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Something for the Weekend (25-27 July 08)

Heather's back and talking pawn with the British Chess Championships at St George's Hall - just one of the things happening this weekend

Published on July 24th 2008.

Something for the Weekend (25-27 July 08)

Contacting the World
STARTING this weekend Liverpool, centre of the universe, will stage one of the biggest international theatre festivals: Contacting the World.

150 young people from just about everywhere between Mumbai and Manchester will share their performance work from the past ten months. LIPA and the Unity Theatre are the hotspots in the packed week-long festival programme which features daily performances, workshops, cabarets and parties.

Best to check the website for times and while you’re there; you can download a nifty little brochure which covers all of the events.

Contacting the World
27th July – 2nd August

Brouhaha 2008
Community spirit is riding high this weekend as Brouhaha brings another batch of young people from in and around Europe to share their cultural experiences, this time through the medium of dance.

‘Flipped’ is an international hip-hop show looking at the theme of ‘urbanity.’ That’s urban reality don’t you know.

The show will take over the Contemporary Urban Centre on Saturday and is one of an impressive annual programme of events by Brouhaha for 2008. Check it out.

Flipped @ The Contemporary Urban Centre
Sat 26th July
For tickets call 01517083510 or visit www.brouhaha.uk.com

Guitar Heroes
Gary Murphy and his band will play the songs of at least twenty of the world’s most influential guitarists at the Phil on Sunday, a feat he is more than capable of.

The show, narrated by Billy Butler, will also tell the story of each guitarist, mapping their progress from zero to hero. Look forward to hearing the likes of Django Reinhardt, The Shadows, The Who and Pink Floyd to name but a few.

Diversity is the name of the game so expect blues, classical and country to feature as well as the rockers.

Guitar Legends – A Story about Heroes @ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Sun 27th July, 7.30pm
Tickets £18-£25

Pawn Stars
The world's oldest Championships are coming to Liverpool for the first time ever this weekend. The tournament, which was launched in 1866, will take place in St. George's Hall and will host no less than 2,000 players over the fortnight.

The grandmasters and amateurs will battle it out for the enviable title of British Champion.

There’s a free launch event by grandmaster Nigel Davies on the steps of St George's Hall from 2pm on Sunday and an assortment of events throughout the fortnight.

British Chess Championships @ St George's Hall
27th July – 9th August
For more information visit www.bcf.org.uk

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