Festival 2014

Friday 21st November - Saturday 29th November

2014 marks the fourteenth anniversary of the Cornerstone Arts Festival of Liverpool Hope University. Hosted as usual at the Creative Campus, 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.

 

Volunteering

Are you a student at Liverpool Hope University who is looking for a challenging experience that may enhance your CV and enable you to develop a new set of skills?

As a Cornerstone Arts Festival Voluntary Assistant you will work in a busy yet fun environment, learn about event management and gain expertise in front-of-house and box-office work. For more information please contact cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk

 

Tickets 

How to book

Studying at Liverpool Hope University? Please note that all events are free of charge for all Liverpool Hope University students. To book your tickets simply email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk

Online bookings: Please follow the links to http://store.hope.ac.uk (see ‘Conference and Events’).

In person booking: Tickets will be available to buy on the day of performance from the Cornerstone Arts Festival Box Office, which will open 45 minutes prior to performance.

Ticket Prices: Full price £10, concession £7 (Liverpool Hope University staff, students from other institution, under 16s and over 65s). Cornerstone Arts Festival Pass: Full price £50, concession £35 (please see http://store.hope.ac.uk for more details.)

 

For any booking queries please contact cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk

 

Evening Events

Cornerstone Arts Festival 2014 Evening Events List:

 

Alberto Sanna

Friday 21 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7 

Free - LHU students                                  

Venice's Janus Face

Gli Archi del Cherubino, directed by Judith Hamza, with Alberto Sanna, violin.

If you think you knew about Venice, wait until you see this glamorous musical show on the city’s ambivalent history and cultural heritage. Long before Vivaldi composed the ‘Four Seasons’ concertos, Venetian musicians were filling the halls, churches, streets and squares of the city with dazzling sonorities produced by a variety of instrumental combinations; long after, they were still trying to get to grip with Venice’s slow but inevitable decadence.

To book tickets, all Liverpool Hope University students should email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk.

For all other ticket bookings please visit our Online Store.

 

 ‌Beauty of the Beast

Saturday 22 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

Free - LHU students 

Beauty of the Beast

Presented by Company Chameleon

Beauty Of The Beast is inspired by observations and theories of identity - reference groups where men’s commitment to the group is so strong that affiliation to it is part of their identity; where pressure to conform to group norms is irresistible and inter-group rivalries can be highly competitive and hostile. The aim is to get under the skin of group members (affiliates of football teams, political movements and social groups of all kinds) to unpack the physicality and intimacy, both subtle and blatant, of peer pressure and tribalism in order to draw more universal conclusions about male-male relationships.

To book tickets, all Liverpool Hope University students should email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk.

For all other ticket bookings please visit our Online Store.

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Sunday 23 November, 1.00pm

Capstone Theatre

FREE

In-Sieme

Tarang, the National Ensemble for Indian Music
Gli Archi del Cherubino, directed by Judith Hamza, with Alberto Sanna

In-Sieme brings together for the first time two distinct groups of dynamic, young musicians: the UK’s Indian music ensemble Tarang and the Western Classical ensemble Gli Archi del Cherubino from Italy. The concert features folk and dance repertoire from each tradition, as well as a specially created set of compositions performed jointly.

For more details, please see: http://www.milapfest.com/events/in-sieme/?sub_brand=tarang

 Professor John Wood

Monday 24 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

Free - LHU students 

Professor John Wood

John Wood has been an artist and a performer since the early 1970s. His breadth of interests has led him to create solar energy devices, musical toys, several musical albums and tours with the cult band ‘Deaf School’. From 1978 to 1988, he was Deputy Head of the Fine Art Department at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is now Emeritus Professor of Design. John will be discussing ‘metadesign’ and its role in the future of design. 

To book tickets, all Liverpool Hope University students should email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk.

For all other ticket bookings please visit our Online Store.

 

 

 ‌‌Around the world

Tuesday 25 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

Free - LHU students 

Around the World in 80 Days

Presented by Uproot Theatre Company 

Richard Wiseman - Wirter/Director

Jamie Robertson - Starring

This new adaptation of the 1873 novel Around the World in Eighty Days is an entertaining and refreshing take on Jules Verne’s classic tale of adventure and self-discovery. The scale, excitement and characters of ‘80 Days’ – a popular story that has resonated through 140 years of history to delight television, film and theatre audiences – set a standard for other adventure tales and road movies to follow.

