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Yoko Ono (Happenstance Opening Event)

Yoko Ono (Happenstance Opening Event)

Friday, 04 Apr 2008

Returning 41 years after her first ever paid perfomance was given at the Bluecoat, ...

  • Tickets: £20
Happenstance - Franko B, Kira O'Reilly, Rajni Shah and more

Happenstance - Franko B, Kira O'Reilly, Rajni Shah and more

Saturday, 05 Apr 2008 - Sunday, 06 Apr 2008

Two days of the most beautiful, bizarre, brilliant and beguiling in new live work ...

  • Tickets: Day pass - £15/10 (concession also available
Rob Chapman and Willy Vlautin - Music Men

Rob Chapman and Willy Vlautin - Music Men

Monday, 07 Apr 2008

Two authors with a music background read from their new novels. ...

  • Tickets: £7/5
Trio Tarana

Trio Tarana

Wednesday, 09 Apr 2008

Led by master percussionist and composer Ravish Momin, this New York jazz trio’s unique ...

  • Tickets: £12
Muqtada al-Sadr and the Fall of Iraq - Lecture by Patrick Cockburn

Muqtada al-Sadr and the Fall of Iraq - Lecture by Patrick Cockburn

Saturday, 12 Apr 2008

The Independent’s Middle Eastern correspondent visits on the 5th anniversary of the fall of ...

  • Tickets: £7/5
Poetry in the City presents Twentieth Century Blues by Robert Sheppard

Poetry in the City presents Twentieth Century Blues by Robert Sheppard

Monday, 14 Apr 2008

Poetry in the City Festival: Poetry in the City presents the launch of and ...

  • Tickets: Free Admission - But Ticketed
Heart Beats Rhyme and Roll Poetry Night with Poetry in the City present Salt poets

Heart Beats Rhyme and Roll Poetry Night with Poetry in the City present Salt poets

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008

Poetry in the City Festival: Heart Beats Rhyme and Roll Poetry Night in collaboration ...

  • Tickets: £3/2 Concession
Heart Beats Rhyme and Roll Poetry Night with Poetry in the City present Salt poets

Heart Beats Rhyme and Roll Poetry Night with Poetry in the City present Salt poets

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008

Forward Prize nominee Eleanor Rees presents Andraste's Hair poems of myth, memory, folksong and ...

  • Tickets: £3/2
Twentieth Century Blues by Robert Sheppard

Twentieth Century Blues by Robert Sheppard

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008

Poetry in the City Festival: Heart Beats Rhyme and Roll Poetry Night in collaboration ...

  • Tickets: £3/2
DAT politics with support from U.R. Penetrators - Kitsch Kicks!

DAT politics with support from U.R. Penetrators - Kitsch Kicks!

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008

One of the most ecstatic electro party bands on the planet and purveyors of ...

  • Tickets: £8
C'est Casson! Entrepreneur in conversation

C'est Casson! Entrepreneur in conversation

Thursday, 17 Apr 2008

Shining a spotlight on cultural entrepreneurialism, this in-conversation event asks Duckie founder, Simon Casson ...

  • Tickets: Free admission, booking recommended
Fiction reading by Maria McCann and Michael Symmons Roberts - Powerful Prose

Fiction reading by Maria McCann and Michael Symmons Roberts - Powerful Prose

Thursday, 17 Apr 2008

Liverpool born Maria McCann’s first novel, As Meat Loves Salt, was an Economist 'Book ...

  • Tickets: £7/5
EDge

EDge

Friday, 18 Apr 2008

11 exceptional dancers from EDge, the postgraduate performance company of London Contemporary Dance School, ...

  • Tickets: £9/7
Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction Readers’ Day

Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction Readers’ Day

Saturday, 19 Apr 2008

Meet some of the UK’s most interesting female cultural and literary figures, take part ...

  • Tickets: £10/8
Charles Hayward: Recorded - A Film By Peter Bromley

Charles Hayward: Recorded - A Film By Peter Bromley

Saturday, 19 Apr 2008

Visionary percussionist behind pioneering bands This Heat and Camberwell Now, Charles Hayward has been ...

