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Today's date - Sunday 2 August 2015

Sun 2 August - 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

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Sun 2 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 Dunstan - location map


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Sun 2 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 3 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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Tue 4 August - 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

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Tue 4 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


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Tue 4 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.

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

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Wed 5 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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Sun 9 August - Mindfulness & Meditation - An Afternoon Retreat with Dave Spencer

An Afternoon Retreat of Mindfulness & Meditation with Dave Spencer of Mindfulness Liverpool. Take a step back from your busy life and step into our mindful bubble for the afternoon! This afternoon retreat is a perfect opportunity to practice and deepen your mindfulness skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. Throughout the afternoon, we’ll be taking a look at homw mindfulness and meditation can help us to feel happier, healthier and more connected in our day to day lives. The retreat will consist of a variety of interactive exercises, practices and activities. Through teaching talks and guided meditations we will have the opportunity to explore some of the core practices in mindfulness, including self-acceptance, self compassion, positive thinking and letting go into the present moment. We will also have the opportunity to explore mindful movement, mindful walking and mindful eating, all at an easy, relaxed pace and with no pressure on you to do anything but relax and enjoy the afternoon. All ages are welcome! Suitable for people at all levels of experience in mindfulness and meditation - beginners to advanced. Interesting, empowering, accessible and fun! This unique afternoon will offer: - Expert mindfulness and meditation tuition and accessible teaching talks. - Easy to follow guided meditations. - Interactive exercises and activities. - Guidance on mindfulness and meditation techniques to practice at home. - Opportunities for sharing and discussion within the group. - Opportunities for questions and interaction throughout the workshop. - A break for socialising, food and refreshments. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Spaces are limited and will probably be fully booked in advance. Please book in advance to secure your place. Investment: Advance - £15.00 On the Door - £18.00 Advance Payments - To pay and book, please use the following link. This is a certified and secure Paypal payment link that allows payment by credit/debit card or Paypal. Payment Link: Concessions: There are also a limited amount of concessionary places available. Please get in touch if you would like to apply for one of these places. Thank you. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- About Dave Spencer: Dave Spencer is a certified and insured Yoga and Meditation Teacher and a specialist in Mindfulness Meditation practices. Certified and insured by the Yoga Alliance (RYT200). Dave has practised and trained in mindfulness and meditation techniques for over ten years. He currently teaches Mindfulness for several different organisations, including Sefton Council, ‘HIT’ Harm Reduction, and Tom Harrison House (a specialist facility providing addiction treatment exclusively to military veterans, reservists, emergency personnel, and their families). He also teaches his extremely popular independent classes, workshops and courses on mindfulness, meditation and yoga throughout the North-West. Dave also teaches several different kinds of Yoga, including Hatha Yoga and Mindful Yoga, and is a respected and highly sought-after teacher. Dave has also trained with the ‘Breathworks’ CIC Mindfulness organisation to deliver their highly regarded eight-week mindfulness courses.

1:00pm - 5:00pm - Mindfulness Liverpool Studios. Gostins Building. Hanover Street. - location map


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Mon 10 August - Vinyl Station - Hooton Tennis Club 'Highest Point in Cliff Town'

HOOTON TENNIS CLUB – ‘HIGHEST POINT IN CLIFF TOWN’ Hooton Tennis Club have generated plenty of excitement with their first couple of singles, and the Merseyside band are now set to release their debut album on Heavenly Recordings. Recorded with former Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones, ‘Highest Point in Cliff Town’ promises to be something special. Think Teenage Fanclub, Guided By Voices, Pavement, Randy Newman, Big Star, Silver Jews – but birthed in northern English towns in the 21st century. Join us for Vinyl Station on Monday 10th August where we will listen to their debut album in its entirety, ahead of its release in late August. Attendance is FREE, but please book tickets through our website.

18:30 - Metal at Edge Hill Station, Tunnel Road, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 01517072277

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Wed 12 August - Doctor Faustus Audition - Burjesta Theatre

Burjesta Theatre are auditioning for our next production. It is a modernised adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's 16th century play - 'Doctor Faustus'.
Doctor Faustus is a classic tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil and eternal damnation in hell in return for 24 years omnipotence on earth.
There a many great roles for women or men, with many of the roles being non-gender specific such as the 'Seven Deadly Sins' and the Devils themselves - Lucifer, Mephistopheles and Beelzebub.
In essence Doctor Faustus is a Renaissance take (and a subversive one at that) on the medieval morality plays such as Everyman by that 'most dangerous of minds' the athiest Christopher Marlowe.
Performance Details -
We will be performing Doctor Faustus at our resident theatre space, The Casa on the following dates in November - Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th and Friday 6th. We are also actively seeking to perform the play in one other venue, date(s) and location(s) to be confirmed later.
Audition Process -
Auditions will take place starting from 6.30pm on Wednesday 12th August at The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ.
You do not need to prepare anything for the audition itself. We will be running two workshops leading up to the audition which will cover themes and elements from the play.
These workshops will take place at The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ, at 7pm on the following Wednesdays - 29th July and 5th August. We will only audition actors who have attended at least one of these workshops though we would look for attendance at both. It would also be worth having a read of the play prior to the workshops.
Please note that for those cast there will be a read through of the play on Saturday 15th August during the daytime with rehearsals beginning on Monday 17th August. Rehearsals will either be on weekday evenings (late afternoons if available) and Saturday daytimes.
This is our 11th production to date since our formation in 2011. To find out more about us go to our website.
To contact us or for more information send us an email

