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Today's date - Friday 17 November 2017

Sat 18 November - 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 19 November - 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 19 November - 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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Mon 20 November - Understanding Forced Labour

Co-organised with the Centre for the Study of International Slavery
 
This session will explore how forced labour has been effectively removed from mainstream research agendas concerned with forced labour.
 
It will focus on three key sites of forced labour, including the use of work in immigration detention centres, prison work, and workfare schemes. These sites all are all forms of forced labour that are organised and administered by government.
 
The session therefore raises fundamental epistemological questions about how social problems are conceptualised in relation to policy agendas, and asks questions about how we can reshape the current debate on forced labour.
 
Presentations include:
Katie Bales (University of Bristol) Unfree labour in UK detention centres: Exploitation and coercion of a captive immigrant workforce
 
Jon Burnett (Swansea University) Forced labour in the criminal justice system
 
David Whyte (University of Liverpool) The violence of workfare
 
Chair: Alex Balch (University of Liverpool, Centre for the Study of International Slavery)

2pm-4pm - 126 Mount Pleasant, Room 1.13, University of Liverpool - location map

Email: engage@liverpool.ac.uk
Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/understanding-forced-labour-t

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Tue 21 November - 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 21 November - 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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Thu 30 November - Kindfulness Coffee Club: LGBT Monthly Social & Support Evening

Come along and find out more about Embrace - Sefton’s LGB network for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who live, work or play in the borough of Sefton are welcome to be involved.
 
Sign up to our Facebook group - search ‘Sefton Embrace Network’
Follow Embrace on Twitter at @EmbraceSefton
 
Email us at embracesefton@gmail.com
 
Alternatively, please phone one of our Co-chairs Dr Mike Homfray 07970 680483 / Rach O’Brien on 07903 773395
 
The venue is accessible.

7pm till 8.30pm - 158 Knowsley Rd, Bootle - location map

Email: embracesefton@gmail.com

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Sat 2 December - 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 December - 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 December - 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 6 December - 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.

7pm - Unite The Union, Jack Jones House, 2 Churchill Way, Liverpool - location map

Website: http://liverpoolfriendsofpalestine.co.uk/

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Sat 9 December to Sat 13 January - Mother Goose Xmas Panto

Burjesta Theatre presents....
 
Mother Goose Xmas Panto
 
9th December - 13th January
 
It's the original and funniest panto of 'em all, an adaptation of the 1806 Drury Lane shows featuring....
 
Mother Goose
A rather beleagured goose!
A wandering Golden Egg
The lovers, Harlequin and Columbine running away together
And in hot pursuit the villains of the piece...
Pantaloon and the Clown
+ Introducing the very strange...'Oddfish'!!
 
And with tickets at only £7 for adults and £5 for children
It truly is the best value panto in Liverpool.
So come along to the People's Panto at....
 
The Casa, 29 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ
 
Click on the following link to book tickets go to Ticket Source and search 'Mother Goose Xmas Panto'
 
And here are all the dates and times -
 
December:
 
Saturday 9th, 2pm
Monday 11th, 7pm
Thursday 14th, 7pm
Saturday 16th, 2pm
Tuesday 19th, 7pm
Wednesday 20th, 7pm
Saturday 23rd, 2pm
 
January: Saturday 6th, 2pm
Thursday 11th, 7pm
Saturday 13th, 2pm
 
Twitter - @burjesta Facebook - Burjesta Theatre
 
A PB Production for 'Theatre At The Casa'

2pm/7pm - The Casa, Hope St, Liverpool - location map

Email: info@burjesta-theatre.co.uk
Website: www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/206394

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