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Overview

Friday 20th November - Saturday 28th November 2015

2015 marks the 15th anniversary of Liverpool Hope University's Cornerstone Arts Festival. Hosted at both the Creative Campus and Hope Park, this year’s festival brings together music, drama, dance and art lovers to enjoy a week-long series of events featuring world-class artists as well as rising talents in a unique setting at the very heart of a city like no other.

 

Tickets 

For the first time in the Festival's history, this year all events are completely FREE. To reserve your tickets, please email ​the Cornerstone Arts Festival Team ​at cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk with your name and the event you would like to attend. Collect your ticket from the box office 30 minutes before the event.

 

Programme of Events

Friday 20th November

7.30pm

Liz Agiss is The English Channel

Using her body as the medium through which to act out and act up, Aggiss becomes a conduit for wilful women and a cunning connection to ‘the other side.’ She is a witty commentator on life, death and the pain, pleasure and paradox of the stage. Choreography and texts (by Aggiss) are backed by contemporary and archive film, with knock-out musical numbers by Wevie. Surprise guests are channelled into being.

Saturday 21st November

7.30pm

Fallen Angels: Upon Awakening

In the darkness there seems to be no way out, the gift of desperation. Upon Awakening explores a real life story of adversity, the pivotal moment that propelled them into recovery from addiction.

Monday 23rd November

*1pm

Gli Archi Cherubino

The chamber orchestra Gli Archi Cherubino was formed in L'Aquila 1 June 2007 by Judith Hamza, who wanted to create a place and an opportunity for collaboration between young musicians and well-known professionals. The youngest member of the orchestra is just 14. The orchestra’s repertoire ranges from Baroque to work by contemporary artists written especially for them.

5pm

Clare Hammond: Hände

Recently selected as BBC Music Magazine's “rising star”, pianist Clare Hammond comes to the 2015 Cornerstone Arts Festival of Liverpool Hope University with an imaginative and enterprising programme in which she gives the world premiere of two works for piano and film. 

7.30pm

Andrew Bick: The Conversation

Following on from a paper given for the seminar Staging Painting (ICA 21 July 2015) Artist and curator Andrew Bick will lead a discussion panel with invited guests on conversation as a means of making exhibitions. Bick uses the ideas of art historical research both for making painting and for organising exhibitions in collaborative contexts.

Tuesday 24th November

*1pm

Tyndale Thomas

Tyndale Thomas creates and performs Gospel/inspirational music throughout the UK, Europe and America. He is the choir director for The Liverpool Harmonic Gospel Choir and the One Voice Community Choir in Preston and the musical director of Urban Voice.

5pm

Take A Hint Theatre Company: Tales That Time Forgot

In the year 2093 libraries and books have long been forgotten and the human race depends solely on TV, electronic gadgets and computer games to entertain their minds. Well, all except one...

Roberta Price is desperate for adventure and to rediscover the power of imagination.  On her quest Bobby discovers an old, abandoned building which is soon revealed to be an ancient library full of books!

7.30pm

John Godber: Poles Apart

In this scorching new comedy, John Godber examines the role of the theatre in the life of the working man and the role of the working man in the life of the theatre, and asks, are they Poles Apart?

Uncompromising, unflinching and deliriously funny, this visually exciting world premiere tries to understand culture clashes up-close, personal and from the top of a scaff tower.

Wednesday 25th November

5pm

Cornerstone Graduate Dance Company

Taking you back to June 1st 1927, in a small town east of New York City —VillainVille - the characters will take you on a journey of crime, and mischief, exploring each other’s personalities and relationships towards one another.

Watch closely as the story unfolds, starting at the end and finishing at the beginning...

7.30pm

Grand Band Piano Sextet

Grand Band is a new keyboard sextet featuring six of New York City’s top pianists: Vicky Chow, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Blair McMillen, Lisa Moore, and Isabelle O’Connell. A thoroughly modern ensemble, Grand Band is a champion of new music and living composers.

Thursday 26th November

*1pm

St Paul’s Chapel Choir

St Paul’s Chapel Choir, from Nairobi, will be performing a collection of songs.

5pm

Tooth + Nail Theatre Company: Parlour Games

1927. A black and stormy night. Alone in a crumbling manor, four children play a delightfully dark, frightfully funny game, where the shadows ring with laughter and buried secrets threaten to spoil the fun. 

