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Today's date - Thursday 24 July 2014

Tue 10 June to Tue 29 July - Belly dancing Classes For Beginners & Improvers

8 Week course. 8 consecutive weeks. A low impact form of exercise for Women aged 17-70. Uplifting & fun. Drop in and pay as you go each week at class or block book and pay in advance. Free Taster Classes (10th June) Daytime classes available soon!

7.30pm -8.30pm - Spindles Fitness & Leisure, The Britannia Adelphi Hotel,Ranelagh Place, Liverpool City Centre - location map

Telephone: 0151-644-1719
Email: taratazara@gmail.com
Website: www.tarabellydance.co.uk

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Thu 12 June to Thu 31 July - Belly Dancing Classes For Beginners & Improvers

8 week course in Wirral. A low impact, uplifting fun form of exercise for Women aged 17-70. Bring a friend for free (June 12th) Block book and pay in advance or drop in and pay as you go each week at class.

7.30pm-8.30pm - Victoria Hall, Acorn Close (behind the acorn pub) Higher Bebington Wirral - location map

Telephone: 0151-644-1719
Email: taratazara@gmail.com
Website: www.tarabellydance.co.uk

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Fri 25 July - Much Ado About Nothing

"One doth not know how much an ill word may empoison liking" Network Theatre is proud to present its annual summer production, Much Ado About Nothing. First performed in 1598, and considered by many to be his wittiest comedy, Shakespeare's play follows the fortunes of two pairs of lovers, the impassioned Claudio and Hero and the feisty Benedick and Beatrice while they fight, flirt and fall in love. As the evil Don John schemes to prevent Claudio and Hero's wedding, and Benedick and Beatrice's pride prevents them admitting their feelings for each other, will the inhabitants of Messina need to "patch grief with proverbs" or will the play end "as merry as the day is long"? Come and picnic at one of our glorious Liverpool venues and enjoy the show! Please note: All but one performance is outdoors - we recommend you bring your own seating and come dressed and prepared for British summer weather! To reserve tickets by phone, call News From Nowhere on 0151 708 7270 The Liverpool Network Theatre Group is committed to staging high quality productions, accessible to ordinary people. We hope the issues in our productions are relevant today, both in our more contemporary plays and in our historical comedies. We also run weekly workshops open to anyone over 18. Find us on Facebook and Twitter @MuchAdoLTNG

7 pm - Reynolds Park (walled garden), Woolton, L25
Website: http://www.liverpoolnetworktheatre.org.uk/

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Fri 25 July - Much Ado About Nothing

"One doth not know how much an ill word may empoison liking" Network Theatre is proud to present its annual summer production, Much Ado About Nothing. First performed in 1598, and considered by many to be his wittiest comedy, Shakespeare's play follows the fortunes of two pairs of lovers, the impassioned Claudio and Hero and the feisty Benedick and Beatrice while they fight, flirt and fall in love. As the evil Don John schemes to prevent Claudio and Hero's wedding, and Benedick and Beatrice's pride prevents them admitting their feelings for each other, will the inhabitants of Messina need to "patch grief with proverbs" or will the play end "as merry as the day is long"? Come and picnic at one of our glorious Liverpool venues and enjoy the show! Please note: All but one performance is outdoors - we recommend you bring your own seating and come dressed and prepared for British summer weather! To reserve tickets by phone, call News From Nowhere on 0151 708 7270 The Liverpool Network Theatre Group is committed to staging high quality productions, accessible to ordinary people. We hope the issues in our productions are relevant today, both in our more contemporary plays and in our historical comedies. We also run weekly workshops open to anyone over 18. Find us on Facebook and Twitter @MuchAdoLTNG

7 pm - Reynolds Park (walled garden), Woolton, L25
Website: http://www.liverpoolnetworktheatre.org.uk/

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Sat 26 July - Much Ado About Nothing

"One doth not know how much an ill word may empoison liking" Network Theatre is proud to present its annual summer production, Much Ado About Nothing. First performed in 1598, and considered by many to be his wittiest comedy, Shakespeare's play follows the fortunes of two pairs of lovers, the impassioned Claudio and Hero and the feisty Benedick and Beatrice while they fight, flirt and fall in love. As the evil Don John schemes to prevent Claudio and Hero's wedding, and Benedick and Beatrice's pride prevents them admitting their feelings for each other, will the inhabitants of Messina need to "patch grief with proverbs" or will the play end "as merry as the day is long"? Come and picnic at one of our glorious Liverpool venues and enjoy the show! Please note: All but one performance is outdoors - we recommend you bring your own seating and come dressed and prepared for British summer weather! To reserve tickets by phone, call News From Nowhere on 0151 708 7270 The Liverpool Network Theatre Group is committed to staging high quality productions, accessible to ordinary people. We hope the issues in our productions are relevant today, both in our more contemporary plays and in our historical comedies. We also run weekly workshops open to anyone over 18. Find us on Facebook and Twitter @MuchAdoLTNG

2 pm - Reynolds Park (walled garden), Woolton, L25
Website: http://www.liverpoolnetworktheatre.org.uk/

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Sat 26 July - The Artisan Collective July Artisan Market @TheFlorrie

Our monthly Artisan Market is be back, with an eclectic mix of specially selected artisans with their unique lovingly created handmade/homemade wares for your pleasure. Our artisan markets run on the last Saturday of the month. If you are a handmade/homemade artisan, and would like a stall at this event Contact me for more details and a booking form, we would love to have you on board.

