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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

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’

FIVE JOBS+ at the IFB!!! A place companies go to grow.

One of the world’s biggest business festivals is on our doorstep. But with 30,000 delegates from 100 countries and millions of pounds at stake, it’s showtime at the Liverpool waterfront.

Yesterday, I spoke to George Osborne over his commitment to the Knowsley North Shakespeare project and he was all enthused about the new development. Later Mayor Anderson told me of the fantastic plans taking place for 2018, ten years after City of Culture; events with the Giants making a comeback and Shakespeare’s Northern Theatre hopefully completed with the Northern Powerhouse certainly on its way to making this region a thoroughly attractive and perfect cultural destination adding millions to the economy.

Being at the IFB for me, was one way I could network and promote the city I love. Making money on the first day was a bit of a tall order but that I did, and you too can make a profit if you follow the Beach Huts.

Now, the Beach Huts run from the Exhibition Centre to the Strand and are open until 4pm weekends 7pm on weekdays. They are not to be missed, and might I say, are a superb piece of inventive, artistic landscape creativity. Inside each Hut you may discover an artist, designer,poet, performer or entrepeneur.

Yesterday I signed up for zero hours with a Five Jobs+Contract and after a titillating interview of about 20mins I soon had work with one of the UK’s leading employment support and coaching services companies, helping me get to work more, for less.

At Five Jobs+ I will be coached for their needs and with their £1 bond scheme I was sure to continually have only one supplier of work, ensuring I need not look any further. They looked forward to seeing me working harder, not smarter in the very near future and thanked me because it was people like me that let them become more competitive in a growing jobs market, by enabling Five Jobs+ to gain the skills and labour they need.
They looked forward to seeing me working MORE for LESS.

I signed the contract there and then and accepted the £1 and the terms and conditions of employment.

By signing the agreement, I was acknowledging that I had participated in an Arts Project as part of the Metal Beach Huts for the International Festival of Business.

You too can join in the fun by journeying down to the Waterfront this week and engage with the many varied cultural activities at the Metal Beach Hut Project.

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