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December 29, 2019

Liverpool is one of the UK’s leading festival cities with something happening almost every week of the year.

From music events like Sound City, LIMF and International Beatleweek to arts festivals like Threshold and the Liverpool Biennial, from food and drink events to t...

December 24, 2019

Liverpool’s Bluecoat has unveiled its programme of exhibitions for 2020.

The School Lane centre for contemporary arts will be one of the venues for the Liverpool Biennial in the summer.

And surrounding that it will stage a number of solo and joint shows by artists from h...

December 18, 2019

The sounds and stories of Julian Fellowes hit show Downton Abbey will be brought to life on stage at the Philharmonic Hall in 2020.

Phyllis Logan, who played Mrs Hughes in both the TV series and recent film, will act as presenter at the concert on July 2.

Downton Abbey -...

December 16, 2019

It should perhaps come as no surprise that a venue that calls itself Storyhouse should be committed to strong storytelling.

And its 2019 Christmas offering – a new version of JM Barrie’s much-loved children’s classic - has an engaging clarity of narrative as well as bei...

December 15, 2019

Joy to the world!

And while there’s been precious little festive cheer around this year, there was plenty of seasonal bonhomie at the Philharmonic Hall’s opening Spirit of Christmas concert.

“This is the start of Christmas,” I heard one audience member tell another, whil...

December 14, 2019

When in 2005 a tropical storm flooded her studio, Guatemala-based Vivan Suter feared her artwork would be ruined.

But instead she became fascinated by the effect the mud and rainwater had on the canvasses. And from then on the 70-year-old Swiss-Argentinian artist starte...

December 13, 2019

Musicals fans are in for a treat with an all-singing, all-dancing abundance of top shows heading Liverpool’s way in 2020.

Never mind sitting in your seat – you’ll be on your feet at some of the productions coming to a theatre near you over the next 12 months.

From Liverp...

December 12, 2019

Do you remember when you stopped believing in Father Christmas, consigning him to never never land along with the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy?

And be honest, does life feel better for it?

There’s a reason Miracle on 34th Street remains such a much-loved tale, 70 yea...

December 12, 2019

Artist Theaster Gates was on the way to a lobster roll snack shack when he spotted a ‘beautiful’ uninhabited island that piqued his curiosity.

And Malaga, that small chunk of land off the coast of Maine, went on to inspire an exhibition that explores ideas of race, terr...

December 11, 2019

The Unity has long eschewed traditional pantomime in favour of magical tales designed to captivate younger audiences.

This season it’s aiming at even younger theatre goers than usual, with Theatre Rites’ Beasty Baby perfect for pre-schoolers and kindergarten kids.

The Lo...

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