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Around the Theatre World in 80 Days!! Burjesta Theatre Workshops (on till 30 April)


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Thu 24 April

Meditation Drop-in Class

Sat 26 April

Capoeira Club

Womens Night at the Star (Bolton)

Art & Craft Market - The Old Police Station, Lark Lane

Family Matters Short Course

Sun 27 April

Liverpool LGBT Singers

Wed 30 April

Lancashire Womens Book Group

MERSEYSIDE LGBT SOCIAL GROUP, AGED 18 PLUS.NEW VENUE, CENTRAL LIVERPOOL!

Sat 3 May

Liverpool Friends of Palestine Vigil

Granby Four Streets Community Market

Sun 4 May

FOR FOLK SAKE Folk and Acoustic Showcase.

Yoga and Mindfulness

Mon 5 May

Come Strut Your Stuff - open floor poetry and acoustic music

Tue 6 May

Liverpool Womens LGBT Book Group

Wed 7 May

Liverpool Friends of Palestine Monthly Meeting

Fri 9 May

Critical Mass cycle ride

Sat 10 May

WEA Eco-Psychology course (2 Saturdays)

Burjesta Theatre presents Reign of Vampires(on till Sat 17 May)

Free Circus Workshops For Families - Young Physical Fest(on till Sun 11 May)

Thu 15 May

New Leaf Garden Workshop- Open Afternoon and Plant Sale

Sun 18 May

Yoga - the Inner Path

Wed 21 May

Liverpool Friends of the Earth meeting

Sat 24 May

Shakespeare and Assertiveness Short Course - The Reader Organisation

Thu 29 May

Woolton Drama Presents: Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan(on till Sat 31 May)

Sat 31 May

Merseyside LGBT Book Group

Fri 20 June

Jack the Ripper Murder Evening

Sat 21 June

Park Life: A Reading Weekend at Calderstones Park - The Reader Organisation(on till Sun 22 Jun)

Sun 29 June

Yoga and Ayurveda

Wed 6 August

Jason and the Argonauts (Outdoor Theatre Production)


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Today's date - Thursday 24 April 2014

Wed 19 February to Wed 30 April - Around the Theatre World in 80 Days!! Burjesta Theatre Workshops

Over the next few months we'll be adventuring and exploring round the world dipping into some of the different theatre traditions we find (and some of the associated mythologies). Come and join us for the fun of journeying together each Wednesday - The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool, 7pm. £3/£2

7pm - The Casa - location map

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

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Thu 24 April - Meditation Drop-in Class

7.00 to 9.00 Thursdays Meditation Drop-in Classes donation of £6 (concessions £3) is suggested for the evening. 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 meditation also see www.liverpoolbuddhistcentre.co.uk and our facebook page liverpoolbuddhistcentre contact email buddhashanti@supanet.com

7.00 - 9.15 - 66 Rodney Street Liverpool - location map

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Sat 26 April - Family Matters Short Course

Come join your guide Esther Harsh on a journey through meaningful moments of family feeling - or the need of family feeling - in passages from great Victorian works, including George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, and William Wordsworth. £30 / £15 concessions

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

Telephone: 01512077207
Email: jenniferkelly@thereader.org.uk
Website: www.thereader.org.uk/courses

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Sat 26 April - Art & Craft Market - The Old Police Station, Lark Lane

Saturday 26th April, 2014 from 10am to 3pm. Hand-made, high quality, affordable and local - the perfect place to buy direct from the artist/maker At this month’s event, 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 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. The events runs on the 4th Saturday of each month from March to November.

10am to 3pm - The Old Police Station. 80 Lark Lane, Sefton Park, Aigburth - location map

Email: calidad.events@googlemail.com
Website: http://calidadevents.co.uk

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Sat 26 April - 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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Sat 26 April - 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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Sun 27 April - 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.

6-6-30pm - St Stephen with St Catherine Church, Crown Street, Liverpool - location map

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

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Wed 30 April - 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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Wed 30 April - MERSEYSIDE LGBT SOCIAL GROUP, AGED 18 PLUS.NEW VENUE, CENTRAL LIVERPOOL!

