Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Epstein Theatre Open Day to Celebrate Brian Epstein’s 80th Birthday

On Friday 19 September the Epstein Theatre once again throws open its doors to the public for a now annual Open Day in honour of the late Mr. Brian Epstein’s Birthday, marking what would have been his 80th Birthday.
The public can come along and enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee and for a small donation, a delicious range of sweet treats and cakes. To celebrate the occasion the theatre are asking any budding bakers to bring a cake with them that can then be sold, with all proceeds going to Statue 4 Eppy, a project that is raising funds for a statue of Brian Epstein to be erected in Liverpool. 

On the day, the Epstein will be open from 10am to 4pm and will also feature tours of the theatre where the public can explore the beauty of the venue, which is now also available to book for a variety of occasions including corporate events, conferences, weddings and special occasions.

This will mark yet another event in what has been a very special year for the former Beatles manager; 2014 has already seen Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles, a fascinating window into the much speculated private world of the music entrepreneur have a successful 6-week run in London’s West End; a prestigious Heritage Foundation Blue Plaque unveiled outside the London NEMS office in his honour, and was also posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of fame following a campaign from fans.

Always proving to be a popular event, hundreds of people from all over Liverpool and beyond attended in 2012 and 2013, paying tribute and celebrating the life of one of Liverpool’s most-loved sons and theatre management are expecting an even better turn out this year!

The theatre’s brand new Autumn/Winter season brochure will also be hot off the press and the first copies will available to pick up on the day.

For full details and to join the theatre mailing list visit
For further details on how to donate to Statue 4 Eppy please visit

Friday, 12 September 2014

Paul urges Scotland to vote NO to partition

Hot off the presses from The Guardian | The Observer:
Paul McCartney has become the latest celebrity to call for Scotland to stay part of the United Kingdom ahead of the independence referendum.
Paul made the declaration as the Let's Stay Together campaign sought support in Liverpool.
The campaign said about 50,000 people, including celebrities like Sir Paul, have put their names to an open letter to voters.
Sir Paul added his name to an open letter to voters which says: "The decision on whether to leave our shared country is, of course, absolutely yours alone. Nevertheless, that decision will have a huge effect on all of us in the rest of the United Kingdom. We want to let you know how very much we value our bonds of citizenship with you, and to express our hope that you will vote to renew them. What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let's stay together."
Sir Paul's signature and those of tens of thousands of people from all over the country, shows that English, Welsh and Northern Irish people hope passionately that the Scottish vote to renew their bonds of citizenship with us. "The decision is for the Scottish voters alone. Let's Stay Together simply want them to know that we hope that they will stay part of our shared country."
Scottish Labour MP Anne McGuire, speaking of behalf of the pro-Union Better Together group, said: "It is hardly surprising that Sir Paul wants us to Come Together: "Maybe rather than trying to take us all on a Magical Mystery Tour Alex Salmond should just Let it Be."

The tiny little station that hosted The Beatles

Back in 1964 when the Beatles were filming "A Hard Day's Night" they chartered a train from Paddington for filming the first twenty minutes of the film which take place on board a train.

They also filmed a chase scene outside of Marylebone station.

But a lesser known station in Somerset also had a role to play in this film and it recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the film and their participation in its making.

The train from London stopped in Minehead and the locals went wild to find the Beatles in their midst. Read about this momentous moment in Minehead history (including some amazing photos that most of us have not seen before) written by Timothy King here.

Woolton Baths Open for Visitors as Part of Liverpool's Heritage Weekend!

Restoration Project
(Children must be accompanied by an adult)

Woolton Baths, Allerton Road, Woolton Village L25 will be open to members of the public for viewing on 13th & 14th of September staffed by volunteers from 10am to 3pm each day.

There is no charge for entry, but memorabilia will be on sale including collectible dedicated Tea Towels and shoulder bags, and we will be seeking donations for the project. Visitors can see a selection of the congratulatory 120th birthday cards donated by schools / local individuals, Woolton Swimming Club history, displays of engineering work being undertaken and view the pool as well as the rear courtyard where the former UDC fire station was located.

There is an historic link to John and Paul's formative years where both swam in the pool, especially John, who was a regular swimmer. 

Should any visitors have enquiries about opening details etc, please contact Jane Eustance on 0151 428 8128.


Special 2 for 1 Offer as Let It Be moves to Blackpool

Let It BeYesterday we told you that Let It Be is ending its run in London at the end of the month.  The good news is that it will continue in Blackpool.

Even better news is that the producers are offering a special 2 for 1 special. 

This offer is for Sunday through to Thursday performances only for the top two price bands when ordering tickets via Ticketmaster.  When ordering use the code SUN.  
Link to the Blackpool performances 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Last Chance for Let It Be at the Garrick

Let It BeDid you get to see "Epstein - The Man who Made The Beatles" before it ended last week? Well don't miss your last chance to see "Let It Be" at the Garrick Theatre. Its run is ending on 20 September so you have a few opportunities left to catch it.

Even if you did see it, you might be interested in reading this interview with the Let It Be cast from a few months ago.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Mark your calendar: Dublin Beatles Festival Nov 7-9 2014

Following the huge success of the Dublin
Beatles Festival last year Beatlemania returns
to the city from November 7th — 9th


Dublin artist GEORGINA FLOOD will be taking part in the Festival. Details TBA. The Liquor
Rooms on Wellington Quay will be the place to go for a late drink during the Festival.

Festival tickets go on sale from September 5th. There is a 10% booking fee. There are a
limited number of Creme Tangerine Early Bird Tickets. They cost €50 each and cover entry
to all the Festival’s events (except the Table Quiz).

Visit the website for the event to find out more and about accommodation.