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Old May 22nd, 2012, 03:20 PM   #3441
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Meanwhile American Rhys Chatham, renowned for his large-scale performance works, will create a concert with electric guitars as part of the opening weekend.
Absolutely fantastic - he does minimalist pieces for 200 guitars that are something to behold. If he's doing that type of thing for the Biennial, it'll involve lots of community involvement with local bands and musicians, so if you play electric guitar, definitely look out for that.
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Absolutely fantastic - he does minimalist pieces for 200 guitars that are something to behold. If he's doing that type of thing for the Biennial, it'll involve lots of community involvement with local bands and musicians, so if you play electric guitar, definitely look out for that.
I wish, that sounds amazing though Damon, I'd like to see this.
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Liverpool cultural organisations share more than £1m Catalyst Arts funding

LIVERPOOL cultural organisations secured a £1.25m slice of government arts funding.

The Catalyst Arts scheme aims to make arts organisations more sustainable, resilient and innovative by increasing their fundraising potential and attracting new money to invest in additional artistic work.

Eight city organisations are among 173 nationwide sharing a £30m funding pot.

They include the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Everyman and Playhouse who both receive the maximum £240,000.

The Everyman and Playhouse will use its money to help maintain and enhance its stage work and to develop its youth, education and community programme as well as increasing investment in the development of new work and new talent.

Executive director Deborah Aydon said: “This will help us to look to the future, build on all we have learned from the early stages of the Everyman appeal and create ever more exciting experiences in the Playhouse, the Studio and the new Everyman.”

Among the other recipients are Milapfest (£177,000); DaDa Deaf and Disability Arts (£122,200); Brouhaha International (£120,555); Liverpool Biennial (£120,000), and FACT (£120,000).

Meanwhile Liverpool’s Sound City, taking place in the city this week, will receive £120,000 to build investment capacity to expand its youth development programmes and support the development of emerging artists.

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I've been suspicious about exhibitions in bars and cafes after I visited the Egg to see something and tried to peer at pictures, beneath which sat two disgruntled women eating pasties.

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Old May 25th, 2012, 06:06 PM   #3445
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The Big Interview: Dave Pichilingi on how Sound City is spreading the word about Liverpool

Alistair Houghton talks business, music and theatre with Sound City’s CEO, DAVE PICHILINGI

YOU can call Dave Pichilingi a global ambassador for Liverpool, a theatre operator, an enthusiastic promoter of Merseyside’s small businesses, and a music freak. Just don’t suggest he simply “runs a music festival”.

Liverpool Sound City took over the city centre last weekend for a fiesta of live music. But the Sound City organisation, led by chief executive Mr Pichilingi, is about so much more than three nights of gigs in Liverpool.

Right from the start, Sound City has worked to promote not just musicians but individuals and companies working in the thriving creative and digital sector.

Mr Pichilingi estimates that Sound City ventures have, over five years, helped generate some £12m of business for musicians and music and digital businesses in the city region.

This year’s event included an Expo to showcase businesses, and a full conference where local people could meet some of the key players in the music and digital industries.

In just five years, Sound City has become the largest event of its kind in the UK. This year’s expo and conference attracted 4,500 people, with 370 international firms represented.

“What’s core to Sound City is the business element that runs right through it,” said the ever-enthusiastic Mr Pichilingi.

“Music is the heart of it,” he added, after a slight pause to compose his metaphors, “but the skeletal frame is the business.

“Lots of cities have music festivals, but Liverpool Sound City is great because of that business element. There’s film, football, an expo, a conference, round tables, keynotes, inspirational lectures. And 360 bands.”

The Sound City brand has already been exported to Norway, the Middle East and the USA, taking with it Liverpool musicians and businesses and promoting opportunities available in this region.

And last month Sound City secured investment from venture capital firm Ingenious – the backers of James Cameron’s epic sci-fi film Avatar – to help it expand its global operations and promote Liverpool along the way.

Mr Pichilingi says events in Qatar and Athens, Georgia – the birthplace of REM – will happen later this year, while he is already in negotiations with other potential partners in cities including Rio de Janeiro.

