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Africa Oye Festival 2010

The sounds of Africa hit Liverpool's Sefton Park each summer during the Africa Oyé festival. This showcase of live African and Caribbean music presents world-class artists and is the UK's major African music event.

As well as fantastic live music, the Oyé Village offers and arts and crafts market, a variety of African, Indian and Caribbean food, massages, smoothies and a beer tent. Best of all, this two day festival is FREE and open to all.

Bonfire night fireworks displays: 5th Nov 2010

Fireworks explode to music during Liverpool's spectacular Bonfire Night events, which take place at Sefton Park, Walton Hall Park and Newsham Park. Up to 100,000 people come from all over the city and the surrounding area to enjoy the displays. All the displays start at 7.30pm and last for around 20 minutes.

Liverpool International Jewish Film Festival 2010

Liverpool hub festival 2010

You’re invited to the UK’s biggest and best free urban youth festival; HUB Festival 2010. From 23rd – 24th May (11am-7pm), extreme sports fans, skaters, bboys, bgirls and bands will take over Wellington Dock, Liverpool for a bank holiday weekend with a funky urban twist.

Amateur competitions, free promos, aftershow parties, loads of prize give-aways and legends in BMX, Skateboarding, Break dancing and Beat Boxing will all add to the mix.

We’ve also launched “HUB Life” and “HUB Night”, the brand new Fringe Festival element so you can live, love and breathe from 23rd – 31st May in some of the funkiest venues across the city including FACT, TATE, LEAF, NOVAS, Zanzibar, The Picket and The Bluecoat plus many more…

Don’t’ forget to pick up one of our limited edition HUB Festival event passes from the Official Merchandise stand at the entrance to the dock for £3.50.

HUB is now the largest free urban & extreme sports festival in the UK so come down, bring your mates and join in the party!

The Mathew Street festival 2010

Over 300,000 of you attended the 2009 festival over the August bank holiday weekend which made last years festival one of the biggest turn outs ever!

Even the downpours on sunday couldn’t turn you away and the die hard fans stuck around to make Dios Salve A La Reina’s tunnel performance one of the stand out performances of the festival.

You came, you sang, you danced and judging from the feedback we’ve had in MSMF headquarters, it seems you had a darn good time!

A big thank you also goes out to those that worked at this years festival. Quick roll call to your festival stewards, pint pourers, joint agencies, roadies, stage techies, Merseyside police and not forgetting Liverpool City Council and the events management team who are busy preparing your festival for 2010!

Beatles day 2010

It will be back on Saturday 10th July 2010. Prepare to don your mop-top in the name of charity, and visit the host of Beatles themed family fundraising events taking place throughout the city of Liverpool, and other cities throughout the world. The climax of the day will be the BEATLES DAY CONCERT in each city in which a host of stars will perform the best of the Beatles songs. The concert in Liverpool will once again be hosted by the irrepressible Ricky Tomlinson. Beatles Mop-tops will be available free, with your purchase of a ticket to the concert, from the Tourist Information office in Whitechapel or from the Arena Box Office. They are also be available for sale at various outlets around the Northwest UK and online from the"Shop" page on this website. The Beatles Day Foundation is a charitable trust that raises money for many worthy causes particularly those improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Beneficiaries of the proceeds raised from this year's Beatles Day will include The Imagine Appeal for Alder Hey Children's Hospital and the Marina Dalglish Appeal for a radiotherapy centre in Liverpool. Any charitable organisation to can apply to our trustees for funding of projects from any monies raised in their locality for Beatles Day.

Liverpool fashion week 2010

The last fashion week was a huge success! Liverpool fashion week

Liverpool Fashion Week 2009 went with an amazing bang with a 70% increase in media articles, 150% increase in TV coverage and a 2000% increase in promotional activities. The event was carried out across 3 venues and generated total crowds of around 11,000 people during the week. This was just shy of the target of 15,000 people we had hoped to attract.

