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Today's date - Sunday 28 May 2017

Mon 1 May to Wed 31 May - WoWFest: Writing on the Wall Festival

Established in 2000, Writing on the Wall is one of Arts Council England's National Arts Portfolio Organisations and is the longest standing writing festival in Liverpool.
 
Writing on the Wall will be delivering its 18th festival, which will run for the whole of May. WoWFest 2017 hosts local, national and international writers, performers, artists and commentators whose work provokes controversy and debate. We are unique in that we provide the opportunity for both high-profile national and international guests, as well as local talent and communities to promote and share their own writing, art and talent.
 
Writing on the Wall celebrates writing in all its forms including literature, creative writing, journalism and non-fiction, poetry, songwriting and storytelling.

Various times - Various venues
Telephone: 0151 703 0020
Email: info@writingonthewall.org.uk
Website: http://www.wowfest.uk

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Wed 10 May to Wed 26 July - Burjesta Theatre - Revolutionary Theatre Workshops

Burjesta Theatre - Revolutionary Theatre Workshops New Series starts Wednesday 10th May, 7pm @ The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool Shakespeare, Lope de Vega, Brecht, Venezuela, Russian Revolution... We begin a new series of workshops on Wednesday 10th May dedicated to 'revolution'. We'll have sessions looking at how some of the great playwrights have portrayed uprisings, revolutions, rebellions and class conflict including Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus' (popular uprising against the Roman Patricians), Henry VI Part II (the Jack Cade Rebellion in 15th century England), Lope de Vega's 'Fuente Ovejuna' (peasant rebellion in Spain) and Bertolt Brecht's 'Days of the Commune' (the Paris Commune of 1871). We'll also be asking participants to come up with drama to convey contemporary revolutionary situations. Finally we'll look at some of the key events in the the Russian Revolution. This will lead in to auditions in July for our Autumn production - 'Revolution' which, on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, covers the events that led up to and took place in Petersburg, Russia and Europe in 1917. All welcome from total beginner to experienced actor Each session costs £3/£2 - come as and when you wish Regards Burjesta

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

Email: info@burjesta-theatre.co.uk
Website: www.burjesta-theatre.co.uk

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Fri 26 May to Sat 3 June - Physical Fest Workshop Programme

8 days of movement, clown & mask workshops from world renowned practitioners including; Thom Monckton, Peta Lily, John Wight, Sean Kempton & Vini Carvalho. Physical Fest is an annual International physical theatre festival in Liverpool, hosting workshops, street theatre & performance. SPECIAL EARLYBIRD OFFER- All 8 days for £280 before April 1st!

various - the Bluecoat - location map

Telephone: 07813 301517
Email: elinor@tmesistheatre.com
Website: http://www.physicalfest.com/workshops/

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Sun 28 May - Liverpool LGBT Singers

Do you enjoy singing? We are a mixed group of singers of all ages who meet every Sunday evening. We sing everything from pop to showtunes to ballads. No audition necessary, just come along and join in the fun! We have free rehearsal space at St Stephen with St Catherine's Church, Crown Street, Liverpool (near the Women's Hospital). Fully accessible building. Turn up at 6pm for a cuppa and a biccie and rehearsal 6-30 to 8-30pm. Over 16s only.

6.30pm till 8.30pm - St Catherine's Church, Crown Street, Liverpool
Email: lgbtchoirliverpool@live.co.uk
Website: www.lgbtchoirliverpool.co.uk

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Sun 28 May - Sufi Spiritual Meditation

Sufi zikr - a traditional spiritual meditation practice. Weekly on Sundays 3-4.50pm. Ours is a seated type of zikr. Maybe bring a cushion to sit on. All people welcome (you can also bring small children) - all questions welcome, always free of charge. Free tea and biscuits too! Please visit the website or email for more info'.

