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The annual Liverpool Comedy Festival returns for a lucky 13th year and with 13 days of the finest UK comedy performers, from Tuesday 23 September until Sunday 5 October, performing in venues across Britain’s funniest city.

The American Revolution has truly kicked off here in Liverpool with restaurants offering the best burgers, dogs and deep fried chicken on nearly every street. Daring to be different Castle Street’s US inspired restaurant and bar, What’s At Sixty Two, launched its inaugural Southern Soul Sessions event recently, heightening the deep south experience with an array of soul inspired music. Ben Osu went along to sample the tastes and sounds.

Following its successful launch in London, the Recovery Street Film Festival is set to showcase in Paradise Street, Liverpool City Centre on Friday 19 September. Organised by a consortium of treatment providers including Action on Addiction, Phoenix Futures, Turning Point, CRI, Blenheim, supported by Public Health England and Drugscope - the festival aims to celebrate and promote recovery from substance misuse.

Liverpool’s Central Library
will once again play centre stage for some live music acts later this month. On Saturday 27 September the award winning programme of live gigs in libraries –Get It Loud in Libraries – will be returning in style with a one off gig from Becky Hill from BBC’s ‘The Voice’.

REVIEW: Elevant | Lomax | 04.09.14

This was a big one for regulars of the Lomax, the Cumberland Street venue charged with championing local music, as they were graced by the return of headliners Elevant. Our reviewer Poppy Davenport went along.

SHOUT: The Mono LPs | Leaf Bold St | 17.09.14

Liverpool Acoustic
 has announced that The Mono LPs will be performing a rare full acoustic band set at Leaf on Bold Street on Wednesday 17th September. TICKETS

WHATS ON: Pandora’s Box | The Black-E | 12.09.14

Following sell-out shows at Arcola Theatre, award-winning British-African family drama Pandora's Box embarks on its long-awaited UK tour this autumn. The tour will kick off in Liverpool at The Black-E on 12th September.

SHOUT: The Blue Project | Capstone Theatre | 26.09.14

Led by the mellifluous vocals of Perri Alleyne-Hughes (Sense of Sound) and the sensitive classical guitar of Neil Campbell (Ghost Stories, Bulbs, Guitars and Other Machines),The Blue Project presents a performance of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’ album with a new interpretation that draws on jazz and classical styles.

NEWS: CALM’S Man Down campaign launches in Liverpool

Men are being urged to come and stand up for their fellow man in a campaign that aims to put a stop to rising suicide rates among males on Merseyside. CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably, launched its Man Down campaign in Liverpool city centre to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September).

An all new play based on the story of the 'Shrewsbury 24' is set to premiere at the Lantern Theatre in Liverpool from 24th September - 11th October. Sharp and humorous, United We Stand tells the story behind the compelling dispute in which three workers were jailed including Liverpool's own Ricky Tomlinson, whose poetry features in the play. TICKETS

International musical sensation MAMMA MIA! will take over the city early 2015. Judy Craymer's enchanting tale of family and friendship soundtracked with the timeless music of ABBA will run at the Liverpool Empire from Friday 20th February to Saturday 14th March 2015. TICKETS

SHOUT: Royal Blood | O2 Academy | Monday 3 November 2014

Fresh from their self-titled debut album heading straight to #1 with first week sales of 65,000 copies, Royal Blood have confirmed details of a new UK tour which includes a date at Liverpool’s O2 Academy on the 3rd November alongside support from fellow British rock band Turbowolf! TICKETS

Underground Liverpool night, Luna returns for another day/night session of electronic musical goodies at new Baltic Triangle venue Constellations. The residents & friends party on Sat 20th Sept will feature sets from Steve Parry, Adele Moss, CDC, Gareth Cheshire and Paul Nolan. The daytime session (6-10pm) is FREE with the warehouse session (10pm-4am) just £5

THRESHOLD V: Band and Artist Submissions Open

With seven months to go until the fifth annual Threshold Festival of Music and Arts, organisers have officially opened the submission window for bands, artists, performers and promoters. Threshold V is a three day event, which takes place on 27-29th March 2015 around the Baltic Triangle area of the city and offers Music, Visual Art, Spoken Word, Theatre, Street Art, Comedy, Stalls, Workshops, Panels, Digital Technology, Science and Family Activities.