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Today's date - Monday 19 February 2018

Wed 10 January to Wed 14 March - Devising Theatre Workshops - Burjesta Theatre

This Wednesday we begin a new series of weekly workshops in which we will look at the devising process for theatre and asking participants to come up with devised pieces of drama based on provided content material. These workshops will run through until March and will lead into a production, working title 'Burning of the Sick and the Poor'. This will be a satire on contemporary British society which will look at such subjects as homelessness, slum landlordism, 'austerity measures', the penalisation of the poor claiming benefits, the attack on the working conditions and pensions, the privatisation of the NHS, the commercialisation of the education system, treatment of refugees and migrants and such like. It will be performed at our place of residence, The Casa, as well as at St Luke's Bombed Out Church, in late Spring/Early Summer. The first workshop will look at a medieval morality tale accredited to the historical figure of Vlad the Impaler. Each workshop costs £3/£2. All are welcome from total beginner to experienced actor. Please note there is no obligation to take part in the production if you just want to attend the workshops. If you do take part in the production, please also note, this is unpaid work.

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

Telephone: 07913449396
Email: info@burjesta-theatre.co.uk
Website: www.burjesta-theatre.co.uk

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Tue 20 February - Liverpool Network Theatre Group - weekly workshop

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!

They are usually self contained in theme, so you don't need to wait until the end of a series to join. Also they continue alongside performance rehearsals, which occur on a different night.

Each workshop has a different theme, and are usually led by experienced workshop leaders or interested members of the group. Occasionally we have visiting workshop leaders to bring in different skills. Any member of Network is also welcome to lead workshops, following discussing their plans with the group and workshop organisers.

Members take it in turns to run workshops, on a range of practical skills, drama games and exercises, themes and plays. For information call 0151 733 9606.

We also have a play reading group who meet regularly to discuss ideas for new plays, on a separate evening to the workshops.

The start time is 7pm, running until 9pm.

Since we will now need to pay venue hire, we have agreed to charge �1.00 per person per workshop. Those who can afford to pay more are invited to do so.We can make special arrangements for those who cannot afford this.

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 - 4th Floor of 76-78 Lord Street Liverpool L2 1TL. (the entrance is between McDonalds and Specsavers)
Telephone: 0151 733 9606
Email: liverpoolnetworktheatre@googlemail.com
Website: www.liverpoolnetworktheatre.org.uk

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Tue 20 February - 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 21 February - 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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Sun 25 February - Mindful Writing Workshop

Mindfulness is a well-known way of calming your busy mind and focusing your attention. But it is also an excellent way to free up your creativity. In Mindful Writing we use a range of techniques including meditation, connecting with the senses, interacting with natural objects such as rocks and shells, discussion, and writing exercises that you can interpret in your own way. We aim to create a collaborative, informal and supportive atmosphere.
 
The workshop is hosted by Tom George, a writer and musician with a special interest in mental health and wellbeing, and poet and therapist Dennis Richards.
 
"I really enjoyed this and found it has re-inspired my passion for writing. Thank you so much Tom"
 
"Very inspirational workshop, really got me thinking. Would definately attend other workshops"
 
"Really enjoyed it. Liked meeting new people and interacting"
 
All sharing of work is voluntary and non-judgemental. The venue is wheelchair accessible. There will be a break and drinks are available from the cafe on the ground floor.
 
Come with us and enjoy a creative exploration with no pressure involved!
 
To book visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindful-writing-workshop-in-liverpool-tickets-42298949296

1.30-4.30pm - Liverpool Central Library (meeting room, top floor)
Email: tomgeorgearts@hotmail.co.uk
Website: 07941155968

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Fri 2 March - Deschooling Convivium

This is a weekly participatory gathering from Friday 2nd March 2018 for 6 weeks. Deschooling is about gaining awareness of the systems of control in our civilization that wage war against nature and human nature. The sessions are free but donations for refreshments are encouraged. Please note: This is not a series of talks or lectures. If you wish to join you must enrol for the first session. No further participants will be permitted after enrolment. Sorry! Please email to enrol with your name, telephone number and details of any needs you have.

1-3pm - The Umbrella Centre, 111 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool - location map

Email: liverpooldeschoolingconvivium@gmail.com

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Sun 4 March - 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 5 March - 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 7 March - 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 22 March - Loan Sharks Writing Competition

Citizens Advice Liverpool are hosting a writing competition as part of our work with Illegal Money Lending Team to raise awareness of the dangers of borrowing from Loan Sharks and how to report illegal money lending activity. The competition has three categories and there will be a prize for 1st & 2nd place in each. All the information can be found on our website here www.citizensadviceliverpool.org.uk/loan-sharks

Midnight - Liverpool Central Library - location map

Telephone: 0151 522 1401
Email: events@caliverpool.org.uk
Website: www.citizensadviceliverpool.org.uk/loan-sharks

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Thu 12 April - Public Talk: Andrew Copson on Secularism - hosted by Liverpool Humanists

Secularism is an increasingly hot topic in public, political, and religious debate across the globe. It is embodied in the conflict between secular republics – from the US to India – and the challenges they face from resurgent religious identity politics; in the challenges faced by religious states like those of the Arab world from insurgent secularists; and in states like China where calls for freedom of belief are challenging a state-imposed non-religious worldview.

In his new book Andrew tells the story of secularism, taking in momentous episodes in world history, such as the great transition of Europe from religious orthodoxy to pluralism, the global struggle for human rights and democracy, and the origins of modernity.

Andrew is Chief Executive of Humanists UK (formerly the British Humanist Association). He became Chief Executive in 2010 after five years coordinating Humanists UK’s education and public affairs work. Andrew is also President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU).

Together with A C Grayling, Andrew edited the Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism (2015). His new book, Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom, was published in September 2017 by Oxford University Press. He writes widely across the media and appears often in broadcast media representing a humanist point of view.

http://andrewcopson.net/2017/06/secularism-by-andrew-copson-pre-order/

Copies of Andrew Copson's book 'Secularism' will be on sale before and after the talk. You are welcome to arrive from 6:30pm - refreshments will be available.

Tickets are £3-£5, and can be booked online here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/public-talk-andrew-copson-on-secularism-tickets-42313628201?aff=erelpanelorg

Please print out your ticket for admission or show us the ticket on your Eventbrite app at the venue.

7pm till 9pm - The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool - location map

Email: lhghumanist@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/liverpoolhumanists

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