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Thursday 14th May

Everything But The Girl was formed in 1982 by Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt. Both had already had early acclaimed starts in their teens on the UK post-punk independent scene - Tracey with her indie girl group, the Marine Girls (1980-1983, later name-checked as one of Kurt Cobain's favourite bands).

Tracey began her solo career in 1982 and has collaborated with a range of artists, including Massive Attack for the Batman Forever soundtrack. Tracey continues to write and perform to this day and has released a number of successful solo albums.

After her bestselling memoir, ‘Bedsit Disco Queen’, Tracey takes us on a new journey exploring the art and power of singing with real life stories and gritty insider perspective on being a singer in the pop world featuring encounters with Dusty Springfield, Dennis Potter and George Eliot. Tracey also delves into the world of auto-tune, the microphone, stage presence and The X Factor.

Tracey Thorn will be sharing all her insights with Dave Haslam, writer and DJ who made his name DJing at the Hacienda in Manchester through the late 1980s and has since played worldwide. He  has written three books and his journalism has appeared in 'NME', 'The Face', 'The Guardian' and elsewhere. 'Close Up', his series of live onstage in-conversations in Manchester, have featured the likes of David Byrne, Kevin Rowland, and Neneh Cherry.

Find out Tracey's opinions and share yours. This is your chance to get your book signed and ask the legendary Tracey Thorn the questions you’ve been dying to ask!

8pm till late. Leaf,  65-67 Bold Street, L1 4EZ

TICKETS HERE: £8/£5 The Philharmonic 0151 709 3789


Wednesday 31st January: Rap Vs Rhyme Showcase

Date: Wednesday 31st January 
Time: 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6.45 pm) 
Venue: Studio 2 Parr Street, L1 4JN
Free Entry 

Featuring international recording artists TL & emerging rap talent C-Two and Miss Deep, witness the climax of WoW's Rap Vs Rhyme project with the debut of Liverpool's newest spoken word and rap talent.  

Wednesday 24th January: Tony Schumacher in conversation with Mike Morris

Register your place here
Date: Wednesday 24th January 
Time: 1.30pm - 3pm
Venue: Central Library, William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EW

Our first Enterprise Hub event for 2018 is on Wednesday 24th, 1.30pm, at Central Library, and features acclaimed novelist Tony Schumacher in-conversation with WoW Co-Director Mike Morris, about his latest novel, An Army of One, which concludes his enthralling John Rossett trilogy. Tony has been a policeman, stand-up comedian, bouncer, jeweller, taxi driver, perfume salesman, actor, and garbage collector, among others, and he will be talking to Mike about how he survived while writing his first novel – the perfect guest for Enterprise Hub! There’ll be time to talk to Tony about his life and work, and staff on hand to give advice about being referred to Enterprise Hub Business Advisors.

The event is free but please register a place here

Wednesday 24th January: Jigsaw Book Launch

Date: Wednesday 24th January 2018 
Time: 7pm
Venue: Studio 2 (Parr Street Studios 33-45 Parr Street, Liverpool L1 4JN)

Jigsaw is a captivating collection of diverse stories, poems, reviews, articles and observations. Each piece in this anthology, from the humorous to the heartbreaking, highlights the quality writing produced by the participants and the diversity of skills learnt on the Write to Work course. Please join us in celebrating the launch of this third book, with readings from the writers and the opportunity to meet them all.

This will be an exciting opportunity to exclusively listen to new local Liverpool talent. The success of the Write to Work programme has been far reaching with writers having gone on to have articles published in The Guardian, become freelance copywriters and proofreaders, as well as obtaining full time jobs within the arts sector.   

Write to Work
is a twelve-week programme, helping unemployed learners explore a diverse range of writing skills, from blogging to review writing to copy writing, serving as a route to employment, further education or vocational training. 

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

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