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#WoWFEST19 with Stuart Maconie, Yvonne Battle- Felton, Bernadine Evaristo

Saturday 18th May
Stuart Maconie
Jarrow: Road to the Deep South 

Epstein Theatre, Hanover St, Liverpool L1 3DZ

In the autumn of 1936, some 200 men from the Tyneside town of Jarrow marched 300 miles to London in protest against the destruction of their towns and industries. Precisely 80 years on, Stuart Maconie, walks from north to south retracing the route of the emblematic Jarrow Crusade.

Sunday 12nd May
Slam and Deliver!

West Kirby Arts Centre, 
29 Brookfield Gardens,
West Kirby, CH48 4EL

A fast and furious spoken-word stand-off, 12 of the UK’s hottest slammers will compete in the first ever Wirral Poetry Slam!

Monday 13th May
What Is Race?
& Other Big Questions
for Little People


Claire Heuchan encourages children to think for themselves, to bring everyone into the conversation and explore the history of race and society.

Saturday 4th May
Book Launch: Remembered
by Yvonne Battle-Felton

The Kuumba Imani Millenium Centre, 
4 Princes Rd, Liverpool L8 1TH

Remembered is the highly acclaimed debut historical fiction novel by Yvonne Battle-Felton, a story where Spring, an emancipated slave, is forced to relive a haunting past in order to lead her dying son home. Hosted by Laurence Westgaph, Historian and leader of the Liverpool Black Research group.  

Thursday 16th May
Girl, Woman Other:
Bernadine Evaristo
Book Launch

News from Nowhere, 96 Bold St, L1 4HY

Join award-winning Nigerian author Bernadine Evaristo  as she launches her latest novel Girl, Woman, Other.

Saturday 11th May
Pulp Idol Final 
Toxteth Library, Windsor Street, Toxteth, L8 1XF

Join the novelists of the future at WoWFest19’s Pulp Idol Grand Final.

Sunday 5th May
Liverpool & Slavery Walking Tour
Assemble at St George's Plateau

Join local historian Laurence Westgaph, as he visits important places of remembrance related to Liverpool's involvement in the slave trade.

Saturday 18th May
How to be A Woman in TV
Central Library, William Brown Street, L3 8EW

Join Esther Wilson, Alicya Eyo and Bidisha to discuss how are women taking up the mantle and getting us on the edge of our sofas. 

Saturday 18th May 
Where Are You Now?
The State of Grime

Video Odyssey, Toxteth TV, 
37-45 Windsor St, L8 1XE

Join Jude YawsonBlue SaintKayo Chingonyi and Dorcas Sebuyange to make sure the state don’t put a shutdown on grime.

Saturday 25th May
1919: Remembering the Riots -
A National Conversation

St George's Hall, St George's Place, L1 1JJ

WoW and the University of Liverpool invite you to explore the 1919 race riots that exploded in seaports across the UK, with guest speakers from those seaports.


Wednesday 29th May
Interactive Storytelling
& Storytime

Allerton Library, Allerton Road, L18 6HG 

Join local author and storyteller Jude Lennon for an interactive storytelling session and book reading. Jude will also be reading some of her self-penned books to everyone. 

Friday 17th May
Windsor Street Party
for Light Night 
Windsor Street's artists and creatives are throwing a street party filled with performance, spoken word, dance, music, food, film, arts and crafts, taking in the street’s beautiful venues. The Street Party will celebrate the Liverpool 8 community and highlight the areas rich history and bright future.