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JULY12

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WELCOME

To summer. Hopefully. July at least. And goodbye to a very wet June. Although last month’s woeful weather put paid to Africa Oyé’s outdoor plans, the entertainment continued indoors at The Picket and showed how the city can still have fun with or without a bit of sun. This month, festivals such as Brazilica, Brouhaha, DaDaFest and Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival should warm the cockles of your heart, whatever the temperature. Should you need to take cover, down at the Albert Dock and Mann Island, the shelter of Tate and Open Eye Gallery will bring much pleasure in the form of their current exhibitions. See our previews pages (p.22-23) for an overview of what to expect. We pay homage to Bowie’s iconic, ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’ album, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, with a few words from local musicians who have been influenced by it. We’re also offering readers a chance to win a copy of the re-mastered version, released last month, on our competitions page. (p.8) This month’s issue contains a review of the critically acclaimed world première of The Match Box at Liverpool Playhouse Studio. The response to the play, by audiences and critics was so great that the run has been extended to July 21. Leanne Best’s central performance has been described as ‘astonishing’ and after watching the play last month, Lowdown has no hesitation in recommending that you go and see it. You won’t be disappointed. If you haven’t already, check out our new website, www.thelowdownmagazine.com for regularly updated listings, features and even more competitions. Our listings section offers plenty of inspiration for days or nights out, and with the summer holidays rapidly drawing towards us, it’ll particularly come in handy for families in those first weeks after schools break up. Unfortunately, we don’t yet offer a babysitting service, just ideas to keep the little ones entertained!

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THIS MONTH HIGHLIGHTS 04

Lowdown selections for July

NEWS 06 Piano Festival at L1 and DaDaFest 2012 COMPETITIONS 08 Win tickets for Brazilica and Alif Ensemble COVER STORY 10 Ziggy’s 40th Anniversary

MUSIC Q&A 12 Pure Love

LIVE REVIEWS 16 ALBUM REVIEWS 19 INTRODUCING 21 Dominic Dunn

PREVIEWS 22 Tate and Open Eye exhibitions LISTINGS 27 29 pages of What’s On CLASSIFIEDS 58

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HIGHLIGHTS Thursday 5th-Saturday 7th The Crucible Unity Theatre

3-7th Liverpool and the Titanic

Old Christ Church Waterloo

Friday 6th-Sunday 15th Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival Various

Thursday 12th Blink 182 Liverpool Arena

Thursday 12th Nite Jewel Eric’s

12-14th Frankie Boyle Liverpool Empire


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Thursday 12th-Friday 13th Dada Fest Opening Event Bluecoat

13-15th Brouhaha International Street Festival 2012 Various

Friday 13th - Sunday 15th Brazilica Various

17-28th Starlight Express Liverpool Empire

Saturday 14th Alison Krauss & Union Station Philharmonic Hall

Saturday 21st Astral Coast 2012 New Brighton Floral Pavilion

Thursday 26th - Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra Philharmonic Hall


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NEWS DaDaFest 2012 In the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, DaDaFest 2012 is proud to announce it will feature a groundbreaking exhibition as part of the London 2012 Festival, plus three new works commissioned for the Unlimited Cultural Olympiad programme. Niet Normaal: Difference on Display is a major contemporary art exhibition coming to the UK for the first time, at the Bluecoat from 13 July - 2 September. It addresses a definitive question of our time: ‘what is normal and who decides?’ specifically focussing on language as freedom and language as imprisonment and will feature paintings, installations, films, photographs and sculptures by renowned artists. ‘Inspired’, a new performance by Laurence Clark, is funny, thought provoking and uses humour to encourage audiences to re-examine the stereotypical way in which people talk about and view the Paralympics. ‘Unlimited Global Alchemy’, led by British artist Rachel Gadsden in partnership with South African artist and activist Nondumiso Hlwele and The Bambanai Womens Group is a special screening of short films, shot on location in Cape Town and followed by a talk with the artists. ‘The Ugly Spirit’ from Liverpool based Fittings Multimedia Arts is a new backstage play by Russell Barr mixing in the extraordinary improvisational talents of David Hoyle with the vocal skills of acclaimed soprano Denise Leigh. It’s all set in the undiscovered places that lurk behind the scenes and invites a select audience to take a peek into the backstage world of the famous Siamese Sisters Jessie and Bessie. For more details about this year’s DaDaFest visit www.dadafest.co.uk

Dancing in the street

A show-stopping season of dance comes to a head next month when the Big Dance north-west Link Up hits Liverpool ONE, bringing 1275 dancers with it. Since a dance world record attempt kicked off the fun on 18 May, Big Dance has had the nation on its feet, celebrating dance in unusual places for all ages and abilities. Now groups from Merseyside, Cumbria, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester are coming together on Sunday 15 July at 2.30pm for the Big Dance north-west Link Up, when dancers aged 6-86 will perform choreography representing the history and landmarks of their region. Streaming down the steps of Liverpool ONE’s Chavasse Park and spreading along the length of Thomas Steers Way, the performers will provide a spectacle of mass movement never seen before in the North West. Big Dance is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of dance and is one of the highlights of the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad. Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI) has led on Big Dance in the North West. Karen Gallagher MBE, Director of Merseyside Dance Initiative said: ‘Big Dance 2012 in the northwest is a chance to shine a light on our region and show the rest of the country and the world what wonderful dance activity goes on here. Along with our partner organisations we have brought dance into the heart of local communities, and bringing all the boroughs together in Liverpool ONE will unite the whole north-west in dance.’


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Liverpool Knowsley Cup 2012 A local football tournament, organised by Soccer Events Limited, will welcome more than 100 teams from eight countries to compete in the event held this month.

Piano Festival Bach In The City

There’ll be music on the streets this summer when Liverpool ONE transforms into a live music venue and five pianos take centre stage for the world’s only official piano busking festival. Organised in partnership with Open Culture, Tickle the Ivories will return for a second year from 7 July to 16 September. The ten-week piano festival is open to everyone, from professional to amateur players who are all invited to book free time-slots to perform on and around the pianos. Last year’s Tickle the Ivories was a huge success with over 900 musicians taking part and almost 4000 hours of performance. As well as the five stationary pianos there will be the Tickle on Tour piano. From Albert Dock to Liverpool Central Station the touring piano will explore the city. There are also freeplay sessions each day, where any member of public can play without prebooking. And the best thing is that all performers taking part in Tickle the Ivories are licensed to busk and keep all the proceeds they make. For more information and to book your slot get in touch with Open Culture at www.tickletheivories.org or speak to Charlotte or Christina on 0151 478 4550 or email info@culture.org.uk.

A Tale Of Two Cities Tour

The Liverpool Knowsley Cup and Mini Cup has confirmed a new partnership with leading brand in world football, Puma ahead of this year’s tournament. The 2012 Liverpool Knowsley Cup will be held from 25-29 July at Heron Eccles Playing Fields L18 and The Liverpool Knowsley Mini Cup on 21-22 July at King George V Sports Centre, Knowsley. Participating teams will spend the week in Liverpool where they will visit many of the city’s top attractions alongside competing in the tournament. The event is backed by both Liverpool and Knowsley Councils. For further details and schedules visit www.lkcup.com.

Anime Art Online Local radio DJ Katy O’Regan has announced the launch of her brand new online art shop, selling Manga and comic art, Anime Imports.

Be prepared to revisit the history of Liverpool as a brand new theatrical experience is taking to the The website has a mix of art prints from streets of the city this summer. Devised by the creative talents at Lovehistory, A Tale of Two Cities talented artists from across the world Tour will recreate the humble beginnings of the city of Liverpool. including subjects in everything from full Judy McLean, founder of Lovehistory, said: ‘Our tours are great as they animate our city with comic books, to abstract to fantasy inspired. live history and provide fantastic entertainment for residents, visitors and families. They offer a They also provide a full print service, with Liverpool experience with a difference.’ framing and canvas as an added option, all with an aim to make the art non generic, Beginning at Liverpool’s famous Town Hall, visitors will be led through seven of the city’s original streets, meticulously tracing the path walked by their ancestors and each exciting expedition ends affordable and unique. in spectacular fashion on the steps of the iconic St George’s Hall.

Tours take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm-3pm (Sat and Sun) and 7pm-8pm (Fri and Sat). To book call 0151 546 5514/07714402141 (10am-3pm) or visit the website www.lovehistory.co.uk.

Products are available from around £5 and aspiring artists are encouraged to submit their own work for inclusion. For more information visit www.animeimports.co.uk.


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COMPETITIONS ERIC’S After successful shows with Richard Herring and Henning Wehn, Eric’s launches a monthly comedy night, starting this month. July sees Daliso Chaponda, Craig Murray and Gary Delaney appear alongside MC Andrew Stanley. To win a pair of tickets for Ernie’s Stand Up Comedy Club at Eric’s answer the following question:

Where did Daliso Chaponda begin his comedy career? Send your answer to: info@ thelowdownmagazine.com and include your name, preferred email address, telephone number and postal address. Closing date for entries is: 4th July 2012.

WIN TEETH THE BEACHBOYS WHITENING AT TRACEY BELL The Beach Boys, one of the world’s most legendary and influential bands, have reunited for a global 50th Anniversary Tour. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks are currently touring together in the USA and UK, for the first time in more than two decades. To win a copy of THAT’S WHY GOD MADE THE RADIO answer the following question.

What was The Beach Boys first No1 single in the UK?

BRAZILICA 2012 Brazilica, the vibrant festival of Brazilian culture which brought Latin fever to Liverpool last summer, attracting over 60,000 visitors to the city centre, is back for 2012 in a massive three day event from July 13-15.

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ALIF ENSEMBLE

Full details of all festival events including a 500-strong parade, outdoor music stages featuring top authentic Brazilian acts, a Carnival Ball and a high profile indoor gig can be found at www.brazilicafestival.com. Lowdown has a pair of tickets to give away for Brazilica’s carnival-themed opening party at Nation. To win just answer the following question correctly:

The Alif Ensemble is one of the most exciting new projects to come from the Arab world, bringing together musicians from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt and Iraq for a beguiling blend of acoustic and contemporary electronic sounds. They perform at the Philharmonic this month as part of Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival. To win a pair of tickets to this special event answer the following question:

What is Brazil’s capital city?

What year was Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival founded?

Send your answer to: info@ thelowdownmagazine.com and include your name, preferred email address, telephone number and postal address. Closing date for entries is: 9th July 2012.

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ZIGGYSTARDUST In 1972, David Bowie’s concept album, ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’ came into being, possessing a force that would not only reverberate across the musical landscape for decades to come, influencing generations of musicians, artists and audiences, but catapult the star into stratospheric climes. 40 years on, the classic album has been re-released and remastered to celebrate its anniversary and in recognition of this, we’ve asked local musicians and guest writers to share what impact the seminal album had on them. JOHN HEAD – SHACK

VINNY PECULIAR – PARLOUR FLAMES

I first heard David Bowie very early one Christmas morning in the early to mid ‘70s. Myself and my brother, were crouched on the floor hovering over our new brick shaped cassette player with its magical red recording button.

‘Keep your electric eye on me babe…’

The cassette that accompanied the magical machine, either by genius, serendipity or mischief, was ‘Aladdin Sane’. I still don’t know why that album was chosen by one of our parents, but from the moment we pressed the play button and the brilliant Mike Garson tinkles the piano intro on ‘Time’, Bowie’s: ‘Flexes like a whore, falls w***ing to the floor’ lyrics and then the amazing Mick Ronson brings in the boys, we were sucked in. We sat crouched over the little speaker watching the tiny little cassette wheels spinning, turning the cassette over and over ‘til our parents got up (and fast forwarding past the first few bars from then on when parents were around). After this we hunted down as much of David Bowie and this amazing band as we could. Starting with the brilliant ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’. This is still one of my favourite bands ever. I love Mick Ronson’s guitar playing and arrangements. I was heartbroken when they disbanded. It was hard to take for a young lad! They were head and shoulders above anything else I was aware of at that time. This was my introduction to David Bowie, a chameleon who would keep coming back, re-inventing himself time and again with completely new, almost unrecognisable guises and sounds. Always interesting, usually brilliant. I’ve always thought that in the right hands music becomes art. I think David Bowie is definitely an artist and quite possibly even art himself.

In 1972 I was a fey shy teenager in a nondescript Worcestershire village watching David Bowie perform ‘Starman’ on Top Of The Pops. Three weeks later, I bought the album TRAFOZSATSFM with cash scrimped from a paper round. It changed my life, and not just musically. The Bowie crush became a lifestyle option; driving wedges between peers and parents alike. Experiments with henna and (my mother’s) make up soon followed, a satin bomber jacket and ‘chimney stacks’, I devoted the next couple of years to the man who fell to earth. There was simply no one like him. Bowie was Ziggy, playing a part, telling a story, the rise and the fall, from desperate album opener ‘Five Years’: ‘It was cold and it rained and I felt like an actor’, to the prophetic ‘Ziggy Stardust’, with a spiky Mick Ronson guitar riff that wasn’t really a riff. ‘When the kids had killed the man I had to break up the band’ was the writing on the wall no one really noticed. The nightmare of a future ‘Rock n Roll Suicide’ as ‘time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth, you pull on a finger then another finger, then cigarette’. Moving like tigers on Vaseline, freaking out in moon-age daydreams; nothing was ever quite the same again. NEIL GRIFFITHS – THE CHRISTIANS Ziggy Stardust… Staged androgyny, oozing sexuality, outrageous dress & hairstyle, narcissistic self absorption collapsing into Rock n Roll Suicide. A catalyst for Punk and the New Romantics of the 80s to the look of Lady Gaga… oh and one of the greatest albums of all time. The 40th anniversary remastered edition is out now via EMI Records.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of David Bowie’s seminal 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Lowdown is offering readers a chance to win a copy of the newly remastered classic. To win answer the following question:

Who, along with Bowie produced TRAFOZS? Send your answer to: info@ thelowdownmagazine.com and include your name, preferred email address, telephone number and postal address. Closing date for entries is: 31st July 2012.


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HANDSOMEDEVILS

Pure Love is a new collaboration between ex Gallows frontman, Frank Carter and guitarist Jim Carroll (The Hope Conspiracy and The Suicide File). With backgrounds in hardcore music, the pair came together instinctively, from a mutual desire to try something different after the punishing demands of playing hardcore full time started to take their toll. Their first album is released in October and they play The Zanzibar later this month. Pure Love intend to ‘tour and tour’, but more importantly, they just want to have fun. HAVING BOTH BEEN IN SUCCESSFUL BANDS BEFORE, IS IT HARDER OR EASIER STARTING OUT ON A NEW PROJECT? Frank: I think it makes it easier in the sense that we’ve done it all before so nothing is new or scary but also harder because although there’s no expectation from us, there may be a little bit from other people who might be expecting something different to what they get, but all in all it’s been good, everyone seems to be enjoying it. PURE LOVE SEEMS A MARKED DEPARTURE FROM YOUR PREVIOUS WORK, DO YOU THINK IT’LL STILL REACH OUT TO THE SAME AUDIENCE? Jim: Just speaking from personal experience I grew up listening to a lot of different stuff and even though punk and hardcore was a big part of me growing up it was just one of the steps. I was into music before that and I’m still into it after. There are plenty of people out there who’ve said to us after the shows they were a fan of previous bands we were in, so a lot of people have stuck around, which is good. YOU’VE BOTH SAID YOU WERE GETTING TIRED OF HARDCORE, DO YOU THINK THAT’S A NATURAL PROGRESSION AS IT’S DIFFICULT TO SUSTAIN OR JUST YOUR OWN PREFERENCES AND ATTITUDES CHANGING?

Frank: It wasn’t tired of hardcore. I love hardcore music and I always will, but the problem was the level that I had started out at - it wasn’t possible for me to continue at that pace. If you’ve seen Gallows perform you’d know that I gave everything. I just liked to do damage to everything and everyone around me, including the songs. That was the whole point and and I’m not interested in doing that anymore. You get to a point where you think, I am a worthwhile human being and I’m sick of punishing myself. So I just wanted to try something different and just sing, not be covered in blood or bruises. YOU’VE BEEN QUOTED AS SAYING YOU’RE FILLING A GAP IN THE CURRENT MUSIC SCENE, WHAT DO YOU SEE THAT AS? Frank: A nice little round hole that says ‘like Pure Love’. I can’t say what that gap is. I don’t know whether there is anything missing but I like to think that we bring something new that maybe people didn’t realise wasn’t there and now it is. PURE LOVE IS A BAND YOU BOTH WANT TO HAVE FUN WITH, WILL YOU BE STEERING CLEAR OF MAKING ANY POLITICAL STATEMENTS IN YOUR MATERIAL? Frank: I never really considered myself a very political figure and I tried to avoid making political statements in the press. I just wrote a fairly politically inspired record with Gallows and that was just a product of its time. Now I try and avoid

that like the plague ‘cos it’s all quite boring really. HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT IN NEW YORK INFLUENCE YOUR SOUND/ MATERIAL? Frank: I think if anything our sound has become a lot more British from living out here. I’ve been listening to music from all over the world and talking to people from all over the world and I like to pull inspiration from people that are close to me. Jim: I wouldn’t say it has an influence on the sound. Where you’re living will influence how you’re feeling, so if you’re stressed about where you live that’ll come across, but New York has a really positive effect on me. I’m always looking for things to do and there’s always something going on. WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM THE ALBUM? Jim: Definitely a lot of variety, which we’re really proud of. The two singles that have been released so far, ‘Handsome Devil’s Club’ and ‘Bury My Bones’ are probably the most straightforward and up tempo. There’s also other slower, moodier songs. We’ve drawn from a lot of influences. There is uniformity, it’s definitely a rock ‘n’ roll record, but then there’s a bluesy and punk influence so no tracks sound the same. Pure Love play The Zanzibar on July 19. Read the full interview at www. thelowdownmagazine.com


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NADIM SAWALHA

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Celebrated Jordanian-born actor Nadim Sawalha heads to Liverpool this month to appear at Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival, in conversation at the Bluecoat, where he’ll share stories and anecdotes, reflecting on 50 years in British show business. Nadim also brings his new play, ‘Rest Upon the Wind’, to be performed as part of the festival at Unity Theatre. Inspired by Khalil Gibran’s book, ‘The Prophet’ (published in 1923, before going on to sell over a hundred million copies) the play, which was written by Nadim, is the story of Gibran’s struggle to deliver a message of love and peace and his life as an immigrant poet/painter in America. WHAT WAS THE IMPETUS BEHIND WRITING ‘REST UPON THE WIND’?

WHAT DO YOU HOPE AUDIENCES TAKE AWAY FROM THE PLAY?

The main character in the play, Khalil Gibran, is widely known because of his book, ‘The Prophet’ and yet as I’ve gone through life asking people what they know about the man himself, many had nothing to say other than praising the book.

To witness the struggle of another human being through a creative process is a very instructive process as is the power of storytelling so I hope that comes across. But this is also a story that happened a hundred years ago.

He was a very private and secretive man and I had to read a lot, around 40 books to try and get to him. So the first impetus was I wanted to know more about what kind of man he was and what kind of struggles he went through to give birth to ‘The Prophet’. The second reason is I like many aspects of his personality, the fact that he stuck to art when many of his friends were preoccupied with money and trading.

We think that the Arab American relationship started with George Bush but we actually started criticising each other and wanting things from each other a hundred years ago. So hopefully the audience will take away how history can explain what’s happening today.

He believed he was a thinker and a philosopher and a poet and he stuck to that. Most of us look over the fence and think the grass is greener and move over but he didn’t do that. I think that’s he’s such an iconic figure that he deserves someone to come along and take the time to uncover aspects of his life.

YOUR TALK AT BLUECOAT WILL REFLECT ON YOUR TIME IN THE INDUSTRY, HAVE YOU ACHIEVED ALL YOU SET OUT TO WHEN YOU MOVED TO LONDON IN THE 50S?

And as an Arab I feel we have so much history that is very deep and no-one has the time or the money to dig it up so I’ve dedicated some years of my life to this job.

And how time moves very slowly because things that are happening today were happening a long time ago.

I’ve done most of the things that I wanted to do. The last thing was to write a play that would find a good response in as many countries as possible and I think this last attempt at playwriting has been most satisfying and fascinating. I feel that I’ve done

all the crazy things I wanted to do, I’ve ticked all the boxes. And you have to be grateful that you’ve been given the opportunities, whether personally or professionally. DO YOU FEEL ANY OF THE CHALLENGES YOU FACED WHEN STARTING OUT ARE STILL APPARENT IN THE INDUSTRY? The challenges never really stop coming, they’re just different and represented in a different way and in different circumstances. All the challenges facing a young Arab coming to this country like I did are still there, probably even more than I ever had but you just have to be alert to the them. LIVERPOOL ARABIC ARTS FESTIVAL IS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN THE UK, HOW IMPORTANT DO YOU FEEL CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS SUCH AS THIS ARE? I’m looking forward to it, the last time I was in Liverpool was 55 years ago. I’m grateful to the festival for inviting us and it’ll be nice to exchange opinions and ideas. But it’s very important because it takes very brave souls to establish something like this and keep pushing it. It’s a lot of hard work for very little financial or material reward but it’s a spiritual journey, so it’s important in that sense.


