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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
In Conversation - Cherie Blair 'Speaking for Myself'

In Conversation - Cherie Blair 'Speaking for Myself'

Wednesday, 04 Jun 2008

Cherie Blair returns to her home city to discuss her newly published memoir, Speaking ...

  • Tickets: £5/£3
Les Murray

Les Murray

Wednesday, 04 Jun 2008

In association with The Reader. Poetry Reading and book signing.An unmissable opportunity to hear ...

  • Tickets: £5/£3
Liverpooljazz at the Bluecoat

Liverpooljazz at the Bluecoat

Thursday, 05 Jun 2008

Showcasing the region’s most talented players every first Thursday of the month, house band, ...

  • Tickets: £6/£3
Charlotte Vincent Masterclass

Charlotte Vincent Masterclass

Friday, 06 Jun 2008

As well as a double-bill performance from the Vincent Dance Theatre at 8.00pm, Charlotte ...

  • Tickets: £15/£10
Vincent Dance Theatre - Act One

Vincent Dance Theatre - Act One

Friday, 06 Jun 2008

A new double bill featuring solos by two of the Vincent Dance Theatre’s regular ...

  • Tickets: £12/£8
Simon Munnery

Simon Munnery

Saturday, 07 Jun 2008

Nobel prize for effort nominee serves up his latest brew of jokes, sketches, characters, ...

  • Tickets: £6
Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen and the Windows Project

Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen and the Windows Project

Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008

Meet Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen as he signs books after a special reading for ...

  • Tickets: Free
Damon Galgut & Mike McCormack

Damon Galgut & Mike McCormack

Thursday, 12 Jun 2008

Fiction Reading. Author of The Good Doctor, Galgut reads from The Impostor, a novel ...

  • Tickets: £5/£3
Artists' Collectives and City Culture

Artists' Collectives and City Culture

Friday, 13 Jun 2008

Panel Discussion featuring: Lara Almacegui, Olaf Nicolai, Phil Redmond and Richard Williams.An expolration of ...

  • Tickets: Free, Booking recommended
Common Culture: Bouncers

Common Culture: Bouncers

Friday, 13 Jun 2008

Variable Capital curators present a live art intervention featuring 20 bouncers in the galleries. ...

  • Tickets: Free
Acoustic Ladyland with support from Yolk, a.P.A.t.T. and Diagonal

Acoustic Ladyland with support from Yolk, a.P.A.t.T. and Diagonal

Friday, 13 Jun 2008

Wareham’s sax soars over Rochford’s drums with Herbert on bass and Cawley on ...

  • Tickets: £12/£10
Rosie Dennis

Rosie Dennis

Saturday, 14 Jun 2008

Love Song Dedication and No EntryTwo solo performances from the extaordinary Sydney-based performer. Colliding ...

  • Tickets: £8/£5
Rosie Dennis Masterclass

Rosie Dennis Masterclass

Sunday, 15 Jun 2008

Dennis' hands-on masterclass explores techniques for creating new performance work in movement and spoken ...

  • Tickets: £15/£10
Damaged Goods - Free gallery talk & discussion

Damaged Goods - Free gallery talk & discussion

Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008

Variable Capital curators David Campbell and Mark Durden in conversation with Michael Bracewell and ...

  • Tickets: Free
Jyll Bradley - Mr Roscoe's Garden

Jyll Bradley - Mr Roscoe's Garden

Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 - Sunday, 22 Jun 2008

A rare chance to view the world famous living plant collection from the Liverpool ...

  • Tickets: Free
Adela Jones - Grains of Paradise

Adela Jones - Grains of Paradise

Saturday, 21 Jun 2008 - Sunday, 22 Jun 2008

Find out more about the unique Liverpool Botanical Collection specimens, witness a live plant ...

  • Tickets: Free
Architecture and Nostalgia - Discussion

Architecture and Nostalgia - Discussion

Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008

Philosophy in Pubs (PIPs) occupy the Hub for another free discussion, this time focusing ...

  • Tickets: Free. Booking recommended.
Valerie Bloom - Come, Me Pickney!

Valerie Bloom - Come, Me Pickney!

