LIVE in Liverpool
world’s premiere classical music star, Andrea Bocelli is heading to
Merseyside to perform at the Echo Arena this Tuesday, 18 November
2014. The legendary tenor has returned to UK and Ireland with his
spellbinding shows featuring the repertoire that has made him famous
throughout the world as a unique artist able to cross boundaries
between classical and pop.
The biggest selling solo classical artist of all time, Bocelli has
performed for four U.S. presidents, 2 popes and the royal family, as
well as at ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup. He
has been praised by such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Franco
Corelli, Zubin Mehta, Jose Carreras, Lorin Maazel, Renee Fleming and
Celine Dion, who once introduced him by saying:- "heard
someone say that if God had a singing voice, he would sound a lot
like Andrea Bocelli."
He has sold over 80 million albums around the world, his 1999 Sacred
Arias album has sold over 5 million copies, making it the best
selling classical recording of all time. His pop career, including
the much loved Time To Say Goodbye, a duet with Sarah Brightman that
reached Number 1 in charts around the world in 1998, may have drawn
millions in, but Bocelli has always enthusiastically shared his
Thanks to the wish of Andrea to support new young talent, he has
invited few special guests to join him on stage in front of
thousands over his UK and Ireland Tour. The UK’s hottest classical
treasure, Britain's Got Talent graduate and Classical Chart Number 1
Lucy Kay will duet with Andrea Bocelli on Canto Della Terra and
Can’t Help Falling in Love. The audience will also have a chance to
meet an American chart-topping violinist and YouTube star Lyndsey
Stirling who will join the maestro for his UK and Ireland tour. The
local Archbishop Beck Chamber Choir from Archbishop Beck Catholic
Sports College will also perform on the same stage with classical
superstar Andrea Bocelli on18 November 2014. Do not miss your chance
to see the opera royalty in propria persona!
Bocelli 2014 UK & Ireland Tour:-
► 14 November 2014, Dublin O2 Arena.
► 18 November 2014, Liverpool Arena.
► 20 November 2014, London O2 Arena.
► 21 November 2014, Birmingham LG Arena.
Are you going to
see the English National Ballet's Swan Lake?
OVER Tuesday, 18 November
to Saturday, 22 November 2014, the world famous English National
Ballet will be performing at the Liverpool Empire, as part of a UK
tour of Derek Deane’s critically acclaimed Swan Lake.
The English National Ballet takes
has already been in the North West, taking its full production of
the show to Manchester back in October, so this will be your last
chance to see it in the North West. Swan Lake is arguably one of the
most popular ballets created, Swan Lake tells the story of Prince
Siegfried’s love for the Swan Queen, Odette, and their battle
against the evil magician, Rothbart.
This traditional production brings the romance and
high drama of the Russian ballet tradition alive. Originally
produced for English National Ballet by Deane, this version
premiered at the London Coliseum in 2000 and has since been seen by
over 550,000 people around the UK.
This tour ends at the London
Coliseum, running at the venue over 7 January to 18 January 2015.
Joining English National Ballet from Boston Ballet, Alejandro
Virelles makes his debut as Principal with the Company, performing
the role of Prince Siegfried alongside Alina Cojocaru’s Odette/Odile
in Derek Deane’s Swan Lake.
Swan Lake also sees lead roles from:- Ksenia
Ovsyanick, who was recently promoted to Soloist, and Zdenek
Konvalina; Tamara Rojo and the winner of Emerging Dancer 2014 Junor
Souza; Fernanda Oliveira and Dmitri Gruzdyev; and Elena Glurdjidze
and Arionel Vargas.
(In the order of Odette/Odile
and Prince Siegfried)
► Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - Alina
Cojocaru and Alejandro Virelles.
19 November – Tamara Rojo and Junor Souza.
20 November (mat) – Ksenia Ovsyanick and Zdenek Konvalina.
20 November (eve) - Elena Glurdjidze and Arionel Vargas.
► Friday 21
November – Tamara Rojo and Junor Souza.
