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OCTOBER12

The definitive Liverpool listings guide

THE HUMMINGBIRDS GO WEST

LOL CREME/GLENN GREGORY Creme Brulee LFC/EFC/TRFC Round Up WHAT’S ON

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WELCOME

It’s October already, the heating is on and the winter coats are out of the cupboard. Never mind, as usual there’s lots happening to distract from the wonderful British weather. There are festivals and exhibitions galore, so many in fact we couldn’t fit them all in, The Irish Festival, Afrovibes, Biennial, Black History Month and the Lantern Festival are just a few... On the cover we have The Hummingbirds who are currently causing quite a stir in the music industry and the first unsigned act to make our cover. We also have interviews with the legendary Lol Creme from 10cc/ Godley and Creme and Heaven 17 frontman Glenn Gregory who is just one of many talented people visiting Liverpool in October. The more perceptive amongst you may notice a few changes this month. We’ve condensed our listings to give us more room for features but don’t worry there is still just as many great things in there, just in a smaller space. We’ve also added a local sport section for those of you out there who wanted it. (We do listen so keep your suggestions coming) and we will be adding more new sections over the coming months. Finally the Hillsborough report has left many people around the world shocked and stunned by the ‘truth’. Blaming innocent people for the sheer incompetence and wrongdoing that led to Britain’s worst sporting disaster was despicable. 23 years is a long time to wait for apologies and without this report they probably wouldn’t have been made at all. This is by no means the end but on the day the report was released a weight was lifted from the city and replaced by a terrible sadness for all those lost and affected but also pride for all those who battled to save lives on the day and battled for the truth for 23 years. JFT96

PAUL

THIS MONTH HIGHLIGHTS 04

Lowdown selections for October

NEWS & PREVIEWS 06

Afrovibes, Irish Festival, Twisted Fairytales

SPORT 09

Liverpool, Everton and Tranmere

COMPETITIONS 15 Space, Heaven 17, Halloween at Circus and Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers COVER STORY 20 The Hummingbirds

FOOD & DRINK 22

Aloha

ALBUM REVIEWS 28 FILM REVIEWS 31 LISTINGS 33

What’s on this month

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EDITORIAL Paul Tsanos DESIGN Jason Powell CONTRIBUTORS Kev Dixon, Liam Newman, Adam Coxon, Louis Dowling, Faris twitter.com/thelowdownmag facebook.com/thelowdownmagazine email: info@thelowdownmagazine.com ADVERTISING ENQUIRIES T. 07890 600 600 ads@thelowdownmagazine.com Lowdown Media Ltd www. thelowdownmagazine.com PHOTOS: Hummingbirds front cover/Aloha photo Mike Brits www.mikebrits.com


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HIGHLIGHTS 2nd October Azealia Banks O2 Academy

4th October Marina And The Diamonds O2 Academy

7th October Lianne La Havas O2 Academy

13th October Reverend And The Makers O2 Academy

10th John Cooper Clarke Philharmonic Hall

13th Turin Brakes Eric’s

15th October Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Philharmonic Hall

16th October Jesus Christ Superstar Echo Arena


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Submotion Orchestra Eric’s

20th October Deacon Blue 25th Anniversary Tour Echo Arena

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25th October The Cribs O2 Academy

28th October Bo Ningen Mello Mello

The Looking Glass Burlesque Eric’s

29th October Tim Burgess Magnet

15th October Colin Vearncombe (Aka Black) The Kazimier


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NEWS &PREVIEWS Afro Vibes Festival: 1st-21st October The Black – E will be celebrating all things South African this October as Afrovibes – an international festival of dance, theatre, music and spoken word from South Africa and beyond, makes its biennial return to the UK.

The Black-E prepares to be at the heart of celebrations as the festival comes to Liverpool for the very first time. From 11 – 13 October the venue has 3 days of the very best in South African music, physical theatre and food. On Thursday 11th October the exuberant 10 piece Sibikwa Orchestra give audiences a lively exchange of rhythms and beats in an excellent example of innovative crossover music as Afrobeat meets Township Jazz. On Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October The Black-E welcomes Sibojama who will present Thirst. Written and directed by James Ngcobo and choreographed by Gregory Maqoma, Thirst depicts the fortunes and misfortunes of three water carriers from an African village which is in dire need of water. On one fateful journey to discover the source of their dried out river they encounter mysterious characters, riddles and provocation. This unique, magical and innovative performance piece, which is suitable for all ages, pulsates with powerful symbolism and potent imagery set against an intriguing soundscape and infuses traditional dance, physical theatre, song and with African fables and storytelling. At the heart of the festival at the Black-E is a South African Township serving food, drinks and snacks with a South African theme. The public will have the opportunity to socialise and debate with the artists and other visitors, see works on display and to experience live music. Afrovibes is a biennial festival of arts from South Africa and beyond. Originating from the Netherlands, the festival is now in its ninth edition. The festival first launched in UK in 2010 and plans are already in place for a return in 2014. Between 1-20 October Afrovibes will be visiting 11 venues across the UK in a true celebration of South African culture.

Twisted Fairytales Vogue Ball Camp & Furnace Saturday 6th October

The Vogue Ball is a dance event like no other in the UK – where club culture meets high art and Vogue teams (known as ‘houses’) come together from far and wide to compete for dance supremacy, wearing fabulous creative costumes that are often as lavish as Cinderella’s ball-gown! This year’s event will take on a amazing Twisted Fairytales theme bringing its debauched gagaesque magic to Camp and Furnace, turning the city’s most happening new venue into a catwalk spectacular reminiscent of 1970s/80s New York. The Twisted Fairytales Vogue Ball asks its princes, princesses and evil queens to display a similar fierce attitude through the artisan performance battles. Dancers will strut, pose and sashay their way through tales of old, bringing them slap bang into the 21st century.


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Liverpool Irish Festival 14th-30th October This year is the ninth Liverpool-Irish Festival and it’s shaping up to be the most exciting yet, with a programme of music, film, drama, heritage, literature and lectures to suit everybody. Highlights include a weekend of free activities down on the Albert Dock in the heart of historic Liverpool, the second Irish Sea Sessions at the Philharmonic Hall, a week of early evening Irish film at FACT, Beckett at The Unity and the redoubtable Damien Dempsey with Amsterdam at the O2 Academy.

Mary Coughlan

The Irish Sea Sessions 2012

Throughout over 25 years of her extraordinary career Mary Coughlan has drawn heavily from her legendary heroes who include Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Van Morrison and Edith Piaf.

Now in its third year the groundbreaking project returns with a new line up of the most talented musicians in their field. Featuring new faces and some you’ll recognise, the 14 hand-picked multi-instrumentalists and singers drawn from traditional and contemporary music backgrounds, and from both sides of the Irish Sea, come together with the audience for another night of impassioned exposition of the shared music and the special bond between Liverpool and Ireland

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Thursday 18 October

With her smoky, bluesy drawl and marrying of sardonic wit and visceral rage, Coughlan makes each song her own. Her greatest hits album ‘The Whole Affair’ is available now.

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Friday 19 October 2012 7:30 pm

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

Sefton Park Palm House Sunday 21 October 2012 7:30 pm

Máire Ní Chathasaigh is one of Ireland’s most influential traditional musicians, renowned for developing a variety of new harp techniques. Her duo with Hertfordshire-born guitarist Chris Newman started with their debut at the 1987 Cambridge Folk Festival and has since gone on to see them play in 21 countries and across four continents. Superb virtuoso musicianship and singing in the picturesque and intimate setting of Sefton Park Palm House make this a very special event.


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Madnice Marauders Everyone knows too well about Liverpool’s thriving band and dance communities. However, given the dynamics of the city’s unique social make-up, it’s perhaps surprising that it hasn’t fostered a hip-hop scene with similar support and recognition. One event trying to change this status quo is Madnice Marauders. You’ve got Juicy in The Magnet on a Thursday night, as well as the recently opened Maya on Back Colquitt Street, but Madnice offers something different. Through a fusion of original rhyme and beat, the night brings some of the world’s hottest MCs and DJs to the Merseyside region. Having already showcased a myriad of talent, ranging from local boy SertOne to LA’s Kutmah, the event now returns with one hell of a bill. In its new Zanzibar location (the spiritual home of legendary hip-hop night No Fakin’), Madnice is ready to hit us with Jehst – described as the UK’s “freshest, most relevant home-grown wordsmith and producer”. Also getting a spot is Ras G, a pioneer in the development of West Coast production, who’ll be enjoying his first Liverpool performance. Yet behind all this boom bap bop stands a lad with a mission. Adam McAleavey, 23, started Madnice Marauders just under a year ago and co-ordinates the chunk of its activity. “We appeal to a conscious hip-hop listener – scrap that, a conscious music listener”, he points out. “We’re trying to develop a community of like-minded individuals within the city; people who respect the heritage of hip-hop but who are also looking at ways to reinvent the genre”. This is certainly a lofty ambition but not one beyond reach. Quickly becoming a hub for all things hip-hop in Liverpool, Madnice Marauders is a promotion on the up! Surely this is a status that will be confirmed by its next set of shows.

Halloween Lantern Carnival

Sefton Park 28th October Sefton Park, Liverpool will be brimful of lanterns, magic and mysterious sightings on the last Sunday of October, as the Lantern Company once again light up the park with the enchanting Halloween Lantern Carnival. As well as hundreds lanterns made by people from all over Liverpool you can also expect to see the giant floating Dreamer as she falls asleep, and take a peek at the dreams inside her sleeping head, courtesy of Delirium Lumens, French masters of the surreal, whose astonishing live projections create huge vividly coloured landscapes full of imaginary beings. For those of an adventurous nature, you can wander through the park, where you’ll discover still more extraordinary dreamscapes, talking stags, dancing wolves and Things that go Bump in the Night, as they light up along the route. If you feel sleepy, you can even slip into bed yourself and have your own dreams or nightmares revealed! A field of floating fire flowers, huge illuminated megaliths, a gaggle of gamblers, dream doctors, diviners and fortune tellers will set your head spinning and make this unforgettable night a glorious feast for the senses. The parade takes place at the Boating Lake, Sefton Park, L17 on Sunday October 28th 5pm till 9pm (there are two lantern parades, one early evening for young children, followed by another later parade) visit www.lanterncompany.co.uk for lantern-making workshop times and more event details

Space

O2 Academy Liverpool Friday 26th October The platinum selling Liverpool band Space were never off the telly in the 90’s and had a string of memorable hits including Female of the Species, Neighbourhood, Avenging Angels, Me and you Verses the World and The Ballad of Tom Jones. They are back in October for a very special hometown show. The line-up features original band members Tommy Scott (vocals/guitar) and Franny Griffiths (keyboards). Along with Phil Hartley (double bass/bass), Ryan Clarke (vintage keys) and drummer Allan Jones who will replace Andy Parle who sadly died in 2009. They are supported by The Mono LP’s and Edgar Jones.


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Is the Toffee curse finally broken? Read any of the stories on Everton’s positive start to the season and you are bound to come across the term ‘slow-starters’ and how the Toffees are maybe showing signs of deviating from this label they have acquired over David Moyes’ tenure. As an Everton supporter, I have had to get used to hearing this label in reference to my club, and this accusation has been somewhat justified in recent seasons. Whether the poor run of early form happens from game one (such as the 2010-2011 campaign in which Everton amassed just three points from their opening six games) or a few matches later, it has nevertheless become a common trend for the tag to resurface for the blue half of Merseyside. So far, the Toffees have had their best start to a campaign for five years, improving upon the positive opening they made last season. However, what followed Everton’s solid start last year was a familiar dip in early season form which saw the accumulation of six losses in nine matches. So what is to say that the club will not follow their apparently pre-written script and have to play catch up later on in this season too? An argument for Everton continuing their impressive start is the return of Steven Pienaar, following his signing of a permanent contract. Last season, on-loan Pienaar had arguably his most impressive campaign for the Toffees, amassing the highest amount of assists (6) from anyone in the squad. This was despite the January acquisition only playing for half of the season, and being cup-tied from the F.A. Cup due to his Tottenham appearances. Following the midfielder’s permanent re-signing this summer, I joined with many other Blues fans in a feeling of genuine excitement that Moyes had re-invested in a player who was and, for all intents and purposes would return to be, a key player in the Everton set-up. A player who had not figured in Tottenham’s first team plans during his short spell at White Hart Lane, due to a combination of injury and competition for places, immediately returned as a key player and an important creative piece in Everton’s squad. An example of a perfect club and

player partnership it could be argued. But of course Pienaar’s success at the tail-end of last season and into the current campaign has not been purely down to his individual talent. The South African has been able to reform the creative partnership he and Leighton Baines have previously thrived in. The duo have been responsible for Everton’s biggest creative threat so far during this campaign. Following Everton’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle, Baines topped the Premier League chart for chances created for teammates (19), a stat made all the more impressive when considering the left-back’s position. Newcastle’s defensive 4-5-1 formation in this game of course aided Baines’ freedom to advance forward, but take nothing away from his impressive build up play with Pienaar, which was directly responsible for the left-back scoring Everton’s first goal.

four represents a fantastic long-term prospect for the Toffees, would mean the loss of a strong central figure in the Everton midfield. With all of the excitement surrounding Everton’s attacking options, it is key to have a balance. A ball-winner. One who can snuff out attacks defensively and hold up play to release our own attacking threats. That is not to say that Fellaini is not lacking in the attacking department himself, considering he has already managed to equal his goal scoring tally from the entirety of last season. Keeping Fellaini is a key part of Everton’s potential for this campaign, and the growing uncertainty about external interest could work to unsettle the team and in turn their results.

The emergence of Nikica Jelavic as Everton’s much needed clinical finisher as well as the quick-footed and promising new signing Kevin Miralles also adds to the optimism surrounding Goodison, with the squad showing enough genuine talent to provide a serious top-half push in this campaign, providing of course that their form stays consistent.

Injuries could also play a major role in Everton’s ongoing run of form. Darron Gibson, who managed eleven league games for the Blues last season without a single defeat, was ruled out for over a month with a thigh injury following the West Brom game. Striking threat Jelavic was also sidelined for two weeks following a nasty collision with a goalpost against Newcastle in September. If long term injuries were to hit a number of key Everton players, would the remaining squad still manage to perform at the level they have been doing so far this season?

Optimism aside however, if I take my fans cap off for a moment, there are definitely potential hurdles in Everton’s continuing campaign. The talk of Marouane Fellaini’s itchy feet, regardless of its level of exaggeration, has led to a number of top clubs keeping a close eye on the Belgian international. Sir Alex Ferguson attended Everton’s draw with Newcastle, sparking rumours of a January interest. Considering United’s need for a long-term central midfield option, and after Fellaini’s star performance against the Red Devils in August, it is a rumour I’d easily, and begrudgingly, believe. Losing a player like Fellaini, who at age twenty-

LIAM NEWMAN ||

It seems a simple formula. Play well, avoid injuries and resist the interest in your key players. Even if all three of these occur, however, no-one can know for certain how the upcoming few games for Everton will finish. A contentious decision or a defensive mishap could decide a game, regardless of who has performed better on the day. Despite the uncertainty of the beautiful game, I believe that Everton fans can be optimistic about this year’s chances, and hope that they can finally defy the early season hoodoo which has damaged them in recent seasons.


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Liverpool FC – The season so far… Early season optimism has eroded slightly after a run of two defeats, three draws and a loss leave the club in 18th place in the Premier League. The game against West Brom was the season opener, and a chance for Liverpool to start the season afresh and with Champions League qualification in mind. Unfortunately, the team carried on from where they left off last season with their profligacy in front of goal leading to a seismic collapse in the second half. The game ended with West Brom running out 3-0 winners and fans asking the same old questions about just who was going to give Liverpool the cutting edge they’ve so sorely lacked since the departure of Fernando Torres. Luis Suarez, who finished last season as Liverpool’s top scorer is a fantastic player and genuine “world class”, but for whatever reason struggles to replicate the composure in front of goal that he displays for Uruguay. History shows he scored 17 for the club last season, but the reality is – he could and should have scored at least double that amount. Fabio Borini shows promise, but with only 17 goals in 53 appearances at club level, statistics suggest that the goals will have to come from elsewhere. Samed Yesil, having scored 57 goals in 71 games

for Bayer Leverkusen youth, and 23 goals in 28 games at German youth level certainly ticks the boxes required to be labelled “one to watch”. To lay the blame for Liverpool’s early season woes at the door of misfiring strikers is both unfair and inaccurate. Liverpool’s failure to sign Clint Dempsey from Fulham, and the difference of opinion between FSG, Ian Ayre (Liverpool’s Managing Director) and Brendan Rodgers on just what “type” of player the club should be signing highlights a lack of cohesion that short term, will cause episodes like the Dempsey (non) transfer, and is something that needs to be rectified for the long term benefit of the club. Negatives aside - I have genuine faith in Rodgers and his ability to turn around the decline that started during the Hicks and Gillett era and their “asset stripping” policy, forcing former boss Rafa Benitez to sell players to pay off the unsustainable debt they had leveraged on to the club. Rodgers has a clear idea of how he wants Liverpool to play football at all levels from youth team upwards, with the much talked “tika-taka” philosophy (popularised by Barcelona) being his favoured system.

