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Cultural Highlights – April

Updated: 5 days ago

From samurai swords to Homer’s epic tales of the Gods, this world has so much to teach us and tell us... and we can learn all about it from our front living room!

Here is Corinne with her monthly dose of online offerings to educate and fascinate!


12th April at 5pm. Savouring the Middle Ages

Join Eleanor the Wild Cook, on a fascinating journey through the secrets of medieval plants and their modern-day significance in horticulture and food. Uncover the hidden meanings behind the illustrations and the valuable insights into the scientific and nutritional properties of these ancient plants. Discover how our ancestors' observations shaped our understanding of nature and its wonders.


13th April at 10am - 1.30pm. Studying Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt and the Middle East bequeathed to posterity some of the most fascinating remains from all of the ancient world. Today it is possible to learn the languages, study the artefacts, and reconstruct the most varied aspects of these ancient civilisations in astonishing detail. 


15th April at 3pm. Spanish Flamenco Shoes Event

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of flamenco dance with the perfect footwear. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just starting out, these shoes will elevate your performance to the next level. Join us online to explore a variety of styles, colours, and designs to find the pair that speaks to your soul. Don't miss this opportunity to step up your flamenco game with the best shoes around! 


17th April at 5.30pm. Art unlocked about Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Located in the border city of Carlisle, Tullie cares for a collection of almost 1 million objects, including 7,600 works of Fine and Decorative Art. The museum is currently closed for the second phase of Project Tullie – a rolling programme of works which will transform the museum over the next 10-15 years.


17th April at 5.30pm. Chinese Dance Classical Workshop.

Workshop leader Annie will guide participants through dance exercises, steps and techniques. By the end of the lesson, you'll have learned a beautiful Chinese Classical dance! The dance steps will be easy to follow, and you'll have a taste of Chinese culture while having fun.  


24th April at 7pm. Women’s History in Scotland 

Join  ‘Show Us Your Sources’ series,  a talk on Oral History methodology, provided by Dr Yvonne McFadden, the current convener of WHS and Co-Director of the Scottish Oral History Centre.  


25th April at 7pm. The origin of Homer's poems. 

Discover the origins of Homer’s epic tales of gods, heroes, and monsters. Delve into the Neolithic Indo-European origins of this poetry, unravelling the linguistic and cultural threads that connect ancient Greece to a vast tapestry of poetic traditions dating back to the dawn of human society. 


25th April at 6pm.  Edward L. Salsbury event.

Come online for an exciting experience filled with knowledge and inspiration. This event is a unique opportunity to learn from experts in the field and connect with like-minded individuals.

Don't miss out on this chance to expand your horizons and be a part of something special. Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable time! 


27th April at 5pm. Sequence Curators Tour.

Sequence curators tour video premiere Join curator Christine D'Epiro Abbott for a one-hour virtual exhibition tour. Deepen your understanding of the exhibit, the artists, and of course, hear about those wonderful details and connections only a curator can reveal.


29th April at 6pm. Samurai.  

Welcome to the SAMURAI event! Get ready for an action-packed experience right from the comfort of your own home. Come online for a day filled with warrior spirit, martial arts, and Japanese culture. Learn about the ways of the samurai, their traditions, and their legendary skills. Connect with like-minded enthusiasts and dive into the world of the samurai. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of ancient warriors.

And last - but not least! - here's something special landing in the Liverpool Community Cinema on April 22nd, 7.30pm, £2 a ticket.

PING PONG - Never Too Old For Gold

A funny and emotional film about people who may be old - but still want gold!

Come along to the Liverpool Community Cinema and watch pensioners across the planet compete in the over 80s World Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mangolia.

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