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Tell Tale are back with Animal Farm

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Animal Farm
28 – 31 Oct 2014
Arts Club, Seel St.

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

Tell Tale Theatre’s latest production is a theatrical adaptation of George Orwell’s classic Animal Farm; an allegorical and dystopian novel, published in England in 1945. In an exciting new collaboration with award-winning writer Laurence Wilson Tell Tale Theatre offer up a dynamic theatrical interpretation of this world famous book. With live music, drama and film this production promises to be challenging, powerful and deeply relevant.

It would be hard to over-estimate the lasting impact of Orwell’s fantastic setting of a ‘proletarian revolution’ in an English farm where the animals – led by the pigs – organize their collective strength to overthrow the humans, but end up with another dictatorship.

Written at the end of a War against fascist Germany – fought in partnership with the socialist system of Stalin’s Soviet Union – the message in Orwell’s story carried heavy warnings.

Book your tickets online now or call 0844 847 2472

You can also buy tickets in person from the Arts Club box office, which is open daily from noon until 8pm and you’ll save on the booking fee.

Eurobeat ! Almost Eurovision Wed 1st Oct-2nd Oct 7.15pm

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This week, the Blue Lounge at New Brighton Floral Pavilion, will welcome Eurobeat! It will be transformed into a packed capital city arena, as screaming fans wave flags for their Eurovision superstars.

This is a theatre experience like no other, fun, laughter and musical entertainment, and I aim to be there.

Here in sunny Sarajevo, for the greatest, gaudiest celebration of dodgy Europop.

This is a mock Eurovision competition containing almost everything you expect from a Eurovision final.
This riotously entertaining musical smorgasbord is a glorious and dazzling homage to the biggest annual song contest in the world.

On arrival, if you wish to experience this magical musical festival, you will be assigned a country. You’ll then be whisked across Europe to Sarajevo where your hosts, Boyka and Sergei guide you.
Ten countries compete for the vote. But like Eurovision, you can’t vote for your own country!

It’s all a musical banquet, a glamour-fest, a political minefield, with acts representing an eclectic mix of countries.

Written by Craig Christie and Andrew Patterson, it’s a production that’s gained multiple five star awards.

It is impossible not to love this.

It’s hilarious in song and dance routines but certainly one competition you won’t want to miss out on.

We have the Swedish pop group entry Avla, the Russian boy band KGBoiz, the Hungarian triplets, the Molnar Sisters with powerful folk music (sung in Hungarian of course) and the heartfelt longing of the song for Ireland presented by Ronan Corr.

The event is reinvented every night as the audience dictates who the winners are.

If you love the Eurovision Song Contest then go to see this show and if you don’t, go to see it anyway…it’s colourful, it’s funny and a fun night out. It’s got something for everyone, supported by brilliant technical wizardry.
Don’t miss……..Eurobeat!

Floral Pavilion, Marine Promenade, New Brighton.
01516660000 http://www.floralpavilion.com

Council starts consultation on libraries – let your voice be heard!

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The first of a series of meetings encouraging Liverpool residents to have their say on the future of 11 community libraries is set to take place this week

The first public meeting will take place from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 25 September at the Lee Valley Millennium Centre, Childwall Valley Road, L25 2PR. This is an opportunity for the libraries team to talk about why certain libraries in that particular area are at risk and also for people to ask questions and have their say on the proposals for the service.

A report into the proposed library service identified 11 libraries which could be at risk of closure if alternative and viable ways of delivering services from these buildings cannot be found.

A number of discussions are already underway with interested parties about taking over the running of some of the venues which are Breck Road, Dovecot, Fazakerley, Kensington, Lee Valley, Old Swan, Sefton Park, Spellow, Walton, Wavertree and West Derby libraries.

Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member responsible for libraries, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “The scale of the cuts facing us is extremely challenging and we want to make sure we’ve explored all the options available.

“We understand that libraries are hugely valued by the local community, and these meetings are a vital way in which members of the public can express their views and also find out from the team involved why certain proposals have been made.

“I hope as many people as possible are able to attend either Thursday’s, or one of the later meetings so that we can work together as much as possible to shape the future of Liverpool’s library service.”

Further meetings will take place in the forthcoming weeks and will be announced as the soon as the dates and venues are confirmed.

Under the proposals, 95 percent of people will still live within two miles of a library and the Home Library Service and the RNIB Talking Book Service will not be affected.

The city council would continue to run Central Library – which is used by 45 percent of library users – and seven community libraries: Croxteth, Norris Green, Toxteth, Childwall, Allerton, Garston and Parklands

Liverpool has 19 public libraries in total. The 11 libraries at risk of closure if alternative and viable ways of delivering the services from these buildings cannot be found, are:

  • Breck Road Library
  • Dovecot Library
  • Fazakerley Library
  • Kensington Library
  • Lee Valley Library
  • Old Swan Library
  • Sefton Park Library
  • Spellow Library
  • Walton Library
  • Wavertree Library
  • West Derby Library

They are potentially at risk because of a number of factors including below average use, high running costs, their proximity to another library and the potential of the service being provided by another organisation or group.

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