There have already been some encouraging signs that the message is slowly getting across, with the display against Man City in particular giving cause for optimism, reducing the current Premier League Champions to chasing shadows for large parts of the game. City’s midfield colossus Yaya Toure said it was “the hardest game I’ve played since I’ve been in England”. Conversely, it was followed up by a completely dire performance against Arsenal followed by a much improved performance against Sunderland, though Liverpool’s lack of ruthlessness in front of goal on both occasions ended up costing the team dearly. The team travelled to Switzerland for the Europa League tie against BSC Young Boys. Rodgers fielded a very young side, having one eye clearly on the forthcoming game against Man United just three days later, handing debuts to no fewer than three players in Academy graduates Andre Wisdom, the highly rated Suso and £3 million pound summer signing Oussama Assaidi. Wisdom performed admirably and was a serious contender for “man of the match”, Assaidi


11 showed promise, but it was the much vaunted Suso who really caught the eye. He was calm in possession, displayed a good range of passing and showed excellent positioning -- looking very much like a young Xabi Alonso. Only time will tell if he can live up to that billing, but it was an assured performance hinting at a genuine future at the club. The team ran out 5-3 winners in the end, giving momentum into what is arguably the biggest game of the season – Manchester United. The build up to the game was (rightly) all about the findings of the Hillsborough panel, with both teams showing great subtlety in their handling of what was an emotional occasion -- Sir Bobby Charlton presenting Ian Rush with flowers pre match, and one of the most heartfelt renditions of You’ll Never Walk Alone by the fans you’re ever likely to hear.

Once the game was underway, Liverpool - most likely spurred on by the events of the week, and coupled with a growing understanding of Rodgers’ methods -- had United on the back foot for most of the first half, with a possession stat of 65% at one point until Jonjo Shelvey was dismissed by referee Mark Halsey for a tackle on Jonny Evans. Replay’s suggested that a yellow card for both players would’ve sufficed. Liverpool took the lead through Steven Gerrard after some great work by the emerging Suso, before United levelled through Rafael. Liverpool continued to play the better football for large parts despite being a man down, but United scored a winner after Glen Johnson was adjudged to have fouled Antonio Valencia in the area. Robin Van Persie converted the resulting penalty after being anonymous for large parts of the game.

The game ended 2-1 in United’s favour, though the performance left most fans seeing further signs of a team moving in the right direction, despite the result. To summarise, the majority of fans are still firmly behind Brendan Rodgers. He seems to have an idea, a vision and a presence and if he’s given the time and more importantly the support of those in the boardroom and those in the stands, then Liverpool will slowly but surely make the transition from a club looking back at past glories, to one looking forward to glory. KEV DIXON ||

Good Times, Bad Times

BONEHEAD & VINNY PECULIAR

COMING SOON www.parlourflames.com

It’s been a long dark decade in the doldrums for us Tranmere fans since we were relegated from what is now the Championship. A succession of different managers, an array of average players and a feeling of gloom whenever I went the game. Well not this season, this season we are rockin’ big time! I write this the morning after we’ve gone down to fourth placed Crawley Town and beaten them 5-2, we are firmly and rightfully top of the league. There is genuine optimism surrounding the club, Ronnie Moore has worked miracles since coming back last season. With this team goals and creativity seems to come from everywhere, Jake Cassidy at centre forward has banged 7 in already and there’s a never ending stream of ideas from Andy Robbo, Akpa Akpro and the lads. The back four looks incredibly solid and for me shouldn’t be interfered, even when Ian Goodison is finally fit. The Crawley game also saw the chant of the season so far from the Super White Army, ‘They’re gonna turn your ground into a runway’, genius that is. Speaking of chants, for any Rovers fans reading this, does anybody know the end bit to the famous Tranmere song ‘One night in gay Paree’? For 28 years I’ve been listening to it and nobody seems to know the end bit, it always peters out! The good times are back at Fortress Prenton. IAN PROWSE ||


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Lol Crème was a founder member of one of the most creative and unique bands that the UK has ever produced. 10cc were light years ahead of their contemporaries and in the four years that the original line up was recording together, they produced 4 albums and enough hit records to secure their place as one of the most successful bands of the 1970’s. After 10cc, Crème went on to record under the name Godley and Crème with his writing partner of many years, Kevin Godley. They also had a very successful career making music videos for the pop elite. Lol has now teamed up with Trevor Horn, Stephen Lipson and Ash Soan to form The Producers. Adam Coxon went to meet Lol Crème to hear all about his latest musical venture. SO, LOL, HOW DID THE IDEA FOR ‘THE PRODUCERS’ COME ABOUT? I can answer that one! The idea of The Producers came about from all of us wanting to play live again. We just wanted to get a band together that could play a pub gig. That was the aspiration. We wanted to have a bit of fun and we ended up by doing a world tour of Camden! All of the good venues that there is to play in Camden, we played them. The Barfly, Dingwalls and The Jazz Café. We’d have a different special guest sing with us each time. Will Young was one of them.

live. We just played at “The Big Feastival” last week, which was a food and music festival hosted by Jamie Oliver and Alex James. It was really fun to do as they both got up on stage and played “Relax” (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) with us. The great thing about working on any project that Trevor is involved with is the fact that he is so meticulous when it comes to rehearsal. Everything is done properly when Trevor is involved. The gig I mentioned that I did with Trevor in 2004 at Wembley Arena was a real thrill to be a part of it. We had the privilege of playing with an orchestra on that gig. Rather than having one group rehearsal, Trevor would rehearse each section of the band individually. When playing live with The Producers it felt so good and we all had such a great time that the natural thing to do was to go into the studio and record some tracks together.

I GUESS THAT THESE SHOWS WERE THE FIRST TIME THAT YOU’D PERFORMED IN PUBLIC FOR QUITE SOMETIME THEN? Oh yes! I hadn’t played live for years, except for the odd thing including a Prince’s Trust charity gig which I performed at celebrating Trevor Horn’s 25 years in the industry in 2004.

CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROCESS WITHIN THE BAND? As soon as we went into the studio to record, we made the decision to split the writing credit on every song equally, four ways. By doing things that way, it made sure that there was no pressure on any member to come up with ideas. It really made everyone free to be creative. My advice to any young bands out there is that this is the only way to do it. Ash, (Soan) our drummer came up with some wonderful ideas.

AND HOW DID IT FEEL TO PERFORM LIVE AGAIN? Oh it was great! I’ve always loved performing

How often do you walk into a studio and see your drummer sitting there strumming an acoustic guitar? It was great! The album took

a lot longer to finish than we anticipated. We had our fair share of setbacks. We were working with a wonderful guy called Chris Braide. Chris then had the opportunity to go out to L.A. to join the Simon Cowell machine and work as a professional songwriter for him. It was an opportunity that he couldn’t turn down really. So he moved his family out there and obviously it would have been difficult for him to be a part of the band from then on. It was a real drag when Chris left but the rest of us carried on. From the beginning it was always going to be difficult to get all of us in the studio at the same time. You are talking about four different people with very busy schedules. That’s another reason it took so long to finish the album. Oh, have you heard the album yet? YES, I HAVE AND I REALLY ENJOYED IT. JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY, DID YOU WRITE THE RIFF IN THE SONG, ‘FREEWAY’? Yes, I did! Caught red handed eh? THE RIFF SOUNDED LIKE IT COULD HAVE BEEN FROM A SONG ON ANY OF THE FOUR 10CC ALBUMS THAT YOU WERE PART OF. IT WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN OUT OF PLACE ON ONE OF THOSE AT ALL. Thanks for that. The riff was actually taken from a Hotlegs song which I wrote in the late 60’s and it ended up on the Hotlegs album. Hotlegs was the band that I had with Eric (Stewart) and Kev (Godley) from the beginning of 1970, before we added Graham (Gouldman) and merged into 10cc. That riff had been going around in my head for years and I thought that it was too good


LOWDOWN ON MUSIC not to use it again! Trevor and I had the idea for that song. It’s about driving on the Freeway in L.A. at night. IN YOUR INTERVIEWS, YOU SPEAK ABOUT KEVIN GODLEY WITH GREAT FONDNESS. ARE YOU STILL IN TOUCH WITH KEVIN OR ANY OF THE OTHER MEMBERS OF 10CC? I have nothing but the fondest thoughts about Kevin. I think he’s such a wonderful person. I grew up with Kev and in my eyes, he’s just the greatest songwriter. He’s the best songwriting partner I could have ever hoped for. I haven’t seen Kev for a few years now as he’s living in Dublin and I’m still in the UK. Also, we haven’t really got that much in common these days. I see Eric (Stewart) the most out of the guys from 10cc. In fact, I saw him this past weekend. My wife and his wife are sisters so I get to see him quite often when he’s in the country. I get on better with him now than I have ever done I think. We’re quite close. Did you know that there’s a new 10cc box set coming out? After the endless, awful ‘Best of’ compilation CD’s that have been released, this box set is the only 10cc related product that I’ve ever been consulted on. I was really thrilled about that too. WHAT KIND OF THINGS CAN THE FANS LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING IN THIS COLLECTION? Lots of things! It will have live tracks and some studio rarities. There is also going to be a full DVD of clips and also the film of a BBC concert that we recorded in 1974. I ACTUALLY SAW KEVIN PERFORM AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL WITH THE CURRENT INCARNATION OF 10CC IN MAY THIS YEAR. A VERY RARE APPEARANCE FROM KEVIN BY ALL ACCOUNTS AS IT WOULD SEEM THAT HE DOESN’T PERFORM LIVE MUCH AT ALL THESE DAYS. Great! Did kev perform on the whole show? Was he singing or drumming? KEV SANG ‘OLD WILD MEN’ WITH GRAHAM GOULDMAN AND THEN HE PLAYED DRUMS ON RUBBER BULLETS AT THE END ALONG

WITH PAUL BURGESS PLAYING DRUMS ON ANOTHER KIT. Wow, Paul Burgess still plays with them? He played with 10cc in the early days you know. YEAH, HE’S STILL WITH THEM! I WAS WONDERING HOW YOU FELT ABOUT GRAHAM GOULDMAN GOING OUT AND PERFORMING UNDER THE NAME 10CC? That’s a bit of a double edged sword really. I mean, it’s great that the name of the band is being kept alive and that the music is still being played live. I understand Graham’s need and want to go on the road and tour but maybe he could call the show, ‘Graham Gouldman of 10cc’ instead of just 10cc. I feel that as things are, the name is quite misleading to the fans. I know that Eric still gets emails from fans who were disappointed that he wasn’t at these ‘10cc’ shows. It really gets under his skin. I’ve still got a lot of respect for Graham and he was certainly an integral part of 10cc. I used to use different tunings on my guitar in the studio. It made things much more interesting. When you’re in standard tuning your fingers naturally gravitate to the next chord in that particular progression. When you’re in a different tuning that you’re not familiar with at all, you can’t do that and the outcome can be really exciting. The problem came when we started rehearsing songs in order to play them live. After recording the songs, I could never remember which tunings I had recorded them in in the studio. My memory was awful. That’s where Graham came in. He would hear the part and transpose it instantly and fairly effortlessly. He had a great ear for things like that. IT STRIKES ME THAT 10CC WAS CERTAINLY A BAND THAT ENJOYED THEMSELVES AND HAD SOME FUN. YOU CAN HEAR IT IN ALL OF YOUR RECORDS. THERE ARE PARTS OF SONGS THAT ACTUALLY MAKE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD WHEN YOU HEAR THEM. SOME fun?! A LOT of fun! We certainly didn’t take ourselves seriously in 10cc at all and I think that it does show in all of our records.

I REMEMBER HEARING, “DON’T HANG UP” FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THAT’S ESSENTIALLY A MINI OPERETTA. THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT CHANGES IN THAT SONG AND IN MANY 10CC SONGS. EACH SECTION COULD BE A SONG IN IT’S OWN RIGHT. When it comes to songwriting, I like to see myself as a scientist and each song is a lab experiment. I really like to explore the potential of where a song could go. We were lucky in 10cc that we had two pairs of really strong songwriters. Kev and myself and then Graham and Eric. Graham’s dad used to come out with phrases like, “Art for Art’s sake, Money for God’s sake”. Phrases like that became so firmly rooted in Graham’s mind that he would take them and turn them into songs. We used to call Graham’s dad, “Hyme the Rhyme”. THERE IS ALSO A LOT OF CINEMATIC IMAGERY IN 10CC SONGS. WHO WERE YOUR MUSICAL AND CINEMATIC HEROES AS YOU WERE GROWING UP? I think in a way, I was always more influenced by film than I was by music. Gene Kelly has always been a favourite actor of mine. SO, IN 1976 AFTER EXTRAORDINARY SUCCESS WITH 10CC, YOU AND KEVIN GODLEY DECIDED TO LEAVE THE BAND. WAS IT A TOUGH DECISION TO MAKE? I GUESS PEOPLE MUST HAVE THOUGHT THAT YOU WERE MAD TO WALK AWAY FROM SUCH SUCCESS? Maybe we were mad! I certainly don’t regret it though, it definitely felt like the right time to go. I don’t regret anything in my life. I’ve had several different careers and I’ve been very lucky. I wouldn’t change a thing. The Producers album, ‘Made in Basing Street’ is out now. ||

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SEVENTH HEAVEN

Glenn Gregory was a founder member of Human League and shot to fame with Heaven 17 in the 80’s. A time of high unemployment, austerity measures, riots, strikes and of course Margaret Thatcher. Several decades later and it’s a case of deja vous. YOU ARE BACK ON TOUR ACROSS THE UK AND EUROPE. HOW IS THAT GOING? It’s been brilliant. We did some shows on the anniversary of the first album and now it’s the 30th anniversary of Luxury Gap which was our more commercially successful album we decided to do it again. We’ve got a bigger band for this because it’s a bit more complicated to perform on stage, so we brought in another keyboard player, Bernie Scott. It’s just really, really good fun and we are having a ball. We didn’t do it first time round, Luxury Gap has never been toured, no one has ever seen it apart from one gig at the Roundhouse in London so we are really looking forward to it and hopefully the fans are too. YOUR FIRST SINGLE WAS BANNED BY RADIO 1/MIKE READE FOR ‘POLITICAL REASONS’. DO YOU REMEMBER HOW IT MADE YOU FEEL AND IN HINDSIGHT DOES IT SEEM RIDICULOUS? It seemed absolutely ridiculous at the time to be honest, never mind hindsight. It was really deflating and made us really angry. The Human League had split up and i joined Matyn and Ian to form Heaven 17 and we were working in the same studio as the Humen League. They did days and we did nights. ‘Fascist Groovesound’ was the first thing we recorded and finished it in about 6/7 days and we thought this is great, this is our direction, lyrically and musically. When we released it we were nervous that people wouldn’t get it because it wasn’t like

the old Human League but when it came out it was record of the week in NME, Sound, Melody Maker and others which was amazing. The people were with us. Not only was it a good dance tune but there was a message in there, f****** great! Then what happens? Some arsehole at Radio 1 decides he doesn’t like the content. Some massive Tory wanker. Sorry it still makes me angry today...we were like Oh come on have an ounce of sense mate, read the lyrics and see what it’s about. They didn’t officially ban it but they refused to play it so we couldn’t really go to the press or do anything about it. HAVE YOU MET HIM SINCE? Yes we’ve met him but he denied he had anything to do with it but i think he probably did because everybody heard him... OH WELL THE LIST OF CENSORED ARTISTS ISN’T A BAD CLUB TO BE IN... Absolutely! THERE ARE A FEW CITIES AROUND THE WORLD THAT PUNCH ABOVE THEIR WEIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO PRODUCING MUSIC AND SHEFFIELD IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THEM. WHY IS THAT? I think it’s to do with the fact that it was very downtrodden. It was a very industrial city with steel in the centre and mines on the outskirts. So when you left school it was either mining or steelworks. For a very long time and it didn’t even have any good places to go. We used to

travel to Liverpool and Manchester for nights out and Sheffield didn’t really have that so you had to make your own entertainment. I think that’s where it comes from, the fact that you just have to do it yourself. Sheffield is a very ‘doing’ city. It’s full of people who want to do stuff and they don’t want to just jump on the back of another scene, they don’t want to just move to London. They want to do it themselves. That can do, will do mentality is where it comes from along with a bolshy belief in your own ability, nothing has been handed on a plate. Music has benefitted from that attitude. LUXURY GAP WAS WRITTEN AT THE HEIGHT OF THATCHER’S BRITAIN. DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE’VE COME FULL CIRCLE AND WE ARE BACK TO THE SAME PLACE? I do unfortunately believe exactly that. I think we could have written it yesterday. Even the title ‘The Luxury Gap’ and songs like ‘Key To The World’ about credit and people living beyond their means and it’s just absolutely happening now, it’s the same. When we program the songs what we do is Martyn does half and i do half so i spent a few months getting everything ready and working on parts and keyboard sounds and while I was listening to it totally forgot that it was a 30 year old album. It really felt musically and lyrically current because that’s what’s happening again in the world.


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LOWDOWN ON MUSIC ARE WE DOOMED TO GO ROUND IN CIRCLES OR DO THINGS LIKE THE INTERNET HELP? “History will repeat itself, crisis point within the hour” is a line from ‘Fascist Groove Thang’ and unfortunately i do think it’s true. The internet does help and it makes people aware and they can see very quickly now when something is happening but still the power to change is not really in our hands. Ultimately it is, the people CAN change things but i don’t think the internet has made it easier to break through. We are going round in circles. It’s like a boat with one f****** oar. we need some new leadership. That’s what i think.

was really good. She was right on the plot and it was fantastic. It just worked brilliantly.

NEW ARTISTS LIKE LA ROUX CITE HEAVEN 17 AS A MAJOR INFLUENCE AND YOU HAVE SUBSEQUENTLY PERFORMED WITH HER. WHAT WAS THAT LIKE AND HOW DOES IT FEEL MEETING THE NEW GENERATION OF ARTISTS WHO HAVE BEEN INFLUENCED? It was really exciting actually. It was BBC Radio 6 who had the ideas of putting new acts together with bands who had influenced them and La Roux asked us to do it. I was aware of La Roux and really liked it so i was really excited.

