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September 29, 2018

The extreme events of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin form the backdrop to a relationship blown apart in Lizzie Nunnery’s latest play with songs, being staged as part of this year’s Liverpool Irish Festival.

To Have to Shoot Irishmen, which comes to the Everyman from O...

September 29, 2018

Most Liverpudlians aren’t even aware of its existence, but for more a than century Toxteth Reservoir helped keep the south of the city supplied with vital clean drinking water.

The rectangular sandstone monolith could house up to two million gallons – although luckily f...

September 28, 2018

A huge hammock with a slumbering Little Boy Giant will appear in St George’s Hall today.

His appearance marks the start of Liverpool’s Dream – the last time Royal de Luxe’s Giants will ever be seen on the public stage.

People are being encouraged to turn up in fancy dres...

September 27, 2018

Liverpool’s Bombed Out church will be transformed in to a Winter Wonderland this Christmas.

The festive grotto attraction at St Luke’s will be open between December 1 and 23. Booking for two-hour timeslots is open now.

Families will be able to enjoy a host of activities...

September 26, 2018

On the face of it, Alice Sebold’s complex 2002 novel about love, life – and death – doesn’t appear to be the easiest story to convert from page to physical drama.

Peter Jackson gave it a stab in his supernatural film adaptation almost a decade ago, garnering a mixed rec...

September 25, 2018

The River of Light firework extravaganza is set to return to the Mersey tonight.

River of Light: The Elements in association with Royal Liver Building 360 is now in its third year, and also forms the finale of the China Dream season staged as part of Liverpool 2018.

The...

September 24, 2018

Liverpool’s In Harmony project is celebrating its 10th anniversary this spring.

And the RLPO has launched a fresh fundraising drive to help even more city children get the chance to experience the power and pleasure of playing music.

The initiative, based on Venezuela’s...

September 23, 2018

Portraits by artists including Frank Auerbach, Lord Leighton, Milena Dragicevic, Richard Hamilton and Ken Kiff go on show in a new exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery this week.

More than 30 works of art have been drawn together by artist Leo Fitzmaurice who has been i...

September 21, 2018

It’s been quite a week for Eric Lu.

While other 20-year-olds were preparing to go back to college after the summer, the youthful virtuoso from Bedford, Massachusetts, was busy charming the jury (led by Liverpool’s own Paul Lewis) at the prestigious Leeds Piano Competiti...

September 18, 2018

Liverpool’s Giants Spectacular will be the last time Royal de Luxe’s massive marionettes will be seen anywhere in the world.

The Nantes-based street theatre magicians are set to retire their giant creations after Liverpool’s Dream next month – and 25 years after they ma...

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