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WELCOME Welcome to the latest edition of Low Down - we’re fresh back from our summer break, ready to resume our support and coverage of everything good and creative on Merseyside.

There’s plenty to be excited about this month - not least the Food and Drink festival happening in Sefton Park - and to celebrate we’ve had a chat with musician, chef and Dragon’s Den survivor Levi Roots. There’s been lots of new exciting food and drink businesses opening in our hood too: as well as the Liverpool branch of Manchester burger joint Almost Famous, there’s also what is quickly becoming our new favourite bar – Motel on Fleet St, but more on that next month. The Studio 2 bar also reopens this month as a live jazz venue and cocktail bar – in these pages we speak to the new owner Ryan McMahon about the exciting venture. We’re chuffed to have locally grown talent on our cover this month too – see inside for our chat with interview with Natalie McCool, newly-crowned best female artist at the Liverpool Music Awards. We also chat to Jon Anderson, Justin Currie and speak to local bands about fan-funded record making model of PledgeMusic. Elsewhere there’s David Peace, chatting about his new book about Liverpool legend BIll Shankly, an interview with Robert Llewelyn (Kryten from Red Dwarf) and much, much more. Give peace a chance!

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HIGHLIGHTS 23 August - 14th September Lennon Royal Court

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5th September Eels 02 Academy

7/8th September Food festival Sefton Park

14th September Fish Floral Pavilion

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NEWS Grand Openings AND Festival

Taking place in October is the exciting and groundbreaking Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival. Hosted annually on alternate years in Liverpool and Manchester, the festival includes visual and media art, film, performance, installations and more. Having welcomed artists such as Stephen Fortune and Jamie King, the festival is the perfect opportunity to experience a variety of multi-media art forms, in addition to networking professionally with other artists from the industry. Even if you are not an artist, come along and get involved with debates and inspirational exhibitions. This year, in partnership with FACT, AND Festival are hosting the premiere of Cinemacity on Saturday 5th October at 12pm. Based on the unbelievable true life stories of the people of Liverpool, resident artists Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy have created a stunning piece of film that celebrates the city and those who are part of its fabulous community. For more information see: www.andfestival.org.uk

02 Academy – 10 Years old

It was 10 years ago this month that local legends Shack played the show that opened the O2 Academy and there’s been no looking back for the venue since then. The anniversary month will be celebrated with a typically varied range of performances from artists new and legendary, local and international. The Eels kick things off on the 5th, followed by Babyshambles on the 9th, Liam Fray on the 19th, and James Skelly on the 21st. Also, rounding off a total of 21 appearances at the O2 between them, on the 28th there will be a double headline performance from Ian McNabb and Cold Shoulder, and Ian Prowse and Amsterdam. And finally, the venue has confirmed two 10th Anniversary Showcase evenings for local unsigned acts, for Friday 20th and 27th. Here’s to many more years!

Two venues have opened in the city centre, each ready to welcome the people of Liverpool and showcase some of the best food and drink in town. OhMeOhMy was founded by Natalie Haywood, the brains behind the ever-popular LEAF cafe and bar on Bold Street. Situated at West Africa House by the Liver Buildings, this historic building has welcomed Lady Gaga’s photographers, newly married bride and grooms, and is now ready to be a unique and grand space for all. With breakfasts starting from £6.25, and a wide variety of dishes including chicken salads, pita breads and traditional side orders, you can relax in the tranquility of the waterfront as you enjoy time out from work or a meet up with friends. Open 8.30-5.30, Mon - Fri. You can never had too many dive bars in a city, so it’s a big warm welcome to the new kid on the block; Motel on Fleet Street. Rob Guttman is a man who knows his bars - he was the founder of the long deceased Korova, and is behind the inimitable Alma De Cuba - and Motel is as idiosyncratic as either of those. Featuring artwork by amazing local artist Dave Baddeley and with America as its inspiration, expect table service, tacos, edgy cocktails and a dirty, rocking soundtrack. Our kind of place see next month for a full review and interview.


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PREVIEWS 10k Fun Runs in September Port Sunlight Festival 21ST-22ND SEPTEMBER

Taking place in the picturesque village of Port Sunlight is a fantastic festival that coincides with their Founder’s Day celebrations. In partnership with PG tips, the festival will also mark 125 years of the famed Unilever Factory, and celebrate the fabulous community spirit inherent in the village. Welcoming visitors from across the country, the festival combines its summer and winter food fayres into one glorious weekend of activities. Highlights include chef demonstrations, regional food and craft producers, a vintage and classic car display, entertainment and live music. With children’s rides, a dog show and more, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained at this exciting event. Having re-opened the village’s museum this year after a major refurbishment, Port Sunlight welcomes new and regular visitors to their beautiful village, and this weekend festival is the perfect way to discover it.

If like us you’re feeling the effects of a slightly too merry a summer (l.e. a beer belly), there are two 10k charity runs coming up that will give you the perfect excuse to lace up the trainers. On Sunday the 15th the Hoylake coastal 10k run takes place, starting at 11am at the North Parade promenade. Entry is £9 and the funds raised are for the Wednesday Special Needs Club. For more info see www.wsnc.co.uk If you’re very keen, the week after the Natterjack Seaside 10k takes place around Princes Park, Southport. It starts at 11am and costs £17 to enter, see www.natterjackseaside10k.com

To find out more visit: www.portsunlightvillage.com

Dinosaur Jr SEPT 3, EVAC

Guaranteed to be the loudest show so far at the EVAC, if you like guitars and you like distortion, you should really be there. J Mascis and co have been around since the mid 80s, but to witness the energy now you wouldn’t believe it. With the original line-up reunited since 2005, featuring Lou Barlow also of Sebadoh, these are serious legends we’re talking about, who’ve honed their chaotic rock over the years to create a beautiful, noisy thing. Bring your earplugs.

College

SEPTEMBER 23, LEAF Remember Drive? The movie where Ryan Gosling wears a silk baseball jacket, doesn’t speak, and has occasional horrifically violent outbursts; and which is either one of the best or worst movies ever made? Well if you remember Drive you remember the synth pop song ‘A Real Hero’, which featured heavily in the film. That song was by a french electronica artist called David Grellier, who performs under the name College. See him perform that very song, along with selections from his 2 LPs, including the soon to be released ‘Heritage’, at Leaf this month.


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.

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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

One ofBakchich the most events in our The name standsexciting for ‘Little money, loose change’ and the dining experience unquestionably lives just up to their name, value for music calendar this year so happens money is certain. The relaxed eatery will offer a welcoming scene to be in Liverpool and we couldn’t be for friends and family who want to share the Lebanese experience more theanInternational Festival together. excited; The menu offers insight into the favourite dishes ofof Beirut, ranging from ‘Baba Ghanoush’ an aubergine speciality, to ‘Manakish’ Psychedelia of course! the most popular Lebanese pizza breakfast! And for the not so Now given thekind range of incredible artists whoWraps’ come are under the as well adventurous – ‘Haloumi’ and ‘Falafel available, ‘psychedelic’ that and the word no longer acid of as the classicumbrella, charcoalwe grillknow chicken fish dishes. Themeans showpiece and paisley. But will whatbedoes it mean?spit Wecooking suggestall you head toofthis the restaurant a charcoal manner foods from second, taking placeAllatbread its home, Camp and Furnace, to find chickenevent to whole lamb! will the be cooked fresh from stonebaked out what’s going on at thewill fringes of music oven. To visit Bakchich be likened to today. visiting the theatre - you just

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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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Musician, businessman and chef Levi Roots is in town as part of the Liverpool Food and Drink festival this month. Sarah O’ Hara talks Reggae Reggae Sauce, music and dragons with the man... YOU INVENTED THE POPULAR REGGAE REGGAE SAUCE. WERE YOU EVER EXPECTING SUCH PHENOMENAL SUCCESS? Well as you say, I think you’ve got the right word - phenomenal. I don’t think anyone can predict a phenomenon that has taken off just like that. YOU WERE RAISED IN CLAREDON, JAMAICA. DID YOUR UPBRINGING INFLUENCE YOUR COOKING SKILLS AND THE FOOD YOU MAKE? Absolutely - we were always taught to be creative in the kitchen. My grandmother took me on as a kind of sous-chef, and taught me the basics of what Jamaican cooking was all about. AFTER LEAVING JAMAICA, YOU MOVED TO BRIXTON IN LONDON. I BELIEVE YOU TOOK PART IN THE NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL? Well I started at the Carnival through music. That was my first love - recording and being a DJ. The food actually came afterwards, because music was always my first inspiration. DO YOU EVER COMBINE MUSIC AND FOOD? Absolutely! I think I’m one of the only people who does that. On stage I have a ten piece band when I cook, and the Reggae Reggae Sauce

song says to ‘put some music in the food’. I call it culinary arts performance! WELL SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT MUSIC IS THE ‘FOOD OF THE SOUL’... Music feeds my vibe. Your vibe allows you to get up and be cheerful everyday. No matter how serious the situation is - the passion is still there. YOU EVENTUALLY TOOK YOUR REGGAE REGGAE SAUCE ON DRAGONS DEN. WHAT WAS IT LIKE FACING THE DRAGONS? Well dragons are a scary thing for a start! (Laughs) They don’t want to give money away to just anyone, and rightly so. With any investor, be that on Dragons Den or on the high street, they need to know that you’re the best person for them. YOU’RE ONE OF THE CHEFS AT THIS YEAR’S LIVERPOOL FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL. WHAT CAN ATTENDEES EXPECT FROM YOUR APPEARANCE? I’ll be looking to see the Liverpudlian passion. I don’t go there too often, but when I see the shows on TV or watch Liverpool football I see so many passionate people, so I’m excited to meet everyone at the festival. There’s Caribbean influence here, and I’m looking to come and join that vibe. I’m doing two cooking demonstrations on Saturday 7th September,

and I’m also taking part in a grill-off. I’m hoping to show some of my style, and there’s a great line-up of other chefs. IS THERE ANYONE YOU’RE PARTICULARLY EXCITED TO SEE? Even though there’s a great line-up of chefs, I’m really looking forward to meeting the people of Liverpool, stopping to have a chat with them and getting to know them. I’m hoping to inspire any young people who are thinking of starting to cook. I want to show that if I can do it, then anyone can do it. WELL THERE’S ACTUALLY A JUNIOR CHEF’S ACADEMY AT THE EVENT… I think that’s really cool - food and drink is the new rock ‘n’ roll!

CAN YOU SUM UP YOUR REGGAE REGGAE SAUCE IN THREE WORDS? Hot but not. Visit the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival at Sefton Park on September 7 and 8. Tickets start from £5, see www.liverpoolfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk


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London has the Jazz Cafe, Manchester has Matt and Phreds and now Liverpool has Studio2 – a new dedicated live music venue for jazz, swing and blues. The bar – part of the Parr Street Recording Studios complex that has seen the likes of Black Sabbath, Bjork, and The Smiths record there – has been revamped and will reopen this month. And we’re a little bit excited. Why? Well not just because it looks great - the new colour scheme and decor are moody and classy - but also because the man behind the venture is behind some of our favourite drinking holes in the city; namely Aloha and Berry and Rye. We spoke to new owner Ryan McMahon, who has just quit working for Bacardi after a decade to concentrate on his businesses. “I spent years working closely with bars and seeing what they do well, what they didn’t do well. I met a guy called Danny who worked in one of the bars, and we just decided to buy Aloha. It started with those 3 business partners – myself, Danny and a guy called John, and so we bought what was Bar Fresa. And we did it on an absolutely shoestring – begging, stealing, borrowing from whoever we could, except for the bank. So it was literally borrowing off our mums and stuff like that, and opening it on a shoestring.” Aloha is now a firm favourite on any proper night out, and with its tiki decor and outlandish cocktails it has an undeniable sense of occasion. As well as seriously strong drinks.

For a more serious drink however, or at least more grown up perhaps, prohibition-style whisky bar Berry & Rye is the best in town for our money. Nay, best in the world! And that’s why we know Studio 2 is in good hands. Ryan says: I think I’ve become a victim of sort of what I’m into....not intentionally! I mean when we opened Aloha that would be the kind of place where I would go, if I was having a drink on Friday night it’s what I’d be looking for. Then Berry and Rye, then maybe... this is more where I am at now - I’ve got a one-year old - somewhere to have a great drink, some food and music”. The venue will have live music 6 nights a week, with entry most nights either free or between £3-5. Bar snacks will be available every night, while Thurs - Sat a full menu of food with table service will be on offer as well as the big name acts. Ryan is passionate about opening this kind of music up to a new audience, but as a spirits enthusiast (he claims to have over 140 bottles at home) he hopes that people will come in just for the bar, regardless of the music. The bar joins what is already a healthy scene

in the ropewalks area that Ryan likens to Manchester’s Northern Quarter, and which he points out is crucially independent. He says: “There’s a good community here. We’ve got a blackboard in Aloha of people who owe us something - from a box of limes or a case of vodka, you know things that we’ve run out of. Every week people are running in between places for ice or whatever, so it’s really good. I mean if you go into Wetherspoons and ask for a case of vodka you’ll be told where to go!” Studio 2 relaunches the first weekend of September, with the Blues launch on Friday 6th featuring Kyla Brox, and the Jazz launch featuring Doreen Edwards on Saturday 7th. Studio 2 opens Tuesday - Sunday from 7pm, with live music on every night. See studio2liverpool.com


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DAVIDPEACE Author David Peace has published 8 novels but is best known for The Damned Utd, which was also made into a hit film featuring an unforgettable performance from Michael Sheen playing Brian Clough. For his latest novel Red or Dead, Peace turns again to the topic of football, this time focusing on someone very close to this city’s heart... Bill Shankly. ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE THINGS ABOUT THE DAMNED UNITED IS THAT EVEN THOUGH IT IS FOR PRACTICAL PURPOSES A FOOTBALL STORY, IT APPEALS TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO INTEREST WHATSOEVER IN SPORT. IS THE SAME TRUE FOR RED OR DEAD? I don’t know! But one of the first people to read the original manuscript of the book said he was surprised “how much football” was in Red or Dead. But this is a book about Bill Shankly. And about Liverpool, the club and the city. And I think it would be hard, if not impossible, to write about Bill Shankly or Liverpool without including a great deal of football. Bill Shankly was obsessed and consumed by his love of football and, specifically, Liverpool Football Club. And he sacrificed and struggled so much for Liverpool Football Club. And I wanted the reader to feel all the sacrifice and all the struggle Bill Shankly went through, so the book is almost a living experience for the reader. And so I know it asks a lot of the reader, particularly if you are not interested in football. But I also hope the book is about more than football; it is about work and retirement; it is about sacrifice and struggle; it is about loyalty and love; and it is about socialism, then and now. GIVEN SHANKLY IS SUCH A REVERED FIGURE, DID YOU HAVE THE LEGION OF LFC SUPPORTERS IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND AS YOU WROTE IT, AND THE POSSIBILITY THEY MIGHT DISAGREE WITH SOMETHING YOU WROTE? On the one hand, I didn’t write the book “for” the supporters of Liverpool Football Club, because most of them already know the story of Bill Shankly. But I believe it’s a story that deserves and needs to be known outside of Liverpool. And outside of football, generally.

Now more than ever. And so I was really writing for people who were not supporters. And who did not know the story of Bill Shankly. But on the other hand, I do hope that even if some people disagree with something I have written, they will still feel that the book was written out of respect and love for the man. And is, essentially, hopefully, truthful to the man. HAVING GOTTEN INSIDE THE MINDS OF LEGENDS SUCH AS CLOUGH AND SHANKLY, DO YOU THINK THERE IS A SPECIAL SECRET FOR GREATNESS? WHY DID THEY SUCCEED SO SPECTACULARLY WHEN SO MANY OTHERS HAVE FAILED? That is a very interesting question, but a very difficult one. Of course, it varies from person to person. And also on your definition of greatness and success. But Bill Shankly and Brian Clough were very different characters. And I think they succeeded for very different reasons. But as I said above, Bill Shankly was obsessed with and devoted to football and Liverpool Football Club. He gave everything he possibly could for the club and its supporters. And I think his relationship with the supporters is the key difference between Bill Shankly and many other managers. And perhaps this is “the special secret” that made Liverpool Football Club so great; Bill Shankly knew how important the supporters were and, more important than that, he made the supporters themselves realise how important they were. Together. And this communal bond he created and nurtured between himself and the supporters and between the supporters themselves is perhaps the reason for the success of the club, both under Shankly and then afterwards. SHANKLY WAS AN OUTSPOKEN CHARACTER WITH SOME VERY

MEMORABLE QUOTES, DO YOU HAVE ANY PERSONAL FAVOURITES? Yes, there is one from the interview he did with Shelly Rohde for Granada TV in 1981. This is the interview were Bill Shankly makes the famous “matter of life and death” remark. But I actually prefer another quote from the same interview: “(Football) is a way of life. And it’s so serious, it is unbelievable. And so I wonder what all the rest of the world does ... I mean they don’t see the same things as me. And so I see the whole world differently, possibly.” Just that final phrase – “And so I see the whole world differently, possibly.” – is so honest and simple, so beautiful and moving. DID WRITING THIS BOOK MAKE YOU FEEL AN AFFINITY TO LIVERPOOL? WILL YOUR VISIT TO LIVERPOOL AS PART OF YOUR BOOK TOUR BE PARTICULARLY POIGNANT? Well, I’m very lucky in that I have many friends from Liverpool, and so I’ve spent a fair bit of time in the city and always loved it. I even brought my wife to Liverpool on our honeymoon! But yes, writing the book made me miss Liverpool and so I am very, very much looking forward to coming back. And yes, the evening at the Epstein theatre is certainly the most important one for me. Red or Dead is available in all good bookstores now. JENNIFER PERKIN ||


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ROBERTLLEWELYN You likely know actor and comedian Robert Llewelyn as Kryten from Red Dwarf, but what you may not know is that he is a renewable technology enthusiast, and a rather prolific author. Sarah O’Hara finds out more. YOU’VE WRITTEN A NUMBER OF BOOKS, MAN ON PLATFORM 5 AND PUNCHBAG TO NAME A FEW. WHAT WERE SOME OF THE INSPIRATIONS BEHIND THEM? Going on what people have told me, there seems to be a theme that is in quite a lot of them - about masculinity and men, what it means to be a man and how men interact with the world - in the broadest sense. Of course there are quite a few cheap gags in there as well! It’s not something I consciously set out to do, but it’s definitely in there somewhere. I BELIEVE YOU HAVE A NEW BOOK COMING OUT IN SEPTEMBER? Yes, it’s part of a science fiction trilogy and I’m in Liverpool at the end of September to promote the third book. The first book was called News from Gardenia, and was set 200 years in the future. Instead of it being a post-apocalyptic nightmare with meteorites, zombies and only one man can save us, the book is actually the antithesis of that. SCIENCE-FICTION IS A POPULAR GENRE AT THE MOMENT… I’m hoping that it [the trilogy] will be slightly

different; I’ve tried to write about a world that isn’t static or utopian. The reason why the place in the book is called Gardenia is because everybody has to work in a Garden. It’s written with the assumption that temperatures will continue to increase, so the country is a lot warmer, a lot wetter, and they’re growing oranges and grapes. YOU’VE MENTIONED THAT YOU’RE GOING TO BE IN LIVERPOOL AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER. WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT FROM YOUR APPEARANCE? I’ll definitely be talking about the trilogy and I’ll also be talking about my book, Man in the Rubber Mask, which is all about playing Kryten in Red Dwarf. It’s a memoir about being in Red Dwarf for 24 years, and in fact the very first day’s filming I ever did, we were in Liverpool. WHY DO YOU THINK RED DWARF IS STILL SO POPULAR WITH AUDIENCES TWO DECADES ON? A huge amount of Red Dwarf’s popularity has to do with the writing. Doug Mader who writes the series is such a brilliant writer, but he’s very humble about it and says it’s all us guys! We’re

quite a peculiar cast in the way that none of us are traditionally drama school actors. We all came out of a stand up comedy background, and we’re all good mates. I love spending time with them and it’s an absolute joy to work with them. It’s really a huge team effort. ASIDE FROM RED DWARF YOU ALSO WORKED ON SCRAPHEAP CHALLENGE. ARE YOU A BIT OF A ‘PETROL HEAD’ AS THEY SAY? Not anymore no - I’m more what they call a ‘spark head’, because I drive an electric car! I’ve been lucky in my career to drive all sorts of machinery; including cars, diggers and even tanks! IS IT AT ALL POSSIBLE TO SUM UP YOUR CAREER IN THREE WORDS? Cor blimey erm… I CAN TAKE THOSE THREE IF YOU’D LIKE? Well I think the phrase the character in my trilogy of books uses definitely sums up my career - I shouldn’t be here...but I am.


