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Fri, 1 Feb 2019
Fairport Convention

After more than fifty years on the road, Fairport Convention’s passion for live performance has never wavered. This concert will showcase the band’s musical sophistication and instrumental virtuosity during a fascinating journey through their inspiring and extensive repertoire.

Renowned as the founding fathers of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention has maintained consistently high standards for over five decades and remains as entertaining as ever. Still bold, still vigorous and still willing to take musical chances, an evening with Fairport never fails to dazzle and delight audiences.

Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim throughout its long career. The band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners have voted Fairport’s groundbreaking albumLiege & Lief  “The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time”, and their story and music frequently features on radio and television.

The concert will also feature an opening performance by special guests The 4 of Us. Hailed as one of the most acclaimed duos in Ireland, brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy are accomplished singers, instrumentalists and song-writers.

The current Fairport line-up features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar and vocals, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

£24 plus booking fee. Booking fee is £1 per ticket online/phone.

 01704 533 333 |  Email |  Website
Fri, 1 Feb 2019
Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage

Following a sell-out run of their critically acclaimed 2017 show The Kindness of Stranglers, musical comedy duo and sisters Flo & Joan are travelling the country with a new hour of their dark and witty songs.
Ages 14+.

“These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next” **** – Telegraph

“Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes” – Evening Standard

Winner: Best Musical Act – Leicester Comedy Festival 2018

Winner: Best Music and Variety Act – Chortle Awards 2018

£12. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone.

 01704 533 333 |  Email |  Website
Wed, 6 Feb 2019
The Square (15)

Love film? Then you’ll love the Southport Film Guild!
Join us in The Atkinson’s Theatre on the first Wednesday of every month to enjoy a cinematic experience like no other. Films are free to members and £4.50 to non-members.

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum’s PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for “The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

 01704 533 333 |  Email |  Website
Sat, 9 Feb 2019
Court and Spark: The Joni Mitchell Songbook

Singer, songwriter, painter, poet, activist and voice of a generation, Joni Mitchell is an essential part of the soundtrack to the twentieth-century. She grew up with folk music in the 60s, she railed against injustice in the 70s – she turned her autobiography into song in the 80s and reinvented herself in the 90s.

Court and Spark: The Joni Mitchell Songbook, brings together five of the North West’s most experienced musicians to celebrate the kaleidoscopic musical world of Joni Mitchell. The band is led by the many voices of Jade Thunder– equally at home in the simple folk music melodies of the late sixties and the cool jazz sounds of Joni’s later albums. Toni Hughes is on keyboards, with Martin Byrne on bass and David Crilly on guitars. Daz Jones drives the band on drums and percussion.

The Court and Spark show will take you on a musical journey that will probably mirror your own journey through life, from Ladies of the Canyon, Clouds, For the Roses, Blue and Court and Spark, to the cool, evocative sounds of Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Mingus and Turbulent Indigo.

“Condemned to wires and hammers, strike every chord that you feel / That broken trees and elephant ivories conceal”. – Joni Mitchell, Judgement of the Moon and Stars

£16 / £14 concessions. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone.

 01704 533 333 |  Email |  Website
Sat, 9 Feb 2019
Until
Sat, 18 May 2019
ENSOU Expressive Arts Therapy Workshops for counsellors in training and practice

Woodvale Community Centre , Meadow Lane, Southport PR8 3RS
ENSOU Expressive Arts Therapy Workshops for counsellors in training and practice provide a unique therapeutic space for personal development, using a variety of creative media and practices. With self care in mind these workshops encourage exploration, expression and connection at a level comfortable to need. All are welcome, regardless of artistic ability.

In these workshops we use pastels, music, clay, writing, guided visualisation, movement and collage to find expression in familiar and unfamiliar ways.

Sessions held at Woodvale Community Centre, run from 10am – 4pm and include a certificate of attendance for 5 hours continued personal development. To find out more or to book your place please visit https://www.ensou.co.uk/

Places available for 2019: Saturday 9th February, Saturday 16th March, Saturday 27th April (*Themed workshop for previous attendee's) and Saturday 18th May. Cost £65.

