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SEPTEMBER12

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JASON BYRNE Pulling Your Strings FOOD & DRINK 29 PAGES of What’s On

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WELCOME

Here we are, at our September issue, welcoming you all back from your hols, those of you lucky enough to get away. We meanwhile, have stayed at home, keeping tab of all that’s ‘hot and happening’, to coin an overused phrase (forgive us, remember we’ve not had a holiday), so we can bring you our definitive guide to what’s on. September continues the festival theme that has its roots in August. We’ve got Liverpool Food and Drink Festival, Liverpool Comedy Festival, Bold Street Festival, Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, Hope Street Feast (apparently a feast and a festival are historically interchangeable) and the Liverpool Biennial to look forward to this month. With all that to fit in you’d think not much else would be going on. But there is. Plenty. Check out our listings for a comprehensive guide to it all. That’s what it’s there for. As you will have probably noticed, our cover interview for September is Joey Barton (Joe to family and friends). Despite contrary media portrayals, we found him to be a thoroughly decent bloke and his interview an interesting one. Turn to page 14 to see what you think. We’ve been chatting to a lot of nice people who have interesting things coming up in Liverpool this month and it all makes for good content. We also have some great competitions this issue (as has become the norm) so get entering for your chance to win some decent goodies. For more content that we couldn’t manage to squeeze in the mag visit www.thelowdownmagazine.com and on that note, That’s All Folks!

MARIE & PAUL

THIS MONTH HIGHLIGHTS 04

Lowdown selections for September

NEWS 06 Festivals, awards, panto and treasure COMPETITIONS 09 The Alchemist, Chris Helme, Wrestling, Beach Boys and Maverick Sabre COVER STORY 14 Joey Barton Q&A

FOOD & DRINK 22 Whiskey, beer and cocktails ALBUM REVIEWS 26 PREVIEWS 32

Liverpool Biennial

INTRODUCING 34 Natalie McCool

LISTINGS 35 29 pages of What’s On CLASSIFIEDS 66

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HIGHLIGHTS 8th September A Hard Day’s Fight at The Dome Central Hall

13-16th September Women’s Open Royal Liverpool Hoylake

24th September Dexy’s Philharmonic Hall

15th Sep-25th Nov Liverpool Biennial Various Venues

6th Noel Gallagher Echo Arena

15th The Hummingbirds Zanzibar

21st September Nik Kershaw O2 Academy

22nd September Marc Almond Philharmonic Hall


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Maverick Sabre O2 Academy

26th September Jake Bugg The Kazimier

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28th September Jack Dee Liverpool Empire

29th September Festival Of Psychedelia Camp & Furnace

The Carpet Crawlers O2 Academy

24th - 25th September Bold Street Festival Bold Street

16th September Hope Street feast Hope Street


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NEWS Happy Feet? As the Epstein Theatre prepares for the arrival of Cinderella - the theatre’s very first Christmas Pantomime since 2005 when the venue was known as the Neptune – show producers are seeking talented dancers of various ages to join the cast of this glittering production. Show producer and local man Lee Kelly of LHK Productions will be holding an open audition to find the very best juvenile and senior dance talent to be a part of this very special and magical occasion. The open audition will be held on September 16 at The Epstein Theatre and will take place across two separate time slots. Auditions for juvenile dancers (14 years and under - with a height restriction of 5ft) will be held at 11am. A second audition session for strong senior dancers (15+ years) and will be held at 1pm. Budding performers are not required to prepare an audition piece in advance, a dance routine will be taught on the day. Lee Kelly, producer, said: ‘We are looking for local talented dancers to complete our star studded line up this year for the Epstein’s first panto after seven years and I promise it’s going to be an amazing show. I’m looking for the best Liverpool dancers - if you think you have what it takes then we want to see you’. Those talented enough to impress will take to the stage alongside Liverpool’s princess of 80s and 90s pop, Sonia, resident Liverpool pin-up Philip Olivier, Big Brother belle Nikki Grahame, Radio City’s very own Simon Greening, Brian Dodd and Michael Chapman and local beauty and ITV’s Grease is the Word finalist, Alison Crawford.

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

The Liverpool Food & Drink Festival takes place from September 1-8, starting with an exciting weekend launch event in the heart of Sefton Park (September 1-2). The open-air festival launch weekend will bring together some of the region’s finest local producers, as well as the city’s top restaurants and bars, for a celebration of the city’s thriving food and drink scene. The Sefton Park event will feature a real ale beer festival, master classes, and celebrity chef demonstrations, as well as wine tasting and street food sampling. The London Carriage Works will be bringing the festival’s first pop up restaurant. There will be plenty to keep budding young foodies entertained with a dedicated children’s area, featuring a Junior Chefs’ Academy, Lego, edible jewellery making, biscuit decorating and seed planting. Children will also have the opportunity to meet some of the animals from Church Farm. Chocoholics of all ages will love the Heavenly Chocolate Garden, where visitors can sample some tasty treats and have a go at making their own chocolate. As part of the launch weekend, Wallasey-born ‘Great British Bake Off’ judge, Paul Hollywood, will be hosting the final heat of the ‘Great Merseyside Bake Off’. Open to all amateur bakers across the region, the competition will culminate in a bake off between 12 finalists during the Sefton Park launch weekend. Tom Kitchin, Aiden Byrne and The Fabulous Baker Brothers, will be challenged to create sumptuous delights, using only the finest ingredients from food suppliers and local producers taking part in the festival, including artisan bakers The French Corner, Port of Lancaster Smokehouse and the Chilli Pepper Company. The week-long Liverpool Food & Drink Festival, organised by Liverpoolbased SK Events, is celebrating its fifth year as one of the city’s top annual events. Denise Harris, Managing Director at SK Events, said: ‘It’s great to see how much the festival’s reputation has grown over the years and we are delighted to have had such strong interest from some of the country’s most respected and successful food stars. ‘The Liverpool Food & Drink Festival has become a real highlight of the foodie calendar and we look forward to staging another fantastic event this year.’


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Titanic Gem MOBOS return to the city

The ‘hottest urban music event on the British calendar’ will once again be held at the Echo Arena on November 3. Now in its 17th year, the MOBO Awards will showcase the finest selection of established and up-and-coming national and international MOBO Music acts. The internationally renowned MOBO Awards are held annually in the UK and over the past 17 years, MOBO has showcased and honoured many of the music industry’s finest talent from around the world with performances and attendances from A-list artists including Janet Jackson, Destiny’s Child, Dionne Warwick, Justin Timberlake, Tina Turner, Dizzee Rascal, Marley Family, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Usher and Amy Winehouse to name a few. MOBO Awards founder, Kanya King MBE, said ‘We had a fantastic show in Liverpool two years ago and worked very well with the city and the Echo Arena Liverpool which makes it a real joy to come back and have an even bigger celebration of the best talent around this year. This year’s show will have some fabulous performances as always, with some great performances on the night. The nominations for the various categories will be announced early next month. Both Liverpool and MOBO are getting ready for another historic event in this Olympic year.’ Chart topping UK act Rizzle Kicks, joined MOBO Awards founder Kanya King MBE to announce the return of the MOBOs at Albert Dock, joined by Liverpool Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Gary Millar and local talent Esco Williams.

Liverpool Comedy Festival

The Liverpool Comedy Festival has brought smiles and laughter to the city for over a decade now and returns this year for another superb shindig. Established to celebrate the city’s comic heritage and pedigree, each year has combined big names with unknowns – who in the past have included John Bishop, Jimmy Carr and Dara O’Briain. This year’s highlights include Jack Dee, Jason Byrne, Ross Noble and Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer and events such as Tee Hee Hee - an alcohol free version of the old Drink Up Stand Up tours - where four comedians, led by a compere and a trusty megaphone will visit four coffee shops on Bold Street to entertain the masses. For more details and tickets visit www.liverpoolcomedyfestival.com

Treasured, a unique, large scale multimedia theatrical event is set to transform Liverpool Anglican Cathedral into a living, breathing canvas of Titanic proportions from October 1-6. Inspired by one of the most powerful tragedies of the last 100 years, the story of the HMS Titanic, Treasured aims to move beyond simply retelling the tale of that fateful maiden voyage in 1912, and explores the stories of those left behind and those who were taken by the seas. Jen Heyes, the creator of Treasured, said: ‘Creating Treasured has provided me with a unique opportunity to collaborate with some of the most accomplished and exciting contemporary artists working in theatre today. As individuals their work is magnificent, by working collectively in a space as awesome and as challenging as Liverpool Anglican Cathedral means we are creating something very, very special indeed.’ Treasured continues Liverpool Cathedral’s long standing commitment to hosting innovative and contemporary performances and the cast will interact with large scale film by Illuminos who work with projection, light and sound to create works that directly stem from the buildings, spaces and places they engage with. Wired Aerial Theatre – who brought the highly acclaimed ‘As The World Tipped’ to the cathedral in 2011 - also form part of this stunning production, amazing the audience with their mid air moves. With breathtaking soundscapes, a community chorus, the grandeur of this world famous building and the audience right in the centre of the action, Treasured is truly an event like no other. For more information visit www.ATreasuredEvent.com


COMPETITIONS

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THE ALCHEMIST WRESTLING AT CENTRAL HALL This month, rising star director Robert Icke will create a new production of Ben Jonson’s comic satire, The Alchemist, at the Liverpool Playhouse. To win a pair of tickets to see the play on its opening night just answer the following question correctly:

What year was The Alchemist first performed? Send your answer to: info@ thelowdownmagazine.com and include your name, preferred email address, telephone number and postal address. Closing date for entries is: 12th September

Infinite Promotions bring live wrestling to The Dome at Central Hall on September 8. If you’d like to bag a place ringside at the event answer the following:

What was the real name of the late British professional wrestler, Big Daddy? Send your answer to: info@thelowdownmagazine.com and include your name, preferred email address, telephone number and postal address. Closing date for entries is: 7th September

CHRIS HELME CD Chris Helme, former frontman of The Seahorses, released his second solo album ‘Rookery’ last month. To win a copy just answer the following:

Who formed 90s band The Seahorses?

THE BEACH BOYS CD Celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year, The Beach Boys have released a deluxe 50-track 2CD box and digital collection titled Greatest Hits: 50 Big Ones. To win a copy answer the following:

What birthday does Brian Wilson celebrate this year? Send your answer to: info@ thelowdownmagazine.com and include your name, preferred email address, telephone number and postal address. Closing date for entries is: 30th September

Send your answer to: info@ thelowdownmagazine.com and include your name, preferred email address, telephone number and postal address. Closing date for entries is: 30th September

MAVERICK SABRE AT THE O2 Following some amazing shows earlier this year, 2012 sees Maverick Sabre embark on his biggest headline UK tour to date this autumn, and he visits Liverpool O2 Academy on September 24. To win a pair of tickets for the show answer the following:

What is the name of Maverick Sabre’s debut album? Send your answer to: info@thelowdownmagazine.com and include your name, preferred email address, telephone number and postal address. Closing date for entries is: 21st September


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CHRIS HELME

After success in The Seahorses and The Yards, singer songwriter Chris Helme re-established himself as a solo artist and has just released his latest solo album, The Rookery. TELL US ABOUT THE STRIKING ARTWORK ON THE ALBUM COVER. It’s by an artist named Zosia Olenska who is amazing. I’m a frustrated graphic designer but I’m colourblind. The idea came later on after the mixes came back and I think the music guided the artwork. We recorded at a cottage called The Rookery and I said, stick the house in a tree, because we were surrounded by trees full of rooks. She came up with that and did a really good job. She’s amazing and such a talent and hopefully she’ll do some more for us. It would look good on vinyl and we are looking getting that done. I don’t really like CDs and I’ve lost hundreds of pounds worth of MP3s and it means nothing, but if someone broke into my house and stole my vinyl I would be gutted. And it’s easier to skin up on a record. WHERE DOES THE INSPIRATION FOR THE ROOKERY COME FROM. I didn’t want to use a studio and don’t really like watching the clock ticking so that’s why we used The Rookery. We were there 24 hours a day for 11 days. I went in with three songs I was happy with and I didn’t just want a load of filler so me and Sam from Nine Black Alps, who is the producer, picked the best of my ideas (usually written in hotel rooms while on tour) and we had about 75 per cent of the material already written. Because I’m touring so much I very rarely get a chance to finish things off so basically Sam just cracked the whip and we got them finished. ARE MUSICIANS PRESSURISED INTO RECORDING PERFECT MUSIC INSTEAD OF SOULFUL MUSIC? There is a lot of that. It can become boring, you

spend your time trying to get it right instead of feeling it. We went through a horrible time when I was in college, when the charts were dominated by Stock, Aitken and Waterman and the only thing worth listening to was the indie chart. You’ve now got the internet to teach you how to record an album and for what it costs to go into a studio you can buy some good gear and do it yourself. I don’t really care about what Simon Cowell is doing. ANY MUSIC YOU LIKE AT THE MOMENT? I see people when I’m on tour who are good. Tomas Bird and The Blonde Spirit are brilliant and Ty Segall Garage band from the States who are a proper raw garage band. A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE THE WAY YOU SING, HOW DID YOU DEVELOP YOUR SINGING STYLE? Do they? They don’t tell me. Early on I started off singing along to things and also doing impressions before getting into blues and Big Bill Broonzy but I’m from York and an American accent doesn’t work. When I joined the Seahorses I was mainly hanging around with Mancs and ended up with a twang in my voice but I’ve relaxed and loosened up and let my own voice out. THE SEAHORSES WAS A TRIAL BY FIRE AND SEEMED LIKE IT WAS A LOT OF PRESSURE AT THE TIME? I was probably desperately naive but I didn’t really take on board the preconceptions people had of anything John was going to be involved with. I just wanted to sing. John was incredibly particular about how I sang, interviews and recording and I don’t think I ever felt comfortable in that band. It felt like

I was under the microscope and never got a chance to be myself which is all I ever want. I didn’t do anything for a while after The Seahorses, I just kept my head down and my son was born so I just settled into that. I struggled with the association for a while and never knew what I was going to say when I got asked about it, but as time goes by it’s easier and becomes just another part of the experience my life. There are a couple of questions I always get asked. Is it true I was found busking outside Woolworths? And recently, what do I think about The Stone Roses reforming? I think it’s a good thing but I haven’t spoke to John for years so I probably just think the same as everyone else. He’s a great musician and a brilliant artist but I just wanted to do my thing as well. ANY PLANS TO PLAY IN LIVERPOOL? I’d love to but Liverpool has been a bit, one minute a gig is booked and the next it’s not on. Busy playing all around the country but would be up for playing in Liverpool. FINAL WORDS... You don’t do it for fame or money. I do it because of some weird experience I had years ago and I think like people clapping at the end of things. www.chris-helme.co.uk


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LOWDOWN ON ART

FACTFINDING

FACT will present major new commissions from international artists Jemima Wyman, Anja Kirschner and David Panos, and Pedro Reyes as part of the seventh Liverpool Biennial. The exhibition will also include the first UK retrospective from Lebanese artist, curator and filmmaker Akram Zaatari. The works form part of The Unexpected Guest, the Liverpool Biennial’s city-wide exhibition, in keeping with the festival theme of ‘hospitality’. A selection of the artists will be taking part in an artist talk on September 13, ahead of the official Biennial opening, to preview their new works. FACT’s Curator Omar Kholeif said: ‘The artists we have chosen to work have all decided to respond to the theme of hospitality in complex and thrilling ways. In our building, the artists explore cultures of exchange, the architecture of relationships, as well histories of violence and surveillance.’

For the first time, as part of the Biennial, FACT will also be hosting an ambitious programme of contemporary artist film.

histories of artist intervention into television, from early TV interruptions to the rise of new media in everyday life.

Through a series of weekly screenings, Q&A sessions, and film forums, FACT will become the evening hub of the festival, with activity and late opening hours every Wednesday during the Biennial period.

FACT Director Mike Stubbs said: ‘As ever, FACT is offering a varied and thought-provoking Biennial programme that we hope will attract a wide audience of all ages.

On October 26, FACT will also stage the event, Random Acts: Artists Interventions into Broadcast. Taking Channel 4’s new programming strand Random Acts as its starting point, this forum brings together key figures to reflect on

Not only are we excited by the quality of artists we have commissioned for the festival, but also the opportunity we have had this year to accompany this with an extensive film programme and the Random Acts event.’


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CHANGING MAN

Joey Barton is a character many have already written their own synopsis for. His career as a professional footballer has been punctuated by various negative incidents on and off the pitch while outspoken views and engaging in debate via Twitter and more recently, his own website, has further fuelled media interest and judgement. As Joey bids adieu to the Premiership, setting off for a one year loan deal with Marseille, Lowdown thought it was time we ditched the labels and let the man speak for himself. THE NEW WEBSITE LOOKS IMPRESSIVE. WHAT’S THE IDEA/INSPIRATION BEHIND IT? Thanks. It’s taken a lot of work and time, I’ve been working on it for almost 12 months now. I was conscious of the standard footballer website and wanted to re-engage with proper football fans. It gives me a platform to talk about things that are important to me, and also gives the public an opportunity to voice their feelings, positive or negative across a variety of topics.

why not give it a try. I say exactly what I think on the site which I guess is the appeal. Many players have commercial relationships which act as filters for what they really want to say. I just tell it how it I see it, I’m not always right obviously but who is?!

YOUR TWITTER ACCOUNT HAS OVER 1.65 MILLION FOLLOWERS. WHY DO YOU THINK IT HAS BECOME SO POPULAR SO QUICKLY? I’m not really sure to be honest. When I originally started with Twitter I saw it as a mouthpiece for me to express my views but there was no way I could ever have imagined to have that many followers. I was sick of the media portraying me in a certain manner.

YOU REGULARLY ENGAGE IN ONLINE ‘DEBATES’ WITH PEOPLE LIKE PIERS MORGAN. ARE YOU TRYING TO ACHIEVE SOMETHING OR IS IT JUST ENTERTAINMENT? I actually really like Piers. When I first began interacting with him I saw him as the pompous silver spoon toff, however, the more I’ve engaged with him I’ve found him a funny guy. He enjoys the banter and gives as much stick out as he takes. He is obviously a big Arsenal fan and I’ve been something of a thorn in their side over the duration of my career so I’m sure his feelings to be were not the warmest! It is funny and a credit to Twitter that people are now so accessible so you can challenge each other, learn and cultivate positive relationships with the guys you could never imagine getting along with before.

Some of the comments were deserved based on past misdemeanours, but I thought, hey the public portrays me as this caveman neanderthal who goes around punching people and eating raw meat, therefore their sentiment towards me can’t get any worse, so

DO YOU THINK SOME PEOPLE RESENT A FOOTBALLER HAVING STRONG OPINIONS ON A VARIETY OF SUBJECTS OR ALTERNATIVELY IS IT A CLASS ISSUE? Most definitely, football is a working class sport and the public often resent change. I

I’m on a learning experience, aren’t we all? Delving into some of the topics such as libel reform, Hillsborough and consumerism has provoked some great feedback and no doubt helped me on my journey.

remember quoting Nietzsche and people actually thinking that the account was some sort of parody. How dare I quote philosophers as I am surely illiterate being a footballer from a working class background. It is really funny, I think the answer to the question is both. Footballers are supposed to speak when spoken to and working class people are frowned upon for trying to educate themselves. DO YOU FEEL THE ‘CELEBRITY’ STATUS ASSOCIATED WITH BEING A HIGH PROFILE FOOTBALLER IN THE MODERN GAME ATTACHES MORE INFLUENCE THAN PREVIOUS GENERATIONS? DO YOU FEEL A SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY AS A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER AND IF SO, HOW DO YOU HOPE TO INFLUENCE THOSE LOOKING TO YOU FOR INSPIRATION? I would say yes most definitely, in the past footballers could go to the pub the day before a game then get up and play the next day. In fact, these are now stories that go down in folklore. Nowadays if you step out of line there is a camera phone flashing and it is instantly all over social media. You will remember the image of my other half and I outside Garlands recently doing the rounds with us both looking quite dishevelled.


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There is a responsibility which comes with the territory, I struggled with this in my younger days. I had signed up to be a footballer, I did not sign up to be a role model, however, you have to embrace the latter. It is a gift to have the ability to make a youngster’s day by signing an autograph. You may have read my blog on the Olympics on my website, it is time that the gulf between fan and player was broken, I feel my website has taken steps from my side to this. TOM DALEY HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK OVER DEALINGS WITH TROLLS. YOU SEEM TO GET MORE THAN YOUR FAIR SHARE OF GRIEF ONLINE. DOES IT BOTHER YOU AND HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH IT? I saw this and thought it was a terrible thing to say to anyone, however, nothing really shocks me these days. Tom was a credit to team GB in the games and I really warmed to him after watching the documentary about his preparation through the beeb. I did think it was crazy to have a police investigation into the tweet thought, if you scoured my feed you would have to lock up 90 per cent of the UK for abuse so it is tough to control. If you are on Twitter you have to take the rough with the smooth, you need a thick skin. People tweeted me some disgusting things when my Mrs was pregnant and you have to just feel sorry for them rather than offer them any rise to their unhappy lives. This is another reason for my website. Trolls are often not intelligent enough to log in and make an intuitive comment without expletives (which are blocked on the site) so they can stay on Twitter and batter me all they like. It will not affect my life. WHAT, OVER THE YEARS, HAS IMPACTED ON YOUR CAREER BOTH POSITIVELY AND NEGATIVELY? LOOKING BACK, WOULD YOU CHANGE ANYTHING? Wow that is a tough one. There have been many influences over the years. There are the obvious ones such as my nan and my dad. Georgia has been my support mechanism over the last 12 months with all of the drama surrounding said incidents as well as the arrival of Cassius. Negatively, alcohol has been an issue I have battled quite publicly. I am proud to be clean these days and I still attend AA meetings when I have the time. When I look at my biggest mistakes many have alcohol as the common denominator. Peter Kay has been another fantastic influence over me, he supported me through prison and my subsequent recovery and we will still meet often to reminisce and maintain my learning process. WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU? Cassius inspires me, it is funny what a little one

does to you. You can never understand it until it happens to you yourself. It puts your own life into perspective and the things that bothered you in the past do not seem to so much, they seem silly to worry about when you have a kid. No matter how bad your day is you can always go home and your lad loves you all the same no matter what you have done. WHAT IS ON YOUR PLAYLIST AT THE MOMENT? I have been listening to The Maccabees, ‘Given to the Wild’ album recently, they are a class act. It has a different feel to it and its sound equally picks me up as it’s so lyrically emotive. Arcade Fire has been a mainstay on the playlist for the last 12 months now, ‘The Suburbs’ is a ridiculously good album and they are such entertainers. I watched them live in Hyde Park last year and it was some experience. Arctic Monkeys are always there or thereabouts, they just speak to my generation so it is so relatable. I watched Darwin Deez in Glastonbury last year too and I think they are ones to watch, they have a similar sound to The Strokes and when they danced to Miike Snow after their show at Glasto they had me won over. HOW HAS WHERE YOU COME FROM CONTRIBUTED TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY, AS A PERSON AND IN YOUR CAREER? My background is football mad. When I was a kid growing up in Huyton I used to hand around the streets and my nan used to make me be home for 10pm. I used to stay out playing footy as long as I could then I would race home as quickly as I could, normally leaving wherever I was around five minutes before so would have to cover a certain element of distance in order to be in on time and avoid a clip around the ears from my nan. I attribute this to my fitness levels today, I cover as much ground as anyone else and believe my upbringing of constantly running with the football enables me to do this. IF YOU WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR ‘MARKETING’ LIVERPOOL, WHAT ELEMENTS WOULD YOU FOCUS ON? I think this is getting easier nowadays, the city is truly remarkable and will always be home to me. Everytime I come home it surprises me how quickly things are moving on. The waterfront looks tremendous but it is our music culture which I would focus on. I mean come on, The Beatles, arguably the best band of all time are from OUR city. We also have The La’s who I love and the list could really go on. You cannot buy heritage and history and Liverpool has buckets of both. THE GUARDIAN’S ‘SECRET FOOTBALLER’ SHOWS AN ALTERNATIVE SIDE TO THE GLAMOUR - DOES THE PUBLIC

MISUNDERSTAND THE REALITY OF BEING A MODERN FOOTBALLER? I think this is a tough one as ‘footballer’ covers such a broad spectrum of people. They are not all the same, in the way bankers, builders etc are not all the same. A minority will affect the judgement of the majority, but lets be honest, mainstream press and particularly red tops do not want to indoctrinate the public with stories about a footballer putting the little ‘un to bed on a Saturday night after a game. One incident will mar the reputation of all the others for a month. If a banker is arrested for assault are all bankers criminals? No. If a footballer is, the generalisation seems to gather weight much quicker. The secret footballer is just one footballer, he is obviously one of the more intelligent but there are many like him, many different to him too but it normally makes a very OK read. THE CULMINATION OF BRITISH ATHLETES’ SACRIFICES AND HARD WORK HAS BEEN GREAT SUCCESSES IN THE RECENT GAMES - HOW DO YOU SEE THE RATIO OF WORK/REWARD IN FOOTBALL COMPARING? I think it is relatively the same. People have the idea that being a footballer is easy and that you are born with an ability to play football. You are not, read the book ‘Bounce’ by Matthew Syed. Becoming a footballer is the culmination of thousands of hours of practice, the same way becoming an athlete is. I am not taking anything away from these athletes, the sacrifices they make are astronomical. But to make it to elite level at any sport you have to make many sacrifices. While my friends were out drinking I was out running lamp posts. The common conception that footballers are born to make it is nonsensical in my opinion. Hard work is what enables anybody to be at the top level in whatever route they choose. SOME PERCEIVE YOU AS A THUG ON AND OFF THE PITCH. DO YOU SEE THIS AS JUSTIFIED OR TOTALLY WRONG? To be honest, I really couldn’t care less about how I am branded. Until anybody meets me they cannot make these assumptions. Remember when you cross the white line in any sport you will find few that behave in exactly the same manner on and off the football pitch. I have an accountability to myself and my family, as long as I can look at myself in the mirror every day and be truly proud of the man that I have become, that is all that matters.


