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Some things for the weekend (March 9-11)

Something for Joni Mitchell fans, maritime disease, burlesquers and A Clockwork Orange

Written by . Published on March 9th 2012.

Some things for the weekend (March 9-11)

Dead Belgian live
DON'T want to go home after work tonight? Read on.

Dead Belgian will be performing their Jaques Brel loveliness, songs from their soon to be released album alongside some new material. That's reason enough to go to head to The Kazimier this evening, but here are two more and for the bargain price of a fiver.

Dead Belgian
First, stellar support act is Stealing Sheep. Recently signed to Heavenly Recordings, the female Liverpool three-piece have been tipped as "one's to watch" in 2012 by all and sundry including Rolling Stone Magazine and a host of Radio 1 DJs.

Then there's The Manouchetones, a Liverpool duo playing Gypsy jazz in the Manouche style of Django Reinhardt. Guitarist Mickey has performed at festivals up and down the country as rhythm player for the legendary Gary Potter - while Karl formed two incredible bands, Loka and Super Numeri, releasing two critically acclaimed albums on the Ninja Tune label. 

*The Manouchetones (8.45) Stealing Sheep (9.30) Dead Belgian (10.15), Kazimier, Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool, Friday March 9, £5.

Where Light Falls
JONI Mitchell, her song-writing, singing and playing, is the inspiration for Sheffield vocalist Rosie Brown who has taken her admiration for the folkie legend and turned it into a show about different aspects of Joni's life and art. 

Rosie Brown

Rosie Brown

Rosie explains that the trio set out to put Joni Mitchell’s life under the microscope and have arrived at a ‘rich biographical body of work in song’.

“We looked at the love she walked away from to fulfil her artistic dreams, her life as a painter and her conflicts with fame.”

*Where Light Falls, Bluecoat, School Lane, Sunday March 11, 7.30pm. Tickets online from the Bluecoat - £8.00/£5.00 students.

Pirates, Pills and Pustules
Discover the gruesome side of maritime history - death and disease. How lovely, in another pirate themed weekend at Albert Dock.

PiratePirate larksIt’s not all guts and gore: you can educate yourself about the traditional approaches of different cultures to finding remedies. Discover diseases of the day and their often terrible treatments with wonderful wax models used for anatomical study. You can even pick your own scabs, by trying some scary special effects make up.

See some of the strangest objects that ever found their way to Liverpool docks and experience scary stories. And watch out for the gigantic Grim Reaper. As you do.

*Pirates, Pills and Pustules, Saturday 10th March from 4pm, Albert Dock venues, free.


Canary Canary Cage

Yellow peril
There's temptation on the cards with The Canary Cage. When an event promises evenings of cheeky glamour, naughty corsetry and vintage tease, it's got to be better than sitting in with Casualty.

*Canary Cage, All weekend, at 7pm, Baby Blue, Albert Dock, tickets £4

A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess’s story of Alex, the Beethoven-obsessed malchick achieved worldwide notoriety through Stanley Kubrick’s ultra-violent film adaptation.

Burgess hated it and wrote this stage version as a tolchok in the yarbles of Hollywood. Horrifyingly violent and unspeakably beautiful, this extraordinary play examines how far the human spirit can bend before it breaks.

Performed by third-year acting students at LIPA, it contains sex scenes, graphic violence and bad language. As does the rest of the city centre on a Saturday night.

*A Clockwork Orange, Saturday March 10, 7.30pm, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Mount Street, L1. tickets £8

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AnonymousMarch 10th 2012.

Dead Belgian were ace.

Darth FormbyMarch 11th 2012.

I'm a fan of Jacques Brel, and Django. To me, Dead Belgian delivered stiff, anonymous recitals of Brel songs. I don't think they mean it!

The other two acts on the night did though. I thought the Manouchtones and Stealing Sheep were both very good. Stealing Sheep were much better than I expected.

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