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Theatre Continental Circus Berlin Kings Parade Circus Site, Coastal Drive, New Brighton, - to Sun, 22 May Shout! The Mod Musical is a non-stop party through the infectious and soulful pop anthems and ballads of the swinging ?60s. Shout! uses letters to an advice columnist, true confessions, quizzes and advertisements as a frame for new arrangements of charttopping hits such as To Sir With Love, Downtown, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, Son of A Preacher Man, and Goldfinger.

Royal Court Theatre, 1, Roe Street, Liverpool, 0151 709 4321, - to Sat, 4 Jun, PS12.00, PS15.00, PS18.00, PS21.00 Candide Mark Ravenhill's witty and ingenious response to Voltaire's masterpiece, Candide, weaves through time, transporting us from 18thcentury pastiche to 21stcentury cynicism. The two juxtaposed worlds finally collide in a future where the optimism gene has been identified. A ribald romp where Ravenhill explores innocence, homicide, optimism and the best of all possible worlds. Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Mount Street, 0151 330 3000, - Fri, 20 May, PS9.00, PS4.50 The Complete Deaths From the Roman suicides in Julius Caesar to the death fall of Prince Arthur, in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra. And then there's the pie that Titus serves his guests Liverpool Playhouse, Williamson Square, 0151 709 4776, - Fri, 20 May - Sat, 21 May, PS22.00 - PS9.50 The Chicago Blues Brothers The legendary Chicago Blues Brothers are back on their brand new Jailbreak Tour! Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St Helens 01744 756000, - Sat, 21 May 3 Winters Tena tivicic's magnificent and sweeping play takes us from the remnants of the Balkan monarchy, through Communism, then the horrors of the Balkan Civil War that erupted in the early 1990s, to eventual acceptance into a wider Europe in the new century.

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Mount Street, 0151 330 3000, - Sat, 21 May, PS9.00, PS4.50 music One Night of Elvis: Lee 'Memphis' King Theatre & Convention Centre, The Promenade, Southport, 01704 500 036, - Fri, 20 May The Mersey Beatles - All Era Concert The Epstein Theatre, 85, Hanover Street, Liverpool, 0151 709 4044, - Fri, 20 May, PS16.00 An Evening with Gordon Lightfoot 2016 will prove to be a special year for the legendary artist, who has announced his first UK dates since 1985. The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person.

Liverpool Empire, Lime Street, 0844 871 3017, - Fri, 20 May Brendan O'Rourke Woodwards Winebar, 16, Chapel Lane, Formby, 01704 831049, - Fri, 20 May, Free entry Ruby Blues - tonight Ruby Blues, Unit 4, Great Charlotte Street, Liverpool, 0797 435 3079, - Fri, 20 May - Sat, 21 May Totally Take That Tribute Village Hotel, Fallows Way, Whiston, - Fri, 20 May Wirral Rocks presents Status Quo & Will Young Tranmere Rovers FC Prenton Park, Prenton Road West, Birkenhead, 03330 144 452, - Fri, 20 May - Sat, 21 May Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker The Citadel, Waterloo Street, St Helens, 01744 735 436, - Fri, 20 May ACE/DC Tribute Band The Rendezvous Bar, 125, Church Street, St Helens, - Fri, 20 May Medication Arts Club, 90, Seel Street, Liverpool, 0151 559 3773, - Fri 20 May, PS6.00 Madonna & Kylie tribute, plus DJ La Barbacoa, 47-51, Mersey View, Waterloo, 0151 924 0445, - Fri, 20 May Songs of Lamentation Rehearsal Visit - Lunchtime Learning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool, 0151 709 3789, - Fri, 20 May, PS15.00, PS10.00 The Billy Joel Songbook Performed by Elio Pace and his Band St George's Hall, St George's Place, 0151 225 6911, - Fri, 20 May Summer Sessions Join us throughout the summer for music, drinks and snacks in our fabulous garden, the best-kept secret in the city centre. In association with Mellowtone and Beaten Tracks, and featuring guest DJs each week, it's the perfect way to kick off your Friday night. The Bluecoat, School Lane, 0151 702 5324, - Fri, 20 May ZeroGravity Live Zetland Hotel, 53, Zetland Street, Southport, 01704 808 404, - Fri, 20 May Soul Legends Hits by Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Barry White, Wilson Pickett, Earth, Wind & Fire, George Benson, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, The Emotions, Kool & the Gang, Chaka Khan, Edwin Starr and many, many more feature in "soulsational" style.