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Liverpool’s International Arts Venue Autumn Season: September - November 2012 Lighthouse (Simcock Garland Sirkis) Fri 21st September 7.30pm £15

Jah Wobble + The Modern Jazz Ensemble Fri 5th October 7.30pm £17.50

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Warm Digits Fri12th October 7.30pm £12.50

Sun 23rd September 7.30pm £12.50 Milapfest Music for the Mind and Soul Sat 29th September 1pm Free

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Wed 17th October 7.30pm £20

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Eduardo Niebla Experience Fri 9th November 7.30pm £12.50

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Ian Boddy Thur 25th October 7.30pm £12.50 (£10 conc)

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LIVE REVIEWS DIONNE WARWICK PHILHARMONIC HALL, JUNE 4

Dionne Warwick does not need to apologize for having a cold, you can barely tell. Yet, it’s the first thing she tells the audience as she struts onto the stage of an unbelievably half empty Philharmonic Hall. Not that that seems to bother Dionne as she sets about laying down the house rules. She talks for a good five minutes before even singing a note. The order of the evening is to have a good time. With the words: ‘HERE - WE - GO’, the ever elegant Ms. Warwick starts the show with her classic 1964 Bacharach/David hit, ‘Walk On By’ and it’s just wonderful to hear. This song really sets the benchmark for the evening. Dionne Warwick is celebrating 50 years in show business and tonight we are taken on a journey through her musical career. We’re treated to glorious renditions of all of her popular songs, ‘Do You Know The Way To San Jose’, ‘Say A Little Prayer’, ‘This Girl’s In Love With You’, to mention a few. After nearly every song, Ms. Warwick receives a standing ovation from every over-excited male in the audience. There are a lot of them too. On occasion, she pauses at the end of songs before delivering the ‘killer-note’. It becomes

a running joke with the audience but you get the impression that she’s just fooling around. A particular highlight of the evening is a breathtaking version of, ‘Alfie’, taken from the film of the same name. Dionne sits at the piano and delivers a performance with such sincerity that it completely outclasses the Cilla Black version. As does her version of, ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’. Dionne delivers both of these songs with a passion and intensity that Cilla Black could only dream of. For the finale, we have a heart-warming rendition of, ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ and perhaps the longest standing ovation of the night. Unsurprisingly, after her recent remarks to the press, there are no tributes to her cousin,

Whitney Houston. Tonight is about Dionne Warwick and the audience seem more than happy to have it that way. It’s hard to understand why every venue on this tour hasn‘t been sold out. How often do you get the chance to see a living legend like Dionne Warwick perform live? Once these great giants of music have left the building, who is going to take their place? I wonder if any of the current chart topping artists will be held in the same esteem as our much loved musical icons if they are to make 50 years in the business. I highly doubt it. Adam Coxon


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THE MATCH BOX

LIVERPOOL PLAYHOUSE STUDIO, JUNE 19

Exploring the theme of grief through creative means must be a difficult task, given the complexity of the emotions associated with it. This world première at Liverpool Playhouse brings to life the success of Frank McGuinness in tackling the subject through just one voice. From the outset of the lengthy monologue the audience feels how suffocating grief can be. The stark figure of Sal, who appears onstage after a period of complete darkness followed by silence, sets an eerie scene within the confines of the intimate Playhouse Studio theatre. Leanne Best perfectly embodies the character of Sal and translates her emotional journey powerfully, instinctively and sincerely. As the story unfolds (Sal has lost her 12-year-old daughter in a violent tragedy) the protagonist’s emotions unravel. As each layer of the plot is revealed and we watch Sal pursue her opposing instincts towards forgiveness and then revenge, Best conveys the forces working within, exposing the character’s vulnerability and strength with equal measure.

Expectations surrounding the responses associated with death and grief are highlighted and examined, not least through Sal’s direct questioning of the audience, who become the representation of the norms being challenged. Sal’s anecdotes of her earlier life give background that helps create a fully developed character, subtly and intelligently. They also bring to life the other voices who play an integral part in Sal’s story. The thread of references to sulphur in various forms; from the continual physical striking of matches to the brimstone dialogue and the association with gunpowder and Sal’s daughter’s violent death, finally culminate in the irony that as the essential element for all

life, sulphur juxtaposes what Sal has become. She is bereft and her experience has left her feeling as detached from life as is possible. The intensity of the emotional despair conveyed is relieved through humour, intermittently, and Best is as adept at encouraging this as she is anger and other seemingly more negative emotions. The Match Box provokes the questioning of morality, grief, human instinct, justice, love and hate and Leanne Best’s performance is outstanding. Miss it, miss out! The Match Box run has been extended to July 21. MM.


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PATTI SMITH BANGA

DEXY’S ONE DAY I’M GOING TO SOAR

FIONA APPLE THE IDLER WHEEL

Banga is Patti Smith’s 11th album and features a number of guests including Tom Verlaine, Jack Petruzzelli and her own children Jackson and Jesse Paris.

‘One Day I’m Going To Soar’ is Dexy’s first album in twenty seven years and it’s a belter. Kevin Rowland creates a mini opera that tells the story of an unhappy man struggling for answers and reflecting on his life. He’s suddenly distracted by a beautiful woman, imagining her a personality and a voice she speaks to him. Convinced she’s the one they get together and swear undying love but our hero suddenly changes his mind realising he’s merely chasing a dream of happy ever after that he doesn’t actually want. They row, she leaves and he comes to terms with his flaws and mistakes, resolving to enjoy being who he is.

Fiona Apple has built up a strong cult following over the years despite infrequent release. ‘The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw’ and ‘Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do’ is Apple’s fourth album and her first since 2005.

Based on dreams and observations, she has explored a wide variety of subject matter from the discovery of America, ‘Amerigo’ to a prayer to Mount Fuji for the people of Japan and the hardships they have had to endure recently, ‘Fuji San’. ‘This is the girl’ is a tribute to Amy Winehouse with a slow 50s feel that started as a poem, written after hearing about her death. ‘Banga’ is a building and driving track named after Pilate’s loyal dog in the Mikhail Bulgakov novel, ‘The Master and Margarita’. ‘Maria’ is an emotional ballad about deceased actress Maria Schneider and reminisces about times in the 70s when the pair knew each other. The album finishes with a cover of Neil Young’s ‘After The Gold Rush’. Bittersweet and sad at times but overall a very uplifting album.Intimate and interesting with lyrical meaning and depth. Like Leonard Cohen’s release earlier this year, it’s the artists ‘too old to rock and roll’ releasing some of the most vital music around. 8/10 PT ||

lt’s set to some great tunes, Mick Talbot brings a touch of Style Council to the production which works well with the more traditional Dexy’s sound. Stand out tracks include ‘She Gotta Wiggle’ with a soft piano intro building up to a song about attraction and desire, the soulful ‘I’m Always Gonna Love You’ with its theatrical break up section and ‘Free’ with a driving Motown feel. However, this album is a story (autobiographical?) that is best enjoyed as a whole. Highly entertaining and a great return. 9/10 GB ||

‘The Idler...’ contains many of Apple’s dysfunctional relationship break up lyrics. The sound is mostly voice and piano supplemented by the experimental percussion of Charley Drayton who is also co-producer. From thigh slaps to pebbles on a tin roof. ‘Every Single Night’ opens the album with delicate up front vocals backed with simple high piano. ‘Daredevil’ is reference to her lack of feeling: ‘I don’t feel anything until I smash it up.’ ‘Valentine’ starts with a soft vocal and turns abruptly into a soulful chorus. Jazz drums open ‘Left Alone’ and the lyrics offer insight into the internal emotional battle: ‘How can I ask anyone to love me, when all I do is beg to be left alone.’ The final track, ‘Hot Knife’ is a multi-layered vocal explosion about attraction, sex and hope. Maybe some of her issues have been worked out in this album. Apple’s lyrics dart about like flickering flames creating flashes of imagery as you listen and her vocals are from a whisper to a scream. She’s the fiery, self destructive girl who smashes your flat up after an argument. Scary and fascinating at the same time. Just don’t cross her. 8.5/10 PT ||


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FILMREVIEW Prometheus (15) In Ridley Scott’s return to science fiction after 30 years, a group of researchers venture to a distant moon intent on discovering the origins of mankind, however, those expecting a straight-up prequel to ‘Alien’ may be left disappointed as everyone’s favourite phallic creature has only a very minor role in the plot. Despite the task of overcoming the hype ‘Prometheus’ has received, Scott manages to fully immerse the audience in his world within minutes, with a mystifying atmosphere and truly epic scale, reminding us exactly why he was such a perfect sci-fi director in the first place. Credit must also be given to the cast who manage to bring depth to what would otherwise be typical cannon fodder characters. Although the pacing of the film may seem a bit foreign to a modern day audience, it is without a doubt one of the best sci-fi movies in recent years and if you have enjoyed Scott’s previous work it is definitely worth a look. Daniel Brennan

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Dominic Dunn is the antithesis of the stereotypical portrayal of a teenager. Currently studying for his GCSEs, the 15-yearold singer songwriter is also working hard to become established on the local live music circuit, recording tracks and has recently set up his own company, Weekday Weekend Promotions, to help promote other underage acts.

WHAT KICK-STARTED YOUR INTEREST IN MUSIC? From an early age I was influenced by listening to my dad’s music collection, from The Clash to Simon and Garfunkel. My grandad plays the guitar and taught me as much as he could. He bought me a right handed guitar but we quickly discovered I play left handed so he restrung it for me. From then on I’m largely self taught, just listening to stuff and copying what I heard. HOW DID WEEKDAY WEEKEND PROMOTIONS COME ABOUT? I’ve been playing in venues myself, organising my own gigs and know how difficult it can be arranging underage events. I decided to set up a promotions company specifically for underage acts to help young artists gain exposure but also to keep the costs low for the audience and allow the act, venue and myself to take an equal cut. So everybody involved gets the same benefits. HOW DAUNTING IS IT STARTING OUT IN MUSIC, GIVEN YOU’RE DOING A LOT OF THE WORK FOR YOURSELF? It has been a challenge, knowing where to start

in some areas but I’ve been given a lot of help and advice from various people. Liverpool Bands pointed me in the right direction regarding a studio to record some material and in turn, Crosstown Studios have helped me a lot in the recording process by advising me on production etc. HOW ARE YOU BALANCING STUDYING AND PURSUING YOUR MUSIC CAREER? When I need to focus on studying I do. I’m revising for my GCSEs at the moment so I’m not doing as many live gigs and I’ll concentrate on the promotions when I have free time over the summer after the exams are over. I just have to be organised; I’ve been revising since the start of the year so I feel well prepared. I want to combine the two areas as I’m hoping to study Entertainment Law at university, so I have options available depending on what happens in the future. Dominic plays The Brink on 1 July. Check out Dominic’s tracks on www.reverbnation.com/dominicdunn or like him on facebook at www.facebook.com/Dominic.Dunn22


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PREVIEWS Nicolas Milhé Meurtrière (Dolomites), 2009 © Nicolas Milhé. Courtesy of Galerie Samy Abraham

June 22 September 2 Still Outside (Or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery

The main exhibition at Open Eye Gallery presents four artists, from the UK, France and Switzerland in the gallery’s first group show which considers how we interact with our immediate surroundings and how we transform them by looking at them.

Pietro Mattioli Nacht No.33, 2006/7, from 2000 Light Years from Home © Pietro Mattioli, Courtesy of Galerie Lange + Pult, Zurich.

Alison Stolwoood Seed - Composite 01, Mixed Varieties, 2011 © Alison Stolwood

The artists use still and moving images to question what we see as natural and artificial.

Rebecca Lennon’s video work, ‘Uncomfortable Silence’ sees the artist spray-paint white a series of objects selected from the waste of a city street, transforming and reclaiming them. In Lennon’s large-scale sound installation, ‘This is what they built the ship with’, the auto-tuning of the calls of seagulls examines our interactions with nature. The simple yet effective idea of manipulating what occurs naturally to become what we consider ‘perfect’ creates definite impact.

Pietro Mattioli’s series, ‘Two Thousand Light Years from Home’ documents the artist’s nighttime wanderings with pictures taken, as his child slept, over three seasons in 20062007. Using a perimeter marked by the reach of his baby monitor’s signal, Mattioli captures and isolates the familiar and mundane to reveal their hidden beauty. The images are succinct while creating layers of depth for the imagination to roam. Nicolas Milhé’s work explores power, surveillance and the seductiveness of images. A three metre-long sculpture emblazoned with a gigantic image of a tranquil Alpine landscape and penetrated by a vertical arrow-slit aperture, creates a contrary piece provoking consideration of the idea of what lies beneath, or behind. The generic and idealised image of the landscape conceals a more sinister terrain which Milhé offers as a representative of the mask that hides the ‘harsher realities of contemporary politics’. Milhé’s work is a powerful expression of an important and extremely relevant issue.

Alison Stolwood’s photographs highlight the ways in which time and perception act on the landscape and how technology has changed the way we look at the landscape. In ‘Seed Composite’, Stolwood doesn’t try to disguise that the piece has been constructed by technical means but rather allows this to add meaning. She refers to her use of the lens as ‘an aid to observation and as a tool for manipulation, power and control.’ Her images capture the true natural beauty of their subjects while hinting at our interference with the environment.


23 ARCHIVE EXHIBITION Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures Cult Austrian artist Erwin Wurm (whose followers include Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers) uses photography and film to capture transient sculptural works. ‘One Minute Sculptures’ is an ongoing series, in development since the late 1990s, and 18 of the artist’s earliest photographs are on display at Open Eye. The series captures the artist or his models posing in spontaneous ways with everyday items, debunking the lofty paradigm of high culture. The transience of Wurm’s sculptures questions the definition of sculpture. The exhibition is playful but dark when considering the reduction of humans to objects. While exploring this element, the humour in the images is difficult to ignore and ultimately encourages plenty of smiles. One Minute Sculpture (1997) © Erwin Wurm

Light and Colour (Goethe’s theory) image: JMW Turner Light and Colour (Goethe’s Theory) – the Morning after the Deluge – Moses Writing the Book of Genesis exhibited 1843

June 22 October 28

Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings Tate Liverpool Tate Liverpool’s current groundbreaking exhibition looks at the later work of the three artistic greats who, despite their differences, both in time and approach, each explore the eternal human preoccupation of mortality. More than 60 works are on display, drawn from museums and private collections from

Water Lilies image: Claude Monet Waterlillies (Nymphéas) 1916-19 Oil on canvas 2000 x 1800 mm. Courtesy Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Basel Photo by Robert Bayer, Basel.

Twombly Camino Real image: Cy Twombly Camino Real (II), 2010 © Cy Twombly Foundation

around the world as well as Tate’s Turner Bequest, some of which have never been shown in the UK before.

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), Claude Monet (1840-1926) and Cy Twombly (1928-2011) were all considered radical painters in their time and met with criticism for pushing the boundaries of conventional painting. This exhibition encourages Turner and Monet to be seen within a contemporary context while demonstrating the strong classical traits in Twombly’s paintings and sculptures.

The exhibition is not meant to be didactic, but rather encourage a response to the conversation that is occurring between the three artists via their work. Monet’s interest in Turner has been well documented but the passion Twombly had for both Turner and Monet has never been fully examined; the exhibition will give added perspective for those already familiar with Twombly’s work, while serving as an interesting introduction to those yet to discover the artist.

Through the seven themes explored in the exhibition we can discover how shared interests, values and preoccupations between the three artists resonate, alongside their questioning and challenging of each other.


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July 21

Astral Coast 2012 New Brighton Floral Pavilion

July 13-15

Brouhaha International Festival – Various locations

Organisers of new Wirral music festival, Astral Coast, have just revealed the line-up for their inaugural outing on July 21. Sound Of Guns’ Andrew Metcalfe has been confirmed to perform a special guest acoustic set after a fantastic year, touring extensively across the UK with the band.

The UK’s second biggest carnival behind Notting Hill is just one month away and it’s here in Liverpool.

Oxygen Thieves also join the festival bill. The Wirral group have recently been signed up for management by Deltasonic Records and an eagerly anticipated single is due later this summer. The winners of Merseyrail Unsigned 2012, Beach Skulls, also feature as do The Thespians, fresh from headlining this year’s X&Y Festival in Liverpool.

Organiser Brouhaha International is celebrating Liverpool’s 2012 festival with more local, as well as international performances, than ever before.

Ellesmere Port group, Tiro Lark, join the acts performing at New Brighton Floral Pavilion, following a successful showing at this year’s Liverpool Sound City Youth Live. The wealth of emerging Wirral bands on show is maintained with Notion who play Astral Coast fresh from supporting The Lightning Seeds. The programme of live music will be complemented by guest DJs, Pillbox Vintage Clothes Fair, fairground rides and stalls, and a variety of attractions in the Festival Village. Wirral Music Studio Fallen Industries will be hosting a series of DJ workshops and The Climbing Hangar will be bringing their mobile Climbing Boulder along for the day.

During the festival, Brouhaha International’s young artists from around the world will be delivering workshops and performances to communities across Liverpool. This year sees performers from Trinidad, Martinique, Costa Rica, the Bahamas and South Africa work with schools and local groups in Brouhaha’s Community Tour ‘Emerging Artists’ Programme.

With live graffiti, delicious mocktails at the Astral Coastail Bar as well as Hearty Festival Fayre and bbq, there will be plenty to keep festival goers entertained. For the full line-up and tickets visit www.floralpavilion.com, www.bidolito.co.uk or call 0151 666 0000.

The Living Room plays host to talented American singer and songwriter, Drew De Four, this month as part of his UK tour.

A huge Colombian carnival float will dominate the procession across the city centre on July 13 in ‘Lost Paradise - the Amazon Spectacular’ from 4pm, part of Liverpool City Central’s Summer of Love. Speaking about the main event on July 14 and the traditional parade to Princes Park, Giles Agis, Executive Director of Brouhaha International said: ‘There are opportunities for people to take part by wearing some wonderfully vibrant costumes or if people prefer, they can wave and cheer on the massive procession towards Princes Park starting close to Liverpool Community College on Catherine Street on the morning of Carnival.’ For further details on routes and events visit www.brouhaha.uk.com.

With a repertoire of more than 1,000 songs, De Four draws influence from Ray Charles, Dr John, Tom Waits, Jerry Lee Lewis and Van Morrison and is continually touring the world. He has released four albums independently, all self-financed and self-produced, and has played everywhere from Poland to Japan.

July 20

Drew De Four The Living Room

General Manager at The Living Room, Jamie McDiarmid, said: ‘Drew has that innate musical ability to make any song his own and bring it to life in a new way.’ Entry to the show, which starts at 8.30pm, is free. Bar booths are available with drinks packages, and restaurant tables are available with set menus. Bookings can be made on 0151 236 1999.


