DO YOU have any memories of the Jacaranda that you'd like to share with University of Huddersfield music journalism students Chynna Sampson and Natalie Longworth?
They are curating an exhibition of the pub's rich history, from its opening in 1958 by former Beatles manager Allan Williams to its unexpected closure in November 2011, that will tour to Heebie Jeebies on April
Natalie Longworth said: "We're looking to get as many people as possible involved. If
you have any images, stories or memorabilia that you'd like to share with us, then we
want to hear from you."
"We're delighted to be putting on this exhibition," says Chynna Sampson, one of the
event organisers. "We're both passionate about music and this felt like something
quite natural to do as we've both spent a lot of time in Liverpool, so it's a venue we're
interested in learning more about."
He will lead a team of six members of staff with one of his first tasks being to appoint a deputy director and programme co-ordinator.
Fusi Lorenzo curated the Liverpool Biennial's 2010 and 2012 exhibitions, entitled Touched and The Unexpected Guest.
Last year, he also curated a suite of three retrospective exhibitions for the Galleria Civica di Modena in Italy, bringing together the work of Peter Hujar, Mark Morrisroe and Jack Smith under the collective title Changing Difference: Queer Politics and Shifting Identities.
YOUNG actors, singers and dancers are needed for LHK Productions Ltd's productionoof the US Smash Hit High School Musical at the Epstein Theatre.
Producer Lee Kelly says; "I am really excited to be producing this fantastic show in Liverpool this year and of course to be at the amazing Epstein Theatre. I know the talent the North West has to give so I'm look forward to seeing the very best to complete this cast."
Auditions will be held at the Epstein Theatre, Hanover St, on Sunday February 3, at 12pm.
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VIOLINIST Daniel Hope is launching his new album Spheres with a concert at World Museum Liverpool at 2.30pm on February 5.
Spheres is an anthology of music composed around the scientific concept of Musica Universalis - the idea of planetary movement creating sound. The album features canonical classical composers, such as JS Bach, alongside more popular composers including Ludovico Einaudi and Arvo Pärt.
As the concert is being held in a museum it will also include educational elements and will be followed by a Q&A.
The ceremony will take place at Leaf on Bold Street on April 19, where the shortlisted artists are expected to perform - with the winner collecting £1,000 in prize money on the night.
To enter this year's prize, musicians should send four tracks to email@example.com or post to Peter Guy, The GIT Award, Liverpool Post, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3EB.
The judges are:
Johnny Collins, who joined popular Liverpool radio station Juice FM in 2008 and is Deputy Programme Controller. He presents the 'late show', and compiles the playlists for the station as a whole.
To confirm the funding, the organisation must now submit plans at a detailed stage of design and development, which will be assessed against ACE's Stage Two funding criteria.
In Spring 2012, ACE awarded seed funding of £634,000 to enable Liverpool Philharmonic to appoint architects Caruso St. John to lead a design team in the first steps towards a major refurbishment of the Grade II*-listed 1939 venue.
ACE has proposed investment of up to £7.5 million towards the refurbishment - the largest amongst the successful Stage Two applicants announced by ACE today. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic has set an ambition for the refurbishment project of up to £12m.
I WENT on a tour of Central Library earlier this week to see how its redevelopment is getting on, and was very impressed by what I saw.
You can read the piece I wrote about it for the Liverpool Post here, but here are some facts about the redevelopment that didn't make it into the online version of the story: The photographs are by Colin Lane.
Nearly 200 people worked on the development at its peak, of which 43% were from Merseyside.
More than 4,000 reconstituted stone and rain screen cladding tiles were used to clad the East and West facades of the repository.
53 popular writers with ties to Liverpool are listed on a 20m granite panel on the North facade.
3 million items are contained in the library's archive and a further 1 million items will be on display.
THE Dinner author Herman Koch will star in the High Impact festival - touring six top writers from the Low Countries to six cities for six nights of readings and debates - when it calls into Liverpool next week.
All featured authors are all prizewinners and best-sellers back home in Belgium and the Netherlands, and all write in Dutch.
Lieve Joris:whose journalism and non-fiction books on Africa, China, the Middle East & Europe have earned her the reputation as the vS Naipaul or Ryszard Kapuscinski
of the Low Countries. Author of the acclaimed The Rebels' Hour (ATLANTIC, 2008)
Herman Koch: Former actor and comedian,
best-selling novelist - in the Netherlands and round the world - of the The Dinner (ATLANTIC, 2012)
TATE Liverpool is having a January sale this weekend, with all tickets to iits Tracing the Century: Drawing as a Catalyst for Change exhibition priced just £1.
The ticket offer is valid this Saturday and Sunday (January 12 and 13) and £1 tickets can be purchased from the gallery on the day - they are not available to pre-book online or on the phone.
Sunday is also the last chance to see Sky Arts Ignition: Doug Aitken - The Source, created for the Liverpool Biennial.
Above picture: William Orpen, Anatomical Study, Male Torso c.1906, Chalk on paper, 1120 x 803 mm, Tate, 2012
Directed by Spike's artistic director Mark Smith, the devised play will be scripted by Robert Farquhar while Spymonkey's Toby Park will co-direct and compose music for the piece.
Sink or Swim opens at the Liverpool Playhouse Studio from February 18-23 prior to a national tour.
Taking inspiration from tales of the 18th century 'bedlam ships' the company will tour to venues in both the North West and South East of England on the show's maiden voyage with support from new venue partners Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and The Lowry.