To book tickets, all Liverpool Hope University students should email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk.

For all other ticket bookings please visit our Online Store.

 

Ascension

Wednesday 26 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

Free - LHU students

Ascension

Ascension is a show that aims at redefining dance in a technological age. The event features a selection of exciting and original work created and performed by North West Dance artists and international digital artists.

To book tickets, all Liverpool Hope University students should email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk.

For all other ticket bookings please visit our Online Store.

 

 

Holly Baxter

Thursday 27 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

Free - LHU students

Holly Baxter

Holly Baxter is co-editor of The Vagenda magazine and writes for The Guardian. She will discuss the representation of women in the media, asking in particular why making fun of sexist stereotypes is the best way of changing the status quo.

To book tickets, all Liverpool Hope University students should email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk.

For all other ticket bookings please visit our Online Store.

 

 

Choral Concert 2013 - All

 Friday 28 November, 7.30 pm

Great Hall

£10/£7

Free - LHU students 

Haydn 'The Creation'

Liverpool Hope University Orchestra and Choir, conducted by Stephen Pratt

Kirsty Hopkins - soprano

Julia Smith - soprano

Simon Berridge - tenor

Samuel Evans - baritone

Nathan Murphy- baritone

Joseph Haydn’s great oratorio The Creation is considered by some scholars (and tonight’s conductor!) to be his greatest masterpiece. Haydn was inspired to compose The Creation after his trips to London, where he heard Handel’s oratorios performed with very large forces. He is thought to have said that, once in the flow, he begged God to let him be able to finish the work – clearly knowing he was onto something special.

To book tickets, all Liverpool Hope University students should email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk.

For all other ticket bookings please visit our Online Store.

Flight to Arras 

Saturday 29 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

Free - LHU students 

Flight to Arras

Simon Piasecki - Writer/Performer

Shelley Piasecka - Director

based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 

Flight to Arras is a poetic and moving retelling of the penultimate flights and autobiographic thoughts of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry over occupied France and is based on his book of the same title. We are taken on a sortie, looking down at the terrible beauty of a culture that is in flight, of villages, families, war, desperation, love, life and death.  Saint-Exupéry was later to be shot down and lost over the sea. Whilst he is best remembered for The Little Prince, he wrote a number of philosophical books as a postal and later as a military pilot.

To book tickets, all Liverpool Hope University students should email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk.

For all other ticket bookings please visit our Online Store.

 


Daytime Events

Cornerstone Arts Festival 2014 Daytime Events List:

 

Cornerstone Arts Festival 2014 also presents an exciting line up of free day time events. A series of lunchtime performances and talks provide the perfect opportunity to relax in the middle of a day's study or work. There are more lunchtime events to be announced, so please keep checking the website for updates. Cornerstone Arts Festival lunchtime highlights include:

 

Monday 24 November, 1.00pm

Great Hall

University Chamber Choir

Join the University Chamber Choir in their celebration of St. Cecilia, the patroness of musicians. This varied programme includes music by Howells, Fauré and Britten.

Monday 24 November, 1.00pm

Capstone Theatre

Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize Liverpool Hope University has partnered with Royal Court Liverpool and the Liverpool Echo to find the UK's next great playwright. This exciting national competition is  chance for a playwright to win a cash prize of £10,000 and have their work considered for staging by one of the most prolific producing theatres in the North West. Texts featured in this session will be taken from the Under 21 category. 

Thursday 27 November, 1.00pm

Capstone Theatre

 OWAMM: One-Woman Act: Modernist Monodrama

Dr. Francesca Placanica, mezzo soprano, and Douglas Gould, piano, present a recital exploring twentieth-century musical monodrama. The recital shall include music by Luciano Berio and Cathy Berberian. 

The Team

 

Alberto Sanna

Dr Alberto Sanna

Artistic Director 

 

 

 

 

Paola Nieddu

Paola Nieddu

Administrator and Events Manager 

 

 

 

 


Hannah Payne 

Hannah Payne

Cornerstone Festival Coordinator

 

 

 

 

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 2014.

Contact us & 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

 

Tickets: http://store.hope.ac.uk

 

Box Office

The Cornerstone Arts Festival box office will be open from 45 minutes prior to the performance on PERFORMANCE NIGHTS ONLY. The box office will be located in the reception of the Capstone Building (N.B on Friday 28 November the box office will be located in the Cornerstone Building).

 

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. 