Due to the success of the event the management team has decided to create Liverpool Fashion Week October and have the second Fashion Week of the year officially in place. This will take place on October 26th to October 30th

With a new company at the helm of the Fashion Week in Charge of Models and styling the event it will have a more professional and slick feel to the whole event. We have invested more time in bringing World wide brands and models to the October event as well as UK celebrities. The event will be centered around Couture and High Street brands. With New designers taking control of one show. As with every event there is different opportunities for your company to be involved in the project. With a high amount of exposure and Eye balls in the high spending demographics as well as an intensive corporate marketing strategy Liverpool Fashion Week ticks all the boxes to ensure your product is in the prime place of exposure. The fashion week this year was subject to activity wide promotion campaign that covered Billboards, Radio, Newpapers, Posters, Magazines, Flyer\'s, Stickers and cars. This will again be in place for the October event with even more promotional materials and tie ups being created We also bring in celebs from soaps, TV and other areas to create the the whole ambiance of a desired lifestyle. We are currently negotiating with several A-list US personalities to host the final night including Ne-Yo and Keri Hilson

Homotopia 2010

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Liverpool music week 2010

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The Bluecoat

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Tate Liverpool

Mark Rothko: Red on Maroon 1959 © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko ARS, NY and DACS, London Michelangelo Pistoletto: Door 1976 1997. Tate © Michaelangelo Pistoletto Mark Rothko: The Seagram Murals 2 October 2009 – 21 March 2010

Free Entry In 1988 Tate Liverpool opened it's doors for the very first time with a memorable display of Mark Rothko’s The Seagram Murals. Over 20 years later the series will make a welcome return to the gallery. From 2 October 2009 – 21 March 2010 Tate Liverpool's ground floor gallery will be transformed into an emotive display of these nine significant paintings – the walls will be painted grey according to Rothko’s specifications and atmospheric lighting will enhance the dramatic qualities of the works.

Perceived, as the artist intended, in reduced light and in a compact space, the subtlety of the layered surfaces slowly emerges, revealing the solemn and meditative character of the works-one not to be missed.

This display is presented in conjunction with the Tate Collection display DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture. Supported by Tate Liverpool Patrons Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic

Tate Liverpool 29 January – 25 April 2010

About the exhibition

This major exhibition, inspired by Paul Gilroy's seminal book The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (1993), identifies a hybrid culture that spans the Atlantic, connecting Africa, North and South America, The Caribbean and Europe. The exhibition is the first to trace in depth the impact of Black Atlantic culture on Modernism and will reveal how black artists and intellectuals have played a central role in the formation of Modernism from the early twentieth century to today.

From the influences of African art on the Modernist forms of artists like Picasso, to the work of contemporary artists such as Kara Walker, Ellen Gallagher and Chris Ofili, the exhibition will map out visual and cultural hybridity in modern and contemporary art that has arisen from the journeys made by people of Black African descent.

Divided into seven chronological chapters, from early twentieth century avant-garde movements such as the Harlem Renaissance to current debates around 'Post-Black' art, this exhibition opens up an alternative transatlantic reading of Modernism and its impact on contemporary culture for a new generation.

Tate Liverpool has initiated a city-wide programme of parallel exhibitions and events that explore the themes and ideas of Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic. Partners include the Bluecoat, FACT (Foundation for Art Creative Technology), Metal, Walker Art Gallery and Liverpool University. Talks and discussions

  • Artist talk: Ellen Gallagher in conversation with Romi Crawford Thursday 8 April 2010


  • Global Exhibitions: Contemporary Art and the African Diaspora Friday 19 February 2010

Study days for adults

  • Study day: An Introduction to Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic Saturday 13 March 2010


  • Public opening Saturday 30 January 2010 free

Late at Tate

  • L8 at the Tate: Back to The Timepiece Thursday 22 April 2010 free

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture 1 May 2009 – 11 April 2010

Free Entry

Note: The first floor of Tate Liverpool will be closed on Friday 12 June 2009.

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture takes an ambitious and revolutionary look at the history of modern and contemporary sculpture. This new Tate collection display continues to examine and question the trajectory of artistic innovation in twentieth-century art and beyond.

Sculpture in the form of object, installation, assemblage and ready-made will sit alongside more surprising forms, such as painting, video, photography, language and performance.

The Walker art gallery

\ Aubrey Williams: Atlantic Fire 15 January 2010 to 11 April 2010 Free admission

Aubrey Williams’ art resists definition and the significance of his work was not fully appreciated in his own lifetime. 'Aubrey Williams: Atlantic Fire' comprises of 14 paintings, which demonstrate the strength of the artist’s work and show that Williams was an important international artist. His paintings feature fragmented objects, intense natural colours and hint at musical counterpoint and dramatic spatial effects.

