especially for younger children (12 and under) IIDig like an archaeologist World Museum Liverpool, Weston Discovery Centre, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4393

Other Events IIRetro Sunday Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 11am-5pm, 0151 707 7747, vintage feast fit for kings IINot Just Vintage, Vintage Fair House, Bold Street, 11am-4pm, 0151 709 7141

IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details

IITitanic Fashions Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm, at intervals, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, an interesting look at the fashions aboard the Titanic

IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details

IIArchaeology Arts and Crafts Museum of Liverpool, 2-4pm, drop-

in event, 0151 478 4545, explore the Calderstone, make a Roman Shield or a mini Viking Boat IISummer Arts Fair St George’s Hall, 10am-5pm, 0151 225 6911 IILiverpool Contact Improvisation The Bluecoat, School Lane, 11am12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm, £6/ £4 Class, £4/ £2 Jam, £8/ £5 Combined, 0151 702 5324, movement and improvisation IIRoast Camp and Furnace, Greenland St, 1pm-6pm, 0151 227 5946, bring your family and friends for lunch in the indoor park IIRicky Tomlinson’s Royle Variety Show The Green Room, doors 12.30pm/ start 2pm, £15, 0870 787 1866, charity show IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

MONDAY 29TH Music IIMorning Raga: Ranajit Sengupta/ Sanjukta Sinha The Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £10/ £8 Concs/ £5 Child/ £50 Festival pass, 0844 8000 410, Indian music as part of Indika IIMusical Madness: Summer School Epstein Theatre, week 1: 29.07-03.08/ week 2: 05.-10.08, £120 per week, 0151 709 4044, age group: 5-12, 13 , expert training IISteve Howard, Jon Keats, The Two of Us, Jay Murray The Cavern Club, Mathew St, live music from 2pm, 0151 236 9091 IIIan Prowse The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 8pm, 0152 236 9091

Theatre & Dance IIUp4aMeet The Lantern Theatre, Blundell St, 8pm, £16, 0151 703 0000, outrageous gay comedy, full of killer one-liners, hilarious characters IIBouncers The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £12-£22, 0870 787 1866, brilliantly funny show

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall,


71 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 26th for details IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 26th for details IISouth Liverpool Arts Group Exhibition Liverpool Cathedral, 9am-6pm, 0151 702 7255, IIDomesticity The Brindley, see 13th for details

Family IIMessy Play Lady Lever Art Gallery, 10-11.30am, drop-in event, for under fives, 0151 478 4136, messy and creative play activities led by Wirral Children’s Centres IIMiss Giggles Entertains Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 2pm, £2, 0151 666 0000, with puppets, magic, music, singing and

dancing IISummer Holiday Explore The Bluecoat, School Lane, 1-3pm, drop in event, 0151 702 5324, activities for families IILord Sefton’s Teddy Bear Hunt Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10.30am-5pm, Hall admission, 0151 287 4798, numeric fun IIChildren’s Funfair Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 12-5pm, 0151 287 4798, especially for younger children (12 and under)

Sports & Leisure IIActive Women’s Running & Walking Group Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6pm, 07545200316 IISAEBootcamp Greenbank Park, off Smithdown Road, 5.30-6.30pm, £5/ £3.50 NUS per session, 07940 721 122, Strenght and Cardio

Other Events IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIJonny Bongo’s Monday Night Quiz The Shipping Forecast, In The Bar, 8pm, £1, 0151 709 6901

TUESDAY 30TH Music IIOut Of The Bedroom: Acoustic Open Mic Night Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 8.30pm, 0151 707 7747, with Johnny Sands IIYoung Musician of the Year The Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £10/ £8 Concs/ £5 Child/ £50 Festival pass, 0844 8000 410, competition performance, as part of Indika IIMusical Madness: Summer School Epstein Theatre, week 1: 29.07-03.08/ week 2: 05.-10.08, £120 per week, 0151 709 4044, age group: 5-12, 13 , expert training IISing-a-long Afternoon Sefton Park Palm House, 2pm- 4pm, £5, 0151 726 9304, come and join in for an afternoon of fun singing along to old favourites IITony Coburn, Jon Keats, Paul Jones, Jimmy Coburn, Jay Murray The Cavern Club, Mathew St, live music from 2pm, 0151 236 9091

IICavern Bands Entertain The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 9pm, 0152 236 9091

IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details

IIParrJazz: Suzahn Fiering Studio 2, Parr Street, 8.30pm, £3 on door/ FREE Students (NUS), 0151 707 3727, Jazz and open jam session, Vocalist and guitarist from USA

IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details

IIBlue Magnolia Jazz Band British Legion Club, Rose Lane, 8.45pm, 0151 724 5753

IIThe wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details

Theatre & Dance IITicket To Write The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 7.30pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, eight plays, one winner IIDolly Parton - 9 To 5 The Musical Liverpool Empire Theatre, 8pm, £12.90-£33.40, 0844 871 3017, hilarious story of friendship, gossip and revenge IIUp4aMeet The Lantern Theatre, Blundell St, 8pm, £16, 0151 703 0000, outrageous gay comedy, full of killer one-liners, hilarious characters IIBouncers The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £12-£22, 0870 787 1866, brilliantly funny show IIThe Globe: The Taming of the Shrew Picturehouse at Fact, 12pm, £20/ £13 members/ £15 Concs, 0871 902 5737, Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy

Arts IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details

IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details

IIDrape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIOil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details IIAddicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 26th for details IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 26th for details IISouth Liverpool Arts Group Exhibition Liverpool Cathedral, 9am-6pm, 0151 702 7255, IIDomesticity The Brindley, see 13th for details

Family IISummer Holiday Explore The Bluecoat, School Lane, 1-3pm, drop in event, 0151 702 5324, activities for families IILord Sefton’s Teddy Bear Hunt Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10.30am-5pm, Hall admission, 0151 287 4798, numeric fun IIChildren’s Funfair Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 12-5pm, 0151 287 4798, especially for younger children (12 and under)

Sports & Leisure

IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details

IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6.30pm, 01772 298527

IIEvery Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details

IICycle for Health Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10am, booking essential, 0151 296 7054

IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details

Other Events

IIAlive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details

IIJake Mills Quiz Night House, Bold Street, 8.30pm, 0151 709 7141

IIDouble Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details

IITalk: The grave altar of Pedana Lady Lever Art Gallery, 2-3pm, dropin event, 0151 478 4143, discover


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the fascinating history of the Roman grave altar I Hatter’s Tea Party Walker Art Gallery, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4199, listen to terrific tales and take part in tea time crafts I Pudding Club Leaf Cafe, Bold St, first floor, doors 6.30/ start 7pm, £11.95, 0151 707 7747 I Magical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

WEDNESDAY 31ST Music I Revolution O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 11pm, £3.55 adv, 0844 477 2000, Pop, Punk, Metal, Hardcore I Spooky Men’s Chorale The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £16.50-£23.50, 0151 709 3789 I Musical Madness: Summer School Epstein Theatre, week 1: 29.07-03.08/ week 2: 05.-10.08, £120 per week, 0151 709 4044, age group: 5-12, 13 , expert training I Pete Wade’s Acoustic Open Mic Night Gallaghers Pub and Barbers, Birkenhead, Wirral, 7.30pm, 0151 649 9095 I Paul Jones, Jon Keats, Jimmy Coburn, Tony Coburn, Tony Mac The Cavern Club, Mathew St, live music from 2pm, 0151 236 9091 I The Amazing Kappa Band The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 9pm, 0152 236 9091 I Jam Night Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead I Keith’s Jarrett and guests Keith’s Wine Bar, Lark Lane Sefton Park,

8pm, 0151 728 7688 I Freddie Smith Big Band Bebington British Legion, Wirral CH63, 8.30pm, 0151 608 2270

Theatre & Dance I Dolly Parton - 9 To 5 The Musical Liverpool Empire Theatre, 2.30pm/ 7.30pm, £12.90-£33.40, 0844 871 3017, hilarious story of friendship, gossip and revenge I Up4aMeet The Lantern Theatre, Blundell St, 9pm, £16, 0151 703 0000, outrageous gay comedy, full of killer one-liners, hilarious characters I Bouncers The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £12-£22, 0870 787 1866, brilliantly funny show I The Comedy of Errors Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6.308.30pm, £12/ £7 senior citizens/ £5 for under 21s, 0151 287 4798, an Outdoor Theatre Production, by William Shakespeare I Young Dancer of the Year The Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £10/ £8 Concs/ £5 Child/ £50 Festival pass, 0844 8000 410, competition performance, as part of Indika

Comedy I Variety Lunch Club The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 12.30pm, £3/ £6 incl. bowl of Scouse, 0870 787 1240, feature the best in local entertainment with variety of comedians, actors and entertainers

Arts

I Elvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963 I The 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details I Judy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details I Every Man and Woman is a Star Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details I Messing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details I Alive Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details I Double Take Walker Art Gallery, see 1st for details I Moyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details I Chagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details I Telling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details I The wild and the wise Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details I Drape Open Eye Gallery, see 1st for details I The Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details I Turning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details I Oil boom, Delta burns International Slavery Museum, see 1st for details I Addicted to Dots dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details

I The Games of Art The Black-E, see 1st for details

I Portfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 26th for details

I Face to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am-5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911

