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March 30, 2019

Some children dream of being an astronaut, a train driver, a spy or a film star when they grow up.

For a young Liam Tobin, it was to be a butcher. And with this latest role one might suggest he’s finally achieved that ambition. Well, sort of.

“Ha! I didn’t think of that!...

March 29, 2019

No, you’re not seeing double.

The Walker Art Gallery has unveiled a new temporary acquisition which looks very much like one of its the paintings from its own collection.

But there are, apparently, subtle differences between Salome receives the Head of John the Baptist –...

March 28, 2019

Luke Barnes’ sharply funny yet pin-droppingly poignant coming-of-age story was a hit when Hiding Place Theatre staged it at Hope Street last summer.

Now it’s getting a welcome second outing on a mini-North West tour, with an all-too-brief stop in the intimate surroundin...

March 28, 2019

Arthur Jafa’s acclaimed Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death is on show at Tate Liverpool.

The Royal Albert Dock venue is the first gallery in the north of England to present the arwork, a seven-minute video montage of historic and contemporary film footage that tr...

March 28, 2019

On paper it seems like a writer’s colourful fantasy. And yet Kinky Boots is based (albeit loosely) on actual events in the capital of British shoe-making.

Because before the hit musical, indeed before the hit British film that preceded the musical, came the improbable r...

March 27, 2019

Blockbuster shows including China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors and Double Fantasy helped make NML the most visited museum outside London in 2018.

Figures released today reveal there were more than 4.1 million visits made to National Museums Liverpool’s ei...

March 26, 2019

Astronaut Helen Sharman will take part in two events under the giant Earth in Liverpool Cathedral as part of this year’s River Festival.

The 55-year-old, who became the first Briton in space when she joined the Soyuz mission to the Mir station in 1991, will appear in a...

March 26, 2019

We’ll all have had awkward encounters and been in hellish situations – but I’ll wager none so protractedly, toe-curlingly, cringeworthy as Mike Leigh’s Seventies suburban soiree.

I say Mike Leigh, but Abigail’s Party was really a collaboration between the writer/directo...

March 25, 2019

By the Waters of Liverpool is heading off on a UK tour next year.

The stage play, which follows the fortunes of a grown-up Helen Forrester, was premiered at the Liverpool Empire last autumn.

Now it will head off across the country in spring 2020 with the tour starting at...

March 25, 2019

The 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album will be celebrated in a special concert at Liverpool’s arena this autumn.

The Mersey Beatles will play the home gig in the Auditorium at the M&S Bank Arena on November 29 as the finale of a 2019 world tour.

They show...

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