Summer Highlights At Liverpool Philharmonic Dionne Warwick Monday 4 June 7.30pm £28.50-£75

The Chieftains

Sunday 10 June 8pm £35-£42.50

The Unthanks

with Brighouse & Ratrick Brass band Sunday 17 June 7.30pm £18.50-£24.50

Strictly Presents... Dance To The Music

Alison Krauss SOLD OUT & Union Station Saturday 14 July 7.30pm £32.50-£45.50 Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival

Alif Ensemble Sunday 15 July 7.30pm £15-£22.50

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra Thursday 26 July 7.30pm £37.50, £43.50

Brit Floyd

John Richardson: Funny Magnet

Monday 2 July 8pm £27.50, £33.50

Friday 27 July 8pm £15, £21

Ian Prowse

Americana Weekend

Monday 25 June 7.30pm £19.50-£51

Friday 6 July 8.30pm £12 SOLD OUT EXTRA DATE Thursday 5 July 8.30pm £12

Featuring Lazy Lester, The Pineleaf Boys and more

27-28 July

Box Office 0151 709 3789 liverpoolphil.com


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SUNDAY 1ST

Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. 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 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Music Will Jazz, The Shipping Forecast, 4pm-8pm, FREE, 0151 709 6901. Planetary Jazz founder William S Whittle brings music to accompany you on a lazy Sunday evening www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com

The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. The result of a community project started by Home Bargains in 2008 and made up of nearly five million stitches, featuring the work of 150 embroiderers www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

The Chester Giants - A Community Opera, Chester Amphitheatre, 1pm & 4pm, FREE Anna Corcoran, Alma de Cuba, 7pm, FREE, 0151 702 7394. Live music from talented singer/songwriter performing a mixture of classic and original material on the piano www.alma-de-cuba.com

West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Photographic portraits of some of the West Africans who made donations to the museum between 1897 and 1916 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Theatre & Dance After the Dream, Melrose Hall Hoylake, 7pm, £6-£8, 0151 666 0000. Original sequel to A Midsummer Night’s Dream www.floralpavilion.com

Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Five of Lear’s most stunning watercolours www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Movie Magic, The Brindley Runcorn, 5pm, £6.50-£7.50, 0151 907 8360. Dance and drama show filled with music & clips from some of your favourite movies www.brindley.org.uk

Elements & Satellites, Walker Art Gallery, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Display of recent work by winner of the Liverpool Art Prize 2011, Markus Soukup whose work incorporates video, 2D and 3D animation www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

The Producers, Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm, £8-£9.25, 01704 530 521. Southport Spotlight Musical Theatre production www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk Merry Wives of Windsor, Lydiate Abbey (next to Scotch Piper pub), 2pm, £12. Open Air Theatre, bring a picnic www.shakespearetheatreoutdoors.co.uk

Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery, 10am5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Major retrospective of the legendary artist, musician and TV personality www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. A special display of William Hoare’s portrait of the earliest British oil painting of a freed slave and the first painting that honours an African subject and Muslim as an individual and an equal www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. The first show in more than 40 years to showcase the work of one of the most successful artists of the Edwardian period www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE, 10am-5.50pm, £12, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE, 10am-5.50pm, FREE, 0151 702 7400, www.tate.org.uk Met. Opera: Die Walkure (Encore cycle), Picturehouse at FACT, 12pm, £19.50-£25, 0871 902 5737, www.fact.co.uk Les Diaboliques, Picturehouse at FACT, 5.30pm, £6-£8.50, 0871 902 5737. Film (12A) www.fact.co.uk

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT, 12pm-6pm (weekdays and Sunday) 11am-6pm (Saturday), FREE, 0151 707 4464. Titanic and Liverpool: the untold Exhibition responding to economic story, Merseyside Maritime Museum, and cultural changes in Brazil and UK, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499, through the lens of a marketplace www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk www.fact.co.uk A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Galapagos, Bluecoat, 10am-6pm, Maritime Museum, 10am-5pm, FREE, FREE, 0151 702 5324, Offers a 0151 478 4499. A small Olympic surprising and contemporary insight display exploring the role of the UK into the culture reality, the human Border Agency in London 2012 stories and the living laboratory of the www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Galapagos www.thebluecoat.org.uk

Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!, The Civic Crosby, 1pm, £10, 0151 928 1919. The Kelly Shirley School of Dance presents a song and dance spectacular www.seftonarts.co.uk

Comedy A Rush Of Laughter, The Lantern Theatre, 8pm, £7, 0151 703 0000. Compere Adam Rushton with Andy Watson, Pete Otway and Seymour Mace www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk

Anything to declare? Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. The dangers of accidental smuggling are revealed www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Hot Water Comedy Club - Testing the Water, Envi, 8pm, £1.50-£3, 0777 211 2344. Resident MC Paul Smith hosts weekly open mic night www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Highlights the abuse of labour rights in the cotton industry www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Artwork by 15-24 year olds on Merseyside exploring the effect of antisocial behaviour legislation on their lives and communities www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum, 10am5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Ten photographs exploring the realities of daily life along the Niger Delta www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre, 10am-5.30pm (Mon-Sat) 12pm-5pm (Sun), FREE, 0151 709 4014. Reflecting the importance of an artist’s physical working space and environment www.bluecoatdisplaycentre.com In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre, 10am-5.30pm (Mon-Sat) 12pm5pm (Sun), FREE, 0151 709 4014. Installations celebrate the living and the dead www.bluecoatdisplaycentre.com

Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery, 10.30am-5.30pm, FREE, 0151 236 6768. Presents four artists from the UK, France and Switzerland, closely observing and reworking parts of their environments that might otherwise be unseen or neglected www.openeye.org.uk Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery, 10.30am-5.30pm, FREE, 0151 236 6768. Ongoing series by cult artist Wurm, in which we see him or his models pose in spontaneous ways with everyday objects & bring inanimate objects to life www.openeye.org.uk The Games of Art, The Black-E, 9am-5pm (weekends 10am-4pm), FREE, 0151 709 5109. Exhibition presenting artworks created over the last 40 years of ‘Artful Games’ www.theblack-e.co.uk South Liverpool Photographic Society exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am-5pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island, 9am-9pm, FREE. RIBA exhibition, guest curated by Sarah Beeny, charting the story of the design and appeal of everyday homes in the UK www.lovearchitecture.org.uk superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1, 9.30am-6.30pm (Mon-Sat, Thurs 8pm) 10.30am-5pm (Sun), FREE. RIBA exhibition showcasing architectural models from invited architects, designers, model makers, students and other individuals www.lovearchitecture.org.uk ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley, 10am-3pm, FREE, 0151 738 1913. Celebrates the tucked away, the overlooked and the greened-up edges of our urban areas captured over 10 years by photographer Jane Serbie and Caroline Beck www.nwc.org.uk

Family Peppa Pig’s Treasure Hunt, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 10am & 1pm, £12.50-£14.50, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Sunday Crafternoons, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out about objects and take away your own version www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feeding time at the Aquarium, World Museum, 12pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Be guided around the aquarium to watch the daily feeds www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk


29 Demonstration: Mood Room, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Enter the mood room in the Treasure House Theatre and experience themes that range from ancient Egyptian mummification to outer space www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Egyptian Amulets, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Make your own Egyptian style amulet to take home www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Doodle Station, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. An afternoon of drawing activities www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk All hands on deck, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm-4pm (at intervals), 0151 478 4499. Fascinating hands-on session www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk West African handling collection, International Slavery Museum, 1pm4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Find out about life in West Africa before the transatlantic slave trade www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk The Gruffalo’s Child, Picturehouse at FACT, 11.30am, £3, 0871 902 5737. Film (U) www.fact.co.uk Scavenger Hunt, Henley Park Whiston, 10am-12pm, FREE, 0151 489 1239. Join the rangers and follow the trail to discover your local park www.knowsley.gov.uk Scavenger Hunt, Eaton St Park Prescot, 1.30pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 489 1239. Join the rangers and follow the trail to discover your local park www.knowsley.gov.uk Sharlands Amusements, Croxteth Hall and Country House, 11am-5pm, 0151 233 6930. Childrens funfair for younger children www.croxteth.co.uk Sport & Leisure Liverpool Triathlon, Liverpool City Centre. For route details see www.liverpooltriathlon.co.uk Cycle Sundays in Aigburth, 10.30am, FREE, leaves from Mossley Hill Hospital (Victorian Building) car park. Ride lasts for 1-2hrs. Participants must have a roadworthy bike, limited number of pool bikes avail, to book one or for more info email transportation@liverpool.gov.uk Tennis for Free, Birkenhead Park, 10am-12pm, FREE. All coaching and equipment provided for free. Parents encouraged to stay and learn how to play with their children. Under 8s 10am-11am, 9-15s and adults 11am12pm www.wirral.gov.uk

Other Events

Arts

Life Drawing, LEAF, 7pm-10pm, £9, 0151 707 7747. Hosted by sculptress Ella Perry, some basic materials provided, artists welcome to bring other mediums www.thisisleaf.co.uk

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

Performance: Sundays at Sudley, Sudley House, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 724 3245. Singer songwriter Tony Kehoe hosts an open floor of music, poetry and performance www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

Elements & Satellites, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details)

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

Static Birds of Prey Display, Royden Park Frankby, 10am-4pm, FREE, 0151 677 7594, www.wirral.gov.uk

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

Summer Visitors to Royden Park, Royden Park Frankby, 10am-12pm, FREE, 0151 677 7594. Discover more about summer warbles and other bird migrants www.wirral.gov.uk

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

Clock and Watch Exhibition, Haydock Park Racecourse, 10am4pm. For more info contact the Sales Office on 01942 402623 www.haydock-park.co.uk

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

Victorian Day, Hoylake Promenade, 12pm-4pm, www.festivaloffirsts.co.uk

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

MONDAY 2ND

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

Music Brit Floyd, Liverpool Philharmonic, 8pm, £27.50-£33.50, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details)

Theatre & Dance Chicago the Musical, Liverpool Empire, 7.30pm, £10-£37.50, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com

My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

The Match Box, Liverpool Playhouse Studio, 7.45pm, £10, 0151 709 4776. World premiere of visceral and compelling new play by Frank McGuiness www.everymanplayhouse.com

In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Holly Lodge Girls’ College 3D Artwork Exhibition, Sefton Park Palm House, 12.30pm-6.30pm, FREE, 0151 726 2415, www.palmhouse.org.uk

The Producers, Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm, £8-£9.25, 01704 530 521. Southport Spotlight Musical Theatre production www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk

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

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Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery, 9am-5pm, FREE, 0151 291 3578.An intimate look at the private work of the Liverpool artist and craftsman www.hope.ac.uk South Liverpool Photographic Society exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am-5pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details) Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park, 10am-4pm, FREE, 0151 652 5197. A display of artwork created by over 30 Merseyside artists and craftspeople www.wirral.gov.uk ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st July for details)

Sport & Leisure Aerial Circus Classes, The Black-E, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £15 (block of 5 £60), 0151 709 5109. Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress. Trapeze & general aerial skills www.theblack-e.co.uk Cycle for Health, Otterspool Promenade, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet at Liverpool Cricket Club car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk Orienteering, Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, 6.30pm, FREE, 0151 934 2079. Children are welcome, if accompanied by a responsible adult www.active-sefton.co.uk

Other Events Jonny Bongo’s Monday Night Quiz & All Night Dirty Disco, The Shipping Forecast, 8pm-12am, £1, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Apps for Beginners, FACT, 10am, £175, 0151 707 4464. One day course - an introduction to app development inc practical sessions, knowledge building and storyboarding www.fact.co.uk Martin Birchall Photography Workshop, Liverpool Cathedral, 10am-1pm, £40 (£70 for couples) 0151 702 7255. For enthusiastic amateurs or absolute beginners, bring your own equipment www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Chess Club, LEAF, 8pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Borrow a board or bring your own www.thisisleaf.co.uk


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Tuesday 3rd Music RLPO Summer Pops - A Musical Night of Queen, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £13-£36, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com Out of the Bedroom Acoustic Open Mic, LEAF, 8.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Hosted by Johnny Sands, welcomes all spoken word artists & acoustic entrepreneurs www.thisisleaf.co.uk

Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details)

Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details)

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

The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 794 2348. Exhibition retracing ornithologist John James Audubon’s journey from New York to Liverpool www.liv.ac.uk/vgm

White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details)

Theatre & Dance

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

Chicago the Musical, Liverpool Empire, 7.30pm, £10-£37.50, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com The Match Box, Liverpool Playhouse Studio, 5.30pm, £10, 0151 709 4776. World premiere of visceral and compelling new play by Frank McGuiness www.everymanplayhouse.com

A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details)

Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com

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

Summer Extravaganza, The Brindley Runcorn, 7pm, £6.50-£7.50, 0151 907 8360. Variety Show by H.E.A.R.T.S Theatre School www.brindley.org.uk

Found Footage Festival, The Kazimier, 8.30pm, $17, 0151 324 1723. Acclaimed showcase of odd and hilarious found videos www. thekazimier.co.uk

The Producers, Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm, £8-£9.25, 01704 530 521. Southport Spotlight Musical Theatre production www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk

Quatermass and the Pit, Picturehouse at FACT, 9pm, £7.50£8.50, 0871 902 5737. Film (15) www.fact.co.uk The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details)

Comedy Improvageddon, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £8, 0844 873 2888. Four teams enter only one team leaves in this epic improvised battle featuring some of the UK’s best improvisation companies - the audience decides who shall be crowned champion www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Holly Lodge Girls’ College 3D Artwork Exhibition, Sefton Park Palm House, 12.30pm-6.30pm, FREE, 0151 726 2415, www.palmhouse.org.uk

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

Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details)

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

EdwardLear:Artist,ExplorerandPoet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details)

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

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

ParrJazz - Alice Zawadzki, Studio2 Parr St, 8.30pm, £3, 0151 707 3727. Jazz and open jam session www. parrstreet.co.uk

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

Elements & Satellites, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details)

Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO listings@thelowdownmagazine.com

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

Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 794 2348. Exhibition inspired by the gallery’s former function as the female students’ common room www.liv.ac.uk/vgm

Wednesday 4th

South Liverpool Photographic Society exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am-5pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

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

A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details) Liverpool and the Titanic: Exhibition, Old Christ Church Waterloo, 10am-4.30pm (Tues, Weds & Sat 10am-2pm Thurs & Fri), FREE, looking at Sefton’s links to the tragedy Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st July for details)

Family Tiny Liverpool, Museum of Liverpool, 10.30am, FREE. Parent and baby morning - limited places, call 0151 478 4329 to book www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Sport & Leisure Useless Skillz, The Black-E, 7.30pm9.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 5109. An open workshop where jugglers can meet, practice, learn from and teach each other www.theblack-e.co.uk Cycle for Health, Croxteth Country Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet outside Estate Office. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk Summer Walk, Royden Park Frankby, 1.30pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 677 7594. Discover the history and summer natural history of the park www.wirral.gov.uk Wildflower Summer Walk for Health, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley, 11am, FREE, 0151 738 1913. Charges to the centre may apply www.nwc.org.uk

Music Yashin, O2 Academy, 6.30pm, £8.50, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk

Folk Club, Osqa’s Arena Bar, 8.30pm, FREE (contributions to raffle/collection welcome) Time Ashore, Old Christ Church Waterloo, 12pm, FREE. Liverpoolbased folk band playing sea songs and classic Liverpool favourites as part of the Theatre in the Rough Festival’s ‘Liverpool and the Titanic’ www.theatreintherough.com

Theatre & Dance Chicago the Musical, Liverpool Empire, 7.30pm, £10-£37.50, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com The Match Box, Liverpool Playhouse Studio, 7.45pm, £10, 0151 709 4776. World premiere of visceral and compelling new play by Frank McGuiness www.everymanplayhouse.com Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com An Evening of Dance and Drama - Wirral Met, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £5, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Dead Hands, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £6-£8, 0151 703 0000. A man has died, leaving his two sons and his mistress behind to come to terms with their grief www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk Desperate Scousewives: The Play, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 709 9034, www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com The Producers, Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm, £8-£9.25, 01704 530 521. Southport Spotlight Musical Theatre production www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk


31 Anne, St Lukes Church Hoylake, 7.30pm, £4-£8. World premiere play about Anne Frank’s experience www.festivaloffirsts.co.uk

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

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Talk: Tea and tapestries, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. A talk about the Livepool Tapestry with Gill Roberts from the Embroiderers Guild www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Elements & Satellites, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details)

My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £6-£7, 0151 709 3789. Film (12A) www.liverpoolphil.com Holly Lodge Girls’ College 3D Artwork Exhibition, Sefton Park Palm House, 12.30pm-6.30pm, FREE, 0151 726 2415, www.palmhouse.org.uk Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details) The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) South Liverpool Photographic Society exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am-5pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details) Liverpool and the Titanic: Exhibition, Old Christ Church Waterloo (see 3rd July for details) Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st July for details)

Family Wednesday Storytime, Waterstones Bold St, 11am, FREE, 0151 708 6861. Tip Tap The Crab - storytelling, crafts and activities www.waterstones.com Summer Family Pramble, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley, 11am, FREE, 0151 738 1913. Take a summer stroll around Court Hey Park with your prams and little ones, meet at the shop entrance, charges to the Centre may apply www.nwc.org.uk

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

Other Events Author’s Talk - John Welshman, Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town, Old Christ Church Waterloo, 5.30pm, FREE. Advance booking req’d www.theatreintherough.com An Audience with Andy, Holiday Inn Hoylake, 7.30pm, £5-£10. Frontman of OMD will be interviewed by John Gorman to explore Andy’s life and career www.festivaloffirsts.co.uk Spotify Wednesday, LEAF, 8pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Enabling the sharing, creating and modifying of each other’s playlists www.thisisleaf.co.uk Object opinion service, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4pm, FREE. Take along an object you would like to know more about and ask a Museum curator about it. Booking essential on 0151 478 4063 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Merseyside Woodturners, The Old Boathouse Calderstones Park, 2pm-4pm, FREE. The woodturners exhibition and demonstration is open for visitors, for anyone wishing to start woodturning or improve their skills

Thursday 5th Music Ian Prowse, Liverpool Philharmonic Rodewald Suite, 8.30pm, £12, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com Me & Him Bring You..., The Shipping Forecast, 7.30pm, £5, 0151 709 6901. Putting on the best of the local scene www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Lomax Introducing presents..., Lomax, 8pm, £2. Phrasement, The Syndicate and Kyshera www.lomaxliverpool.com Musica En Vivo, Alma de Cuba, 10.30pm, FREE, 0151 702 7394. Live music featuring the hippest bands from the north west www.alma-de-cuba.com Summer Celebration, Southport Floral Hall, 6.30pm, £3, 0844 871

3021. A celebration of music by Sefton Young Musicians www.atgtickets.com The Ruthless Roots Jam Night, San Tracuba Allerton, 7.30pm. Live music featuring Dominic Dunn

Theatre & Dance Chicago the Musical, Liverpool Empire, 7.30pm, £10-£37.50, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com The Match Box, Liverpool Playhouse Studio, 7.45pm, £10, 0151 709 4776. World premiere of visceral and compelling new play by Frank McGuiness www.everymanplayhouse.com The Crucible, Unity Theatre, 7.30pm, £10.50, 0844 873 2888, www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com The Wizard Of Oz, The Citadel St Helens, 7pm, £5-£7, 01744 735 436, www.citadel.org.uk One Night Only 2012, The Brindley Runcorn, 7.30pm, £9.50, 0151 907 8360. 100 plus performers from Andrew Curphy Theatre Company bring a theatrical treat www.brindley.org.uk Dead Hands, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £6-£8, 0151 703 0000. A man has died, leaving his two sons and his mistress behind to come to terms with their grief www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk Desperate Scousewives: The Play, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 709 9034, www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com The Producers, Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm, £8-£9.25, 01704 530 521. Southport Spotlight Musical Theatre production www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk Liverpool and the Titanic, Old Christ Church Waterloo, 7.30pm, FREE. Two nights of intimate and powerful theatre about Liverpool and the Titanic - poetic, haunting, funny and touching monologues by emerging writers from across Merseyside. Limited places, book online www.theatreintherough.com

Comedy Ernie’s at Eric’s, Eric’s, 8pm, £10, 0151 236 9994. Stand up comedy night with Daliso Chaponda, Craig Murray, Gary Delaney and MC Andrew Stanley www.ericslive.com Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £14, 0151 702 5834. Buy one ticket get one free. Compere Phil Ellis with Christian Reilly, Ray Bradshaw and


LOWDOWN JULY

Jim Smallman, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details)

Arts

My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Talk: Meccano Ltd, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Discover the story of Frank Hornby and the Binns Road factory www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Elements & Satellites, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Talk: Titian’s ‘Supper at Emmaus’ Walker Art Gallery, 1pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Gallery curator Xanthe Brooke revisits the painting and dicusses new information which may reveal why it was painted and for whom www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) The Life Aquatic, Picturehouse at FACT, 9pm, £7.50-£8.50, 0871 902 5737. Film (15) www.fact.co.uk

Other Events

In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details)

The Illegal Eagles, The Green Room, 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Price includes champagne reception, www.thegreenroomliverpool.com John O’Connell plays Simply Dylan, Cavern Club, 8pm, £12, 0151 236 4041, www.ticketmaster.co.uk The Tangerine Club - Soul & Motown Night, The Rathbone Rooms Greenbank Lane, 8pm-1am, £5, 07746 996 097. Guest artist Randy King with resident DJ Macca Khan www.the-tangerine-club.co.uk

Jelly Liverpool, LEAF, 9am-5pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Casual worktogether, bring your own work, for a productive day that is topped off with a free sandwich and washed down with a cup of tea www.thisisleaf.co.uk

Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details)

Feast of Choirs Gospel Concert - Warrington Schools Arts and Culture Service, Liverpool Cathedral, 7pm-9pm, £5 (under 16s FREE), 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

Pillbox Presents Late Night Vintage, The Shipping Forecast, 5pm9pm, FREE, 0151 709 6901, www. theshippingforecastliverpool.com

Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details) The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

Tour the Edmund Gardner, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See behind the scenes of the pilot cutter, pre-booking essential www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

Twilight Tower Tour - ‘with bells on’, Liverpool Cathedral, £4-£5, (see website for timings), 0151 702 7255. Extended this evening to allow visitors into the Bells Chambers www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

South Liverpool Photographic Society exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am-5pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details)

Concert by Students of Julie Ann Carr, The Civic Crosby, 7.30pm, £8£10, 0151 928 1919. Featuring songs from the shows, piano solos and group items www.seftonarts.co.uk

