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Liverpool Irish Festival 2017 is almost here!

We know you’re been waiting and we are so excited about it nearly being here! With 60 events (30 involving music!), almost 30 venues, 50+ partners and over 100 artists taking part, LivIrishFest 2017 is going to be awesome! All tickets are on sale now  you can get to all the events here.

Tickets to the launch – involving opening speeches, a slice of (15th birthday) cake and the story of the festival from our Chair, John Chandler – are also available; just sign up here. Specific events we would like to draw your attention to include:

You can find out about these and more, here. These 4 events are show-pieces that truly reflect the nature of the work we believe the festival is set up to do, including:

  • progressing new thinking
  • showcasing excellence and talent
  • engaging in local interest and
  • supporting and working with the community.

Each has limited availability for certain aspects (i.e., a couple fo the sessions at the Family Day), so we urge you to get your tickets booked a.s.a.p to ensure you don’t miss out!

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LIVERPOOL COMEDY FESTIVAL IS BACK FOR IT’S 16TH YEAR

Liverpool Comedy Festival is back for its’ 16th consecutive year with a jam-packed delivery of giggles and guffaws right across the city. This year sees the biggest selection of headliners the festival has ever seen, and the most shows (150 shows across 18 venues) since it began in 2002. The Comedy Trust (the brains behind the Festival) are also celebrating their 15th year of creating happier, healthier people across the UK.

Headliners include Daily Telegraph’s ‘man of the moment’ http://www.adelaideluxurybeachhouse.com.au/?plutka=migliore-60-secondi-binarie&3f2=2b Micky Flanagan (19 – 20 Sep), Welsh wonder redirected here Rob Brydon (29 Sep), star of Cuckoo and The Inbetweeners http://mohsen.ir/?danilov=خيار-ثنائي-لMT4 Greg Davies (25 – 26 Sep), Mock The Week’s king of the one-liners segnali forex tempo reale Milton Jones (1 Oct), intellectual prankster visit homepage Joe Lycett (17 – 18 Sep), brains behind the multi-award winning Gein’s Family Giftshop binäre optionen gratis demokonto probieren Kiri Pritchard-Mclean (17 – 18 Sep) , comedian, magician and all around scary man http://restauracefantasy.cz/?kljaksade=bin%C3%A4re-optionen-vergleich-broker Jerry Sadowitz (5 Oct) and Winners of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, Musical Comedy Awards Köp Viagra Arboga Abandoman (27 Sep) pop over to this site .

Our stellar headliners will be accompanied by a plethora of national and local comedic talent such as Liverpool legend http://www.scottbaio.com/?francua=phrase-introductive-site-de-rencontre&90c=44 Stan Boardman (29 Sep), rising star find more info Adam Rowe, Twitter pseudo-celebrity http://www.youngasianescorts.co.uk/?baletos=%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AE%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AB%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%8A-%D8%AA%D9%85%D8%AA%D8%B5&1ce=6b الخيارات الثنائية التي تمتص Ant Campbell, and Wirral wunderkind Callum Oakley.

Check out the line up: www.liverpoolcomedyfestival.com

 

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Winter Arts Market moves to Liverpool Cathedral

Winter Arts Market moves to Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral
Saturday 3 December 2016
10am – 7pm
£2 entry / children (under 16) free

Merseyside’s largest arts and crafts market, the Winter Arts Market will return for an eighth year on Saturday 3 December 2016. Staged this year in the breathtaking surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral the market will see this awe-inspiring space, one of the most beautiful in the city, transformed into a bustling independent shopping experience that’s the perfect place to pick up unique Christmas gifts.

This year’s market will feature work from more than 200 of the region’s best artists, designers and makers with everything you can imagine for sale – from paintings and jewellery to screenprints, Christmas decorations, cards, photography, homewares, glassware, textiles and handmade beauty products. There will also be a vintage fair downstairs in the Cathedral’s Concert Room, and a food fair offering everything from homemade jams and chutneys to handcrafted chocolate and unique blended teas.

