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Lost Weekend: Nov 29-Dec 1

Camp & Furnace fish and chips, Static Sunday Market, World War I day and star on your own postage stamp

Published on November 28th 2013.

Lost Weekend: Nov 29-Dec 1

Bratz the way I like it
What does Santa bring the little girl who has everything? My Little Pony? A sweet dolly?

How about one of these Bratz dolls, reclaimed and reinvented by artist Tristan Brady Jacobs. She can tell her therapist all about it in 25 years time.

These excellent and witty reinventions and more will be on sale at the Static Sunday Market this weekend.

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He says: "Bratz and Barbies cry out for a little upscaling in their ambition. No longer do they want the perfect french trim or bodywax, when I have finished with them they guard the cemetery gates for Baron Samedi with their own army of the undead, or lurk in dreams to ambush the monsters of our ID.

"My Little Ponies become the victors of backyard bareknuckle (hoof) bouts, a wry smile on their faces beneath the blood and bruises.

"The hard-bodied heads of daby-dolls are decorated with Mexican wrestler masks, fetish patterning and more voodoo sensibility. I am an artist who loves to tinker with our memories and our emotional attachment to plastic fetishes and to create objects which share power with the gods and are only one step from the vast stinking landfill of our dreams."

Wild Swans T ShirtWild Swans T ShirtThere you may also find Paul Simpson selling very limited edition Wild Swans merch to aid the Philippines disaster appeal. Did you know that The Wild Swans remain one of the most popular bands ever in the Philippines and can claim more fans than Imelda Marcos's could shoes.

Who said shoes? How about a bag to go with yours? Or some prints for your wall, street food, clothes, books, bespoke tiles, records/cds, fresh fruit and veg, plants, posters, honey from the Wirral. You can also get your feet washed, get your bike fixed, buy cakes and all that jazz.

Static Sunday Market, 23 Roscoe Lane (off Berry St) L1. 11am-4pm. Free admission. 




Stamp of approval
IF you thought postage stamps were all about pictures of the Queen, you were wrong. These you can get your own ugly mug on one.

Once upon a time you could be prosecuted for putting a stamp on a letter upside down. Now anything goes.

In its effort to promote the post, the Post Office is bringing Christmas cheer to Liverpool this weekend with the city’s first ever Pop-up Post Office Christmas Stamp Shop.

Between Friday and Sunday, the Post Office Christmas Stamp Shop in Liverpool One will roll up and unfold with its very own interactive and personalised Smilers stamp booth, allowing customers to make their own stamps for their loved ones this Christmas. People can capture and share a special moment as it is made into a fully functional stamp.

And remember, no mooning.

The Christmas Stamp Shop, Liverpool One, Friday Nov 29-Sunday December 1. All day.

The first was the worst
THERE is a chance to immortalise the part your great-great granddad played in the Kaiser's downfall with the day-long launch of a new project this Saturday.

Merseyside At War 1914-1918 is backed by Liverpool John Moores University. Historians have created a ‘Living Archive’ and they want you to help fill it.

Anything from letters sent home from the front; photographs of soldiers and officers, their spouses, friends and families; birth certificates and records to posters that were displayed around Merseyside at the time.

You may have a medal that a relative won or even some clothes from the period... whatever you have, they would like to hear about it.

Merseyside at War 1914-1918 is launched by Lord David Alton and Prof Frank McDonough this Saturday (Nov 30) with a free, all day event that includes readings of war poetry, lectures and more. It won't be boring, check our the Prof's twitter feed for everything you ever wanted to know about well, everything in punchy charismatic style.

Merseyside At War 1914-1918, launch. Stanton Fuller Lecture Theatre, Liverpool John Moores University, Avril Robarts Building, 79 Tithebarn Street, L2 2ER.

Saturday, November 30, 10am-3pm. Free, but must register to attend here 

Camp And Furnace Fish And Chips

Camp And Furnace Fish And Chips

Things to eat this weekend 
Fish in Brown Bear bitter batter. Add a generous mound of thick-cut chips, skin just a little bit on, with good home made mushy peas and tartare sauce and curry sauce on a great big serving platter. £8.50

The fish was the star - a thick, gleaming, satisfying hulk in a shattering light batter made from ale brewed on the premises. 

Fish and chips is a dish designed to riddle you with guilt. Enjoy this version sitting in front of the roaring log fire at Camp & Furnce and you'll emerge red faced in more ways than one. 8/10

*Fish & Chips, Camp & Furnace, Greenland Street, L1. Sat/Sun 11am-9pm.


Plumbing new Depps
The Beatles, Stevie Gerrard, Wayne Rooney all in thousands of  pieces.

They are just some of the stars captured in mosaic art.


View Two Gallery is giving a second run to the mosaic works by artists Alan Butt and Rita Gav. Their Icons of Music, Film and Sport will be on show until Saturday 21 December 2013.

Professor Ken Martin, former head of architecture at Liverpool Polytechnic (now Liverpool JMU) owns the independent gallery.

He said: “There was huge interest in these amazing works and Alan and Rita both agreed to allow the run to be extended to give more people a chance to see these mosaics.  Looking at the comments by visitors to the gallery, people are amazed by the skill that goes into this pictures.”
*Icons of Music, Film and Sport, View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew St, noon till 5pm Saturdays and daily until Nov 21. Free.



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