Cornerstone Arts Festival 2014

Friday 21st - Saturday 29th November

Festival 2014

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.

The Cornerstone Arts Festival 2014 runs from Friday 21st November to Saturday 29th November. 

 

Feedback we received after last year's festival 

Thank you from a representative of Liverpool Hope University:

'Following the success of the Cornerstone Festival, I wanted to thank you for your contribution.  I am very aware of how hard you worked and of the challenges you faced. My own impression of the Festival is that it went very well and that the students participated, which is a major achievement.'

Thank you from the Artistic Director:

'I can't thank you enough for the fantastic administration of the Festival that you and your team have achieved. SO professional...I know it is well-recognised that the way the CF is run is one of the jewels in the crown at Liverpool Hope University.'

Thank you from a festival partner:

'Thank you so much for all the wonderful help and support you gave to us on Sunday. You did so much to help all the way through the planning and running of the event and your friendly and speedy response to all our questions and requirements on the day itself was the reason the event was able to run so smoothly. You played a major part in making it such an enjoyable and successful day for us and for all our members. We are very grateful indeed for all your fantastic input.

It was such a pleasure to work with you again. Thank you very much indeed.' 

Thank you from a performer:

'It was very nice to meet you on Saturday and I enjoyed the concert very much. Thank you so much for your care also! That was brilliant!!!'

Events

During Cornerstone Arts Festival every night is a special event. In 2014 we will present a wide range of performances and workshops from 21-29 November. With a variety of dance, drama and music performances alongside speakers from Fine Arts and Design there is something for everybody. All events are free for Liverpool Hope University students. The full festival line-up will be announced in September. 

Cornerstone Arts Festival 2014 Highlights include:

Janus Face

Friday 21 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7                                   

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.

 

 ‌Beauty of the Beast

Saturday 22 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

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.

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 ‌‌Around the world

Tuesday 25 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

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.

Choral Concert 2013 - All

Friday 28 November, 7.30 pm

Great Hall

£10/£7

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.

Flight to Arras‌ 

Saturday 29 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

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.

 


The Team

 

Alberto Sanna

Dr Alberto Sanna

Artistic Director 

 

 

 

 

Paola Nieddu

Paola Nieddu

Administrator and Events Manager 

 

 

 

 


Hannah Payne 

Hannah Payne

Planning and Operations Officer

Contact Us

 

Liverpool Hope University

Creative Campus

17 Shaw Street

L6 1HP 

 

T: 0151 291 2096

E: cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk

 

Facebook: The Cornerstone Festival

The Venue

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

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.

The Cornerstone Arts Festival 2014 runs from Friday 21st November to Saturday 29th November. 

 

Feedback we received after last year's festival 

Thank you from a representative of Liverpool Hope University:

'Following the success of the Cornerstone Festival, I wanted to thank you for your contribution.  I am very aware of how hard you worked and of the challenges you faced. My own impression of the Festival is that it went very well and that the students participated, which is a major achievement.'

Thank you from the Artistic Director:

'I can't thank you enough for the fantastic administration of the Festival that you and your team have achieved. SO professional...I know it is well-recognised that the way the CF is run is one of the jewels in the crown at Liverpool Hope University.'

Thank you from a festival partner:

'Thank you so much for all the wonderful help and support you gave to us on Sunday. You did so much to help all the way through the planning and running of the event and your friendly and speedy response to all our questions and requirements on the day itself was the reason the event was able to run so smoothly. You played a major part in making it such an enjoyable and successful day for us and for all our members. We are very grateful indeed for all your fantastic input.

It was such a pleasure to work with you again. Thank you very much indeed.' 

Thank you from a performer:

'It was very nice to meet you on Saturday and I enjoyed the concert very much. Thank you so much for your care also! That was brilliant!!!'

Events

During Cornerstone Arts Festival every night is a special event. In 2014 we will present a wide range of performances and workshops from 21-29 November. With a variety of dance, drama and music performances alongside speakers from Fine Arts and Design there is something for everybody. All events are free for Liverpool Hope University students. The full festival line-up will be announced in September. 

Cornerstone Arts Festival 2014 Highlights include:

Janus Face

Friday 21 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7                                   

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.

 

 ‌Beauty of the Beast

Saturday 22 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

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.

‌ ‌‌

 ‌‌Around the world

Tuesday 25 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

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.

Choral Concert 2013 - All

Friday 28 November, 7.30 pm

Great Hall

£10/£7

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.

Flight to Arras‌ 

Saturday 29 November, 7.30pm

Capstone Theatre

£10/£7

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.

 


The Team

 

Alberto Sanna

Dr Alberto Sanna

Artistic Director 

 

 

 

 

Paola Nieddu

Paola Nieddu

Administrator and Events Manager 

 

 

 

 


Hannah Payne 

Hannah Payne

Planning and Operations Officer

Contact Us

 

Liverpool Hope University

Creative Campus

17 Shaw Street

L6 1HP 

 

T: 0151 291 2096

E: cornerstonefestival@hope.ac.uk

 

Facebook: The Cornerstone Festival

The Venue

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.