 07733 581 899 |  Email |  Website
Sun, 10 Feb 2019
CSO CONCERT

St. Faith's Church St. Faith's Church,
CONCERT:
SUN 10 FEBRUARY, 7.30pm

Prince Igor Overture - Borodin
Concerto in D for Bass - Capuzzi
Soloist: Gareth Harrison
A Walk to the Paradise Garden - Delius
Symphony No 1 - Brahms
Conductor: Edward Peak

 0151 526 2636 |  Website
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
Until
Tue, 10 Sep 2019
Martial Arts Classes

Bujinkan Liverpool, 87 Marsh Lane, L20 4JA
Martial Art Classes
adults Monday 7-9 pm
Tuesday 7-9 pm

Wednesday 4-4:45 and 5-5:45 kids class

Ladies only classes Wednesday 7-8 pm

Students welcome from age 5

Adult and ladies only classes

One to one and group training

 07966711459 |  Email |  Website
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Until
Wed, 13 Feb 2019
NOW Festival: Sefton 2019

Rise Up: Adverse Childhood Experience

Be prepared to laugh, cry and learn from the young people of Sefton as they share with you their performing & creative arts work, that is high quality and bursting with creativity!

Merseyside Youth Association SPACE has engaged schools and youth groups from all across Sefton to create performing arts pieces for the NOW Festival. This year’s theme is Rise Up: Adverse Childhood Experience and will be a very exciting festival including drama, dance, film and music performances.

With an estimated 1 in 10 children and young people now experiencing some form of mental distress, Sefton’s young people want to make their voices heard! With the performing arts as their tool, they have done just that.

The concept of the NOW Festival came from a desire to engage young people in creative discussions around the topic of mental health. For many, creative arts are a way to express and challenge opinion concerning the things that matter most to society. The NOW Festival is a Merseyside wide festival and is entering its fourth year. NOW Festival Sefton is very excited to be collaborating with the Atkinson and bringing the festival to Sefton!

£8 plus booking fee. Booking fee is £1 per ticket online/phone.

 01704 533 333 |  Email |  Website
Fri, 15 Feb 2019
Until
Sat, 16 Feb 2019
Love Folk Festival 2019

Our fifth annual Love Folk Festival returns to Southport for a weekend long celebration featuring new, upcoming and traditional folk music. Join us at The Atkinson for the little festival with the big heart and spend the most romantic weekend of the year dancing, singing, drinking, eating and generally loving folk!

This year we have a double headliner on Friday; Martin & Eliza Carthy + Faustus! We look forward to fantastic concerts in our performance spaces as well as the return of the free Busk Love Folk stage on the Saturday in the foyer.

Festival Tickets (Early Bird) £38 / Day Tickets £35 / Double Headliner Tickets £20. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone.

 01704 533 333 |  Email |  Website
Fri, 15 Feb 2019
Martin & Eliza Carthy + Faustus

The good Doctor Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza Carthy, join forces to perform songs from their first duo album ever, a CD of traditional material entitled THE ELEPHANT, released in May 2014 on Topic Records.

Martin is a legendary ballad singer and guitarist who has influenced a generations of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, while Eliza has been twice-nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and a multiple-award winner at the BBC Radio Two Folk awards.

Faustus is an English tradition folk trio, nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, featuring three of the leading lights of their generation of folk artists: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

Tickets £20. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone.

 01704 533 333 |  Email |  Website
Sat, 16 Feb 2019
Shackleton Trio

The Shackleton Trio (formerly The Georgia Shackleton Trio) features fiddle player Georgia Shackleton alongside guitarist Aaren Bennett and mandolinist Nic Zuppardi. Together they play an exciting blend of folk, Americana, and self-penned material instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from their native East Anglia. Following the success of their debut album ‘The Dog Who Would Not Be Washed’, they are excited to be heading back out on the road with a brand new release ‘Fen, Farm, and Deadly Water’.
Festival Tickets (Early Bird) £38. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone.

 01704 533 333 |  Email |  Website
Sat, 16 Feb 2019
Mawkin

Mawkin’s extraordinary brand of boisterous folk music is one to warm hearts, minds and feet. Built on a solid traditional foundation and influenced by the swagger of 90s indie rock and Bellowhead-style brouhaha, this five-piece’s sound comes alive with a large dose of Essex-boy energy on stage. No surprise then that MOJO regards them as ‘unconditionally mighty’, and Q Magazine declares them ‘invigorating and highly inventive’. The 2019 album and tour ‘Down Among the Dead Men’ is a confident stride forward for a band that’s gathering serious momentum.
Festival Tickets (Early Bird) £38. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone.

 01704 533 333 |  Email |  Website
Sat, 16 Feb 2019
Roving Crows

Over eight years and evolving incarnations Roving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre. The band play with genuine passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant, a must see live act who showcase a vibrant mix of fiery, Celtic-inspired fiddle, conscious, intelligent lyrics, backed by pounding tribal rhythms and electronica infused dance grooves.

