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Today's date - Wednesday 26 July 2017

Wed 10 May to Wed 26 July - Burjesta Theatre - Revolutionary Theatre Workshops

Burjesta Theatre - Revolutionary Theatre Workshops
New Series starts Wednesday 10th May, 7pm @ The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool
Shakespeare, Lope de Vega, Brecht, Venezuela, Russian Revolution...
We begin a new series of workshops on Wednesday 10th May dedicated to 'revolution'. We'll have sessions looking at how some of the great playwrights have portrayed uprisings, revolutions, rebellions and class conflict including Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus' (popular uprising against the Roman Patricians), Henry VI Part II (the Jack Cade Rebellion in 15th century England), Lope de Vega's 'Fuente Ovejuna' (peasant rebellion in Spain) and Bertolt Brecht's 'Days of the Commune' (the Paris Commune of 1871).
We'll also be asking participants to come up with drama to convey contemporary revolutionary situations.
Finally we'll look at some of the key events in the the Russian Revolution.
This will lead in to auditions in July for our Autumn production - 'Revolution' which, on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, covers the events that led up to and took place in Petersburg, Russia and Europe in 1917.
All welcome from total beginner to experienced actor
Each session costs £3/£2 - come as and when you wish

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


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Tue 11 July to Tue 26 September - 'Shadows in Reality' - 12 week drama course on Mental Health

'Shadows in Reality' - Potentially Brilliant Productions 12-Week Drama Course on the theme of Mental Health Starts Tuesday 11th July, 7pm at The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool Runs for 12 weeks A series of drama workshops using creativity to explore the theme of mental illness. Each session will examine our attitudes toward mental health and feature characters from literature and drama such as Hamlet’s Ophelia, Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Tennessee William’s Blanche Dubois and Sophocles’ Ajax. It is intended for both actors and non-actors who wish to explore these themes in an informal setting with the opportunity to perform in a 'sharing' in October. To book a place contact Mikyla on 0759 0458 297 or Alternatively come along on the evening. *Please note these are not drama therapy sessions. Adults only

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

Telephone: 07590458297

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Wed 26 July - Audition - 'Revolution' - Burjesta Theatre

Audition - 'Revolution' - Burjesta Theatre
Burjesta Theatre will be auditioning for their Autumn production, 'Revolution', on Wednesday 26th July @ The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool from 6pm to 10pm.
'Revolution' is an original, in-house production which covers 50 years of revolutionary drama in Europe from the Paris Commune of 1871 to the Russian Revolution of 1917, and will include key figures, such as Lenin and Trotsky as well as their adversaries, Tsar Nicholas II, for example. We will be performing it at The Casa in October on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
We will be looking for a cast of between 10 and 12 actors of any age from 18 upwards and of either gender. Actors cast will be playing multiple characters and also be part of a 'Greek-style' Chorus.
We will cast irrespective of gender, based on the merit of each actor for the parts as most of the characters are male. So, for example, Leon Trotsky, or Lenin could be performed by an actress.
Auditions will take place at The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool between 6 and 10pm. You do not have to prepare anything. The audtion will consist of group chorus work and main character work followed by a short informal interview. Please note this is unpaid work.
Key Dates & Information -
Audition - Wednesday 26th July, 6pm
Supporting Preparatory Workshop - Wednesday 19th July, 7pm (also at The Casa) -
We will be running a workshop the week before the audition which will cover themes from the play, the style of theatre we will be using and general information about the production. You do not have to attend the workshop to audition but it will be advantageous to do so in order to familiarise yourself with the subject matter.
Rehearsals -
Rehearsals will begin on 31st July and run through August, September and October. Rehearsals will be two to three times a week either on weekday evenings (probably Tuesday and Thursdays) or Saturday daytime.
Peformance Dates - We are looking at four to five shows at The Casa between 17th and 25th of October. We are also looking into performing the show in Manchester immediately following these dates.
Performance Venue - Shows will be performed at The Casa which has been developed into a fringe theatre space with a capacity of 100 seats, in-house theatre sound and lighting and a two-level stage.
You might also wish to attend a series of workshops that we are running on 'Revolutionary Theatre' in the lead up to this production, looking at the works of some of great playwrights around this subject including Shakespeare, Lope de Vega and Brecht. There are workshops on the following dates, all at The Casa, starting at 7pm: 31st May, 7th June, 14th June, 12th July. Each workshop is a stand alone workshop and costs £3/£2.

