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Something for the Weekend (11-13 July 08)

Arabic bazaars, The La’s, puppet shows and slide guitars. Just another weekend in Liverpool and around…

Published on July 10th 2008.

Something for the Weekend (11-13 July 08)

I predict a riot
The Kazimier, situated on Wolstenholme Square, pays host once again to all things wacky and absurd. As ever, there’s a theme although this month... well it’s not entirely clear.

The night’s called Karnival and it’s billed as being ‘a night of collective festivities and grotesque amusement’. Sound appealing?

Karnival will feature illegal bean gambling, a puppet freak show and indoor jousting. Luckily there’s also some great live music on offer to counterbalance the weirdness. 12-piece brass band Riot Jazz are particularly worth the visit, even if you’re a little dubious about the as yet unknown medieval games also occurring.

Friday 11 July
9pm - onwards
The Kazimier
Wolstenholme Square
Liverpool L1 4JJ
Entrance: £5

How bazaar
Experience Arabic hospitality at its finest as the Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival hits Sefton Park. Newcomers to the event can expect tip top live music, enthralling dance and arts as well as some authentic food stalls. All in all, it's a bloody good family day out and it's all taking place in the beautiful surroundings of the Palm House.

The day also includes the Bedouin Jerry Can Band, who after starring at Africa Oye last month, also opened the Jazz World Stage at Glastonbury. Check them out. And check out the website below for details of plenty more Arabic related events going on in the coming week.

Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival Family day
Sunday 13 July
Palm House, Sefton Park
12:00pm – 4:30pm

The Beat Goes On
The Beat Goes on opens at the World Museum this weekend showcasing Merseyside’s music scene from the past 60 years.

As well as all the old favourites, you’ll also be able to look at more contemporary artists such as The La's and The Zutons (pictured) and current club nights such as Chibuku. But yes, as you’d expect, you can also see plenty of Beatles memorabilia including the bed cover from John and Yoko’s Hilton ‘bed-in-for-peace’ demonstration.

Visitors will have access to audio points, jukeboxes and films as well as a wealth of material that has been obtained from record companies, institutions and private collectors.

The Beat Goes On
World Museum
Saturday 12 July 2008 – 1 November 2009

Blue Sunday
There's surely nothing better than a bit of Sunday afternoon blues. If this is your philosophy why not pop along to Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton, where a new musical event is taking place on the second Sunday of every month.

The gig will be hosted by Liverpool blues duo Blue C (above) which features singer, harmonicist and slide guitarist Raphael Callaghan and Christine Purnell on the bass guitar. Alan Peters, ex Lawnmower frontman, will also be doing a turn. And there's a bottle bar as well so you can cry into your beer with your blues.

Blue C @ Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton
Sunday 13 July

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DigJuly 10th 2008.

Is a slide guitarist a guitarist on a slide?

KarnevalJuly 10th 2008.

looks interesting but I don't fancy yours much!

The Voice of ReasonJuly 10th 2008.

"Harmonicist"? There's no such word! Surely you mean

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