Another Vacant Space presented by MuseumMAN.
A nomadic museum curated and lived in by artist Adam Nankervis, where artists are invited to participate and collaborate in a dialogue within the space that is MAN. Activities inhabit every room and no space is left vacated, except by the artists’ intention.
MuseumMAN is part of Liverpool’s Independent Biennial.
Saturday 25th November 2006
Meet @ 13:45 outside the entrance (green door) on Jamaica Street.
25 Parliament Street, Liverpool, L8 (entrance on Jamaica Street). Call 0151 236 0796 for directions.
The artist Adam Nankervis and John Brady from the Independents Biennial will be around to chat to the group.
This is a FREE event, just turn up!
There is limited accessibility at this venue, call for more details.
A weekend of free events including provocative talks, debates, interviews and performance taking place across the city exploring the ideas that will change the way we live.
The iconic Brian Eno launches the festival with the Free Thinking lecture followed by a weekend packed with other free events including debates on
Who does technology put in charge?
Who will tell us what’s right and wrong in the future?
Will the 21st century be the lonely century?
Suggest & explore ideas on the Free Thinking blogs.
AS Byatt, Jude Kelly, Jennifer John, Carl Djerrasi, Phil Redmond and many other celebrated thinkers and commentators take part in the events, including Doreen Massey who, on Sunday, gives the first Open University Radio Lecture
All the events at Free Thinking – except the films– are free but you will need a ticket to gain admission.
All free tickets are available from the BBC Audience Line on 08700 100300 or you can pick them up in person from FACT.
To guarantee your place, you must be in your seat ten minutes before the session begins as we reserve the right to reallocate any spare seats to a stand-by queue immediately prior to the start of the event. Please get there early!
Most sessions are being recorded for broadcast and all will start promptly.
Full details on the Radio 3 Free Thinking webpages:
Acclaimed photographer Mike McCartney will be signing copies of his 'LIVE8 coolpix' book this weekend. The book features unique behind-the-scenes shots of some of the biggest names in pop and politics at the Hyde Park concert last July. All proceeds are going to Band Aid Charitable Trust. It is estimated the book will raise between £30-40,000 for the charity.
LOCATION: The 08 Place, Whitechapel, Liverpool City Centre
DATE: Saturday, August 26
TIME: 1pm to 3pm
PEOPLE WHO APPEAR IN THE BOOK:
Sir Paul McCartney, Bob Geldof, Bono and U2, Brad Pitt, Sting, Jeremy Clarkson, the creators of Little Britain - Matt Lucas and David Walliams, Kofi Annan, Chris Martin, John McEnroe, Peter Kay, Harvey Goldsmith, Slash (ex Guns n Roses), Madonna, Richard Curtis, Killers, Peter Blake, Sir Ian McKellen, Joss Stone, The Scissor Sisters, Bill Gates, Pink Floyd's drummer Nick Mason and David Gilmour - with his family - and, of course, one of the seminal band's founder members, the inimitable Roger Waters, along with George Michael, and Fran Healy from Travis.
A celebration of creative health and well being. An opportunity to renew existing friendships and make new ones across the health and creative sectors in a friendly and interactive setting.
This magical and inspiring event will take place on Wednesday 21st June 06, Midsummer’s Day, at St Bride’s Church, Catherine Street, Liverpool 8 from 12 noon til 8pm.
This is an event for people working or being cared for in health, social care and non-statutory settings to meet with people from arts, creative and cultural areas of work.
Creative health includes for example: the use of the arts, links with culture and heritage (such as museums, theatres, art galleries, orchestra and choirs, cinema and libraries), local, seasonal and nurturing food, creative design and use of the environment in care settings, comedy and laughter - in order to promote, enhance and maintain health and well being.
Please drop in to see exhibits, performance, join a workshop and share some healthy and gorgeous food. You will be able to enjoy music and dance, write and share a poem, benefit from a de-stressing hand massage and take a reflective walk along a labyrinth.
The event will also provide an opportunity to launch a creative health network in Liverpool.