Williams was a Guyanese-born artist and many factors influenced his work. He admired American abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and Arshile Gorky and his artistic interests included ornithology, the environment and the music of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Above all, a preoccupation with indigenous and ancient cultures of Central and South America, defined his artistic vision and helped him develop his own visual language.

His interest in these cultures enabled him to assert an authentic Caribbean identity within a modern mainstream art world. As he put it:

“The act of painting, the act of daring to make art, the Arawak had a word for it and they called it Timehri… Now, Timehri to the Arawak means the mark of the hand of man...That is the word for art for me."

This exhibition contributes to a reassessment of the artist and provides a rare opportunity to see an important group of his work in the North of England.

  • For more information about the artist's background, visit the 'A transatlantic life' page.
  • You can also listen to a clip of one of the symphonies by Shostakovich that inspired Aubrey Williams here.

Presented in collaboration with October Gallery, London and the Aubrey Williams Estate.

October Gallery

A catalogue to accompany this exhibition will be available from the Walker Art Gallery shop and the October Gallery, London. This exhibition is also part of 'Liverpool and the Black Atlantic', a city-wide series of exhibitions and events.

Novas contemporary urban center

Presented by Novas BASEMENT JAZZ AT THE BEER HOUSE 14th January & Every Thursday 8pm

MUSIC Read More SALVAGE: AN EXHIBITION BY TONY ROBERTS 10th December - 17th January 2010 Mon: CLOSED, Tue - Sat 11am - 6pm, Sun 11am - 4pm

ARTS Read More OPEN MIC NIGHT AT THE BEER HOUSE 17th January & Every Sunday 8pm

MUSIC Read More THE BEER HOUSE MUSIC QUIZ 19th January & Every Tuesday 8pm



ARTS Read More LIVERPOOL ART PRIZE NOMINATIONS 1st December - 22nd January 2010

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The Royal standard

Members of The Royal Standard The Royal Standard, an artist-led gallery, studio group and social workspace in Liverpool is looking to appoint a new team of directors to take forward the organisation in 2010 – 2011 and continue its exciting and ambitious programme of exhibitions and events alongside managing a vibrant studio complex.

This is a fantastic opportunity for artists at an early stage in their careers to develop and shape what has already established itself nationally as one of the UK's most innovative and forward-thinking artist-run spaces, whilst learning new skills and invigorating their careers in an exciting and inspiring environment.

Roles are not funded but successful applicants are encouraged to seek funding for activity on joining the team. The roles will be for approximately a 2-year period on a rolling-committee basis and newly appointed directors will work with current directors for an initial handover and training period.

Team members will be expected to commit to working between 1/2 and 3 days per week.

We are looking for 3-5 people whose tasks may include the management of a busy artists' studio complex (27 artists), curation and gallery management, exhibition installation and sales, marketing and design, event planning and delivery, budget management and book-keeping, fundraising, building maintenance and website management, and would expect applicants to have experience in some of these fields. Role distribution within the organisation will be tailored according to successful applicants' individual skills and the overall team dynamic, although all directors will have a degree of responsibility for the overall direction and success of the project.

To apply, please send a CV alongside a letter of application stating how your skills and experience match what we are looking for and why you want to work for The Royal Standard, along with an image of yourself to (please put Director Application in the subject heading)

Deadline for applications:

Tuesday 5 January, with interviews taking p lace the week commencing 10 January 2010.

A transition period between current and new directors to the new team will begin in February-March 2010.

Applicants must have:

-BA hons degree in Fine Art or other relevant qualification

-Commitment to the pursuit of excellence and innovation in contemporary art

-Enthusiasm for The Royal Standard's vision and commitment to its aims

-Ability to lead and inspire others

-Ability to take risks

-Drive to succeed

-Willingness to engage in a wide range of tasks

-Ability to work effectively as pat of a team.

Desirable qualities:

-An engaged and dynamic artistic practice

-Experience of installing exhibitions

-Experience of installing exhibitions

-Experience of hosting events

-Knowledge of arts networks

-Knowledge of funding bodies relevant to the project.

The Royal Standard is currently run by 4 directors: Hamish McLain, Jemma Egan, Kevin Hunt and Laurence Payot.