6.30pm - The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool - location map


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NEW VENUE for regular, monthly , popular and friendly Social Group. All lgbt people(aged over 18) welcome:) "Constellations", 37-9 Greenland Street,off Jamaica Street, Baltic Triangle, same road as Camp and Furnace(check out Google maps!). We are alternating Stanley Street venues with other, mainly Central Livepool, ones. "Constellations"(again, pics on Google images) is a mixed indoor and outside space: we have use of both , depending on the weather! Its BBQ food(only, but including veggie); but no purchase of food necessary: there is a big selection of craft and draft beers, wine and spirits; plus tea/coffee, soft drinks and , possibly, cake! The group has been established over 3 years; average attendance 25. Please arrive upto 9.30; food served till 9.45.We also have a Facebook group: search"Merseyside LGBT" in Facebook search

19.00-23.00 - Constellations, 37-9 Greenland Street, off Jamaica Street - location map


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Regular novel-reading Book Group; the genre this time is SCIENCE FICTION and the book "Imperial Earth" by Arthur C Clarke. All lgbt novel-lovers welcome. No pressure to come more than once:) As well as discussing this meeting's novel, we also talk about other recent books we have read and might recommend.Novels are a mixture of lgbt and non lgbt content; all genres.We will be upstairs(no lift); turn sharp right at top of stairs and you shall see us with books/kindles.

12.00-2 pm - Caffe Nero, by Central station side entrance, Bold Street - location map


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Wed 19 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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Sun 23 August - Slavery Remembrance Day 2015

Walk of Remembrance Church Street bandstand to Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool ONE Remember ancestors who, deprived of their liberty, enabled the port of Liverpool to thrive. Meet at the bandstand on Church Street. The route takes in Liverpool ONE and passes the site of the historic Old Dock where slave ships would once have moored and been repaired. Libation Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building (former Dock Traffic Office), Albert Dock 1pm BSL signed A libation is an ancient spiritual ceremony. Join us to remember ancestors of African and Caribbean heritage. Poets Against Apartheid Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building (former Dock Traffic Office), Albert Dock 2pm A performance from Poets Against Apartheid – The Legacy of Gil Scott-Heron’ featuring poets Malik Al Nasir, Tayo Aluko and Jean Binta Breeze, with accompaniment of the Nicky Brown Gospel Choir.

From 12.00 midday - Not applicable
Telephone: 0151 478 4788
Website: L3 4AQ

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Fri 28 August to Sat 29 August - Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

'Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street'
A twisted tale of revenge and violence.
Woolton Drama Group are bringing the murderous tale of London's infamous barber to Liverpool. This production is a dark and twisted story of revenge.
After many years exiled for a crime he didn't commit, Sweeney Todd returns to London. His wife is dead. His daughter in the hands of the evil Judge Turpin. Sweeney goes on a murderous rampage, and with the help of Mrs. Lovett, he opens a barber shop...
Louise Hogan, Director, said "Sweeney Todd is a classic tale of revenge. This version of the story gives Todd a motivation that leaves the audience in no doubt of the sordid reason for Todd's murderous ways. The cast are excellent and everyone has enjoyed getting their hands dirty in this violent, bloody and often poignant play."
'Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street'
Valley Community Theatre, Netherley
Friday 28th /Saturday 29th August 2015 - Performances 8.00pm
Liverpool L27 3YA

8.00pm - Valley Community Theatre, Netherley - location map

Website: or at

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Sat 29 August - 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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Sat 29 August - The Artisan Collective June Handmade Arts & Crafts Market @The Adelphi

Our Handmade Arts & Crafts Artisan Market takes place on the last Saturday of every month in the magnificence The Britannia Adelphi Hotel, locally know as "The Adelphi" We have an eclectic mix of hand picked local Merseyside stalls of handmade arts and crafts to tempt you. The handmade arts and crafts on offer includes: Semi precious gemstone and freshwater pearl jewellery, Artwork and photographs, Sublime candles, Cards and gift bags, Soaps and washes, Crocheted and knitted fashions, Upcyled and recycled gifts, Wonderful bags and purses, and Unique home furnishings But you will have to come on down to see what delectable little gems we have selected for you. Our vision is to provide visitors the opportunity to meet, talk and buy some wonderful on-off arts and craft, made with love and passion, from the many fabulously unique local talents that we have in Merseyside. And on top of all that entry is FREE

11am - 4pm - The Adelphi Hotel, Ranelagh Place, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 07557 921371

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Regular,last Sunday of month LGBT(18+) Creative Writing Group. NB Though this is the day before Bank Holiday Monday, the library is OPEN! Meeting Room 3,top floor, Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool(lift available). We read our work (for 10/15 mins,length depending on number of attendees); then constructive criticism for a few minutes. We have plans for writing "exercises" though these will not be compulsory!! The facilitator is a published writer; and tips are given by him on how to get work published. Though attendees should be lgbt, the work need not necessarily be lgbt in content!All genres are fine: eg scripts, poetry, short stories, (bits of!) novels, mixed/multi-genre. There is no pressure to read on your first meeting. Event is FREE, but a small contribution to the cost (£20 per session) of hiring the nice quiet space, and the £10 pcm advertising costs is welcome, but by no means necessary! Hope to see you there!

13.30-15.30 - Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, top floor, meeting room 3 - location map


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