The event is organised by Wild Woman, supported and funded by the Liverpool Culture Company and created by a group collaboration between representatives from the NHS, Liverpool City Council, Arts Groups, Patient Forums and Representatives and Liverpool Culture Company.
A FABULOUS free family event this weekend celebrates the diversity of Liverpool's food culture.
Community groups all over Merseyside are preparing for a spectacular event that will take place at the Palm House in Sefton Park on Saturday 25th March. The performance starts at 2.30pm, is free and there is no need to book in advance. Visitors will see giant inflatable plants and dances from all over the globe. They'll hear music from around the world played on kitchen utensils, not to mention a gig by Urban Strawberry Lunch.
Designers, musicians, dancers and drama workshop leaders from the Hope Street project have been working with over 200 people to produce short performances based on foods, culture and histories from around the world. The groups have also been working with the National Museums Liverpool to research where the food that we eat comes from.
Peter Ward from Hope Street said: "After this visual and aural feast, you will then be invited to sample the food prepared by the 15 groups involved in the event. We're looking forward to all getting together to showcase our work to the public. Fingers crossed for a sunny day!"
This event is part of Hope Street's exciting spring programme and is funded by the Liverpool Culture Company, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Knowsley Youth Service and Arts Council England. Participating groups: Al Ghazali Multi-Cultural Centre, St Silas School, Bronte Youth Club, Marybone Youth Club, Crown Street Resource Centre, Knowsley Youth & Play, Hope Street Project, Stockton Wood Primary, Wirral Youth Theatre, Unity Youth Theatre, Edge Hill Youth Club, David Lewis Youth Club, Speke Youth Theatre, Granby Somalian Women's Association, St Anthony's of Padua Primary School.
FRAKTURED SOUND IN LIVERPOOL
IMPROVISED classical musical group, Frakture, are holding another of their popular gigs with guest stars.
Emily Hay and Chao-Ming Tung are playing alongside Russell and Webster at St Bride's Church, Catharine Street, Liverpool on Friday 24 March at 8pm.
Frakture have held concerts in Liverpool tunnels and under the city's domes in the past and now hold a series of improvisational music workshops for all ages and abilities. The organisation is supported by the Liverpool Culture Company.
The Liverpool Christmas lights will be turned on this year (2005) by Sir Steve Redgrave, the 5 times Olympic gold medal winning rower. He will be joined by a couple of footballers and there will be live music from some of the young pop-scene's worst.
It all happens on St Georges Hall Plateau on Sunday November 20th. 2005 from 17.00 - 18.30
via liverpool08 website
Update: for 2006 see here
Diwali (Festival of Light) celebrations start tomorrow (November 1st) and the World Museum Liverpool will be hosting some free events.
Here's the customary picture of children getting in some practice and the info from the NML press office.
Festival of Light at World Museum Liverpool
National Museums Liverpool is marking this year’s Hindu festival Diwali with fantastic free events for all the family in November.
Local children from schools across Merseyside are wowing crowds at World Museum Liverpool’s Treasure House Theatre on Saturday 12 November 2005 with special dance shows at 1330 and 1415 hours. The performances promise to be a fitting celebration for this year’s Festival of Light, combining different styles of movement, music and dress from various regions of India.
The dancers have been honing their moves in a programme of music and dance workshops, which are part of a Liverpool Culture Company project called Introducing India. The project aims to teach children about all aspects of Indian culture including the country’s religion, values and traditions.
Purvi Parikh, the workshop facilitator, says: “Dance is such an important part of Indian culture and it this a great way to make it accessible to everyone. The children have been working very hard to make this show a real celebration of Diwali.”
Visitors to the Weston Discovery Centre on Saturday 5 November and Sunday 6 November 2005 can join in celebrations with will have the opportunity to dress up in traditional Indonesian costumes and put on a performance of their own with Javanese puppets and Eastern masks.
Tickets are required for Treasure House Theatre shows. They can be collected free of charge from World Museum Liverpool information desk.