Thursday, 26 Jun 2008

Gather round as Valerie Bloom delights with stories, lights and sound in this brand ...

  • Tickets: £3 single/£10 family ticket. Suitable
Sketchybeast and NILAmusic

Sketchybeast and NILAmusic

Saturday, 28 Jun 2008

After a big hit performance at the Bluecoat's opening weekend, Sketchybeast and NILA music ...

  • Tickets: £5
Liverpool Garden City

Liverpool Garden City

Sunday, 29 Jun 2008

Picnic and Discussion hosted by 'Pool project for National Garden Day'Pool project host an ...

  • Tickets: Free
Philosophy in Pubs presents 'What can we learn from Art?'

Philosophy in Pubs presents 'What can we learn from Art?'

Tuesday, 01 Jul 2008

Welcome to Philosophy In Pubs (PIPs), a philosophy club in the heart of the ...

  • Tickets: Free
Four Corners exhibition

Four Corners exhibition

Thursday, 03 Jul 2008 - Sunday, 06 Jul 2008

Four Corners is a unique exhibition, a series of intimate interventions and extraordinary events ...

  • Tickets: Free
Liverpooljazz at the Bluecoat

Liverpooljazz at the Bluecoat

Thursday, 03 Jul 2008

Showcasing the region's most talented players every first Thursday of the month, house band ...

  • Tickets: £7.50/£3.50
Dancing on Your Grave featuring Corpse de Ballet

Dancing on Your Grave featuring Corpse de Ballet

Friday, 04 Jul 2008

Dance legends the Cholmondeleys and the Featherstonehaughs return to the Bluecoat as a troupe ...

  • Tickets: £15/£10
Open Studios Weekend

Open Studios Weekend

Saturday, 05 Jul 2008 - Sunday, 06 Jul 2008

Come and meet our community of artists, creative businesses and retailers in the first ...

  • Tickets: Free
Dancing on Your Grave featuring Corpse de Ballet

Dancing on Your Grave featuring Corpse de Ballet

Saturday, 05 Jul 2008

Dancing legends the Cholmondeleys and the Featherstonehaughs return to the Bluecoat as a troupe ...

  • Tickets: £15/£10
Summer Storytelling for Children

Summer Storytelling for Children

Sunday, 06 Jul 2008 - Sunday, 31 Aug 2008

Do you love story time? The Bluecoat literature programme and The Reader Organisation have ...

  • Tickets: Free
Summer Storytelling for Children

Summer Storytelling for Children

Sunday, 06 Jul 2008

Each Sunday in July and August the Bluecoat and The Reader come together to ...

  • Tickets: Free (Booking advisable)
The Blue Stocking Social Club

The Blue Stocking Social Club

Sunday, 06 Jul 2008

A motley cabaret of video, music, dance and dramatic turns. Skilled professionals and passionate ...

  • Tickets: £5 (Free to Senior Citizens)
New Ends, Old Beginnings

New Ends, Old Beginnings

Friday, 11 Jul 2008 - Wednesday, 03 Sep 2008

Can Altay, Ziad Antar, Lara Baladi, Cevdet Erek, Tarek Al Ghoussein, Chourouk Hriech, Randa ...

  • Tickets: Free
e-space lab - What's happening in Damascus and Liverpool right now?

e-space lab - What's happening in Damascus and Liverpool right now?

Friday, 11 Jul 2008 - Monday, 14 Jul 2008

e-space lab returns to the Bluecoat for more free video streaming and blogging with ...

  • Tickets: Free
New Ends, Old Beginnings exhibition tours

New Ends, Old Beginnings exhibition tours

Friday, 11 Jul 2008 - Friday, 29 Aug 2008

Knowledgable guides walk you through the exhibition, answer questions and challenge you to think ...

  • Tickets: Free
Ziyarat presents Arabise Me

Ziyarat presents Arabise Me

Friday, 11 Jul 2008

Ziyarat launch the Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival in style with a hand-picked programme of ...

  • Tickets: Free
New Ends, Old Beginnings gallery talks

New Ends, Old Beginnings gallery talks

Saturday, 12 Jul 2008

Learn more abut the work of the artists featured in New Ends, Old Beginnings. ...

