Social Space at the Festival Hall

During each day of The World Transformed, the Festival Hall will act as social space. A place to take a break from the main programme, where you can browse for books, re-fuel on local Liverpool cuisine and enjoy a number of exciting art installations. There will also be a selection stalls and book signings throughout the four days, and over the weekend keep your ears open for some impromptu poetry and choir singing from some of Liverpool’s finest.

Books

Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world, publishing one hundred books a year. Verso will be running a stall throughout the four days and holding book signings with their attending speakers. 

Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world, publishing one hundred books a year. Verso will be running a stall throughout the four days and holding book signings with their attending speakers. 

A new Left Book Club launched in September 2015 with a list of high-quality political books aimed at a wide readership. Members will receive hot-off-the-press titles on the housing crisis, climate change, austerity, new forms of protest, radical history and many other topical issues.   

A new Left Book Club launched in September 2015 with a list of high-quality political books aimed at a wide readership. Members will receive hot-off-the-press titles on the housing crisis, climate change, austerity, new forms of protest, radical history and many other topical issues. 

 

News from Nowhere is Liverpool’s “iconic”, radical, community bookshop. We are a 42 year old workers’ cooperative run by a women’s collective. Through both our stock and our support for communities & campaigns for social justice, we try to embody the belief that “Another World is Possible”. Alongside our extensive book range you can also pick-up your essential radical paraphernalia of t-shirts, mugs, badges and cards! We’ll be in the Festival Hall throughout The World Transformed and will stock many of the speakers’ books. Come and find us here or in our shop at 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY.

News from Nowhere is Liverpool’s “iconic”, radical, community bookshop. We are a 42 year old workers’ cooperative run by a women’s collective. Through both our stock and our support for communities & campaigns for social justice, we try to embody the belief that “Another World is Possible”. Alongside our extensive book range you can also pick-up your essential radical paraphernalia of t-shirts, mugs, badges and cards! We’ll be in the Festival Hall throughout The World Transformed and will stock many of the speakers’ books. Come and find us here or in our shop at 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY.

Food

Homebaked Homebaked is a Co-operative Bakery and Community Land Trust located on the high street, just a few steps from Liverpool Football Club, in the premises of the former “Mitchell’s Bakery”. We are a growing group of local residents, football fans and general supporters who come together with the desire to take an active part in the development of our neighborhood. Homebaked will be serving a range of pies, salads, vegetarian dishes, vegan soup, as well as tea and coffee- all for affordable prices- up until 5pm on each day of The World Transformed.  

Homebaked

Homebaked is a Co-operative Bakery and Community Land Trust located on the high street, just a few steps from Liverpool Football Club, in the premises of the former “Mitchell’s Bakery”. We are a growing group of local residents, football fans and general supporters who come together with the desire to take an active part in the development of our neighborhood. Homebaked will be serving a range of pies, salads, vegetarian dishes, vegan soup, as well as tea and coffee- all for affordable prices- up until 5pm on each day of The World Transformed.

 

 

Art

Art for Action. Art is an effective outlet for emotions and a valuable way for young people to reflect their anticipations for the future, social wellbeing and environment. Art for Action, set up by Rose Illingworth, runs international community street art projects and, in collaboration with Momentum Kids, will be facilitating a mural making session on Saturday from 12.30pm.

Art for Action.

Art is an effective outlet for emotions and a valuable way for young people to reflect their anticipations for the future, social wellbeing and environment. Art for Action, set up by Rose Illingworth, runs international community street art projects and, in collaboration with Momentum Kids, will be facilitating a mural making session on Saturday from 12.30pm.

Alam/Padam We’re really excited to have Artist duo Alam/Padam drawing The World Transformed in their unique style, as it happens, whilst also live streaming the process in the Festival Hall. 

Alam/Padam

We’re really excited to have Artist duo Alam/Padam drawing The World Transformed in their unique style, as it happens, whilst also live streaming the process in the Festival Hall. 

 
Ed Hall Artist and political banner maker Ed Hall (2013 Venice Biennale) will be hanging a variety of his banners, depicting a number of the subjects being discussed at The World Transformed, including one specially made for the event. In collaboration with Momentum Kids, Ed will also be running a children’s banner making session on Saturday.

Ed Hall

Artist and political banner maker Ed Hall (2013 Venice Biennale) will be hanging a variety of his banners, depicting a number of the subjects being discussed at The World Transformed, including one specially made for the event. In collaboration with Momentum Kids, Ed will also be running a children’s banner making session on Saturday.

The Red Shed Take a break in the Red Shed and watch Fighting for Crumbs, a short documentary looking at the after-effects of Austerity, and the position of art in neoliberal Britain. The Red Shed will also be showing a range of art documentaries in this space - see program on the door! 