  • Tickets: Free admission - priority with Albert Newton ticke
Albert Newton featuring Charles Hayward

Albert Newton featuring Charles Hayward

Saturday, 19 Apr 2008

Visionary percussionist behind pioneering bands This Heat and Camberwell Now, Charles Hayward has been ...

  • Tickets: £12
Opening weekend at the Bluecoat

Opening weekend at the Bluecoat

Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008

On Saturday 15 March 2008, after a £12.5m redevelopment, the Bluecoat will throw open ...

  • Tickets: Entry to the Bluecoat is free as are many of the e
The Destroyers

The Destroyers

Saturday, 26 Apr 2008

One of the hottest live groups in the UK, The Destroyers are a fifteen-strong ...

  • Tickets: £10
Live Art Lock-in featuring Proto-type Theater's WHISPER

Live Art Lock-in featuring Proto-type Theater's WHISPER

Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008

We open the galleries after hours for live events, music and installations. The centrepiece ...

  • Tickets: £8/5
Anonymity: A Secret History of English Literature Lecture by John Mullan

Anonymity: A Secret History of English Literature Lecture by John Mullan

Thursday, 01 May 2008

In the current age of celebrity, it’s easy to forget that authors like Jonathan ...

  • Tickets: £5/3
Liverpooljazz at the Bluecoat

Liverpooljazz at the Bluecoat

Thursday, 01 May 2008

Proven jazz promoters, LIVERPOOLJAZZ, present a monthly concert showcasing the city’s finest players and ...

  • Tickets: £6/3
Liverpooljazz at the Bluecoat

Liverpooljazz at the Bluecoat

Thursday, 01 May 2008

The second monthly concert from jazz promoters Liverpooljazz. ...

  • Tickets: £6/3
Beardyman vs The Jungle Drummer vs DJ Fu

Beardyman vs The Jungle Drummer vs DJ Fu

Friday, 02 May 2008

The UK Beatbox Champion combines world-class beatboxing with cutting-edge sound-mangling technology to take audiences ...

  • Tickets: £14
The Travelling Garden: A Tale of William Roscoe

The Travelling Garden: A Tale of William Roscoe

Saturday, 03 May 2008 - Monday, 05 May 2008

Hundreds of years ago, plants from every corner of the globe sailed ...

  • Tickets: too be confirmed
 Joshua Sofaer - Getting To Know You

Joshua Sofaer - Getting To Know You

Saturday, 03 May 2008

This show is all about you: your friends, your family, your loves, your money, ...

  • Tickets: £8/5
Cross Talk - New Noise

Cross Talk - New Noise

Wednesday, 07 May 2008

Seminal works by three of the most influential composers of the late 20th Century: ...

  • Tickets: £9/7
Valerie Bloom 'Come

Valerie Bloom 'Come

Thursday, 08 May 2008

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Adem

Adem

Thursday, 08 May 2008

Adem’s prettily picked guitars create fragile melodies as the near-invisible influence of electronic music ...

  • Tickets: £10
Simon Munnery

Simon Munnery

Thursday, 08 May 2008

{mosimage} Nobel prize for effort nominee serves up his latest brew of jokes, sketches, ...

  • Tickets: 6
Verve 08

Verve 08

Friday, 09 May 2008

With a stunning programme of original dance created by leading choreographers, the Northern School ...

  • Tickets: £9/7
Edge Hill University Creative Writing Programme presents Reading by Helen Simpson

Edge Hill University Creative Writing Programme presents Reading by Helen Simpson

Saturday, 10 May 2008

Reading by Helen Simpson and announcement of the Edge Hill Prize for Short Story ...

  • Tickets: £5/3 (includes glass of wine or soft drink)
Christine Tobin

Christine Tobin

Saturday, 10 May 2008

Christine Tobin has had nothing but praise from those in the know on the ...

  • Tickets: £12
Poetry Pool Launch

Poetry Pool Launch

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

The Launch of Poetry Pool 4 (published by Headland and the LJMU Centre for ...

