• Black History Month. Various Sessions. Uprisings 1981 A Commemoration Free event

    Register for free here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uprisings-1981-a-commemoration-tickets-178713094677?aff=erelpanelorg

    This is a dip in and out afternoon (some of us are walking the 1 Mile with Rock n ' Roll Marathon same day), come when you can. https://www.meetup.com/Alt-Liverpool-Urban-Life-Cool-Quirky-Days-Nights-Out/events/268556704

    "Join us for an afternoon of discussion, performance and photography where we ask how much progress has there been in the last 40 years"

    From their website:
    "On 10th April 1981 Brixton exploded in anger, an anger that swept across UK inner cities in what Malcom X would have described as ‘a long hot summer’ of uprisings which culminated in Liverpool. The causes have been well documented; racist and brutal policing compounded by the failure of the police to protect black people from racist violence, and the effects of Thatcherite policies which brought high unemployment and increased poverty to communities already in decline. In this 40th anniversary year we remember the uprisings and consider their legacies and lessons for a new generation of the Black Lives Matter Movement and anti-racist activists today. Join us for an afternoon of discussion, performance, film and photography where we ask how much progress has there been in the last 40 years and where do we go from here?

    Guests include:

    Kim Johnson MP for Riverside, Union Activist and life-long anti-racist campaigner.

    Leila Hassan Deputy editor of Race Today and co-organiser, alongside her husband Darcus Howe, of the Black Peoples Day of Action March in 1981 which responded to the New Cross massacre.

    Lawrence Hoo Bristol-based poet and educator whose work throws light upon the life experiences of Britain’s marginalised communities.

    Leroy Cooper Acclaimed photographer whose arrest back in ‘81 was the final spark igniting the Toxteth uprising.

    Ngunan Adamu BBC Radio Merseyside presenter and CEO of i-Woman.

    Erinma Bell Founder and CEO of CARISMA - Community Alliance for Renewal Inner South Manchester Area.

    Ifem "Iffy" Onuora Scottish former professional footballer, manager, and coach. Iffy is now the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Lead for the Premier League.

    Jimi Jagne Community activist and entrepreneur who, as a young man, was arrested during the events in Liverpool 8.

    Natalie Denny Writer, founder member of the Goddess Project and director of writing development programme Skywriters Ltd.

    Prepare for an artist ‘takeover’ of the museum, opening with the Afro-Latin beats of Katumba and performance throughout the afternoon. With children’s art activities and light refreshments served, it’s a family day out. Produced in partnership with Writing on the Wall, National Museums Liverpool and The Institute for Creative Enterprise at Edgehill University."

  • The 1 mile of the Rock n' Roll Marathon

    Gower Street

    Hi People, most recent update from the organisers can be found here: https://www.runrocknroll.com/liverpool-participants

    Marathon & ½ Marathon Team. Whether you’re doing the 5K, 10K, Half or whole Marathon, come join us for the fun 1 Mile on the Sunday!

    Please also note separate event in our group for Black Liver Mont where we also do a drop-in at the Museum of Liverpool in between. https://www.meetup.com/Alt-Liverpool-Urban-Life-Cool-Quirky-Days-Nights-Out/events/281182237

    Update about starting the 1 Mile Sunday,


    Friday 22nd October: 13:00 - 19:00
    Saturday 23rd October: 10:00 - 17:00

    Pick up is also available from the Solutions Tent near the start line from
    10:00 – 12:00 on race morning – where possible we advise you to collect
    your race pack before race day, to avoid queues.

    Follow these steps to pick up your bib number:
    1. Bring a digital or printed copy of your confirmation email
    containing your QR code (These will be re-sent during race

    2. Bring photo ID

    BIB numbers are assigned on-site, so you’ll receive this when you
    collect your pack.

    No 1-Mile bib numbers are sent out prior to the race; you must collect this either from Expo or on race day.

  • Give Poetry A Chance

    The Jacaranda

    All we are saying is... Give Poetry A Chance!

    Give Poetry A Chance is a Liverpool based initiative providing a platform for local poets.

    Our aim is to try and create and maintain a community for aspiring poets to thrive in, instead of seeing many one off events come and go. Liverpool was once the forefront for revolutionary poets, a revival is well overdue.

    Our free event will take place downstairs in The Jacaranda. Poets from all walks of life are welcome to our events and all styles of poetry can be performed (Please note that this is not an open mic event).

    Please contact us if you're interested in performing your poetry at our next event:

    Email: [masked]

  • Super Speedy After Work Sleazy Burger From The Local Joint - Almost Famous

    Making an exception to the rule, almost a Foods' Night Out.

    For those who can make it, this precedes the Opening Event at FACT which is here: https://www.meetup.com/Alt-Liverpool-Urban-Life-Cool-Quirky-Days-Nights-Out/events/281180646/ - followed by the Alternative Black Cabaret which is here: https://www.meetup.com/Alt-Liverpool-Urban-Life-Cool-Quirky-Days-Nights-Out/events/279988976/

    Check out the menu here https://www.almostfamousburgers.com/liverpool

  • Exhibition Opening: Future Ages Will Wonder. Free, but must book. Free Drink

    FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)

    Book your free ticket to RSVP to the party and get a free drink upon arrival.