For more information about The Royal Standard, please visit our website

And if you have any questions please feel free to contact us on

Liverpool Biennial

From Liverpool Biennial 2008 Liverpool Biennial presents Touched 18 September - 28 November 2010 Touched will consist of new art that succeeds in affecting the viewer: art that moves us in mind, body and soul.

The new commissions for Touched will be announced early spring 2010.

The discussions within the curatorial team set out with the recognition that if art is to be memorable, interesting or influential it has to start by moving us. Touched presents affective art, and so becomes a sketch map of the affections - passion, rage, lust, pleasure, fear and joy. Throughout history, artists have refreshed their practice through returning to these permanent motivators in the human psyche. The collapse and restructuring of financial markets in the countries formerly known as G8 has given urgency to our need for an art whose outlook is characterised by inter-dependence and mutual responsibility. Artists depend on their art touching its audience to communicate shared meaning. The erotic frisson between art and its audience is the same as that between individuals who share interests. An engaged and dynamic artistic practice

The Kazimier

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Kazimier presents: Moja (japan) Tue 5 - 8pm Barberos

Thu 21 -8 pm

Evol presents:

Delphic (live) + guests Sat 23 - 10pm PlayDUB presents: Powered By - The Almighty SEQUOIA Sound System IRATION STEPPAS, COKI - DMZ, COTTI NU:TONE (Hospital Records), EXODUS BUDDHA - SIXAM, DOUGHNUTBURGER

Sat 30 - 7.30pm Impropriety Official Launch: Improv goes legit! Unique silliness, songs and shenanigans for the new decade. Tickets: £5/£3 (concs) available in Octopi, Renshaw St £4 online


Post Music presents: Fri 5 - 8pm The EX & Brass Unbound Stig Noise MMX Zun Zun Egui buy tickets online View the official Kazimier website: Go!

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Hallelujah! Sunday 10 January 2010 7:00 pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Handel Messiah

Roy Goodman conductor Lucy Crowe soprano Hilary Summers alto Paul Agnew tenor Michael George bass Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir Tickets £15, £20, £25, £31, £36 (boxes) Handel’s Messiah isn’t so much an oratorio, more a national institution. Everyone knows the Hallelujah chorus, but if that’s all you know, you’re in for a wonderful revelation – because every note is just as inspired. And you don’t have to be religious to be stirred by some of the most heartfelt and uplifting music ever written.

The Phil’s annual Messiah has become something of a tradition, but it’s anything but staid. Under baroque music expert Roy Goodman, you can expect a performance that brings out all the energy, freshness and sheer inspiration of this timeless masterpiece.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Awakening Saturday 16 January 2010 7:30 pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Bach /Mahler Suite Rott Scherzo (from Symphony in E) Mahler Symphony No. 1

Vasily Petrenko conductor Tickets £11, £16, £22, £28, £34 (boxes) The Phil’s Mahler cycle with a difference begins with a tribute to the young Mahler and his heroes.

Mahler’s youthful First Symphony hardly needs introduction; from rapturous opening to triumphant finish, it’s become one of the most popular symphonies in the repertoire. But Mahler could never have written it without the inspiration of his friend Hans Rott - and when you hear the superb Scherzo from Rott’s only symphony, you’ll realise why. Classic Intro at 6.30pm John Williamson discusses Rott and Mahler with Ian Stephens The University of Liverpool’s John Williamson is an expert in late-Romantic German music.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Raymond Gubbay presents Johann Strauss Gala Sunday 17 January 2010 7:30 pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall The Blue Danube Waltz, Tritsch Tratsch Polka, The Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus, Radetzky March, Thunder and Lightning Polka, Pizzicato Polka, Wiener Blut, Perpetuum Mobile and Die Fledermaus Overture. Tickets £17.50, £24.50, £29 Waltz back in time to teh glittering ballrooms of 19th Century Vienna with a magical mix of music song and dance from the Strauss Family and friends. David Juritz directs from the violin in the traditional Viennese manner. With the Johann Strauss Orchestra and sparkling soprano soloist Caroline Macphie. The Johann Strauss Dancers will be in beautiful costumes of the period. With choreography and staging by Christopher Hampson.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Preston Series - Bonbons 19 January 2010 7:30 pm Preston Guild Hall Bizet Suite from L’Arlésienne Ravel Piano Concerto Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales Berlioz Three Pieces from Romeo and Juliet Vasily Petrenko conductor Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano Tickets £17, £21, £24, £29 Liverpool in January – it’s no-one’s idea of balmy. So join Vasily and the Phil, and head south for the night with this seductive all-French programme.

