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Countdown to Cornerstone Festival

Liz Aggiss beach Friday 23 October 2015

There is less than a month until musicians, artists and dancers from around the world arrive at Liverpool Hope for the 15th Cornerstone Arts Festival.

The curtain rises on November 20th with contemporary dancer Liz Aggiss (pictured) - whose career has ranged from supporting punk legends The Stranglers to the dance/opera duet Falling Apart at the Seams (1994) and Guerrilla Dance interventions (2008).

On Wednesday 25th of November, Grand Band, called by The New York Times “six of the finest, busiest pianists active in New York’s contemporary-classical scene” will perform a varied programme of new music and work from living composers.

A new play from one of the country’s most popular playwrights – John Godber – will receive its Liverpool premiere on November 24th. The uncompromising new comedy Poles Apart 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? The play is currently on a national tour.

This year’s resident artists are the string orchestra Gli Archi del Cherubino from L'Aquila, Italy, St Paul's Chapel Choir from Nairobi, Kenya, and jazz musicians Craig Hamilton and Sim Flora from Ouachita Baptist University, USA.

This year’s festival is completely free for students, staff and the general public and will take place across both campuses and in the University's Capstone Theatre.

There will also be a range of pop up fringe events, as students and staff are encouraged to show their creative side.

Free admission - please reserve your tickets in advance via email: 

Visit the Capstone Theatre website at for the latest news on the festival.


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