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Innovative WoW events

Rioting on the Wall, an event commemorating the The 30th Anniversary of the 1981 Uprisings which featured artistic and political interpretations of the events of 1981, Writer and commenter Bonnie Greer, poet Levi Tafari, local legend Maria O’Reilly among many more.(May 2011)
 
Big Society - Cameron's Big Con - featuring: Broadcaster and Journalist, Darcus Howe, Writer and Commentator, Dan Hind, Founder of The Women’s Organisation (Maggie O’Carroll and founder of Croxteth Communiversity, Phil Knibb. May 2011)From Generation X to the X Factor; Real Music Lost in the Mix? Featuring Don Letts – The Rebel Dread, DJ & broadcaster. Kevin Sampson – Writer and former manager of The Farm,  Jon Morter – Instant Legend who set up the Rage Against the Machine Facebook Campaign. Martin O’Shea – Manager of Atomic Kitten. Phil Hayes – Manager of Liverpool’s famous independent music venue ‘The Picket. (May 2011)
 
China Miéville two-time winner of the prestigious
Arthur C. Clarke Award  and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice
(Perdido Street Station and Iron Council) read from his 2009 novel The City &The City (May 2010)
 
The official Premiere of  the play "Beating Berlusconi" at The Novas Contemporary Urban Centre (May 2009)

Steve Bell on his work as Britain's most outrageous cartoonist (May 2009)

A unique event entitled "Palestine: Outsiders in their Homeland" where Palestinians, Muslims, Jews, Christians and the agnostic discussed the contemporary situation in Israel and Palestine (May 2009)

Billy Bragg, Attila the Stockbroker, David Rovics, Alun Parry at The Picket (May 2009)

Anne Enright at The Bluecoat (May 2009)
Urban Youth Showcase with Bashy, Liverpool Young Writers, Urbeatz and Noize (2009)

Six separate theatrical productions, in association with Liverpool Network Theatre Group (2008 and 2009)

Tony Benn and Roy Bailey at the Royal Philharmonic Hall (May 2008)

John Cooper Clarke at The Stanley Hall (May 2008)

Steven Poliakoff's first public appearance in Liverpool, at The Unity Theatre (May 2008) 

Mobo winner Sway, with Skinnyman, Nikki Blaze, Kof and performers from the Liverpool Young Writers project at The Picket (May 2008)

Linton Kwesi Johnson, Khadijah Ibrahiim and Nikki Blaze at The Stanley Theatre (Oct 2007)

Fred D'Aguair in Conversation at the Kuumba Imani Centre (July 2007)

An evening with Benjamin Zephaniah, Levi Tafari and Jean 'Binta' Breeze at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (May 2007)

An evening with Moazzam Begg (former detainee of Guantanamo Bay), hosted by Brian Reade (Mirror journalist) in Kuumba Imani Millenium Centre (May 2007)

An evening of Poetry & Song with poets Grace Nichols and Clare Shaw, plus acapella women's choir, Soul Purpose - Rodewald Suite, Liverpool Philharmonic (May 2007)

Louis de Bernieres (author of Captain Corelli's Mandalin) & Ilone Antonius-Jones in a sparkling show of poetry, classical and traditional music and badinage -Blackburne House (May 2007)

Brian Patten's 60th Birthday Celebrations - night of Poetry, Music and Dance, Static Gallery (April 2006)

Evening with prize-winning Irish author, Bernard MacLaverty in Hemingways Cafe (April 2006)

Noam Chomsky Lectures: two sold-out events featuring America's best known academic at Liverpool Academy and the University of Manchester (2004).

'An Evening With...' the acclaimed Scottish writer and Booker Prize winner James Kelman (How Late it Was, How Late; You have to Be Careful in the Land of the Free) at The Unity Theatre (2004) 

'Notes from the Underground' - a showcase of writers signed to one of the UK's most successful publishing houses, Canongate, with Patience Agbab, Gwendoline Riley, and Jamie Byng, held in the Williamson Tunnels (2004).

'Writing on the War' - a discussion event on war journalism with Brian Reade (columnist for The Mirror), Joe Meno (Chicago novelist) and Metin Yegin (Turkish writer and film maker) at The Unity Theatre (2003) 

'Discography' – Music writing discussion event with Irvine Welsh, Dr Hillegonda Rietveld (This is Our House), Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton (Last Night A DJ Saved My Life), and Dave Haslam (Manchester England, The Guardian) at The Picket Venue, Hardman Street (2002) 

City centre discussion events with Brian Keenan (An Evil Cradling), Jimmy McGovern (Cracker, Hillsborough), Ricky Tomlinson (The Royle Family) in a variety of venues (2002).

Music writing discussion event with Bill Drummond (How to Have A Number One Single), Caroline Sullivan (The Guardian), and Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) at Blackburne House (2001). 

Crime writers discussion event with Charlie Siega (Killer), Kevin Sampson (Outlaws) and Howard Marks (Mr Nice) at The Unity Theatre (2001) 

An Evening With acclaimed novelist Roddy Doyle (The Commitments, Paddy Clarke, Ha Ha Ha) at The Unity Theatre (2000).

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Address:  Toxteth Library, Windsor Street, Liverpool, L8 1TH
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Tel:  0151 703 0020
E-mail: info@writingonthewall.org.uk

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