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Issue 49, February 2019


Welcome to the February 2019 edition of 'The Swoop' - our monthly newsletter featuring the best of what's happening across Liverpool and Merseyside. Covering everything from music to theatre, films, clubs and comedy, The Swoop provides a range of handpicked highlights from the region's cultural calendar.

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Africa Oyé to announce first wave of acts this month for 2019 festival

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This month will see the first acts announced for this year's Africa Oyé festival!

Taking place on 22nd-23rd June in Liverpool's Sefton Park, Oyé is the UK’s largest free celebration of African and Caribbean music and culture.


PLUS: Traders applications are now open - head to africaoye.com for details.

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Liverpool International Jazz Festival

21st-24th February, 2019
Capstone Theatre, Liverpool

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The seventh Liverpool International Jazz Festival will take place from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th February 2019, supported by LiverpoolJazz.

The emphasis of the Festival is on contemporary instrumental jazz in a variety of styles, taking audience members on a musical journey that traverses numerous genres and cross-genres, including Funk/Acid Jazz, IndoJazz and Jazz Rock. Along the way, there are support sets from North West artists, masterclasses, and workshops from festival performers.

Headline events for this year's festival include David Helbock's Random Control, Milapfest and LIJF presents Afternoon Ragas, Strobes and more.

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Fiesta Bombarda announce second night at Sefton Park Palm House

1st - 2nd March, 2019
Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool

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After their new event at Sefton Park Palm House became their fastest ever sell-out show, Fiesta Bombarda have decided to add a second date to meet demand.

Bombarda will travel back to the stunning Victorian glass structure for the first time in nearly two years and will bring along their usual carnival atmosphere.

The shows features heavyweights Dub Pistols and Jeramiah Ferrari that can be expected to thrive in the tropical set design. Expect two iconic nights!

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Mellowtone: Upcoming Shows

Milo Seabird
TONIGHT: 1st February, 2019
Leaf on Bold Street, Liverpool

The debut single launch from Milo Seabird - TONIGHT at Leaf on Bold Street. Limited tickets available on the door.

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Mikey Kenney - The Reverie Road Album Launch

7th January, 2019
Leaf on Bold Street, Liverpool

 

Critically acclaimed Liverpool musician Mikey Kenney will launch his brand- new album in the city this February.

Kenney is a fiddle player and balladeer from Liverpool, whose playing is steeped in both English and Irish traditional music. Well known as a constant traveller and collaborator, Mikey is a member of the acclaimed Robert Burns’ celebration Band of Burns, as well as also directing the cross-sea Irish traditional music collective, Hop the Sea.



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Artists announced for Merseyrail Sound Station Music Development Programme

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12 local musicians have been selected to take part in a music development programme designed by Merseyrail and Liverpool music magazine Bido Lito!.

Following an open call to musicians based in the city region, a diverse selection of artists will now undertake an eight-week programme of activity.

The new project provides extensive development sessions and mentoring to musicians showing promise in all areas of the Merseyside music scene.

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News From Nowhere celebrate Chinese New Year with poet Jennifer Lee Tsai

5th February
News From Nowhere, Bold Street, Liverpool

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Liverpool's radical and community bookshop, News From Nowhere, are delighted to host Jennifer Lee Tsai (Poet in Residence at the Windows Project) to celebrate Chinese New Year, on Tuesday 5th February at 2pm.

Jennifer will be reading from her own and other Chinese poets’ work at this free event where everyone is welcome.

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Deep Cuts #23 ft. Eli Smart, COW, Silver Linings and more

15th February
Jacaranda Records Phase One, Liverpool

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Deep Cuts returns on Friday February 15 with a sure fire feast of five acts at Phase One.

From the Eggy Records stable come Silver Linings garnished with fizzing, dissonant noise while at the other end of the music spectrum is Eli Smart – a native of Hawaii, his beautifully crisp pop is redolent of his surrounds while perfectly in-keeping with his new home of Liverpool.

Scousers The Heavy North are a new outfit brandishing dirty scuzzed up dive bar blues thunder while Dan Disgrace offers up the kind of cosmic lofi psychedelia Ariel Pink would be proud of.

