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June 30, 2017

Liverpool’s waterfront summer festival launches today.

The Pier Head Village will offer a host of entertainment on the banks of the Mersey between now and September 10.

Attractions include fairground rides, an artisan market, Sound City Bar with live acoustic music, and...

June 29, 2017

Geordie comedian Sarah Millican is returning to Liverpool in September with her new live show Control Enthusiast.

She will play the Auditorium at the ECHO arena over two nights on September 29-30.

Millican insists she’s not actually a control freak, but a “control enthus...

June 29, 2017

The 60th anniversary of one of the key moments in music history is being celebrated in Liverpool next week.

On July 6 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were introduced during the St Peter’s Church Fete in Woolton where Lennon’s Quarrymen (pictured above in an image b...

June 27, 2017

You wait for one Matthew Bourne show to come along – and two turn up in the same spring/summer season. Early Adventures at the Playhouse, and now The Red Shoes at the Empire.

Mind you, Bourne fans had to hold their nerve waiting to see if his latest hit creation, the do...

June 27, 2017

Culture Liverpool has been made a National Portfolio Organisation by the Arts Council as the national body announces a 14% increase in funding across Merseyside over the next four years.

It means the city council’s culture team will receive £250,000 regular annual ACE f...

June 26, 2017

He oozed wily charm as the amoral lawyer Billy Flynn in Chicago. And now EastEnders’ John Partridge is back at the Empire this week – albeit in a very different role.

The actor and singer is playing Albin in La Cage Aux Folles, heading for Lime Street as part of the sho...

June 25, 2017

Liverpool-based artist Sam Walsh’s 1980 painting The Dinner Party captured a host of his bohemian friends mingling around one table.

Now that work is serving as the inspiration for a new exhibition which has opened at the Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead.

The Dinner...

June 23, 2017

It’s the largest organ in the UK – bigger even than the instrument in the Royal Albert Hall.

And on Saturday you can hear it played for no fewer than 10 hours, as Liverpool Cathedral holds a day-long Mega Organathon.

The musical spectacular is an attempt to help raise th...

June 22, 2017

Yesterday was midsummer’s day – so without wanting to depress anyone, from now on the evenings will be getting longer again.

Although if you want to stretch your day, you need to head north to places like conductor Vasily Petrenko’s home city St Petersburg, where they’r...

June 22, 2017

The face of Germany between the two world wars was captured by two very different artists. And now their work has gone on show at Tate Liverpool in a summer blockbuster with a difference.

Previous summer shows have revolved around the artwork of household names like Pic...

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