Women of Punk

SITE If, like us, you were blown away by Savages at Sound City, you’ll enjoy checking out their esteemed lineage on this online archive of women in punk. From rare interviews to live gigs and TV shows, they’re all here – from Siouxsie to Poly Styrene to Vivienne Westwood. Go in and gorge yourself on their brilliance. More information


ALBUM While we’re banging on about Savages, they were easily in our top five performances at this past weekend’s huge Sound City festival. And their debut album, ‘Silence Yourself’, is out now. It’s a faithful representation of their gobsmacking live show: urgent, ferocious and catchy. Stream at their website

Japanese subway posters

THING Merseyrail’s ‘Keep Your Feet Off The Seats’ posters ain’t got nothing on these eye-catching, witty posters from Japan in the 1970s, advising commuters on how not to behave. More information

Thea Gilmore – 10th May, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

GIG Far too clever to be lauded by the Arena crowds, Northwich’s Thea Gilmore has been crafting hook-laden, and critically lauded contemporary folk for a decade or so. Of late, she’s never off the Radio 2 playlist, and has honed her pop skills. But don’t let that worry you too much – her back catalogue is the most surefooted set of tender, wise and razor-sharp songs you’ll find. More information

The Wild Writers’ Imaginarium – 11th May, Drop The Dumbells

EVENT This new, curious sounding cross-discipline night pops up at the excellent Dumbells space later this week – we’re promised storytelling, art, puppetry, vending machines (?!) and DJs later on. Intriguing. Facebook event

How Corrupt Is Britain? – 10th May at University of Liverpool

EVENT This one-day conference, organised jointly by (deep breath) the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and the University of Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice, sounds like an interesting one. Academics, campaigners, journalists and activists will explore corruption of the police, politics and the private sector in Britain. More information

RIBA Liverpool Tours

TOUR We went on one of the newly-returned RIBA Tours last week, and had a brilliant morning, exploring and learning the city we thought we knew. We took their ‘Gateway to the World’ tour, weaving in and out of the waterfront, and the UNESCO listed Maritime Mercantile city. En route we spied naughty cupids, hidden statues and secret messages written into the fabric of the city. Recommended. More information

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