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Shakespeare Schools Festival Friday 17th Nov 7pm

This is the UK’s largest youth drama festival and one not to be missed. Make your way to the Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, Longview Drive, Huyton L36 6EG for a performance that starts at 7pm.

Ticket prices: £9.50,£7 or Group rate £6.50 call 0151 443 2200.
With refreshments and free parking available for what could cost a lot more in the city centre!

Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF) is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at the Culture Park venue. Whether you are a parent, friend or another local school, you are invited to an exhilarating evening of theatre where you will see Shakespeare’s stories brought to life like never before.

SSF is a cultural education charity transforming lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. In the celebratory finale of their festival journey, 30,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools across the country will unite in their local professional theatre in thrilling performance evenings. It promises to be the most exciting festival yet!

With Knowsley set to have the ‘Globe Theatre of the North’ and become a Shakespeare centre of excellence in the near future, then this is a fitting tribute to all the work going on to develop this venture. This festival will certainly put Knowsley on the map as a port of call for the arts, literature and Shakespearian drama.

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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’

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