3-4.50pm - Liverpool Central Library (top floor meeting room) - location map

Email: info@liverpoolzikr.com
Website: www.liverpoolzikr.com

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Tue 30 May - Liverpool Womens LGBT Book Group

Our members are of all ages and the book group is open to all LGBT women who love to read, wherever you sit on the rainbow. Discussions are friendly and informal. We meet on the last Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm in Dr Duncan's Pub (St. John's Lane, L1 1HF)in Liverpool City Centre. If you like chatting about books and want to meet new people, come along and join us! Check out our website to see what we're reading this month or find us on Facebook.

19:30 - Dr Duncans Pub, Liverpool city centre - location map

Website: www.liverpoolbookgroup.moonfruit.com

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Tue 30 May - Meeting of Liverpool Holistic Circle

Liverpool Holistic Circle is a forum for sharing and increasing knowledge of all things holistic.

The group is almost unique: there is no membership, no enrolment and no commitments. Just turn up on any Tuesday evening and join in with the information, inspiration, fun, sharing, tea and biscuits.

There is no formal membership, but to cover costs we request a donation of �4.00 per meeting attended.

Our weekly Tuesday meetings cover a huge range of subjects relating to complementary therapies, holism and spirituality. All like-minded people are welcome to come to join us, either regularly or as a one-off.

See website for details of the weekly talks, events, and activities.

7.30pm - The Rosicrucian Chapter, 19, Dovedale Road, Liverpool - location map

Email: mail@liverpool-holistic-circle.org
Website: www.liverpool-holistic-circle.org

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Tue 30 May - Liverpool Network Theatre Group - weekly workshop

Our ongoing weekly workshops are open to all. We share skills, try out new ideas, and most of all have fun!

Network workshops are held every week, including half term and summer breaks.

Please feel free to come along to any workshops, whatever amount of experience you have, from beginner to drama student to professional!

They are usually self contained in theme, so you don't need to wait until the end of a series to join. Also they continue alongside performance rehearsals, which occur on a different night.

Each workshop has a different theme, and are usually led by experienced workshop leaders or interested members of the group. Occasionally we have visiting workshop leaders to bring in different skills. Any member of Network is also welcome to lead workshops, following discussing their plans with the group and workshop organisers.

Members take it in turns to run workshops, on a range of practical skills, drama games and exercises, themes and plays. For information call 0151 733 9606.

We also have a play reading group who meet regularly to discuss ideas for new plays, on a separate evening to the workshops.

The start time is 7pm, running until 9pm.

Since we will now need to pay venue hire, we have agreed to charge �1.00 per person per workshop. Those who can afford to pay more are invited to do so.We can make special arrangements for those who cannot afford this.

If you decide to join Network there is a yearly subscription fee of �5 waged, �3 unwaged.

Why not come along? Non members also welcome.

7 pm till 9pm - 4th Floor of 76-78 Lord Street Liverpool L2 1TL. (the entrance is between McDonalds and Specsavers)
Telephone: 0151 733 9606
Email: liverpoolnetworktheatre@googlemail.com
Website: www.liverpoolnetworktheatre.org.uk

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Sat 3 June - Memoir Writing Workshop

Ghostwriter and Author, Christina May, invites you to a fun but structured discovery of this specialised form of writing. We are using the conference room therefore places are limited and booking is essential. The building is fully accessible and close to transport links. Refreshments and lunch are included in the total price of the Workshop: £20. Call or Text for further information.

10:00 - 16:00 - Toby Carvery, Ormskirk - location map

Telephone: 07467275665

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Sat 3 June - Liverpool Friends of Palestine Vigil

Liverpool Friends of Palestine will be holding their monthly vigil on the steps of St Luke's Church (the bombed -out church at the top of Bold Street). Vigils held on the first Saturday of every month.

12pm till 2pm - Steps of St Lukes (bombed out) Church, Hardman St, Liverpool city centre - location map

Email: rosemary@lfop.fsnet.co.uk

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Sun 4 June - FOR FOLK SAKE Folk and Acoustic Showcase.

