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Monday, 18 June 2012 08:45

Abandon Normal Devices preview this weekend

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andlogo2AND festival preview events 22- 23 June 2012

Abandon Normal Devices Festival heads back to Manchester during the Olympic summer, with an eclectic programme of art, new cinema and digital culture.Celebrations begin with the AND Festival Preview, Fri 22 - Sat 23 Jun, timed to coincide with the Manchester leg of the Olympic Torch Relay.

 penny-lane-gallery-logoInterested in new literature in Liverpool then check out one of the heats from last Months Writing on the Wall Festival which was live stremed from the Penny Lane Gallery below.

 

 

Thursday, 07 June 2012 11:15

Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon

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Last October Liverpool Acoustic held it's first Music Afternoon at Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery. And they had so much fun that they’ve decided to do it all over again!

This coming Saturday 9th June 2012 Liverpool Acoustic will be hosting a relaxed event featuring mainly open mic with a couple of booked guests thrown in for good measure. It’s all taking place in the View Two Gallery’s top floor performance space from 1.00pm to 4.00pm and is free to attend.

Musicians wanting to take part in the open mic can just turn up on the day – the spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The gallery opens at 12.00pm and closes at 5.00pm.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:01

Get the Buzz for Lightnight

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Thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Liverpool this Friday for the city’s annual arts and culture festival LightNight. 

On Friday 18th May from 4pm until late Liverpool’s best arts & heritage venues will throw open their doors for fun-seekers of all ages.
With a mixture of over 70 FREE exhibitions, performances and hands-on activities LightNight offers visitors a chance to rediscover and celebrate Liverpool’s impressive world-class cultural offer.

Monday, 14 May 2012 22:32

Do we still Need Libraries?

alan_davey_05_cropped5b15d2Debate this Wednesday as part of Liverpool UNiversity's POLICY PROVOCATIONS

 

Wednesday 16 May, 5.30pm
The Florrie, Mill Street, Toxteth

More details below 

 

Friday, 11 May 2012 08:34

Rathole Roadshow 2012

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Rathole RadioTonight it's the Rathole Roadshow @leafteashop and it will be one of the most engaging performances in Liverpool for a long time. Not only is it FREE but there is going to be enough technology in the room to sink a small battleship.  I was asked earlier on Twitter what I meant by saying it was going to enage an online audience so I'll go into those details now.  
The whole gig is going to be Live Streamed across the internet, the video will be streamed using Ustream and the audio will also be streamed, but that's not the bit that makes it exciting for me. What makes it truly engaging is that you can respond to the performances as you hear them via twitter and via the IRC or Internet Chat Room - nothing new there either really. But if you connect the twiiter stream to a couple of little gadgets one called @bubblino and the other simply called Audiencebot then this is something else, @bubblino will blow bubbles everytime he reads the hashtag #RR2012 in the Twitter Streeam and then the Audiencebot will bang his drum adding to the general applause giving the band direct feedback about how their performance is from the online audience. NOW THAT'S ENGAGEMENT FOR YOU
Over the forthcoming weeks in Liverpool there are loads of gigs laid on for Sound City and even a Conference of some sort but the one thing we won't see is a live video stream and the opportunity to give direct feedback. 

You can read the press release below about Rathole Radio.

macTwo Evenings with IAN McCULLOCH INCLUDING AN ACOUSTIC SET WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST IAN BROUDIE

Liverpool music legend Ian McCulloch has revealed plans to play two intimate acoustic shows in Liverpool on 10 and 11 May, and becoming the first official act to perform at the newEpstein Theatre (formerly The Neptune).

The shows lead up to the release of Ian McCulloch’s fourth solo album called “Pro Patria Mori”.  McCulloch will be showcasing songs like ’Different Trees’, ‘Lift Me Up’ and ‘Watch Me Land’ from his forthcoming album, along with classic Echo and the Bunnymen songs and other solo tracks from the albums ‘Candleland’, ‘Mysterio’ and ‘Slidling’”.

cent_blank_200pxCentrifuge brings an exciting collection improvising musicians from around the North together in Manchester. 
The musicians, with a range of different musical practices, will combine in various small groupings to deliver 
a program of free improvisations in music. 
Centrifuge where creative forces meet. 
Sunday, 06 May 2012 00:00

Stay out all Night - Light Night

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Light__Sound_Party-Tristan_Brady_Jacobs_Light_GraffitiLightNight Friday 18 May 4pm - late at various venues across Liverpool city centre

Over 70 events FREE 

Following Liverpool’s giant spectacular weekend of Sea Odyssey, thousands of visitors are expected to again descend on Liverpool this May for the city’s annual arts and culture festival LightNight. Over 50 of Liverpool’s finest attractions and arts organisations have joined forces to offer a whirlwind night of exciting activities and events for everybody for LightNight 2012.

On Friday 18th May from 4pm until late, over 50 of Liverpool’s best arts & heritage venues will throw open their doors offering over 70 FREE events to choose from including special underground tours, a mass sing-alongcandle-lit labyrinth,fascinating exhibitions and open studiosChinese arts showcase, architecture tours, ceildhs, spectacular light projections,street theatre, live music and lot’s more.

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