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Today's date - Tuesday 28 February 2017

Wed 11 January to Wed 15 March - Burjesta Theatre Workshops - Russian Theatre

On 11th January we begin a new series of workshops looking at the work of some of the great Russian dramatists: Gogol, Ostrovksy, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Gorky and seminal works such as 'The Government Inspector' and 'The Cherry Orchard'. We begin this week by taking Gogol's farce 'The Government Inspector' as our starting point. Each session is a stand-alone session and costs £3/£2. Workshops are open to all from total beginner to accomplished actor. Our Russian Season - Began in November of last year with an in-house adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic novel 'Crime and Punishment' we'll be looking throughout 2017 at the great playwrights and theatre practitioners of Russian theatre as well as the diversion of a 'cine club' looking at classic Russian films such as 'Battleship Potemkin'. We'll be culminating the season in October with an epic theatre presentation of the events surrounding the Russian Revolution to commemorate its hundredth anniversary. 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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Mon 16 January to Mon 20 March - Potentially Brilliant Production - Refugee Drama Workshops

Potentially Brilliant Productions - Refugee Drama Workshops
 
A free 12-week course beginning Monday 16th January, 7pm @ The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool
 
This series of workshops focuses on the emotive subject of 'Refugees', exploring and attempting to understand what it means to be a refugee - with the aid of Greek Theatre and its techniques - exploring some of the elements of being a refugee whether then or now and looking at storytelling from different cultures in order to find out what makes us similar.
 
This is the second series of workshops form Potentially Brilliant Productions following on from the success of the first series on the subject of Dementia which culminated in a performance - 'Still Here'. The course will be facilitated by Mikyla Jane Durkan (co-founder of Burjesta Theatre), a drama practitioner of many years experience.
 
All welcome from total beginner to experienced actor.
 
For more information send an email to info@potentially-brilliant.co.uk or phone 07590 458 297

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

Telephone: 07590458297
Email: info@potentially-brilliant.co.uk
Website: www.potentially-brilliant.co.uk

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Tue 28 February - 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 28 February - 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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Tue 28 February - 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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Wed 1 March - 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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Sat 4 March - 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 5 March - 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 6 March - 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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Thu 9 March - Writing at The Wharf

This is a free event for anyone who's thought of writing their life story. Maybe you've already started and you're looking for pointers, maybe you have a stack of old diaries that you'd like to do something with or perhaps you're the sort of person who turns everyday observations into poetry?
 
Christina May is an author most noted for her family memoirs that were promoted by Heinz. She has also contributed to newspapers and magazines, including Lancashire Life and Nursing Times. Short-listed for fiction and busy more recently 'ghosting' biographies, Christina is keen to make this speciality affordable and fun.
 
Rose Tree occupies part of the Victorian building where boat horses came in for a rest. With the gentle ambience of a traditional tea room and home-baked goodies, it makes a perfect stop-off during a walk along the canal. This family-owned business has become a hub of the community with artistic interludes along the way.
 
There will be no pressure for anyone to do anything or share their work. Grammar and spelling can be looked at later, this is just an opportunity to meet an author and decide what you would like to do next.
 
There is no charge for Christina's time on this day but we can't promise that you won't be tempted to stay for lunch!
 
See you at 10am.

10am - 12 - Rose Tree Tea Room, Burscough Wharf, Liverpool Road North, Burscough, Lancashire. - location map

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Wed 15 March - 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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Thu 23 March - The Dance of a Thousand Losers by Geneviève L. Walsh

Geneviève L. Walsh (A Firm of Poets / Spoken Weird) launches her debut solo collection, The Dance of a Thousand Losers. "A collection full of passion and subversion ... keen and urgent with an untamed beauty - like a puma caught under a streetlight. She chooses her language and targets with precision and infuses humour and fight in every verse." - Henry Normal Performance and book signing. With special guests Kieren King and Midnight Shelley. 6.30pm (doors open 6pm), free event. Adult poetry. Published by Flapjack Press. Available in paperback and eBook.

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

Website: www.flapjackpress.co.uk

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Mon 10 April - Gerry Potter: The Story Chair

The highly acclaimed poet performs new work and poems form his latest collection, The Story Chair. "A word-class poet at the height of his powers" - Jo Bell With special guests Dave Viney and Steph Pike. 7.30pm (doors open 7pm), free entry. Adult poetry / LGBT+ Presented by Flapjack Press: exploring the synergy between performance and the page.

7pm - The Castle, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester - location map

Website: www.flapjackpress.co.uk

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