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TOP PICKS FOR JUNE

May 29, 2017

  • Nature of your doorstep
    SUDLEY HOUSE
    2 June
    11am-1pm
    Come along for a sea-themed event. 
    Nature on your doorstep aims to encourage older people to consider the natural environment around them, and to engage with it in new and unexpected ways. 
    Drop in, no booking required.
     

  • Gardens of Stone
    MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL
    3 June
    3pm
    On this, the 30th anniversary of the demolishing of the Liverpool tenement block Gerard Gardens, watch the full length version of Paul Sudbury’s Gardens of Stone film. The  screening is followed by the opportunity to share your own memories of the Gardens.
    Drop in, no booking required.
     

  • River Festival
    MERSEYSIDE MARITIME MUSEUM
    24 & 25 June
    Intervals from 11am
    Help celebrate Liverpool's annual River Festival by joining in with a range of nautical themed hands-on activities.
    Drop in, no booking required.

 

June listings

MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol
Telephone 0151 478 4545
@museumliverpool

Exhibitions

Reel Stories: Liverpool and the Silver Screen
11 March 2016 – September 2017
Displaying around 40 original film posters, this exhibition throws the spotlight on Liverpool’s cinematic history. As the most-filmed city in the UK outside of London, Reel Stories will explore numerous themes to demonstrate Liverpool’s ability to take on a leading role. A city of storytellers, Liverpool has starred as itself on many occasions, providing the perfect backdrop to tell the stories of its people and culture. With its own Film Office, established in the city for more than 25 years, Liverpool has played host to more than 6,000 productions since it opened in 1989, also portraying other locations such as New York, Chicago and Russia.
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/reelstories

Events

Memory walk
1 June
2pm
Journey through the last 100 years and explore some of the stories and objects from Liverpool's past. Especially suited to older visitors, these gallery tours are part of the wider House of Memories programme.
Drop in, no booking required.

Groovy style
1 & 2 June 11am-12noon and 1.30-3.30pm
3 & 4 June 10.30am-12noon
Try on some fab fashions from the 1960s. From afghan coats to Sgt. Pepper’s-style jackets, experience some groovy 60s style.
Drop in, no booking required.

60s crafternoon
1 & 2 June 11am-4pm
3 June 1-4pm
Get inspired by the 50th anniversary of the release of iconic Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and create something to take home with you.
Drop in, no booking required.

Hands on with the 1960s
1 & 2 June 10.30am-12noon and 2-4pm
3 June 10.30am-12noon and 1.30-3.30pm
Get hands-on and groovy with items from the 1960s handling session.  Find out about some iconic bands and a time when Liverpoolwas setting the music scene ablaze.
Drop in, no booking required.

Gardens of Stone
3 June
3pm
On this, the 30th anniversary of the demolishing of the Liverpool tenement block Gerard Gardens, watch the full length version of Paul Sudbury’s 'Gardens of Stone' The screening is followed by the opportunity to share your own memories of the Gardens.
Drop in, no booking required.

Shanty kings
4 June
1-3pm
Come and hear the songs and shanties that powered British ships across the globe.
Drop in, no booking required.

Sensory tour
4 & 6 June
2pm
Discover the Museum’s collections in this unique tour which focuses on the sights, smells and sounds of the Museum as well as including opportunities to explore objects by touch.
Drop in, no booking required.

Edmund Gardner tour
6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27 & 28 June
11amd, 12.30pm and 2.30pm
Join a guide for a fascinating tour of the Edmund Gardner Pilot Ship, the largest object owned by National Museums Liverpool. During her working life of almost 30 years, the Edmund Gardner was essentially a base out in the Irish Sea for the Pilotage Service, providing accommodation for up to 32 pilots at a time. The pilots met all shipping approaching the Mersey and guided them into and out of the docks, to ensure their safety.  
Come and find out their fascinating story on this free tour by booking your place on 0151 478 4545.

NAAFI break
24 June
1-4pm
Come along on Armed Forces Day for a reminiscence session based around service in the armed forces. Share memories in a relaxed environment using the Museum’s reminiscence tools and enjoy spending time with veterans.
Drop in, no booking required.

WALKER ART GALLERY 
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
William Brown Street, Liverpool
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker
Telephone 0151 478 4199
@walkergallery

Exhibition

Transparency?