Bizet’s much-loved music from L’Arlésienne is like a summer in Provence, all terracotta colours and simmering passions. Ravel’s delightful Piano Concerto takes a generous dose of Mozart, sprinkles it with the Blues and wraps it all up in the brilliant colours of his native Basque country.

Brilliant French virtuoso Jean-Efflam Bavouzet brings his trademark Gallic panache. Hector Berlioz shows us what love means, French-style, in his irresistibly sensuous take on Shakespeare –probably the greatest music he ever wrote. Bavouzet recently won the 2009 Classic FM Gramophone Award 'Best of Category - Instrumental' for his recording of Debussy.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Bonbons Wednesday 20 January 2010 7:30 pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Bizet Suite from L’Arlésienne Ravel Piano Concerto Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales Berlioz Three Pieces from Romeo and Juliet

Vasily Petrenko conductor Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano Tickets £11, £16, £22, £28, £34 (boxes) Liverpool in January – it’s no-one’s idea of balmy. So join Vasily and the Phil, and head south for the night with this seductive all-French programme.

Bizet’s much-loved music from L’Arlésienne is like a summer in Provence, all terracotta colours and simmering passions. Ravel’s delightful Piano Concerto takes a generous dose of Mozart, sprinkles it with the Blues and wraps it all up in the brilliant colours of his native Basque country.

Brilliant French virtuoso Jean-Efflam Bavouzet brings his trademark Gallic panache. Hector Berlioz shows us what love means, French-style, in his irresistibly sensuous take on Shakespeare –probably the greatest music he ever wrote. Bavouzet recently won the 2009 Classic FM Gramophone Award 'Best of Category - Instrumental' for his recording of Debussy.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Lunchtime Concert Series Tastes of France Thursday 21 January 2010 1:00 pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Programme to include: Debussy Cello Sonata Poulenc Cello Sonata and works by Ravel and Fauré Jonathan Aasgaard cello Ian Buckle piano Tickets £6 Join us at the Phil for a musical interlude to your busy day.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Highland Fling Saturday 23 January 2010 7:30 pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Traditional Scottish music and: Mendelssohn Overture The Hebrides Arnold Scottish Dance No.1 Maxwell Davies Orkney Wedding with Sunrise (with bagpiper) The Allenvale Medley, for Scots fiddler and orchestra Carl Davis CBE (Hon) conductor Mairi Campbell violin and voice Michael Reid bagpipes Tickets £11, £16, £22, £28, £34 (boxes) Don your tartan, pour yourself a wee dram and bring on the Haggis!

Burns Night may not be until Monday, but Carl Davis and the RLPO are getting into the Highland spirit already with this humdinging hootenanny of a Scottish celebration.

There’s glorious Highland scenery from Felix Mendelssohn and Hamish MacCunn, whisky-fuelled reels from Malcolm Arnold, and the irresistible authentic Scots fiddle of Mairi Campbell, who caused such a sensation with the The Allenvale Medley at the Phil last Hogmanay!

And when Carl Davis is leading the revels, you know you’re in for a night and a half – and a few surprises too.

‘Mairi Campbell. Haunting voice, and spare fiddle: a gentle poignancy pervades’. BBC Radio 2 New Releases

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Journeys Thursday 28 January 2010 7:30 pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Mendelssohn Overture, The Hebrides Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 ‘Italian’ Schumann Symphony No.3 ‘Rhenish’ Jun Märkl conductor Tickets £11, £16, £22, £28, £34 (boxes) No symphony bursts into life quite as exuberantly as Mendelssohn's Italian. It's a vibrant celebration of all things Mediterranean – and it's just the mid-point on this musical journey from the coast of Scotland to the sunlit hills of the Rhineland. Mendelssohn loved travel, and in his popular Hebrides overture you can almost taste the sea spray. Schumann wasn't quite such a globetrotter, but he brought a gloriously Romantic vision to everything he touched; the majestic opening of his Rhenish symphony sweeps you straight to the rolling hills around the Rhine. Bavarian maestro Jun Märkl knows it all like the back of his hand; you won't find a more enthusiastic guide. Classic Intro at 6.30pm Jun Märkl in discussion with Ian Stephens