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One Bad Thing

Liverpool Actor’s Studio Theatre, 20-24th August There have been countless documentaries charting the last days of John Lennon’s life. However, as Danny Taylor’s Lennon walked onstage and uttered the words - ‘All I want is the truth’ - it was clear that One Bad Thing would be a different take on the story. These words stayed with you as the lights dimmed, the tension built and the play unfolded. Beginning amidst Lennon’s protests for peace, the set itself clearly took his life and work into consideration. A sofa covered in white silk was identifiable from his ‘Imagine’ music video, whereas the canvas of the New York skyline set the play in context before it began. Although the set was minimal, each actor’s characterisation captured your imagination instantly, creating visions of New York, busy parties and dismal offices. Danny Taylor’s party dialogue was a humourous highlight of the first act. Standing onstage, glass in hand, and staring into the audience, he shouted witty remarks to other non-visible characters. However, as the closing comment - ‘Don’t you know who I am?’ - echoed in the auditorium, a look of loneliness dawned. Taylor should be commended for his stunning interpretation of Lennon not only as a musician, but as a man

who, like any other, did not want to be alone. It was a reminder that fame can only ever bring so much happiness. ‘One Bad Thing’ also intertwined the story of Mark Chapman, played sensationally by William Meredith. A mixture of confused and troubled fantasist, Carroll’s interpretation included a montage of fighting scenes that closed the first act. I awaited the second with suspense. Bringing the second act up to the late 1970’s, the audience were serenaded with an acoustic rendition of Lennon’s ‘Starting Over’, a beautiful performance that captured both Lennon’s songwriting talent and Danny Taylor’s musical prowess onstage. The story quickly built to its inevitable climax - everyone knows how it ends, but you still don’t expect the shock and sadness that dawn upon you.

Carroll’s interpretation of Lennon’s life is an unusual twist on the story. Mixed with a magnificent cast, ‘One Bad Thing’ is a triumph of dark and gritty drama that pulls at your emotions. Natasha Alexander’s Yoko, whose anguish under the title ‘the woman who broke up the Beatles’ is unbelievably moving, is exceptional, and the chemistry between Taylor and Alexander is electrifying. If you ever have the chance to see ‘One Bad Thing’, I highly recommend that you do so. Tense and thought provoking, Ian Carroll has created a true theatre gem that I’m sure will be onstage for many years to come. SARAH O’ HARA ||


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The Sunshine Boys

The Epstein Theatre, 20th August It has been 12 years since Willie Clark (Alan Stocks) talked to his vaudevillian double act partner Al Lewis (Andrew ‘Drew’ Schofield). After 43 successful years of entertaining the nation, these two grew to hate and despise each other to such an extent that one day Lewis just walked out the door. Now Clarke’s nephew and agent Ben Silverman (Stephen Fletcher), decides it is about time these two made up after being invited by CBS to take part in a History of Comedy TV Special. However, during their first meeting, it is quite clear to all that this will not be easy, and much hilarity follows. Life In Theatre Productions has taken over the Epstein stage yet again in their latest production of Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys. Only last year this show was working it’s magic in London with the late great Richard Griffiths and the iconic Danny DeVito; so have Life In Theatre managed to carry on the success of this award-winning show? This is not an easy play to do as Simon’s script is quick paced and full of one-liners, and there

is simply no room for error. You need actors who are strong with accents as this is set in New York, as well as precise comic timing in order for the script to work. Stocks and Schofield do a superb job as the likely pair. These two, just like the words, bounce off each other, and in the role of Clark, Stocks plays to his every idiosyncrasy beautifully. Schofield’s physicality of the aging and ill Lewis shines through, and with his slower and softer tone of accent, contrasts perfectly with the manic behaviour of Clark. Playing the loyal nephew, Ben Silverman, Life In Theatre director and producer Stephen Fletcher fills his shoes easily, and a delightful appearance from Helen Carter, who plays the Nurse in the Doctor sketch, bought many giggles from the audience.

The Sunshine Boys is highly watchable and very entertaining, and is a show that the whole family can enjoy. Fast, funny and compelling to watch it will leave you wiping away the tears of laughter and shouting out for more. Unmissable. The Sunshine Boys runs until 7th September. To book tickets and for more information please visit: www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk/ the-sunshine-boys Box office: 0844 888 4411 JANIE PHILLIPS ||


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MELODYLOSESHERMOJO

20 Stories High is a youth and community Theatre Company aiming to create dynamic, challenging Theatre. Their latest show Melody Loses Her Mojo is about to open at the Playhouse, ahead of a national tour. Sarah O’ Hara speaks to Director Keith Saha about puppets, Hip Hop and a toy monster rucksack called Mojo... THE PLAY IS CALLED MELODY LOSES HER MOJO. COULD YOU TELL US A BIT MORE ABOUT IT? Melody is a young woman in care, aged 15, and she has been separated from her sister Harmony. The day that they were separated, Harmony gave Melody her toy monster rucksack called Mojo, so Melody is keeping this bag safe in the hope that one day she’ll be reunited with her sister. IS MOJO A PUPPET? He is a puppet and he’s arriving today from Brighton! We’re so excited! He’s a rucksack bag monster. We have two puppeteers manipulating lots of different things throughout the play and Mojo is one of them. There’s a moment when Mojo is revealed in the play, which is quite significant. WERE YOU A FAN OF PUPPETS GROWING UP? I thought about this recently and the only thing I can think of is that in the late 70’s/early 80’s the two biggest things influencing me were shows like Sesame Street and early forms of Hip Hop. They’re two art forms that really stuck with me and then in 2008 I decided to

put the two together. Sue Buckmaster our Puppet Director is also the Artistic Director of a company called Theatre Rites in London and it’s a huge honour to be working with her. In the play our three protagonists are making the transition from childhood to adulthood, so we play with the concepts of what is theatre for teenagers and what is theatre for adults. We go to some quite challenging places in the show. ARE THEY QUITE CHALLENGING ISSUES YOU DEAL WITH? There were things I wanted to explore and it’s been a long process to make this story. I wanted to highlight some of the challenges that young people face and create a universal piece that spoke to everybody, incorporating themes like friendship, family and loyalty. There’s no message in this play - just the opportunity to shine a light on particular issues and circumstances, and to raise questions about these issues. WHAT FUTURE PROJECTS DO YOU HAVE LINED UP? Well there’s Tales from the MP3, which our Young Actors Company will be touring professionally for the first time. We’re visiting

the Unicorn Theatre in London and it’ll also be part of the Young People’s Arts Theatre Festival in Liverpool next year. I’m also working on a show for spring 2015 which is a co-production with Horse and Bamboo, another puppet company. As most of our theatre work with puppets has been mid-scale, we’re creating a small piece that can tour community centres and schools. We feel it is important to have theatre in places that young people visit, in addition to inviting them to the theatre. Art can be transformational, and it’s important that young people can experience theatre and art. At every venue we perform Melody loses Her Mojo, we’ll have one post-show jam night. This will include an ‘open mic’ night for the audience and artists from the show will also be getting up on stage. See Melody Loses Her Mojo from September 20-28 at the Playhouse Theatre. See www. everymanplayhouse.com


LOWDOWN’S THEATRE MUSTSEESFOR SEPTEMBER Floral Pavillion Tuesday 3rd September - Saturday 7th September STAND UP: THE MUSICAL,

We all love stand up comedy, and this production celebrates the highs and lows of onstage and offstage life for comedians. With an all-star cast including Dean Sullivan (Brookside), expect plenty of laughs and songs a plenty.

Liverpool Playhouse Theatre Friday 20th September - Saturday 28th September MELODY LOSES HER MOJO

Keith Saha brings an exciting mix of street art, Hip Hop and puppets to the Playhouse in this tense and dramatic production. Following the stories of three young people, Melody, Blessing and Rizla, Melody loses her Mojo promises to be a challenging and highly enjoyable show. See interview in this issue of Low Down.

Liverpool Empire Theatre Tuesday 24th September - Saturday 28th September WEST SIDE STORY

A tale as old as time, the classic West Side Story is brought to life at the Liverpool Empire Theatre. With the Sharks and Jets rivalry, a forbidden romance and memorable musical numbers, this is a terrific show for generations young and old.

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NATALIE MCCOOL

Low Down spoke to Natalie McCool some 18 months ago, but a lot has happened since then for this talented musician from Widnes. As the news breaks that she has been chosen as the Female Artist of the Year in the Liverpool Music Awards, and as she readies herself for a UK tour later in the year, we thought this the perfect time to sit down for a recap. SO WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO SINCE WE SAW YOU LAST? I released my (self-titled) album in April...the launch was brilliant, we had it at the Picket with the Milk guys, that was a brilliant night. I did a tour after the album was out, I’m going to do another one in November. I just released live EP from Abbey Road. And I’m going to do a one-off release in about 5 weeks time. I can’t say too much about that, but it’s an interesting cover! RELEASING YOUR RECORD MUST HAVE BEEN A MASSIVE LANDMARK. Yes, it’s been a long time coming. We just had so many releases - A live EP, singles, double A-sides over a two year period. It was like: let’s just put it all on one thing. Because I’ve steadily grown over time not everyone’s heard all the stuff I’ve done. Just because a lot of the stuff had been released before, it doesn’t mean that everyone’s heard it - it still works as an album, it’s coherent, everything sounds right together. WHAT WAS THE RECORDING PROCESS LIKE, IF IT WAS A MATTER OF PULLING TOGETHER BITS AND PIECES? I guess we did it over a two year period. We recorded some of the tracks in Blueprint in Manchester, which is Elbow’s main studio. And the rest of the overdubs we did at Steve’s studio (the legendary Steve Levine, Natalie’s producer) in London, before he moved here. So all the guitar, bass, vocals, and bits and bobs are me. Obviously apart from Thin Air, which has got Bernard…. BERNARD BUTLER (OF SUEDE) NO LESS! THAT MUST HAVE BEEN QUITE EXCITING,

HOW DID THAT COME ABOUT? We met - you know when that music bill was passed last year? [The live music bill, allowing small venues to host bands without a license - Ed] There was an event on at the houses of parliament to celebrate it and I went along with Steve, and he had a demo of Thin Air on CD. It wasn’t even mixed yet but he gave it to Bernard and said ‘Do you want to do something on that?’ And he did! He did it in his own studio and sent a wav. file over - and I was like ‘Oh my God!!’. It’s such a cool solo, so Bernard Butler. YOU WERE PLAYING GUITAR FOR YEARS BEFORE YOU STARTED SINGING DURING YOUR TIME AT LIPA. DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOUR SINGING COMPROMISES YOUR GUITAR PLAYING IN ANY WAY? When you’re singing it’s hard to do the guitar stuff, people don’t understand how difficult! Thats why I really admire people like Jeff Buckley because he did really intricate stuff on the guitar and sang really well at the same time. I like a lot of 80s guitar like The Smiths, John Squire. I’m slowly pushing it though - I used to play acoustic quite a lot but I stopped doing that because I thought - you know what, I’m not just a strummer. You get labelled very unfairly when someone sees you with an acoustic guitar, I don’t like that. I used to get the folk label a lot. YOU JUST WON THE BEST FEMALE ARTIST AT THE LMAS - TELL ME ABOUT THE MOMENT YOUR NAME WAS ANNOUNCED? I READ THAT YOU SAID YOU WEREN’T GOING TO PREPARE A SPEECH.

No I wasn’t going to tempt fate! But, I went up and I was shaking. Anna (Corcoran, who was also nominated) was on the next table and I was like ‘Oh my god, this is really awkward’! I think I’m good under pressure, so it was alright in the end. SO WHAT DOES THE AWARDS MEAN TO YOU? It’s great - I’m female artist of the year! I dunno, just press, and already... well it’s a really commercial awards isn’t it, it’s not like the GIT awards it’s almost like the Brits or something. Like the general public know what it is, it’s not really indie. So already I’ve got so many people on Twitter and Facebook...it’s been going mental. All the exposure is really good..I guess you win an award and that’s really what it is. ON YOUR RECORD YOU COVERED ‘A REAL HERO’ BY COLLEGE, FROM THE SOUNDTRACK TO DRIVE - DID YOU KNOW THAT HE IS PLAYING LEAF NEXT MONTH? Oh my God, no! Wow, amazing! Oh I am going to that - I’m going to give them a copy of the record! Natalie will kick off her UK tour with a show at the Kazimier on Nov 7, along with Silent Cities, Cousin Jack and Ravens. Also see her perform as part of the 10 Bands 10 Minutes Blondiethemed show at the Kazimier on September 21, or catch her in the front row at College! See www.nataliemccool.co.uk


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JUSTIN CURRIE Lower Reaches

OUTFIT Performance

CHELSEA WOLFE Pain Is Beauty

Justin Currie’s musical career has spanned three decades, both with Del Amitri and as a solo artist, and his third solo album Lower Reaches certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Outfit are that ideal sort of Liverpool band; very much from and of the city, but likewise eager to look beyond it. Much has been made of the fact that the record was recorded in an abandoned building off Smithdown Rd, and indeed the superb front cover depicts the arty sharehouse The Lodge next door, where the band lived for a time. But the overall result isn’t something overtly ‘Liverpool’, it’s simply great.

It’s possible that if PJ Harvey continued her songwriting journey inwards from Is This Desire, rather than going in quite the opposite direction, she might have sounded something like Chelsea Wolfe. It’s not just a lazy reference, honest - at time Wolfe’s haunted croon really does recall her (see Sick, the fragile Lone) and it’s certain than Wolfe wallows in the darkest depths that PJ used to dip her toes in.

This is a confident, coherent record that showcases a band who have a strong identity. It’s also that rare, wonderful thing: complex, intelligent pop.

This is the Californian artist’s fifth full length release, and along the way she has picked up many tags including references to doom and black metal. Certainly there are these references here and there on Pain is Beauty (Kings for example, a song that would easily make a great black metal song), but there are more moments of out and out electronica (The Warden) and dark folk (Reign). Ancestor, The Ancients and The Waves Have Come are cinematic (the latter is over 9 minutes long), baroque even. Wolfe is a dynamic artist in the true sense of the word - On Destruction Makes the World Burn Brighter recalls the skewed distorted pop of Deerhunter - and the strength of her songwriting based on this collection is undeniable.

When you expect Lower Reaches to be taking a step in one direction, another song comes and bends the rules - from the slow sixties vibes of ‘Priscilla’, to the country and western ‘On my Conscience’, it appears that Justin Currie is a man of many genres. The listening experience is akin to a drive down an open road: relaxed, peaceful, enjoyable yet contemplative. To say that he is an excellent song writer would be an understatement. Lyrics such as “It’s the hate that feeds the fire of me and you” (‘I Hate Myself for Loving You’) and “Yes it’s on my conscience, but I’m sure that I’ll survive” (‘On my Conscience’), paint a picture of love and everyday predicaments, without revealing too much about Currie himself. A perfect balance of mystery and radio friendly lyrics, the hook “I hate myself for loving you” lingers on for days after you’ve heard it. With a voice that flicks beautifully from one vocal register to the next (listen out for the falsetto on ‘Into a Pearl’ - it will give you chills!), Lower Reaches is a carefully crafted blend of easy listening melodies that leaves you waiting for more. If you are a fan of David Gray or the Stereophonics, Lower Reaches is definitely worth the listen. 8/10 SOH ||

Not unlike local legends Clinic, Outfit have managed to craft a sound that is both instantly discernible and difficult to define. Certainly there are glimpses of influences; the melodies underpinning brilliant opener ‘Nothing Big’ are distinctly Radiohead-esque, later tracks ‘Performance’ and ‘Spraypaint’ have the dark slinkiness of early Depeche Mode, and the quirkiness of Talking Heads is a touchstone throughout. Their sound is very 80s, but the muted dance club atmosphere would sit comfortably alongside the likes of contemporaries such as Hot Chip - albeit darker. Though the band have insisted in interviews that is a positive record - and certainly you could dance mindlessly to ‘House on Fire’ or ‘Two Islands’ - there’s is an undeniable melancholic mood, a slightly gothic veneer that permeates the record. Thoughtful pop, existential dance, electrified indie - whatever you want to call it, it’s a huge achievement. 8/10 JP ||

Chelsea Wolfe is what the music needs right now in this world of high street emo - a serious and talented musician exploring dark themes in a cathartic and beautiful way, without being cheap and sensationalist. God knows I need her right now - and if I was a brooding, literary, teenager still I daresay she might even be the Trent Reznor of my youth. 9/10 JP ||


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Jon Anderson, ex-frontman for Yes and Low Down fan, has one of the most unique and distinctive voices in music history. He was in Manchester recently for a solo gig at The Royal Exchange Theatre and Adam Coxon tracked him down for a chat... SO, THIS IS A JON ANDERSON SOLO SHOW. WHAT CAN THE FANS EXPECT? I’ll be doing songs that I wrote for ‘Yes’, there’s quite a lot of them when I start working on it. I started doing the solo show about six years ago and I found that there’s certain songs that I like to sing and they’re pretty easy. Basically, the songs for ‘Yes’ are very simple. It’s just me on guitar and I don’t play that well. It was the band that made them sound so beautiful and complicated sounding at times, because they were very talented musicians. It was me coming along with a very simple three chord song and they would make it into a ten minute symphony. Well, I would sort of help to guide them where I was dreaming the music to be. IT SEEMS IT WAS DEFINITELY YOUR VISION? Yeah, a lot of it. Well, it was a collective dream of making ‘Yes’ music. I always believed that first of all we were very fortunate to survive a year/two years as a band and then get success. That’s when you start to realize that you must work hard because success isn’t that easy to gain. So if you get a bit of success, you’d better work hard or else there’s no point in being in a band. That’s what happened. The harder we worked, the more liberal we became about music. We didn’t really want to concentrate on trying to be a ‘hit records’ band. We wanted to make albums or music which would make a great stage show. Like most bands, that’s where you start, on stage. You don’t start in the studio trying to make a hit record. It takes years to get to that point. That was my whole theory with the band.

DO YOU THINK THAT IT’S EASY TO LOSE DIRECTION OR TO LOSE FOCUS ON YOUR OWN SOUND WHEN YOU’RE CHASING A HIT RECORD? Gosh, yeah. It happened with the band three times and I left because of that. BECAUSE YOU COMPROMISE ON YOUR OWN IDENTITY? Well yeah, there becomes arguments in the band. Why are we making this a five minute song? Why don’t we just make it a three minute song? Or the record company really want us to do this kind of energy or let’s get this producer. Then you start thinking, the reason we were successful was because we did in-house creation. The initiation of the band is that, we do what we do on stage, not what we do on ‘Top of the Pops’.

did we do that? Well, why do you climb the mountain? Because it’s there! It was there available. It was really a very exciting time. SO IT’S OBVIOUS THAT YOU STILL HAVE THE SAME STRIVE AND MUSICAL PASSION THAT YOU’VE ALWAYS HAD? More, more! It’s limitless what you do. If you’re limitless in your imagination, the door is always open.

What we do on stage is more important than anything. What we create on stage is what we created in rehearsal. That was more real than trying to make a pop song for the radio. I want to be creative. I don’t want to be bossed around by a corporate energy that just want to make money out of you being able to sing, write songs and make music. It doesn’t appeal to many people to be like that.

ONE THING ABOUT ‘YES’ IS THAT YOU ALWAYS SEEMED TO BE THE FIRST BAND TO USE A PARTICULAR TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, OR WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN DEVELOPING A PARTICULAR TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY. I GUESS FOR YOU IT MUST BE FASCINATING TO BE CONNECTED TO MUSICIANS ALL OVER THE WORLD. Yeah, that’s it! I get some music sent to me pretty much everyday. I write songs everyday. When you’re a guitar player, I don’t play that well, so I’m always discovering new chords or new events. A new event means a new song pattern or a new idea for lyrical content. It’s a daily thing, like breathing. You write something and you write a lyric and you store it away, look at it 3 months later and think where the hell does that come from?

A lot of people want to be rock stars or whatever but that’s not something that inspired me. I thought the band was more about the evolvement of music or adventures in music.

You think, oh that’s really cool. I’m always writing a little song here and there, it’s part of my being. Music is for creation, not for money. You can make money out of it, you can survive, but that’s not what you do it for.

That’s why we went crazy and did ‘Close to the Edge’ or ‘Topographic Oceans’. I was thinking about ‘Gates of Delirium’ and I thought, why

A constant understanding and discovery of what music is and where does it come from and why does it affect us so much.


