Mike Garson will be playing David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane album in full, with very special guest Steve Harley at Liverpool 02 Academy on Thursday 30 November.
Local Art News
The momentous events of the Russian Revolution depicted on stage in a combination of drama, reportage and Greek-style chorus, on at The Casa from Friday 20th October.
Richard Lewis chats with Merseyside born filmmaker Harry Sherriff about his upcoming webseries Early Days, breaking into the film industry and the influences on his work.
Call-out for artwork for a ‘People’s Gallery’ in an open-air piece of land in Liverpool city centre, part of ‘Red October’, an event organised by local activists for the centenary of the Russian Revolution.
Four stories from acclaimed Italian dramatists wife and husband team, at the Unity Theatre on 23rd September.
A ten week course, reading and exploring “The Island”, one of the most influential plays to come out of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, starts 20th September at Blackburne House.
Burjesta Theatre are putting on workshops on panto starting this Wednesday 2nd August, leading up to their first ever panto, Jack and the Beanstalk at the Casa.
JD Meatyard brings his brilliantly scratchy, straight talking politico-personal musical prose to Liverpool this Saturday 29th July.
Rob Lewis interviews Andy Hinton, vocalist and rhythm guitarist from local band Vulture Cult and finds out what makes them tick.
A 12-week drama course on the theme of Mental Health starts Monday 10th July, 7pm at The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool.
The Liverpool premiere of a new animated short film by David Jacques, Oil is the Devil’s Excrement, takes place on 21st June at the Bluecoat.
Theatre At The Casa are part of the inaugural Liverpool Fringe Festival with ten productions from 17th to 23rd June.
Liverpool-based poet and writer’s new original writing piece, In the Millennial Dome, previews at Liverpool Fringe.
Burjesta Theatre will be auditioning for their Autumn production, ‘Revolution’, on Wednesday 26th July @ The Casa, Hope Street.
Colin Serjent talks to Farhood Jafari who specialises in rap music and who was forced to flee Iran due to political reasons.
Mikyla Jane Durkan, of Potentially Brilliant Productions, describes the drama workshops they run on socially related topics, particularly in regard to the ‘Refugee’ play staged at the Casa.
Colin Serjent previews Any Frontier, Any Hemisphere, an art exhibition to be staged at Liverpool Central Library during June to raise awareness of the refugee crisis both in the UK and abroad.
Colin Serjent describes the ways theatre in the UK has portrayed asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.
Ed Blaney’s Ultimate Bowie show comes to the Epstein Theatre on May 20th with a two-hour show of Bowie classics.
Recording of Cosey Fanni Tutti talking about her controversial and creative life as an artist and musician at the Writing on the Wall event.
Recording of the Punk Survivors event held on Fri 12th May with Steve Ignorant, co-founder of anarcho-punk band Crass, Don Letts, dub-pioneer and video-chronicler of The Clash and Pauline Murray, the lead singer with punk band Penetration.
Africa Oyé celebrate their 25th Anniversary Festival with a special line-up this year over the weekend of 17th and 18th June in Sefton Park.
Liverpool’s celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage, Positive Vibration, returns in June for a jam-packed weekend, headlining will be legendary 2-Tone band The Selecter and King of the sound system, Jah Shaka.
An art exhibition entitled ‘Any Frontier, Any Hemisphere’ will be held in the Liverpool Central Library from Saturday 3rd June, the theme of the exhibition is the current refugee crisis throughout the world.
Recording of the talk by Geoff Travis of Rough Trade Records about being inspired to open his shop after a trip to San Francisco’s City Lights book store.
Burjesta Theatre begin a new series of workshops on Wednesday 10th May at the Casa on Hope Street dedicated to ‘revolution’.
Liverpool Against the Cuts have organised two free showings of I Daniel Blake at The Valley Theatre in Netherley on Saturday 13th May.
The Black Entrails, who came together through the Liverpool improvisation scene, put the poems of Emily Dickinson to music and are playing Light Night on 19th May.
Gallery of photographs by Lenka Svarcova and Mike Fahy, street photographers who cover street life and public events.
Coming to the The Casa on Monday 8th May is Gerry Potter’s ‘The Sons of Liverpool’, a theatre-verse exploration of birth, life and death.
Coming to the Casa on the 24th and 25th April is More Scouse Saddam, a play by Mike Howl based on the true story of four builders from Liverpool who were taken hostage by Saddam Hussein in Baghdad.
Rob Harrison interviews Woody Woodmansey, the last remaining member of David Bowie’s backing band, The Spiders From Mars.
Potentially Brilliant Productions presents a one hour drama ‘Refugee’ which looks at the current predicaments of refugees caught up in complex international politics, militarism and exploitation.
Join three Catherines, two Annes and one Jane for an evening you won’t soon forget at St Georges Hall, Liverpool on Saturday 15th April.
Colin Serjent writes about his photography project which looks at the symbolic relationship between barbed wire and nature.
Ava DuVernay’s thought-provoking documentary which analyses the criminalisation of African Americans and the U.S prison boom, showing on Wednesday 22nd March at the John Foster Building.
Burjesta Theatre presents ‘Shakespeare – War Play’, adapted entirely from the text of Shakespeare’s History Plays, performed at The Casa from Monday 27th March.
A free 12-week course beginning Monday 16th January focusing on the emotive subject of ‘Refugees’, exploring and attempting to understand what it means to be a refugee.
Burjesta Theatre begin a new series of workshops looking at the work of some of the great Russian dramatists, starts Wednesday 11th January at The Casa on Hope Street.
The Liverpool Radical Film Festival 2016 takes place from Friday 25th – Sunday 27th November with some explosive and never before seen films from the UK and across the world.
Steve Harley is back on the road with his Acoustic Trio line-up, visiting St George’s Hall on Thursday 24th November.
The Liverpool based film-maker, visual artist and musician chats about his ongoing art exhibition Essential Tremor and upcoming short film Accidental Warlock.
‘Still, Here’, a collaborative play about the world of dementia, those who live in it and with it, will be performed on Monday 28th November at The Casa.
Burjesta Theatre are holding open auditions for ‘Shakespeare: War Play’ an in-house adaptation of Shakespeare’s history cycles, on Wednesday, 23rd November at The Casa.
An exhibition of collages will be displayed at UNIT 51 in Liverpool’s thriving Baltic District from Monday 28th November til Friday 9th December, 2016.
Sandra Gibson writes the third in a series of articles on her love of books, visiting Liverpool Artists Book Fair and looking at Book Art.
Shameful, a poem written by Ted Seagrave about homelessness.
Burjesta Theatre presents Fyodor Dostoevsky’s classic tale of murder, ‘Crime and Punishment’, on at The Casa on 12th to 18th November.
Sandra Gibson writes the second in a series of articles on her love of books, looking at illuminated books produced in Europe in the Middle Ages.
Join the Liverpool Radical Film Festival and AKI for an evening of film that explores indigenous issues at Liverpool Small Cinema on Friday 14th October.
A unique theatre performance will take place at The Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool on 13th & 14th October, Cabaret From The Shadows includes clowning, buffoonery and dark comedy.
Interview with New York singer songwriter Johnny Dowd who is performing live in Liverpool on October 20th at Dumb Bulls on Dublin Street.
Bibliophile Sandra Gibson writes the first in a series of articles on her love of books, this time looking at The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon.
Liverpool Guitar Society and Nicole Bartos present “Cari giorni”, a baroque, classical and early music recital in aid of the homeless at Blackburne House on Wednesday 14th September.
Valley Theatre are looking for people to enrol on their Theatre Performance Course starting on Wed 14th September.