Music! Music! Music! All You Need is………….

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With the International Music Festival and Beatles Week -26th August, it’s all happening in Liverpool….so, hold tight for this musical adventure over the next few weeks.

The Liverpool International Festival has grown from the Mathew Street Music Festival and developed into the city’s biggest music event showpiece, an event that is now embedded in the musical cosmos of life here at the end of summer.

Festival artists this year include Shaggy, Ian Broudie and The Lightning Seeds complete with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Festival can be followed at various Liverpool locations but, see http://www.limfestival.com

The Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing at Sefton Park on Friday 23rd August with chief conductor Vasily Petrenko performing, so book your tickets now for this one with some outstanding music pieces from the masters.

Not to be missed on the 24th August will be the return of “In My Life” at the Royal Court for one night only, with the talented Mark McGann reprising his portrayal of John Lennon along with the Swedish Beatles tribute band Pepperland. This is a performance not to be missed for Lennon fans especially. Mark certainly plays the maddeningly complex artist with voice spot on and he even looks like his character. All this is part of the International Beatle Week celebrations! Royal Court 08707871866

From the 20th-26th Liverpool will be a buzz of Beatle excitement as various locations celebrate the music of the most famous pop group the world has ever known. http://www.beatlesinternational.com

Don’t miss out on some of the fantastic musical experiences this summer.
Have a brilliant musical event hopping time, chasing the sound cloud and reviving special memories in and around Liverpool’s superb venues.

Today!!!!! 10am-2pm Waste and Recycling Wonder Open Day @ Gillmoss materials Recovery Facility!

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Today, between 10am and 2pm, Gillmoss Materials Recovery Facility at Bridgehouse Lane will have an Open Day.

Have you ever wondered what happens to your household waste?

Discover the story of waste recycling on a massive scale at this all new facility.

Guided tours will be running throughout the day with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discover what happens at this state-of-the-art recycling facility and education centre.

The facilities here for educating our young ones are first rate, with bright informative classrooms, good interactive learning with no fuss research activities to be engaged with to help you learn about the centres work.

Fear not though, a team of facilitators are on hand to assist both young and old from school or community centre, to engage with the learning programme during the day.

You will be amazed at the machinery and vast engineering house that sorts, crushes and selects.

You will be astonished at the organisation of such an establishment that works like clockwork efficiently and safely.

Led by professionals with a variety of teaching styles and interactive activities, the day will allow you to discover what happens to all the stuff from those coloured bins you have at home.

Make a date today and organise your family or organisation to visit the Gillmoss Recycling Centre 02035674200
http://www.veoliaenvironmentalservices.co.uk

Hansel and Gretel …..Out-door theatre at its best!

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The lure of the outdoors is upon us with some magical theatre happening in our midst in and around Merseyside this summer; for several fantastic theatre teams are out there to entertain us.

Until 14th August, Past Productions Theatre Company invite you to Croxteth Park with Hansel and Gretel.

Be enthralled by their presentation of a traditional children’s fairy story performed in a beautiful setting. A tale of two youngsters who are lured into a delicious candy house in the woods, where a wicked witch awaits. Children will love this one!

The classic story, based on the original by the Brothers Grimm, is brought to life at Croxteth Hall as Hansel and Gretel try to avoid becoming dinner and find their way back to their father’s house.

The show starts at 1pm Box Office 07894866 with prices £5 and £4 @Croxteth Hall. Liverpool.
So, come along to see this classic Grimm’s Fairy tale brought to life, a must for all the family, young and old.

Merseyside has really raised the bar with the theatre companies this year especially with the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre performed at several venues on the Wirral, at Ness gardens, Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight and Chester’s Grosvenor Park.

Have an alfresco Shakespeare evening watching Macbeth, Comedy of Errors or with the children watching a newly adapted version of ‘The Secret Garden’.

These productions a well worth the journey especially if you make a day of it with all the other added scenic venues around the Wirral, a mere stones throw away.

I really recommend this talented theatre team so go to the GPOAT website and choose a date with performances till 24th August at different venues around the peninsular.

As ever, these three productions will perform in ‘rep’ by a full size cast and creative team made up of some of the country’s best actors, directors, composers and designers.

The theatre’s unique flexible pricing structure, also means that ticket prices are cheaper the earlier you book.
Check the dates and times on the website; get the chilled wine and make a date at one of these performances and have a wonderful evening!

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