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Something for the weekend - 22-23 September 07

Unfeasible moustaches, Joe Driscoll, sacred music and the Red Arrows...it's all happening over the next couple of days right here

Published on September 21st 2007.

Something for the weekend - 22-23 September 07

Grow your own
You may not have been one of the guys and gals invited to touch the cigar of Jimmy Saville aboard the QE2 this weeked, but there's one ship on the waterfront where everyone is welcome - sort of.

The Fitzcaraldo, owned by Walk the Plank and berthed at Canning Dock (next to the Albert Dock), is a touring theatre ship from April to September, but this Saturday it hosts Tacheback – where moustaches, in all their glory, are celebrated.

Whether you’ve got a military style Poirot, a Dick Dastardly style handlebar or a politically incorrect Adolf, judgement will be passed on your muzzy with a national final in London later on. Sponsorship money raised will fund vital prostate cancer studies at the Everyman Centre, Europe’s only dedicated research centre.

Still modelling the Rushie-style monstrosity you grew 15 years ago? You may as well come on down and put it to good use. Please shave it off when you get home though.

Tacheback @ aboard Canning Dock (big blue ship next to Albert Dock). Saturday 22nd September, 8pm-3am. £6.

Loopy tunes
Music wise, US indie-folk soloist Joe Driscoll is in town this Saturday night in a warm up to the Lake of Stars gig in Malawi next month. Driscoll, Indy award winning Best Solo Act Of The Year, plays an amalgamation of hip-hop, reggae and folk. His set incorporates a live recorded loop, an array of instruments and beat boxing. Oh, and he sings too.

Also on the bill are Freedom Of Expression, a diverse gang of musicians from all over the place, including a rather lovely looking Spanish singer. Expect an energetic fusion of hip-hop, jazz, soul and Latin. Also Mak of all trades who as the name suggests, is fairly useful on a number of instruments as well as being a very adept beat boxer and singer.

Joe Driscoll LIVE @ Django’s Riff, Wood Street, Saturday 22nd September, 9pm-3am. £4NUS/£5 on the door

Park life
Blow away the cobwebs with a little walk around Sefton Park this Sunday, and the much smaller Greenbank version. Ranger walks last between one and two hours and adults must accompany children under 16 years so as to prevent whole baguettes being launched at the ducks. Learn the real inside story on the boating lake, the Peter Pan statue, the Palm House and don't foget to hug loads of trees.

Views of Greenbank and Sefton Park. Meet outside Brookhouse, Smithdown Road @ 11am. 0151 233 3007

Palm life
You'll be needing a sit down after all that, so hang around for a free concert of traditional Hebrew sacred music in Sefton Park Palm House. Described as secular and sacred music and incidental music, You think you’re going to go for that walk after all? How rude.

Free concert @ Sefton Park Palm House, Sunday 23rd September, 2pm. 0151 726 9304999

Chain reaction
Having mentioned handlebar moustaches before, it’s handlebars of another kind with a bike ride along Liverpool’s Waterfront this Sunday. The ride will be slow paced and will include a tea break so you won't need steroids to keep up.

Waterfront bike ride, Sunday 23rd September, Meet at Otterspool Pub at 1:30pm. 0151 234 9484.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane...
... No, it’s the aerobatics display team of the RAF, known to you and me as The Red Arrows. Simply put, it’s a bunch of planes spinning, manoeuvering and generally performing death-defying moves for your entertainment and this weekend they’re in Southport.

Spectators can expect an exciting 23 minute display. You’ll also get an opportunity to meet the Red Arrow pilots before their display on Saturday, who will be available for photos, autographs and to answer any questions spectators may have regarding the Red Arrows and the Royal Air Force.

The Red Arrows @ Southport Air ShowSaturday 22nd September 2007 4.40pm and Sunday 23rd September midda.

Compiled by Ben Patey

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