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Today's date - Friday 21 November 2014

Fri 14 November to Sat 22 November - All Quiet on the Western Front - Burjesta Theatre

Erich Maria Remarque's classic anti-war novel brought to the stage. Europe 1914. The outbreak of hostilities begins World War I. Paul Baumer and his school mates enlist in the German army and soon find themselves alongside millions of others fighting on the Western Front. None could have imagined the horrors they are to experience... And none of them will return home quite the same... The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ Performance Dates - November - Friday 14th, Saturday 15th, Monday 17th, Wednesday 19th and Saturday 22nd, 7.30pm, Adults only. Tickets £7/£5 - To reserve tickets phone 07913 449396 or pay on the door. We are also showcasing local artists, photographers, painters, work relating to World War I in The Casa for the duration of the shows. * Please note their will be a Q & A session after the performance of Monday 17th with participation of war veterans from Tom Harrison House as well as the director and adapter of the play. For further information - Facebook - Burjesta Theatre Twitter - burjesta

7.30pm - The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 07913449396
Email: info@burjesta-theatre.co.uk
Website: www.burjesta-theatre.co.uk

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Sat 22 November - MERSEYSIDE LGBT,AGED 18 PLUS, BOOK GROUP

Regular, friendly, novelreading Book Group;mixed lgbt and non lgbt content; all fiction genres. We take turns to choose the novel for the month, have a brief presentation, then a discussion on the chosen book. We also discus books we have enjoyed recently and any recommendations; even do BookSwaps sometimes.There is no commitment beyond ur initial meeting.This month's novel is Claire North "The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August", a quirky mixture of sci-fi, history and philosophy

12.00-14.00 - Caffe Nero, Bold Street, next to Central Station side entranc - location map

Email: stev_arts@yahoo.co.uk

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Sat 22 November - Art & Craft Market

Art and Craft Market. Saturday 22nd November, 2014 from 10am to 3pm. Hand-made, high quality, affordable and local - the perfect place to buy direct from the artist/maker There is always something new and there will be lots of very talented, local crafters and artists selling their handmade items. These items are not widely available on the high street and therefore make for that special, unique and beautiful gift. All occasions (even Christmas!!) are catered for, among our fabulous array of textiles, jewellery, paintings, photography, bath/beauty products, cards, and lots more. FREE Entry – Refreshments available. All items are displayed on one ground floor level, with easy access for prams, buggies and wheelchairs.

10am to 3pm - The Old Police Station, Lark Lane, - location map

Website: http://calidadevents.co.uk

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Sun 23 November - Winter Jewellery Workshops

Sunday 23rd November - Beads, Links and Chain. In this workshop you'll make a necklace using beads, metal connectors in a choice of designs, and sections of chain. There will also be the option to make a matching bracelet and/or earrings. Cost £18, including all materials and use of tools. No previous experience needed. Only 6 places available. Contact mail@deewoodjewellery.co.uk for further details and booking or call 07809670904.

1.30 - 4.00 - Arts Hub 47, Lark Lane - location map

Telephone: 07809670904
Email: mail@deewoodjewellery.co.uk

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Sun 23 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 Dunstan - location map

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

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Sun 23 November - 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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Tue 25 November - 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 26 November to Wed 3 December - Auditions Notice - Medea by Euripides - Burjesta Theatre