FOR FOLK SAKE is a monthly showcase of wonderful local folk and acoustic acts. The event is on the first Sunday of every month and is absolutely free.

7.30pm - Bumper, 14-18 Hardman Street. - location map

Email: folk.at.bumper@gmail.com

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Mon 5 June - Come Strut Your Stuff - open floor poetry and acoustic music

Come Strut Your Stuff - open floor poetry and acoustic music on the first Monday of every month at the Egg Cafe! (or on second Monday of the month when the first Monday clashes with a Bank Holiday).

All performers and listeners welcome. First time readers and performers encouraged. The Cafe normally gets very busy, so avoid disappointment by arriving early to claim a seat and a performance slot.

Hosted by Tony Kehoe and Dave Harley.

8pm - The Egg Cafe, 2nd Floor, 16-18 Newington, Liverpool City Centre - location map

Email: info@comestrutyourstuff.co.uk
Website: www.comestrutyourstuff.co.uk

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Wed 7 June - 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.

7.30pm - 2nd Floor (Methodists) above News From Nowhere 96 Bold St Liverpool - location map

Website: http://liverpoolfriendsofpalestine.co.uk/

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Thu 8 June - Lock picking / lock sport event

Lock picking meetup. Everyone welcome. An informal group who merts up to discuss everything about kock picking. Whether your looking to learn some new skills, have some questions or maybe have a lock that you cant open. Note we do this fun and do not encourage lock picking on either locks you do not own, have permission to use or are in use. Anyone making reference to illegal activities will be asked to leave.

7.30 - Liverpool DoES - location map

Email: dave@genericemail.co.uk

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Wed 21 June - Liverpool Friends of the Earth meeting

Friendly, informal meeting of Liverpool's local Friends of the Earth group. Past campaigns have included local regeneration, climate change and transport. Open to all!

We meet on the third Wednesday of every month.

6.30pm till 8pm - DoES Liverpool, Unit 3, Floor 4, Gostins Building, 32-36 Hanover Street, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 07733 310667
Email: Michael@liverpoolfoe.org.uk
Website: www.liverpoolfoe.org.uk

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Sat 15 July - Liverpool String Quartet: Schoenberg

Discover the magic of this masterpiece composed by Arnold Schoenberg: "Transfigured Night", in a concert by the Liverpool String Quartet. Also in the programme the LSQ will perform Boccherini's String Quintet "Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid", featured in the film Master and Commander and Haydn's String Quartet No 66 Op. 77 No1. This will be the last concert of the season by the Liverpool String Quartet.

19:30 - NORDIC CHURCH - location map

Telephone: 07969475673
Email: tickets@liverpoolstringquartet.com
Website: www.liverpoolstringquartet.com

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Thu 21 September - ABANDON NORMAL DEVICES FESTIVAL 2017

A roaming biennial festival of new cinema, digital culture and art. Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival returns for the 8th edition this September. Descending into the caves and shafts of the Peak District National Park, world class artists and filmmakers will mine the earth’s layers through virtual and artistic experiments which invite prophetic, provocative and uncanny reflections on the verticality of the earth. AND Festival explores the earth from above via bewildering aerial views, to the below, turning the peaks and caverns of Castleton into a subterranean laboratory for artists, filmmakers, geologists and scientists. The roaming biennial festival of digital culture, art and film is a mix of free and ticketed events. Further details on the programme, featuring unusual and unexpected installations, workshops, exhibitions, and an eclectic mix of subterranean adventures and film events, will be released over the coming months. Visit www.andfestival.org.uk AND Festival 2017 invites you to abandon your normal devices and experience the landscape anew. Abandon Normal Devices Festival is hosted by Peak District National Park and National Trust (Peak District). Supported using public funding by Arts Council England with additional support from BFI and British Council and Sheffield programme partners Site Gallery.

Full Day Events - Castleton, Peak District National Park (UK)
Email: hello@andfestival.org.uk
Website: http://www.andfestival.org.uk

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