‘Meek’ @Headlong Theatre at Unity till Sat 15th Sep

A not so holy story of ruthless state control that will have you hooked at the very first. A play of friendship and one woman’s determination not to be broken.

In this uncanny, high definition world, we are all more connected, more vulnerable and more human- but not equally so. This play shows how a small act of resistance can lead to a political revolution.

‘Meek’ is a tale which explores the line between religion, politics and the power of social media. A talented group of actors to watch, showing raw emotions. This play is a candid, uninhibited and emotional visceral act, with an intimate tender portrait of friendship, hurt and loss.

I was fixated by this new blend of dramatic theatre, of geopolitics and religion that catches the still sad voice of humanity. It’s a play that leads to questions and conversations, which have been incorporated with a post-show discussion.
‘Meek’ is certainly a play that reflects on our own fraught times giving the audience a roller coaster of tension and adrenaline, of nervousness and intrigue, drawing you in deeper and deeper right until the sting at the end.

This is a must to see, with a Sat Mat 2pm.
‘Meek’ by Penelope Skinner, a Fringe First Winner and directed by Amy Hodge gives the audience a play that’s very much of our times.
It just might change the way you think!

Book Now: 01517094988/Unity Theatre

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Summer’s Coming-Get Out There!

With summer almost here (or almost gone if you’re that type of person ;-) .) Here’s a post I wrote a couple of months ago that may give you a few suggestions about what to do on a day off.

I hope you enjoy it.

Graham.

https://grahamsmilliephotography.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/the-89-bus-day-ticket-yeah/

Terracotta Warriors v Jacob Epsteins Genesis is no match today!

Not so long ago the Bluecoat Arts Centre, School Lane, held an exhibition with the Jacob Epsteins sculpture ‘Genesis’ described by the Liverpool Echo at the time in 1931 as “one of the most beautiful sculptures in the world”.
55,00 people in 1931 visited the sculpture in just a few days. I passed the exhibition many times during its month long stay but seldom saw a visitor viewing the sculpture. How times have changed.

Today Liverpool World Museum has a magnificent exhibition that’s pushed that figure well over and still has a run till the 28th October for visitors to view the China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors.

Showcasing objects from one of the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries, this unmissable exhibition spans almost 1,000 years of Chinese history; from the conflicts and chaos of the Warring States period, to the achievements and legacy of the Qin and Han Dynasties.

I found the whole magical experience fascinating and informative, well worth viewing this once in a lifetime display. For over 2,000 years, this underground army of life-sized terracotta warriors secretly guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, until a chance discovery in 1974 unlocked the mysteries of a vanishing empire.

As you wander the exhibition, you are caught up in the magic of the times and intrigued by the versatile technology, art and beauty of the objects on display. The finale of the exhibition comes at the end when you are immersed in a screened electronic visual light show blending the past into the future right before your eyes. All praise goes to the curators of this high tech presentation and the managers who brought this to Liverpool.

Spending a lot of business time now in China so this has opened the door to a whole new world of education for me, all right here on my doorstep. Home from home, so I was pleased to browse the gallery shop with a range of gifts and toys inspired by the Terracotta Warriors collection and purchased several souvenirs from this unique experience.
Favourite purchase….. a teacup with a lid! It really keeps your cuppa hot!
Book tickets via liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/warriors and save some time.

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