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Wrong Festival Returns To Liverpool In 2018.

WRONG is set to return to the Liverpool Docklands on 28th April, 2018 for its sophomore outing of visceral, vital and weird rock music from the Freakscene. For one day, a cornucopia of outsiders will descend to provide a feast for the senses.

Following the success of last year’s debut event, which saw the likes of Bo Ningen, The Wytches, Part Chimp and Heck unleash their aural savagery, it’s happening again. WRONG continues to tie together an extremely talented, if sometimes overlooked, pool of great, visceral and exciting bands, as well as bringing in high profile artists who are leaders and legends of the Freakscene.

An Evening Of Franca Rame & Dario Fo’ At The Unity Theatre.

On September 23rd Four stories from acclaimed Italian dramatists wife and husband team will be performed at the Unity Theatre.

A Woman Alone where a house-wife deals with contending claims of a family groper, a Peeping Tom and a lovelorn boy.

‘Medea’, a comic-grotesque interpretation of Euripides classic tale of infanticide.

The Rape an account of Franca Rama actual abduction and rape by fascists in the 1970s.

Rise and Shine the double oppression of women as both worker and wife explored.

Tickets for the performance are priced at £12 with concessions available at £10. Click on the following link to book tickets http://www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/franca-rame-dario-fo.html or phone 0151 709 4988.

Timeless Band Stiff Little Fingers Bring Sounds Of The Punk Generation To Warrington.

 

Vintage band Stiff Little Fingers are bringing the sounds of the punk generation to Warrington’s Parr Hall next month.

After many studio albums and countless tours, the band are finding themselves more in demand than ever; they are currently working on a new album with many of the songs being debuted at live gigs, to a tremendous response from the fans.

Stiff Little Fingers (SLF) were formed in 1977 in Belfast and, along with the likes of The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, The Undertones, Sham 69 and The Stranglers, they were at the forefront of the punk movement.

Casting Announced For U.K. Tour of Frantic Assembly’s Critically Acclaimed Play, Things I Know To Be True

Full casting has been announced for Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia’s critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True ahead of its visit to Storyhouse in Chester from 7th November 2017.

Original U.K. cast members, Matthew Barker and Kirsty Oswald, return to reprise their roles as Mark and Rosie respectively. Joining them in the company will be Chester born Cate Hamer as Fran, Seline Hizli as Pip, John McArdle as Bob and Arthur Wilson as Ben.

Seminal British Progressive Rock Giants, Marillion, Announce Spring U.K. Tour.

Band To Perform At The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Photograph by Ian D. Hall.

Prog rock giants Marillion have announced seven new U.K. dates in April 2018 on the back of their October show at The Royal Albert Hall, which sold out within four minutes of going on sale, and The London Palladium in November, which also sold out in record time.

Marillion’s music is more than prog, it’s musically-experimental and yet-emotional. Within the genre it has a uniquely soul-baring aspect which sets the band apart and has elicited an almost religiously zealous following.  After nearly 40 years, the band has evolved into a vibrant and international musical force, flourishing seemingly outside of fashion and mainstream media exposure. Since their formation, they have had 19 Top 30 singles, four of which made the Top 10.

Daniel Taylor Productions Repertory Company Presents Shakespeare Classics Double Bill At Epstein Theatre.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns, joined by Romeo and Juliet.

Following a critically acclaimed run earlier this year, Daniel Taylor Productions’ immersive production of Shakespeare`s classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns to The Epstein Theatre in Spring 2018.

The magical comedy was the Epstein’s first Shakespeare production, receiving rave reviews from arts critics and excellent audience feedback. It is now making a welcome return as part of an alternating repertoire, along with the greatest love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet.

Punk Musical Celebrating Iconic Blockheads Frontman Ian Dury Rocks Into Liverpool.

Members of the legendary punk band The Blockheads have created a new and exclusive protest-inspired song for a musical celebrating the iconic late-frontman Ian Dury.

Reasons to be Cheerful visits the Everyman as part of a U.K. tour this October and features If it Can’t be Right Then it Must be Wrong written by Blockhead members Chaz Junkel and Derek Hussey, and cast member John Kelly.

Echoing the political climate of 1979, the new Blockheads song is a rallying cry for 2017 protesting against austerity and cuts directed at the deaf and disabled community in the U.K. and the systematic disintegration of the N.H.S. and the Welfare State.

Soul Songstress, Mica Millar, Announces ‘Not The First’ Single Launch In Liverpool On 13th September.

Following her debut Liverpool performance at Liverpool Loves Festival in August 2017, soul powerhouse, Mica Millar has announced she will return to the city to launch her second solo single Not The First on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at Liverpool’s Buyer’s Club with support from up and coming Liverpool artists, three piece electronic-soul outfit, Little Grace and acoustic-soul singer/songwriter, Neil Noa.

After performing a sold out hometown launch show at The Deaf Institute, Manchester on Wednesday 30th August 2017 the artist has this week been awarded B.B.C. Introducing’s prestigious ‘Artist of The Week’.

Sweetly Soulful Singer Lauren Ray To Support Lucy Spraggan On Her U.K. Tour This Autumn, Including A Night In Liverpool.

 

With a Polish/South African father and English/Irish mother, Lauren Ray and her siblings grew up living in South Africa, Poland, Austria and eventually the U.K. Now a London resident, Lauren’s success has quickly grown after extensive songwriting in London, L.A., and Nashville having worked with the likes of Martin Sutton (LeAnn Rimes) and Ian Dench (Beyoncé.)

This was shortly followed by recording her critically acclaimed debut album We Will Need Courage in Nashville. The spellbinding album showcases a masterclass for quality songwriting, production, and all nicely wrapped up by Lauren’s velvety smooth and effortlessly sultry tones. Highlights on the album include the singles Drive and Man which have received extensive U.K. regional B.B.C. Radio support as well as support from B.B.C. Radio 6 Music.

Only Child To Celebrate Fifth Anniversary With String Quartet At St Bride’s Church

Eclectic Liverpool folk ensemble Only Child have joined forces with the Liverpool Irish Festival to present a night of emotional music in one of the city’s most atmospheric venues on Friday October 27th.

Only Child will be joined by a string quartet for this one-off celebration and singer/songwriter Alan O’Hare can’t wait: “It’s five years since our friends at Mellowtone put on the first Only Child gig at Leaf on Bold Street,” he said. “Our debut EP was launched that night and the songs from it were accompanied by a fantastic string section. It’s a sound that has never truly left us, and though we have dabbled with the strings once or twice since, this will be the first time the full band will be accompanied by a quartet in five years. It’s going to be great.”