Completing the fivestar billing is COW. Specialising in monstrous cloudstorms of instrumental rock and roll – think Crazy Horse jamming with Dead Meadow.

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Mandela Lecture in Liverpool

12th February, 2019
International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

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National Museums Liverpool and Mandela8 is proud to announce that Dr Makaziwe (Maki) Mandela will be delivering a lecture at the Dr Martin Luther King Jr building, part of the International Slavery Museum, on Tuesday 12 February 2019.

The title is: Unity: what that meant to Nelson Mandela.

Dr Maki Mandela, the eldest daughter of Evelyn Mase and Nelson Mandela, is visiting Liverpool at the invitation of Mandela8 and Liverpool City Council to commemorate the 29 year anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison on 11 February 1990, and to mark the start of works on site for the Mandela8 memorial in Princes Park, Liverpool 8.

The special memorial will honour the struggles, achievements and life of the revolutionary South African leader.
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DAM Live in Liverpool

27th February, 2019
Constellations, Liverpool

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Mastering a unique combination of Arabic percussion rhythms, Middle Eastern melodies and the band's signature brand of hip hop, DAM has become one of the most influential acts of the Middle East's urban music scene.

This month they land in the Baltic Triangle, bringing the sound of Palestinian hip hop to Constellations, in association with Liverpool Arab Arts Festival.

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Two months to go until Threshold 2019

29th & 30th March, 2019
Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

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Threshold Festival have added more acts onto the bill for their annual celebration of grass-roots music and arts, taking place this year on March 29th & 30th across Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.

The new announcement features the weekend's headliner; award winning producer, singer-songwriter, World Loop-station Champion and record breaking beatboxer, SK Shlomo, who will visit Liverpool on his debut album release tour.

Expanding again after the more compact 'Across the Threshold' event in 2018, this year's event will take place across Baltic venues including: District, 24 Kitchen Street, Brick Street, Hobo Kiosk, RPM Studios and more to be announced.

To find out which acts are included in the first wave, along with SK Shlomo (pictured above) click below...


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Liverpool's Tmesis theatre launch national tour of 'Beyond Belief'

15th February - 2nd May, 2019
Various Venues

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Loss…immortality and our digital souls

 

What would happen if you could live forever? If you could bring your loved one back to life and resurrect their digital soul? 

With their trademark, playful physical style, Liverpool's Tmesis theatre explore how we cope with loss in the digital age and how we won’t ever let Elvis die in their national tour of Beyond Belief. 


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The Lantern Company presents...
City of Light


20th - 24th February, 2019
Sefton Park, Liverpool

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City of Light in Sefton Park brings not one, but two public art events to Sefton Park, illuminating the dark nights this February half-term (20-24).

City of Light, City of Sanctuary is a magical floating city of lanterns on the park’s boating lake, and ‘Habitats’ - a trail featuring glowing animals and incredible plants in the Palm House gardens.

This spectacular floating city of lantern buildings will be brought to life by an epic soundscape of original music, poetry and real-life stories, and will bring Liverpool communities, international artists and generations together through a breathtaking blend of community creativity, architectural artworks and family participation.

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New closing date for Museum of Liverpool John and Yoko exhibition

Open until 3rd November, 2019
The Museum of Liverpool

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The Museum of Liverpool is pleased to announce that its block buster exhibition /Double Fantasy/ has been extended until 3 November 2019.

Since opening in May 2018, /Double Fantasy/ has become one of the Museum of Liverpool’s most popular exhibitions, attracting more than 300,000 visitors. Part of John and Yoko’s ongoing /Imagine Peace/ campaign, the exhibition shows how the couple used their fame and influence to campaign for peace and human rights across the world, transforming not only their own lives, but art, music and activism forever.

Yoko Ono Lennon said: "I am so happy that /Double Fantasy /is popular with visitors to the Museum of Liverpool, as I know John would be too. It means a lot to me that they are engaging with it emotionally, posting their tributes and wishes for peace.”

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