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Celebrated Vocalist Roddy Woomble Comes To Liverpool’s 02 Academy This September.


Following on from the brooding, atmospheric Like Caruso single in March and showcasing the diversity of his upcoming and highly anticipated fourth solo album The DeluderJupiter sees Roddy and his band in a surreal and playful mood channelling both solo McCartney and Pavement, in a quirky, melodic and memorable pop song

Liverpool Playwright To Perform World Premiere Of New Commission Inspired By The Mersey Sound Poet Adrian Henri.


‘The city is alive. Wandering the streets, The Child, The Poet and Death trace memories and map dreams onto a landscape shifting under the spell of time.

Lizzie Nunnery, a Liverpool-based singer and award-winning playwright will perform her new collaborative piece Horny Handed Tons of Soil alongside musicians Martin Heslop, Martin Smith and Vidar Norheim on Thursday 13th – Saturday 15th July 2017.

The work was originally commissioned by national poetry organisation Phrased & Confused to create a brand new work inspired by Liverpool, and in particular influential artist and poet Adrian Henri.

Folk legend Kate Rusby Set To Enchant Chester’s Storyhouse Audience This October.

Kate Rusby is of the finest interpreters of traditional folk song and one of our most emotive original songwriters – melding old and new so you can barely see the join, Mercury Prize winner, Folk Singer of the Year, Best Live Act, Best Album and Best Original Song winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Inveterate Yorkshire Tea drinker. Freeman of Barnsley. Darling of British folk.

It seems impossible but 2017 will be a landmark year for Kate Rusby as she celebrates an incredible 25 years on the road. Still basking in the glow of the accolades for her 14th studio album, Life in a Paper Boat, she will continue to showcase tracks from the album alongside carefully selected much loved classics from her back catalogue spanning the 25 years.

Nothing But Thieves Set To Steal Hearts And Minds At The Liverpool 02 Academy.

Following their storming live set at Glastonbury Festival (a snippet from which went viral at the weekend, with over 2 million views to date), Nothing But Thieves are excited to announce a U.K. tour, which kicks off in Newcastle on November 5th and comes to Liverpool’s o2 Academy on November 11th.

This follows the news that their highly anticipated second album, Broken Machine, will be released on September 8th via RCA.  It was produced by Mike Crossey (The 1975, Foals, Arctic Monkeys and Twenty One Pilots to name a few) and recorded at Ranch Studios in California.  The first single, Amsterdam, is currently on Radio 1’s A list.

Imelda May Announces Additional Tour Dates Due To Phenomenal Demand.

Irish superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May has announced four additional U.K. tour dates, including a night at Warrington’s Parr Hall, Tickets go on sale this Friday 7th July at 10am. The November dates include a headline show at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall, where Imelda supported The Who in April in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

One Week To Go- Full Programme Of Events For Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2017

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) – the U.K.’s biggest annual celebration of Arab arts and culture – has revealed a host of new performances and attractions to join the exciting programme of events made public in spring.

Newly announced details include works exploring border discrimination, migration, and Trump’s travel, alongside fun-filled free events like a food trail down Liverpool’s famous Lodge Lane and music performances by the London Syrian Ensemble.

A New 12 Weeks Drama Course On The Theme Of Mental Health Starts This July.

‘Shadows in Reality’ – Potentially Brilliant Productions

12-Week Drama Course on the theme of Mental Health

Starts Monday 10th July, 7pm at The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool

Runs for 12 weeks.

A series of drama workshops using creativity to explore the theme of mental illness. Each session will examine our attitudes toward mental health and feature characters from literature and drama such as Hamlet’s Ophelia, Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Tennessee William’s Blanche Dubois and Sophocles’ Ajax.

It is intended for both actors and non-actors who wish to explore these themes in an informal setting with the opportunity to perform in a ‘sharing’ in October.

You Win Again, As The Music Of The Bee Gees Is Celebrated At Warrington’s Parr Hall.

Following the early success of the new tour, the spectacular You Win Again – Celebrating the Music of the Bee Gees is returning to Parr Hall on Sunday 8th April 2018.

Fans of the ultimate disco trio will be delighted by the announcement which comes hot on the heels of Barry Gibb’s eagerly-awaited performance at Glastonbury this weekend. The new show embarked on its first ever nationwide tour earlier this year, including a stop in Warrington, after a successful West End debut at the Leicester Square Theatre.

Toots and The Maytals Play The Liverpool Olympia This August.

Five time Grammy nominee, Toots & the Maytals come to Liverpool this August and are sure to take the Olympia by storm as their unique combination of Gospel, Ska and Reggae music is going to add to the thought and appreciation of the title, legendary.

Frederick “Toots” Hibbert was born in May Pen in the Parish of Clarendon, Jamaica.  He was the youngest of seven children and grew up singing gospel music in a church choir, but moved to Kingston in the early 1960s as a teen.

The Legendary Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel To Play Warrington’s Parr Hall This July.

Classic rock icon and ‘Cockney Rebel’, Steve Harley has written and recorded eleven albums in a prolific career covering four decades. Originally formed in 1973, Cockney Rebel had Top 20 hits with Judy Teen, Mr. Soft, Mr. Raffles, Sebastian, Here Comes The Sun and of course their No.1 Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me) and now the iconic performer is coming to Warrington on July 22nd to once again thrill and delight fans and admirers.