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Something for the Weekend (9-11 May 08)

Snowdrops, Bee-Bop and Brit-Pop in Ben's weekend round-up

Published on May 9th 2008.

Something for the Weekend (9-11 May 08)

On Sunday, those of you wanting a quiet refuge from the culmination of the footy season may opt to head for Oxton Village where there’ll be over 20 beautiful gardens open for the public’s enjoyment. As well as the lovely flowers etc there’s also a range of all-day activities to keep you entertained if the rock pools don’t quite cut the mustard.

Live music, art exhibitions, children’s entertainment, refreshments, a plant sale… you can’t really lose.

And if all this interests you, see our competition in which you can win an all expenses trip to the Chelsea Flower Show.

Secret gardens of Oxton
Sunday 13 May
10am – 5pm
£5 if purchased in advance. £6 on the day, children free
Reserve tickets by ringing 07963 248268
For further details please visit: www.oxtonsociety.org.uk
Tickets (£5 if purchased in advance, £6 on the day, children free) can be reserved from 1st April by ringing 07963 248268.

Cheshire Set
“Everyone’s been hurt before/Everybody knows the pain. If that statement gets you nodding your head in agreement, then don’t despair, you’ve simply graduated from the University of Life.

Instead, strike a chord up with The Charlatans who play the Carling Academy this Sunday. Think hippy dippy music of the early 1990s when the Northwich bunch, led by airline loving Tim Burgess, wowed Top of the Pops audiences with swirly melodies such as The Only One I Know. Still going strong too with new stuff, and keeping the old faith too.

The Charlatans, Carling Academy. Sunday May 11. £22.50. Call ticketweb.

The joy of sax
Over at the Phil, there’s a treat in store for any Charlie Parker enthusiasts out there. As part of the ‘Writing On The Wall’ festival, there’ll be an exploration of the life and music of one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time featuring the politically controversial Gilad Atzmon on sax, and Liverpool’s own fabulous jazz trumpeter Martin Smith.

The life of the troubled genius is told through the medium of music, imagery, poetry and spoken word and takes place in the tranquil setting of The Philharmonic’s Rodewald Suite.

Martin Smith & Gilad Atzmon: The Highlife & Low Times of Charlie Parker
Rodewald Suite, Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street
Saturday 10 May
Tickets £12/£10 (concessions) from Philharmonic Hall Box office on 0151 709 3789.

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