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‘happy hour’ and the power of the smile!

An evening of fast paced comedy awaits you when you visit the Unity theatre this weekend!

Tmesis Theatre, the physical theatre that brought us ‘physical fest’ and the wildly acclaimed successful ‘That’s Amore’ production, is back with another Tmesis triumph.

This new comedy, explores our 21st century obsession with happiness and success.
Can we learn to be happy? And can our emotions be bought and sold?
The ‘happiness industry’ would have us think so…..

Enjoy this 60 minute non-stop performance for what will be an unforgettable night of feel-good comedy. Re-live the workers nightmare on Level 3 as they race against the clock to reach their targets of Smiley Faces.

This play is full of energy and great entertainment that keeps you engaged with their continuous vibrant on stage antics. Take a seat this weekend and awe in wonder as the consequences of the workers ‘happy hour’ actions become as tragic as they are hilarious.

This is a wickedly warming, brutally honest and heart-breaking raunchy exposition of a production, showing all the pitfalls of emotions intertwined with the often fractious friendships in the workplace.

Don’t miss this roller-coaster of a performance that leaves you questioning ‘happiness’ but captures the glimmer of ‘happiness’ and the potential that lies in all of us.

A play that boasts explosive action, exploring power, desire and love…..a play with certainly plenty of action!

Unity Theatre till Saturday 8th Oct
Tues 11th Oct Chester
Thursday 13th Oct Southport
Thursday 18th Oct Ormskirk
http://www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk 0151 709 4988

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Japan Day Sat 20th August 10.30-5.30pm

Busy on Saturday 20th August?
Are you interested in Japan?
Its people?
Its culture?
Its language?
Looking for a very special holiday surprise for the children?
Look no further and your dreams will come true.
You can spend a very exciting day of Japanese culture courtesy of the co-organiser……. the Embassy of Japan.

Try this FREE admission day out at the Liverpool Guild of Students 160 Mount Pleasant.
Full details….. JapanDay.org.uk with performances on the main stage starting 10.30am.

The special festival of Japanese Culture will be a showcase showing both old and new Japanese culture and will be the birth of exciting new ventures in Liverpool, in the future.

On display will be martial arts demonstrations of Kyudo, Kendo, Aikido and Ju-Jutsu which will certainly excite the children and adults alike.

There will be exhibitions featuring Japanese swords and armour, Ikebana, origami, kimono, bonsai, railways, braiding, Go, calligraphy, crafts, kanzashi and exquisite embroidery.

Be entertained by Japanese folk songs, Koto and the deafening beats of the Taiko drumming which will get the hairs on the back of your head standing on end!

View and take part in the modern Japanese culture associations of Cosplay, Manga and the visual Anime.

Live entertainment on the main-stage with Diane Kichijitsu who will give a performance of “Rakugo” the traditional Japanese art of storytelling….10.55 Awa Odin dance……1.30 SOAS Min’yo Group performance and many more booked on the website for you to arrange and time your visit so that you will get the most out of this jam packed exciting cultural event.

Be early and you will not miss the delicious Japanese food sushi, obento and Oh!…… those sweets!!!!!

‘A Festival of Japanese Culture’

Brassed off at the Prescot Festival of Music and Arts.

Hannah MacKenzie a musician of exceptional talent will end the Festival next weekend but check-out the variety of musical events this week in and around nearby Prescot.
Be enthralled with 10 days of arts, music, culture and entertainment in the historic Lancashire town of Prescot, Merseyside where musicians will pay tribute to Her Majesty the Queen at 90 and homage to Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death.

A full programme of events from 17th-26th June can be found on http://www.prescotfestival.co.uk

Last year, this up and coming festival welcomed more than 1,500 people, providing an unrivalled programme of diverse artistic and musical talent.

Over the past year, I have noticed that the many events in Knowsley such as the summer Flower Show at the National Wildflower Centre and the Huyton Cultural Park, are now beginning to be seen as an important addition to the Merseyside cultural development and a valuable part of Liverpool’s cultural offer.

The weekly programme in Prescot, is offering the Swingshift Big Band, the acclaimed organist Nigel Ogden, Mozart’s Requiem, Wigan Youth Brass Band, Folk Night, a Barn Dance, the celebrated musical theatre company Bost with songs from the shows, Prescot Carnival and the Regal Festival Finale, which is a Proms-style concert with Hope University’s South Liverpool Orchestra conducted by Rob Howard, with solo trumpeter Hannah MacKenzie (pictured).

The evening here ends with such patriotic favourites as Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.
Take a short trip and support this up and comimg event on the outskirts of Liverpool.
Tickets on sale at Poco Coffee, 30 Eccleston St,Prescot with under 16’s free if with an adult at certain events.

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