Frank Hampson is arguably a name that for many will not truly come to mind when people talk of great British artists. It is to his most enduring creations that many though will respond with nostalgia, the passion of a memory, and the dream of inspiration that beset their youth; the artist will often fade as time moves on, but the creation, the myth, the monster will endure and take on life long after the artist leaves the pencils and the papers to others to draw upon.
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) will present two exciting and ground-breaking theatre productions this November at the Everyman.
The London-based theatre – renowned for its development of new artists – brings two very different shows, as The Paper Cinema’s Macbeth visits from 6th-8th November and BAC’s Beatbox Academy present Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster on 8th and 9th November.
The Paper Cinema conjures a vividly original version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, as intricate ink and pen illustrations, cut out of cereal packets and pizza boxes, become over 400 individual puppets of characters and stunning landscapes. These are masterfully manipulated by three puppeteers in front of video cameras and projected in real-time to create a silent film, before the audience’s eyes.
The Sweet Blockbuster Glam Christmas Party – Celebrating 50 years.
The Sweet are a National Treasure, British at the core and a Rock Music Phenomena that has taken every continent by storm for more than four decades. With the hits Blockbuster, Ball Room Blitz, Fox On The Run and Love Is Like Oxygen, The Sweet became one of the biggest bands of the ’70s, and were the quintessential glam rockers who brought androgynous looks and crunching guitar pop to the masses.
Award-winning play Broken Biscuits is set to return to the stage at the Royal Court Studio Liverpool.
Following on from the plays sold out successes when it premiered at the Baltic Triangles Lantern Theatre in September 2014, performed at The Unity Theatre along with six Sell Out performances at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2015, audiences will have another chance to catch this award-winning play at The Royal Court Theatre Studio Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December.
Father Christmas And Elves Needed For The Festive Season.
Calling all Santas! Liverpool’s magical Winter Wonderland is looking for a festive Father Christmas to make it a special season of good cheer for all city children.
St. Luke’s “Bombed-Out” Church, standing at the top of Bold Street, will be turned into a Winter Wonderland for almost four weeks this festive season taking place between Saturday 1st December and Sunday 23rd December 2018.
And along with Father Christmas, organisers of what will be the “must visit” Christmas grotto experience in the city this year are also on the hunt for some of Santa’s little helpers.
Nationwide revolution finds its Merseyside home at Unity Theatre
A collective of local artists who are mothers are bringing a national initiative to Liverpool next month, finding a home at Unity Theatre. Mothers Who Make is a monthly peer support group for mothers who are artists & makers, in any discipline and at any stage on their creative paths. The group will launch at the theatre on 13th November 2018, and will be coordinated by Unity Associate Artists, Tmesis Theatre.
Every kind of maker is welcome – professional and/or passionate â€“ writers, painters, performers, producers, musicians, bakers, crafters, architects, historians â€¦.
In a year when #metoo, gender pay inequality and the feminist agenda has rarely been out of the headlines, 2018 is an especially appropriate time for Gracefool Collective to tour their powerfully satirical Edinburgh hit This Really Is Too Much. West Lancashire audiences can see the show when it visits Edge Hill Arts Centre in Ormskirk on Wednesday 14th November.
Raucous, provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, the four-piece have created a genre-busting show that reveals the downright absurd realities of life as a three-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, moisturising W.O.M.A.N. in modern society.
Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse’s award-winning Young Everyman Playhouse (YEP) will present a contemporary production of Jason and the Argonauts in the Playhouse Studio from 31st October to 3rd November.
Based on the legendary story from Greek mythology, actors from Young Everyman Playhouse take on this epic comedy in their own style.
YEP will perform in the Playhouse Studio for the first time since 2017, following their production of How to Disappear Completely (and Never be Found) last October.
From The Jam will be gracing the Parr Hall stage in April to celebrate 40 years since their All Mod Cons album.
Over the past 11 years From The Jam have toured relentlessly, having played almost 1,000 headline shows in the U.K. since their inception in 2007.
With a number of memorable appearances in Warrington already under their belts, the band are returning to this iconic venue on Friday 26th April to mark four decades since the release of their third album by playing the L.P. in its entirety.
One of the world’s greatest classical singers Alfie Boe brings it back to the UK, announcing a 2019 tour, including a night at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Sunday 31st March in what is becoming another landmark year for the much-loved tenor. Last month, Alfie revealed his return to the solo spotlight with the release of his vibrant and instantly classic album As Time Goes By.
The record will be released on 23rd November and celebrates the golden era of music from the 30s and 40s, a time that is often overlooked – sandwiched as it is between the roaring twenties and rock ‘n’ roll.