The Threshold Festival, Liverpool’s newest and most innovative celebration of the arts, returns for 2012 on Friday 10th-Sunday 12th February with a schedule packed to the brim with bands, big art installations and a vast range of performances that can’t be pigeon-holed.
Having started in great style last year, this year’s festival looks to be even bigger – in more ways than one. Threshold 2012 won’t be held under one roof but several, taking over the entirety of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle for a whole weekend, in venues including Camp and Furnace, the Blade Factory, the New Picket, Elevator, the Nordic Church, the Lantern Theatre and the Brewery Tap.
Curated as a collaboration between promoters Under The Influence and the Contemporary Urban Centre (unfortunately recently closed in physical form but very much still ongoing in spirit), Threshold has been a champion of arts at grassroots level; the ethos at its heart being to engage with the arts, music and performance promoters, providing them with a platform to create and explore.
Amongst the highlights of a bumper line-up is a Performing Shakespeare workshop by Max Rubin (Lodestar, Liverpool Shakespeare Festival) and Script In Hand Theatre at the Lantern Theatre and a Philosophy in Pubs discussion of Culture of Capital at The Brewery Tap.
One day tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday cost £10 each, with Weekend tickets costing £25. All tickets are available from Skiddle.com or via the Threshold Facebook page . Full schedules and line-ups can be found on the website, through Twitter and Tumblr.