They have wowed festival audiences from Cambridge and Trowbridge to Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Band of the Year in the 2014 FATEA Music Awards and Best Live Act in the Spiral Awards in the same year, they were also winners of the 2017 Australian Celtic Music Awards (International Artist of the Year category), adding to their previous accolades in the Irish Music Association Awards for Top Celtic Rock Band and Top Fiddle Player.

Festival Tickets (Early Bird) £38. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone.

 01704 533 333 |  Email |  Website
Sat, 16 Feb 2019
Sound of the Sirens

Exeter-based duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood dovetail beautifully on their debut album For All Our Sins which was released in 2017 to wide praise including from R2 Magazine who called it a “stunning debut collection”.

Their live shows combine a natural facility for connecting with their audiences and unforgettable performances with warmth, humour and, above all, real conviction. They have played a number of shows & festivals over the last few years garnering fans in the UK and Europe as well as supporting Rick Astley and Kiefer Sutherland on their UK tours.

2018 will see them play a number of shows and giving fans a taste of new material as they plan towards releasing a new album in 2019.

Festival Tickets (Early Bird) £38. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone.

 01704 533 333 |  Email |  Website
Sat, 16 Feb 2019
Blackbeard's Tea Party

The past few years have seen Blackbeard’s Tea Party play at festivals as diverse as Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, The Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo and many more. 2018 will see them release their new EP ‘Leviathan!’, bringing with it a bigger, bolder sound and a revamped live show.

Now Blackbeard’s Tea Party bring their brand of gutsy folk rock to #LoveFolkFest.  A mix of traditional and self-penned songs and tunes are given a heavy rock edge with playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is all mixed up in an engaging, high-octane stage show that frequently leaves audiences cheering for more.
Festival Tickets (Early Bird) £38. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone.

 01704 533 333 |  Email |  Website
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Tea Dance

An afternoon of live entertainment provided by Sefton Opera (Sefton Older Persons Enabling Resource & Action) featuring Elvis, music from bands Memory Lane and Remember When and a variety of jaw-dropping dance routines from The Bootle Belles, aimed at the over 50s, with plenty of chance to get up and dance too!

£2. Pay on the door.

Tea Dances are held on the third Monday of every month in The Atkinson’s Studio.

 01704 533 333 |  Email |  Website
Tue, 19 Feb 2019
Until
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Dear Zoo

Show Times
Tuesday 19 February 2019, 1:30pm
Tuesday 19 February 2019, 3:30pm
Wednesday 20 February 2019, 11am
Wednesday 20 February 2019, 2pm
Thursday 21 February 2019, 11am

Running Time: 55 minutes (no interval)

After a successful debut tour, Dear Zoo the timeless children’s classic book returns to the stage in 2019!

Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982. And has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.

This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.

Join us at your local theatre to see what the zoo has sent: the perfect pet – in the end!

£13 / £48 family plus booking fee. Booking fee is £1 per ticket online/phone. Ages 2+.

 01704 533 333 |  Email |  Website
Tue, 19 Feb 2019
MAJOR TONIC COMMUNITY CHOIR

Birchdale Road Methodist Church Birchdale Road Methodist Church,
Come and join our new choir in Liverpool!!

Major Tonic is looking for choir members of all ages, from all walks of life, and from all areas of Merseyside. Any adult (18+) is welcome to join – whatever your age or experience.

There are NO auditions.
No experience is needed.
You don't have to read music.

WWW.MAJORTONIC.COM

‘Music is a major tonic to peoples’ health and well-being’
Major Tonic is a new choir. A new concept. A new beginning.

Our first meeting will be on Tuesday afternoon the 19th February 2019 from 1. 30pm to 3pm at Birchdale Road Methodist Church, 2A Birchdale Road, Waterloo, L22 9QX.

This is a mixed choir.
We will start with unison songs, and build up to harmony, according to the members in the choir.
We will sing in different styles, from pop and rock to classical, from film and television to musical theatre, also with new music composed by the best modern composers.

 07870 319686 |  Email |  Website
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
" The Notorious Mrs. Gallagher Business Woman & Brothel Keeper of Victorian Liverpool"

A fascinating insight into social history the talk starts at 2pm and all are welcome but booking is advised.

