FestiValley ’22, the Valley Theatre Festival of original short drama, takes place from 27th – 29th May at the Valley Community Theatre.
Local Art News
The ever-popular Valley Community Theatre Xmas Panto is back again this year with a local, modern take on the traditional tale of Mother Goose.
Liverpool Scriptshop present four stand out plays by local writers to premier at newly renovated Hope Street Theatre on 5th and 6th October, as part of the Liverpool Fringe Festival.
The Valley Theatre Short-play Festival is gearing up for a blitz of dramatic creativity from the 27th – 29th August, showcasing 15 new plays by local writers at the Valley Community Theatre in Netherley.
Metal have announced the launch of Shift, a sustainability network for cultural organisations, and the Picturehouse Cinema at FACT reopened on 19th May.
Dead Pigeon Gallery presents Dockers – The ‘95 to ‘98 Liverpool Lockout, a documentary photography exhibition by Dave Sinclair of the Liverpool dockers strike.
Jo Shoba gives the lowdown on what Liverpool Socialist Singers have been up to during lockdown.
Tommy Calderbank writes about ‘Not On The Wood’, the new self-published book of poetry, prose, doodles and magic from his mother Maggie who died in 1997.
Fundraiser for a book about the 40-year rise, fall and rise of Princes Park Health Centre in Liverpool.
Profile of the photographer Chaz Rudd who compiled and designed the lockdown charity book, There’s No Place Like Home.
Michelle ‘Moksha’ Watson has published a new book of her poems called ‘Warrior Beings.’
Profile of the photographer Norman Gibson who enjoys nothing more than being out in the world recording the landscape around him.
And now for a bit of light relief, Rob Harrison presents the top twenty-one in his all-time Apocalypse Jukebox.
There is a showing of the documentary film directed by Ludovic Bonleux, Guerrero, which follows three activists and organizers in the federal state of Guerrero in Mexico, on Thursday 12th March at the Liverpool Social Centre, 96 Bold Street.
A writing group is being set up for people on the autism spectrum who have a passion for writing or are interested in learning more about this.
Joanne Tremarco presents The Birth of Death at The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University on Thursday, February 6th.
Beija Flo presents an exhibition Inside The Walls: Nudes, Anxieties and Other Content at Output Gallery from 18th January until 2nd February.
Massive Attack will be performing a low carbon gig in Liverpool planned for October 2020. It is part of the Good Business Festival working with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester.
Coming to The City of Liverpool College Arts Centre on Wed 4th December is Globe Productions adaptation of William Shakespeares’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
Follow Dick Twittington and his companion, “Scally Cat” on their adventure as they travel to Liverpool to seek their fortune, at on Valley Theatre on the 14th and 15th December.
Dead Pigeon Gallery continues it’s journey across the City landing next at 189 Oakfield Rd, on the Anfield/Everton border, taking over one of the soon to be renovated houses by Homebaked Community Land Trust.
Nerve contributor Lisa Worth has written a feature on Dylan Thomas and Laugharne.
Death and the Maiden, by the Chilean author and playwright Ariel Dorfman, is being presented by EB Productions at the Hope Street Theatre on Sept 11th – 14th.
Steve Moss reviews the Writing on the Wall event to launch the biography ‘Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story’ with the writer Zoë Howe and Poly’s daughter Celeste Bell.
Death and the Maiden was written in 1990 by the Chilean author and playwright Ariel Dorfman and is being presented by EB Productions at the Hope Street Theatre on Sept 11th – 14th.
A new course on how to make quality films with your smartphone starts on Wednesday 3rd July at 10am.
Big Adventure Cinema have a selection of films, an exhibition and a cinema history walking tour at the Fabric District Arts Festival which takes place from Friday 7th – Sun 9th June.
The Valley Drama Course is back, starting Monday 4th March with a 12 week course suitable for beginners and experienced alike.
Coming up is a biopic of the secret Marilyn Monroe, a black comedy featuring 6 serial killers, an adult Punch and Judy show, a modern adaptation of Edward II and ‘The Bench’ featuring 3 love stories.
