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Sefton Arts

What’s

January - April 2011

Visual Arts Courses and Classes Music Drama Craft Fairs Exhibitions Tea Dances Community Events and lots more ...

YOUR GUIDE TO ARTS AND CULTURAL EVENTS IN SEFTON

0151 928 1919 01704 540011

www.seftonarts.co.uk


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Booking information CROSBY CIVIC HALL BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS: Monday

10.00am - 6.00pm

Tuesday

10.00am - 6.00pm

Wednesday

10.00am - 6.00pm

Thursday

CLOSED*

Friday

10.00am - 6.00pm

Saturday

10.00am - 1.00pm

Sunday

CLOSED*

Bank Holidays

CLOSED*

* except for performances Tickets are also available from the Southport Tourist Information Centre on 01704 540011 Monday - Sunday

10.15am - 3.45pm

ONLINE

www.seftonarts.co.uk

From April 2010 there are no online booking fees. Please note that this only applies to Sefton Arts promoted events. Sefton Arts venues are now ticketless for online bookers. Please print the email confirmation (as your ticket and proof of purchase) and bring it with you to the event.

BY PHONE

01704 540011 or 0151 928 1919 (ÂŁ2 per transaction booking fee applies)

IN PERSON

There are no booking fees for over the counter sales.

RESERVATIONS

We no longer reserve tickets for Sefton Arts promoted events.

REFUNDS

Tickets can not be refunded or returned for Sefton Arts promoted events.

EXCHANGES

Tickets will only be exchanged up to 48 hours before an event and must be handed into the Box Office in advance of any exchange taking place. This is applicable to Sefton Arts promoted events only.

OFFERS

Tickets for events must be bought together at the same time for offers to apply.

CONCESSIONS

Apply to senior citizens, full time students, registered unemployed, carers and children under 16. Please bring proof of status.

GROUP BOOKING DISCOUNT

Bookings of 10 or more tickets (booked at the same time) will receive an extra ticket free. This is applicable to Sefton Arts promoted events only.

PLEASE NOTE

Details were correct at the time of printing, however, Sefton Arts reserves the right to amend the programme due to unforeseen circumstances. Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.

ACCESS

Sefton Council is striving to improve disabled access to all of its facilities. Limited wheelchair spaces are available, advanced booking is strongly advised. Please inform Box Office of your requirements when booking. The Fire Authority recommends that wheelchair patrons should remain in their wheelchairs throughout the performance.


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Sefton Arts are committed to presenting a range of quality events for all the family. Where you see this logo you can be assured that the needs of families have been given special consideration and you will find ‘age suitability’ guidance for those events inside this brochure. For more information about family friendly activities and events in Merseyside visit: www.familyfriendlymerseyside.org.uk The Play Up logo indicates a children’s event especially for the ages of 2 upwards. These events are great for all the family and have been chosen due to the quality of the storytelling.

Contents Booking Information Contents Diary Visual Arts events & exhibitions Botanic Gardens Museum events & exhibitions Southport Youth Theatre Creative Alternatives Crosby Civic Hall programme of events Coming Soon events Workshops, Courses & Classes How to find Us

