Play – The Happy Jug @ 24 Kitchen Street 8pm (Syndrome series finale)
“A post human drama about brain trauma, thing theory and the general election. A hyper-modern ensemble of verbatim dialogue, infra-diegestic voice and bass treatment by KEPLA set to motion-tracked video composition by Simon Jones and Chris Boyd, and Madeline Hall’s concrete and plaster as dramatic focal points, enacting speculative philosophy, and a small tube of superglue, in Nathan Jones’ text.”
Liverpool: Next Stop New York is an exploration of Black American music and its ties to the city, specifically delving into how music of Black American origin made its way into Liverpool and its impact on the population.
The weekend will kick off with a party featuring iconic DJs Greg Wilson, Les Spaine (The Timepiece), and Mark Rae (Grand Central) plus Liverpool’s homegrown hip-hop crew No Fakin’.
This will be followed with inspiring Q&A’s with key figures from across the decades, including Eddie Amoo of The Chants/The Real Thing, original Cunard Yanks Ritchie Barton & Billy Harrison, and many many more. The weekend exploration at Sefton Park’s Palm House will be accompanied by an exhibition at the View Two Gallery, on Mathew Street, with original contributions from contemporary artists including Horace Panter of The Specials, Pete McKee, and local hero Mike Badger, and complemented by archive photography from the Cunard Yanks’ collection, NML, Liverpool Echo archives and personal collections.
Friday 28 August, Liverpool, Next Stop New York Party, 19.30 – late, The Palm House, Sefton Park, FREE
Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 August, Exploration, 12.00 – 18.00, The Palm House, Sefton Park, FREE
Monday 31 August, Marketplace,12.00 – 18.00, The Palm House, Sefton Park, FREE
Plus Friday 7 August – Sunday 31 August – Exhibition at The View Two Gallery, Mathew Street, Liverpool