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Burjesta Theatre Workshops - (on till 26 September)


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Thu 20 September

Lauren McCarthy presents: Future Station - Future Family

Sat 22 September

The Mystery Literary Festival(on till Sun 23 Sep)

Mon 24 September

Enough is enough - it’s time to reboot UK politics for good

Wed 3 October

Liverpool Friends of Palestine Monthly Meeting

Sat 6 October

Liverpool Friends of Palestine Vigil

Sat 13 October

Edge Hill Station Garden Open Day - Upcycling

Mon 15 October

Wellbeing @ Frederiks

Sat 20 October

Spooky Welly Walk

Wed 21 November

Book launch: Henry Normal

Wed 28 November

Book launch: Gerry Potter


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Today's date - Thursday 20 September 2018

Wed 25 July to Wed 26 September - Burjesta Theatre Workshops -

New Series of Workshops starts 25th July @ The Casa, Hope St, L'pool
 
'Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it'.
 
A new series of weekly workshops, each Wednesday from 7pm looking at the work, theories and influence of the most important modern theatre practitioner, Bertolt Brecht.
 
Bertolt Brecht wrote some of the most well-known plays of the 20th century, Mother Courage, Threepenny Opera, Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Caucasian Chalk Circle as well as being the most important theoretician of modern theatre, putting forth an alternative to mainstream theatre, which he called 'Epic Theatre' and latterly 'Dialectical Theatre', itself based on Karl Marx's revolutionary political philosophy, 'dialectical materialism'.
 
We will be looking at Brecht's key works, as well looking at his theories of theatre (alienation effect). We'll try out some of his training exercises and introduce some of the key concepts of 'dialectics', originating with 19th century philosopher Georg Hegel and transformed by Karl Marx. Finally we'll be asking how we can make use of Brecht's ideas for theatre practice today.
 
All are welcome from total beginners to experience actors, no prior knowledge of Brecht is required. Each session costs £3/£2, pay on the evening.

7pm - The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool - location map

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

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Thu 20 September - Lauren McCarthy presents: Future Station - Future Family

Lauren McCarthy is an artist based in Los Angeles whose work examines how issues of surveillance, automation, and network culture affect our social relationships. At this Future Station she will be exploring the future of family.
 
How do rapidly expanding technological possibilities and shifting understandings of gender, sexuality, identity, and intelligence shape the ways in which we think about family? What new family issues arise in the face of new reproductive technologies and gene editing techniques, care work and the gig economy, family surveillance and home automation?
 
This presentation will reflect on current activities related to future family, discuss some of Lauren’s previous works on themes of AI and labour, surveillance and social technologies, and put forward some of her ideas for future projects.
 
Future Station is our regular series of FREE events at Edge Hill Station bringing together artists, creative thinkers and our local community, to share ideas and experiences that could encourage a positive change in society.
 
Everyone is welcome and FREE FOOD is provided. Book your free place on our website!

6pm - 9pm - Metal at Edge Hill Statio - location map

Website: http://www.metalculture.com/event/liverpool-future-station-f

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Sat 22 September to Sun 23 September - The Mystery Literary Festival

A brand-new festival celebrating mystery literature in all its forms, lands in Liverpool this September. Taking place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September, the Mystery Literary Festival (MLF) will be a family-friendly event, which welcomes bookworms and literature lovers from Liverpool and beyond to come together to read, write, learn and play. We will have a very special guest appearance from award-winning author and screenwriter, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, who will be reading from his magically mysterious children's book, The Unforgotten Coat. Across the weekend there will be reading, writing, exhibitions, workshops, talks, shared reading taster sessions, performance, craft workshops for all ages, film, music, food and drinks and more.. Taking place in Wavertree’s Holy Trinity Church – described by Poet Laureate and author, Sir John Betjeman, as “Liverpool’s best Georgian church,” – the MLF is rooted in the local community, and aims to encourage visitors to explore the local area, including the festival’s namesake, the Mystery Park, which is located just opposite the festival venue.

10:00 - Holy Trinity Church, Wavertree - location map

Telephone: 07855297709
Email: lucy@lucychesters.com
Website: www.mysteryliterary.com

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Mon 24 September - Enough is enough - it’s time to reboot UK politics for good

From trade deals to fracking, when it comes to making political decisions, few countries are more centralised than the UK. Brexit is about to exacerbate the problem when environmental protection, farming regulations, workers rights and a host of other EU laws become the gift of a handful of ministers. Unlock Democracy thinks it's time to demand #newpoliticsrules, where people and communities have a real say in big decisions affecting them. Join us - and tell us who you think should decide issues as big as trade deals, and as local as fracking under your house, and find out what fellow Liverpool residents think too. There’ll be light refreshments, friendly faces and a chance to get involved in campaigning for a political system that works for everyone.

7pm - DoES Liverpool 1, The Tapestry, 68 - 76 Kempston St Liverpool - location map

Email: campaigns@unlockdemocracy.org.uk
Website: unlockdemocracy.org.uk

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Wed 3 October - 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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Sat 6 October - 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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Sat 13 October - Edge Hill Station Garden Open Day - Upcycling

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 exploring; basic permaculture principles, using waste materials as planters, arts and crafts activities as well as growing your own.
 
All ages and experiences welcome. Materials provided but feel free to bring your own if you have them.
 
Up-cycling: An open workshop utilising recycled household materials as planters. We’ll also be planting, bulbs, beans and garlic for Winter growing.
 
Drop-in 11am-3pm
Book your free place on our website!
 
Unfortunately our garden is not currently wheelchair accessible. Please contact for further access guidance.

11am - 3pm - Metal Garden at Edge Hill Station - location map

Website: http://www.metalculture.com/event/edge-hill-station-garden-u

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Mon 15 October - Wellbeing @ Frederiks

Come and join us in a healing journey through meditation, yoga, sharing, togetherness and nature. A carefully curated journey to connect with our inner healer and find happiness, whilst raising money for Child.org who work in the most difficult places to ensure that children get the most out of life. All tickets must be booked and paid for in advance to confirm your place.

6:30pm - Frederiks, 32 Hope Street, Liverpool - location map

Telephone: 07592721351
Email: susanyoud@hotmail.co.uk
Website: https://ti.to/child-org/yoga-and-meditation-day

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Sat 20 October - Spooky Welly Walk

The Spooky Welly Walk is a two mile, Halloween themed, family charity walk through Sefton Park with over 20 different Trick or Treat activity stations, organised by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. Strike a pose at the Dreadful Dinner, dare to dig through the Yucky Dip stand, take a ride on the mini fairground rides and look out for Halloween surprises along the route. Each child who finishes the walk will receive a medal from Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation's very own mascot, Samantha the Panther Early bird tickets are available for £4 per adult and £4 per child (under 2's go free). You can buy tickets on the day for £5 per adult and £5 per child (under 2's go free).

11am till 5 pm - Sefton Park
Telephone: 0333 323 7200
Email: events@roycastle.org
Website: https://www.roycastle.org/support-us/our-events/spooky-welly

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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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