  • Tickets: Free
Introduction to Arabic Literature by David Tresilian

Introduction to Arabic Literature by David Tresilian

Saturday, 12 Jul 2008

Modern Arabic literature remains little known and poorly understood despite growing curiosity among European ...

  • Tickets: Free but booking recommended
Summer Storytelling for Children

Summer Storytelling for Children

Sunday, 13 Jul 2008

Each Sunday in July and August the Bluecoat and The Reader come together to ...

  • Tickets: Free (Booking advisable)
Fadia Faqir and Sulaiman S.M.Y. Addonia - Fiction Reading

Fadia Faqir and Sulaiman S.M.Y. Addonia - Fiction Reading

Sunday, 13 Jul 2008

As part of the Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival, two fascinating authors with Arabic backgrounds ...

  • Tickets: £5/£3
Book Launch - Somalia: A Forgotten Issue by Ismail Al Haj Jama

Book Launch - Somalia: A Forgotten Issue by Ismail Al Haj Jama

Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008

Part of the Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival. We celebrate this new publication by Liverpool ...

  • Tickets: Free but booking recommended
Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Sahlalla

Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Sahlalla

Thursday, 17 Jul 2008

Individual Performance Ticket. This event also takes place on Saturday 19 July. (Fri-Sat & ...

  • Tickets: £14/£12
Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Fri-Sat Pass

Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Fri-Sat Pass

Friday, 18 Jul 2008 - Saturday, 19 Jul 2008

Friday & Saturday Pass. (Individual Tickets and Weekend Passes including Workshops are also available) ...

  • Tickets: £50/£40
Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Shifting Sands

Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Shifting Sands

Friday, 18 Jul 2008

Individual Performance ticket. (Friday - Saturday and Weekend Passes with Workshops are also available)Shifting ...

  • Tickets: £12/£10
Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Weekend Pass with Djamila Masterclass

Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Weekend Pass with Djamila Masterclass

Friday, 18 Jul 2008 - Sunday, 20 Jul 2008

This weekend pass includes admission to Friday 18 and Saturday 19 July's Middle Eastern ...

  • Tickets: £45/£30
Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Weekend Pass with Raksan Masterclass

Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Weekend Pass with Raksan Masterclass

Friday, 18 Jul 2008 - Sunday, 20 Jul 2008

This weekend pass includes admission to Friday 18 and Saturday 19 July's Middle Eastern ...

  • Tickets: £80/£70
Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Bellies on the Brain

Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Bellies on the Brain

Saturday, 19 Jul 2008

Individual Performance ticket. (Friday-Saturday and Weekend Passes with Workshops are also available)Bellies on the ...

  • Tickets: £30/£25
Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Sahlalla

Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Sahlalla

Saturday, 19 Jul 2008

Individual Performance Ticket. (Friday-Saturday Pass and Weekend Passes are also available).Sahlalla is headlined by ...

  • Tickets: £14/£12
Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Nubian Grooves Workshop

Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Nubian Grooves Workshop

Sunday, 20 Jul 2008

As we reach the end of the four-day Dance bonanza, we have a full ...

  • Tickets: Free but booking required
Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Djamila Masterclass

Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Djamila Masterclass

Sunday, 20 Jul 2008

Individual Masterclass ticket. (Weekend Passes and Workshop Day Passes are also available).Djamila Hanan's Masterclass ...

  • Tickets: 20/£12
Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Raksan Masterclass

Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Raksan Masterclass

Sunday, 20 Jul 2008

This Masterclass is available to Weekend Pass holders.Raksan's Masterclass is sure to enthrall anyone ...

Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Afternoon Workshops

Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Afternoon Workshops

Sunday, 20 Jul 2008

A full day of workshops from masterclasses with leading dance artists to a free ...

Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Workshop Day Pass with Djamila Masterclass

Middle Eastern Dance Bonanza - Workshop Day Pass with Djamila Masterclass

Sunday, 20 Jul 2008

A full day of workshops from masterclasses with leading dance artists to a free ...

  • Tickets: £45/£30

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