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Paul Du Noyer At Threshold

Another great slice of the thoughts of top music journalist and writer, Paul Du Noyer came to Liverpool last night as part of the Threshold Festival. Paul was the the first guest of Little Atom’s In Conversation series so it a nice little reunion at Camp And Furnace with Gemma, Karen and interviewer Mike Neary.

The focus of the talk was Paul’s book of the Liverpool music scene, Wondrous Place, which covered the great talents and stories from the local music scene from Billy Fury onwards. Mike adeptly steered the conversation through the book and highlighted many of the tales from it and Paul discussed things with very informatively and with great humour.

To help audibly illustrate the talk Natalie McCool and Thom Morecroft performed stunning versions of some key Liverpool songs (including Frankie’s The Power Of Love and The Beatles (of course)). ┬áNatalie also played a set after the talk in Camp And Furnace and entertained the audience after the event with Paul.

A splendid time was guaranteed by all.

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Papertown

It was a great pleasure to photograph the dress rehearsal of Papertown earlier this week of the Young Everyman Playhouse’s own devised and scripted promenade performance at Camp And Furnace.

Papertown represents the idyllic setting where everyone smiles and life runs smoothly and serenely under the careful control of chaperones in great coats.

The audience are taken through many scenes with a set made of paper including an admin centre full of smiling workers, a family home where they eat the same food at the same time every night and a needlework obsessed tailor.

Eventually the young folk in the play want to break out of the restrictions set and culminates in the cast bursting through a wall and out into the real world.

Brilliantly acted by the young actors of Liverpool and superbly directed by Matt Rutter and Chris Tomlinson of the Everyman Playhouse. If it comes round again it’s a must see.

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