The Catacombs of Liverpool’s Darkest History: The Gangs of Victorian Liverpool Monday 3 - Saturday 8 April 2017
The new series of tours feature new stories, uncovering the tales of past criminals who were hanged for their crimes, those who were judged and sentenced by law, and those who carried out the sentence of the court – the executioner.
This new instalment will start by highlighting the ten years of gang violence which ensued in Liverpool following the horrific 1874 murder of Richard Morgan, known as the Tithebarn Street Outrage which saw Richard Morgan brutally murdered and his wife and brother attacked by members of the Cornermen Gang whilst walking home from the pub. The brutality of this murder brought to light to the public the gang warfare which then plagued the city.
Then discover all the grizzly details of the Blackstone Street Murder where in 1884 a Spanish sailor was set upon by a group of thugs from arguably the most infamous Liverpool gang, the High Rip gang, which saw one young man Michael McLean, hung for the heinous attack.
The evening will also shine a light on the rivalry between the notorious High Rip gang and the Logwood gang – set up by a group of working men in fear of the threat of attack from members of the High Rip gang. This group of vigilantes would ultimately became just as notorious, when a feud started between the two after the murder of a man called Patrick Heston by rival gang member Thomas Donlon in a pub in Scotland road.
Then learn all about the business of grave robbing as Lovehistory unearth the details of the Resurrection Men, a group of friends who would steal bodies from Liverpool graves for medical research. Including the story of William Stewart who would recruit Liverpool gang members to steal bodies from St Johns Gardens and the Church Clerk who caught them and put a nail in the coffin on the whole operation.
Previous Lovehistory Catacombs tours have sold-out seeing over 1,000 visitors descend on St George’s Hall in one week to hear the series of gruesome stories.
The promenade performances take visitors in to the dark cells below the grandness of the Great Hall, where those waiting to be condemned would spend their final moments. In the dark shadows of Liverpool’s history, visitors will encounter characters telling their tormented tales. Behind every dark corner lies a hidden story which has not been heard for over 100 years.
For further info visit www.lovehistory.co.uk
St George’s Hall, Heritage Centre Entrance, St John’s Lane, Liverpool.
Monday 3 TO Saturday 8 April
Times: 6.00pm / 6.45pm / 7.30pm / 8.15pm (Approximately one hour in duration)
Tickets: £15 (No booking fee)
Capacity 40 people per tour
Purchase in person at TicketQuarter, Echo Arena Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool, online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk or on 0844 800 0410.
Night on the Tiles Thursday 13 - Wednesday 19 April 2017 St George’s Hall
St George’s Hall recently announced that they will once again be unveiling the famous Minton Tiled flooring this April. Visitors can take the rare opportunity to marvel at the Hall in all its original grandeur with their Night on the Tiles event, which runs each evening from 6pm-9pm. Each evening guests can take in the spectacle of one of the world’s finest examples of an encaustic tiled floor and walk across the handcrafted mosaic of over 30,000 tiles whilst enjoying a complimentary glass of fizz.
The intricate and exquisite patterned tiled flooring depicts the Liver Birds, the Roman god Neptune, sea nymphs, dolphins and tridents in what was the largest Minton pavement in the world when first constructed.
St George’s Hall Manager, Alan Smith said: “We ran the Night on the Tiles evenings during the last floor unveiling and they proved hugely popular. They provide guests the opportunity to witness the Hall in all its exquisite glory, and experience what it would have been like to attend an evening here before the floor had to be covered up in the 1860’s. We are expecting these evenings to be extremely popular again and would advise to book early.”
Night on the Tiles
Thursday 13th – Wednesday 19th April 6pm-9pm Daily
£12 per person – including a free glass of prosecco (plus £2.25 fulfilment fee per booking)
St George’s Hall, St George’s Place L1 1JJ
Purchase in person at TicketQuarter, Echo Arena Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool L3 4FP, online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk or on 0844 800 0410.
The Regina Monologues Saturday 15 April 2017 St Georges Hall, North Entrance
Join three Catherines, two Annes and one
Jane for an evening you won't soon forget! "Divorced. Beheaded. Died. Divorced. Beheaded. Survived..."
The wives of Henry VIII have been vilified, dehumanised, researched and written about since the earliest days that that particularity gargantuan monarch ruled in England over five
hundred years ago! Now Chalice Productions presents six modern women sharing their most intimate, hysterical and open heart-breaking stories and memories of the one man that they all have in common, delivered from the rooms in which they have all lived their
very different lives.
"The Regina Monologues" is a fun, frantic and passion-fueled contemporary take on a tale that we all think know so well. Giving voice to the women behind the stories and the iconic images, each monologue is told with passion, humility, grace and at times a devastatingly brutal honesty. This is one ‘Girls Night In” you don’t want to miss! So, go on… join us for a fun-filled evening with the six sassy ladies (un)fortunate enough to have been married to the same memorable man!
The performances will begin at 7pm, with doors from 6:30pm (via north entrance opposite the Library).
Tickets are available from: www.ticketquarter.co.uk, priced £15 (plus booking fee)
Scandinavian Resonances Sunday 23 April 2017 The Concert Room, St George's Hall Liverpoolmap
Finlandia, Peer Gynt, Karelia Suite and other favourites from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Estonia and Norway. Performed by Orchestra dell'Arte under conductor Edward Peak. UK premiere of a fabulously lyrical violin concerto from 1902 composed by Peter Lange-Muller. Ofer Falk ex-Leader of the Allegri String Quartet will give this first UK performance of a piece which deserves to be in the classical music charts. www.dellarte.co.uk
The Billy Joel Songbook Friday 23 June 2017 Where: St Georges Hall, St George's Pl
Following on from his highly-acclaimed reunion concerts in the USA with Billy Joel’s original touring band, Liverpool’s St Georges Hall are delighted to bring audiences The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace on Friday 23 June. The incredible musician delivers this sensational concert celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel which has captivated audiences and is a night to remember for any Billy Joel fans.
Time: 7:30pm / Tickets: £24.75 (plus booking fee)
Purchase in person at TicketQuarter, Echo Arena Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool, online at ticketquarter.co.uk or on 0844 800 0410.
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