The Cathedral’s Welsford Cafe will be on hand to provide tasty festive treats and hot drinks throughout the day, and the young and young at heart alike can drop into the Craft Lab for Christmassy crafting fun with the Super Silly Scientists.

Illustration by Ria Fell

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Movema Launch Event at Cains

Movema World Dance Studios are holding their launch event on 29th October, rx 12 – 5pm at Cains Brewery (Baltic Triangle). It’s a fundraising event for all the family, more about featuring free live music and dance workshops to celebrate both their seventh birthday and grand opening!

Following a successful KickStarter campaign and colourful renovation of the top floor of the Cains Brewery building, award-winning dance company Movema are delighted to celebrate their grand opening and seventh birthday with free dance performances and a live music extravaganza. The rest of the Cains Brewery Village family, including sports-coffee shop hybrid Ryde, vintage bazaar Red Brick Vintage, boutique clothing shop Bijou and up and coming craft and vintage specialist Tinderbox Fairs will be present to deliver a quality event for all the family to enjoy.

Founded in 2009, Movema has changed the face of dance in the Merseyside area, as well as being a key part of Africa Oye and Brouhaha Carnival to name a few! Movema provide enriching opportunities through world dance to people of the area who would previously not have been able to enjoy and take part in dance classes or workshops, including both children and adults.

On top of providing quality world dance classes to the people of Liverpool, Movema also work closely with LIPA and Mersey Care NHS with their “Moving Minds” mental health care programme, in which they provide dance and movement workshops to individuals or groups affected by mental health concerns.

Now, as they approach their seventh year as a company, Movema are inviting the public to come and celebrate with them as they host free dance classes, dance workshops and live music performances.

Movema director Ithalia Forel said: “We might only be a small non-for-profit company, but we punch above our weight and we’re thrilled to be entering an exciting new chapter in Movema’s story”

 

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OLC secure Arts Council England ‘Elevate’ Funding

COoL member One Latin Culture (OLC) has secured Arts Council England ‘Elevate’ funding.

Arts Council England are investing £5.3 million in 40 organisations who are making a significant contribution to the Creative Case for Diversity, but who are not currently receiving National Portfolio funding.

The Elevate grant will enable OLC to build the capacity of the organisation, strengthen its governance, secure two part-time posts, develop the company’s resilience, consolidate existing partnerships and help develop new ones. This funding will allow OLC to develop a company that has the ability and resources to help support the Latin American and diversity, arts & culture offer in the North, and throughout England.

OLC would like to take this opportunity to give a big thanks to all those who have supported us in both good and challenging times, including the Latin American and local communities, partners, artists, volunteers, participants and friends. We will be updating everyone in the coming months about the organisation’s plans.

www.olcproductions.com

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Tmesis: Happy Hour – National Tour

Tmesis: Happy Hour – National Tour

Tmesis are pleased to announce they have received Arts Council England funding for their new production Happy Hour and national tour.

A Unity Theatre Commission, visit web Happy Hour opens 5-8th October and then tours nationally until Match 2017.

We can run workshops in conjunction with the performance, ampoule if you are interested in a workshop or residency, please get in touch with Elinor Randle, Artistic Director: elinor@tmesistheatre.com

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Liverpool Arab Arts Fest 2016

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival: Undocumented

From 15 – 24 July 2016, see Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, the UK’s biggest annual celebration of Arab arts and culture returns to Liverpool for its 15th year, bringing with it a series of 35 events over a packed 10 day period, including 147 UK and international artists and performers.

Organisers have put together an impressive programme of events and activities, which they describe as ‘something for everyone’, incorporating visual art, music, dance, film, theatre, literature, discussion, comedy and special free public events in various venues across the city.

Audiences of all ages are well catered for, with three key free family-friendly Arab extravaganzas taking place over two weekends.

For the full programme visit: www.arabartsfestival.com

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