By Ade Blackburn
As we head into autumn, there are a host of new events to look forward to and keep you entertained.
1. Wirral Open Studio Tour 2021
The popular Wirral Open Studio Tour is set to return on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September.
Now in its eleventh year celebrating visual arts across the peninsula, this free event will see around 70 artists and makers open the doors to their houses or studio spaces.
The Tour gives visitors an exciting opportunity to talk first-hand to the artists and to view their work in the environment it was created, or to just enjoy wandering through the various studios to answer the eternal question ‘What do artists do all day?’.
Various venues, 11/12 September, 10am-5pm, free.
2. Positive Vibration Reggae Festival
The UK’s award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican culture, Positive Vibration Festival, returns to the Baltic Triangle 10th and 11th of September.
Since its inception in 2016, Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae has established itself as one of the country’s most exciting and eclectic reggae festivals, playing host to internationally renowned bands, legendary sound systems and some of the brightest new talent.
The line-up includes: The Twinkle Brothers, Mad Professor Ft. Sister Aisha and Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds.
Baltic Triangle, 10/11 September, 12noon-late.
3. Uncertain Data
How do our feelings, emotions and reactions affect how we experience the world? Uncertain Data brings together four artists in residence at FACT, whose work exposes the complex layers of data that govern us, and questions the trust we place in it.
The four newly commissioned artworks invite us to journey through the depths of the ocean by controlling our emotions in an interactive VR work.
Uncover hard facts and data to reveal the human stories beneath them – exposing the uncertainty our world is built on.
FACT, 15 September – 3 October, 12-6pm, Wednesday-Sunday, free.
4. Something About George
Where does life take you after being in the greatest band in the history of the world? Something About George answers that question and follows George Harrison’s post-Beatles career.
Featuring beautiful songs like My Sweet Lord, Something, and Handle With Care, the show also includes Harrison’s incredible solo material and music from rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest supergroup, The Traveling Wilburys.
The show is part of the excellent Liverpool Theatre Festival.
St Luke’s ‘Bombed-Out’ Church, 12 September, 5pm and 8pm.
5. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
In their first ever tour as a duo, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis head to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, following the release of their acclaimed album CARNAGE.
While they have composed and recorded soundtracks together, and Ellis is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, CARNAGE is their first entire album of songs.
Cave and Ellis’ creative chemistry comes from their long history of music making, both as collaborators and as individual artists.
Philharmonic Hall, 27 September, 8pm.
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