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Today's date - Monday 2 February 2015

Mon 12 January to Sun 1 March - Mindful Self Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding

5.30-8.30pm - The Greenbank Sports Conference Suite, Greenbank Lane, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 07890835873
Email: colette@mindfulnesscourse.co.uk
Website: www.mindfulnesscourse.co.uk

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Tue 13 January to Tue 31 March - Women's Theatre - The 2nd Actor takes the lead

Courses for Adults ‘Women’s Theatre’ – The 2nd Actor Takes The Lead (C3836669) Workers’ Educational Association Course Description: The course will provide an overview of women in theatre from a historical perspective. Explore roles and themes relevant to group through devising and extracts from classical pieces focusing on women as main characters and challenging traditional and historical views of women in the arts. The workshops would look at the selected works of Franca Rame. Theatre practitioner Joan Littlewood and the play Medea. Optional - This course aims to culminate in a devised performance piece Location: The Casa, 29 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ Starts: Tuesday 13th January 2015 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Duration: 11 sessions Full fee: £36.30 or FREE based on selected means tested benefits (proof must be supplied.) Tutor: Mikyla Jane Durkan Online enrolment is now available or call the Liverpool office 0151 243 5340 to book a place.

7pm to 9pm - The Casa - location map

Email: info@burjesta-theatre.co.uk
Website: www.nw.wea.org.uk

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Tue 13 January to Mon 2 March - Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

MBSR An 8 Week Course Plus One Retreat Day With mindfulness we can reduce stress levels, learn to respond more skilfully to life’s challenges and be present for our life as it happens. Mindfulness training can help restore a sense of perspective, calm and balance in our lives. Mindfulness training is an investment in our mental, emotional and spiritual health and our human potential

5.30pm-8.00pm - The Greenbank Sports Conference Suite, Greenbank Lane, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 07890835873
Email: colette@mindfulnesscourse.co.uk
Website: www.mindfulnesscourse.co.uk

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Wed 14 January to Wed 11 March - Burjesta Theatre Workshops - Odin at the Bus Stop & Everywoman

Morality Plays * Vice * Death * Comedy * Justice * Surrealism * Norse Myths Starting next Wednesday 14th January @ The Casa, Hope St, Liverpool, 7pm, 3/2 Come and join us for workshops dedicated to two new pieces of work. 'Odin at the Bus Stop' combines the mythic Norse figure of Odin with Scouse Humour in the creation of a bizarre and surreal tale of what is real and what is in the mind. 'Everywoman' is a reworking of the English medieval morality tale 'Everyman' which looks at how things stand in our modern society. These workshops will lead to auditions in April for our summer production of the above two works. You can still come along to the workshops even if you don't wish to audition and each workshop is designed as a stand alone workshop. No experience of acting or Morality or Norwegian Necessary!!

7pm - The Casa - location map

Telephone: 07913 449 396
Email: info@burjesta-theatre.co.uk
Website: www.burjesta-theatre.co.uk

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Mon 2 February - 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 3 February - Mindfulness and Meditaion

Mindfulness and Meditation Every Tuesday @ 4pm Come over and chill 5 per person

4pm - Old Police Centre Lark lane - location map

Telephone: 07514005786
Email: Lindagoulden@yahoo.co.uk

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Tue 3 February - 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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Tue 3 February - 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.

Workshops now take place at 13 A Hope Street. The entrance to the building is from the back, via Arrad Street at the back of Everyman Theatre. This is the road next to the Casa pub. Please ring the bell, there is a porter letting people in. It may get cold there, so bring a fleece!

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 - 13a Hope Street,Liverpool City Centre (the entrance is from the back, via Arrad St)
Telephone: 0151 733 9606
Email: liverpoolnetworktheatre@googlemail.com
Website: www.liverpoolnetworktheatre.org.uk

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Wed 4 February - 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 5 February - Meditation Drop-in Classes

Meditation Drop-in Classes Every Thursday When we meditate we learn to be aware in the present moment and to develop positive feelings. Over time, mindfulness meditation can bring about a gentle but radical transformation. The classes are suitable for all levels of experience and are accessible to newcomers who will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of meditation. No need to book just arrive a few minutes in advance to allow time to settle your thoughts before we begin the meditation. A donation of 6 (concessions 3)is suggested for the evening See our Facebook page liverpoolbuddhistcentre

7.00 to 9.00 - 66 Rodney Street Liverpool - location map

Email: buddhashanti@supanet.com
Website: www.liverpoolbuddhistcentre.co.uk

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Thu 5 February - Celebration of LGBT in culture in literature

Presented by Outland, a community creative writing project, this evening will celebrate LGBT writers from in and around Liverpool. Tickets cost just £3 and are available from the venue before the evening itself. If you want to perform (poetry, prose, or just to tell us all a story), it costs £2 per 5 minute slot. You can organise the performance slots by emailing the address below. This is the 1st of it's kind by Outland, and will continue quarterly if it proves a success.