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Diary january Event

Wednesday 5

Tea Dance

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Film

Thursday 6

South Pacific

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Exhibition

Friday 21 January – Thursday 10 February

Southport Palette Club 86th Exhibition

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Talk

Friday 28

Painting of the Month

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Exhibition

Saturday 29 January – Sunday 20 February

Finding Lost Time Exhibition

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Theatre

Sunday 30

Elmer The Elephant

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february Event

Wednesday 2

Tea Dance

10

Film

Thursday 3

Angels With Dirty Faces

10

Music

Thursday 3

Fairport Convention

10

Theatre

Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12

Trial By Jury & H.M.S Pinafore

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Theatre

Friday 18 & Saturday 19

Celebration Dance Show

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Music

Thursday 24

Danny Bryant’s Redeyeband

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Talk

Friday 25

Painting of the Month

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Theatre

Monday 28

Private Peaceful

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march Exhibition

Tuesday 1 March – Sunday 24 April

Sefton’s Hidden History Exhibition By Theatre In The Rough

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Event

Wednesday 2

Tea Dance

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Film

Thursday 3

White Heat

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Music

Thursday 3

Moishe’s Bagel

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Event

Friday 4

Cotton Club Burlesque

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Music

Saturday 5

The Blues Band

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Event

Saturday 19

Spring Festival Of The Mind, Body and Spirit

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Talk

Friday 25

Painting of the Month

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Theatre

Friday 25 & Saturday 26

Tales From The Arabian Nights

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april Theatre

Friday 1 & Saturday 2

South Pacific

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Event

Tuesday 5

Craft & Collectors Fairs

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Event

Wednesday 6

Tea Dance

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Film

Thursday 7

Goodfellas (18)

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Theatre

Saturday 9

The Gleek Club

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Theatre

Monday 11 – Saturday 16 Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30

Crosby Festival Of Music and Dancing

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Talk

Friday 29

Painting of the Month

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Visual Arts Exhibitions & Events

Friday 21 January Thursday 10 February

Southport Palette Club 86th Exhibition Bootle Town Hall Ballroom

Displaying an exciting mix of paintings and sculptures from various artists across Sefton. All work will be available to purchase so why not treat yourself to an after Christmas gift?

Painting Of The Month Scarisbrick Hotel (Southport) 12.30pm January 28 Frederick Daniel Hardy ‘The Wedding Breakfast’ February 25 John Collier ‘Lilith’ March 25 Anne Redpath ‘On the Way to Maspalomas’ April 29 Peter Lely ‘The Duches of Portsmouth’


Botanic Gardens Museum Exhibitions & Events

Saturday 29 January Sunday 20 February

Finding Lost Time Exhibition Botanic Gardens Museum First Floor Landing Area www.losttimefoundagain. blogspot.com

Tuesday 1 March Sunday 24 April

Sefton’s Hidden History Exhibition By Theatre In The Rough Botanic Gardens Museum First Floor Landing Area

www.theatreintherough.com

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An exhibition of exceptional photographs taken by photographers from 21 different countries around the world. The hazy and fragile photographs evoke the sparse and melancholic strangeness of faded memories, with the dreamily nostalgic sitting alongside the eerie and unsettling. A companion exhibition of the work featured at the Theatre in the Rough Festival 2011, exploring the compelling hidden and forgotten stories of Sefton’s past. Learn about the Borough’s role in the American Civil War, the heroism of Formby’s pioneering aviators, and the fact and folklore of the Crossens Canoe. Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, and by Express Sefton.


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Southport Youth Theatre Southport Youth Theatre is changing in 2011. In addition to the workshops and theatrical skills to be learnt. Sefton Arts will be adding theatre management

The Creative Alternatives programme is operated by a Referral Officer and Arts Project Officer. For further details contact Philip Wroe on 0151 934 5094 Philip.Wroe@sefton.gov.uk www.creativealternatives.org.uk

and technical skills to the mix. Not forgetting the free tickets to Sefton Arts events and lots more! For more information and to be part of the change, keep your eye on local press and on the Sefton Arts Website for information. www.seftonarts.co.uk

Creative Alternatives is an arts and health programme offering adults in Sefton experiencing mild to moderate stress, anxiety or depression up to six months of free access to arts activities as an alternative to medication. On-going and multi-art form workshops currently operate from Southport, Formby, Netherton and Bootle and are complemented by a programme of specialist arts projects and social outings to cultural events.


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What’s

Crosby Civic Hall

Tea Dance

january Thursday 6 January 10.30am Tickets: £1.50

FILM

Crosby Civic Hall

South Pacific

Crosby Civic Hall Blunderbus Theatre Company present

Elmer The Elephant Sunday 30 January, 1.30pm Tickets: £5.50

www.blunderbus.co.uk FOR AGES

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Wednesday 5 January 1pm - 4pm. Tickets: £1.50 (inc tea, coffee and biscuits)

Enjoy Latin, Ballroom and Popular sequence, whilst being entertained by Dave and his music.

