Nelson Rolihlahala* Mandela was a hero and icon of our time. Millions of words have been written, and many more will be, about his amazing political career – the struggle, the long imprisonment and his emergence, unbroken and unembittered, to steer South Africa away from the danger of civil war to democracy and a degree of unity.
Our three latest What's Your Story? courses have been a fantastic success!
Over the past couple of months, Writing on the Wall has collaborated with Refugee Action, The Stroke Association and The Liverpool Mental Health Consortium to provide free writing courses to connect individuals and communities, develop opportunities for self-expression, using group-work and circle time to ensure accessibility and collective encouragement for members of communities who often feel excluded from traditional writing activities.
Julian is a highly-esteemed scriptwriter with a wealth of experience and knowledge to bring to the course. With a CV covering every aspect of the medium, his TV credits include, The Bill, Emmerdale, EastEnders, Casualty, Grafters, Murphy’s Law and MIT, Julian having enjoyed the position of a lead writer on a number of long-running series. He has also written successfully for stage and radio, most notably his award winning and much acclaimed play ‘Images Of Tiffin’.
Thank you to The Bluecoat, Phil, Feargal
Black History Month
and Writing on the Wall Present...
'Now That I Have Found The Words' with Rose Thomas
Also featuring an acoustic set from Christine Q & Co.
Author of Language, Resistance and Revival, Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh reflects on his ground-breaking, unique research with Republican former prisoners. Based on in-depth interviews, and analysis of the politics of incarceration in Long Kesh throughout the Conflict in the North of Ireland, he reveals the centrality of the Irish language to prisoners’ resistance in their bitter struggle against the British State and its policies of criminalisation. A first generation Irish speaker, he explores the lasting legacy beyond the prison walls of the Irish language revival within the Nationalist community through the ‘insider’ accounts of its main protagonists.
For further information: www.feargalmac.org
The workshops will begin on Thursday 26th September and the participants will work on developing stories to publish and perform for a celebration event to mark World Stroke Day on Tuesday 29th October 2013
There will be four, two-hour workshops that will be delivered at The Hope Centre in the Old Roan Baptist Church, Aintree Lane, L10 2JD.
World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. Find out what else is happening in Liverpool on World Mental Health Day.
6.30 - 8.30 pm
Bill Rolston has been photographing murals in Northern Ireland since 1981, and now has an archive of around 2,000 images spanning three decades. His work on murals is lauded both within Northern Ireland and beyond, and his illustrated books entitled Drawing Support are considered to be the leading guides to the changing nature of the famous murals in the North of Ireland. A Professor of Sociology and Director of the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster, Bill is the author of a number of books, including most recently Children of the Revolution: The Lives of Sons and Daughters of Activists in Northern Ireland (2011, Guildhall Press). Bill is also a leading supporter of the Liverpool Mural Project, a group of Belfast and Liverpudlian mural artists commissioned to complete murals in Liverpool.