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A PigeonThis week our audio visual meanderings is entitled - They Shoot Liverpool Pigeons, don't they

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Go Penguins deadline for artists to submit their designs is Friday 4 September - check out www.artinliverpool.com for details of their SPECIAL artinliverpool Penguin - so they'll be calling for designs for that next week - probably the same deadline so artists need to work fast!  There's an Urban Beach in Williamson Sq throughout August - good for the kids and there's the 'Alive After Five' events each Thursday including UrbanCanvas art on Bold St.

Ian's roundup - Slow Magic opened at the Bluecoat - excellent. Went to Slow Magic artist Vincent Falsetta's talk on the Saturday. Fab Collective at St Lukes also excellent - but closed now till 20 August due to unforeseen circumstances. Music on the Waterfront - good but they got soaked on the Friday. Well organised, good crowds and it is believed that The Star of Tennantspin John McGuirk sang. Ian missed Brouhaha parade but saw the Samba Parade (videos on youtube)

Exhibition of George Harrison memorabilia in St George's Hall until mid sept., really needs a permanent home like Lennon, McCartney. Revolver (not beatles related) at Bluecoat Barber Shop - curated by James Quin, 4 artists, separate shows. Canal Taxi and Swan Pedaloes at Bootle Canal at weekends, very nice but Taxi not always in service both from the Liverpool Biennial.

Also on the watefront we saw James May recording his Toy Story programme  - building a Meccano bridge over the new canal extension and also we had a go on the new Yellow Boat cruise around the docks - run by the DuckMarine people.
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VIEWING: Portraits and Creatures

hannah-fray-100TUESDAY 11 August 2009, 17:00 - 20.00 at Editions
New work by Hannah Fray and Liz Monks. The exhibition consists of prints of bugs,birds and arachnids as well as some portraits.  Exhibition details


EVENTS: Red Dot Recycling Week 2009

imageWEDNESDAY 12 - FRIDAY 14 August 2009 at various venues
Arts organisation Red Dot are staging a recycling week in Liverpool for the second year running. The aim of the recycling week is to raise awareness of how recycling helps to reduce our impact on the environment and encourage individuals to recycle more and recycle better.  All the events are free to attend. 



VIEWING: The St.Helens Camera Club Annual Exhibition

imageTHURSDAY 13 August, 19.00 - 21.00 at Godfrey Pilkington Gallery, St Helens
The St.Helens Camera Club is one of the most highly respected photographic clubs within the region. Their annual exhibition of members’ work displays images covering a wide range of subjects reflecting the club competitions held during the year, namely Natural History, Portrait & Record, together with three Open Category competitions.  Exhibition details

MARKET: Art and Design in the City at Queen Square

artinthecity2-100THURSDAY 13 - SATURDAY 15 August 2009 at Queen Square
Thursday 15.00 - 19.00, Friday & Saturday 11.00 - 17.00
Over the 3 days local artists and artisans will be exhibiting and selling their work in and around Queen Square.  Following on from their very successful launch at the Bluecoat in July, LOACA.ART, in partnership with Liverpool City Central Summer Events are holding their second Art & Design in the City event.  For further details: www.loacaart.co.uk


Mix-It-Up-100THURSDAY 13 August 2009, 19.00 - 21.00 at Eggspace
Group exhibition, Curated by HeadSpace.  Featured artists are Elizabeth Beckmann, Carl CBD, Peter Collins, Sandy Finnie,  Karen Gilbert, David Griffiths, Joel Makinson and Quinn.  Exhibition details



EVENT: Art on the Waterfront

imageFRIDAY 14 - SUNDAY 16 August 2009, FREE EVENT at Pier Head & Albert Dock
Art on the Waterfront, brought to you by Culture Liverpool in association with Walk the Plank as Creative Producer. Inspired by Tate Liverpool’s Colour Chart exhibition, join in the fun this weekend as the docks come alive with a family-friendly feast of creative activities, music, dance, interactive animations, colour themed street theatre and aquatic installations. As day turns to night, you can take a leisurely stroll to the Pier Head where the festivities are set to carry on.

