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LIVERPOOL THE WINTER'S TALE: King Leontes falsely accuses his Queen of infidelity with his closest friend. He proclaims their newborn daughter a bastard and condemns the innocent to death. But the child, Perdita, survives. What follows is a beautiful and beguiling love story where the cold hand of winter gives way to the lightness and vibrancy of spring. A joyous tale culminating in forgiveness, love and happiness. This rich, romantic fable of jealousy, love and redemption runs at the Playhouse from November 17-21. Tickets priced from PS12. Call 0151 709 4776 or visit for ticketing information.

FREE!POPPIES WOMEN AND WAR: Every year thousands of women suffer as a result of war, but their stories are lost behind the dramatic headlines from the battlefields. Visitors to this free exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool are invited to learn more and consider the impact of conflict through renowned photographer Lee Karen Stow's compelling images. The exhibition features striking portraits of women whose lives have been affected by conflict, from the First World War to present day, alongside botanical images of poppies; a symbol of remembrance founded by a woman almost a century ago. Until June 2016. Go to for more information.

ICE FESTIVAL: With Christmas nearly upon us, Liverpool One's annual winter extravaganza returns with an ice rink, the UK's largest real ice slide, fairground rides for the little ones, a real Ice Bar and a Apres Lodge with some mulled wine or hot chocolate. Until January 3. To book tickets go to or for more information visit ROLLER TRIO: MOBO nominated jazz three-piece, who shot to fame in 2012 when their debut album was nominated for a Mercury Prize. They will be performing material from their latest LP, Fracture at The Capstone on Friday, November 23 from 7.30pm. For ticketing information go to or call the box office on 0844 8000 410.

PANTI - HIGH HEELS IN LOW PLACES: Ireland's high queen, national treasure and accidental activist performs her smash hit comedy show at The Epstein Theatre this Saturday, November 21. This riotous stand-up has played to audiences and rave reviews at theatres across Ireland and the UK, as well as Paris, New York and Sydney. Doors open at 7pm with a 8pm start. Ticketing information available at or by calling 0844 888 4411.

CELTIC WOMAN - 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR: One of Ireland's best kept secrets are bringing their unique, award winning show to the Liverpool Philharmonic this Friday, November 20. With album and ticket sales that outstrip many of the Emerald Isle's more recognised artists as well as regularly topping the American Billboard Charts, Celtic Woman present this brand new show encompassing a musical selection encompassing Irish classics, contemporary standards and classical favourites alongside memorable original compositions. Tickets from PS22.70 - for booking details go to or call 0151 709 3789.

FREE!NIAMH O'MALLEY - GLASSHOUSE: A first major solo show in a UK public gallery by the Dublin based artist. Working across video, drawing, painting, print & sculpture, O'Malley's work is distinctive for her use of reflective surfaces such as mirror and glass through which images are constructed, revealed and obscured. For more information visit Runs until January 2016.

WIRRAL BRASSED OFF: Grimley Colliery is set to close as the accountants say there's more money in it shut than open, even after redundancy payments. It means 1,200 job losses, a dying town and the loss if its Brass Band, but under the leadership of Danny the band is somehow transformed into British Champions with local lass Gloria collecting the money needed to get them to the Albert Hall. Bebington Dramatic Society and the Port Sunlight Lyceum Brass Band present their adaptation of the much-loved film, which runs at the Gladstone Theatre from November 17-21. Tickets PS8 - to book visit or call 0151 643 8757.

FREE!THE END OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR EXHIBITION - THE MERSEYSIDE CONNECTION: The last Confederate surrender of the American Civil War occurred in Merseyside on November 6, 1865, when the Confederate warship 'CSS Shenandoah' surrendered. This exhibition at the Williamson Art Gallery details this historical moment. Until December 20. For more information visit ROY WOOD AND HIS BAND: Distinctive appearance, big beard and a big bag of hits - the Wizzard frontman is at the Floral Pavilion this Thursday, November 19 from 7.30pm. Tickets PS27.50, and are available by calling 0151 666 0000 or visiting RICKY ROSS - THE LYRIC BOOK LIVE UK TOUR 2015: Deacon Blue frontman embarks on his most intimate set of performances yet - performing songs from his extensive back catalogue stretching back 30 years from Deacon Blue and beyond. Support comes from Andrew Wasylyk. Tonight (November 15) at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton. Tickets PS25.50, and are available by calling 0151 666 0000 or visiting SEFTON KEN DODD: Marking 60 years in showbiz, the legendary comedian performs his Happiness Show at the Southport Theatre on Saturday, November 21. Enjoy a fun-filled variety show for all the family, with non-stop gags and a selection of songs in Ken Dodd's unique style. Ticketing details available by calling 0844 871 3021.

FREE!ELEMENTAL - ANTONY GORMLEY: The exhibition at The Atkinson brings together two series of drawings: Body & Light and North Light. The works evoke fleeting moments of illumination in the darkness of the body, the earth, the ocean or deep space. The first series made in 1990-96 has previously been exhibited in London, Mexico, Italy and the USA, and the second, made recently in Norfolk is shown for the first time. Finishes today (November 15). Visit uk for more information.

KNOWSLEY FREE!WILLY RUSSELL - BEHIND THE SCENES: An exhibition of work by the Knowsley-born dramatist, composer, novelist and performer is at Kirkby Gallery until January 23. This exhibition of material from the Willy Russell Archive at Liverpool John Moores University celebrates a selection of Russell's work spanning five decades from early works referencing the local area, to Our Day Out, Stags and Hens, Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine and Blood Brothers. Archive film of performances, posters, playbills, handwritten notes and scripts, bring his stories to life, alongside items from his own personal collection, to give a rare insight into his work. For information call Tina Ball on 0151 443 5617 or email HALTON JOE LONGTHORNE: Much-loved entertainer comes to The Brindley this Tuesday, November 17, with his vast repertoire of songs and anecdotes from over 30 years in the business which has seen him perform sell-out concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and receive gold and platinum discs. This is a rescheduled performance from September 5. Ticketing information available from LET'S HANG ON: Celebrate the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at The Brindley this Thursday, November 19. Featuring classic hits such as December 1963 (Oh What A Night!), Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Grease and many, many, more, this musical spectacular returns by popular demand. Ticketing information available from ST HELENS HEART OF GLASS PRESENTS DUCKIE CLUB NIGHT: Mistress of melody Miss Amy Lame introduces a hit parade of short sharp performance and in-between the acts plays pure pop, rock'n'roll and northern soul. Book online at


HAVING A WIZZARD TIME: Roy Wood, pictured here in 1973, will be performing in New Brighton this week |
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Nov 15, 2015
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