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LOWDOWN ON COMEDY

CLOWNPRINCE

Jason Byrne is the biggest selling comedian at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. His inspired, original brand of high-energy intelligent lunacy ensures that there is no other comedian like him and his sell out shows have attracted accolades including ‘Chortle Award for Best Headliner 2007’, Perrier Newcomer Award nomination 1998 and Perrier Award nomination 2001. YOU HAVE A NEW SHOW ‘PEOPLE’S PUPPETEER’ WHERE DO YOUR IDEAS COME FROM? I’m in Edinburgh sitting with a shitty phone that could melt in my hand... My show is like a growth, the more I scratch it the bigger it grows. It starts in Ireland with brand new stuff and then it gets to a good state and I take it to Australia and then is in an even bigger state like 12 past the hour... and then I take it back to Ireland. It has a heavy spine of pre-written stuff but it has enough looseness to deal with things that are happening at the moment. Like the Olympics or I’ve changed the opening in Edinburgh to a 50 Shades of Grey opening. DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FIRST GIG? The first time was for a local charity sending nurses to look after babies with AIDS and it was a disaster and full of people not even listening to me. I didn’t do anything for a while after that but when I did all my mates and family were there and they were laughing away and loving it and it was easy but at the next one a week later I had no one there and that was the first lesson. Basically you’re gonna be standing in front of strangers the rest of

your life. You’ve got to make friends out of the audience as quick as possible. YOU HAVE JUST DONE A PILOT FOR BBC, WHAT’S IT ABOUT? It’s a mixture between The Royle Family and One Foot In The Grave but with loads of physical stuff in it but it’s not annoying. For British sitcoms you have to bring it down a bit. It’s based on a lot of people I know, family and friends and they’re all nuts. It’s basically a family sitcom with a snowball plot that starts off small and gets bigger and bigger all the time and ends up out of control. It’s drawn on personal experience but in the pilot the family end up in a car park dogging and that’s never happened to me... JUST TO CLARIFY... Yes my mum and dad have never been dogging! DOES A COMEDIAN NEED TO BE ANTIESTABLISHMENT? You need to have an air of it about you otherwise you’d be stuck. Ricky Gervais has proved that you don’t let them tell you what

to do all the time and don’t be afraid to say no and walk away from things. When you put something out in front of people and you don’t feel you’ve done the thing yourself then if it’s not a success they walk away and you’re the one left with it. But if you really believe the way you’re going is funny then keep going with that and let them say no. DO YOU THINK COMEDY BECOMES MORE IMPORTANT IN TIMES OF HARDSHIP? Yes definitely, it’s a cheap night out. You can buy your ticket and sit there with your wife or girlfriend and have a good night out, you don’t even have to buy a drink. Recently I’ve had people coming up to me and say, ‘Thanks, I really needed that’, because things are so bad for them at the moment. Jason Byrne is at Liverpool Empire September 30 www.jasonbyrne.ie. For the full interview go to www. thelowdownmagazine.com


LOWDOWN ON THEATRE

STAGE MAGICIAN

Twice nominated for an Olivier award, Ian Bartholomew has spent the past 35 years working as an actor in theatre, television, radio and film. After receiving outstanding reviews for his portrayal of the title role in last year’s Playhouse production, ‘The Resistable Rise Of Arturo Ui’, he returns to Liverpool and the Playhouse as Subtle in Ben Jonson’s, The Alchemist, this month. COLERIDGE CLAIMED THAT THE ALCHEMIST HAD ONE OF THE THREE MOST PERFECT PLOTS IN LITERATURE, WOULD YOU AGREE? Well I haven’t read the whole of literature so all I can say is that it’s a very, very strong plot. It’s a really well constructed play and it carries you along very swiftly. What do you call a perfect plot? It’s just a damn fine play that’s stood the test of time. THE PLAY PREMIERED IN 1610, WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE PLAY THAT STILL ALLOWS IT TO RESONATE SO CLEARLY WITH A MODERN AUDIENCE? I think it’s because it’s peopled with characters that we know and that we understand because we all have a price. It’s relevant now because it’s about people. It’s telling a story about people who are tricked into something they wouldn’t necessarily do just because they want something. It’s about people’s greed and out of that comes comedy, empathy, sympathy, all sorts of things. The bottom line is you can convince anybody to do anything if you quote the right price. There are very few people who would resist what they really, really wanted. YOUR CHARACTER, SUBTLE IS A MANIPULATING CON-MAN, DOES HE HAVE ANY REDEEMING QUALITIES AND DOES YOUR PERFORMANCE ENCOURAGE ANY SYMPATHY? Does he have any redeeming qualities? Probably not. I don’t think anybody comes out of the play particularly well, because if you’re one of the people being conned you’re made to look stupid and if you’re one of the people doing the conning you’re made to look greedy and avaricious. He’s not a nice man but I think

what we should have is a sense of fun. He’s a baddie really but they’re always much more fun to play. There are bits of me that I have to find to do it but that’s what I do as an actor. And while it’s a play it’s also a satire on theatre and what we do, suspending our disbelief, so the play is mirroring what is happening in the theatre. WHEN YOU TAKE ON A ROLE IN A WIDELY PERFORMED CLASSIC SUCH AS THE ALCHEMIST DO YOU APPROACH IT ANY DIFFERENTLY TO OTHER WORK THAT MAYBE PEOPLE AREN’T SO FAMILIAR WITH? No. In many ways people think they know this play but I don’t think they do, I don’t think they know it as well as they might, so I don’t think that’s going to be a problem. When I approach something like this I consider whether I’m going to have fun doing it and whether it’s a good part and the answer to both of those questions in this case is yes. My job is to make sense of what the playwright has written whether it was written 400 years ago or yesterday. If I get caught up in considering whether I have to do this differently than somebody else I’m already setting myself boundaries that aren’t necessary. AFTER 35 YEARS WORKING EXTENSIVELY IN THEATRE, TV, RADIO AND FILM, WHAT HAVE BEEN THE HIGHLIGHTS AND DO YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE FOR ANY OF THE MEDIUMS? Last year, Arturo Ui at the Playhouse, was one of my most memorable things to be in. It was a great cast, a great translation and a great director. Everything came together and that happens very rarely. The Iceman Cometh delivered on all levels and working with Kevin Spacey in the National was fun.

The one that I always really enjoy is theatre, it’s why I wanted to be an actor, it’s why I signed on the line. When you work with a bunch of people who are all aiming to do the same thing, to entertain and make people think and you’re all there in the room with the same collective experience, there are times when it’s absolutely fantastic. There are times when it’s incredibly dull of course, we’ve all seen those and I’ve been in several of them, but when theatre works it tells a story like no other medium can. It’s immediate and an emotional response. I’m very lucky to be doing a job that I love doing. WHAT DO YOU FEEL HAS HELPED YOUR CAREER ENDURE? Staying healthy. And probably bloody mindedness apart from anything else. But also waiting out those times when you’re not working and just keeping the faith that something will come along and if it doesn’t then do something else. I’ve always done that, if I’m not working I will find something else to do be it looking after my children or helping somebody else out in their workplace. I find other stuff to occupy myself and then I don’t get so worried that I’m not working. IS THERE A PARTICULAR ROLE YOU’VE YET TO UNDERTAKE THAT YOU’D LIKE TO ONE DAY? Richard III but I’m doing that next year, we’re still negotiating with various theatres for that. There are a couple of Shakespeare’s that I’d like to have a crack at at some point but Richard III will do for now.


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REFRESHMENT ROOMS To celebrate a new era for The Admiral in Rock Ferry, it’s reverting to its original name, ‘The Refreshment Rooms’. After being derelict for more than four years, the building has been gutted and the décor creates a traditional feel making use of reclaimed lights from the Lewis’ buildings and a 100 year old bar top rescued from a local school laboratory. Various historical features add to the pub’s characteristic charm, including the grand chandelier hanging above the bar and a giant sized ship’s wheel at the end of the bar. Publican, Alan Tuohey, said: ‘We have worked hard to source as many period features as possible so that our patrons will be both entertained by and interested in The Refreshment Rooms. Our menu will also be of the highest quality with locally sourced produce from Edge & Sons Butchers in New Ferry and fresh veg from Claremont Farm. ‘Head Chef, Matthew Fairbanks, used to work with me at Villa Jazz and I was delighted that he said yes to heading up our new kitchen. I can promise tasty and hearty food as well as beautiful plates to share, a roast dinner each day, breakfasts and tea, coffee and pastries. ‘We have put a lot of effort into making sure there is something for everyone whether it be live music after 9pm on Friday and Saturday, watching the match in our separate Games Room, enjoying tea for two in the afternoon or a quiet pint with friends on any day of the week.’ Local real ales from Brimstage Brewery and Liverpool Organic will also be in good supply at The Refreshment Rooms, with JW Lees even brewing their very own ‘Admirals Gold’ and ‘Conway Cask’ bitters. For more info visit www.refreshmentrooms.com

Excited to be heading back to Liverpool again after last year’s fantastic event, the Whiskey Festival aims even higher this time round. The event is the best way to start your journey into the world of whiskey. Attracting the best the industry has to offer, both in whiskey and people, you’ll find almost every style of whiskey represented, with drams from all over the world on tasting. For one day a year, they bring the distilleries to you. As usual, the entrance price includes a Glencairn tasting glass for you to keep and cherish as well as use during the day. You also get a bottle of water for obvious purposes and a festival guide that will help you on your journey. The perfect day for the whisky enthusiast to quench his or her thirst for the aqua vitae and also for those who are whisky ‘curious’ and enjoy all things food and drink. The main room is stuffed full of the best the world has to offer and there are workshops for those who want to get a little extra from the day. For more info visit www.thewhiskeylounge.com

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Tucked away on Newington Temple, just off Bold Street is ‘a mini shrine to all that is good in the universe of beer and pie.’ Atmospheric with a laid back feel, this is the sort of joint you can relax in. Despite the white tiled walls and wooden floors, there is a warmth resonating in this space. Speciality beers, sourced locally and worldwide, organic cider and a pie and mash menu all help notch it up the comfort scale. With acoustic events taking place regularly, (local lads, The Hummingbirds, recently graced the bar offa Bold Street with their presence) and the ‘Bier Unsigned’ playlist bringing revellers the sound of local unsigned artists, Bier is helping to create a real ‘Liverpool family’ feel. Added to the comfort food and drink and relaxed atmosphere, the bar’s only problem will be getting people to go to their proper home. Bier is open seven days and until after 2am at weekends


23 ALOHA BAR Aloha (a tropical hideaway and drunken parrot sanctuary) is a relatively new addition to RopeWalks, Liverpool’s Independent Quarter. It is, so local folklore has it, the realisation of a dream. A dream in which three Liverpudlians imagined a tropical haven, a kind of utopia, where everybody was happy and enjoying themselves, where the people were beautiful (and when we say people we mean girls!) and rum and tequila flowed. When reality dawned and the aforementioned idealists accepted they had little chance of escaping to paradise, they did what any enterprising group of Scousers would do - and improvised. Consequently, paradise was brought to life on Colquitt Street in the form of a Tiki bar - an exotic themed drinking establishment, serving fancy cocktails. Using a Superlatives Sum: awesome drinks x great service x brilliant music x excellent value for money = a top night out, Aloha has made use of a winning formula. As if offering a unique night out to the city’s residents and those visiting from further afield wasn’t enough to be getting on with, Aloha has four ‘secret’ aims that further enhance its unique quality. ‘Secret’ in the loosest sense of the word, as in we’re not telling you, but if you visit their website www.alohabar.co.uk all will be revealed... Aloha is open 5pm until late seven days

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LOWDOWN ON MUSIC

ALBUMREVIEWS KYLA LA GRANGE ASHES

THE XX COEXIST

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Tipped for success by those ‘in the know’ La Grange’s big voice and emotional melodrama have encouraged comparisons with Kate Bush and Florence Welch.

The follow up to the London trio’s self titled debut Mercury Prize winning album is a sonic feast. The band described their rehearsal room as ‘a little village of musical equipment’ and it’s clear why when you hear ‘Coexist’.

After well over a decade making music, the childhood friends from Baltimore release their tenth album. Despite the mainstream success of 2009’s, ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’, the band have refrained from churning out a replica piece, opting for an album that has a far busier sound and can be, at times, difficult listening, but worth the effort. It’s hectic and fast-paced, like an explosion of sound that’s arrived from outerspace. The tempo rarely lets up and it’s quite dazzling. It is...well...psychedelic. Psychedelic rock.

Her debut release, Ashes, showcases the vocals that lead to such references and the Watfordborn soloist has said the writing process is a cathartic one: ‘When I feel sad about something I feel like I’ve got something to say, but when I’m happy I don’t feel I have anything to get out of myself.’ From the outset it’s clear how her style mirrors that of her female counterparts. First track, ‘Walk Through Walls’ with its vocal acrobatics that transcend the swirling guitar is reminiscent of Bush. The tribal sound of ‘I Could Be’ is Welch-esque with vocals that do more than recall Nicks. La Grange, however, is more than a sum total of others parts combined. Her ability to adapt to different styles is reflected throughout the album and her vocals, though powerful do not always have to be delivered to full capacity. Stripped back on ‘Vampire Smile’ her hushing but compelling voice intensifies the visceral effect on the listener. ‘Sympathy’, in turn, showcases its power against the backdrop of stripped down guitar. ‘Ashes’ explores a range of sound from crashing guitars to acoustic ballads, creating atmosphere and drama that draws you in. Lyrically and vocally it feels as though La Grange has put her heart and soul into her debut and it makes for an album that keeps you interested. 7/10 MM ||

Opener, ‘Angels’, inspires the sincere yet understated emotional pull Mr Williams’ track failed so miserably at achieving. Romy’s delicate vocals paired with the sparse guitar are a match made in heaven. The simplicity of the lyrics mimics that of the sound: ‘And with words unspoken, a silent devotion, I know you know what I mean.’ ‘Chained’ is many layered, with crackling vinyl, swathes of synth, waves of cymbal, constant backbeat and the sound of steel guitar. Lyrically, the vocal interplay played out by The XX still discusses the complexities of relationships: ‘Did I hold too tight, did I not let enough light in’. ‘Try’ is calming and soothing. Something which sounds much like a theremin at the start grabs your attention and is repeated throughout the track. This familiarity, achieved by repetition, seems to add to the reassuring sound. Steel drums in ‘Reunion’ take on a persona of their own, bubbling away under the vocals until, at times, the vocals subside and the drums come to the fore, as a kind of third voice. ‘Sunset’ sounds clubby - not in a ‘start of the night’ sense, more ‘heading towards home time’ mellow stuff. Should’ve been called ‘Sunrise’. Strings and a funky beat combine wonderfully and succinctly on ‘Tides’. Our Song rounds things off nicely with Romy and Oliver’s vocals working concurrently as if reflecting the cohesive sound that’s been apparent throughout. 8.5/10 MM ||

‘Moonjock’ is an intense array of sounds and although well crafted it feels spontaneous. The radio transmissions at the start are characteristic of the album. The pace of ‘Today’s supernatural’ doesn’t relent and Avey Tare’s vocals are raw. ‘Rosie Oh’ slows the pace but is so infused with various animated creature-like sounds it’s still kaleidoscopic. It’s like travelling down a helter skelter that has an animated story projected on the walls as you descend and 3D images are jumping out at you along the way. ‘Wide Eyed’ opens and closes with transmission sounds and the tunnel that connects the two is pulsating synth and electronic bubbles, overlayed with vocal processing conjuring true magic. ‘Mercury Man’ tells his story and even without delving into the depths of its metaphorical meaning, emotions are swelled. It permeates the layers, putting a feeler out for your soul, using vocals as the probe. ‘Amania’ ends the carnival, weaving in some Eastern delight with all that has gone before. It feels like a celebration and culmination, looking back at what has passed but leaving the door open for more 9/10 MM ||


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FILMREVIEWS TED (15) The big screen debut of Seth MacFarlane arrived in theatres last month to tell us the story of a thirty-five year old man-child and his deadbeat talking teddy bear. Fans of his television work will not be disappointed as he still manages to incorporate obscure references and shockhumour in a way that does deviate from the plot but almost never fails to get a laugh. Another thing the film must be commended for is its cast. MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg both have great comic timing as the leads and even manage to add a certain weight to their very unusual roles. Mila Kunis also does well to turn what could have easily been another ‘hands on hips’, ‘eye rolling’ girlfriend figure into a sweet and likeable character. Of course the film is not without its flaws as sometimes it feels more like an extended television pilot than a film and anyone who hasn’t seen ‘Flash Gordon’ will most likely be left scratching their heads at more than a few jokes, but these issues can be easily overlooked thanks to the hilarious screenplay and genuinely original premise. As someone who feels the quality of MacFarlane’s television work has declined in recent years I am glad to say this film was a pleasant surprise and I hope it is not too long before his return to cinema.

The Bourne Legacy Well it seems another franchise is about to get run into the ground with mediocre sequels sharing little more than the name of the original. In ‘The Bourne Legacy’, those who did not see the previous Bourne movies may be initially confused, however, after the first ten minutes of establishing where in the timeline it takes place the film quickly jumps into its own story, unfortunately it’s not a very good one. The film revolves around a new agent portrayed by Jeremy Renner who, surprise, is being hunted down by his own agency. This is probably my main issue with the film. I have already watched this story many times before, this year alone I have already seen it twice. What makes this iteration even less interesting is that Renner isn’t a confused amnesiac or trying to rescue his family, so beyond evading capture and trying to find more MacGuffin pills he doesn’t have any real goal for us to get behind. If you are a fan of ‘The Bourne Trilogy’ I would not recommend this film, not because it’s awful or a betrayal to the series but because it’s just boring and unnecessary. If you really need to see a realistic spy movie about an agent running from their own agency then watch ‘Haywire’, a much more interesting film worth much more of your time more than this dead horse.


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LOWDOWN ON BUSINESS

THECULTIVATOR Dominique Aspey plays a pivotal role in keeping enterprise fresh and dynamic in the city. As LJMU’s Enterprise and Network Manager, she bridges the gap between entrepreneurial graduates and those already established in business, enabling a mutually beneficial relationship to blossom. Like a gardener nurturing her seeds and expertly utilising the ready to harvest crop. Though she’s a much more attractive version of Alan Titchmarsh or Monty Don.

HOW DO YOU HELP ENTREPRENEURIAL GRADUATES REALISE THEIR AIMS?

LMJU’s Enterprise Fellowship Programme is designed to meet three main aims for graduate businesses: build their confidence, expand their networks and introduce them to useful people. The full package of support that’s available is a unique service within the city and we’ve built up just under 1500 networking links for graduate businesses to make use of. WHO’S ELIGIBLE FOR HELP FROM THE SCHEME? Graduates from any university can tap into the scheme, as long as their business starts in Merseyside. Whether you’re developing a business idea, wanting to freelance, launch a product or service or grow an existing business, there is help we can offer. Graduates can make use of our service up to five years after graduating. WHAT PROCESS DOES YOUR SERVICE FOLLOW? We introduce current LMJU students to the idea in their first year then in their final year we step it up. We offer ongoing support which begins with an assessment of the new business’ viability, then allows for one to one mentoring from a member of our Centre

for Entrepreneurship team and access to networking opportunities and specialist legal, financial and property advice. ANY FUNDING ON OFFER?

We give information on funding opportunities and there is a funded startup after graduation for up to one year. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE MAIN BENEFITS OF THIS SERVICE? Aside from the obvious benefits for graduates, they also have a lot to offer the established businesses who partner with us and ultimately if we can help these new businesses to realise their potential we’re also keeping talent here and helping to boost the city’s economy. WHAT SUCCESSES HAS THE SCHEME HAD TO DATE? Too numerous to mention them all but some examples would be Trendyvend who first installed cosmetic vending machines in Liverpool bars and clubs and have now rolled out nationally and MgMaStudio Ltd, a creative architecture and design agency who are also doing really well.


LOWDOWN SEPTEMBER

PREVIEWS 15th Sept - 25th Nov Liverpool Biennial – Various

Liverpool Biennial, the largest contemporary art festival in the UK, returns this month exploring the theme of hospitality for the Olympic year. For ten weeks every two years it commissions the most exciting artists from around the world, attracting over 600,000 visitors in 2010 and contributing £27m to Liverpool’s economy. The festival, running from September 15 to November 25 takes place in a wide range of locations across the city, from established museums and galleries to unusual and unexpected places. Participating organisations and venues include The Cunard Building, The Bluecoat, Everton Park, FACT, Liverpool ONE, Metal, The Monro, Open Eye Gallery, Tate Liverpool, Mitchell’s Bakery, LJMU Copperas Building (Lime Street), the Walker Art Gallery, Victoria Gallery and Museum and The Royal Standard. Highlights of the programme include: Sky Arts Ignition Series, in partnership with Tate Liverpool, a major public commission by acclaimed US artist, Doug Aitken; American superstar Rhys Chatham, renowned for his large-scale performance works will present a spectacular concert in Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral as part of the opening weekend; one of Argentina’s most established and internationally renowned artists, Jorge Macchi, presents a commission in which a giant iron H bar will be bent into an impossibly perfect curve in the LJMU building; Israeli artist, Oded Hirsch will present a full-sized elevator which will burst through the floor of the Liverpool ONE shopping centre; and Liverpool’s famous Cunard building being opened to the public for the first time to provide an unusual exhibition venue. Sally Tallant, Director, Liverpool Biennial, said: ‘...I am particularly thrilled that we have expanded the Biennial to include new organisations and venues, broadening the scope wider than ever before. Our hope is that in future we can keep on expanding, filling as many spaces as possible with fantastic contemporary art.’ www.i??????????????????

