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Event guide APRIL - JUNE 2017 /st-georges-hall



Heritage centre shop: 0151 233 0555 | Event bookings: 0151 233 3020

WELCOME TO OUR WHAT’S ON GUIDE Welcome to St George’s Hall, described as the finest neoclassical Grade 1 listed building in Europe and situated in the heart of Liverpool’s St Georges Quarter. The venue has stemmed from being a magnificent entertainment venue of its day featuring spectacular spaces, including The Great Hall and The Concert Room to a go to destination for heritage and events space. This Spring, we not only have The Minton Floor reveal in The Great Hall, there’s music, LightNight and much more. Take a look and experience St Georges Hall. The Footman Tours Have you discovered the nooks and crannies of St George’s Hall yet? Our popular Footman tours are running until May 2017. For the first time in over 160 years, visitors will be invited to discover the magnificent Grade I listed building’s hidden depths and unseen places - from the old rickety wooden structures of Our Footman tours run till the end of May, book at TicketQuarter 2



the dark corridors above The Great Hall, down to the recently discovered lost tunnel. BOOK NOW | 0844 8000 410



Mind, Body & Soul exhibition Sat 1 Apr – Sun 2 Apr Over 70 stands with an array of Spiritual & Holistic goods, gifts and services from some of the best exhibitors in the country. Free Mediumship demonstrations, free workshops and talks. For details see


The Gangs of Victorian Liverpool Mon 3 Apr – Sat 8 Apr Lovehistory and St George’s Hall are pleased to announce the latest in

Tickets £5 per adult on the door or £4 if they book on-line. Where The Great Hall

the series of the popular ‘Catacombs of Liverpool’s Darkest History’ tours, to run for six days from 3 - 8 April 2017. Following on from the success of Series 6 of the catacomb tours, Lovehistory are about to delve even further into Liverpool’s past and expose more of

the savage and lawless Gangs of Victorian Liverpool.


As well as performing on the opera and concert stage both in the UK and internationally, Lesley has recently starred in Carousel and The Sound of Music and appeared on television shows including Strictly Come Dancing and Loose Women.

Tickets £15 (includes admin fee) Where Enter via The Heritage Centre


Derek Ryan in concert Sat 8 Apr | 8pm Derek Ryan has become one of country music’s leading entertainers and makes his highly anticipated visit to Liverpool for a performance of his selfpenned hits along with a sprinkling of country classics. His shows contain music featured on his studio albums including ‘God’s Plan’, ‘Life Is A River’ and ‘Hold on to your Hat’. Tickets £23.10 (including admin fee)


Organ recital Sun 9 Apr | 2.30 pm Professor Ian Tracey organist to the city of Liverpool continues his hugely popular lunchtime recital series on the magnificent Willis organ. Tickets £2.50 on the door Where The Great Hall

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An audience with Lesley Garrett Fri 7 Apr | 7.30 pm Join Britain’s most popular soprano for a delightful evening of song, reminiscences and chat. Her behindthe-scenes stories and anecdotes will give audiences a unique insight into her life on the stage.

Tickets £29.70 (including admin fee) Where The Concert Room


Adrian Henri exhibition Wed 12 Apr – Sat 15 Jul Although he came to prominence as a poet in 1967, Adrian Henri was regarded as a ‘total artist’ having trained as a painter and exhibiting

widely throughout his career. He also fronted the unlikely poetry-androck band Liverpool Scene, leading John Peel to dub him “one of the great non-singers of our time”. This exhibition will showcase 1960s artworks, poems and original rock posters offering a glimpse into

Henri’s multi-faceted talents. Part of Tonight at Noon. Tonight At Noon is a series of exhibitions and events to celebrate 50 years since the publication of The Mersey Sound by Liverpool Poets Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten. There’ll be a

Mersey Sound archive exhibition kicking off the events on the 12th of April at Central Library, alongside a special Adrian Henri exhibition at St. George’s Hall on the same day. Free entry Where Enter via The Heritage Centre

BOOK NOW | 0844 8000 410


Birds, the Roman god Neptune, sea nymphs, dolphins and tridents in what was the largest Minton pavement in the world when first constructed.


