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Friday 14th March 2014, 8:00pm
To call Nick a superlative singer/songwriter could put his highly lauded guitar talent in the shade, and to call him a guitarist’s guitar might slight his distinctive, soulful voice and passionate songs. Not forgetting the wild ride that is one of his live shows – from personal introspection to biting political satire via a charmingly caustic wit. Nick Harper dazzles audiences and reviewers alike with his heady mix of virtuosity, boyish charm, showmanship and sheer bravado.
‘Harper has so much musicianship in him that it just leaks out all over the place.’ The Times
Floral Tea Dance
Why not put on your dancing shoes and come along to the Winter Gardens in the Floral Pavilion theatre for an afternoon Tea Dance?
17/03/2014 To 19/05/2014
TWO by Jim Cartwright
Wed 19th March to Sat 22nd March, 7.30pm
Sat Mat: 2.30pm
£14 / £12 conc / £10 mat
Two Actors, 14 Characters, One Comedy Masterpiece
It's 'last orders' for Louis Emerick (Benidorm, Layer Cake) and Lynne Fitzgerald (Bunty The Bouncer, Desperate Scousewives) in Jim Cartwright’s hilarious award-winning comedy set in a real ale house in the early 80s.
TWO tells the story of twelve regulars on a bustling Saturday night. All fourteen characters are played by two talented actors in this fast-paced comedy filled with twists and turns before reaching its unexpected climax.
19/03/2014 To 22/03/2014
Dougie McLean In Concert
Friday 8th March 2014 - 8:00PM
Scotland's finest singer-songwriter is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', music for 'Last of the Mohicans' and inspired performances. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE!
'A musical hero' WallStreet Journal
Liverpool Mozart Orchestra - March Concert
Saturday 29th March 2014, 7:30pm
Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm
Brahms – Variations on a theme by Haydn
Finzi – Clarinet Concerto
Mozart – Symphony No. 23 in D
Beethoven – Symphony No. 8
Conductor: Jonathan Small
Soloist: Andrew Roberts - clarinet
With guest clarinettist Andrew Roberts the Floral Pavilion’s orchestra in residence brings you an evening of classical melodies and harmonies spanning two centuries. You’re sure to recognise the opening piece by Brahms. Enjoy the delicacy and precision of one of Mozart’s early symphonies and the languid, swooping melodies of Finzi’s Clarinet concerto – a little-known Romantic gem. Then sit back for a blast of Beethoven: his 8th symphony hails from the height of the 19th-century German arts movement ‘Storm and Passion’.
McCartney: Yesterday and Today
11th April & 12th April 2014, 7:30pm
Starring Karl Lornie as Paul McCartney along with a little help from his friends! This two-hour show will take you through the many eras of Paul McCartney’s musical history charting Macca’s journey from The Beatles to Wings and the solo years. Featuring the hits 'Maybe I'm Amazed', 'Jet', 'Band on the Run' and many more.
11/04/2014 To 12/04/2014
Snake Davis Band
Friday 9th May, 8:00pm
All tickets subject to a £1.00 booking fee
Saxman Snake Davis is instantly recognisable for his soulful passionate sound, as heard on Lisa Stansfields “Change”, “Someday”, M Peoples hits, Paul Hardcastles albums and Take That’s “Million Love Songs”.
On the road with his 4 piece band, Paul Birchall, keyboards, Ali Thynne drums, Simon Goulding bass, lots of new material, a wonderful mix of soul world funk and jazz, always melodic, always soulful. Featuring the haunting Japanese shakuhachi and Irish whistle along with saxes there’s something for everybody here, young old or in between.
“A virtuoso saxophonist” DAILY TELEGRAPH
“He doesn’t mess about” GUARDIAN
Saturday 17th May, 7:30pm
All tickets are subject to a £1.00 booking fee.
'One man, one guitar and a voice sent express mail from Heaven’.... Time Out
Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss’s music has won him fans across the globe. But if his songs have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend. Live on stage is where Kieran Goss really shines.
“The sense of fun is tremendous, the playing first rate and the songs are sheer quality. The encores were genuine, but only because the man is too.” The Irish Times
“Kieran Goss is one of the most gifted performers around today. He has an amazing ability to reach out to his audience and connect with them in a very special way. This guy is the real deal, and that's what makes him the star he is.” Don Williams
"I've toured with Kieran and watched him perform many times. I've seen him win the hearts of everyone in the room, not just with his great songs and instinctive musicality, but with his warmth and humour. It's the performance of an artist at the top of his game, delivered with intelligence and integrity... Kieran Goss is one of Ireland's national treasures.” Rodney Crowell
This is a rare chance to see Kieran performing live and solo. Don’t miss it!
RLPO Lunchtime Concert Series
Blue Lounge – Unreserved Seating
Come and join members of the RLPO for a relaxing lunchtime recital framed by the panoramic views of the Mersey Estuary. Programme details to be announced in the weeks running up to the event so please ask for further information.
Glinka Trio Pathétique
William Hurlstone Trio in G minor
Mendelssohn Concert Piece No.2 in D minor
Thomas Verity clarinet
Rebekah Abramski bassoon
Ron Abramski piano
A Big Band Concert with Wirral Schools Big Band
Saturday 24th May, 7:30pm
All tickets are subject to a £1.00 booking fee.
Astral Coast Festival
Saturday 19th July, from 3:00pm until Late.
A £1.00 booking fee applies on each ticket
Tickets will be more on the day!
