ANOTHER month, another Rewired and another format shift. This month we were overjoyed to have Mike and Rosa from the Writing On The Wall festival to tell us about the history of the festival and all the fantastic events they have lined up in May. Neil Atkinson and John Gibbons discover the festival is more than just the month it runs – Mike and Rosa tell us about the work they do all year round and have been doing now for sixteen years – the event has been running in Liverpool since 2000.

For this May, though, Writing On The Wall could well be the strongest it has been this year with a wide selection of venues across the city welcoming excellent guests and bold ideas. The link for the festival is here:

They inspire our theme for Rewired this week – we’re on space travel due to their sci-fi theme. Stephanie Heneghan is in her element and Adam is wondering about the moon. We also have gigs and events of the month for April. Fancy a list? Here we go:


Leon Bridges – Thursday 7th April at the o2 Academy.

Married to the Sea/Down & Outs/Richard Lomax/Fort Baxter – Saturday 9th April at Maguires Pizza.

Gregory Porter – Sunday 17th April at the Philharmonic.

Future Of The Left – Wednesday 20th April at the Arts Club.

Nick Ellis. Grace and Danger EP Launch – Thursday 21st April at Leaf

Little Mix – Thursday 21st April at the Echo Arena

Chas n Dave – Friday 22nd April at The Live Rooms in Chester.

Meilyr Jones – Friday 29th April at Studio 2

She Drew The Gun – 29th April at the Buyers Club

Smithdown Road Festival featuring Sundowners, Tony Wright (Terrorvision), Beans and Toast, Natalie McCool and loads more – 30th April to 2nd May at The Mystery and bars on Smithdown Road.

Festevol – Sunday 1st May at Camp and Furnace.


The 39 Steps – 4th to 9th April at the Playhouse.

FACT: Popup Exhibition – Scouse Roots: Art that makes itself; 8th April – 1st May

Liverpool and the Silver Screen – Museum Of Liverpool. Through the month.

Vinyl Station: Disruptive Muzak by Sam Kidel – 11th April

Open Eye Gallery from 15th April. Pieces Of You photography in the North Of England. Going to 5th June. Open Eye is a great gallery.

Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at Liverpool Cathedral – Saturday 16th April

Shakespeare 37 – Venues across the city, 23rd and 24th April.

Leaf Pudding Club – 26th April

Mouse – The Persistence of an Unlikely Thought – 17th to 28th May at the Everyman

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Listen to a free clip of this month’s Rewired show here:

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