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra More Journeys Sunday 31 January 2010 2:30 pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Mendelssohn Overture, The Hebrides Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 ‘Italian’ Debussy Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra Debussy Ibéria Jun Märkl conductor Nicholas Cox clarinet Tickets £11, £16, £22, £28, £34 (boxes) Guest conductor Jun Märkl knows his way around the musical map – born in Bavaria, he's currently making quite a name for himself in France! So what better guide for this gloriously enjoyable musical package tour?

It's a bit of a journey from the bracing northern seascapes of Mendelssohn's Hebrides overture to the sultry Spanish evenings that Debussy evokes in Ibéria – but there are friendly faces along the way, as the RLPO's Principal Clarinet Nicholas Cox plays Debussy's gorgeous, rarely-heard Rhapsodie.

Mendelssohn comes with us as far as Italy, in a symphony as sunny as The Hebrides is stormy. Pure escapism...

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Rodewald Concert Series Ewa Kupiec, piano 3 February 2010 7:30 pm St George's Hall Concert Room All-Chopin programme includes:

Scherzo, Op.39 Four Mazurkas, Op.41 Waltz in A flatmajor, Op.42 Tarantelle in A flat major, Op.43 Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op.44 Prelude in C sharp minor, Op.45 Ballade in A flat major, Op.47 Two Nocturnes, Op.48 Fantasy in F minor, Op.49 Tickets £16 The RLPO’s celebration of Polish music would be unthinkable without an evening of Chopin, and what better interpreter could there be than Ewa Kupiec – the Chopin Academy graduate whose performances of Chopin offer unparalleled originality and insight.

This wonderfully rich programme features some of the most popular – and inspired – of Chopin’s mature piano works. ‘Kupiec plays with a rare mixture of spirit, a faultless technique, a complete understanding of musical texture and an ability to shape music with transparency and an impressive richness of colours. Her playing is brilliant but never obtrusive, full of atmosphere and subtly virtuosic.’ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Brave New World Saturday 6 February 2010 7:30 pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber Bartók Piano Concerto No.3 Rachmaninov Symphony No.3 Vasily Petrenko conductor Kun Woo Paik piano Tickets £11, £16, £22, £28, £34 (boxes) Three geniuses in a brave new world. Rachmaninov, Bartók and Hindemith all had to flee from Europe to America – and they each responded with a torrent of melody.

If you like Rachmaninov’s Paganini Rhapsody, you’ll love the Broadway pizzazz and lush romantic tunes of his Third Symphony. Bartók’s last concerto, meanwhile, is an irresistible celebration of life - by turns deeply tranquil and thrillingly flamboyant, it's a perfect vehicle for Korean virtuoso Kun Woo Paik.

And Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber sounds terribly serious... until you actually hear it! Pure knockabout fun, delivered with classic Petrenko flair. Classic Intro at 6.30pm Geoffrey Norris discusses Rachmaninov with Angela Heslop. Chief music critic of the Daily Telegraph for many years, Geoffrey Norris is the author of Rachmaninov.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Ensemble 10/10 Music-Theatre Night 10 February 2010 7:30 pm The Cornerstone, Liverpool Hope University New works by Emily Howard, Ailís Ní Ríain and Gary Carpenter Clark Rundell conductor Tickets £8 Three new works which explore different aspects of dance, theatre and film.

Liverpool-born composer Emily Howard (b.1979) is a rising star in the British new music scene. Her music has been described as ‘relishing orchestral colour in the way the best contemporary Nordic composers do, with ear-catching harmonies commuting between the granitic and the silvery‘. Born in Cork in 1974 and now based in the South Pennines, Ailís Ní Ríain is one of Ireland's most exciting young composers. A published playwright as well as prizewinning composer, she has written and directed many music- theatre pieces.

