Alice in Wonderland, The Ladykillers, Everyword, The Swallowing Dark, Romeo Echo Delta and The Double Negative
I'VE just got back from a two-week holiday to find my inbox jammed with details of hundreds of interesting arts events taking place in Merseyside over the coming months. The countdown to Christmas is promising to be a busy - but fun - one for those of us who like to get out and make the most of all that is going on in our region.
Here are a few highlights:
Alice in Wonderland Magic Lantern Slides 1900-1925, © University of Exeter
Next week sees the launch of Tate Liverpool's long awaited Alice in Wonderland exhibition. They have a whole range of events planned to tie-in with the show - including a Mad Hatter's tea party in the cafe.
Peter Capaldi as Professor Marcus. Picture: Hugo Glendinning
The Ladykillers cast has arrived in Liverpool ready for the opening on November 3. It's a sell out but it's always worth giving the Playhouse a call on the morning of a show to see if any tickets have been returned. In the meantime, Lizzie Nunnery's The Swallowing Dark is on until Saturday if you're keen to see the revamped Playhouse Studio up and running.
The play began its life as an Everyword - the Everyman and Playhouse's festival of new writing - rehearsed reading. This year's festival gets underway on November 7 and looks packed with good stuff.
THERE'LL be something strange going on in Liverpool on Monday evening. Here's a mysterious message from FACT...
Watch the skies and stand by your smartphones this Halloween when AND festival invites you to become part of this exciting experiment in radio history. ROMEO ECHO DELTA is a brilliant new sound project by the artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. Produced especially for AND festival, it is inspired by a long line of hoax alien invasions and fake UFO scares......
Listen live on BBC Radio Merseyside 95.8fm, on their website or in the FACT building (88 Wood Street), October 31, 10-11pm for an opportunity to meet the artists and find out the truth.
I will definitely be tuning in.
And finally... there's a new arts website in town. Well, almost. Follow The Double Negative on Twitter for news of its launch.