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May 31, 2017

Micky Flanagan has announced a third date at the Echo Arena.

The cockney comedian will now appear at the Liverpool waterfront venue on July 1 as well as two dates in the autumn, on September 19 and 20.

Tickets for the new show go on sale this Friday, June 2, at 10am and...

May 29, 2017

It was 50 years ago on Thursday that Sgt Pepper taught the band to play – and the album which came to define the Summer of Love was released.

Liverpool is celebrating the golden anniversary of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with a festival featuring 13 new commiss...

May 26, 2017

And so, after all the planning, and all the anticipatory hoopla, Liverpool’s Sgt Pepper celebrations are finally off – and, aptly for this most innovative of albums, in colourful and creative fashion.

American choreographer Mark Morris was reported happy with the openin...

May 25, 2017

Austrian figurative painter Egon Schiele will be the subject of Tate Liverpool's summer blockbuster exhibition in 2018.

Visitors to the Albert Dock gallery, which celebrates its 30th anniversary next year, will be able to see rarely-exhibited drawings by the artist...

May 22, 2017

The Mersey Sound officially turns 50 on Thursday – and a number of events are planned to mark the date.

Original recordings of the Liverpool poets, Roger McGough, Brian Patten and Adrian Henri, reading from the book will be played during peak commuter times to and from...

May 21, 2017

Liverpool music fans might have happened upon Craig Ogden 24 hours before his official RLPO appearance, taking part in the annual LightNight revelry on Friday with an eclectic choice of pieces that included George Harrison’s Here Comes the Sun.

How many of them, I wonde...

May 19, 2017

Comedian Carl Hutchinson is making not one, not two, but three appearances in Liverpool in the next week.

The award-winning Geordie funnyman is set to play the Hot Water Comedy Club in Seel Street tonight and tomorrow in a triple header that also features Chris Washingt...

May 16, 2017

Celebrities, sports stars, actors and fashion icons are the subject of a new exhibition opening next week.

But you might not necessarily recognise any of the faces – because these are the famous of 19th century Tokyo.

Edo Pop: Japanese Prints (Edo being the old name for...

May 15, 2017

Seminal Beatles’ album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band turns 50 on June 1.

And to celebrate, Liverpool is staging a three-week festival packed with world premiere commissions inspired by each of the tracks on the record.

Sgt Pepper at 50 involves artists, performers...

May 14, 2017

Chester’s new Storyhouse cultural centre has finally opened – and, it appears, in triumphant fashion.

Not only is the building, a marrying of the old grade II listed Art Deco Odeon cinema with a new metal, glass and brick extension, already throbbing with life, but the...

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