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WHAT ACTUALLY MADE YOU DECIDE TO MOVE TO AMERICA? WAS IT THE SUCCESS THAT ‘YES’ WERE HAVING OUT THERE? Not really. The band were making the second album after ‘90125’ which was ‘Big Generator’. Trevor Horn was the producer. When I went to work with the band on the album they said that they’d rather I wasn’t involved in the production and that I just come in at the end. So I went off and made an album with Vangelis. The finishing of ‘Big Generator’ was in L.A., so I went there and I thought, what am I doing in L.A. of all places? So I started studying a little bit about Native American culture. I was so inspired to learn more and more about that. I actually wanted to live in China for a while. I met this beautiful lady out there which changed my whole life. I fell in love, got

married and we’ve been together for 20 years. That’s what inspired me to live in America and I became an American Citizen two years ago. I thought, well I’m living here, paying taxes, I should be part of the dream. America is still discovering itself. With President Obama they’ve really started to discover themselves. THERE SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN A CONSTANT ASSOCIATION WITH RICK WAKEMAN, MUCH MORE THAN WITH THE OTHER GUYS FROM ‘YES’. IS THAT BECAUSE YOU FEEL THAT YOU’RE ON A SIMILAR WAVELENGTH? We respect each other, we love each other. He’s a very talented guy, it’s incredible. When he gets going on the keyboards or piano, it’s amazing to me. I think we have that similar respect for each other. We love silly things. We’re basically very ordinary people and we

like funny things. We like Monty Python, Benny Hill and Norman Wisdom. Rick got very ill in the late ‘70’s. I’d heard he was in hospital, he wasn’t in the band but I’d heard he was sick so I went to see him. He was a friend, he was someone that I connected with and he never forgot that. He’s good to be around. WOULD YOU RULE OUT A REUNION WITH ‘YES’? It’s gonna happen. I think the key thing will be if we get in the ‘Hall of Fame’. It will be fun. We used to joke about it. We’ll all be in wheelchairs and we’ll get in the ‘Hall of Fame’. For the extended version of this interview see thelowdownmagazine.com

MUSIC TALK WITHDAVE MONKS

I am writing this a day before it all kicks off in Sefton Park, for what looks like a brilliant weekend of music from a diverse mix of performers within the main weekend of the Liverpool International Music Festival. Music Curator Yaw Owusu told me on my programme that his aim is “… changing people’s perceptions of music festivals in the city”, and that he was “intrigued and excited to see how it all goes.” He added, “We wanted to be quite ambitious and bold about what we wanted to do but also stay authentic with the programming”.

Wave Machines

It baffles me why Wave Machines still remain off the national radar in a massive way, even after creating a large following locally and across Europe - particularly on the festival circuit. Their current album ‘Pollen’ is their second release on Neapolitan Records and another must-add to your local music collection.

Jetta

This girl is a big talent who performed this year during Liverpool Sound City and has since signed a record deal with Polydor. Jetta has also been writing with Pharrell Williams and has had her track ‘Start A Riot’ used within the soundtrack to the film ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’.

The Sundowners

This Wirral band represented the region on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury during the summer, and have since been supporting

James Skelly & The Intenders on their UK tour. It’s great to have them perform at the closing night event with their luscious harmonies and west coast-inspired tunes.

Louis Berry

We had Louis (pronounced ‘Louis’ like ‘chewy’ says producer Jon Withnall!) play his first gig/ session with us back in May. Since then, Louis has been getting lots of interest in his music and is another in this emerging line-up to keep a close ear and eye on. His tracks ‘Scotch Mist’ and ‘Prince of Thieves’ are regular features on the programme.

Amique

I booked this guy to play after hearing his voice on a live studio session. Amique, along with his band, trained with Sense of Sound in the early days, and you can hear from the first few lines he sings that he has something special. I’m looking forward to having some cool soul vibes at Leaf Bar.

Sense of Sound

Led by their Director Jennifer John, by the time this night comes around they will be exhausted as they are doing some exciting stuff throughout the month. Their agency, based at the Bluecoat, is the place to go for vocal training in the city. Their output includes rising stars Jetta, Esco Williams (who has recently signed a record deal) and Amique who all gained much experience from the choir. The plan for the evening is to have a few special one-off collaborations within the Sense of Sound set. Tune into BBC Introducing every Saturday night from 8pm on BBC Radio Merseyside on 95.8FM/DAB or online at www.bbc.co.uk/ liverpoolYou can also catch up or listen again for 7 days after broadcast using the www.bbc. co.uk/radiomerseyside See you at the Liverpool International Music Festival!


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BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND, AUGUST

It’s on a weekend like this that it’s frustrating that you can only be in one place at once. This being, of course, the first year of the Liverpool International Music Festival (replacing the Mathew St festival, RIP) with a whole host of new events happening around the city – more than one music enthusiast could possibly take in. Though barely scratching the surface of the breadth of entertainment options, the best mode of attack was to pick out the unmissables.

Friday kicked off the weekend of ‘wish I could have been there’ with an evening of classical music performed in Sefton Park by the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - although we weren’t present, we’d like to think our sincere wishes for those who were helped ensure that the rain held off. On Saturday, as our fantastic snapper Liz Phillips headed down to Pier Head for the poptastic ‘Turn Up The Radio’ event, our first stop was Sefton Park. We made a beeline for the ‘It’s Liverpool’ stage, curated by BBC presenter and our very own columnist Dave Monks. And what a great line up it is; we arrive to the delightfully dark strums of Liverpool-by-way-of-Ireland’s finest Nick Cave-ophiles; ClangBoomSteam. If you like your music served with neat whisky and a knowing wink you oughta check these boys out: an incongruous match to the sunny picnic scene perhaps, but it suited us just swell. The rock continued to roll with the old school Stones-ey posturing of The Dirty Rivers, a solid if slightly stock 5-piece. Now for Bird, a band who have impressed us in the past and who we were pleased to see were as engaging as ever in the light of day. Their name, the dark clothing, the flowing locks and ruby lips of frontwoman Adele and guitarist Sian; it all adds to an atmosphere that is captured beautifully in their darkly beautiful, ethereal and layered sound. It’s a reverie we’d happily dwell in, but we’re snapped back to

the present by a typically rousing set from everyone’s favourite electro-poppers the Tea Street Band. It’s a cockle-warming day of good music and happy vibes, but it’s not over yet. We hop over to the Baltic region to catch the sun setting over Summercamp, the 2-day festival happening in and around the Camp and Furnace. Though we’ve arrived too late to do justice to the various art-y workshops and goings on or attempt any review in earnest, we’re there in time to sample a few pints from the Liverpool Craft Beer Company, eat a freshly baked pizza, and have a wander. Sadly timing means that we see three bands on the main stage that don’t float our boat (Merchandise = overrated, Joy Formidable = overwrought, Mount Kimbie = meh) and when we venture into camp for Martha Wainwright it’s disappointingly difficult to hear her at the back for crowd chatter. On a positive note; Mugstar performing the soundtrack to an obscure, apocalyptic Singaporean short film is ambitious, epic and pretty amazing - a shame there weren’t more present to enjoy the crushing riffs, but we were sure happy we did. On Sunday, as photo goddess Liz Phillips snapped the ‘Party at the Pier’ event, we swallowed our sadness at missing the likes of slinky soul supremos All We Are and crazy techno jazzniks Dogshow playing for FREE

at Sefton Park, and donned our best for the Liverpool Music Awards. Not that an evening at the sumptuous St George’s Hall is anything to complain about. The second LMAs recognised talent both in music and it’s supporters - DJs Janice Long and Billy Butler received awards, as did Geoff Davies of Probe records, who managed to slip a subversive acceptance speech in below the radar. The live performances of the evening featured collaborations between nominated artists and covered a lot of ground - perhaps most successfully and surprisingly when the rock of Broken Men smashed with the reggae rhymes of KOF, making for a tightgrooved jam. Elsewhere singer-songwriters Rob Vincent and Anna Corcoran fused their strong voices, Bill Ryder-Jones joined the ever gorgeous Bird (yes, again!) and our covergirl and best female artist winner Natalie McCool dueted with Kirkdale youngster Dominic Dunn. For us, this marked the end of the weekend (yes, some of us have to work on bank holidays) but for many the party was in full swing. A different creature, no doubt, from the festival of yesteryear - and not without its issues - but given the quality of the acts we’d missed alone, we’ll be interested to watch as this evolves.


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JULESBUCKLEY

Jules Buckley is conductor for and co-founder of the Heritage Orchestra, an ensemble that pushes musical boundaries by exploring music such as jazz, hip-hop, rock and electronica. They’ve collaborated with people as diverse as John Cale, Tim Minchin and Jamie Cullum, and their latest project will tackle the music of Joy Division in an ambitious UK tour. Live_Transmission sees the orchestra team up with electronic music pioneer Scanner, visual artist Matt Watkins (Beat13) and ⅔ of noise rock band Three Trapped Tigers, for a Joy Division experience as you’ve never seen before. WHO CAME UP WITH THE INITIAL IDEA FOR THE LIVE_TRANSMISSION SHOW? The initial idea came from Laura Ducessci, producer of the Brighton Festival. She was on the beach one day chilling and all of a sudden there it was! WHAT WAS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO JOY DIVISION PREVIOUS TO THIS PROJECT? My relationship has been simply as a fan. I’ve always loved their music, and of course the aura around them because of Ian Curtis gave more intrigue growing up reading about the band and listening to their tunes. THE IDEA OF HERITAGE ORCHESTRA SEEMS TO VERY MUCH CHALLENGE THE TRADITIONAL IDEA OF WHAT AN ORCHESTRA IS. IS THAT PART OF THE GOAL? In some ways yes. Both Chris Wheeler and I were always kinda bored with the stereotypical formalities presented to the public in orchestral concerts, and we we wanted to do something a bit different. The hierarchical elements are not involved so much. Heritage is more a huge band rather than a top down ensemble of conductor/leader/orchestra etc.

HAS REINTERPRETING THE MUSIC OF IAN CURTIS THROWN UP ANY SPECIFIC CHALLENGES COMPARED TO OTHER PROJECTS YOU’VE WORKED ON? Well the challenges for Tom Trapp our arranger, Matt,Adam and John in the rhythm section and Scanner have been pretty large. The main challenge was to avoid a kind of soppy, weak interpretation and instead head for the visceral and downright heavy one.When you’re dealing with only a few often very simple riffs to translate and remix for a large ensemble requires a lot of imagination and hopefully a bit of taste. DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE JOY DIVISION SONG? For me it’s gotta be Transmission. Bloody love that tune. DO YOU THINK THIS SHOW HAS AN APPEAL TO PEOPLE WHO AREN’T NECESSARILY FAMILIAR OR FANS OF THE WORK OF JOY DIVISION? Absolutely. Part of our aim as heritage Orchestra is to reinterpret and offer up these musical installations to all comers. The more the merrier. HOW IMPORTANT ARE THE VISUAL ELEMENTS TO THIS PERFORMANCE? Well Matt Watkins has absolutely pulled out the stops for this one. He has created a deep, immersive experience. I feel the visuals really

work with the music and it will enhance the experience for the punters no end. THIS SHOW HAS BEEN PERFORMED IN BRIGHTON AND SYDNEY - CONSIDERING THE HISTORY OF THE BAND DO YOU THINK IT WILL HAVE PARTICULAR POIGNANCY IN THE NORTHWEST? We really hope so. I reckon it’s gonna draw out some serious reactions in the good folk, and hopefully people will feel a resonance in the performance. THE PHILHARMONIC IS A GREAT VENUE AND THIS SHOULD BE SOMETHING QUITE DIFFERENT. HAVE YOU PLAYED THERE BEFORE? Yeah we’ve played there with The Bays back in 2008 and it was a fantastic venue to play then and were really excited to be heading back. YOU’VE BEEN DESCRIBED AS BEING ‘PASSIONATE ABOUT VOLUME’. PRESUMABLY THIS SHOW WILL BE NO DIFFERENT?! Right. We’re gonna have it cranked right up. You can’t be doing the music of Joy Division any other way and The Phil really suits that style I feel. HOW WOULD YOU SUM UP THE SHOW IN ONE LINE? Full on mind melting musical gate crash special.


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JUSTINCURRIE

Sarah O’ Hara speaks to former Del Amitri frontman Justin Currie about his new solo album Lower Reaches, launching his own record label and working as a chef... YOU’VE BEEN WORKING IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRIES FOR OVER 30 YEARS, BOTH WITH DEL AMITRI AND AS A SOLO ARTIST. WHAT HAVE BEEN THE HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR CAREER SO FAR? Just staying alive I suppose! Making a living out of it as well, because I didn’t expect to still be doing this approaching 50 that’s for sure. I’m eternally grateful for that. I have very fond memories of the first time we [Del Amitri] toured Australia in 1990, especially Melbourne and Sydney, because we had such a fantastic time there. IF YOU HADN’T HAD BECOME A MUSICIAN, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE DOING NOW? I was a chef for a year and then I was a waiter for a bit. I guess I’d likely be doing that but I really don’t know. THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY MUSICIANS THAT HAVE HAILED FROM THE GLASGOW AREA AND BECOME SUCCESSFUL MAINSTREAM ARTISTS. WOULD YOU SAY THAT THE CITY AND ITS CULTURE HAD AN EFFECT ON THE MUSIC YOU PRODUCE? I suppose it must do, although it’s quite hard to define the city and its cultural influences. If I hear a band from Glasgow on the radio, I can usually tell that they’re from Glasgow. There’s something melodically in their sound or sometimes in their accents and the way the singer enunciates. Also, if a band from a city are really successful, they have a huge influence on the generations of bands that start from that city. In Glasgow our defining sound developed much later than in other cities, in the late 1970’s when bands like Orange Juice appeared and had a massive effect on everybody around them. WELL YOUR MUSIC HAS CERTAINLY MADE A LASTING IMPRESSION AROUND THE WORLD. MY MOTHER STILL KNOWS ALL THE WORDS TO SONGS LIKE ‘ ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW’ AND ‘NOTHING EVER HAPPENS’. When people come up to you, say hello and say that they love a song that you’ve written that’s always fabulous to hear. It’s kind of what it’s all about really. If you have communicated to somebody and someone

has found enjoyment and some meaning in what you are doing, then that’s just fantastic. YOUR THIRD SOLO ALBUM, LOWER REACHES, IS BEING RELEASED ON YOUR OWN LABEL ENDLESS SHIPWRECK. WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL’S NAME? ‘Endless Shipwreck’ was a quote in a passage of a book I read called 2666 by a Chilean Writer called Roberto Bilanio. It’s the best book I’ve ever read. I’d always had the title in my head as a potential album title but it’s a little too dramatic for an album title, too apocalyptic. I was just asked to come up with a name for my record label, and I’m just happy that I got to use it. SO THE ALBUM WAS WRITTEN ON THE ISLE OF SKYE AND IT WAS PRODUCED IN TEXAS. ONE OF THE SONGS, ‘I HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU’ HAS A COUNTRY & WESTERN SOUND. WAS THIS A RESULT OF PRODUCING THE ALBUM IN TEXAS? Yeah, well the demo of that song was very different. It was kind of FM rock. Mike McCarthy the producer didn’t really want to record that song, but I thought the album needed something with a soul feel and something lightweight, so I kind of talked him into it. They changed it quite a lot - they slowed it down and made it a lot more laid back. MY FAVOURITE TRACK ON THE ALBUM IS ‘EVERY SONG IS THE SAME’, WHICH IS QUITE CLEVER ON A NUMBER OF LEVELS LYRICALLY. I GOT THE IMPRESSION THAT IT WASN’T YOU TELLING PEOPLE HOW TO WRITE A SONG THOUGH... It’s rather impossible for me to explain what it’s about. It’s quite complicated but it’s a love song in a strange way, but no I’m not actually trying to teach anyone how to write a song. I wish I knew how to write a decent song myself! I really loved the song when I wrote it, because it’s one of those songs where I started with a lyric and then turned into a song. I was worried that it would be misinterpreted so I’m glad you’ve said that it’s not to be taken at face value.

ON YOUR WEBSITE THERE’S A QUOTATION AT THE TOP SAYING “PROUD TO PEDDLE MEDIOCRITY WITHOUT SHAME SINCE 1980”. IS THIS AN IRONIC STATEMENT CONSIDERING THE SUCCESS OF YOUR CAREER SO FAR? In the Glasgow early 1980’s Indie scene, there was always a culture of being sarcastically self-depricating, which I’ve found that very hard to shake. I can’t describe it apart from it being ironic; a way to approach self-promotion by being negative rather than positive. YOU’VE RECENTLY DUETTED WITH JIMMY WEBB ON HIS ALBUM OF DUETS, STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE. WHAT WAS THAT EXPERIENCE LIKE AND HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED? A guy called Frank Mullins who was working with Jimmy Webb, and who is a big fan of mine, played Jimmy a bunch of songs from my first solo album which Jimmy loved. Then he persuaded Jimmy to have me sing on his record. I sing on the second verse and harmony on the last chorus on our duet, and to get to talk to Jimmy on the phone in the first place was just fantastic. OTHER MUSICIANS DUETTING ON THE ALBUM ARE THE LIKES OF BRIAN WILSON AND KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, SO IT MUST BEEN A HUGE HONOUR... I don’t even know what I’m doing on there. I got the seal of approval from Jimmy so it’s just a massive honour, that’s the only way to put it really. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE YEAR AHEAD? I’m doing a small tour in September to promote the album. It’s a short tour, not nearly as long as I’d like it to be - I’d tour for most of the year if I could. IS THERE ANYWHERE YOU WOULD LOVE TO TOUR? I’d like to tour Europe. I’ve toured for a couple of weeks in Germany, opening for a Belgian pop band. I’ve also done bits and bobs in America but I’d love to tour over there more. Anywhere really because I just adore touring. SARAH O’ HARA ||


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What do The Tea Street Band, Ian McNabb, Ladytron’s Helen Marnie, Esco Williams and Silent Sleep have in common? All of them are Liverpool musicians who have released albums through PledgeMusic, thanks to the support of their fans. Oriol Bosch spoke to them to find out about their experiences good and bad, and to see if this is the way of the future. Putting out an album is not exactly a piece of cake, but it is doable even without the backing of a label or costing an arm and a leg: you only need a little help from your friends. All fans are potential pledgers, and as quite a few Liverpool artists have proven, involving fans in the making of albums is now a real option. By offering exclusive updates as well as pre-orders, signed vinyls, and even music video appearances (or in one case a worn bikini) on the direct-tofan platform, PledgeMusic is an interesting and effective way to get a record financed. Whether it’s a debut album or the 10th of your solo career, it’s not DIY anymore - it’s DIYwF and according to site founder Benji Rogers, 86% of Pledge campaigns reach or exceed their target by around 30%.

THE TEA STREET BAND

Debut album – 608 pledges. 106% of the goal Project launched: 19 February 2013 100% goal reached: 18 May 2013 The album is already completed, according to James Albertina: “We used Pledge as it is a unique way to raise the capital to create an album. Although we are signed to a small independent label (Jack to Phono) we knew they wouldn’t be able to give us any money, so we needed another avenue to help create the album and Pledge seemed the perfect format.” “We knew we had a great support base as our fans are very loyal indeed but we set ourselves a target of £10,000 and that scared the life out of me personally. It was touch and go for a while but as the word got out the target got reached with a few days to spare.” “It is a wonderful platform for bands that are unsigned or not known nationally or don’t have the monetary backing to make an album. It is a good barometer of how your fans regard you as an artist. I would recommend it to any artist big or small as big acts such as Cast have used it so it is not just for the little guys!”


HELEN MARNIE

Debut solo album - 1517 pledges. 250% of the goal Project launched: 16 September 2012 100% goal reached: 19 September 2012 Project released: 11 June 2013 “I had no label and my demos weren’t at the stage where I could play them to people. One day I just decided to go for it, in the hope that I could raise enough funds via pledge to make the record and pay the people I worked with.” “I don’t think it has been the easiest of processes. I felt quite a bit of pressure, especially when the project was dogged by delays. There was also the added pressure of expectation. Being a member of Ladytron and people pledging on my solo record for that very reason made me a little tense.” “If I was to make another Marnie record I wouldn’t use it again. Even though the process was interesting and fun at times with all the pledger interaction, I would prefer to know where I stand from the beginning. With Pledge you have to organise everything yourself, including budget. If you encounter problems along the way, as I did, then that impacts everything. Aside from that, Pledge also takes quite a hefty percentage and does not release all the funds until every single exclusive has been posted. Again, this can be problematic if you need the money you’ve raised upfront to get everything done and dusted. All in all, I really appreciate the support I got from fans through pledge, I’m glad I did it, but hopefully I won’t have to use it again.”

SILENT SLEEP

Debut album - 154 pledges, 121% of the goal Project launched: 11 September 2012 100% goal reached: 29 Oct 2012 Project released: 4 March 2012 Christopher McIntosh of Silent Sleep: “I used Pledge Music because I knew where I wanted to record my album (Whitewood Studios) and who I wanted to record it with (Robert Whiteley), and I knew that in order to make that happen I would need a certain amount of money and I didn’t have any money. I didn’t have a label either - the album only existed in my mind.” “The whole process was both nerve-wracking and satisfying. It was such good fun fulfilling all the pledges once it was all over and it was a great way to get in touch with people - some of the pledges came from all over the world.” “I would absolutely use it again, although I would say be absolutely sure you have the time and commitment to see the project through properly - it’s not something you can do half-arsed.”