Fashion Icons: Celebrating Gay Designers
18 February 2017 – summer 2018 
This display, drawn from National Museums Liverpool’s costume collection, highlights and celebrates the work of some of the best-known fashion designers – all of whom were or are gay - including Christian Dior, Yves St Laurent, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld and Dolce & Gabbana. In the past, some of them were forced to hide their sexuality in order to protect their careers. The display is marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in Britain. www. liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/fashionicons

Events

Introductory tour
Every Wednesday 
3pm
Enjoy an introductory tour led by a Visitor Host, focusing on the history of the Gallery and highlights from the collection.
Drop in, no booking required.

Drop in & draw
1 June
1-4pm
Come along and have a go at drawing inspired by the new exhibition, Transparency. Experiment with materials, techniques, and new ways of drawing in this artist-led session. Explore different processes and materials each session.  Check the website for more details. Suitable for all abilities, materials supplied.
Drop in, no booking required.

Bookbinding workshop
2 June 1-4pm
3 June 11am-12.30pm
Join artist Hannah Fray to learn introductory bookbinding techniques in this hands-on session inspired by the Transparency exhibition. Learn the basics of how to make hard back concertina books and create your own to take away. 
Drop in, no booking required. All materials supplied.

Sunday strolls
4, 11 & 18 June
11am 
New to Liverpool or not been able to find time to visit? Relax and join Silvia for a stroll around the Gallery. This free tour will take in collection highlights with some surprises along the way.
Drop in, no booking required.

Talk Tuesday: Arts Council Collection 
6 June 
1pm
Join a member of the team for introductory tours of the exhibition, Transparency, part of the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme. There will also be artist talks and special events. 
Drop in, no booking required.

MAMA choir performs
10 June
2pm
Come along to see the Migrant Artists Mutual Aid (MAMA) choir perform songs inspired by the Transparency exhibition.
Drop in, no booking required.

St Hilda's takeover day
10 June
10am-4pm
Come along to see artwork created by students from St Hilda's CE High School in response to Transparency. Take part in pop-up workshops and find out more about the exhibition.
Drop in, no booking required.

Talk Tuesday: Fashion Icons: Celebrating Gay Designers
13 June
1pm
Take a look at this wonderful costume display and find out more about the designers who created them in this talk with Senior Curator, Pauline Rushton.
Drop in, no booking required.

LADY LEVER ART GALLERY
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
Port Sunlight, Wirral
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ladylever 
Telephone 0151 478 4136
@leverartgallery

Exhibition

Edo Pop: Japanese Prints
26 May to 24 September 2017
This intriguing exhibition features a series of colourful Ukiyo-e wood block prints depicting the contemporary culture of 19th century Japan. On loan from local collector Frank Milner, the exhibition features 50 prints brimming with urban celebrities, actors, sports champions, fashion icons and villains. The lively, colourful prints were 'mass produced' by hand and eagerly sought after by fans of Edo's (now Tokyo) pop culture. The exhibition reveals the skill of leading printmakers such as Kuniyoshi, Kunisada and Kunichika, the last great master of the Kabuki actor print.  www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/edopop

South End galleries
Opened 25 March 2016
The Lady Lever Art Gallery’s new South End galleries are open, following a £2.8m major development project, part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The South End galleries have been returned to their original architectural glory as part of the improvement works, showcasing William Hesketh Lever's internationally-renowned collections in a similarly impressive style to that employed by Lever when the Gallery first opened in 1922.
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/leverplans

Events

Introductory tour
3, 9 & 20 June 
11am and 2pm
Discover more about the Gallery and its collections in a fascinating tour with a Visitor Host.
Drop in, no booking required.

Chinese dance
4 June
1 & 2pm
Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival with a traditional dance performance by the Wirral Chinese Association.
Drop in, no booking required.

Teacher’s View
7 June
4-6pm
Join the Education team and art historian and writer, Frank Milner, for an informal chat about themes within Edo Pop exhibition, including celebrities, actors, sports champions, fashion icons and villains. There will also be an opportunity to explore the Gallery resources for Early Years practitioners and primary and secondary teachers with Gallery staff.  Refreshments will be provided and pre-booking is essential, RSVP jo.keenan@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk before 30 May.

South End highlights
7, 14 & 27 June
11am and 2pm
Join a Visitor Host for a tour of the highlights of the newly-refurbished South End galleries. Learn more about star objects from the collection, including Wedgwood, Chinese ceramics and 18th century portraits.
Drop in, no booking required.

