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Merseyside Scalarama - Celebrating Cinema Across Merseyside (on till Mon 30 Sep) - see website for event times at various venues - find out more

Scalarama is a celebration of cinema, for everyone, by everyone, everywhere, taking place every September. Imagine a month of cinema – 30 days in which cinemas across the country join together to celebrate watching films together – where cities, towns and villages are transformed with cinemas popping up in unexpected places – and where classic, rare or locally made films get an annual showing. This is Scalarama! a month of amazing films, screened in various locations and by all different types of people – from established picture palaces to newbies, completely new to screening films. - website

Make Yourself At Home At The Mansion - Calderstones Park Mansion House Re-opening (on till Sun 15 Sep) - 8.30am - 8pm at Calderstones Park, Liverpool L18 3JB - map - find out more

Come along to celebrate a new chapter in the life of the Grade II listed Calderstones Mansion House as we throw open the doors for a special housewarming that promises something for everyone! Enjoy guided tours, family fun in the Storybarn, yoga tasters, pop-up readings, food, art and craft, poetry pick and mix. All activities are free and open to all. - website

Thursday 19th September

I Am Not Your Woman - A play by Hannah Roze Lewis - 2.30pm and 8pm at The Black-E, Great George Street, Liverpool L1 5EW - map - find out more

After a successful fun at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, emerging company The Moonlighters Collective bring their original play to Liverpool. Cate's struggling to come to terms with an assault that happened two years ago. Ben's trying the fix their failing marriage. Jess wants to shut out the world and Kim has a secret. Naturalistic in style with some stylized choral elements, I Am Not Your Woman follows four people desperately trying to re-connect and understand each other in the wake of sexual assault. (Trigger warning - this performance contains strong language and themes of sexual assault). - website

Friday 20th September

The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage (Liverpool Early Music Festival) - 7.30pm at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool - map - find out more

As part of Liverpool Early Music Festival. In celebration of The Sixteen's 40th anniversary, their 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together choral masterpieces past and present, highlighting the group’s musical journey over the last four decades. Their close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on their very first recording, alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener and Eric Whitacre. "Probably the world’s greatest choir" The Times - website

Squash Nutrition Harvest Auction - Hurricane Dorian Bahamas Fundraiser - 6.30pm at Squash Nutrition, 112-114 Windsor Street, Liverpool L8 8EQ - map - find out more

Bid on a plum, compete for a pear...this autumn harvest auction is set to be a very fruitful (& veg-full) evening! On this Climate Strike day we consider the small island of the Bahamas which lies at the frontline of climate change. All auction proceeds go to the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund. The Harvest Display will be available for viewing from 2-4pm and from 5.30pm on Friday 20th September. There'll be lovely harvest dishes for sale in the cafe too open from 5.30-8pm. Please get in touch to donate home-grown fruit and veg plus home-made fruit, veg, jams and chutneys...and other harvest related items! Last year was a rich bounty of all sorts! And please tell us the story of your donation - was it your best ever tomato crop? A special squash grown from a mysterious seed? A jam made from fruit from your favourite secret bramble spot? PLUS! Enter our BEST IN SHOW! The rosettes are waiting folks!!! - website

Global Climate Strike - Liverpool - 12 noon at St George's Hall, Liverpool - find out more

Part of the global strike against forces driving climate change. System change not climate change! - website

Saturday 21st September

Workshop for Singers (Liverpool Early Music Festival) - 1.30pm - 3.30pm at Nordic Church & Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool - map - find out more

As part fo Liverpool Early Music Festival The Telling’s mezzo-soprano Ariane Prüssner will walk participants through some beautiful and lively Spanish medieval songs from the Llibre Vermell collection of pilgrim song. No experience necessary. Plus, if you wish, participants will be able to join Ariane and The Telling in a musical number during Into The Melting Pot the next evening at Ullet Road Unitarian Church. - website

The Telling: Contemplation (Liverpool Early Music Festival) - 8pm-9pm at Nordic Church & Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool - map - find out more

As part of Liverpool Early Music Festival Two singers from medieval group The Telling perform a candlelit concert of mesmerising medieval music including music by Hildegard of Bingen, chant and troubadour melodies. “beguiling, Siren-like voices.. the fervent, florid chants of Hildegard of Bingen – so fragrant you can almost smell them...” BBC Music Magazine “The vocal colours of the two principal singers complement each other well: Clare Norburn’s clear, silvery, bell-like soprano just the foil for Ariane Prüssner’s resonant wine-dark tones…” BBC Music Magazine - website

Squash Nutrition Seed Saving Session - 10am-1om at Squash Nutrition, 112-114 Windsor Street, Liverpool L8 8EQ - map - find out more

Come join the Grapes Gardeners to save local seeds for the Toxteth Seed Library and take some to sow yourself in spring. If you've got some seed heads, bring them along too! - website

Sunday 22nd September

The Telling: Into the Melting Pot (Liverpool Early Music Festival) - 7.30pm-9.30pm at Unitarian Church Hall, Ullet Road, Sefton Park - map - find out more

