Liverpool Acoustic is proud to introduce their Songwriting Challenge in collaboration with The View Two Gallery, one of Liverpool’s foremost independent galleries, situated at the heart of the Cavern Quarter on Mathew Street. From 12pm to 5pm on Saturday 8th October the View Two will be open for songwriters and musicians to have a look round and to be inspired by the art on display. To enter the challenge, each songwriter chooses one piece of art and will have one month to write a brand new song inspired by it. These art-inspired songs will then be performed at the Showcase Event on the evening of Friday 11th November, when a panel of judges will pick their winner. The audience will pick their favourite too. Graham Holland from Liverpool Acoustic said “This is an exciting new venture that combines Liverpool’s passion for both art and music, and lays down a challenge to the region’s talented songwriters. We can’t wait to see what they come up with!“
The Liverpool Acoustic View Two Songwriting Challenge is free to enter, and there is no charge for entry to the View Two on Saturday 8th October. The same afternoon Liverpool Acoustic will also be hosting the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon in the top floor performance space between 1pm and 4pm. This event features booked guests and open mic, and refreshments will be available from the bar.
Entry to the Showcase Event on Friday 11th November is by ticket only, available in advance or on the door for £5. All money raised will be split between Marie Curie Cancer Care and Garston Animal Rescue in memory of Liverpool Acoustic team member Sharon Jones who died in May 2011.
Details of the judges and any prizes that can be found will be announced in future weeks.
NOTE: If you want to take part but can’t make it on Saturday 8th October for the Entry Event, you’ll be able to visit the gallery on any following date when it’s open and enter then. See the website for details.
NOTE 2: If you want to take part but can’t make it on Friday 11th November you can nominate someone else to perform your song.
Saturday 8th October 2011 – Liverpool Acoustic View Two Songwriting Challenge 12pm to 5pm – Entry event for songwriters including the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon Booked guests and open mic slots available from 1pm to 4pm Free entry The View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street
Friday 11th November 2011 – Liverpool Acoustic View Two Songwriting Challenge Showcase Event for Challenge entries – 8pm doors, 8.30pm start The View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street Tickets £5 in advance or on the door from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic All proceeds split between Marie Curie Cancer Care and Garston Animal Rescue
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was founded by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast. This content is available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.