Our regular, monthly, friendly Social group,for lgbt people over 18,(average 11-18 attendees)is in a new venue this time:"Leaf", 65-67 Bold Street, not far from Central station.Ask at bar whether we are upstairs or downstairs as this will depend on if there is an event on; we shall be where there is NO event!Full menu(see "Leaf" website)including veggie. But you only need to have an alcoholic/soft or hot drink(their famous range of teas!). food served upto 8.45. Please arrive no later than 9.30 ish

19.00-23.30 - Leaf, 65-7 Bold street, Liverpool - location map

Email: stev_arts@yahoo.co.uk
Website: Merseyside LGBT,18+ (Twitter)

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Sat 3 May - Granby Four Streets Community Market

The ever popular community market will be held on the first Saturday of every month until September. Arts and crafts, second hand clothes, bric-a-brac and much more. Home baked bread and cakes, chutneys and jams, delicious hot food and a great atmosphere. This time we will have an arts and crafts workshop for children.

10.30 am - 3.00 pm - Cairns St, off Granby Street - location map

Telephone: 0151 726 9379
Email: granby4streetsmarket@hotmail.co.uk
Website: 37 Beaconsfield St

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Sat 3 May - 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 4 May - 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 4 May - Yoga and Mindfulness

Mindfulness is essentially the experience of the present moment through non-judgemental observation. When we practice Yoga from this perspective our way of working becomes much deeper and come closer to the ancient practice as Yoga as a meditation. By watching the natural rise and fall of experiences in our Yoga practice we enter a very deep and satisfying space, said by some to be bliss (or samadhi).

2pm to 5pm - Liverpool Stone Water Zen Meditation Centre
Telephone: 01744 609058
Email: mike.cragg@yoga-liverpool.co.uk
Website: www.yoga-liverpool.co.uk

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Mon 5 May - 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 6 May - 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 Duncan - location map

Website: www.liverpoolbookgroup.moonfruit.com

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Wed 7 May - 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 9 May - Critical Mass cycle ride

A Critical Mass is a group of cyclists, wheelchair users, rollerskaters, skateboarders, in fact anyone on self-propelled transport is welcome to join. We travel around the city on a random route following whoever is in front with the purpose of celebrating non-polluting transport. Sometimes it's just for fun and sometimes it's to campaign for better transport facilities.

"We aren't blocking traffic - we ARE traffic!

Critical Mass takes place on the every 2nd friday of the month.

6 pm - Meeting point at Chinese Arch on Nelson Street, Liverpool city centre
Email: m.bradman@liv.ac.uk
Website: liverpoolcm.blogspot.com/

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Sat 10 May to Sat 17 May - Burjesta Theatre presents Reign of Vampires

In the 19th century Karl Marx used the vampire as a metaphor to describe the newly born capitalists gracing England. Come the 21st century and we've taken the same approach, thrown in some popular culture and some good toons and served it up at The Casa… 'There's screams in the mountains... There's screams from the dance hall... Tho' in the cemetery all has gone quiet...' Here on earth reign the vampires supreme Mankind enslaved in ignorance And the end is nigh... From the Swiss Alps to the vaults of the Bank of England Watch the spectacle of death unfold Hear the screams and the sighs And watch your body start to sway to music to die for from – U2, The Cramps, The Stranglers, Frank Sinatra, Bjork, Sonny & Cher, The Fall... All Performance at - The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ Performance Dates - May - Saturday 10th, Monday 12th, Wednesday 14th, Friday 16th, Saturday 17th. All shows start 7.30pm Tickets cost £7/£5 Reserve tickets on 07913449396 or pay on the door. Adults only - shows contain scenes of violent and sexual nature. Follow us at - Facebook - Burjesta Theatre Twitter – burjesta

7.30pm - The Casa, 29 Hope Street, Liverpool - location map

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

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Sat 10 May to Sun 11 May - Free Circus Workshops For Families - Young Physical Fest