Edward, Constance, Oliver and Theo revel in old tales of castles, dungeons and kidnapped heroines. In their ever-shifting world of joyful cruelty, the only sure things are the rules of the game. But their own past is not at rest, and the violence of a half-forgotten war lurks beyond the torchlight. Born of classic Gothic novels and visually inspired by early silent films, Parlour Games is an inventive, funny, playful and disturbing work of physical theatre.

7.30pm Paul O'Keefe: 'Behold the Light of Nature!' - Ruskin on Turner

Paul O'Keeffe, actor and art historian, recreates John Ruskin's celebrated lecture as it was first delivered at the Philosopher's Hall, Edinburgh in 1853. Passionate, opinionated, and controversial, the great Victorian critic set out to defend the posthumous reputation of JMW Turner by placing his work in the context of six centuries of landscape painting. His moving account of the life, achievements and lonely death of the embattled painter is guaranteed to bring a lump to the throat.

Friday 27th November

*1pm

Liverpool Hope Choir

A collection of songs performed by Liverpool Hope Choir.

5pm

Everton Youth Philharmonic: In Harmony

Everton Youth Philharmonic is the senior ensemble from In Harmony Liverpool, a programme based in Everton inspiring children and young people daily, through music and led by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Comprised of children and young people aged 10-17, Everton Youth Philharmonic rehearses twice a week in Faith Primary School, and perform regularly around the country.

7.30pm

Ensembles in Residence

An evening of music from around the globe featuring all the artists in residence at the 2015 Cornerstone Arts Festival: the string orchestra Gli Archi del Cherubino from L'Aquila, Italy, St Paul's Chapel Choir from Nairobi, Kenya, and the jazz musicians Craig Hamilton from Ouachita Baptist University, USA, Per Nielsen (piano), Katie Williams (vocals), Steve Berry (bass) and Tilo Pirnbaum (drums).

Saturday 28th November

1pm

Ramprapanna Bhattacharya & Kousic Sen

An afternoon of beautiful Indian music, presented by Milapfest and The Cornerstone Festival, from two incredibly skilled and creative artists. A prime disciple if Ustad Vilayat Khan and Ustad Amir Khan, Ramprapanna Bhattacharaya is renowned for his captivating, energetic  and vibrant sitar performances. As a next generation sitar virtuoso, he is representative of the younger generation of the Etawah Gharana. He will be accompanied by the Internationally renowned tabla Maestro, Kousic Sen.

7.30pm

Concert Bands

The Liverpool Hope Wind Band Festival aims to bring together players from around Liverpool in a celebration of wind band performance, creativity and musical achievement. Masterclasses with Professor Craig Hamilton from the USA will be a highlight of the event.

*Takes places in the Chapel at Hope Park and all welcome to attend - no need to book.

If you would like to book tickets for any of these events, please email Cornerstone Arts Festival Team at cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk with your name and the event you would like to attend. Collect your ticket from the box office 30 minutes before the event.

For full event details and locations, please visit The Capstone Theatre website.

Download the Cornerstone Arts Festival 2015 Brochure.

Meet the Team

‌Cornerstone Arts Festival Team

Alberto SannaAlberto Sanna

Artistic Director

 

 

 

 

 

Paola Nieddu

Paola Nieddu

Administrator and Events Manager 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you a Liverpool Hope University student who would like to join the team? Please contact cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk for information about volunteering during Cornerstone Arts Festival 2015.

Contact Us and Venue

Contact us 

Liverpool Hope University

Creative Campus

17 Shaw Street

L6 1HP 

 

Telephone: 0151 291 2096

Email: cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk

Facebook: The Cornerstone Festival

 

Download the Cornerstone Arts Festival 2015 Brochure.

  

Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus

The Creative Campus is less than a mile away from Liverpool’s main railway station, Liverpool Lime Street.

Situated at the junction of Islington and Shaw Street, the campus is well within walking distance of the station or a short bus ride from Queen Square Bus Station.

Address for Satnav – Shaw Street, L6 1HP

Map to the Creative Campus  

Map of the Creative Campus  

How to get to the Creative Campus

 

Accessibility

Facilities are fully accessible for wheelchair users. If you have any further questions about venue accessibility please contact creative@hope.ac.uk

 

Parking

There is limited parking space available on site from 45 minutes prior to evening performances. This is available on a first come first served basis and is free of charged. The entrance is on Langsdale Street.

Alternatively you may wish to park at Q Park on Epworth Street, off Erskine Street, Liverpool L6 1LY and take advantage of our Hope visitors discount vouchers to reduce your parking fee. These vouchers are available from the Visitor’s Lodge as you enter the campus.

For cyclists, there is also a small area next to the main entrance of the Theatre where you can leave your bike. 

