It is essential that the applicant is:
· Educated to degree level, or equivalent experience
· Has experience of working in an arts organisation or an arts related industry environment
· Has experience of project management and delivery
· Has experience of working in partnership with other agencies to deliver successful collaborative projects
Word-Up is a creative writing and Spoken Word group for young performers and poets around the North-West. Over the past 12 months the young writers have created and performed spokenword poetry with guidance from renowned artist and performer Nikki Blaze. Nikki has worked with the Liverpool 8 based group and enhanced the participants confidence, abilities and performance skills. We're delighted to announce that their work is now available to listen to on soundclound.
If you're interested in getting involved with Word Up next year, you can contact us via email on email@example.com or alternatively, call 0151 703 0020 for more details. Spread the word!
Writing on the Wall have been working with a group of dedicated volunteers drawn from the local community who catalogued and digitized the archive to create a dedicated website. The documents can be viewed at www.greatwar-to-raceriots.co.uk. A selection of the archive is on display of the third floor of central library.
We had a wonderful evening in the new beautiful Music Room to celebrate our local authors.
On Thursday 10th December, we celebrated our Pulp Idol writers first chapter. 12 writers made it to our Pulp Idol final and have had the opportunity to work with established editors before getting their work published. With great success from previous finalists Pulp Idol is an inspiring opportunity for writers. Pulp Idol focuses on supporting new original voices and getting them heard. We provide a platform for up-and-coming writers, helping with exposure to new audiences and providing contacts with key publishers and agents. Thank you to all who joined in the celebrations!
On the night we also held an interesting and insightful Q&A with previous Pulp Idol winner, John Donoghue to discuss his debut novel, The Death's Head Chess Club. The book has sold to America and is being translated for Norway, Poland, Italy, Greece, China and Brazil. It's an incredible tribute to the success of our Pulp Idol novel writing competition.
John says, 'I really do feel that, to a great extent, I owe this to Pulp Idol. My agent (Carolyn Whitaker from London Independent Books) contacted me after seeing the anthology of the finalists' first chapters. It was she who managed to get me in front of a highly respected editor, Ravi Mirchandani, leading to the subsequent book deal.'
To end the evening we heard an amazing set from upcoming Liverpool artist, Rosenblume. A perfect way to end a very successful night, celebrating local talent.
George Garrett Travelling Man with St Vincent Primary SchoolOn 8th December we started the day with a 'Hunger March' recreated by St Vincent Primary School to celebrate their George Garrett - Travelling Man publication. Our Garretteers have been delivering writing workshops with years 4,5 and 6 since September which culminated in a book launch at the Women's Organisation Building. George Garrett (Actor, Paul Duckworth) even made an appearance to congratulate the pupils!
What's Your Story? with Advance PSS & Brothers of CharityLater that day, the WoW team went to Thingwall for the Brothers of Charity & Advance PSS What's Your Story? celebration event. Curtis Watt led a fantastic showcase performance with the group featuring poetry, movement and music.
ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOP
5th December at Kuumba Imani, 10am-4pm
please sign up using our online form
Creative Writing Workshops
with Levi Tafari
Black Contribution to WWI
1pm meet at The Great War to Race Riots exhibition on the 3rd Floor
As part of the Weeping Window experience, Writing on the Wall invites you to join internationally renowned poet Levi Tafari in exploring the lives of these men and their families and to respond creatively through story-telling and poetry. These creative writing workshops will be include a guided tour of the archive. Join the team for all four workshops or simply drop in for one.
0151 703 0020 or firstname.lastname@example.org
28th October at Liverpool Central Library, 6pm
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