I South Liverpool Arts Group Exhibition Liverpool Cathedral,

9am-6pm, 0151 702 7255, I Domesticity The Brindley, see 13th for details

Family I Summer Holiday Explore The Bluecoat, School Lane, 1-3pm, drop in event, 0151 702 5324, activities for families I Lord Sefton’s Teddy Bear Hunt Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10.30am-5pm, Hall admission, 0151 287 4798, numeric fun I Children’s Funfair Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 12-5pm, 0151 287 4798, especially for younger children (12 and under)

Sports & Leisure I Walk for Health Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 1.30pm, 0151 287 4798, enjoy a healthy walk through the park I SAEBootcamp Greenbank Park, off Smithdown Road, 5.30-6.30pm, £5/ £3.50 NUS per session, 07940 721 122, Strenght and Tone

Other Events I Spotify Wednesday Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 8pm, 0151 707 7747, Enabling the sharing, creating and modifying of each other’s playlists I Run your own pub The James Monro, 0151 236 9700, training courses I Magical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

I Vide Installation The Bluecoat, see 26th for details

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ATTENTION ORIGINAL ARTISTS/BANDS/POETS The Ian Prowse Monday Club is at Cavern Pub 8-11pm every week (Mon - just in case...) No covers strictly original material.

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FEMALE SINGERS AND MUSICIANS WANTED for exciting new musical project. Send current photo and basic musical cv to info@powartists.com PETE BENTHAM AND THE DINNER LADIES We still have some copies of our 4 track limited edition vinyl Spacepunx EP. Please message us on the facebook page if you want one. You can also get them from Probe Records and Drop The Dumbells in Liverpool. You can also now download it from our band camp (See link). But it’s not the same as a vinyl is it! http:// petebenthamandthedinnerladies. bandcamp.com/album/spacepunxep-cat-free004

Shopping JACKSON’S FASHION specialise in being unique. Our collections contain one of a kind clothing and accessories for women who want to stand out. Each item is made here in Liverpool with the highest quality, as we believe in putting our customers first. Please view our items on-line for an affordable, eye-catching wardrobe Jacksons Fashion. www. facebook.com/JacksonsFashion ETHICAL MERCHANT SERVICES Card payments, Just nicer. Over 200,000 charitable donations and counting. Our ethical approach to merchant services is unique because we are a Not For Profit organisation.

FREE YOGA CLASSES EVERY FRIDAY, come and relax with us :) Movema known for their dynamic, cultural dance moves are now teaching free yoga classes at the Black E, George St, every friday at 10am call 07548365869 or email info@movema.co.uk BLEACH Whether you want to feel good, look good or just be totally pampered. Bleach Hair and Spa has it all! Specialising in all aspects of ladies and gents hairdressing, beauty treatments and spa facilities you can treat your mind body and soul. www.bleachliverpool.co.uk

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Services NUMBER 2 BIKE COMPANY custom builds, frame alterations, service/ repair, repaints and one off creations all under one slightly leaky roof. We are bespoke bicycle recyclers based at The Well in the heart of Liverpool. We also do Services and Repairs, Custom Builds, Cycle Maintenance Workshops and we are proud to work alongside the Merseyside Police Service and Liverpool Council to provide an alternative education venue for young adults who want to learn more about bikes. Pretty much anything to do with bikes, we do. So if you like your bikes or just want a cuppa, pop in. Donations of bikes and parts are always welcome. number2bikeco@hotmail.com 07914 527529

Other CREEPY EYED BRIAN MAY FAN seeks wife not partner. Must like badgers and astronomy. contact Chris ref 9272

CREATIVE EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS by CRAFT CREATIVE EVENTS. Vintage Hen Parties, Kids Birthdays, Baby Showers, Corporate Team Building, Community & Educational Events, Charity Workshops, plus many more. Contact becky@thecraftcreative.com 01512032409

PSYCHIC Can predict the outcome of court cases. Proven record. Will work for commission of winnings. I don’t do lottery or horse racing. contact Sally 5262

LIVERPOOL BASED DESIGNER and illustrator Sara Cullen works under the name Cat and Fox Adventures. As well as designing for television shows including Nickelodeons ‘House of Anubis’,

LOOSE AMERICAN GIRL visiting Liverpool. Playing the field. Anything goes. For a good time get in touch. contact Lauren ref 3242

Sara produces personal work in the form of limited edition Woodland Collection prints which were featured in Creative Review’s blog and The Guardian’s Buy of the Day. You can buy them from her online shop www.catandfoxadventures.com

FOR SALE 3 Amphibious vehicles. Some work needed to make road/ seaworthy. Could be a good tourist business for someone. contact Jacques ref 5343

HUMATIC POT SPECIALIST Home visits and lessons available. Get in touch with JOAN COLLINS FACE For sale. Circa 1978-81. Handmade replicas made from pigskin. Custom matched to fit your facial contours. Dead ringer when you get it right and use correct wig. contact Blake ref 9262


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