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Today's date - Monday 22 December 2014

Sat 3 January - 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 January - 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 January - 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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Tue 6 January - 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.

Workshops now take place at 13 A Hope Street. The entrance to the building is from the back, via Arrad Street at the back of Everyman Theatre. This is the road next to the Casa pub. Please ring the bell, there is a porter letting people in. It may get cold there, so bring a fleece!

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 - 13a Hope Street,Liverpool City Centre (the entrance is from the back, via Arrad St)
Telephone: 0151 733 9606
Email: liverpoolnetworktheatre@googlemail.com
Website: www.liverpoolnetworktheatre.org.uk

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Tue 6 January - 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 6 January - Mindfulness and Meditaion

Mindfulness and Meditation Every Tuesday @ 4pm Come over and chill £5 per person

4pm - Old Police Centre Lark lane - location map

Telephone: 07514005786
Email: Lindagoulden@yahoo.co.uk

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Wed 7 January - 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 January - Meditation Drop-in Classes

Meditation Drop-in Classes Every Thursday When we medit­ate we learn to be aware in the present moment and to develop positive feel­ings. Over time, mindfulness meditat­ion can bring about a gentle but rad­ical transformation. The classes are suitable for all levels of experience and are accessible to newcomers who will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of meditation. No need to book just arrive a few minutes in advance to allow time to settle your thoughts before we begin the meditation. A donation of £6 (concessions £3)is suggested for the evening See our Facebook page liverpoolbuddhistcentre

7.00 to 9.00 - 66 Rodney Street Liverpool - location map

Email: buddhashanti@supanet.com
Website: www.liverpoolbuddhistcentre.co.uk

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Sun 11 January - Capoeira Club

What is Capoeira? Capoeria is a Brazilian martial art that was developed by enslaved Africans in Brazil. It is a unique martial art that incorporates musicality, acrobatics and dance. Training Capoeira improves fitness, flexibility, strength and self defence. If you have an interest in martial arts, dance or acrobatics or just want to try something new, come along to one of the friendly classes, led by Daniel Baird. All ages, levels of fitness and abilities welcome! The International Slavery Museum's Capoeira Club is held every Sunday afternoon, 2-4pm.

2pm to 4pm every sunday - Merseyside Maritime Museum - location map

Telephone: 0151 478-4456
Email: vikky.evans-hubbard@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
Website: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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Sun 11 January - 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 Dunstan - location map

Email: lgbtchoirliverpool@live.co.uk
Website: www.lgbtchoirliverpool.co.uk

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Mon 12 January to Sun 1 March - Mindful Self Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding

5.30-8.30pm - The Greenbank Sports Conference Suite, Greenbank Lane, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 07890835873
Email: colette@mindfulnesscourse.co.uk
Website: www.mindfulnesscourse.co.uk

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Tue 13 January to Mon 2 March - Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

MBSR An 8 Week Course Plus One Retreat Day With mindfulness we can reduce stress levels, learn to respond more skilfully to life’s challenges and be present for our life as it happens. Mindfulness training can help restore a sense of perspective, calm and balance in our lives. Mindfulness training is an investment in our mental, emotional and spiritual health and our human potential

5.30pm-8.00pm - The Greenbank Sports Conference Suite, Greenbank Lane, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 07890835873
Email: colette@mindfulnesscourse.co.uk
Website: www.mindfulnesscourse.co.uk

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Wed 14 January - Learn to Meditate Like the Buddha

A 6 week course starting Wednesday January 14 Time: 7.00pm - 9.15pm. (try to get there a few minutes early) By the end of this course you will be in a position to establish your own meditation practice and in doing so lay the foundations for a calmer and happier life. The course will cover: > The practice of meditation within the context of the central teachings of Buddhism. > What is meant by 'Buddhist ethics' and their central role in buddhist practice. > We will explore and draw out the goal of Buddhist practice often referred to as enlightenment or awakening. The course is suitable for those with no experience of Buddhism or meditation. The course will be led by Sumnadipa and Ian Hannah. Cost: £60 (or £30 for low wage earners) for 6 week course. Please note that this is a donation. Please pay what you can afford. You will not need any special equipment for the course just bring along an open mind.

7.00 - 9.15 - Liverpool Buddhist Centre, 66 Rodney St, Liverpool, - location map

Telephone: 0161 281 2291
Email: Buddhashanti@supanet.com
Website: www.liverpoolbuddhistcentre.co.uk/

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Sat 17 January - Woolton Drama Present - Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass

Woolton Drama Group are starting the New Year off in style presenting a fantastical Wonderland Adventure. Imaginatively adapted from Lewis Carrols classic novels’ Alice In Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass.this production is a departure from WDG's more traditional new year shows. Staged at the exquisite and exotic surroundings of Sefton Park's Palm House, be prepared for a journey to the mystical and mysterious, the dark and fantastical world of surreal characters and places that populated these famous stories, with a contemporary twist! Staged over two weekends, this must see show will beguile and delight audiences young and old with choreography, musical numbers and fast paced script... and who knows, we may have you hiding behind a well placed rubber plant!