Liverpool Empire, Lime Street, 0844 871 3017, - Sat, 21 May Ultimate Bowie The Epstein Theatre, 85, Hanover Street, Liverpool, 0151 709 4044, - Sat, 21 May An Audience with Martin Kemp The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport - Box Office, 01704 533 333, - Sat, 21 May International Salsa Party in Liverpool First National Wine Bar, 2-8, James Street, 0151 236 6194, - Sat, 21 May - Sun, 22 May, PS10.00 Brian Cummins Liverpool Naval Club, 38, Bowring Park Road, Broadgreen, 0151 280 5051, - Sat, 21 May - Sun, 22 May Alternative Radio La Barbacoa, 47-51, Mersey View, Waterloo, 0151 924 0445, - Sat, 21 May Guns 2 Roses The world's most famous Guns N' Roses tribute, Guns 2 Roses, are back this year to celebrate the reunion of the classic Guns line-up. The only tribute band to perform live with four different members of GNR! Can't get to the US to see the real band? See the next best thing right here in the UK! O2 Academy Liverpool, Hotham Street, Liverpool, 0151 707 3200, - Sat, 21 May Doors Alive Citadel Arts Centre, St Helens, 01744 735436, - Sat, 21 May, PS12.00 Tom Robinson - Home In The Morning Tour The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, 01695 584480, - Sat, 21 May Thomas Truax The Studio, Lacey Street, Widnes, 0151 420 8997, - Sat, 21 May The Hut People One of the most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today. Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between. The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport - Box Office, 01704 533 333, - Sat, 21 May, PS12.00, PS10.00, PS1.00 London Concertante perform Vivaldi Four Seasons One of the finest chamber ensembles in the country. St George's Hall, St George's Place, 0151 225 6911, - Sat, 21 May, PS19.00 - PS26.00 COMEDY Daniel Kitson: Mouse - The Persistence of an Unlikely Thought Everyman Theatre, 5-11, Hope Street, Liverpool, 0151 709 4776, - Sat, 28 May, PS12.00 - PS10.00 Christian Reilly at Liverpool Comedy Central, 17, Edward Pavilion, Albert Dock, 0151 702 5834, - Fri, 20 May - Sat, 21 May Paul Myrehaug, Neil McFarlane and Jim Smallman Hot Water Comedy Club at The Holiday Inn, Lime Street, Liverpool, 0777 211 2344 or 07478 699 007, - Fri, 20 May - Sat, 21 May John Fothergill The Slaughter House, 13-15, Fenwick Street, Liverpool, 0151 227 5946, - Fri, 20 May - Sat, 21 May Jamie Sutherland The Slaughter House, 13-15, Fenwick Street, Liverpool, 0151 227 5946, - Fri, 20 May Liverpool Comedy Cellar at The Magnet, 45, Hardman Street, 0151 709 4321, - Sat, 21 May, PS13.50 Guest Comedian The Slaughter House, 13-15, Fenwick Street, Liverpool, 0151 227 5946, - Sat, 21 May, PS15.00, PS26.00, PS17.50, PS28.50 Richard Morton Liverpool Comedy Cellar at The Magnet, 45, Hardman Street, 0151 709 4321, - Sat, 21 May Tom Allen The Slaughter House, 13-15, Fenwick Street, Liverpool, 0151 227 5946, - Sat, 21 May, PS17.50, PS30.50 EXHIBITIONS Lit Hop Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, Museum Street, Warrington, 01925 442399, - to Sat, 18 Jun 1916 Easter Rising Museum of Liverpool, - ending date TBC Double Act: Art and Comedy The Bluecoat, School Lane, 0151 702 5324, - to Sun, 19 Jun, Free entry Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, 0151 478 4499, - ongoing A Room of One's Own Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Slatey Road, Birkenhead, 0151 652 4177, - to Sun, 20 Nov One Day, Something Happens Paintings of People. The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport - Box Office, 01704 533 333, - to Sun, 22 May Reflections The groups have been working closely with the Lady Lever Art Gallery and local artists, including the Singh Twins, who have encouraged them to explore our unique collections and create work reflecting what they have seen. Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, 0151478 4136, - to Sun, 5 Jun Poppies: Exhibition Tour Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island, 0151 478 4545, - to 5 Jun Lord Street: Past, Present & Future The mile-long, Victorian thoroughfare is said to have been the inspiration for the tree-lined boulevards of Paris. With a charming, unique style all of its own, Lord Street has been a favourite shopping destination for over a century and has many fascinating stories to tell.