 

 

Festival 2014

Friday 21st November - Saturday 29th November

2014 marks the fourteenth anniversary of the Cornerstone Arts Festival of Liverpool Hope University. Hosted as usual at the Creative Campus, 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.

 

Volunteering

Are you a student at Liverpool Hope University who is looking for a challenging experience that may enhance your CV and enable you to develop a new set of skills?

As a Cornerstone Arts Festival Voluntary Assistant you will work in a busy yet fun environment, learn about event management and gain expertise in front-of-house and box-office work. For more information please contact cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk

 

Tickets 

How to book

Studying at Liverpool Hope University? Please note that all events are free of charge for all Liverpool Hope University students. To book your tickets simply email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk

Online bookings: Please follow the links to http://store.hope.ac.uk (see ‘Conference and Events’).

In person booking: Tickets will be available to buy on the day of performance from the Cornerstone Arts Festival Box Office, which will open 45 minutes prior to performance.

Ticket Prices: Full price £10, concession £7 (Liverpool Hope University staff, students from other institution, under 16s and over 65s). Cornerstone Arts Festival Pass: Full price £50, concession £35 (please see http://store.hope.ac.uk for more details.)

 

For any booking queries please contact cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk

 

Evening Events

Cornerstone Arts Festival 2014 Evening Events List:

 

Alberto Sanna

Friday 21 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7 

Free - LHU students                                  

Venice's Janus Face

Gli Archi del Cherubino, directed by Judith Hamza, with Alberto Sanna, violin.

If you think you knew about Venice, wait until you see this glamorous musical show on the city’s ambivalent history and cultural heritage. Long before Vivaldi composed the ‘Four Seasons’ concertos, Venetian musicians were filling the halls, churches, streets and squares of the city with dazzling sonorities produced by a variety of instrumental combinations; long after, they were still trying to get to grip with Venice’s slow but inevitable decadence.

To book tickets, all Liverpool Hope University students should email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk.

For all other ticket bookings please visit our Online Store.

 

 ‌Beauty of the Beast

Saturday 22 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

Free - LHU students 

Beauty of the Beast

Presented by Company Chameleon

Beauty Of The Beast is inspired by observations and theories of identity - reference groups where men’s commitment to the group is so strong that affiliation to it is part of their identity; where pressure to conform to group norms is irresistible and inter-group rivalries can be highly competitive and hostile. The aim is to get under the skin of group members (affiliates of football teams, political movements and social groups of all kinds) to unpack the physicality and intimacy, both subtle and blatant, of peer pressure and tribalism in order to draw more universal conclusions about male-male relationships.

To book tickets, all Liverpool Hope University students should email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk.

For all other ticket bookings please visit our Online Store.

‌ ‌‌

 

Sunday 23 November, 1.00pm

Capstone Theatre

FREE

In-Sieme

Tarang, the National Ensemble for Indian Music
Gli Archi del Cherubino, directed by Judith Hamza, with Alberto Sanna

In-Sieme brings together for the first time two distinct groups of dynamic, young musicians: the UK’s Indian music ensemble Tarang and the Western Classical ensemble Gli Archi del Cherubino from Italy. The concert features folk and dance repertoire from each tradition, as well as a specially created set of compositions performed jointly.

For more details, please see: http://www.milapfest.com/events/in-sieme/?sub_brand=tarang

 Professor John Wood

Monday 24 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

Free - LHU students 

Professor John Wood

John Wood has been an artist and a performer since the early 1970s. His breadth of interests has led him to create solar energy devices, musical toys, several musical albums and tours with the cult band ‘Deaf School’. From 1978 to 1988, he was Deputy Head of the Fine Art Department at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is now Emeritus Professor of Design. John will be discussing ‘metadesign’ and its role in the future of design. 

To book tickets, all Liverpool Hope University students should email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk.

For all other ticket bookings please visit our Online Store.

 

 

 ‌‌Around the world

Tuesday 25 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

Free - LHU students 

Around the World in 80 Days

Presented by Uproot Theatre Company 

Richard Wiseman - Wirter/Director

Jamie Robertson - Starring

This new adaptation of the 1873 novel Around the World in Eighty Days is an entertaining and refreshing take on Jules Verne’s classic tale of adventure and self-discovery. The scale, excitement and characters of ‘80 Days’ – a popular story that has resonated through 140 years of history to delight television, film and theatre audiences – set a standard for other adventure tales and road movies to follow.