Theatre & Dance Chicago the Musical, Liverpool Empire, 5.30pm & 8.45pm, £10£37.50, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com The Match Box, Liverpool Playhouse Studio, 7.45pm, £10, 0151 709 4776. World premiere of visceral and compelling new play by Frank McGuiness www.everymanplayhouse.com

The Free Movie Quiz XXX, Waterstones L1, 6pm, FREE, 0151 709 9820, www.waterstones.com

superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details) Liverpool and the Titanic: Exhibition, Old Christ Church Waterloo (see 3rd July for details)

Did the Titanic sink the White Star?, Birkenhead Central Library, 7pm, £2.50, 0151 606 2665. With local historian Michael Murphy www.wirral.gov.uk

Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st July for details)

The Crucible, Unity Theatre, 7.30pm, £10.50, 0844 873 2888, www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com

Explore the Stores, Speke Hall Garden & Estate, 1pm-4pm, £5, 0151 427 7231. Gain a peek behind the scenes at Speke Hall, guided tour - booking required www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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

Snub II presents..., Lomax, 7pm. Lineup TBC www.lomaxliverpool.com

Creative Writing Course, LEAF, 7pm, £3, 0151 707 7747. Whether you write for pleasure or profit, Create & Write offers group exercises and discussions to get those creative juices flowing. For more info contact Susi Moore at susimoore@hotmail. co.uk www.thisisleaf.co.uk

The Wizard Of Oz, The Citadel St Helens, 7pm, £5-£7, 01744 735 436, www.citadel.org.uk

Friday 6th

Dead Hands, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £6-£8, 0151 703 0000. A man has died, leaving his two sons and his mistress behind to come to terms with their grief www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk

Music

Run in England, Birkenhead Park, 6pm-6.45pm, to book call 0151 653 1324. Beginners/improvers. Meet at Birkenhead 6th Form College www.wirral.gov.uk Guided walk around Bebington with Ann Jones, Bebington Central Library, 2pm-3pm, £3, 0151 643 7219, www.wirral.gov.uk Glass Times Raceday, Haydock Park Racecourse, 12.20pm, £13-£20, 0844 579 3006. First race 2.20pm, private hospitality and restaurant packages also avail www.haydock-park.co.uk

Ian Prowse, Liverpool Philharmonic Rodewald Suite, 8.30pm, £12, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com

Desperate Scousewives: The Play, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 709 9034, www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com

Elbow Jane & Ned Evett, Hoylake Chapel, 7.30pm, £10, www. festivaloffirsts.co.uk East India Trading Club Presents... The Grots, The Shipping Forecast, 10pm-3am, FREE, 0151 709 6901. Favourite djs spin all night long www. theshippingforecastliverpool.com

The Producers, Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm, £8-£9.25, 01704 530 521. Southport Spotlight Musical Theatre production www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk

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33 Loretta Legge Theatre School: Va Va Voom, Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, 7pm. Dance performance - for tickets and pricing contact the theatre school direct on 0151 526 5290 www.knowsley.gov.uk Liverpool and the Titanic, Old Christ Church Waterloo, 7.30pm, FREE. Two nights of intimate and powerful theatre about Liverpool and the Titanic - poetic, haunting, funny and touching monologues by emerging writers from across Merseyside. Limited places, book online www.theatreintherough.com

Comedy Live and Loud in Liverpool: Crissy Rock, Epstein Theatre, 7.30pm, £17, 0151 709 4044, www. epsteinliverpool.co.uk Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £7-£15, 0151 227 5946. MC Chris Cairns introduces Steve Royle with Roger Monkhouse and Jamie Sutherland. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £7-£15, 0151 227 5946. MC Ste Porter introduces Roger Monkhouse with Steve Royle and Jamie Sutherland. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Hot Water Comedy Club - Whose Headline?, Envi, 8pm, £2.50-£5, 0777 211 2344. MC Paul Smith hosts weekly competition night www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £14, 0151 702 5834. Compere Phil Ellis with Christian Reilly, Stuart Black and Caimh McDonnell, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

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

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Featuring 100 astonishing, creative and humorous wildlife photographs from one of the most prestigious photography exhibitions www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk BSL interpreted tour: The Walker on Rolf, Walker Art Gallery, 1pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Join exhibition curator Charlotte Keenan and discover the life and work of Rolf Harris www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (Thomas Steers Way), FREE. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - children’s visual presentation of emotions through a series of photographic artwork and Arabic calligraphy Laughing at the Government, Walker Art Gallery, 10am-5pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - a glimpse of the very important and ever-changing art of satirical cartoons from the Arab world www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details)

Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details)

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

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

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

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

Turner Monet Twombly: Curator’s Talk, TATE, 1pm-2pm, £5, 0151 702 7400. Booking essential www.tate.org.uk

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

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details)

Elements & Satellites, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details)

My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details)

In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni, The Kazimier, 9pm, FREE, 0871 902 5737. Film (PG) Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival www.fact.co.uk

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

Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details)

Music Evening - Madness, Haydock Park Racecourse, 4.45pm, £15-£60, 0844 579 3006. First race 6.45pm, evening racing and live performance from Madness www.haydock-park.co.uk

Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details)

Other Events The Power of Open Source, FACT, 10am, £99, 0151 707 4464. One day course giving an insight into the history and philsophy of Open Source and Free Software while completing practical workshops www.fact.co.uk

The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

Hairy Gardener Walk About, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley, 1.30pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 738 1913. Join Peter the Hairy Gardener for a walk about and learn more about wildflowers and their environment, entry charges may still apply www.nwc.org.uk

Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) South Liverpool Photographic Society exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am-5pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Film Station, Metal at Edge Hill Station, 6.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 2277. Fortnightly programme of free film screenings, films are nominated by attendees www.metalculture.com A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details)

John Hegley, St Lukes Church Hoylake, 7.30pm, £5-£10. Poetry concert with the poet, comedian and songwriter www.festivaloffirsts.co.uk

Saturday 7th

superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details)

Music

Liverpool and the Titanic: Exhibition, Old Christ Church Waterloo (see 3rd July for details)

Religious At The Weekend, O2 Academy, 7pm, £6, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk

Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details)

A Celebration of Music, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £10-£15, 0151 709 3789. Students from The Blue Coat School celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with favourites from Parry, Elgar, Mozart and Handel www.liverpoolphil.com

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

Family

Wirral Ukelele Orchestra, St Lukes Church Hoylake, 2.30pm, £2.50-£5, www.festivaloffirsts.co.uk

Big Art activity: parent and baby morning, Walker Art Gallery, 10am, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Chance to meet other parents and babies and take part in specially designed activities www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Me & Him Bring You..., The Shipping Forecast, 7.30pm, £5, 0151 709 6901. Putting on the best of the local scene www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com

Big Art activity: parent and afternoon, Walker Art Gallery, 1pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Chance to meet other parents and babies and take part in specially designed activities www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Jazzy Jade, The Shipping Forecast, 10pm-3am, FREE, 0151 709 6901. (DJ) www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Snub II presents..., Lomax, 7pm. Lineup TBC www.lomaxliverpool.com

Sport & Leisure Cycle for Health, Calderstones Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet in main car park beside old Coach House. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Courtyard Sessions - Johnny Sands, Heebie Jeebies, 3pm, FREE, 0151 709 3678 SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO listings@thelowdownmagazine.com


LOWDOWN JULY

Motown Special, The Green Room, 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Price includes champagne reception www.thegreenroomliverpool.com Jess Gascoigne DJ set, LEAF, 9pm2am, FREE, 0151 707 7747, www.thisisleaf.co.uk Wirral Festival of Firsts, Panache Hoylake, live music all day (Dominic Dunn at 5pm) www.festivaloffirsts.co.uk Ultraviolet - 9th Birthday Party, Fort Perch Rock New Brighton, 6pm-2am, £7 before 10pm £8 after 10pm. Two arenas featuring psychedelic trance, prog & techno. Also circus skills, juggling, poi, hula hoops, fire breathing show and stunt bike show www.uvatthefort.com Jubilate Deo - Choral Classics Concert in aid of the Organ Appeal, Liverpool Cathedral, 7.30pm9.30pm, (tickets not yet released will be avail from Cathedral Shop), 0151 709 6271. Featuring Liverpool Cathedral Choir & Liverpool Cathedral Chamber Choir www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Jubilee Celebration Concert, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 7.30pm, £6-£8.50, 0151 707 3525, www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk

Ruby’s Tuesday, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, 7.30pm, £13, 0844 871 3021. Follow the journey of young Ruby as she sings and dances her way through stage school, trying to achieve her dream of becoming a West End star www.atgtickets.com Dev’s Army, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £6-£8, 0151 703 0000. A rich dark comedy in the grand Irish tradition www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk Desperate Scousewives: The Play, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 2pm & 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 709 9034, www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com The Producers, Little Theatre Southport, 7.30pm, £8-£9.25, 01704 530 521. Southport Spotlight Musical Theatre production www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk Loretta Legge Theatre School: Va Va Voom, Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, 2pm & 7pm. Dance performance - for tickets and pricing contact the theatre school direct on 0151 526 5290 www.knowsley.gov.uk

Hope and Glory - Crosby Capriol Singers Summer Concert, Christ Church Waterloo, 7.30pm, £7-£8 (accompanied under 19s FREE), tickets at Pritchard’s Books or Dennis on 0151 931 2346

Comedy

The Mersey Rigger: ‘Titanic: Queen of the Ocean’, Old Christ Church Waterloo, 12pm, FREE. Crosby-based folk and maritime band

Festival of Firsts Comedy Night, St Lukes Church Hoylake, 7.30pm, £3.50-£7. With Andy Kind, Tony Vino and Jonny Wilson www.festivaloffirsts.co.uk

Theatre & Dance Chicago the Musical, Liverpool Empire, 5pm & 8.30pm, £10-£37.50, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com The Match Box, Liverpool Playhouse Studio, 2pm & 7.45pm, £10, 0151 709 4776. World premiere of visceral and compelling new play by Frank McGuiness www.everymanplayhouse.com The Crucible, Unity Theatre, 7.30pm, £10.50, 0844 873 2888, www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 2pm & 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com Funoon Al Jazeera, Bluecoat, 7.30pm, £8-£10, 0151 702 5324. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - Arabian Folk dance performance www.thebluecoat.org.uk

Mobata At The Movies, The Brindley Runcorn, 6.30pm, £6-£9, 0151 907 8360. Dance show from Mobata Dance School www.brindley.org.uk

Live and Loud in Liverpool: Crissy Rock, Epstein Theatre, 7.30pm, £17, 0151 709 4044, www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk

Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £9-£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Chris Cairns introduces Steve Royle with Roger Monkhouse and Jamie Sutherland. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £9-£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Ste Porter introduces Roger Monkhouse with Steve Royle and Jamie Sutherland. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £18, 0151 702 5834. Compere Phil Ellis with Christian Reilly, Stuart Black and Caimh McDonnell, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

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Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Elements & Satellites, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details) Laughing at the Government, Walker Art Gallery (see 6th July for details) Ghussoun, Bluecoat, 1pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - a moving and intimate fly on the wall documentary about a young Iraqi woman in Jordan www.thebluecoat.org.uk Met. Opera: Siegfried (Encore cycle), Picturehouse at FACT, 12pm, £19.50-£25, 0871 902 5737, www.fact.co.uk

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details) My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) South Liverpool Photographic Society exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, 9am-4pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details) Vitamin D - Let the sun shine, The Gallery Stanhope St, 10am-4.30pm (Mon-Fri) 10am-2pm (Sat) 0151 709 2442. Portuguese born artist Maria Tavares exhibits paintings inspired by the sun www.thegalleryliverpool.co.uk Liverpool and the Titanic: Exhibition, Old Christ Church Waterloo (see 3rd July for details) Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st July for details)

Family Wake up weekends, Museum of Liverpool, 11am-12pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Museum story based fun using puppets and props www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Time Quest, Museum of Liverpool, 1.30pm-2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out more about the objects on display and get to handle real stuff (8-14year olds) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Workshop: Arabic pottery, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Design and make your own Arabic style pottery from card www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Rock pool encounters, World Museum, 2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393.


35 Get up close and personal with some weird and wonderful rock pool creatures www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Doodle Station, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. An afternoon of drawing activities www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Family art club, Walker Art Gallery, 11am-12.30pm, FREE. For 7-12 year olds, pre-booking essential on 0151 478 4171 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Tales at Tate, TATE, FREE, 0151 702 7400. Join poet and storyteller John Hughes as he tells his interactive poems in the gallery space, check times with TATE www.tate.org.uk Meet Maisy, Waterstones L1, 11am2pm, FREE, 0151 709 9820. Maisy will be in store helping with mousey activities www.waterstones.com

Sport & Leisure Capoeira Club, International Slavery Museum, 10am-12pm, FREE. Brazilian martial art, if interested in attending ring 0151 478 4456 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Park Run, Princes Park, 9am10.30am, FREE. 5k run, register online www.parkrun.org.uk Wheels for All, Wavertree Sports Park, 11am-1pm, FREE, 01925 234 213. Aims to make cycling accessible to all - trained instructor led rides lasting an hour, providing a range of adapted cycles www.cycling.org.uk Cycle Saturdays in Speke, 10.30am, FREE, leaves from Speke Fire Station, Cartwrights Farm off Speke Hall Avenue. Ride lasts for 90 mins. Participants must have a roadworthy bike, limited number of pool bikes avail, to book one or for more info email transportation@liverpool.gov.uk AFC 8, Liverpool Olympia, 6.30pm11pm, £20-£30, 0151 263 6633. Amateur Fighting Championships - bantamweight and lightweight titles www.liverpoololympia.com bet365 Old Newton Cup/ Lancashire Oaks, Haydock Park Racecourse, 12.15pm, £13-£48, 0844 579 3006. First race 2.15pm, Haydock Park’s oldest race steeped in over 200 years of history www.haydock-park.co.uk

Other Events Brazilica Fringe Carnival Ball, The Kazimier, 8pm, £6. A Voodoo Extravaganza featuring Samba rhythms and dance, Afrobeat, reggae, funk, gypsy punk, Brazilian martial arts, breakdancing and lots of visual oddities www.brazilicafestival.com

Freedom Hour, Bluecoat, 2pm3pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - open forum debating current affairs, freedom and change in the Arab world www.thebluecoat.org.uk

Freerunning@Speke Hall, Speke Hall Garden & Estate, 7pm-10pm, £10-£18, 0151 427 7231. Aweinspiring acrobatics and martial arts showcased, booking required www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The Arab Street, Bluecoat, 1pm9pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - street dance, music, food, performance and film www.thebluecoat.org.uk

Ele-phantastic Evening, Knowsley Safari Park, 6.30pm, £12-£15. Learn more about the species, feed the herd, fun quizzes and games and BBQ. To reserve tickets email r.saunders@ knowsley.com (minimum age 7) www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk

Tour the Edmund Gardner, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See behind the scenes of the pilot cutter, pre-booking essential www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Record Fair, Bluecoat, 10am-6pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324, www.thebluecoat.org.uk Wood Engraving with Anne Desmet, Bluecoat, 10am-4pm, £55-£65, 0151 702 5324. Workshop introducing the joys of wood engraving, suitable for beginners www.thebluecoat.org.uk Antique and Collectors fair, St George’s Hall, 9.30am-4pm, £2.50, 0151 225 6911, www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk RIBA’s Liverpool City Tour: City of Culture, Learning and Faiths, The Piazza Cafe Metropolitan Cathedral, 10.30am, £4.50-£7.50, 0151 707 0729. Pre-booking essential. Walking tour around Hope Street to discover more about the buildings and spaces that have influenced generations, arrive 10 minutes before start of tour www.architecture.com Saturday Signing, Waterstones L1, 11am, FREE, 0151 709 9820. Sheila Quigley signing copies of all her books www.waterstones.com Carnival City, Liverpool City Centre (Bold St - Williamson Sq), 10am-4pm, FREE. Featuring Brazilica, Brouhaha and mass participatory dance performance (up to 1500 people) with MDI Prescot Carnival, Browns Field, Wood Lane Prescot, 11am-4pm. Fun fair, bouncy castles, craft stalls, dance troupes, Merseyside Fire and Police and lots more www.knowsley.gov.uk Windmill Open Day, Bidston Hill, 10am-12pm, FREE, 0151 653 9332, www.wirral.gov.uk Ainsdale Horticultural Society 100th Birthday Show, Ainsdale Village Green Southport, 10am5pm, £1-£5. Craft stalls, children’s games, trade & charity stalls, adults & childrens exhibits, flowers, fruit, vegetables, pot plants etc www.ainsdalehorticulturalsociety.org.uk

The Roy Castle Relay Singathon, Williamson Sq, 10am-4pm, FREE. In a bid to raise money for a worthy cause, groups of singers will unite in the Square to create a six hour long singathon West Derby Village Farmers Market, Town Row West Derby Village, 9am-2pm, FREE

bring a low backed chair or rug to sit on. Light refreshments provided but bring a picnic if you wish www.edgehill.ac.uk Mobata At The Movies, The Brindley Runcorn, 6.30pm, £6-£9, 0151 907 8360. Dance show from Mobata Dance School www.brindley.org.uk Desperate Scousewives: The Play, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 2pm & 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 709 9034, www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com Loretta Legge Theatre School: Va Va Voom, Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, 2pm & 7pm. Dance performance - for tickets and pricing contact the theatre school direct on 0151 526 5290 www.knowsley.gov.uk

Comedy

Music

F:Rated Comedy Club, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 8pm, £10 or £20 with meal, 0151 666 0000. MC Dominic Woodward with David Longley and John Scott, food served from 5.45pm onwards www.floralpavilion.com

Essentially English, Liverpool Philharmonic, 2.30pm, £14-£18, 0151 709 3789. Crosby Symphony Orchestra with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir www.liverpoolphil.com

Hot Water Comedy Club - Testing the Water, Envi, 8pm, £1.50-£3, 0777 211 2344. Resident MC Paul Smith hosts weekly open mic night www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

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

Arts

Aus7ensemble, St Hildeburghs Hoylake, 7.30pm, £2.50-£5. Multinational, professional group of musicians from Bondi Beach, only UK appearance on UK part of their European tour www.festivaloffirsts.co.uk

Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details)

Sunday 8th

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

The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details)

Ian Prowse supported by Caroline England, Hoylake Chapel, 7.30pm, £5-£10, www.festivaloffirsts.co.uk

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details)

Anna Corcoran, Alma de Cuba, 7pm, FREE, 0151 702 7394. Live music from talented singer/songwriter performing a mixture of classic and original material on the piano www.alma-de-cuba.com

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

Theatre & Dance

Elements & Satellites, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details)

Liverpool Unites in Dance 2012, BT Convention Centre (next to Echo Arena), 6pm, £15, 0844 8000 400, www.echoarena.com

Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details)

Enola Gay, St Lukes Church Hoylake, 7.30pm, £4-£8. A play being world premiered during the festival www.festivaloffirsts.co.uk HMS Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan, Rose Theatre Edge Hill University, 3.30pm, £13-£15, 01695 584 480. Outdoor performance come prepared for the elements,

A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details)


LOWDOWN JULY

Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details) Laughing at the Government, Walker Art Gallery (see 6th July for details) Caramel, Bluecoat, 7pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - romantic comedy about five Lebanese women living in Beirut www.thebluecoat.org.uk Met. Opera: Gotterdammerung (Encore cycle), Picturehouse at FACT, 12pm, £19.50-£25, 0871 902 5737, www.fact.co.uk Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Picturehouse at FACT, 5.30pm, £6-£8.50, 0871 902 5737. Film (PG) www.fact.co.uk The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details) My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details) Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st July for details) SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO listings@thelowdownmagazine.com

Family Family Day, Sefton Park Palm House, 12.30pm-5.30pm, FREE, 0151 726 2415. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - live music, dance, workshops, stalls and food www.palmhouse.org.uk Sunday Crafternoons, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out about objects and take away your own version www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feeding time at the Aquarium, World Museum, 12pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Be guided around the aquarium to watch the daily feeds www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Workshop: Arabic pottery, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Design and make your own Arabic style pottery from card www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Doodle Station, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. An afternoon of drawing activities www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk West African handling collection, International Slavery Museum, 1pm4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Find out about life in West Africa before the transatlantic slave trade www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk The Incredibles, Picturehouse at FACT, 11.30am, £3, 0871 902 5737. Film (U) www.fact.co.uk Sharlands Amusements, Croxteth Hall and Country House, 11am-5pm, 0151 233 6930. Childrens funfair for younger children www.croxteth.co.uk

Sport & Leisure Cycle Sundays in Aigburth, 10.30am, FREE, leaves from Mossley Hill Hospital (Victorian Building) car park. Ride lasts for 1-2hrs. Participants must have a roadworthy bike, limited number of pool bikes avail, to book one or for more info email transportation@liverpool.gov.uk Tennis for Free, Birkenhead Park, 10am-12pm, FREE. All coaching and equipment provided for free. Parents encouraged to stay and learn how to play with their children. Under 8s 10am-11am, 9-15s and adults 11am12pm www.wirral.gov.uk Race For Life, Sefton Park, 11am, £14.99 (adult) £10 (child), 5k race, www.raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org