Young Physical Fest- Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May At The Bluecoat A weekend of FREE workshops and performances for young people and families, this is a new part of Physical Fest, which we are happy to be hosting in collaboration with the Bluecoat. The weekend also features the outcome of a twelve-week participatory project with the Bluecoat. Sat 10th May 12pm-1.30pm: Juggling- Tim Lenkiewicz- Square Peg Contemporary Circus (Families- all age ranges welcome) This workshop is a fun introduction to juggling skills. Come along and have a go! By the end of the workshop, most participants will be able to juggle with three balls and learnt a few impressive tricks! For the last fourteen years, Circus has led Tim around the world and back again. He trained at London’s Circus Space and the Kiev State College for Circus and Variety arts in the Ukraine, specialising in acrobatics and juggling. Tim is also the artistic director of Square Peg Contemporary Circus. Fest Out There performance - 2pm. A physical performance which is the culmination of a 12 week participatory project in collaboration with The Bluecoat, The Blue Room, the Pad Girls and local students, created by Tmesis Theatre. 3.30pm-5.30pm- Acrobatics for families- Tim Lenkiewicz Beginners welcome in a fun workshop introducing the basics of acrobatics and balances. 3pm-5pm – Mask workshop- The Eggmen (13-18 year olds) Come and join the Eggmen as they teach you the basics of mask work using the Trestle style masks. The Eggmen are a local company specializing in street theatre and comedy. Sun 11th May 10.30am-12.30pm- Family Dance and Music Jam - Lisi Perry and Mary Prestidge For parents and carers with their children. Suitable for ages 6 months to 10 years. (Suggested donation: £2 per child) 1pm-3pm Acrobatics (13-18 year olds) Tim Lenkiewicz Beginners and advanced welcome in this exciting session exploring acrobatics with expert, Tim who has taught all over the world. 3.30pm-5pm Physical Comedy- The Eggmen (13-18 year olds) What makes people laugh? How do you create visual comedy? Designed for beginners, this all-inclusive workshop will be a laugh a minute, exploring the physical and non-verbal nature of comedy. Book for all these free events at The Bluecoat.

Various- All day - The Bluecoat - location map

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Sat 10 May - WEA Eco-Psychology course (2 Saturdays)

On this two day course (Saturdays 10th and 17th May), we will explore together the environmental challenges that face us globally this decade; share what inspires and empowers us; and reflect on how we can embrace and integrate change within our lives. For further info, go to the website address below and search for the keyword: 'Eco-Psychology'. Course Fee 18.00 or FREE to eligible learners on income-related benefits. To enrol, phone 0151 243 5340 or send email (see below).

10.30 - 4.30pm - John Archer Hall, 68 Upper Hill Street, Toxteth, L8 1YR. Full disabled access. - location map

Telephone: 0151 243 5340
Email: northwest@wea.org.uk
Website: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

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Thu 15 May - New Leaf Garden Workshop- Open Afternoon and Plant Sale

Come and have a peek 'behind the scenes' at the New Leaf Garden Workshop. Students will be giving tours around the wildlife areas, polytunnels, greenhouses, compost corner and workshop. Take part in a 'pricking out' activity, buy some vegetable plants, hanging baskets or just come for tea and cake! Look forward to seeing you!

2.00pm-3.30pm - The Dunningsbridge Centre, 156 Park Lane, Netherton, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 0151-525-6686
Email: pauline.gillette@ndirections.co.uk
Website: www.ndirections.co.uk

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Sun 18 May - Yoga - the Inner Path

Yoga is so much more than asanas so why not spend an afternoon on the inner Yoga journey practicing Restorative Yoga, pranayama (breathing exercises), pratyahara (sense withdrawal) and meditation?

2pm to 5pm - Liverpool Stone Water Zen Meditation Centre
Telephone: 01744 609058
Email: mike.cragg@yoga-liverpool.co.uk
Website: www.yoga-liverpool.co.uk

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Wed 21 May - 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 24 May - Shakespeare and Assertiveness Short Course - The Reader Organisation

Reading Shakespeare can enrich our lives in so many ways, but have you ever turned to the Bard for guidance on particular behaviours, attitudes and skills that can be put to use in contemporary work and life? In this first instalment of our 'Shakespeare and...' series of short courses, Casi Dylan and Grace Farrington will lead you through different models of assertiveness as presented in Shakespeare's work, and consider ways in which we can put this to practical use in our own lives. Nervous about reading Shakespeare? Be bold and join us! Extracts from plays will include As You Like It, Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale, and some preparatory reading will be sent in advance. £30 / £15 concessions