Medea by Euripides 7 Shows at The Casa, St Luke's Bombed Out Church & Unity Theatre, March/April 2015 ‘the most brutal and vengeful of tragedies’ by ‘the most tragic of tragedians’. For our Spring 2015 production we will be putting on an original adaptation by Liverpool-based writer and poet Jonathon Bibby of Euripides’ ‘feminist’ play, Medea. Open Auditions will be held over two consecutive Wednesdays – 1st Audition – Wednesday 26th November, 6pm 2nd Audition – Wednesday 3rd December, 6pm for women, 8pm for men. If you are interested in being considered for a part you will need to attend both workshops which will take place at The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ *** PLEASE NOT THE FEMALE LEAD FOR THE CHARACTER OF ‘MEDEA’ HAS ALREADY BEEN CAST. *** PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT THIS IS UNPAID WORK We will be performing Medea at The Casa on the following date in March – Friday 20th or Saturday 21st; Monday 23rd; Friday 27th; Saturday 28th. In April we will be performing the play at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church on Saturday 18th with a matinee and an evening performance. The week following on Saturday 25th April we will be performing it at The Unity Theatre. You will need to be available for all performances in March and April. Following the auditions and casting there will be a script read through on Monday 15th December, 6.30pm at The Casa. Rehearsals will commence from Saturday 10th January onwards with a ten-week rehearsal process. Depending which part or parts successful actors have the rehearsal schedule may be twice a week (one weekday evening and a Saturday daytime for example), just once a week (a weekday or a Saturday daytime), or perhaps just three or four sessions initially within the rehearsal process prior to run-throughs. Below, please find, details regarding the audition process, the play itself and the characters within the play. For more information contact us in the first instance by sending an email to info@burjesta-theatre.co.uk and we will try to answer your queries. Audition Process – Week 1 – 26th November – There is no need to prepare anything, though it may be helpful to have had a look at Medea on the online link above. We will introduce you to the play, some of its themes and look at some scenes from the play as well as doing some introductory work on the Greek Chorus. This workshop will allow participants to decide whether ‘Medea’ is for them and whether they wish to continue into Week 2. At the end of the 1st session we will hand out monologues and duologues from the play as auditions pieces to prepare for the week following when you would be required to perform them off-script. Week 2 – 3rd December – Audition sessions will be staggered this week with women being asked to attend between 6pm and 8pm and men from 8pm till 10pm. Participants will be asked to perform the audition pieces given out at the previous session off-script. We will also be auditioning women for the Chorus (the Chorus in Medea is made up entirely of women). Medea – The Play Written in 431 BC by Euripides (surely the most subversive and progressive of Classical Greek playwrights), Medea is a shocking play with quite possibly theatre’s greatest female protagonist. Medea, lover to Jason (of Argonauts fame) is a woman, a foreigner and an exile living in Greece. When abandoned by Jason who wishes to advance himself by marrying King Creon’s daughter, she exacts a terrible revenge killing first the king and his daughter before, controversially no doubt, killing her own two sons to Jason. Characters Find below a list of characters making up the play with an indication of how big a part each character entails. Greek Chorus – Aside from individual parts we will also be looking to cast approximately 8 women to make up our chorus. We want to stress how absolutely dynamic and at the forefront of the production will be the Chorus. If you are involved in the Chorus you will have more stage time and influence on the performances than many of the ‘main’ characters. So avoid the mistake of seeing a part in the Chorus as a ‘support’ role – the Chorus is absolutely intrinsic and key to the success of the play. Medea – lead woman – already cast Jason – lead man – involved in 3 scenes – rehearsal requirements = major Nurse – woman – involved in 2 scenes – rehearsal requirements = medium Tutor – man or woman – involved in 2 scenes – rehearsal requirements = minor King Creon – man – involved in 1 extensive scene – rehearsal requirements = medium/minor King Aegeus – man – involved in 1 scene – rehearsal requirements = minor Messenger – woman or man – involved in 1 extensive scene – rehearsal requirements = medium/minor Chorus – 8 women – involved throughout play – rehearsal requirements = medium/major If you care to audition we look forward to seeing you at the auditions. As a courtesy we ask anyone intending to attend to let us know in advance via email, facebook or text. Regards Burjesta

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

Telephone: 07913449396
Email: info@burjesta-theatre.co.uk
Website: www.burjesta-theatre.co.uk

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Wed 26 November - 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 27 November - MERSEYSIDE LGBT(AGED 18 PLUS) SOCIAL MEETING

