Whats Happening Liverpool
Some of the latest opportunities from Liverpool's wellbeing and creative communities
Aigburth Eco Church and Climate Event
Sat Oct 07 2023 at 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
St. Anne's, Aigburth, 389 Aigburth Road, Liverpool
Come along to St Anne's church, Aigburth to find out about what churches, local businesses & charities are doing to help protect the planet.
Three churches at the heart of helping their communities be more eco-friendly will share tips about practical actions people and churches can take to help protect the planet, at this free Aigburth Eco-Church and Climate Event.
St Anne’s church, Aigburth is opening its doors to the public from 3pm-5pm on Saturday October 7th, when guest speakers will include members of St Mary’s church, Grassendale and Christ Church Toxteth Park, as well as UK charity Water Aid.
There will also be stalls from local enterprises including: Refill UK, Growing Sudley, Liverpool Cloth Nappies, Liverpool Tool Library, Smithdown Road Eco offices, Aigburth Community Cycle Club, B4 Biodiversity, Faiths4Change and national charity Energy Projects Plus.
The aim of the event is to engage with members of the local community and churches, about how to “think globally and act locally” when it comes to environmental issues. There will also be a vegetarian café serving fair trade teas, coffees, cakes and biscuits.
Sefton Palm House
Sunday 8th October 11:00
The Palm House History Day
The Palm House history day is an opportunity for you to find out more about the Palm House. Our wonderful volunteers will be stationed at points of interest around the building and the grounds. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the Palm House failed bomb attack, the installation of the Peter Pan statue and the botanical collection including details of what is to be believed the oldest Palm dating to 1896. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund you can now learn more about the Palm House using our brand-new V-Box which you can connect whilst here but for this very special event the volunteers will be bringing this history to life!
This is a free event, however booking is required
The Reader Calderstones Park
Sci-Fi Shared Reading
Every Tuesday 4.00-5.30pm
Come and experience Shared Reading at the Mansion House which is home to the International Centre for Shared Reading. A variety of stories and extracts, past and present found at the very limits of the human imagination. Stories that present other worlds, transcend our known laws, and ask how technology is changing us. Here we find our deepest truths tested in the most unfamiliar landscapes. Great stories to explore together in places we never imagined we could end up. No prior reading experience is required and everyone is welcome. There is no pressure to read aloud – it's fine to just sit back, relax and listen. All of our Shared Reading groups are completely free. These sessions are drop-in, and have a maximum capacity of 12. Places will therefore be given on a first-come, first served basis each week.
WoW BHM 23: Deported in a Windrush by Leonisha Barley
Thursday 19th October 7pm Toxteth Library, Windsor Street Ticket Prince: Free
Leonisha Barley brings you a rehearsed reading and feedback session of her debut play ‘Deported in a Windrush’.
‘Deported in a Windrush’ is a play based on the book: The Windrush Betrayal - exposing the hostile environment’ by Amelia Gentleman. A book which revealed how the government’s immigration policy created a hostile environment for thousands of law-abiding people, when they were wrongly classified as illegal immigrants.
The play ‘Deported in a Windrush’ follows the journey of Claudette Daley an unassuming 61 year old grandmother who love language is feeding people and how the comfortable life she’d built for herself and her little family was turned up when she started to receive letters claiming she had no right to be the UK and threatening to have her deported back to a country she hadn’t been back to since she left at the age of 6. She has a special relationship with her feisty granddaughter Naomi, and we see how she stands up for Claudette and becomes her support system through the turmoil that’s been created in their lives by Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment.’ Claudette and Naomi retell their experience to Jessica, a Guardian journalist who points out the gross imbalances of power and shares the experiences of many more people from the commonwealth countries whose lives were destroyed due to the treatment they suffered when they too were misclassified as illegal immigrants.
Music is used to bring a lighter touch to these harrowing stories as well as caricatures of political figures such as Theresa May who is made to answer for her inhumane decision- making systems during rounds of political question time; throughout which UKIP leader Nigel Farage quite literally spits his dummy out.
As the 75th anniversary of the Windrush generation arriving in England is celebrated across England in it’s important that the stories of the thousands of victims still waiting in for the compensation in 2023 , that they were promised back in 2018 are not overlooked but shared with the hopes of reigniting conversations leading to action which forces the current government to give the compensation they promised; which really is the least they can do for the victims of the Windrush scandal.
Community based health and fitness classes, working mostly with older people and adults with mental health problems.
Exercises are suitable for beginners, new and returning exercisers unless otherwise stated.
Thursdays at 11.00am: Meeting point: Palm House entrance in Sefton Park, L17 1AP Fridays at 2.00pm: Meeting point: Speke & Garston Coastal Reserve Car Park, L19 8LY
For information about their whole range of classes go here:
Telephone:0151 728 8874 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
More opportunities coming soon!