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport - Box Office, 01704 533 333, - to Sun, 31 Jul Eye for Colour World Museum, Liverpool, - to 4 Sept, 2016 On the Waterfront Explore the history of the Albert Dock and the changing fortunes of the waterfront. Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, 0151 478 4499, - to June The British Invasion.

The Beatles Story Pier Head, George's Parade, L3 1DP, - to Sep 30 Tramway Museum, Taylor Street, Birkenhead, - Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4.30pm; school holidays on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 1-4.40pm; Free entry Explore The Bluecoat, School Lane, 0151 702 5324, - all year round Victorian Dreamers Much of Victorian art was escapist, offering a respite from the world of work and everyday concerns. The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport - Box Office, 01704 533 333, - to Sun, 13 Nov Ryoichi Kurokawa: Unfold FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), 88, Wood Street, Liverpool, 0151 707 4444, - to Sun, 12 Jun Pre-Raphaelites This major exhibition of more than 120 paintings highlight Liverpool's significant role in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Walker Art Gallery, - to June 5 Open 2: Pieces of You The second exhibition in the Open series presents six new and early career artists, predominantly from the North, whose work came to us through submissions and expressions of interest. Open Eye Gallery, 19, Mann Island, Liverpool, 0151 236 6768, - to Sun, 5 Jun George, Eric and Me: Pattie Boyd Photographic Exhibition at The Beatles Story, Landing Stage, Pier Head, - to Sat, 1 Oct TURN TO PAGE 16

