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Lost weekend: Four fab things to engage in (Oct 26-28 2012)

Lantern Parade, the man from Black, Alternative Miss World man and non-stop music at Mello

Published on October 25th 2012.

Lost weekend: Four fab things to engage in (Oct 26-28 2012)

More giants
SEFTON Park will play host to not one, but TWO Halloween Lantern Parades this Sunday as the needs of younger kids are taken into consideration.

Now in its 10th year, the first parade will begin at 5.30pm, and involves a  "mesmerising Giant Dreamer" before young attendees are packed off home for sweet dreams of their own, all courtesy of French masters of the surreal, Delirium Lumens.

The second parade will begin at 7.30pm before older attendees are packed off for a few cheeky Sunday scoops in Keith's,  all courtesy of the French wine masters of the surreal, Delirium Tremens.

Extraordinary dreamscapes, talking stags, dancing wolves and things that go bump in the night will light up the dark around the park. Every sense will be stimulated with a field of floating fire flowers, huge illuminated megaliths, a gaggle of gamblers, dream doctors, diviners and fortune tellers.

*Liverpool Lantern Parade, Sefton Park, Aigburth, L17. Sunday October 28, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Free. See here for route map.

Andrew Logan

Logan's run
Andrew Logan, flamboyant creator of the Alternative Miss World contests, has exhibited his jewellery and sculptures in glammy locations like New York, Mexico, India and Beverley Hills.

But locations don't get much glitzier than Upper Stanhope Street and that's where he's not at this weekend - although his work is.

Homotopia and The Gallery are to premiere a retrospective show of Logan's work, which will include items from his own sculpture museum in Berriew, in the Welsh Marches, as well as new commissions created for Welcome To My World.

All of his works reflect his obsession with mirrors — specifically broken ones.  “I just love how broken mirrors fracture images — it's like looking through a hole and seeing another world!” he says.

The show launches with a big party on Friday night at The Gallery. Andrew, however, won't be welcoming you to his world. He's in Japan and has left the honours to his mate, Rula Lenska, who will be there purring like George Galloway's favourite feline as the warm white takes hold.

Part of Homotopia and the Biennial Independents 2012 Welcome To My World runs until mid November.

*Welcome To My World, a retrospective of work by Andrew Logan. The Gallery, 41 Upper Stanhope Street, Liverpool 8. Friday October 26-10am – 2pm Sats, 10am – 4.30pm Mon – Weds Nov 21. 

MamiesFlamin' Mamiies

In a Mello tone
It's going to be cold and dull this weekend, but not at Liverpool Confidential's favourite watering hole, MelloMello.

There you will find a full day and night of Pete Bentham's Free Rock & Roll as British Summer Time draws to a close.

Wth two stages on two floors, go show them why you are supporting them against any baillifs who might come knocking on the door. All for a small minimum donation of £2 on the door.

Running Order: Upstairs:
3.30pm - The Roughneck Riot
4.15pm - TBC
5.00pm - King Twit
5.45pm - The Witches
6.30pm - Horse Bastard
7.15pm - The Vermin Suicides
8.00pm - Loose Moose String Band
9.00pm - Long Finger Bandits
10.00pm - Dick Limerick Academy
11.00pm - Raw Bones

Downstairs (Acoustic Stage)
4.00pm - Tom George
4.45pm - Rat Bit Kit
5.30 - Sheepy
6.15pm - Jimmy Ligthfoot
7.00pm - Johnny 5th Wheel & The Cowards
7.45pm - Rory & Ned
8.30pm - Barbieshop
9.00pm - The Flamin' Mamies
10.00pm - Ratty Little Fingers

Running order subject to change, it says here, so take all of the above with a pinch of salt.

*Free Rock & Roll Big All Dayer, MelloMello, 40-42 Slater St, L1 4BX. Sat Oct 27, 3pm-1am, £2 donation. 

Colin VearncombeColin Vearncombe

No need to run and hide
Remember It's A Wonderful Life?

No, it's not Christmas already, we're talking the song, the one that Black did back in the 1980s???

Anyroadup, the man behind it, Colin Vearncombe, is making a comeback, or should that be a comeblack? New album and a tour and the like,  and there's a gig at the Kazimier next Tuesday. 

Where's he been for the last 25 years? Who knows, but Colin has recently starred in a short film, is about to stage his third art exhibition and has written his first book of poetry, I Am Not The Same Person. 

If you aren't deterred by the latter and have always wanted to touch Colin's clothing, he will be providing an intimate warm-up at the Music Consortium, the record shop at the top of Bold St, on Saturday afternoon.  Do scratch around the racks, there's bound to be some old Black vinyl in there. Well yes, alright, it's all black.

*Colin Vearncombe in store, the Music Consortium, Bold Street, Sat Ocr 27, 4pm, free.

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