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Issue:- 07/08 April 2010
Physical Fest 2010
based Tmesis Theatre return in June with their sixth annual festival
of physical workshops and performances, ‘Physical Fest’,
the only festival of its kind in Europe.
Physical Fest brings the world's best local, national and
international movement and physical theatre artists to Liverpool in
an exciting 8 day programme of events, workshops, taster classes and
performances. It aims to bring new movement techniques to the city
and hosts northwest premiers. The festival is fast becoming one of
the international key events in Liverpool’s cultural programme with
participants flocking from the national and international community.
The festival has previously enjoyed great success, having hosted
workshops from some of the world’s pioneers in movement and physical
theatre such as; Yoshi Oida (Peter Brook) and Tanya Khabarova (Derevo),
Jean - Laurent Sasporters (Pina Bausch Tanztheater), Gennadi
Bogdanov (Biomechanics), Ira Seidenstein (Cirque De Soleil), Jorge
Lopes Ramos (Zecora Ura), Marie-Gabrielle Rotie (Butoh UK) and many
This year's exciting line up runs from the 5 June 2010 to 12 June
2010 and is made up of a whole host of stimulating workshops and
performances. Tmesis Theatre are to host a three day workshop with
writer Chris Fittock, looking at the techniques they used to create
their current touring success; The Dreadful Hours. The festival will
also see master of the ridiculous; Javier Marzan of acclaimed comic
company, Peepolykus, hold a workshop on improvisation and
spontaneity in theatre. We hope you won’t be ‘black & blue’ as the
renowned circus group hold a beginners Ariel workshop at the city’s
Contemporary Urban Centre. Participants can also spend two days with
Al Seed doing 'Creaturing', a unique technique of non-
human movement, and after popular demand Airborne Entertainment are
back with their fantastic one day workshop in Free Running!
If that wasn’t enough, this year’s Physical Fest will allow you to
get in touch with your inner self with outdoor morning Tai-Chi
classes at St Luke's, Bombed Out Church, Gardens in addition to
evening classes in Angola Capoeira, local instructor Alicia Smith
with Pilates and a workshop from the fantastic Taciturn Dance.
The pinnacle of this year’s festival is the first ever ‘Fest Live’
at the Black-E, to be held on Saturday, 12 June 2010 from 7pm. Fest
Live is an exciting open platform performance night, giving the
opportunity for new and established artists to try out ideas as well
as hosting extracts of professional work. Fest Live includes
extracts and performances from; Airborne Entertainment, Mary
Pearson, XY,Just Add Water, Taciturn and Pei Tong. Fest Live will
also have the annual, FEST JAM. A 30 minute non-stop live
improvisation from the practitioners and participants of the
festival, sure to be a, not to be missed, energetic theatrical
Workshop Prices:- 1 day £40, 2 days £75, 3 days £115. All 8 days of
classes & workshops £300.
Tickets for evening classes:- £5 / £3.50 concessions.
Merseyside Daredevils needed to fund life-saving heart Equipment
Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling on daredevils in Merseyside to
scale the height of the police headquarters to raise funds for
The 27 metre abseil takes place on Sunday, 18 April 2010, at the
Merseyside Police Headquarters, in Canning Place, Liverpool.
All money raised will go towards funding 20 defibrillators, which
will be placed in police stations, custody suites and some of the
armed response vehicles used by the Merseyside Police.
A defibrillator is a portable machine that can restart a heart by
giving an electric shock in some cases of cardiac arrest. Having
access to a defibrillator in the vital minutes before the arrival of
an ambulance can increase a patient’s chance of survival by more
than a third.
Ken Fretwell, Fundraising Volunteer Manager for the BHF in
Merseyside, said:- “I really hope people will join us in this
fun challenge and help us to raise vital funds for this much needed
equipment. Someone dies from a heart attack every six minutes so
having these defibrillators in place is essential to saving lives.”
Entry is open to anyone over 16 years old and everyone taking part
is asked to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship, which includes
the administration cost of £25.
Times for the abseil run from 9am until 3pm. Closing date for
entries is Monday, 12 April 2010. For more information, contact Ken
Fretwell on:- 0151 678 2646 or via:- 07714 254503. You can also
WITNESS APPEAL - STABBING, LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE
Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in
Liverpool City Centre in the early hours of Friday, 2 April 2010.
Officers were called to the scene in Fleet Street at 4.30am this
morning following reports that a man had been stabbed in the street
following an altercation inside a bar.
The victim, a 30 year old man from London, was taken to hospital
where he is in a serious condition, suffering from injuries that are
not thought to be life-threatening.
The scene was sealed for forensic examination and officers are
currently tracing those people who may have witnessed the incident.
The offender is described as being of mixed race, between 18 and 21
years old with a slim build and short, cropped black hair. He was
between 5ft 8in and 6ft tall, had a local accent and was clean
shaven. He was wearing white trainers, dark jeans and a light
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on:- 0151 777
4067 or call Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.
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