8th September A Hard Day’s Fight The Dome, Grand Central Hall

Infinite Promotions present the follow up to their hugely successful debut show, returning to Liverpool for another night of hard hitting and fast paced wrestling live from The Dome at Grand Central Hall. ‘A Hard Day’s Fight’ arrives in the city on September 8 with a first appearance by Infinite Promotions Champion CJ Banks, who puts his new Heavyweight strap on the line against Mexican Masked Marvel El Ligero. Infinite Promotions is a UK wrestling company created by UK wrestlers. They work to deliver quality live events for the public and UK wrestling community, while creating a workplace where UK wrestlers can earn the money they deserve. For more information visit www. infinitepromotions.co.uk. ‘A Hard Day’s Fight’, 6.30pm, £7-£12. Tickets can be purchased from venue in advance or on the door or online at www.skiddle.com.


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29th September

Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia Camp & Furnace, Greenland Street Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia is here to ‘expand your mind and enrich your very being’. Kaleidoscopic delights will take place at Camp & Furnace, Greenland Street on September 29 and the event endeavours to be the UK’s annual coming together of Psychedelic subculture. First announcements include the iconic Richard Norris’ mesmeric Time & Space Machine and Iceland’s purveyors of doom-psych, Dead Skeletons, who make an exclusive northern performance on their debut UK outing. Featuring two stages and a host of other acts including Wolf People, Will Sergeant ( Echo & The Bunnymen), The Lucid Dream, Mugstar, Baltic Fleet and lots more, the inaugural Psych Fest is set to be an education. For more info visit www.liverpoolpsychfest.com.


LOWDOWN ON TALENT

INTRODUCING…

With Stephen Fry, Chris Martin and Sir Paul McCartney among those who have already recognised her talent, local singer songwriter Natalie McCool has a weighty seal of approval on her fledgling career. HOW DID YOU START OUT AND WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE ON A CAREER IN MUSIC? I have always had a love of music and have always loved playing guitar too - as a kid I was a member of my primary school’s guitar choir. I really got into writing my own songs when I was around 14. I think it was a natural progression really, I started playing gigs at 14 and never really wanted to do anything else. YOU’RE SIGNED TO STEVE LEVINE’S LABEL. HE HAS WORKED WITH SOME AMAZING ARTISTS. HOW DID THAT COME ABOUT AND WHAT IS HE LIKE TO WORK WITH? I won a Yamaha ‘Make It Break It’ songwriting award and Steve was one of the judges, along with Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Live Aid Promoter, Harvey Goldsmith. I signed for Steve’s label ‘Hubris Records’ not long afterwards. Steve is truly amazing, he’s such a brilliant producer and always gets the very best out of me in the studio and what he doesn’t know about the music business isn’t worth knowing. Without

name-dropping too much Steve has worked with The Beach Boys, The Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, Culture Club, Gary Moore, and other artists too numerous to mention. YOUR VOICE AND MUSICAL STYLE IS OFTEN DESCRIBED AS DARK, HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE IT YOURSELF? Yes I think ‘dark’ is a good description, I like to write songs with layers of meaning that can resonate with people on many different levels. I like writing about subjects that would probably be considered unorthodox, I suppose my lyrics could even be classed as political comment by some, but the lyrics to my songs comment from the perspective of observer. Sonically my music is very dark and multi layered, and genre wise I would put it somewhere between indie, pop and alternative. YOU WENT TO LIPA, HOW DID THAT HELP YOUR DEVELOPMENT? Just through being with other musicians, performing, writing, rehearsing, it can’t help but

hone your skills and creativity. Also the tutors at LIPA are first class, and the master-classes that are provided are absolutely first class too. It was all great experience and definitely prepared me for a career in the music industry. IS IT TRUE YOU HAVE CO-WRITTEN A SONG WITH SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY? Yes it is, at LIPA I had a one to one songwriting session with Sir Paul. I took an unfinished song of mine called ‘America’ and played it to him. I hadn’t written a bridge section to it, and he helped with the chords to that section. I’m releasing ‘America’ later on this year on my next EP, wouldn’t it be great if the song credits read ‘McCool / McCartney’. DO YOU HAVE PLANS TO RELEASE A FULL ALBUM? I certainly do, but not quite yet. I have my ‘Thin Air EP’ coming out later this year so it will be after that...keep a listen out. www.nataliemccool.co.uk


WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE CITY THIS MONTH?

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LOWDOWN SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY 1ST Music The Maydays ‘The Real Quiz Tour’, O2 Academy, 7pm, £8, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk Wet Paint, O2 Academy, 11pm, £4, 0844 477 2000. A no-rules trash-up for queers, straights and everyone inbetween www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk A Junior Boys Own Special with Farley n Heller, Eric’s, 10pm-4am, £10, 0151 236 9994, www.ericslive.com Band With No Name, The Olde Red Lion Little Sutton, FREE, 0151 339 2496, www.olderedlion.com Bold St Coffee Takeover, The Shipping Forecast, 10pm-3am, FREE, 0151 709 6901. Sam Tawil & Friends. Disco, soul, house, italo, all sorts of electronica www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Northern Empire 5th birthday and closing party, The Shipping Forecast, 8pm-3am, £6, 0151 709 6901. Young Rebel Set, Signal Aurora, The Sums www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Motown Special, The Green Room, 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Price includes champagne reception www.thegreenroomliverpool.com Courtyard Sessions - Johnny Sands, Heebie Jeebies, 3pm, FREE, 0151 709 3678 Shakatak, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £16.50-£18.50, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Grand Opening Concert with The City of Chester Male Voice Choir, Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight Village, 7.30pm, £6-£8, 0151 643 8757, www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk 2012 Summer Season Organ Recitals - Colin Porter, Liverpool Cathedral, 4pm-4.30pm, £1, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Organ Recital, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 2.15pm, FREE, 0151 707 3525, www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk

Theatre & Dance Dreamboats and Petticoats, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £19-£31, 0844 871 3021, www.atgtickets.com Evita, St Helens Theatre Royal, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £13.50-£14.50, 01744 756 000, www.sthelenstheatreroyal.ticketsolve.com SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO listings@thelowdownmagazine.com

VoiceAbility Musical Theatre Company Showcase, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £4-£6, 0151 703 0000, www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk

Comedy Catholic Erotica - David Roche, Unity Theatre, 2pm-4pm, £3-£5, 0844 873 2888. DaDaFest workshop - learn how to tap into and share your wealth of personal stories as David Roche brings his wide experience as a performer and storyteller to this workshop www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £9-£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Chris Cairns introduces Howard Read with Steve Shanyaski and Caimh McDonnell. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £9-£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Ste Porter introduces Steve Shanyaski with Howard Read and Caimh McDonnell. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £18, 0151 702 5834. Compere Toby Hadoke with Pete Johannson, Yianni Agisilaou and Jason J Whitehead, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk Hot Water Comedy Club Presents...Boiling Point, The Crown Hotel Pub Lime Street, 8pm, £4-£8, www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Artwork by 15-24 year olds on Merseyside exploring the effect of antisocial behaviour legislation on their lives and communities www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. The result of a community project started by Home Bargains in 2008 and made up of nearly five million stitches, featuring the work of 150 embroiderers www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Photographic portraits of some of the West Africans who made donations to the museum between 1897 and 1916 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Wild Planet, World Museum, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393.

Photographic exhibition showcasing stunning images from the natural world www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Celebrating London 2012, display of a series of striking lithographic prints that were the official posters for the 1972 Munich Olympics www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Five of Lear’s most stunning watercolours www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Highlights the original fashions of the 1970s www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. A small Olympic display exploring the role of the UK Border Agency in London 2012 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. A special display of William Hoare’s portrait of the earliest British oil painting of a freed slave and the first painting that honours an African subject and Muslim as an individual and an equal www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum, 10am5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Ten photographs exploring the realities of daily life along the Niger Delta www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. A community exhibition to mark the 30th anniversary of the riots in Liverpool 8 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Highlights the abuse of labour rights in the cotton industry www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. The first show in more than 40 years to showcase the work of one of the most successful artists of the Edwardian period www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 724 3245. Photographic exhibition featuring the work of the leading English firm of architectural photographers between 1870 and 1930 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Focus on ...Turner, Sudley House, 1pm-1.45pm, FREE, 0151 724 3245, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE, 10am-5.50pm, £12, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE, 10am-5.50pm, FREE, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm & 3pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat, 10am-6pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Exhibition featuring work of more than 30 international artists posing the question, ‘What is normal and who decides?’ www.thebluecoat.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre, 10am-5.30pm (Mon-Sat) 12pm-5pm (Sun), FREE, 0151 709 4014. Artists present paper artworks in a range of forms, from the delicate to the sculptural www.bluecoatdisplaycentre.com Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery, 10.30am-5.30pm, FREE, 0151 236 6768. Presents four artists from the UK, France and Switzerland, closely observing and reworking parts of their environments that might otherwise be unseen or neglected www.openeye.org.uk Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery, 10.30am-5.30pm, FREE, 0151 236 6768. Ongoing series by cult artist Wurm, in which we see him or his models pose in spontaneous ways with everyday objects & bring inanimate objects to life www.openeye.org.uk The Games of Art, The Black-E, 9am-5pm (weekends 10am-4pm), FREE, 0151 709 5109. Exhibition presenting artworks created over the last 40 years of ‘Artful Games’ www.theblack-e.co.uk Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 794 2348. Exhibition inspired by the gallery’s former function as the female students’ common room www.liv.ac.uk/vgm


37 A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island, 9am-11pm, FREE. RIBA exhibition, guest curated by Sarah Beeny, charting the story of the design and appeal of everyday homes in the UK www.lovearchitecture.org.uk ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley, 10am-3pm, FREE, 0151 738 1913. Celebrates the tucked away, the overlooked and the greened-up edges of our urban areas captured over 10 years by photographer Jane Serbie and Caroline Beck www.nwc.org.uk

Family Disney Live! Mickey’s Magic Show, Echo Arena, 10.30am, 1.30pm & 4.30pm, £16.50-£23, 0844 8000 400, www.echoarena.com Tall ships hands-on activity, Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout day, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Celebrate the arrival of the tall ships with fun family activities www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Time Quest, Museum of Liverpool, 1.30pm-2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out more about the objects on display and what goes on behind the scenes www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Tales from the tent, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Wind down your Saturday with a story and musical accompaniment www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Trail: Junior Egyptologist, World Museum, 11am-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Drop in event, collect clues and solve the puzzles linked to the displays www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Belemnites and Ammonites, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Discover more about these ancient creatures and make a model of one to take home www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Family art club, Walker Art Gallery, 11am-12.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. For children aged 7-12, pre-booking essential on 0151 478 4171 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Discover and Draw, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Explore Customs, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Make your very own Customs Officer’s hat & get hands on with collections www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Fireman Sam Activities, Waterstones Bold Street, 11am-3pm, FREE, 0843 290 8455, www.waterstones.com Meet Babar, Waterstones L1, 11am2pm, FREE, 0151 709 9820. With fun activities and a birthday cake www.waterstones.com

Sport & Leisure Capoeira Club, International Slavery Museum, 10am-12pm, FREE. Brazilian martial art, if interested in attending ring 0151 478 4456 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Park Run, Princes Park, 9am10.30am, FREE. 5k run, register online www.parkrun.org.uk Cycle Saturdays in Speke, 10.30am, FREE, leaves from Speke Fire Station, Cartwrights Farm off Speke Hall Avenue. Ride lasts for 90 mins. Participants must have a roadworthy bike, limited number of pool bikes avail, to book one or for more info email transportation@liverpool.gov.uk

Other Events Liverpool Food And Drink Festival, Sefton Park, 10.30am-6.30pm, £4-£5, www.liverpoolfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk Onam celebrations, Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, £8-£15, 0151 443 3112. Presented by Liverpool Malayalee Association, a charity aiming to promote benefits of inhabitants of Indian origin living in the area. Traditional luncheon will be served following a traditional stage show involving comedy and dance. For more info contact the organiser on 07931 591 307 www.knowsley.gov.uk Blow Your Horn For Rhinos, Knowsley Safari Park, 6pm, £12, 0151 430 9009. Help support Save The Rhinos for a family evening of live music, food and cocktails www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk Tour the Edmund Gardner, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See behind the scenes of the pilot cutter, pre-booking essential www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk RIBA’s Liverpool City Tour: City of Culture, Learning and Faiths, The Piazza Cafe Metropolitan Cathedral, 10.30am, £4.50-£7.50, 0151 707 0729. Pre-booking essential. Walking tour around Hope Street to discover more about the buildings and spaces that have influenced generations, arrive 10 minutes before start of tour www.architecture.com

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Ken Rogers signing, Waterstones L1, 12pm-1pm, FREE, 0151 709 9820. Author of Lost Tribes www.waterstones.com Litter Pick & Gardening, Moorside Park Crosby, 10am-12pm, FREE, 07765 624 200. Monthly session, all tools supplied, meet in the Rose Gardens www.sefton.gov.uk

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details)

Halewood Country Show, Halewood Park, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 488 6151. Birds of Prey, Dog Display teams, reptiles show, archery, climbing wall, woodland craft demonstrations, circus skills, donkey rides and more www.knowsley.gov.uk

West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details)

Merseyside Woodturners, The Old Boathouse Calderstones Park, 10am-4pm, FREE. The woodturners exhibition and demonstration is open for visitors, for anyone wishing to start woodturning or improve their skills

Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

Photographic Show, Birkenhead Park, 10am, FREE, 0151 652 5197, www.wirral.gov.uk

SUNDAY 2ND Music Pearl Jem, O2 Academy, 7pm, £10, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk

Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

Brightside, The Olde Red Lion Little Sutton, FREE, 0151 339 2496, www.olderedlion.com

Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

Will Jazz (DJ), The Shipping Forecast, 4pm-8pm, FREE, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com

Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

Open Mic, Hannah’s Bar, 9.30pm12.30am, FREE

White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

The Jazz Supper Club, The Sink, 8pm, FREE, www.sinkliverpool.co.uk Joe Longthorne, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £20.50£22.50, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Swing Time Concert, Sefton Park Palm House, 2pm, FREE, 0151 726 2415. 13 piece big band utilises the talents of some of the best musicians in the North of England www.palmhouse.org.uk

Comedy A Rush Of Laughter, The Lantern Theatre, 8pm, £10, 0151 703 0000. With compere Adam Rushton and featuring Phil Chapman, Kiri Pritchard McLean and Wes Zaharuk www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk Hot Water Comedy Club Presents... Testing The Water, The Crown Hotel Pub Lime Street, 8pm, £1.50-£3, www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm & 3pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat, 10am-6pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Exhibition featuring work of more than 30 international artists posing the question, ‘What is normal and who decides?’ www.thebluecoat.org.uk


LOWDOWN SEPTEMBER

Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery, 10.30am-5.30pm, FREE, 0151 236 6768. Presents four artists from the UK, France and Switzerland, closely observing and reworking parts of their environments that might otherwise be unseen or neglected www.openeye.org.uk Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery, 10.30am-5.30pm, FREE, 0151 236 6768. Ongoing series by cult artist Wurm, in which we see him or his models pose in spontaneous ways with everyday objects & bring inanimate objects to life www.openeye.org.uk The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st September for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family Disney Live! Mickey’s Magic Show, Echo Arena, 1.30pm, £16.50-£23, 0844 8000 400, www.echoarena.com

Sport & Leisure

Arts

Cycle Sundays in Aigburth, 10.30am, FREE, leaves from Mossley Hill Hospital (Victorian Building) car park. Ride lasts for 1-2hrs. Participants must have a roadworthy bike, limited number of pool bikes avail, to book one or for more info email transportation@liverpool.gov.uk

Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details)

Tennis for Free, Birkenhead Park, 10am-12pm, FREE. All coaching and equipment provided for free. Parents encouraged to stay and learn how to play with their children. Under 8s 10am-11am, 9-15s and adults 11am12pm www.wirral.gov.uk

Other Events Liverpool Food and Drink Festival, Sefton Park, 10.30am-5.30pm, £4-£5, www.liverpoolfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk Performance: Sundays at Sudley, Sudley House, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 724 3245. Singer songwriter Tony Kehoe hosts an open floor of music, poetry and performance www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Craft Fair, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 10.30am-4.30pm, 0151 707 3525, www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk

Tall ships hands-on activity, Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout day, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Celebrate the arrival of the tall ships with fun family activities www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

RIBA’s Liverpool City Tour: Gateway to the World, The Equator, Mann Island, 11am, £4.50£7.50, 0151 707 0729. Pre-booking essential. Walking tour telling the story of Liverpool past, present and future, arrive 10 minutes before start of tour www.architecture.com

Crafternoons, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out about objects and take away your own version www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Northern Kite Flyers, Otterspool Promenade, 1pm-4pm, FREE. Meet up with the ‘Otty Flyers’ to find out about kites and kite flying www.nkg.org.uk

Trail: Junior Egyptologist, World Museum, 11am-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Drop in event, collect clues and solve the puzzles linked to the displays www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Parade Of Sail Cruise, Mersey Ferries, 12pm, £7-£10, 0151 330 1444. Best views for Tall Ships leaving the Mersey, pick up from Pier Head, Seacombe and Woodside, tickets must be booked in advance www.merseyferries.co.uk

Belemnites and Ammonites, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Discover more about these ancient creatures and make a model of one to take home www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Discover and Draw, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199, www. liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Rummage, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 3pm & 3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Come and search our ship to see if you can spot any signs of smuggling www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

MONDAY 3RD Music Piano Recital with Alex Hughes, Liverpool Cathedral, 12.30pm-1.15pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271. Programme includes works by Haydn, Schubert and Ravel www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

Theatre & Dance Company, Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm, £8.25-£9.50, 01704 530 521, www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk

The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Sport & Leisure Aerial Circus Classes, The Black-E, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £15 (block of 5 £60), 0151 709 5109. Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress. Trapeze & general aerial skills www.theblack-e.co.uk Cycle for Health, Otterspool Promenade, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet at Liverpool Cricket Club car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Other Events

A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details)

Jonny Bongo’s Monday Night Quiz & All Night Dirty Disco, The Shipping Forecast, 8pm-12am, £1, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com

Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details)

TUESDAY 4TH

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details)

Music The Church of Love and Ruin, The Kazimier, 7.30pm, £8, 0151 324 1723, www.thekazimier.co.uk ParrJazz - Orli Nyles, Studio2 Parr St, 8.30pm, £3, 0151 707 3727. Jazz and open jam session www.parrjazz.co.uk Out of the Bedroom Acoustic Open Mic, LEAF, 8.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Hosted by Johnny Sands, welcomes all spoken word artists & acoustic entrepreneurs www.thisisleaf.co.uk The ELO Experience, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, 7.30pm, £19, 0844 871 3021, www.atgtickets.com

Theatre & Dance DaDaFest Presents Church Of The 80% Sincerity, The Citadel St Helens, 7.30pm, £8-£10, 01744 735 436. One man performance story of his shame to self acceptance www.citadel.org.uk Talking Heads By Alan Bennett, The Brindley Runcorn, 7.30pm, £12-£13, 0151 907 8360, www.brindley.org.uk Company, Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm, £8.25-£9.50, 01704 530 521, www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk

The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st September for details)

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39 Comedy Rawhide Raw, Baa Bar Hardman St, 8pm, £3, 0870 787 1866. With compere Sam Avery, two of the best new acts on the circuit and six newcomers www.simplytickets.ticketsolve.com

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk

Shut Up and Play the Hits, FACT, 9pm, £8-£9.50, 0871 902 5737. Narrative film documenting a once-in-a-lifetime performance and intimate portrait of James Murphy www.fact.co.uk

The Old Dock Experience, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm, FREE. Take a tour of Liverpool’s historic Old Dock, prebooking essential on 0151 478 4788 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details)

Brown Hares Evening, Knowsley Safari Park, 7pm-9pm, £7, 0151 430 9009. Brown Hare expert, Samuel Bolton, discussing ecology, tracks and signs and the NorthWest Brown Hare project www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk

The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st September for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family Art & Contemporary Craft Classes, ArtHouse, Eastbank St Southport, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm, £10. Run by artists, suitable for all abilities. Prices include all resources needed, suitable for 8yrs+ www.sefton.gov.uk

Sport & Leisure Cycle for Health, Croxteth Country Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet outside Estate Office. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk Growing On, Clarke Gardens Woolton, 10.30am-4.30pm, FREE. A regular opportunity to set out a nursery area in the old Walled Garden. Learn new skills and meet people with an interest in helping with practical conservation - book in with the conservation volunteers www.btcv.org.uk Guided Walk over Stapledon Woods and Caldy Hill, 1.30pm3.30pm, FREE, 0151 677 7594. Meet Kings Drive North off Column Road West Kirby www.wirral.gov.uk

Other Events Leaf Pudding Club, LEAF, 7pm, £11.95, 0151 707 7747. Liverpool Food & Drink Special www.thisisleaf.co.uk Wedding Fayre, Speke Hall Garden and Estate, 6pm, FREE (normal admission charges apply) 0151 427 7231, www.nationaltrust.org.uk The Book Club, The Shipping Forecast, 8pm, FREE, 0151 709 6901. A relaxed discussion for book lovers every first Tuesday of the month www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com

Philosophy In Pubs: Is Alcohol A Curse?, The Victoria Hotel Waterloo, 6.30pm, FREE, www.philosophyinpubs.org.uk Philosophy In Pubs: What Is Public Opinion?, Keith’s Wine Bar Lark Lane, 7.15pm, FREE, www.philosophyinpubs.org.uk

WEDNESDAY 5TH Music Mellowtone at The Attic, The Attic Parr Street, 8pm-11pm, FREE. Live acoustic showcase Open Mic, Elevator Bar, 5pm-10pm, FREE, 0151 707 1137. Hosted by Simon Lomax on the first Weds of every month www.elevatorbar.com Open Mic Night, Stables Wine Bar Heswall, 9pm, FREE. All musicians welcome, especially original material Folk Club, Osqa’s Arena Bar, 8.30pm, FREE (contributions to raffle/collection welcome)

Theatre & Dance Beating Berlusconi, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £13-£15, 0151 666 0000. Based on the now famous true story of a real Liverpool fan who ended up sitting next to Silvio Berlusconi at the Attaturk Stadium www.floralpavilion.com Talking Heads By Alan Bennett, The Brindley Runcorn, 7.30pm, £12-£13, 0151 907 8360, www.brindley.org.uk Company, Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm, £8.25-£9.50, 01704 530 521, www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk Not Now Darling, The Civic Crosby, 7.30pm, £8, 0151 928 1919. Vintage farce by the masters of the genre, Roy Cooney and John Champman www.sefton.gov.uk