We are a Social Group, holding monthly evening meets and two-monthly (sunday) daytime meetings.All lgbt people , over 18,welcome:).We meet in lgbt-friendly, nonscene venues, mainly in Central Liverpool; occasionally Lark Lane/Allerton.We also are going to start occasional full meals. Usually, however, u can have anything from a full meal(including veggie)to alcohol, tea, coffee, sometimes cake. We are friendly and establshed two and a half years. Average number of attendees is about 10-15; all ages, over 18. This month we meet in "Brasco Lounge", 27A Mann Island, diagonally opposite the Museum of Liverpool, at the back of one of the frosted glass black buildings. Arrive anytime upto about 9.30; food served till about 9.45. The venue is near James Street station and Liverpool One bus station

19.00-23.00 - Brasco Lounge, 27A Mann Island - location map

Email: stev_arts@yahoo.co.uk

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Fri 28 November - New Smile Drama performs Mr Scrooge

New Smile Drama Students perform their version of Scrooge. With a variety of abilities they sing and dance and act through the story. All welcome, wheelchair accessible venue. Tickets £4 per person. Available From Vicky Bennett

2pm start - SPACE project centre, 106 Marsh Lane, Bootle - location map

Telephone: 0151-924-2046
Email: vicky.bennett@ndirections.co.uk
Website: www.ndirections.co.uk

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Sat 29 November - The Artisan Collective @TheFlorrie November Artisan Handmade Arts & Craft Market

Our monthly handmade Artisan Arts & Crafts Market is back, with or usual unusual eclectic mix of specially selected artisans with their unique handmade/homemade arts and crafts for your pleasure. The arts and crafts on offer include handmade jewellery, cards, art works, photography and prints, soaps and washes, crochet and knitting, recycled gifts, bags, jewellery and cakes. Entry is Free and there is a car park to the rear of the building. We also have an onsite cafe, for you to put your feet up and enjoy after perusing the market. If you are a handmade/homemade artisan, who creates arts and crafts and would like a stall at this event Contact us by email on for more details and a booking form, we would love to have you on board.

10am - 2pm - The Florrie, 377 Mill Street, Liverpool. L8 4RF - location map

Telephone: 07557 921371
Email: market@joolzery.co.uk
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/509678305843746/

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Sat 29 November - 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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/174727582621502/?bookmark_

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Mon 1 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 3 December - New Smile Drama performs Mr Scrooge

New Smile Drama Students perform their version of Scrooge. With a variety of abilities they sing and dance and act through the story. All welcome, wheelchair accessible venue. Tickets £4 per person. Available From Vicky Bennett

6.30pm - SPACE project centre, 106 Marsh Lane, Bootle - location map

Telephone: 0151-924-2046
Email: vicky.bennett@ndirections.co.uk
Website: www.ndirections.co.uk

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Wed 3 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.

7.30pm - 2nd Floor (Methodists) above News From Nowhere 96 Bold St Liverpool - location map

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

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Fri 5 December - New Smile Drama performs Mr Scrooge

New Smile Drama Students perform their version of Scrooge. With a variety of abilities they sing and dance and act through the story. All welcome, wheelchair accessible venue. Tickets £4 per person. Available From Vicky Bennett

6.30pm - SPACE project centre, 106 Marsh Lane, Bootle - location map

Telephone: 0151-924-2046
Email: vicky.bennett@ndirections.co.uk
Website: www.ndirections.co.uk

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Sat 6 December - Winter Jewellery Workshops

Saturday 6th December - Christmas Treats This is your opportunity to make your Christmas party jewellery - lots of colours and lots of sparkly beads to choose from - or a special gift for someone else. This project will use bead stringing techniques. Cost £18, including all materials and use of tools. No previous experience needed. Only 6 places available.

1.30 - 4.00 pm - Arts Hub 47, Lark Lane - location map

Telephone: 07809670904
Email: mail@deewoodjewellery.co.uk

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Sat 6 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 7 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 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 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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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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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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