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Burjesta Theatre Workshops - (on till 26 September)

These Walls Must Fall at Lush Liverpool! (on till 19 August)


Fri 17 August

These Walls Must Fall at Lush Liverpool!(on till Sun 19 Aug)

Sat 1 September

Liverpool Friends of Palestine Vigil

Wed 5 September

Liverpool Friends of Palestine Monthly Meeting

Thu 6 September

Book launch: Henry Normal - This Phantom Breath

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Today's date - Friday 17 August 2018

Wed 25 July to Wed 26 September - Burjesta Theatre Workshops -

New Series of Workshops starts 25th July @ The Casa, Hope St, L'pool
'Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it'.
A new series of weekly workshops, each Wednesday from 7pm looking at the work, theories and influence of the most important modern theatre practitioner, Bertolt Brecht.
Bertolt Brecht wrote some of the most well-known plays of the 20th century, Mother Courage, Threepenny Opera, Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Caucasian Chalk Circle as well as being the most important theoretician of modern theatre, putting forth an alternative to mainstream theatre, which he called 'Epic Theatre' and latterly 'Dialectical Theatre', itself based on Karl Marx's revolutionary political philosophy, 'dialectical materialism'.
We will be looking at Brecht's key works, as well looking at his theories of theatre (alienation effect). We'll try out some of his training exercises and introduce some of the key concepts of 'dialectics', originating with 19th century philosopher Georg Hegel and transformed by Karl Marx. Finally we'll be asking how we can make use of Brecht's ideas for theatre practice today.
All are welcome from total beginners to experience actors, no prior knowledge of Brecht is required. Each session costs £3/£2, pay on the evening.

7pm - The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool - location map


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Fri 17 August to Sun 19 August - These Walls Must Fall at Lush Liverpool!

Next weekend (17th-19th Aug), the These Walls Must Fall campaign will be at Lush in Liverpool raising money for the campaign to end immigration detention in the UK! Come say hello, learn about the campaign, and buy a special edition Hand & Body Moisturiser Charity Pot. Many of the campaigners are prevented from working by the Home Office, and receive little or no financial support to live on. Every penny we raise through sales (minus VAT) will pay for bus passes to allow asylum seekers & other migrants be central in the movement to end immigration detention. A These Walls Must Fall campaigner recently told us what the campaign means to them: “I’ve learned a lot. About detention, how to protect yourself, how you act for people who have been detained, who is at risk of detention. I used to know only the name detention, I didn’t know what happened inside.”

12 - 5pm - Lush, 9-11, Whitechapel, Liverpool - location map


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Sat 1 September - Liverpool Friends of Palestine Vigil

Liverpool Friends of Palestine hold their monthly vigil at the bottom of Church Street outside HSBC bank. Vigils held on the first Saturday of every month.

12pm till 2pm - Church Street, Liverpool city centre - location map


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Wed 5 September - Liverpool Friends of Palestine Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting of Liverpool Friends of Palestine. (Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month.) All welcome.

7pm - Unite The Union, Jack Jones House, 2 Churchill Way, Liverpool - location map


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Thu 6 September - Book launch: Henry Normal - This Phantom Breath

Flapjack Press presents This Phantom Breath by Henry Normal. Written between August 2016 and August 2017, the poems in this collection are concerned with love, death, truth and other inconvenient distractions. "The Alan Bennett of poetry" - The Scotsman Author performance and book signing, with special guest Pete Ramskill (BBC 3’s Whine Gums). Free entry, doors open 5.30pm. Henry Normal is a writer, poet, TV and film producer, founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival (now the Manchester Literature Festival) and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival. In June 2017 he was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to television. Henry co-wrote and script edited the multi-award-winning Mrs Merton Show and the spin-off series Mrs Merton and Malcolm. He also co-created and co-wrote the first series of The Royle Family. With Steve Coogan, he co-wrote the BAFTA-winning Paul and Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan's Run, Tony Ferrino, Doctor Terrible, all of Steve's live tours, and the film The Parole Officer. Setting up Baby Cow Productions in 1999, Henry Executive Produced all, and script edited many, of the shows of its seventeen-and-a-half-year output during his tenure as MD. Highlights of the Baby Cow output during this time include Oscar-nominated Philomena, Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, The Mighty Boosh, Marion and Geoff, Red Dwarf, Uncle, Nighty Night and Alan Partridge. Since retiring in 2016, Henry has written and performed four BBC Radio 4 shows, A Normal Family, A Normal Life, A Normal Love and A Normal Imagination, combining comedy, poetry and stories about bringing up his autistic son. Published 1st September by Flapjack Press.

6pm - Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester - location map


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