On this commission, she writes: ‘Catapulting me from juncture to juncture, my mind was racing with the possibilities in this language, not just music this time, something else, something that allows me to say more, say something specific, say something straight. To simply say something in sound. My new commission for Ensemble 10/10 will concern itself with the theatre of the mind.‘ The music of Merseyside composer Gary Carpenter ‘dazzles with its pungent pithiness’ (The Times); his Azaleas for harp trio was the winner of the chamber music category at the 2006 British Composer Awards. He has composed more than ten music-theatre works.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Mixing it Up Thursday 11 February 2010 7:30 pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra J S Bach Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056 Dowland/MacGregor Lute Songs J S Bach Concerto in D minor BWV 1052 Piazzolla Michelangelo 70, Minlonga del Angel, Libertango Deep River / MacGregor Gospel and Blues from the Deep South Joanna MacGregor piano / director Andy Sheppard saxophones Tickets £11, £16, £22, £28, £34 (boxes) Joanna MacGregor directs a programme mixing early and Baroque music with the sizzling tango rhythms of Astor Piazzolla and the soulfulness of the Deep South, joined by the brilliant jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard. Two contrasting Bach keyboard concertos are presented alongside John Dowland arrangements, which showcase the Elizabethan composer's sweet melancholy with loose, jazzy overtones.

Andy Sheppard, a longtime collaborator with Joanna MacGregor, joins the orchestra in exploring Dowland as well as Joanna's new orchestral arrangements of Deep River, their hugely successful album evoking the rich tapestry and drama of Deep South traditions.

From Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child and Deep River to tunes by Tom Waits, Bob Dylan and Nick Cave, expect an evening of stylish classical artistry and great improvisation.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Love Notes Sunday 14 February 2010 2:30 pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Programme includes: Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago, O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi, The Heart will go on from Titanic, Somewhere from West Side Story, I could have danced all night from My Fair Lady as well as music by Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Prokofiev Carl Davis CBE (Hon) conductor Natasha Marsh soprano Tickets £15, £20, £25, £31, £36 (boxes) This Valentine’s Day, give your beloved the ultimate luxury item – the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for the afternoon!

Nothing says romance quite like opera, and with star soprano Natasha Marsh – whose first album Amour shot straight to the top of the classical charts when it was launched in 2007 – this will be a chocolate-box of passionate melodies. We’ll provide the music... you just need to bring your heart!

Rodewald Concert Society

International Chamber Music concerts held at the St Georges Hall.

The 2009-2010 programme includes Danel String Quartet - Monday, 16 November 2009; Ewa Kupiec, piano - Wednesday, 3 February 2010; Ian Bostridge, tenor and Julius Drake, piano - Saturday, 27 February 2010; Pacifica String Quartet - Saturday, 20 March 2010; Andreas Scholl, countertenor and The Shield of Harmony Ensemble - Wednesday, 21 April 2010;Tokyo String Quartet - Tuesday, 4 May 2010; Richard Goode, piano - Saturday, 15 May 2010; the Belcea String Quartet and London Winds - Tuesday, 15 June 2010. All concerts start at 7.30pm.

Tickets can be purchased from the box office at the Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street (0151 709 3789). [ View the website

02 Academy

16 Jan '10 - Sat

The Doors Alive

17 Jan '10 - Sun


20 Jan '10 - Wed

An Evening of Spoken Word with Henry Rollins Henry Rollins Buy tickets Get Info

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21 Jan '10 - Thu

Twenty Twenty Silver Story The New Cities, Jody has a Hitlist,

22 Jan '10 - Fri

Copyright The Art Of Parties

Jan '10 - Sat

The Rackets Crazed Eternal, Fare Evaders, Flowers for Helen, The Young Kicks

25 Jan '10 - Mon


27 Jan '10 - Wed


29 Jan '10 - Fri

Hippys on the Hill The Maniquins, Escaldas, Pink River Dolphins, The Articles

30 Jan '10 - Sat

Whole Lotta Led

03 Feb '10 - Wed

Serenity The Frontline, Empousa, Bury The Fallen : Cancelled

03 Feb '10 - Wed

Dirty Little Rabbits Riot City

05 Feb '10 - Fri

Saving Aimee : Cancelled

05 Feb '10 - Fri

Purple Riot The Palatines

06 Feb '10 - Sat

Sunshine Underground

06 Feb '10 - Sat

Ocean Colour Scene : Sold Out

08 Feb '10 - Mon

Kids In Glass Houses

09 Feb '10 - Tue

Nazareth Deborah Bonham Band

10 Feb '10 - Wed

Citylight Desire

11 Feb '10 - Thu

Los Bastardos Finlandeses

12 Feb '10 - Fri

Tinchy Stryder : Sold Out

12 Feb '10 - Fri

Los Campesinos!

