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The Suitcase Ensemble – ‘Edgy’ at Metal. 23 April


The Suitcase Ensemble – Edgy.

Metal presents Edgy: The Railway Cabaret as part of the Liverpool Working Class Life and Music Festival. The event will take place on Saturday 23rd April 2011 with two performances: at 4pm (family friendly version) and 8pm.

Inspired by the experience of living and working near the world’s oldest passenger railway station, Edgy will be a varied programme of live music, poetry, theatre, performance art and dance.

The Suitcase Ensemble have been holding regular Edgy even ts at Edge Hill Station since October 2009, and this new version will include their collection of old railway folk songs, some new material inspired by testimonies from Metal’s Edge Hill Archive, and plenty of their quirky theatricality and absurd humour. Contributing artists include the contemporary Chinese dance company China Pearl, hip-hop duo Insanity Hurts, musician and poet Rebecca Joy Sharp and curious newcomers The Railfan Three. This promises to be an exciting evening taking place in the beautifully refurbished railway station.

The cabaret also coincides with this year’s Liverpool City of Radicals, during which METAL will be celebrating working class life with their own programme of events. Among these is a comprehensive new archive of the stories of local people and the station’s history, which will be on display from 2pm as part of Edgy.