YOU HAVE WORKED WITH LOT’S OF BIG ARTISTS INCLUDING TINA TURNER’S COMEBACK. HOW DID THAT COME ABOUT? We always loved Tina Turner and River Deep... was a big favourite of all of ours and when we were doing the BEF (British Electric Foundation) album somebody mentioned that they had a contact for Tina Turner and if we were interested and we were like ‘definitely!’

Obviously we didn’t know if we would get on you just don’t know how it’s going to go but we spent 3 days together and we just clicked and it

YOU ARE A SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY SUPPORTER AND OBVIOUSLY THE HILLSBOROUGH REPORT HAS BEEN BIG NEWS RECENTLY. I was in Sheffield at the time watching the match on the telly and seeing it unfold was just shocking to watch but then what happened afterwards was one of the worst, most..... i have no words. Somebody should be shot. It was a case of the Tory government just refusing to believe the obvious truth.

So we went over to LA and went to meet her at her house and she was lovely but a bit confused by these 3 lads from Sheffield but wanted to do it and was interested in trying things. She came over to London and we did ‘Ball Of Confusion’

she really enjoyed it and a couple of days later she asked if we would write some songs for her but we said we couldn’t because we were in the middle of writing Luxury Gap so we offered to do another cover with her to put on the album. That’s when we did ‘Let’s Stay Together’ we recorded that, she came in and sang it and the rest is is literally history. It was a massive hit all over the world and when the album followed she was right back up there where she belonged. ELECTRONIC ARTISTS ARE WELL KNOWN FOR SPLASHING OUT ON EQUIPMENT. DO YOU STILL HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY BUG? I’m still there but more in the computer now and more soft synths. I’ve just had to upgrade my system so the new stuff will work. Yes, i’ve still got this technology bug and i’m still buying it but don’t tell the missus... DO YOU THINK WE REALLY ARE LIVING IN THE MATRIX? ‘laughs’ Sometimes it would seem so and if we are i just want to get out... Heaven 17 are at O2 Academy Tuesday 23rd October ||

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LOWDOWN ON MUSIC

GOWEST YOUNGMAN The Hummingbirds are the latest band from Liverpool making waves. With a growing legion of fans, celebrity endorsements and interest from USA and Japan the future is looking very bright for the 5 piece beat combo. We spoke to Jamie Davies (Vocals/Guitar), Matthew Brougham (Guitar), Michael Kountis (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Richard Smith (Cajon/Vocals) and Ryan Lewis (Bass/Vocals) at Studio 2.


21 HOW DID IT ALL START? J: Me and Matty were friends from the same road. We started the band about a year and a half back on our own literally wanting to be in a group. We were watching live bands all the time and one in particular was a band called Young Rebel Set from Stockton who are now good friends with us. We caught them by chance at the Academy and we wanted to be like them but different and better so we went home and we worked on it. I got in touch with Mick because he’s one of the best guitarists i know and asked him to come and do a gig for us. When we looked at his Facebook we saw Richard and his box (Cahon). We had tried a drumkit when it was just me and Matt and it was killing the acoustic sound we wanted so we asked Mick to bring Rich along and it just happened and they brought harmonies with them and we were like ‘that’s it, that’s what we want’. Rich: I was playing bass in a pub in Rainhill and Ryan was there and he said ‘i really like your bass playing’ so i told him about the Hummingbirds and he came and watched us and we were after a bass player so i told Jay he plays and he said ‘get him in he’s good looking’. WHEN DID YOU START WRITING ORIGINAL MATERIAL? J: We had an 8 track and we were taking everything down so we could hear what we sounded like. we recorded some covers and then we were writing our own stuff, I don’t even know where it came from. One we day we got a riff and wrote a few words. So when we met Mick and Rick we already had a few tracks of our own. Bankrupt Loser was one of those first tracks. THERE’S A 60’S INFLUENCE IN YOUR SOUND. IS THAT DELIBERATE OR DID THE SOUND JUST EVOLVE? I think when me and Rich joined the songs didn’t sound 60’s at all and it could of been like Oasis or indie and the whole sound came with the cahon, the tambourine and the electric guitar. As the band’s developed it’s grown it’s own sound. The harmonies were a big factor. On the first EP we’d written Talking Tomorrow and Back in Liverpool and we had a happy acoustic driven thing which is on the 2nd and 3rd EP’s but it’s much more mature and serious now. Now we really purposely write like this, we naturally do we produce it more because there’s more people paying attention now than when we were just sitting in a bedroom. We like to be fussy and refine the sound. We don’t want it to sound like a mish mash of stuff, we want it to sound like us but we’ve definitely got our sound now.

Mi: When we were sitting in the bedroom and we were first playing and me and Rich started throwing some harmonies in Jay and Matty were like ‘this is great’ You do everything yourselves and have built up a great following online. Did it just happen or did you have to work at it? J: We worked very hard for it as far as i’m concerned. We worked our socks off for it, we sat at home and checked out everyone in the industry who we needed to follow and we messaged them and there was a pyramid effect. Now it’s hard to go anywhere in Liverpool where people don’t know about us. YOU’VE JUST DONE ANOTHER SOLD OUT SHOW IN LIVERPOOL AT THE ZANZIBAR. DO YOU HAVE A FOLLOWING IN ANY OTHER AREAS? Stockton and Middlesborough and London. Because of the Rooney tweets people know about us. We stalk these places as well. If we have a gig in Leeds we’ll follow thousands of people and let them know about it. Those people might tell their mates and next time we come to Leeds it grows and we have more people. Twitter has been unbelievable, i can’t believe how much it’s helped us. Facebook has done nothing for us but we can just get in touch with people in New York or wherever on Twitter. It’s great that’s it’s so accessible but it’s a lot of hard work to find your target market. You look at the Arctic Monkeys and The View and their fanbase. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR MUSIC BEING RELEASED, DIGITAL, CD, VINYL? We want to do everything. We went back to The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes and did a few acoustic tracks and the guy was saying people like Guy Garvey and others are starting vinyl only labels. Vinyl is like a commodity now. HOW DO YOU APPROACH RECORDING THE SONGS? Because we’ve played the songs so many times over we record as live as possible. Our producer Danny want to record the album in a cottage and do it as live as possible and capture the sound as much as possible. Keep it live and simple. AS YOU’VE SAID YOU USE A CAHON INSTEAD OF A DRUMKIT Ri. If it’s set up properly at a gig it sounds just like a drum kit. I don’t play like i’ve seen other people they play really light. JAY YOU HAVE ‘REVOLVER’ AND ‘DEFINITELY MAYBE’ TATTOOED ON YOUR ARM AND MATTY YOU’VE GOT ‘I WANT TO BE ADORED’ AND ‘LIVE FOREVER’. IS THAT A BAND THING? It’s just them two being...

IF YOU HAD A SONG TATTOO WHAT WOULD IT BE? Mi: I’ve got John Mayer’s signature on me arm. I met him and got his autograph and got it tattooed on. Ry: I’d probably get ‘Bicycle Race’ tattooed on my arse. Ri: I don’t know what i’d get done but i’d probably get it somewhere you never see. YOU SEEM LIKE A GREAT BUNCH OF MATES, DO YOU HANG OUT A LOT? We’ve got no other mates any more. All the people we were mates with we are still friends with but we just focus on this. I don’t know how you could do it if you were’nt mates. I don’t know how you could be in a boy band where you’ve never met each other before. Elvis said once he was jealous of the Beatles because they had each other but he went through alone. DO YOU SEE YOU MUSIC AS A RETALIATION AGAINST MANUFACTURED POP? J: Definitely, we are not manufactured at all, everything is done ourselves. We already have our core ideas and if we get to the point were we need people to come and write songs for us we may as well give up and buy some hairwax. J: And start a boyband... We can probably do the harmonies better. But we can’t dance.. Music goes through trends and that’s one that’s popular at the moment. You just have to combat it and provide something else. HOW DO APPROACH WRITING SONGS? One of us will come with some chords, we all play guitar. One week we’ll show up with ideas and sit down and pick the best ones. Emma off the new EP was around for ages and Rich wanted to work on it. It was the last one we worked and it turned out to be the best one. Jay: We hit a stumbling block with it at first. We had this melody and couldn’t get past it and it’s not happening so we had to leave it for about a month and come back. We always wanted a song with a whistle in it before that. YOU’VE GOT A STRONG AFFINITY WITH THE CITY. DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD SOUND DIFFERENT IF YOU WERE NOT FROM LIVERPOOL. The accent is clearly there in the songs. You can tell a band’s from Manchester like The Stone Roses or Oasis but Liverpool’s always had an acoustic twang like the La’s and everyone listened to The Beatles but in Liverpool you just heard it more. Liverpool music always been around us. The Hummingbirds are playing near you soon. Check them out while you still can. www.wearethehummingbirds.com ||


LOWDOWN ON FOOD & DRINK

TIKITAILORDRINKHAWAII Aloha is Liverpool’s first established and most popular Tiki Bar. It’s home to the most exotic cocktails in the city and hosts some of the liveliest and most entertaining nights Liverpool has to offer. LowDown sat down with owner and proprietor Danny Murphy and asked him what his ethos was when it came to running a bar, how he managed to make Aloha one of the most frequented locations on any night of the week, what’s in the future and most importantly what exactly is Tiki. What is Tiki? According to Danny, Tiki is not a style as most would believe, but a ‘substance’, It’s a way of life, It’s about walking into a bar and feeling the love in the room and is synonymous with ‘Scouse’ Culture, where it symbolizes escapism, individuality and non-conformism. His description of the word ‘Tiki’ and the passion behind his words were all apparent from the moment you set foot in Aloha, before you look at the amazing art work on the walls, or the exotic and varied decorations and before you even smell any of the flaming cocktails, you feel it and that’s exactly when

you truly understand what Tiki exactly is, a feeling. Now, how did Aloha become such a prominent force in any night out’s arsenal? The answer is quite easy once you visit the bar. “It’s pride in one’s work, the personal effort each and everyone one of the staff puts in, from making of the drinks to the smiles the give when handing them to you, they give it their all”. One would think that after making the same flaming cocktail countless times, your enthusiasm would dwindle little by little. Not in Aloha, it seems like the bartenders there where born to Tiki, like they were destined to be there and never seem to ever want to be anywhere else, a trait that makes a simple thing like buying a drink, a joyous occasion. Also, I really do think that most of the drinks being on either fire or in a mind-boggling

container helps. “Find a job you love and you’ll never work another day in your life.” What does the future hold for Aloha? “We’re looking to go back to our roots with our drinks. Our head bartender Si is working on an exciting new menu using more rum than ever, and there’ll be plenty of talking points, not to mention more photo opportunity drinks!”, Aloha will also be introducing “Pau Ha’Na” in October, which is the Hawaiian happy hour, a staple of life on both the islands and in the Florida keys. Plus, there will be the return of their ‘Drunken Parrot Society’, essentially a rum tasting club for aficionados, or anyone who is interested. Finally, at the end of the month they will be hosting their long awaited Aloha Luau. “It’s invitation only. And it promises to be messy” was all Danny would say! ||


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All Hallows Eve is upon us again, here are a few of the spooky halloween family events coming up in October.

27th October

Halloween Family Evening Knowsley Safari Park Knowsley Safari Park will be hosting an evening of fun for all the family with a fancy dress event starting at 7pm. Expect creepie crawlies of all forms in the “Wild at Art” section, scares from the “Bat Forest” and “Birds of Prey” for the spooky outdoor display, before heading inside for food and drinks. The evening then culminates with an indoor “Birds of Prey” display. Pumpkin lantern or torch optional!

28th October

Little Pumpkins Halloween Fun Day Isla Gladstone Conservatory Orb Events and the Isla Gladstone Conservatory have joined forces to create and autumn arts & crafts fair and little Pumpkins Halloween

family fun day for all. The aim of the event is to showcase the best in arts & crafts in their indoor market situated in the newly restored conservatory, and will provide an interactive children’s entertainment area including Halloween Games, Craft Making, scary story corner and kids funfair. Additionally, there will be outdoor entertainment including a “must see” performance by “Bring the Fire” -- who will close the event with a fire eating display!

31st October

Halloween Childrens Fancy Dress Party Sefton Park Palmhouse Head over to the Sefton Park Palm House for the Childrens Fancy Dress Party which starts at 5pm and runs until 7pm. There’s a disco with DJ Steve, scary tattoos, fancy dress competition and a whole host of other events throughout the evening provided by Tropical Inc -- all with a “spooky” theme. Tickets cost £5.

14th-22nd December

Cinderella, Liverpool Empire Panto returns to the Liverpool Empire this year from with an all-star cast! With a wave of her magic wand, queen of daytime TV Coleen Nolan will be bringing Christmas Magic to Liverpool as The Fairy Godmother. Former Atomic Kitten Liz McClarnon is returning to her native city to play the lead Cinderella. And let’s not forget the ugly sisters and this year Radio City’s Pete Price and actress/comedienne Pauline Daniels will be slapping on the make up!


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LIVERPOOL FASHIONLIVE

Thursday 18th October at Pan Am Beyonce’s fashion label is the latest big fashion name to join a new event celebrating fashion in Liverpool.

House of Dereon will hit the catwalk alongside popular brands including Brat & Suzie, Love Umbrellas, Scouse Boutique and many more as organisers promise to show that fashion really can be inclusive. Liverpool Fashion LIVE is the brainchild of two local business women who are set on challenging the stereotypes of the fashion industry by promoting ‘fashion for everyone’ at the event at Pan Am on The Albert Dock next month. Ruth Thomas and Caz Murray both own fashion businesses in the North West and are conscious that a lot of people feel excluded by the traditional fashion shows and events.

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As well as a jam-packed catwalk show, Liverpool Fashion LIVE will also feature music from some of Liverpool’s top music acts including all girl tribute band The Beatelles and up and coming RnB star Thomas Teago. The event will raise funds for local children’s hospice Claire’s House Hospice with a charity raffle and auction taking place on the night plus 25% of the money raised by ticket sales also being donated to the hospice’s Pay for a Day campaign. Liverpool Fashion LIVE takes place on Thursday 18th October at Pan Am on the Albert Dock. Information and tickets can be found on www.liverpoolfashionlive.co.uk. ||


LOWDOWN ON MUSIC

ALBUMREVIEWS MUSE THE 2ND LAW

BEN FOLDS FIVE THE SOUND OF THE LIFE OF THE MIND

THE KILLERS BATTLEBORN

Muse have never been afraid to deal with big concepts and their sixth studio album uses the 2nd law of thermodynamics (geeks rejoice everywhere) as a metaphor to describe the unsustainable man made systems currently in place and the need for balance and redress.

Ben Folds Five return with their latest offering – “The Sound of the Life of the Mind” after a 13 year hiatus, during which time the respective band members all embarked on solo careers with varying levels of success.

I like the Killers and was looking forward to hearing this but on first listen it left me a little uninspired. On second listen it didn’t get much better. As you would expect it’s well recorded and the performances are perfect but it just seems a little lacking in something, possibly grit.

‘Supremacy’ opens with heavy guitar bass and drums and then turns into a driving Kashmir like riff complete with strings. It drops down into soft vocals and strings that build up into Bellamy’s soaring vocals. We even get a dose of mariachi brass. The first single off the album Madness is a bit more of a pop affair. Queen meets George Michael which will probably appeal to a new audience. There’s another taste of Zep in ‘Panic Station’ mixed with INXS. ‘Save Me’ is a pleasant affair but really sounds too much like The Beach Boys to avoid the comparison. ‘Animals’ stands out as more of a classic Muse track syncopation and timing changes. ‘The 2nd Law Isolated System’ is an interesting piece with a repeating piano sequences and voice-overs that slowly build and build. You can hear Morricone, John Williams – Bond, Led Zeppelin, INXS, Beach Boys, some dub step and even a few show tunes at some point during this album. If you are a fan of Muse you will be used to all the pomp and pretentiousness and you’ll probably enjoy this. Despite the varied assortment of ideas which are often so familiar they distract, Muse deliver their message with absolute conviction which really helps once you are a few listens in and as with any Muse album it needs a few listens to decide if you love or hate it. 7/10 PT ||

Right from the opening track “Erase Me”, to the closer – “Thank You for Breaking My Heart” the band play with all the verve and conviction that long-time fans of the band have come to expect, with the rhythm section of Robert Sledge (Bass) and Darren Jessee (Drums) providing the perfect platform for Mr Folds to paint his musical and lyrical imagery that only he can do in his own inimitable way. Nick Hornby (writer of High Fidelity and About a Boy) co-writes the title track – which is a fierce, driving number musically, and lyrically displays all the hallmarks of a Hornby piece - using overtly descriptive prose that encourages the listener to almost “see” the Middle America being sung about. The Sound of the Life of the Mind is everything you’d expect from a Ben Folds Five album showcasing all the disarming humour and quirky melancholy that is their trademark, and yet at the same time – it’s more. They sound like a band re-energised and re-focused after over a decade away exploring other musical ideas, and in this era of X Factor winners and rejects, it’s nice to hear a band producing an album of finely crafted songs performed by real musicians at the top of their game. 8/10 KD ||

Maybe the band are just aiming at adverts and movie soundtracks. If that’s the case they’ve probably hit gold but to me it sounds like they plundered a large range of influences but forgot to take any of the decent hooks. Most of the tracks are painfully heartfelt ballads spattered with keyboard lines that are worthy of a teen movie soundtracks from the 80’s. Even heavyweight producers Brendan O’Brien, Daniel Lanois and Steve Lillywhite fail to lift proceedings and considering their cv’s that speaks volumes. Call me cynical but it seems like the sole aim of this album to to lift the bands profile further at any cost. From the choice of producers to the influences, a combination of classic soft rock mixed with some of the most successful recent acts makes for a well planned checklist for success. The new Killers album is a mixed bag. It’s easy to listen to and has many of the hallmarks of the classic American AOR bands but it is just so safe and unchallenging it’s hard to get excited. If you could convert the ‘oh so’ sincere speeches of politicians into pop songs you could well end up with this album, apparently Mitt Romney loves it. It will no doubt be lapped up by millions of adoring fans but personally i think you would get a lot more out of listening to Battle Born by Scurvy Bastards instead. 5/10 PT ||


October Listings Every Monday Ultramagnetic Live Hip-hop evening 9pm

Every Tuesday ParrJazz

2nd Dave Goldie and Brian Jones 8pm 9th The Owl Project 8pm 16th Garry Boyle Band 8pm 23rd Steve Mcfarlane 8pm 30th Slide Rules 8pm

Every Wednesday Student 2 for 1

3rd Solitaire: Sophie Cooke, Cody Randall and Helena Johnson 8pm 10th Live music and Djs hosted by The Grants 8pm 17th Solitaire: Tom Speight presents Live Bands from 8:30pm 24th Live music and Djs hosted by The Grants 8pm 31st Solitaire: Tom Speight presents Live Bands from 8:30pm

Thursday

11th Statement Haircut live plus support 9pm 18th Outline Original Eclectic DJs 9pm 25th Harvest Sun: Euros Childs 8pm

Friday

5th Live Music from Jeremiah Ferrari plus support 9pm 12th Gideon Conn live plus support 8pm 19th Studio2 DJs 10pm 26th Hair of the Dog: Exile Parade, Xander & The Peace Pirates and Benn Helm 9pm

Saturday

6th Late Shift live plus support 9pm 13th Harvest Sun/Evol: The Invisible 8pm 20th Oxjam Liverpool Takeover [Live Bands] 8pm 27th Band Crusade and Level: Live Original Music 9pm

Sunday

14th Some Say Nothing live HipHop 9pm 21st Easy Like Sunday a Afternoon with Steve Macfarlane 6pm 28th Soul 4 Soul: the best live Soul Music 8pm Parr Street Studios: 33 – 45 Parr Street, Liverpool L1 4JN Tele:0151707 3727 web: studio2liverpool.co.uk email: info@studio2liverpool.co.uk

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LOWDOWN ON FILM

FILMREVIEWS

Lawless

In an adaptation of the 2008 novel ‘The Wettest County In The World’, three brothers/ bootleggers attempt to prosper and survive a wave of police corruption in the American prohibition era.