13 Feb '10 - Sat

Iglu & Hartly New Politics

14 Feb '10 - Sun

Fightstar All Forgotten

15 Feb '10 - Mon 7.00pm

Bizarre tour Presents Chipmunk, Daisy Dares You, Tinie Tempah and Skepta Bizarre Presents, Chipmunk, Daisy Dares You, Tinie Tempah, Skepta : Sold Out

17 Feb '10 - Wed

The Manse The Gomars, The Fronteers, The State of Emergency

18 Feb '10 - Thu

The Hawklords

19 Feb '10 - Fri

Young Rebel Set Deadbeat Echoes, Young Kicks, Northern Empire DJs

20 Feb '10 - Sat

Soft Toy Emergency : Postponed

20 Feb '10 - Sat

The Liberty Vessels

24 Feb '10 - Wed

Anodes Taken by Storm, The Temps, Man Get Out

26 Feb '10 - Fri

Coldplayer (A World Leading Coldplay Tribute) Alexis Blue

27 Feb '10 - Sat

The Genuine Articles Firelights, Escaldas, Vincent Vernacular, The Vise

28 Feb '10 - Sun

Tom McRae

03 Mar '10 - Wed

Glamour of the Kill

04 Mar '10 - Thu


05 Mar '10 - Fri

The Stranglers

05 Mar '10 - Fri

The Verdict This Is Seb Clarke, Northern Empire DJs

06 Mar '10 - Sat

Uk Guns 'n' Roses Voodoo Vegas

06 Mar '10 - Sat

Shades Of Rhythm (live) DJ Vertigo, Barrie Jay, Si Kelsall, Cutter

Mar '10 - Sat

The Courteeners at Mountford Hall @ Liverpool Guild of Students The Courteeners

09 Mar '10 - Tue

Mumford & Sons : Sold Out

10 Mar '10 - Wed

Go Fiasco

11 Mar '10 - Fri

The Smiths Indeed

13 Mar '10 - Sat

Kings Ov Leon (Kings of Leon Tribute)

14 Mar '10 - Sun

The Automatic

17 Mar '10 - Wed

Limehouse Lizzy’s St. Patrick’s Hat-trick Limehouse Lizzy (Thin Lizzy), Rattle & Hum (U2), Beer For Breakfast (Trad. Irish/Ceili)

17 Mar '10 - Wed

Boyce Avenue

18 Mar '10 - Thu

Wild Beasts Erland & The Carnival, Lone Wolf

19 Mar '10 - Fri

dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip

20 Mar '10 - Sat

New Model Army

20 Mar '10 - Sat


26 Mar '10 - Fri

Matchstickmen & The Ringing Tree Matchstickmen, The Ringing Tree

27 Mar '10 - Sat


29 Mar '10 - Mon

Ellie Goulding

31 Mar '10 - Wed

Seven Year Kismet

02 Apr '10 - Fri

Airbourne - No Guts, No Glory Tour Airbourne

03 Apr '10 - Sat

Twisted Wheel

07 Apr '10 - Wed

Theory of a Deadman

08 Apr '10 - Thu


12 Apr '10 - Mon

Robyn Hitchcock Electric Robyn Hitchcock

16 Apr '10 - Fri

Shakespears Sister

17 Apr '10 - Sat

Livewire AC/DC

17 Apr '10 - Sat

James at Mountford Hall @ Liverpool Guild of Students James : Sold Out

17 Apr '10 - Sat

The Lancashire Hotpots

27 Apr '10 - Tue

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

02 May '10 - Sun

The Alarm

02 May '10 - Sun

Mr Hudson

14 May '10 - Fri

Think Floyd

16 May '10 - Sun

The Temper Trap : Sold Out

25 May '10 - Tue

MISSTALLICA (All Chick Metallica Tribute)

On sale from Fri 15 Jan 10 - 09.00AM

19 Jun '10 - Sat

Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band

Heebie Jeebies

The Masque

The Zanzibar

The Flying picket


St. Brides

Liverpool Empire

Liverpool Playhouse & The Everyman

The Neptune Theatre