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Digital content re:connected

Monday 27th October, MDDA, Manchester - 9.30-6pm

This one-day seminar will explore how creating art is changing around us, featuring insights from arts organisations and mavericks that are leading the way in developing new content using the latest technologies. All-comers are welcome within your organisation, the event should be especially useful for your marketing and creative teams. Register online at 

Digital marketing re:connected

Monday 17th November, Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool 10.00-6.30pm

This one-day seminar will look at how arts organisations can make the most of digital technology in their marketing activities, featuring in-depth sessions from digital marketing gurus! The event has been put together for AmbITion by leading digital marketing specialists, e-consultancy and will be of interest to marketeers, senior management and anyone who is involved in developing audiences for the arts. Register online at

S   T   O   R   E   Y      G   A   L   L   E   R   Y 
The contemporary art world is at times unfathomable and intangible. What makes a decorated dead bull sell for £10 million, while your most talented mate struggles to scrape a decent review and 50 squids? How do you get from art student, to art super star?
Many consider this apparent lottery to be directly related to the whims of Charles Saatchi, and in a way it is. The power of Saatchi’s wallet is undoubtedly a force with considerable influence, in the same way that Simon Cowell’s taste in music shapes what a large proportion of the population considers to be a decent tune. But the world of contemporary art is governed by a multitude of factors, all working co-dependently to support artists, gallerists, curators, critics, writers and an inexhaustible list of other interested individuals.
Tuesday, 30 September 2008 22:55


“They Were All Some Mothers’ Sons” (Play)

When? 22nd/ 23rd / 24th October 2008 3pm & 8pm 

Where? Liverpool Lighthouse, Anfield, Liverpool 

What? Returning to the stage after last year’s success, Huydrama Theatre Productions presents the heart-warming play “They were all some Mothers’ Sons”. The play is based on the true life memories of German Prisoners of War that were housed at the Huyton camp during World War II. 
Tuesday, 30 September 2008 22:49

Forthcoming Literature events in Liverpool

Monday 13th October: Reading at The Liverpool Poetry Cafe (Costa Coffee, Bold Street)

Windows Poets including Windows project co-ordinator Dave Ward, author of Candy and Jazz, Jambo and Tracts; Glyn Wright, writer in residence for Aldeburgh Poetry Festival and winner of the Aldeburgh Festival Prize; Dinesh Allirajah, founder member of Asian Voices, Asian Lives; Eleanor Rees, former Eric Gregory Award Winner and Poet in Residence for Chester Zoo; and poet, songwriter and performer Michelle Sakim.
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Free admission

Write On Liverpool: 7th November 2008 -31st January 2009

A photographic and audio installation, which celebrates Liverpool’s rich literary heritage, reveals personal audio dialogue alongside intimate portraits of thirteen established Liverpool poets taken at locations across the city.

This collection gives an insight into the works and lives of some of Liverpool’s most renowned contemporary poets presented by artists Leila Romaya and Paul McCann.

Poets include: Adrian Henri, Brian Patten, Roger McGough, Paul Farley, Dave Ward, Levi Tafari, Deryn Rees Jones, Jamie McKendrick, Gladys Mary Cole, Dinesh Allirajah, Michael Murphy, Matt Simpson and Eleanor Rees

Launch Event and Reading at Picton Reading Room, Liverpool Central Library, 7th November 2008, 2.30-4pm. Free, but ticketed event please contact Leila@straycatmedia for further details.
Monday, 22 September 2008 22:53

Freedom of Expression Sat 11 Oct

Freedom of Expression Sat 11 Oct

Following the meeting hosted by Nerve about Freedom of Expression a call has gone out for All groups to make their presence felt in Church St on Saturday 
11th October:  ( This is Freedom Not Fear Day. See:  )

 We need to send a clear message to the police/council not to mess with our right to protest.

15 people from various groups (Animal Rights, AF, Socialist Party, Nerve, The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home) and individuals 
attended the first meeting on Saturday.  It was agreed that we invite all groups who protest on the streets of Merseyside, (including community and 
tenants groups) to join forces by setting up an Alliance (name to be decided) which will explore ways of countering what was described as the 
'zero tolerance' policy of the police against protesters.  As a start the Alliance will:

1. Ask all groups to gather in Church St. (see above, time to be decided). Each group to organise their own stall and, if possible, a creative piece for the event. Music, theatre, etc. 
2. Produce a common leaflet for the event explaining what we are doing. 
3. Contact the Merseyside Police Association to ask their views on street leafleting/protest.

Next meeting set for 1pm, 4th October in the Social Centre, Bold St.

Catalyst Media 
85-89 Duke Street 
Liverpool L1 5AP 
0151 709 9948
Monday, 22 September 2008 22:41

Benefit gig for Nerve Magazine

On the evening of the 26th September St. Brides Church (Percy Street, Liverpool, L8) will be host to an evening of music and poetry in aid of Nerve Magazine (promoting grassroots arts and culture on Merseyside) and The Basement Night drop-in centre (providing support for homeless people in Merseyside).

4 bands and 2 poets will be providing the entertainment in the atmospheric candlelit church including Biltone, Lee Broderick, Triplecord and Ono.

Entry is £4 on the door and £3.00 concessions. Starts at 8pm till 1am.

Catalyst Media 
85-89 Duke Street 
Liverpool L1 5AP 
0151 709 9948 
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