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Superheroes Of Slam 2015

We are on the quest for the Ultimate Slam Poet
in partnership with


7th October at Leaf Tea Shop. 7pm, £4/£3

Judged by audience response & guest judges
Open to all poets, MCs & rappers performing acapella, bring your entourage!

Writing on the Wall are proud to announce the special guest judges for the Liverpool Heat of Superheroes of Slam...
Jennifer John - Artistic Director of Sense of Sound, Singer in Killerfernandez, Vocal coach and Songwriter.
Yaw Owusu - Curator of LIMF Festival, Artist Manager at The Playmaker Group and Creative Director at Nothin But The Music.
To enter please email
The grand final champion will receive £250 and an Arvon week of their choice in 2016 (subject to availability). Find out more here

Professor Green announces Mental Health and Me Winner!

VENUE: Liverpool Central Library, The Discovery Room
TIME: 6pm – 8pm

Professor Green to Appear in Liverpool on World Mental Health Day!

Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Stephen Manderson Aka Professor Green will be announcing the overall winner of Mental Health and Me on 8th October 2015 as part of the World Mental Health celebrations running through the week. Professor Green is a proud patron of male prevention suicide charity, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). With the death of his father in 2010 as well as his own personal battles with depression and anxiety, preventing male suicide and encouraging young men to open up about their mental health issues is a cause close to his heart. Professor Green has talked about his own demons and his father’s suicide in several of his songs including Lullaby, Goodnight and Read All About It.

“I’m delighted to have Professor Green’s support for this year’s Mental Health and Me competition. He’s someone who’s been through some very difficult personal experiences and written about them honestly and movingly and I know he’ll connect with what our competition entrants have written about and experienced. Likewise, they’ll be encouraged by his support for their creativity and his willingness to stand up and address mental health issues head-on. Like Professor Green, the Mental Health and Me writers and spoken word performers are doing powerful things to challenge stigma around mental distress and to get people talking about how they feel. Not only is that a positive thing for the individual writers and performers but it’s a positive thing for all of us! Thanks to Professor Green and thanks to all our competition entrants – you’re all inspirational!” Claire Stevens, Liverpool Mental Health Consortium  

The Writing on the Wall: A Visual History of Northern Ireland’s Troubles

The Writing on the Wall is a stunning chronological history of Northern Ireland as told through its wall murals, the iconic images depicting the Troubles, conflicts and struggles of its people across religious and political divides. Beginning with representations of the Irish legend Cúchullain, claimed by both Republicans and Loyalists as a founding father of their respective causes, Stuart Borthwick’s work explores landmark events that have shaped Ireland’s history; the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, before focusing on ‘the Troubles’ of more recent memory through chapters dedicated to the formation of Loyalist and Republican paramilitary groups in the late 1960s, the prison protests and hunger strikes of the 1970s and 80s, and the long war of the 1980s and 1990s between the IRA, the British state and armed loyalists.
With 200 of Stuart’s original photographs accompanied by an extensive 30,000 word text, The Writing on the Wall is a valuable addition to our understanding of the Northern Ireland of today. The book launch will explore the Troubles, the politics of modern Ireland, Stuart's photographs and how the book came to fruition. Evening hosted by Phil Scraton
Wednesday 21st October at the Bluecoat, Free. All welcome. 
Hosted by Writing on the Wall as part of Liverpool Irish Festival

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

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