10am - 2pm - The Florence Institute, "The Florrie" 377 Mill Street, Dingle, Liverpool - location map

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/517424488385132

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Sat 26 July - 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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Sun 27 July - 'Grease' by Smile Drama

Smile Drama are performing 'Grease' The Students attend drama classes at The Dunningsbridge Day Centre and have worked hard to produce this amazing production. Tickets are £4 and include refreshments

7.30pm - Space Centre, 106 Marsh Lane, Bootle, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 0151-924-2046
Email: vicky.bennet@ndirections.co.uk
Website: www.ndirections.co.uk

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Sun 27 July - Much Ado About Nothing

"One doth not know how much an ill word may empoison liking" Network Theatre is proud to present its annual summer production, Much Ado About Nothing. First performed in 1598, and considered by many to be his wittiest comedy, Shakespeare's play follows the fortunes of two pairs of lovers, the impassioned Claudio and Hero and the feisty Benedick and Beatrice while they fight, flirt and fall in love. As the evil Don John schemes to prevent Claudio and Hero's wedding, and Benedick and Beatrice's pride prevents them admitting their feelings for each other, will the inhabitants of Messina need to "patch grief with proverbs" or will the play end "as merry as the day is long"? Come and picnic at one of our glorious Liverpool venues and enjoy the show! Please note: All but one performance is outdoors - we recommend you bring your own seating and come dressed and prepared for British summer weather! To reserve tickets by phone, call News From Nowhere on 0151 708 7270 The Liverpool Network Theatre Group is committed to staging high quality productions, accessible to ordinary people. We hope the issues in our productions are relevant today, both in our more contemporary plays and in our historical comedies. We also run weekly workshops open to anyone over 18. Find us on Facebook and Twitter @MuchAdoLTNG

1 pm - Sudley House, Mossley Hill - location map

Website: http://www.liverpoolnetworktheatre.org.uk/

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Mon 28 July - Documentary Screening: Paragraph 175

Liverpool Radical Documentary Film Festival are back with another radical event...a screening of Paragraph 175. By the 1920s, Berlin had become known as a place where gay men and lesbians lived relatively open lives amidst an exciting subculture of artists and intellectuals. With the coming to power of the Nazis, all this changed. The Nazi persecution of homosexuals may be the last untold story of the Third Reich. Paragraph 175 fills a crucial gap in the historical record, and reveals the lasting consequences of this hidden chapter of 20th century history, as told through personal stories of men and women who lived through it and have repressed their tales until now. Their moving testimonies, rendered with evocative images of their lives and times, tell a haunting, compelling story of human resilience in the face of unspeakable cruelty. Intimate in its portrayals, Paragraph 175 raises provocative questions about memory, history, and identity.

19:30 - Maguires Pizza Bar, 77 Renshaw St, Liverpool L1 2SJ. - location map

Website: http://www.liverpoolraddocfilmfest.org.uk/radical-events/

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Tue 29 July - 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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Wed 30 July - 'Grease' by Smile Drama

Smile Drama are performing 'Grease' The Students attend drama classes at The Dunningsbridge Day Centre and have worked hard to produce this amazing production. Tickets are £4 and include refreshments

7.30pm - Space Centre, 106 Marsh Lane, Bootle, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 0151-924-2046
Email: vicky.bennet@ndirections.co.uk
Website: www.ndirections.co.uk

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Wed 30 July - 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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Sat 2 August - 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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Sat 2 August - Granby Four Streets Community Market

The ever popular community market will be held on the first Saturday of every month until September. Arts and crafts, second hand clothes, bric-a-brac and much more. Home baked bread and cakes, chutneys and jams, delicious hot food and a great atmosphere. This time we will have an arts and crafts workshop for children.

10.30 am - 3.00 pm - Cairns St, off Granby Street - location map

Telephone: 0151 726 9379
Email: granby4streetsmarket@hotmail.co.uk
Website: 37 Beaconsfield St

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Sun 3 August - 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 4 August - 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 6 August - 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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Wed 6 August - Jason and the Argonauts (Outdoor Theatre Production)

This Summer join Off The Ground as they embark on an epic adventure, with Jason and his heroic Argonauts. Watch how the mighty Gods of Greece, Zeus and Hera, play with human lives to satisfy their own desires. See how Jason uses all his strength and wit to evade the beastly minotaur, how he and his gang avoid certain doom from the women on the Isle of Lemnos, and how they evade the lure from the enchanting sounds of the Sirens…and ultimately win in the quest for the Golden Fleece. Can Jason survive and return home to claim his right to the throne? A summer show not to be missed, packed full of song, danger and heroic adventure across the seas! Tickets Adult £11.00, Senior Citizens £8.00, Under 21’s £5.00

6.30pm - Croxteth Hall, Croxteth Hall and Country Park, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 0151 625 2929
Email: tickets@offtheground.co.uk
Website: www.offtheground.co.uk

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Fri 8 August - Critical Mass cycle ride

A Critical Mass is a group of cyclists, wheelchair users, rollerskaters, skateboarders, in fact anyone on self-propelled transport is welcome to join. We travel around the city on a random route following whoever is in front with the purpose of celebrating non-polluting transport. Sometimes it's just for fun and sometimes it's to campaign for better transport facilities.

