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THEATRE The Princess And The Pea Continuing Unity's successful partnership with top children's theatre company Action Transport Theatre, and directed by acclaimed director Nina Hajiyiann. Perfect for ages 5+ and their families. Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, 0151 709 4988, tickets PS8, family tickets from PS30, - to 09 Jan Aladdin Heartbeat's David Lonsdale is donning a dress to play the glamorous laundry owner Widow Twankey and Radio City presenter Claire Simmo is the magical Spirit of the Ring, joined by former Coronation Street star Scott Wright as Abanazar alongside ex-Brookside actress Ann Marie Davies as So Shi. Laura Robson is back to play the title role of Aladdin. Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, The Promenade, 01704500036, - to Sat 02 Jan, PS11.90 - PS27.90, PS2.85 Happily Ever After Inspired by Dutch children's book 'King and King' by Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland - banned and challenged in some countries - which tells the story of two princes who fall in love and live happily ever after. Action Transport Theatre, Whitby Hall, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, 0151 357 2120, - to Thu 31 Dec Cinderella LHK Productions return, whisking you off to a magical ball as they bring you the spellbinding tale of Cinderella. Starring Calum Best as Prince Charming and Beryl Marsden as the Fairy Godmother. The Epstein Theatre, 85 Hanover Street, 0151 709 4044, - Sun 03 Jan, PS11.00 Dick Whittington The rags to riches tale of a young man and his cat on an exciting quest for fame and fortune.Starring Sally Lindsay (Coronation Street, Mount Pleasant) as Fairy Fazakerley, Radio City's Leanne Campbell as Alice Fitzwarren, Eric Potts as Sarah the Cook (Coronation Street), ECHO columnist Pete Price as Alderman Fitzwarren and Kurtis Stacey (Emmerdale) in the title role of Dick Whittington. With songs, a live band, magic, dance, slapstick and bags of audience participation. Liverpool Empire, Lime Street, 0844 871 3017, - to Sun 03 Jan Pharaoh 'Cross The Mersey Classic adult panto with the lovebirds from last year's Scouse Of The Antarctic transported back in time to ancient Egypt. Soap & Water Exhibition celebrating the waterways which made Port Sunlight. Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village, 23, King George's Drive, Port Sunlight, Wirral, - to March, 2016 Western Approaches Battlefield Tour A tour exploring the Battle of the Atlantic, including a Mersey Ferries trip and visits to the Western Approaches museum and U-Boat Story museum. Rumford Street, Liverpool L2 8SZ, - to Dec 31, 2015 Titanic and Liverpool: The Untold Story Stories of the 1912 disaster. Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AQ, - to Dec 31, 2017 The British Invasion Explore how 1960s beat groups conquered America. The Beatles Story Pier Head, George's Parade, L3 1DP, - to Sep 30, 2016 John Bates at Jean Varon Display of outfits from the fashion designer. Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, 0151 478 4199, - to Thu, Dec 31, Free entry Dazzle Ship prints Images made by the British artist Edward Wadsworth (1889-1949), inspired by the naval concept of "dazzle" camouflage. Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, 0151 478 4199, - to Thu, Dec 31, Free entry Lusitania: life, loss, legacy Discover the tragic story of Liverpool's favourite liner. Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4AQ, - to 27 March 2016 Year 6 & Year 9 Artists Wanted! Dot-art Schools are recruiting for their 4th annual art competition now. Open to primary (year 6) and secondary (year 9) schools, it is designed to nurture talent, raise ambition, and take art out of the classroom and into the real world. Dot-art Gallery,16 Queen Avenue, Castle Street, Liverpool, 0345 0176660, - to Tue 15 Dec Tramway Museum Tramway Museum, Taylor Street, Birkenhead, - all year round. Free entry Follow Presenting a variety of experiences and views of identity, sharing, and microcelebrity within the context of a life lived online Fact, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, 0151 707 4444, - to Sun 21 Feb Explore The Bluecoat, School Lane, 0151 702 5324, - all year round EVENTS Magical Mystery Tour Entertaining two-hour tours with expert guides tell how four lads from Liverpool met and formed the band that changed the world. Cavern Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool, 0151 236 9091, - Tue 15 Dec, 10.30am and 1pm Free screenings Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island, 0151 478 4545, - Tue 15 Dec Meet me at the museum Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island, 0151 478 4545, - Tue 15 Dec, Free Entry Walking Home For Christmas Walking With The Wounded walks to help homeless wounded servicemen and women. Visit walkingwiththe or call 0300 123 1741, - to Sat 26 Dec, PS10.00 Planning for Success One-day course for women on setting up a business. The Women's Organisation, 54 St. James Street, Liverpool, 0151 706 8111, - Tue 15 Dec, PS50.00 Computer Cafe The Florrie, 377 Mill Street, Liverpool, 0151 728 2323, - Tue 15 Dec Oral History Group The Florrie, 377 Mill Street, Liverpool, 0151 728 2323, - Tue 15 Dec Royal Court Theatre, 1 Roe Street, Liverpool, 0151 709 4321, - to Sat 16 Jan, PS13.00, PS16.00, PS22.00 The Haunting of Hill House When three strangers are invited to join the mysterious Dr Montague at the eerie house on the hill, not even their darkest dreams could have prepared them for what awaits. Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House became one of the greatest horror films ever made (The Haunting, 1963). Liverpool Playhouse, Williamson Square, 0151 709 4776, - to Sat 16 Jan Rapunzel the Rock 'n' Roll Panto Dig out your party pants, break out the glitter and wave your flashing wand as the legendary rock 'n' roll panto is back to shake, rattle and roll the Everyman rafters once more. Everyman theatre, 5-11 Hope Street, Liverpool, 0151 709 4776, - to Sat 23 Jan Cinderella Coronation Street's Marc Baylis and Benidorm star and Theatre Royal favourite Crissy Rock in the classic fairytale panto, with Marc Baylis - Coronation Street bad boy Rob Donovan - as the villain, Dandini. St Helens Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, 01744 756000, - Sun 10 Jan Aladdin Classic family panto. The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn, 0151 907 8360, - to Sun 10 Jan Dick Whittington Family pantomime. The Forum Studio Theatre, Hamilton Place, Chester, 01244 341 296, - to Wed 30 Dec, PS10.00, PS9.00, PS34.00 MUSIC Free Concert Lunchtime concerts, visit the Music School website to book on Eventbrite Victoria Gallery and Museum, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, 0151 794 2348, Tue 15 Dec Soul & Motown Party Night Village Hotel, Fallows Way, Whiston, L35 1RZ, 0151 556 4585, - Tue 15 Dec Glossom EP Launch Lantern Theatre, 57 Blundell Street, Liverpool, 0151 703 0000, - Mon 14 Dec, PS5.50 Tuesday Afternoon Live Music Music starting at 2pm. Cavern Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool, 0151 236 9091, - Tue 15 Dec Unplugged Open Mic Night Alexander's Live Chester, Rufus Court, 01244 340 005, - Tue 15 Dec, PS2.00 Tony Skeggs Cavern Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool, 0151 236 9091, - Tue 15 Dec China Crisis Cavern Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool, 0151 236 9091, - Tue 15 Dec, PS16.50 Mona Lisa Twins Cavern Club, Cavern Club, 0151 236 9091, - Tue 15 Dec The Over the Hill Mob Woodwards Winebar, 16 Chapel Lane, Southport, 01704 831049, - Tue 15 Dec Organ Recital - Christmas Carols The last concert before Christmas, Prof Ian Tracey finishes the year in style with an appropriate selection. Tickets available from the heritage centre shop, call 0151 225 6909. St George's Hall, St George's Place, 0151 225 6911, - Tue 15 Dec, PS2.50 Kate Rusby at Christmas Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 0151 709 3789, - Tue 15 Dec, PS24.00, PS30.00, PS15.00 Fanfare For Christmas Join Birkenhead Opera Society Trust and the Haydock Silver Band in celebrating Christmas with festive songs and music. Gladstone Theatre, Greendale Road, Port Sunlight, 0151 643 875, - Tue 15 Dec, PS12.00, PS10.00 The Muffin Men Frank Zappa tribute. Cavern Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool, 0151 236 9091, - Tue 15 Dec The Cave Dwellers Cavern Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool, 0151 236 9091, - Tue 15 Dec Christmas With The Beatles! The Cavern Club Beatles. Cavern Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool, 0151 236 9091, - Tue 15 Dec Katona Twins, guitars Spanish-themed evening of Rodrigo, Falla, Granados and Albeniz. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 0151 709 3789, - Tue 15 Dec, PS257.50 Christmas concert with Maghull Wind Orchestra and a children's choir Maghull Wind Orchestra with the choir of Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School, Southport, to celebrate Christmas. St Andrew's Church Maghull, 22 Damfield Lane, - Tue 15 Dec, 7.30pm, PS5.00 Choral Pavilion's Christmas Concert Choral Pavilion choir joined by The Port Sunlight Sea Dogs. Floral Pavilion Theatre, Marine Promenade, 0151 666 0000, - Tue 15 Dec, Free entry. Wigan's Live Lounge Open mic night. The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan, 01942 375859, - Tue 15 Dec EXHIBITIONS On the Waterfront Explore the history of the Albert Dock and the changing fortunes of the waterfront, the city and port of Liverpool over 300 years in this fascinating exhibition, using photographs, paintings and archive collections, supported by film and audio. Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, 0151 478 4499, - Sun 19 Jun Rediscoveries This display features two 20th - century masterpieces previously unknown or thought lost, including a major Futurist composition by CRW Nevinson and an Impressionist landscape by Jacques Emile Blanche. The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport - Box Office 01704 533 333, - Dec 20 Growing up in the city: in photographs Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island, 0151 478 4545, - to Sep, 2016 Poppies: Women and War Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1DG, - to June, 2016 Sail Away: Liverpool Shipping Posters A century of shipping posters from Merseyside Maritime Museum's collection. Merseyside Maritime Museum, - to April, 2016 Broken Lives: Slavery in modern India International Slavery Museum, Liverpool, - to April, 2016 DLA Piper Series: Constellations Constellations explores connections between major works from the Tate collection across art history by arranging them in nine constellations. Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, 0151 702 7400, - to Thu, Dec 31, Free entry Tiny Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island, 0151 478 4545, - Tue 15 Dec Turn To page 16
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