22 November (mat) – Shiori Kase and Yonah Acosta.
Saturday 22 November (eve) – Laurretta Summerscales
and Alejandro Virelles.
This magical show will put you in the mood for Christmas, so do not
miss the performance in Liverpool, if you love your ballets...
So to recap, Swan Lake at the Liverpool Empire runs from Tuesday, 18
November to Saturday, 22 November 2014. Performances at 7.30pm, with
a materny performance on Thursday, at 2pm and a materny performance
on Saturday, from 2.30pm. Tickets cost from:- £10 to £43.90. Call:-
0844 871 3017 or
ballet.org.uk/swanlake to book
your ticket and for more show dates, times, venues and other
IF you watched the live
feed from ESA on 12 November 2014, you would have seen the story
unfold and you would have hear the words:- "Philae, Philae,
Philae!" as the $1.7 billion @esa European Space
Agency #Rosetta's probe #Philae Mission has landed on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
After the announcement had been made from #Darmstadt, Germany that:-
"the mission was a success. This comet landing mission is a historic
chapter in human history as we can confirm that the probe Philae is
fully operational. We now look forward to seeing the results as it
is just the start of Philae's mission." It is a shame that
Colin Pillinger did not have a chance to witness the end of the
Rosetta mission and the start of the Philae Mission. Congratulations
to all the people involved, past and present. We know firsthand how
much work has gone into it, as our Editor's brother Ed was involved
in its evolution. Ed Trollope, who is originally from Merseyside and
was responsible for the Lander's operations during the Flyby of
asteroid Steins in
2008 said:- "I watched
the landing live. I was very relieved. It was excellent news that it
had landed. Lots of people put a lot of time into making this
happen. I'm so pleased to see it arrive and all the hard work
getting it to the comet has paid off. It is an amazing mission and
shows what we can do as a collective." Sadly, it did not
quite go to plan, as Philae:- "did not deploy anchor lines",
so it bounced twice, landing the third and last time in the shadow
of a cliff. This has caused major issues as it the decreased amount
of sunlight falling on the solar panels is putting at risk the full
one and a half year mission. Thankfully the team had planned for
problems like this and they are trying to work out a solution.
Meanwhile, the probe is gathering up as much valuable scientific
information as it can, as long as the battery lasts, in case they
can’t find a way to correct this. The data harvested by the probe
will lead to other missions, and will impact on the development of
human space flight and our understanding of the universe. Well done
to all the team, past and present and we hope you can relocate
Philae and extend the mission to its full potential. Even if you do
not, this was an amazing achievement and we are positive, it will
keep scientists happy for years to come, as they analyse the data.
Carrack is heading to the Preston Guildhall!
REMINDER:- On 19 November 2014, Paul Carrack,
who is the legendary Sheffield born singer, songwriter and former
frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike and The Mechanics, will be at the
Guild Hall, as part of his
extensive UK tour. Being in the music business for over 5
decades, Paul Carrack has truly gained national respect with his
tracks being highly recognised throughout the land. He has featured
on over 60 albums, wrote for The Eagles, Diana Ross, Tom Jones and
other iconic figures, and has been named by the BBC as ‘The
Man with the Golden Voice’. The latest tour “The
Best Of Paul Carrack” will again show why the voice behind a
songbook of household hits is still going strong. The tour comes on
the back of Paul’s widely acclaimed recent album release 'Rain
or Shine', a mix of new original songs and classic tracks.