Other Events Shakespeare Bits, Melrose Hall Hoylake, 7.30pm, £2.50-£5. Selection of speeches from Shakespeare’s plays www.festivaloffirsts.co.uk

Freedom Hour, Bluecoat, 2pm3pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - open forum debating current affairs, freedom and change in the Arab world www.thebluecoat.org.uk RIBA’s Liverpool City Tour: Gateway to the World, The Equator, Mann Island, 11am, £4.50£7.50, 0151 707 0729. Pre-booking essential. Walking tour telling the story of Liverpool past, present and future, arrive 10 minutes before start of tour www.architecture.com Northern Kite Flyers, Otterspool Promenade, 1pm-4pm, FREE. Meet up with the ‘Otty Flyers’ to find out about kites and kite flying www.nkg.org.uk Second World War, Rake Lane Cemetery Liscard, all day, FREE, 0151 648 4371. Guided walk with WW2 theme, last approx 1hr. For meeting points & times contact Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre, booking essential www.wirral.gov.uk Bumble Bees and Bee Workshop, Royden Park Frankby, 10am-4pm, £3, 0151 677 7594. Bee identification workshop followed by a walk to discover the variety of these insects. Meet at the Coach House www.wirral.gov.uk Ainsdale Horticultural Society Marquee Table Sale & Car Boot Sale, Ainsdale Village Green Southport, 8am-5pm, 50p (car pitches £7 indoor pitch £10) Grand Auction at 11am www.ainsdalehorticulturalsociety.org.uk Freerunning@Speke Hall, Speke Hall Garden & Estate, 7pm-10pm, £10-£18, 0151 427 7231. Aweinspiring acrobatics and martial arts showcased, booking required www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Monday 9th Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details)

Elements & Satellites, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details) Laughing at the Government, Walker Art Gallery (see 6th July for details) Double Bill: Nomad’s Home & From Palestine With Love, Picturehouse at FACT, 6.30pm, FREE, 0871 902 5737. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - Films (PG) www.fact.co.uk Axis of Light, Picturehouse at FACT, 8.30pm, £3-£4, 0871 902 5737. Film (PG) Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival www.fact.co.uk The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details) My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details) A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details)


37 VitaminD-Letthesunshine, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 7th July for details)

Sands, welcomes all spoken word artists & acoustic entrepreneurs www.thisisleaf.co.uk

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

Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

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

ParrJazz - John Ellis, Studio2 Parr St, 8.30pm, £3, 0151 707 3727. Jazz and open jam session www.parrstreet.co.uk

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

A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details)

Sport & Leisure

Theatre & Dance

Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details)

Aerial Circus Classes, The Black-E, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £15 (block of 5 £60), 0151 709 5109. Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress. Trapeze & general aerial skills www.theblack-e.co.uk Cycle for Health, Otterspool Promenade, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet at Liverpool Cricket Club car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk Orienteering, Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, 6.30pm, FREE, 0151 934 2079. Children are welcome, if accompanied by a responsible adult www.active-sefton.co.uk

Other Events Nadim Sawalha: An Arab Actor, for Better for Worse, Bluecoat, 7.30pm, £2-£3, 0151 702 5324. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival the celebrated actor reflects on 50 years in British showbusiness with stories and anecdotes www.thebluecoat.org.uk Freedom Hour, Bluecoat, 5.30pm6.30pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival open forum debating current affairs, freedom and change in the Arab world www.thebluecoat.org.uk Bidisha: Reading and Conversation, Bluecoat, 5.30pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - Writer, critic and broadcaster reads from her fourth book, Beyond the Wall: Writing A Path Through Palestine www.thebluecoat.org.uk Jonny Bongo’s Monday Night Quiz & All Night Dirty Disco, The Shipping Forecast, 8pm-12am, £1, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com

Tuesday 10th Music Harvest Sun Promotions presents...Dawes, The Kazimier, 7.30pm, £12.50, 0151 324 1723, www.thekazimier.co.uk Out of the Bedroom Acoustic Open Mic, LEAF, 8.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Hosted by Johnny

It’s A Kinda Magic, Liverpool Empire, 7pm, £16, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com Rest Upon the Wind, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £10-£12, 0844 873 2888. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - Inspired by Khalil Gibran’s book, The Prophet www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com Tea Dance amidst the Palms, Sefton Park Palm House, 2pm-4pm, £4. Admission price includes tea and cake, book in advance on 0151 726 9304 www.palmhouse.org.uk

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Talk:The Beatles Collection, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Discover more about Beatles memorabilia at the museum www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Elements & Satellites, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Big Bang North West, World Museum, 10am-4pm, FREE. Be a frontrunner in STEM science, technology, engineering & maths. Lots to do - shows, workshops & hands-on activities. Register your attendance at www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/northwest or call 0151 231 2400 Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details)

superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details)

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

VitaminD- Letthesunshine,The Gallery Stanhope St (see 7th July for details) Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details)

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details) Collection highlight: The Cow at the Watering Place, Sudley House, 1pm, FREE, 0151 724 3245. Explore work by the influential artist Jean Baptiste Camille Corot www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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

Family Tiny Liverpool, Museum of Liverpool, 10.30am, FREE. Parent and baby morning - limited places, call 0151 478 4329 to book www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Sport & Leisure Useless Skillz, The Black-E, 7.30pm9.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 5109. An open workshop where jugglers can meet, practice, learn from and teach each other www.theblack-e.co.uk

Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details)

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

Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details) Laughing at the Government, Walker Art Gallery (see 6th July for details) VHS Kahloucha, Picturehouse at FACT, 6pm, £4-£5, 0871 902 5737. Film (15) Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival www.fact.co.uk

Other Events Open Hub, LEAF, 9.30am-4.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Post graduates from all over the city can join forces for inspiration, motivation and coworking, just bring your laptop and some work as snacks, tea and free wifi are all provided www.thisisleaf.co.uk

Total Recall, Picturehouse at FACT, 9pm, £7.50-£8.50, 0871 902 5737. Film (18) www.fact.co.uk

Freedom Hour, Bluecoat, 5.30pm6.30pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival open forum debating current affairs, freedom and change in the Arab world www.thebluecoat.org.uk

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details) My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

Fleeing Words, Bluecoat, 5pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - an anthology of Tunisian fiction, poetry & articles; freedom of speech after the revolution www.thebluecoat.org.uk

Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details)

The Return of Jasper Fforde, Waterstones Bold St, 1pm, FREE, 0151 708 6861. Signing copies of his latest Thursday Next novel, The Woman Who Dies A Lot www.waterstones.com

The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details) TheSpectacleoftheLost,Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

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LOWDOWN JULY

Growing On, Clarke Gardens Woolton, 10.30am-4.30pm, FREE. A regular opportunity to set out a nursery area in the old Walled Garden. Learn new skills and meet people with an interest in helping with practical conservation - book in with the conservation volunteers www.btcv.org.uk Arts in the Park, Birkenhead Park, 10.30am-1.30pm, FREE, 0151 652 5197. Showcases pupils from schools across the Wirral performing music & drama at various locations, theme ‘Letters home’ www.wirral.gov.uk

Wednesday 11th Music Summer Lights Tour - The Vans plus support, Lomax, 8pm, www.lomaxliverpool.com Open Mic Night, Stables Wine Bar Heswall, 9pm, FREE. All musicians welcome, especially original material Folk Club, Osqa’s Arena Bar, 8.30pm, FREE (contributions to raffle/collection welcome) The Gathering, Bluecoat, 7.30pm9.30pm, FREE, ticket req’d, 0151 702 5324. A monthly space for musicians to meet & improvise together www.thebluecoat.org.uk

Theatre & Dance Sufi Dance Workshop, MDI Hope St, 4pm-6pm, £4-£4.50, 0151 708 8810. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - open to all levels from beginner to advanced www.mdi.org.uk Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com That’s Entertainment, The Brindley Runcorn, 6pm, £5.50-£8.50, 0151 907 8360. Dance show from Footloose Dance School www.brindley.org.uk Love and Fish Fillet, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, FREE, 0151 703 0000. A tragicomedy about contemporary social relationships that are based merely on desire and pleasure www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk Desperate Scousewives: The Play, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 709 9034, www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com

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

The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details)

El Shooq/Lust, Picturehouse at FACT, 6.30pm, £5-£6, 0871 902 5737. Film (15) Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival www.fact.co.uk The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details) My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

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

In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

Elements & Satellites, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details)

Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details)

Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details)

Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details)

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

Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details)

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

The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

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

Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details) Collection spotlight: Hades and Persephone, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 2pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. Find out more about the depiction of Hades and Persephone on a wedding vase painted in about 340 BC - 320 BC www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Tour: Lord Leighton’s ‘dual passions’, Sudley House, 1pm, FREE, 0151 724 3245. Focusing on Frederic Leighton’s painting ‘Study’, this talk explores his passion for travelling and the Arabic art he saw on his trips www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details) Laughing at the Government, Walker Art Gallery (see 6th July for details)

A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details) Vitamin D - Let the sun shine, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 7th July for details) Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st July for details)

Family Wednesday Storytime, Waterstones Bold St, 11am, FREE, 0151 708 6861. Tiddler - storytelling, crafts and activities www.waterstones.com Grimm Fairy Tales - Outdoor Theatre, Speke Hall Garden & Estate, 7pm-10pm, £7-£14, 0151 427 7231. Grimm fairy tales on the North Lawn in twilight, booking required www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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

for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk Bidston Hill History Walk, meet at Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm, 10am12.30pm, FREE, 0151 653 9332. Find out about the windmill, why Bidston had 100 flags & what the observatory watched for www.wirral.gov.uk Race For Life, Knowsley Hall, 7.30pm, £14.99 (adult) £10 (child), 5k race, www.raceforlife. cancerresearchuk.org

Other Events Spotify Wednesday, LEAF, 8pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Enabling the sharing, creating and modifying of each other’s playlists www.thisisleaf.co.uk Freedom Hour, Bluecoat, 5.30pm6.30pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival open forum debating current affairs, freedom and change in the Arab world www.thebluecoat.org.uk Syrian Cuisine, Sahara Restaurant, 8pm, £13/head. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - sample the delights of Syrian cuisine and learn all about creating some interesting dishes for yourself www.arabicartsfestival.co.uk Object opinion service, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4pm, FREE. Take along an object you would like to know more about and ask a Museum curator about it. Booking essential on 0151 478 4063 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Merseyside Woodturners, The Old Boathouse Calderstones Park, 2pm-4pm, FREE. The woodturners exhibition and demonstration is open for visitors, for anyone wishing to start woodturning or improve their skills Heswall Dales Taskday, Heswall Dales, 10.30am-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 677 7594. Join other volunteers to help the ranger carry out seasonal works, meet at Heswall Dales/Dale Farm entrance off Oldfield Rd www.wirral.gov.uk

Thursday 12th Music Blink 182, Echo Arena, 7.30pm, £33.19, 0844 8000 400, www. echoarena.com RLPO Summer Pops - Music from Film & Television, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £13-£36, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com Nite Jewel, Eric’s, 8pm, £7, 0151 236 9994, www.ericslive.com


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

Theatre & Dance 1979, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £8-£10, 0844 873 2888. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - Installation dance performance where two artists explore their memories of the Gulf-war through dance www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com Desperate Scousewives: The Play, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 709 9034, www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com

Comedy Frankie Boyle: The Last Days of Sodom, Liverpool Empire, 8pm, £26, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £14, 0151 702 5834. Buy one ticket get one free. Compere Sully O’Sullivan with Andre King, Kieran Lawless and Andy White, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Talk: The Battle for Guillemont - a Liverpool story, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Elements & Satellites, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details)

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

VitaminD-Letthesunshine,The Gallery Stanhope St (see 7th July for details) Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details)

Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details)

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

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

Costume Drama talk, Sudley House, 1pm, FREE, 0151 724 3245. Explore the development of fashionable dress between 1790 and 1850 in this curator-led talk www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Run in England, Birkenhead Park, 6pm-6.45pm, to book call 0151 653 1324. Beginners/improvers. Meet at Birkenhead 6th Form College www.wirral.gov.uk

Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details) Laughing at the Government, Walker Art Gallery (see 6th July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details)

Other Events

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

Freedom Hour, Bluecoat, 5.30pm6.30pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival open forum debating current affairs, freedom and change in the Arab world www.thebluecoat.org.uk

Okay, Enough, Goodbye, Picturehouse at FACT, 6.30pm, £4£5, 0871 902 5737. Film (12) Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival www.fact.co.uk

The Writer’s Showcase, Hannah’s Bar, 8.15pm, £3. An evening of music, comedy and poetry. With Thom Morecroft, Kathleen Button, Muzanda and the Famous Penny Lane Poet

The Darjeeling Limited, Picturehouse at FACT, 9pm, £7.50£8.50, 0871 902 5737. Film (15) www.fact.co.uk

Tour the Edmund Gardner, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See behind the scenes of the pilot cutter, pre-booking essential www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details)

National Show 2012: National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, 9.30am-6pm, £15-£17. Amazing floral artistry, more than 500 exhibits, demonstrations and shopping www.nafas.org.uk

My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details)

Explore the Stores, Speke Hall Garden & Estate, 1pm-4pm, £5, 0151 427 7231. Gain a peek behind the scenes at Speke Hall, guided tour - booking required www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details) TheSpectacleoftheLost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

Friday 13th Music

Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details)

Asa Murphy plus his Big Band, The Green Room, 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Price includes champagne reception www.thegreenroomliverpool.com Me & Him Bring You..., The Shipping Forecast, 7.30pm, £5, 0151 709 6901. The Polyveldts/ The Bluejays & Friends www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com East India Trading Club Presents... Cobra Commander Vs Ak47 247, The Shipping Forecast, 10pm-3am, FREE, 0151 709 6901. Favourite djs spin all night long www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Overload, The Citadel St Helens, 7.30pm, £5, 01744 735 436. Under 18s and dry bar www.citadel.org.uk

Theatre & Dance Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com Salsa Libre, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 8.15pm, £7, 0151 666 0000. Welcomes all dancers whatever your experience (basic beginner’s class from 8.15pm-8.45pm, then improver’s class until 9.30pm and social dancing until 12.30am) www.floralpavilion.com Don’t Stop Believing, Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight Village, 7.30pm, £12-£14, 0151 643 8757. LHK Youth Theatre presents a tribute to TV show Glee www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk The Bald Prima Donna, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £8, 0151 703 0000. An absurdist play satirical representation of the English Language and the ignorance of the upper English class in the 1950s www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk Desperate Scousewives: The Play, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 709 9034, www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com

Comedy Frankie Boyle: The Last Days of Sodom, Liverpool Empire, 8pm, £26, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets. com Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £7-£15, 0151 227 5946. MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Keith Carter as Nige with Lloyd Langford and John Gordillo. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com

Festinho presents Brazilica, Nation, 10pm-6am, £16.50. With Norman Jay, DJ Marky/Stamina MC, Hextstatic’s 3D visual show Holotronica plus DJ Cal Jader, Saravah Soul, The Fontanas and Tribo SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO da Pesada www.wegottickets.com listings@thelowdownmagazine.com


LOWDOWN JULY

Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £7-£15, 0151 227 5946. MC Chris Cairns introduces Lloyd Langford with Keith Carter as Nige and John Gordillo. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Hot Water Comedy Club - Whose Headline?, Envi, 8pm, £2.50-£5, 0777 211 2344. MC Paul Smith hosts weekly competition night www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £14, 0151 702 5834. Compere Sully O’Sullivan with Andre King, Steve Day and Andy White, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details) Laughing at the Government, Walker Art Gallery (see 6th July for details) The Room, Picturehouse at FACT, 9pm, £7.50-£8.50, 0871 902 5737. Film (18) www.fact.co.uk The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details)

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

DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat, 10am-6pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Exhibition featuring work of more than 30 international artists posing the question, ‘What is normal and who decides?’ www.thebluecoat.org.uk

Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details)

My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

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

In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

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

Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details)

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details)

Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details)

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

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

Arts

Elements & Satellites, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details)

Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details)

Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details)

The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

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

Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

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

A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details)

White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details)

superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details) Vitamin D - Let the sun shine, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 7th July for details) Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st July for details)

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Family

Saturday 14th

Big Art activity: parent and baby morning, Walker Art Gallery, 10am, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Chance to meet other parents and babies and take part in specially designed activities www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Music French Touch, O2 Academy, 7pm, £6, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk Alison Krauss & Union Station, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, SOLD OUT, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com

Big Art activity: parent and afternoon, Walker Art Gallery, 1pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Chance to meet other parents and babies and take part in specially designed activities www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

No Fakin, The Shipping Forecast, 10pm-3am, FREE, 0151 709 6901. (DJs Selectors Set) www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com

Sport & Leisure

Lomax Introducing presents..., Lomax, 8pm, £2. Awooga, Deadblondesuperstars, Sankofa, Animus, The Vivid Hollow & Application Generation www.lomaxliverpool.com

Cycle for Health, Calderstones Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet in main car park beside old Coach House. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Courtyard Sessions - Johnny Sands, Heebie Jeebies, 3pm, FREE, 0151 709 3678

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

Bee Gees, The Green Room, 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Tribute night, price includes champagne reception www.thegreenroomliverpool.com Jess Gascoigne DJ set, LEAF, 9pm-2am, FREE, 0151 707 7747, www.thisisleaf.co.uk

Other Events Brouhaha Carnival City 2012, Liverpool City Centre, 4pm-5pm, FREE, routes TBC see www.brouhaha.uk.com

Moore Variety - Themed Music Nights, Fort Perch Rock New Brighton, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £5, 0151 666 0000. War Time www.floralpavilion.com

Yemen Day, Liverpool Arabic Centre, 5pm, FREE. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - music, film, food, Yemeni culture and more, all in the heart of L8 www.arabicartsfestival.co.uk

The Heroes Festival - From Liverpool to Las Vegas, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7pm, £12, 0151 666 0000. Part One - 60s music with live bands, Part Two Full Live Show (One Night in Vegas with Martyn Lucas) www.floralpavilion.com

Central Library Reading Group, Bluecoat, 6pm-8pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. While its regular home is being refurbished, the group is meeting at the Blueoat, new members welcome www.thebluecoat.org.uk

WSO - Wagner, Wallasey Town Hall, 7.30pm, £5-£15, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com

The Waterloo Farmers Market and Food Fayre, Old Christ Church Waterloo, 10.30am-3pm, FREE, 0151 649 0401 National Show 2012: National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, 9.30am-6pm, £15-£17. Amazing floral artistry, more than 500 exhibits, demonstrations and shopping www.nafas.org.uk

Whole Lottta Led, The Citadel St Helens, 8pm, £10-£12, 01744 735 436. Tribute to Led Zeppelin www.citadel.org.uk

Theatre & Dance Merseyside Arabic Dance Showcase, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £8-£10, 0844 873 2888. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

Hairy Gardener Walk About, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley, 1.30pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 738 1913. Join Peter the Hairy Gardener for a walk about and learn more about wildflowers and their environment, entry charges may still apply www.nwc.org.uk

A Star is Born: Emerging Talent, St. George’s Hall Concert Room, 6.30pm, £4-£5, 0151 225 6911. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival including a solo piece from ballet dancer, Ayman Safiah www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk


41 Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 2pm & 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com Desperate Scousewives: The Play, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 2pm & 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 709 9034, www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com

Comedy Frankie Boyle: The Last Days of Sodom, Liverpool Empire, 8pm, £26, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com Maysoon Zayid: Laughing Widely, St. George’s Hall Concert Room, 8pm, £12.50, 0151 709 3789. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival www.liverpoolphil.com Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £9-£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Keith Carter as Nige with Lloyd Langford and John Gordillo. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £9-£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Chris Cairns introduces Lloyd Langford with Keith Carter as Nige and John Gordillo. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £18, 0151 702 5834. Compere Sully O’Sullivan with Andre King, Steve Day and Andy White, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Elements & Satellites, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details)

A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details) Laughing at the Government, Walker Art Gallery (see 6th July for details)

Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st July for details)

Family Wake up weekends, Museum of Liverpool, 11am-12pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Museum story based fun using puppets and props www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Time Quest, Museum of Liverpool, 1.30pm-2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out more about the objects on display and get to handle real stuff (8-14year olds) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Rock pool encounters, World Museum, 2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Get up close and personal with some weird and wonderful rock pool creatures www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Dig like an archaeologist, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Help excavate and record an archaeological dig www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details)

Activity: Doodle Station, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. An afternoon of drawing activities www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Lion of the Desert, Bluecoat, 12pm, £2-£3, 0151 702 5324. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - movie classic starring Anthony Quinn and Oliver Reed www.thebluecoat.org.uk

Rummage, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 3pm & 3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Get a taste of training for Rummage Officers www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details)

