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Calendar and Events

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Events May 2017

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Event
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13 mar 2012 - 31 dec 2017
TITANIC AND LIVERPOOL: THE UNTOLD STORY (Exhibition)
Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AQ
To mark the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, this compelling exhibition explores Liverpool's central role in the Titanic story. This exhibition is part of the Liverpool and the World exhibition series, part-funded by the European Union. Tel: 0151 478 4499; Ticket Tariff: Free
11 mar 2016 - 1 sep 2017
Reel Stories: Liverpool and the Silver Screen
Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool Waterfront, Woodside - Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DG
Reel Stories is a special exhibition of more than 40 original film posters and memorabilia celebrating Liverpool’s starring role in films from the past 60 years. Tel: 0151 478 4545; Ticket Tariff: FREE
1 jan - 31 dec
JOHN LENNON: THE NEW YORK YEARS 1971 - 1980 (Exhibition)
The Beatles Story, Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AD
When John and Yoko went to live in New York in 1971, John met Bob Gruen, a well known rock photographer, who became his friend and neighbour. For nine years he was his personal photographer and this new exhibition from the Beatles Story helps to bring these New York Years to life. Ticket Tariff: FREE
2 mar - 21 may
HOW MUCH OF THIS IS FICTION (Exhibition)
FACT (Foundation For Art & Creative Technology), 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4DQ
FACT's new exhibition - How much of this is fiction. - focuses on politically inspired media art that uses deception in all its forms. The exhibition shows the artist as trickster, using a variety of hoaxes and hacks to reveal the hidden workings of power structures. Ticket Tariff: FREE
mon 5 - tue 6
MY FIRST BALLET - CINDERELLA (Family Event)
Empire Theatre, Lime Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1JE
Enjoy everyone's favourite rags-to-riches story, in a beautifully adapted ballet version for children aged three upwards. Cinderella is tormented by her stepsisters and she can only dream of attending the Prince's glamourous ball... Ticket Tariff: Varies from £13.40 to £39.40
tue 6 - wed 7
STEAM ON THE DOCK
Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AA
Steam on the Dock - one of the UK’s only inner-city steam rally - returns to Albert Dock Liverpool - with over 30 steam engines, boats and even a train making the Dock their home on May 6-7 - that’s double the amount that visited in 2016! Ticket Tariff: FREE
sat 10 - tue 27
BILLY ELLIOT (Musical)
Empire Theatre, Lime Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1JE
Now celebrating 11 extraordinary years in London's West End, Billy Elliot the Musical, one of the most beloved shows on stage today, is embarking on its first ever UK and Ireland tour. Age guidance: 8+. Running time - 3 hours 5 mins including an interval. Ticket Tariff: Contact the Venue
thu 15
ROB ROUSE (Comedy)
The Holiday Inn, Lime Street, Liverpool, L1 1NQ
Since winning Channel Four's prestigious 'So You Think You're Funny?' Competition at the Edinburgh Festival in 1998, an award previously won by Phil Kay, Dylan Moran, Lee Mack, Tommy Tiernan and Peter Kay, Rob has been a regular performer at major venues on both the London and National circuit. Ticket Tariff: Contact the Venue
fri 16 - tue 20
GUYS AND DOLLS (Musical)
The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1BG
Centenary Theatre Company are proud to present Guys and Dolls. The sizzling New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers featuring some of Broadway's greatest show-stopping tunes, including Luck Be A Lady, Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat and My Time of Day; Ticket Tariff: £18.00
sun 18
HARRY POTTER IN CONCERT WITH FULL LIVE ORCHESTRA (Family Event)
ECHO Arena, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4FP
The Harry Potter film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. Audiences will now be able to relive the magic of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing a full live orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. Ticket Tariff: Contact the Venue
sun 18
Lifeboat Road Walk
Formby
Rare plants, red squirrels, the world's first lifeboat station -it's all here! Meet Lifeboat Road car park entrance, Formby at 10am! Ticket Tariff: Free (but booking is essential); Make sure you wear warm, waterproof clothing and stout footwear. For more detailsm please call:- 0151 934 2964
mon 19
LIGHTNIGHT LIVERPOOL
LIGHTNIGHT LIVERPOOL Website Venues across Liverpool city centre, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 8EN
LightNight Liverpool, the city’s late night arts festival, is back on Friday 19 May 2017. This year, the city-centre wide culture crawl will feature nine new commissions and 100+ free events as venues and unusual art spaces open their doors to showcase and celebrate arts and culture in Liverpool. The theme is ‘Time’, the past, present and future of Liverpool, it’s people and the world we live in, as well as the influence of time on scientific discovery. For more information, please visit:-
mon 19
ELVIS WORLD TOUR STARRING SHAWN KLUSH (Concert)
ECHO Arena, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4FP
Direct from the USA, the world's most successful Elvis tribute artist of all time returns to Liverpool Echo Arena by popular demand – this time in the main arena with a show bigger and better than ever before. Featuring original Elvis band members ‘The Sweet Inspirations’ who performed with the King as his backing vocalists on over one thousand shows from 1969 to 1977. Ticket: Varies from £27.00 to £50.00
tue 20
IRON MAIDEN (Concert)
ECHO Arena, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4FP
Rock legends IRON MAIDEN continue their hugely successful The Book of Souls World Tour into 2017 with a series of European arena shows opening in Antwerp, Belgium on April 22, Maiden’s first visit to this city since 1981 on the Killers Tour! Ticket Tariff: Contact the Venue
tue 20
FRANKENSTEIN 1899 (Drama)
The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1BG
The nineteenth century is drawing to an end, & a brave new world is set to dawn. But the new age of enlightenment & reason will soon be challenged, and scientific fact cast asunder, when the charismatic preacher, Frankenstein, shocks Britons to the core with his claims. For the Reverend can communicate with the dead, & those sceptics intolerant of his beliefs will soon pay for their blasphemy. Ticket Tariff: £13.00
tue 20
THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY 2017 (Concert)
Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St.Helens. Merseyside. WA10 1LQ
Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed! Ticket Tariff: £20.50
tue 20
Wild Collage (Workshop)
Atkinson, Southport
Join us in the Atkinson, Southport and create some animal master pieces. Free drop in event from 10.30 am - 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
wed 21
Shrimping - What a Catch!