6pm - The Casa, Hope St, Liverpool, - location map


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Sat 29 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


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Sun 30 July - 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 Catherines Church, Crown Street, Liverpool

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Sun 30 July - Sufi Spiritual Meditation

Sufi zikr - a traditional spiritual meditation practice. Weekly on Sundays 3-4.50pm. Ours is a seated type of zikr. Maybe bring a cushion to sit on. All people welcome (you can also bring small children) - all questions welcome, always free of charge. Free tea and biscuits too! Please visit the website or email for more info'.

3-4.50pm - Liverpool Central Library (top floor meeting room) - location map


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Wed 2 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


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Sat 5 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


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Sun 6 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


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Mon 7 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


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Thu 10 August - Book launch: Gerry Potter

Gerry's highly anticipated seventh autobiographical collection of domestic/fantastic theatre-verse includes an ocean of poems, little splashes, and his play 'Miracle' - the smash hit of the Manchester Literature Festival.
Author reading and signing with special guests Cathy Crabb and Zach Slater.
Free event. Doors open 5.30pm for a 6pm start.
Adult poetry / LGBTQ+
Gerry Potter is a poet, playwright, director, actor, and both creator and destroyer of the infamous gingham diva and Queer icon, Chloe Poems. A favourite son of Manchester and his home town Liverpool, he has a reputation for putting his Scouse voice on the line and is strong on poetry and strong on the causes of poetryism.
Accidental Splendour of the Splash is published in paperback and eBook by Flapjack Press.

6pm - Manchester Central Library, St Peter - location map


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Wed 16 August - 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

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Fri 1 September - Looking for Local Talent!

Casting Call for a Mature Actor/Performer in Liverpool
Contemporary artist currently looking for to cast one local Liverpool performer for upcoming an performance art piece in the city of Liverpool. Ideally this person would be between the ages of 50-60 years of age (older is also possible, however the performance requires some minor choreography), female, ideally from Liverpool or from the surrounding local community. The ideal performer would have some experience with memorizing and reciting lines from a script and be comfortable performing up to three complete performances over the course of a one week program. Someone who has experience with community theatre or is part of a choir would be best suited for this project.
The basis of the performance is spoken word, however there will be minimal choreography within a group as well as minor costuming and costume changes.
A modest performer fee will be provided for participation.
If interested please provide a clear headshot, full body photograph, as well as a brief history of your experience and interests via email to:
The deadline for application is 12:00 am on September 1st. The performance will take place during the second week of November.
More detailed information regarding the performance will be provided to individuals interested in taking part in the performance art piece.

12:00am - Liverpool

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A roaming biennial festival of new cinema, digital culture and art.
Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival returns for the 8th edition this September. Descending into the caves and shafts of the Peak District National Park, world class artists and filmmakers will mine the earth’s layers through virtual and artistic experiments which invite prophetic, provocative and uncanny reflections on the verticality of the earth.
AND Festival explores the earth from above via bewildering aerial views, to the below, turning the peaks and caverns of Castleton into a subterranean laboratory for artists, filmmakers, geologists and scientists.
The roaming biennial festival of digital culture, art and film is a mix of free and ticketed events. Further details on the programme, featuring unusual and unexpected installations, workshops, exhibitions, and an eclectic mix of subterranean adventures and film events, will be released over the coming months. Visit
AND Festival 2017 invites you to abandon your normal devices and experience the landscape anew.
Abandon Normal Devices Festival is hosted by Peak District National Park and National Trust (Peak District). Supported using public funding by Arts Council England with additional support from BFI and British Council and Sheffield programme partners Site Gallery.

Full Day Events - Castleton, Peak District National Park (UK)

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