Titanic storytelling, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Storytelling activities for young visitors based on the children’s book, ‘Polar - the Titanic Bear’ www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details)

African blooms, International Slavery Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE. Learn more about African flowers and make your own to take home www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Sport & Leisure Capoeira Club, International Slavery Museum, 10am-12pm, FREE. Brazilian martial art, if interested in attending ring 0151 478 4456 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Park Run, Princes Park, 9am10.30am, FREE. 5k run, register online www.parkrun.org.uk Wheels for All, Wavertree Sports Park, 11am-1pm, FREE, 01925 234 213. Aims to make cycling accessible to all - trained instructor led rides lasting an hour, providing a range of adapted cycles www.cycling.org.uk

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

Other Events Brouhaha World in Princes Park, Princes Park L8, 1pm-7pm, FREE. A feast of diverse performances and entertainment, features BIG DANCE performance led by MDI www.brouhaha.uk.com Brouhaha Liverpool International Carnival ‘De Paradise - A Life Beyond’, 12pm-2pm, FREE. Mulberry St, Catherine St, Princes Rd, Princes Avenue, Devonshire Rd & Princes Park www.brouhaha.uk.com Freedom Hour, Bluecoat, 2pm3pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - open forum debating current affairs, freedom and change in the Arab world www.thebluecoat.org.uk The Big Saturday, Bluecoat, 12pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - a day of music, debate, film, poetry and food inc. Libyan poet Khaled Mattawa and one hour belly dance workshops www.thebluecoat.org.uk Tour the Edmund Gardner, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See behind the scenes of the pilot cutter, pre-booking essential www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Car Boot Sale, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 8am-12pm, 20p (pitch £10), 0151 707 3525, www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk RIBA’s Liverpool City Tour: City of Culture, Learning and Faiths, The Piazza Cafe Metropolitan Cathedral, 10.30am, £4.50-£7.50, 0151 707 0729. Pre-booking essential. Walking tour around Hope Street to discover more about the buildings and spaces that have influenced generations, arrive 10 minutes before start of tour www.architecture.com Windmill Open Day, Bidston Hill, 10am-12pm, FREE, 0151 653 9332, www.wirral.gov.uk National Show 2012: National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, 9.30am-5pm, £15-£17. Amazing floral artistry, more than 500 exhibits, demonstrations and shopping www.nafas.org.uk


LOWDOWN JULY

Scarecrow Festival and Vintage and Craft Fair, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley, 11am-4pm, FREE, 0151 738 1913. www.nwc.org.uk

Sunday 15th Music Alif Ensemble, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £15-£22.50, 0151 709 3789. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - world premiere of new music formed by bringing together musicians from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt and Iraq for a beguiling blend of acoustic and electronic sounds www.liverpoolphil.com Nu Northern Soul, The Shipping Forecast, 4pm-8pm, FREE, 0151 709 6901. Nu Northern Soul is now 12 years old, expect the unexpected in soul and funk rare 45s. With Phat Phil Cooper www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Lomax Introducing presents Ned Evett, Lomax, 8pm, £2. www.lomaxliverpool.com Ricky’s Country Special, The Green Room, 2pm, £10, 0870 787 1866, www.thegreenroomliverpool.com Anna Corcoran, Alma de Cuba, 7pm, FREE, 0151 702 7394. Live music from talented singer/songwriter performing a mixture of classic and original material on the piano www.alma-de-cuba.com

Theatre & Dance Desperate Scousewives: The Play, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 2pm & 7.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 709 9034, www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com

Comedy I Predict A Riot, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £6-£8, 0151 703 0000. Edinburgh preview - After 18 years service with Humberside Police, Sergeant Alfie Moore has a lot of stories to tell & after five years playing the comedy clubs he knows how to tell them www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk Hot Water Comedy Club - Testing the Water, Envi, 8pm, £1.50-£3, 0777 211 2344. Resident MC Paul Smith hosts weekly open mic night www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

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

West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Elements & Satellites, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) Anything to declare? Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. The dangers of accidental smuggling are revealed www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Spotlight on the Titanic, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Revealing the facts and myths surrounding the sinking www. liverpoolmuseums.org.uk White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details) Laughing at the Government, Walker Art Gallery (see 6th July for details) DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details)

Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details)

The Conformist, Picturehouse at FACT, 5.30pm, £7.50-£8.50, 0871 902 5737. Film (15) www.fact.co.uk

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

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details)

My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details)

Sharlands Amusements, Croxteth Hall and Country House, 11am-5pm, 0151 233 6930. Childrens funfair for younger children www.croxteth.co.uk

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

Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details)

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

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

Race For Life, Birkenhead Park, 11am, £14.99 (adult) £10 (child), 5k race, www.raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org

Family

Other Events

A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details)

Sunday Crafternoons, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out about objects and take away your own version www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feeding time at the Aquarium, World Museum, 12pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Be guided around the aquarium to watch the daily feeds www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Dig like an archaeologist, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Help excavate and record an archaeological dig www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Doodle Station, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. An afternoon of drawing activities www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Titanic storytelling, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Storytelling activities for young visitors based on the children’s book, ‘Polar - the Titanic Bear’ www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk West African handling collection, International Slavery Museum, 1pm4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Find out about life in West Africa before the transatlantic slave trade www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk A Monster in Paris 2D, Picturehouse at FACT, 11.30am, £3, 0871 902 5737. Film (U) www.fact.co.uk Teddy Bears Picnic, McGoldrick Park Huyton, 1pm-3pm, for more info call ranger on 0151 443 3114. Balloon modelling, face painting and a Punch & Judy show www.knowsley.gov.uk

Brouhaha Lost Paradise, Liverpool City Centre, FREE. Brouhaha in partnership with London based Arte Latino presents a large scale mobile performance through Liverpool City Centre, routes and times TBC see www.brouhaha.uk.com Life Drawing, LEAF, 7pm-10pm, £9, 0151 707 7747. Hosted by sculptress Ella Perry, some basic materials provided, artists welcome to bring other mediums www.thisisleaf.co.uk Reem Abdelhadi: Laughing at the Government, Liverpool Philharmonic, 3.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 3789. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - Reem discusses the history of Arab political humour and the art of drawing cartoons www.liverpoolphil.com Afternoon Symposium: Khyam Allami with Maurice Louca and Tamer Abu Ghazaleh in conversation, Liverpool Philharmonic Rodewald Suite, 1.30pm, 0151 709 3789. Part of Liverpool Arabic Arts festival - FREE to ticket holders for evening concert, Alif Ensemble www.liverpoolphil.com RIBA’s Liverpool City Tour: Gateway to the World, The Equator, Mann Island, 11am, £4.50-£7.50, 0151 707 0729. Pre-booking essential. Walking tour telling the story of Liverpool past, present and future, arrive 10 minutes before start of tour www.architecture.com Northern Kite Flyers, Otterspool Promenade, 1pm-4pm, FREE. Meet up with the ‘Otty Flyers’ to find out about kites and kite flying www.nkg.org.uk


43 SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO listings@thelowdownmagazine.com Southport Comic Book Annual Show, Scarisbrick Hotel Southport, 11am-5pm, £1.50 Scarecrow Festival and Vintage and Craft Fair, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley, 11am-4pm, FREE, 0151 738 1913. www.nwc.org.uk

Monday 16th Theatre & Dance Floral Tea Dance, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 1.30pm-3.30pm, £5, 0151 666 0000. Price includes tea/ coffee and biscuits www.floralpavilion.com Let’s Dance 18, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7pm, £11, 0151 666 0000. Claire Knight’s dance school showcases their talent www.floralpavilion.com

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details)

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

Other Events

Highlights tour, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 11am & 2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. Discover some of the gallery highlights in more depth www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details)

White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details)

Music ParrJazz - Greg Abate, Studio2 Parr St, 8.30pm, £3, 0151 707 3727. Jazz and open jam session www.parrstreet.co.uk

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

Out of the Bedroom Acoustic Open Mic, LEAF, 8.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Hosted by Johnny Sands, welcomes all spoken word artists & acoustic entrepreneurs www.thisisleaf.co.uk

The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details) A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details)

Tour: Eleanor FortescueBrickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 2pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. Exhibition tour www. liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Lunchtime Organ Recital Series 2012, St George’s Hall, 12.45pm1.30pm, £2.50, 0151 225 6911, www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk

superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details)

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

Theatre & Dance

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

Starlight Express, Liverpool Empire, 7.30pm, £19.50-£46, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com

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

Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details)

Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com

Sport & Leisure Aerial Circus Classes, The Black-E, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £15 (block of 5 £60), 0151 709 5109. Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress. Trapeze & general aerial skills www.theblack-e.co.uk

Orienteering, Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, 6.30pm, FREE, 0151 934 2079. Children are welcome, if accompanied by a responsible adult www.active-sefton.co.uk

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

Tuesday 17th

In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

Cycle for Health, Otterspool Promenade, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet at Liverpool Cricket Club car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

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

Gruesome Book Signing, Waterstones L1, 11am-3pm, FREE, 0151 709 9820. Leigh Russell signing copies of her latest thriller, Death Bed www.waterstones.com

Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details)

Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details)

Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details)

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

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

My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

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

Workshop: ‘All together now...’, Museum of Liverpool, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Join in a music making workshop for all ages and abilities www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details)

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details)

Chess Club, LEAF, 8pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Borrow a board or bring your own www.thisisleaf.co.uk

DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details)

Let’s Dance 18, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7pm, £11, 0151 666 0000. Claire Knight’s dance school showcases their talent www.floralpavilion.com

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake in 3D, Picturehouse at FACT, 1pm, £12.30-£14.30, 0871 902 5737, www. fact.co.uk Sing Your Song, Picturehouse at FACT, 6pm, £6-£8.50, 0871 902 5737. Celebratory documentary about singer, actor and activist, Harry Belafonte www.fact.co.uk

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

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details)

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

My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

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

In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)


LOWDOWN JULY

Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details) The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details) A Head of Art, Liverpool Academy of Arts Seel St, 12pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 709 0735. An exhibition of art produced by individuals, many of whom have been diagnosed with a neurological condition. Funds raised from pieces sold will be donated to Neurosupport www.la-art.co.uk Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st July for details)

Sport & Leisure Useless Skillz, The Black-E, 7.30pm9.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 5109. An open workshop where jugglers can meet, practice, learn from and teach each other www.theblack-e.co.uk Cycle for Health, Croxteth Country Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet outside Estate Office. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Other Events Creative Writing Course, LEAF, 7pm, £3, 0151 707 7747. Whether you write for pleasure or profit, Create & Write offers group exercises and discussions to get those creative juices flowing. For more info contact Susi Moore at susimoore@hotmail. co.uk www.thisisleaf.co.uk

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

Wednesday 18th Music Open Mic Night, Stables Wine Bar Heswall, 9pm, FREE. All musicians welcome, especially original material Folk Club, Osqa’s Arena Bar, 8.30pm, FREE (contributions to raffle/collection welcome) Remember When, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 2.30pm, £10, 0151 666 0000. Music and memories from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s www.floralpavilion.com Vocalise Perform, The Brindley Runcorn, 7pm, £3, 0151 907 8360. Special performance by members of the Brindley’s Vocalise Singing Group www.brindley.org.uk

Theatre & Dance Starlight Express, Liverpool Empire, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £19.50-£46, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com Impact Showcase 2012, The Brindley Runcorn, 7pm, £7-£10, 0151 907 8360. Dance show from Impact Dance Academy www.brindley.org.uk Undercover Blondde, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 7.30pm, £8£10, 0151 709 9034. ‘Female Laurel and Hardy...they fancy themselves as a cross between Thelma and Louise and Shirley Valentine’ www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details)

Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details)

A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details) A Head of Art, Liverpool Academy of Arts Seel St (see 17th July for details) Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st July for details)

Family Now you see them, now you don’t, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Nell the animal expert will be roaming the gallery telling tales of times gone by www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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

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

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

Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details)

Other Events

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

DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details) The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details) My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details) The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

Spotify Wednesday, LEAF, 8pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Enabling the sharing, creating and modifying of each other’s playlists www.thisisleaf.co.uk Object opinion service, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4pm, FREE. Take along an object you would like to know more about and ask a Museum curator about it. Booking essential on 0151 478 4063 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Portable Antiquities Scheme, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4pm, FREE. Take your archaeological finds to the Museum, booking essential on 0151 478 4063 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Merseyside Woodturners, The Old Boathouse Calderstones Park, 2pm-4pm, FREE. The woodturners exhibition and demonstration is open for visitors, for anyone wishing to start woodturning or improve their skills Gladstone Roots Talk, Court Hey Park Huyton, 1pm-3pm, for more info call ranger 0151 443 3114. Friends of Court Hey Park with illustrated talk on Gladstone family www.knowsley.gov.uk


45 On the Trail of the Owl, Brotherton Park Bromborough, 8pm-10pm, FREE, 0151 334 9851. Night time walk in the woods with the ranger looking & listening for signs of owls www.wirral.gov.uk

Get hands on with archaeological finds from the local area www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details)

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

The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

Thursday 19th

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details)

Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

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

A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details)

Music Harvest Sun Promotions presents...The Low Anthem, The Kazimier, 7.30pm, £14, 0151 324 1723, www.thekazimier.co.uk Tom Hingley and Band, Lomax, 8.30pm, www.lomaxliverpool.com Musica En Vivo, Alma de Cuba, 10.30pm, FREE, 0151 702 7394. Live music featuring the hippest bands from the north west www.alma-de-cuba.com

Theatre & Dance Starlight Express, Liverpool Empire, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £19.50-£46, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com Impact Showcase 2012, The Brindley Runcorn, 7pm, £7-£10, 0151 907 8360. Dance show from Impact Dance Academy www.brindley.org.uk Undercover Blondde, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 7.30pm, £8£10, 0151 709 9034. ‘Female Laurel and Hardy...they fancy themselves as a cross between Thelma and Louise and Shirley Valentine’ www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com

Comedy Edinburgh Preview: Wil Hodgson & John Robins, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £8, 0844 873 2888, www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £14, 0151 702 5834. Buy one ticket get one free. Compere Danny Ward with Paul Sinha, Alfie Moore and Kevin Gildea, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Touching the past, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545.

Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details)

superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details) A Head of Art, Liverpool Academy of Arts Seel St (see 17th July for details) Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st July for details)

Family Sniffer dog demonstrations, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See the human and canine members of the Customs sniffer dog team from Manchester Airport in action www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Fantastic Mr Fox, Picturehouse at FACT, 9pm, £6-£8.50, 0871 902 5737. Film (PG) www.fact.co.uk

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

DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details)

Run in England, Birkenhead Park, 6pm-6.45pm, to book call 0151 653 1324. Beginners/improvers. Meet at Birkenhead 6th Form College www.wirral.gov.uk

Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details)

Other Events

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details) My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details)

Jelly Liverpool, LEAF, 9am-5pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Casual work-together, bring your own work, for a productive day that is topped off with a free sandwich and washed down with a cup of tea www.thisisleaf.co.uk Tour the Edmund Gardner, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See behind the scenes of the pilot cutter, pre-booking essential www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Explore the Stores, Speke Hall Garden & Estate, 1pm-4pm, £5, 0151 427 7231. Gain a peek behind the scenes at Speke Hall, guided tour - booking required www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Friday 20th Music RLPO - On The Waterfront, Liverpool Pier Head, 8pm, FREE, 0151 709 3789. Featuring a raft of favourites with music and songs from Carousel, Annie Get Your Gun, The Sound Of Music and more www.liverpoolphil.com Liverpool Acoustic Live, View Two Gallery, 8pm, £6-£7. With Eric Brace & Pete Cooper, The Good Intentions and Linus Rowe www.liverpoolacoustic.co.uk Me & Him Bring You..., The Shipping Forecast, 7.30pm, £5, 0151 709 6901. Cities To Satellites www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com East India Trading Club Presents... Cantmixwontmixshdntmixdontmix, The Shipping Forecast, 10pm-3am, FREE, 0151 709 6901. Favourite djs spin all night long www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com The Stylistics, The Green Room, 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Tribute night, price includes champagne reception www.thegreenroomliverpool.com Epochalypse, The Citadel St Helens, 7.30pm, £5, 01744 735 436. Under 18s dry bar clubnight www.citadel.org.uk

Theatre & Dance Starlight Express, Liverpool Empire, 7.30pm, £19.50-£46, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com The Airborne Adventures of Elisabeth and Jeanne, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £10, 0844 873 2888. ‘For a woman in 1799, the only way was up. In 2011, other directions are available.’ www. unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com Shut Down - Starlight Youth Theatre, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £9-£10, 0151 666 0000. New musical about a boy and his computer www.floralpavilion.com Undercover Blondde, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 7.30pm, £8£10, 0151 709 9034. ‘Female Laurel and Hardy...they fancy themselves as a cross between Thelma and Louise and Shirley Valentine’ www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com

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LOWDOWN JULY

Comedy Roy Chubby Brown, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, 7.30pm, £20, 0844 871 3021, www.atgtickets.com Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £7-£15, 0151 227 5946. MC Steve Royle introduces Justin Moorhouse with Ivan Brackenbury and George Egg. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £7-£15, 0151 227 5946. MC Chris Cairns introduces Ivan Brackenbury with Justin Moorhouse and George Egg. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Hot Water Comedy Club - Whose Headline?, Envi, 8pm, £2.50-£5, 0777 211 2344. MC Paul Smith hosts weekly competition night www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £14, 0151 702 5834. Compere Danny Ward with Paul Sinha, Joel Dommett and Kevin Gildea, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details)

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

Family Mother Redcap, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. The infamous MR will captivate you with her tales of smuggling www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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

Bees Knees, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Get busy and buzzy with bee related crafts www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details)

Mill Dam Fun, Mill Dam Park Kirkby, 1pm-4pm, FREE, for more info contact ranger on 07810 054 159 www.knowsley.gov.uk

Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details) DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details)

Sport & Leisure Cycle for Health, Calderstones Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet in main car park beside old Coach House. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details) My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

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

Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details)

Mid-Week Raceday, Haydock Park Racecourse, 12.30pm, £13-£36, 0844 579 3006. Private hospitality and restaurant packages also avail www.haydock-park.co.uk

The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details)

Other Events Developing for the Web on Open Platforms, FACT, 10am, £99, 0151 707 4464. One day course www.fact.co.uk

The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

Book Fair, Bluecoat, 10.30am-5pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Collectors’ & bargain second-hand books www.thebluecoat.org.uk

Film Station, Metal at Edge Hill Station, 6.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 2277. Fortnightly programme of free film screenings, films are nominated by attendees www.metalculture.com

80s Theme Party Night, Mersey Ferries, £16. Cruise departs Liverpool at 8.30pm and Seacombe at 8.45pm, duration approx three and a half hours www.merseyferries.co.uk

A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details)

Speke Hall Vintage Festival, Speke Hall Garden & Estate, 11am-5pm, £2.50 (children FREE), 0151 427 7231. Classic cars, camper vans and PSVs on show, vintage stalls and live music performances www.nationaltrust.org.uk

superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details) A Head of Art, Liverpool Academy of Arts Seel St (see 17th July for details) Dejunk, Rejunk, Birkenhead Park (see 2nd July for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st July for details) SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO listings@thelowdownmagazine.com

Saturday 21st Music Radio City Live 2012, Echo Arena, 7pm, SOLD OUT, 0844 8000 400, www.echoarena.com

RLPO Summer Pops - Can’t Help Singing: Hollywood’s Leading Ladies in Concert, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £13-£36, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com Lomax Introducing presents..., Lomax, 8pm, £2. Western Promise, Mervin Gersh, White Widows, Graess, The Last Gambados www.lomaxliverpool.com Jess Gascoigne DJ set, LEAF, 9pm2am, FREE, 0151 707 7747, www.thisisleaf.co.uk Kong Live, The Shipping Forecast, 7.30pm-11pm, £5, 0151 709 6901. Presenting a selection of the finest in up and coming local band talent from the Merseyside area www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Courtyard Sessions - Johnny Sands, Heebie Jeebies, 3pm, FREE, 0151 709 3678 2012 Summer Season Organ Recitals - James Speakman, Liverpool Cathedral, 4pm-4.30pm, £1, 0151 709 6271. First recital in series - Ernest Pratt Memorial Recital www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Maghull Wind Orchestra Concert, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 7.30pm, £3-£5, 0151 707 3525. Exciting selection of music from stage and screen www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk Summer Series Organ Recital, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 2.15pm, FREE, 0151 707 3525. First of the season - Urial Valadeau www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk

Theatre & Dance Starlight Express, Liverpool Empire, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £19.50-£46, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com The Airborne Adventures of Elisabeth and Jeanne, Unity Theatre, 8pm, £10, 0844 873 2888. ‘For a woman in 1799, the only way was up. In 2011, other directions are available.’ www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 2pm & 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com Shut Down - Starlight Youth Theatre, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £9-£10, 0151 666 0000. New musical about a boy and his computer www.floralpavilion.com The Movies - Starlight Youth Theatre, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 2pm, £9-£10, 0151 666 0000. Theatrical movie spectacular with songs from the most popular movies and treasured moments from film and screen www.floralpavilion.com


