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#WoWFEST19 Will Self, Rose Thomas, George Garrett Walking Tour

#WoWFEST19 Will Self, Rose Thomas, George Garrett Walking Tour

Wednesday 1st May
Will Self
Keynote Speech – ‘Where Are We Now?’
The Bluecoat, 8 School Ln, L1 3BX

Will Self, one of the UK’s most admired and widely read writers, journalist and political commentators, launches WoWFEST ‘19 with a keynote speech responding to our festival theme: ‘Where Are We Now?’

Thursday 2nd May
Exhibition Launch:
1919 Race Riots

Liverpool Central Library,
William Brown Street, L3 8EW

An exhibition to mark the 100th anniversary of the race riots in Liverpool. A collaboration between Writing on the Wall, Liverpool Record Office and The National Archives. Exhibition runs from 2nd - 24th May.

Friday 3rd May
Bess: Now That I Have Found the Words
- Rose Thomas

 Gilmour Room, Guild of Students, 60 Mount Pleasant, L3 5TR

Guild Officer, Esther Bukoye in conversation with Rose Thomas, the first black female novelist to come out of Liverpool, will be dissecting themes and experiences revealed in her debut novel Bess. 

Saturday 4th-13th May
Exhibition: The Nazi Persecution
of Central German Sinti and Roma
Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount L1 7AZ

An exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the ‘Gypsy Camp’ in Auschwitz. Some 20,000 Romanies died in Auschwitz and hundreds of thousands more fell victim to genocide all over Europe before 1945. This exhibition tells the story of nine German families, their suffering and survival. 
Free Event, click here for details 


Sunday 5th May
(1pm & 3pm)

Walking Tour with Roger Hill:
Where Are You?

Ropewalks Square

Broadcaster and writer Roger Hill leads a walk through the streets to discover The City That Never Was, But Always Is. 

Thursday 9th May
Junk Mail:
The Power of Fake News

The Bluecoat, 8 School Ln, 
L1 3BX

Brian ReadeDawn FosterDes Freedman and Brian Cathcart discuss the influence and impact of the FAKE NEWS phenomenon.

Friday 10th May
Rita Tushingham
in Conversation

Edge Hill University,
Arts Centre, St Helens Rd,
Ormskirk, L39 4QP 

Join iconic Liverpool-actor Rita Tushingam as she discusses her films and reflects on class, cinema  and the north.

Saturday 11th & 25th May
George Garrett
Walking Tour

Assembly Point: The Women’s Organisation, 54 St James St, 
L1 0AB

Explore the hidden history of George Garrett’s uniquely diverse neighbourhood and its influence on his travels and writing.

Monday 20th May
Clear Lines
The Women's Organisation, 54 James Street, L1 0AB

Survivors and award-winning authors Winnie M Li and Claire Shaw will host an honest discussion on trauma and the challenges of gender-based violence.

Monday 20th May
Clear Lines Writing Workshops
The Women's Organisation, 54 James Street, L1 0AB

Clare Shaw and Winnie M Li will lead a workshop in safe spaces, using language to explore difficult and personal stories.

Friday 17th May 
Methods X Conference 
Rendall Building, University of Liverpool, L69 7WW

Postgraduate researchers from across the region come together to show and discuss the methods and methodologies at the centre of their research and exchange ideas, experiences and insights.

Thursday 30th May 
Speke Up!
Tate Exchange,
Albert Dock, L3 4BB

Join young people from Speke, artist and educator Ruth Dillon, community activist Michael Carey and Paula Shaw to embark on a journey of activism and empowerment.