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Physical fest is certainly a feast of performance.

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This International Theatre Festival has brought to Liverpool the best new theatrical talent to the many stages of the city giving the latest batch of home-grown actors a fantastic showcase for their talent.

For the past week we have been subjected to a true treasure trove of theatrical riches in and around our streets. Riches that have made us think and made us laugh but above all I am sure, we have enjoyed the performances immensely.
These opportune performances in Clayton Square and Church Street, have become a vehicle for the performing arts this half term and called out to all young and able, giving them an opportunity to see a ‘special kind’ of theatre and so help them, knock on the doors of our theatre establishments in Liverpool and really consider joining a training programme or acting course at LJMU Joe Makin Drama Centre, as an example.

Last week, I engaged with the festival promoters at the Unity Theatre and was cocooned by the mischievous street theatre trio of fabulous, curvaceous, vivacious, gorgeous, flirty Boom Boom Showgirls who are even now sneaking up on unsuspecting shoppers.

Moments later the slapstick comedy of the Cirque du Kaka created a riotously entertaining experience swiftly followed by the zany Eggmen. Today, watch out for the Car Men greasy mechanics, showing up on the pedestrian streets without a car in sight and getting to grips with their real talent- opera! Led by an aficionado of the art, this unlikely trio live up to their name, performing Carmen in all its greasy glory…..clever!

Earlier in the week, all praise went to Wendy Houstoun’s superb performance ‘Pact with Pointlessness’ a double act for one, with the night twisting and turning, crackling with wit and ridiculous movement in a kind of stand up meets vaudeville.

Funny and moving in equal measure, this performance offered a frank demonstration of how it feels to be knocked sideways by death, then renegotiate and carry on.

If you have not encountered the ‘Physical fest’ workshops and street entertainment with shows at Church Street, Clayton Square, and Pilgrim Street then venture to the Bluecoat and Unity Theatre for performances, there is still time.

http://www.physicalfest.com

Unity Theatre 08448732888
Bluecoat 01517025324

Maritime History Made in Liverpool

The Three Queens

What a year for our Maritime City and history. One hundred and seventy-five years ago Cunard’s first liner sailed from Liverpool across the Atlantic. Passengers from all over Europe passed through our port on this route to start new lives in America. I am so fortunate that my ancestors came over from Sweden and remained in this City, together with lots of other nationalities that stayed here, giving us our rich cultural heritage today.

Cunard is celebrating this event by bringing their three ‘Queens’ to Liverpool in May and this magnificent event will not only showcase their beautiful ships but our magnificent waterfront, hospitality and City.

I will be there singing with the Shanty Kings on Monday 25 May at the Pier Head at this historic event when the three Queens sail up the river between 12 – 14 hours.

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On the 4th July I will also join Queen Mary 2 to experience the journey that took place on the 4 July 1840 when Cunard’s first ship, Britannia, left the Mersey and changed the face of ocean travel forever by establishing the first scheduled service across the Atlantic. 175 years later to the day Cunard are recreating this voyage of that first Cunard ship from Liverpool to Halifax and Boston. Today’s flagship will then continue on New York.

Hope to see you there!

It’s Liverpool!

Happy Days!

Maritime History Made in Liverpool!

Originally posted on Ray fosberg:

The Three Queens The Three Queens

What a year for our Maritime City and history. One hundred and seventy-five years ago Cunard’s first liner sailed from Liverpool across the Atlantic. Passengers from all over Europe passed through our port on this route to start new lives in America. I am so fortunate that my ancestors came over from Sweden and remained in this City, together with lots of other nationalities that stayed here, giving us our rich cultural heritage today.

Cunard is celebrating this event by bringing their three ‘Queens’ to Liverpool in May and this magnificent event will not only showcase their beautiful ships but our magnificent waterfront, hospitality and City.

I will be there singing with the Shanty Kings on Monday 25 May at the Pier Head at this historic event when the three Queens sail up the river between 12 – 14 hours.

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On the 4th July I will also…

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