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Things to do next week

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Liverpool

Liverpool International Jazz Festival features Indian crossover artist Sarathy Korwar, boisterous Belgian iconoclasts Blow 3.0, a concert of groove-based music from Martin Archer’s Anthropology Band and a closing performance from saxophonist Tony Kofi (pictured).

27 Feb-1 March, Capston Theatre (thecapstonetheatre.com) 

Halifax

People Play is the first outdoor installation by Alice Irwin, who graduated in printmaking from the Royal College of Art in 2018. Irwin pushes the boundaries of what traditional print processes can be with her nine sculptures taking over the courtyard of the former cloth hall.

28 Feb-1 June, Piece Hall (thepiecehall.co.uk) 

Manchester

Comic Olga Koch embarks on a UK tour of her hit show If/Then. In a love story told through the unorthodox medium of computer science Koch asks what happens when we can’t separate emotion and technology – and teaches you how to code.

26 Feb, Frog and Bucket (rocknrolga.com) 

Sheffield

Melancholic folk singer and multi-instrumentalist Marika Hackman plays in support of her forthcoming album Any Human Friend. 

28 Feb, Leadmill (marikahackman.com)

Blackpool

Punchy spoken word artist Mandla Rae joins Liverpool comic Jackie Hagan,* who explores what it means to be a bisexual disabled person as part of the New Queers on the Block Weekender. 

28 Feb, Art B&B (artb&b.org) 

Liverpool

Musician Ian Prowse releases his new album The Story of Ian Prowse and tours with Elvis Costello. 

28 Feb, Olympia (amsterdam-music.com) 

Leeds

A bold new version of Oliver Twist with deaf and disabled artists sends audiences on a dark adventure through the twisted streets of London. Adapted by award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery, the performance uses integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning.

28 Feb-21 March, Quarry Theatre (leedsplayhouse.org.uk) 

Liverpool

Fresh from their support slot with Bombay Bicycle Club, grungy Mercury Prize-nominated female four-piece The Big Moon head out on a headline tour with their current album Walking Like We Do. 

28 Feb, O2 Academy (thebigmoon.co.uk) 

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