1pm - 4pm - 7pm - Palm House - Sefton Park - location map

Telephone: 07977 562314
Email: wooltondramagroup@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.wooltondramagroup.co.uk

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Sat 17 January - MERSEYSIDE LGBT(18+) BOOK GROUP

Monthly LGBT Book Group, reading novels with lgbt and non-lgbt themes; any genre of novel; friendly; we take turns to choose; and we also have a segment where you can talk about the books which enthuse you and you would recommend/have enjoyed recently. You only need to buy a coffee/tea. We are upstairs, turn sharp right at the top of the stairs and you will see us with books and kindles! This month's novel is "Jack Holmes and His Friend", a big , baggy read by the master, Edmund White. No obligation to attend more than one meeting .

12.00-14.00 - Caffe Nero, by side entrance Central Station, Bold Street - location map

Email: stev_arts@yhoo.co.uk

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Tue 20 January - Start The Year With A Strategy - The Women's Organisation

Kick off 2015 with a brand new strategy to grow your business! This Women-in-Business Networking Event will feature talks from experts who can give you valuable tips on how to get organised and kick start 2015 with a business boost Building a strategy for the coming year is what takes a business from ticking over, to building tangible growth. Join The Women’s Organisation for this event featuring a talk from Business Growth Specialist; Claire Pedersen ‘It’s important to strategise in order to grow your business, it’s about planning your route, to take the right path, and reach your destination. Strategising is about considering your strengths, your weaknesses, and the external and internal environment that surround your business.’ – Clare Pedersen

9:30am-11:30am - The Women's Organisation - Siren Cafe - location map

Telephone: 0151 706 8111
Email: hello@thewo.org.uk
Website: www.thewomensorganisation.org.uk

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Wed 21 January - 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 24 January - Woolton Drama Present - Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass

Woolton Drama Group are starting the New Year off in style presenting a fantastical Wonderland Adventure. Imaginatively adapted from Lewis Carrols classic novels’ Alice In Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass, this production is a departure from WDG's more traditional new year shows. Staged at the exquisite and exotic surroundings of Sefton Park's Palm House, be prepared for a journey to the mystical and mysterious, the dark and fantastical world of surreal characters and places that populated these famous stories, with a contemporary twist! Staged over two weekends, this must see show will beguile and delight audiences young and old with choreography, musical numbers and fast paced script... and who knows, we may have you hiding behind a well placed rubber plant!

1pm - 4pm - 7pm - Palm House - Sefton Park - location map

Telephone: 07977 562314
Email: wooltondramagroup@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.wooltondramagroup.co.uk

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Wed 28 January - Lancashire Womens Book Group

We are a group of lesbian women who meet on the last Wednesday of each month in Lancashire, the venue varies. You can get further information about the group and the books we read by visiting our web site.

6.45pm - please email Gloria@lancashirewomensbookgroup for further information
Website: www.lancashirewomensbookgroup.co.uk

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Wed 28 January - 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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Sat 31 January - Womens Night at the Star (Bolton)

This group has been set up for women to meet other women and socialise in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. The group meets on the last Saturday of every month at the Star on Bow Street in Bolton. It would be great to see you. We meet at 9pm and the venue is open until the early hours if you wish to stay that long.

21.00 - Star and Garter, Bolton - location map

Website: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/174727582621502/?bookmark_

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Sat 14 February to Sun 15 February - UK Baby & Toddler Show

Returning to the Echo Arena, Liverpool on 14-15 February 2015, St. Valentines Day has never been so special. UK Baby & Toddler Show is the one stop pregnancy and parenting shop for all parents and parents to be. Whether you are a new parent or extending your family circle, UK Baby & Toddler Show offers exceptional advice, support, mega shopping opportunities and a fun day out for all the family. Expect only the best at UK Baby & Toddler Show with up to 150 local, regional and national exhibitors showcasing their specialist products and services across the whole baby and toddler market. Key features across the two days will include Liverpool Women’s Hospital Advice Centre, product demonstrations for parents to be and new mums and valuable seminar sessions offering only the best advise. Various competitions will be taking place, including the return of Tots Next Top Model and the Family Fun Activities for the whole family to enjoy. We believe that the first few years of a child’s life are fundamentally significant. Evidence confirms that these early years do indeed position and set up our children’s future development, as well as influence how well children do at school, their ongoing health and well-being and their achievements later in life. The UK Baby & Toddler Show has been created to entirely assist parents; so whether you are pregnant, or a new parent or have pre-school children; we invite you to visit what is set to be a spectacular show fulfilling all of your essential parenting needs.

10am-4pm - Liverpool Echo Arena - location map

Telephone: 01517094034
Email: info@ukbabyandtoddlershow.co.uk
Website: www.ukbabyandtoddlershow.co.uk

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Thu 5 March - Liverpool + Merseyside 50+ Local Show

The historic Liverpool Adelphi Hotel will be hosting the 2015, 50 plus show for Merseyside on Thursday 5th March. The cultural Adelphi Hotel is shrouded in history and is perfectly situated to host the first show of 2015. The prestigious hotel is ideally located in the heart of the City of Liverpool providing the finest of establishments to host the day. Fabulous events, local promotions, free advice,Live Music, Food Demonstrations, Excercise and Activity taster sesions, including Pilates and Zumba and also a nice quiet area to grab some refreshments and maybe even a spot of lunch are some of the highlights that can be enjoyed. Parking and public transport links are all within easy reach of the Adelphi. Admission is FREE with advance tickets. Please contact us to order.

9:30am- 3pm - Liverpool Adelphi Hotel, Ranelagh Street, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 01142483458
Email: info@goldenyearsroadshow.co.uk
Website: www.goldenyearsroadshow.co.uk

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