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Today's date - Thursday 24 May 2018

Tue 1 May to Thu 31 May - WowFest: Writing on the Wall Festival 2018: Crossing Borders

With the impact of Brexit hotly contested and unbridled Trumpery across the Atlantic, WoWFest 2018 – CROSSING BORDERS will explore literature, art, ideas, and practice that has transgressed and challenged accepted ways of thinking. From migrant literature to refugee stories, prisoner stories and translated works, we’ll be discussing race, gender, sexuality, Europe, politics, activism, satire, collaboration, grime music, and technology.

In venues across the city WoWfest 2018 – CROSSING BORDERS will break down barriers - technological, geographic and those that frame our identity and ways of living. Local national and international writers, artists and commentators will debate and discuss ideas of nationalism and identity and their impact on society, culture and artistic creation. They’ll consider whether the gates protecting the most elite communities need to be torn down in the name of Social Justice and the Grenfell survivors. Subverting the theme, we’ll be exploring borders that need to be fortified #metoo.

With guests including Lily Allen, Lowkey (and many more to be announced), WoWfest 2018 – CROSSING BORDERS will defy expectations, entertain and challenge, and invite you to get involved.

Various times - Various venues - see website for details
Website: www.wowfest.uk

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Wed 9 May to Wed 25 July - Great Dramatists & Great Drama - Burjesta Theatre

Great Dramatists & Great Drama (from Ancient Greece to Modern Times) A new series of workshops from Burjesta Theatre looking at some of the great plays and names of the Western Theatre tradition - Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides to Shakespeare and Marlowe and on to Chekhov, Beckett, Miller and O'Neil. Plays such as Oedipus Rex, Antigone, Doctor Faustus, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Waiting for Godot and Long Day's Journey into Night All welcome from beginner to experienced actor. Each session is a stand alone session, come as and when you like. Cost is £3/£2 per session.

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

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

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Sat 26 May - 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
Email: info@liverpoolstorytelling.co.uk
Website: www.liverpoolstorytelling.co.uk

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Sat 2 June - 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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Sun 3 June - 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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Mon 4 June - 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 6 June - 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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Thu 7 June - Moscow State circus

Special offer - 2 for 1 on any seat any day! Simply call the box office – 020 3375 3970 and quote 'Juggler' to receive the deal. THE MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS – All new production GOSTINITSA The UK will play host to one of the most spectacular circus displays in the world when the Moscow State Circus returns. The world’s most famous circus will bring it’s latest & greats production GOSTINITSA - a show that promises to have all the spectacle and nerve-tingling, edge of your seat thrills for the whole family. Thur 7th, Fri 8th June – 5pm and 7.45pm Sat 9th June – 3pm and 6pm Sun 10th June 2pm and 5pm Mon 11th, tue 12th, Wed 13th, Thur 14, Fri 15th June 5pm and 7.45pm Sat 16th June - 3pm and 6pm Sun 17th June – 2pm and 5pm

See below, various times - Liverpool Watres, Regent Road - location map

Telephone: 02033753970
Email: gallygogo@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.moscowstatecircus.com

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Fri 15 June - Book launch & film screening - The Politics of Compassion

The Politics of Compassion examines the discourse of compassion in contemporary political debates about ‘undesired immigrants’. ‘Compassion’ has been called for and enacted by those who resist punitive immigration policies, but it has also been evoked by those seeking to enforce these policies. Through the case studies of the UK’s response to the refugee crisis in Europe; Australia’s offshore detention of refugees in Nauru and Papua New Guinea; and undocumented immigrant youth activism in the US, this book explores the relationship between compassion and other emotions in asylum and immigration policy discourses. It examines how this is manifested in practices of ‘compassionate refusals’ (justifying deterrence through compassion), ‘compassionate resistance’ (resistance to immigration controls), and ‘withholding compassion’ (excluding people from recognition as deserving subjects of compassion).
 
Chauka Please Tell Us the Time is a collaboration between Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani and Dutch-Iranian filmmaker Arash Kamali Sarvestani. Behrouz Boochani – detained in the Regional Processing Centre on Manus Island for over four years – shot the film footage from inside the immigration detention centre where he was held. The film reveals the day-to-day life and the violent and inhumane conditions within the centre. Chauka refers to a bird that is unique to Manus Island and is a symbol that Manusians regard with deep pride. It is also the name given to the detention centre’s solitary confinement unit.
The author, Dr Ala sirriyeh(Sociology, Liverpool), will be joined by Dr Arshad Isakjee(Geography, Liverpool) to discuss the key findings from the book and their relevance to contemporary immigration debates. This will be followed by a screening of ChaukaPlease Tell Us the Time (2017) (Directors –Behrouz Boochaniand ArashKamaliSarvestani)

5pm - Bluecoat - location map

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-politics-of-compassion-bo

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Wed 20 June - 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

Website: www.facebook.com/pg/LiverpoolFoE

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Fri 22 June - Liverpool String Quartet | Barber

PROGRAMME
 
String Quartet No.2 Op. 13 - F.
Mendelsshon
INTERVAL
String Quartet No.1 - S. Barber
Adios Nonino - A. Piazzolla
Libertango - A. Piazzolla
 
The LSQ plays Barber's String Quartet No.1, Mendelssohn's String Quartet No.2 Op. 13 and Piazzola's "Adios Nonino" and "Libertango".
The String Quartet by Samuel Barber is possibly unknown to audiences but extremely known at the same time because of his Adagio for strings, the second movement of the quartet, which has featured in the films "Platoon", "Top Gear", and "Amelie", and has been played at times of mourning, for example at the announcement of John F. Kennedy's death, and at the funerals of many famous people, including Albert Einstein and Princess Grace of Monaco.
 
Written when he was only 18 years old, Mendelssohn's String Quartet No.2 Op.13 is one of his most passionate works. It was composed a few months after the death of Beethoven, and the influence of Beethoven's late string quartets are very much evident in this work.
 
Piazzolla is known for his Argentinian tangos. Two of his most known compostions are performed by the LSQ; Adios Nonino and Libertango.

7:30pm - Nordic Church and Cultural Centre - location map

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

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