It’s the last weekend of the Bandstand Festival!

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Bandstand Festival
Saturday 5 September, Sefton Park
Sunday 6 September, Stanley Park

They say time flies when you’re having fun, and that’s certainly been the case for this year’s Bandstand Festival! This weekend is the final weekend of performances and Open Culture are going out in style so pack a picnic, bring the family and join them for some great outdoor entertainment in Liverpool’s most beautiful parks.


 

Saturday 5 September, Sefton Park

The final Saturday in Sefton Park will be headlined by local legends Clinic. With a lineup that also includes Simply Dylan and Mamatung, plus a performance by the incredible Liverpool Ukulele Orchestra, it will be an unmissable day of music in one of the city’s most beautiful settings.

13.00 – 13.25: Daniel Saleh

13.40 – 14.05 The Shipbuilders

14.20 – 14.45: Liverpool Ukulele Orchestra

15.00 – 15.45: Simply Dylan

15.55 – 16.20: Alex Gavaghan

16.35 – 17.00: Mamatung

17.20 – 18.00: Clinic

plus Walrus Said…DJ


 

Sunday 6 September, Stanley Park

Join the Soul Revolution 1-5pm for the finale of the 2015 Bandstand Festival as Mini Soulfest by Soul Inspired Events takes over Stanley Park Bandstand in preparation for Liverpool’s first-ever Soulfest from Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October 2015. There’ll be live music, dance and even an free yoga session – don’t forget your yoga mat!

13.00 – Yoga Workshop with SO Health
14.00 – Akademix dance
14.15 – Rosh
14.45 – Jess Kemp
15.15 – Xtine
15.45 – Katy Alex
16.45 – Amique

The Bandstand Festival is made possible by the Mayor of Liverpool and is produced by Open Culture and Culture Liverpool.

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Independent Liverpool Festival is coming to the Baltic Triangle// 22-23 August

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Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd August

August 22nd & 23rd weekend sees Baltic Triangle takeover from Independent Liverpool 

 On Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd August the Independent Liverpool Festival will be coming to the Baltic Triangle, offering an indoor food hall in the latest addition to the Baltic Triangle, The Great Baltic Warehouse, joining will be pop-up gin garden from The Botanical Garden and brand new Custom House Whisky Den and The Liverpool Craft Beer Co.  bar

The festival will be hosting the Cider and Smokehouse offer with BBQ favourites Slim’s Pork Chop Express & Rookwood Bar & ‘Cue, alongside the indoor designer maker market – not to mention the Official Afterparty!

We are delighted to be part of the Independent Liverpool Festival, join us for a full weekend of celebrations!

Tickets available here 
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Iconic poppies to come to Liverpool

Weeping Window Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces

Wonderful news! The poignant and iconic poppy sculpture which attracted millions of people to the Tower of London in 2014 is coming to Liverpool

Weeping Window is a section of the artwork showcased in the capital last year and is a tribute to the fallen in World War One.

It will go on display on part of the external façade of St George’s Hall – a location intrinsically linked with the Great War – as part of a UK-wide tour organised by 14-18 Now who are the national organisers of the First World War Centenary Cultural Programme.

When on display in London, the Weeping Window was the cascade of poppies that could be seen pouring out of a high window and in to the moat below and is made up of thousands of ceramic flowers.

It will be erected at the start of November in time for the city’s annual Remembrance Service on Sunday 8 November, and will be in place until January 2016.

Following a bidding process to host either Weeping Window or Wave which is another part of the poppy sculpture, Liverpool is one of just three locations for 2015.  The others are the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield and Woodhorn Museum in Northumberland.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “Liverpool is honoured and privileged to be chosen to host the Weeping Window.

“There is no better location than St George’s Hall, with its intrinsic links to WW1 and the Liverpool PALS and its Cenotaph where people come to pay their respects to the war dead. It is the spiritual heart of the city and a place where Liverpool gathers at important moments in its history, whether for celebration or sorrow. I know that people will come from far and wide in huge numbers to see the Weeping Window, particularly around Remembrance Sunday.

“We will be working in partnership with other organisations to run a community education programme focused around the history of WW1 and encourage personal remembrance and reflection.”

The Weeping Window and Wave are from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces. The original poppies concept was created by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper.  It was originally at the Tower of London from August to November 2014 where 888,246 poppies were displayed, one to honour every death in the British and Colonial forces of the First World War.

Jenny Waldman, Director of 14-18 NOW, said: “14-18 NOW are thrilled to be taking the poppies to Liverpool, and we are pleased to announced that Weeping Window will be in St George’s Hall for Armistice Day 2015.  This is the latest in a number of commissions with the city that have opened new perspectives on the First World War, including the Giants, Dazzle Ship and the Dazzle Ferry, and we look forward to working with them on this exciting project.”

The two sculptures, which together have more than 10,000 poppies, have been saved for the nation by the Backstage Trust and the Clore Duffield Foundation, and gifted to 14-18 NOW and Imperial War Museums. Financial support for the presentations has been received from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and fundraising for the presentations is ongoing.

There will be free access to the poppies for the public to view the work, and it will be supported with an educational programme.

Secretary of State John Whittingdale said: “It is fantastic that there will be new ceramic poppy installations in different parts of the country. This is art at its most powerful and it is only right that everyone should have the chance to see them. The London installation had a huge impact on all those who saw it and the new installations will do the same. This is an another important opportunity for us to remember and pay tribute to those who gave their lives in the First World War.”

For the latest information visit www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/poppies or www.1418Now.org.uk/poppies. On Twitter follow @CultureLpool or @1418NOW #PoppiesTour

The poppies installation by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, in the dry moat of the Tower of London marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. Volunteers will continue to plant 888,246 ceramic poppies the moat, one for each British and Colonial fatality during the First World War. The last one will be planted on Armistice Day, 11th November 2014.©Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces

The poppies installation by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, in the dry moat of the Tower of London marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. Volunteers will continue to plant 888,246 ceramic poppies the moat, one for each British and Colonial fatality during the First World War. The last one will be planted on Armistice Day, 11th November 2014.

©Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces

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