Plus the release of his new self composed single 'Stepping
Stone', that came out at the start of October 2014. Check
out the Tracks that will be performed at the concert:-
1. Living Years (recorded live in Stockholm)
2. How Long
3. Love Will Keep Us Alive (with Timothy B Schmit)
4. Eyes Of Blue
5. Over My Shoulder
7. Satisfy My Soul
9. Walk On By
10. What’s Going On
11. I Don’t Want You Love (I Need Your Love)
12. Don’t Dream It’s Over
13. Moon River
14. Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying
15. When My Little Girl Is Smiling
16. I’m Losing You
17. Stepping Stone (remixed)
18. One In A Million
19. Come Rain Or Come Shine
Paul kicked off a 60 date UK theatre tour on the 24 October 2014 in
Harrogate's Royal Hall and ends on 29 March 2015 at the Milton
Keynes Theatre. To see the Best Of Paul Carrack live, performing
many of his famous repertoire, check out the extensive UK tour
throughout, November and December, with more dates to follow early
in 2015 keep an eye on the official website:-
Saturday, 15 November 2014, will be in Reading at the
Sunday, 16 November 2014, will be in Hastings at the White Rock
Tuesday, 18 November 2014, will be in New Brighton at the Floral
Wednesday, 19 November 2014, will be in Preston at the Guildhall.
Saturday, 22 November 2014, will be in Guildford at the G-Live.
Sunday, 23 November 2014, will be in Portsmouth at the Guildhall.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014, Southend at the Cliffs Pavilion.
Thursday, 27 November 2014, will be in Ipswich at the Regent.
Saturday, 29 November 2014, will be in Bournemouth at the Pavilion
Wednesday, 3 December 2014, will be in Malvern at the
Thursday, 4 December 2014, will be in Watford at the Colosseum.
Friday, 5 December 2014, will be in Aylesbury at the Waterside
Friday, 9 January 2015, will be in Glasgow /Royal
Saturday, 10 January 2015, will be in Edinburgh at the Queens Hall.
Sunday, 11 January 2015, will be in Gateshead at the The Sage.
Thursday, 15 January 2015, will be in Bristol at the Colston Hall.
Friday, 16 January 2015, will be in Stoke at the Victoria Hall.
Saturday, 17 January 2015, will be in Liverpool at the Philharmonic
Thursday, 22 January 2015, will be in Cardiff at the St. David's
Friday, 23 January 2015, will be in Cheltenham at the Town Hall.
Saturday, 24 January 2015, will be in Birmingham at the Symphony
Wednesday, 28 January 2015, will be in Croydon at the Ashcroft
Saturday, 31 January 2015, will be in Sheffield at the City Hall.
Sunday, 1 February 2015, will be in Newark at the
Friday, 6 February 2015, will be in Salford at the Lowry.
Saturday, 7 February 2015, will be in Leamington Spa at the Royal
Wednesday, 11 February 2015, will be in Tunbridge Wells at the
Thursday, 12 February 2015, will be in Eastbourne at the Congress
Friday, 13 February 2015, will be in Worthing at the Assembly Halls.
Sunday, 15 February 2015, will be in Kings Lynn at the Corn
Friday, 20 February 2015, will be in Swansea at the Grand Theatre.
Saturday, 21 February 2015, will be in Yeovil at the Octagon.
Sunday, 22 February 2015, will be in Truro at the Hall for Cornwall.
Tuesday, 24 February 2015, will be in Plymouth at the Pavilions.
Friday, 27 February 2015, will be in Chesterfield at the Winding
Saturday, 28 February 2015, will be in Llandudno at the Venue Cymru.
Sunday, 1 March 2015, will be in Shrewsbury at the
Wednesday, 4 March 2015, will be in Crawley at the The Hawth.
Thursday, 5 March 2015, will be in St Albans at the Arena.
Friday, 6 March 2015, will be in Northampton at the Derngate.
Thursday, 12 March 2015, will be in Swindon at the Wyvern Theatre.
Friday, 13 March 2015, will be in Basingstoke at the Anvil.
Saturday, 14 March 2015, will be in Oxford at the New Theatre.
Thursday, 19 March 2015, will be in Cambridge at the Corn Exchange.
Friday, 20 March 2015, will be in Leicester at the De Montfort Hall.
Saturday, 21 March 2015, will be in Buxton at the Opera House.
Friday, 27 March 2015, will be in High Wycombe at the The Swan
Saturday, 28 March 2015, will be in London at the Cadogan Hall.
Sunday, 29 March 2015, will be in Milton Keynes at the Milton Keynes