Sound City has also taken over the running of the Epstein Theatre, formerly the Neptune Theatre, and this month officially relaunched it with gigs by Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch.

And so, on Monday morning, little more than a day after the final Sound City parties had died down, Mr Pichilingi was back at work planning new ways to take Liverpool to the world.

He says the strength of the Sound City brand is shown by the fact that REM’s manager Bertis Downs, a key player in Georgia’s music scene, is helping him launch a festival in Athens.

“Everybody has a story about Liverpool,” said Mr Pichilingi.

“We had coffee and cakes with Bertis Downs in his living room, and we talked about when he met Paul McCartney for the first time and the different times REM came here.

“There’s no doubt that the word Liverpool is a great door-opener. But the words Sound City are getting more and more powerful themselves now.

“Other cities have great events, such as South by Southwest in Austin. But none of them have the confidence and ambition – or call it foolishness – to take their brand to other territories. We’re the only one that’s done it.

“Perhaps that’s something about Scousers – we just think ‘I can do that’.

“We’re not satisfied with being the biggest in the UK. We want to take this to the world.”

Mr Pichilingi studied drama at Liverpool Polytechnic before diving into the music industry as singer with the band 35 Summers, who were signed to RCA in the early 1990s.

Next Pichilingi – who had already helped set up Produce Records for fellow Liverpool band The Farm – worked with New Order manager Rob Gretton at his label Rob’s Records.

He then moved on to teach management at LIPA but maintained his hands-on involvement with the music industry through ventures including music publishing, jointly running The Masque theatre in Seel Street, and working on the In The City festivals with Tony Wilson. Mr Pichilingi wants to be a passionate ambassador for Liverpool in the way the late Mr Wilson was for his hometown.

HE SMILED: “The inspiration Tony gave me is to ensure Liverpool is famous not just for looking back but for looking forward, in terms of all the great arts, creativity and businesses we have coming out of this city.”

Mr Pichilingi left In The City in 2006, and the following year the Sound City brand was born with a Mersey music showcase at South by Southwest – the world’s best-known music festival and conference.

“I’d always wanted to bring an international festival and conference to Liverpool,” he said. “ I always thought we should have one. When you think Liverpool, you think music.

“2008 felt like the right time. The Big Dig was just about complete, and we had everything in terms of hotels and great restaurants to be able to put on a world-class festival.”

Right from the start, Mr Pichilingi wanted to include a conference element for local businesses in the digital and creative sector.

This year’s Expo, at the Echo Arena, saw Liverpool companies such as design studio Milky Tea and royalties specialist Sentric Music showcase their services.

Mr Pichilingi said: “Sound City is about giving businesses in this city the belief, the confidence and the desire to stay in Liverpool. They don’t have to go to London.

“We have more companies in this city region operating in digital environments like gaming than anywhere else in the North. But these are micro-businesses. They’re great at innovation and technology, but they’re not as good at selling themselves.

“This is an opportunity for them to showcase themselves to an international audience.” Sound City was awarded the tender to run the Epstein Theatre (the former Neptune) in December last year.

“I came to look at it when the tender was announced and thought it was beautiful,” said Mr Pichilingi. “My mother sent me here for my first drama lessons with Margaret Parsons, in the room just above the bar here. I’ve got fond memories of the Neptune from learning drama to performing onstage and seeing bands and comedy.

“So I sat down with my staff and said ‘If we had a theatre, what would we do with it? And we had some great ideas.

“We’re going to have a full programme of activity – music, film, art, exhibitions, dance, theatre – anything that feels right for the people of Liverpool.

“We’re also going to be launching our Sound City training programme in the next few weeks. The Epstein will be a tangible part of that, offering work opportunities for people coming through those programmes.”

But next for Mr Pichilingi will be his talks with Ingenious on where Sound City should go next after Georgia and Qatar.

He said: “There are a number of places we are talking to, among them Rio, Bergen and New York. And there are places we’ve not talked to yet – places such as Japan, Australia and South Africa. You’ve got to have ambition. And we’re hugely ambitious.”