Ainsdale Discovery Centre
Have a go at catching shrimps using a traditional jand net. Discover the creatures living in the shallows off Ainsdale Beach. Meet at the Ainsdale Discovery Centre. Ticket Tariff: Free (but booking is essential); For more details, please call:- 0151 934 2964
thu 22 - fri 23
TAKE THAT (Concert)
ECHO Arena, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4FP
Gary, Mark and Howard have announced they will be coming to Echo Arena in support of their brand new album ‘Wonderland’. For the first time ever, the band’s main stage will be in the centre of the arena floor, giving their fans a truly unique and memorable experience like never before. Ticket Tariff: Varies from £55.00 to £190.00
fri 23
FROM THE JAM (Concert)
The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1BG
Featuring former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings. Bruce and Russell, joined on stage by pianist Tom Heel, will perform a selection of songs from The Jam’s extensive back catalogue as well as handing over the microphone to the audience for a question and answer session. Ticket Tariff: £21.00
sun 25 - tue 27
DISTRICT 12 (Dance)
LIPA, Mount Street Liverpool, Merseyside L1 9HF
District 12 is a thrilling, raw and visceral Dance production inspired by the first of The Hunger Games trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. This powerful, one act adaptation takes you on a journey of fear, honour, strength and loyalty. Where darkness, death, love and survival intertwine. This original interpretation of an international bestseller encompasses a variety of Dance styles and narrative storytelling through movement. Ticket Tariff: £6.00
26 may - 3 jun
PHYSICAL FEST
Liverpool, Merseyside
Physical Fest is an annual international festival of physical theatre hosted by Liverpool’s Tmesis Theatre every May/June. The only festival of it’s kind in the UK, it hosts ten days of performance from world renowned local, national and international artists, workshops, industry events, street theatre and a young fest weekend. For more information, please visit:-
mon 26 - tue 27
ROY CHUBBY BROWN (Comedy)
The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1BG
The man with the helmet is still shocking audiences in those few venues that will have him back! He's rude, he's crude and his rip-roaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesn't hold back from sharing his outlandish views on news, women and gender, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans are left gob-smacked!Ticket Tariff: £23.00
tue 27 - wed 28
ROCK 'N' ROLL LIVERPOOL MARATHON 2017
Liverpool, Merseyside
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & 1/2 returns for 2017! It's a happening you don’t want to miss. More Music, More Medals, More Fun!For more information, visit:-
tue 27 - wed 28
LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY
Liverpool Waters, Clarence Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 7DS
Liverpool Sound City is the largest international music, digital and film festival and conference in the UK, taking pride every year in bringing some of the most exciting breakthrough artists to the city, with previous years seeing the likes of Florence and the Machine, The Maccabees and Ed Sheeran. Ticket Tariff: Varies from £35.00 to £65.00
tue 27
KING OF POP (Concert)
ACC ECHO Arena, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4FP
This incredible production stars the world's leading MJ tribute artist Navi who is joined by Michael Jackson's iconic guitarist – Jennifer Batten. Jennifer was Michael's "right-hand woman" on three sell-out world tours. She was initially hand-picked to play on the Bad Tour but Michael was so impressed that she joined him on the road for the next 10 years. Ticket Tariff: Varies from £26.50 to £39.00
27 may - 7 jun
ROMEO & JULIET (Drama)
The Everyman Company and actors from Young Everyman Playhouse, unite to celebrate Shakespeare's brutal tale of love and family. It's the rage of the heart young and unafraid, with a fierce passion they freefall into love. But a tangle of secrets weaves its stranglehold, and in spite of the world crashing around them, they refuse to let go of the light. Ticket Tariff: Contact the Venue
tue 27
PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS (Comedy)
Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St.Helens. Merseyside. WA10 1LQ
Puppetry Of The Penis has now played to most of the Western World, having been hosted in over 35 countries and performed in 6 languages. 2 near naked men (they wear shoes) manipulate their nether regions using the Ancient Art of Genital Origami, providing the audience with a hilarious array of shapes and impersonations which will be projected onto a huge video screen. Ticket Tariff: Contact the Venue
30 may - 3 jun
THE WEDDING SINGER (Musical)
Empire Theatre, Lime Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1JE
Step back in time and get ready for the biggest party in town! A sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer will play the Liverpool Empire Theatre. Jon Robyns, Ray Quinn, Cassie Compton, Roxanne Pallett and Ruth Madoc will star in the hilarious musical based on the hit film. Ticket Tariff: Contact the Venue
fri 30
THURSTON MOORE (Concert)
St George's Hall , St George's Place, Liverpool L1 1JJ
Thurston Moore is best known for being the co-founder of legendary alternative rock group Sonic Youth. His use of unusual tunings and distorted sounds have had an impact on experimental and post-punk music the world over, and he was ranked by Rolling Stone amongst the greatest guitarists of all time. Ticket Tariff: £15.40
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