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Today's date - Friday 29 May 2015

Wed 6 May to Wed 1 July - Burjesta Theatre Workshops - Storytelling Directions (for actors and directors)

Starting Wednesday 6th May, 7pm (and following on each subsequent Wednesday) £3/£2 per session In a new series of workshops we'll be looking at how some of the world’s great dramatic writers (Shakespeare, Euripides, Sophocles, Dostoyevsky, Joyce, Homer) put together their stories, narratives, plots – And then we’ll be looking at how we can act them out. We will examine how they used different techniques – 'starting in the middle of a chronology', ‘the big opening’, ‘withholding the hero’, ‘ironic knowledge of the audience' to name but a few. + Additionally we want to encourage participants to try their hand at directing. We’ll be asking participants to have a crack at directing scenes and to start thinking about developing their own style of directing. And we'll be giving all the support we can sharing ideas along the way. So come along for an evening of dramatic intent! * Please note these workshops are acting workshops not study sessions - come wearing appropriate clothing for physical activity.

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

Telephone: 07913449396
Email: info@burjesta-theatre.co.uk
Website: www.burjesta-theatre.co.uk

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Sat 30 May - 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 30 May - Storytelling @ The Bluecoat

Regular tuition in the art of storytelling Saturdays @ The Bluecoat Tell stories and learn techniques for remembering or enhancing stories. Ideal for building confidence in acting and public speaking or just for the pure enjoyment of story.

10am-1pm - The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 07930450829
Email: info@liverpoolstorytelling.co.uk
Website: www.liverpoolstorytelling.co.uk

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Sat 30 May - MERSEYSIDE LGBT BOOK GROUP(18+). 30.5.15.

Regular, roughly, monthly LGBTQ Book Group; established 3 years; popular and friendly.We read novels (only), lgbt themed or not.(though the Group is for people who identify as lgbtq only).We have a slightly new format where we have a majority vote on which genre of novels for the next meet; and then each suggest novels from within that genre, then another vote on a particular novel. This time it is a THRILLER :"The Haunting of Hill House"(Shirley Jackson). There is no obligation to attend more than one meeting; you can just have a taster! We also have a segment where we talk about novels we have recently enjoyed reading; and make recommendations. We are upstairs in Caffe Nero; turn sharp right at the top of the stairs and you shall see us with books and kindles.

12-2 pm - Caffe Nero, Bold Street, next to Central station side entrance - location map

Email: stev_arts@yahoo.co.uk

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Sat 30 May - 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 31 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 Dunstan - location map

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

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Sun 31 May - LGBT CREATIVE WRITING GROUP(18+)

NEW GROUP. For people who identify as lgbtq and who write creatively, be it poetry, scripts, short stories, mixed genre etc. Not all lgbtq in content but you have to be lgbtq. We plan to meet roughly monthly. The first meeting will be taken up in planning and, perhaps, some times to read our material for constructive feedback/ideas, though there is no pressure to do this the first time!Although the group has been set up by two people, we hope it will self-run and be democratic, based on majority decisions.We are in one of the meeting rooms (check at the enquiry desk for the exact one) in Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, top floor(there is a lift).You can find us on Facebook as "LGBT Creative Writing Group" and on Meet Up as "LGBT Creative Writing Meet Up Merseyside"; you can join the group on either of these platforms! Hope to see you there:)

13.30-15.30 - Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool - location map

Email: stev_arts@yahoo.co.uk

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Tue 2 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

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

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Tue 2 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.

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 2 June - 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 3 June - Women Only Plastering & Tiling Course

Are you interested in Tiling & Plastering? Do you want to learn new skills? Do you want to save money? If your answer is yes then why don't you sign up for our Home Maintenance course. The class starts on Wednesday 3rd of June 9.30- 3.00 for 9 weeks. This course is free if you receive JSA, ESA or another means tested benefit and seeking employment.

9.30 - 3.30 - Blackburne House - location map

Telephone: 01517094356
Email: margaretroberts@blackburnehouse.co.uk
Website: www.blackburnehouse.co.uk

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Wed 3 June - MERSEYSIDE LGBT(18 +)SOCIAL . NEW VENUE. "THE FAT BUDGIE".3.6.15

Regular LGBT , friendly , popular Social Group Meet; a new venue;bistro type food(including veggie), with a main course for £12/£13; though no pressure to eat : you can have just a starter/dessert/hot or soft drink or sample one of their Liverpool craft(bottled ) beers. We have this monthly, evening social group, plus a monthly novel-reading Book Group(also always advertised on here). Find us on Facebook under "Merseyside LGBT". Everyone, over 18, identifying as lgbtq, very welcome:)Over more than 3 years, we have built up two grassroots, unfunded community groups! "The Fat Budgie" is not the easiest to find! Its 60 Dale Streeet, with a red frontage, opposite Tescos, upstairs. Google the picture: that will help.Arrive upto 9.30; food served till 9:)

18.30-23.00 - Fat Budgie, 60 Dale Street - location map

Email: stev_arts@yahoo.co.uk

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Wed 3 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 4 June - 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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Thu 4 June - Mindfulness class in Liverpool

Discover more about mindfulness and how it can help you. Mindfulness class EVERY THURSDAY EVENING at The Florrie. Providing support for beginners and more experienced practitioners. Facilitated by Paul Thomas, a Buddhist in the Tibetan Kagyu tradition and community education worker with 20 years experience of mindfulness and meditation. (Although Paul is a Buddhist the classes are entirely secular and open to everyone, of any faith or none.)

7.00-8.00pm - The Florrie, 377 Mill Street, Liverpool - location map

Website: http://mindfulnessmerseyside.co.uk/liverpool/

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Thu 4 June - Green Routes to Justice: how we can achieve human fairness and planetary survival: FREE lecture

Liverpool Friends of the Earth and Merseyside Environmental Trust invite you to the first annual Gary Mahoney Memorial Debate:

A stimulating panel of speakers, chaired by Roger Phillips of BBC Radio Merseyside, will discuss "Green Routes to Justice: how we can achieve human fairness and planetary survival" - in the light of the recent General and local elections, among other factors.

For full details, see the Facebook event page listed below.

This event is being held in honour of Gary Mahoney, who died in November 2014. Gary was well known in local and environmental circles as the long-time coordinator of Liverpool Friends of the Earth and as air quality manager at Sefton Council. Some of his friends and colleagues from both organisations, with the support of Gary's family, have come together to set up this Debate, which we hope to make an annual fixture on Merseyside.

7.30pm - Pearce Room, Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool - location map

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1590370394566827/

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Sat 6 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 7 June - Liverpool Friends of Bil'in - Bil'in Open Day

Liverpool Friends of Bil'in will be holding a Bil'in Open Day on Sunday 7th June:

A chance to drop in and find out about life in Bil'in, our twin town in the West Bank. Kefah Mansour, chair of the Friends of Freedom and Justice in Bil'in, will be giving a talk, answering questions and chatting to people. Plus Palestinian food, film, cooking demos and poetry of resistance with the fantastic Jameela's Kitchen from Manchester, the well travelled and popular Silent Voices exhibition of photos by the children of Bil'in, and songs of solidarity from Liverpool Socialist Singers.

Palestinian crafts, cards and olive oil will be on sale too.

Free entry.

1.30pm to 5pm - Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool City Centre
Website: http://liverpoolfriendsofpalestine.co.uk/?page_id=149

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Sun 7 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 8 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 17 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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Wed 24 June - 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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Tue 30 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

Website: www.liverpoolbookgroup.moonfruit.com

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