Potentially Brilliant Productions present a free 12 week acting course, Improvise-Devise-Perform, starting Tuesday 13th September at the Casa.
Local Art News
Casting Seeds is a new exhibition by Jamie Reid featuring work from throughout his career, on at Liverpool’s Florence Institute from 9th September to 18th October.
“Dare Devil Rides To Jarama” is a new play by Neil Gore that tells the story of the British and Irish volunteers at the beginning of the brutal Civil War in Spain, coming to Liverpool on 22nd -23rd November.
Burjesta Theatre are putting on a 9 week course of workshops based on Shakespeare’s History Plays starting Wednesday 7th September, followed by a play for performance at the end of January.
Liverpool Scriptshop is a new project which offers writers the chance to have their work read and discussed at a public reading, with Arthur Adlen’s play “The Peggy” being read at the meeting on Tuesday 30th August.
Merseyside Anti-Fascist Network host a fundraiser for a Liverpool anti-fascist comrade who was given 12 months in prison for opposing fascists in Dover.
Film critic and poet Fernando Leon Jacomino and photographer Sonia Amalguer are visiting Britain from Cuba and will be at the Casa on Hope Street where they will show three exceptional films from Cuba as well as a photographic exhibition of images of the land and its people.
“How to Murder Your Spouse and Get Away With It” is the intriguing title of the thrilling talk popular crime writer Ian D Jackson will be giving at Write Blend, Waterloo.
Tom Calderbank writes about the weekend of commemorative events to let the community say goodbye to Stan Ambrose.
Join Open Eye Gallery’s writer in residence Pauline Rowe, American poet and activist Juliana Spahr, and poets Sean Bonney and Ruby Robinson to explore Poetry and Protest.
Rob Harrison interviews Liverpool born country singer Nathan Carter who is playing at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on September 16th.
Merseyside artists and Liverpool Art Biennial are to take part in Northern England’s leading art fair in Manchester on 22nd – 25th September.
Stan Ambrose will be laid to rest in a private woodland burial on Saturday August 6th, with an open-mic music session to celebrate his life in the evening at The Florrie.
Joe Coventry interviews Brazilian photographer, Joao Marcos Rosa, whose exhibition Habitat Brazil was held at St George’s Hall as part of the Brazilica Festival.
Converse, conspire and collaborate at a unique networking event at the Brink on July 27th, in partnership with Liverpool Pride.
Burjesta Theatre are holding auditions for our Autumn production of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s gripping crime story, ‘Crime and Punishment’, on Wednesday 17th August.
Photographs from the Brouhaha International Carnival held on Saturday 9th July 2016.
To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the L8 Uprisings, ‘Aftermath 1981: A History in 35 Objects’, will attempt to tell the story of that cataclysmic time – and what happened next – through 35 different and surprising objects.
The Celebrating Women’s Resistance Film Festival takes place all day on 25th June at The Caledonia Pub showing films of resistance from four continents.
Irish Theatre presents ‘An Evening with George Bernard Shaw’ at The Casa, Hope Street, on Saturday 18th June.
Launch of the book “The Hammer Blow – How 10 women disarmed a warplane” on Thursday 9th June at 6pm at News from Nowhere Bookshop.
An exhibition of the work of Terry Kane begins at Misty 21, 16 Newington, from 3rd – 17th June.
In partnership with NW UNISON the Plaza are to host a special FREE screening of ‘The Happy Lands’ (12) on Tues. 17th May at 7.30pm to mark the 90th anniversary of the General Strike.
Interview with the band 67, who are one of Liverpool’s hidden treasures. Formed by Mick Hurst they have kept a low profile but their appearances, often at benefit nights, have left a mark on anyone lucky enough to be there.
The posters promoting any creative scene can become more iconic than the artists themselves. This is true of Liverpool’s Sean Wars whose distinct style has attracted attention to the local and national DIY scene for a number of years.
Interview with Birkenhead author, Nathan O’Hagan, whose novel The World Is (Not) A Cold Dead Place has recently been published.
A profile of wildlife artist Anthony Smith, an award winning wildlife artist living and working in Liverpool.
Steve Moss celebrates the arrival of Liverpool’s Small Cinema.
Profile of the social documentary photographer, Abdullah Badwi.
Profile of the photographer Vesta, director of Art at Glorybox.
Profile of the photographer Steve Lamb, who describes his style as Modern Urban Photography, including elements of street photography.
Profile of the photographer Anna Nielsson.
Burjesta Theatre Company is unlike any other on Merseyside, “We wanted to do it our way”, said Julian Bond and Mikyla Durkin in agreement, when Lynda-Louise Tomlinson met them to learn more about the company.
A poem inspired by this beautifully evocative sketch, gifted to me by local artist Felicity Wren, and in celebration of the old dock road, Liverpool’s Regent Road, reflecting on what remains of its past, as it is rapidly swallowed up.
Gayna Rose Madder writes a tribute to the artist Terence Matthew Kane, who died, aged 44, in 2015.
“Kids today don’t know that much about Vinyl” states Martin Gore of Depeche Mode. But the joke is on the older folk as it’s the kids that are bringing back the Vinyl and losing interest in the remastered, high quality MP3s or CDs of today.
Glorybox Photography, founder of the Eclipse Dark Room in Liverpool, is the city’s only public access traditional photography space.
Philip Hayes writes about how he began making collages, drawing on the wealth of material I was amassing at the Picket music venue in Liverpool.
A song by Ritchie Hunter about Bob Lambert, who is probably the most notorious of the undercover police spies who infiltrated completely legitimate protest and campaigning groups.
The artwork of Honduran artist Javier Espinal in Liverpool.
Frightwig Productions presents the first screening of Liverpool shot horror-comedy short Nightmare In Beige at The Casa on Tuesday May 10th 2016.
An exhibition of oil paintings and mixed media by Liverpool artist Jan Sear at the Arts Hub 47 on Lark Lane.
Burjesta Theatre presents ‘The Odyssey’, Homer’s epic story of monsters, magicians, witches and goddesses which has been mesmerising audiences now for over 3,000 years.
Welcome to Paradise Road is a play written by Brian Coyle and set in a society where nothing is private and no one knows who to trust, on tour around Liverpool on 5th, 8th, 9th, 13th and 14th April.
In March 2016, the fascinating story of one of Liverpool’s forgotten heroes, Edward Rushton, is finally set to be told in a new play at the Everyman Theatre.
Liverpool Air Quality Festival launches on Saturday 20th February, with a fortnight programme to raise awareness of Liverpool’s air quality.
Unity Theatre successfully awarded Small Scale Capital Redevelopment funding from Arts Council England.
Burjesta Theatre are holding auditions for their in-house adaptation of Homer’s spell-binding tale The Odyssey, which they will be performing in April at The Casa.
Natalie Romero previews the new open mic night for poets and spoken word artists starting at Jacaranda Records on Wednesday 13th January.
First ever Liverpool Kurdish Film Festival takes place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November at the Pagoda Arts Centre.
Events in Liverpool in November to celebrate Joe Hill, the songwriter and union activist, who was executed by the state of Utah 100 years ago.
A night in recognition of the creativity and life of Kevin Paton to be held on Sat 24th Oct at the District on Jordan Street.
The Liverpool Radical Film Festival is on from Oct 22nd to 25th and they will be screening a range of powerful films covering such issues as the deaths of black people in police custody, abuses against the Kurdish population in Turkey and the most relevant British band of today Sleaford Mods.
Richard Lewis previews Top Joe’s Regular Gig, a series of live performances hosted by cult Edinburgh Fringe comedian Top Joe kicking off on Sat 17th October.