Minton Floor Reveal Thu 13 – Wed 19 Apr 10am-5pm Daily (last entry 4pm) Visitors to Liverpool’s St Georges Hall will get the rare opportunity to view the spectacular Grade I listed building in all of its remarkable glory this April, as its famous Minton Tiled flooring will be unveiled from Thursday 13th Wednesday 19th April 2017. Amongst the world’s finest examples of an encaustic tiled floor, the handcrafted mosaic of more than 30,000 tiles were concealed in the 1860s to allow dancing and events at the prestigious venue. The intricate and exquisite patterned tiled flooring depict the Liver

The Hall will be open daily from 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) where visitors will be able to view Liverpool’s hidden gem and gaze again at the site of the Great Hall in all its original grandeur. Steve Binns, City Historian will also be available daily at 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm to provide a detailed insight into the history of The Great Hall. There will also be 1-hour guided Walk the Floor Tours available each day at 10am-11am and 4pm5pm in which visitors will learn about the history of the Hall and the famous flooring and then be able to access and walk on the World renowned Minton Tiled floor.

Why not enjoy a night on the tiles? Each evening from 6pm-9pm guests will be able to enjoy the rare privilege of being able to “walk” on the world heritage site floor whilst enjoying a complimentary glass of fizz on purchase of a ticket. Be sure not to miss this rare opportunity to witness one of the city’s most iconic and grand buildings in all of its original splendour when it’s famous Minton Tiled flooring is unveiled from Thursday 13th to Wednesday 19th April.


Walk the Floor Thu 13 – Wed 19 Apr 10am-11am & 4pm-5pm Daily Tickets £10 per person, plus booking fee (book via TicketQuarter). Maximum of 30 people per tour. Tickets on sale from Monday 6th March. Where The Great Hall


Entrance Fee £2.50 (Pay at the Hall)

Night on the Tiles

Where The Great Hall

6pm-9pm Daily

Thu 13 – Wed 19 Apr Tickets £12 per person – including a free glass of prosecco (including booking fee) To book ‘Walk the Floor’ tours or ‘A Night on the Tiles’ visit www. Alternatively, call 0844 800 0410 to book tickets. Tickets on sale from Monday 6th March. Where The Great Hall






The Regina Monologues

Orchestra Dell’arte

Sat 15 Apr | 7pm

Sun Apr 23 | 3 pm

The wives of Henry VIII have been vilified, dehumanised, researched and written about since the earliest days that that particularly gargantuan monarch ruled in England over five hundred years ago! Now Chalice Productions presents six modern women sharing their most intimate, hysterical and often heart-breaking stories and memories of the one man that they all have in common, delivered from the rooms in which they have all lived their very different lives.

An unique performance will take place in the glorious Concert Room on St George’s Day.

Tickets £16.50 (includes admin fee) Where The Concert Room


Kitty Whately soprano Liverpool Philharmonic Chamber Music Series Tue 25 Apr | 7.30 pm As a winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award and a former BBC New


Trial by Jury Fri 21Apr – Sun 23 Apr This brand new LoveHistory experience takes interactive theatre to a new level. If you ever fancied yourself in a courtroom drama, then this is for you! Think Twelve Angry Men where we see each jury member debate the fate of the accused in a sensational and classic Generation Artist, Kitty Whatelyhas emerged as one of Britain’s most characterful young sopranos. Tonight she presents a recital with a very personal difference. Tickets £25 available from the Liverpool Philharmonic box office: 0151 709 3789 Where The Concert Room

courtroom drama or Time to Kill when the young and determined lawyer swings a verdict of guilty to not guilty through his powerful and heartfelt summation. This opportunity offers participants the opportunity to do just that! Tickets £15 Where The Court Room, enter via the Heritage Centre EXHIBITION

Student photography exhibition 27 April – 28 May The Liverpool Archdiocese Secondary Schools’ Partnership is delighted to be holding this year’s Student Photographic Competition. The exhibition will run from 27 April until 28 May, 2017 St George's Hall will host entries from our 38 schools and colleges, ranging from our younger students in Year 7, through to Year 13.

Music for this Liverpool concert will be the violin soloist Ofer Falk and the Orchestra dell’Arte under their conductor Edward Peak. Falk is best known as the recent leader of the Allegri Quartet. Tickets £13.75 (includes admin fee) Where The Concert Room



Liverpool Organ Day Mon 2 May | 5.30 pm A chance to hear the three great organs in Liverpool on the same day! Attend performances at Liverpool Cathedral, The Metropolitan cathedral and here at St George’s Hall. Tickets £5 admission at each venue, buy at the Heritage Centre Shop Where The Great Hall


Ohlsson’s command of Beethoven and Schubert goes without saying – but from Smetana’s playful Czech dances to a whole sequence of Spanish miniatures, the second half of his programme shows that he’s not afraid to smile either.

