Liskeard Live


Liskeard Live is Liskeard’s first music, arts and literature summer festival and will be taking place on 6th and 7th September with a running order encompassing live music, street theatre, circus acts, films, singing and literature, we’re confident there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy. So what’s going on in September you ask?

Click on any of the below posters for a closer look.

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Cherry Ghost and Golden Fable along with The Hula’s are coming together for an exclusive date for Liskeard Live on Saturday 7th September at Liskeard Public Hall, 3/5 West Street, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6BW.

You can buy tickets for the gig online via the Cornish Riviera Box Office and in person from the Liskeard TIC.

Here’s a bit more about the respective bands to whet your interest:

Cherry Ghost are songwriter/vocalist Simon Aldred, Jim Rhodes, Ben Parsons, Grenville Harrop and Phill Anderson and are a powerhouse of pop pedigree. After a year’s break from touring, the band members are all working on some great musical projects. Simon Aldred has been working on a solo project Out Cold with a forthcoming debut album, Invasion of Love – recorded with Metronomy and NZCA Lines producer: Ash Workman and the keyboard player joining the tour with Miles Kane.

In 2007, Cherry Ghost’s debut album, Thirst for Romance, revealed the potential of what this extraordinary group could do. Their widescreen, wondrous songs, like Mathematics and 4am, had already been showcased on “Later With Jools Holland” months before the album’s release, and then were played heavily on Radio 2 and 6 Music. The record got to no. 7 in the album charts, and its lead single People Are The People,won an “Ivor Novello” award for Best Contemporary Song in 2008.

In 2010 Beneath This Burning Shoreline was released and it is the ocean, the water, the terror, the tenderness of life in all its messy, magical splendour.  It is thirst for romance in the raw, in the real. It is the sound of Cherry Ghost taking the spirit of their past, and ours, with them, and revealing their beauty in the brilliant present.

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Currently recording their second album with Jimmy Robertson (Anna Calvi, Florence + The Machine) and David Wrench (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything), Welsh two-piece Golden Fable will be supporting Cherry Ghost as well as offering one of their more melancholy tracks, the vocally haunting Crossfire was released on June 3rd.

2012 was a significant and successful year for the band; with UK tours accompanying the likes of Field Music and Wave Machines under their belts as well as a brilliantly received debut album release.

Tim and Rebecca found huge success on radio, with DJs from across the genre-spectrum taking their Four Tet-tinged folktronica into their hearts and onto the airwaves. With repeat plays on Radio 1, Radio 2, 6music and XFM, as well as on-going support from taste-makers such as Marc Riley, Huw Stephens, Jen Long, Tom Robinson and Guy Garvey, Golden Fable transcend the confines of genre and trend, “evoking a sense of heart-thudding emotion through their spacious production made of twitching beats and synth prods ” – God Is In The TV Zine.

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Fresh air . . . Floral Art Festival 6th-8th September at Looe Mills Farm, Liskeard.

flowers in the parkAn innovative, outdoor event showcasing over 50 creative, contemporary designs and land art in a natural, rural setting!

Date: 06 – 08 September 2013
  • Friday 6th September 10am – 6pm;
  • Saturday 7th September 10am – 6pm;
  • Sunday 8th September 10am – 5pm.
Tickets: adults £2.50; children £1.
There will be refreshments, stalls, children’s treasure trail and a children’s art competition from local schools
For tickets or for more information, contact Maureen Olver, Chairperson on 01579 343746 or email
Please note that outdoor footwear is essential as it is a ‘Sloping Site’ and that it is not wheelchair friendly.
Supporting Cancer Research.

More about the other September events to follow….


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