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Festival No6 - Portmeirion


Set to take place as a free event as part of Liverpool Polish Midsummer Festival organized by Merseyside Polonia, The Brink will host Polish writer – Agata Pyzik to launch her book ‘Poor but Sexy: Culture Clashes in Europe East and West’. The FREE event takes place on Tuesday 29th July
 

Channel 5’s Milkshake! Live ‘Party Party’ is coming to St Helen’s Theatre Royal on 23rd August. You could win a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) to see this brand new stage show, and then meet the Milkshake! presenters afterwards. Just enter our competition.
 

Comedy queen Su Pollard and comedy duo Cannon and Ball team up for an all-out outrageous side splitting romp. Ha Ha Hood!And The Prince of Leaves is the latest laugh-out-loud production from the team who had us rolling in the aisles with Ha Ha Holmes!, Ha Ha Hitler! and Ha Ha Hamlet!. Created by Ben Langley, who also plays Robin, Ha Ha Hood! Prince of Leaves gallops into action at New Brighton’s Floral Pavillion on 11 September 2014.
 

REVIEW: Rock Of Ages, Liverpool Empire, 22.07.14


Heading to ‘Rock of Ages’ on a swelteringly hot Tuesday evening I was concerned that the temperature might encumber my ability to ‘rock’! Despite the heat, the show was a pleasant surprise and had the audience on its feet rocking out by the end. Our reviewer Steph Harrison was there…
 

Famous glasses wearer and former Olympic skier, Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, posed with giant eye mascots outside the Liver Building to raise local awareness of the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) light to eye health.
 

The double award-winning Liverpool Acoustic is joining forces with the one-day celebration of music known as Liverpool Calling to bring you Liverpool Acoustic Calling. The event is free and takes place on Saturday 26th July at the home of Liverpool Acoustic's weekly open mic night, Sound Food and Drink.
 

It was a party.. It was Punky and Reggae(y) and what a swell party it was! Lots of energy, atmosphere and scorching music was to be had from a great line up at New Brighton’s historical Fort Perch Rock. Shaun McCoy joined in the fun
 

Three more huge names have been announced for the Summer Sessions with 107.6 Juice FM in Sefton Park on Monday 25 August – part of the free LIMF Summer Jam programme. Joining the likes of Marsha Ambrosius, The Hoosiers and Tea Street Band will be singer-songwriter Foxes, UK electro-pop girl group Neon Jungle and the formerly-known-as Fazer of N-Dubz, Richard Rawson.
 

Young women from around Knowsley are set to unite this month as part of an inspirational an innovative Rites of Passage Programme. Big Love Little Sista will see one hundred teenage participants from different vulnerable and at risk groups addressing issues creatively over eight weeks including wellbeing, mental distress, sexual health and preventative work around domestic violence.
 

Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust (LCH) is supporting this summer's fifth annual Liverpool Pride Festival. LCH is embracing this year's Pride theme of ‘Glamorous Fairytales’ by hosting a series of fringe events before the main event on Sat 2 August.
 

With only a week to go until Royal De Luxe’s phenomenal street giants return to embark on an incredible brand new journey and take over the city, Liverpool’s family-owned Italian restaurant, Il Forno, have created a giant-sized pizza especially for diners who wish to celebrate alongside the Little Girl Giant and Xolo when they take their siesta at the Chinese Arch, just a few yards away from the restaurant on Duke Street on Friday 25th July!
 

Following an amazing performance at Liverpool’s X&Y Festival last weekend, Catfish and the Bottlemen have announced details of their UK Autumn Tour including a date at Liverpool’s O2 Academy on Saturday 13th December 2014. The tour will be preceeded by the release of the band's debut album ‘The Balcony’ which is set for release on 15th September. TICKETS
 

GIANTS 2014: Full routes and schedule


With less than two months to go before Liverpool hosts what is set to be its biggest ever event, Royal De Luxe the team that will bring the giants back to the city's streets have announced the routes for the three day 'walking' element of the show. Memories of August 1914 will see the Little Girl giant, pet dog Xolo and her Grandmother cover 30 miles as they take in many of the city's key landmarks including St George's Hall, historic waterfront and both Cathedrals.
 

Writing on the Wall hosts Liverpool's first Virtual Book Fair in the stunning atrium of Liverpool's Central Library on the 19th July from 12:30 to 6pm - a day of interactive, hands-on readings, discussion and interactions with those at the top of their game in publishing. With an introduction by Downtown in Business Director, Frank McKenna, the Virtual Book Fair is a perfect opportunity for aspiring authors to discover different ways to put themselves on the literary map!