The Red Shed

Take a break in the Red Shed and watch Fighting for Crumbs, a short documentary looking at the after-effects of Austerity, and the position of art in neoliberal Britain. The Red Shed will also be showing a range of art documentaries in this space - see program on the door! 

 

Shop Stalls

Reel News Reel News is an activist video collective, set up to publicise and share information on inspirational campaigns and struggles – not just in this country, but across the world. We are doing this through producing a bi-monthly newsreel, made up of a number of videos short enough to use in union and campaign meetings. We will be holding a stall over the weekend with information on groups and up and coming protests, subscription forms and DVDs for sale.

Reel News

Reel News is an activist video collective, set up to publicise and share information on inspirational campaigns and struggles – not just in this country, but across the world. We are doing this through producing a bi-monthly newsreel, made up of a number of videos short enough to use in union and campaign meetings. We will be holding a stall over the weekend with information on groups and up and coming protests, subscription forms and DVDs for sale.

Darren Cullen/Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives Watch out for TWT artist Darren Cullen’s stall ‘Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives’ over the weekend. Darren Cullen is an artist and political cartoonist whose artwork satirises topics ranging from the insidious nature of advertising, to the culpability of the Santa lie and armed forces recruitment propaganda. Darren will be selling a range of posters, comics and other merchandise. 

Darren Cullen/Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives

Watch out for TWT artist Darren Cullen’s stall ‘Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives’ over the weekend. Darren Cullen is an artist and political cartoonist whose artwork satirises topics ranging from the insidious nature of advertising, to the culpability of the Santa lie and armed forces recruitment propaganda. Darren will be selling a range of posters, comics and other merchandise

THTC Currently ranked the UK's most ethical menswear brand (Ethical Consumer Magazine), THTC is an ethically-driven clothing label. We produce eco-friendly and politically conscious street wear, made from hemp, carbon-neutral organic cotton, and recycled salvage plastic fibres. THTC will be selling official The World Transformed merchandise throughout the four days.

THTC

Currently ranked the UK's most ethical menswear brand (Ethical Consumer Magazine), THTC is an ethically-driven clothing label. We produce eco-friendly and politically conscious street wear, made from hemp, carbon-neutral organic cotton, and recycled salvage plastic fibres. THTC will be selling official The World Transformed merchandise throughout the four days.

 

Other Events

Kid Carpet Saturday 1.30-2pm Kid Carpet began making music with old keyboards, toys, computers, a sellotaped up broken electric guitar and a punk rock DIY attitude. Hundreds of gigs followed as headline and support to acts like Art Brut, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Electric 6, Willy Mason, Arcade Fire, The Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players and Presidents Of The United States Of America. He’ll be performing on the main stage for kids and adults alike.

Kid Carpet

Saturday 1.30-2pm

Kid Carpet began making music with old keyboards, toys, computers, a sellotaped up broken electric guitar and a punk rock DIY attitude. Hundreds of gigs followed as headline and support to acts like Art Brut, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Electric 6, Willy Mason, Arcade Fire, The Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players and Presidents Of The United States Of America. He’ll be performing on the main stage for kids and adults alike.

Dyslexic Rant workshop Sunday 10-12pm & Tuesday 10-12pm @dyslxicRant (aka Michelle Baharier) does she says on the can - Rants- come and jion me to get off your chest and vent what it is you want changed - what winds you up education fees? NHS post codes? Mental helat serivecs? transport? or simple the weather ---  In thess drop by two hour workshops you will have an oppertinint to put together your rant read it out and shaer …

Dyslexic Rant workshop

Sunday 10-12pm & Tuesday 10-12pm

@dyslxicRant (aka Michelle Baharier) does she says on the can - Rants- come and jion me to get off your chest and vent what it is you want changed - what winds you up education fees? NHS post codes? Mental helat serivecs? transport? or simple the weather --- 

In thess drop by two hour workshops you will have an oppertinint to put together your rant read it out and shaer …

 

Stalls:

  • Momentum
  • Global Justice Now
  • Migrant Artists Mutual Aid
  • Total Eclipse of the S*n
  • Liverpool Friends of Palestine
  • Labour Campaign to End Homelessness
  • Fans Supporting Foodbanks

Book signings: 

Sunday 2.30pm: Alex Williams (Inventing the Future) - Verso 

Monday 4pm: Vanessaa Olorenshaw (Liberating Motherhood) - News from Nowhere 

Tuesday 1.25pm: Richard Seymour (Corbyn: The Strange Re-birth of Radical Politics) - Verso
Also Tuesday 1.25pm: Alex Nunns (The Candidate: Jeremy Corbyn's Improbable Path to Power) - OR Books