Fri 5 May

Tickets £25 available from the Liverpool Philharmonic box office: 0151 709 3789. Where The Concert Room

Garrick Ohlsson, piano - Liverpool Philharmonic Chamber Music Series It’s taken us over two decades to bring the great American pianist Garrick Ohlsson back to Liverpool Philharmonic and following his performance of Brahms’s Second Concert this recital will show why it’s been worth the wait.


The Big History weekend 27 April – 28 May The Big History weekend is returning! Throughout the weekend visitors will get the opportunity to explore Liverpool and Merseyside’s history through a variety of stalls, exhibitions and talks from guest speakers – with representatives from a whole host of local history, heritage and family history groups from across Merseyside in attendance.


Antique and Collectors fair

Sat 13 May | 9.30 am Asbridge promotions present the Antique and Collectors fair now with vintage fashion stalls. Tickets Admission £2.50 on the door (all adults).

Tickets £2 pay on the door, free for under 16’s Where The Great Hall

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BOOK NOW | 0844 8000 410


LightNight Bloom


The Ceilidh

Fri 19 May

Fri 19 May

Bloom is a site specific performance by Friend or Foe. An AV environment which creates a fluctuating sense of space and time, you can explore the underground “lungs” of the St George’s Hall catacombs in exclusive performances.

The St Georges LightNight tradition is back Join us for some fun and crazy Ceilidh dancing Live band Gallimaufry will be teaching the simple steps, to dance in time. Count your steps and move your feet to the beat.

Tickets Free entry

Soak up the splendour of the Great Hall whilst dancing the night away

Where Enter via The Heritage Centre

No experience necessary, a dance craze fit for all. The bar is open from 7pm, and the Ceilidh 9pm – 11pm.


LightNight DUUOME

Tickets FREE, entrance via the North Hall. (opposite Walker Art Gallery)

Fri 19 May DUUOME is a 360o Live Audiovisual performance based on Video Mapping Projections, digital programmed LED strips and live advanced electronic music. The audience will be able to walk around a Geodesic Dome Structure based on Buckminster Fuller original design,time is exposed to a new perspective, we are encapsulating time inside a structure to then release our vision to the audience.

Where In The Great Hall.

Tickets Free entry Where The Concert Room 10



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Organ recital


Tue 23 May | 12.45 pm Professor Ian Tracey organist to the city of Liverpool continues his hugely popular lunchtime recital series on the magnificent Willis organ Tickets £2.50 on the door Where The Great Hall


Vintage fair Sat 27 May


10am - 4pm Liverpool’s biggest ever vintage fair returns! Decorative fairs are back with up to 100 stalls of vintage clothing, accessories, china, glass, print and more. Admission £3 on the door or £2.50 for students/OAP Where The Great Hall MUSIC

Thurston Moore concert Tue 30 May | 8.30 pm Thurston Moore is best known for being the co-founder of legendary alternative rock group Sonic Youth. His use of unusual tunings and distorted sounds have had an impact on experimental and postpunk music the world over, and he was ranked by Rolling Stone amongst the greatest guitarists of all time. 12

An Afternoon with Jacqueline Wilson Sun 21 May | 2pm Join much-loved author, Dame Jacqueline Wilson and discover how she started her writing career, how she created some of her best-loved characters as well as hearing about Moore has collaborated with writers, musicians and artists as varied as Yoko Ono, William Burroughs, Merce Cunningham and Sean Lennon. This infront of Thurston Moore concert is brought to you courtesy of Culture Liverpool's 50 Summers of Love programme. Tickets: £15.40 (including admin fee) Where: The Concert Room



her brand new book, Wave Me Goodbye. Former Children’s Laureate and author of over 100 books, Jacqueline Wilson is one of Britain’s best-selling children’s authors. Bestknown for characters like Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather, she has legions of loyal fans both in the UK and throughout the world.

