TRANNY HOTEL FUNDING SUCCESS
Following the recent announcement of the UK premiere of international Transgender arts festival, Tranny Hotel, to be held at Liverpool's iconic Adelphi Hotel from Fri 11 – Sun 13 November, organisers were delighted to hear that the project has been awarded an arts council grant.
The funding has enabled the festival to produce a series of workshops, which will take place in the week leading up to Tranny Hotel on the 7th 9th and 10th of November, at the Bluecoat, led by Transgender artists including organiser Mandy Romero. The funding is also allowing organisers to run a performance workshop as part of the festival weekend with renowned performer, author and journalist Adam Lowe.
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Merseyside ACME present a seminar for Music Managers on 27th October at Leaf Cafe.
You don’t have to be a Colonel Tom Parker, an Allen Klein or a Peter Grant to know that the management game is complex.
Whether self-releasing or aiming for stadiums and majors it’s a potential minefield. There’s a whole raft of people you’ll need to have on side; a great accountant, a savvy PR, a clued up social media expert and a very, very smart lawyer and that’s all while dealing with the talent itself.
The Abandon Normal Devices festival took place in Liverpool recently, from September 29th to October 2nd. I was lucky enough to be there and while I'd attended some smaller AND events before, I had little idea of what to expect. Nevertheless I dove into various exhibits, discussions and performances over the weekend.
Come feast your eyes – and, of course, your ears - on an evening of awe-inspiring music videos, astounding online nuggets and a unique brand of sit down comedy with Adam Buxton - comedian, writer, broadcaster, video director, general music video enthusiast and YouTube comment wrangler. Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Adam presents a selection of his favourite music videos from the BUG shows at London’s BFI Southbank over the past year, along with some delightfully unbalanced commentary from the YouTube community, all interspersed with his some gems of his own making.
Open Culture announce that Liverpool's third annual Winter Arts Market will take place on the 3rd & 4th of December at the Grade I listed St George's Hall. It's going to be bigger than ever for 2011, with the event running for 2 whole days of crafty fun!
If you've not been before, it's a huge festive celebration of arts and crafts where you can discover work from over 120 artists, designers and makers. Taking place in the lead up to Christmas you'll find perfect presents at prices for all pockets including: paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, textiles, knit wear, clothing, cards, ceramics, jewellery, glass, beauty products, accessories and much more.
The Myth of Escape
In the wake of the anniversary of 9/11, a provocative, timely dark comedy that asks the question we are often too entrenched to ask ourselves… are any of us truly free?
Billy finds himself in a cell next to Alex. Neither are sure what they have done wrong. Perhaps nothing. It doesn’t seem to matter. Someone wanted them imprisoned and so they have been. Everything is permitted but nothing goes unpunished.
“Enthralled” The Observer
A Happystorm Theatre / Breathe Out Theatre World Première Tour
The Myth of Escape By Rob Johnston, writer of Rid The World (Unity Theatre). Directed by John Garfield-Roberts, director of Theatre Uncut (Everyman Theatre).
Ever wanted to kick a real pigs bladder football across the pitch well now you can. From Friday 30th September until Sunday 2nd October a shop at 84 Bold Street (opposite LEAF) in Liverpool will be transformed into an Organic Football Boutique. (open 11am-6pm)
Do you have some data to share? Are you worried about the cloud? Do you know where your data is stored? Come and take part in a DropDay: an AND festival datasharing session using artist Aram Bartholl's DeadDrops 'peer to peer (ish) offline sharing system'