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Comedy Laughterhouse Comedy presents The Laughter Factor, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £3-£5, 0151 227 5946, www.laughterhousecomedy.com

Arts Searching For Sugar Man, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £6-£7, 0151 709 3789. Film (12A) www.liverpoolphil.com Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Talk: Albert’s story, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Brief history of the Albert Dock, concentrating on the museum building itself, book on 0151 478 4431 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details)


LOWDOWN SEPTEMBER

Highlights Tour, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 11am, FREE, 0151 478 4136, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Introductory tour, Sudley House, 1pm-1.45pm, FREE, 0151 724 3245. Introduction to Sudley House and the Holt family www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st September for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family Art & Contemporary Craft Classes, ArtHouse, Eastbank St Southport, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm, £10. Run by artists, suitable for all abilities. Prices include all resources needed, suitable for 8yrs+ www.sefton.gov.uk

Sport & Leisure Aerial Circus Classes, The Black-E, 8pm-10pm, £15 (block of 5 £60), 0151 709 5109. Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress. Aerial skills www.theblack-e.co.uk Cycle for Health, Walton Hall Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet at Walton Hall Sports Centre car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Other Events Spotify Wednesdays, LEAF, 8pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Share your favourite tracks www.thisisleaf.co.uk Adult workshop: Capture a memory in stitch, Museum of Liverpool, 10.30am-4.30pm, FREE. Make a mini arpillera. Full day with hour break for lunch. Pre-booking essential on 0151 478 4080 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Object opinion service, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4pm, FREE. Take along an object you would like to know more about and ask a Museum curator about it. Booking essential on 0151 478 4063 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Not Now Darling, The Civic Crosby, 7.30pm, £10, 0151 928 1919. Vintage farce by the masters of the genre, Roy Cooney and John Champman www.sefton.gov.uk

Meet Alfie Boe, Waterstones Bold Street, 12pm, FREE, 0151 708 6861. Signing copies of his autobiography ‘Alfie, My Story’ www.waterstones.com

Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £12.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Chris Cairns introduces Daliso Chaponda with Jenny Bins, Sasha Reufer, Ste Porter, Victoria Hammond and Brian Elrick www.laughterhousecomedy.com

Philosophy In Pubs: What Is Sex For?, Rose and Crown Bebington, FREE, www.philosophyinpubs.org.uk

THURSDAY 6TH Music Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Official Aftershow Party, O2 Academy, 7pm, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk The Lowtones, The Olde Red Lion Little Sutton, FREE, 0151 339 2496, www.olderedlion.com Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Echo Arena, 7.30pm, £35-£59.50, 0844 8000 400, www.echoarena.com Harvest Sun Presents...Cate Le Bon, H. Hawkline and All We Are, LEAF, 7.30pm, £7, 0151 707 7747, www.thisisleaf.co.uk Musica En Vivo, Alma de Cuba, 10.30pm, FREE, 0151 702 7394. Live music featuring the hippest bands from the north west www.alma-de-cuba.com Ruthless Root Jam, San Tracuba Allerton Road, 8pm, FREE. Acoustic Showcase The Orange Room, The Brink Parr Street, 8pm, FREE, 0151 703 0582. Open mic night www.thebrinkliverpool.com

Theatre & Dance Calendar Girls, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £18-£20, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Talking Heads By Alan Bennett, The Brindley Runcorn, 7.30pm, £12-£13, 0151 907 8360, www.brindley.org.uk Othello, Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight Village, 7.30pm, £12, 0151 643 8757, www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk Explosion of New Writing, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £8-£10, 0151 703 0000. C J Productions, the Lantern’s resident writer’s group, present their first festival of new work. Details of line up to be announced www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk Company, Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm, £8.25-£9.50, 01704 530 521, www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk

Comedy

Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £14, 0151 702 5834. Buy one ticket get one free. Compere Jamie Sutherland with Eddy Brimson, Pat Cahill and Mary Bourke, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) Talk: Tea and tapestries, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. A talk about the Liverpool Tapestry with Gill Roberts from the Embroiderers Guild www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Talk: Lost buildings of Liverpool, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk NT Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, FACT, 7pm, £13-£15, 0871 902 5737. Based on the international bestselling novel, adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens www.fact.co.uk Liverpool Pride presents - Leave It On The Floor, FACT, 8.30pm, £7.50-£8.80, 0871 902 5737. Film (15) www.fact.co.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st September for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family

Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details)

Art & Contemporary Craft Classes, ArtHouse, Eastbank St Southport, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm, £10. Run by artists, suitable for all abilities. Prices include all resources needed, suitable for 8yrs+ www.sefton.gov.uk

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

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A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details)


41 Sport & Leisure Betfred Sprint Cup Festival, Haydock Park Racecourse, 12.30pm, £13-£36, 0844 579 3006. First race 2.30pm www.haydock-park.co.uk Wheels for All, Wavertree Sports Park, 10am-2pm & 4pm-6pm, FREE, 01925 234 213. Aims to make cycling accessible to all - trained instructor led rides lasting an hour, providing a range of adapted cycles www.cycling.org.uk Run in England, Birkenhead Park, 6pm-6.45pm, to book call 0151 653 1324. Beginners/improvers. Meet at Birkenhead 6th Form College www.wirral.gov.uk Heritage and Landscape Walks, Birkenhead Park, 1.30pm-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 652 5197. Find out why this park is the only one in the country to have a Grade 1 listed landscape www.wirral.gov.uk

Other Events Feasts Of Fantasia: A Grimm Regale, The Kazimier, 7pm, £40, 0151 324 1723. An artistic and culinary collaboration, realising the fateful charms and dark curiosities of The Brothers Grimm in one fantastical feast - drinks reception, a seven course feast and live soundtrack www.thekazimier.co.uk Writer’s Showcase, Hannah’s Bar, 8pm-10pm, £3. A mixture of music, comedy and poetry Jelly Liverpool, LEAF, 9am, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Networking, sandwiches and a cup of tea www.thisisleaf.co.uk Tour the Edmund Gardner, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See behind the scenes of the pilot cutter, pre-booking essential www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Pop up in the Palms, Sefton Park Palm House, 6pm-9pm, £75, 0151 726 2415. Unique fine dining experience for one night only. Reserve your place by calling the Amber office on 0151 724 6238 www.palmhouse.org.uk Twilight Tower Tour - ‘with bells on’, Liverpool Cathedral, £4-£5, (see website for timings), 0151 702 7255. Extended this evening to allow visitors into the Bells Chambers www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Liverpool Heritage Open Day, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 10am-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 3525, www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk The Free Movie Quiz XXXII, Waterstones L1, 6pm-7pm, FREE, 0151 709 9820, www.waterstones.com

Philosophy In Pubs: Conversation & Dialogue, Halfway House Pub Childwall, 7.15pm, FREE, www.philosophyinpubs.org.uk

FRIDAY 7TH Music RLPO: Carmina Burana, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £16-£40, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com Quake, The Olde Red Lion Little Sutton, FREE, 0151 339 2496, www.olderedlion.com East India Trading Club Presents Cobra Commander Vs Ak47 247, The Shipping Forecast, 10pm-3am, FREE, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Cliff Richard Special, The Green Room, 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. UK’s No 1 CLIFF tribute show. Price includes champagne reception www.thegreenroomliverpool.com The Tangerine Club - Soul & Motown Night, The Rathbone Rooms Greenbank Lane, 8pm-1am, £5, 07746 996 097. Guest artist, Dave Clay, with resident DJ Macca Khan www.the-tangerine-club.co.uk

Company, Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm, £8.25-£9.50, 01704 530 521, www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk Not Now Darling, The Civic Crosby, 7.30pm, £10, 0151 928 1919. Vintage farce by the masters of the genre, Roy Cooney and John Champman www.sefton.gov.uk

Comedy Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £7-£15, 0151 227 5946. MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Hal Cruttenden with Tony Hendriks and Keith Carter as Nige. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £7-£15, 0151 227 5946. MC Chris Cairns introduces Keith Carter as Nige with Tony Hendriks and Hal Cruttenden. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £14, 0151 702 5834. Compere Jamie Sutherland with Eddy Brimson, Anthony J Brown and Quincy, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

Live Lounge, Hard Days Night Hotel, 8pm-11pm, FREE. Acoustic performers www.harddaysnighthotel.com

Hot Water Comedy Club Presents... Whose Headline?, The Crown Hotel Pub Lime Street, 8pm, £2.50-£5, www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

The Brink Band Night, The Brink Parr Street, 8pm, FREE, 0151 703 0582. Hosting three up-and-coming bands www.thebrinkliverpool.com

Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details)

Acoustic Night, Elevator Bar, 5pm-9pm, FREE, 0151 707 1137, www.elevatorbar.com

Theatre & Dance Living With Macbeth, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £8-£10, 0844 873 2888. A psychological story about reminiscence and past glories, about actors and what they do www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Calendar Girls, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £18-£20, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Talking Heads By Alan Bennett, The Brindley Runcorn, 7.30pm, £12-£13, 0151 907 8360, www.brindley.org.uk Othello, Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight Village, 7.30pm, £12, 0151 643 8757, www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk Explosion of New Writing, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £8-£10, 0151 703 0000. C J Productions, the Lantern’s resident writer’s group, present their first festival of new work. Details of line up to be announced www thelanterntheatre.co.uk

Arts The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm & 3pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st September for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family Art & Contemporary Craft Classes, ArtHouse, Eastbank St Southport, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm, £10. Run by artists, suitable for all abilities. Prices include all resources needed, suitable for 8yrs+ www.sefton.gov.uk

Sport & Leisure Betfred Sprint Cup Festival, Haydock Park Racecourse, 12.30pm, £13-£36, 0844 579 3006. First race 2.30pm www.haydock-park.co.uk Cycle for Health, Calderstones Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet in main car park beside old Coach House. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

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LOWDOWN SEPTEMBER

Wheels for All, Walton Hall Park, 10am-2pm, FREE, 01925 234 213. Aims to make cycling accessible to all - trained instructor led rides lasting an hour, providing a range of adapted cycles www.cycling.org.uk Heritage and Landscape Walks, Birkenhead Park, 1.30pm-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 652 5197. Find out why this park is the only one in the country to have a Grade 1 listed landscape www.wirral.gov.uk

Other Events Feasts Of Fantasia: A Grimm Regale, The Kazimier, 7pm, £40, 0151 324 1723. An artistic and culinary collaboration, realising the fateful charms and dark curiosities of The Brothers Grimm in one fantastical feast - drinks reception, a seven course feast and live soundtrack www.thekazimier.co.uk Liverpool Heritage Open Day, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 10am-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 3525, www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk Bat talk and walk, Ten Acre Pits Huyton, 7.30pm, FREE, 0151 443 3114. Learn about these flying mammals and use bat detectors to find and identify them, bring a torch www.knowsley.gov.uk Liverpool Heritage Open Day, Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10.30am-5pm, FREE, 0151 233 6930. www.croxteth.co.uk

SATURDAY 8TH Music Jar Music Live presents Plug’d In Showcase, O2 Academy, 3.45pm, £12, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk Tom Hingley ‘The Beast Inside UK Tour’, O2 Academy, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk RLPO: Carmina Burana, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £16-£40, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com Funk Dragons, The Olde Red Lion Little Sutton, FREE, 0151 339 2496, www.olderedlion.com Harvest Sun Promotions presents... Allo Darlin’, The Kazimier, 8pm, £8, 0151 324 1723, www.thekazimier.co.uk Jazzy Jade (DJ), The Shipping Forecast, 10pm-3am, FREE, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Carpe Diem presents...Alex Celler / CDC/Carl Dunne, The Shipping Forecast, 11pm-3am, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com

Dolly & Kenny, The Green Room, 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Tribute act. Price includes champagne reception www.thegreenroomliverpool.com Courtyard Sessions - Johnny Sands, Heebie Jeebies, 3pm, FREE, 0151 709 3678 One Night of Elvis: Lee ‘Memphis’ King, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, 7.30pm, £19.50-£21, 0844 871 3021, www.atgtickets.com Lormac Productions ‘Diamond Jubilee Concert, St George’s Hall, 7pm, £10, 0151 225 6911. Including special appearances by Wirral Ukelele Orchestra and an internationally renowned soprano and tenor www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk 2012 Summer Season Organ Recitals - James Scott, Liverpool Cathedral, 4pm-4.30pm, £1, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Organ Recital, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 2.15pm, FREE, 0151 707 3525. Last in series www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk ‘Live in the Garden’ Open Air Concert, Punch Bowl Inn Lunt Road, 7pm, £8-£24.95 (with meal). Includes two course meal and entertainment from The Gentlemen Guitarists and Jersey-born Piers Agathangelou and his acoustic guitar and piano

Theatre & Dance Living With Macbeth, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £8-£10, 0844 873 2888. A psychological story about reminiscence and past glories, about actors and what they do www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Calendar Girls, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £18-£20, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Talking Heads By Alan Bennett, The Brindley Runcorn, 7.30pm, £12-£13, 0151 907 8360, www.brindley.org.uk Othello, Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight Village, 7.30pm, £12, 0151 643 8757, www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk

Impossible God the Passion Play, Lord Street West United Church Southport, 7.30pm, £6. Tickets OTD or in advance from Sandra 01704 533 622 or Karen 01704 224494

Comedy Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional, Mountford Hall LGOS, 7pm, £15, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £9-£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Hal Cruttenden with Tony Hendriks and Keith Carter as Nige. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £9-£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Chris Cairns introduces Keith Carter as Nige with Tony Hendriks and Hal Cruttenden. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £18, 0151 702 5834. Compere Jamie Sutherland with Eddy Brimson, Anthony J Brown and Quincy, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk Hot Water Comedy Club Presents...Boiling Point, The Crown Hotel Pub Lime Street, 8pm, £4-£8, www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

Explosion of New Writing, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £8-£10, 0151 703 0000. C J Productions, the Lantern’s resident writer’s group, present their first festival of new work. Details of line up to be announced www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk

Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Company, Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm, £8.25-£9.50, 01704 530 521, www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk

Tour: Heritage Open Day, Walker Art Gallery, 11am & 2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Introductory tour of the gallery www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Not Now Darling, The Civic Crosby, 7.30pm, £10, 0151 928 1919. Vintage farce by the masters of the genre, Roy Cooney and John Champman www.sefton.gov.uk

Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details)

Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) Highlights Tour, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 11am, FREE, 0151 478 4136, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Tour: Heritage Open Days, Sudley House, 1pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 724 3245. Grand tour of Sudley House and its estate www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm & 3pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) The Bluecoat Heritage Tour, Bluecoat, 2pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Booking advised www.thebluecoat.org.uk The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st September for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details) SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO listings@thelowdownmagazine.com


43 Family Time Quest, Museum of Liverpool, 1.30pm-2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out more about the objects on display and what goes on behind the scenes www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Tales from the tent, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Wind down your Saturday with a story and musical accompaniment www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Make your own...Greek pots, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Recreate your favourite Greek designs in card www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Discover and Draw, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Model magic workshop, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Free drop-in workshop www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Mother Redcap, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. The infamous Mother Redcap with captivate you with her tales about the world of smuggling www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Waterstones Bold Street, 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 708 6861, www.waterstones.com Art & Contemporary Craft Classes, ArtHouse, Eastbank St Southport, 1pm-4pm, £15. Run by artists, suitable for all abilities. Prices include all resources needed, suitable for 8yrs+ www.sefton.gov.uk

Sport & Leisure Betfred Sprint Cup Festival, Haydock Park Racecourse, 11.45pm, £13-£48, 0844 579 3006. First race 1.45pm www.haydock-park.co.uk AFC 9, Liverpool Olympia, 6.30pm11pm, £20-£30, 0151 263 6633. UK’s Premier Amateur MMA show www.liverpoololympia.com Capoeira Club, International Slavery Museum, 10am-12pm, FREE. Brazilian martial art, if interested in attending ring 0151 478 4456 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Park Run, Princes Park, 9am10.30am, FREE. 5k run, register online www.parkrun.org.uk Cycle Saturdays in Speke, 10.30am, FREE, leaves from Speke Fire Station, Cartwrights Farm off Speke Hall Avenue. Ride lasts for 90 mins. Participants must have a roadworthy bike, limited number of pool bikes avail, to book one or for more info email transportation@liverpool.gov.uk

Heritage and Landscape Walks, Birkenhead Park, 1.30pm-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 652 5197. Find out why this park is the only one in the country to have a Grade 1 listed landscape www.wirral.gov.uk Heritage Weekend Walks, Rake Lane Cemetery Liscard, all day, FREE, 0151 648 4371. Last around an hour, booking essential. For meeting points and times contact Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre www.wirral.gov.uk Flaybrick Cemetery - Military Walk, 11am, FREE, 0151 653 9332. Guided walk around this 26 acre Victorian cemetery, taking into military graves from the Crimean War to WW2, booking essential www.wirral.gov.uk

Other Events Discover the Classics - Ballets Russes, Rodewald Suite Liverpool Philharmonic, 11am, £15, 0151 709 3789. Discover the Classics takes you on a learning journey on Saturday mornings to discover the musical, social and historical stories behind some of the superb music and composers from the RLPO’s 2012/13 season www.liverpoolphil.com Southport Air Show, Southport Seafront, 9am-5.30pm, £7-£9 (under 5s FREE), 01704 533 333. Aerial displays and Air Show Village with attractions for all the family Tour the Edmund Gardner, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See behind the scenes of the pilot cutter, pre-booking essential www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Liverpool Heritage Open Day, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 10am-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 3525, www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk Car Boot Sale, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 8am-12pm, 20p, 0151 707 3525, www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk RIBA’s Liverpool City Tour: City of Culture, Learning and Faiths, The Piazza Cafe Metropolitan Cathedral, 10.30am, £4.50-£7.50, 0151 707 0729. Pre-booking essential. Walking tour around Hope Street to discover more about the buildings and spaces that have influenced generations, arrive 10 minutes before start of tour www.architecture.com Bird Watching, Crosby Coastal Park, 10am-12pm, 0151 934 2967. Join the rangers for a spot of birding. Call number above for more info www.sefton.gov.uk

Jubilee Park fun day, Jubilee Park Huyton, 12pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 488 6151. Fairground rides, surf simulator, football and more www.knowsley.gov.uk Task day, Stadt Moers Park Whiston, 10am-12pm, FREE, 0151 489 1239. Help the ranger service improve your park www.knowsley.gov.uk Willow art, Stadt Moers Park Whiston, 1pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 489 1239. Basic willow sculptures with willow harvested from around the park www.knowsley.gov.uk Merseyside Woodturners, The Old Boathouse Calderstones Park, 10am-4pm, FREE. The woodturners exhibition and demonstration is open for visitors, for anyone wishing to start woodturning or improve their skills

Comedy Johnny Vegas and Friends St Helens Theatre Royal, 8pm £15, 01744 756 000, www.sthelenstheatreroyal.ticketsolve.com Rock With Laughter, The Green Room, 2pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Pauline Daniels, Gary Murphy and Mickey Finn www.thegreenroomliverpool.com Hot Water Comedy Club Presents... Testing The Water, The Crown Hotel Pub Lime Street, 8pm, £1.50-£3, www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details)

Windmill Open Day, Bidston Hill, 10am-12pm, FREE, 0151 653 9332, www.wirral.gov.uk

The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details)

Late Summer Ball, Formby Hall Golf Club, 7pm, £35, 0151 529 2640. In aid of Woodlands Hospice, featuring Steve Charles and includes three course dinner

West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details)

Bat Talk and Walk, Speke Hall Garden and Estate, 6.45pm8.30pm, £5-£6, 0151 427 7231, www.nationaltrust.org.uk

1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

Vintage and Craft Fair, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley, 11am-4pm, FREE, 0151 738 1913, www.nwc.org.uk Wirral Farmers’ Market, New Ferry Village Hall, 9am-1pm, 0151 643 1393. www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

SUNDAY 9TH Music Dr. Duke, The Olde Red Lion Little Sutton, FREE, 0151 339 2496, www.olderedlion.com Bernie Connor (DJ), The Shipping Forecast, 4pm-8pm, FREE, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com OPM, The Picket, 7pm, £6, 0151 708 6789 Open Mic, Hannah’s Bar, 9.30pm-12.30am, FREE The Jazz Supper Club, The Sink, 8pm, FREE, www.sinkliverpool.co.uk

Theatre & Dance A Feast of Gilbert and Sullivan, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £17-£19, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com

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Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Tour: Heritage Open Day, Walker Art Gallery, 11am & 2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Introductory tour of the gallery www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Talk: Albert’s story, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Brief history of the Albert Dock, concentrating on the museum building itself, book on 0151 478 4431 www. liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Spotlight on the Titanic, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Hear some of the more unusual facts surrounding the sinking www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)


LOWDOWN SEPTEMBER

Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Tour: Heritage Open Days, Sudley House, 1pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 724 3245. Grand tour of Sudley House and its estate www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm & 3pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st September for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family Crafternoons, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out about objects and take away your own version www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Performance: The Shanty Kings, Museum of Liverpool, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Enjoy traditional shanty singing www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Make your own...Greek pots, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Recreate your favourite Greek designs in card www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Discover and Draw, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Rummage, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 3pm & 3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Come and search our ship to see if you can spot any signs of smuggling www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Family Fun Day, Sefton Park Palm House, 12pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 726 2415. Party games, football coaching, circus skills, bollyfit dance classes, live music, fun family exercise, Merseyside Fire Brigade with their climbing wall, discovering birds with RSPB and craft activities www.palmhouse.org.uk

Sport & Leisure Cycle Sundays in Aigburth, 10.30am, FREE, leaves from Mossley Hill Hospital (Victorian Building) car park. Ride lasts for 1-2hrs. Participants must have a roadworthy bike, limited number of pool bikes avail, to book one or for more info email transportation@liverpool.gov.uk Tennis for Free, Birkenhead Park, 10am-12pm, FREE. All coaching and equipment provided for free. Parents encouraged to stay and learn how to play with their children. Under 8s 10am-11am, 9-15s and adults 11am12pm www.wirral.gov.uk Heritage and Landscape Walks, Birkenhead Park, 1.30pm-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 652 5197. Find out why this park is the only one in the country to have a Grade 1 listed landscape www.wirral.gov.uk Heritage Weekend Walks, Rake Lane Cemetery Liscard, all day, FREE, 0151 648 4371. Last around an hour, booking essential. For meeting points and times contact Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre www.wirral.gov.uk

Other Events Southport Air Show, Southport Seafront, 9am-5.30pm, £7-£9 (under 5s FREE), 01704 533 333. Aerial displays and Air Show Village with attractions for all the family Prescot Carnival, Browns Fields Prescot, 11am-4pm, FREE. Fun fair, craft stalls, morris dancing, Merseyside Fire and Police www.knowsley.gov.uk Life Drawing, LEAF, 7.30pm, £9, 0151 707 7747. All levels welcome, guidance provided www.thisisleaf.co.uk Heritage Open Days, Metal at Edge Hill Station, 2pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 707 2277, www.metalculture.com Liverpool Heritage Open Day, Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 10.30am-5pm, FREE, 0151 233 6930. www.croxteth.co.uk

RIBA’s Liverpool City Tour: Gateway to the World, The Equator, Mann Island, 11am, £4.50-£7.50, 0151 707 0729. Pre-booking essential. Walking tour telling the story of Liverpool past, present and future, arrive 10 minutes before start of tour www.architecture.com

White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

Northern Kite Flyers, Otterspool Promenade, 1pm-4pm, FREE. Meet up with the ‘Otty Flyers’ to find out about kites and kite flying www.nkg.org.uk

