17:00 – 23:00
Liverpool Central Library
Family Friendly, Participate, Performance, Words & Debate
It’s five years since the transformed Central Library was unveiled. Join in the celebration with a mix of literary and musical activities, plus an exploration of Brazilian carnival through workshops and outdoor performances.
Discover (Ground Floor)
17:00 — 17:30 In Harmony
This young orchestra play selected pieces exploring the theme of transformation.
18:00 — 18:45 Bangor Ladies Choir
Under the expert guidance and direction of Christine Crutchley who took on the role of Musical Director in September 2017, the choir is performing pieces with accompanying images on the transformation of women by the Suffragette movement, which celebrates its centenary in 2018.
18:00, 19:15 & 19:45 The Rubbish Shakespeare Company
Enemies. Lovers. Warring families. Sausage rolls? See how Shakespeare transforms the dynamic between two lovers over the course of one scene as The Rubbish Shakespeare Company present 15min pop-up scenes from Romeo & Juliet in their unique, critically acclaimed style.
20:30 — 22:00 Transformations
Poetry has the power to transform the spoken word into often spiritual artistic expressions that connect us to shared human experiences and emotions. A variety of poetry readings and performances.
Atrium (Ground Floor)
20:00 Liverpool Community Choir
Performing under the guidance of their talented music director Ian Davidson this uplifting choir has members of all ages from right across Merseyside.
Hornby Library (First Floor)
18:00 — 18:45 & 19:15 – 20:00 Southport Strings
Fresh from their transformative visit to the Kaustinen Folk Festival, Finland last summer Southport Strings perform a selection of traditional tunes mixed with their own more familiar Celtic repertoire.
Picton Reading Room (First Floor)
21:00 — 22:00 Nick Ellis
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Nick Ellis performs a style of streetscape narrative-noir blended with a classic British acoustic approach. Looking at ideas around the transformation of places, Nick is performing pieces from his work Adult Fiction; a novel set to music. Each song is a chapter based on an old folklore passed onto him by his 105 year old Aunt, Molly Amero, in the last days of her life.
18:00 — 19:30 Liverpool Code Club
A fun workshop for children to learn micro:bit programming, electronics and robotics adding light and sound effects to laser cut horses! Finished creations will stay at the library to be part of Batala’s performance later, and you will be invited to being them out and parade them at Liverpool Makefest in June. Suitable for ages 8-12 years.
18:15 — 19:15 The Land of the Scowl
Land of the Scowl is based on newly discovered papers and paintings that were discovered by the archivists working in the vaults of Liverpool Central Library. A truly epic story of cowardice and courage, the good and the bad, triumph and transformation. It shows the origins of many things we take for granted in Liverpool today. 7+
19:30 — 22:45 Mouth of the Mersey: Transformation
Liverpool’s original adult storytelling group reforms! The Mouth of the Mersey combines traditional and modern storytelling, true stories, nearly true stories and down right lies. Ancient and modern stories and tales of the yet to be. Scary stories, funny stories, heart-breaking stories, stories to lift the spirits and always entertaining stories. With musical guests Harp and a Monkey.
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