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Something for the Weekend (20-22 June)

Designer rugs, ugly bugs, festival fuggs and lambanana hugs... all Earthly life is here in Heather Smith's midsummer round up

Published on June 23rd 2008.

Something for the Weekend (20-22 June)

Designer goods
Originally bound for the Metropolitan Cathedral, Design Show Liverpool, has ended up occupying the Contemporary Urban Centre and with Elle Décor naming it as one of five reasons to visit the city, it's looking good.

The event, which runs until Sunday, brings us a great opportunity to browse, buy and commission goodies from over 150 selected designers. Categories include contemporary fashion, jewellery, furniture and garden products. So whether you intend to give yourself or your house a modish makeover – or indeed if you just fancy a nose, book yourself an appointment with this class-filled occasion now.

Design Show Liverpool, 19th-22nd June @ Contemporary Urban Centre,41-51 Greenland Street. For more information and to book tickets, visit www.designshow

Get the bug…
Apparently, it’s National Insect Week. Thanks to the World Museum, we can take this rare opportunity to find out more about the fascinating little devils. They have put together an action- packed programme of practical activities, lectures and demonstrations, the kids can make their own moth-gliders and generally get their mitts on all kinds of creepy-crawlies. The Bug House will also be open which, if you can keep your eyes open long enough, boasts a giant animatronic spider. Some events are drop-in and some are ticketed (but are still free) so get yours at the front desk, if you dare.

Moth and Butterfly Weekend @ the World Museum, William Brown Street, 21st-22nd June, 10am-5pm, free entry.

We love ewes
How many have you spotted so far? Which is your favourite? Fazakerley Night Fever? Superlambgranada? Raphael Baa-Nitez? Unbelievably, it is ten years since Taro Chiezo’s original yucky-yellow thing first surfaced in Liverpool.

Over 100 mini mock-ups have been designed, named and sponsored by local people and national organisations for 2008.

The loveable creatures lie citywide for the summer making a culture year event that not only embodies the creative talent and wit of our people but encourages plenty of participation, too. Why not make a day of it: dig out your camera, pick up a Lamb-map, follow the flock and enjoy. Giggles guaranteed.

Go Superlambananas, citywide until 25th Aug. For more information and to download a map, visit www.gosuperlam

High Score…
If your weekends are all about sport, you might want to head down to the Phil (the hall) this Sunday afternoon. There’s a family concert taking place and everyone is being advised to go along in their sports gear. The set list, conducted by Gareth Hudson, comes from TV sports specials so expect a good old soccer sing-song as well as highlights from Gladiators, The Entry and Chariots of Fire. Maybe they'll even do the cricket one that Booker T and the MGs do, or this one below....

Family Concert: Sports Day @ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Sun 22nd June, 2.30pm. Tickets: £7, £9, £12 (£5 Children) Call 0151 709 3789 or book online at www.liverpoolphil.com

Pack a picnic, get along to Sefton Park and enjoy the rhythms of the world at Africa Oye, the UK's biggest free African music festival that isn't even African music, it's Latin, it's European, it's spiffing and it's spliffing.

Now in its 10th year at Sevvie, there's all sort of other larks in this particular park happening too.

Africa Oye, Sefton Park L17. Sat/Sun 21-22 June.www.africaoye.com

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Too much of a good thingJune 19th 2008.

They are crap. What's so arty about this? It's like getting one of those blank egg cup sets and getting kids to paint on them. Any old rubbish and call it art.

I love curryJune 19th 2008.

I think the superlambbananas are fabulous. Stop being so bloody miserable.

To much of a good thingJune 19th 2008.

I am utterly fed up with all these stupid superlambananas everywhere. One was fine but this is just overkill. I liked the superlambanana but now I am rapidly going off it because of all this. Not funny, bot clever.

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