For a drama to get a five star rating from theatre critics…….. is a fete, but the award-winning team behind ‘The Terrible Infants’ have presented a play, inspired by the true story of a miner who became entombed in a tunnel during World War I.
As you sit watching this nightmare, you are also entombed in the horror that threatens to engulf him, as he starts to discover a new, strange world.
Setting off on an epic journey of salvation; the boundaries between reality and fantasy blur as he and in some ways you as an observer, question what’s real, what’s not and whether it even matters.
This award-winning Edinburgh Fringe ‘sell out’ production is pure stage magic!
The Trench is a drama that blends live music, puppetry and physical performance. Be prepared for some strange happenings when not everything in the darkness of the trench is what it seems, when a strange world is discovered beneath the mud and death.
If you want a total theatre experience of engrossing intensity then book this one now, but beware, tickets are selling fast.
It’s a play that will certainly haunt you days and even nights after, and it will give you that overall vision that stays with you like a strange, significant dream.
This is the sort of drama I love to walk away from…..it gives you something to think about… it keeps you on the edge…it draws you in …deeper than you can imagine…..deeper than your inner thoughts can cope with.
If you feel strong enough, then this is the drama for you.
The Trench Unity Theatre
Tel 0844 873 2888
Easter 2013 in Liverpool is going to be great with something for everyone. So, now is the time to get your diary and pencil in some egg-citing events.
I’ve just checked out what’s available for the girls this holiday and along with the usual Awesome Walls climbing days there’s alot going.
On Friday 29th March Active Adventures at Otterspool have an amazing Easter Bunny Maze.
On Saturday the Walker Art Gallery have an Easter Crafts from 1pm-4pm and between 2pm and 4pm there is a Mad museum hatters parade at the Museum of Liverpool. Eggsellent fun!
If you have time on Saturday, sneak off at 1pm to Waterstone’s Liverpool One to see the talented and humorous author Richard Penny who will be in store, joking and signing one of his latest childrens books-’Of course you can meet the Queen!’ A magical story telling the tale of a determined and tenacious child who waits outside the palace to meet the queen.
On 31st March, Speke Hall have the annual Cadbury’s Easter Egg Trail followed by their Easter bonnet making workshop.
Make a trip this holiday to the fun filled chocolate surprises at Farmer Teds, and win heaps of prizes. See the sheep, lambs, chicks and baby pigs too as they roam around the fun filled farm.
On 2nd April Sefton Park Palm House hosts the International Children’s Book Day with an Easter Hunt and Party. You can join Jumping Jacks, and The Easter Bunny, as Liverpool libraries host the ‘Ticket to Read’ show. You’ll find singing, dancing, face painting, fancy dress and a bucket load of laughter between 1pm and 4pm. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/205419
Why not take a trip to the beautiful Croxteth Hall and take part in the annual Easter Egg Hunt now on until Sunday 14th April. Who knows, you may be walking away with that delicious chocolate treat.
On 6th April Prescot Museum are on the road again with their Family First Saturday’s. Artist, Pui Lee assists children in art activities, all free and no need to book. Tel 0151443 5354
Not to be missed and something I will be attending, is the ’17th Century Living’ historical reanactment at Norton Priory between 13th 14th April. Join the new recruits from the Godolphin’s Regiment of Foote. The Walled garden will be the venue to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life in the 17th Century- watch as they fire muskets and practice pike drill.
Not to be outdone the Albert dock strikes out with a massive Victorian Carousel which will spin you around and then march you into the fun with an amazing FREE Albert Dock Easter Egg Hunt.
Have a brilliant Easter!
WHAM BAM THANK YOU GLAM! Glam! The Performance of Style Tate Liverpool: Exhibition 8 February – 12 May 2013
Being a 70s kid my burgeoning and non hairy toes took their first dip into the world of culture right smack bang in the middle of what could arguably be termed the most flamboyant and colourful scene of the last century.GLAM. Whether born out of the Hippie movement ,Psychedelia, The Sexual Revolution or politically motivated, it had invited itself to the party and even if it’s name wasn’t on the list it was still coming in.
In the same vein the Tate Liverpool has thrown itself a party which in its own words attempts to ‘visually demonstrate the development of glam and it’s various manifestations in the UK and USA through cultural material from the period’
This was an exhibition I was really looking forward to and I have to admit I had certain expectations relating to my definition of Glam. A bit of Ziggy, Bolan, Ferry and anyone else on the bill at Top of the Pops during the early 70s. This was satisfied immediately upon entering the exhibit and viewing the Album cover mural displaying albums such as Diamond Dogs (Bowie), In the Court of the Krimson King (King Krimson), Stranded(Roxy Music), They only come out at night (Edgar Winters group) as well as many others.They were just the ones I recognised from my own collection. Apart from the few jackets on display alongside (in particular a leather Cherry & Ladybird Jacket from Alkasura, on the Kings Road,Chelsea.one of Marc Bolans favoured outlets at the time) there was a notable absence of Glam attire on display. I suspect this may well be felt by a lot of those who visit the exhibition only because I’m sure for a lot of us our experience of Glam were the clothes as well as the Music .I can still recall my then cultural mentor , my uncle Tom, a cool teenager with en vogue ginger shoulder length hair and an undying love for David Bowie tutoring me in the ways of musical righteousness. As our babysitter he introduced us to Space Oddity and not without egging me , my brother and my sisters to come up with a routine to perform alongside it.
But to refer to it as I did earlier, the exhibition demonstrated glam as a scene and there is no scene without it’s people. Bearing this in mind the Performance of Style exhibition demonstrated not just that but excelled in it using popular Cultural Icons as its introduction before it identified themes and factions within in it .Themes which unapologetically address androgyny both pretentiously and without pretense. Works by David Hockney, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Allen Jones and Richard Hamilton exemplified this and a particular highlight was a painting by Franz Gertsch titled ‘At Luciano’s House’. I had to inspect it closely to believe it was a painting. Unfortunately due to not wanting to infringe on any copyright issues you will have to see the painting for yourself but by way of trying to make up for this I have devised a small collection from my own personal glam gallery and although I didn’t share the same flamboyant and slightly hedonistic message to the world I was a part of, I did do a fair bit of styling and profiling.
Whether you’re a music enthusiast or share an interest in examining the components that make up a popular cultural movement or like myself have part of your heart firmly stuck in the 70s theres every chance (like me again) you’ll leave the Tate Liverpool with a hankering for a 7 minute album track carrying a party Seven under your arm whistling the theme tune to ‘Man about the house.’
The exhibition continues until 12th May 2013.
For more info click http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-liverpool