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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...

May 13, 2017

Liverpool LightNight is now less than a week away - and arts organisations and historic city sites are making final preparations before throwing open their doors for the after hours extravaganza.

Dozens of events and activities are being staged for this year's event, wh...

May 12, 2017

When Billy Elliot was screened in cinemas back at the turn of millennium it encouraged a whole new generation of boys to take up dance.

Is that still the case I wonder, or are classes across the country the preserve once more of a corps of mini-ballerinas?

Luckily there...

May 11, 2017

Liverpool Art Fair is being expanded from four days to more than two months this summer - and there is still time to enter.

Any artist living within a 35-mile radius of the city is eligible for this year's event, which will see work on show at the Pier Head Village on t...

May 11, 2017

Prescot’s Shakespeare North Playhouse is a step closer to reality after the Arts Council confirmed £5million government funding towards the project.

The funding, which was initially agreed last year, will be used towards creating the £26m, 330-seat Jacobean court style...

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