Feast of Fire at St George's Hall
23 March - 2 April 2018
St John's Gardens
Renowned outdoor arts producers, Walk the Plank, who produced both the opening and closing celebrations for Liverpool's European Capital of Culture Year in 2008, has announced its exciting return to the city with Feast of Fire at St George's, a sensational, seven-day spring celebration during Easter 2018, that will transform St John's Gardens into a magical land of fire, music and art.
The first four early evening sessions, recommended for families, start from 6pm-7.30pm. The later night sessions, which will have different, uniquely themed performances each evening, will be from 8.30pm-10.30pm. Each theme will be curated by different local collaborators with details to be revealed early in the new year.
Feast of Fire is part of Liverpool 2018, a thrilling year-long programme which celebrates the city's culture and creativity!
Finbar Furey - Don't Stop This Now
Monday 2 April 2018
St George's Hall
Veteran Irish musician and storyteller Finbar Furey, is about to embark on his first UK tour in 10 years. Celebrated around the world as one of the great folk icons, Finbar’s playing was recognised by John Peel when in 1972, when he and his brother Eddie were awarded Single of The Year for the original sound of the pipes and the whistles. At the forefront of musical change, Finbar’s successful career and extensive touring introduced a whole new audience to his music and instruments, and he advocated for changes to allow pipes to become more accessible to young musicians. Releasing his new album ‘Don’t Stop This Now’ on the 30th March 2018, the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, storyteller and actor (credits include Gangs Of New York) has never been more creative. In the wake of his heart attack Finbar was driven by an insatiable desire to write, to capture the sights and sounds that were now bigger, more colourful, more important. “I couldn’t sleep. I'd be woken up by words and melodies every night. I had to get out of bed and write them down. It was a strange feeling; I felt driven, I felt so peaceful inside yet so driven and, since I barely survived the trip to heaven and back, I was different somehow. I was more inside my music and my confidence to write and to sing and play grew.” A versatile and multi-talented artist, Finbar also plays pipes, whistles, banjo and guitar.
The Art of Positive Thinking - Public Talk
Sunday 8 April 2018
St George's Hall, Liverpool
Is your glass half full or half empty? Whether we experience a happy, meaningful life full of exciting challenges and opportunities for growth, or a stressful, unhappy life full of difficulties and problems, all depends on our way of thinking! Happiness and suffering are states of mind; with meditation, we can train ourselves to think positively and to maintain an authentic experience of inner peace, even in difficult situations, and discover the potential for lasting happiness and joy within our own minds.
Come and discover the Art of Positive Thinking! Everyone is welcome to join us at St George’s Hall for this special event.
The Special Guest Teacher for this event is Gen Kelsang Togden, a Buddhist monk and an international teacher of Modern Buddhism who is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Gen Togden has been practising meditation and Buddhism for nearly 25 years and has given Dharma teachings in five continents of the world. Gen Togden is greatly admired for his good example and known for his joy, clarity, warmth and inspirational teachings that easily touch our hearts.