On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a nurse and a secretive Frenchman who’s being courted for a dangerous military mission.

Join Blunderbus (Giraffes Can’t Dance) as they whisk you away to a land of fantasy and make believe with this bewitching, new musical adaptation of Elmer The Elephant. Told with breathtaking puppets, original music and stunning scenery, this heartwarming and funny story will thrill all who experience it.


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What’s

Crosby Civic Hall

Tea Dance

Wednesday 2 February 1pm - 4pm. Tickets: £1.50 (inc tea, coffee and biscuits)

february

Enjoy Latin, Ballroom and Popular sequence, whilst being entertained by Dave and his music.

FILM

Crosby Civic Hall

Angels With Dirty Faces

Thursday 3 February, 2pm Tickets: £1.50

Crosby Civic Hall

Fairport Convention Thursday 3 February, 7.30pm Tickets: £17.50

www.fairportconvention.com

Friends on opposite sides of the law fight over the future of a street gang. Starring James Cagney, Pat O’Brien and Humphrey Bogart.

Legendary originators of British folk-rock, Fairport Convention’s greatest strength is still live performance and this concert will present an exciting mix of longstanding Fairport favourites and new songs from the band’s most recent albums.


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Crosby Gilbert & Sullivan Society present

Trial By Jury & H.M.S Pinafore

Tuesday 8 - Saturday 12 February, 7.30pm Sat Matinee 2pm Tickets: £10 For tickets call the Ticket Secretary on 0151 256 8197

North Liverpool Dance Academy

Celebration Dance Show

Trial By Jury & H.M.S Pinafore were the early works of Gilbert & Sullivan and have proved a popular combination. Pinafore with its nautical theme was an instant success. Both provide a feast of tuneful music and witty dialogue that suits all tastes.

A variety show of dance, singing and drama by the talented pupils of the North Liverpool Dance Academy.

Friday 18 & Saturday 19 February, 7pm Tickets: £10

Blues Offe r Book to se e The Blues Band (5 March) and get Danny Bry ant tickets for £5 (sub ject to availability)

Crosby Civic Hall

Danny Bryant’s Redeyeband

Thursday 24 February, 8pm Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions) www.redeyeband.co.uk www.myspace.com/ dannybryantsredeyeband

One of the UK’s leading guitar players, and an equally accomplished singer and songwriter, Danny Bryant leads a powerhouse trio who have become one of the most popular blues-rock bands on the festival/ club circuit.


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Scamp Theatre and Poonamallee presents

Private Peaceful

by Michael Morpurgo Adapted and Directed by Simon Reade Monday 28 February, 7.30pm Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions) www.scamptheatre.com FOR AGES

8+

Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line. Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by third Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo.


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What’s

Crosby Civic Hall

Tea Dance

Wednesday 2 March 1pm - 4pm. Tickets: £1.50

march

(inc tea, coffee and biscuits)

Enjoy Latin, Ballroom and Popular sequence, whilst being entertained by Dave and his music.

White Heat

Thursday 3 March, 2pm Tickets: £1.50

FILM

Crosby Civic Hall

Crosby Civic Hall

Moishe’s Bagel

Thursday 3 March, 8pm Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions) “Expressive and raunchy... improvising confidence but with a classical attention to detail...striking new material.” - The Guardian www.moishesbagel.co.uk

A government agent infiltrates a gang run by a psychopathic criminal with a mother complex. Starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Edmond O’Brien.

Rip-roaring and foot-stomping, Moishe’s Bagel combines the energy and passion of Eastern European folk music with the excitement and soul of improvisation. Boasting some of the best instrumentalists that Scotland has to offer (Salsa Celtica, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Celtic Feet, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra).