ESCO WILLIAMS

Debut album - 264 pledges, 108% of goal Project launched: 8 February 2012 100% goal reached: 4 April 2012 Project released: 30 June 2012 “It’s not so simple to wish to record and release an album through a label. There are hoops you must jump through and milestones you must achieve or you must simply fit the criteria of a label. Then the music you create must fit the needs of the label for it to them be released. So at the time I thought, that’s a lot of data to crunch and I’m not sure what the outcome would be if I chased labels. Would I be signed and kept waiting on a promise? Or would I be well received and be allowed creative control? PledgeMusic offered a way to use my experience and the platform I had created to bypass all of the former and simply record and release.” “It was truly the most trying time of my creative life.” “I would be dubious to use it again, and also encouraged. I’m in a much better place to use the tool efficiently now. I have a team and better support. But the first time I used it I was unaware of the pitfalls that awaited me, the financial constraints, and how much you needed to have in place before even seeing any money.” “The main advantages of Pledge is access to the tools and it’s a great shop floor. It collects all the data you need to go direct to ‘consumer’ and keeps you in touch. So it’s a lot better for grassroots artists than being full-on DIY. But if you have a team around you, with business heads and whatnot, you could do it without it. What I’m saying is it’s a great option, but it’s harder than it appears.”


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DENIM&LEATHER

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It was Newcastle’s own Venom that coined the term ‘Black Metal’ and who, alongside a wave of bands in the 1980’s, helped build a foundation for the black metal sound that is known today. It’s strange then that British black metal is a thing relatively unheard of. Although most of the focus has remained on Norwegian bands since the rise of the movement through powerhouses like Immortal, Darkthrone and Mayhem, the rest of the world has been busy developing their own unique brand of black metal. Britain is no exception, as the last few years have seen a lot more recognition and exposure for those prominent in the UK scene. Here’s a few you should know about... Fen

Widely regarded as masters of their craft and leaders in the UK scene, Fen embody the modern sound of British Black Metal. Seamlessly blending aspects of black, post-rock and shoegaze, Fen touch upon anguish and draw from the austere in their writings. January this year saw the release of ‘Dustwalker’ on Code666 Records, their third album to date. Along with a 28 date tour of Europe with Agalloch, Fen are seriously on the rise and not slowing down anytime soon.

Winterfylleth

Formed in 2007 with the intention of honouring England’s vigorous ancestral heritage and rich national culture, Winterfylleth set a solidified mission statement ‘to bring awareness to England’s historical stories, folklore, landscapes and ancestral past’. Leading a new generation of British black metal, this Manchester born 4-piece conjure dispositions and emotions ranging from wicked and violent to melodic and inspiring; from blast beats and vicious vocals, to delicate harmonics and atmospheric chorus’. Last year saw

Winterfylleth’s third release, ‘The Threnody of Triumph’, launch them to new heights as they continue to develop their worldwide following. As atmospheric to listen to as they are to watch live, Winterfylleth are heading for the top of their respective genre and beyond.

Wodensthrone

Formed back in 2005, Sunderland’s Wodensthrone aim to pay homage to heathen black metal greats such as Enslaved, Moonsorrow and Primordial in their music. Using their own particular brand of thoughtprovoking scriptures, angry chants and ethereal backdrops, they worked hard across a series of well received splits before making their full debut release in 2009 on Bindrune Recordings to critical acclaim. 2011 saw them being taken on by Candlelight Records for a 3 album deal, and their latest offering, 2012’s ‘Curse’, shows them rapidly achieving the goals they set for themselves upon formation. The future is bright for Wodensthrone, but the melodies remain bleak. NICK MALONE ||

Album of the month Ranger Knights of Darkness Ektro After a string of brilliant demos Finnish speed metaller’s Ranger have teamed up with Ektro records to explode onto the scene with their ferocious fist pumping debut vinyl release. Full album review coming soon to the website.

Gig of the month Hecate Enthroned with Old Corpse Road, Xeres, Edenfall. 7th September, The Lomax, Liverpool, Door £7. Blackened death six-piece Hecate Enthroned return to their hometown to play The Lomax bringing with them Terrorizer magazine’s 2012 best newcomer’s Old Corpse Road as well as Xerxes and Edenfall both making their Liverpool debuts.


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Stress: it’s something we’ve all had to face at some point in our lives. Our resident health writer Seed Olayiwola looks at ways to manage stress this month. Physical exercise helps reduce mental health problems. We all experience stress daily, stemming from the challenges of life since it is our bodies physical response to the challenges that we face. Better awareness of when we are under stress determines how quickly we can manage it. Continued unmanaged stress can have severe consequences on our mental health. According to The Office of National Statistics Psychiatric Morbidity report, 2001; 1 in 4 British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any one year and 1 in 6 experiences this at any given time, with mixed anxiety and depression listed as the most common mental health disorder the UK. Symptoms and warning signs of stress: COGNITIVE SYMPTOMS – Memory problems – Inability to concentrate – Seeing only the negative – Anxious or racing thoughts – Constant worrying EMOTIONAL SYMPTOMS – Moodiness – Irritability or short temper – Agitation, inability to relax – Feeling overwhelmed – Sense of loneliness and isolation – Depression or general unhappiness PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS – Diarrhoea or constipation – Nausea, dizziness – Chest pain, rapid heartbeat – Loss of sex drive – Frequent colds

EMOTIONAL SYMPTOMS – Eating more or less – Sleeping too much or too little – Isolating yourself from others – Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities – Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax Adapted from: www.helpguide.org/mental/ stress_signs.htm If you experience or know of someone that experiences up to 2 or more these symptoms regularly please see your GP for a proper diagnosis, advice and support. MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE The positive psychological and physiological effects of physical exercise on mental health can be experienced immediately after an exercise session and can last for a few hours or up to a day. Below are some examples: PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS – Distraction: helping to distract the mind from unfavourable stimuli leading to improved mood during and after exercise – Self efficacy: physical exercise being a challenging activity engaging in it regularly might lead to increase mood and self confidence – Social Interaction: the social relationships and interactions inherent in physical activity play an important role in the benefit of exercise on mental health. PHYSIOLOGICAL BENEFITS – Monoamines: physical exercise leads to increased synaptic transmission of

monoamines which are said to function in the same manner as anti-depressive drugs – Endorphins: physical exercise leads to release of endogenous opioids (endorphins- “endogenous morphines”) said to be responsible for the sensation of calm and improved mood after physical exercise. Stress is a part of living and we need to make sure we are well equipped to manage the stresses that we will face so that we can better enjoy life.

TIP OF THE MONTH Here are my tips to maintain good mental health: 1. Always try to be positive, the glass is always half full. 2. Get your regular dose of physical exercise at least every other day. For a physical experience with a difference check out Urban Run taking place in Liverpool on the 6th of October. Register at www.urban-run.co.uk 3. Connect with people, talk to family, friends, and be social. Make good use of your support network 4. Avoid unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking; these can have a depressive effect on your mood and will not make things better. 5. Try meditation or yoga


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Lovelace If you’re not familiar with the story of Linda Lovelace you could be forgiven for being misled by the Boogie Nights-style branding of this film; however a sexy 70s romp this is not. Lovelace is in fact the story of one woman’s experience of abuse, domestic violence and exploitation. Linda Boreman (Lovelace is unsurprisingly a stage name) is famous as the star of Deep Throat , the most successful and mainstream porno of all time. Some time after its release she wrote a book called ‘Ordeal’, detailing her abusive marriage to manager (or rather pimp) Chuck Traynor and revealing the violent way she was forced into pornography against her will. The film takes an interesting two-tiered approach to telling the story - splitting the narrative almost exactly in the middle. The first half sets the scene; innocent suburban girl swaps repressive parental home for New York and marriage to barelycharming hustler Traynor, who orchestrates her rise to pornographic fame; an x-rated fairytale. The second half of the film fast-forwards to a point where Linda has divorced Traynor, released a tell-all book, and extricated herself from porn.

Going back from this point the film retraces the story of the first half from Linda’s perspective, showing what was happening behind closed doors. It’s a grim tale - and while the sexism and swindling of the industry is hardly surprising, the extent of her abuse is truly disturbing. It’s not a perfect film or necessarily even a great film (at times the artistic license gives it a madefor-TV feel), but the quality of the performances lift it some notches. Amanda Seyfried is magnetic and believable as the sweet and wide-eyed bombshell-next-door who finds herself the poster girl for fellatio, while Peter Sarsgaard is truly weasley as the deplorable Traynor. There are cameos from many familiar faces, but certainly the most surprising is a literally unrecognisable Sharon Stone as Linda’s acerbic mother.

As is often the case with biopics the tale is simplified, with shade and nuance flattened out, and perhaps for this reason the film doesn’t hit as hard as it could. Because the story is focused so hard on Linda as the victim, she doesn’t emerge as a fully rounded character - and indeed the filmmakers have chosen not to touch upon the many years she subsequently spent as a feminist anti-pornography activist. What it does do, however, is tell (or retell) a story that undoubtedly needs to be told, and does so in an engaging way. While at the time Deep Throat was widely celebrated as a symbol of sexual liberation, it will now be viewed as anything but. JENNIFER PERKIN ||


That Puppet Game Show

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Based upon the book of the same name by Cassandra Clare, you might be expecting this to be another addition to the growing number of supernatural novel adaptations. However, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is more than that. It’s sharp, sassy, witty and has a cast you could only dream of. Set amongst the big lights and busy streets of Brooklyn, artist Clary (Lily Collins) is constantly sketching a symbol with no idea of what it means. However when her mother suddenly disappears, Clary is drawn into a world hidden within Brooklyn where nightmares are real, demons lurk and nobody can be trusted... or can they? This might sound like an atypical fantasy plot, but this is a clever and carefully crafted piece of storytelling. Lily Collins is a magnificent choice for Clary, mixing streetwise young woman with everyday girl. Last seen in Snow White fantasy Mirror Mirror, Collins is a promising young actress who shines as the likeable Clary. However, the award for best pairing has to be characters Jace and Simon, played respectively by Sweeney Todd’s Jamie Campbell-Bower and Misfits actor Robert Sheehan. Simon is Clary’s best friend. Dry humoured and secretly courageous, his feelings for Clary are hidden until the appearance of mysterious shadow hunter Jace. Helping Clary to understand both her own destiny and find her mother, Simon is reluctant to leave the two alone. Cue hilarious banter about cars, hair colour and sleeping arrangements as this unlikely pairing prove to be one of the best duos I have seen in the long time. I could personally just watch a film about Jace and Simon on their own - they’re that good.

Puppets - you either love them, loathe them or in my case absolutely adore them. Generations have marvelled upon the magic of Jim Henson studios, from The Muppets and their many films, to Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock - but watch out Kermit the Frog, there’s some new puppets on the block that are taking Saturday night for themselves. Had it ever occurred to you how hilarious a team of singing puppet sausages is? No? Well as Jonathan Ross and Catherine Jenkins discovered, squeezing these sensational sausages was only the beginning of a bizarre and brilliant opening show. Throw in tests of strength (in which Ross and Jenkins, wearing full body suits of lights had to literally punch their own lights out), and puppet hosts including the lovable lazy armadillo Ian, and you have That Puppet Game Show. Just remember sausages cannot actually sing Proclaimers songs... or can they? In a twist on Saturday night gaming, That Puppet Game Show harks back to the days of the classic Muppets Show, with its behind the scenes action and bemused puppet audience. One puppet family remarked - “You know how programmes are supposed to inform, educate and entertain? Well which one is this?”, a witty nod to the BBC. Sheer genius.

With more twists and turns than a country lane, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is an absolute thrill from start to finish - highly recommended!

On a side note, it is incredible to see the legacy of Jim Henson living on. Son and executive producer Brian Henson should be commended for creating a fabulous family show that can be loved by all generations. With a different pair of celebrities taking on the games to win money for charity, you can only wonder what the puppets will have in store for them each week. But why wonder? Settle down on a saturday night and tune in - I certainly will be. The fun starts here puppet fans!

SARAH O’HARA ||

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Aside from humour running throughout the film, there’s a host of action sequences and epic battles (some set to dance music, which makes the battles even more epic). Of course in every fantasy film there has to be a villain, and who better than The Tudor’s Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Donning leather trousers, tattoos and a slick haircut, everybody loves a bad guy, and Rhys-Meyers’ Valentine is fabulous. Sly, seductive and mischievous, he reveals a secret that will leave you on the edge of your seat.


Orange Is the New Black Netflix’s new prison dramedy, from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, is one of this summer’s best shows. Following the ambitious and compelling House of Cards remake and the much-hyped Arrested Development reboot, internet streaming site Netflix successfully embraces original programming with Orange Is the New Black, a sharp and engaging comedy-drama. Based on Piper Kerman’s memoir of the same name, the series focuses on Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a 32-year-old city girl from Brooklyn who happens to be sentenced to 15 months in prison for her role in an international drug operation. So how did this cute blonde find herself about to check in a women’s federal prison? She carried a suitcase full of money a decade ago for her drug dealer girlfriend, but the twist is that her fiancé, the nice laid back Larry (American Pie’s Jason Biggs), doesn’t have a clue about her criminal and lesbian history. The ‘come-clean’ moments leads to some of the funniest moment, and indeed the whole first hour of the show is hilarious. It’s easy to empathize with Piper, thanks to Schilling’s brilliant performance as well as the show’s witty sense of humour: “Promise me you’re not watching ‘Mad Men’ without me”, she pleads Larry before being incarcerated. Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”) has crafted a complex and quite deep show using her personal style. It is not just about laughter and good acting, but also a fresh and interesting take on the prison genre. This isn’t a female version of HBO’s Oz nor a women’s cliches-fest. Orange Is the New Black is actually run by run by strong and wellnuanced female characters that share the same roof and lack of freedom, and the series excels in presenting them using both the present and flashback to reveal their backstories.

FILMMUSTSEESFOR SEPTEMBER Rush

All sports have legends, and Formula 1 has plenty of them. Directed by Ron Howard, Rush follows racing rivalry in a story based upon the life of Niki Lauder. Starring Chris Hemsworth, this biographical film is sure to please classic racing fans. Start your engines!

About Time Writer and Director Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Four Weddings and Funeral) brings another helping of rom-com brilliance to our screens in About Time. Tim (Domnhall Gleeson) learns from his father (Bill Nighy) that his family have the ability to time travel, and using this to his advantage, tries to win the heart of love interest Rachel McAdams...with consequences. Expect awkward moments and plenty of laughs as Curtis shows how one moment in time can make a difference to your future.

Justin and the Knights of Valour

Much more than the primary storyline (that is the relationship between Piper, her fiancé and her ex-girlfriend - That ‘70s Show’s Laura Prepon), the joy in this show is in taking this 13-episode comi-tragic journey as it comes – both its seriousness and absurdity – while meeting the inmates, and guards and finding out how the prison works.

Justin and The Knights of Valour is the latest addition to a year of animated fun! Titular character Justin sets out on a quest to retrieve his grandfather’s sword, unaware of the dangers that lurk around every corner. With a cast including Antonio Banderas and legendary actor Charles Dance, Medieval history has never been so fun!

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LOWDOWN ON BUSINESS

KLINKED

You know that scenario - you’re out in town, with your friends, but you haven’t made plans yet. You’re stood on the street corner, staring at each other blankly, saying “I dunno. What do you want to do?” This is where Klinked comes in. Klinked is a new app for Liverpool that tells you about deals, offers, and events happening in the city, in real time. A digital chalkboard, if you like. Kyle Corfield and Anthony Packwood, the two local lads behind the venture, tell us that the idea was borne out of reading a real life chalkboard, a day too late.

cafe. It can be connected to your Facebook and Twitter, and a rewards scheme means that even though it is free, you can potentially save money with it as well.

Kyle explains: “We were sat in Hannahs bar on Hardman street and we saw a sign for an acoustic band that were playing the night before and we were like ,‘why didn’t we know about that?’. Because we would have come.”

Both Kyle and Anthony worked in sales and marketing in America for a time, but liked the idea of owning their own business and as they say, ‘we came up with a cracking idea so we thought we’d give it a go’.

He goes on: “We thought - why isn’t there just a mobile platform that we can see while you’re out and about, what’s going on. Twitter kind of does that - but if you don’t know about the bar or restaurant, you don’t know to look it up in the first place! ’

They spent two months researching the market and amassed over 50 letters of intent from local businesses, before securing a spot on the LJMU enterprise program and receiving funding from Rock Star Youth. Both are LJMU graduates - Kyle in Geography and Engineering and Anthony in Sports Science - and have said that the assistance they’ve received has been invaluable.

Klinked is the app Kyle and Anthony created to fill that very gap - it tells you about current deals and events happening around you in real time; from a drinks special, to an impromptu acoustic gig, to a cake fresh out the oven in your favourite

Says Anthony: “The reason we’ve got to where we are so quickly is the resources in Liverpool, and the willingness of people. John Moores been

amazing. We went to them with our idea, and within 2 weeks of being with them we knew what direction we were going in, we knew how to get funding,and met with some quite senior people straight off the bat. They probably got it going 6 months ahead of where we thought.” Klinked launched officially at the end of August and have moved into their own office space, taking on 7 staff members. They’re hoping to rapidly increase their user base in the next 2 months, as well as the businesses connected, and if it takes off in Liverpool they will look at rolling it out to other cities. Another story of successful youth in the city, yes, but it hasn’t all been an easy ride. As Anthony says: “This was the steepest learning curve I’ve ever had in my life! I learned more in a year than I did in all of university.” klinked.co.uk


LIVERPOOL’S INTERNATIONAL ARTS VENUE

WHAT’S ON Autumn Season 2013

Full listings www.thecapstonetheatre.com

The Albion Band

Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts

Trembling Bells and Mike Heron

Instructions for a Better Life

Saturday 5th October, 7.30pm £14 (£11.50 concessions)

Tuesday 15th October, 7.30pm £14 (£11.50 concessions)

The Necks

Monday 7th October, 7.30pm £11.50 (£9.50 concessions)

Thursday 24th October, 7.30pm £11.50 (£9.50 concessions)

Much Ado About Nothing With Harry Meacher and Judi Bowker

Friday 1st November, 7.30pm £16.50 (£14 concessions)

BOX OFFICE 0844 8000 410

www.ticketquarter.co.uk

Thursday 14th November, 7.30pm £11.50 (£9.50 concessions)


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SUNDAY 1ST Music IIStillburst, Droves, Flat Back Four The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7.30pm, £3 OTD 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 IIThe Mike Jackson Trio Pistachio Restaurant & Bar, Lark Lane, 7pm IIThe Liverpool Shanty Kings Museum of Liverpool, 2pm and 3pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, traditional shanty singing in the atrium IIGospel Choir: Soulful Voices Alma De Cuba, 1.30-5pm, 0151 702 7394, plus great Sunday brunch IIJazz Con Fusion The Grapes, 9pm, 07950 828674, Live jazz with a Latin twist

Theatre & Dance IIPostman Pat Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 1pm, £13/ £11, 0151 666 0000, with songs, laughs and participation, must see show for 3-6 year

Comedy IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £5, 0777 211 2344

Arts

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

IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, 10am-5pm, display of four pleasure and leisure craft that people have used locally to enjoy being out on the water

IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, Sun-Fri: 12pm-6pm, Sat: 11am-6pm, 01517074444, Art and politics collide, selection of provocative international artists tackle

IIDouble Take: Portraits from The Keith Medley Archive Walker Art Gallery, 10am-5pm, features high street studio portraits of Merseysiders in the 1960s

III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, Queen Ave, 12-6pm, 08450176660, New Drawings by Jazamin Sinclair

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

IILIMF Art Gallery Albert Dock, artwork, photography, floral art, sculpture, acoustic and spoken word performances

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

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

MONDAY 2ND

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

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

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 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

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’

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

IIFace to face with the statues of the great hall The Great Hall, 10am5pm, admission £1, 0151 225 6911

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

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

Other Events

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

IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-6pm, 0151 702 5324, eight North West-based artists, incl literary contributions and interventions from artist and writer Jack Welsh

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 IILIMF: Sing and Dance Museum of Liverpool, Little Liverpool Gallery, 11-11.30am, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, exciting range of musical instruments on offer for very young children IIBengali Story Scrolls World Museum Liverpool, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4393, a traditional way of telling stories in West Bengal in India

Sports & Leisure IILiverpool vs Man United 1.30pm

IIEverton Ladies vs Chelsea Ladies Arriva Stadium, College Road, Crosby, 2pm, Tickets at the gates: Adults £5, Children/ over-65s, £2.50, Adult and child £6, Two adults and one child £10

IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIToys for Boys Old Christ Church, Waterloo, 10am-4pm, £2/ Free under 5s, 0151 428 5618, model railways, scalextrics, meccano, model boats & planes, vintage cars and more IITelling Local Tales World Museum Liverpool, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4393, Eleanor Rees will be in the Telling Tales exhibition collecting your local tales IIVintage Fair Kazimier Gardens, 11am-6pm IIEllesmere Port Greyhound Festival Ellesmere Port Greyhound Stadium, 12.30-10pm, £5, large family friendly fun day

Music

IIIan Prowse The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 8pm, 0152 236 9091 IILiverpool Acoustic Sound Food And Drink, Duke St, 9pm, 0151 707 6363, open mic night

Theatre & Dance IIThe Sunshine Boys Epstein Theatre, 7.30pm, Tickets from £15, 0844 888 4411, centres on a onetime vaudevillian double-act IICabaret Liverpool Empire Theatre, 7.30pm, £17.90-£48.90, 0844 871 3017, deals with adult themes, with internationally celebrated singer/ songwriter Will Young

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


51 IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, 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 Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details

Family IIMiss Giggles Entertains Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 2pm, £2, 0151 666 0000, with puppets, magic, music, singing and dancing

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, Strength and Cardio

Other Events IIJonny Bongo’s Monday Night Quiz The Shipping Forecast, In The Bar, 8pm, £1, 0151 709 6901

TUESDAY 3RD Music IIJon Keats, Paul Jones, 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 IIBlue Magnolia Jazz Band British Legion Club, Rose Lane, 8.45pm, 0151 724 5753 IIOut Of The Bedroom: Acoustic Open Mic Night Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 8.30pm, 0151 707 7747, with Johnny Sands IIDinosaur Jr East Village Arts Club, Seel Street, 7pm, £20, 0844 847 2472, alternative Rock 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 IIParrJazz: CUSP Studio 2, Parr Street, 8.30pm, £3 on door/ FREE Students (NUS), 0151 707 3727, Jazz and open jam session IIOceanis, Reperium, Memories, Damp Old Man, Sectioned The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7.30pm, £3 OTD

Theatre & Dance IILennon The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £17-£27, 0870 787 1866, follows Lennon’s life from Woolton Church Fete to New York IIThe Sunshine Boys Epstein Theatre, 7.30pm, Tickets from £15, 0844 888 4411, centres on a onetime vaudevillian double-act IICabaret Liverpool Empire Theatre, 7.30pm, £17.90-£48.90, 0844 871 3017, deals with adult themes, with internationally celebrated singer/ songwriter Will Young

Comedy

IIAll Together Now Museum of Liverpool, 1.30-2.30pm, collect a free ticket from the info desk on the day, 0151 478 4545, sing to Liverpool songs, or borrow our instruments and play (or shake!) along

IIStand Up The Musical Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £23-£25, 0151 666 0000, Darren Day, Billy Pearce and Dean Sullivan

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

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

Arts

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 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 IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details

Family IILIMF: Sing and Dance Museum of Liverpool, Little Liverpool Gallery, 1111.30am, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, exciting range of musical instruments on offer for very young children 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

IIElectrified Yoga Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 6.30pm, £8, 0151 707 7747, a DJ weaves songs together, creating a larger experience

Other Events IIJake Mills Quiz Night House, Bold Street, 8.30pm, 0151 709 7141 IIPortfolio NW exhibition talk with Hannah Wooll The Bluecoat, School Lane, 6-7pm, 0151 702 5324, with the Bluecoat’s exhibition curator Sara-Jayne Parsons IILife Drawing with Roy Munday The Bluecoat, School Lane, 6.459.30pm, £90 for 5 classes, 0151 702 5324, develop your life drawing skills using various media, suitable for all levels IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

WEDNESDAY 4TH Music IIPete Wade’s Acoustic Open Mic Night Gallaghers Pub and Barbers, Birkenhead, Wirral, 7.30pm, 0151 649 9095 IIPaul Jones, Jon Keats, Steve Howard, Nowhere Boys, 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 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 IIPlaza Concert: Dave Antrobus Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 12.30pm, 0151 666 0000, piano IIEliza And The Bear The Shipping Forecast, 8pm, £5, 0151 709 6901

Theatre & Dance IILennon The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £17-£27, 0870 787 1866, follows Lennon’s life from Woolton Church Fete to New York


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IIThe Sunshine Boys Epstein Theatre, 7.30pm, Tickets from £15, 0844 888 4411, centres on a onetime vaudevillian double-act IIWest End Night Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £12, 0151 666 0000, most popular musical theatre music of the last 50 years IICabaret Liverpool Empire Theatre, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £17.90-£48.90, 0844 871 3017, deals with adult themes, with internationally celebrated singer/songwriter Will Young IIGrease The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £15/ £13 Concs, 0151 907 8360, rock & roll musical

Comedy IIVariety 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 IIStand Up The Musical Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £23-£25, 0151 666 0000, Darren Day, Billy Pearce and Dean Sullivan IIThe Laughter Factor The Slaughter House, Fenwick St, 8pm, £5 Comedy Seated Ticket/ £3 Concs, 0151 227 5946

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 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

IIEels O2 Academy Liverpool, doors 7pm, £26.43 adv, 0844 477 2000

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

IINowhere Boys, Jon Keats, Paul Jones, 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 IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details

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

Other Events 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, tours from 7pm, £10 adults/ £8 children, 0151 287 4798, see characters from the past appear IIAlive: In The Face of Death Walker Art Gallery, 1-2pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4171, talk IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IISoundtrack at the Garden The Garden at FACT, 7.30pm, 0151 707 7747, Film and Music - the wedding of the century IIThe Pub Quiz Sound Food And Drink, Duke St, 8pm, 0151 707 6363, followed by Punk Rock Bingo

THURSDAY 5TH Music IIMusica en Vivo Alma De Cuba, 10.30pm, 0151 702 7394, spontaneous, high energy night with great live music

IIMadison plus Tony Mac The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 7pm, 0152 236 9091 IIJam Night Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead IICup Of Tea The Lomax, Cumberland St, 8.30pm, open mic IIJam Night Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead IISlap Your Mammy with White Blacula Sound Food And Drink, Duke St, 9pm, 0151 707 6363 IICarrie Rodriguez Grateful Fred’s, Formby British Legion, Whitehouse Lane, doors 8pm/ start 8.15pm, £8, 0797 077 4618 IIOpen Mic Night Saughall Pub, Wirral, 8pm, 01516772854 IISpeakeasy Bootleg Band The Grapes, 9.30pm, 07950 828674

Theatre & Dance IILennon The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £17-£27, 0870 787 1866, follows Lennon’s life from Woolton Church Fete to New York IIThe Sunshine Boys Epstein Theatre, 2pm & 7.30pm, Tickets from £15, 0844 888 4411, centres on a one-time vaudevillian doubleact

IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Paul Pirie, Compere: Jonathon Mayor, Supporting: Andy Askins, Kev Shevlin IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 5.30pm/ start 8.30pm, £5, 0777 211 2344, MC Sam Harland introduces Liam Bolton, Tony Carroll & Dave Twentyman

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 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

IIWest End Night Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £12, 0151 666 0000, most popular musical theatre music of the last 50 years

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

IICabaret Liverpool Empire Theatre, 7.30pm, £17.90-£48.90, 0844 871 3017, deals with adult themes, with internationally celebrated singer/ songwriter Will Young

IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details

IIGrease The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £15/ £13 Concs, 0151 907 8360, rock & roll musical

Comedy IIStand Up The Musical Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £23-£25, 0151 666 0000, Darren Day, Billy Pearce and Dean Sullivan

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

IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IILIMF Art Gallery Albert Dock, artwork, photography, floral art, sculpture, acoustic and spoken word performances

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53 Family IILIMF: Sing and Dance Museum of Liverpool, Little Liverpool Gallery, 11-11.30am, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, exciting range of musical instruments on offer for very young children

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 IIActive Women’s Running & Walking Group Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6pm, 07545200316 IIBetfred Sprint Cup Festival Haydock Park Racecourse, St Helens, Gate open 12pm/ start 2pm, £11.70-£202.80, 01942 402624

Other Events IILate Night Vintage The Shipping Forecast, 5.30-9.30pm, 0151 709 6901 IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers IITwilight Tower Tour Liverpool Cathedral, 5.30pm-9pm, £5/ £4 Concs, 0151 702 7255, with access to bells IIDying Matters Walker Art Gallery, 2-3.30pm, pre-booking is essential, 0151 478 4171, discussion exploring the powerful issues raised by Rankin’s exhibition, Alive in the Face of Death IITalk: Spotlight on The Beatles Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, a focus on The Beatles collection IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIJelly Liverpool Leaf Cafe, Bold St, first floor, 9am-5pm, 0151 707 7747, casual all day work IIPros & Coms Vinyl Bar, Lark Lane, 7pm, 0151 726 0160, mix of Comedy, Poetry and Live Music

FRIDAY 6TH Music IIRonny Hughes, Jon Keats, Tony Mac, Mark Kenny, The Rockits The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE till 8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091 IICavern Bands 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 IIAJ Brown St. Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, £16/ £14 Concs, 01744 756 000, UK’s next Michael Bublé, singer/ songwriter/ saxophonist IICanton RFC Male Voice Choir Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 1.30pm, 0151 702 7255, Choir from Leckwith, Cardiff, South Wales IIMotown Special The Green Room, doors 6.30pm/ start 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866, plus special guests IIThunderground O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 7pm, £7.05 adv, 0844 477 2000, hard rock IINine Lives Stamps Wine Bar, Liverpool Road, Crosby, 9pm, 0151 286 2662, rock/pop/inde covers band IINik Turner’s Space Ritual The Citadel, St. Helens, doors 7.30pm, £12, 01744 735436, rocky/ jazzy/ dancey/ science/ fictional/ fantasy/ spiritual music IIBlues Launch: Kyla Brox Studio 2, Parr Street, doors 7pm/ start 9.30pm, £5 or book a table for dining and free admission, 0151 707 3727, blues and soul singer IIKahuna, White Elephant, The Reveres The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7.30pm IISugarmen plus support The Zanzibar, Seel St, 7.30pm, £5 IIGary Murphy Saughall Pub, Wirral, 9pm, 01516772854, guitarist

IIThe Sunshine Boys Epstein Theatre, 7.30pm, Tickets from £15, 0844 888 4411, centres on a onetime vaudevillian double-act IICabaret Liverpool Empire Theatre, 7.30pm, £17.90-£48.90, 0844 871 3017, deals with adult themes, with internationally celebrated singer/ songwriter Will Young IIGrease The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £15/ £13 Concs, 0151 907 8360, rock & roll musical IISweets For My Sweet The Lantern Theatre, Blundell St, 7.30pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0151 703 0000, a romantic comedy set in a 1970’s Liverpool Sweet Factory

Comedy IIStand Up The Musical Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £23-£25, 0151 666 0000, Darren Day, Billy Pearce and Dean Sullivan IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6pm, £15£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Paul Pirie, Compere: Jonathon Mayor, Supporting: Andy Askins, Lloyd Griffith 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 Neil McFarlane, Davey Ash & Caimh McDonnell IIRob Rouse plus guests The Slaughter House, Fenwick St, 8pm, £15 Comedy Seated Ticket, Meal Deal Options from £26, 0151 227 5946, MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Rob Rouse along with Tom Wrigglesworth and Steve Harris

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

IITigercub The Shipping Forecast, 8pm, £5, 0151 709 6901

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

IIKazimier Garden Gathering Kazimier Gardens, 6pm, £5, with Jonas Alaska

IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963

Theatre & Dance IILennon The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £17-£27, 0870 787 1866, follows Lennon’s life from Woolton Church Fete to New York

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

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 IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IITim Hetherington: You Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, Mann Island, 10.30am-5.30pm, 0151 236 6768, tribute to the work of Liverpool-born photojournalist Tim Hetherington (1970-2011) in an exhibition of photography and film work IILIMF Art Gallery Albert Dock, artwork, photography, floral art, sculpture, acoustic and spoken word performances

Sports & Leisure IIBetfred Sprint Cup Festival Haydock Park Racecourse, St Helens, Gate open 12pm/ start 2pm, £11.70-£202.80, 01942 402624

Other Events IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 8pm & 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers IIBill Shankly’s Centenary Sportsman’s Dinner Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 7pm for 7.30pm, £35,0151 529 2640, as a tribute to the great man, John Keith, LFC author will be joined by Ian Callaghan IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org,

TO ADVERTISE HERE CONTACT LOWDOWN ON 0151 538 5224


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SATURDAY 7TH Music 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, Tom Mactie, The Cave Dwellers The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE till 8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091 IIRonny Hughes, The Amazing Kappa Band, Jay Murray The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, live music from 2.30pm, 0152 236 9091 IIJulie-Ann Carr Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 4pm, 0151 702 7255, Summer Recital IIMotown Special The Green Room, doors 6.30pm/ start 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866, plus special guests IIArcane Addiction O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 7pm, £7.05 adv, 0844 477 2000, metal IIBad Brown Acid Stamps Wine Bar, Liverpool Road, Crosby, 9pm, 0151 286 2662, Rock Covers IIGary Murphy The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 2pm, £2 OTD, 0151 236 9091, solo acoustic artist IIJazz Launch: Doreen Edwards Studio 2, Parr Street, doors 7pm/ start 9.30pm, £5 or book a table for dining and free admission, 0151 707 3727, vocalist IIHecate Enthroned, Old Corpse Road, Xerxes, Edenfall The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7.30pm IICaro Emerald The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £19.50-£45, 0151 709 3789, big band jazz, swing and pop IIBlack Jackals, The Protagonists, Warehouse Riots, Dead Souls, Lois Warrington The Zanzibar, Seel St, 7.30pm, £5 IIHoundmouth The Shipping Forecast, 0151 709 6901 IISpeakeasy Bootleg Band Kazimier Gardens, 9pm

Theatre & Dance IILennon The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 2pm & 8pm, £17-£27, 0870 787 1866, follows Lennon’s life from Woolton Church Fete to New York

IIThe Sunshine Boys Epstein Theatre, 7.30pm, Tickets from £15, 0844 888 4411, centres on a onetime vaudevillian double-act IICabaret Liverpool Empire Theatre, 2.30pm& 7.30pm, £17.90-£48.90, 0844 871 3017, deals with adult themes, with internationally celebrated singer/songwriter Will Young IIGrease The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £15/ £13 Concs, 0151 907 8360, rock & roll musical IISweets For My Sweet The Lantern Theatre, Blundell St, 7.30pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0151 703 0000, a romantic comedy set in a 1970’s Liverpool Sweet Factory

Comedy

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 IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 1st for details

IIStand Up The Musical Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 2.30pm (Matinee) & 7.30pm, £23£25, 0151 666 0000, Darren Day, Billy Pearce and Dean Sullivan

IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details

IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6pm, £15£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Paul Pirie, Compere: Jonathon Mayor, Supporting: Andy Askins, Lloyd Griffith

IILIMF Art Gallery Albert Dock, artwork, photography, floral art, sculpture, acoustic and spoken word performances

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 Lloyd Griffith, Neil McFarlane & Caimh McDonnell IITom Wrigglesworth 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 Tom Wrigglesworth along with Steve Harris and Rob Rouse

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

IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 1st for details

IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details

Family IIOpen Day The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 12-6pm, 0844 873 2888, stalls, performances, lighting demonstrations, music, workshops and much more IIFamily Art Club Walker Art Gallery, 11am & 2pm, pre-booking is essential, 0151 478 4171, interactive workshop IIThe Bee’s Knees Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, get busy and buzzy with bee related crafts 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 IIAnimal Masks World Museum Liverpool, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4393, make your own animal mask

Sports & Leisure IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10am, 01772 298527

IIBetfred Sprint Cup Festival Haydock Park Racecourse, St Helens, Gate open 12pm/ start 2pm, £11.70-£202.80, 01942 402624 IIOlympian MMA Championships OMMAC Liverpool Olympia, West Derby Road, 5pm-10.30pm, £25-£45 IICapoeira Club International Slavery Museum, Anthony Walker Education Centre 2pm-4pm, 0151 478 4456, improves fitness, flexibility, strength and self defence

Other Events IIFlorrie Market The Florrie, Mill St, 10am-3pm, 0151 728 2323, beauty products, delicious cakes, general bric a brac, books and second hand goods IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 8pm & 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers 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 IITmesis Theatre Weekend Workshop The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-4pm, Earlybird £60/ £50, Full price £70/ £60, 0151 702 5324, focus on freeing the expressive body, animal instincts, body control, partner work and improvisation IILiverpool Irish The Bluecoat, School Lane, 2-3pm, 0151 702 5324, bring in old family photos to start to build an archive of Liverpool’s Irish community IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IISound Of Salvation Record Fair and Vinyl Day Sound Food And Drink, Duke St, 12-5pm, 0151 707 6363 IILiverpool Food & Drink Festival Sefton Park, 10.30am, day £5 adv/ £6.50 OTD/ weekend £9, more than 160 talented local chefs and producers IIThe Little Vintage Fair La Barbacoa, Waterloo, 11am-4pm, clothing, accessories, homeware & jewellery


55 SUNDAY 8TH Music 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 IIWirral Schools Concert Band Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £10/ £5, 0151 666 0000, 30 Year Celebration Concert IIGospel Choir: Soulful Voices Alma De Cuba, 1.30-5pm, 0151 702 7394, plus great Sunday brunch IIHogan’s Goat Stamps Wine Bar, Liverpool Road, Crosby, 6pm, 0151 286 2662, Irish music IIJazz Con Fusion The Grapes, 9pm, 07950 828674, Live jazz with a Latin twist IIThe Manouchetones Studio 2, Parr Street, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, 0151 707 3727, Gypse Jazz Trio IIAcoustic Recovery The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7pm, mix of open mic and guest slots IIOpen Mic UK The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, 8pm, £10, 0151 709 7050, singing contest

Comedy IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £3/ £1.5 NUS, 0777 211 2344

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 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 IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IITelling Tales World Museum Liverpool, see 1st for details IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details IILIMF Art Gallery Albert Dock, artwork, photography, floral art, sculpture, acoustic and spoken word performances

Family IIFamily Art Club Walker Art Gallery, 11am & 2pm, pre-booking is essential, 0151 478 4171, interactive workshop IIThe Bee’s Knees Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, get busy and buzzy with bee related crafts IILIMF: Sing and Dance Museum of Liverpool, Little Liverpool Gallery, 11-11.30am, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, exciting range of musical instruments on offer for very young children IIAnimal Masks World Museum Liverpool, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4393, make your own animal mask

Other Events IITmesis Theatre Weekend Workshop The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-4pm, Earlybird £60/ £50, Full price £70/ £60, 0151 702 5324, focus on freeing the expressive body, animal instincts, body control, partner work and improvisation IIPillbox Vintage amongst the Palms Sefton Park Palm House, 12-6pm, 0151 726 9304

IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IILife Drawing Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 7-10pm, £9 OTD, 0151 707 7747 IIBaltic Art & Craft Fair Camp and Furnace, Greenland St, 12-5pm, 0151 227 5946 IILiverpool Food & Drink Festival Sefton Park, 10.30am, day £5 adv/ £6.50 OTD/ weekend £9, more than 160 talented local chefs and producers

MONDAY 9TH Music IIBabyshambles O2 Academy Liverpool, doors 7pm, £25.87 adv, 0844 477 2000, indie rock IISteve Howard, Jon Keats, Nowhere Boys, 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 IIThe Hoax The Citadel, St. Helens, doors 7.30pm, £14, 01744 735436, blues IIRLPO: A Night at the Musicals The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £30-£65, 0151 709 3789 IILiverpool Acoustic Sound Food And Drink, Duke St, 9pm, 0151 707 6363, open mic night

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 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 IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details

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, Strength and Cardio

Other Events IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIThe Garden’s Wine Tasting The Garden at FACT, 7.30pm, £12.95, booking required, 0151 707 7747 IIUrban Craft Collective’s Knitting Club Leaf Cafe, Bold St, ground floor, 7pm-9pm, 0151 707 7747 IIJonny Bongo’s Monday Night Quiz The Shipping Forecast, In The Bar, 8pm, £1, 0151 709 6901

TUESDAY 10TH Music IIJon Keats, Paul Jones, 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: Zoe Chiotis Studio 2, Parr Street, 8.30pm, £3 on door/ FREE Students (NUS), 0151 707 3727, Jazz and open jam session, vocalist


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IIThe Sea Gypsies, Signed In Crimson, Enter The Lexicon The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7.30pm IIOut Of The Bedroom: Acoustic Open Mic Night Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 8.30pm, 0151 707 7747, with Johnny Sands IIBlue Magnolia Jazz Band British Legion Club, Rose Lane, 8.45pm, 0151 724 5753

Theatre & Dance IILennon The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £17-£27, 0870 787 1866, follows Lennon’s life from Woolton Church Fete to New York IIBon Voyage Epstein Theatre, doors 6.30pm/ start 7.30pm, £10, 0844 888 4411, putting the fun back in funeral

