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Venue: St George's Hall
Event Organiser: LABL Vegan Fair
LABL Vegan Fair Liverpool - Live A Better Life! Saturday 26 March 2022 St George's Hall, Liverpool, L1 1JJ 10 am - 5 pm LABL events are multi theme, 100% vegan fairs in Liverpool. Blending vegan, healthy and ethical living including fairtrade, organic and ecological.
Valley Theatre Festival of Original Drama - Fri, Sat & Sun 27th – 29th May 2022
Valley Community Theatre will host a 3 day festival of theatrical creativity at the end of May. The festival’s aims are to encourage and inspire new creative writing for the stage and to introduce the public to the fantastic facilities that Valley Theatre can provide.
The theatre, one of Liverpool’s best dramatic spaces, will showcase two nights of Adult short Drama (Sat & Sun28th & 29th May) and one night of Youth Drama. (Fri 27th May)
The festival organisers are looking for plays of between 20 -30 minutes approx. for the adult evenings. The Youth evening will feature plays devised or written by young people of 10 – 15 minutes length approx.
The Festival organisers are looking for:
* groups (Youth and Adult) who have a short piece of theatre in mind and the cast to perform them
* Plays from the general public. We can’t promise but we’ll try to find a cast for the two most suitable (youth and adult) that our panel choose.
Prizes of theatre tickets for two will be awarded to the best in each of the following categories.
* Best Youth short play, established group
* Best Youth short play, from general public.
* Best Short play (Adult), established group
* Best short play (adult) submitted from the general public
Closing date for those wishing to submit a short play is Mon 11th April.
More information and entrance forms from email@example.com
Join a community group
Whether you've got a little time or a lot, taking part in a community group to care for local woodlands is a great way to meet new people, enjoy the fresh air and learn new skills.
The Mersey Forest supports a number of 'Friends of the woodlands' groups across Liverpool:
Friends of Woolton Woods
Friends of Mill Wood and Alder Wood
Friends of Princes Park (FOPP)
Croxteth Park Volunteer Group
Friends of Childwall Woods and Fields
Friends of Norris Green Park
Friends of Walton Hall Park
What do the groups do?
While each group differs, the types of activities they get involved in include practical task days to care for their woodlands, organising events in the woodland (from teddy bears' picnics to plays and concerts) and learning new skills, for example through bird identification courses or wildlife photography workshops.
Find out more
To find out more about when the groups meet, how to attend their next meeting or event, or what else might be available in other parts of The Mersey Forest area, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01925 816217.
Taster of activities
To give you an idea of the groups' activities, here is a taster of what the Friends of Anderton and Marbury have been up to recently, streamed direct from their blog (click any story to read more).
Walking Football programme open to anyone aged 40 years and older. The programme supports people to remain physically and socially active playing football, albeit at a slightly slower pace. Themes: Social Active Cost: Free Days: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
For more information on where you can play
Litter. It’s one of those things we wish wasn’t a problem, but on the flip side, the innovative ways the people of Liverpool have come up with to tackle the problem make us proud to be part of such a strong and caring community. There are so many ways to litter pick right now, whether it’s alone, as part of a group, to music or even floating on water it’s actually a fun way to be useful in your local community and improve your surroundings. Is Litter Picking for me? As long as you are able to walk short distances, use a litter picker and carry a bag (make sure you don’t fill it so it’s too heavy to carry back!) litter picking is for everyone. It’s one of the few activities where you can benefit from both mindful time alone and social time as part of a group. Most group picks tend to start and finish together, but you can wander off looking for litter if you prefer more peace and quiet. It’s for all ages and many people have started to take part in litter picks as a family activity. What are the benefits of Litter Picking?
Have a mindful walk whilst making a difference
Help the environment
Sense of achievement
Increase your daily steps and physical activity
Improve your local surroundings
Make new friends
Learn a new skill (if you take part in paddle board litter picking for example)
Set a good example for those around you
There are group litter picks happening all across Liverpool from park clean ups to plastic paddles at the Albert Dock, find out how to get involved by following the link on this page:
Taste of Culture Activity Club
Our Activity group is suspended due to COVID until further notice.
However, we offer:
Fortnightly visitations to all signed up members service users being delivered a healthy bag of fruit and a chat at the doorstep, ensuring social distancing
Fortnightly calls to all signed up service users checking on their wellbeing and a chat
Club for people aged 55+ who are cared for and carers, in particular those living with dementia from the BAME Liverpool communities but not exclusively.
Provides hot cultural lunch, gentle arm chair based exercise and cognitive activity to promote healthy and physical well being.
How can I access this service?
Telephone or email
When is this activity on?
Currently suspended (usually Wednesday every fortnight 12noon to 3pm)
How much will it cost me?
Disabled accessRamp/slope to the entrance, steps have handrail. Accessible toilets.
What groups of people is this for?
Black and minority ethnic people.
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city
Contacts Taste of Culture Activity Club, Toxteth Town Hall, 15 High Park Street, L8 8DX
More opportunities coming soon!