19:00 - 81 Renshaw Street - location map

Email: events-outland@outlook.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/843256439064268/?ref_dashboa

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Sat 7 February - 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 - location map

Telephone: 07930450829
Email: info@liverpoolstorytelling.co.uk
Website: www.liverpoolstorytelling.co.uk

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Sat 7 February - 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 8 February - Capoeira Club

What is Capoeira? Capoeria is a Brazilian martial art that was developed by enslaved Africans in Brazil. It is a unique martial art that incorporates musicality, acrobatics and dance. Training Capoeira improves fitness, flexibility, strength and self defence. If you have an interest in martial arts, dance or acrobatics or just want to try something new, come along to one of the friendly classes, led by Daniel Baird. All ages, levels of fitness and abilities welcome! The International Slavery Museum's Capoeira Club is held every Sunday afternoon, 2-4pm.

2pm to 4pm every sunday - Merseyside Maritime Museum - location map

Telephone: 0151 478-4456
Email: vikky.evans-hubbard@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
Website: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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Sun 8 February - 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 Dunstan - location map

Email: lgbtchoirliverpool@live.co.uk
Website: www.lgbtchoirliverpool.co.uk

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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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Wed 18 February - 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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Sat 21 February - The Reader Organisation Short Course: Step Family Matters

Following on from our popular 'Family Matters' course last year, this one-day course offers a shared reading of Elizabeth Gaskell's Wives and Daughters, looking at the complex relationships inside the family formed by the second marriage of Dr Gibson and Mrs Kirkpatrick. Join the director of The Reader Organisation Jane Davis to explore this great novel. Led by Jane Davis. £30 (£15 concession) To book a place or for more information contact Jennifer Kelly at jenniferkelly@thereader.org.uk or call 0151 729 2200.

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

Telephone: 0151 729 2200
Email: jenniferkelly@thereader.org.uk
Website: www.thereader.org.uk

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Sat 21 February - MERSEYSIDE LGBT BOOK GROUP, 18 PLUS

Monthly book group, reading novels, mixture of lgbt themed and not; choose books in turn; we also discuss our recent reading!Next novel is Patricia Highsmith:"Carol", a book she disowned at the time, written in the 50s re a lesbian character; its also a thriller.(we read all genres of fiction: scifi, literary, contemporary, etc etc). Meetings are at Caffe Nero, Central station end Bold St, upstairs(about 20 stairs; no lift); at the top of the stairs, turn sharp right and u shall see us with books and kindles.! All newcomers will be very welcome; we are a friendly, noncliquey group:). Lgbtq only, over age 18.

12.00-14.00 - Caffe Nero, Bold Street, central Liverpool - location map

Email: stev_arts@yahoo.co.uk

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Tue 24 February - 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 25 February - 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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Thu 26 February - Being Creative in Business

This start up event will feature women talking about how they started up their business in the creative sector and give some advice on how to succeed in starting up a business from your first idea.

9.30-11.30 - The Women - location map

Telephone: 01517068111
Email: hello@thewo.org.uk
Website: http://www.thewomensorganisation.org.uk/

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Thu 5 March - Liverpool + Merseyside 50+ Local Show

The historic Liverpool Adelphi Hotel will be hosting the 2015, 50 plus show for Merseyside on Thursday 5th March. The cultural Adelphi Hotel is shrouded in history and is perfectly situated to host the first show of 2015. The prestigious hotel is ideally located in the heart of the City of Liverpool providing the finest of establishments to host the day. Fabulous events, local promotions, free advice,Live Music, Food Demonstrations, Excercise and Activity taster sesions, including Pilates and Zumba and also a nice quiet area to grab some refreshments and maybe even a spot of lunch are some of the highlights that can be enjoyed. Parking and public transport links are all within easy reach of the Adelphi. Admission is FREE with advance tickets. Please contact us to order.

9:30am- 3pm - Liverpool Adelphi Hotel, Ranelagh Street, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 01142483458
Email: info@goldenyearsroadshow.co.uk
Website: www.goldenyearsroadshow.co.uk

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Sat 21 March - Take a Leap: Storytelling Course

A workshop over 3 days, 21/3/15 10am-5pm, 28/3/15 2-5pm & 11/4/15 2-5pm. For people who have identified change and growth points in their present life. The course will offer storytelling as way of developing a renewed sense of self to negotiate these. Places must be booked in advance £50, concessions available. No storytelling experience necessary.

10am-5pm - The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool
Telephone: 07930450829
Email: info@liverpoolstorytelling.co.uk
Website: www.liverpoolstorytelling.co.uk

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Sat 21 March - The Reader Organisation Short Course: Reading The Mabinogion

This short course with Casi Dylan will provide you with the opportunity to connect with the roots of Celtic mythology and experience its resonance and relevance to us as modern readers. Whether you're familiar with The Mabinogion or not, you will find yourself drawn into the enigmatic, magical and enduring prose as you explore the texts with Casi. £30 (£15 concession) To book a place or for more information contact Jennifer Kelly at jenniferkelly@thereader.org.uk or call 0151 729 2200.

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

Telephone: 0151 729 2200
Email: jenniferkelly@thereader.org.uk
Website: www.thereader.org.uk

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Thu 14 May - Thinking of Starting up a Social Enterprise

This start -up Event will feature a talk from our own Social Enterprise Expert Janine Hyland, who will demystify some of the jargon about Social enterprise, CIC's and not for profit Organisations & give some valuable tips about how to start up a Social Enterprise

9.30-11.30 - The Women's Organisation, 54 St James Street - location map

Telephone: 01517068111
Email: hello@thewo.org.uk

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