Despite a fairly confused first act the film quickly becomes a highly enjoyable, albeit poorly structured, ride of alcohol, gunfire with plenty of brutal violence. The cast of the film is probably its strongest point, making the best of a fairly average script and providing a strangely adolescent sense of humour for such an adult film. Shia LaBeouf turns in a surprisingly decent lead performance, however the most enjoyable roles are undoubtedly his delightfully violent, alcoholic brothers, who add a majority of both the laughs and the gasps. As previously mentioned the film is extremely unapologetic in its violence, and although this may be unappealing for some, if you think you

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would enjoy the shock value of watching a man getting his back scalded with boiling tar then this would probably be your most cathartic film experience of the year. Admittedly this film is quite low-brow and not very memorable in terms of substance but as a typical male-oriented popcorn flick it most definitely succeeds, appealing to every man’s inner barbarian in a way that almost leaves you wanting more, just don’t take your girlfriend if she thinks you’re the sensitive type. DAN BRENNAN ||

Berberian Sound Studio The second feature from indie director Peter Strickland, ‘Berberian Sound Studio’ tells the story of a British sound designer working on an exploitation film in the golden age of Italian horror. Although not all is as it seems in the studio and as our supposed protagonist grows increasingly unstable we begin to question the lines between fantasy and reality in this strange world. Even though the film is about the production of a brutally violent horror flick, the actual ‘horror’ element is handled very subtly. As we never see the horrible acts the hero is witnessing, we are forced to rely mostly on character reactions and our own disgusting imaginations to fill in the blanks. Strickland also helps this process with a truly mesmerising sound design, using the gory squelches of effects being recorded and the horrified screams of voice actors to create an eerie atmosphere so thick it could only be compared to whale blubber. Of course the film is not for everyone and if you only go to horror movies these days to see teenagers getting appendages torn off you might want to give this one a miss, but if you’re after something captivating and thought-provoking that makes you feel genuinely uncomfortable at times then you should definitely find a way to see ‘Berberian Sound Studio’. DAN BRENNAN ||


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LOWDOWN OCTOBER

MONDAY 1ST Music IIUltramagnetic Studio 2 Parr Street, Live Hip-hop evening, 9pm IIHail Hail Rock & Roll: Hey Pedros Sound Food and Drink IIIan Prowse's Monday Night Club Cavern Pub, 8pm, all welcome original material only.

Comedy IIJohn Bishop - Rollercoaster (Liverpool Comedy Festival) Liverpool Arena, £30, Doors 6.30pm Show 8pm IISarah Millican: Thoroughly Modern Millican Liverpool Philharmonic, 8pm, £20-£26 SOLD OUT

Arts IIWild Planet World Museum,10am5pm. Photographic exhibition showcasing stunning images from from the natural world IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IILiverpool Doors Museum of Liverpool, 10am-5pm, Art installation by Poetry Society President Roger McGough exploring the history and character of Liverpool through stories and memories symbolised by doors from across the city IIWest African Donors to World Museum World Museum 10am5pm Photographic portraits of some of the West Africans who made donations to the museum between 1897 and 1916 IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside. IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIA Sporting Celebration Merseyside Maritime Museum, 10am-5pm A small Olympic display exploring the role of the UK Border Agency in London 2012 IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi International, 10am-5pm Ten photographs exploring the realities of daily life along the Niger Delta IIToxteth 1981 International Slavery Museum, 10am-5pm A

community exhibition to mark the 30th anniversary of the riots in Liverpool 8 IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale Lady Lever art Gallery, Port Sunlight, 10am-5pm The first show in more than 40 years to showcase the work of one of the most successful artists of the Edwardian period IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co Sudley House, 10am-5pm Photographic exhibition featuring the work of the leading English firm of architectural photographers between 1870 and 1930 IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art The Black-E, 9am-5pm (weekends 10am-4pm) Exhibition presenting artworks created over the last 40 years of 'Artful Games' IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin Victoria Gallery & Museum, 10am-5pm Exhibition inspired by the gallery's former function as the female students' common room

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIMapping Mondays Museum of Liverpool, 3-3.30pm

Sports & Leisure IIAeriel Circus Classes The Black-E, Mon/Tues 7.30pm-9.30pm, Wed 8pm-10pm, £15 (block of 5 £60) Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress

Other Events IITreasured - A Theatrical Event of Titanic Proportions Liverpool Cathedral, 12.15pm, 7pm, £15 (Concessions £10); Schools: £5 (teacher free with every 10 students) IIJonny Bongo's Monday Night Quiz & All Night Dirty Disco The Shipping Forecast, 8pm-12am £1 IIIntellectual Tourism The Crown Hotel, Lime Street, 2.30pm

TUESDAY 2ND Music

& Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12

IIReckless Elbow Stanleys Cask, 212 Rake Lane, Wallasey, CH45 1JP

IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm

IIAzealia Banks O2 Academy, 7pm, SOLD OUT

IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details

IIPARRJAZZ - Dave Goldie and Brian Jones Studio2 Parr Street, 8:30pm, £3, Students FREE ENTRY on presentation of NUS card, 0151 707 3727

IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin Victoria Gallery & Museum see 1st for details

IIThe Upbeat Beatles Southport Theatre, 7.30pm, £19.50

IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm

IIOut Of The Bedroom - Acoustic Open Mic Night LEAF, 8pm

IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

Theatre & Dance IIDevoted and Disgruntled Unity Theatre, Theatre workshop, 10am-7pm

Comedy IILaughterhouse presents - Take A Stand - In partnership with LFC Action for Health The Slaughterhouse, 8pm £10 (£7 concession) Profits go to LFC community projects IIJohn Bishop - Rollercoaster (Liverpool Comedy Festival) Liverpool Arena, £30, Doors 6.30pm Show 8pm

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside. IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere

Family

IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IITiny Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, 10-11am

Sports & Leisure IIAeriel Circus Classes The Black-E, Mon/Tues 7.30pm-9.30pm, Wed 8pm-10pm, £15 (block of 5 £60) Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress

Other Events IITreasured - A Theatrical Event of Titanic Proportions Liverpool Cathedral, 12.15pm, 7pm, £15 (Concessions £10); Schools: £5 (teacher free with every 10 students) IIThe Book Club The Shipping Forecast, 8pm, In The Bar, A relaxed discussion for book lovers IIMoral Agency Keith's Wine Bar, Lark Lane, 7.15pm

WEDNESDAY 3RD Music IIRevolution O2 Academy, 10.30pm, £2.50, Pop Punk, Metal, Hardcore, Party IIOpen Mic Night Stable Wine Bar, Heswall, 9pm ( all musicians welcome especially original material) IIFolk Club Osqua's Arens Bar, 8.30pm, (contributions to raffle/ collection welcome) IIRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: Dvorak Delights Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £13, £18, £24, £29, £36 IISensational '60s Experience: The Tremeloes Hermans Hermits The Union Gap UK The Dreamers


35 Empire Theatre, 7.30pm, £21, £23 IIDuotone Leaf on Bold St, 8pm, £6.50 IIRuarri Joseph Marc O'Reilly Mello Mello, 8pm, £8.50 IIAl Lewis Eric's Club, 7.30pm, £6.50 IISolitaire presents Sophie Cooke, Cody Randall and Helena Johnson Studio 2 Parr Street, 8pm IIMatt Barton Sound Food and Drink IIGold Soundz Sound Food and Drink IIJoe Brown The Brindley Theatre, 8pm, £22

Theatre & Dance IILodestar Theatre presents Macbeth & Midsummer Nights Dream Royal court, Liverpool Shakespeare Festival. Check website for show days/times/prices

Comedy IIThe Laughter Factor The Slaughterhouse, 8pm, £5 (£3 concession) MC Phil Chapman IIJohn Bishop - Rollercoaster (Liverpool Comedy Festival) Liverpool Arena, £30, Doors 6.30pm Show 8pm IIAlun Cochrane (Liverpool Comedy Festival) Unity Theatre, 7pm, £8 IIRobert Ince & Michael Legge (Liverpool Comedy Festival) Unity Theatre, 8.45pm, £10 (£8 concession)

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside. IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir

Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin Victoria Gallery & Museum see 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIObject Opinion Service Museum of Liverpool, 2-4pm IITalk: Getting to know your Museum of Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, 3-3.30pm

Sports & Leisure IIAeriel Circus Classes The Black-E, Mon/Tues 7.30pm-9.30pm, Wed 8pm-10pm, £15 (block of 5 £60) Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress IICycle for Health Walton Hall Park, 10am-11.30am Meet at Walton Hall Sports Centre car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeannette Smith 0151 285 4975 / jeannette. smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Other Events IIObject Opinion Service Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4pm Take along an object you would like to know more about and ask a museum curator about it. Booking essential on 0151 478 4063 IIRIBA's Liverpool City Tour: Gateway to the World The Equator, Mann Island, 2pm, £4.50£7.50 Pre-booking essential 0151 707 0729 Walking tour telling the story of Liverpool past, present and future, arrive 10 min before start of tour IISpotify Wednesday LEAF 8pm Enabling the sharing, creating and modifying of each other's playlists IITreasured - A Theatrical Event of Titanic Proportions Liverpool Cathedral, 12.15pm, 7pm, £15

(Concessions £10); Schools: £5 (teacher free with every 10 students) IIKing Kong Ping Pong The Shipping Forecast, In The Hold, 8pm / Free IIWhy do we have exams? Rose and Crown, Bebington, 2pm

THURSDAY 4TH Music IIMusica En Vivo Alma De Cuba, 10.30pm, Live music featuring the hippest bands from the North West IIThe Orange Show The Brink, 7.30pm Open mic poetry, comedy, music and much more IIRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: Dvorak Delights Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £13, £18, £24, £29, £36 IIAfter 8: Blair Dunlop & Ashley Hutchings Liverpool Philharmonic, 8.30pm, £12 IIMarina and the Diamonds O2 Academy, 7pm, £20

at Eric's: Rudi Lickwood, Dan Wright, Joe Lycett, Rich Wilson Eric's, 7.30pm, Price: £12.50 / £10.00 optional 2 course meal IIRob Rouse - Life Sentences The Brindley Theatre, 8pm, £10

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside. IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details

IIThe Grace The Olde Red Lion, Little Sutton, 01513392496

IIShiraz The Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £12.50 (£10 concession) Film screening accompanied by live score.

IIThe Moons Mello Mello, 8pm, £7

IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details

IIRalph McTell The Brindley Theatre, 8pm, £17

IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details

Theatre & Dance IILodestar Theatre presents Macbeth & Midsummer Nights Dream Royal Court, Liverpool Shakespeare Festival. Check website for show days/times/prices

Comedy IIJongleurs - Comedy on the Road Blue Lounge, Floral Pavilion £12/£10/£9/£9.60 The UK' No1 Comedy Company. IILaughterhouse presents Seymour Mace The Slaughter House, 9pm, £7 (£5 concession) DOORS 8.45PM IILaughterhouse presents Markus Birdman The Slaughter House 7.30pm £7 (£5.00 Concession) DOORS 7.00PM IIJohn Bishop - Rollercoaster (Liverpool Comedy Festival) Liverpool Arena, £30, Doors 6.30pm Show 8pm IITonight's The Night: Crissy Rock Pete Price Empire Theatre, 7.30pm, £24 IILloyd Langford (LCF) Unity Theatre, 7pm, £8 IIErnie's Stand Up Comedy Club

IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IITales from the tent Museum of Liverpool, 2-2.30pm IITalk: Transport Walk Museum of Liverpool, 3.30pm


LOWDOWN OCTOBER

Other Events IIAn Evening With Peter Hook Leaf, Bold St, 7pm, Waterstones presents the legendary bassist who talks about his new book 'Unknown Pleasures' IITreasured - A Theatrical Event of Titanic Proportions Liverpool Cathedral, 12.15pm, 7pm, £15 (Concessions £10); Schools: £5 (teacher free with every 10 students) IITwilight Tower Liverpool Cathedral, 5.30pm, £5 Standard; £4.00 Concessions, and £14 for a Family ticket (up to 2 adults and up to 3 children) IIPillbox Presents Late Night Vintage The Shipping Forecast, In The Bar, Exclusive Vintage and Retro fair, 5pm-9pm / Free

FRIDAY 5TH Music IIHotel Sleazy Stanleys Cask, 212 Rake Lane, Wallasey, CH45 1JP IIAcoustic Night Elevator Bar, 5pm-9pm IILive Lounge Hard Day's Night Hotel, 8pm-11pm Acoustic performers

IILiquidation The Shipping Forecast, in The Hold, expect Electro, Motown and Rock n Roll Classics. 11pm 3am / Free in before Midnight

Theatre & Dance IIThe Cantebury Tales Floral Pavilion Theatre, 7.30pm, £15, £13 concession, £10 under 16s IILodestar Theatre presents Macbeth & Midsummer Nights Dream Royal Court, Liverpool Shakespeare Festival. Check website for show days/times/prices

Comedy IILaughterhouse Comedy The Slaughter House, 8pm, £10 Conc, £15 Comedy seated ticket, ticket with meal available, MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Gary Delaney along with Tom Stade and Micky D IILaughterhouse Comedy The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, IICost: £10 Conc, £15 Comedy Seated Ticket, £27 Premier Comedy Seat and 2 course meal, £30 Premier Comedy Seat and 3 course meal MC Chris Cairns introduces Tom Stade along with Micky D and Gary Delaney

IIBeaten Tracks DJ Set LEAF, 10pm, Expect funk, soul, reggae, afrobeat, latin, blues and jazz nuggets

IIJohn Bishop - Rollercoaster (Liverpool Comedy Festival) Liverpool Arena, £30, Doors 6.30pm Show 8pm

IIAfter 8: Folk Rising Liverpool Philharmonic, 8.30pm, £12

IIBobby Davro The Green Room, 6.30pm, £20

IIThe Project O2 Academy, 7pm, £6

IIJosh Widdicombe (LCF) Unity Theatre, 8.45pm, £10 (£8 conc)

IIApache Rose The Olde Red Lion, Little Sutton, 01513392496 IINomeansno Kazimier, 7.30pm, £10 IIRobin Hoare Lantern Theatre, 7pm, £10 IIJah Wobble The Modern Jazz Ensemble Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £17.50 IIThe Beat Erics Club, 8pm, £15 IIRev Doc and The Congregation Foghertys, 8.45pm, £12 adv, £13 door IIRalph McTell Floral Pavilion Theatre, £17.50 IIJeremiah Ferrari plus support Studio 2 Parr Street, 9pm IIRick Shea, The Good Intentions View Two Gallery, 8.30pm, £5 adv, £6 door

IIHot Water Comedy 'Whose Headline?': Paul Smith The Crown Hotel, 8:00pm £5 (£2.50 conc)

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside. IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm

IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IITour: Lost Liver Baby Adventure Museum of Liverpool, 2-2.30pm

Other Events IITreasured - A Theatrical Event of Titanic Proportions Liverpool Cathedral, 12.15pm, 7pm, £15 (Concessions £10); Schools: £5 (teacher free with every 10 students)

SATURDAY 6TH Music IILime Hawk Stanleys Cask, 212 Rake Lane, Wallasey, CH45 1JP IINearly Dan Reelin' in the Years Tour Blue Lounge, Floral Pavilion, £15/£12.75, 8pm IICall Mr Robeson - A Life with Songs The Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £12.50 IIJess Gascoine DJ set LEAF, 9pm-2am IICourtyard Sessions - Johnny Sands Heebie Jeebies, 3pm

IICelebrate Good Times The Brindley Theatre, 8pm, £16, £18

IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details

IIDiscover the Classics: Movie Maestro Liverpool Philharmonic, 11am, Tickets £15 per session or £90 for a series of 7 sessions.

