Threshold V

unnamed-127 – 29 March 2015

Weekend Pass £20 / £18 (students)

Free

Threshold Festival returns to Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle for a three-day celebration of grassroots music, theatre, film, performance and visual arts.

In addition to a heady mix of music, the festival presents a rich programme of theatre and performance arts – much of which we’ve been talking about on Art in Liverpool already!

The visual arts offering at this year’s festival is strong with local artist Robert Flynn’s ongoing ‘Metamorphosis’ series on show. Flynn’s work explores modern anxieties around body image through a series of surreal photographs (pictures, right) and RADAR COMMUNICATION adds to the festival’s diverse outlook with abstract yet engaging digital collages.

You can find out more about some of the participating visual artists, and about Jazamin Sinclair and Andy Minnis (the curators behind this year’s jam-packed exhibition programme) here.

Musical highlights from this year’s festival will include 12 piece outfit Nubiyan Twist, who fuse groove-driven music from around the world with soundsystem culture and jazz inspired improvisation. Paddy Steer will add an experimental element to proceedings with his blend of 60s inspired mutant pop, while MOBO Award winning Akala brings experimental R’n’B, reminiscent of Gil Scott-Heron.

unnamedOn the theatre stage, award-winning burlesque performer Mimi Amore will return to Threshold for the 3rd year, with a precarious new fire act and a programme of workshops too, and comedy improv company Impropriety will perform and deliver their own workshops. Elsewhere, The Legion of Doom, David Alnwick, Rob Bond and Alastair Clark will be presenting more laughs, Patrick Hughes presents ‘A Lovely Word’, one of Liverpool’s most successful poetry and spoken word platforms, while Rumour and Mighty Heart perform theatre.

Finally, film fans will be enthralled by Brett Gregory’s latest documentary Beyond The Beatles which looks past the Fab Four to unearth Liverpool’s music scene as its stands today.

Like what you hear? Then check out the full line up and get your tickets now at thresholdfestival.co.uk

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