Posts tagged “whats on

TGLAF…can only mean one thing

Now this we cannot wait for, awesome art in an awesome setting… who could ask for more 🙂



Paper Aeroplanes..

Paper Aeroplanes is Sarah Howells and Richard Llewellyn. Their musical partnership began six years ago in small town West Wales and in 2009 they released their debut album “The Day we ran into the Sea”.

The album with its distinctive sound under Sarah’s beautiful vocals was described by the BBC’s Adam Walton as “brilliantly crafted and stoked from a bruised heart’s embers”, and BBC Radio Wales as “the finest radio album to come out of Wales since Rockferry”.

Since its release they have made the Radio 2 playlist and supported acts as varied as Ron Sexsmith, Ed Sheeran, Marina and the Diamonds and Chris Wood, as well as securing a live session with the legendary Bob Harris.


Having been compared to the likes of Gemma Hayes, Turin Brakes and Nerina Pallot, this year they released mini-album “We are Ghosts” to more critical acclaim and reviews such as “With songs this good, Paper Aeroplanes deserve a far wider audience” – BBC Music’s Robin Denselow; “Album of the Month” – Maverick Magazine and being picked for The Guardian’s “F&M playlist”.

Paper Aeroplanes are taking those words that you hear in your head and shooting them across the ether. Come fly with them…

Tom George… plays Mello Mello

Tom George is an artist it’s impossible to pigeonhole, as he spreads his talents across music, poetry, journalism and film.

After starting out as a drummer and guitarist in various bands, he has performed extensively as a solo singer-songwriter in the UK, Europe and Africa and released two CDs.

Tom is also well-known on the poetry circuit, having performed around the country and featuring in several poetry anthologies as well as his own collections.

At live gigs, Tom often combines music with poetry, and has continued this approach in one-man shows at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre, and performances at Glastonbury Festival and on Channel 4 television.

Tom regularly writes about music and culture for Bido Lito, The Stool Pigeon, and his own magazine, Slacker Sounds.

Tom is next playing at The Free Rock’n’Roll all-dayer at Mello Mello on 27th Oct. Onstage upstairs at 4pm. Hope to see you there.

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Deliverance, an Exhibition at the Albert Dock by Terry Hayes.

Join Terry this  Friday 19th October for the opening of his exhibition, as part of the Long Night celebrations. Unit 8, The Collonades, Albert Dock until 9pm.

Terry Hayes…

“Deliverance is a poem I wrote, days after the Independent Panel released their evidential findings. I have printed the poem onto an old scroll, and made a Liverbird as the message carrier.

‘McRings’ invites the viewer to explore the interactions between publicly and privately funded events such as the Olympics, and asks them to examine the eventual economic returns and consequences, and who they favour.
Constructed from cooked and dehydrated french fries, and resin bonded into 5 hoops measuring 4 feet across in total, the golden ‘olympic rings’  sit atop a suitably scaled  ‘french fry’ holder.”

Response…..Fallout Factory

Subject: New Exhibition
Category: Exhibition
Name of Gallery or Exhibition space: FF 97 Gallery – 95-97 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2JD
Exhibition or Event Title: Response
Start Date: 18th October
End Date: 27th October
Launch Event details
Preview Night Thursday 18th October 2012
5pm – 9pm
Free Entry
Open to the public
Complimentary drinks available for a limited period
Message or Further Details:

Definition of Response

1a verbal or written answer  2a reaction to something:

Origin: Middle English: from Old French respons or Latin responsum ‘something offered in return’, neuter past participle of respondere”


Response is an exhibition created for emerging artists in conjunction with the Liverpool Biennial 2012.

The Unexpected Guest’.

A collaboration of curators, artists’, writers, filmmakers and creative thinkers.

Subjects of censorship, the unconventional and irrationality are showcased in reaction to the Liverpool Biennial’s ‘Unexpected Guest’. Demanding topics are temporarily predisposed within the city to confront viewers, in relation to their own temporality and residence.


Aimee Johnston

Faye Foster

Georgina Wright

Josie Sylvester

Viktorija Grigorjevaite

Frankie Wray

Jodie Edwards

Rachael Marsh

Corey Bartle

Livi Ardea

Julia Hare

Katie Spencer

Also curated by Nicola Selsby.

October 18th – October 27th 2012



The Long Night (debate night open to the public) 

Independents Liverpool Biennial

Response – A Creative Conversation

October 26th 2012

7.00pm – Till Late


Oxton Art Fair…

Oxton Art Fair 2012

The 9th annual Oxton Art Fair

A wonderful showcase of art, craft and design from local artists within four of galleries of the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum.

For details about the artists who will be showcasing their work visit the Oxton Art Fair website or contact Alan on:

Café available and fully accessible.


Free entry

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
Slatey Road
CH43 4UE



En Chord Present

ENCHORD presents a night at The Brink, October 5th. We will be performing along side some of the best Liverpool talent. MAKE SURE YOU’RE THERE. FREE!!!


Imagery….Away Days

An award-winning Manchester poet is aiming to turn the written word into works of art and sound when he hosts his first exhibition later this month, in collaboration with neo:studios, the Bolton-based arts organisation.
Matthew Curry, who won a Hay Festival award last year, has created an exhibition of poster poems for the town’s neo:gallery 32, on Corporation Street.
The exhibition, titled Imagery, features 12 poems on subjects as diverse as sewing machines and ancient myth. Sound recordings of the work will play in the gallery space alongside the posters.
Matthew has also produced an e-book, Twelve Villanelles, to accompany the exhibition.
He said: “I like putting poetry in new places, shoving it in people’s faces, I suppose. I look forward to people popping in and seeing what they make of it.”
“The poems, though diverse in subject matter, are all written within the rigorous formal constraints of the villanelle. It’s a fascinating cyclical wavelike form, most famously employed in Dylan Thomas’ ‘Do Not Go Gentle’.
“The art pieces were inspired by the poems, as a kind of commentary on them. They give a bit of concrete context and imagery.”
Matthew’s poetry earned him UK-wide recognition when his book In Galloway, a combination of walking guide and poetry, was named a National Trust/Hay Festival Outdoors Book of the Year.
The book offered a friendly and practical guide to 15 family walks in Galloway with wry, humorous and reflective poetry related to each of the locations.
Imagery will run at neo:gallery 32, on Corporation Street, Bolton, from September 27th to October 27th with a preview on Thursday October 11th 6 -8pm. All welcome!
Viewing times: Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 4pm.
For more details, visit
Matthew’s book, Twelve Villanelles, is available for download on Amazon, priced 2.56.

Rob Symington…Artist

With These Hands group,

Rob Symington:  Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Photography.

M.F.A. Liverpool

Has exhibited work in New York USA, Gothenburg Sweden, London and other locations in UK.

He has worked as Resident Artist for Vauxhall Motor Company, Raleigh International, and Chester Zoo.