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Today's date - Monday 25 September 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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Tue 26 September - 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 26 September - 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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Wed 27 September - Audition - Jack & the Beanstalk Xmas Panto - Burjesta Theatre

Burjesta Theatre are holding open auditions for our Christmas Panto, an in-house adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk on Wednesday 27th September. The audition will consist of devised group work and individual pieces as well as a short informal interview. There is no need to prepare anything for the audition and no experience is required. This is for adults only so anyone 18+
 
There are two supporting workshops taking place at The Casa on Wednesday 6th and 13th September, both starting at 7pm, which will look at the 'principles of panto'. Though it will be probably helpful to attend them there is no obligation to and you can just turn up for the audition if you prefer.
 
Rehearsals will begin at the beginning of October and run through until the start of the shows in early December.
 
Production Details -
We will be performing 10 shows throughout the months of December and January. (1st show in December is 9th, last show 23rd with a week's break over Christmas Week with shows resuming in January on 6th and finishing on 13th). They will be a combination of matinees and evenings.
 
The shows will be at our place of residence, The Casa, a 100-seat capacity fringe theatre venue on Hope Street in the heart of Liverpool's theatre district.
 
Please note this is unpaid work. If you're interested in auditioning send an email to confirm an audition place to info@burjesta-theatre.co.uk
 
Regards
Burjesta

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

Email: info@burjesta-theatre.co.uk
Website: www.burjesta-theatre.co.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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Sun 1 October - 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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Sun 1 October - Belfast's forgotten radical history: book launch and discussion

Join author and activist Seán Mitchell as he launches his latest book, "Struggle or Starve: Working-Class Unity in Belfast's 1932 Outdoor Relief Riots".
 
In October 1932, the streets of Belfast were gripped by vicious and widespread rioting that lasted the best part of a week. Thousands of unarmed demonstrators fought extended pitched battles against heavily-armed police. Unemployed workers and, indeed, whole working-class communities, dug trenches and built barricades to hold off the police assault. The event became known as the Outdoor Relief Riot - one of very few instances in which class sympathy managed to trump sectarian loyalties in a city famous for its divisions.
 
Struggle or Starve is the first book-length study of these events. Based on archive research and first-hand accounts, it tells a tale that has been forgotten and sidelined by both Irish Nationalist and Unionist historiography, but which provides essential lessons if unified working-class politics are to displace sectarianism today.

19:00 - Liverpool Irish Centre - location map

Email: uk@haymarketbooks.org
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1997484933798254/

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Mon 2 October - 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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Wed 4 October - 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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Sat 7 October - 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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Wed 18 October - 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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