An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details)

Clock and Watch Exhibition, Haydock Park Racecourse, 10am4pm. For more info contact the Sales Office on 01942 402 623 www.haydock-park.co.uk

MONDAY 10TH Theatre & Dance Floral Tea Dance, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 1.30pm, £5, 0151 666 0000. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits www.floralpavilion.com

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details)

Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Sport & Leisure Tour Of Britain Stage 2 Finish, Knowsley Safari Park, last entry to park is 1pm, FREE, 0151 430 9009. In celebration of the visit by top cyclists, entry is free and visitors can enjoy the safari drive befor the afternoon’s activities www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk Aerial Circus Classes, The Black-E, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £15 (block of 5 £60), 0151 709 5109. Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress. Trapeze & general aerial skills www.theblack-e.co.uk Cycle for Health, Otterspool Promenade, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet at Liverpool Cricket Club car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Other Events Knitting Club, LEAF, 7pm-9pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, pop along with your needles and hooks www.thisisleaf.co.uk Jonny Bongo’s Monday Night Quiz & All Night Dirty Disco, The Shipping Forecast, 8pm-12am, £1, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Philosophy In Pubs: The Death Of Education, The Belvedere Falkner Street, 7pm, FREE, www.philosophyinpubs.org.uk


45 TUESDAY 11TH Music Sue Denim, O2 Academy, 7pm, £6, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk Harvest Sun Promotions presents... Sleepy Sun, The Kazimier, 7.30pm, £10, 0151 324 1723, www.thekazimier.co.uk ParrJazz - Dean Masser, Studio2 Parr St, 8.30pm, £3, 0151 707 3727. Jazz and open jam session www.parrjazz.co.uk Out of the Bedroom Acoustic Open Mic, LEAF, 8.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Hosted by Johnny Sands, welcomes all spoken word artists & acoustic entrepreneurs www.thisisleaf.co.uk Professor Ian Tracey Organ Recital, St George’s Hall, 12.45pm1.30pm, £2.50, 0151 225 6911, www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk

Theatre & Dance Tea Dance amidst the Palms, Sefton Park Palm House, 2pm-4pm, £4, 0151 726 2415. Book in advance on 0151 726 9304 www.palmhouse.org.uk

Comedy Rawhide Raw, Baa Bar Hardman St, 8pm, £3, 0870 787 1866. With compere Sam Avery, two of the best new acts on the circuit and six newcomers www.simplytickets.ticketsolve.com

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details)

Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family Tiny Liverpool, Museum of Liverpool, 10am, FREE. Parent and baby morning, call 0151 478 4329 to book www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Art & Contemporary Craft Classes, ArtHouse, Eastbank St Southport, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm, £10. Run by artists, suitable for all abilities. Prices include all resources needed, suitable for 8yrs+ www.sefton.gov.uk

SPORT & LEISURE Cycle for Health, Croxteth Country Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet outside Estate Office. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Growing On, Clarke Gardens Woolton, 10.30am-4.30pm, FREE. A regular opportunity to set out a nursery area in the old Walled Garden. Learn new skills and meet people with an interest in helping with practical conservation - book in with the conservation volunteers www.btcv.org.uk

Other Events Lunchtime Learning, Rodewald Suite Liverpool Philharmonic, 1pm, £30-£45 (each series), 0151 709 3789. Join lecturer and composer, Ian Stephens, for a daytime series of inspiring music and relaxed learning. Each series includes three events, a mixture of Lunchtime Concerts, opportunity to experience full orchestra rehearsals and a 45 minute interactive workshop www.liverpoolphil.com Open Hub, LEAF, 9.30am-4.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Learn some new writing skills and meet some new people www.thisisleaf.co.uk Create & Write with Susi Moore, LEAF, 7pm, £3, 0151 707 7747. All levels welcome, guidance provided www.thisisleaf.co.uk The Old Dock Experience, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm, FREE. Take a tour of Liverpool’s historic Old Dock, prebooking essential on 0151 478 4788 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Philosophy in Pubs, Bluecoat, 1pm-2.30pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Resident philosophers debate the important questions, all welcome to join in www.thebluecoat.org.uk

WEDNESDAY 12TH Music RLPO: Stravinsky’s Firebird, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £13-£36, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com Mellowtone Presents...Artmagic, RueRoyale and Silent Sheep, LEAF, 8pm, £6, 0151 707 7747, www.thisisleaf.co.uk Open Mic Night, Stables Wine Bar Heswall, 9pm, FREE. All musicians welcome, especially original material Folk Club, Osqa’s Arena Bar, 8.30pm, FREE (contributions to raffle/collection welcome)

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Theatre & Dance Dirty Dating.Com, Epstein Theatre, 7.30pm, £18-£20, 0844 888 9991. A play about 21st century dating www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk The Good Old Days of Music Hall and Variety, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 2.30pm, £11.50-£13.50, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, The Brindley Runcorn, 7.30pm, £11-£13, 0151 907 8360, www.brindley.org.uk The Miller’s Tale with the songs of Bob Dylan, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £6-£8, 0151 703 0000. A musical comedy of Chaucer’s ‘14th Century Carry-On’ www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) Talk: Getting to know your museum, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Artist in Focus: Stanhope Forbes, Walker Art Gallery, 1pm2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Talk: Albert’s story, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Brief history of the Albert Dock, concentrating on the museum building itself, book on 0151 478 4431 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk


LOWDOWN SEPTEMBER

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Introductory tour, Sudley House, 1pm-1.45pm, FREE, 0151 724 3245. Introduction to Sudley House and the Holt family www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family Art & Contemporary Craft Classes, ArtHouse, Eastbank St Southport, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm, £10. Run by artists, suitable for all abilities. Prices include all resources needed, suitable for 8yrs+ www.sefton.gov.uk

Other Events Spotify Wednesdays, LEAF, 8pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Share your favourite tracks www.thisisleaf.co.uk Object opinion service, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4pm, FREE. Take along an object you would like to know more about and ask a Museum curator about it. Booking essential on 0151 478 4063 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk The Gathering, Bluecoat, 7.30pm9.30pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. A monthly space for musicians to meet and improvise together www.thebluecoat.org.uk An Evening with Martina Cole in conversation with Deborah Morgan, Greyspace West Africa House Water St, 7pm, £5, 0151 708 6861, www.waterstones.com Japonisme: East meets West in Victorian Art, Scarisbrick Hotel Southport, 7.45pm, £4. Friends of the Atkinson Art Gallery provide a unique programme of talks, covering diverse subjects www.sefton.gov.uk In Search of Bats, Eastham Country Park, 8.30pm-10.30pm, FREE, 0151 327 1007. Booking essential www.wirral.gov.uk

THURSDAY 13TH Music RLPO: Stravinsky’s Firebird, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £13-£36, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com Red Rock, The Olde Red Lion Little Sutton, FREE, 0151 339 2496, www.olderedlion.com Musica En Vivo, Alma de Cuba, 10.30pm, FREE, 0151 702 7394. Live music featuring the hippest bands from the north west www.alma-de-cuba.com The Orange Room, The Brink, Parr Street, 8pm, FREE, 0151 703 0582. Open mic night www.thebrinkliverpool.com

Sport & Leisure

Theatre & Dance

Aerial Circus Classes, The Black-E, 8pm-10pm, £15 (block of 5 £60), 0151 709 5109. Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress. Aerial skills www.theblack-e.co.uk

Love Me Do, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £10-£12, 0844 873 2888. The story of a legendary manager and legendary band www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

Cycle for Health, Walton Hall Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet at Walton Hall Sports Centre car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Dirty Dating.Com, Epstein Theatre, 7.30pm, £18-£20, 0844 888 9991. A play about 21st century dating www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk Shirley Valentine, St Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, £15, 01744 756 000, www.sthelenstheatreroyal.ticketsolve.com

Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, The Brindley Runcorn, 7.30pm, £11-£13, 0151 907 8360, www.brindley.org.uk Di Is Dead, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £4-£7, 0151 703 0000. One man monologue - Brit pop hanger on meets grief frenzy middle England www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk Tea Dance, St George’s Hall, 1.30pm-4pm, £5, 0151 225 6911, www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk

Comedy

White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) Women and watercolour: Helen Allingham, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 2pm & 2.45pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. See some delicate work not normally on display and hear about her remarkable career www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £14, 0151 702 5834. Buy one ticket get one free. Compere Lewis Charlesworth with Michael Legge, Wouter Meijs and Dan Nightingale, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details)

Arts

Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details)

Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) Talk: Lost buildings of Liverpool, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

Costume Drama talk, Sudley House, 1pm-1.45pm, FREE, 0151 724 3245. Curator-led gallery talk www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details)

Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

‘Liverpool Life’ Photography Competition - People’s Winner Exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am-5.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271. Entries on display with an opportunity to vote for your favourite www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

Family Customs contraband, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Discover more about contraband collections www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Art & Contemporary Craft Classes, ArtHouse, Eastbank St Southport, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm, £10. Run by artists, suitable for all abilities. Prices include all resources needed, suitable for 8yrs+ www.sefton.gov.uk SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO listings@thelowdownmagazine.com


47 Sport & Leisure Ricoh Women’s British Open Championship, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, 7am-8pm, £20-£25, www.richwomensbritishopen.com Family Cycle Rides, Formby Point, 6.30pm, £3. VISIT project teams up with National Trust for cycle ride across the landscape using paths and roads into Formby Village. Booking essential, extra £3 to hire bike, meet at NT Formby Point Victoria Road www.sefton.gov.uk Wheels for All, Wavertree Sports Park, 10am-2pm & 4pm-6pm, FREE, 01925 234 213. Aims to make cycling accessible to all - trained instructor led rides lasting an hour, providing a range of adapted cycles www.cycling.org.uk Nordic Walk, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley, 1.30pm-2.30pm, FREE, 0151 738 1913. Meet in the Cornflower Cafe www.nwc.org.uk

Other Events Tour the Edmund Gardner, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See behind the scenes of the pilot cutter, pre-booking essential www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Talking Poetry, Bluecoat, 6pm-8pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. A new monthly series that explores a wide range of poetry through recordings on vinyl, audiotape, CD and downloads. Listen to some of the great poetic voices and take your own favourites along www.thebluecoat.org.uk Philosophy In Pubs: Existentialism, The Buck ith Vine Ormskirk, 7.30pm, FREE, www.philosophyinpubs.org.uk

FRIDAY 14TH Music 23 Fake Street, O2 Academy, 7pm, £6, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk El Gringo, The Olde Red Lion Little Sutton, FREE, 0151 339 2496, www.olderedlion.com East India Trading Club presents... The Grots, The Shipping Forecast, 10pm-3am, FREE, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Neil Diamond Experience, The Green Room, 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Tribute night. Price includes champagne reception www.thegreenroomliverpool.com Live Lounge, Hard Days Night Hotel, 8pm-11pm, FREE. Acoustic performers www.harddaysnighthotel.com

The Brink Band Night, The Brink Parr Street, 8pm, FREE, 0151 703 0582. Hosting three up-and-coming bands www.thebrinkliverpool.com Acoustic Night, Elevator Bar, 5pm-9pm, FREE, 0151 707 1137, www.elevatorbar.com Voice of the Heart - Karen Carpenter, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £18-£20, 0151 666 0000. Recreates and celebrates the music of The Carpenters www.floralpavilion.com

Theatre & Dance The Alchemist, Liverpool Playhouse, 7.30pm, £12-£21, 0151 709 4776, www.everymanplayhouse.com Love Me Do, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £10-£12, 0844 873 2888. The story of a legendary manager and legendary band www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Dirty Dating.Com, Epstein Theatre, 7.30pm, £18-£20, 0844 888 9991. A play about 21st century dating www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk Shirley Valentine, St Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, £15, 01744 756 000, www.sthelenstheatreroyal.ticketsolve.com Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, The Brindley Runcorn, 7.30pm, £11-£13, 0151 907 8360, www.brindley.org.uk Di Is Dead, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £4-£7, 0151 703 0000. One man monologue - Brit pop hanger on meets grief frenzy middle England www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk

Comedy Andrew Lawrence: Is Coming To Get You, The Brindley Runcorn, 8pm, £10-£12, 0151 907 8360, www.brindley.org.uk Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £7-£15, 0151 227 5946. MC Chris Cairns introduces Daliso Chaponda with John Fothergill and Joe Lycett. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £7-£15, 0151 227 5946. MC Ste Porter introduces Joe Lycett with John Fothergill and Daliso Chaponda. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £14, 0151 702 5834. Compere Lewis Charlesworth with Michael Legge, Peter McCole and Dan Nightingale, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

Hot Water Comedy Club Presents... Whose Headline?, The Crown Hotel Pub Lime Street, 8pm, £2.50-£5, www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) The Caravan Gallery, Bluecoat, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. This well-travelled gallery in a caravan returns to the Bluecoat with an exhibition of photos from its ever-growing Is Britain Great? archive www.thebluecoat.org.uk The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Michael Broughton - ‘Big Moments’, The Cornerstone Gallery, 9am-5pm, FREE, 0151 291 3578. Broughton’s paintings, forged through a process of repetition and refinement, take as their subject his everyday surroundings www.hope. ac.uk Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details)

A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details)

‘Liverpool Life’ Photography Competition - People’s Winner Exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am-5.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271. Entries on display with an opportunity to vote for your favourite www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details)

‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm & 3pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk

Family Art & Contemporary Craft Classes, ArtHouse, Eastbank St Southport, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm, £10. Run by artists, suitable for all abilities. Prices include all resources needed, suitable for 8yrs+ www.sefton.gov.uk

Sport & Leisure Ricoh Women’s British Open Championship, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, 7am-8pm, £20-£25, www.richwomensbritishopen.com Cycle for Health, Calderstones Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet in main car park beside old Coach House. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk Wheels for All, Walton Hall Park, 10am-2pm, FREE, 01925 234 213. Aims to make cycling accessible to all - trained instructor led rides lasting an hour, providing a range of adapted cycles www.cycling.org.uk

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Other Events We Are Pixels, LEAF, 7.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Exhibition and Gaming Evening www.thisisleaf.co.uk Book Fair, Bluecoat, 10.30am5pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324, www.thebluecoat.org.uk SME Business Show, St George’s Hall, 10am-4pm, 0151 225 6911. Bringing together local businesses with each other and the community www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk A Celebration of Crime Writing, Liverpool One Bridewell, 7pm, £4, 0151 708 6861. Join authors John Connolly, Adam Creed and Declan Burke as they discuss the merits of crime writing as a genre www.waterstones.com The Waterloo Farmers Market & Food Fayre, Old Christ Church Waterloo, 10.30am-3pm, FREE Bat talk and walk, Court Hey Park Huyton, 7.30pm, FREE, 0151 443 3114. Learn about these flying mammals and use bat detectors to find and identify them, bring a torch www.knowsley.gov.uk

SATURDAY 15TH Music Idle Frets, O2 Academy, 7pm, £6, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk Firefly, The Olde Red Lion Little Sutton, FREE, 0151 339 2496, www.olderedlion.com LOLife, The Shipping Forecast,11pm3am, £3, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com No Fakin (DJs), The Shipping Forecast, 10pm-3am, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Michael Jackson Tribute Night, The Green Room, 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Price includes champagne reception www.thegreenroomliverpool.com Better Left Alone, The Picket, 7pm, £6, 0151 708 6789 Courtyard Sessions - Johnny Sands, Heebie Jeebies, 3pm, FREE, 0151 709 3678 Jake and Elwood, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £17.50-£19.50, 0151 666 0000. Soul, rhythm and blues musical extravaganza www.floralpavilion.com Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes, The Citadel St Helens, 8pm, £16-£18, 01744 735 436, www.citadel.org.uk The Solid Air Band: play the songs of John Martyn, The Brindley Runcorn, 8pm, £10, 0151 907 8360, www.brindley.org.uk

Sounds of Philadelphia, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, 7.30pm, £20, 0844 871 3021, www.atgtickets.com

Talk: The Liverpool Sailors’ Home, Museum of Liverpool, 3.30pm4.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Theatre & Dance

West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details)

The Alchemist, Liverpool Playhouse, 7.30pm, £12-£21, 0151 709 4776, www.everymanplayhouse.com Love Me Do, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £10-£12, 0844 873 2888. The story of a legendary manager and legendary band www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Shirley Valentine, St Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, £15, 01744 756 000, www.sthelenstheatreroyal.ticketsolve.com Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, The Brindley Runcorn, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £11-£13, 0151 907 8360, www.brindley.org.uk Di Is Dead, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £4-£7, 0151 703 0000. One man monologue - Brit pop hanger on meets grief frenzy middle England www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk

Comedy Crissy Rock - Live And Unleashed, Royal Court, 7.30pm, £18.50, 0870 787 1866, www.royalcourtliverpool.com Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £9-£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Chris Cairns introduces Daliso Chaponda with John Fothergill and Joe Lycett. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com

Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Enrico David, Walker Art Gallery, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. David’s major installation ‘Madreperiage’ as part of the 2012 Liverpool Biennial. First solo presentation of the Turner Prize nominee’s work outside London www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Belonging, Walker Art Gallery, 10am5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Patrick Murphy’s ‘Belonging’ responds to the Biennial’s notion of the uninvited guest www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details)

Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £9-£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Ste Porter introduces Joe Lycett with John Fothergill and Daliso Chaponda. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com

Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details)

Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £18, 0151 702 5834. Compere Lewis Charlesworth with Michael Legge, Peter McCole and Dan Nightingale, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

Hot Water Comedy Club Presents...Boiling Point, The Crown Hotel Pub Lime Street, 8pm, £4-£8, www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO listings@thelowdownmagazine.com

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) Introductory tour, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 11am & 2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. Focusing on Lever the business man, the history of the gallery and highlights from the collection www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Sky Arts Ignition Series: Doug Aitken - The Source, TATE, 10am5.50pm, FREE, 0151 702 7400. In Aitken’s first public realm installation in the UK, celebrated cultural figures including Jack White, Tilda Swinton and Mike Kelley discuss the root of their creativity www.tate.org.uk Thresholds, TATE, 10am-5.50pm, FREE, 0151 702 7400. Questions the uncertain boundaries of personal, geographical, political and cultural identities www.tate.org.uk Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm & 3pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) The Caravan Gallery, Bluecoat, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. This well-travelled gallery in a caravan returns to the Bluecoat with an exhibition of photos from its ever-growing Is Britain Great? archive www.thebluecoat.org.uk Liverpool Biennial 2012: The Unexpected Guest, Bluecoat, 10am-6pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Various works by artists commissioned from across the globe, as part of the Biennial’s exploration of the notion of hospitality www.thebluecoat.org.uk Wendell McShine ArtConnect, Bluecoat, 10am-6pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Video by McShine documenting the project he worked on earlier this year www.thebluecoat.org.uk Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery, 10.30am-5.30pm, FREE, 0151 236 6768. First exhibited in Tokyo in 1979, twin projects The Park and Love Hotel ignited furious debate about photography’s relationship with voyeurism and surveillance www.openeye.org.uk Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery, 10.30am-5.30pm, FREE, 0151 236 6768. American artist Mark Morrisroe was 30 years old when he died from an AIDS-related illness in 1989. In the final years of his short life Morrisroe produced photograms using x-ray imagery of his own body alongside cuttings from pornographic magazines and other ephemera www.openeye.org.uk


49 The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) ‘Liverpool Life’ Photography Competition - People’s Winner Exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am-5.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271. Entries on display with an opportunity to vote for your favourite www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Duggie Fields: Welcome To My World, The Gallery Stanhope St, 10am-4.30pm (Mon-Fri) 10am-2pm (Sat), FREE, 0151 709 2442. For the first time in the north-west, an anthology of Fields’ dynamic and dazzling paintings and imagery www.thegalleryliverpool.co.uk

workshops led by young people from Tate Collective. For ages 11-14 www.tate.org.uk Art & Contemporary Craft Classes, ArtHouse, Eastbank St Southport, 1pm-4pm, £15. Run by artists, suitable for all abilities. Prices include all resources needed, suitable for 8yrs+ www.sefton.gov.uk

Sport & Leisure Ricoh Women’s British Open Championship, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, 7am-6pm, £20-£25, www.richwomensbritishopen.com Capoeira Club, International Slavery Museum, 10am-12pm, FREE. Brazilian martial art, if interested in attending ring 0151 478 4456 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Park Run, Princes Park, 9am10.30am, FREE. 5k run, register online www.parkrun.org.uk

Family

Cycle Saturdays in Speke, 10.30am, FREE, leaves from Speke Fire Station, Cartwrights Farm off Speke Hall Avenue. Ride lasts for 90 mins. Participants must have a roadworthy bike, limited number of pool bikes avail, to book one or for more info email transportation@liverpool.gov.uk

Time Quest, Museum of Liverpool, 1.30pm-2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out more about the objects on display and what goes on behind the scenes www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Tales from the tent, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Wind down your Saturday with a story and musical accompaniment www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Learn about...fossils, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Make your own fossil to take home www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Discover and Draw, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Rummage, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 3pm & 3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Come and search our ship to see if you can spot any signs of smuggling www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Customs cutters, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Make your own cutter in this workshop www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Picture Perfect, Sudley House, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 724 3245. Explore portraits on display, have a go at creating your own before finishing it off with a colourful frame www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Future Tate: Monthly Art Club, TATE, 2pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 702 7400. Meet new people, learn more about the art in the gallery and have a lot of fun in these interactive

Woodland Walk, Royden Park Frankby, 1.30pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 677 7594. Discover the variety of trees that make up these wonderful woodlands. Meet at the entrance to the Walled Nature Garden www.wirral.gov.uk

Other Events Summer Fair and Heritage Open Day, Old Christ Church Waterloo, 10am-4pm, FREE Tour the Edmund Gardner, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See behind the scenes of the pilot cutter, pre-booking essential www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Book Fair, Bluecoat, 10.30am-5pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324, www.thebluecoat.org.uk RIBA’s Liverpool City Tour: City of Culture, Learning and Faiths, The Piazza Cafe Metropolitan Cathedral, 10.30am, £4.50-£7.50, 0151 707 0729. Pre-booking essential. Walking tour around Hope Street to discover more about the buildings and spaces that have influenced generations, arrive 10 minutes before start of tour www.architecture.com Meet Skullduggery Pleasant author Derek Landy, Waterstones L1, 3pm, FREE, 0151 709 9820, www.waterstones.com

Merseyside Woodturners, The Old Boathouse Calderstones Park, 10am-4pm, FREE. The woodturners exhibition and demonstration is open for visitors, for anyone wishing to start woodturning or improve their skills Bat Talk and Walk, Speke Hall Garden and Estate, 6.45pm8.30pm, £5-£6, 0151 427 7231, www.nationaltrust.org.uk

SUNDAY 16TH Music Nobody’s Heroes, The Olde Red Lion Little Sutton, FREE, 0151 339 2496, www.olderedlion.com Sean Stephenson (DJ), The Shipping Forecast, 4pm-8pm, FREE, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Open Mic, Hannah’s Bar, 9.30pm12.30am, FREE The Jazz Supper Club, The Sink, 8pm, FREE, www.sinkliverpool.co.uk Swingshift Big Band, The Royal Clifton Hotel Southport, 2pm, £10, www.sefton.gov.uk Paul Booth Quartet, The Royal Clifton Hotel Southport, 8pm, £8£14, www.sefton.gov.uk