Overview

Friday 20th November - Saturday 28th November 2015

2015 marks the 15th anniversary of Liverpool Hope University's Cornerstone Arts Festival. Hosted at both the Creative Campus and Hope Park, this year’s festival brings together music, drama, dance and art lovers to enjoy a week-long series of events featuring world-class artists as well as rising talents in a unique setting at the very heart of a city like no other.

 

Tickets 

For the first time in the Festival's history, this year all events are completely FREE. To reserve your tickets, please email ​the Cornerstone Arts Festival Team ​at cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk with your name and the event you would like to attend. Collect your ticket from the box office 30 minutes before the event.

 

Programme of Events

Friday 20th November

7.30pm

Liz Agiss is The English Channel

Using her body as the medium through which to act out and act up, Aggiss becomes a conduit for wilful women and a cunning connection to ‘the other side.’ She is a witty commentator on life, death and the pain, pleasure and paradox of the stage. Choreography and texts (by Aggiss) are backed by contemporary and archive film, with knock-out musical numbers by Wevie. Surprise guests are channelled into being.

Saturday 21st November

7.30pm

Fallen Angels: Upon Awakening

In the darkness there seems to be no way out, the gift of desperation. Upon Awakening explores a real life story of adversity, the pivotal moment that propelled them into recovery from addiction.

Monday 23rd November

*1pm

Gli Archi Cherubino

The chamber orchestra Gli Archi Cherubino was formed in L'Aquila 1 June 2007 by Judith Hamza, who wanted to create a place and an opportunity for collaboration between young musicians and well-known professionals. The youngest member of the orchestra is just 14. The orchestra’s repertoire ranges from Baroque to work by contemporary artists written especially for them.

5pm

Clare Hammond: Hände

Recently selected as BBC Music Magazine's “rising star”, pianist Clare Hammond comes to the 2015 Cornerstone Arts Festival of Liverpool Hope University with an imaginative and enterprising programme in which she gives the world premiere of two works for piano and film. 

7.30pm

Andrew Bick: The Conversation

Following on from a paper given for the seminar Staging Painting (ICA 21 July 2015) Artist and curator Andrew Bick will lead a discussion panel with invited guests on conversation as a means of making exhibitions. Bick uses the ideas of art historical research both for making painting and for organising exhibitions in collaborative contexts.

Tuesday 24th November

*1pm

Tyndale Thomas

Tyndale Thomas creates and performs Gospel/inspirational music throughout the UK, Europe and America. He is the choir director for The Liverpool Harmonic Gospel Choir and the One Voice Community Choir in Preston and the musical director of Urban Voice.

5pm

Take A Hint Theatre Company: Tales That Time Forgot

In the year 2093 libraries and books have long been forgotten and the human race depends solely on TV, electronic gadgets and computer games to entertain their minds. Well, all except one...

Roberta Price is desperate for adventure and to rediscover the power of imagination.  On her quest Bobby discovers an old, abandoned building which is soon revealed to be an ancient library full of books!

7.30pm

John Godber: Poles Apart

In this scorching new comedy, John Godber examines the role of the theatre in the life of the working man and the role of the working man in the life of the theatre, and asks, are they Poles Apart?

Uncompromising, unflinching and deliriously funny, this visually exciting world premiere tries to understand culture clashes up-close, personal and from the top of a scaff tower.

Wednesday 25th November

5pm

Cornerstone Graduate Dance Company

Taking you back to June 1st 1927, in a small town east of New York City —VillainVille - the characters will take you on a journey of crime, and mischief, exploring each other’s personalities and relationships towards one another.

Watch closely as the story unfolds, starting at the end and finishing at the beginning...

7.30pm

Grand Band Piano Sextet

Grand Band is a new keyboard sextet featuring six of New York City’s top pianists: Vicky Chow, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Blair McMillen, Lisa Moore, and Isabelle O’Connell. A thoroughly modern ensemble, Grand Band is a champion of new music and living composers.

Thursday 26th November

*1pm

St Paul’s Chapel Choir

St Paul’s Chapel Choir, from Nairobi, will be performing a collection of songs.

5pm

Tooth + Nail Theatre Company: Parlour Games

1927. A black and stormy night. Alone in a crumbling manor, four children play a delightfully dark, frightfully funny game, where the shadows ring with laughter and buried secrets threaten to spoil the fun. 