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Crosby Civic Hall

Cotton Club Burlesque

Friday 4 March, 7.30pm Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions) www.bodybarre.co.uk

Let us take you back in time to 1920’s Harlem with Bodybarre’s Burlesque and Aerial Dance Troupe, ‘The Bombshells’ and live music form ‘52 Skidoo’. Cotton Club brings back to life the forgotten era of prohibition, speakeasys, Vaudeville, tin pan alley, rent parties, Harlem stride piano and hot jazz Dance Styles: A fusion of rhythm and acrobatics with tantalizing Burlesque Jazz.


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Blues Ticket Off

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See page 11 for details.

Crosby Civic Hall

The Blues Band

Saturday 5 March, 8pm Tickets: £16 (£14 concessions)

www.gtamusic.co.uk

Moonstone present

Spring Festival Of The Mind, Body and Spirit Saturday 19 March 10.30am - 5pm Tickets: £3

Join Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Rob Townsend, Gary Fletcher and Tom McGuinness for a special evening of R&B and Roots music as they celebrate over three decades in the industry. Arguably the most successful blues band in Britain today. Sample holistic therapies, have a reading with a clairvoyant, listen to free talks, learn about courses and workshops and buy lovely and unusual gifts in a calm and blissful atmosphere.

(pay on entrance)

Planet Workshop & Little Stars present

Tales From The Arabian Nights

Friday 25 March, 7.30pm Saturday 26 March, 3pm Tickets: £6.50 (£5.50 concessions)

Youth Theatre production based on the tales from the Arabian Nights, told through song, dance and drama.


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What’s

april

Crosby Civic Hall

Craft & Collectors Fairs

Tuesdays 5 April, 11 October, 1 November & 6 December, 10am - 4pm

Planet Workshop present

South Pacific

Friday 1 & Saturday 2 April 7.30pm Tickets: £7.50 (£6 concessions) Youth Theatre production of Roger’s & Hammerstein’s well loved musical South Pacific.

From jams to jewellery to collectable albums and antiques, Crosby Craft & Collectors Fairs have it all. Come along and have a look round up to 50 stalls of merchandise. If you would like to book a table please call the Box Office on 0151 928 1919.

1 Table

£15

2 Tables

£13 each

1 Table (season)

£12

2 Tables (season)

£10 each

Crosby Civic Hall

Tea Dance

Wednesday 6 April 1pm - 4pm. Tickets: £1.50

(inc tea, coffee and biscuits)

Enjoy Latin, Ballroom and Popular sequence, whilst being entertained by Dave and his music.


Crosby Civic Hall

Goodfellas

Thursday 7 April, 2pm Tickets : £1.50

FILM

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A young man works his way up ranks of the New York City mobs, starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci.

The UK Numbe ’s r One Glee Tr ibute! Crosby Civic Hall Tributes Direct present

The Gleek Club

Saturday 9 April, 7.30pm Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions) Please note The Gleek Club is a tribute to the music of Glee and is not in any way affiliated with the Fox TV show. www.tributes-direct.co.uk

Crosby Festival Of Music and Dancing

Monday 11 - Saturday 16 April Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 April 10am - 8pm. Tickets: from £1

Don’t miss The Gleek Club, the UK’s number 1 tribute to the smash hit TV show Glee. Starring a cast direct from London’s WestEnd they are sure to blow your mind with dazzling costumes, amazing choreography and stunning vocals. You too will have the opportunity to join them live on stage, so come prepared to sing, dance and ready to party! Featuring the massive hits Don’t Stop Believing, Proud Mary, Somebody To Love and more! Classes in singing, instrumental, dance and drama are judged by internationally known adjudicators. A feast of entertainment and education for all the family.


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Coming Soon Thursday 12 May, 7.30pm

60’s Explosion

Featuring John Leyton, Alan Lovell’s Swinging Blue Jeans & The Flames Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)

Friday 1 July, 7.30pm

UK Pink Floyd Experience

Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) Sunday 3 July, 4pm

Rainbow Fish Tickets: £5.50

Thursday 22 September, 7.30pm

Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett

‘A Couple of Swells’-The Irving Berlin Songbook.

Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions)

Saturday 15 October, 7.30pm

Three Bonzos And A Piano Tickets: £16

Visit www.seftonarts.co.uk for information and to book tickets


Community, Leisure and Wellbeing Programme

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Fees are generally between £3 and £5 per session

NETHERTON ARTS CENTRE

Glovers Lane, Netherton, L30 3TL Tel: 0151 525 0417

Oil and Acrylic Painting (adults)

Tutor: Les Conroy Every Monday 11am - 1pm This popular workshop offers advice on the full range of oil or acrylic painting techniques from beginners through to the most ambitious artist.

Oil and Acrylic Painting (adults)

Tutor: Tony White Every Tuesday 11am - 1pm Catered to all skill levels. Apart from one-to-one teaching and guidance, Tony also organises occasional painting demonstrations and talks.

‘Go With The Flow’

Tutor: Sarah Richards Every Thursday 11am - 1pm A range of arts and crafts activities for adults of all ages and abilities. Especially suitable for former clients of the Creative Alternatives arts and health programme.

Tap Dancing (adults)

Tutor: Jan Stokes Every Monday 7pm - 9pm and Thursday 7.30pm - 9.30pm Tutor Jan Stokes, while teaching all the dance skills required of a beginner, also organises group dance routines and performances.

Ballet, Tap and Modern Dancing

Tutor: Louise Edge Every Friday 4pm - 5pm (8 years and under) and 6pm 8pm (9 years and over) Louise Edge teaches a variety of dance techniques to children across all ages and abilities and frequently organises group performances for friends and family.

Pottery

Tutor: John Ayling Ten week courses Thursday 10.30am - 12.30pm These ten week pottery courses are open to all ages and skill levels from the complete beginner and include such techniques as pinch-pot making, coil-pot making, tile making and box building. All materials are provided (full course fees: £50) plus materials.


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Childrens Drama Workshop

Tutor: Jan Musman Thursday 4pm - 6pm (7- 11 years) Childrens drama skills,making friends,friendly environment, building confidence. £3.00 per session

Dressmaking and Design

Every Monday 1.15pm - 3.15pm This is an informal group of local people who meet to share their skills and passion for dressmaking and textiles. Run by community enthusiasts, no tutor is in attendance and all new members are welcome.

ORRELL ARTS CENTRE

Linacre Lane, Bootle, L20 3AG Tel: 0151 922 0006

Watercolour Painting (adults)

Tutor: Monica Matthews Every Monday 11am - 1pm All the techniques of this delicate and skilled medium are explored in a workshop open to all abilities and set in a relaxed venue.

Oil and Acrylic Painting (adults)

Tutor: Les Conroy Every Wednesday 6pm - 8pm Learn from Les Conroy all the basics of oil and acrylic painting techniques in this specially scheduled evening session.

Watercolour and Oil Painting (adults)

Tutors: Monica Matthews and Les Conroy Every Tuesday 11am - 1pm Two of the most experienced art tutors in Sefton join forces to offer a workshop in watercolour or oil painting for all abilities.

Local History Group

Tutor: Peter Wooley Every Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Enthusiasts for the history of south Sefton meet each week to share reminiscences and information in an informal and friendly setting. New members are always welcome.

Oil and Acrylic Painting (adults)

Tutor: Les Conroy Every Wednesday 11am - 1pm This workshop focuses on the traditional painting skills of the ‘old masters’ and is led by professional artist Les Conroy.


Painting Miniatures (adults)

Every alternate Wednesday 2pm - 4pm The art of painting miniatures is kept alive in this group. No tutor leads this workshop but the group welcomes new members.

Watercolour and Oil Painting (adults)

Tutors: Mike Kirby and Tony White Every Thursday 11am - 1pm Mike Kirby is a highly skilled watercolour specialist and illustrator and joins oil painting expert Tony White in this workshop catering for most tastes. Those attending all art workshops exhibit their work twice a year at public exhibitions at Orrell Arts Centre.