47 Derek Acorah, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, 7.30pm, £16, 0844 871 3021. The star of Most Haunted brings his entertaining evening of psychic ability back www.atgtickets.com

White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details)

Undercover Blondde, The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre, 7.30pm, £8£10, 0151 709 9034. ‘Female Laurel and Hardy...they fancy themselves as a cross between Thelma and Louise and Shirley Valentine’ www.theliverpoolactorsstudio.com

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details)

Comedy Sean Styles, The Green Room, 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Plus Steve Charles & live band, price includes champagne reception www.thegreenroomliverpool.com

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

Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £9-£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Steve Royle introduces Justin Moorhouse with Ivan Brackenbury and George Egg. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com

Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details)

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

Playing the Moldovans at Tennis + Q&A with Tony Hawkes, Picturehouse at FACT, 4pm, £8£10.50, 0871 902 5737. Film based on the bestseller www.fact.co.uk

Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £9-£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Chris Cairns introduces Ivan Brackenbury with Justin Moorhouse and George Egg. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £18, 0151 702 5834. Compere Danny Ward with Paul Sinha, Joel Dommett and Kevin Gildea, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details) The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details) My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details) Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details)

In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) A Walk on the Wildside collaborative exhibition by Lisa Holmes and Ron Peterson, Liverpool Cathedral, 8am-6pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271. Acrylic and pencil formats of wildlife animal art by two established artists www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details)

superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details)

Family Bug and Beastie Hunt, Wirral Country Park Thurstaston, 11am, FREE, 0151 648 4371. Using nets, magnifiers & bug boxes to explore this habitat, booking essential www.wirral.gov.uk

Tony Evans exhibition, The Gallery Stanhope St, 10am-4.30pm (Mon-Fri) 10am-2pm (Sat) 0151 709 2442. New work created for ‘Twenty Twelve’ featuring copper and bronze sculptures of Olympians alongside his animal pieces www.thegalleryliverpool.co.uk A Head of Art, Liverpool Academy of Arts Seel St (see 17th July for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st July for details)

Sharlands Amusements, Croxteth Hall and Country House, 11am-5pm, 0151 233 6930. Childrens funfair or younger children www.croxteth.co.uk

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

Family Wake up weekends, Museum of Liverpool, 11am-12pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Museum story based fun using puppets and props www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Park Run, Princes Park, 9am10.30am, FREE. 5k run, register online www.parkrun.org.uk Wheels for All, Wavertree Sports Park, 11am-1pm, FREE, 01925 234 213. Aims to make cycling accessible to all - trained instructor led rides lasting an hour, providing a range of adapted cycles www.cycling.org.uk

Time Quest, Museum of Liverpool, 1.30pm-2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out more about the objects on display and get to handle real stuff (8-14year olds) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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

Rock pool encounters, World Museum, 2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Get up close and personal with some weird and wonderful rock pool creatures www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Dig like an archaeologist, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Help excavate and record an archaeological dig www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Doodle Station, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. An afternoon of drawing activities www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Music Evening - STEPS, Haydock Park Racecourse, 4.30pm, £15-£60, 0844 579 3006. Evening racing and live performance from STEPS www.haydock-park.co.uk

Other Events Car Boot Sale, Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight Village, 7.30am-12pm, 25p (pitch £8) 0151 643 8757. Ring to reserve pitch www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk

Activity: One hundred jugs, Walker Art Gallery, 10am-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Design your own decorative pattern based on William Nicholson’s ‘The Hundred Jugs’ - drop-in event www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Tour the Edmund Gardner, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See behind the scenes of the pilot cutter, pre-booking essential www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Bees Knees, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Get busy and buzzy with bee related crafts www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Customs contraband, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Discover more about contraband collections www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Meet The Gruffalo, Waterstones L1, 12pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 709 9820. The Gruffalo has wandered down from the woods to browse the children’s book section, go along and meet him www.waterstones.com

Book Fair, Bluecoat, 10.30am-5pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Collectors’ & bargain second-hand books www.thebluecoat.org.uk

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LOWDOWN JULY

RIBA’s Liverpool City Tour: City of Culture, Learning and Faiths, The Piazza Cafe Metropolitan Cathedral, 10.30am, £4.50-£7.50, 0151 707 0729. Pre-booking essential. Walking tour around Hope Street to discover more about the buildings and spaces that have influenced generations, arrive 10 minutes before start of tour www.architecture.com Wirral Wildlife, Royden Park Frankby, 10am-4pm, FREE, 0151 677 7594. Wirral Wildlife will have displays and info about their organisation in the Coach House www.wirral.gov.uk Speke Hall Vintage Festival, Speke Hall Garden & Estate, 11am-5pm, £2.50 (children FREE), 0151 427 7231. Classic cars, camper vans and PSVs on show, vintage stalls and live music performances www.nationaltrust.org.uk ‘Lost Tribe of Everton & Scottie Road’ street reunion, St. George’s Church, Heyworth Street Everton, 12pm, FREE, for further details about timetable of events see www.losttribeofeverton.co.uk

Sunday 22nd Music RLPO Summer Pops - Last Night of the Summer Pops, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £16-£40, 0151 709 3789. Carl Davies returns to the helm for another fabulous night www.liverpoolphil.com Sean Stephenson, The Shipping Forecast, 4pm-8pm, FREE, 0151 709 6901. (DJ) www. theshippingforecastliverpool.com Anna Corcoran, Alma de Cuba, 7pm, FREE, 0151 702 7394. Live music from talented singer/songwriter performing a mixture of classic and original material on the piano www.alma-de-cuba.com An Afternoon Concert with The Liverpool String Quartet, Bluecoat, 2.30pm-4.30pm, £4.50-£7.50, 0151 702 5324, www.thebluecoat.org.uk

Theatre & Dance Shut Down - Starlight Youth Theatre, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £9-£10, 0151 666 0000. New musical about a boy and his computer www.floralpavilion.com The Movies - Starlight Youth Theatre, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 2pm, £9-£10, 0151 666 0000. Theatrical movie spectacular with songs from the most popular movies and treasured moments from film and screen www.floralpavilion.com

Comedy

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details)

Hot Water Comedy Club - Testing the Water, Envi, 8pm, £1.50-£3, 0777 211 2344. Resident MC Paul Smith hosts weekly open mic night www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

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

Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details)

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

Sharlands Amusements, Croxteth Hall and Country House, 11am-5pm, 0151 233 6930. Childrens funfair for younger children www.croxteth.co.uk

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

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

A Walk on the Wildside collaborative exhibition by Lisa Holmes and Ron Peterson, Liverpool Cathedral (see 21st July for details)

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details)

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

A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details)

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

superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details)

Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details)

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

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

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

A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details)

Other Events dot-art Services present: Liverpool Photowalks, Bluecoat, 10.30am-2.30pm, £25, 0151 702 5324. Experienced photographer and teacher Steward Ellett leads a guided walk around the architectural highlights of the city, bring your camera www.thebluecoat.org.uk

Feeding time at the Aquarium, World Museum, 12pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Be guided around the aquarium to watch the daily feeds www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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

Dig like an archaeologist, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Help excavate and record an archaeological dig www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details)

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

Activity: Doodle Station, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm-3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. An afternoon of drawing activities www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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

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

Activity: One hundred jugs, Walker Art Gallery, 10am-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Design your own decorative pattern based on William Nicholson’s ‘The Hundred Jugs’ - drop-in event www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details)

Rummage, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 3pm & 3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Get a taste of training for Rummage Officers www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Glyndebourne: The Fairy Queen, Picturehouse at FACT, 6pm, £15-£20, 0871 902 5737. Captured live in 2009 www.fact.co.uk DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details)

West African handling collection, International Slavery Museum, 1pm4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Find out about life in West Africa before the transatlantic slave trade www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details)

Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details)

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

Tom, the May’s new hero, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Find out about Tom the cabin boy and his adventures onboard the sailing ship The Lady May www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

China Pearl - Journey to the West, Williamson Square, FREE. An exciting and enticing Chinese and cross-cultural music and dance performance as well as participatory workshops to celebrate the transition from Beijing to London Olympics

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49 Butterfly Walk, Royden Park Frankby, 1.30pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 677 7594. Meet at the Coach House www.wirral.gov.uk

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details)

Speke Hall Vintage Festival, Speke Hall Garden & Estate, 11am-5pm, £2.50 (children FREE), 0151 427 7231. Classic cars, camper vans and PSVs on show, vintage stalls and live music performances www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Casablanca, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £6-£7, 0151 709 3789. Film (U) www.liverpoolphil.com

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details)

Theatre & Dance

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

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

Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details)

Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details)

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

Tony Evans exhibition, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 21st July for details)

Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details)

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

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details)

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details) My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details)

Arts

Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details)

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

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

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

Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details)

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

The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details)

Sport & Leisure Aerial Circus Classes, The Black-E, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £15 (block of 5 £60), 0151 709 5109. Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress. Trapeze & general aerial skills www.theblack-e.co.uk

DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details)

Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com

Sharlands Amusements, Croxteth Hall and Country House, 11am-5pm, 0151 233 6930. Childrens funfair for younger children www.croxteth.co.uk

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

Opera Australia: Don Giovanni, Picturehouse at FACT, 1pm, £11-£13, 0871 902 5737, www.fact.co.uk

Starlight Express, Liverpool Empire, 7.30pm, £19.50-£46, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com

Nature Trail & Quiz, King George V playing fields nature area, 1pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 488 6151 (ranger). Learn about plants and wildlife of this hidden dell, meet at entrance on Huyton Lane www.knowsley.gov.uk

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

Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details)

Theatre & Dance

Family Orienteering, Court Hey Park Huyton, 2pm-4pm, 0151 443 3114 (ranger). Find clues in the park, prizes for those who finish the course www.knowsley.gov.uk

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

ParrJazz - Suzahn Fiering, Studio2 Parr St, 8.30pm, £3, 0151 707 3727. Jazz and open jam session www.parrstreet.co.uk

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

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

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

Out of the Bedroom Acoustic Open Mic, LEAF, 8.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Hosted by Johnny Sands, welcomes all spoken word artists & acoustic entrepreneurs www.thisisleaf.co.uk

superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details)

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

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

Music

A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details)

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details)

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

Tuesday 24th

A Walk on the Wildside collaborative exhibition by Lisa Holmes and Ron Peterson, Liverpool Cathedral (see 21st July for details)

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

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

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

In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

Arts

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

Other Events

My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

Starlight Express, Liverpool Empire, 7.30pm, £19.50-£46, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com

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

Orienteering, Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, 6.30pm, FREE, 0151 934 2079. Children are welcome, if accompanied by a responsible adult www.active-sefton.co.uk

DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details)

Monday 23rd

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

Cycle for Health, Otterspool Promenade, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet at Liverpool Cricket Club car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details)

A Walk on the Wildside collaborative exhibition by Lisa Holmes and Ron Peterson, Liverpool Cathedral (see 21st July for details)


LOWDOWN JULY

A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details)

Branching Out, LEAF, 9am, FREE, 0151 707 7747. An informal networking event where you can bang heads with some of Liverpool’s finest creative minds www.thisisleaf.co.uk

superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details) Tony Evans exhibition, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 21st July for details)

Philosophy in Pubs, Bluecoat, 1pm-2.30pm, FREE, 0151 702 5324. Debating the important questions, all welcome www.thebluecoat.org.uk

A Head of Art, Liverpool Academy of Arts Seel St (see 17th July for details)

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

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

Family Activity: Brave knights and fair maidens, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. Make a knight’s helmet or a maiden’s head band to take home www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Sign Language - Short Course, Sefton UNISON Office Waterloo, 6pm-8pm, £10. Sefton Adult & Community Learning are offering a five week induction into Sign Language. For more info contact Amanda McNally on 0151 330 5746 starts 24th July

‘What are you like?’ - family activities, Liverpool Cathedral, 11am3pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271. Stories, crafts and activities, no booking req’d just turn up www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Nature Trail & Quiz, Woolfall Heath Meadow, 10am-12pm, FREE, 0151 488 6151 (ranger). Learn about plants and wildlife of this hidden dell, meet at entrance of the River Alt Resource Centre nr Seth Powell Way www.knowsley.gov.uk Sharlands Amusements, Croxteth Hall and Country House, 11am-5pm, 0151 233 6930. Childrens funfair for younger children www.croxteth.co.uk

Bat Walk, Birkenhead Park, 9pm10.30pm, £2, 0151 652 5197. A guided walk looking for bats, booking essential www.wirral.gov.uk

Wednesday 25th Music Fei Comodo, O2 Academy, 7pm, £7, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk

Sport & Leisure

Harvest Sun presents...Savages, LEAF, 7pm, £6, 0151 707 7747, www.thisisleaf.co.uk

Useless Skillz, The Black-E, 7.30pm9.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 5109. An open workshop where jugglers can meet, practice, learn from and teach each other www.theblack-e.co.uk

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

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

Folk Club, Osqa’s Arena Bar, 8.30pm, FREE (contributions to raffle/collection welcome) Motown and Philadelphia On Tour, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, 7.30pm, £17.50-£19.50, 0151 666 0000. Join original Drifters member Roy G Hemmings in a celebration of 50 years of Motown and the sound of Philadelphia www.floralpavilion.com

Other Events

Turner Monet Twombly summer school, TATE, 10.30am-4.30pm, £150, 0151 702 7400. Three day course (first day) which is introductory and participative, taught with a mix of discussion and practical art-making activities, booking essential www.tate.org.uk

Theatre & Dance

iOS Training - Beginners, FACT, 10am, £450, 0151 707 4464. Four day course - first day www.fact.co.uk

Starlight Express, Liverpool Empire, 7.30pm, £19.50-£46, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com

Lunchtime Concert - Essex Young Singers, Liverpool Cathedral, 1pm, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

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Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com Scarlets Summer Show, The Brindley Runcorn, 7.15pm, £8.50-£10, 0151 907 8360. Dance & drama show from Scarlets Dance & Drama Academy www.brindley.org.uk

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details) DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details) The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details) My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details) The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) A Walk on the Wildside collaborative exhibition by Lisa Holmes and Ron Peterson, Liverpool Cathedral (see 21st July for details) A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) superMODELS, The Home Quarter L1 (see 1st July for details) Tony Evans exhibition, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 21st July for details) A Head of Art, Liverpool Academy of Arts Seel St (see 17th July for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st July for details)

Family Mother Redcap, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. The infamous MR will captivate you with her tales of smuggling www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Brave knights and fair maidens, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. Make a knight’s helmet or a maiden’s head band to take home www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk ‘What are you like?’ - family activities, Liverpool Cathedral, 11am3pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271. Stories, crafts and activities, no booking req’d just turn up www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Woodland Art, Littlewood Stockbridge Village, 10am-12pm, FREE, 07810 054 159 (ranger). Woodland art activities for the family, meet at Hollowcroft entrance www.knowsley.gov.uk Scarecrow Making, Webster Park Kirkby, 2pm-4pm, FREE, 07810 054 159 (ranger), www.knowsley.gov.uk


51 Scarecrow Making, Ten Acre Pits Huyton, 10am-12pm, FREE, 0151 443 3114 (ranger), www.knowsley.gov.uk Scarecrow Making, McGoldrick Park Huyton, 1pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 443 3114 (ranger), www.knowsley.gov.uk

Thursday 26th Music Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £37.50£43.50, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com

Sharlands Amusements, Croxteth Hall and Country House, 11am-5pm, 0151 233 6930. Childrens funfair for younger children www.croxteth.co.uk

Conor Maynard, O2 Academy, 7pm, £13.50, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk

My Forest Family Events, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 738 1913. Take part in Forest school activities in the Bluebell woods, making things from natural materials, building dens and getting to know all the creatures and plants that live in the woods www.nwc.org.uk

Kong Presents...Pavilions plus support, The Shipping Forecast, 7.30pm-11pm, £5, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Musica En Vivo, Alma de Cuba, 10.30pm, FREE, 0151 702 7394. Live music featuring the hippest bands from the north west www.alma-de-cuba.com

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

Theatre & Dance Starlight Express, Liverpool Empire, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £19.50-£46, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com

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

Ticket to Write Festival, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £6-£8, 0151 703 0000. A showcase of new short plays about The Beatles all competing for a £150 prize www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk

Other Events Spotify Wednesday, LEAF, 8pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Enabling the sharing, creating and modifying of each other’s playlists www.thisisleaf.co.uk Object opinion service, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4pm, FREE. Take along an object you would like to know more about and ask a Museum curator about it. Booking essential on 0151 478 4063 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Turner Monet Twombly summer school, TATE, 10.30am-4.30pm, £150, 0151 702 7400. Three day course (second day) which is introductory and participative, taught with a mix of discussion and practical art-making activities, booking essential www.tate.org.uk

The Road To Oz, The Civic Crosby, 7.15pm, £12-£14, 0151 928 1919. Musical adaptation www.seftonarts.co.uk

Comedy Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £14, 0151 702 5834. Buy one ticket get one free. Compere Mark Olver with Rudi Lickwood, Mark Smethurst and Peter Otway, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

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

iOS Training - Beginners, FACT, 10am, £450, 0151 707 4464. Four day course - second day www.fact.co.uk

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

Merseyside Woodturners, The Old Boathouse Calderstones Park, 2pm-4pm, FREE. The woodturners exhibition and demonstration is open for visitors, for anyone wishing to start woodturning or improve their skills

Touching the past, Museum of Liverpool, 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Get hands on with archaeological finds from the local area www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details)

Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details)

A Walk on the Wildside collaborative exhibition by Lisa Holmes and Ron Peterson, Liverpool Cathedral (see 21st July for details)

Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details)

A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) Tony Evans exhibition, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 21st July for details)

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

A Head of Art, Liverpool Academy of Arts Seel St (see 17th July for details)

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

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

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) Ping Pong (2012) plus Q&A, Picturehouse at FACT, 6pm, £6£8.50, 0871 902 5737. Film (PG) www.fact.co.uk DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details) The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details) Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details) My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details) TheSpectacleoftheLost,Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

Family Sniffer dog demonstrations, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See the human and canine members of the Customs sniffer dog team from Manchester Airport in action www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: The secret garden, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. Use collage materials to create colourful flowers and creatures www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk ‘What are you like?’ - family activities, Liverpool Cathedral, 11am3pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271. Stories, crafts and activities, no booking req’d just turn up www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Life at the Seashore, New Brighton Beach, 10am-12pm, FREE, 0151 648 4371. Join the coastal rangers and see what’s been washed up along the strandline, meet next to Fort Perch Rock www.wirral.gov.uk Sharlands Amusements, Croxteth Hall and Country House, 11am-5pm, 0151 233 6930. Childrens funfair for younger children www.croxteth.co.uk My Forest Family Events, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 738 1913. Take part in Forest school activities in the Bluebell woods, making things from natural materials, building dens and getting to know all the creatures and plants that live in the woods www.nwc.org.uk

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


LOWDOWN JULY

Run in England, Birkenhead Park, 6pm-6.45pm, to book call 0151 653 1324. Beginners/improvers. Meet at Birkenhead 6th Form College www.wirral.gov.uk

Me & Him Bring You..., The Shipping Forecast, 7.30pm, £5, 0151 709 6901. Putting on the best of the local scene www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com East India Trading Club Presents... Cobra Commander Vs Ak47 247, The Shipping Forecast, 10pm-3am, FREE, 0151 709 6901. Favourite djs spin all night long www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com

Other Events Tour the Edmund Gardner, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See behind the scenes of the pilot cutter, pre-booking essential www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Turner Monet Twombly summer school, TATE, 10.30am-4.30pm, £150, 0151 702 7400. Three day course (third day) which is introductory and participative, taught with a mix of discussion and practical art-making activities, booking essential www.tate.org.uk

The Merseybeats, The Green Room, 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Price includes champagne reception www.thegreenroomliverpool.com Wall Of Sound - A Tribute To Pink Floyd, St Helens Theatre Royal, 7.30pm, £12-£14, 01744 756 000, www.sthelenstheatreroyal.ticketsolve.com

Theatre & Dance

Arts

Starlight Express, Liverpool Empire, 7.30pm, £19.50-£46, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com

Liverpool Poetry Cafe presents: Dead Good Poets Society Open Mic Evening, Bluecoat, 7.30pm9.30pm, £2-£3, 0151 702 5324, www.thebluecoat.org.uk

The Picture of Doreen Gray, The Brindley Runcorn, 7pm, £3, 0151 907 8360. Through storytelling, music and dance the play explores how women are viewed as they mature and celebrates women’s stories www.brindley.org.uk

Future Station Meeting, Metal at Edge Hill Station, 6pm, FREE, 0151 707 2277. Future Station is a growing network of local artists, residents and creative thinkers that meets at the station to develop programme ideas and initiate collaborative projects, open to all www.metalculture.com

