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Can you lend a day to help create something amazing? A SMALL CINEMA IN NORTH MANCHESTER

Re-Dock need some hands on deck to help us turn an unused space in Moston into a community screening theatre. They need volunteers and skilled tradesfolk, as well as contributions of basic materials > timber, plaster board, paint etc.if you can help. 

Saturday, 07 July 2012 20:14

He isn't drunk honest!

halIf you go to Cafes in Liverpool then you'll recognise this man?

This is Hal Lever who is a regular at the likes of Leaf on Bold Street, Bold St Coffee and Franklins Cafe at Fact Liverpool. At one stage in his life people would sneer at him and abuse him for being drunk when really he just doesn't have full control over his tongue and jaw due to a brain injury that saw him incarcerated in a mental institution of old.

This free webinar hosted by AmbITion Scotland and New Media Scotland is sold out for the live event but there is plenty of space online! And you can Register here to participate in the Thursday 21 June 2012 webcast.

The live webinar will take place at Inspace as part of their EIFF Atmosphere programme.  Matt Adams of Blast Theory will introduce the core concepts behind interactive storytelling and artists Thompson & Craighead will discuss their work in the context of digital storytelling.

scibar12-07July's SciBar in Liverpool is by Ronald Green and he will be talking about "nothing"!

Why should nothing matter? If anything matters, why should nothing matter? And yet it does, for there isn't anything, it seems, that nothing does not touch, or anything that does not touch nothing. History, philosophy, religion, science, art, literature, music – all look towards nothing at some point, stimulating questions that would otherwise not be asked.

Grand_Prize_WinnerVenice_of_North_Liverpool_-_Terry_Bouch-1Liverpool's Show Your Beautiful Face Photography Competition winners were announced at the unveiling of the exhibition on the evening of Wednesday 21st September. The competition offered cash prizes and the opportunity to be showcased in the Show Your Beautiful Face Photography Exhibition.

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 17:40


Homotopia, the only lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans’ (LGBT) combined arts organisation in the north of England, has been awarded 3 year funding following a successful complaint to Arts Council England.

Liverpool based Homotopia applied to become a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) earlier this year along with over 1300 other arts organisations nationally. Only 695 applications were successful and 28 organisations complained – of these 28 only 3 complaints were upheld and reassessed. Homotopia, which was initially judged to be ineligible, was the only one of the 3 to have the original decision overturned and become a NPO with 3 year funding from 2012.

This weekend Merseyside Dance Initiative have a great public spectacular taking place called "City Steps"

And it's all part of MDI's continued year of Dance, to celebrate 18 years of the LEAP Contemporary Dance Festival which promises an exceptional line up of dance artists and companies performing for the second half of the year. This weekend it's four Squares and one Window as performers will be in Queen, Derby, Williamson and Clayton Squares plus Marks and Spencer's window

Download a weekend guide

Tuesday, 18 May 2010 23:34

Liverpool Sound City 2010 Launches

After months planning and organising, Liverpool Sound City music festival and conference arrives this week for 4 days jam packed every hour with music creativity and talent.  Over 450 artists and bands, 1000 conference delegates and 35,000 revellers will descend on a cityfamous for its rich musical heritage, to take part in the third annual celebration of music.

Cracking the Code is a bursary Scheme from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) to improve governance within Third Sector infrastructure organisations. The scheme offers up to £500 to improve the way that community and voluntary organisation are led and governed. The type of activities that could be funded include:

  • Organising a Board away day
  • Attending training on the latest legal updates or the roles and responsibilities of board members
  • Improving an organisation’s recruitment and induction systems
  • Holding a stakeholder forum to improve strategic planning
  • Carrying out a governance review.

In return for the bursary the NCVO will ask organisations to write a case study and develop a method to share the knowledge and experiences with other in the local area.

The deadline for applications is the 30th June 2010. For further information, visit:

Tuesday, 18 May 2010 08:49

Liverpool Acoustic Live May 2010

This month's Liverpool Acoustic Live event takes place on Friday 28th May 2010 at the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street. The doors open at 8.00pm with the music starting at 8.30pm and finishing at 11.15pm.

This month we've got three fantastic local performers, and one talented musician from Derbyshire.


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