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Old May 25th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #3446
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The rise and rise of Sound City around the World, that's a great article that.

Also,following in the footsteps of Creamfields, we go Global.
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Old May 28th, 2012, 04:03 PM   #3447
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Brazilica Festival goes global!

Samba bands and performers from across the globe will take over Liverpool from 13 to 15 July when Brazilica, the UK’s largest Brazilian carnival event, hits the city on a larger scale than ever before. Acts from as far away from as Singapore will be taking to the streets of Liverpool for the carnival weekend

On the evening of Friday 13 July a charity gig in aid of ABC (Action for Brazil’s Children) at Nation boasts a stellar line up of DJs and 3 rooms of live bands so you can party Brazilian style until the early hours, ready for the weekend’s events. Nation will also host a Brazilica After Party on Saturday 14 July from 10pm til 3.30am, where Brazilica goers can dance the night away after a day and evening of carnival fun and music.

Saturday 14 July sees the entire city centre taken over by Latin fever when a 500-strong evening parade will fill the city’s streets with colour, sparkle and music, making it the hottest night of Liverpool’s summer regardless of the weather. During the day and new for 2012 is the closure of Bold St to traffic – the area will turn Brazilian for the day with street performances, stalls and many of the famous thoroughfare’s shops, restaurants and bars getting involved with the festivities. Some shops will extend their opening hours into the evening to mark this special day.

Ged Gibbons, Chief Executive of City Central BID, said: ‘’City Central BID is delighted to be working with the Brazilica festival once again. Last year’s parade was an amazing experience – the like of which we’d never seen before in the city centre. We’re really excited about the Carnival City weekender, and with the magical vibrancy Brazilica brings it will undoubtedly be one of the must see highlights of our Summer of Love.’’

Also on Saturday, Williamson Square will for the second year running host a music stage throughout the day and evening, again surrounded by a Latin American street food market, and stalls selling crafts and gifts.

Sunday 15 July will be renamed Samba Sunday with exhibitions and performances taking place across the city centre and a closing party which will see out this weekend of Latin fever in samba-tastic style! Some of the world’s biggest samba bands will head to Liverpool for Brazilica 2012, including Sambiesta all the way from Singapore (one of the few percussion bands in Singapore). Made up of young and energetic music enthusiasts, the band specializes in fusing modern funk, drum and bass and other unique beats with the traditional and ethnic Afro-Brazilian percussion. Sambiesta will take part in the parade and perform on the Williamson Square stage.

Debbie Boyd, Director of Orb Events, said: “The team at Orb events were so proud of the amazing reception Brazilica received last year. This year Brazilica has attracted so much interest from Samba fans across the world. We are really excited to be involved with a Liverpool born event that has the potential to bring thousands of visitors to our city. Brazilica 2012 will be bigger, better and truly international with performers coming from as far away as Brazil, Portugal and Singapore.”

Also in the run up to the festival weekend, one of London’s hidden musical treasures, Brazilian singer Jandira Silva, will perform at Studio 2, Parr St on Thursday 28 June. A passionate exponent of her country’s music, Silva draws on the classic sounds of ‘MPB’ (Música Popular Brasileira) as well as her love of jazz to create something fresh, beautiful and exciting.
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The City That Rocked The World

This summer see’s the release of a new feature length documentary, charting the history of Liverpool’s music scene from 1956 to present day.

Film makers Garry Popper and Roger Appleton, are passionate about Liverpool and it’s musical heritage and their passion comes through during the making of The City That Rocked The World, which features contributions from Paul and Mike McCartney, Billy Kinsley, ( The Mersey Beats and Liverpool Express), Billy Hatton (The Fourmost), Joe Ankrah (The Chants), Bill Harry (founder of The Merseybeat Newspaper), The Quarrymen plus many other groups and promoters from the 60s era.