Theatre & Dance Shirley Valentine, St Helens Theatre Royal, 6pm, £15, 01744 756 000, www.sthelenstheatreroyal.ticketsolve.com First News Diamond Kids, Liverpool Empire, 6pm, £10, 0844 871 3017. Jury and audience will choose final acts to perform for royalty in the First News Diamond Kids Royal Gala in London’s West End on November 4 www.atgtickets.com

Comedy F: Rated Comedy Club, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 8pm, £10 (£22 with meal), 0151 666 0000. With Dominic Woodward and Jamie Sutherland, food served from 5.45pm www.floralpavilion.com Hot Water Comedy Club Presents... Testing The Water, The Crown Hotel Pub Lime Street, 8pm, £1.50-£3, www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

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Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st September for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Enrico David, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Belonging, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Anything to declare?, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. The dangers of accidental smuggling are revealed www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) Introductory tour, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 11am & 2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. Focusing on Lever the business man, the history of the gallery and highlights from the collection www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk


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An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Focus on ...Turner, Sudley House, 1pm-1.45pm, FREE, 0151 724 3245, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Sky Arts Ignition Series: Doug Aitken - The Source, TATE (see 15th September for details) Thresholds, TATE (see 15th September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm & 3pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) The Caravan Gallery, Bluecoat, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. This well-travelled gallery in a caravan returns to the Bluecoat with an exhibition of photos from its ever-growing Is Britain Great? archive www.thebluecoat.org.uk Liverpool Biennial 2012: The Unexpected Guest, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Wendell McShine ArtConnect, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) ‘Liverpool Life’ Photography Competition - People’s Winner Exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am-5.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271. Entries on display with an opportunity to vote for your favourite www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family Hope Street Feast - To Do Market, Unity Theatre, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0844 873 2888. Making and playing activities for 5-11s www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Crafternoons, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out about objects and take away your own version www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Learn about...fossils, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Make your own fossil to take home www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity:DiscoverandDraw,Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Sport & Leisure Ricoh Women’s British Open Championship, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, 7am-6pm, £20-£25, www.richwomensbritishopen.com Cycle Sundays in Aigburth, 10.30am, FREE, leaves from Mossley Hill Hospital (Victorian Building) car park. Ride lasts for 1-2hrs. Participants must have a roadworthy bike, limited number of pool bikes avail, to book one or for more info email transportation@liverpool.gov.uk Tennis for Free, Birkenhead Park, 10am-12pm, FREE. All coaching and equipment provided for free. Parents encouraged to stay and learn how to play with their children. Under 8s 10am-11am, 9-15s and adults 11am12pm www.wirral.gov.uk ‘Woof and Wellies’ Sponsored Walk, Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 11am, £5 (£40 minimum sponsorship), 0151 233 6930. 5k sponsored dog walk, advance registration essential www.croxteth.co.uk

Other Events Hope Street Feast, Hope Street Quarter, FREE. Urban village fete open air music stages, arts and crafts fair, exhibitions and market stalls www.hopestreetfeast.com Liverpool Philharmonic Open Day, Liverpool Philharmonic, 11am, FREE, 0151 709 3789. Part of Hope Street Feast, explore all the Phil has to offer, inc free performances in the auditorium and outside on the ‘After 8’ stage www.liverpoolphil.com Southport International Festival, Lord Street Southport, 1pm, FREE. Commencing with an international flags parade, followed by a variety of street performances and market stalls Performance: Ismay’s Titanic from glory to guilt, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Find out the real story behind the accusations as seen through the eyes of Ismay’s youngest daughter www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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RIBA’s Liverpool City Tour: Gateway to the World, The Equator, Mann Island, 11am, £4.50-£7.50, 0151 707 0729. Pre-booking essential. Walking tour telling the story of Liverpool past, present and future, arrive 10 minutes before start of tour www.architecture.com Northern Kite Flyers, Otterspool Promenade, 1pm-4pm, FREE. Meet up with the ‘Otty Flyers’ to find out about kites and kite flying www.nkg.org.uk Train and Toy Collectors Fair, Haydock Park Racecourse, 10am4pm. For more info contact the Sales Office on 01942 402 623 www.haydock-park.co.uk

MONDAY 17TH Music The League of Welldoers: September Serenade, Liverpool Philharmonic, 2pm, £9.50, 0151 709 3789. A variety packed show for all the family www.liverpoolphil.com

Theatre & Dance The Alchemist, Liverpool Playhouse, 7.30pm, £12-£21, 0151 709 4776, www.everymanplayhouse.com

Arts West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details)

Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Sky Arts Ignition Series: Doug Aitken - The Source, TATE (see 15th September for details) Thresholds, TATE (see 15th September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) Liverpool Biennial 2012: The Unexpected Guest, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details)

Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details)

Wendell McShine ArtConnect, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details)

1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details)

Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Michael Broughton - ‘Big Moments’, The Cornerstone Gallery (see 14th September for details)

Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Enrico David, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Belonging, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

Duggie Fields: Welcome To My World, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 15th September for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Sport & Leisure Aerial Circus Classes, The Black-E, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £15 (block of 5 £60), 0151 709 5109. Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress. Trapeze & general aerial skills www.theblack-e.co.uk Cycle for Health, Otterspool Promenade, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet at Liverpool Cricket Club car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk


51 Other Events Chess Club, LEAF, 6.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Join Paul Tallant for the original version of brain training, all welcome from the grand masters to the tiniest of chesslings www.thisisleaf.co.uk Jonny Bongo’s Monday Night Quiz & All Night Dirty Disco, The Shipping Forecast, 8pm-12am, £1, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com

TUESDAY 18TH Music Ben Montague, O2 Academy, 7pm, £8, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk ParrJazz - Stuart McCallum, Studio2 Parr St, 8.30pm, £3, 0151 707 3727. Jazz and open jam session www.parrjazz.co.uk Out of the Bedroom Acoustic Open Mic, LEAF, 8.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Hosted by Johnny Sands, welcomes all spoken word artists & acoustic entrepreneurs www.thisisleaf.co.uk

Theatre & Dance The Alchemist, Liverpool Playhouse, 7.30pm, £12-£21, 0151 709 4776, www.everymanplayhouse.com The Yarn, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £6-£8, 0844 873 2888. Dark comedy, original folk music and epic storytelling www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Horrible Histories - The Terrible Tudors, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7pm, £10.50-£16.50, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com

Comedy Rawhide Raw, Baa Bar Hardman St, 8pm, £3, 0870 787 1866. With compere Sam Avery, two of the best new acts on the circuit and six newcomers www.simplytickets.ticketsolve.com

Arts West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details)

Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk

Enrico David, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details)

Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details)

Belonging, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details)

Liverpool Biennial 2012: The Unexpected Guest, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details)

Talk Tuesdays, Walker Art Gallery, 1pm-2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Series of artists talks, exhibition tours and discussion events exploring the John Moores Painting Prize www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Introduction to the John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Find out more about the history of the John Moores and its contribution to the Walker’s collection of contemporary painting www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

Wendell McShine ArtConnect, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Michael Broughton - ‘Big Moments’, The Cornerstone Gallery (see 14th September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) Duggie Fields: Welcome To My World, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 15th September for details)

Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

Family

White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) Introductory tour, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 11am & 2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. Focusing on Lever the business man, the history of the gallery and highlights from the collection www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Sky Arts Ignition Series: Doug Aitken - The Source, TATE (see 15th September for details) Thresholds, TATE (see 15th September for details)

Tiny Liverpool, Museum of Liverpool, 10am, FREE. Parent and baby morning, call 0151 478 4329 to book www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Art & Contemporary Craft Classes, ArtHouse, Eastbank St Southport, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm, £10. Run by artists, suitable for all abilities. Prices include all resources needed, suitable for 8yrs+ www.sefton.gov.uk

Sport & Leisure Cycle for Health, Croxteth Country Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet outside Estate Office. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk Growing On, Clarke Gardens Woolton, 10.30am-4.30pm, FREE. A regular opportunity to set out a nursery area in the old Walled Garden. Learn new skills and meet people with an interest in helping with practical conservation - book in with the conservation volunteers www.btcv.org.uk SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO listings@thelowdownmagazine.com

Other Events Craft Creative - Book Binding, LEAF, 6.30pm, £15, 0151 707 7747. Learn the age-old art, workshop for all abilities, all materials provided www.thisisleaf.co.uk The Old Dock Experience, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm, FREE. Take a tour of Liverpool’s historic Old Dock, prebooking essential on 0151 478 4788 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Wildflower Walk for Health, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley, 11am ,FREE, 0151 738 1913. Meet at the shop entrance www.nwc.org.uk

WEDNESDAY 19TH Music RLPO: Coffee Concert, Liverpool Philharmonic, 12pm, £15, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com After 8: Tom Paley, Rodewald Suite Liverpool Philharmonic, 8.30pm, £12, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com Dirtblonde/SeaWitches/Beach Skulls, Mello Mello, 8pm, £4 Open Mic Night, Stables Wine Bar Heswall, 9pm, FREE. All musicians welcome, especially original material Folk Club, Osqa’s Arena Bar, 8.30pm, FREE (contributions to raffle/collection welcome) Remember When, Southport Floral Hall, 2.30pm, £12, 0844 871 3021, www.atgtickets.com

Theatre & Dance The Alchemist, Liverpool Playhouse, 7.30pm, £12-£21, 0151 709 4776, www.everymanplayhouse.com The Yarn, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £6-£8, 0844 873 2888. Dark comedy, original folk music and epic storytelling www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Horrible Histories - The Terrible Tudors, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 10.30am, £10.50-£16.50, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Horrible Histories - The Vile Victorians, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 1.30pm, £10.50£16.50, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Crime of the Century, The Brindley Runcorn, 1.30pm, £6, 0151 907 8360. Explosive piece of dance theatre created by the theatre company in response to the tragic deaths through knife crime of three teenagers associated with the company www.brindley.org.uk


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Duets, Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight Village, 7.30pm, £7, 0151 643 8757. A bitter sweet comedy by Peter Quilter performed by Bebington Dramatic Society www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk

Arts The Lodger: A Story Of The London Fog, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm £6-£7, 0151 709 3789. Film (PG) www.liverpoolphil.com Talk: Getting to know your museum, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Enrico David, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Belonging, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Introduction to the John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Find out more about the history of the John Moores and its contribution to the Walker’s collection of contemporary painting www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Introductory tour, Sudley House, 1pm-1.45pm, FREE, 0151 724 3245. Introduction to Sudley House and the Holt family www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Sky Arts Ignition Series: Doug Aitken - The Source, TATE (see 15th September for details) Thresholds, TATE (see 15th September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) Liverpool Biennial 2012: The Unexpected Guest, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Wendell McShine ArtConnect, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Michael Broughton - ‘Big Moments’, The Cornerstone Gallery (see 14th September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) Duggie Fields: Welcome To My World, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 15th September for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family The Fisherman and the Pearl, Rose Theatre Edge Hill University, 10.30am & 1.30pm, £2, 01695 584 480. An environmentally friendly story for aged 5 years plus with puppetry, mask, storytelling and animation www.edgehill.ac.uk

Art & Contemporary Craft Classes, ArtHouse, Eastbank St Southport, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm, £10. Run by artists, suitable for all abilities. Prices include all resources needed, suitable for 8yrs+ www.sefton.gov.uk

Sport & Leisure Aerial Circus Classes, The Black-E, 8pm-10pm, £15 (block of 5 £60), 0151 709 5109. Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress. Aerial skills www.theblack-e.co.uk Cycle for Health, Walton Hall Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet at Walton Hall Sports Centre car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Other Events Spotify Wednesdays, LEAF, 8pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Share your favourite tracks www.thisisleaf.co.uk Object opinion service, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4pm, FREE. Take along an object you would like to know more about and ask a Museum curator about it. Booking essential on 0151 478 4063 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Portable Antiquities Scheme, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4pm, FREE. Take your archaeological finds to the Museum, booking essential on 0151 478 4063 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Philosophy In Pubs: What Is Education?, The Barkers Brewery Huyton, 3pm, FREE, www.philosophyinpubs.org.uk

THURSDAY 20TH Music RLPO: Viennese Dreams, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £13-£36, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com Spiers & Boden, St George’s Hall Concert Room, 7.30pm, £15, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com After 8: Emily Portman, Rodewald Suite Liverpool Philharmonic, 8.30pm, £12, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com

Bam!Bam!Bam! presents... Bear Cavalry/Ninetails & friends, The Shipping Forecast, 7.30pm, £5, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Musica En Vivo, Alma de Cuba, 10.30pm, FREE, 0151 702 7394. Live music featuring the hippest bands from the north west www.alma-de-cuba.com The Orange Room, The Brink Parr Street, 8pm, FREE, 0151 703 0582. Open mic night www.thebrinkliverpool.com

Theatre & Dance Ricky Tomlinson’s Royle Variety Show, Liverpool Empire, 7.30pm, £25, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com The Alchemist, Liverpool Playhouse, 1.30pm & 7.30pm, £12-£21, 0151 709 4776, www.everymanplayhouse.com Horrible Histories - The Vile Victorians, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 10.30am, £10.50-£16.50, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Horrible Histories - The Terrible Tudors, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 1.30pm, £10.50-£16.50, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Billy and Wally’s Big Pop & Laughter Show, The Brindley Runcorn, 7pm, £17, 0151 907 8360. Variety show featuring soundalikes including the Bee Gees, David Essex and Buddy Holly and laughs with comics Billy Shine and Colin ‘Fingers’ Henderson www.brindley.org.uk Duets, Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight Village, 7.30pm, £7, 0151 643 8757. A bitter sweet comedy by Peter Quilter performed by Bebington Dramatic Society www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk

Comedy Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £14, 0151 702 5834. Buy one ticket get one free. Compere Andy Robinson with Keith Carter, Mark Stephenson and Sally-Anne Hayward, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

Arts

Hush, The Olde Red Lion Little Sutton, FREE, 0151 339 2496, www.olderedlion.com

Talk: Lost buildings of Liverpool, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Mellowtone Presents...Only Child EP Launch, LEAF, 8pm, £5, 0151 707 7747, www.thisisleaf.co.uk

West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details)

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Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details)


53 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details)

Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Liverpool Biennial 2012: The Unexpected Guest, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details)

Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

Wendell McShine ArtConnect, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details)

John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details)

Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details)

Enrico David, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details)

Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details)

Belonging, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) Women and watercolour: Helen Allingham, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 2pm & 2.45pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. See some delicate work not normally on display and hear about her remarkable career www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Sky Arts Ignition Series: Doug Aitken - The Source, TATE (see 15th September for details) Thresholds, TATE (see 15th September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk

The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Michael Broughton - ‘Big Moments’, The Cornerstone Gallery (see 14th September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) Duggie Fields: Welcome To My World, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 15th September for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family Art & Contemporary Craft Classes, ArtHouse, Eastbank St Southport, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm, £10. Run by artists, suitable for all abilities. Prices include all resources needed, suitable for 8yrs+ www.sefton.gov.uk

Sport & Leisure Wheels for All, Wavertree Sports Park, 10am-2pm & 4pm-6pm, FREE, 01925 234 213. Aims to make cycling accessible to all - trained instructor led rides lasting an hour, providing a range of adapted cycles www.cycling.org.uk

Other Events Writer’s Showcase, Hannah’s Bar, 8pm-10pm, £3. A mixture of music, comedy and poetry Tour the Edmund Gardner, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See behind the scenes of the pilot cutter, pre-booking essential www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Where Now?, Bluecoat, 5pm-6pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Have your say in the future of the Bluecoat at this consultation meeting www.thebluecoat.org.uk Jelly Liverpool, LEAF, 9am, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Networking, sandwiches and a cup of tea www.thisisleaf.co.uk

FRIDAY 21ST Music Nik Kershaw and Band, O2 Academy, 7pm, £22.50, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk Space Cadets, The Olde Red Lion Little Sutton, FREE, 0151 339 2496, www.olderedlion.com Lighthouse (Simcock Garland Sirkis), The Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £15, 0151 709 3789, www.thecapstonetheatre.com East India Trading Club Presents... Cobra Commander Vs Ak47 247, The Shipping Forecast, 10pm-3am, FREE, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Billy Joel & Barry Manilow Tribute Show, The Green Room, 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Price includes champagne reception www.thegreenroomliverpool.com Live Lounge, Hard Days Night Hotel, 8pm-11pm, FREE.Acoustic performers www.harddaysnighthotel.com The Brink Band Night, The Brink Parr Street, 8pm, FREE, 0151 703 0582. Hosting three up-and-coming bands www.thebrinkliverpool.com Acoustic Night, Elevator Bar, 5pm-9pm, FREE, 0151 707 1137, www.elevatorbar.com Mr So & So, The Citadel St Helens, 7.30pm, £8-£10, 01744 735 436, www.citadel.org.uk World’s Greatest Michael Jackson Tribute Show, The Brindley Runcorn, 8pm, £17, 0151 907 8360, www.brindley.org.uk Horse, Bluecoat, 7.30pm-10pm, £11.50-£13.50, 0151 702 5324, www.thebluecoat.org.uk

Theatre & Dance The Alchemist, Liverpool Playhouse, 7.30pm, £12-£21, 0151 709 4776, www.everymanplayhouse.com Intravenous, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £6-£8, 0844 873 2888. A reinterpretation of Stevenson’s Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

Horrible Histories - The Vile Victorians, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7pm, £10.50-£16.50, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Salsa Libre, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 8.15pm, £7, 0151 666 0000. Basic beginner’s ‘Introduction to Latin Dance’ from 8.15pm-9.15pm alongside an Improvers/Intermediate Salsa class. Social dancing then carries through until 12.30pm www.floralpavilion.com The Wedding Singer, St Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, £11, 01744 756 000, www.sthelenstheatreroyal.ticketsolve.com Crime of the Century, The Brindley Runcorn, 1.30pm, £6, 0151 907 8360. Explosive piece of dance theatre created by the theatre company in response to the tragic deaths through knife crime of three teenagers associated with the company www.brindley.org.uk Duets, Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight Village, 7.30pm, £7, 0151 643 8757. A bitter sweet comedy by Peter Quilter performed by Bebington Dramatic Society www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk Death and the Maiden, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £6-£8, 0151 703 0000. Political thriller, love story www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk Calendar Girls, Little Theatre Southport, 7.45pm, £8.50£9.50, 01704 530 521, www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk

Comedy Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £7-£15, 0151 227 5946. MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Matt Reed with Steve Hughes and John Warburton. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £7-£15, 0151 227 5946. MC Chris Cairns introduces Steve Hughes with Matt Reed and John Warburton. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com

Liverpool Shakespeare Festival 2012 - Macbeth, Royal Court, 8pm, from £10, 0870 787 1866. Tickets with meal also available www.royalcourtliverpool.com

Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £14, 0151 702 5834. Compere Ray Peacock with Keith Carter, Alan Francis and Martin Mor, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

Horrible Histories - The Terrible Tudors, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 10.30am, £10.50-£16.50, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com

Hot Water Comedy Club Presents...Whose Headline?, The Crown Hotel Pub Lime Street, 8pm, £2.50-£5, www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

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LOWDOWN SEPTEMBER

Arts West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Enrico David, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Belonging, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Talk: Evidence of Titanic, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, FREE. An opportunity to find out more about the original documents related to the sinking, book on 0151 478 4432 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Sky Arts Ignition Series: Doug Aitken - The Source, TATE (see 15th September for details)

Thresholds, TATE (see 15th September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm & 3pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) Liverpool Biennial 2012: The Unexpected Guest, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Wendell McShine ArtConnect, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Michael Broughton - ‘Big Moments’, The Cornerstone Gallery (see 14th September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) Duggie Fields: Welcome To My World, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 15th September for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family Art & Contemporary Craft Classes, ArtHouse, Eastbank St Southport, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm, £10. Run by artists, suitable for all abilities. Prices include all resources needed, suitable for 8yrs+ www.sefton.gov.uk

Sport & Leisure Cycle for Health, Calderstones Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet in main car park beside old Coach House. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk Wheels for All, Walton Hall Park, 10am-2pm, FREE, 01925 234 213. Aims to make cycling accessible to all - trained instructor led rides lasting an hour, providing a range of adapted cycles www.cycling.org.uk

Other Events Bat walk, Stadt Moers Park Whiston, 7.15pm, FREE, 0151 489 1239. Learn about these flying mammals and use bat detectors to find and identify them, bring a torch www.knowsley.gov.uk

Rock The Boat Cruise, Mersey Ferries, 8.30pm (Pier Head), £16, 0151 330 1444. DJs playing all the gems from across the decades, tickets must be booked in advance departs Seacome at 8.45pm www.merseyferries.co.uk

SATURDAY 22ND Music Then Jerico - Big Area Tour 2012, O2 Academy, 7pm, £18.50, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk Marc Almond - Pop Troubadour Hits and more, Liverpool Philharmonic, 8pm, £24.50-£30.50, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com After 8: Skip ‘Little Axe’ McDonald, Rodewald Suite Liverpool Philharmonic, 8.30pm, £12, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com I Panic, The Olde Red Lion Little Sutton, FREE, 0151 339 2496, www.olderedlion.com Jess Gascoigne (DJ), The Shipping Forecast, 10pm-3am, FREE, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Bloody Shells & You Do The Math present...You Slut!, The Shipping Forecast, 7.30pm, £4, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com The Ultimate ABBA Show, The Green Room, 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Tribute show. Price includes champagne reception www.thegreenroomliverpool.com Courtyard Sessions - Johnny Sands, Heebie Jeebies, 3pm, FREE, 0151 709 3678 Julian Cope, The Citadel St Helens, 8pm, £19.50, 01744 735 436, www.citadel.org.uk Highfield Male Voice Choir Autumn Concert, The Brindley Runcorn, 7.30pm, £5-£10, 0151 907 8360, www.brindley.org.uk

Theatre & Dance The Alchemist, Liverpool Playhouse, 2pm & 7.30pm, £12-£21, 0151 709 4776, www.everymanplayhouse.com Intravenous, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £6-£8, 0844 873 2888. A reinterpretation of Stevenson’s Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Liverpool Shakespeare Festival 2012 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Royal Court, 2pm, from £10, 0870 787 1866. Tickets with meal also available www.royalcourtliverpool.com

Liverpool Shakespeare Festival 2012 - Macbeth, Royal Court, 8pm, from £10, 0870 787 1866. Tickets with meal also available www.royalcourtliverpool.com Horrible Histories - The Vile Victorians, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 2.30pm, £10.50-£16.50, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Horrible Histories - The Terrible Tudors, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7pm, £10.50-£16.50, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Catfish Therapy, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 666 0000. Winner of the 2012 Write Now Festival Award, Ian Moore’s psychological thriller takes a look into the world of multiple personality disorder www.floralpavilion.com The Wedding Singer, St Helens Theatre Royal, 2pm & 7.30pm, £8£11, 01744 756 000, www.sthelenstheatreroyal.ticketsolve.com International Show, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, 7pm, £13.50, 0844 871 3021, www.atgtickets.com Duets, Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight Village, 7.30pm, £7, 0151 643 8757. A bitter sweet comedy by Peter Quilter performed by Bebington Dramatic Society www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk Ekalavya’s Dog, The Lantern Theatre, 7pm, £5-£8, 0151 703 0000. A solo presentation from John Seaforth, the work investigates the nature of performance and cultural heritage through the immediacy of the present moment and the possibilities of the future www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk Calendar Girls, Little Theatre Southport, 7.45pm, £8.25-£9.50, 01704 530 521, www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk

