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What's Happening Liverpool?

Some of the latest opportunities from Liverpool's wellbeing and creative communities.


Shielded in the Community


Shielded In The Community is a disabled-led project run in partnership with DaDa Fest and funded by Liverpool City Council.


Mandy Redvers-Rowe is a disabled writer based in Liverpool. Working with producer Harriet Warnock and Assistant Producer Robyn Bowyer. Together they’re delivering this project with a wonderful team of disabled and neurodiverse artists.




All of them had to shield in 2020 and 2021 but, although for many the restrictions have now been lifted, there are still a significant number of people who have to continue to shield.


We are asking Disabled and/or neurodiverse people who live in the north-west of England to take part in this project by responding artistically to their shielding experience - whatever their current shielding status.


There are two ways to engage, either online or by attending a workshop.


Online

To take part online simply watch one or more of the short videos created by the artists working on the project and they will help you get started.

If you’re interested in:


Film - Look at Ellen’s video here.


Music - Look at Mal’s video here.

Poetry - Look at Amina’s video here.

Writing - Look at Mandy’s video here.

Your response can take any format you like.


Responses should be emailed to shieldedinfo@gmail.com

Deadline for all submissions is Midnight Sunday 17th July


Workshop

We will be hosting a workshop on July 8th at Toxteth TV between 2pm – 5pm.


At the workshop all four artists will be running sessions and you will have the choice to work on whatever art form interests you.


Access provided

● Level Access Venue

● BSL Interpreter

● Experienced workshop leaders who build access into their delivery

● Additional Access Workers who can offer support


It will be a relaxed session with built in breaks and refreshments are provided.

The workshop is free, but there are a limited number of places.

Registration is through Eventbrite here or by emailing shieldedinfo@gmail.com


 

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Granby Market Saturday 2nd July

From their Facebook page: Liverpool's most original and friendly community market, run entirely by volunteers. There is often live music and always great tunes from our DJs Louis and Sandi. There is a great mix of stalls - bric-a-brac; new, secondhand and home made clothes; fantastic food - hot meals and snacks, cakes, bread and chutneys; arts & crafts in abundance and free bike repairs by L8 Bikes.

The market is held on the first Saturday of every month, except January. it is open from about 10.00 until 3.00, depending on the time of year and the weather.

Amazing drone photo with the kind permission of Andrea of Granby Market

 

Recalled to Life – Upcycling Group



Every Friday, 1.30pm - 4pm

Calderstones Mansion House, Calderstones,

L18 3JB






Sessions run weekly on Fridays, 1.30pm – 4pm Together we’ll bring old or rejected furniture back to life and give it a new, worthy home. Whatever your level of skill, you’ll be able to embark on a stimulating project. No experience required, though if you’ve got some you’ll be made very welcome! If you’d like to get involved please email our programmes team at programmes@thereader.org.uk or give them a call on 0151 7292226.


 

Transform Lives Company ‘Netwalking’


Walks in parks for women who are experiencing the effects of hormonal changes in their bodies due to menopause or peri-menopause, those who are curious to learn more, and those who would like to meet like-minded people.

There are 3 locations around the city to choose from, with walks taking place every week.

  • Newsham Park Monday 12-1pm

  • Sefton Park Tuesday 12-1pm

  • Liverpool Waterfront Friday 12-1pm

To find out more information or how to join email admin@transformlives.org or comment on Facebook. FREE


 

Everton in the Community: Walking Football


The programme supports people to remain physically and socially active playing football, albeit at a slightly slower pace.

Anyone who sprints, jogs or runs whilst the ball is in play will be penalised with a free-kick awarded to the other team.



The free-to-attend weekly football sessions are delivered by qualified Everton in the Community coaches at the People’s Hub all-weather astro-turf pitch. Training sessions are fun and open to all regardless of your ability whether you’ve played before or giving it a go for the first time.


Walking Football Project jump to Keep Your Boots On | Parkinson’s Walking Football
  • Date: Every Monday and Wednesday

  • Time: 6.30pm until 8.30pm

  • Location: The People’s Hub, Spellow Lane, L4 4DF

  • Contact lee.johnson@evertonfc.com

Everton’s Walking Football project is an all encompassing session and is open to all men and women over the age of 40, regardless of ability.

Keep Your Boots On back to Walking Football
  • Date: Every Wednesday

  • Time: 2.30pm until 3.30pm

  • Location: The People’s Hub, Spellow Lane, L4 4DF

  • Contact lee.johnson@evertonfc.com

‘Keep Your Boots On’ is a Walking Football session for both male and female members of the community who are retired or soon-to-be retired. They may be socially isolated, interested in becoming more active or looking to take up a new hobby to aid the transition into retirement.

Parkinson’s Walking Football back to Walking Football
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  • Date: Every Monday

  • Time: 12.30pm until 2pm

  • Location: The People’s Hub, Spellow Lane, L4 4DF

  • Contact jonathan.garside@evertonfc.com

Delivering fun, inclusive and low-impact walking football sessions for people living with Parkinson’s in a welcoming and supportive environment.

For people with Parkinson’s exercise can help manage physical symptoms, improve sleep, cognitive functioning and forms an integral part of most PD treatment plans.

The programme delivers a comprehensive social enrichment timetable; engaging participants as well as those living/ caring for those living with the condition.


 

More opportunities next month!

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