Dooleyday, celebrating local sculptor Arthur Dooley on what would have been his 90th birthday, will feature unseen pictures, films, talks and a special exhibition at The Florrie.
Feature by Lisa Worth on the sculpture ‘The Knife Angel’, created by artist Alfie Bradley to draw attention to the impact of knife crime.
Urban Issues, an exhibition by Andy Smith looking at mental health and social housing and mavericks in society and class, takes place at The Art Hub on Lark Lane.
Tribute by John Owen to Arthur Adlen who died aged 69 and who had just published his book of poetry, Memoirs of a Breck Road Buck & other poems.
Lisa Worth writes about the visit to Liverpool of The Royal de Luxe Giants which were seen by over a million people.
Flat Pack Music are back with another ‘Opera At The Casa’ night on Saturday 29th September, this time bringing La Bohème, Puccini’s unforgettable love story of Rodolfo and Mimi who meet and fall in love instantly.
If you have you ever thought of a career in film or television there is FREE filmmaking training for Liverpool based unemployed people starting in September 2018.
Robert Tressell’s classic socialist novel adapted to the stage by Merlin Productions at the Casa Theatre on 24th & 25th August.
Dead Pigeon Gallery’s second group show takes place in the office of local Walton MP, Dan Carden, for a three month period from Saturday 21st July.
‘Queertet’ is a festival of new short LGBTQ plays that runs alongside the cities fabulous Pride celebrations and will take place at The Casa, Hope Street on 26th & 27th July.
Preview by Charlotte Kenny of Brazilica Festival 2018 which takes place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July with a carnival, live bands at the Pier Head, a Brazilian Film Festival and much more.
Movema and FESTIVAL31 team up to create the Big Union event on Saturday 23rd June at The Black-E with free family activities, workshops, performances and food.
The UK’s largest publisher, Penguin Random House UK, is looking for new and underrepresented writers from Liverpool and the North West to apply to its WriteNow programme.
Liverpool charity Genie In The Gutter teams up with Kid Creole and the Coconuts for ambitious fundraising production of One Man’s Story, the transatlantic tale and touching true love story of “Bongo” Eddie Folk.
Passengers on board Arriva buses were treated to stories on the bus throughout May in support of National Share-A-Story Month.
Burjesta Theatre are putting on a series of theatre workshops, every week looking at one dramatist and one of their great pieces of drama, each Wednesday at 7pm at The Casa.
Writing on the Wall, Liverpool’s longest running writing & literary organisation, announce their 19th annual festival programme, WoWFest 2018 – Crossing Borders, taking place throughout May 2018.
Clare Brumby, from the Rapid Response Unit, writes about the year-long, artist-led public news bureau operating from St John’s Market, which is running as part of the Culture Liverpool/Liverpool City Council 2018 celebrations.
Coming in April for one night only professional opera company Flat Pack Music bring Mozart’s comic opera ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ to The Casa.
The UK’s Music Documentary Festival returns in 2018 for its third Liverpool edition with an extended programme of eight premiere films running from 28th March to 1st April.
The Soup Collective, a group of artists who met through connections with Tate Liverpool, have an exhibition at Cass Art on School Lane from 26th February – 31st March.
Lisa Worth describes the work of MAD, the Merseyside Academy of Drama based on Hope Street, since it was formed in 2009.
Natalie Romero went to the launch of Big Adventure Cinema who describe themselves as “a group of film fans on a journey to build a new community cinema for all Liverpudlians”.
Finvola Dunphy previews Her Benny, a beloved musical which made its debut in Liverpool to packed-out theatres 25 years ago and will be opening at the Royal Court Theatre from 25th January.
Merseyside-based artist Wendy Williams will be staging an exhibition, titled The House in the Woods, at Cass Art in School Lane from 29th January.
LJMU Criminology students have organised a fundraising gig on Thursday 7th December to help the families affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.