Tickets events/an-afternoonwith-jacqueline-wilson/ liverpool Where The Concert Room


Katona Twins, Liverpool Philharmonic Chamber Music Series Tue 6 Jun | 2.30 pm Born in Hungary but at home in Liverpool, there’s only one word to describe the classical guitar playing of Peter and Zoltán Katona: phenomenal. Their appearances always bring the house down: in tonight’s programme, two musical worlds collide, as folk-inspired music from Bartók and Kodály will spark off their own versions of Beatles songs – performed with that unforgettable Katona showmanship. Watch those fingers fly! Tickets £25, available from the Liverpool Philharmonic box office: 0151 709 3789. Where The Concert Room


Within You, Without You Sun 11 Jun all day event St George’s Hall. Ticketed event with Free elements It’s the sort of culture clash that this city embraces as it can only lead to great things - so expect nothing less when Neoclassical comes up close and personal to

traditional and modern Asia. In a celebration of Indian culture which drew the Beatles to India, St George’s Hall will be filled with ragas throughout the day which will see the very best Indian musicians in the world head to the Hall to perform, including the likes of Grammy Award winning musician Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Rakesh Chaurasia and Anil Srinivasan. Produced by Milapfest –

Britain’s leading Indian arts development trust – expect a feast for the senses with a day of dance, music, food and yoga. This event forms part of Liverpool Presents Sgt Pepper at 50 - a groundbreaking series of 13 unique events influenced by each track from the album. Visit www. for more information. Where The Concert Room

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Organ recital

Dot Art

Tue 13 June | 12.45 pm

Fri 16 Jun - Sat Jul

Professor Ian Tracey organist to the city of Liverpool continues his hugely popular lunchtime recital series on the magnificent Willis organ.

Open daily 10am – 5pm dot-art Schools 5th annual, inter-school art competition for Year 5 and Year 9 students in the Liverpool City Region. Following a judge’s shortlist and a public vote, the exhibition showcases the winning young artists work from over 50 schools who participated in this year’s competition.

Tickets £2.50 on the door Where The Great Hall MUSIC

Organ recital Sun 25 Jun | 2.30 pm

Tickets Free entry Where Enter via The Heritage Centre

Professor Ian Tracey organist to the city of Liverpool continues his hugely popular lunchtime recital series on the magnificent Willis organ.

HOW TO FIND US St George’s Hall is situated in the heart of Liverpool’s Cultural Quarter, 3 minutes from Liverpool Lime Street Station. Get to St George’s Hall by train with Merseyrail and enjoy unlimited off-peak travel for £5.10 or less with a Day Saver, or £11 for a family of up to 5 with a Family Ticket. (Off-peak is after 9:30am Monday – Friday and anytime on weekends and bank holidays). Liverpool Central station is 7 minute stroll from St George’s Hall for Northern Line passengers. For Wirral line passengers, rail replacement buses and ticket acceptance on the 10A bus in the city centre will maintain easy access to St George’s Hall during the Wirral loop line track renewal work. Find train times and plan your journey at Parking –Follow signs for Liverpool Lime Street Station Sat Nav St George’s Place, Liverpool L1 1JJ

Entrance for the Great Hall may vary, please check with the venue before the event. We are fully DDA compliant.

BOOKING INFORMATION | 0844 800 0410 Online 24 Hour Booking | Telephone: 9am – 9pm Mon to Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 10am – 5pm In person TicketQuarter Box Office, Echo Arena, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4FP Opening times 9am - 6pm Mon to Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 10am - 5pm MUSIC

The Billy Joel Song Book Fri 23 Jun | 7.30 pm Following on from his highly-acclaimed reunion concerts in the USA with Billy Joel’s original 14



touring band, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel. Featuring the massive hits, Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes

From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man. Tickets £24.75 (includes admin fee) Where The Concert Room

Our multi-purpose venue provides a stunning backdrop for conferences, dinners, award ceremonies and weddings. Contact our events team for more information on 0151 233 3020.

Nearest Bus Stop – Queen Square Bus Station. Entrance to the Concert Room and The Great Hall is via North Hall (Opposite the Walker Art Gallery).

Tickets £2.50 on the door Where The Great Hall


BOOKING FEES (+ admin fee) indicates that a 10% per ticket administration fee will be added to the face value of the price of a ticket. Both face value cost and admin fee charge have been stated where applicable. All bookings done online and by phone through TicketQuarter are subject to an additional fulfilment fee of £2.25 per booking. All information is correct at time of printing.


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What's on at St George's Hall April to June 2017  

This Spring, we not only have the Minton Floor reveal in The Great Hall, there's music, LightNight and much more. Take a look!

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