Legendary film director heads to Liverpool to celebrate queer arts and culture festival’s tenth birthday.
Thea Gilmore is about to release her 14th album. The critically acclaimed singer has always been prolific. But, following an A-listed single on Radio 2 and her latest record being named the same station’s album of the week, the Oxfordshire-born, Cheshire-based songwriter is about to enter the big rooms. New album, ‘Regardless’, is a belter, [...]
Vasily Petrenko extends contract as Lead Conductor at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
It’s always the most divisive artists who successfully forge their own path. And for NYC/Canadian visionary Rufus Wainwright, his career’s been one of an artist who simply doesn’t care what anyone thinks. From operas to art collaborations to Judy Garland cover version concerts, Wainwright’s pushed the boundaries of what’s expected of modern songwriters. Though his [...]
What is it with contemporary classical composers? They obviously travel in packs. Hot on the heels of Einaudi, the Phil announces an autumn concert with the Michael Nyman Band. Nyman, as if you needed telling, is one of Britain’s most innovative composers. His works encompass opera and string quartets, film soundtracks and orchestral concertos. You [...]
Minimalist, trance-like and hypnotic, Ludovico Einaudi is, rightly, one of the most in-demand composers of the modern age. He’s coming to the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in April, showcasing his recent work, and no doubt diving into his peerless back catalogue too (including our favourite, the sublime Nightbook). Based around a solo grand piano, with slowing [...]
The New Year spells the end for a number of long-running – and not-so-long-running – exhibitions in Liverpool. This is your last chance to see the following art in Liverpool…
Just announced: post-punk royalty Edwyn Collins is set to play the Philharmonic Hall next year. If you’re not familiar with Edwyn’s work – a) what the hell have you been doing with your life, and b) you’re in for a right treat when you dig in. A member of defining Glaswegian jangly angular pop band [...]
As ‘Emerging Artist in Residence’ at The Southbank Centre; singer, songwriter and guitarist Sam Carter caught the eyes and ears of the traditional and modern folk music world. The winner of the 2010 BBC Folk Award for ‘Best Newcomer’ has been busy making a name for himself ever since and his second album, ‘The No [...]
Sam Carter – Rodewald Suite, Philharmonic Hall, 16th Nov GIG Lyrically astute, finely observed songs form the heart of this young meteor of the new folk scene’s set. If only he’d step into the limelight a little more persuasively. But then, that ‘anti Seth Lakeman’ status suits him just fine. Tickets Neil Halstead – Rosewald [...]
Joan Rivers on typically caustic form at the Philharmonic.
The Hope Street Feast returns with an embarrassment of good food, drink and music to celebrate the end of Summer.
Anyone see that mesmerising documentary, Searching for Sugar Man – tracing the elusive career of Rodriguez: a hero in South Africa, and the greatest Rock’n’Roll star that never was? Well, you don’t have to search too hard, because the mysterious, captivating singer songwriter (thanks to the film’s deserved success) is coming to Liverpool. Discovered in [...]
So here’s the info out the way: ruder-than-you’d-think and more-popular-than-you’d-think stand up comedian Sarah Millican has announced a tour, ‘Home Bird’. Dates right across the country. Regional theatres. The usual. Here’s the more interesting bit. Dates are starting in October, 2013. More than a full year away. But Millican’s tour doesn’t roll into Liverpool until [...]
Dame Evelyn Glennie at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, August 18th. Part of DaDaFest. EVENT For many, the Olympic Opening Ceremony will have been the first time they’ve witnessed Dame Evelyn Glennie in action. The legendary percussionist led the primal, tribal beats through the ceremony’s industrialist section: all flailing limbs, silver hair and some very big drums. [...]
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