Comedy IIRobin Ince The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 8pm, £14/ £12 Concs, 0844 873 2888

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 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 IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 1st for details

IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details

Family IILIMF: Sing and Dance Museum of Liverpool, Little Liverpool Gallery, 11-11.30am, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, exciting range of musical instruments on offer for very young children 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 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 IIJake Mills Quiz Night House, Bold Street, 8.30pm, 0151 709 7141 IIIn Conversation with Lynda La Plante St George’s Hall, Concert Hall, doors 6.30pm/ start 7.30pm, £25, 0151 225 6911, novel Wrongful Death IIPhilosophy in Pubs The Bluecoat, School Lane, 1pm-2.30pm, drop in event, 0151 702 5324, resident philosophers debate the important questions IILife Drawing with Roy Munday The Bluecoat, School Lane, 6.459.30pm, £90 for 5 classes, 0151 702 5324, develop your life drawing skills using various media, suitable for all levels IIVictorian Tea Dance Sefton Park Palm House, 1-4pm, £5, 0151 726 9304, with Neil Allcock

IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IILeaf Tea Tasting Leaf Cafe, Bold St, first floor, 7pm, £8.95, booking required, 0151 707 7747

WEDNESDAY 11TH Music IIPete Wade’s Acoustic Open Mic Night Gallaghers Pub and Barbers, Birkenhead, Wirral, 7.30pm, 0151 649 9095 IIPlaza Concert: Mike Wardzinski Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 12.30pm, 0151 666 0000, piano IIThe Gathering The Bluecoat, School Lane, 7.30pm-9.30pm, 0151 702 5324, a monthly space for musicians to meet and improvise together IIGospeltronic House, Bold Street, 8pm, 0151 709 7141, exploring avenues of electronica IIRevolution O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 11pm, £3.55 adv, 0844 477 2000, Pop, Punk, Metal, Hardcore IIPaul Jones, Jon Keats, Steve Howard, Nowhere Boys, 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 IIPiano Night Studio 2, Parr Street, doors 7pm/ start 8.30pm, 0151 707 3727 IIExit International vs Castrovalva ft Enamel Animal The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7.30pm, £5 OTD IIRLPO: Bach at Lunchtime The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 1pm, £25, 0151 709 3789, bass-baritone 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 IICastrovalva plus Exit International The Shipping Forecast, 8pm, 0151 709 6901

Theatre & Dance IILennon The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £17-£27, 0870 787 1866, follows Lennon’s life from Woolton Church Fete to New York IIDead Reckoning Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, 7.30pm, £8, 0151 643 8757, a gripping psychological thriller IIThe Unthinkable Mystery Of The Indigo Star The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 8pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, a dead body, a missing jewel and a mysterious note in a Paris apartment IIBon Voyage Epstein Theatre, doors 6.30pm/ start 7.30pm, £15/ £12.50, 0844 888 4411, putting the fun back in funeral

Comedy IIVariety 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 IIJason Manford Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 8pm, £25, 0151 666 0000, comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter

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 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

TO ADVERTISE HERE CONTACT LOWDOWN ON 0151 538 5224


57 IIChagall: Modern Master Tate Liverpool, see 1st for details IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th 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, Strength and Tone

Other Events IITalking Poetry The Bluecoat, School Lane, 6-8pm, ticket required, 0151 702 5324, listen to and discuss recordings from the great poetic voices 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 IITour: Burne-Jones Drawings Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Wirral, 2-3pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4136, join Sandra Penketh for a tour of our temporary exhibition IIA Stitch in Time Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Wirral, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4136, The Wirral Embroiderers’ Guild will demonstrate their textile artwork

IISoundtrack at the Garden The Garden at FACT, 7.30pm, 0151 707 7747, Film and Music - the wedding of the century

IIA Vision of Elvis Liverpool Empire Theatre, 7.30pm, £21.90, 0844 871 3017, celebrates the music of Elvis Presley

IIThe Pub Quiz Sound Food And Drink, Duke St, 8pm, 0151 707 6363, followed by Punk Rock Bingo

IIBilly and Wally’s Big Variety Show The Brindley, Runcorn, 7pm, £16.50, 0151 907 8360, superb performance features all the Stylistics big hits

IISpeed Dating The Panamerican Club, 7.30pm, £18.99, 0151 709 1156, ages 26-38

THURSDAY 12TH Music IIJon Gomm Leaf Cafe, Bold St, doors 8pm, £10, 0151 709 9820, singer songwriter, guitar virtuoso and Youtube viral sensation IIMusica en Vivo Alma De Cuba, 10.30pm, 0151 702 7394, spontaneous, high energy night with great live music IIAlbert Lee and Hogan’s Heroes Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 8pm, £20, 0151 666 0000, one of the worlds finest guitar-players IICatrin Finch St George’s Hall, Concert Hall, doors 6.30pm/ start 7.30pm, £25, 0151 225 6903, Harpist IIMantis The Capstone Theatre, 8pm & 9pm, £11.50/ £8.50 Concs, 0844 8000 410, concerts of electro acoustic music featuring composers IINowhere Boys, Jon Keats, Paul Jones, 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 IIBe Gabriel Studio 2, Parr Street, doors 8pm, £10, 0151 707 3727, Peter Gabriel Tribute IICup Of Tea The Lomax, Cumberland St, 8.30pm, open mic

IITour: Liverpool Sound Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, explore the history of Liverpool music

IIJam Night Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead

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

IILennon The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £17-£27, 0870 787 1866, follows Lennon’s life from Woolton Church Fete to New York

IISpotify Wednesday Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 8pm, 0151 707 7747, Enabling the sharing, creating and modifying of each other’s playlists

IIDead Reckoning Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, 7.30pm, £8, 0151 643 8757, a gripping psychological thriller

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IIThe Unthinkable Mystery Of The Indigo Star The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 8pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, a dead body, a missing jewel and a mysterious note in a Paris apartment IIBon Voyage Epstein Theatre, doors 6.30pm/ start 7.30pm, £15/ £12.50, 0844 888 4411, putting the fun back in funeral

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Damian Clark, Compere: David Longley, Supporting: Danny Sutcliffe, James Meehan IIJason Manford Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 8pm, £25, 0151 666 0000, comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter IIFundraiser: Cash for Kids The Slaughter House, Fenwick St, 8pm, £15 Comedy Seated Ticket, 0151 227 59464, MC Chris Cairns plus 8 amazing acts

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 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 IILiverpool, City of Contrasts’ Photo Exhibition Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 9am-6pm, 0151 702 7255, Vote for People’s Winner IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details IILIMF Art Gallery Albert Dock, artwork, photography, floral art, sculpture, acoustic and spoken word performances

Family IILIMF: Sing and Dance Museum of Liverpool, Little Liverpool Gallery, 11-11.30am, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, exciting range of musical instruments on offer for very young children

Sports & Leisure IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6.30pm, 01772 298527 IIActive Women’s Running & Walking Group Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6pm, 07545200316 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 IIFilm: The Heat The Brindley, Runcorn, 1.30pm, £4, 0151 907 8360, starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, 117 mins

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IIHam Carving Master Class Lunya, Liverpool One, 6.30pm, £49, 0151 706 9770 IITalk: Steve Binns MBE St George’s Hall, Heritage Centre,12.30pm, £2.50, 0151 225 6903, City Historian IITalking Poetry The Bluecoat, School Lane, 6-8pm, ticket required, 0151 702 5324, listen to and discuss recordings from the great poetic voices IITextile Screenprinting with Jen Fenner The Bluecoat, School Lane, 6-9pm, £145/£135, 0151 702 5324, introduction to printing onto textiles to create artworks, clothing and accessories IITalk: Guardians of the Dawn Merseyside Maritime Museum, 2pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, Liverpool pilot John Curry will be talking about his experiences and publicising his book ‘East A Half South’ IITalk: Spotlight on The Beatles Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, a focus on The Beatles collection 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 13TH Music IIAcoustic Dustbowl View Two Gallery, Mathew St, 8.30pm, £5 adv/ £6 OTD, Russell Swallow, Mark Wilson, The Southbound Attic Band IIMothership Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 8pm, £15, 0151 666 0000, Led Zeppelin Tribute IISoul Night The Green Room, doors 6.30pm/ start 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Tribute James Brown and Ray Charles IIMountain Of Love (Ex Alabama 3) Eric’s, Mathew Street, 8pm, 0151 236 9994, heavy, psychedelic electronic funk, old school techno IIYoung Knives O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 7pm, £11.25 adv, 0844 477 2000, indie and post punk

IIRonny Hughes, Jon Keats, Tony Mac, Mark Kenny, The Rockits The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE till 8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091 IICavern Bands plus The Robert Mather Band The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 6pm, 0152 236 9091 IIRoxy Magic The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 8.30pm, £10, 0151 236 9091, Tribute to Roxy Music IIM-Zone The Citadel, St. Helens, doors 6.30pm, £2.50, 01744 735436, social event for young people aged 10-18, live bands and DJ IIThe Oil Chickens Studio 2, Parr Street, doors 7pm/ start 9.30pm, £5 or book a table for dining and free admission, 0151 707 3727, blues band IIFireball Friday Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead, Tastes Like Heaven, Burns Like Hell, Drink With The Devil IIRed Sails plus support Leaf Cafe, Bold St, first floor, 8pm, £5, 0151 707 7747 IIDamp Old Man plus support The Zanzibar, Seel St, 7.30pm, £5 IINo Ceremony East Village Arts Club, Seel Street, 7pm, £6, 0844 847 2472

Theatre & Dance IILennon The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £17-£27, 0870 787 1866, follows Lennon’s life from Woolton Church Fete to New York IIThe Beatles - A Musical Celebration Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £15/ £13, 0151 666 0000, musical journey from 1962 to 1970 IIDead Reckoning Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, 7.30pm, £8, 0151 643 8757, a gripping psychological thriller IIBeatlemania Liverpool Empire Theatre, 7.30pm, £21.90, 0844 871 3017, recreates the legendary live performances of The Beatles IIPrivate Lives The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £10, 0151 907 8360, passion, laughter, romance, anger and love set the stage for a classic battle of the sexes

IIThe Unthinkable Mystery Of The Indigo Star The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 8pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, a dead body, a missing jewel and a mysterious note in a Paris apartment IIBon Voyage Epstein Theatre, doors 6.30pm/ start 7.30pm, £15/ £12.50, 0844 888 4411, putting the fun back in funeral

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Damian Clark, Compere: Mike Wilkinson, Supporting: David Longley, Chris Stokes 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 Carly Smallman, Jack Evans & Mike Newall IIKeith Carter as Nige plus guests The Slaughter House, Fenwick St, 8pm, £15 Comedy Seated Ticket, Meal Deal Options from £26, 0151 227 5946, MC Chris Cairns introduces Keith Carter as Nige along with Tom Stade and Kevin Dewsbury

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 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

IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IILiverpool, City of Contrasts’ Photo Exhibition Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 9am-6pm, 0151 702 7255, Vote for People’s Winner III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details IILIMF Art Gallery Albert Dock, artwork, photography, floral art, sculpture, acoustic and spoken word performances

Other Events IIHeritage Open Days Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10.30am-5pm, 0151 287 4798, opportunity to see how Lord and Lady Sefton, their guests and servants lived IILovehistory’s Murder Mystery Evening Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 7.30pm, £30,0151 529 2640, Where suspense and intrigue are the order of the day IIKitty Wilkinson Tour Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 12.45-1.45pm, £5, Tickets limited, available from Cathedral Shop, 0151 702 7255, actress Lucy Fiori as Kitty Wilkinson guiding around the Cathedral IIMurder Mystery Dinner St George’s Hall, Great Hall, 7pm, £38, 0151 225 6903, experience Liverpool%u2019s murderous past with this truly interactive evening 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 IIAn Evening with Tony Campolo Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 7pm, 0151 702 7255, a world renowned speaker, author and evangelist


59 SATURDAY 14TH Music IIFish Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £22.50, 0151 666 0000, Former Marillion frontman, music defies trends and fashion IIJoe Longthorne St. Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, £20, 01744 756 000, his impressive voice will take you on a kaleidoscope journey of music and fun IIHighfield Male Voice Choir The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £5, 0151 907 8360 IIPhil Doleman And Ian Emmerson The Lantern Theatre, Blundell St, 7.30pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0151 703 0000, a myriad of jazz, folk and roots styles in their original compositions IIGeorge Michael & Kylie Tribute The Green Room, doors 6.30pm/ start 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866 IIIdle Frets O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 7pm, £7.05 adv, 0844 477 2000 IIHard Rock Sofa and Swanky Tunes O2 Academy Liverpool, doors 10pm, £22.50 adv, 0844 477 2000 IIKane Stamps Wine Bar, Liverpool Road, Crosby, 9pm, 0151 286 2662 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, Jay Murray The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, live music from 2.30pm, 0152 236 9091 IISaturday With The Beatles ft. the Cavern Club Beatles The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 8.30pm, £15, 0151 236 9091, Beatles Tribute Show IIGary Murphy The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 2pm, £2 OTD, 0151 236 9091, solo acoustic artist IIRoxy Magic The Citadel, St. Helens, doors 7.30pm, £10, 01744 735436, Roxy Music tribute band IIGiant Drag The Kazimier, doors 7.30pm, £10, 0151 709 3789 IIKirsty Almeida & The Troubadours Studio 2, Parr Street, doors 7pm/ start 9.30pm, £5 or book a table for dining and free admission, 0151 707 3727, Jazz vocalist

IIRLPO: A German Requiem The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £17-£40, 0151 709 3789 IIDiscover the Classics: Puccini’s Tosca The Philharmonic Hall, Rodewald Suite, Hope St, 11am, £15/ £10 Concs per session, £50/ £30 Concs per series (4 sessions), 0151 709 3789 IIMick Flannery Leaf Cafe, Bold St, first floor, 7.30pm, £12, 0151 707 7747, singer-songwriter IIParadise Square plus support The Zanzibar, Seel St, 7.30pm, £5 IIAntipop Acoustic Matinee Show Sound Food And Drink, Duke St, 5-8pm, 0151 707 6363 IIPaul Abbot Saughall Pub, Wirral, 9pm, 01516772854, guitarist

Theatre & Dance IILennon The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 2pm & 8pm, £17-£27, 0870 787 1866, follows Lennon’s life from Woolton Church Fete to New York IIDead Reckoning Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, 7.30pm, £8, 0151 643 8757, a gripping psychological thriller IIBon Voyage Epstein Theatre, doors 6.30pm/ start 7.30pm, £15/ £12.50, 0844 888 4411, putting the fun back in funeral

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Damian Clark, Compere: Mike Wilkinson, Supporting: David Longley, Chris Stokes 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 John Gavin, Carly Smallman & Mike Newall IIKeith Carter as Nige 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 Keith Carter as Nige along with Tom Stade and Kevin Dewsbury

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 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 IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IILiverpool, City of Contrasts’ Photo Exhibition Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 9am-6pm, 0151 702 7255, Vote for People’s Winner IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details IIBritish Dance: Black Routes International Slavery Museum, 10am-5pm, explores the experiences of Black British dancers from 1946 to 2005 and highlights their contributions to British dance IIBritish Dance: Black Routes International Slavery Museum, see 13th for details IILIMF Art Gallery Albert Dock, artwork, photography, floral art, sculpture, acoustic and spoken word performances

Family 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

IISpooky Tales The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 11.30am & 2.30pm, £8/ £6 Concs, 0844 873 2888, perfect for age 9, gasp, gawp and grin at stories of witches and ghosts IICustoms Contraband Merseyside Maritime Museum, Seized! Gallery, Basement, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, from counterfeits to cannabis IITime Quest Museum of Liverpool, 1.30-2.30pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, especially for older children (8-14 year), find out more about the displays and stories IITales of Iggy Peck Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, storytelling IIDNA Bracelets World Museum Liverpool, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4393, make a bracelet that carries some of the DNA code for a human or other animal

Sports & Leisure IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10am, 01772 298527 IIEverton vs Chelsea 5.30pm

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

Other Events IIArts & Craft Fair Thomas Steers Way, between Liverpool ONE and Albert Dock, 10.30am-5.30pm IICar Boot Sale Metropolitan Cathedral, 8am-12pm, £20, 0151 709 9222 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 IISandbach Day of Dance Sandbach Town Hall, Town’s Park, Cheshire, 10.30am-3pm, 01270 600820, Farmers Market with dance teams performing on The Cobbled Square IIFilm: Stand Up Guys The Brindley, Runcorn, 1.30pm, £5/ £4 Concs, 0151 907 8360, comedy and pathos, 95 mins IIKitty Wilkinson Tour Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 12.451.45pm, £5, Tickets limited, available from Cathedral Shop, 0151 702 7255, actress Lucy Fiori as Kitty Wilkinson guiding around the Cathedral


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IIArt & Craft Fair Chavasse Park, Liverpool ONE, 10.30am-5.30pm IIPoster Printing Workshop with Alex Smith The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-4pm, £145/£135, 0151 702 5324, Learn the process of screen printing posters and art-prints IIThe Bluecoat Heritage Weekend The Bluecoat, School Lane, 11am5pm, 0151 702 5324, discover the fascinating history and architecture of the Bluecoat IIWriting in the Arts The Bluecoat, School Lane, 2-3pm, 0151 702 5324, artists from Portfolio NW join freelance writers and journalists to discuss arts writing IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IISouthport Airshow Southport Seafront, from 9am-5.30pm, £7 adv IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 8pm & 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers

SUNDAY 15TH Music IILlyr Williams St George’s Hall, Concert Hall, doors 5.30pm/ start 6.30pm, £25, 0151 225 6903, piano IILiverpool Signing Choir Museum of Liverpool, 2pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545 IIGospel Choir: Soulful Voices Alma De Cuba, 1.30-5pm, 0151 702 7394, plus great Sunday brunch IISlam Jam Stamps Wine Bar, Liverpool Road, Crosby, 6pm, 0151 286 2662 IITim Shaw, The Beatelles, 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 IIJazz Con Fusion The Grapes, 9pm, 07950 828674, Live jazz with a Latin twist IIMusic In The Late Afternoon with Steve MacFarlane Studio 2, Parr Street, 6pm, 0151 707 3727 IIThe Phantom Light plus guests The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7pm

Comedy IIF:Rated Comedy Club Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 8pm, £10/ £22 plus Meal, 0151 666 0000, Danny Mcloughlin, Tony Simpson, Steve Shanyaski IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £3/ £1.5 NUS, 0777 211 2344

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 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 IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIPortfolio NW The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IIVide Installation The Bluecoat, see 1st for details IITurning FACT Inside Out Fact, see 1st for details IILiverpool, City of Contrasts’ Photo Exhibition Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 9am-6pm, 0151 702 7255, Vote for People’s Winner IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details IIBritish Dance: Black Routes International Slavery Museum, see 13th for details

IILIMF Art Gallery Albert Dock, artwork, photography, floral art, sculpture, acoustic and spoken word performances

Family

IIPoster Printing Workshop with Alex Smith The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10am-4pm, £145/£135, 0151 702 5324, Learn the process of screen printing posters and art-prints

IICustoms Contraband Merseyside Maritime Museum, Seized! Gallery, Basement, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, from counterfeits to cannabis

IIThe Bluecoat Heritage Weekend The Bluecoat, School Lane, 11am5pm, 0151 702 5324, discover the fascinating history and architecture of the Bluecoat

IILIMF: Sing and Dance Museum of Liverpool, Little Liverpool Gallery, 11-11.30am, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, exciting range of musical instruments on offer for very young children

IILiverpool Photowalk with Steward Ellett The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10.30am-2.30pm, £25, 0845 017 6660, guided walk around the architectural highlights of the city centre

IISunday Crafternoons Museum of Liverpool, 2-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, get creative and make fun stuff linked to the River Mersey, children aged 10 and under

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

IIDNA Bracelets World Museum Liverpool, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4393, make a bracelet that carries some of the DNA code for a human or other animal

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

IIGoldilocks and the Three Bears Sefton Park Palm House, 11am, 1.30pm/ 3.30pm £5, 0151 726 9304, IILiverpool Philharmonic Open Day The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 11am, 0151 709 3789, will give you the chance to experience their music, ensembles and learn activities

Sports & Leisure IIEverton Ladies vs Lincoln Ladies Arriva Stadium, College Road, Crosby, 2pm, Tickets at the gates: Adults £5, Children/ over-65s, £2.50, Adult and child £6, Two adults and one child £10

Other Events IIArts & Craft Fair Thomas Steers Way, between Liverpool ONE and Albert Dock, 10.30am-5.30pm IIHeritage Open Days Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10.30am-5pm, 0151 287 4798, opportunity to see how Lord and Lady Sefton, their guests and servants lived IIBaby Mark Liverpool Olympia, West Derby Road, 9am-2pm, £2 admission, £20-£40 to hire a stall, 0151 263 6633, North West’s biggest Baby and Kids items sale IIArt & Craft Fair Chavasse Park, Liverpool ONE, 10.30am-5.30pm