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

Telephone: 01512077207
Email: jenniferkelly@thereader.org.uk
Website: www.thereader.org.uk/courses

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Thu 29 May to Sat 31 May - Woolton Drama Presents: Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan

'Woolton Drama’s May 2014 production will be the Oscar Wilde classic: Lady Windermere's Fan. This witty comedy of manners centres on the character of Lady Windermere, who believes her husband is cheating on her with the attractive and mysterious Mrs Erlyne. Is there more to this woman, than would first appear? A scathing satire of Victorian morals, the play explores common Wildean themes such as marriage and sexual hypocrisy.

7.30pm - St. Mary's Church Hall, Aigburth Road, Grassendale, Liverpool, - location map

Telephone: 07977 562314
Email: wooltondramagroup@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.wooltondramagroup.co.uk

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Sat 31 May - Merseyside LGBT Book Group

Friendly, popular Book group(part of Merseyside LGBT groups), established 2 years.We read lgbt and non-lgbt content novels, a mix of genres. Everyone lgbt over 18 welcome:)We choose novels in turn and also, briefly, talk about recent books we have read. This month it is "The Shock of the Fall"(Nathan Filer).We sit upstairs in Neros(20 stairs; no lift); turn sharp right at the top of stairs and you shall see us with books and kindles!

12.00-14.00 - caffe nero, Bold Street, Central station end, liverpool L1 - location map

Email: stev_arts@yahoo.co.uk

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Fri 20 June - Jack the Ripper Murder Evening

Watch as the tale of Jack the Ripper unfolds. Will you hold the clue into who he really was? Come and look at the evidence... Tickets 5 (not including buffet) from 07702 861 640.

7.30pm - Croxteth Hall, Croxteth Country Park, Liverpool - location map

Website: www.croxteth.co.uk

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Sat 21 June to Sun 22 June - Park Life: A Reading Weekend at Calderstones Park - The Reader Organisation

"Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher." - William Wordsworth Escape to nature with a special weekend course at Calderstones. Over two days we will read an inspirational programme of literature which wakes us up to the power of our natural world. Our readings will be interspersed with a varied timetable of outdoor activities (weather allowing!) led by special partners of The Reader Organisation, through which we will engage with the beautiful park that houses the Calderstones Mansion. What better way to mark the start of summer? £75 / £45 concessions

10am-4pm on each day - Calderstones Mansion House, Calderstones Park, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 01512077207
Email: jenniferkelly@thereader.org.uk
Website: www.thereader.org.uk/courses

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Sun 29 June - Yoga and Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the sister discipline to Yoga and essentially concerned with health and wellbeing. This workshop is a must for any serious Yoga practitioner who wants to learn more about the principles of Ayurveda, diet, lifestyles to promote health and what Yoga practice supports best our individual constitution (dosha). This workshop is essentially practical with a little theory and at the end, participants will be able to identify their dosha, what Yoga supports their constitution and the basics of good Ayurvedic diet.

10am to 4pm - Liverpool Stone Water Zen Meditation Centre
Telephone: 01744 609058
Email: mike.cragg@yoga-liverpool.co.uk
Website: www.yoga-liverpool.co.uk

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Wed 6 August - Jason and the Argonauts (Outdoor Theatre Production)

This Summer join Off The Ground as they embark on an epic adventure, with Jason and his heroic Argonauts. Watch how the mighty Gods of Greece, Zeus and Hera, play with human lives to satisfy their own desires. See how Jason uses all his strength and wit to evade the beastly minotaur, how he and his gang avoid certain doom from the women on the Isle of Lemnos, and how they evade the lure from the enchanting sounds of the Sirens…and ultimately win in the quest for the Golden Fleece. Can Jason survive and return home to claim his right to the throne? A summer show not to be missed, packed full of song, danger and heroic adventure across the seas! Tickets Adult £11.00, Senior Citizens £8.00, Under 21’s £5.00

6.30pm - Croxteth Hall, Croxteth Hall and Country Park, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 0151 625 2929
Email: tickets@offtheground.co.uk
Website: www.offtheground.co.uk

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