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Today's date - Sunday 21 October 2018

Sun 21 October - 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 John Archer Hall. 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 - John Archer Hall, 68 Upper Hill Street, Toxteth, Liverpool - location map

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

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Sun 21 October - 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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Tue 23 October - Liverpool Network Theatre Group - weekly workshop

*** PLEASE NOTE - NETWORK WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN A NEW VENUE - THE MASONIC HALL ON HOPE STREET - FROM 4TH SEPT ***
 
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!
 
The workshops are held on a drop-in basis, different leader and topic every week, no need to pre-book, we ask for £3 [waged] or £1.50 [unwaged] to cover costs. Regular, new and returning members are always equally welcome!
 
The start time is 7pm, running until 9pm.

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 - The Masonic Hall (mezzanine room between ground and first floor), 22 Hope Street, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 0151 733 9606
Email: liverpoolnetworktheatre@googlemail.com
Website: www.liverpoolnetworktheatre.org.uk

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Tue 23 October - 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 24 October - Arts & Craft at Edge Hill Station Garden

The Edge Hill Station Garden is a tranquil oasis sandwiched between the railway tracks, developed with the help of volunteers. Our garden open days are a way to get active, be more social and connect in a relaxed and friendly environment. Come alone or with a group of friends to our FREE open days! All ages and experiences welcome. Materials provided but feel free to bring your own if you have them. Art + Craft: A family friendly day during half term, making moss pictures, tie-dying with natural dyes and painting plant-pots and signs. Drop-in 11am-3pm If you are planning to come please let us know by booking a place on our website. Unfortunately our garden is not currently wheelchair accessible. Please contact for further access guidance.

11am - Edge Hill Station Garden - location map

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-craft-at-edge-hill-statio

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Thu 25 October - Left Behind? Human Rights and Equality in Northern Ireland

A talk by Northern Ireland Humanists Development Officer, Boyd Sleator.
 
Boyd will be discussing how part of the UK has been left behind when it comes to human rights and equality. Northern Ireland is probably the most conservative part of the UK, and even though it has a devolved government, that does not stop it being under jurisdiction of Westminster.
 
For the last 50 years, women in the rest of the UK have had access to abortion health care, yet today in Northern Ireland, women are still being prosecuted for obtaining abortion pills. Scotland, England, Wales and the Republic of Ireland have all allowed for same-sex couples to marry, yet in Northern Ireland, where the vast majority of people and most Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly are in favour of same-sex marriage, the conservative Christian politicians block it.
 
Boyd will talk about what Northern Ireland Humanists, with the help of Humanists UK, are doing to drag this small part of the UK into the 21st century.
 
Boyd Sleator has been fighting for reproductive rights, marriage equality and an end to religious privilege for around 10 years, the last 3 of those with Humanists UK. He was also the founding member of Atheist NI.
 
(In all likelihood, we'll be going over to the Old Post Office pub over the road afterwards - you're very welcome to join us!)
 
TICKET PRICES ON THE DOOR:
£3 - Humanists UK Member (with membership number)
£5 - Non Humanists UK member
FREE - Student (with student card)/ Retired

19:00 - 20:45 - Liverpool Quaker Meeting House - location map

Email: secretary-liverpool@humanistgroups.org.uk
Website: https://www.facebook.com/liverpoolhumanists

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Sat 3 November - Liverpool Friends of Palestine Vigil

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.

12pm till 2pm - Church Street, Liverpool city centre - location map

Website: liverpoolfriendsofpalestine.co.uk/

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Tue 6 November - Liverpool Humanists Social

Liverpool Humanists run a series of free social events where local humanists, atheists and agnostics can meet and chat with like-minded people.
 
It's a great time to join us and be part of shaping Liverpool Humanists as a group... we welcome new members. If you're not sure what you're looking for, please feel free to come and meet us - we're a friendly bunch!
 
If you would like to get in touch before the event, you can email too. Hope to see you there for a drink and a chat! :-)

19:30 - 23:00 - The Pen Factory - location map

Email: secretary-liverpool@humanistgroups.org.uk
Website: https://www.facebook.com/liverpoolhumanists/

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Wed 7 November - 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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Wed 21 November - Book launch: Henry Normal

Henry Normal's new collection of poetry The Department of Lost Wishes contains over 100 poems personally selected by the author from his early works. “Distinctly funny” – Time Out Author performance and book signing. With special guest Su Andi. 8pm - 10pm, free entry. Part of the Chorlton Book Festival. Published in paperback & eBook by Flapjack Press: exploring the synergy between performance and the page.

8pm - Chorlton Library, Manchester Rd, Chorlton, Manchester - location map

Email: mail@flapjackpress.co.uk
Website: www.flapjackpress.co.uk

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Wed 28 November - Book launch: Gerry Potter

Book launch for Manchester Isn’t the Greatest City in the World, Gerry Potter’s latest collection of hard-hitting sociopolitical poetry, prose and plays. Author performance and book signing. With special guests Caleb Everett and Dave Viney. Adult themes / LGBTQ+ 6pm - 8pm Published in paperback & eBook by Flapjack Press: exploring the synergy between performance and the page

6pm - Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester - location map

Email: mail@flapjackpress.co.uk
Website: www.flapjackpress.co.uk

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Thu 29 November - Developing Non-Religious Pastoral Support

Humanists UK is committed to ensuring that all people with non-religious beliefs have access to pastoral support, just as religious people have access to such support. It does this through its pastoral arm, Humanist Care. We are also committed to ensuring that non-religious people should be able and capable of providing pastoral support to all those who want it, irrespective of their religion or belief.
 
We are building a network of Humanists UK accredited non-religious pastoral carers to provide that support, and now have nearly 150 operating across a range of institutional settings throughout the UK.
 
Simon O'Donoghue will cover the rationale for a non-religious pastoral support service in institutional and community settings, and highlight some of the key challenges that have had to be overcome to establish the service, as well as the current and future opportunities.
 
Simon became Humanists UK’s first full-time Head of Pastoral Support in early 2016.
 
Whilst working for a mental health charity earlier in his career, Simon set up many support groups across the UK for service users and carers, and he helped campaign on a number of initiatives related to mental health equality. He then went on to be the first male employed by a domestic violence organisation in Cheshire, where he established a refuge for male victims and a voluntary CBT programme for abusive men.
 
We'll be going over the road to the Old Post Office pub after the talk - you're very welcome to join us!

19:00 - 20:45 - Liverpool Quaker Meeting House - location map

Email: secretary-liverpool@humanistgroups.org.uk
Website: https://www.facebook.com/liverpoolhumanists

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