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Pre-Raphaelites tour Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, 0151478 4199, - Tue, Thur, Sat, to June 4 Double Act: Art and Comedy The Bluecoat, School Lane, 0151 702 5324, - to Sun, 19 Jun, Free entry Rhyme time Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, 0151478 4199, - every Saturday Mersey Games Great outdoor fun for groups of People. to play "It's a knockout" style games. There is a morning slot from 10.30am and an afternoon session from 1.30pm. Expect to be with us for 2-3hrs. IM Marsh Campus, John Moores University, Mossley Hill road, Liverpool, 07800 846920, - every Saturday, until 1 Oct Philosophy in Pubs The Bluecoat, School Lane, 0151 702 5324, - to Tue, 24 May Ecotherapy National Wildflower Centre, Court Hey Park, Huyton, 0151 737 1819, - to Thu, 26 May, Free entry Salsa Classes The Hightown Hotel, Lower Alt Road, Hightown, Merseyside L38 0BA, 07795 360 753, - to Fri, 27 May Print Club The Bluecoat, School Lane, 0151 702 5324, - to Mon, 30 May, PS15 Introduction to Garden Design (daytime and evening) Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston Road, Wirral CH64 4AY, PS4.50304063, - to Thu, 30 Jun Rummage Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, 0151478 4499, - to Sat, 23 July Ways of Seeing: Art and Faith The Black E, 1, Great George Street, 0151 709 5109, - to Fri, 26 Aug Discover Historic Waterfront World Heritage Walk Liverpool city centre and waterfront., Lime Street Station, 01512 438 9410, - to Mon, 31 Oct two Small Pieces of Glass World Museum Liverpool, William Brown Street, 0151478 4393, - to Sun, 22 May Afro Supa Hero International Slavery Museum, 3rd Floor of CONtINUED FROM PAGE 15 Merseyside Maritime Museum, 0151478 4499, - to Dec We are Aliens World Museum Liverpool, William Brown Street, 0151478 4393, - to Sun, 22 May Destination Space Show World Museum Liverpool, William Brown Street, 0151478 4393, - to Sun, 22 May Memory Walk Take a gentle stroll through Liverpool's past. Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island, 0151478 4545, - to Sat, 21 May Messy tots Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island, 0151478 4545, - Fri, 20 May teddy bear Hunt Story Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island, 0151478 4545, - Fri, 20 May Story Night The Bluecoat, School Lane, 0151 702 5324, - Fri, 20 May Funs for Everyone The club is targeted at children with movement. difficulties, eg, dyspraxia. Greenbank Sports Academy, Greenbank Lane, Wavertree, 0151 280 7757, - Fri, 20 May, PS2 Multi-Sports Club for Adults The club is open to everybody, but especially caters for people with a learning disability or autism, aged 16+. Greenbank Sports Academy, Greenbank Lane, Wavertree, 0151 280 7757, - Fri, 20 May, PS1 Classic Film Matinee The Florrie, 377, Mill Street, 0151 728 2323, - Fri, 20 May Igbo village in Focus Join a member of our Education team to find out more about our collections, with a different object in focus each week. International Slavery Museum, 3rd Floor of Merseyside Maritime Museum, 0151478 4499, - Fri, 20 May - Sat, 21 May beside the Seaside Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, 0151478 4199, - Fri, 20 May - Sat, 21 May Let's Make a Story! Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island, 0151478 4545, - Fri, 20 May - Sat, 21 May Move and Play Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island, 0151478 4545, - Fri, 20 May - Sat, 21 May tmesis/ Physical Fest Physical Fest is an annual international festival of physical Theatre hosted by Tmesis Theatre . The Bluecoat, School Lane, 0151 702 5324, - Sat, 28 May Physical Fest Workshops The Bluecoat, School Lane, 0151 702 5324, - Fri, 20 May - Sat, 28 May, PS45.00, PS80.00, PS20.00, PS5.00 tiny Liverpool Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island, 0151478 4545, - Sat, 21 May - Sun, 22 May Cycling The cycling club gives disabled people, their family and friends the opportunity to cycle together in Sefton Park. Places must be booked in advance. Greenbank Sports Academy, Greenbank Lane, Wavertree, 0151 280 7757, - Sat, 21 May, PS1 Crafternoons at the Museum! Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, Museum Street, Warrington, 01925 442399, - Sat, 21 May, Free entry RIbA Liverpool City tours: City of Culture, Learning & Faiths Meeting point: Piazza Cafe (at the base of the front steps of the Metropolitan Cathedral), Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ. Piazza Cafe, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, - Sat, 21 May, PS8.50, PS6.50 Introduction to Screenprint This workshop will equip you with all you need to know to get started with screen printing. The Bluecoat, School Lane, 0151 702 5324, - Sat, 21 May, PS50.00, PS60.00 thingwall viking Medieval Market With stalls, arts and crafts, battle re-enactments, music, food, birds of prey and archery, this is a day not to be missed Bright Park, 83, Thomas Lane, Liverpool, 07970 834 859, - Sat, 21 May Push the boat Out Day Sailing taster Sessions on the Mersey will be available (for age range 18+ and subject to the weather) on one of the club's three fleets of racing keelboat. Royal Mersey Yacht Club, Bedford Road East, Birkenhead, 0151 645 3204, - Sat, 21 May, from 9am. LIAF animated shorts - Kids' Club Special, May, 2016 (PG) Picturehouse at FACT, 88, Wood Street, Liverpool, 0871 902 5737, - Sat, 21 May Hauntings An afternoon of performances and discussion inspired by the work of Vernon Lee, a pseudonym of the British writer Violet Paget (1856 - 1935). The Bluecoat, School Lane, 0151 702 5324, - Sat, 21 May, PS5.00, PS4.00

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