To book tickets, all Liverpool Hope University students should email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk.

For all other ticket bookings please visit our Online Store.

 

Ascension

Wednesday 26 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

Free - LHU students

Ascension

Ascension is a show that aims at redefining dance in a technological age. The event features a selection of exciting and original work created and performed by North West Dance artists and international digital artists.

To book tickets, all Liverpool Hope University students should email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk.

For all other ticket bookings please visit our Online Store.

 

 

Holly Baxter

Thursday 27 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

Free - LHU students

Holly Baxter

Holly Baxter is co-editor of The Vagenda magazine and writes for The Guardian. She will discuss the representation of women in the media, asking in particular why making fun of sexist stereotypes is the best way of changing the status quo.

To book tickets, all Liverpool Hope University students should email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk.

For all other ticket bookings please visit our Online Store.

 

 

Choral Concert 2013 - All

 Friday 28 November, 7.30 pm

Great Hall

£10/£7

Free - LHU students 

Haydn 'The Creation'

Liverpool Hope University Orchestra and Choir, conducted by Stephen Pratt

Kirsty Hopkins - soprano

Julia Smith - soprano

Simon Berridge - tenor

Samuel Evans - baritone

Nathan Murphy- baritone

Joseph Haydn’s great oratorio The Creation is considered by some scholars (and tonight’s conductor!) to be his greatest masterpiece. Haydn was inspired to compose The Creation after his trips to London, where he heard Handel’s oratorios performed with very large forces. He is thought to have said that, once in the flow, he begged God to let him be able to finish the work – clearly knowing he was onto something special.

To book tickets, all Liverpool Hope University students should email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk.

For all other ticket bookings please visit our Online Store.

Flight to Arras 

Saturday 29 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

Free - LHU students 

Flight to Arras

Simon Piasecki - Writer/Performer

Shelley Piasecka - Director

based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 

Flight to Arras is a poetic and moving retelling of the penultimate flights and autobiographic thoughts of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry over occupied France and is based on his book of the same title. We are taken on a sortie, looking down at the terrible beauty of a culture that is in flight, of villages, families, war, desperation, love, life and death.  Saint-Exupéry was later to be shot down and lost over the sea. Whilst he is best remembered for The Little Prince, he wrote a number of philosophical books as a postal and later as a military pilot.

To book tickets, all Liverpool Hope University students should email cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk.

For all other ticket bookings please visit our Online Store.

 


Daytime Events

Cornerstone Arts Festival 2014 Daytime Events List:

 

Cornerstone Arts Festival 2014 also presents an exciting line up of free day time events. A series of lunchtime performances and talks provide the perfect opportunity to relax in the middle of a day's study or work. There are more lunchtime events to be announced, so please keep checking the website for updates. Cornerstone Arts Festival lunchtime highlights include:

 

Monday 24 November, 1.00pm

Great Hall

University Chamber Choir

Join the University Chamber Choir in their celebration of St. Cecilia, the patroness of musicians. This varied programme includes music by Howells, Fauré and Britten.

Monday 24 November, 1.00pm

Capstone Theatre

Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize Liverpool Hope University has partnered with Royal Court Liverpool and the Liverpool Echo to find the UK's next great playwright. This exciting national competition is  chance for a playwright to win a cash prize of £10,000 and have their work considered for staging by one of the most prolific producing theatres in the North West. Texts featured in this session will be taken from the Under 21 category. 

Thursday 27 November, 1.00pm

Capstone Theatre

 OWAMM: One-Woman Act: Modernist Monodrama

Dr. Francesca Placanica, mezzo soprano, and Douglas Gould, piano, present a recital exploring twentieth-century musical monodrama. The recital shall include music by Luciano Berio and Cathy Berberian. 

The Team

 

Alberto Sanna

Dr Alberto Sanna

Artistic Director 

 

 

 

 

Paola Nieddu

Paola Nieddu

Administrator and Events Manager 

 

 

 

 


Hannah Payne 

Hannah Payne

Cornerstone Festival Coordinator

 

 

 

 

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 2014.

Contact us & 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

 

Tickets: http://store.hope.ac.uk

 

Box Office

The Cornerstone Arts Festival box office will be open from 45 minutes prior to the performance on PERFORMANCE NIGHTS ONLY. The box office will be located in the reception of the Capstone Building (N.B on Friday 28 November the box office will be located in the Cornerstone Building).

 

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.