IIGrandest Charity National Aintree Racecourse, 1-5pm, £350 (team of 4 people), 0844 579 3001, run and raise money for your favourite charity, team up in pantomime horse costume IISouthport Airshow Southport Seafront, from 9am-5.30pm, £7 adv

MONDAY 16TH Music IISteve Howard, Jon Keats, Nowhere Boys, 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 IILiverpool Acoustic Sound Food And Drink, Duke St, 9pm, 0151 707 6363, open mic night

Theatre & Dance IIGhosts The Citadel, St. Helens, doors 19.30pm, £10, 01744 735436, by Henrik Ibsen

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

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61 IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963

IIJon Keats, Paul Jones, Jay Murray The Cavern Club, Mathew St, live music from 2pm, 0151 236 9091

IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details

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

IIJudy Chicago: Voices From The Song of Songs The Black-E, see 1st for details IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, 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 Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIBritish Dance: Black Routes International Slavery Museum, see 13th for details

Sports & Leisure IIActive Women’s Running & Walking Group Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6pm, 07545200316 IIFloral Tea Dance Floral Pavilion, Winter Gardens, New Brighton, 1pm, £5 adv/ £6, 0151 666 0000 IISwansea vs Liverpool 8pm

IISAEBootcamp Greenbank Park, off Smithdown Road, 5.30-6.30pm, £5/ £3.50 NUS per session, 07940 721 122, Strength 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 17TH Music IIRod Stewart Echo Arena, 8pm, £66.50-£77.50, 0844 8000 400 IIThe Temperance Movement O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 7pm, £9.56 adv, 0844 477 2000, rock and roll

IIParrJazz: Maria Dunsmore Studio 2, Parr Street, 8.30pm, £3 on door/ FREE Students (NUS), 0151 707 3727, Jazz and open jam session, vocalist IIOut Of The Bedroom: Acoustic Open Mic Night Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 8.30pm, 0151 707 7747, with Johnny Sands IIBlue Magnolia Jazz Band British Legion Club, Rose Lane, 8.45pm, 0151 724 5753

Theatre & Dance IIA Murder is Announced The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £13/ £12 Concs, 0151 907 8360, a timeless whodunit

Comedy IIJason Manford Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 8pm, £25, 0151 666 0000, comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter

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 IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, see 1st for details IIMoyra Davey: Hangmen of England TATE, 10am-5.50pm, see 1st for details

IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details IIBritish Dance: Black Routes International Slavery Museum, see 13th for details

Family IILIMF: Sing and Dance Museum of Liverpool, Little Liverpool Gallery, 1111.30am, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, exciting range of musical instruments on offer for very young children 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 IITour of Britian Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot, 9am-5pm, £16/ £12 Child, 0151 430 9009, beginning and end of time trial at Safari Park, great view of the action 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 IILife Drawing with Roy Munday The Bluecoat, School Lane, 6.459.30pm, £90 for 5 classes, 0151 702 5324, develop your life drawing skills using various media, suitable for all levels IIJake Mills Quiz Night House, Bold Street, 8.30pm, 0151 709 7141 IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

WEDNESDAY 18TH Music

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

IIRLPO Lunchtime Concert Series Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 12.30pm, £5, 0151 666 0000, Classical Ensemble

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

IIMagnus Öström The Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £16.50/ £14 Concs, 0844 8000 410, drummer

III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details

IIPaul Jones, Jon Keats, Steve Howard, Nowhere Boys, 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 IISwim Deep The Kazimier, doors 8pm, £8, 0151 709 3789, GrungePop Quartet IIPiano Night Studio 2, Parr Street, doors 7pm/ start 8.30pm, 0151 707 3727 IIBuddy Mondlock The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7.30pm, £3.50 adv/ £5 OTD IIPete Wade’s Acoustic Open Mic Night Gallaghers Pub and Barbers, Birkenhead, Wirral, 7.30pm, 0151 649 9095 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 IIVisage East Village Arts Club, Seel Street, 7pm, £15, 0844 847 2472, synths, sounds and dance beats

Theatre & Dance IIA Murder is Announced The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £13/ £12 Concs, 0151 907 8360, a timeless whodunit

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 IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, 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

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IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details IIBritish Dance: Black Routes International Slavery Museum, 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, Strength and Tone

Other Events IITony Stockwell Epstein Theatre, doors 6.30pm/ start 7.30pm, £17.50, 0844 888 4411, Psychic Medium IIWrite Now Festival: Guardian Angel The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 7pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, a mother is drawn into occult practices with unexpected results IIWrite Now Festival: Last Tango at St. Leonards The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 5pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, Financial crisis in the NHS. What could possibly go wrong? IIWrite Now Festival: Happiness The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 9pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, a dark but uplifting exploration of love, rage, and forgiveness IIVictorian Lamplight Tour Croxteth Hall and Country Park, tours from 7pm, £10 adults/ £8 children, 0151 287 4798, see characters from the past appear IIKitty Wilkinson Tour Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 2-3.15pm, £5, Tickets limited, available from Cathedral Shop, 0151 702 7255, actress Lucy Fiori as Kitty Wilkinson guiding around the Cathedral IITea Dance St George’s Hall, Great Hall, 1.30-4pm, £5, 0151 225 6911, live music and dance

IITour: Heritage Open Month Sudley House, 1-1.45pm, drop-in event, introduction to Sudley House and the Holt family IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IISpotify Wednesday Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 8pm, 0151 707 7747, Enabling the sharing, creating and modifying of each other’s playlists IISoundtrack at the Garden The Garden at FACT, 7.30pm, 0151 707 7747, Film and Music - the wedding of the century IIWorkshop: Aspiring Writers Leaf Cafe, Bold St, The Garden at FACT, 7.30pm, £4 OTD, 0151 707 7747, explore fiction writing in Seven Sessions IIThe Pub Quiz Sound Food And Drink, Duke St, 8pm, 0151 707 6363, followed by Punk Rock Bingo

THURSDAY 19TH Music

Theatre & Dance IIBunty The Bouncer Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £12-£14, 0151 666 0000, tale of a club doorman over one night on a Liverpool City Centre night club door IIA Murder is Announced The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £13/ £12 Concs, 0151 907 8360, a timeless whodunit IIWe Will Be Free The Lantern Theatre, Blundell St, 7.30pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0151 703 0000, Tolpuddle Martyrs Story, drama set in 1834

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Benny Boot, Compere: Mark Olver, Supporting: Alex Boardman, Will Duggan

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

IIThe House Devils The Whitby Sports & Social Club, Ellesmere Port, 8.60pm, £7, 0151 678 9902

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

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

IIElvis and Us Experience The Beatles Story Pier Head, 9am-7pm, £6 incl. Fab 4D, 0151 709 1963

IILiam Fray O2 Academy Liverpool, doors 7pm, 0844 477 2000, lead singer of The Courteeners, acoustic tour IINowhere Boys, Jon Keats, Paul Jones, 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 IIThe Wave Pictures The Kazimier, doors 8pm, £8.50, 0151 709 3789 IIRioghnach Connolly Duo Studio 2, Parr Street, 9.30pm, £3, 0151 707 3727, Jazz Duo IICup Of Tea The Lomax, Cumberland St, 8.30pm, open mic IIJam Night Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead

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 IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, 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 Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details IIBritish Dance: Black Routes International Slavery Museum, see 13th for details

IILIMF Art Gallery Albert Dock, artwork, photography, floral art, sculpture, acoustic and spoken word performances

Family IILIMF: Sing and Dance Museum of Liverpool, Little Liverpool Gallery, 11-11.30am, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, exciting range of musical instruments on offer for very young children

Sports & Leisure IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6.30pm, 01772 298527 IIActive Women’s Running & Walking Group Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6pm, 07545200316 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 IIFilm: Summer in February The Brindley, Runcorn, 1.30pm, £4, 0151 907 8360, movie about a tragic love triangle, 100 mins IIWrite Now Festival: The Road To Skibbereen The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 5pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, a poignant family story of trainers in the fridge and Lady Macbeth IIWrite Now Festival: Sting Like A Butterfly The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 7pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, life alone is a tough fight for exboxer Biffo, Can Salsa save him? IIWrite Now Festival: Hoverin’ On The Edge The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 9pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, seeking to profit by volunteering two men are changed forever IITalk: Steve Binns MBE St George’s Hall, Heritage Centre,12.30pm, £2.50, 0151 225 6903, City Historian IIScrips The Bluecoat, School Lane, 1pm-2.30pm, drop in event, 0151 702 5324, informal space for creative writing, from poetry to short stories IITextile Screenprinting with Jen


63 Fenner The Bluecoat, School Lane, 6-9pm, £145/£135, 0151 702 5324, introduction to printing onto textiles to create artworks, clothing and accessories IITalk: Sam Walsh in Focus Walker Art Gallery, 11am & 2pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4171, find out more about Sam Walsh IITalk: Spotlight on The Beatles Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, a focus on The Beatles collection IIPalm House Open Evening Sefton Park Palm House, 5-9pm, 0151 726 9304 IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IIJelly Liverpool Leaf Cafe, Bold St, first floor, 9am-5pm, 0151 707 7747, casual all day work IISkeptics in the Pub Head of Steam, Lime St, 8pm, Paolo Viscardi: Alien Mummies, Monsters and Mermaids: Challenging the Mystery Mongers 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 IIColumbus Day Cruise Convention Echo Arena, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, £60, 01920 444 827, more than 400 delegates are expected

FRIDAY 20TH Music IIAlexander O’Neal The Green Room, doors 6.30pm/ start 8pm, £25, 0870 787 1866 IISecret Affair Eric’s, Mathew Street, £15, 8pm, 0151 236 9994, Mod revival rock group IIO2 Academy 10th Anniversary Part 1 O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 7pm, £7.05 adv, 0844 477 2000, IIbands: 23 Fake Street, High Violet, Room for Rent, Pyro, The Released IIRonny Hughes, Jon Keats, Tony Mac, Nowhere Boys. Johnny and the Moondogs The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE till 8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091

IICavern Bands plus The Robert Mather Band The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 6pm, 0152 236 9091 IIThe Merseybeats The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 7.30pm, £20, 0151 236 9091, 60s originals IIBootleg Blondie The Citadel, St. Helens, doors 7.30pm, £10, 01744 735436, Europe’s Official Deborah Harry and Blondie tribute band IIThe Hexmen Studio 2, Parr Street, doors 7pm/ start 9.30pm, £5 or book a table for dining and free admission, 0151 707 3727, rock blues band IIFireball Friday Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead, Tastes Like Heaven, Burns Like Hell, Drink With The Devil IIGreedy Jesus Good Friday The Zanzibar, Seel St, 7.30pm, £5 IIDisco Stew Sound Food And Drink, Duke St, 9pm, 0151 707 6363

Theatre & Dance IIBunty The Bouncer Floral Pavilion Blue Lounge, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £22-£14, 0151 666 0000, tale of a club doorman over one night on a Liverpool City Centre night club door IIA Murder is Announced The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £13/ £12 Concs, 0151 907 8360, a timeless whodunit IIWe Will Be Free The Lantern Theatre, Blundell St, 7.30pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0151 703 0000, Tolpuddle Martyrs Story, drama set in 1834 IIMelody Loses Her Mojo The Playhouse, 7pm, £10-£20, 0151 709 4776, bold, gritty and challenging story, contains strong themes IIRLPO: Puccini’s Tosca The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £30-£65, 0151 709 3789, romantic opera

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Benny Boot, Compere: Mark Olver, Supporting: Alex Boardman, Mike Newall 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 Chris Turner, Liam Bolton

IIJustin Moorhouse plus guests The Slaughter House, Fenwick St, 8pm, £15 Comedy Seated Ticket, Meal Deal Options from £26, 0151 227 5946, MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Justin Moorhouse along with Steve Shanyaski and Phil Chapman

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 IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, 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 Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details IIBritish Dance: Black Routes International Slavery Museum, see 13th for details IILIMF Art Gallery Albert Dock, artwork, photography, floral art, sculpture, acoustic and spoken word performances

Other Events IIWrite Now Festival: Last Tango at St. Leonards The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 9pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, Financial crisis in the NHS. What could possibly go wrong? IIWrite Now Festival: Guardian Angel The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 7pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, a mother is drawn into occult practices with unexpected results

IIWrite Now Festival: Happiness The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 5pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, a dark but uplifting exploration of love, rage, and forgiveness IIBook Fair The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10.30am-5pm, 0151 702 5324, Collectors’ and bargain second hand books IICulture Night The Bluecoat, School Lane, 5-10pm, drop in event, 0151 702 5324, with a rich and diverse programme of artistic events IIAnchor II The Bluecoat, School Lane, 11am-5pm, 0151 702 5324, artwork produced over the last six months by people with dementia and their carers 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 21ST Music IISinfonietta St. Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, £12/ £6 Concs, 01744 756 000, special evening of songs and orchestral music IITom Jones Tribute The Green Room, doors 6.30pm/ start 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866 IIChemical Warfare O2 Academy Liverpool, doors 9pm, £16.87 adv/ £22.50 VIP, 0844 477 2000 IIJames Skelly & The Intenders O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 7pm, £11.81 adv, 0844 477 2000 IIThe Bumper Blues Band Stamps Wine Bar, Liverpool Road, Crosby, 9pm, 0151 286 2662 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, Jay Murray The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, live music from 2.30pm, 0152 236 9091 IISaturday With The Beatles ft. the Cavern Club Beatles The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 8.30pm, £15, 0151 236 9091, Beatles Tribute Show


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IIGary Murphy The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 2pm, £2 OTD, 0151 236 9091, solo acoustic artist IINick Harper The Citadel, St. Helens, doors 7.30pm, £12, 01744 735436, singer/ songwriter with a soulful voice

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 Orli Nyles Quartet Studio 2, Parr Street, doors 7pm/ start 9.30pm, £5 or book a table for dining and free admission, 0151 707 3727, Jazz singer and pianist

IIThe 43 Game: Invitation The Black-E, see 1st for details

IIThe Jar Family plus Support The Lomax, Cumberland St, 8pm, £3.50 adv/ £5 OTD

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

IIRachael Wright, Crystal Horses, The Vibes, Culbert, Galloway & Doyle, Sophie Dodd The Zanzibar, Seel St, 7.30pm, £5

Theatre & Dance IIA Murder is Announced The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £13/ £12 Concs, 0151 907 8360, a timeless whodunit IIWe Will Be Free The Lantern Theatre, Blundell St, 7.30pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0151 703 0000, Tolpuddle Martyrs Story, drama set in 1834 IIMelody Loses Her Mojo The Playhouse, 7pm, £10-£20, 0151 709 4776, bold, gritty and challenging story, contains strong themes

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Benny Boot, Compere: Mark Olver, Supporting: Raymond Mearns, Mike Newall 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 Chris Turner, Liam Bolton IISteve Shanyaski 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 Steve Shanyaski along with Phil Chapman and Justin Moorhouse

Arts IIThe Games of Art 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 IIThe Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details IIBritish Dance: Black Routes International Slavery Museum, see 13th for details IILIMF Art Gallery Albert Dock, artwork, photography, floral art, sculpture, acoustic and spoken word performances

Family IIAfrican Drums International Slavery Museum, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4456, find your rhythm with an African drum IIThat Felt Good Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, make your own felt creation from real sheep’s wool

Sports & Leisure IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10am, 01772 298527 IIWest Ham United vs Everton 3pm IILiverpool vs Southampton 3pm

IIChampionship Boxing Liverpool Olympia, West Derby Road, 5pm10.30pm, £40-£140 from Liverpool Olympia IICapoeira Club International Slavery Museum, Anthony Walker Education Centre 2pm-4pm, 0151 478 4456, improves fitness, flexibility, strength and self defence

Other Events IIFilm: The Place Beyond the Pines The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £5/ £4 Concs, 0151 907 8360, movie about a tragic love triangle, 100 mins IIWrite Now Festival: The Road To Skibbereen The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 9pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, a poignant family story of trainers in the fridge and Lady Macbeth IIWrite Now Festival: Sting Like A Butterfly The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 7pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, life alone is a tough fight for exboxer Biffo. Can Salsa save him? IIWrite Now Festival: Hoverin’ On The Edge The Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 5pm, £10/ £8 Concs, 0844 873 2888, seeking to profit by volunteering two men are changed forever IIHenry Blofeld & Peter Baxter Epstein Theatre, doors 7pm, £18.50, 0844 888 4411, memories of test match special, ceremony concert 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 IIThe UK Wedding Show St George’s Hall, Great Hall, 10am5pm, £7 adv/ £8 OTD, 0151 225 6911, Exhibiton and Fashion Show IIBook Fair The Bluecoat, School Lane, 10.30am-5pm, 0151 702 5324, Collectors’ and bargain second hand books IIAnchor II The Bluecoat, School Lane, 11am-5pm, 0151 702 5324, artwork produced over the last six months by people with dementia and their carers IITour: Heritage Open Month Walker Art Gallery, 11am & 2pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4171, find out more about the stunning building IIWorld of Martial Arts World Museum Liverpool, 11am-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4393, Liverpool Karate-Jutsu and other groups will be demonstrating martial arts from around the world IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

IILiverpool Philharmonic Hall Capital Refurbishment Project The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 2pm, tickets are required, 0151 709 3789, presentation IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 8pm & 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers IIPillbox Vintage Fairs at Port Sunlight The Lyceum, Wirral, 11am6pm, 07976 905173

SUNDAY 22ND Music IIRicky’s Country Special The Green Room, doors 12.30pm/ start 2pm, £10, 0870 787 1866, charity show IIViking Skiffle Group Museum of Liverpool, 2-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545 IIGospel Choir: Soulful Voices Alma De Cuba, 1.30-5pm, 0151 702 7394, plus great Sunday brunch IIJaws, Run Tiger Run, Vynce East Village Arts Club, Seel Street, 7pm, £5, 0844 847 2472, alternative Rock IITim Shaw, The Beatelles, 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 IIJazz Con Fusion The Grapes, 9pm, 07950 828674, Live jazz with a Latin twist IIVol Slide Studio 2, Parr Street, 8pm, 0151 707 3727, Blues Vocalist and Guitarist IIAcoustic Recovery The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7pm, mix of open mic and guest slots IIBroken Hands The Shipping Forecast, 7pm, 0151 709 6901

Theatre & Dance IIMelody Loses Her Mojo The Playhouse, 7pm, £10-£20, 0151 709 4776, bold, gritty and challenging story, contains strong themes IIRLPO: Puccini’s Tosca The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 2.30pm, £30-£65, 0151 709 3789, romantic opera

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65 Comedy IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £3/ £1.5 NUS, 0777 211 2344

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 IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, 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 Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details IIBritish Dance: Black Routes International Slavery Museum, see 13th for details IILIMF Art Gallery Albert Dock, artwork, photography, floral art, sculpture, acoustic and spoken word performances

Family IILIMF: Sing and Dance Museum of Liverpool, Little Liverpool Gallery, 11-11.30am, drop-in event, 0151 478 4545, exciting range of musical instruments on offer for very young children IIRummage Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm/ 1.30pm/ 2pm/ 3pm/ 3.30pm, 0151 478 4499, hands-on family activity IIWorkshop: Monsters of the Deep Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, create your very own scary sea monster mask or fish hat

IIWorkshop: Dragonflies World Museum Liverpool, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4393, make your own colourful beaded dragonfly

Other Events IIWoofs and Wellies Croxteth Hall and Country Park, registration 11.00am/ start 12pm, £5 per dog/ minimum £50 sponsorship, 0151 287 4798, charity walk IIThe UK Wedding Show St George’s Hall, Great Hall, 10am5pm, £7 adv/ £8 OTD, 0151 225 6911, Exhibiton and Fashion Show IITour: Heritage Open Month Walker Art Gallery, 11am & 2pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4171, find out more about the stunning building 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 IIWorld of Martial Arts World Museum Liverpool, 11am-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4393, Liverpool Karate-Jutsu and other groups will be demonstrating martial arts from around the world IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IICheese Night Gallaghers Pub and Barbers, Birkenhead, Wirral, 8pm, 0151 649 9095, quiz, bring along a piece of your favourite cheese IIVirgin Trains LIMF Academy Liverpool Town Hall, 12-8pm, events, activities and inspiration for young people who want to learn more, open to 9 %u2013 25 year olds IIPillbox Vintage Fairs at Port Sunlight The Lyceum, Wirral, 11am6pm, 07976 905173

MONDAY 23RD Music IIJanet Devlin O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 7pm, £9.56 adv, 0844 477 2000, Irish singer/ songwriter IISteve Howard, Jon Keats, Nowhere Boys, 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 IIThe Seekers The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £40-£60, 0151 709 3789, 50th Anniversary Farewell show, pop quartet IICollege Leaf Cafe, Bold St, first floor, 7.30pm, £9, 0151 707 7747, french electronica act IILiverpool Acoustic Sound Food And Drink, Duke St, 9pm, 0151 707 6363, open mic night

