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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:

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:


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

What's Your World Pride Story Applications open!

Writing on the Wall (WoW) will deliver a ‘What’s Your World Pride Story?’ course with participants recruited from LGBT Community within Liverpool. ‘What’s Your World Pride Story?’ will support the integration of LGBT people from the wider community in discussing their own personal experiences, issues they have faced being LGBT here in the UK, and internationally, and create a supportive and dynamic environment for them to share their stories. The project will be launched during WoW’s annual festival in May with invited artists or speakers performing at an event to mark the 50thanniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Applications can be filled online or downloaded and sent 

Write To Work - Course 2 Enrolling Now!

Write to Work is an exciting new course designed to help you gain employment or access to training through the development of your writing skills. 16 years old & over? Unemployed? Eligible to work in the UK? Would like to develop your writing skills? Want to increase your employment opportunities?
To apply for a place on the course download an application form and email:
For further information call WoW on 0151 703 0020.

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Address:  Toxteth Library, Windsor Street, Liverpool, L8 1TH
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Tel:  0151 703 0020

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