Culturepool Birthday Do and Above the Beaten Track

AboveTheBeatenTrackOur friends at AnotherMedia and Culturepool are holding their annual joint Festival / Birthday party at View Two Gallery on Saturday 22 August 2009.

Here’s what Culturepool say…

Well, it’s that time of year again when we celebrate all things culturepoolie. Yes, it’s the culturepool Birthday Do and as this is our 60th event (yep that’s right, 60th!!!) we’re designating it our Ruby Birthday Do!

In keeping with culturepool’s ethos of supporting grassroots artists and performers we’ll be partying at a festival that celebrates local talent at Above the Beaten Track on Saturday 22nd August at View Two Gallery Mathew Street (See Map). culturepool, with help from Organic Cherry, will be showcasing some local performers on the ‘culturepool stage’ at 4pm til 7 when we’ll be taking over the whole of the 1st floor with…

Enchanting Norwegian singer Ragz, up and coming duo Maryland, favourite poet and musician Tom George, improv impresarios Impropriety, local legend and BBC Radio Mersey presenter Stan Ambrose with a very, very special performance by John (The Spoons) McGuirk with illustrator Sketchy Beast recording it all for prosperity! And there might just be some party bags, special prizes and yummy birthday cake but you’ll only find out if you come along at 4pm, so get the 22nd booked in your diary and start digging out your ruby slippers, or anything ruby really!

We’ll then be relaxing into all that the festival has to offer including Dead Cities, Marc Sunderland (Peter and the Wolf), Dave Owen, Atlantic Massey, Letters in Red and many more, with Beaten Tracks DJs Richie Vegas, Musica del Alma & Monkey filling in the gaps. There will also be film screenings, live AV (audio-video) exhibitions and all kinds of other lovely stuff.

Since 2006, culturepool has grown more than we ever expected, and we want to thank everyone who has helped us on our amazing journey, above all our members and supporters, because without you there wouldn’t be a culturepool! So come along, even just for an hour… you’ll be miffed if you miss this one, honest.

Tickets are £5 on the door. The View Two Gallery has restricted access, please check with the gallery for more details. For more information or advance tickets email or call 0151 708 2841. Doors open at 2pm.