The City That Rocked The World, also explores the 70’s 80’s 90’s and the naughty’s, with contributions from Pete Wylie (Mighty Wah!) Andy McCluskey (O.M.D) Kerry Katona (Atomic Kitten), plus other chart topping groups such as The Real Thing, The Christians, China Crisis, and Frankie Goes To Hollywood, which than brings the music scene right upto date, with The Coral, The Zutons, and The Wombats.

So what is the story behind the making of The City That Rocked The World, for Garry Popper, it has been a dream, that started in 2008, after meeting Bill Harry and chatting about all the groups that came out of Liverpool, in the heyday of the sixties numbered over 1000.

The story of Liverpool’s musical heritage goes further back than the sixties, being a seaport, Victorian Liverpool was the home of the sea shanties such as “Maggie May”, and the folk songs, that were sung in the streets and Dock Road pubs, and for Liverpool children, it was a way of life to sing and entertain, at family gatherings and parties, with the outbreak of the second world war, which brought the G.I’s based at Burtonwood to Liverpool with their influence of the Blues, DooWop, Jazz and Country music.

Moving onto 1953, and Liverpool’s first No1 single “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window” by Lita Rosa, through to the big band crooners, Michael Holiday, Frankie Vaughan and Billy Fury.

In 2001 Liverpool was recognised as the City of Pop by the Guinness Book Of Records, due to the amount of No1 singles that have came from the city.

This film which includes of 80 interviews and 40 one off performances, shows why Liverpool deserves the title
“The City That Rocked The World”.
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Mersey Beat founder says new film tells full story of music in Beatles' hometown

The Beatles' hometown of Liverpool will be the focus of a new documentary that will tell the complete story of the city's music history that had a worldwide impact from the Beatles and others, the founder and editor of a pioneering music newspaper in the city said Thursday.

“The City That Rocked the Rocked the World” will chronicle the Liverpool music scene from the years following World War II, through the birth of the Beatles and its aftermath to the present. The film is being produced by Garry Popper and directed by Roger Appleton.

Bill Harry, founder and managing editor of the music newspaper Mersey Beat, the Liverpool music newspaper that chronicled the Beatles' rise to fame as it happened, also an assistant producer of the documentary, says it will be about much more than the Fab Four.

“I felt it was important to enlighten audiences to the fact that the city wasn’t just a dynamic hotbed for rock bands. It had begun with the beat scene, a country music scene, a folk scene, a poetry scene, a black music scene. In fact, (it was) a magical musical melting pot of literally more than 1,000 artists.”

He says the idea for the film, first discussed with Popper four years ago, followed several failed attempts by others.

“Garry first approached me in 2008 for discussions about a documentary on the original Mersey music scene, something I had been hoping someone would do for many years. In fact, I had been in dialogue with three other documentary producers since the '90s, but none of them could get it together.

“This is something that Garry achieved. We were both on the same wave length. The scope of the documentary followed when my book ‘Liverpool – Bigger Than The Beatles’ was published, which took the Liverpool music scene right up to date,” Harry said.

“Garry felt that the documentary should also bring the Mersey music scene up to date, after all, there had been 50 Number 1 records produced by a variety of artists from the city. So Dave Pichilingi, director of Sound City was appointed an assistant producer, he advising on the current music scene while I concentrated on the early years.”

Harry says over 89 interviews have taken place over the past two years and the film is now in the editing stages.

According to IMDB.com, some of those appearing in the film include Paul McCartney, McCartney's brother Michael (billed as Mike McGear) of the Scaffold, Billy Kinsley and Ozzie Yue of the British Invasion band the Merseybeats, Pete Wylie of Wah! Heat and Andy McCluskey of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

"The City That Rocked the World" will be released in theatres, shown on TV and be available on home video. The film will also be released internationally, Harry said.

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Bill Drummond in Liverpool - various events, July 2012

Bill Drummond's long-standing Liverpool love seems to have been reignited recently. Great to see him doing so many activities and barmy projects here again. More to come in July...

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How to get hold of a copy of 100, two special performances and tickets only from here


Written by Liverpool Confidential.