Watercolour and Oil Painting (adults)

Tutors: Monica Matthews and Tony White Every Saturday 10am - 12pm This workshop operates for those unable to attend weekday painting classes or for those needing additional tuition and is highly popular leisure activity. Occasional painting trips are organised and painting demonstrations and talks are also offered to members of most art groups.

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MAGHULL TOWN HALL

Hall Lane, Maghull, L31 7BB Tel: 0151 525 0417

Painting (adults)

Tutor: Roy Munday Every Friday 10am - 12.30pm and 12.45pm - 3.15pm Residents of the Maghull area enjoy these two popular painting workshops and organise occasional exhibitions of their work. The workshops are led by local artist Roy Munday who is experienced in most painting mediums.

OUR LADY OF VICTORIES CHURCH

The Presbytery, Sandy Lane Hightown, L38 3RP Tel: 0151 929 2149

Painting (adults)

Tutor: Roy Munday Every Wednesday 10am - 12.30pm Tutor Roy Munday brings his expert teaching skills to the Hightown area in a workshop for painters of all abilities.


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THE ECO CENTRE

FORMBY LIBRARY

‘Go with the Flow’

Journalism Workshop

The Esplanade, Southport Tel: 0151 525 0417

Tutor: Sarah Richards Every Friday 12.30pm - 2.30pm Sarah Richards leads a popular workshop offering a range of arts and crafts activities for adults of all ages and abilities in the heart of Southport. This workshop is especially suitable for former clients of the Creative Alternatives arts and health programme.

CROSBY CIVIC HALL

Crosby Road North, Waterloo Tel: 0151 525 0417

Children’s Drama

Tutor: Jason Smaridge Every Monday 4.30pm - 6.30pm Years 7 - 11 The ever popular Jason Smaridge makes drama accessible for both beginners and the more experienced alike. A combination of fun and games with drama skills ensures that his long-running workshop is one of the most popular activities available to children in Sefton.

Tutor Jeanette Smith local journalist Tuesday 1 - 3pm 6 week workshops £18.00

For further details on all workshop opportunities throughout Sefton or to register your interest in becoming involved in any creative community activity not currently available in your area, contact Stephanie Dunne (Courses and Classes Co-ordinator) on 0151 525 0417 or email: Stephanie. Dunne@sefton.gov.uk Information on the full range of Sefton MBC’s Arts Services can be accessed by visiting www.seftonarts.co.uk


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Have Your Say

Please write in to us with any comments or suggestions you may have.

Please send this cut out form to: Southport Arts Centre, FREEPOST, NWW6509, Southport, PR8 1YX. Name: Address: Tel:

Postcode: Email:

Interests (please tick) All interests Children’s Shows Dance Film Pantomime Workshops / Adult Acoustic Classical Music Daytime Events Folk Poetry Workshops / Children

Exhibitions Comedy Drama / Amateur Musicals / Amateur Rock and Pop Events for Schools Blues / R&B Contemporary Jazz Drama / Professional Musicals / Professional Trad Jazz / Big Band World Music

Would you like to receive information and offers for all the Sefton Major Events? (Musical Fireworks, Summer Classics, Southport Airshow, Southport International Jazz Festival, Southport Comedy Festival). Please tick here if you do not want to receive this information. Please note: Any information supplied will be entered on to a computer database in accordance with the 1984 Computer Data Protection Act.


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Sefton Arts

What’s

CROSBY CIVIC HALL Crosby Road North, Liverpool, L22 0LQ Tel: 0151 928 1919

Botanic Gardens Museum Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport, PR9 7NB Tel: 01704 227547

Netherton Arts Centre Glovers Lane, Netherton, L30 3TL Tel: 0151 525 0417

0151 928 1919 01704 540011

www.seftonarts.co.uk

A large print version of this brochure is available on request.

Sefton Arts What's On Jan - Apr 2011  

Sefton Arts events and exhibitions from January til April 2011