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Today's date - Sunday 25 August 2019

Wed 4 September - 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.

7pm - Unite The Union, Jack Jones House, 2 Churchill Way, Liverpool - location map

Website: http://liverpoolfriendsofpalestine.co.uk/

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Sat 7 September - Liverpool Friends of Palestine Vigil

Liverpool Friends of Palestine hold their monthly vigil at the bottom of Church Street outside HSBC bank. Vigils held on the first Saturday of every month.

12pm till 2pm - Church Street, Liverpool city centre - location map

Website: liverpoolfriendsofpalestine.co.uk/

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Fri 13 September to Sat 14 September - Still No Idea

STILL NO IDEA is a mischievous look at where we were then, and where we are now. Part-verbatim theatre, part-confessional, part-comedy sketch show, with a touch of singing and dancing - these are the adventures of two friends in search of a story. ★★★★ a lucid, delightfully ironic and politically piercing 80 minutes The Guardian ★★★★ Hammond and Spence are not going to leave any lazy attitude towards disability un-skewered Evening Standard

7.30pm - Unity Theatre - location map

Telephone: 0151 709 4988
Website: https://www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/still-no-id

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Fri 20 September - The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage (Liverpool Early Music Festival)

As part of Liverpool Early Music Festival. In celebration of The Sixteen's 40th anniversary, their 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together choral masterpieces past and present, highlighting the group’s musical journey over the last four decades. Their close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on their very first recording, alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener and Eric Whitacre. "Probably the world’s greatest choir" The Times

7.30pm - Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool - location map

Website: https://www.thetelling.co.uk/the-choral-pilgrimmage

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Sat 21 September - Workshop for Singers (Liverpool Early Music Festival)

As part fo Liverpool Early Music Festival The Telling’s mezzo-soprano Ariane Prüssner will walk participants through some beautiful and lively Spanish medieval songs from the Llibre Vermell collection of pilgrim song. No experience necessary. Plus, if you wish, participants will be able to join Ariane and The Telling in a musical number during Into The Melting Pot the next evening at Ullet Road Unitarian Church.

1.30pm - 3.30pm - Nordic Church & Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool - location map

Website: https://www.thetelling.co.uk/workshop-for-singers

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Sat 21 September - The Telling: Contemplation (Liverpool Early Music Festival)

As part of Liverpool Early Music Festival Two singers from medieval group The Telling perform a candlelit concert of mesmerising medieval music including music by Hildegard of Bingen, chant and troubadour melodies. “beguiling, Siren-like voices.. the fervent, florid chants of Hildegard of Bingen – so fragrant you can almost smell them...” BBC Music Magazine “The vocal colours of the two principal singers complement each other well: Clare Norburn’s clear, silvery, bell-like soprano just the foil for Ariane Prüssner’s resonant wine-dark tones…” BBC Music Magazine

8pm-9pm - Nordic Church & Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool - location map

Website: https://www.thetelling.co.uk/contemplation

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Sun 22 September - The Telling: Into the Melting Pot (Liverpool Early Music Festival)

As part of Liverpool Early Music Festival Spain. July 1492: the deadline for the expulsion of the Jews. At twilight, a Jewish woman lights the lamps and starts up her spinning wheel. It is her last night in Seville. Stories of integration, love, cultural heritage & radical intolerance experienced by a community of Jewish, Christian & Muslim women in Spain are told by actor Suzanne Ahmet (as Blanca the Jewish woman) to a soundtrack of plaintive Sephardic songs & lively medieval Cantigas performed by The Telling. Fancy joining in? Join mezzo-soprano Ariane's workshop on 21 September, 1.30pm at Nordic Church and Cultural Centre for the chance to sing in a musical number. “an expressive ardour to these performances that is hard to resist” BBC Music Magazine ​ “more than mere monologue, interspersed with music. The sensitive handling by director Nicholas Renton enabled a series of touching interchanges between musicians and actress…” Totnes Early Music Series “such exquisite singing, story-telling, stagecraft brought tears to my eyes. I’m sure heaven must sound just like this” Twitter feedback

7.30pm-9.30pm - Unitarian Church Hall, Ullet Road, Sefton Park - location map

Website: https://www.thetelling.co.uk/into-the-melting-pot

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Tue 24 September - Palisander: Journey to the New World (Liverpool Early Music Festival)

As part of Liverpool Early Music Festival Vibrant and young recorder quartet present an inspired Renaissance exploration and discovery. Join this musical illustration of journeys to the New World by Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. With music inspired by the sea of the explorer’s native courts performed on historically authentic recorders and music of the indigenous peoples of the Americas and pieces inspired by the conflicts that arose as Anglo-Spanish relations soured. With music spanning more than 500 years: ranging from Thomas Tallis to Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams.

6.30pm-7.30pm - Nordic Church & Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool - location map

Website: https://www.thetelling.co.uk/journey-to-the-new-world

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Fri 27 September - Lux Musicae London: The Secrets of Andalusia (Liverpool Early Music Festival)

As part of Liverpool Early Music Festival The story of Flamenco music’s embedded roots in medieval Spanish, Arabic and Sephardic music: an exciting coming together of one of London’s most exciting and diverse young early music groups, with masters of Flamenco and Arabic oud Ignacio Lusardi and Julian Harris.

7.30pm-9.30pm - Nordic Church & Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool - location map

Website: https://www.thetelling.co.uk/the-secrets-of-andalusia

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