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Saturday 9th May

Jump on the A-Train for a celebration of the writers, dancers and artists that formed the cultural, social, and artistic explosion of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s: Lindy Hop dance, poetry, spoken word and crime fiction. This uptown spectacular promises to be a hot ticket!
 

The Black-E, 1 St Georges Street, L1 5EW


1pm – 3.30pm Lindy Hop Workshop
Join Mersey Swing for a crash course in this addictive 1920’s street dance, then swing your thang at the Strictly Harlem after-party.

 

£4/£2 Pay on door. Booking advisable: info@writingonthewall.org.uk


4.30 – 6pm Chester Himes: A Rage from Harlem
Crime writers Courttia Newland, Pete Kalu and Karline Smith explore the work of this one time convict, best known for A Rage in Harlem, who became a towering figure of the American literary tradition

£4/£2 Pay on door. Booking advisable: info@writingonthewall.org.uk.

 

6pm -7.30pm Soul food on sale. Licensed Bar.
 

7.30pm – 9pm Harlem Nights

Celebrated poet Lemn Sissay tops the bill in this music and spoken word spectacular: Award winning performer, Tayo Aluko, poet and broadcaster, Salena Godden, Gil Scott-Heron protégé, Malik al Nasir. Live performance from Mersey Swing and welcoming special guest all the way from The Bronx, Hip Hop violinist Shayshahn 'PhearNone' MacPherson. Followed by the Strictly Harlem After Party. Bring those dancing shoes for a  Harlem Shuffle.After Party 9pm till Late!

TICKETS HERE: £10 & £6 Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789 
 

All day and night passes TICKETS HERE: £12 & £8 available from the Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789
In Partnership with News from Nowhere




Lives and Legacies 1919 - Volunteers Wanted

Following on from the success of The Great War to Race Riots Project, Writing on the Wall is teaming up with The University of Liverpool on an exciting new project – Lives and Legacies 1919, to continue exploring the impact of the 1919 race riots and the lives of those who were affected by the violence and the social and economic climate of the period.

We are looking for a team of volunteers to take part in the project to explore; Marriage and Partnership in Liverpool, Legacies of 1919 on Merseyside, and Official Responses. Lives and Legacies will culminate in a public event to share what we have discovered.

The project will run for 10 months and you can decide on the elements of the project which interest you most. We will also provide training in any skills which you may require, including archiving, conducting interviews or any other aspects of the projects.

The project begins with and introductory session on 28th February. If you interested in getting involved please contact Madeline by email; madeline@writingonthewall.org or call 0151 703 0020.

Finding Some Way Through (A City of the Mind)



Liverpool Mental Health Consortium and Writing on the Wall celebrated the launch of the soundscape: Finding Some Way Through (A City of the Mind), created by project participants, led by composer and musical director Patrick Dineen. 

On Monday 16th January at The Rotunda Cafe, we had an excellent turn out, full of enthusiasm and thought-provoking listeners willing to add their own 'inner city' thoughts to the city the participants had already created.




We recognise that mental health is an issue that never goes away, although we aired this piece on Blue Monday we would like to play the piece wherever necessary. If you feel like you know a place that would like to help raise mental health awareness by playing this piece, please send us an email at info@writingonthewall.org.uk
  

If you missed out on hearing the piece, it is now available to listen to on the Liverpool Mental Health Consortium's Soundcloud.

Pulp Idol - Firsts 2017 Available Now!


A brilliant celebration and launch event of our Pulp Idol - Firsts 2017 book - an anthology of first chapters from the new novelists who won our Pulp idol Competition, took place on Thursday 8th December.  The book is available through Writing on the Wall and online by clicking here.

 

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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