OPEN DAY: Edge Hill Station

futurestation-150sqSATURDAY 15 August 2009, 11.00am onwards
Open Day for the world’s oldest passenger railway station at Edge Hill. It is the first time in 25 years that the historic station buildings will have been opened in their entirety after a renovation programme that has taken over 9 months to complete. And METAL, the organisation behind the restoration, are inviting people who have memories of the station and its surrounding community to tell their stories and share their memories for an archive that is being created as a permanent record of life at the station and its surrounding area.

OPENS: Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

wildlife-photo-100SATURDAY 15 August 2009 at Liverpool Cathedral
A highly acclaimed, prestigious exhibition showcasing stunning wildlife images to coincide with Liverpool's 2009 Year of Environment, this exhibition will highlight some of the world's most endangered species. Experience the thrill of seeing live owls and hawks on the opening day from 10am until 3pm and again on the Bank Holiday Monday from 1pm until 4pm, including a European owl with a 6 foot wingspanExhibition details



MARKET: The Piazza Art Markets

imageSUNDAY 16 August 2009, 11.00 - 16.00 at The Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Bustling open-air markets showcasing original creations by local artists and makers.  Work includes paintings, photography, textiles, clothing, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics and much more!  



OPENS: ComeTogether 2009

cometogether09-100TUESDAY 18 August - 3 September 2009 at Liverpool Academy of Arts
Our annual open exhibition where local artists and some from further afield celebrate the Beatles and their music in various art forms.  Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 11:00 -17.00 plus the bank holiday weekend—Saturday/Sunday 29th/30th August.  Venue details



OPENS: Beatles for Sale

laa-beatles-for-sale-100TUESDAY 18 August - 3 September 2009 at Liverpool Academy of Arts
We welcome back Cheshire artist Len Ehlen with a solo exhibition of new paintings based on the world of the Beatles.  Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 11:00 -17.00 plus the bank holiday weekend—Saturday/Sunday 29th/30th August.  Venue details



VIEWING - 'Decomposition' by Soup

image WEDNESDAY 19 August 2009, 18.00 - 20.00 at C.U.C. (5F McGarry Room)
This exhibition celebrates Soup's status in Liverpool's year of the environment. The task was to respond to our immediate environment, be it personal or public. To explore the space between our home base and our exhibition venue or more specifically the interpretation by the artist to include their living, working or studio space.  Exhibition details


TALK: James Quin - Slow Magic

image THURSDAY 20 Aug 2009, 18.00 at the Bluecoat
Liverpool-based painter James Quin presents his thoughts on painting and responds to works on display in Slow Magic.  Slow Magic examines different approaches to contemporary painting that are playful and enchanting. Featuring the work of six international artists, the exhibition will offer summer visitors to the Bluecoat lively and colourful show.  Exhibition details


VIEWING: Revolver - Hamish MacDonald

imageTHURSDAY 20 August, 18.00 – 20.00 at The Lost Soul & Stranger Service Station (Old Barber Shop at the Bluecoat)
In Revolver, painter James Quin brings together four artists for whom painting remains a prime concern, for whom the notion that painting has had its day has not registered on their collective radar.  Whilst all four artists concentrate on disparate painterly concerns and narratives, what they appear to have in common is a fascination with the materiality of paint and the modes of image making.  Exhibition details


VIEWING: A Degree of Uncertainty

Amelia-Collingwood-Glmsta-Sweden-100THURSDAY 20 August 2009, 18.00 - 20.00 at Arena
A Degree of Uncertainty showcases the work of recent fine art graduates from Universities in the Northwest including Liverpool John Moores, Liverpool Hope, University of Central Lancashire (Preston) and Manchester Metropolitan.  Exhibition details










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