    For those who can make it, we will walk straight over to The Alternative Black Cabaret from here, it's this event https://www.meetup.com/Alt-Liverpool-Urban-Life-Cool-Quirky-Days-Nights-Out/events/279988976

    From The Website
    "Join us in beginning our new season and annual programmatic theme Radical Ancestry with the opening of group exhibition, Future Ages Will Wonder.

    Explore the galleries after hours with music and drinks throughout the evening. There will also be a special performance by audio-visual artist Edy Fung with a live set of original mixes"

  • Comedy: The Scouse Mouth Sarah Speare Vince Atta Pres Obonjo The Velvet Voice

    Alternative Black Cabaret. Comedy.
    You may remember the host, Che B, from the Secret Circus in August, if you were there.

    I’ve bought four tickets (£48,00) for table 11 so that we can sit together. Kindly, pay your ticket when you sign up to this event. I will send you my PayPal details.

    For who can make it, we are also getting our free drinks at FACT earlier that same evening, see this scheduled event too: https://www.meetup.com/Alt-Liverpool-Urban-Life-Cool-Quirky-Days-Nights-Out/events/281180646/

    From the website:
    "The Black is back! The Alternative Black Cabaret Showcase in partnership with Boisterous Theatre Co. bring the biggest names and the freshest acts from around the globe; Liverpool, Los Angeles, Lafta Republic and Oldham. Featuring comedy, music and specialist turns along with Black Bingo and raffle there's even a token white act for diversity thrown in too!

    Joining resident host Che B on 28 October will be:
    Desiree Burch (Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo);
    The Beige Beatbox - Vince Atta;
    The Lafta Leader - President Obonjo;
    The Scouse Mouth - Sarah Speare and
    The Velvet Voice - Ogo.

    Liverpool's Royal Court will be adhering to all Covid-19 regulations that will be in place at the time of the show. If the show is cancelled or postponed then ticketholders are covered by our Covid money back guarantee.

    This show is not socially distanced.

    Help to stop the spread - Please wear a mask while you are in the building. If you have got home testing kits then please take a test before you come. If you have any symptoms of Covid then please do not attend - just contact Box Office to arrange a new date or a refund.

    Please note – the bar will close 15 minutes before the advertised start time.

    Latecomers will not be admitted so please arrive in good time.

    Please contact Box Office on[masked]if you require wheelchair access. There are two wheelchair spaces available for each show.

    There are no booking fees payable (hurrah!)"


  • Southport Free Stand Up Night featuring Jacky Boy

    The Guest House

    A short, new, clean comedy set by me plus a load more laughs from other comedians! Come and join us! It's free!

  • Alternative Heritage Walking Tour. Free event but must prebook.

    FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)


    Join Future Ages Will Wonder artist Yarli Allison on an alternative heritage tour of Liverpool, retracing Chinatown's historical streets.
    Join Future Ages Will Wonder artist Yarli Allison on an alternative heritage tour of Liverpool, retracing the paths of research they explored to create their new commission, In 1875 We Met At the Docks of Liverpool 於梨花埠遇上, 2021.

    Yarli will be joined by Liverpool-based researcher Yvonne Foley, to uncover and retell the stories which have been hidden or lost throughout the parts of the city, specifically exploring old and new Chinatown, revisiting Liverpool’s rich history as a port city.

    In addition to our in-person heritage tours, Yarli Allison will also be joined by researcher Lucienne Loh (University of Liverpool), to host a virtual walking tour of both the real and semi-imagined locations in film, In 1875 We Met At the Docks of Liverpool 於梨花埠遇上, 2021.

    Please note that the tour will cover approximately 30 minutes of walking around Chinatown. We recommend you wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather!

    The tour will begin and end at FACT. Please meet us in the main foyer on the ground floor.

  • Variety Show at The Casa, Hope St, FREE Entry, Live Entertainment - Music & More

    Ever So Wonderful Variety Show - Saturday 30 October 2021
    At the Casa Theatre, Hope Street, show starts 7pm

    A variety of live performances…
    • Singers
    • Musicians
    • Poets
    • Actors & more


    Casa Theatre, inside the Casa Bar, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ

  • Don't Look Now [18] at FACT - Thriller - Liverpool Architectural Society £8.00.

    Still grieving over the accidental death of their daughter, Christine (Sharon Williams), John (Donald Sutherland) and Laura Baxter (Julie Christie) head to Venice, Italy, where John's been commissioned to restore a church. There Laura meets two sisters (Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania) who claim to be in touch with the spirit of the Baxters' daughter. Laura takes them seriously, but John scoffs until he himself catches a glimpse of what looks like Christine running through the streets of Venice.
    Tickets here: https://www.fact.co.uk/film/dont-look-now

    This screening will begin with a short 10-15 minute introduction from the Liverpool Architectural Society, and is part of a series:

    Tue 21 Sep, 18:30: Man With Movie Camera

    Tue 12 Oct, 18:30: I Am Cuba

    Tue 2 Nov, 18:30: Don't Look Now

    The Box, Ground Floor
    FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ
    Runtime: 110 mins

    Genre: Mystery / Thriller