IIBam!Bam!Bam! The Shipping Forecast, In The Hold, VerseChorusVerse, SpiritBEAR £5adv, 7.30pm

IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details

IIConcessions (claimants and students) £10 per session and £60 for the series.

IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details

IIMusic from the Movies: John

Williams' Classics Liverpool Philharmonic, 2.30pm, £10, £14, £6 children IIFilm Music of John Williams Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £13, £18, £24, £29, £36 IIWet Paint O2 Academy, 11pm, £4 IIThe Chevrons O2 Academy, 7pm, £6 IIKoo Ka Choo & Brickhouse The Olde Red Lion, Little Sutton, 01513392496 IIField Music Kazimier, 8pm, £9 IIVerity Susman Lantern Theatre, 7pm, £7 IIThe Great Pretender (Tribute to Queen) The Green Room, 6.30pm, £15 IIIona Liverpool Lighthouse, £15 IIThe Verdict Zanzibar Club, 7.45pm, £6 IIChibuku Reopening Party The Masque, 10pm, £15 IICream's 20th Anniversary part 1 Nation, 10pm, £27.50, £30 IIWho's Next (A Tribute to The Who) Revolver Venue, 9pm IIThe Drifters Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £24, £20.40, £21.60 II"Late Shift" live plus support Studio 2 Parr Street, 9pm IICoral DJ Set Sound Food and Drink IISolid Gold Country Legends The Brindley Theatre, 7.30pm, £17, Group Discount: 1 in 10 free IIPercy Gulliver's Ship Takeover The Shipping Forecast, Free bands in the hold, personally picked djs on the ground floor as well as a few surprises up in the gallery. Free entry 7pm till 3am

Theatre & Dance IICall Mr Robeson - A Life With Songs: Tayo Aluko Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £12.50 IITwisted Fiarytales Vogue Ball: House of Suarez Camp & Furnace, 7pm, £15, £12.50 if booked before 1st Sept IILodestar Theatre presents Macbeth & Midsummer Nights Dream Royal Court, Liverpool Shakespeare Festival. Check website for show days/times/prices IIBirkdale Orpheus - Me And My Girl Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm


37 Comedy IIJohn Bishop - Rollercoaster (Liverpool Comedy Festival) Liverpool Arena, £30, Doors 6.30pm Show 8pm IILaughterhouse Comedy The Slaughter House, 8pm, £12.50 Conc, £17.50 Comedy Seated Ticket, ticket with meal available, MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Gary Delaney along with Tom Stade and Micky D IILaughterhouse Comedy The Slug and Lettuce 8pm, £!2.50 Conc, £17.50 Comedy Seated Ticket, £29.50 Premier Ticket and 2 course meal, £32.50 Premier Ticket with 3 course meal MC Chris Cairns introduces Tom Stade along with Micky D and Gary Delaney IILaughterhouse Comedy on the Road Epstein Theatre, 6.30pm, £17.50 IIJosie Long (LCF) Unity Theatre, 7pm, £10 IISeann Long (LCF) Unity Theatre, 8.45pm, £10 (£8 conc) IIHot Water Comedy 'Boiling Point': Paul Smith The Crown Hotel, 8:00pm £5 (£2.50 conc) IIMindblender Ross Noble (Liverpool Comedy Festival) Liverpool Empire, 8pm, £25

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside. IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details

IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIDads and Kids! Little Liverpool special Museum of Liverpool, 10-11am IITime Quest Museum of Liverpool, 1.30-2.30pm

Theatre & Dance IIBirkdale Orpheus - Me And My Girl Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm

Comedy IILaughterhouse Comedy The Slaughter House, 9pm, £7.00 Comedy Seated Ticket (£5.00 Concession Seated ticket) DOORS 8.45PM IILaughterhouse presents Silky IILaughterhouse Comedy The Slaughter House, 7.30pm, £7.00 Comedy Seated Ticket (£5.00 Concession Seated ticket) DOORS 7.00PM IILaughterhouse presents Steve Shanyaski IIRichard Herring - Talking Cock Epstein Theatre, 6.30pm, £15 IISteve Gribbon (Liverpool Comedy Festival) Eric's, 8pm, £7

IISOS - save our species Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm

IIHot Water Comedy 'Testing The Water': Paul Smith The Crown Hotel, 8:00pm £5 (£2.50 conc)

IITom, the May's new hero Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1.30pm & 3.30pm

IIWild Planet See 1st for details

Other Events IITreasured - A Theatrical Event of Titanic Proportions Liverpool Cathedral, 12.15pm, 7pm, £15 (Concessions £10); Schools: £5 (teacher free with every 10 students)

SUNDAY 7TH Music IIAnna Corcoran Alma De Cuba, 7pm, Live music from talented singer/songwriter performing mixture of original and classic material on piano IILianne La Havas O2 Academy, 7pm, £13 IIRigsby's Cat The Olde Red Lion, Little Sutton, 01513392496 IIEasy Street Big Band Concert Seft Park Palm House, 2pm IIJoanna Macgregor's Mozart Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £10 / £8 concessions IICerebra UK Charity Concert 2012 The Lomax, 7.30pm, £5 IIBluegrass Boozy Brunch: The Loose Moose String Sound Food and Drink IIBernie Connor The Shipping Forecast, In The Bar, Bernie Connor dj! 4pm 8pm / Free

IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IIChris & Pui Roadshow 2012: Chris Jarvis, Pui Fan Lee Floral Pavilion Theatre, 11am, £12, £10 IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IISunday Crafternoons Museum of Liverpool, 2-4.30pm IIRummage Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1, 1.30, 2, 3 & 3.30pm IITitanic Tales - stories through objects Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm

Other Events

IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details

IIRIBA's Liverpool City Tour: Gateway to the World The Equator, Mann Island, 2pm, £4.50£7.50 Pre-booking essential 0151 707 0729 Walking tour telling the story of Liverpool past, present and future, arrive 10 min before start of tour

IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm

MONDAY 8TH

Arts IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details

IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside. IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details

Music IIWe Came From Wolves & A Plastic Rose O2 Academy, 7pm, £6 IIUltramagnetic Studio 2 Parr Street, Live Hip-hop evening, 9pm IIHail Hail Rock & Roll: Hey Pedros Sound Food and Drink IIIan Prowse's Monday Night Club Cavern Pub, 8pm all welcome original material only.

Theatre & Dance IIBirkdale Orpheus - Me And My Girl Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm

Comedy IIStraight and Narrow Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £8

Arts

IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12

IIWild Planet See 1st for details

IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm

IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details

IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details

IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm

IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details


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IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside.

TUESDAY 9TH Music IIReckless Elbow Stanleys Cask, 212 Rake Lane, Wallasey, CH45 1JP IIUniversity of Liverpool Student Recitals Liverpool Philharmonic, 12pm, £3

IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details

IIThe Complete Schubert Cycle: Paul Lewis St Georges Hall Concert Room, 7.30pm, £25

IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details

IIAdventures Of A Waterboy: An Evening with Mike Scott Epstein Theatre, 8pm, £12.50

IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IITour: Lost Liver baby adventure Museum of Liverpool, 2-2.30pm IIMapping Mondays Museum of Liverpool, 3-3.30pm

Sports & Leisure IIAeriel Circus Classes The Black-E, Mon/Tues 7.30pm-9.30pm, Wed 8pm-10pm, £15 (block of 5 £60) Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress

Other Events IIUrban Craft Collective's Knitting Club LEAF, Bold St, 7pm-9pm IIJonny Bongo's Monday Night Quiz & All Night Dirty Disco The Shipping Forecast, 8pm-12am £1 IIGenetic Privacy The Crown Hotel, Lime Street, 2.30pm IIHappiness The Belvedere, Falkner Street, 7pm

IIMayday Parade O2 Academy, 7pm, £12.50 IIPARRJAZZ - 'The Owl Ensemble' Studio2 Parr Street, 8:30pm, £3, Students FREE ENTRY on presentation of NUS card, 0151 707 3727 IITea Dance amidst the Palms Sefton Park Palm House, 2pm, £4 IIOut Of The Bedroom - Acoustic Open Mic Night LEAF, 8pm

Theatre & Dance IICold Call Unity Theatre, 8pm IICold Call Unity Theatre, £8 (£6 conc) IILodestar Theatre presents Macbeth & Midsummer Nights Dream Royal Court, Liverpool Shakespeare Festival. Check website for show days/times/prices IIBirkdale Orpheus - Me And My Girl Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm

Comedy IIStraight and Narrow Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £8

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside. IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details

IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details

IIJohn Cooper Clarke Liverpool Philharmonic, 8pm, £14.50, £17.50, £23.50

IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe.

IIThe Shee Liverpool Philharmonic, 8.30pm, £12

IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details

IIUnplugged Evening Studio 2 Parr Street, hosted by The Grants, 8pm

IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IITiny Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, 10-11am

Sports & Leisure IIAeriel Circus Classes The Black-E, Mon/Tues 7.30pm-9.30pm, Wed 8pm-10pm, £15 (block of 5 £60) Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress

Other Events

IIThe Virginmarys O2 Academy, 6.30pm, £7.50

IIPins, Evol, Wet Mouth & Bird Shipping Forcast, 8pm, £6 IISymphonica - The Orchestral Tour: George Michael Liverpool Echo Arena, 7pm, £76, £91 IIKristian Ealey Sound Food and Drink IIEvol Presents, In The Hold, Pins, Bird, Wet Mouth The Shipping Forecast, Manchester's PINS make a welcome return to Liverpool, 7.30pm 11pm / £6 adv

Theatre & Dance IILodestar Theatre presents Macbeth & Midsummer Nights Dream Royal Court, Liverpool Shakespeare Festival. Check website for show days/times/prices IIJekyll & Hyde The Brindley Theatre, 7.30pm, £12, £10 IIBirkdale Orpheus - Me And My Girl Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm

Comedy IIStraight and Narrow Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £8

Arts

IICreate and Write LEAF, Writing worksop. £4 OTD

IIWild Planet See 1st for details

IIWhat is belief? The Ravenscroft, Heswall, 7pm

IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details

IIAre Apes People? Keith's Wine Bar, Lark Lane, 7.15pm

WEDNESDAY 10TH Music IIRevolution O2 Academy, 10.30pm, £2.50, Pop Punk, Metal, Hardcore, Party IIOpen Mic Night Stable Wine Bar, Heswall, 9pm ( all musicians welcome especially original material) IIFolk Club Osqua's Arens Bar, 8.30pm, (contributions to raffle/ collection welcome) IIUniversity of Liverpool Student Recitals Liverpool Philharmonic, 12pm, £3

IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details

IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside. IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details


39 IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IIObject Opinion Service Museum of Liverpool, 2-4pm IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

Sports & Leisure IIAeriel Circus Classes The Black-E, Mon/Tues 7.30pm-9.30pm, Wed 8pm-10pm, £15 (block of 5 £60) Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress IICycle for Health Walton Hall Park, 10am-11.30am Meet at Walton Hall Sports Centre car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeannette Smith 0151 285 4975 / jeannette. smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Other Events IIObject Opinion Service Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4pm Take along an object you would like to know more about and ask a museum curator about it. Booking essential on 0151 478 4063 IIRIBA's Liverpool City Tour: Gateway to the World The Equator, Mann Island, 2pm, £4.50£7.50 Pre-booking essential 0151 707 0729 Walking tour telling the story of Liverpool past, present and future, arrive 10 min before start of tour IISpotify Wednesday LEAF 8pm Enabling the sharing, creating and modifying of each other's playlists

THURSDAY 11TH Music IIMusica En Vivo Alma De Cuba, 10.30pm, Live music featuring the hippest bands from the North West IIThe Orange Show The Brink, 7.30pm Open mic poetry, comedy, music and much more IIThe Liverpool Philharmonic Experience Liverpool Philharmonic, 1.30pm, £15, £7 (groups or individuals living within the Liverpool City Council district), Group Discount available IIBrahms' Second Piano Concerto Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £13, £18, £24, £29, £36 IIRaw Cuts The Olde Red Lion, Little Sutton, 01513392496 IIDervish Epstein Theatre, 7.30pm, £13.50 IISibikwa : African Indigenous Orchestra The Black-E, 1 Great George Street, 8pm II£8 (£6 conc, £10 balcony standing, £20 family) IIStatement Haircut plus support Studio 2 Parr Street, 9pm IIHawklords O2 Academy Liverpool, 8pm, £15

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside.

FRIDAY 12TH Music IIForty 4 Stanleys Cask, 212 Rake Lane, Wallasey, CH45 1JP IIKairos 4tet The Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £12.50 Mobo award winner. II'The Poet and the Parrot' The Casa, Hope St, 8pm Ulsterman Greg Quiery's album launch IIAcoustic Night Elevator Bar, 5pm-9pm IILive Lounge Hard Day's Night Hotel, 8pm-11pm Acoustic performers

IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details

IIBeaten Tracks DJ Set LEAF, 10pm, Expect funk, soul, reggae, afrobeat, latin, blues and jazz nuggets

IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details

IIThe Real Thing Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £20, £22.50, £27.50

IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details

IIDavid Munnelly, Mick Conneely & Ryan Molloy Sefton Park Palm House, 7.30pm, £12 IISkinny Lizard The Olde Red Lion, Little Sutton, 01513392496 IIIrish Festival - David Munnelly Seft Park Palm House, 7.30pm, £15

IINewton Faulkner O2 Academy Liverpool, 7pm, £17.50

IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12

IIKings of Swing (Tribute Night) The Green Room, 6.30pm, £15 SOLD OUT

IIRen Harvieu University Guild of Students (Mountford Hall), 7pm, £12

IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm

IIGideon Conn plus support Studio 2 Parr Street, 8pm

IIA Million Lights Tour: Cheryl & Tinchy Stryder Liverpool Echo Arena, £35

IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details

IIFallen Paradise plus support O2 Academy Liverpool, 7pm, £6

IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

IIBastille University Guild of Students, 7pm, £8.50

IIGold Soundz Sound Food and Drink

Theatre & Dance IIThe Lady Boys of Bangkok Carnival Queens Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £23/£19.50 IINorthern Dances Unity Theatre, 8pm, £8 (£6 conc) IILodestar Theatre presents Macbeth & Midsummer Nights Dream Royal Court, Liverpool Shakespeare Festival. Check website for show days/times/prices IIJekyll & Hyde The Brindley Theatre, 7.30pm, £12, £10 IIBirkdale Orpheus - Me And My Girl Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm IICalendar Girls Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, 7.30pm, £7

Comedy IIStraight and Narrow Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £8

Family

IIX.O.Dus & Section 25 & Kevin Hewick Erics Club, 7.30pm, £8

IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm

IIBernie Connors Sound of Music Sound Food and Drink

IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

IISibojama Presents : Thirst The Black-E, 1 Great George Street, 8pm, £8 (£6 concession, £10 balcony standing, £20 family)

IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IICustoms Contraband Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm

Other Events

IINever for Ever The Brindley Theatre, 8pm, £10 IILiquidation The Shipping Forecast, in The Hold, expect Electro, Motown and Rock n Roll Classics. 11pm 3am / Free in before Midnight

IITwilight Tower Liverpool Cathedral, 5.30pm, £5 Standard; £4.00 Concessions, and £14 for a Family ticket (up to 2 adults and up to 3 children)

IICarl Combover The Shipping Forecast, In The Bar, Carl Combover dj, 10pm 3am

IIWeavers Door 2nd Birthday Charity Bash The Shipping Forecast

IIMid Wales Opera - Don Giovanni by Mozart Floral Pavilion, £18/£16 7.30pm

IIWhat is Infinity? Halfway House Pub, Childwall, 7.15pm

IILodestar Theatre presents Macbeth & Midsummer Nights Dream Royal Court, Liverpool

Theatre & Dance


LOWDOWN OCTOBER

Shakespeare Festival. Check website for show days/times/prices IIJekyll & Hyde The Brindley Theatre, 7.30pm, £12, £10 IIBirkdale Orpheus - Me And My Girl Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm IICalendar Girls Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, 7.30pm, £7

Comedy IILaughterhouse Comedy Cafe Sports Express, 8pm, £10 Conc Seated Ticket, £15 Comedy Seated Ticket, £27.50 Premier Comedy Seat and 2 course meal. IIMC Ste Porter introduces Steve Shanyaski along with Phil Chapman and Mike Wilkinson IILaughterhouse Comedy The Slaughter House, 8pm IICost: £10 Conc, £15 Comedy seated ticket, £32.50 with meal IIMC Chris Cairns introduces Steve Shanyaski along with Silky and Bennett Arron IIStraight and Narrow Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £8 IIHot Water Comedy 'Whose Headline?': Paul Smith The Crown Hotel, 8:00pm £5 (£2.50 conc)

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside.

IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm

IIChibuku Shake Shake The Masque, Seel Street,

IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details

IITheatre, Nero (DJ set) Rich Furness, The Loft, Fake Blood, Disclosure, Huxley, Mr Paul, 10pm-3am £13 advance, 0151 706 8045

IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

Other Events IIAn Evening with Neil Innes Epstein Theatre, 7.30pm, £15, Concessions £12

SATURDAY 13TH Music IIToo Far Gone Stanleys Cask, 212 Rake Lane, Wallasey, CH45 1JP IITraditional Irish Music Sessions Peter Kavanagh's, 2-6 Egerton St, 9pm IINick Harper Blue Lounge, Floral Pavilion, 8pm, £14/£12 IIJess Gascoine DJ set LEAF, 9pm-2am IICourtyard Sessions - Johnny Sands Heebie Jeebies, 3pm IIThe Moobs The Olde Red Lion, Little Sutton, 01513392496

IIJekyll & Hyde The Brindley Theatre, 7.30pm, £12, £10 IIBirkdale Orpheus - Me And My Girl Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm IICalendar Girls Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, 7.30pm, £7

Comedy IILaughterhouse Comedy The Slaughter House, 8pm, £12.50 Conc, £17.50 Comedy Seated Ticket, tickets with meal available MC Chris Cairns introduces Steve Shanyaski along with Silky and Bennett Arron IILaughterhouse Comedy The Slug and Lettuce, Show Starts, 8pm, £12.50 Conc, £17.50 Comedy Seated Ticket, ticket with meal available, MC Ste Porter introduces Silky along with Steve Shanyaski and Bennett Arron

IIStraight and Narrow Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £8

IIDean Friedman Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £20

IIHot Water Comedy 'Boiling Point': Paul Smith The Crown Hotel, 8:00pm £5 (£2.50 conc)

IIReverend And The Makers O2 Academy, 7pm, £12.50

IIFake Blood plus support The Masque, 10pm, £15

IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12

IILodestar Theatre presents Macbeth & Midsummer Nights Dream Royal Court, Liverpool Shakespeare Festival. Check website for show days/times/prices

IIThe Invisible Studio 2 Parr Street, 8pm

IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details

IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details

IIMother to Mother Unity Theatre, 8pm, £12 (£10 conc)

IITom Jones & Cher (Tribute Night) The Green Room, 6.30pm, £15

IIA Love From Outer Space Andrew Weatherall and support Shipping Forcast, 10pm, £10

IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe.

IIA Night of Musicals Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, starring Michael Courtney

IIJoan Rivers Liverpool Philharmonic, 8pm, £28, £33.50, £38.50 SOLD OUT

IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details

Theatre & Dance

IICream's 20th Anniversary - part 2: Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, John Digweed and more Nation, 10pm, £27.50, £30 IITurin Brakes Erics Club, 8pm, £17.50 IISibojama Presents : Thirst The Black-E, 1 Great George Street, 8pm, £8 (£6 concession, £10 balcony standing, £20 family)

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIA Liverpool Irish Celebration Museum of Liverpool, 10am-4pm, Liverpool Irish Festival brings a day of activities to the museum. IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details

Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside. IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IISearching for the Stories Giants and little people, spirits and magic folk. Over 100 actors, dancers and musicians IIGhost Stories After Dark in the Great Hall Speke Hall Garden & Estate, 6:30pm Booking Essential 0151 427 7231 Two performances 6.30pm and 8pm Adult £10, Child £5 IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IILiverpool Irish Festival Museum of Liverpool, All Day Event IITime Quest Museum of Liverpool, 1.30-2.30pm IIMobile Madness Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm IITitanic Storytelling Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1, 2 and 3pm IITom, the May's new hero Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1.30, 2.30, and 3.30pm

IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by

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41 Other Events IILove History present: Irish History St Lukes 'Bombed Out' Church Corner Leece St and Berry St, Tickets £7/£4 concession to book call 0151 546 5514/07714 412141 IILiverpool Irish Heritage Walking Tours - Nuns, Knaves and Nurses South City Centre 2pm Tickets £7/£4 concessions. Booking essential - 07854 415721 IIAn Evening with Neil Innes Epstein Theatre, 7.30pm, £15, Concessions £12

Baa Bar, 8:00pm, until 10:30pm £5/£7 IIBilly & Wally's Pop Legends and Laughter Show Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, 7pm, £16.50

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIJoyceDay - Aspects of James Joyce, the man and his work. The Bluecoat, School Lane, 2.30pm, Free but limited places, tickets for film £6

IIGet Fed Sound Food and Drink

IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details

SUNDAY 14TH

IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm

Music IIJohn O'Connell O'Neils, Hanover St, 6pm IIThe Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment Floral Pavilion, £12, 7.30pm The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Concert IIAnna Corcoran Alma De Cuba, 7pm, Live music from talented singer/songwriter performing mixture of original and classic material on piano IIClassic FM Hall of Fame Liverpool Philharmonic, 2.30pm, £13, £18, £24, £29, £36 IIMojo Filter The Olde Red Lion, Little Sutton, 01513392496 IITarira Chamber Choir Liverpool Cathedral, 12pm IIRicky's Country Special The Green Room, 12.30pm, £10 IISome Say Nothing Studio 2 Parr Street, live Hip-hop, 9pm

IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside. IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details

IIFlux Pavillion O2 Academy, £12.50

IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12

IIDive Bella Dive O2 Academy, 7pm, £6

IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm

IIO'Casan Shipping Forecast, 8pm, £5

IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details

IIKarine Polwart Floral Pavilion Theatre, 8pm, £16

IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Theatre & Dance IILodestar Theatre presents Macbeth & Midsummer Nights Dream Royal Court, Liverpool Shakespeare Festival. Check website for days/times/prices

Comedy IIHot Water Comedy 'Testing The Water': Paul Smith The Crown Hotel, 8:00pm £5 (£2.50 conc) IILaughing Cows Comedy: Ruth E Cockburn, Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Family IISearching for the Stories Giants and little people, spirits and magic folk. Over 100 actors, dancers and musicians IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

IITalk: Getting to know your Museum of Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, 11-11.30pm

Museum 10am-5pm

IICraft Workshop: There be Pirates! Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm

IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside.

IIRummage Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1, 1.30, 2, 3 and 3.30pm

IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details

IIAll Hands on Deck Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm

IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details

Other Events IILiverpool Irish Heritage Walking Tours - Tracing The Past Scotland Rd, 2pm £7/£4 concession, booking essential 07854414721 IIRIBA's Liverpool City Tour: Gateway to the World The Equator, Mann Island, 2pm, £4.50£7.50 Pre-booking essential 0151 707 0729 Walking tour telling the story of Liverpool past, present and future, arrive 10 min before start of tour IIBlack History Month - Cultural Food Feast Sefton Park Palm House, 12pm

MONDAY 15TH Music IIThe Ian Prowse Monday Club - Irish Edition The Cavern Pub, Mathew St, 8pm, No Cover versions. IITraditional Irish Music Sessions The Edinburgh, 4 Sandown Lane, 9pm IIMugenkyo Taiko Drummers Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £19.50, £25.50 IIUltramagnetic Studio 2 Parr Street, Live Hip-hop evening, 9pm IIDar Williams O2 Academy, 7pm, £11 IIHail Hail Rock & Roll: Hey Pedros Sound Food and Drink

Comedy IIDanny Bhoy - Dear Epson The Brindley Theatre, 8pm, £15

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IIFrom The Origins of the Celtic Tiger - Intermission Picturehouse at FACT, 6.30pm, £6

IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIMapping Mondays Museum of Liverpool, 3-3.30pm

Sports & Leisure IIAeriel Circus Classes The Black-E, Mon/Tues 7.30pm-9.30pm, Wed 8pm-10pm, £15 (block of 5 £60) Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress

Other Events IIMartin Birchcall Photography Workshop Liverpool Cathedral, 10am, £40 single, £70 couples IIChess Club LEAF, 6.30pm

IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details

IIJonny Bongo's Monday Night Quiz & All Night Dirty Disco The Shipping Forecast, 8pm-12am £1

IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details

IINarcissism & Morality The Crown Hotel, Lime Street, 2.30pm

IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime


LOWDOWN OCTOBER

TUESDAY 16TH Music IIReckless Elbow Stanleys Cask, 212 Rake Lane, Wallasey, CH45 1JP IIUniversity of Liverpool Student Recitals Liverpool Philharmonic, 12pm, £3 IILevel 42 Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £26, £32 IIDerry/Londonderry: So Good They Named it Twice Liverpool Philharmonic, 8pm, £12 IIPARRJAZZ - The Gary Boyle Band Studio2 Parr Street, 8:30pm, £ 3, Students FREE ENTRY on presentation of NUS card, 0151 707 3727 IISelector Live - All We Are, Dan Croll more Kazimier, 7.30pm, Earlybird tickets £3, £4 adv, £5 door

for details IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details II'Scouse: A Social and Cultural History' by Tony Crowley Museum of Liverpool, 6.30pm, Book launch IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details

3pm-7pm, £5 per ticket, scouse supper included in ticket price. This is a charity event with all proceeds going to older persons charity Sefton O.P.E.R.A. 0151 330 0479. IIUniversity of Liverpool Student Recitals Liverpool Philharmonic, 12pm, £3 IIRay Davies Liverpool Philharmonic, 8pm, £32.50, £35, £40 IIBuddy Holly and the Cricketers Southport Theatre, 7.30pm, £19.50 IISolitaire - Tom Speight presents Live Bands Studio 2 Parr Street, 8.30pm IIStacy Kent Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £20 IIRevolution O2 Academy, 10.30pm, £2.50

Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family

IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12

IITriphazard plus support The Attic (formerly 33-45), 7.45pm

IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm

IISpector plus support O2 Academy, 7pm, £10

IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm

IIIslands Eric's Club, 8pm, £8

IIFossil Collective & Luke SitalSingh Shipping Forecast, 8pm, £6.50

IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details

IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

IITwisted Wheel Erics Club, 8pm, £9 IIOut Of The Bedroom - Acoustic Open Mic Night LEAF, 8pm IIAndy Fairweather Low The Brindley Theatre, 8pm, £20 IIHarvest Sun Present Fossil Collective The Shipping Forecast, In The Hold, Fossil Collective, Luke Sital Singh, Marc James Hannan 7.30pm %u2013 11pm / £6.50 adv

Theatre & Dance IIGare St. Lazare Players In Moby Dick Unity Theatre, £12/£10 concession Unique adaptation of Herman melville classic IICAPA Extra - Rebecca Giacopazzi Lantern Theatre, 6pm, £29.50

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IIFrom The Origins of the Celtic Tiger - Garage Picturehouse at FACT, 6.30pm, £6 IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside. IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st

IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

Sports & Leisure IIAeriel Circus Classes The Black-E, Mon/Tues 7.30pm-9.30pm, Wed 8pm-10pm, £15 (block of 5 £60) Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress

Other Events IITitanic Talks Titanic: History or Heritage/Titanic Liverpool: The City and the Ship. The Eleanor Rathbone Theatre, Off Abercromby Square 6pm

WEDNESDAY 17TH Music IIFolk Club Osqua's Arens Bar, 8.30pm, (contributions to raffle/ collection welcome)

IIMidweek Melodies: Triphazard Robert Vincent Nighthowl Ed Poole The Attic (formerly 3345) 7:45pm, until 11:45pm

Theatre & Dance IIGare St. Lazare Players In Moby Dick Unity Theatre, £12/£10 concession Unique adaptation of Herman melville classic IIRita, Sue and Bob Too! St Helens Theatre Royal, Sat Eves 7.30pm, Sun Eve 6pm, Sat Mat 2pm, £14 | £12 (Conc) Sat Mat all seats £7 IIFrom The Mouths of Babes The Brindley Theatre, 1.30pm, £6

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IIFrom The Origins of the Celtic Tiger - The Eclipse Picturehouse at FACT, £6 IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside. IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details

IICarl Schofield Christ Church, Lord St, 1pm, Southport Midweek Music Series

IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details

IIRock & Roll Afternoon of Music & Dance Bootle Firwood Cricket Club,

IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of

IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIObject Opinion Service Museum of Liverpool, 2-4pm IITalk: Mapping Memory on the Liverpool Waterfront Museum of Liverpool, 2pm IIPortable Antiquities Scheme Museum of Liverpool, 2-4pm IITalk: Getting to know your Museum of Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, 3-3.30pm

Sports & Leisure IICycle for Health Walton Hall Park, 10am-11.30am Meet at Walton Hall Sports Centre car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeannette Smith 0151 285 4975 / jeannette. smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Other Events IILiverpool Irish Heritage Walking Tours - Nuns, Knaves and Nurses South City Centre 2pm, £7/£4 concessions, booking essential 07854 415721 IIRIBA's Liverpool City Tour: Gateway to the World The Equator, Mann Island, 2pm, £4.50£7.50 Pre-booking essential 0151 707 0729 Walking tour telling the story of Liverpool past, present and future, arrive 10 min before start of tour IISpotify Wednesday LEAF 8pm Enabling the sharing, creating and modifying of each other's playlists


43 IIWhat Would Stop Someone From Going To Heaven Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, 7.30pm IIThe Future Self Rose and Crown, Bebington, 2pm

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IIShadow Dancer Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, £6/£7 7.30pm

IIBondage? The Barkers Brewery, Huyton, 3pm

IICork Film Festival at FACT Picturehouse at FACT, 6.30pm, £6 Short films made in Cork

THURSDAY 18TH

IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details

Music IIMusica En Vivo Alma De Cuba, 10.30pm, Live music featuring the hippest bands from the North West IIThe Orange Show The Brink, 7.30pm Open mic poetry, comedy, music and much more IIShadow Dancer Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £6, £7 IIMary Coughlan St George's Hall Concert Room, 7.30pm, £16.50 IIHush The Olde Red Lion, Little Sutton, 01513392496 II10cc Live in Concert Southport Theatre, 7.30pm, £28.50 IIOutline Studio 2 Parr Street, original Eclectic DJs, 9pm IIAcoustic Night: Ivy and The Chance plus support Unity Theatre, 8pm, £6 IIAhab Leaf on Bold Street, £6

IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details

IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside. IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details II'Scouse: A Social and Cultural History' - by Tony Crowley The Bridewell, Liverpool One, £3 includes drink. IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe.

FRIDAY 19TH Music IIOil Chickens Stanleys Cask, 212 Rake Lane, Wallasey, CH45 1JP IIAcoustic Night Elevator Bar, 5pm-9pm IIThe Irish Sea Sessions Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £17.50, £18.50, £21, II£28.50 VIPs (inc. entrance to Aftershow, with the same ticket) IIAftershow £5 adv (£10 on door) (separate ticket will be issued) IIBand With No Name The Olde Red Lion, Little Sutton, 01513392496 IISmokey Martini Epstein Theatre, 7pm, £17.50 IISoul Night The Green Room, 6.30pm, £15 SOLD OUT IIStudio 2 DJs Studio 2 Parr Street, 10pm IIChibuku & Hospital Records present The Masque, 90 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH IINetsky (DJ Set), High Contrast, Danny Byrd, SPY present: "What The Future Holds" feat MC Lowqui IICamo & Krooked, Nu:tone & Logistics, Sessions Faction DJ's, Paul McGuire, Hosted by Dynamite, Wrec & Script, 10pm-3am, £13 advance, 0151 706 8045

Pavilion, 7.30pm, £12/£10 IIMe & My Girl - St Paul's Operatic Society Floral Pavilion £18/£16 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm IIInspector Norse or The Girl With Two Screws Left Over Unity Theatre, 8pm, £12 (£10 conc) A Swedish self-assembly crime thriller IIRita, Sue and Bob Too! St Helens Theatre Royal, Sat Eves 7.30pm, Sun Eve 6pm, Sat Mat 2pm, £14 | £12 (Conc) Sat Mat all seats £7

Comedy IILaughterhouse Comedy The Slaughter House, 8pm, £10 Conc, £15 Comedy seated ticket, Ticket with meal available, MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Tom Wrigglesworth along with Steve Harris and Seymour Mace IIHot Water Comedy 'Whose Headline?': Paul Smith The Crown Hotel, 8:00pm £5 (£2.50 conc)

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IICork Film Festival at FACT Picturehouse at FACT, 6.30pm, £6 Short films made in Cork IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm

IIAcoustic Night - Ivy & the Chance, Richard Batty, Thom Morecroft, Mike Roach Unity Theatre, 8pm, £6

IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details

IIWarm Digits & Marconi Union Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £10

IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details

IILife in Film The Shipping Forecast, 7.30pm, £7

IIMercury 13 Dovedale Social, Penny Lane, 8pm

IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12

IIFerry Tayle plus support Zanzibar Club, 10.45pm, £6.50

IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside.

IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm

IIHospitality: Netsky plus support The Masque, 10pm, £15

IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details

IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details

IIAcid Mothers Temple & Carlton Melton Mello Mello, 8pm, £7

IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

IIOasiz Cavern Club, 8.30pm, £10

IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details

IIGold Soundz Sound Food and Drink

Theatre & Dance IIMe & My Girl - St Paul's Operatic Society Floral Pavilion £18/£16 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm IIRita, Sue and Bob Too! St Helens Theatre Royal, Sat Eves 7.30pm, Sun Eve 6pm, Sat Mat 2pm, £14 | £12 (Conc) Sat Mat all seats £7

Comedy IILaughterhouse Comedy The Slaughter House, 8pm, £12.00 Comedy Seated Ticket (£8.00 Concession Seated ticket) IILaughterhouse presents Rob Rouse IILife Sentences: Rob Rouse The Slaughter House, 8pm £8/£12 IIJo Caulfield - Better The Devil You Know The Brindely Theatre, 8pm, £15

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

Other Events IITwilight Tower Liverpool Cathedral, 5.30pm, £5 Standard; £4.00 Concessions, and £14 for a Family ticket (up to 2 adults and up to 3 children)

IIRick Astley O2 Academy, £22.50

IIWolfsbane Eric's Club, 7.30pm, £13 IIRegenesis The Brindley Theatre, 8pm, £15 IILiquidation The Shipping Forecast, in The Hold, expect Electro, Motown and Rock n Roll Classics. 11pm 3am / Free in before Midnight IILazy Genius Presents, In the Hold, Life In Film, Get Back Colquitt, White Cliff, Gospel Djs The Shipping Forecast, 7pm, 11pm / £7 adv see tickets

Theatre & Dance IIAn Evening of Mediumship & Clairvoyance with Donna Robinson Blue Lounge, Floral

IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details


LOWDOWN OCTOBER

IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

Other Events IIThe Room Lantern Theatre, 8pm, £3

SATURDAY 20TH Music IIFreed Stanleys Cask, 212 Rake Lane, Wallasey, CH45 1JP IITraditional Irish Music Sessions The Comhaltas Session, St Michael's Irish Centre, 6 Boundary Lane, West Derby. 10.30pm IIComhaltas present - John Spillane support St Michael's Irish Centre, Boundary Lane, 7.30pm £10 IIMary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin Liverpool Philharmonic, 8pm, £22.50, £25, £32.50 IIFestival Evensong & 86th Anniversary Organ Recital Liverpool Cathedral, 3pm, £5 IIOxjam - Liverpool Takeover Studio 2 Parr Street, live bands, 8pm IIThe Complete Stone Roses (Tribute) O2 Academy, 7pm, £10 IIAndre Lodemann Forty Three (above Zanzibar Club), 8pm, £9 IIThe D.O.T The Masque, 7pm, £14.50 IIBee Gees Tribute Night The Green Room, 6.30pm, £15 IIJettBlack plus support Eric's Club, 7.30pm, £7.50 IILionel Ritchie Tribute Night The Huyton Suite, 7.30pm, £12.50 IINo Fakin In The Bar, No Fakin djs (Selectors Set) 10pm, 3am / Free IIBear Cavalry Shipping Forecast, In The Hold. Bear Cavalry, Ninetails, 7.30pm 11pm £5 adv

Theatre & Dance II'I, Kavanagh' The Fly in the Loaf, Hardman St, 6.30pm £5 Acclaimed Belfast based actor Noel McGee presents his one man show. IIMe & My Girl - St Paul's Operatic Society Floral Pavilion £18/£16

7.30pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm IIInspector Norse or The Girl With Two Screws Left Over Unity Theatre, 8pm, £12 (£10 conc) A Swedish self-assembly crime thriller IIRita, Sue and Bob Too! St Helens Theatre Royal, Sat Eves 7.30pm, Sun Eve 6pm, Sat Mat 2pm, £14 | £12 (Conc) Sat Mat all seats £7

Comedy IILaughterhouse Comedy The Slaughter House, 8pm, £12.50 Conc, £17.50 Comedy Seated Ticket, MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Tom Wrigglesworth along with Steve Harris and Seymour Mace IIThe Tickled Rib Comedy Club Lantern Theatre, 8.30pm, £10 IILaughterhouse Comedy The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £12.50 Conc, £17.50 Comedy Seated Ticket, Ticket with meal available. MC Chris Cairns introduces Seymour Mace along with Steve Harris and Seymour Mace

IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IIGhost Stories after Dark in the Great Hall Speke Hall, Garden & Estate, Booking Essential 0151 427 7231 IITwo performances 6.30pm and 8pm IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm

IIHot Water Comedy 'Boiling Point': Paul Smith The Crown Hotel, 8:00pm £5 (£2.50 conc)

IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

IIStan Boardman's Laughter Show Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, 7.30pm, £14, £12 concessions

IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IIBram Stoker and Dracula The Bluecoat, School Lane, 3pm, Limited places. A talk by Darryl Jones, Trinity College, dublin. II'The Return To The People': The Politics of Lady Augusta Gregory's Plays Institute of Irish studies, Abercromby Square 10am IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside. IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe.

IITime Quest Museum of Liverpool, 1.30-2.30pm IITales from the tent Museum of Liverpool, 3-4pm IICraft Workshops - Lanterns Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm

Other Events IILiverpool Irish Heritage Walking Tours - Priests, Paupers and Politics North city Centre, 2pm, £7/£4 concessions, booking essential, 07854 415721 IILiverpool Heritage Walking Tours - Tracing the Past Scotland Rd, 2pm, £7/£4 concessions booking essential, 07854 415721 IIDerek Acorah: The True Vision The Brindley Theatre, 7.30pm, £16.50

SUNDAY 21ST Music IIThe Proclaimers Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £25.40, £30.50 IIMaire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman Sefton Park Palm House, 7.30pm, £15 IIBig Andy Day The Olde Red Lion,

Little Sutton, 1pm, 01513392496 IIYoung Peoples Concert Sefton Park Palm House, 2.30pm IIFamily Ceili - Concert Sefton Park Palm House, 4pm, £5, £2 (under 16s) IIMaire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman plus support Sefton Park Palm House, 7.30pm, £10 IIEasy Like Sunday Afternoon with Steve Macfarlane Studio 2 Parr Street, 6pm IITotally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs O2 Academy, 7pm, £12 IIRyan O'Shaughnessy O2 Academy, 7pm, £8 IIAzores & Windmill Moth Glue Mello Mello, 8pm IIRichard Street Floral Pavilion Theatre, 7pm IIBluegrass Boozy Brunch: The Loose Moose String Sound Food and Drink IIXander The Great Foreign gems and obscure soundtrack to accompany you on this lazy Sunday 4pm-8pm

Theatre & Dance II'I, Kavanagh' The Fly in the Loaf, Hardman St, 1.30pm £5 Acclaimed Belfast based actor Noel McGee presents his one man show. IIRita, Sue and Bob Too! St Helens Theatre Royal, Sat Eves 7.30pm, Sun Eve 6pm, Sat Mat 2pm, £14 | £12 (Conc) Sat Mat all seats £7 IILovehistory - The Garden of Lost Souls 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm (approx 1 Hour long) Special 11pm to midnight tour available on the 30th only IITours Location: The Walled Garden, Croxteth Hall and Country Park, £10.00 per person. 28-30th October - £15.00 per person £10.00 per child (Group Discounts Available) call 0151 546 5514 (103pm) Or 07714402141 (10-7pm) to confirm places. Alternatively, visit the website

Comedy IIHot Water Comedy 'Testing The Water': Paul Smith The Crown Hotel, 8:00pm £5 (£2.50 conc)

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm


45 IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIThe Fifth Province - A photographic exhibition by Tadhg Devlin Upstaits at The Bluecoat - Ireland is made of of four provinces; the fifth is wherever the Irish diaspora reside. IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

MONDAY 22ND Music IIBaby Voices Liverpool Philharmonic, 10am, £6 accompanying adult free, additional adults £6 IIToddler Tunes Liverpool Philharmonic, 11.30am, £6 accompanying adult free, additional adults £6 IILittle Notes Liverpool Philharmonic, 1.15pm, £6 accompanying adult free, additional adults £6 IIMusic Makers Liverpool Philharmonic, 3pm, £6 accompanying adult free, additional adults £6 IIUltramagnetic Studio 2 Parr Street, Live Hip-hop evening, 9pm IISonic Interactions: Lauren Hayes Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £6, £4 concessions IIHail Hail Rock & Roll: Hey Pedros Sound Food and Drink IIIan Prowse's Monday Night Club Cavern Pub, 8pm all welcome original material only.

Theatre & Dance IIRita, Sue and Bob Too! St Helens Theatre Royal, Sat Eves 7.30pm, Sun Eve 6pm, Sat Mat 2pm, £14 | £12 (Conc) Sat Mat all seats £7

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details

IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details

IISunday Crafternoons Museum of Liverpool, 2-4.30pm

IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm

IIRummage Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1, 1.30, 2, 3 and 3.30pm

Other Events IILiverpool Irish Heritage Coach Tour Tour of important sites associated with the irish community. £10 booking essential 07854 415721 IIRIBA's Liverpool City Tour: Gateway to the World The Equator, Mann Island, 2pm, £4.50£7.50 Pre-booking essential 0151 707 0729 Walking tour telling the story of Liverpool past, present and future, arrive 10 min before start of tour IICapstans's Bazaar Arts & Craft Market LEAF, 12-5pm / First Floor

IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details

IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm

IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIMapping Mondays Museum of Liverpool, 3-3.30pm IICraft Workshop: There be Pirates! Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm

Other Events IIJonny Bongo's Monday Night Quiz & All Night Dirty Disco The Shipping Forecast, 8pm-12am £1 IIMeet... Joe Abercrombie Waterstones, Liverpool One, 12.30pm, £10 IICan Energy Think? The Crown Hotel, Lime Street, 2.30pm

TUESDAY 23RD Music IIReckless Elbow Stanleys Cask, 212 Rake Lane, Wallasey, CH45 1JP IIUniversity of Liverpool Student Recitals Liverpool Philharmonic, 12pm, £3 IIJohn Wilson & The John Wilson Orchestra Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £26, £34, £39, £44, £51 IIPokey Lafarge & The South City Three Kazimier, 7.30pm, £12.50 adv

IIJigsy starring Les Dennis Royal Court Theatre, check website for times/prices

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

IIHeaven 17 O2 Academy, 7pm, £20

IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

IIBenjamin Francis Leftwich & Marika Hackman University Guild of Students, 7pm, £12

IICraft Workshop: There be Pirates! Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm

IIMy Darling Clementine Mello Mello, 8.30pm, £10

IITitanic Storytelling Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1, 2 and 3pm

IIOut Of The Bedroom - Acoustic Open Mic Night LEAF, 8pm

Theatre & Dance IIComplete Works Performance School Rendition 2012 Floral Pavilion, 7pm, £12/£10 IICan't Stand Up For Falling Down Lantern Theatre, 8pm, £10 IIThe Static Unity Theate, 8pm, £10 (£8 conc) A kinetic coming-of age story

Other Events IIHairy Maclary Southport Theatre, 1.30pm, £10 IIBranching Out Networking Event LEAF, 9am IIWhat is Art for? The Ravenscroft, Heswell, 7pm


LOWDOWN OCTOBER

WEDNESDAY 24TH Music IIFolk Club Osqua's Arens Bar, 8.30pm, (contributions to raffle/ collection welcome) IIUniversity of Liverpool Student Recitals Liverpool Philharmonic, 12pm, £3 IINeil Sedaka Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £40, £45, £50 SOLD OUT IIThe Poozies Liverpool Philharmonic, 8.30pm, £15 IIClub Evol - Dry The River Kazimier, 8pm, £8 IIUnplugged Evening Studio 2 Parr Street, hosted by The Grants, 8pm IIHarbour Season O2 Academy, 7pm IIDry The River The Kazimier, 8pm, £8

IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

IISubmotion Orchestra Eric's Club, 8pm, £10

IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

IINicki Minaj & Misha B & Tyga Echo Arena, 7pm, £39.50

IIObject Opinion Service Museum of Liverpool, 2-4pm

IIBam!Bam!Bam! Brother & Bones, The Edwardian Picnic The Shipping Forecast, In the Hold A heady brew of folk, soul and rock .7.30pm-11pm / £6 adv

IIExplore Customs Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm

Theatre & Dance IIComplete Works Performance School Rendition 2012 Floral Pavilion, 7pm, £12/£10 IICan't Stand Up For Falling Down Lantern Theatre, 8pm, £10 IIOdyssey Unity Theatre, 8pm, £12 (£10 conc) Ingenious re-telling of Homer's story IIJigsy starring Les Dennis Royal Court Theatre, check website for times/prices

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details

IITitanic Crafts - Myth of the Mummy Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm IIPerformance: White Society, Black Identity Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm & 3pm IISpotlight on the Titanic Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm

Sports & Leisure IICycle for Health Walton Hall Park, 10am-11.30am Meet at Walton Hall Sports Centre car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeannette Smith 0151 285 4975 / jeannette. smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Other Events

IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details

IIRIBA's Liverpool City Tour: Gateway to the World The Equator, Mann Island, 2pm, £4.50£7.50 Pre-booking essential 0151 707 0729 Walking tour telling the story of Liverpool past, present and future, arrive 10 min before start of tour

IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details

IISpotify Wednesday LEAF 8pm Enabling the sharing, creating and modifying of each other's playlists

IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details

IIA Good GE? The Hilltop, West Kirby, 2pm

IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm

IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe.

THURSDAY 25TH Music

See 1st for details IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details

IIMusica En Vivo Alma De Cuba, 10.30pm, Live music featuring the hippest bands from the North West

IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe.

IIThe Orange Show The Brink, 7.30pm Open mic poetry, comedy, music and much more

IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details

IIBaby Voices Liverpool Philharmonic, 10am, £6 accompanying adult free, additional adults £6

IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details

IIToddler Tunes Liverpool Philharmonic, 11.30am, £6 accompanying adult free, additional adults £6 IIMini Maestros Liverpool Philharmonic, 1.15pm, £6 accompanying adult free, additional adults £6 IIMusic Makers Liverpool Philharmonic, 3pm, £6 accompanying adult free, additional adults £6 IIEuros Childs Studio 2 Parr Street, presented by Harvest Sun, 8pm IIJim Moray Capstone Theatre, 9.30pm, £12.50, £10 IICharlotte Church O2 Academy, 7pm, £12.50 IIThe Cribs O2 Academy, £18, £23 IIHawthorne Heights & Burn The Fleet plus support Shipping Forecast, 6pm, £10 IIGold Soundz Sound Food and Drink

Theatre & Dance IIRussian State Ballet & Opera House presents Sleeping Beauty Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £23.50/£21.50 IICan't Stand Up For Falling Down Lantern Theatre, 8pm, £10 IIJigsy starring Les Dennis Royal Court Theatre, check website for times/prices IIEncore! A Journey through the Hollywood Musical The Brindley Theatre, 7pm, £8, £6

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm

IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IITales from the tent Museum of Liverpool, 11am-12pm IIExplore Customs Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm IITitanic Crafts - Myth of the Mummy Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm IIZilla's Crew - Wrecks and Rescue Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1, 2 and 3pm

Other Events IITwilight Tower Liverpool Cathedral, 5.30pm, £5 Standard; £4.00 Concessions, and £14 for a Family ticket (up to 2 adults and up to 3 children)

FRIDAY 26TH Music IISavage Outlow Stanleys Cask, 212 Rake Lane, Wallasey, CH45 1JP IIAcoustic Night Elevator Bar, 5pm-9pm IIFaustus Liverpool Philharmonic, 8.30pm, £12 IITobacco Road The Olde Red Lion, Little Sutton, 01513392496

IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details

IIDan Le Sac & Friends Kazimier, 8pm, £9

IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi

IIViva Elvis The Green Room, 6.30pm, £15


47 IIHair of the Dog presents - Exile Parade, Xander and The Peace Pirates and Ben Helm Studio 2 Parr Street, 9pm IIPublic Service Broadcasting Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £10 IISpace & The Mono LPs O2 Academy, 7pm, £17.50 IIMyslovitz O2 Academy, 8pm, £14.50 IIThis Town Needs Guns & Vasco De Gama & Friends Shipping Forecast, 8pm, £7.50 IIRialto Burns Zanzibar Club, 7.30pm, £6 IIExile Parade Parr Street Studios, 7.30pm, £4 IIRubylux Mello Mello, 8pm, £6 IILiverpool Acoustic Live: Phil Hare View Two Gallery, 8pm, £5 IIKate Rusby Floral Pavilion Theatre, 7.30pm IIPhil Hare and friends, Colonel Dave Owen, Freya Jonas View Two Gallery, 8pm, £5, £6 IILiquidation The Shipping Forecast, in The Hold, expect Electro, Motown and Rock n Roll Classics. 11pm 3am / Free in before Midnight IIYou Do The Math Present - This Town Needs Guns, Vasco Da Gama The Shipping Forecast, In The Hold 7.30pm-11pm £7.50adv

Theatre & Dance IIMartini Lounge Epstein Theatre, 7pm, £20 IICan't Stand Up For Falling Down Lantern Theatre, 8pm, £10 IIBest of BE festival Unity Theatre, 8pm, £12 (£10 conc) Three unforgettable award-winning shows from across Europe. IISusie Sequin presents The Looking Glass Burlesque Eric's, doors 7pm, £10 adv £13 door IIJigsy starring Les Dennis Royal Court Theatre, check website for times/prices IIEncore! A Journey through the Hollywood Musical The Brindley Theatre, 2pm & 7pm, £8, £6 IIDangerous Corner Little Theatre Southport, 7.45pm,

Comedy IILaughterhouse Comedy The Slaughter House, 8pm, £10 Conc, £15 Comedy seated ticket, £32.50 Premier, MC Chris Cairns introduces Craig Hill along with Mick Ferry and Chris McCausland

IIHot Water Comedy 'Whose Headline?': Paul Smith The Crown Hotel, 8:00pm £5 (£2.50 conc) IIThe Sea Show The Brindley Theatre, 1.30pm, £6

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIWorkshop: Liverpool Landscape Lunchtimes Museum of Liverpool, 1pm IIZilla's Crew - Wrecks and Rescue Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1, 2 and 3pm IICraft Workshop - Lanterns Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm IICustoms Contraband Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm

Other Events IIAnna Karenina Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £6, £7 IISalsa Under The Palms - The Latin Experience Sefton Park Palm House, 7pm, £7

SATURDAY 27TH Music IILemon Echo Stanleys Cask, 212 Rake Lane, Wallasey, CH45 1JP IIMilapfest presents Music for the Mind, Body and Soul - Tarang The Capstone Theatre, 1pm IIWishbone Ash - Elegant Stealth live Florall Pavilion, 8pm, £17.50/£15.50 IILost at Sea Records presents Colin Verncombe/Black Vinyl Emporium, Bold St, 4pm IILindstrom (Live) Kazimier, 10pm, £13.50 IIBarry White & Lionel Richie (Tribute Night) The Green Room, 6.30pm, £15 SOLD OUT IIBand Crusade and Level presents - Live Original Music Studio 2 Parr Street, 9pm IIMusic For The Mind and Soul: Tarang Capstone Theatre, 1pm IIThe Wicked Whispers & The Sundowners & Edgar Jones O2 Academy, 7pm, £6 IINeville Staple Magnet, 7pm IITwo Gallants Leaf On Bold Street, 8pm, £12.50 IICircus Legendary Halloween Party: Yousef plus support The Masque, 10pm, £18 IIMe & Him Bring You - The Vexes Halloween Special The Shipping Forecast, In The Hold Debut gig from this ghoulish gang. 7.30pm11pm £5 adv IIChibuku x The Ship x No Fakin Presents - Mark Ronson, No Fakin, Edgar Jones Jones The Shipping Forecast, In The Hold, 11pm-3am, £10 adv tickets from The Ship & Ran Bold St

