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Something for the weekend. 26-28/10/07

The clocks may be going back but Ben Patey is here with plenty of sunny ideas for living it up during the next couple of days

Published on October 26th 2007.

Something for the weekend. 26-28/10/07

East is eats
A cluster of Liverpool restaurants in Duke Street are celebrating World Food Day with eight hours of fundraising for Restaurants Against Hunger on Sunday, October 28.

The four, in the so-called East Village on Duke Street, are offering diners the opportunity to taste fare from around the world at half price with all money raised being donated to the charity.

Hot Mexican Savina, Italian Il Forno, Japanese favourite Sapporo Teppanyaki and Indian newcomer Mayur have all been supporting the “Fight Hunger. Eat Out” campaign throughout October to raise money for Action Against Hunger’s programmes in 43 countries worldwide.

During the day, the four will each borrow ideas from their neighbours and creating a special dish for the day. Mayur will, for example, serve Chicken Tikka Pizza while Il Forno will cook up jalfriezi pasta. Er...

Il Forno (0151 709 4002) will be running its offer from 12 noon until 5pm with half price pasta and pizza. Mayur (0151 709 9955) will run the offer from 5pm until 8pm with half price off every dish excluding its gourmet choices. Savina (0151 708 9095) will offer half price dishes from 1pm to 6pm. Sapporo Teppanyaki (0151 705 3005) will offer half price on sushi and noodle soup from 12noon to 5pm

The mighty Quinn
Raymond Quinn has had quite the 2007. He's already proved himself a pretty useful actor, receiving numerous awards for his portrayal of rock wielding Anthony Murray in Brookside. Last years X- Factor provided him with the platform to prove he was more than just a cheeky face - his voice, charm and charisma carrying him through to the final, where he eventually came a close second to Mariah/Whitney amalgamation - Leona Lewis.

In the last year, he's released a Number One album of his favourite swing tunes and this weekend, Knowsley-born Ray brings his swagger to his adoring home fans.
Amazing Fact! Ray's album went gold in its first week. Young girls and grannies alike were seen queuing for more than 36 miles outside Woolies near St. John's.

Ray Quinn @ The Liverpool Empire, Lime Street
Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October
£23. 0870 606 3536

The Importance of Being Earnest
Southport Comedy Week draws to a close this weekend with Oscar Wilde's timeless classic, The Importance of Being Earnest. In it, social class is lampooned via the behaviour of Algernon, a young aristocrat from London who pretends to have an ill friend living in the country called Bunbury. He uses this 'ill' friend to avoid social obligations or just to get away for the weekend - the practice of which he labels 'Bunburying'. Algernon, and friend Jack who goes to the city in a similar act of bunburying, both use the pseudonym of Ernest to woo ladies leading to comedy of mistaken identities and a catalogue of riotous events. It's all a bit confusing at times but stick with it because it's pure genius. And in keeping with the Irish theme...Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin.
Amazing Fact! Another famous Dublin born writer was Dracula creator Bram Stoker. He married Florence Balcombe who once courtedWilde before he went the other way.

The Importance of Being Earnest @ Southport Arts Centre, Lord Street, Southport.Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th October
Adult from £16.00
Concession from £14.00
01704 533333

Lord of the prance
Last week we told you about the Liverpool Irish Festival and in doing so recommended some pubs and some good old Irish music as your first port of call. You were no doubt easily persuaded. Well this week, we say you would be fools not to head down to the World Museum for some more tremendous Irish related activies.

Fancy youself as the next Michael Flatley perhaps? Why not attend a traditional Irish dance class. There's also art and crafts classes, poetry writing and a musical theatre workshop that will explore the theme of Irish myths.
Amazing Fact! Michael Flatley was once the world record holder in tapping his feet. He achieved 35 foot taps per second in 1998! “Impossible,” you say, but it was in the Guinness Book of Records and everything.

Irish Arts Workshop Day For All @ Liverpool World MuseumSaturday 27th October
10:00am - 4:00pm

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