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Wednesday 20th November

Liverpool Friends of the Earth meeting - 6.30pm till 8pm at DoES Liverpool, Unit 3, Floor 4, Gostins Building, 32-36 Hanover Street, Liverpool - map - find out more

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. - website

Saturday 23rd November

Merseyside Marxist Book Fair 2019 - 11am-4pm at ​The Casa, 29 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ - map - find out more

Interested in finding out more about Marxism and Marxist ideas? Come along to the 2019 Merseyside Marxist Book Fair in Liverpool on Saturday, November 23. The book fair is a not-for-profit event with free entry for visitors. - - website

Shakespeare North Community Symposium: Voice and Sound - 11am-1:30pm and 2:30pm-5pm at St Mary's Parish Church Hall, Prescot L34 1LA - map - find out more

This year's Shakespeare North Community Symposium focuses on the importance of sound and voice in theatre and in life! Today we talk about going to see a play - in Shakespeare's time, people spoke about hearing a play, and we keep that sense when we talk about audiences - people who hear. 11am-1:30pm: Jane Boston and Kathy Dacre on Voice in Shakespearean Theatre, and Tony Crowley on Merseyside Languaage. 2:30-5pm: Carole Arnold from Evelyn Primary School on Prescot Loves to Talk Project, and David Crystal and Ben Crystal on Shakespeare's Original Pronunciation. Tickets available for either half day £5 (morning or afternoon) or all day £8. Tickets from email address (below) or from Jessie & Co, 11 Leyland Street, Precot L34 5QP - 0151 443 5618 -

Toxteth Day of the Dead - Beating the Bounds - 12pm set up at the Florrie, 13 at Start point: corner of North Hill St and Letitia St, L8 - find out more

A pyramid is to be built in Toxteth. Known as The People’s Pyramid it will be constructed of 34,592 bricks, each containing 23 grams of a person’s cremated remains. The first brick of The People’s Pyramid was laid on its foundation stone on the first Toxteth Day Of The Dead, Friday 23 November 2018. Toxteth Day Of The Dead is intended to be marked on the same date, every year, until the pyramid is completed. The location of the pyramid has not yet been determined, and so the foundation stone is taken on a procession around part of The Royal & Ancient Park of Toxteth, searching for its future permanent site. The procession is a variation on the old practise of Beating the Bounds, to share the knowledge of the landscape and for blessing the lands. On its route, the procession performs several rituals, honouring some of the wonderful former inhabitants of Toxteth. The rituals included drumming, humming, grieving and laughter – all components of the finest memorials. - website

Sunday 24th November

Creating Carmen - 7.30pm at Unitarian Church, 57 Ullet Road, Liverpool - map - find out more

Following on from its World Premiere at Stroud Green Festival in June, Clare Norburn's brand new concert/play is coming to Liverpool! Meet the colourful writer Prosper Mérimée, whose novella Carmen was the basis for Bizet’s opera. Renowned for his myriad love affairs, in creating the character of Carmen, he finds this time he has bitten off rather more than he can chew... Mérimée's experiences will be intertwined with music from Bizet's Carmen and Spanish or Spanish-inspired music by Boccherini, da Falla, Granados, Ravel, Delibes and Albeniz in arrangements by exciting young trio CarmenCo. "What is most impressive about Norburn's conception is the way various strata and elements combine and cohere so effortlessly. Past and present, truth and fantasy, real and imagined, come together in a tightly knit and intimate drama" Opera Today CarmenCo Emily Andrews mezzo/flute Francisco Correa & David Massey guitars Robin Soans* actor as Prosper Mérimée Suzanne Ahmet actor as Carmen Nicholas Renton director Natalie Rowland lighting designer Produced by The Telling, an early music group who also produce classical music concert/plays. *Subject to availability - website

Tuesday 26th November

The Frog Princess Punked - 7.30pm at The Capstone, Liverpool Hope University, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP - find out more

Reinventing storytelling, a feisty girl-punk fairytale by the swamp girls. Urban meets forest. Patriarchy meets feminism. Baba Yaga meets Koschey the Deathless! A crazy collage of story, music, songs, and projections v-jayed live. - website

Wednesday 4th December

Liverpool Friends of Palestine Monthly Meeting - 7pm at Unite The Union, Jack Jones House, 2 Churchill Way, Liverpool - map - find out more

Monthly meeting of Liverpool Friends of Palestine. (Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month.) All welcome. - website

Saturday 7th December

Liverpool Friends of Palestine Vigil - 12pm till 2pm at Church Street, Liverpool city centre - map - find out more

Liverpool Friends of Palestine hold their monthly vigil at the bottom of Church Street outside HSBC bank. Vigils held on the first Saturday of every month. - website

Winter Arts Market - 10am-7pm at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, St James’ Mount, Liverpool L1 7AZ - map - find out more

Entry £3 / under 16s free. The North West’s biggest and best arts and crafts fairs, the Winter Arts Market – and sunnier sibling the Summer Arts Market – are an amazing opportunity for independent artists from right across the region to sell their work directly to the public, and for the public to support local artists, all in the stunning settings of Liverpool Cathedral. In the aisles you’ll find thousands upon thousands of handmade artworks, creative crafts and design gifts from some 200 independent businesses including screen prints, paintings, intricate jewellery, tableware, beauty products, woodwork, colourful decorations, accessories, textiles, photography, knitwear and hand poured candles. All that plus an artisan food fair and vintage fair, and independent clothing designers too! - website

Liverpool Humanists Visit Granby Street Market - 12 noon at Meet at Princes Park Sunburst Gates - map - find out more

Join Liverpool Humanists for a festive outing to Granby Street Market. - website

Wednesday 18th December

Liverpool Humanists Social Evening - 7.30 at Dr Duncan’s Pub - map - find out more

Join Liverpool Humanists - a friendly lot - for our monthly get together. Our regular table is at the back. All welcome! - website

Friday 20th December

Secret Life of Carols - 7.30pm at Nordic Church and Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool - map - find out more

This December, distinctive medieval group The Telling return to the Nordic Church and Cultural Centre to celebrate Christmas in words and music in candlelight.
 
A magical way to spend a winter evening, The Telling perform a mix of uplifting and intimate medieval English carols and traditional carols from Finland, Germany, Austria, France and Catalonia, with candlelight.
 
“I really wish all “classical” concerts were like this” Attila the Stockbroker in The Morning Star
 
“We flew back over 700 years to the strumming of a harp, a candle’s flicker and exquisite, plaintive song” The Latest
 
“an expressive ardour to these performances that is hard to resist” BBC Music Magazine
 
Tickets include a glass of wine and will also be available on the door. - website

Wednesday 8th January

Liverpool Humanists Social Evening - 7.30 at Dr Duncan’s Pub - map - find out more

Join Liverpool Humanists - a friendly lot - for our first monthly get together of 2020. Our regular table is at the back. All welcome! - website

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