Comedy Bronagh’s Big Weekend - Helen O’Brien, The Brindley Runcorn, 8pm, £8-£10, 0151 907 8360. One-woman comedy show about a mad weekend in a mad family www.brindley.org.uk Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £9-£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Matt Reed with Steve Hughes and John Warburton. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com

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55 Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £9£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Chris Cairns introduces Steve Hughes with Matt Reed and John Warburton. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £18, 0151 702 5834. Compere Andy Robinson with Keith Carter, Alan Francis and Martin Mor, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk Hot Water Comedy Club Presents...Boiling Point, The Crown Hotel Pub Lime Street, 8pm, £4-£8, www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

Arts West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Sky Arts Ignition Series: Doug Aitken - The Source, TATE (see 15th September for details) Thresholds, TATE (see 15th September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm & 3pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details)

Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

Liverpool Biennial 2012: The Unexpected Guest, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details)

John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details)

Wendell McShine ArtConnect, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details)

Enrico David, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Belonging, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Introduction to the John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Find out more about the history of the John Moores and its contribution to the Walker’s collection of contemporary painting www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Stories in Art, Walker Art Gallery, 11am-11.30am, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Explore narratives in four of the gallery’s well loved 19th century paintings www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) ‘Liverpool Life’ Photography Competition - exhibition of all entries, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am5.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Duggie Fields: Welcome To My World, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 15th September for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family Time Quest, Museum of Liverpool, 1.30pm-2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out more about the objects on display and what goes on behind the scenes www. liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Tales from the tent, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Wind down your Saturday with a story and musical accompaniment www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Ancient writing workshop, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Find out who used hieroglyphs, cuniform & runes in this fun writing workshop www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Discover and Draw, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk That felt good!, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Make your own felt creation from real sheep’s wool www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Art & Contemporary Craft Classes, ArtHouse, Eastbank St Southport, 1pm-4pm, £15. Run by artists, suitable for all abilities. Prices include all resources needed, suitable for 8yrs+ www.sefton.gov.uk

Sport & Leisure Capoeira Club, International Slavery Museum, 10am-12pm, FREE. Brazilian martial art, if interested in attending ring 0151 478 4456 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

RSPB Liverpool Group - Free Big Tower Bird Watch, Liverpool Cathedral, 11am-4pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271. Celebrating 40 years of the RSPB Liverpool Local Group: tower tour with bird watching experts, guided walks in St James’ Gardens and activities for all ages www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk RIBA’s Liverpool City Tour: City of Culture, Learning and Faiths, The Piazza Cafe Metropolitan Cathedral, 10.30am, £4.50-£7.50, 0151 707 0729. Pre-booking essential. Walking tour around Hope Street to discover more about the buildings and spaces that have influenced generations, arrive 10 minutes before start of tour www.architecture.com The Saturday Signing - Sylvia Mayall, Waterstones L1, 11am-4pm, FREE, 0151 709 9820. Author of The Silent Mentor www.waterstones.com Merseyside Woodturners, The Old Boathouse Calderstones Park, 10am-4pm, FREE. The woodturners exhibition and demonstration is open for visitors, for anyone wishing to start woodturning or improve their skills Festival of Transport, Birkenhead Park, 10am-6pm, FREE, 0151 652 5197, www.wirral.gov.uk

Park Run, Princes Park, 9am10.30am, FREE. 5k run, register online www.parkrun.org.uk

SUNDAY 23RD

Cycle Saturdays in Speke, 10.30am, FREE, leaves from Speke Fire Station, Cartwrights Farm off Speke Hall Avenue. Ride lasts for 90 mins. Participants must have a roadworthy bike, limited number of pool bikes avail, to book one or for more info email transportation@liverpool.gov.uk

Jody Has A Hitlist, O2 Academy, 7pm, £7, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk

Other Events Love and Light 2012, Echo Arena, 9am, £10, 0844 8000 400. First major spiritual and holistic festival of its kind, with over 50 exhibits, a selection of workshops and an itinerary of seminars www.echoarena.com Tour the Edmund Gardner, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See behind the scenes of the pilot cutter, pre-booking essential www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk The UK’s Big Vintage & Fashion Fair, Bluecoat, 10am-5pm, £4, 0151 702 5324, www.thebluecoat.org.uk The UK Wedding Shows, St George’s Hall, 10am-5pm, £7-£8, 0151 225 6911, www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk

Music

RLPO: A Little Night Music, Liverpool Philharmonic, 2.30pm, £13-£36, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com The Felony, The Olde Red Lion Little Sutton, FREE, 0151 339 2496, www.olderedlion.com Heidi Talbot, The Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £12.50, 0151 709 3789, www.thecapstonetheatre.com Open Mic, Hannah’s Bar, 9.30pm12.30am, FREE The Jazz Supper Club, The Sink, 8pm, FREE, www.sinkliverpool.co.uk 60s Gold - Gerry and the Pacemakers, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, 7.30pm, £26£28.50, 0844 871 3021, www.atgtickets.com Maghull Wind Orchestra, Sefton Park Palm House, 2pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 726 2415, www.palmhouse.org.uk SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO listings@thelowdownmagazine.com


LOWDOWN SEPTEMBER

Theatre & Dance Catfish Therapy, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 666 0000. Winner of the 2012 Write Now Festival Award, Ian Moore’s psychological thriller takes a look into the world of multiple personality disorder www.floralpavilion.com

White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details)

Comedy

An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details)

Alan Davies: Life is Pain, Liverpool Empire, 8pm, £25, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com

Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details)

Hot Water Comedy Club Presents... Testing The Water, The Crown Hotel Pub Lime Street, 8pm, £1.50-£3, www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details)

Arts West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Enrico David, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Belonging, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic tales - stories through objects, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Discover the facts and myths surrounding the sinking www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

Sky Arts Ignition Series: Doug Aitken - The Source, TATE (see 15th September for details) Thresholds, TATE (see 15th September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm & 3pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) Liverpool Biennial 2012: The Unexpected Guest, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Wendell McShine ArtConnect, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) ‘Liverpool Life’ Photography Competition - exhibition of all entries, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am5.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family Milkshake! Live Tour, St Helens Theatre Royal, 1pm & 3.30pm, £11.50-£13.50, 01744 756 000, www.sthelenstheatreroyal.ticketsolve.com Crafternoons, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out about objects and take away your own version www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Ancient writing workshop, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Find out who used hieroglyphs, cuniform & runes in this fun writing workshop www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Activity: Discover and Draw, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Rummage, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 3pm & 3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Come and search our ship to see if you can spot any signs of smuggling www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Craft workshop: There be pirates!, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Pirate themed workshop www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Sport & Leisure Cycle Sundays in Aigburth, 10.30am, FREE, leaves from Mossley Hill Hospital (Victorian Building) car park. Ride lasts for 1-2hrs. Participants must have a roadworthy bike, limited number of pool bikes avail, to book one or for more info email transportation@liverpool.gov.uk Tennis for Free, Birkenhead Park, 10am-12pm, FREE. All coaching and equipment provided for free. Parents encouraged to stay and learn how to play with their children. Under 8s 10am-11am, 9-15s and adults 11am12pm www.wirral.gov.uk Up Hill Down Dale, Heswall Dales, 10.30am-12.30pm, FREE, 0151 677 7594. Circular walk taking in Heswall Dales, The River Dee, The Wirral Way and The Dungeons. Meet at Heswall Dales/Dale Farm entrance off Oldfield Road Heswall www.wirral.gov.uk

Other Events Life Drawing, LEAF, 7.30pm, £9, 0151 707 7747. All levels welcome, guidance provided www.thisisleaf.co.uk RIBA’s Liverpool City Tour: Gateway to the World, The Equator, Mann Island, 11am, £4.50£7.50, 0151 707 0729. Pre-booking essential. Walking tour telling the story of Liverpool past, present and future, arrive 10 minutes before start of tour www.architecture.com Northern Kite Flyers, Otterspool Promenade, 1pm-4pm, FREE. Meet up with the ‘Otty Flyers’ to find out about kites and kite flying www.nkg.org.uk

Founder’s Day, Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village (King George’s Drive), 11am-4pm, FREE, 0151 644 6466. Classic car display and second-hand book sale and refreshments - afternoon celebration of Village founder, William Hesketh Lever www.portsunlightvillage.com

MONDAY 24TH Music Maverick Sabre, O2 Academy, 7pm, £16, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk Dexys, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £25-£31, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com

Theatre & Dance The Alchemist, Liverpool Playhouse, 7.30pm, £12-£21, 0151 709 4776, www.everymanplayhouse.com Liverpool Shakespeare Festival 2012 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Royal Court, 8pm, from £10, 0870 787 1866. Tickets with meal also available www.royalcourtliverpool.com The Wild Wood of Widdershin, Rose Theatre Edge Hill University, 4.45pm, £4.50-£8, 01695 584 480. Based on the Pendle Witch Trials, outdoor performance in Ruff Woods, meet in theatre foyer at 4.15pm www.edgehill.ac.uk Calendar Girls, Little Theatre Southport, 7.45pm, £8.25£9.50, 01704 530 521, www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk

Arts The Hunger Games, Studio Theatre Edge Hill University, 7.30pm, £3£3.50, 01695 584 480. Film (12A) www.edgehill.ac.uk West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

Festival of Transport, Birkenhead Park, 10am-6pm, FREE, 0151 652 5197, www.wirral.gov.uk

Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Titanic Tales, Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 11am & 1.30pm, £7, 0151 233 6930. Costumed tour discovering the unusual tales and Liverpool connections associated with this great ship www.croxteth.co.uk

John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details)

Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)


57 Enrico David, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Belonging, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) Introductory tour, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 11am & 2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. Focusing on Lever the business man, the history of the gallery and highlights from the collection www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Sky Arts Ignition Series: Doug Aitken - The Source, TATE (see 15th September for details) Thresholds, TATE (see 15th September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) Liverpool Biennial 2012: The Unexpected Guest, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Wendell McShine ArtConnect, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Michael Broughton - ‘Big Moments’, The Cornerstone Gallery (see 14th September for details) ‘Liverpool Life’ Photography Competition - exhibition of all entries, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am5.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

Duggie Fields: Welcome To My World, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 15th September for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Sport & Leisure International Netball Series: England V Jamaica, Echo Arena, 7.30pm, £14-£20, 0844 8000 400, www.echoarena.com Aerial Circus Classes, The Black-E, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £15 (block of 5 £60), 0151 709 5109. Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress. Trapeze & general aerial skills www.theblack-e.co.uk Cycle for Health, Otterspool Promenade, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet at Liverpool Cricket Club car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Other Events Book Club, LEAF, 8pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. The Color Purple by Alice Walker www.thisisleaf.co.uk

TUESDAY 25TH Music Malefice, O2 Academy, 7pm, £8, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk The Magic of Motown, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £25-£31, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com Simone Felice Group, The Kazimier, 7.30pm, £12.50, 0151 324 1723, www.thekazimier.co.uk ParrJazz - The European Union Quartet, Studio2 Parr St, 8.30pm, £3, 0151 707 3727. Jazz and open jam session www.parrjazz.co.uk Out of the Bedroom Acoustic Open Mic, LEAF, 8.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Hosted by Johnny Sands, welcomes all spoken word artists & acoustic entrepreneurs www.thisisleaf.co.uk Rolling Back The Years, The Brindley Runcorn, 2pm, £9, 0151 907 8360. Featuring tributes to Glenn Miller, Buddy Holly, Frank Sinatra and The Beatles www.brindley.org.uk Sing-a-long afternoon - Singing Our Socks Off, Sefton Park Palm House, 2pm-4pm, £4, 0151 726 2415. Themes include The Beatles, Abba and Motown www.palmhouse.org.uk

Theatre & Dance The Alchemist, Liverpool Playhouse, 5.30pm, £12-£21, 0151 709 4776, www.everymanplayhouse.com Liverpool Shakespeare Festival 2012 - Macbeth, Royal Court, 8pm, from £10, 0870 787 1866. Tickets with meal also available www.royalcourtliverpool.com David Copperfield: The Musical, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £21-£23, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com September In The Rain, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 709 9034, www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com Calendar Girls, Little Theatre Southport, 7.45pm, £8.25£9.50, 01704 530 521, www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk

Comedy Stand-up Comedy September, Rose Theatre Edge Hill University, 8pm, £4-£7, 01695 584 480. With Seymour Mace, Hayley Ellis, Rich Wall and Tony Simpson www.edgehill.ac.uk Rawhide Raw, Baa Bar Hardman St, 8pm, £3, 0870 787 1866. With compere Sam Avery, two of the best new acts on the circuit and six newcomers www.simplytickets.ticketsolve.com

Arts Talk: Remember When?, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm4.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Enrico David, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Belonging, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details)

Talk Tuesdays, Walker Art Gallery, 1pm-2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Series of artists talks, exhibition tours and discussion events exploring the John Moores Painting Prize www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Introduction to the John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Find out more about the history of the John Moores and its contribution to the Walker’s collection of contemporary painting www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Sky Arts Ignition Series: Doug Aitken - The Source, TATE (see 15th September for details) Thresholds, TATE (see 15th September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) Liverpool Biennial 2012: The Unexpected Guest, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Wendell McShine ArtConnect, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details)


LOWDOWN SEPTEMBER

Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Michael Broughton - ‘Big Moments’, The Cornerstone Gallery (see 14th September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) ‘Liverpool Life’ Photography Competition - exhibition of all entries, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am5.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Duggie Fields: Welcome To My World, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 15th September for details) Introjective, Liverpool Academy of Arts Seel St, 12pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 709 0735. Exploring how we make sense of the world around us www.la-art.co.uk ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family Tiny Liverpool, Museum of Liverpool, 10am, FREE. Parent and baby morning, call 0151 478 4329 to book www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Sport & Leisure Cycle for Health, Croxteth Country Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet outside Estate Office. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk Growing On, Clarke Gardens Woolton, 10.30am-4.30pm, FREE. A regular opportunity to set out a nursery area in the old Walled Garden. Learn new skills and meet people with an interest in helping with practical conservation - book in with the conservation volunteers www.btcv.org.uk

Other Events Branching Out, LEAF, 9am-11am, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Talk about your business without the typical sales pitch www.thisisleaf.co.uk Pudding Club, LEAF, 6.30pm, £11.95, 0151 707 7747. Five courses of dessert washed down with a perfectly matched cup of tea www.thisisleaf.co.uk SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO listings@thelowdownmagazine.com

The Old Dock Experience, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm, FREE. Take a tour of Liverpool’s historic Old Dock, prebooking essential on 0151 478 4788 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Liverpool Shakespeare Festival 2012 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Royal Court, 8pm, from £10, 0870 787 1866. Tickets with meal also available www.royalcourtliverpool.com

A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details)

Apps for Beginners, FACT, 10am, £175, 0151 707 4464. A great introduction to app development, designed for complete beginners - one-day course led by Apposing www.fact.co.uk

David Copperfield: The Musical, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £19-£23, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com

Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

Philosophy in Pubs, Bluecoat, 1pm-2.30pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Resident philosophers debate the important questions, all welcome to join in www.thebluecoat.org.uk Paul Du Noyer ‘In Conversation’ Evening Cruise, Mersey Ferries, 7.15pm (Seacombe) 7.30pm (Pier Head) , £10, 0151 330 1444. Part of The Riverboat Shuffle Music Festival - an opportunity to witness some of the city’s most celebrated musicians and authors in a unique and intimate setting, tickets must be booked in advance www.merseyferries.co.uk

WEDNESDAY 26TH Music

Footloose, Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight Village, 7.30pm, £9-£10, 0151 643 8757, www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 703 0000. A two handed version by Stephen Lowe’s original adaptation of Tressell’s classic book www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk September In The Rain, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 709 9034, www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com Calendar Girls, Little Theatre Southport, 7.45pm, £8.25-£9.50, 01704 530 521, www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk

Arts

Y&T, O2 Academy, 7pm, £16, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk

Project X, Studio Theatre Edge Hill University, 7.30pm, £3-£3.50, 01695 584 480. Film (18) www.edgehill.ac.uk

After 8: Lizanne Knott, Rodewald Suite Liverpool Philharmonic, 8.30pm, £12, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com

Talk: Getting to know your museum, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Guitar Masters Tour, Epstein Theatre, 7.30pm, £17.50, 0844 888 9991. With Andy McKee, Jon Gomm and Preston Reed www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk

West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details)

Open Mic Night, Stables Wine Bar Heswall, 9pm, FREE. All musicians welcome, especially original material

1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

Folk Club, Osqa’s Arena Bar, 8.30pm, FREE (contributions to raffle/collection welcome)

Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details)

Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Rolling Back The Years, The Brindley Runcorn, 2pm & 7pm, £9, 0151 907 8360. Featuring tributes to Glenn Miller, Buddy Holly, Frank Sinatra and The Beatles www.brindley.org.uk

Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

Theatre & Dance

Enrico David, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details)

The Alchemist, Liverpool Playhouse, 7.30pm, £12-£21, 0151 709 4776, www.everymanplayhouse.com Wolf Red, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £8, 0844 873 2888. Fairytale and reality blur as the dark side of human nature is explored with skilful physicality and a playful original soundtrack www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details)

Belonging, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Introduction to the John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Find out more about the history of the John Moores and its contribution to the Walker’s collection of contemporary painting www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details)

Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) Introductory tour, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 11am & 2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. Focusing on Lever the business man, the history of the gallery and highlights from the collection www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Sky Arts Ignition Series: Doug Aitken - The Source, TATE (see 15th September for details) Thresholds, TATE (see 15th September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) Liverpool Biennial 2012: The Unexpected Guest, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Wendell McShine ArtConnect, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Michael Broughton - ‘Big Moments’, The Cornerstone Gallery (see 14th September for details)


59 Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) ‘Liverpool Life’ Photography Competition - exhibition of all entries, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am5.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Duggie Fields: Welcome To My World, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 15th September for details) Introjective, Liverpool Academy of Arts Seel St, 12pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 709 0735. Exploring how we make sense of the world around us www.la-art.co.uk ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Sport & Leisure Aerial Circus Classes, The Black-E, 8pm-10pm, £15 (block of 5 £60), 0151 709 5109. Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress. Aerial skills www.theblack-e.co.uk Cycle for Health, Walton Hall Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet at Walton Hall Sports Centre car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Other Events Spotify Wednesdays, LEAF, 8pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Share your favourite tracks www.thisisleaf.co.uk Object opinion service, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4pm, FREE. Take along an object you would like to know more about and ask a Museum curator about it. Booking essential on 0151 478 4063 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk In Search of Bats, Brotherton Park Bromborough, 8.30pm-10.30pm, FREE, 0151 327 1007. Booking essential, meet at the rangers’ yard www.wirral.gov.uk Liverpool Jazz presents the Speakeasy Bootleg Band, Mersey Ferries, 7.15pm (Seacombe) 7.30pm (Pier Head) , £10, 0151 330 1444. Part of The Riverboat Shuffle Music Festival - an opportunity to witness some of the city’s most celebrated musicians and authors in a unique and intimate setting, tickets must be booked in advance www.merseyferries.co.uk

THURSDAY 27TH Devon Sproule plus Thomas Gill, Eric’s, 8pm, £12, 0151 236 9994, www.ericslive.com

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 703 0000. A two handed version by Stephen Lowe’s original adaptation of Tressell’s classic book www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk

After 8: Hans Theessink, Rodewald Suite Liverpool Philharmonic, 8.30pm, £12, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com

September In The Rain, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 709 9034, www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com

Musica En Vivo, Alma de Cuba, 10.30pm, FREE, 0151 702 7394. Live music featuring the hippest bands from the north west www.alma-de-cuba.com

Calendar Girls, Little Theatre Southport, 7.45pm, £8.25£9.50, 01704 530 521, www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk

Music

Acoustic Ascension with Greedy Jesus, San Tracuba Allerton Road, 8pm, FREE. Acoustic Showcase The Orange Room, The Brink Parr Street, 8pm, FREE, 0151 703 0582. Open mic night www.thebrinkliverpool.com Rolling Back The Years, The Brindley Runcorn, 2pm, £9, 0151 907 8360. Featuring tributes to Glenn Miller, Buddy Holly, Frank Sinatra and The Beatles www.brindley.org.uk

Theatre & Dance The Alchemist, Liverpool Playhouse, 1.30pm & 7.30pm, £12-£21, 0151 709 4776, www.everymanplayhouse.com Wolf Red, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £8, 0844 873 2888. Fairytale and reality blur as the dark side of human nature is explored with skilful physicality and a playful original soundtrack www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Liverpool Shakespeare Festival 2012 - Macbeth, Royal Court, 2pm, from £10, 0870 787 1866. Tickets with meal also available www.royalcourtliverpool.com Liverpool Shakespeare Festival 2012 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Royal Court, 8pm, from £10, 0870 787 1866. Tickets with meal also available www.royalcourtliverpool.com David Copperfield: The Musical, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £21-£23, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Premiere, Rose Theatre Edge Hill University, 7.30pm, £4.50-£8, 01695 584 480. Triple bill dance performance www.edgehill.ac.uk Footloose, Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight Village, 7.30pm, £9-£10, 0151 643 8757, www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk

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Comedy Liverpool Comedy Festival: Wittank, The Kazimier, 7pm, £6, 0870 787 1866, www.liverpool comedyfestival.com Liverpool Comedy Festival: Stand Out Young Comedian Of The Year Grand Final, Radio Merseyside, 7pm, call 0870 443 0955 for ticket details, www.liverpool comedyfestival.com Liverpool Comedy Festival: Laugh In The Loaf, The Master Bakers Gold, Fly In The Loaf, 8pm, £5-£7, 0870 787 1866, www.liverpool comedyfestival.com Liverpool Comedy Festival: Piehead Comedy Freshers Week Special, Liverpool Guild Of Students, 8pm, £5, 0870 787 1866, www.liverpool comedyfestival.com Liverpool Comedy Festival: Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, The Kazimier, 8.45pm, £6, 0870 787 1866, www.liverpool comedyfestival.com Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 7.30pm, £5-£7, 0151 227 5946. Presenting Chris Stokes www.laughterhousecomedy.com Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 9pm, £5-£7, 0151 227 5946. Presenting Kevin Dewsbury www.laughterhousecomedy.com Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £14, 0151 702 5834. Buy one ticket get one free. Compere Danny McLoughlin with Howard Read, Grainne Maguire and Chris McCausland, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

Arts Talk: Lost buildings of Liverpool, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details)

1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Enrico David, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Belonging, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) Talk: The Last Pre-Raphaelite?, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 11am & 2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Sky Arts Ignition Series: Doug Aitken - The Source, TATE (see 15th September for details) Thresholds, TATE (see 15th September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) Liverpool Biennial 2012: The Unexpected Guest, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details)


LOWDOWN SEPTEMBER

Wendell McShine ArtConnect, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Michael Broughton - ‘Big Moments’, The Cornerstone Gallery (see 14th September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) ‘Liverpool Life’ Photography Competition - exhibition of all entries, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am5.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Duggie Fields: Welcome To My World, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 15th September for details) Introjective, Liverpool Academy of Arts Seel St, 12pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 709 0735. Exploring how we make sense of the world around us www.la-art.co.uk ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family Customs contraband, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Discover more about contraband collections www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Sport & Leisure Wheels for All, Wavertree Sports Park, 10am-2pm & 4pm-6pm, FREE, 01925 234 213. Aims to make cycling accessible to all - trained instructor led rides lasting an hour, providing a range of adapted cycles www.cycling.org.uk