Edward, Constance, Oliver and Theo revel in old tales of castles, dungeons and kidnapped heroines. In their ever-shifting world of joyful cruelty, the only sure things are the rules of the game. But their own past is not at rest, and the violence of a half-forgotten war lurks beyond the torchlight. Born of classic Gothic novels and visually inspired by early silent films, Parlour Games is an inventive, funny, playful and disturbing work of physical theatre.

7.30pm Paul O'Keefe: 'Behold the Light of Nature!' - Ruskin on Turner

Paul O'Keeffe, actor and art historian, recreates John Ruskin's celebrated lecture as it was first delivered at the Philosopher's Hall, Edinburgh in 1853. Passionate, opinionated, and controversial, the great Victorian critic set out to defend the posthumous reputation of JMW Turner by placing his work in the context of six centuries of landscape painting. His moving account of the life, achievements and lonely death of the embattled painter is guaranteed to bring a lump to the throat.

Friday 27th November

*1pm

Liverpool Hope Choir

A collection of songs performed by Liverpool Hope Choir.

5pm

Everton Youth Philharmonic: In Harmony

Everton Youth Philharmonic is the senior ensemble from In Harmony Liverpool, a programme based in Everton inspiring children and young people daily, through music and led by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Comprised of children and young people aged 10-17, Everton Youth Philharmonic rehearses twice a week in Faith Primary School, and perform regularly around the country.

7.30pm

Ensembles in Residence

An evening of music from around the globe featuring all the artists in residence at the 2015 Cornerstone Arts Festival: the string orchestra Gli Archi del Cherubino from L'Aquila, Italy, St Paul's Chapel Choir from Nairobi, Kenya, and the jazz musicians Craig Hamilton from Ouachita Baptist University, USA, Per Nielsen (piano), Katie Williams (vocals), Steve Berry (bass) and Tilo Pirnbaum (drums).

Saturday 28th November

1pm

Ramprapanna Bhattacharya & Kousic Sen

An afternoon of beautiful Indian music, presented by Milapfest and The Cornerstone Festival, from two incredibly skilled and creative artists. A prime disciple if Ustad Vilayat Khan and Ustad Amir Khan, Ramprapanna Bhattacharaya is renowned for his captivating, energetic  and vibrant sitar performances. As a next generation sitar virtuoso, he is representative of the younger generation of the Etawah Gharana. He will be accompanied by the Internationally renowned tabla Maestro, Kousic Sen.

7.30pm

Concert Bands

The Liverpool Hope Wind Band Festival aims to bring together players from around Liverpool in a celebration of wind band performance, creativity and musical achievement. Masterclasses with Professor Craig Hamilton from the USA will be a highlight of the event.

*Takes places in the Chapel at Hope Park and all welcome to attend - no need to book.

If you would like to book tickets for any of these events, please email Cornerstone Arts Festival Team at cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk with your name and the event you would like to attend. Collect your ticket from the box office 30 minutes before the event.

For full event details and locations, please visit The Capstone Theatre website.

Download the Cornerstone Arts Festival 2015 Brochure.

Meet the Team

‌Cornerstone Arts Festival Team

Alberto SannaAlberto Sanna

Artistic Director

 

 

 

 

 

Paola Nieddu

Paola Nieddu

Administrator and Events Manager 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you a Liverpool Hope University student who would like to join the team? Please contact cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk for information about volunteering during Cornerstone Arts Festival 2015.

Contact Us and Venue

Contact us 

Liverpool Hope University

Creative Campus

17 Shaw Street

L6 1HP 

 

Telephone: 0151 291 2096

Email: cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk

Facebook: The Cornerstone Festival

 

Download the Cornerstone Arts Festival 2015 Brochure.

  

Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus

The Creative Campus is less than a mile away from Liverpool’s main railway station, Liverpool Lime Street.

Situated at the junction of Islington and Shaw Street, the campus is well within walking distance of the station or a short bus ride from Queen Square Bus Station.

Address for Satnav – Shaw Street, L6 1HP

Map to the Creative Campus  

Map of the Creative Campus  

How to get to the Creative Campus

 

Accessibility

Facilities are fully accessible for wheelchair users. If you have any further questions about venue accessibility please contact creative@hope.ac.uk

 

Parking

There is limited parking space available on site from 45 minutes prior to evening performances. This is available on a first come first served basis and is free of charged. The entrance is on Langsdale Street.

Alternatively you may wish to park at Q Park on Epworth Street, off Erskine Street, Liverpool L6 1LY and take advantage of our Hope visitors discount vouchers to reduce your parking fee. These vouchers are available from the Visitor’s Lodge as you enter the campus.

For cyclists, there is also a small area next to the main entrance of the Theatre where you can leave your bike.