 0151 257 6401/ 934 5773 |  Email
Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Until
Sat, 23 Feb 2019
Animalcolm

Showtimes
Friday 22 February 2019, 5:30pm
Saturday 23 February 2019, 11:30am, 3pm

A vibrant, energetic and gloriously funny musical from the award-winning Story Pocket Theatre. ANiMALCOLM combines physical theatre, puppetry and the company’s outstanding storytelling style to bring David Baddiel’s magical and wonderfully comic story to the stage.

Malcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday.

The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to……oh no. A farm.

After a bizarre school trip unlike any other, Malcolm begins to understand animals more deeply than anyone. But will he end up the same as before? Because sometimes the hardest thing to become is…yourself.

£13. Plus booking fee £1 per ticket online/phone.

 01704 533 333 |  Email |  Website
Sun, 24 Feb 2019
Craft and Gift Fairs

Prince of Wales Prince of Wales ,
FREE ADMISSION 11am to 4pm Craft and Gift Fairs
Stalls include, Gemstone Jewellery, memorabilia, collectables, woodcraft, crochet, art, cards, tarot, candles, photography, cakes and much more
24th Feb, 24th March, 21st July, 15th Sept and 17th Nov
For enquires please contact
marissa@memorylanefairs.com thanks

 07460304327 |  Email |  Website
Sat, 26 Jan 2019
Until
Sat, 30 Mar 2019
Wirral Society of Arts Exhibition

The Atkinson The Atkinson,
Following its’ successful 70th Anniversary Exhibition the Wirral Society of Arts starts 2019 with a new and exciting exhibition on the Atkinson Landing.
The Wirral Society of Arts was established in 1948 and is one of the premier arts organisations in the Northwest for professional and semi- professional artists. The society currently has over 160 members. Every exhibition is juried which makes each show one of serious quality and interest. The exhibition highlights brand new and fresh dynamic art.
You may visit the exhibition in this splendid gallery to view and purchase modern contemporary art from 26 January until 10 March 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.


 07855283778 |  Email |  Website
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
MAJOR TONIC COMMUNITY CHOIR

Birchdale Road Methodist Church Birchdale Road Methodist Church,
Come and join our new choir in Liverpool!!

Major Tonic is looking for choir members of all ages, from all walks of life, and from all areas of Merseyside. Any adult (18+) is welcome to join – whatever your age or experience.

There are NO auditions.
No experience is needed.
You don't have to read music.

WWW.MAJORTONIC.COM

‘Music is a major tonic to peoples’ health and well-being’
Major Tonic is a new choir. A new concept. A new beginning.

Our first meeting will be on Tuesday afternoon the 19th February 2019 from 1. 30pm to 3pm at Birchdale Road Methodist Church, 2A Birchdale Road, Waterloo, L22 9QX.

This is a mixed choir.
We will start with unison songs, and build up to harmony, according to the members in the choir.
We will sing in different styles, from pop and rock to classical, from film and television to musical theatre, also with new music composed by the best modern composers.

 07870 319686 |  Email |  Website
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Bringing Happy Teeth to Schools A One Day Teacher Training Workshop

Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa, Southport Old Road, Formby, Liverpool L37 0AB
A one day innovative course in which Happy Teeth Founder Katie Dullaghan, registered Dental Professional and 13 year Oral Health Educator will explore how to create an effective whole school oral health prevention programme for infant and primary schools.

Katie will provide guidance on how to foster preventative methods , focusing on methods of delivering key oral health messages.

The course will explore concepts and ideas proven to reduce dental decay, improve oral health and irradiate pain and suffering which is happening unnecessarily among children.

The course will enable school staff to deliver effective oral health education to pupils, encouraging understanding of the key messages to inspire much needed change to oral health.

This is a one day course will give the knowledge of an Oral Health Expert to Teachers and School staff to inspire a Happy Teeth ethos and encourage better oral health in schools.

CPD Certificates provided as well as lunch and refreshments on the day.

 0151 903 5503 |  Email |  Website
Sun, 28 Oct 2018
Until
Sat, 20 Apr 2019
Friends of the Sefton Coast

Ainsdale and Birkdale Local Nature Reserves Ainsdale and Birkdale Local Nature Reserves,
During the winter months cows and sheep graze on the Birkdale and Ainsdale Dunes.

Go along and help with the checking of the stock plus the fencelines. This is a fascinating, fulfilling and interesting activity. Full training will be given and the checks are daily so if you can spend some time please contact the Friends of Sefton Coast and register your interest.

Sturdy footwear and suitable outdoor clothing required.

 0151 934 2961 |  Email |  Website

Last Updated on 07 November 2017