THE predictable dance of the media interview has been turned on its head in 100, Bill Drummond's latest book.

Back in 2010, the artist and former Zoo Records and KLF luminary reflected that for years he had been asked a variant of the same four questions and thus had his “polished stock answers to give”.

So Drummond decided to make it a bit more interesting: for the rest of his life, he would respond to only a finite number of interview requests.

The first half, comprising 100 questions in all, and their answers – would form a book.

Over the course of that year, Drummond invited the first 25 people who contacted him for an interview, to ask him four things. No face-to-face musings over tea or a pint, only email correspondence; questions he agreed to respond to on the proviso that they had never been asked before. ...
And much more including...

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On Thursday July 5, expect to spot a mystery “Lone Sweeper”, a super hero. Homburg worn on head at all times; face in shadow of brim, who will be making his entrance to Liverpool via the Mersey Tunnel. "

The Lone Sweeper will push a broom along Lime Street. Up Renshaw Street. Down Bold Street, up Bold Street and into News From Nowhere. "In doing so he will have constructed the sculpture Two Hours of Pushing Broom #3."

But, says Drummond, "the most interesting thing about a superhero is the back story,” and you can hear all that - and more about 100 - when he conducts a special one-off performance - "How I Became A Superhero" - at the Mello Mello bar, Slater Street, on Wednesday July 4. 8pm.

Tickets - there are only 100 of them - are £10 and are available exclusively from here. As a bonus, audience members get a fiver off the book for this one night only.

100 questions down and just 100 more to go.
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How Llandudno staged Olympics before the modern games

When it comes to the history of the modern Olympic Games, Athens in 1896 is generally regarded as where it began.

But when the Olympic flame visited the Conwy town of Llandudno, some insist that it was passing one of its spiritual homes.

Thirty years before Athens and more than a century before London 2012, the town staged its own Olympics - and not once, but twice.

One of the men behind the games was Liverpool athlete John Hulley.

City historian Robin Baynes, a former competitive swimmer, said Hulley was ahead of his time, and started an Olympic festival in Liverpool in 1862, switching it to Llandudno three years later.

A John Hulley Olympic Festival is taking place in Liverpool this summer to celebrate his achievements.

Mr Baynes said Hulley's grave was found in 2008 in Liverpool by another historian, Ray Hulley, who was no relation.

Mr Baynes said: "John Hulley was a gymnast, and he was a flamboyant character.

"He was a visionary and he was ahead of his time, and what he wanted to do was get physical exercise out to the masses and he networked with the business people of Liverpool who built him a gym.

"One of the most historic facts is that in 1865, on the 6 November, they signed the national Olympic association charter, which became the forerunner of the BOA (British Olympic Association) and the forerunner of the IOA (International Olympic Association)."

Mr Baynes said Hulley held his first Olympic festival in Liverpool in 1862, which attracted 10,000 people.

Two years later Hulley moved the games to a larger venue in in the city, but why they were switched to Wales is a mystery.

"Why they moved it to Llandudno we don't know, but he did in 1865 and 1866," Mr Baynes said.

Information from the Athletics Society of Great Britain, founded in 1860, shows there was an Olympic Festival was held in Llandudno in 1866, said Mr Baynes.

Olympic movement

A regatta, a yacht race from Liverpool, gymnastics and a carnival to crown the festivities were all staged in the town.

Mr Baynes said history showed Hulley's thinking influenced his two friends, Dr Penny Brooks and Ernst Georg Ravenstein, two fellow founding fathers of the British Olympic movement, to think on a much larger scale.

He claimed that Hulley, Brookes and Ravenstein's ideas influenced the thinking of the Frenchman, Pierre de Coubertin, to create the International Olympic Committee.

Hulley died aged 43, and Mr Baynes said his untimely death should not prevent the recognition and accolade he so richly deserved as a founder of the British Olympic movement.

