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Today's date - Saturday 19 August 2017

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 info@potentially-brilliant.co.uk 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
Email: info@potentially-brilliant.co.uk
Website: www.potentially-brilliant.co.uk

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Wed 2 August to Wed 15 November - Panto Workshops & Jack and the Beanstalk Production - Burjesta Theatre

Burjesta Theatre are putting on our first ever panto this Xmas, Jack and the Beanstalk, at our place of residence, The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool which of late has been transformed into a 100 seat fringe theatre space.
 
We'll be running workshops starting this Wednesday, 2nd August and then each Wednesday thereafter (no workshop on 23rd August) which will begin by looking at the origins of panto and some of the influences on it such as commedia dell'arte and Mummers plays from the Middle Ages, and then turn towards the production itself in September.
 
So if you're interested in being the female lead boy or the male Dame, or maybe helping out backstage or you simply want to know more about pantos then come along this Wednesday. All are welcome from total beginner to experienced actor. Each workshop is a 'stand-alone' workshop and costs £3/£2.

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

Telephone: 07590458297
Email: info@burjesta-theatre.co.uk
Website: www.burjesta-theatre.co.uk

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Sat 19 August - 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
Email: info@liverpoolstorytelling.co.uk
Website: www.liverpoolstorytelling.co.uk

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Sun 20 August - 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

Email: info@liverpoolzikr.com
Website: www.liverpoolzikr.com

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Sun 20 August - 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
Email: lgbtchoirliverpool@live.co.uk
Website: www.lgbtchoirliverpool.co.uk

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Tue 22 August - 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.

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 - 4th Floor of 76-78 Lord Street Liverpool L2 1TL. (the entrance is between McDonalds and Specsavers)
Telephone: 0151 733 9606
Email: liverpoolnetworktheatre@googlemail.com
Website: www.liverpoolnetworktheatre.org.uk

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Tue 22 August - 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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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: thetilitingatwindmills@gmail.com
 
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
Email: thetiltingatwindmills@gmail.com

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Sat 2 September - 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 3 September - 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 September - 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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Tue 5 September - Vaudavillain by Thick Richard - book launch

Thick Richard has been peddling his potty-mouthed punk poetry since the turn of the century. He has supported John Cooper Clarke, Kate Tempest, Arthur Smith and The Fall, performed on BBC Radio 4 and presented Radio 6 Music’s Beat of the Day. His one-man show Swear School premiered in 2016, before touring nationally. Vaudavillain is the first time his words have been securely trapped in a book. Author performance and book signing. With special guest Dave Viney. "His words are rattling and brilliant and shoot life back at you in all its futility and chaos and wonder." - Kate Tempest "I like a bit of fun, but this is ridiculous... Stu-f***ing-pendous!" - John Cooper Clarke "Much funnier than William Wordsworth. Thick Richard is an idiot on drugs. Excellent." - Arthur Smith Adult poetry, published in paperback and eBook by Flapjack Press.

6pm - Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester - location map

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

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Wed 6 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.

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 7 September to Fri 8 September - Hamlet - (St. James' Church performances)

Woolton Drama Group is bringing a new version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to unusual locations in South Liverpool - a local church and park.
 
Adapted and directed by David Jeffery, Woolton Drama Group will be performing Hamlet in St. James’ Church, Woolton, and the Walled Gardens at Sudley House.
 
Building on the successes of 2017 - Dick Whittington the Pantomime and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Woolton Drama Group are looking forward to putting on another high-quality show, suitable for Shakespeare newbies or long-term fans of the Bard.
 
Event Information
 
Thursday 7th - Friday 8th September - 7:30pm start - St. James’ Church, Church Road South, Woolton, L25 7RJ
 
Saturday 9th September - 11:30am and 2:30pm - The Walled Gardens in Sudley House, Mossley Hill Rd, L18 8BX
 
Doors open 30 mins before the performance starts.
 
Tickets cost £7 adult, £6 concession, and are available for advance purchase. For a limited time only we’re waiving the booking fee too.
 
Run time: 1h45 plus interval.

7pm - St. James’ Church, Church Road South, Woolton - location map

Email: wooltondramagroup@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.wooltondramagroup.co.uk

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Sat 9 September - Hamlet - (Walled Gardens @ Sudley House performances)

Woolton Drama Group is bringing a new version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to unusual locations in South Liverpool - a local church and park.
 
Adapted and directed by David Jeffery, Woolton Drama Group will be performing Hamlet in St. James’ Church, Woolton, and the Walled Gardens at Sudley House.
 
Building on the successes of 2017 - Dick Whittington the Pantomime and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Woolton Drama Group are looking forward to putting on another high-quality show, suitable for Shakespeare newbies or long-term fans of the Bard.
 
Event Information
 
Thursday 7th - Friday 8th September - 7:30pm start - St. James’ Church, Church Road, Woolton, L25 7RJ
 
Saturday 9th September - 11:30am and 2:30pm - The Walled Gardens in Sudley House, Mossley Hill Rd, L18 8BX
 
Doors open 30 mins before the performance starts.
 
The Walled Gardens is outdoors and uncovered. People are welcome to bring picnics, blankets, etc. Parking at both venues is limited, so we encourage people to use public transport where possible.
 
Tickets cost £7 adult, £6 concession, and are available for advance purchase. For a limited time only we’re waiving the booking fee too.
 
Run time: 1h45 plus interval.

11am & 2pm - Walled Gardens @ Sudley House, Mossley Hill Rd, Liverpool - location map

Email: wooltondramagroup@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.wooltondramagroup.co.uk

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Wed 20 September - 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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Thu 21 September - ABANDON NORMAL DEVICES FESTIVAL 2017

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 www.andfestival.org.uk
 
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)
Email: hello@andfestival.org.uk
Website: http://www.andfestival.org.uk

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Fri 29 September - Raining Upwards by Henry Normal - book launch

Raining Upwards is Henry Normal’s first all new poetry collection in over twenty years. The poems explore relationships with science, nature, humanity and other vital matters we are usually too busy to think about.
 
Author performance and book signing. With special guests.
 
Henry Normal is a writer, poet, TV and film producer, founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival (now the Manchester Literature Festival) and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival. In June 2017 he was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to television. Henry co-wrote and script edited the multi-award winning Mrs Merton Show and the spin-off series Mrs Merton and Malcolm. He also co-created and co-wrote the first series of The Royle Family. With Steve Coogan, he co-wrote the BAFTA-winning Paul and Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan’s Run, Tony Ferrino, Doctor Terrible, all of Steve’s live tours, and the film The Parole Officer. Setting up Baby Cow Productions Ltd in 1999, Henry Executive Produced all, and script edited many, of the shows of its seventeen and a half year output during his tenure as MD. Highlights of the Baby Cow output during this time include Oscar-nominated Philomena, Gavin and Stacey, I Believe in Miracles, Moone Boy, The Mighty Boosh, Marion and Geoff, Red Dwarf, Uncle, Nighty Night, Hunderby, Camping and Alan Partridge. Since retiring in April 2016, Henry has written and performed two BBC Radio 4 shows, A Normal Family and A Normal Life, combining comedy, poetry and stories about bringing up his autistic son. He was recently given a Honorary Doctorate of letters by Nottingham Trent University and has also had a beer named after him in Nottingham.
 
"Dovetails bittersweet poetry with a sublimely observant wit" - The Guardian
 
"The Alan Bennett of Poetry" - The Scotsman
 
Adult poetry, published in paperback and eBook by Flapjack Press.

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

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

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