Musicians looking to get a step up in their career have the chance to shine as part of Merseyrail Sound Station. The annual Sound Station Prize is drawing to a close with a special festival day taking place across three Merseyrail Station on Saturday 22nd October.
The Festival Day, taking place at Southport, Liverpool Central and Hoylake, is the last chance for musicians to record their entry to be in with a chance of performing at the final in November.
Those wanting to book a place on the Festival Day should send a message to Merseyrail Sound Station via their Facebook page.
Sound City are running some workshop this January on Music and the Media. They have a handful of saces available for digital and creative SMEs to take part in the Developing Digital and Creative Industry Business programme - read on to find out more.
Static Gallery have put a call out for old cassette players for their Clinic Gig on the 10 November? So freecylers, if you have an old one then drop it off for a cool art project.
You should be able to download the image which has more information.
Interesting video into the use of Mobile Ticketing by the London Symphony Orchestra, who along with Kodime (the digital Agency) and Salford University are testing mobile marketing and ticketing, allowing students to purchase discounted concert tickets through mobile apps. The apps will also use location data to show events nearby and allow students to share comments via social media. This is an Arts Council England funding project.
I can see there being more more use of this kind of individual organisational apps in the future, but the interesting bit is really when they start joining up and cross promoting events using each others apps.
ACME, Liverpool's creative sector developement agency are having 2 events on the 15th November at Leaf Cafe on Bold Street, a Thinking Session and a Social sesssion. We are all more familiar with their Social sessions I beleive, have a couple of free drinks and chat to people that we know. But the Thinking sessions are new from Kin2Kin and are a look at specific insdustry issues in Liverpool. They are there to offer help and advice to those who have been working in the sector some time or just starting out....
The details of Thinking session 2 and social are below
Liverpool Acoustic and Sefton Park Palm House, in association with News From Nowhere and Radical Liverpool, are proud to present a very special evening celebrating subversion through music and magic on Saturday 10th November 2012 at Sefton Park Palm House.
Audio Voyeur and Rebel Soul present ‘A Culture Less Ordinary’- Progressive and eclectic music operating beyond the parameters of convention. As this is the season for hospitality, The Kazimier will be playing host to two very spatial acts for the listeners........
If you've ever walked away from a pitch for business and felt you could have done better then this event is for you.
All you need to know about Pitching and Presenting is presented by Open Labs and Basecamp 3.
Come and find out about pitching and presenting from industry experts as they share their knowledge and experience so that you can expand your skills base.
Tuesday 16th October 5-8pm
Basecamp 3 is in the Elevator Building on Parliament Street.
No need to book just turn up.
Liverpool's creative developement agency ACME are launching the brand new network in September. OK it has the same name as the old Liverpool network but we are promised something brand new and a bit more function than the old site, as it has been built from the ground up by Design Agency Splinter. I should know I helped with the user testing, so I hope they took my advice.
Yes, ACME has been busy reinventing this unique site that promotes Liverpool's creative community, and it will soon be ready for creatives to update their profile and portfolio, and re-connect with others and with your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn accounts.
Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival, the only festival of its kind in the UK, returns to the city from 6 - 15 July after a record 10th year in 2011. With a packed programme of music, dance, performance, visual art, comedy, debates, talks, workshops, film, exhibitions and poetry - including many free events - this year’s festival promises to be bigger than ever.
Key events include a World Premiere at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 15th July from the Alif Ensemble and the play Rest Upon the Wind at Unity Theatre from veteran actor and writer Nadim Sawalha. Festival goers can also enjoy a breathtaking solo piece from ballet dancer Ayman Safiah at St Georges Hall on 14 July. The talented young dancer has been dubbed ‘The Arab Billy Elliot’ and has just been snapped up by dance guru Matthew Bourne’s company New Adventures.