In its brief history, Astral Coast has quickly established itself as one of the premiere new music festivals on Merseyside. Bringing together the region’s most exciting emerging artists with established Merseyside headliners, Astral Coast offers a unique day of live music in the Wirral’s foremost live music venue, New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion.
In the previous two years our headline acts have included Domino records and Deltasonic recording artists. As well as MOBO award winners and NME favourites. We have also showcased some of Merseyside’s most exciting up and coming acts some of whom have gone on to be critically lauded by both local and national press.
ASTRAL COAST takes place at The Floral Pavilion, New Brighton on 19th July 2014.
The first lineup announcement is finally here! Its set up to be a special day, award winning headliners, nationally recognised recording artists and the very best emerging talent which the Merseyside music scene has to offer.
This year’s headliner comes in the shape of one Merseyside’s greatest living composers; Bill Ryder Jones. The former Coral man and recent Arctic Monkeys guitarist needs little introduction. With a wealth of critical acclaim heaped on his two solo albums (both released via Domino records) and production credits with the likes of The Wytches, Bird and Wirral’s own By the Sea, it is safe to say he is in a man in demand. With song writing credits on Arctic Monkeys critically lauded ‘A.M’, Bill is firmly at the heart of contemporary music. His performance at this year’s Astral Coast, is certain to be the peak of Merseyside’s summer musical calendar. Not one to be missed!
With their debut album ready to drop at any second, The Tea Street Band look set to take 2014 by storm. Their status as Merseyside’s ultimate good time band has long been established and with recent shows throughout the United States and support slots with Manchester legends The Charlatans and Inspiral Carpets they will be certain to provide the perfect soundtrack to close the festival. What better way to take in their rave tinged guitar pop than on a sunny day in New Brighton. In the words of the band themselves; ‘push the feeling on’.
Last year’s headliners By the Sea, return to the Astral Coast stage as they ready the release of their second album, following a triumphant year. Through a series of sell out headline shows across Merseyside as well as support slots with the likes of Wild Nothing, Cloud Control and our headliner Bill Ryder Jones, By the Sea have established themselves as the founders of Merseyside’s dream pop renaissance. Their debut album received wide spread critical acclaim from the likes of NME, Q and Uncut as well as regular airplay on BBC 6 music. Astral Coast will provide a rare opportunity to catch the band on home soil – we strongly recommend you take it.
Miss Giggles Entertains
Every Monday starting 21st July till 1st September, 2:00pm
(Except Bank Holiday Monday 25th August)
Please note that all attending need a valid ticket for the show - including parents.
Come and join Miss Giggles for a fully traditional ‘It’s behind you’ style show. With puppets, magic, music, singing and dancing this will be a fun-filled hour of entertainment for everyone aged between 2 and 8.
Let your children enter the magical, fictional world of Chuckleborough! Meet Scruffy the dog and Squeak the mouse, but be aware of the Choo spiders!
21/07/2014 To 01/09/2014
Dr. David Starkey - The Tudors and Us
Friday 12th September, 8pm
In the Blue Lounge
The UK’s leading constitutional historian, known for his forthright views, talks about the period he describes as "the most glorious soap opera , with the whole future of countries turning on what these huge personalities felt like when they got out of bed in the morning".
A Cambridge educated grammar school boy who became a respected LSE lecturer, a uniquely abrasive debater on Radio 4’s Moral Maze, a controversial contributor to Question Time, and the creator and presenter of many very popular historical TV series... on such subjects as Henry VIII , Elizabeth I , the Monarchy, the Churchills, and recently Music and Monarchy.
*Plus a £1 booking fee per ticket (up to a maxi. £8 per transaction)
Nik Kershaw - The "me, myself and I tour"
Sunday 28th September, 7:30pm
*Plus a £1.00 booking fee per ticket (maximum £8.00)
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of his first chart success, Nik performs songs and tells tales from his impressive career and takes (potentially) awkward questions from the audience. This is a rare opportunity to experience an intimate evening with the man, famously described by Elton John as, “the best song writer of a generation”.
Thursday 30th October, 8pm
£16.50* / £14.50* conc
£18* on the door
Midge Ure has shape-shifted his way through the UK music scene for over 35 years. From boy band prototype Slik and electronic pioneers Visage, to chart toppers Ultravox and charity fund-raising with Band Aid; Ure has adapted to the ebb and flow of his career.
With his solo acoustic shows, Midge sticks to his mantra that a good song can be stripped down to its basics and still stand close inspection.
Photo Copyright: Andy Siddens and www.midgeure.com
*Plus a £1 per ticket booking fee (on up to max. 8)
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th January, 2015
All tickets are subject to a £1.00 booking fee
This critically acclaimed show continues to win five-star reviews and standing ovations.
Your hosts are Basil, Sybil and Manuel, serve up madcap mayhem, all the best gags, and a three-course meal in ‘a two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation’ (Daily Telegraph). In this pitch-perfect Fawlty Towers homage, the audience take the role of diners in the hotel in a totally immersive, and highly interactive piece of laugh-out-loud comedy theatre.
'Cleese would be delighted' (The Public Reviews, London West End 2011)
'genuinely impressive' (Exeunt Magazine, Edinburgh Fringe 2012)
'the wackiest and happiest experience you’ll ever have' (Cork Evening Echo, Galway Comedy Festival 2011)
Menu to be announced
Vegetarian and other dietary requirements will be catered for, please contact the box office.
21/01/2015 To 25/01/2015