"We aren't blocking traffic - we ARE traffic!

Critical Mass takes place on the every 2nd friday of the month.

6 pm - Meeting point at Chinese Arch on Nelson Street, Liverpool city centre
Email: m.bradman@liv.ac.uk
Website: liverpoolcm.blogspot.com/

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Sat 9 August - MERSEYSIDE LGBT BOOK GROUP, 18 +

We are a friendly, well-established and well-attended novel-reading Book Group, meeting roughly monthly. All LGBT, 18+, welcome:)We read a mix of lgbt and non lgbt content novels. We also have a section where u can recommend books and say what u have been reading recently!We take turns to choose the novels. There is no pressure to come more than once to sample it!We meet in Caffe Nero, bottom Bold Street, by Liverpool Central Station, 12-2 pm. Upstairs, about 20 stairs, no lift. This month's novel is the dazzling "Flaubert's Parrot" by Julian Barnes

12.00-2 PM - Caffe Nero, 1a Bold Street, Liverpool - location map

Email: stev_arts@yahoo.co.uk

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Tue 12 August to Thu 14 August - Hansel and Gretel

New for 2014 comes our family show Hansel and Gretel Deep in the woods there is a candy house that lures children in to be eaten by a witch. Hansel and Gretel get left in the woods by their father when their stepmother tells him there is not enough food for them all to survive the winter. Hansel gets trapped by the witch and Gretel is forced to be her slave. When the old witch comes to eat Hansel she asks Gretel to climb inside and light the oven. Gretel plays dumb and tricks the old witch into climbing in to show her how to do it. Gretel burns the witch and the two children escape and find their way home to their father’s house. www.pastproductions.co.uk Tickets: £5/£4.00 Please book early to avoid disappointment Shows start at 1pm

1.00pm - Croxteth Hall and Country Park, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 07894 866 432
Website: www.pastproductions.co.uk

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Mon 15 September - Spiritual Awakening and a World in Need

This is a talk by psychologist and spiritual teacher Steve Taylor. Spiritual awakening means transcending our sense of separateness, perceiving the world around us with heightened awareness and realising the essential sameness and oneness of all human beings, beyond ethnic or cultural identity. Steve Taylor suggests that a lack of spiritual awareness is the main reason why the world is so full of discord - why human beings find it so difficult to live in harmony with themselves, with others and with nature. Our sense of separateness and the ‘psychological discord’ which fills our minds are the root cause of dysfunctional behaviour, both as individuals and as a species. Warfare, social oppression and environmental destruction can be seen as manifestations of this. However, Steve suggests that this discord is only superficial, that our essential nature is one of harmony and well-being, and that it is possible for us to heal the superficial discord and gain permanent access to our inner harmony. (He will include one or two meditative exercises to illustrate this.) This shift from discord to harmony is equivalent to spiritual awakening, and when we undergo this shift we feel a new sense of connection and a new ‘sacralised’ awareness which transforms our relationship to other human beings, other living beings and the world itself. Dr. Steve Taylor is senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University, and the author of several books on spirituality and psychology, including The Fall, Waking from Sleep, and Back to Sanity. Eckhart Tolle has described his work as “an important contribution to the global shift in consciousness.” He was recently included in Mind, Body, Spirit magazine’s list of the “100 most spiritually influential living people.”

18.15 - St Brides Church - location map

Website: http://www.stbridesliverpool.co.uk/

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Sat 20 September - Short Course for Serious Readers: Read to Re-charge

Short Course for Serious Readers: Read to Re-charge Saturday 20th September, 10am-4pm Calderstones Mansion House, Liverpool Cost: £30 (£15 concessions) The summer holidays may feel a million miles away, but there's always a haven for you to retreat here at Calderstones! Sink into the luxury of a day of reading for pleasure, reading for relaxation, reading for you! The perfect opportunity to re-charge your batteries, and return better to face all that your busy life brings your way.

10am - 4pm - Calderstones Mansion House, Calderstones Park, Liverpool L18 - location map

Telephone: 0151 724 5000
Email: emilycrawford@thereader.org.uk
Website: http://www.thereader.org.uk

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Sat 27 September to Sat 15 November - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

MBSR is an original 9 session group programme taught in hospitals, prisons, schools, work place and in a variety of community settings with over 30 years of research evidence supporting mental and physical recovery & maintenance of wellbeing.

10am to 5pm - Liverpool Quaker Meeting Rooms Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 07786369682
Email: frances@compassionfield.com
Website: www.compassionfield.com

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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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