  • Tickets: Free
Port in Every Storm featuring Evan Parker

Port in Every Storm featuring Evan Parker

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Pianist Stephen Grew (Grutonic) and percussionist Phillip Marks (Bark!) have developed a unique vocabulary ...

Variable Capital

Variable Capital

Friday, 16 May 2008 - Sunday, 29 Jun 2008

As a rapidly growing Liverpool enjoys its status as European Capital of Culture, Variable ...

  • Tickets: Free Admission
Variable Capital exhibition tours

Variable Capital exhibition tours

Friday, 16 May 2008 - Friday, 27 Jun 2008

Knowledgeable guides present the themes of the show, offer their interpretation of the work ...

  • Tickets: Free
Cityphilia Lecture by John Lanchester

Cityphilia Lecture by John Lanchester

Friday, 16 May 2008

The arcane world of City life - hedge funds, derivatives, liquidity - is a ...

  • Tickets: £5/3
Alexander’s Annexe featuring Mira Calix

Alexander’s Annexe featuring Mira Calix

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Renowned electronica artist Mira Calix (Warp), prolific sound designer David Sheppard and leading contemporary ...

  • Tickets: £10
Wiley - with support from Chipmunk

Wiley - with support from Chipmunk

Friday, 23 May 2008

Wiley, aka Eski-Boy aka Igloo-Boy, is the founding father of the ‘Grime’ genre.  ...

  • Tickets: £14
Writing on the Wall Festival 2008 present Howard Marks and Harry the Polis in conversation

Writing on the Wall Festival 2008 present Howard Marks and Harry the Polis in conversation

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Howard Marks once had forty-three aliases and eighty-nine phone lines. He owned twenty-five companies ...

  • Tickets: £10/8
Variable Capital Lock-in featuring Susannah Hewlett's It's Not You

Variable Capital Lock-in featuring Susannah Hewlett's It's Not You

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

The second Lock-in at the Bluecoat is a special commission by live artist Susannah ...

  • Tickets: Free Admission
Comma Press presents The Book of Liverpool

Comma Press presents The Book of Liverpool

Thursday, 29 May 2008

In Liverpool’s Capital of Culture year, Comma Press has produced an anthology of ten ...

  • Tickets: £4/3
e-space lab

e-space lab

Friday, 30 May 2008 - Saturday, 31 May 2008

A public art laboratory linking with Merseyside’s sister cities, Shanghai and Gdansk, using video ...

  • Tickets: Free Participation
e-space lab

e-space lab

Friday, 30 May 2008 - Tuesday, 03 Jun 2008

Liverpool and two of the international cities it's twinned with, Gdansk and Shanghai, link ...

  • Tickets: Free
John Smith - with support from Magic Arm

John Smith - with support from Magic Arm

Friday, 30 May 2008

Using his guitar as both melodic and percussive instrument, Liverpool based John Smith prompts ...

  • Tickets: £10
Free Balloons - Richard DeDomenici

Free Balloons - Richard DeDomenici

Saturday, 31 May 2008 - Sunday, 01 Jun 2008

Coinciding with the opening of Europe's largest retail project -Liverpool ONE- Richard DeDomenici will ...

  • Tickets: Free
Comedy Workshop (women only)

Comedy Workshop (women only)

Saturday, 31 May 2008

If you fancy yourself as the next Jo Brand and are looking for a ...

  • Tickets: £45 (includes tickets to the show)
The NIVEA Funny Women Awards

The NIVEA Funny Women Awards

Saturday, 31 May 2008

A night of the brightest new comedy talent, each with just 5 minutes to ...

  • Tickets: £5 - Comedy workshop (women only) 4pm £
The Blue Stocking Social Club

The Blue Stocking Social Club

Sunday, 01 Jun 2008 - Sunday, 03 Aug 2008

Presenting a lively evening of film, music, dance and dramatic turns all woven together ...

  • Tickets: £5 (Free to Senior Citizens)
Art and Commodity Culture - Discussion

Art and Commodity Culture - Discussion

Tuesday, 03 Jun 2008

Free discussion with Philosophy In Pubs (PIPs), a Philosophy Club in the heart of ...

  • Tickets: Free

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