Theatre & Dance IIMelody Loses Her Mojo The Playhouse, 7pm, £10-£20, 0151 709 4776, bold, gritty and challenging story, contains strong themes

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 IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, 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 Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIPhotography Competition Exhibition Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 9am-5.30pm, 0151 702 7255 III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIBritish Dance: Black Routes International Slavery Museum, see 13th for details

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, Strength 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 24TH Music IIDiamond Head & Uli Jon Roth O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 7pm, £16.87 adv, 0844 477 2000, legendary guitarists Uli Jon Roth 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 IIJon Keats, Paul Jones, 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: Go Go Penguin Studio 2, Parr Street, 8.30pm, £3 on door/ FREE Students (NUS), 0151 707 3727, Jazz and open jam session, Piano Trio IIOut Of The Bedroom: Acoustic Open Mic Night Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 8.30pm, 0151 707 7747, with Johnny Sands IIBlue Magnolia Jazz Band British Legion Club, Rose Lane, 8.45pm, 0151 724 5753

Theatre & Dance IIWest Side Story Liverpool Empire Theatre, 7.30pm, £12.90£69.90, 0844 871 3017, based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet IIMelody Loses Her Mojo The Playhouse, 7pm, £10-£20, 0151 709 4776, bold, gritty and challenging story, contains strong themes

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

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LOWDOWN SEPTEMBER

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 IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, 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

IIPhilosophy in Pubs The Bluecoat, School Lane, 1pm-2.30pm, drop in event, 0151 702 5324, resident philosophers debate the important questions IIJake Mills Quiz Night House, Bold Street, 8.30pm, 0151 709 7141

IIMelody Loses Her Mojo The Playhouse, 5.30pm & 7pm, £10£20, 0151 709 4776, bold, gritty and challenging story, contains strong themes

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

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

IIFilm: The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £6-£7, 0151 709 3789, Hitchcocks first big critical and commercial success IIPudding Club Leaf Cafe, Bold St, first floor, doors 6.30/ start 7pm, £11.95, 0151 707 7747

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

WEDNESDAY 25TH

IIPhotography Competition Exhibition Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 9am-5.30pm, 0151 702 7255

IIPlaza Concert: Brian Cuddy Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 12.30pm, 0151 666 0000, piano

III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details IIBritish Dance: Black Routes International Slavery Museum, 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 IILife Drawing with Roy Munday The Bluecoat, School Lane, 6.459.30pm, £90 for 5 classes, 0151 702 5324, develop your life drawing skills using various media, suitable for all levels

£69.90, 0844 871 3017, based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Music

IIKids In Glass Houses O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 7pm, £15.18 adv, 0844 477 2000, rock IIPaul Jones, Jon Keats, Steve Howard, Nowhere Boys, 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 IIPiano Night Studio 2, Parr Street, doors 7pm/ start 8.30pm, 0151 707 3727 IIPete Wade’s Acoustic Open Mic Night Gallaghers Pub and Barbers, Birkenhead, Wirral, 7.30pm, 0151 649 9095 IIBlue Rose Code and Jay Nash Leaf Cafe, Bold St, first floor, 8pm, £7, 0151 707 7747 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

Theatre & Dance IIWest Side Story Liverpool Empire Theatre, 7.30pm, £12.90-

Arts 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 IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, 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 Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIPhotography Competition Exhibition Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 9am-5.30pm, 0151 702 7255 III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details IIBritish Dance: Black Routes International Slavery Museum, 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, Strength and Tone

Other Events IISynthesizers and Computer Music The Bluecoat, School Lane, 6-8pm, drop in event, 0151 702 5324, by Forum Digital Music, exchange of ideas and experiences

IITour: Heritage Open Month Sudley House, 1-1.45pm, drop-in event, introduction to Sudley House and the Holt family IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IISpotify Wednesday Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 8pm, 0151 707 7747, Enabling the sharing, creating and modifying of each other’s playlists IISoundtrack at the Garden The Garden at FACT, 7.30pm, 0151 707 7747, Film and Music - the wedding of the century IIThe Pub Quiz Sound Food And Drink, Duke St, 8pm, 0151 707 6363, followed by Punk Rock Bingo

THURSDAY 26TH Music IILost Voices View Two Gallery, Mathew St, 8.30pm, £6/ £4 OTD IIMusica en Vivo Alma De Cuba, 10.30pm, 0151 702 7394, spontaneous, high energy night with great live music IINowhere Boys, Jon Keats, Paul Jones, 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 IIDead Hedge Studio 2, Parr Street, 9.30pm, £3, 0151 707 3727, Jazz Trio IICup Of Tea The Lomax, Cumberland St, 8.30pm, open mic IIRLPO: Petrenko’s Shostakovich The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £13-£36, 0151 709 3789 IIJam Night Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead IIMaison Johnny Leaf Cafe, Bold St, first floor, 8pm, 0151 707 7747, finest acoustic talents of Liverpool and beyond

Theatre & Dance IIWest Side Story Liverpool Empire Theatre, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £12.90£69.90, 0844 871 3017, based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet IIOur House St. Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, £10, 01744 756 000, a witty and brilliantly-crafted tale


67 IIMelody Loses Her Mojo The Playhouse, 1.30pm & 7pm, £10-£20, 0151 709 4776, bold, gritty and challenging story, contains strong themes

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Mickey D, Compere: Phil Ellis, Supporting: Steve Shanyaski, Brennan Reece IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £5/ £2.50, 0777 211 2344, Adam Rowe with support from Paul Smith IIKeith Carter as Nige The Slaughter House, Fenwick St, 8pm, £12 seated/ £10 Concs, 0151 227 5946 IIMatt Richardson The Brindley, Runcorn, 8pm, £10, 0151 907 8360, confessional and hilarious stand-up IILiverpool Comedy Festival Various Venues, 0870 787 1866

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 IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, 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 Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIPhotography Competition Exhibition Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 9am-5.30pm, 0151 702 7255 III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details

IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details IIBritish Dance: Black Routes International Slavery Museum, see 13th for details

Sports & Leisure IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6.30pm, 01772 298527 IIActive Women’s Running & Walking Group Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6pm, 07545200316 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 IISports & General Knowledge Quiz Cafe Sports England, Stanley Street, 7pm, 0151 239 5070 IIColin Fry: The Happy Medium The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £17.50/ £16.50 Concs, 0151 907 8360, Psychic Medium IIGourmet Night: All Things Pig Lunya, Liverpool One, 7.30pm, 0151 706 9770 IITalk: Steve Binns MBE St George’s Hall, Heritage Centre,12.30pm, £2.50, 0151 225 6903, City Historian IIBeer Festival St George’s Hall, Great Hall, 12-4.30pm and 6.3011pm, £8, 0151 225 6911 IITextile Screenprinting with Jen Fenner The Bluecoat, School Lane, 6-9pm, £145/£135, 0151 702 5324, introduction to printing onto textiles to create artworks, clothing and accessories 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 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 27TH Music IIBuble & Sinatra Tribute The Green Room, doors 6.30pm/ start 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866 IIBondax East Village Arts Club, Seel Street, 10pm-4am, £13, 0844 847 2472 IIThe Range EP Launch Elevator Bar, 8pm, £4 adv/ £5 OTD, 01512032409, eclectic mix of music IILive Transmission: Joy Division Reworked Eric’s, Mathew Street, £8, 7.30pm, 0151 236 9994, Homage to the emotive and musically rich songs of the 80s post-punk gods IIO2 Academy 10th Anniversary Part 2 O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, doors 7pm, £7.05 adv, 0844 477 2000 IICold Flame Stamps Wine Bar, Liverpool Road, Crosby, 9pm, 0151 286 2662, rock blues band IIRonny Hughes, Jon Keats, Tony Mac, Mark Kenny, The Rockits The Cavern Club, Mathew St, FREE till 8pm, then £4/ £3 adv, 0151 236 9091 IICavern Bands plus The Robert Mather Band The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 6pm, 0152 236 9091 IIGlory Days The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 8.30pm, £10, 0151 236 9091, Bruce Springsteen Tribute IIStevie Williams & The Most Wanted Band Studio 2, Parr Street, doors 7pm/ start 9.30pm, £5 or book a table for dining and free admission, 0151 707 3727, rock blues band IILeague Of Welldoers Benefit Concert The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 2pm, £9.95/ £10.95, 0151 709 3789, 8 top class acts provide an afternoon of entertainment IIFireball Friday Revolver Venue, 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead, Tastes Like Heaven, Burns Like Hell, Drink With The Devil IIDirty Revolution plus Honningbarna and The Vermin Suicides Mello Mello, Slater St, 8pm, £5adv IIBand Showcase The Zanzibar, Seel St, 7.30pm, £5 IIJo Bywater plus support View Two Gallery, Mathew St, doors 7.45pm/ start 8.15pm, £5.50, 0151 236 9444, launch of brand new EP Chasing Tales

IIStatic Vibe The Brink, Parr St, doors 8pm, £5.50, 0151 703 0582 IIThe Illinois Blues Brothers Huyton Civic Suite, 7.30pm12.30am, £12.50, 0151 443 3761, classic tunes from the hit 80’s movie

Theatre & Dance IIVienna Festival Ballet: Snow White Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £20/ £18, 0151 666 0000 IIWest Side Story Liverpool Empire Theatre, 7.30pm, £12.90£69.90, 0844 871 3017, based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet IIOur House St. Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, £10, 01744 756 000, a witty and brilliantly-crafted tale IIOver The Garden Fence The Lantern Theatre, Blundell St, 7.30pm, £8/ £6 Concs, 0151 703 0000, a fast paced and comical exploration into memories, life and family IIMelody Loses Her Mojo The Playhouse, 7pm, £10-£20, 0151 709 4776, bold, gritty and challenging story, contains strong themes II51 Shades of Maggie Epstein Theatre, 8pm, from £22, 0844 888 4411, age suitability, one woman’s search for Mr Right

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Mickey D, Compere: Phil Ellis, Supporting: Steve Shanyaski, Brennan Reece 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, Davey Ash & Geoff Boyz IIKeith Farnan plus guest The Slaughter House, Fenwick St, 8pm, £15 Comedy Seated Ticket, Meal Deal Options from £26 0151 227 5946, MC Chris Cairns introduces Keith Farnan along with Steve Gribbin and Guest Comedian IISons of the Desert The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 8pm, £13-£23, 0870 787 1866, world’s greatest double act, vintage film comedy


LOWDOWN SEPTEMBER

IILiverpool Comedy Festival Various Venues, 0870 787 1866

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 IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, 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 Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIPhotography Competition Exhibition Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 9am-5.30pm, 0151 702 7255 III’ve Been Using Art As Therapy All My Life Honey dot-art Showroom, see 1st for details IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details IIBritish Dance: Black Routes International Slavery Museum, see 13th for details

Sports & Leisure IIVale UK Raceday Haydock Park Racecourse, St Helens, Gate open 12pm/ start 2pm, £11.70-£202.80, 01942 402624

Other Events IISpanish Food and Drink Quiz Night Lunya, Liverpool One, 7.30pm, 0151 706 9770 IIBeer Festival St George’s Hall, Great Hall, 12-4.30pm and 6.3011pm, £8, 0151 225 6911 IIOral History Workshop Museum of Liverpool, 9.30-4.45pm, £10, prebooking is essential, 0151 478 4545, suitable who would like to run your own oral history project

IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IILiverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia Camp and Furnace, Greenland St, 0151 708 2890 IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 8pm & 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers

SATURDAY 28TH Music IILast Night Of The Proms Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £21/ £19, 0151 666 0000, Sing along to your favourite prom tunes, British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra IIBritten Centenary Concert I Metropolitan Cathedral, 7.30pm, £10/ £7, 0151 709 9222 IIThe Blues Brothers Tribute The Green Room, doors 6.30pm/ start 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866 IIEzio Eric’s, Mathew Street, £10, 7.30pm, 0151 236 9994, folkflavoured songs IIIan McNabb & Cold Shoulder and Ian Prowse & Amsterdam O2 Academy Liverpool, doors 7pm, £13.50 adv, 0844 477 2000 IITarang The Capstone Theatre, 1pm, 0844 8000 410, ensemble of brilliant emerging musicians 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, Jay Murray The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, live music from 2.30pm, 0152 236 9091 IISaturday With The Beatles ft. the Cavern Club Beatles The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 8.30pm, £15, 0151 236 9091, Beatles Tribute Show IIGary Murphy The Cavern Live Lounge, Mathew St, 2pm, £2 OTD, 0151 236 9091, solo acoustic artist IILunasa The Citadel, St. Helens, doors 7.30pm, £14, 01744 735436, traditional Irish instrumental band

IIThe Jazzuits Studio 2, Parr Street, doors 7pm/ start 9.30pm, £5 or book a table for dining and free admission, 0151 707 3727, explosive PARRJAZZ Combo IIEvil Scarecrow, Bloodvera, Pandemik, One More Victim, Ramraid The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7.30pm, £5 adv/ £7 OTD IIBand Showcase The Zanzibar, Seel St, 7.30pm, £5 IICircus East Village Arts Club, Seel Street, 10pm, £20, 0151 706 8045, Seth Troxler plus guest IIRaymond Froggatt Naval Club, 7.30pm, £14, top UK Country Songwriter and Singer

Theatre & Dance IIWest Side Story Liverpool Empire Theatre, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £12.90£69.90, 0844 871 3017, based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet IIOur House St. Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, £10, 01744 756 000, a witty and brilliantly-crafted tale IIMelody Loses Her Mojo The Playhouse, 2pm (BSL performance) & 7pm, £10-£20, 0151 709 4776, bold, gritty and challenging story, contains strong themes II51 Shades of Maggie Epstein Theatre, 8pm, from £22, 0844 888 4411, age suitability, one woman’s search for Mr Right

Comedy IIComedy Central at Albert Dock Baby Blue, Albert Dock, 6pm, £15-£33, 0151 702 5834, Headliner: Mickey D, Compere: Danny Ward, Supporting: Steve Shanyaski, Brennan Reece 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, Adam Rowe & Gary Delaney IIImran Yusaf 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 Imran Yusaf along with Keith Farnan IISteve Gribbin plus guests The Slug and Lettuce, City Centre, 8pm, £17.50 Comedy Seated Ticket, Meal Deal Options from £29.50, 0151 236 8820, MC Phil Chapman introduces

Steve Gribbin along with Keith Farnan and Imran Yusaf IISons of the Desert The Royal Court Theatre, City Centre, 2pm & 8pm, £13-£23, 0870 787 1866, world’s greatest double act, vintage film comedy IILiverpool Comedy Festival Various Venues, 0870 787 1866

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 IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, 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 Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIPhotography Competition Exhibition Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 9am-5.30pm, 0151 702 7255 IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details IIBritish Dance: Black Routes International Slavery Museum, see 13th for details

Family IIThe Singing Kettle Epstein Theatre, doors 12pm/ start 1pm, £11.50, 0844 888 4411, wild west party, special singalong show IICarnival Crafts International Slavery Museum, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4456, learn more about carnival and make your own colourful headdress IIMobile Madness Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, create your own mobile

TO ADVERTISE HERE CONTACT LOWDOWN ON 0151 538 5224


69 IIViking Brooches World Museum Liverpool, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4393, make you own brooch to take home, suitable for early years

Sports & Leisure IILDN Championship Wrestling The Brindley, Runcorn, 7pm, £12/ £10 Family, 0151 907 8360 IIOzonefit Military Style Fitness Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10am, 01772 298527 IIBetfair Pride of Racing Awards Raceday Haydock Park Racecourse, St Helens, Gate open 12.25pm/ start 2.25pm, £11.70£202.80, 01942 402624 IICapoeira Club International Slavery Museum, Anthony Walker Education Centre 2pm-4pm, 0151 478 4456, improves fitness, flexibility, strength and self defence IIThe WSKA World Shotokan Karate Championship 2013 Echo Arena, 9am, £25 Day Ticket/ £40 Weekend Ticket, 0844 8000 400 IIThe Claire House Splash Dash Sefton Park, 12pm, £15 adult/ £7.50 child, 5k fun run, as you pass each kilometre point you will be pelted with different colours of powdered paint

Other Events IIFilm: Before Midnight The Brindley, Runcorn, 7.30pm, £5/ £4 Concs, 0151 907 8360, thoughtfully written and powerfully acted by its stars, 109 mins 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 IIBeer Festival St George’s Hall, Great Hall, 12-4.30pm and 6.3011pm, £8, 0151 225 6911 IITour: Heritage Open Month Sudley House, 1-1.45pm, drop-in event, introduction to Sudley House and the Holt family 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 IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool

IILiverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia Camp and Furnace, Greenland St, 0151 708 2890 IIShiverpool The Philharmonic Pub, 8pm & 9.30pm, £11/ £8 Concs, The Hope Street Shivers

SUNDAY 29TH Music IIRicky’s Royle Variety The Green Room, doors 12.30pm/ start 2pm, £15, 0870 787 1866, charity IIGospel Choir: Soulful Voices Alma De Cuba, 1.30-5pm, 0151 702 7394, plus great Sunday brunch IIThe Rioters Dixieland Jazz Band Stamps Wine Bar, Liverpool Road, Crosby, 4pm, 0151 286 2662 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 IIJazz Con Fusion The Grapes, 9pm, 07950 828674, Live jazz with a Latin twist IISoul4Soul Studio 2, Parr Street, 8pm, £4, 0151 707 3727 IIAcoustic Recovery The Lomax, Cumberland St, 7pm, mix of open mic and guest slots

Theatre & Dance IIThat’ll Be The Day Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, 7.30pm, £23/ £21, 0151 666 0000, rock ‘n’ roll variety show IILiverpool Unites in Dance Echo Arena, The Auditorium, 6pm, £16.90, 0844 8000 400, street, musical theatre, hip hop, jazz, contemporary and much more

Comedy IIHot Water Comedy Club The Crown Hotel Pub, City Centre, upstairs, doors 7pm/ start 8pm, £3/ £1.5 NUS, 0777 211 2344 IIBeatle Mal The Lantern Theatre, Blundell St, 7.30pm, £9/ £6 Concs, 0151 703 0000, Mal Evans was the Beatles roadie, touching & funny one-hander

IILiverpool Comedy Festival Various Venues, 0870 787 1866

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 IIMessing about in boats Merseyside Maritime Museum, 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 Drawings of Edward BurneJones Lady Lever Art Gallery, see 1st for details IIPhotography Competition Exhibition Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, 9am-5.30pm, 0151 702 7255 IIYou Never See Them Like This Open Eye Gallery, see 6th for details IIBritish Dance: Black Routes International Slavery Museum, see 13th for details

Family IIFancy Faces Sudley House, 1-4pm, drop-in event, check out the beautiful portraits in Dining Room and learn how to draw the perfect face IIRummage Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm/ 1.30pm/ 2pm/ 3pm/ 3.30pm, 0151 478 4499, hands-on family activity IITitanic Crafts Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm, drop-in event, 0151 478 4499, creative fun inspired by the world’s most famous ship Titanic

Sports & Leisure IISunderland vs Liverpool 4pm

IIThe WSKA World Shotokan Karate Championship 2013 Echo Arena, 9am, £25 Day Ticket/ £40 Weekend Ticket, 0844 8000 400

IIEverton Ladies vs Arsenal Ladies Arriva Stadium, College Road, Crosby, 2pm, Tickets at the gates: Adults £5, Children/ over-65s, £2.50, Adult and child £6, Two adults and one child £10

Other Events IIRetro Sunday Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 11am-5pm, 0151 707 7747, vintage feast fit for kings IIBeer Festival St George’s Hall, Great Hall, 12-6pm, £8, 0151 225 6911 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 IIGuided Tour of the Palm House Sefton Park Palm House, 12.30pm, 0151 726 9304 IIMaghull Parish Handbell Ringers Sefton Park Palm House, 2-4pm, 0151 726 9304, amateur musicians who play a variety of music from sacred to secular IIMagical Mystery Tour Albert Dock, 11.30am & 2pm, £15,95, Tickets from www.cavernclub.org, 2h Tour of Beatles Liverpool IILife Drawing Leaf Cafe, Bold St, 7-10pm, £9 OTD, 0151 707 7747 IIStudent Vintage Fair Kazimier Gardens, 11am-6pm

MONDAY 30TH Music IIAlan Jeffs Jazz Jam Night Brewers Arms, Neston Wirral, 8pm, 0151 336 1627 IISteve Howard, Jon Keats, Nowhere Boys, 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 IITransmission Joy Division Reworked The Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, 7.30pm, £20-£26, 0151 709 3789, by Heritage Orchestra & Scanner, unique audio-visual collaboration IILiverpool Acoustic Sound Food And Drink, Duke St, 9pm, 0151 707 6363, open mic night

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