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Today's date - Monday 20 August 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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Tue 21 August - 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 21 August - 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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Sat 1 September - 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 1 September - Pinocchio:the boy within at the Brindley Theatre

Following our recent successful run at the Epstein theatre, Cuckootales are performing Pinocchio:the boy within at the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn for one show only. Don't miss this chance to see this new writing and new music form a new local theatre group. This classical story of the puppet who wishes to be a boy crosses all cultures: a tale of learning lessons to gain acceptance and love. We do our best to make the show accessible to families by keeping our tickets prices affordable and by making the atmosphere inclusive and relaxed. We have a special 'meet and greet the cast' at the end of the show.

3pm - The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn - location map

Telephone: 07948601827
Email: cuckootalestheatre@gmail.com
Website: www.cuckootales.co.uk

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Wed 5 September - 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 6 September - Book launch: Henry Normal - This Phantom Breath

Flapjack Press presents This Phantom Breath by Henry Normal. Written between August 2016 and August 2017, the poems in this collection are concerned with love, death, truth and other inconvenient distractions. "The Alan Bennett of poetry" - The Scotsman Author performance and book signing, with special guest Pete Ramskill (BBC 3’s Whine Gums). Free entry, doors open 5.30pm. Henry Normal is a writer, poet, TV and film producer, founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival (now the Manchester Literature Festival) and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival. In June 2017 he was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to television. Henry co-wrote and script edited the multi-award-winning Mrs Merton Show and the spin-off series Mrs Merton and Malcolm. He also co-created and co-wrote the first series of The Royle Family. With Steve Coogan, he co-wrote the BAFTA-winning Paul and Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan's Run, Tony Ferrino, Doctor Terrible, all of Steve's live tours, and the film The Parole Officer. Setting up Baby Cow Productions in 1999, Henry Executive Produced all, and script edited many, of the shows of its seventeen-and-a-half-year output during his tenure as MD. Highlights of the Baby Cow output during this time include Oscar-nominated Philomena, Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, The Mighty Boosh, Marion and Geoff, Red Dwarf, Uncle, Nighty Night and Alan Partridge. Since retiring in 2016, Henry has written and performed four BBC Radio 4 shows, A Normal Family, A Normal Life, A Normal Love and A Normal Imagination, combining comedy, poetry and stories about bringing up his autistic son. Published 1st September by Flapjack Press.

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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