Other Events Tour the Edmund Gardner, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See behind the scenes of the pilot cutter, pre-booking essential www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Southport Farmers’ Market, Chapel St Southport. For more details contact 0151 233 2165 Ian Prowse & friends plus special guests The Hummingbirds, Mersey Ferries, 7.15pm (Seacombe) 7.30pm (Pier Head) , £10, 0151 330 1444. Part of The Riverboat Shuffle Music Festival - an opportunity to witness

some of the city’s most celebrated musicians and authors in a unique and intimate setting, tickets must be booked in advance www.merseyferries.co.uk Founder’s Day Lecture, Port Sunlight Museum, 7pm, £5-£6, 0151 644 6466. Find out more about William Hesketh Lever and The Development of Port Sunlight Village www.portsunlightvillage.com

FRIDAY 28TH Music Guns 2 Roses, O2 Academy, 7pm, £10, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk Jason And The Scorchers, Eric’s, 7.30pm, £14.50, 0151 236 9994, www.ericslive.com After 8: Pierre Bensusan, Rodewald Suite Liverpool Philharmonic, 8.30pm, £12, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com Soul Patrol, The Olde Red Lion Little Sutton, FREE, 0151 339 2496, www.olderedlion.com The Johnny Cash Roadshow, The Green Room, 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Tribute night. Price includes champagne reception www.thegreenroomliverpool.com A41, The Picket, 7pm, £5, 0151 708 6789 Michael Jackson Tribute, Knowsley Civic Suite, 7.30pm, £12.50. Price includes a hot supper knowsley.gov.uk Live Lounge, Hard Days Night Hotel, 8pm-11pm, FREE. Acoustic performers www.harddaysnighthotel.com Liverpool Acoustic Live, View Two Gallery Mathew Street, 8pm, £5-£6 The Brink Band Night, The Brink Parr Street, 8pm, FREE, 0151 703 0582. Hosting three up-and-coming bands www.thebrinkliverpool.com Acoustic Night, Elevator Bar, 5pm-9pm, FREE, 0151 707 1137, www.elevatorbar.com Kathryn Tickell: Northumbrian Voices, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 8pm, £14-£16, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com

Theatre & Dance The Alchemist, Liverpool Playhouse, 7.30pm, £12-£21, 0151 709 4776, www.everymanplayhouse.com

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Wolf Red, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £8-£10, 0844 873 2888. Fairytale and reality blur as the dark side of human nature is explored with skilful physicality and a playful original soundtrack www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £7-£15, 0151 227 5946. MC Ste Porter introduces Markus Birdman with Paul Thorne and Junior Simpson. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com

Liverpool Shakespeare Festival 2012 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Royal Court, 8pm, from £10, 0870 787 1866. Tickets with meal also available www.royalcourtliverpool.com

Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £7-£15, 0151 227 5946. MC Chris Cairns introduces Junior Simpson with Paul Thorne and Markus Birdman. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com

David Copperfield: The Musical, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £23-£25, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Sew On and So Forth, Studio Theatre Edge Hill University, 7.30pm, £4.50-£8, 01695 584 480, www.edgehill.ac.uk

Laughterhouse Comedy, The Epstein Theatre, 9.15pm, £8-£15, 0151 227 5946. Presenting Nige: Liverpool’s Greatest Secret www.laughterhousecomedy.com

Footloose, Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight Village, 7.30pm, £9-£10, 0151 643 8757, www. gladstonetheatre.org.uk

Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £14, 0151 702 5834. Compere Danny McLoughlin with Howard Read, Chris Stokes and Chris McCausland, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 703 0000. A two handed version by Stephen Lowe’s original adaptation of Tressell’s classic book www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk

RAW Comedy Night, Sefton Park Palm House, 8pm, £7, 0151 726 2415, www.palmhouse.org.uk

September In The Rain, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 709 9034, www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com Calendar Girls, Little Theatre Southport, 7.45pm, £8.25£9.50, 01704 530 521, www. littletheatresouthport.co.uk National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, The Black-E, 7.30pm, £8-£12. Celebrating the Company’s 50th Anniversary Year and the 50th Anniversary Year of Jamaican Independence, and making their first visit to Liverpool. Tickets from Philharmonic box office on 0151 709 3789 or online at www.liverpoolphil.com

Comedy Stewart Francis: Outstanding In His Field, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £18.50-£24.50, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com

Hot Water Comedy Club Presents... Whose Headline?, The Crown Hotel Pub Lime Street, 8pm, £2.50-£5, www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

Arts Liverpool Love, Museum of Liverpool, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. A unique exhibition of works, displayed together for the first time, by international leading and emerging artists including Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Workshop: Liverpool landscape lunchtimes, Museum of Liverpool, 1pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Art workshop using the spectacular views from the museum, beginners welcome www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details)

Jack Dee, Liverpool Empire, 8pm, £22, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com

1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details)

Dave Young Live - ‘Bold!’, St Helens Theatre Royal, 8pm, £15, 01744 756 000, www.sthelenstheatreroyal.ticketsolve.com

Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Galler (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Laughterhouse Comedy, The Epstein Theatre, 7pm, £12-£14, 0151 227 5946. Presenting Piff The Magic Dragon www.laughterhousecomedy.com

Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details)


61 Enrico David, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Belonging, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Sky Arts Ignition Series: Doug Aitken - The Source, TATE (see 15th September for details) Thresholds, TATE (see 15th September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm & 3pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) Liverpool Biennial 2012: The Unexpected Guest, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Wendell McShine ArtConnect, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Michael Broughton - ‘Big Moments’, The Cornerstone Gallery (see 14th September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO listings@thelowdownmagazine.com

‘Liverpool Life’ Photography Competition - exhibition of all entries, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am5.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Film Station, Metal at Edge Hill Station, 6.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 2277. Fortnightly free film screenings, films nominated by attendees www.metalculture.com Duggie Fields: Welcome To My World, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 15th September for details) Introjective, Liverpool Academy of Arts Seel St, 12pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 709 0735. Exploring how we make sense of the world around us www.la-art.co.uk ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Sport & Leisure The Liebherr Men’s World Cup Table Tennis, Echo Arena, 10am, £10-£15, 0844 8000 400, www.echoarena.com Vale UK Raceday, Haydock Park Racecourse, 11.35am, £13-£36, 0844 579 3006. First race 1.35pm www.haydock-park.co.uk Cycle for Health, Calderstones Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet in main car park beside old Coach House. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk Wheels for All, Walton Hall Park, 10am-2pm, FREE, 01925 234 213. Aims to make cycling accessible to all - trained instructor led rides lasting an hour, providing a range of adapted cycles www.cycling.org.uk Heritage and Landscape Walk, Birkenhead Park, 2pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 652 5197. Last one of the year. Find out why this park is the only one in the country to have a Grade 1 listed landscape www.wirral.gov.uk

Other Events Creative Compass, Bluecoat, 11am2pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Are you interested in turning your creativity into a business but not sure how to go about it? Creative Compass can help with its free programme for eligible people in Greater Merseyside. To register to attend call 0845 017 6660 www.thebluecoat.org.uk British Musical Fireworks Championships, Kings Gardens Southport, 7pm-9pm, £5-£15, 01704 533 333

Henry Priestman plus special guests Shamona Evening Cruise, Mersey Ferries, 7.15pm (Seacombe) 7.30pm (Pier Head) , £10, 0151 330 1444. Part of The Riverboat Shuffle Music Festival - an opportunity to witness some of the city’s most celebrated musicians and authors in a unique and intimate setting, tickets must be booked in advance www.merseyferries.co.uk

SATURDAY 29TH Music The Carpet Crawlers - The Ultimate Genesis Tribute, O2 Academy, 7pm, £12.50, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk The Back Drops, O2 Academy, 7pm, £6, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk RLPO: Brahms’ First Piano Concerto, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £13-£36, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com Insanity Beach, The Olde Red Lion Little Sutton, FREE, 0151 339 2496, www.olderedlion.com Milapfest presents Music for the Mind and Soul, The Capstone Theatre, 1pm, FREE, 0151 709 3789, www.thecapstonetheatre.com The Illegal Eagles, Liverpool Empire, 7.30pm, £21.50-£23.50, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com Take That Special, The Green Room, 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Tribute night. Price includes champagne reception www.thegreenroomliverpool.com Courtyard Sessions - Johnny Sands, Heebie Jeebies, 3pm, FREE, 0151 709 3678 Magic - A Kind Of Queen, St Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, £18, 01744 756 000. Tribute to Queen www.sthelenstheatreroyal.ticketsolve.com

Theatre & Dance The Alchemist, Liverpool Playhouse, 2pm & 7.30pm, £12-£21, 0151 709 4776, www.everymanplayhouse.com Wolf Red, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £8-£10, 0844 873 2888. Fairytale and reality blur as the dark side of human nature is explored with skilful physicality and a playful original soundtrack www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Liverpool Shakespeare Festival 2012 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Royal Court, 2pm, from £10, 0870 787 1866. Tickets with meal also available www.royalcourtliverpool.com

Liverpool Shakespeare Festival 2012 - Macbeth, Royal Court, 8pm, from £10, 0870 787 1866. Tickets with meal also available www.royalcourtliverpool.com David Copperfield: The Musical, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £19-£25, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Footloose, Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight Village, 7.30pm, £9-£10, 0151 643 8757, www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, The Lantern Theatre, 2pm & 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 703 0000. A two handed version by Stephen Lowe’s original adaptation of Tressell’s classic book www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk September In The Rain, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 709 9034, www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com Calendar Girls, Little Theatre Southport, 7.45pm, £8.25-£9.50, 01704 530 521, www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, The Black-E, 7.30pm, £8-£12. Celebrating the Company’s 50th Anniversary Year and the 50th Anniversary Year of Jamaican Independence, and making their first visit to Liverpool. Tickets from Philharmonic box office on 0151 709 3789 or online at www.liverpoolphil.com

Comedy Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £9£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Ste Porter introduces Markus Birdman with Paul Thorne and Junior Simpson. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £9-£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Chris Cairns introduces Junior Simpson with Paul Thorne and Markus Birdman. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Laughterhouse Comedy, The Epstein Theatre, 8pm, £12.50- £17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC and guest comedians TBC www.laughterhousecomedy.com Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £18, 0151 702 5834. Compere Danny McLoughlin with Howard Read, Chris Stokes and Chris McCausland, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk


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Hot Water Comedy Club Presents...Boiling Point, The Crown Hotel Pub Lime Street, 8pm, £4-£8, www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details)

Hot Water Comedy Club Presents...Boiling Point, Holiday Inn, 8.30pm, £5-£10, www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

Introductory tour, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 11am & 2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. Focusing on Lever the business man, the history of the gallery and highlights from the collection www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Liverpool Comedy Festival: Bedwyr Williams & Simon Munnery, The Kazimier, 8pm, £10, 0870 787 1866, www.liverpool comedyfestival.com

Arts Liverpool Love, Museum of Liverpool, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. A unique exhibition of works, displayed together for the first time, by international leading and emerging artists including Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Enrico David, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Belonging, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details) Spotlight on the Titanic, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Hear some of the more unusual facts surrounding the sinking www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Sky Arts Ignition Series: Doug Aitken - The Source, TATE (see 15th September for details) Thresholds, TATE (see 15th September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm & 3pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) Liverpool Biennial 2012: The Unexpected Guest, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Wendell McShine ArtConnect, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) The Fifth Province - a photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin, Bluecoat, 10am-6pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Exhibition of colour photographs studying contemporary Ireland through the eyes of a returned emigrant www.thebluecoat.org.uk Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 1st September for details) ‘Liverpool Life’ Photography Competition - exhibition of all entries, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am5.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Duggie Fields: Welcome To My World, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 15th September for details) Introjective, Liverpool Academy of Arts Seel St, 12pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 709 0735. Exploring how we make sense of the world around us www.la-art.co.uk

‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family

Aintree Track Day, Aintree Racecourse, times TBC, £119 per car additional driver £33, bookings open on September 3 at www.liverpoolmotorclub.com

The Enormous Turnip, The Brindley Runcorn, 1pm & 4pm, £10, 0151 907 8360. Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company production for 2 plus years and their families www.brindley.org.uk

Capoeira Club, International Slavery Museum, 10am-12pm, FREE. Brazilian martial art, if interested in attending ring 0151 478 4456 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Time Quest, Museum of Liverpool, 1.30pm-2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out more about the objects on display and what goes on behind the scenes www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Park Run, Princes Park, 9am10.30am, FREE. 5k run, register online www.parkrun.org.uk

Tales from the tent, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Wind down your Saturday with a story and musical accompaniment www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Edible insects, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Find out which insects can be eaten www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Discover and Draw, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Splashes and Splatters, Walker Art Gallery, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Try different paints & techniques to create your own masterpieces www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Mother Redcap, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. The infamous Mother Redcap with captivate you with her tales about the world of smuggling www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Customs cutters, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Make your own cutter in this workshop www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Craft workshop - Lanterns, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Make your own lantern inspired by the museum’s collections www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Sport & Leisure The Liebherr Men’s World Cup Table Tennis, Echo Arena, 12pm, £15-£20, 0844 8000 400, www.echoarena.com Lester Piggott ‘Start to Finish’ Handicap, Haydock Park Racecourse, 12.10pm, £13-£45, 0844 579 3006. First race 2.10pm www.haydock-park.co.uk SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO listings@thelowdownmagazine.com

Cycle Saturdays in Speke, 10.30am, FREE, leaves from Speke Fire Station, Cartwrights Farm off Speke Hall Avenue. Ride lasts for 90 mins. Participants must have a roadworthy bike, limited number of pool bikes avail, to book one or for more info email transportation@liverpool.gov.uk

Other Events British Musical Fireworks Championships, Kings Gardens Southport, 7pm-10pm, £7-£20, 01704 533 333 Tour the Edmund Gardner, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See behind the scenes of the pilot cutter, pre-booking essential www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Capstan’s Bazaar Arts & Crafts Fair, LEAF, 12pm-5pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747, www.thisisleaf.co.uk 2Dartmarkets at the Bluecoat, Bluecoat, 11am-5pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Opportunity to purchase original and limited edition artworks, direct from a talented crop of northwest artists www.thebluecoat.org.uk RIBA’s Liverpool City Tour: City of Culture, Learning and Faiths, The Piazza Cafe Metropolitan Cathedral, 10.30am, £4.50-£7.50, 0151 707 0729. Pre-booking essential. Walking tour around Hope Street to discover more about the buildings and spaces that have influenced generations, arrive 10 minutes before start of tour www.architecture.com The Saturday Signing - Jane Bailey Bain, Waterstones L1, 1pm-5pm, FREE, 0151 709 9820. Author of Lifeworks: Using Myth and Archetype to Develop Your Life Story www.waterstones.com Meet EFC Legend Neville Southall, Waterstones L1, 11.30am, FREE, 0151 709 9820, www.waterstones.com Merseyside Woodturners, The Old Boathouse Calderstones Park, 10am-4pm, FREE. The woodturners exhibition and demonstration is open for visitors, for anyone wishing to start woodturning or improve their skills


63 The Big Seawatch, Hilbre Island West Kirby, all day, £1.50, 0151 648 4371. Join the rangers and staff from the RSPB, Hilbre Observatory & the Sea Watch Foundation for a day looking for the seabirds, waders and cetaceans that inhabit the wonderful coast, booking essential. Charge includes tea/coffee www.wirral.gov.uk

Liverpool Comedy Festival: Tee Hee Hee, Bold Street, 2pm-5pm, donation, 0870 787 1866. An alcohol free version of the old Drink Up Stand Up tours with four comedians in four different coffee shops on Bold St and a compere leading the way - meet outside FACT www.liverpool comedyfestival.com

Mind, Body and Spirit Fair, Aintree Racecourse, 10am-5pm, £3-£4, www.aintree.co.uk

Liverpool Comedy Festival: Like It Is, Baa Bar, 7pm, £3, 0870 787 1866. Showcasing the talents of three upand-coming comics www.liverpool comedyfestival.com

SUNDAY 30TH Music Joey Shields & The Wheels, The Olde Red Lion Little Sutton, FREE, 0151 339 2496, www.olderedlion.com Evol presents... Silver Apples (NYC), The Kazimier, 7.30pm, £10, 0151 324 1723, www.thekazimier.co.uk Open Mic, Hannah’s Bar, 9.30pm12.30am, FREE The Jazz Supper Club, The Sink, 8pm, FREE, www.sinkliverpool.co.uk

Theatre & Dance Des O’Connor, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £22, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com The Boy With Tape On His Face: More Tape, Rose Theatre Edge Hill University, 8pm, £10-£12, 01695 584 480. Mime with noise, stand-up with no talking, drama with no acting, this boy has to be seen to be believed www.edgehill.ac.uk

Comedy Jason Byrne: Peoples Puppeteer, Liverpool Empire, 8pm, £18.50, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com Amateur Transplants’ Adam Kay’s Smutty Songs, Eric’s, 8pm, £16.50, 0151 236 9994, www.ericslive.com Nelson David - Get Stinkin’ Rich Like Me, LEAF, 8pm, £8, 0151 707 7747, www.thisisleaf.co.uk Ricky’s Royle Variety Show, The Green Room, 2pm, £10, 0870 787 1866, www.thegreenroomliverpool.com

Liverpool Comedy Festival: Comedy @ The Elephant, The Elephant Pub Woolton, 8pm, £5-£8, 0870 787 1866. Three top acts from the north-west www.liverpool comedyfestival.com Liverpool Comedy Festival: Dave Twentyman and Jamie Sutherland, Baby Blue, 8pm, £8, 0151 702 5834, www.jicomedy.co.uk

Arts Liverpool Love, Museum of Liverpool, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. A unique exhibition of works, displayed together for the first time, by international leading and emerging artists including Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st September for details) Wild Planet, World Museum (see 1st September for details) 1972 Olympic posters, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feathercuts and Flares, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st September for details) John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details) Enrico David, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details)

Hot Water Comedy Club Presents...Testing The Water, The Crown Hotel Pub Lime Street, 8pm, £1.50-£3, www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

Belonging, Walker Art Gallery (see 15th September for details)

Liverpool Comedy Festival: La Concepta, Bold Street, 12pm-3pm, FREE, 0870 787 1866. Simon Munnery’s amazing restaurant without food is coming to Liverpool, tickets are free but reservations must be made in advance www.liverpool comedyfestival.com

Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details)

A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st September for details)

Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details)

Toxteth 1981, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st September for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st September for details) Introductory tour, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 11am & 2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. Focusing on Lever the business man, the history of the gallery and highlights from the collection www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk An Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, Sudley House (see 1st September for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st September for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st September for details) Sky Arts Ignition Series: Doug Aitken - The Source, TATE (see 15th September for details) Thresholds, TATE (see 15th September for details) Turner Monet Twombly guided tour, TATE, 12pm & 3pm, £5, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st September for details) Liverpool Biennial 2012: The Unexpected Guest, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) Wendell McShine ArtConnect, Bluecoat (see 15th September for details) The Fifth Province - a photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin, Bluecoat, 10am-6pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Exhibition of colour photographs studying contemporary Ireland through the eyes of a returned emigrant www.thebluecoat.org.uk Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012, Open Eye Gallery (see 15th September for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st September for details) ‘Liverpool Life’ Photography Competition - exhibition of all entries, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am5.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st September for details)

Family Crafternoons, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out about objects and take away your own version www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Edible insects, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Find out which insects can be eaten www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Discover and Draw, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Splashes and Splatters, Walker Art Gallery, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Try different paints & techniques to create your own masterpieces www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Sport & Leisure The Liebherr Men’s World Cup Table Tennis, Echo Arena, 10am, £10-£20, 0844 8000 400, www.echoarena.com Cycle Sundays in Aigburth, 10.30am, FREE, leaves from Mossley Hill Hospital (Victorian Building) car park. Ride lasts for 1-2hrs. Participants must have a roadworthy bike, limited number of pool bikes avail, to book one or for more info email transportation@liverpool.gov.uk Tennis for Free, Birkenhead Park, 10am-12pm, FREE. All coaching and equipment provided for free. Parents encouraged to stay and learn how to play with their children. Under 8s 10am-11am, 9-15s and adults 11am12pm www.wirral.gov.uk

Other Events Bold Street Festival, Bold Street, FREE. Art, crafts, live music, break dancing, story telling, reggae busking band, street entertainment and stalls www.citycentralbid.com Discover Inner Peace, Echo Arena, 10am-5pm, £15-£25, 0844 8000 400. Learn how meditation can help you solve your problems and enjoy your life more www.echoarena.com British Musical Fireworks Championships, Kings Gardens Southport, 7pm-9pm, £5-£15, 01704 533 333 Retro Sundays, LEAF, 11am-5pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Boutique vintage fair www.thisisleaf.co.uk

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RIBA’s Liverpool City Tour: Gateway to the World, The Equator, Mann Island, 11am, £4.50-£7.50, 0151 707 0729. Pre-booking essential. Walking tour telling the story of Liverpool past, present and future, arrive 10 minutes before start of tour www.architecture.com Ian McNabb Evening Cruise, Mersey Ferries, 7.15pm (Seacombe) 7.30pm (Pier Head) , £10, 0151 330 1444. Part of The Riverboat Shuffle Music Festival - an opportunity to witness some of the city’s most celebrated musicians and authors in a unique and intimate setting, tickets must be booked in advance www.merseyferries.co.uk Back to skool zumbathon, St George’s Hall, 2pm-5pm, £10, 0151 225 6911. Charity zumbathon www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk Performance: Kaleidescape, Walker Art Gallery, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Singer songwriter Tony Kehoe hosts an open floor of music, poetry and performance www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Performance: Ismay’s Titanic from glory to guilt, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Find out the real story behind the accusations as seen through the eyes

of Ismay’s youngest daughter www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Antique & Collectors Fair, Dunes Leisure Centre Southport, 10am4pm, £1-£1.50, 01938 580 438 Northern Kite Flyers, Otterspool Promenade, 1pm-4pm, FREE. Meet up with the ‘Otty Flyers’ to find out about kites and kite flying www.nkg.org.uk

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Mind, Body and Spirit Fair, Aintree Racecourse, 10am-5pm, £3-£4, www.aintree.co.uk The Wirral Wedding Show, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 11am4pm, FREE, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com

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Friday 19 October 7.30pm £17.50-£28.50 Part super-group, part colossal session and part festival, all in a single gig. This year’s line-up includes Damien Dempsey, Pauline Scanlon, David Munnelly, Lizzie Nunnery and many more

ADAM ANT & THE GOOD THE MAD & THE LOVELY POSSE

plus support

GEORGIE GIRL & HER POUSSEZ POSSE Thursday 15 November 8pm £25-£32

STEWART FRANCIS: OUTSTANDING IN HIS FIELD DEXYS MARC ALMOND

THE REAL THING Friday 12 October 7.30pm £20-£27.50

JOAN ARMATRADING

DON McLEAN MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER & SHAWN COLVIN Saturday 20 October 8pm £22.50-£32.50

Wednesday 10 October 8pm £14.50-£23.50

Friday 28 September 7.30pm £18.50, £24.50

Monday 24 September 7.30pm £25, £31

Saturday 22 September 8pm £24.50, £30.50

JOHN COOPER CLARKE

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN PIE TOUR

plus special guest CHRIS WOOD

Friday 9 November 7.30pm £29.50, £35.50

Sunday 28 October 7.30pm £27.50-£38.50

Box Office 0151 709 3789 liverpoolphil.com


t e G e m o h e... f a s D n u o ...s 0151 722 8888

LowDown - issue 7 - September 2012  

The Liverpool listings guide.

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