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Today's date - Thursday 27 April 2017

Thu 27 April to Fri 28 April - A Night in the Caribbean

To raise money for Alder Hey children's hospital for one night only 'A Night in the Caribbean' will include a live steel band, food, drinks and fun! Raffle tickets with amazing prizes too including a pair of ray bans, make up, vouchers and more!

7pm - Revolution de Cuba, Albert Dock - location map

Telephone: 07798523766
Email: 5sensesliverpool@gmail.com
Website: https://5sensesliverpool.wixsite.com/caribbeannight

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Thu 27 April - Cartoonist Kate Evans on

Cartoonist, and author of bestselling graphic novel Red Rosa, Kate Evans will be giving a guest lecture on 'Threads from the Refugee Crisis' at 4.30pm, Thursday 27 April 2017. The lecture will be followed by a reception.
 
Kate Evans shows an exclusive preview from her forthcoming graphic novel about the Calais Jungle. Wry, humorous, shocking and compelling, Evans's work shines a spotlight on the great humanitarian catastrophe of our times and makes a compelling case for its solution: the free movement of people across borders.
 
The lecture is organised by the Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law research cluster. For further information contact the Director of the cluster, Dr Christine Schwobel-Patel, C.Schwobel@liverpool.ac.uk

4.30pm - Hearnshaw Lecture Theatre, Eleanor Rathbone Building, University of Liverpool - location map

Email: C.Schwobel@liverpool.ac.uk

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Sat 29 April - April Handmade Crafts & Art Pop Up @TheAdelphi

Our April Handmade Arts & Crafts Market returns to the iconic @TheAdelphi We have a fantabulous mix of hand picked local Merseyside stalls of handmade arts and crafts to tempt you, especially if you are looking for something made with LOVE. The handmade arts and crafts on offer includes: Semi precious gemstone, freshwater pearl and/or sterling silver jewellery, Artwork, Photographs and Cards, Crocheted and knitted fashions, Upcyled and recycled gifts, Wonderful bags and purses, Unique home furnishings, Wood turned crafts, and much more.... All made by local Merseyside Artists & Crafters We also have our delightfully insightful resident Pyschic/Tarot card reader, too! But you will have to come on down to see what delectable little gems we have discovered for you. Our vision is to provide visitors the opportunity to meet, talk and buy some wonderful on-off original #arts and #crafts, handcrafted by our talented local Merseyside stallholders, with love and passion! And on top of all that entry is FREE!!! The venue has full disabled access.

11am to 4pm - The Adelphi Hotel, Ranelagh Place, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 07557 921371
Email: market@joolzery.co.uk
Website: www.facebook.com/events/630378577146454

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Sat 29 April - 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 - location map

Telephone: 07930450829
Email: info@liverpoolstorytelling.co.uk
Website: www.liverpoolstorytelling.co.uk

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Sat 29 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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Mon 1 May to Wed 31 May - WoWFest: Writing on the Wall Festival

Established in 2000, Writing on the Wall is one of Arts Council England's National Arts Portfolio Organisations and is the longest standing writing festival in Liverpool.
 
Writing on the Wall will be delivering its 18th festival, which will run for the whole of May. WoWFest 2017 hosts local, national and international writers, performers, artists and commentators whose work provokes controversy and debate. We are unique in that we provide the opportunity for both high-profile national and international guests, as well as local talent and communities to promote and share their own writing, art and talent.
 
Writing on the Wall celebrates writing in all its forms including literature, creative writing, journalism and non-fiction, poetry, songwriting and storytelling.

Various times - Various venues
Telephone: 0151 703 0020
Email: info@writingonthewall.org.uk
Website: http://www.wowfest.uk

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Wed 3 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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Sat 6 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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Sat 6 May - Henry Normal - Travelling Second Class Through Hope

Book launch for the new poetry collection from Henry Normal.
 
Travelling Second Class Through Hope contains seventy poems personally selected from his early works.
 
Author performance and signing. 6-8pm (doors open 5.30pm), free entry. With guests Geneviève L. Walsh and Marvin Cheeseman.
 
Published by Flapjack Press.
 
Better known as co-writer of award-winning TV shows and films as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan's Run and Paul Calf, and producer of, amongst many others, Oscar-nominated Philomena, Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, Henry Normal started his writing career as a poet.
 
Born in Nottingham, Henry's writing career blossomed during his time in Manchester. He set up the Manchester Poetry Festival in the nineties, which continues to this day having widened to become the Manchester Literature Festival. In 2016 he set up the Nottingham Poetry Festival, now an annual event.

6.00pm - Manchester Central Library, St Peter - location map

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

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Sun 7 May - Liverpool String Quartet | An Afternoon at the Movies

If you love film music, then "an Afternoon at the Movies" is the concert for you! Join the Liverpool String Quartet to celebrate film music. An event for all the family. The LSQ will perform excellent arrangements of film classics, from Psycho by Bernard Herrmann, thePink Panther, and Moon River composed by Henry Mancini, to music from The Jungle Book and the Love Theme from Superman. Programme to include Psycho Suite - B. Hermann Pink Panther - H. Mancini Moon River - H. Mancini Superman's Love Theme - J. Williams The Jungle Book - Terry Gilkyson Music from James Bond films Cantina Bar from Star Wars - J. Williams Music from "The Late Quartet" film CONCERT STARTS AT 3.00pm AND FINISHES AROUND 4.45pm The Nordic Church Kitchen Cafe will serve tea/coffee, cake and soft drinks from 2.00pm. £10 Adults | £6 Students | FREE under 12yo

3.00pm - Nordic Church and Cultural Centre - location map

Telephone: 07969475673
Email: tickets@liverpoolstringquartet.com
Website: www.liverpoolstringquartet.com

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Sun 7 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 7 May - 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 Catherine
Email: lgbtchoirliverpool@live.co.uk
Website: www.lgbtchoirliverpool.co.uk

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Mon 8 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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Wed 17 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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Fri 26 May to Sat 3 June - Physical Fest Workshop Programme

8 days of movement, clown & mask workshops from world renowned practitioners including; Thom Monckton, Peta Lily, John Wight, Sean Kempton & Vini Carvalho. Physical Fest is an annual International physical theatre festival in Liverpool, hosting workshops, street theatre & performance. SPECIAL EARLYBIRD OFFER- All 8 days for £280 before April 1st!

various - the Bluecoat - location map

Telephone: 07813 301517
Email: elinor@tmesistheatre.com
Website: http://www.physicalfest.com/workshops/

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