Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop
news from nowhere
Liverpool's Radical & Community Bookshop
not-for-profit · a worker's co-operative · committed to social change
Search for & order any book in print:
(goes to our order website)

This is our free online community noticeboard for upcoming events in Liverpool & the north-west.


Today's date - Tuesday 27 June 2017

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

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


back to top |

Tue 27 June - 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

back to top |

Tue 27 June - 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


back to top |

Tue 27 June - 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


back to top |

Sat 1 July - 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


back to top |

Sun 2 July - 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


back to top |

Mon 3 July - 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


back to top |

Wed 5 July - 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


back to top |

Sat 8 July to Sun 9 July - Artists Book Fair

4th Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair. Entry for the public is Free. There will be books made with hand-made paper; glass & clay; fabric & felt; recycled objects; as well as what you might expect! Book topics include fairy tales, poetry, landscapes, emotions & memory, the environment, feminism, historical figures, and also notebooks and bookbinding. Participating artists confirmed so far include Michelle Holland; North West Book Artists; Marches Book Art Group; Estella Scholes; Anna Yevtukh-Squire; SCI Artists; Julie Dodd; Kyle Brown; Irina Neacsu; Jo Gomez; HB Book Collective; Yulia Sharova; RED Art Collective; Nina Paloma; Chloe Spicer; Dominique Fletcher; Helena Gregory; Wirral Metropolitan College; Kate Bernstein and Linda Parr. In addition to the Fair, there will be demonstrations, workshops, talks and performances during the course of the weekend, including workshops for children and adults. See Liverpool Book Art on Facebook for updates.

Sat 10.00-17.00; Sun 10.30-16. - Liverpool Central Library - location map


back to top |

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

back to top |

Wed 19 July - 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

back to top |

Wed 26 July - Audition - 'Revolution' - Burjesta Theatre

Audition - 'Revolution' - Burjesta Theatre
Burjesta Theatre will be auditioning for their Autumn production, 'Revolution', on Wednesday 26th July @ The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool from 6pm to 10pm.
'Revolution' is an original, in-house production which covers 50 years of revolutionary drama in Europe from the Paris Commune of 1871 to the Russian Revolution of 1917, and will include key figures, such as Lenin and Trotsky as well as their adversaries, Tsar Nicholas II, for example. We will be performing it at The Casa in October on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
We will be looking for a cast of between 10 and 12 actors of any age from 18 upwards and of either gender. Actors cast will be playing multiple characters and also be part of a 'Greek-style' Chorus.
We will cast irrespective of gender, based on the merit of each actor for the parts as most of the characters are male. So, for example, Leon Trotsky, or Lenin could be performed by an actress.
Auditions will take place at The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool between 6 and 10pm. You do not have to prepare anything. The audtion will consist of group chorus work and main character work followed by a short informal interview. Please note this is unpaid work.
Key Dates & Information -
Audition - Wednesday 26th July, 6pm
Supporting Preparatory Workshop - Wednesday 19th July, 7pm (also at The Casa) -
We will be running a workshop the week before the audition which will cover themes from the play, the style of theatre we will be using and general information about the production. You do not have to attend the workshop to audition but it will be advantageous to do so in order to familiarise yourself with the subject matter.
Rehearsals -
Rehearsals will begin on 31st July and run through August, September and October. Rehearsals will be two to three times a week either on weekday evenings (probably Tuesday and Thursdays) or Saturday daytime.
Peformance Dates - We are looking at four to five shows at The Casa between 17th and 25th of October. We are also looking into performing the show in Manchester immediately following these dates.
Performance Venue - Shows will be performed at The Casa which has been developed into a fringe theatre space with a capacity of 100 seats, in-house theatre sound and lighting and a two-level stage.
You might also wish to attend a series of workshops that we are running on 'Revolutionary Theatre' in the lead up to this production, looking at the works of some of great playwrights around this subject including Shakespeare, Lope de Vega and Brecht. There are workshops on the following dates, all at The Casa, starting at 7pm: 31st May, 7th June, 14th June, 12th July. Each workshop is a stand alone workshop and costs £3/£2.

6pm - The Casa, Hope St, Liverpool, - location map


back to top |


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
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)

back to top |