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Today's date - Monday 1 May 2017

Mon 1 May to Wed 31 May - WoWFest: Writing on the Wall Festival

Established in 2000, Writing on the Wall is one of Arts Council England's National Arts Portfolio Organisations and is the longest standing writing festival in Liverpool.
 
Writing on the Wall will be delivering its 18th festival, which will run for the whole of May. WoWFest 2017 hosts local, national and international writers, performers, artists and commentators whose work provokes controversy and debate. We are unique in that we provide the opportunity for both high-profile national and international guests, as well as local talent and communities to promote and share their own writing, art and talent.
 
Writing on the Wall celebrates writing in all its forms including literature, creative writing, journalism and non-fiction, poetry, songwriting and storytelling.

Various times - Various venues
Telephone: 0151 703 0020
Email: info@writingonthewall.org.uk
Website: http://www.wowfest.uk

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Wed 3 May - 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 6 May - 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 6 May - Henry Normal - Travelling Second Class Through Hope

Book launch for the new poetry collection from Henry Normal.
 
Travelling Second Class Through Hope contains seventy poems personally selected from his early works.
 
Author performance and signing. 6-8pm (doors open 5.30pm), free entry. With guests Geneviève L. Walsh and Marvin Cheeseman.
 
Published by Flapjack Press.
 
Better known as co-writer of award-winning TV shows and films as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan's Run and Paul Calf, and producer of, amongst many others, Oscar-nominated Philomena, Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, Henry Normal started his writing career as a poet.
 
Born in Nottingham, Henry's writing career blossomed during his time in Manchester. He set up the Manchester Poetry Festival in the nineties, which continues to this day having widened to become the Manchester Literature Festival. In 2016 he set up the Nottingham Poetry Festival, now an annual event.

6.00pm - Manchester Central Library, St Peter - location map

Email: mail@flapjackpress.co.uk
Website: www.flapjackpress.co.uk

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Sun 7 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 Stephen with St Catherine
Email: lgbtchoirliverpool@live.co.uk
Website: www.lgbtchoirliverpool.co.uk

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Sun 7 May - 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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Sun 7 May - Liverpool String Quartet | An Afternoon at the Movies

If you love film music, then "an Afternoon at the Movies" is the concert for you! Join the Liverpool String Quartet to celebrate film music. An event for all the family. The LSQ will perform excellent arrangements of film classics, from Psycho by Bernard Herrmann, thePink Panther, and Moon River composed by Henry Mancini, to music from The Jungle Book and the Love Theme from Superman. Programme to include Psycho Suite - B. Hermann Pink Panther - H. Mancini Moon River - H. Mancini Superman's Love Theme - J. Williams The Jungle Book - Terry Gilkyson Music from James Bond films Cantina Bar from Star Wars - J. Williams Music from "The Late Quartet" film CONCERT STARTS AT 3.00pm AND FINISHES AROUND 4.45pm The Nordic Church Kitchen Cafe will serve tea/coffee, cake and soft drinks from 2.00pm. £10 Adults | £6 Students | FREE under 12yo

3.00pm - Nordic Church and Cultural Centre - location map

Telephone: 07969475673
Email: tickets@liverpoolstringquartet.com
Website: www.liverpoolstringquartet.com

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Mon 8 May - 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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Mon 8 May - Sons of Liverpool - Gerry Potter - Theatre/Verse

Gerry Potter’s - ‘The Sons of Liverpool' Writing on the Wall Festival …a theatre-verse exploration of birth, life, death where the raucous hilarity of gregarious bricks, cranes and mortar collide with Queerology …..Gerry Potters asks are we our cities, do red-brick and industry, back-alleys and nightclubs, the church, the school, the chippy, indeed do those ribald Dock Road pubs have a hand in our upbringing? Tickets: £6/£3 Gerry Potter is a poet, director, actor, author of the hit play Miracle, creator and destroyer of the infamous gingham diva, Chloe Poems. His most recent poetry collection The Story Chair was published by Flapjack Press. Theatre@ The Casa

7.30pm - The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool, - location map

Website: www.wowfest.co.uk

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Wed 17 May - 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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Fri 26 May to Sat 3 June - Physical Fest Workshop Programme

8 days of movement, clown & mask workshops from world renowned practitioners including; Thom Monckton, Peta Lily, John Wight, Sean Kempton & Vini Carvalho. Physical Fest is an annual International physical theatre festival in Liverpool, hosting workshops, street theatre & performance. SPECIAL EARLYBIRD OFFER- All 8 days for £280 before April 1st!

various - the Bluecoat - location map

Telephone: 07813 301517
Email: elinor@tmesistheatre.com
Website: http://www.physicalfest.com/workshops/

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