Last week, the Olympic torch was carried along the Great Orme limestone headland on the Creuddyn Peninsula in Llandudno, and travelled by cable car.
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Not long now,

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Africa Oyé Prepares for its 20th Birthday Celebrations

Africa Oyé, a free-entry festival, is the largest celebration of African music and culture in the UK. A series of performances by top acts in African and Caribbean music from all over the world and interactive workshops, letting visitors get involved with a distant and vibrant culture, make the festival one of the most important dates in Liverpool’s calendar.
This year the event marks its 20th birthday with what will hopefully be the biggest and best Oyé yet. Held in Sefton Park on the 23rd and 24th of June, the festival is expecting an impressive turnout – last year, some 50,000 people turned up to enjoy the weekend of good music, dance and culture and Oyé looks set to hit such heights again.
As we have come to expect, some of the most exciting acts in African and Caribbean music will be performing, taking us on a journey through genres such as afro beat and reggae throughout the weekend. Notable acts on the line-up include Brinsley Forde, renowned for his phenomenal stage presence and roots reggae music, and Dele Sosimi who will funk up the festival with his 15-strong orchestra in tow.
Next weekend is shaping up to be another remarkable weekend for Liverpool, and locals have no excuse to miss out on this free event, with people coming from all over the world to attend. Offering something for everyone, Africa Oyé is a huge hit with families; alongside the performances we can expect a multitude of organizations onsite who will be getting visitors involved by teaching them African dances, how to play unusual instruments and there will also be dozens of stalls offering food and drinks.
The festival continues to go from strength to strength and to show the UK how beautiful and creative Africa is. The city is an ideal and worthy host – Africa Oyé is all about coming together, getting involved and sharing one another’s cultures, something Liverpool is renowned for.
For more details, including the full line-up, you can visit the official website at www.africaoye.com
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Coming up this Autumn.


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Arabic arts festival comes to Liverpool

The distorting lens of news, focused on the dramatic and unusual, can give the impression that the Arab world is synonymous with turmoil and war. A week in Liverpool will show otherwise.

Liverpool has long had connections with the Arab world, particularly with Yemen. In common with other port cities such as Cardiff and South Shields, Yemeni sailors formed the origins of a substantial community over a century ago.

For all the colder temperatures and Atlantic rain, they enjoyed the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the great port, which was then the principal gateway in the UK, and for much of Europe, to the burgeoning United States.

Most Liverpudlians of Arabic origin today trace their ancestry to the Yemen; few remain in shipping but they have flourished as newsagents, with members of the community owning some 400 corner shops. The Liverpool Arabic Centre, founded in 1997, has run a marvellous project called Moving Here, publishing online memories contributed by its members and their friends and neighbours.

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Press night tonight of Red's V Blue's or whatever it's called. I had a brilliant time. Good grief that is a shit play. Most of the cast are really good however, they are a very talented bunch with lots of heavyweight s*** on their CVs and they do it really well. The interior of the Royal Court is stunning. In the stalls the bench style bingo dining tables give it a really unique feel. I don't know of anywhere like it. The athmosphere was buzzing. Having a bar at the back of the stalls is good and I saw Iain St John. I'd like to know if anyone knows of any other theatre like this in the UK???? I go to quite a bit of stuff and the RC Liverpool is different, possibly special. They need to get better material than that though, words fail me.
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It's a real scouse love in, that place. No bad thing though. It's cornered the market and does it well. Not been for a while, but might check it out soon.
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Not sure, but I think this video was made before any of the redevelopment had started:

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Yeah that's the old interior. Looks better now in my opinion.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 12:26 PM   #3459
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Went to the World Premier of "The Matchbox" at the Playhouse last night. It is brilliant. Leanne Best who was recently in Streetcar named dcesire was outstanding. The last couple of things I've seen in the Playhouse studio have been utterly brilliant pieces of new writing. Liverpool is leading the way nationally on this.
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I was there last night too. An amazing, draining piece of work. And yes, the studio is coming into its own now; I believe it will continue to operate once the Everyman reopens, which is excellent as being so small it's perfect for these small-but-intense new productions.

This play though will almost certainly go further. Could see this being an Edinburgh sensation. And Leanne Best is an incredible actor.
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