As part of Liverpool Early Music Festival Spain. July 1492: the deadline for the expulsion of the Jews. At twilight, a Jewish woman lights the lamps and starts up her spinning wheel. It is her last night in Seville. Stories of integration, love, cultural heritage & radical intolerance experienced by a community of Jewish, Christian & Muslim women in Spain are told by actor Suzanne Ahmet (as Blanca the Jewish woman) to a soundtrack of plaintive Sephardic songs & lively medieval Cantigas performed by The Telling. Fancy joining in? Join mezzo-soprano Ariane's workshop on 21 September, 1.30pm at Nordic Church and Cultural Centre for the chance to sing in a musical number. “an expressive ardour to these performances that is hard to resist” BBC Music Magazine ​ “more than mere monologue, interspersed with music. The sensitive handling by director Nicholas Renton enabled a series of touching interchanges between musicians and actress…” Totnes Early Music Series “such exquisite singing, story-telling, stagecraft brought tears to my eyes. I’m sure heaven must sound just like this” Twitter feedback - website

Film Festival: Capitalism vs the Environment - 12 noon at The Black-E, Great George Street, Liverpool L1 5EW - map - find out more

Join us for a day of films looking at capitalism and the environment as part of the 20-27 September global week of action on climate change! The four films showing are: Berta Didn't Die, She Multiplied! - 12pm The murder of internationally recognised environmental activist, Berta Caceres, caused widespread outrage. The insidious agents of the Honduran oligarchy, the World Bank and US corporations continue to kill but that will not stop the social and environmental movements. Coconut Revolution - 1pm The story of the successful uprising of the indigenous peoples of Bougainville Island against the Papua New Guinea army and the mining corporation RTZ exploiting their natural resources and destroying the environment. The Age of Stupid - 2pm A drama-documentary-animation starring Pete Postlethwaite as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, watching archival film and asking 'Why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?' Water Rising - 4pm A documentary looking at the devastating impacts privatisation of Earth's natural resources of human necessity have on humanity. Shot in Bolivia, it shares intimate portraits of people living in a city where, despite an abundance of freshwater, they struggle for the right to access clean, safe and affordable water. The final film will be followed by an open discussion. Tickets available on the door: £3.50 unemployed / £7 employed / £10 solidarity - website

Monday 23rd September

Mon 23 Sep to Wed 2 Oct - BlackFest 2019 - various events at various venues - find out more

BlackFest is a grassroots Liverpool Black arts festival founded in 2018. It showcases an eclectic mix of work from Black creatives, across community spaces and established venues. The program includes dance, visual arts, music, film, spoken word and theatre. The Festival answers a crucial need in the city’s cultural offering, celebrating Black arts and bridging the gap between institutions and the marginalised communities they represent. In 2019 BlackFest will encompass active conversations and collaborations with established arts organisations. BlackFest highlights work by, and creates new platforms for anyone who is marginalised for their race or ethnicity. - website

Tuesday 24th September

Palisander: Journey to the New World (Liverpool Early Music Festival) - 6.30pm-7.30pm at Nordic Church & Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool - map - find out more

As part of Liverpool Early Music Festival Vibrant and young recorder quartet present an inspired Renaissance exploration and discovery. Join this musical illustration of journeys to the New World by Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. With music inspired by the sea of the explorer’s native courts performed on historically authentic recorders and music of the indigenous peoples of the Americas and pieces inspired by the conflicts that arose as Anglo-Spanish relations soured. With music spanning more than 500 years: ranging from Thomas Tallis to Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams. - website

Friday 27th September

Lux Musicae London: The Secrets of Andalusia (Liverpool Early Music Festival) - 7.30pm-9.30pm at Nordic Church & Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool - map - find out more

As part of Liverpool Early Music Festival The story of Flamenco music’s embedded roots in medieval Spanish, Arabic and Sephardic music: an exciting coming together of one of London’s most exciting and diverse young early music groups, with masters of Flamenco and Arabic oud Ignacio Lusardi and Julian Harris. - website

Saturday 12th October

Taking Action against Climate Breakdown - A North West Gathering hosted by Transition Liverpool - 9.30am - 4pm at Friends Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool - map - find out more

Join the local Transition Towns community for our annual gathering, a chance to look at problems caused by climate change and encourage active participation in developing solutions. During this day-long event we will: - Take a look at the likely impact of fossil fuel use on our coastline as the area becomes more severely affected by sea level rises and storm surges - Hear from local groups about their activities to give a picture of the important work collectively achieved during this Year of the Environment - Seek to support and inspire each other as we make necessary changes to our individual lifestyles - Discuss the steps we need to take to reduce emissions - Explore how can we work with politicians in our local region to tackle climate breakdown A light lunch will be provided with vegan and vegetarian soup, and desserts. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day. We will be accepting donations on the day towards lunch and the work of Transition Liverpool - website

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