Musicals in the Night, The Brindley Runcorn, 7.30pm, £11-£12, 0151 907 8360. An evening of highlights from the best of Broadway and the West End www.brindley.org.uk

Southport Farmers’ Market, Chapel St Southport. For more details contact 0151 233 2165

Queertet, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £6-£7.50, 0151 703 0000. Four LGBT themed plays produced especially for Liverpool Pride www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk

Wedding Open Evening, Haydock Park Racecourse, 5.30pm. For more info contact Sales Office on 01942 402623 www.haydock-park.co.uk

The Road To Oz, The Civic Crosby, 7.15pm, £12-£14, 0151 928 1919. Musical adaptation www.seftonarts.co.uk

Comedy Jon Richardson - Funny Magnet, Liverpool Philharmonic, 8pm, £15£21, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com

Friday 27th Music

Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £7-£15, 0151 227 5946. MC Ste Porter introduces Phil Nichol with John Fothergill and Chris Cairns. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com

Lazy Lester, Liverpool Philharmonic Rodewald Suite, 8.30pm, £15, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com A Ray of Charles, LEAF, 7pm, £6, 0151 707 7747. Russell Christian (The Christians) pays homage to the late, great Ray Charles www.thisisleaf.co.uk Simmer Down Presents..., Lomax, 7pm. Fonetiks, Terrornation, Detuned Radio, Organ Freeman and Gospel (DJ Set) www.lomaxliverpool.com

Hot Water Comedy Club - Whose Headline?, Envi, 8pm, £2.50-£5, 0777 211 2344. MC Paul Smith hosts weekly competition night www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £14, 0151 702 5834. Compere Mark Olver with Rudi Lickwood, Bill Woolland and Dave Johns, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

iOS Training - Beginners, FACT, 10am, £450, 0151 707 4464. Four day course - third day www.fact.co.uk

Summer of Love Bandstand, Williamson Sq, FREE. Various musical & talented artists performing from bandstand - acoustic sessions, quirky fun poets & off the wall performers

Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £7-£15, 0151 227 5946. MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces John Fothergill with Phil Nichol and Chris Cairns. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com

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Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details) Collection spotlight: Hades and Persephone, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 2pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. Find out more about the depiction of Hades and Persephone on a wedding vase painted in about 340 BC - 320 BC www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details) DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details) The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details) My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details) The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) A Walk on the Wildside collaborative exhibition by Lisa Holmes and Ron Peterson, Liverpool Cathedral (see 21st July for details) A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) Tony Evans exhibition, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 21st July for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st July for details)

Family Customs contraband, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Discover more about contraband collections www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Now you see them, now you don’t, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Nell the animal expert will be roaming the gallery telling tales of times gone by www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk ‘What are you like?’ - family activities, Liverpool Cathedral, 11am3pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271. Stories,


53 crafts and activities, no booking req’d just turn up www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

Jess Gascoigne DJ set, LEAF, 9pm-2am, FREE, 0151 707 7747, www.thisisleaf.co.uk

Sharlands Amusements, Croxteth Hall and Country House, 11am-5pm, 0151 233 6930. Childrens funfair for younger children www.croxteth.co.uk

Tom Jones & Cher, The Green Room, 8pm, £15, 0870 787 1866. Tribute night, price includes champagne reception www.thegreenroomliverpool.com

Worms and snails, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley, 1pm3pm, FREE, 0151 738 1913. Come and learn what you didn’t know about worms and snails and the role they play in the environment, charges to the centre may apply www.nwc.org.uk

Performance: Liverpool sings Rolf, Walker Art Gallery, 1.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Liverpool Community Choir perform a selection of Rolf Harris’ best known hits amongst other Liverpool favourites www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Sport & Leisure

2012 Summer Season Organ Recitals - Dr Peter Litman, Liverpool Cathedral, 4pm-4.30pm, £1, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

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

Summer Series Organ Recital, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 2.15pm, FREE, 0151 707 3525. Second of the season - Eleanor Kornas www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk

Theatre & Dance Starlight Express, Liverpool Empire, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £19.50-£46, 0844 871 3017, www.atgtickets.com

Other Events

Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 2pm & 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com

Summer of Love Bandstand, Williamson Sq, FREE. Various musical & talented artists performing from bandstand - acoustic sessions, quirky fun poets & off the wall performers Workshop: Liverpool landscape lunchtimes, Museum of Liverpool, 1pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Art workshop using the spectacular views from the museum - beginners welcome www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Queertet, The Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm, £6-£7.50, 0151 703 0000. Four LGBT themed plays produced especially for Liverpool Pride www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk

Comedy Laughterhouse on the road, Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, 8.15pm, £8-£10, 0151 227 5946. MC Chris Cairns introduces Alun Cochrane along with Phil Nichol and Ivan Brackenbury www.laughterhousecomedy.com

iOS Training - Beginners, FACT, 10am, £450, 0151 707 4464. Four day course - fourth day www.fact.co.uk

Saturday 28th

Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slug and Lettuce, 8pm, £9-£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Ste Porter introduces Phil Nichol with John Fothergill and Kevin Dewsbury. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com

Music Americana Night, Liverpool Philharmonic, 7.30pm, £16-£22, 0151 709 3789. A night of quality Bluegrass and Cajun music from a line up of special guests artists led by the fourtime Grammy-nominated band Pine Leaf Boys www.liverpoolphil.com

Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 8pm, £9-£17.50, 0151 227 5946. MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces John Fothergill with Phil Nichol and Alun Cochrane. Tickets with meal also available www.laughterhousecomedy.com

Music for the Mind and Soul feat. Svara Kanti, The Capstone Theatre, 1pm, FREE, 0151 709 3789, www.thecapstonetheatre.com Carl Combover, The Shipping Forecast, 10pm-3am, FREE, 0151 709 6901. (DJ) www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Courtyard Sessions - Johnny Sands, Heebie Jeebies, 3pm, FREE, 0151 709 3678

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Hot Water Comedy Club - Boiling Point, Envi, 8pm, £4-£8, 0777 211 2344. Resident MC Paul Smith hosts Saturday night show which features some of the best talent in the UK www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details)

Comedy Central, Baby Blue, 8pm, £18, 0151 702 5834. Compere Mark Olver with Rudi Lickwood, Bill Woolland and Dave Johns, tickets with meal included also available (6.30pm arrival) www.jicomedy.co.uk

My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

Arts Postcode, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Stories in Art, Walker Art Gallery, 11am, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Join the Visitor Host and explore narratives in four of the Walker’s well loved 19th century paintings www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details)

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details)

In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) A Walk on the Wildside collaborative exhibition by Lisa Holmes and Ron Peterson, Liverpool Cathedral (see 21st July for details) South Liverpool Arts Group exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, 10am-4pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) Tony Evans exhibition, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 21st July for details)

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

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

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

Family

Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details) Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details)

Wake up weekends, Museum of Liverpool, 11am-12pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Museum story based fun using puppets and props www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Time Quest, Museum of Liverpool, 1.30pm-2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out more about the objects on display and get to handle real stuff (8-14year olds) www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Rock pool encounters, World Museum, 2pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Get up close and personal with some weird and wonderful rock pool creatures www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Dig like an archaeologist, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Help excavate and record an archaeological dig www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk


LOWDOWN JULY

Rummage, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 3pm & 3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Get a taste of training for Rummage Officers www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Lantern workshop, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm- 4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Create your own lantern www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk SOS - Save our species, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Learn how customs protects endangered species and make a souvenir to take home www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Carnival crafts, International Slavery Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE. Learn about the colourful flags and islands of the Caribbean and make your own flag to take home www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Family Saturday, Victoria Gallery & Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 794 2348. Creative workshop - drop in, no booking required www.liv.ac.uk/vgm ‘What are you like?’ - family activities, Liverpool Cathedral, 11am3pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271. Stories, crafts and activities, no booking req’d just turn up www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Alt Park Fun Day, Alt Park Endmoor Rd/Seth Powell Way, 12pm-4pm, 0151 488 6151 (ranger). Fairground rides, bouncy castle, rodeo bull, face painting, stalls & more www.knowsley.gov.uk Orienteering, Mill Dam Park Kirkby, 10am-12pm, FREE, 07810 054 159 (ranger) www.knowsley.gov.uk Sharlands Amusements, Croxteth Hall and Country House, 11am-5pm, 0151 233 6930. Childrens funfair for younger children www.croxteth.co.uk

Sport & Leisure Capoeira Club, International Slavery Museum, 10am-12pm, FREE. Brazilian martial art, if interested in attending ring 0151 478 4456 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Park Run, Princes Park, 9am10.30am, FREE. 5k run, register online www.parkrun.org.uk Wheels for All, Wavertree Sports Park, 11am-1pm, FREE, 01925 234 213. Aims to make cycling accessible to all - trained instructor led rides lasting an hour, providing a range of adapted cycles www.cycling.org.uk SEND YOUR EVENT DETAILS TO listings@thelowdownmagazine.com

Cycle Saturdays in Speke, 10.30am, FREE, leaves from Speke Fire Station, Cartwrights Farm off Speke Hall Avenue. Ride lasts for 90 mins. Participants must have a roadworthy bike, limited number of pool bikes avail, to book one or for more info email transportation@liverpool.gov.uk Olympian MMA Championships OMMAC, Liverpool Olympia, 6.15pm11pm, £25-£50, 0151 263 6633. British welterweight title www.liverpoololympia.com

original material on the piano www.alma-de-cuba.com Performance: Kaleidescape, Walker Art Gallery, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Singer songwriter Tony Kehoe hosts an open floor of music, poetry and performance www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Theatre & Dance Sunday Night at the Brindley, The Brindley Runcorn, 7pm, £6-£7.50, 0151 907 8360. Dance show from Willacy’s Dance Centre www.brindley.org.uk

Other Events Summer of Love Bandstand, Williamson Sq, FREE. Various musical & talented artists performing from bandstand - acoustic sessions, quirky fun poets & off the wall performers

Peter Pan, Birkenhead Park, 2.30pm, £5-£11, 0151 625 2929. Open air theatre www.offtheground.co.uk

Comedy Ricky’s Royle Variety Show, The Green Room, 2pm, £10, 0870 787 1866. Charity Day, price includes champagne reception www.thegreenroomliverpool.com

Tour the Edmund Gardner, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. See behind the scenes of the pilot cutter, pre-booking essential www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Performance: Tall tales of a Titanic survivor, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. The story of Titanic survivor Charles Joughin - he can tell a tale or two but do you believe him? www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Hot Water Comedy Club - Testing the Water, Envi, 8pm, £1.50-£3, 0777 211 2344. Resident MC Paul Smith hosts weekly open mic night www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk

RIBA’s Liverpool City Tour: City of Culture, Learning and Faiths, The Piazza Cafe Metropolitan Cathedral, 10.30am, £4.50-£7.50, 0151 707 0729. Pre-booking essential. Walking tour around Hope Street to discover more about the buildings and spaces that have influenced generations, arrive 10 minutes before start of tour www.architecture.com Woodvale Rally, Victoria Park Southport, 9am-5pm, £5-£10, 07794 781 027. Model Aero Show, Vintage & Classic Car Rally, Motorcycle Stunt display, Kite Festival and Country market & Craft Fair

Sunday 29th Music Xander The Great, The Shipping Forecast, 4pm-8pm, FREE, 0151 709 6901. Foreign gems and obscure singles to accompany your Sunday afternoon www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Anna Corcoran, Alma de Cuba, 7pm, FREE, 0151 702 7394. Live music from talented singer/songwriter performing a mixture of classic and

Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, TATE (see 1st July for details) DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) Reading Emotions, Liverpool ONE (see 6th July for details) DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details) The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details) My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details)

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

South Liverpool Arts Group exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, 10am-4pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details)

A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details)

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

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

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

Family

Arts

Vintage Fair, Bluecoat, 10am-5pm, £2, 0151 702 5324 www.thebluecoat.org.uk

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

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details)

The Honey Honey Show, Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, 2.30pm, £10-£12, 0151 443 3112. The world’s first ABBA show for kids www. knowsley.gov.uk Sunday Crafternoons, Museum of Liverpool, 2pm-4.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4545. Find out about objects and take away your own version www. liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Feeding time at the Aquarium, World Museum, 12pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Be guided around the aquarium to watch the daily feeds www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Dig like an archaeologist, World Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4393. Help excavate and record an archaeological dig www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Titanic tales - stories through objects, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Revealing the facts and myths surrounding the sinking www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk


55 West African handling collection, International Slavery Museum, 1pm4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Find out about life in West Africa before the transatlantic slave trade www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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

‘What are you like?’ - family activities, Liverpool Cathedral, 11am3pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271. Stories, crafts and activities, no booking req’d just turn up www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

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

Forest Activities, Court Farm Woods, 10am-12pm, for more info call Halewood Park Environment Centre 0151 488 6151 www.knowsley.gov.uk

Woodvale Rally, Victoria Park Southport, 9am-5pm, £5-£10, 07794 781 027. Model Aero Show, Vintage & Classic Car Rally, Motorcycle Stunt display, Kite Festival and Country market & Craft Fair

Forest Activities, Halewood Park, 2pm-4pm, for more info call Halewood Park Environment Centre on 0151 488 6151 www.knowsley.gov.uk Bugs, Hoppers and Pedes, Royden Park Frankby, 1pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 677 7594. Discover what lives at your feet, join the ranger and find out more, meet at the Coach House www.wirral.gov.uk

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details) The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details) My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

Bead Fair, Haydock Park Racecourse, 10am-4pm. For more info contact Sales Office on 01942 402623 www.haydock-park.co.uk

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

Monday 30th

South Liverpool Arts Group exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, 10am-4pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

Sharlands Amusements, Croxteth Hall and Country House, 11am-5pm, 0151 233 6930. Childrens funfair for younger children www.croxteth.co.uk

Arts

Sport & Leisure

Liverpool Doors, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details)

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

Cycle Sundays in Aigburth, 10.30am, FREE, leaves from Mossley Hill Hospital (Victorian Building) car park. Ride lasts for 2-3hrs (for more confident riders). Participants must have a roadworthy bike, limited number of pool bikes avail, to book one or for more info email transportation@liverpool.gov.uk

The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions, Museum of Liverpool (see 1st July for details) West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details)

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

Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details) Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details)

Other Events

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

Summer of Love Bandstand, Williamson Sq, FREE. Various musical & talented artists performing from bandstand - acoustic sessions, quirky fun poets & off the wall performers

White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details)

Retro Sundays, LEAF, 11am-5pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Vintage fashion www.thisisleaf.co.uk Performance: Ismay’s Titanic from glory to guilt, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4499. Find out the real story behind the accusations against Bruce Ismay, Chairman of the White Star Line as seen through the eyes of his youngest daughter, Evelyn www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: Faith, Slavery and Identity, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight (see 1st July for details)

Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details)

A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) Tony Evans exhibition, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 21st July for details) ‘The New Urban Green’ exhibition, National Wildflower Centre Knowsley (see 1st July for details)

Family ‘What are you like?’ - family activities, Liverpool Cathedral, 11am3pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271. Stories, crafts and activities, no booking req’d just turn up www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Sharlands Amusements, Croxteth Hall and Country House, 11am-5pm, 0151 233 6930. Childrens funfair for younger children www.croxteth.co.uk

Sport & Leisure

Other Events Summer of Love Bandstand, Williamson Sq, FREE. Various musical & talented artists performing from bandstand - acoustic sessions, quirky fun poets & off the wall performers Book Club, LEAF, 8pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Hosted by Jennie Connolly, this month looking at ‘Dystopia’ by Ray Bradbury www.thisisleaf.co.uk Jonny Bongo’s Monday Night Quiz & All Night Dirty Disco, The Shipping Forecast, 8pm-12am, £1, 0151 709 6901, www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com Chess Club, LEAF, 8pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Borrow a board or bring your own www.thisisleaf.co.uk

Tuesday 31st Music Out of the Bedroom Acoustic Open Mic, LEAF, 8.30pm, FREE, 0151 707 7747. Hosted by Johnny Sands, welcomes all spoken word artists & acoustic entrepreneurs www.thisisleaf.co.uk ParrJazz - Victor Brox, Studio2 Parr St, 8.30pm, £3, 0151 707 3727. Jazz and open jam session www.parrstreet.co.uk Sing-a-long Afternoon - Singing Our Socks Off, Sefton Park Palm House, 2pm-4pm, £4, 0151 726 9304. Themes include The Beatles, Abba & Motown, lyrics provided. Admission includes tea and cake, booking in advance recommended www.palmhouse.org.uk

Theatre & Dance Reds and Blues - The Musical, Royal Court, 8pm, £13-£33, 0870 787 1866. Stall ticket avail with meal www.royalcourtliverpool.com

Aerial Circus Classes, The Black-E, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £15 (block of 5 £60), 0151 709 5109. Keep fit, strengthen & tone, perform or progress. Trapeze & general aerial skills www.theblack-e.co.uk

Arts

Cycle for Health, Otterspool Promenade, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet at Liverpool Cricket Club car park. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

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

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

West African Donors to World Museum, World Museum (see 1st July for details) Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, World Museum (see 6th July for details) Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery (see 1st July for details)


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Didgeridoo show and tell, Walker Art Gallery, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Meet skilled didgeridoo professional Nick Burman, listen to him play this unique instrument and find out more by quizzing him with your questions www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) A Sporting Celebration, Merseyside Maritime Museum (see 1st July for details) White Gold: the true cost of cotton, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details) Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi, International Slavery Museum (see 1st July for details)

In The Window exhibition - Eve Bennett, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details) Still Outside (or Unexplained), Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Open Eye Gallery (see 1st July for details) The Games of Art, The Black-E (see 1st July for details) Edward Carter Preston - ‘First Hand’, The Capstone Gallery (see 2nd July for details) The Spectacle of the Lost, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details) Tabitha Moses - Threshold: The Sublime Skin, Victoria Gallery & Museum (see 3rd July for details)

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

South Liverpool Arts Group exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, 10am-4pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

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

A Place to Call Home, The Equator Mann Island (see 1st July for details) Tony Evans exhibition, The Gallery Stanhope St (see 21st July for details)

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

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

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, TATE (see 1st July for details) Opera Australia: La Traviata, Picturehouse at FACT, 1pm, £11-£13, 0871 902 5737, www.fact.co.uk DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal: Difference on Display, Bluecoat (see 13th July for details) The Humble Market: Trade Secrets, FACT (see 1st July for details) My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre (see 1st July for details)

Family Activity: The big picture, Walker Art Gallery, 11am-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Help create a giant collaborative work of art inspired by Rolf Harris’ paintings www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Can you tell what it is yet?, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Special family friendly activities inc crafts and workshops celebrating

the life and work of Rolf Harris www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Doodle station ‘down under’, Walker Art Gallery, 12.30pm3.30pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Rolf-inspired drawing activities www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Cartoon capers, Walker Art Gallery, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Watch resident cartoonist turn simple lines into colourful cartoons to take home www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: Perfect pastels, Walker Art Gallery, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4199. Join the education team and learn how to use pastels and recreate some of the effects in Rolf’s paintings www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Activity: The secret garden, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight, 1pm-4pm, FREE, 0151 478 4136. Use collage materials to create colourful flowers and creatures www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk ‘What are you like?’ - family activities, Liverpool Cathedral, 11am3pm, FREE, 0151 709 6271. Stories, crafts and activities, no booking req’d just turn up www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Fun Scavenger Hunt, Royden Park Frankby, 1.30pm-3pm, FREE, 0151 677 7594. Follow the clues and find the answers, meet at the Coach House www.wirral.gov.uk Sharlands Amusements, Croxteth Hall and Country House, 11am-5pm, 0151 233 6930. Childrens funfair for younger children www.croxteth.co.uk

Sport & Leisure Useless Skillz, The Black-E, 7.30pm9.30pm, FREE, 0151 709 5109. An

open workshop where jugglers can meet, practice, learn from and teach each other www.theblack-e.co.uk Cycle for Health, Croxteth Country Park, 10am-11.30am, FREE. Meet outside Estate Office. Guided cycling scheme, to reserve a bike or for more info contact Jeanette Smith on 0151 285 4975 or email jeanette.smith@ liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Other Events Summer of Love Bandstand, Williamson Sq, FREE. Various musical & talented artists performing from bandstand - acoustic sessions, quirky fun poets & off the wall performers Pudding Club, LEAF, 6.30pm, £11.95, 0151 707 7747. Five courses of sweet treats, each matched with a loose-leaf tea www.thisisleaf.co.uk iOS Training - Intermediate, FACT, 10am, £450, 0151 707 4464. Four day course - first day www.fact.co.uk Growing On, Clarke Gardens Woolton, 10.30am-4.30pm, FREE. A regular opportunity to set out a nursery area in the old Walled Garden. Learn new skills and meet people with an interest in helping with practical conservation - book in with the conservation volunteers www.btcv.org.uk

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