It's my own personal history project stretching back to 2007 - with hundreds of recorded interviews, podcasts and plays. This section of the site is pretty old so don't expect it to work all the time and ignore it asking for Real Player to be loaded.
So Listener beware!!!
The line up films at your favourite city centre cinema from Friday 14th through to Thursday 20th October 2011
The Abandon Normal Devices festival took place in Liverpool recently, from September 29th to October 2nd. I was lucky enough to be there and while I'd attended some smaller AND events before, I had little idea of what to expect. Nevertheless I dove into various exhibits, discussions and performances over the weekend.
Come feast your eyes – and, of course, your ears - on an evening of awe-inspiring music videos, astounding online nuggets and a unique brand of sit down comedy with Adam Buxton - comedian, writer, broadcaster, video director, general music video enthusiast and YouTube comment wrangler. Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Adam presents a selection of his favourite music videos from the BUG shows at London’s BFI Southbank over the past year, along with some delightfully unbalanced commentary from the YouTube community, all interspersed with his some gems of his own making.
Open Culture announce that Liverpool's third annual Winter Arts Market will take place on the 3rd & 4th of December at the Grade I listed St George's Hall. It's going to be bigger than ever for 2011, with the event running for 2 whole days of crafty fun!
If you've not been before, it's a huge festive celebration of arts and crafts where you can discover work from over 120 artists, designers and makers. Taking place in the lead up to Christmas you'll find perfect presents at prices for all pockets including: paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, textiles, knit wear, clothing, cards, ceramics, jewellery, glass, beauty products, accessories and much more.
Hacks and Hackers Olympics Data Liverpool Next Sunday.
Scraperwiki are running an event in Liverpool next Sunday in association with Media2012 around the topic of data & the Olympics. Its being held at Fact and details here.
Dopplereffekt is one of the strangest and most mysterious units on the electronic music scene today.
Only a handful of interviews with the group exist, and live appearances are likewise a rare occurrence. One thing we do know about the group is its apparent love of experimental physics, with song titles such as "Calabi-Yau Manifold", "Linear Accelerator" and "Myon-Neutrino" appearing on recent records.
30 September · 19:30 - 23:30
Scandinavian Seamen' Church, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool L1 8HG
Friday 23rd September sees the return of the annual Liverpool Acoustic Live 'Roots and Blues Special'. It takes place at our regular venue the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street and we've got two fantastic local acts and one top-class international act playing.
1. Mike Badger & The Shady Trio - Thank Hank
2. Mike Badger & The Shady Trio - Rockability
3. Dom Newton - 1 Whiskey, 2 Whores
4. Dom Newton - They Don't Believe, ft The Preacher
5. Trevor Marty - Waiting
6. Trevor Marty - Thunder Bay
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With Art in Liverpool not posting much and the Bluecoat just losing one of their marketing staff, here is one for the Bluecoat...
Responding to 2011’s Liverpool: City of Radicals theme, this exhibition draws on cultural and political narratives from the past century and asks what constitutes radical art practice today? The theme is prompted by events 100 years ago that had a profound cultural, architectural and political impact: a seminal exhibition by the Post-Impressionists at the Bluecoat, the opening of the Liver Building, controversial in its design and cast-concrete fabrication, and the transport strike that brought the city ‘near to revolution’. The title Democratic Promenade is taken from Walter Dixon Scott’s description of the Landing Stage in his 1907 book Liverpool.
Free Rock & Roll Radio bring you their first outside broadcast recorded at the Emily & The Faves show at Que Pasa Bar Liverpool. Also live tracks from El Toro at Chickenstock and songs by Lovecraft, Stealing Sheep, The Left Hand, Silent Sleep, Wizards of Twiddly, Half Man Half Biscuit and more. Plus an interview with the anti-capitalist evangelist the Reverend Billy Talon recorded during his recent visit to Liverpool. There's also a few words from our friends John Shuttleworth, Ken Dodd and Captain Sensible in this specially extended two hour show.
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