Theatre & Dance IICan't Stand Up For Falling Down Lantern Theatre, 8pm, £10 IIBones Unity Theatre, 8pm, £8 (£6 conc) %u2018One of the most gripping Solo Shows on the fringe.%u2019 IIThe Stage IIJigsy starring Les Dennis Royal Court Theatre, check website for times/prices

IIDangerous Corner Little Theatre Southport, 7.45pm, IILove Me Do Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, 7.30pm, £12, £10 concessions

Comedy IILaughterhouse Comedy The Epstein Theatre, 7.30pm, £17.50 Comedy Seated Ticket, £12.50 Concessions Seated Ticket MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Justin Moorhouse along with Guest Comedian IILaughterhouse Comedy The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm £12.50 Conc, £17.50 Comedy Seated IIMC Ste Porter introduces Mick Ferry along with Craig Hill and Chris McCausland IILaughterhouse Comedy The Slaughter House, 8pm, £12.50 Conc, £17.50 Comedy Seated Ticket, £35 Premier MC Chris Cairns introduces Craig Hill along with Mick Ferry and Chris McCausland IIHot Water Comedy 'Boiling Point': Paul Smith The Crown Hotel, 8:00pm £5 (£2.50 conc)

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details


LOWDOWN OCTOBER

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IITime Quest Museum of Liverpool, 1.30-2.30pm IIPeformance: Capoeira Museum of Liverpool, 1.30-4.30pm IIBack to the Timepiece Museum of Liverpool, 3.30pm IIHalloween Family Evening Knowsley Safari Park 7pm-9pm, Adults £15 Children £10, under 3's Free IIAll Hands on Deck Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm IIMother Redcap Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1, 2 and 3pm IIModel Magic Workshop Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm

Other Events IICarl Davis conducts Ben-Hur Film with Live Music Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £13, £18, £24, £29, £36

SUNDAY 28TH Music IIDon McLean Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £27.50, £33.50 IITone Junkies The Olde Red Lion, Little Sutton, 01513392496 IISoul 4 Soul presents Studio 2 Parr Street, the best live Soul Music, 8pm IIBo Ningen Mello Mello, 7.30pm, £7

Theatre & Dance IIJigsy starring Les Dennis Royal Court Theatre, check website for times/prices IILovehistory - The Garden of Lost Souls The Walled Garden, Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm (approx 1 Hour long) Special 11pm to midnight tour available on the 30th only, Tickets: Launch Event 21st October - £10.00 per person. 28-30th October £15.00 per person £10.00 per child (Group Discounts Available) call 0151 546 5514 (10-3pm) Or 07714402141 (10-7pm) to confirm places IIDangerous Corner Little Theatre Southport, 7.45pm,

Comedy IIF Rated Comedy Club Blue Lounge, Floral Pavilion, Comedy £10 7.15pm Comedy & Meal £22.50 5.45pm Compere Dominic Woodward Headliner Steve Harris IIRicky's Royle Variety Show The Green Room, 12.30pm, £10 IIHot Water Comedy 'Testing The Water': Paul Smith The Crown Hotel, 8:00pm £5 (£2.50 conc)

Arts IIWild Planet See 1st for details IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details

IIGrave Tales Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1, 2 and 3pm IIAll Hands on Deck Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1-4pm IISpotlight on the Titanic Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm

Other Events IIRIBA's Liverpool City Tour: Gateway to the World The Equator, Mann Island, 2pm, £4.50£7.50 Pre-booking essential 0151 707 0729 Walking tour telling the story of Liverpool past, present and future, arrive 10 min before start of tour

IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm

IIRetro Sunday LEAF, 1st floor, boutique vintage fair, 11am-5pm

IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details

MONDAY 29TH

IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IITurner Monet Twombley TATE, 10am-5.50pm £12 IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IIHalloween Horror - Zombie Infestation Speke Hall Garden and Estate, 6:30pm and 31 October 2012 6:30pm IIPrice: Adult £12, Child £10 (10-16yrs) IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IISunday Crafternoons Museum of Liverpool, 2-4.30pm IIRummage Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1, 1.30, 2, 3 and 3.30pm

Music IIClock Opera Kazimier, 8pm, £8 IIUltramagnetic Studio 2 Parr Street, Live Hip-hop evening, 9pm IITim Burgess The Magnet, 7.30pm, £15 IIHail Hail Rock & Roll: Hey Pedros Sound Food and Drink IIIan Prowse's Monday Night Club Cavern Pub, 8pm all welcome original material only. IIHarvest Sun Presents Josephine Foster LEAF, 7:30pm / First Floor / £8 IIEddi Reader The Brindley Theatre, 8pm, £20

Theatre & Dance IIJigsy starring Les Dennis Royal Court Theatre, check website for times/prices IILovehistory - The Garden of Lost Souls The Walled Garden, Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm (approx 1 Hour long) Special 11pm to midnight tour available on the 30th only, Tickets: Launch Event 21st October - £10.00 per person. 28-30th October £15.00 per person £10.00 per child (Group Discounts Available) call 0151 546 5514 (10-3pm) Or 07714402141 (10-7pm) to confirm places IIDangerous Corner Little Theatre Southport, 7.45pm,

Arts IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IITitanic and Liverpool: The

untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIMapping Mondays Museum of Liverpool, 3-3.30pm

Other Events IIJonny Bongo's Monday Night Quiz & All Night Dirty Disco The Shipping Forecast, 8pm-12am £1

TUESDAY 30TH Music IIReckless Elbow Stanleys Cask, 212 Rake Lane, Wallasey, CH45 1JP IISixties Gold Featuring Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Animals, PJ Proby and Steve Ellis, 7.30pm, £25, £27.50, £33.50 IITalent Contest (in aid of Children in Need) The Olde Red Lion, Little Sutton, £3, 01513392496 IIPARRJAZZ - Slide Rules Studio2 Parr Street, 8:30pm, £3, Students FREE ENTRY on presentation of NUS card, 0151 707 3727 IIBlack Aka Colin Vearncombe Kazimier, 7.30pm, £12.50 adv IISing-a-long Afternoon Sefton Park Palm House, 2pm, £4 IIYoung-Choon Park Capstone Theatre, 7.30pm, £10, £6 concessions


49 IIOut Of The Bedroom - Acoustic Open Mic Night LEAF, 8pm

Theatre & Dance IIJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Floral Pavilion, £26/23.50/£21.50 7pm IIScotty Road The Musical 8pm (30th) 9pm (31st) £9 (£7 conc) Homotopia 2012 IIJigsy starring Les Dennis Royal Court Theatre, check website for times/prices IILovehistory - The Garden of Lost Souls The Walled Garden, Croxteth Hall and Country Park, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm (approx 1 Hour long) Special 11pm to midnight tour available on the 30th only, Tickets: Launch Event 21st October - £10.00 per person. 28-30th October £15.00 per person £10.00 per child (Group Discounts Available) call 0151 546 5514 (10-3pm) Or 07714402141 (10-7pm) to confirm places IIDangerous Corner Little Theatre Southport, 7.45pm,

Arts IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm

IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

Family IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day IITalk: Remember when...? Museum of Liverpool, 3-4.30pm

Other Events IILEAF Pudding Club LEAF, 6:30 doors, 7pm starts promptly / First Floor / £11.95 Tickets From LEAF IIAn Evening with Ann Widdecombe The Brindley Theatre, 7.30pm, £16

WEDNESDAY 31ST Music IIFolk Club Osqua's Arens Bar, 8.30pm, (contributions to raffle/ collection welcome) IILunchtime Learning Liverpool Philharmonic, 1.30pm, Tickets Each series £45 per person

Theatre & Dance IIJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Floral Pavilion, £26/23.50/£21.50 Matinee 2pm Evening 7pm IIFrankenstein!! The Epstein Theatre, 7.30pm, £10 II1 Unity Theatre, 6pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm, 6:45pm, £8 (£6 conc) 1 Dancer, 1 Audience, 1 Song, 1 Experience IIThe Girl I Left Behind Me 7:30pm (Wed) & 2pm (Thu) £12 / £10 concessions. £7 / £6 conc (2pm) Homotopia IIScotty Road The Musical 8pm (30th) 9pm (31st) £9 (£7 conc) Homotopia 2012

IIDangerous Corner Little Theatre Southport, 7.45pm,

Comedy IIKevin Bloody Wilson Southport Theatre, 8pm, £20.50

Arts IILiverpool Doors See 1st for details IIWest African Donors to World Museum See 1st for details

IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details

IISolitaire - Tom Speight presents Studio 2 Parr Street, Live Bands, 8pm

IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st for details

IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe. IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm

IIRevolution O2 Academy, 10.30pm, £2.50 IIThe Shipping Forecast Halloween Party - DJ Yoda The Shipping Forecast, From hip-hop beginnings, II11pm-3am, £6 adv from The Ship & Ran Bold St

Family IIHalloween Horror - Zombie Infestation Speke Hall Garden & Estate 6:30pm Price: Adult £12, Child £10 (10-16yrs) IILiverpool Black Community Trail Museum of Liverpool, 10-4pm

IIEarly Years fun in Little Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

II(claimants/students and community groups/2013 minimum 5 people)

IIThe Hometown Tour: Lawson O2 Academy, 7pm, £11

IITabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin See 1st for details

IIPaul Zerdin - Puppet Master The Brindley Theater, 8pm, £15

IITitanic and Liverpool: The untold story Merseyside Maritime Museum 10am-5pm

IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details

IIThe Games of Art See 1st for details

IIFree Football and Beatles shows Museum of Liverpool, at intervals throughout the day

IIConcessions £30 per person

IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details

IIDLA Piper Series: This is sculpture TATE, 10am-5.50pm

IIJigsy starring Les Dennis Royal Court Theatre, check website for times/prices

IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details

IIA Sporting Celebration See 1st

IIAn Age of Confidence: Photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co See 1st for details

IIOil Boom, Delta burns: Photographs by George Osodi See 1st for details IIToxteth 1981 See 1st for details IIA Pre-Raphealite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale See 1st for details IILiverpool Love Museum of Liverpool Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe.

IIObject Opinion Service Museum of Liverpool, 2-4pm

Sports & Leisure IICycle for Health Walton Hall Park, 10am-11.30am Meet at Walton Hall Sports Centre car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeannette Smith 0151 285 4975 / jeannette. smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Other Events IIRIBA's Liverpool City Tour: Gateway to the World The Equator, Mann Island, 2pm, £4.50£7.50 Pre-booking essential 0151 707 0729 Walking tour telling the story of Liverpool past, present and future, arrive 10 min before start of tour IISpotify Wednesday LEAF 8pm Enabling the sharing, creating and modifying of each other's playlists IIHalloween - Children's Fancy Dress Party Sefton Park Palm House, 5pm, £5

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CLASSIFIED ADS 30P PER WORD, BOX & BOLD £5, COLOURED HIGHLIGHT £5 CONTACT: CLASSIFIEDS@THELOWDOWNMAGAZINE.COM SEFTON O.P.E.R.A’s CHARITY ROCK and ROLL DANCE and SCOUSE SUPPER £5. Live Music. 3pm to 7pm Bootle Cricket Club, Wadham Rd, 0151 3300479 admin@seftonopera.co.uk STUDENT RELOCATION SERVICES If new student arrivals unable to hold a drink are bothering you with late night noise and mayhem then get in touch. Humane relocation services. Best time to capture them is buying ice creams from 24 hour garages with credit cards or waiting for taxis at night shouting their heads off in a ritualistic attention seeking contest. Totally humane. classifieds@ thelowdownmagazine.com FOR SALE BROKEN TEAPOT White. Dropped on tiled floor so many pieces could possibly be repaired or used as a puzzle for a pensioner or child. £3 or nearest offer classifieds@ thelowdownmagazine.com NEW POLITICAL PARTY The Idiotic Party is currently recruiting new party members. Ideally would be fans of TOWIE, Becks, TV talent and reality shows etc. Contact via classifieds@thelowdownmagazine. com ULTIMATE BLONDIE Amazing new Blondie tribute performing hit after hit at a special show at Studio 2, Parr St, Sat 1st December. £6 adv £8 door Tickets available from Vinyl Emporium, Bold St or email info@powartists.com ATE DAYS A WEEK Smithdown Rd Cafe, All day breakfasts including vegetarian and fresh burgers and specials. Currently have waitresses looking for male suitors. Would consider arranged marriages for right price. Contact Ged classifieds@ thelowdownmagazone.com

ATTENTION ORIGINAL ARTISTS/ BANDS/POETS Come to the famous Monday Club st the Cavern pub 8-11pm every week. Strictly no cabaret covers all original art! LOWDOWN CLASSIFIEDS Read by thousands every month. To place an ad email classifieds@ thelowdownmagazine.com PARLOUR FLAMES Incredible new collaboration between Bonehead (Oasis) and Vinny Peculiar. Single/ Album/Tour coming soon. follow @ parlourflames and sign up for news at www.parlourflames.com FEMALE MOVIE STAR Currently filming in the City and looking for a bit of rough to let off steam during downtime. All things considered but discretion absolutely essential. Contact Miss Kitty via classifieds@ thelowdownmagazine.com PYSCHOLOGY EXPERIMENT We are running a major national experiment to see if people are gullible enough to send money to an anonymous stranger for no reason. Please transfer £1 to Sort 090126 Acc 89407614 No returns. BITE ME! Vampire Gigolo and Eric Northman lookalike will bite you all over and spray you with fake blood. Safe, friendly and reliable. Contact Ivan info@thelowdownmagazines.com BAILIFF BUSTERS Problems with bailiffs - get in touch we can help and give advice. www.bailiffbusters.co.uk KARMA KABARET Fantastic function band. Weddings, parties, corporate and special events. Wide range of material new and old and lots of 80’s classics. Full entertainment package available on request including band, lights, pa, dj. contact band@karmakabaret.com

RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC Internationally acclaimed touring show endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself will be performing at LIverpool Philharmonic Hall, Fri 15th Feb 2013 www.rumoursfm.com PROBLEM PAGE Got a problem. Send it to LowDown’s new problem page for no holds barred advice. AGONY classifieds@ thelowdownmagazine.com PEARL JAMMER The most authentic Pearl Jam tribute in the world. The Lomax, Cumberland St, Thurs 6th December £10 adv. “Rockin!!!” Dave Krusen www.pearljammer.co.uk HAIRDRESSERS CHAIR Chair available to rent in plush and luxurious salon in Wavertree. Great business opportunity. Serious enquiries only 0151 735 0900 FRATELLI’S ITALIAN COFFEE Genuine independent, italian coffee shop. Find us upstairs in Metquarter. Great coffee and great service. Our coffee got the thumbs up from Antonio Carluccio! ARK BUILDING GROUP Getting seriously worried about the weather and think Kevin Costner had it right in waterworld, who’s laughing now. Interested in hearing from like minded individuals who think building an ark may be a good and feasible idea. Woodworking skills a bonus. Limited places available. contact Colin classifieds@ thelowdownmagazine.com JERSEY ESCAPE Alister Guest House - offering fine bed and breakfast accommodation in Jersey, Channel Islands. We are a family-run establishment, offering a warm welcome to travellers. quote LOWDOWN alisterguesthouse.com alister@jerseymail.co.uk (+44 1534) 720887

THE SMITHS INDEED Celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Smiths first gig 30 years to the day in the same venue. Manchester Ritz, 4th October £12.50 adv www. thesmithsindeed.com GUITAR LESSONS Liverpool’s most experienced tutor, RGT registered, Cert. Ed, CRB checked, 25 years experience. Currently guitar tutor at LIPA and Liverpool University. Member of the Wizards of Twiddly and The Muffin Men. Take your playing further or gain a UCAS recognised qualification. All styles, all levels, Learn to play what YOU want Contact Carlo : 0151 733 7190/ 07749 883687 WEDDINGS & SOCIAL OCCASIONS Professional HD videographer available for hire. Superb filmic quality and service. Visit www.cinietta.com or call Dave 07756 805894 ROCK & BLUES with Pete Wade & The Lifeblood Band. 3 piece band available for North West bookings. Guitar based classic rock & blues and more contact Pete 07534 167885 WE ARE THE HUMMINGBIRDS Wondering what all the fuss is about? Come and visit the website and find out. www.wearethehummingbirds.com ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER lookalikes wanted for dog scaring competition in Old Roan area. First prize box of chickens. classifieds@ thelowdownmagazine.com CARL SCHOFIELD Attend a very special free concert on Wednesday 17 October 2012 at 1:00pm at Christ Church, Lord Street, Southport, as part of the Southport Midweek Music series.


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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

MUGENKYO TAIKO DRUMMERS

Monday 15 October 7.30pm £19.50, £25.50

ADVENTURES OF A WATERBOY

AN EVENING WITH MIKE SCOTT

JOHN COOPER CLARKE

Wednesday 10 October 8pm £14.50-£23.50

Tuesday 9 October 8pm £12.50

Saturday 20 October 8pm £22.50-£32.50

Friday 12 October 7.30pm £20-£27.50

JOAN ARMATRADING

plus special guest

DON McLEAN MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER & SHAWN COLVIN

THE REAL THING

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN PIE TOUR

Sunday 28 October 7.30pm £27.50-£38.50

CHRIS WOOD Friday 9 November 7.30pm £29.50, £35.50

~ PACO PENA: QUIMERAS Wednesday 14 November 7.30pm £19.50-£28.50

Box Office 0151 709 3789 liverpoolphil.com


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