Remembering the past
9 June
11am-1pm
Join the Gallery’s friendly Visitor Hosts for a nostalgic look back at the past using images and objects. Come on your own, make some new friends or bring a pal.
Drop in, no booking required.

Paper-making workshop
8 June
2pm
Join the Education team and learn how to make paper.  All materials provided.  Pre- booking is essential. 
Tickets available from 1 June. See our website for details www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ladylever

Ladies in Harmony
11 June
1 and 2.15pm
Join Ladies in Harmony for a choral performance in the Gallery’s beautiful Main Hall.   Ladies in Harmony WI Choir, formed in 2000, draws its members from Lancashire Women’s Institutes. Currently 30 Institutes are represented in this 50-strong group. The performance will include a mixture of sacred and secular songs with memorable melodies and in a wide range of musical styles.
Drop in, no booking required.

Small treasures
15 June
2pm
Join Senior Curator of Art Galleries, Alyson Pollard and Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, Dave Moffat, for a session exploring some of the smallest objects in the Gallery’s collections, including etui, cameos, jewellery and snuff bottles. Pre-booking is essential please see website for details.

Alan Derrick & Joyce Kench
17 May
1 and 2pm
Join soprano Joyce Kench and pianist Alan Derrick for a variety of Broadway numbers, songs from the shows, classical pieces and jazz. Each set will differ.
Drop in, no booking required.

Naomi Kayayan piano recital
17 June
1.15pm
Join Naomi Kayayan for a piano recital, featuring the works of British composer Richard Knight.  The programme will include the world premiere of the first book of Knight's 'Preludes' and the 'Songs without Words'. 
Drop in, no booking required.

Focus on furniture
18 June
11am and 2pm
Join a Visitor Host for a tour of the highlights of Lord Leverhulme’s furniture collection. Ranging in date from the late 16th century, to the beginning of the 19th, this was considered to be the definitive period of fine English cabinet-making.
Drop in, no booking required.

Kaboodle performance
25 June
1 and 2pm
Join Kaboodle Choir for a choral performance in the Main Hall.
Drop in, no booking required.

SUDLEY HOUSE
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm 
Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/sudley
Telephone 0151 478 4016
@sudleyhouse

Exhibitions

Transformation: One Man’s cross-dressing wardrobe
31 March 2017 - March 2018
This ground-breaking display, features a selection of garments from the collection of Peter Farrer. Born in 1926, Peter cross-dressed from the age of 14. The display includes highlights from his historic and modern collection of cross-dressing clothes. 

Events

Highlights tour
7, 14 & 28 June
12noon and 2pm
Join a Visitor Host for an introduction to Sudley House and the Holt family, focusing on some of the wonderful paintings in the collection.
Drop in, no booking required.

Focus on…
13 June
1pm
Learn about the symbolism contained within Holman Hunt’s version of the classic biblical story The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple.
Drop in, no booking required.

Transformation talk
12 June
1pm
Join Curator of Costume and Textiles, Pauline Rushton for a talk about a new display of clothes made specifically for male-to-female cross-dressing.
Drop in, no booking required.

Costume in paintings
21 June
1pm
Join Senior Curator, Pauline Rushton, and take a closer look at some of the costumes featured in the paintings at Sudley House.
Drop in, no booking required.

Nature of your doorstep
2 June
11am-1pm
Come along for a sea-themed event. 
Nature on your doorstep aims to encourage older people to consider the natural environment around them, and to engage with it in new and unexpected ways. 
Drop in, no booking required.

MERSEYSIDE MARITIME MUSEUM
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime
Telephone 0151 478 4499
@merseymaritime

Exhibitions

In safe hands: Liverpool Pilots 
22 July until 4 June 2017
The Liverpool Pilotage Service is the second oldest institution in Liverpool and celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2016. This exhibition tells the story of the Liverpool Pilots and explores the vital role that these highly-skilled people have played in navigating ships in and out of the Port of Liverpool for more than two centuries. Liverpool waters are some of the toughest in the world to navigate. Ships enteringLiverpool Bay and the River Mersey face serious hazards and rely on the skills and knowledge of pilots to ensure their safe passage. The exhibition explores the development of the Pilotage service within the wider history of the Port of Liverpool, from the explosion of growth in the 18th and 19th-centuries, decline in the mid to late 20th-century, through to the thriving port of the 21st-century. It also highlights many of the dramatic examples where the pilots’ judgement and bravery have saved lives and cargo from disaster.
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/pilots

Lusitania: life, loss, legacy
This fascinating exhibition was created to mark the centenary of the sinking of Lusitania in 2015. As well as the story of Lusitania, the display considers the role of Liverpool’s liners in the First World War.

Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story
A compelling exhibition, which explores Liverpool's central role in the Titanic story. Discover the real life stories of those who sailed onTitanic, in their own words. Featuring film footage, images, costumes and interactive touch screens, the optimism and tragedy of Titanicis brought to life.

Events

Titanic - fashions and fortunes
2 June 
Intervals from 1pm
An interesting look at the fashions aboard Titanic. Learn about the people that might have worn them and even give them a try yourself.
Drop in, no booking required.

Wartime at the Piermaster's House
10 June
intervals from 1pm
Join the Education team in the 1940s to find out what life in Liverpool was really like during Second World War.
Drop in, no booking required.

Titanic - a race to the rescue
11 June
1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm
On April 15th, 1912, the loss of Titanic shook the world. But what of the Carpathia, the ship that rescued the survivors?  Find out about the experiences of first class passenger, Hope Chapin, on board the little liner which made history that night.  
Drop in, no booking required.

Titanic - the Quartermaster's story
17 June
1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm
Robert Hichins was at the wheel when Titanic hit the iceberg - hear this fascinating account of what really happened to him that night.
Drop in, no booking required.

Titanic  - stories through objects
17 June
Intervals from 1pm
Come and find out more about the world famous ship with the Museum’s collection of replica handling objects.
Drop in, no booking required.

River Festival
24 & 25 June
Intervals from 11am
Help celebrate Liverpool's annual River Festival by joining in with our range of nautical themed hands-on activities.
Drop in, no booking required.

Tour the Brocklebank
24 & 25 June
1-4pm
Join the crew of the tug, Brocklebank, for a behind-the-scenes look at parts including wheelhouse, engine room and mess room.
Drop in, no booking required.

All hands on deck
24 & 25 June
Intervals from 1pm
Discover more about Liverpool's maritime past and where some of our most famous phrases and sayings actually come from.
Drop in, no booking required.

INTERNATIONAL SLAVERY MUSEUM
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism
Telephone 0151 478 4499
@slaverymuseum

Exhibitions

Art of Solidarity: Cuban posters for African liberation 1967 – 1989
13 January to 18 June 2017
Part of a rarely-seen, private collection, Art of Solidarity features more than 30 posters produced by the Organisation in Solidarity with the People of Africa, Asia and Latin America (OSPAAAL). Beautifully designed examples of graphic art, these iconic posters reveal the idealistic spirit of the Cuban Revolution intent on fighting imperialism, globalisation and defending human rights. Art of Solidarity is the first exhibition to focus on OSPAAAL’s campaigning links with Africa. www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/artofsolidarity

Continuing the Journey
Open daily
Learn about the struggle of Merseyside's Black community to obtain racial equality and social justice from post war Britain to the 1980s. Participants share recollections of brutal and traumatic experiences which left indelible marks on their community. The project aims to reflect the resilience, strength and power of each individual, and is dedicated to the voices that were heard and those that were not.

Events

Art of Solidarity in focus
5 June 
3pm
Find out more about the story behind the Museum’s exciting latest exhibition, Art of Solidarity, from a member of the Education team.
Drop in, no booking required.

 

Wonderful Weaves
24 June
1-3pm
Join us for this artist-led workshop where you will learn how to create beautiful woven designs inspired by the textiles and symbolism of our Life in West Africa gallery.
Free event, pre-booking essential.

WORLD MUSEUM
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
William Brown Street, Liverpool
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml
Telephone 0151 478 4136
@world_museum

Events

Egyptian Dancing with Ya Raqs
17 June
1, 2, 3 and 3.45pm
Come and join the Wirral-based Egyptian dance troupe Ya Raqs as they take you on a journey across North Africa and down the Nile, into the heart of Egypt. Following performances younger visitors will have a chance to join in and learn some moves. All the dances and costumes are inspired by the folkloric traditions of North Africa and Egypt.
Drop in, no booking required

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