Sat, February 12, 2011 @ 7pm
£5 for the day or £10 for a weekend pass (Fri - Sun)
Using every nook and cranny of the Europe’s largest art space, the festival has 200 acts, 160 bands, musicians and DJs on 12 stages over 3 days.
Threshold will transform Liverpool’s CUC into a hive of arty, musical goodies; bands, dancers, exhibitions, flashmobs, photography, theatre, galleries and games, by a feast of performers and artists.
On Saturday 12th February at 7pm, in the 5th floor Malaysian room, culturepool are making one of the stages its own with a fantastic line-up of music, comedy, poetry, theatre and performance.
Before performance artist David Hoyle takes to the stage, we have an amazing set to keep you entertained:
Acoustic troubadour influenced by Husker Du, James Taylor and The Style Council. His melodic, punky tunes will have you stroking your chin with admiration and very likely tapping your foot too. He is also an accomplished street poet, and might slip in a few wry literary lines during his set.
It has been said of Amanda that she ‘subverts subversive poetry’. Recently published she can be found chatting her rhymes at open mic nights around Liverpool, hot spots include Mellow Mellow and the Egg Cafe. Amorphous Androgynous sing ‘We are psychedelic beings, in a psychedelic universe.’ When Amanda performs, she connects to that light.
Is a solo acoustic performer who has been gathering fans by the bucketload all over his native North West. Still only 19, he has impressed audiences and is signed to Cityscape. Much of Alex’s music features multilayered live looping of both his guitar and vocal to create a unique sound rich in harmony. ww.myspace.com/alexhulmeacoustic.
Third year LIPA student, Torstein, will read a monologue from the Norwegian novel ‘L’ by Erlend Loe.
Cath Rice performing Wings of the Dodo Bird
We fade up on the scene: the dream detective, Kim Rosenburg, behind the wheel of her electric blue Sierra Ghia, clad in vintage C&A lace lingerie.
The music kicks in: something smooth, something moody … Hue and Cry’s Looking For Linda.
Kim is searching. Searching for answers on the cold, cruel streets of New York City. Three big questions. Where will I find the wings? Who is the translucent girl in the photograph? And what exactly happened to Joe Longthorne’s promising career in variety?
That’s fifty words right there. And I tell you this for nothing, it barely touches the surface. And that’s a fact.
The Wings of the Dodo Bird is a unique theatrical experience that sits proudly between the world of David Lynch and the town of Blackpool.
One woman, one flipchart and one hell of an idea for a detective story.
Established in 2008 Impropriety have become fixtures in the Liverpool comedy scene, offering something different to the various stand-up nights dotted around the city. They use games and audience suggestions to create unique and hilarious scenes for their audiences. They recently completed a ten week improvised soap opera ‘The Regenerates’, the first of its kind outside London to fantastic reviews. They are honoured to be part of the first Threshold Festival.
Daniel Ross & The Sinking Ships
A 6 piece acoustic/blues/pop band from Liverpool who after only a handful of gigs have developed quite a reputation for themselves. They’ve already recorded demo’s with members from Stereophonics and have a track ‘Halfway There’ available to download from iTunes. Their lives shows are full of energy and superb music you’ll no doubt be out of your seat, dancing and singing along!
With artwork from Joan Wormsley
culturepool will be around all weekend and we’ll also have an Information Stand to help you find your way around.
Advance tickets cost £5 a day (plus booking fee of £1), or you can enjoy the whole weekend’s events for a tenner (again, plus booking fee). Tickets are available online at http://www.contemporaryurbancentre.org or via the CUC box office 0151 708 3529.
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets on the day (£7 & £12 plus £1 booking fee)
All details correct at the time of publishing.