In the Park, something is happening

I first noticed them yesterday morning, out on my run.

Strange scaffolding structures starting to appear.

Strange scaffolding structures starting to appear.

Weighed down by water, all over the park.

Weighed down by water, all over the park.

So today I went to have a closer look.

Found bunting too.

Found bunting too.

And a High Dependency Unit 'caring for the community'

And a High Dependency Unit ‘taking care of the community’

Next to some toilets

Next to some toilets

And some sheds.

And some sheds.

Aheds pretending to be cafés.

Sheds pretending to be cafés.

And what's a R

And what’s a Romantiek?

Next to this?

Next to this?

Well it’s a stage.

And we are of course seeing the preparations for some of this weekend’s events in the Liverpool International Music Festival.

There’s stuff happening down at the Pier Head too, but here in Sefton Park things are looking wonderful.

And while I was there...

And while I was there…

A funfair arrived too!

A funfair arrived too.

Things get going at 6:30 on Friday evening, here on the main stage, with Liverpool choir, Sense of Sound followed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with their Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko. Yes, wow.

Then for the following three days, well, it’s a feast of local and international music. Featuring several offspring of Bob Marley, and Liverpool legends Deaf School and The Christians. I’m particularly looking forward to the Portico Quartet and Les Freres Guissé and to revelling in loads of music I’ve never heard before. I got pretty sick of the ‘tribute acts’ at the Mathew Street Festival (Amy Housewine I saw last year) and am really glad it’s been replaced with this.

Oh and if you’re not in Sefton Park for Soul II Soul late Monday afternoon, you want your head feeling.

Also, after last weekend’s gorgeous soul music from Soul Inspired Events, the Bandstand’s back in action again all weekend.

This time organised by Mellowtone.

This time organised by Mellowtone.

All got going here at quarter-past-one on Saturday by 16 year old singer-songwriter Sophia Ben-Youssef. Her mother tells me, via Twitter, she’s wonderful!

Don't miss it.

Don’t miss it.

This could be wonderful.

This could be brilliant.

Download the full programme here.

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