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Merseyside Literature Partnership Presents...

Off The Page

Readings, workshops, games and displays for all the family, showcasing the variety offered by the Merseyside Literature Partnership. 

Off the Page is coordinated by Merseyside Literature Partnership, a consortium of venues, organisations and university departments offering a wide range of activity in the region. From community projects to readings by established writers, the day provides a taste of the richness of literature currently available on Merseyside. Come along, join in and find out more about what’s happening - both on and off the page. All events are free at the Bluecoat, but booking is required for some events.

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Black Family History in the First World War












A collaboration between the Museum of Liverpool and Writing on the Wall for Black History Month.
Liverpool has one of the oldest Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Europe, in some cases reaching back ten generations, yet photographs of Black First World War soldiers in local archives are incredibly rare.

In 2013 the Museum of Liverpool launched a project aimed at encouraging local Black families to research their First World War family histories and uncover memories to help us fill this gap. As part of an exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of the war in summer 2014, we are acknowledging the great contribution of Black and Minority Ethnic Liverpool families to the war effort.

The resulting exhibition in the Museum, First World War - Reflecting on Liverpool's Home Front, tells the stories we have so far...

For Black History Month, Museum and Writing on the Wall are hosting a celebration of this project, inviting more families to explore their histories and to join internationally renowned poet Levi Tafari in forming a creative response to some of the stories we have heard.

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MHAM Winners

We are proud to announce the winners of our Mental Health & Me Competition....
 
Letters
Winner AND OVERALL WINNER: Letters to myself – Gemma Rogers
2nd: Dear Bipolar and Alcoholism – Ness Hay
3rd: Dear People who work at the A&E – Clare Mawdsley
 
Short Story
Winner: Bombs – Joe Lavelle
2nd: Patchwork Quilt – Sam Kenny
3rd: Borderline to What? – Susanna Adlem
 
Journalism
Winner: My Dad, the Schizophrenic – Lewis Jennings
2nd: Disordered – Lowri Llewelyn
3rd: Lucky Dip – Cailen Kinney
 
Poetry
Winner: If I didn’t know better – Mark Curtis
2nd: You might not know this – Kate Evans
3rd: If I could send you – Liz Stokes
 
Blog/Diary
Winner: Excerpts from Mum’s Diary – Lorraine J Wood
2nd: Talk to the Guitar – Tom George
3rd: Today – Amanda Lee
 
Tweets
Winner: Betty Vandy 
2nd: Jacob Colquhoun
3rd: Kate Evans
4th: Natalie Denny
5th: Tom George
6th: Emma Carder
7th: Sharon Marshall 
8th: Peter Ryan
9th: Alison Down
10th: Liz Stokes
 
Read all the finalists work in our MHAM book! You can buy it online here or order your hard copy by emailing info@writingonthewall.org.uk 

Contact WoW

Address:  The Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, 4 Princes Road, Liverpool, L8 1TH
Map: Click Here for our location page

Tel:  0151 703 0020
E-mail: info@writingonthewall.org.uk

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