Culture Unconfined

Culture Unconfined brings together inspiring cultural activity drawn from the creative spaces of film, drama, music, and poetry from across the UK and Ireland.

The University of Liverpool created this online festival as a civic-led response to the Covid-19 crisis.

In these difficult times, access to cultural and creative activities is more important than ever, both for audiences and performers. 

Running between 11 and 15 May 2020, Culture Unconfined features film, performance, music, poetry and more, to remind us that life goes on, in all its glory, and the creative spirit will endure.

Explore all the Department of Music performances below and view the full Culture Unconfined programme here.

Gerald Barry Gerald Barry

Gerald Barry

Monday 11th May, 11am // An exciting opportunity to get a close up look of the creative process of world-renowned orchestral and operatic composer Gerald Barry from his home as he works on his new opera based on Oscar Wilde’s Salome for Los Angeles .

Roisin Walters Róisín Walters

Róisín Walters

Monday 11th May, 1pm // Accomplished, renowned and award-winning violinist Roisin Walters gives one of her exciting performances for Culture Unconfined.

Ian Prowse Ian Prowse

Ian Prowse

Tuesday 12th May, 7pm // From his influential bands Pele and Amsterdam to his more recent hugely popular solo material, Ian has been a giant on the local and national music scene for decades. Don’t miss this performance from the great man himself.

Jamie Kenny Jamie Kenny

Jamie Kenny

Wednesday 13th May, 1pm // Jamie is Associate Principal Double Bass with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Join him as he plays a selection of music as part of our Lunchtime Concerts series.

Green Tangerines Green Tangerines

Green Tangerines

Thursday 14th May, 7pm // Originally from Ireland and now based in Liverpool, Green Tangerines combine the rawness of 70's Jazz Fusion with the Nu Jazz scene of today. Complex compositions hide beneath stellar brass riffs and hummable vocal melodies.

Loris and the Lion Loris the Lion

Loris and the Lion

Friday 15th May, 1pm // Loris and the Lion are a duo from Liverpool who weave gentle tales of joy and loss; a patchwork of sonic delights built by (wo)man and machine to soothe the soul and feed the heart. Wonderful, inventive and not to be missed!

Nuala Honan Nuala Honan

Nuala Honan

Friday 15th May, 7pm // Join award-winning Australian vocalist Nuala Honan as she discusses her musical journey, her latest compositions and performs some of her latest powerful, post-punk songs.