Special Events

🎉 Leadership Election Opening Party 🎉 Saturday 24th September, 7:30pm - late The Festival Hall Join us for a night of music and politics to celebrate the result of the Labour leadership election and to raise money for Asylum Link, an organisation dedicated to assisting asylum seekers and refugees. On the night of the Women's Conference, we will come together at The Black-E to salute inspiring women, with a line-up of talented north-west female performers and activists with politics on their minds, and a double bill of top notch DJ sets to round off the night. We are excited to be able to announce the full line up, including: activist and singer-songwriter Claire Mooney, spoken word artists Denise Kennedy and Tamsin Cook, writer Esther Wilson, actor Laura Campbell, guest speaker Genna Rourke from Merseyaid, writer and activist Louise Wallwein, spoken word activist Steph Pike, guest speaker Daphne Binta from Asylum Link, and actor Paula Simms who will be performing words from Women of the Waterfront activist Doreen McNally. We will then be joined by a special guest speaker, before finishing off the night with two incredible back-to-back DJ sets. Liverpool DJ duo Faux Queens will deliver a playlist of their usual blend of neon-infused RnB, dancehall, ballroom and pop. And finally, to round off the night, we’ll be treated to a Headline DJ set from Liverpool electro-pop band Stealing Sheep. Tickets £5 on the door. Full lineup: https://www.facebook.com/events/1091770957573630/ Hosted by Merseyside Momentum.

🎉 Leadership Election Opening Party 🎉
Saturday 24th September, 7:30pm - late
The Festival Hall

Join us for a night of music and politics to celebrate the result of the Labour leadership election and to raise money for Asylum Link, an organisation dedicated to assisting asylum seekers and refugees.

On the night of the Women's Conference, we will come together at The Black-E to salute inspiring women, with a line-up of talented north-west female performers and activists with politics on their minds, and a double bill of top notch DJ sets to round off the night.

We are excited to be able to announce the full line up, including:
activist and singer-songwriter Claire Mooney, spoken word artists Denise Kennedy and Tamsin Cook, writer Esther Wilson, actor Laura Campbell, guest speaker Genna Rourke from Merseyaid, writer and activist Louise Wallwein, spoken word activist Steph Pike, guest speaker Daphne Binta from Asylum Link, and actor Paula Simms who will be performing words from Women of the Waterfront activist Doreen McNally.

We will then be joined by a special guest speaker, before finishing off the night with two incredible back-to-back DJ sets. Liverpool DJ duo Faux Queens will deliver a playlist of their usual blend of neon-infused RnB, dancehall, ballroom and pop. And finally, to round off the night, we’ll be treated to a Headline DJ set from Liverpool electro-pop band Stealing Sheep.

Tickets £5 on the door. Full lineup: https://www.facebook.com/events/1091770957573630/

Hosted by Merseyside Momentum.

Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake (2016) Special Preview Screening Saturday 24th September Showtimes 5pm & 6pm, FACT Cinema. 88 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 TWT is hosting a special preview screening of I, Daniel Blake - Ken Loach's new Palme D'Or-winning motion picture. The film follows Daniel Blake, 59, who has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, following an illness, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London is to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed-wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern-day Britain. Speaking on his decision to hold a special preview of the film as part of The World Transformed, Loach said, ”This festival is such a good idea that you wonder why it hasn’t happened before. Political ideas can spring from songs, literature, film, pictures- all the many ways in which we imagine the world, how we live together, the possibilities and danger we face, all these are explored through art. But it is no accident that the festival is being organised as part of the movement that has seen Jeremy Corbyn and his allies re-invigorate the Labour Party.” Tickets available on the cinema website from Tuesday 13th of September.    

Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake (2016) Special Preview Screening
Saturday 24th September

Showtimes 5pm & 6pm, FACT Cinema.
88 Wood Street, Liverpool L1

TWT is hosting a special preview screening of I, Daniel Blake - Ken Loach's new Palme D'Or-winning motion picture. The film follows Daniel Blake, 59, who has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, following an illness, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London is to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed-wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern-day Britain.

Speaking on his decision to hold a special preview of the film as part of The World Transformed, Loach said, ”This festival is such a good idea that you wonder why it hasn’t happened before. Political ideas can spring from songs, literature, film, pictures- all the many ways in which we imagine the world, how we live together, the possibilities and danger we face, all these are explored through art. But it is no accident that the festival is being organised as part of the movement that has seen Jeremy Corbyn and his allies re-invigorate the Labour Party.”

Tickets available on the cinema website from Tuesday 13th of September.

 

 

 
💃🏻🎈 Closing Party 🎈💃🏻 Tuesday 27th September, 8pm - 2am.  The Black-E, Festival Hall.  Tickets TWT2016 will conclude with an evening of performances showcasing exciting local bands. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes and be prepared to stay up all night - nobody parties harder than the hard left. Lineup: Stealing Sheep are an all-female trio comprising of Becky Hawley, Emily Lansley and Lucy Mercer. Their music is a combination of brightly cheerful melodic electro pop, eerily wistful and warped sounds with beautiful vocals, sometimes chant-like, almost choral harmonies, relentless drum beats and original arrangements.They have toured with Postal Service and Alt-J, opened for St.Vincent in Paris and performed the songs of David Lynch at the Barbican. Stylish indie funk-rockers All We Are have been described as "Bee Gees as diazepam", but their musical influence also spans groups like The XX, Metronomy and Wild Beasts. The sound on their debut self-titled album is smooth and somewhat drowsy, but at the same time cooly precise.  Barbie Shop, a female a’cappella group, specialise in delivering close-knit vocal harmonies complete with choreography and a 1940s flourish. They perform a variety of styles; from The Andrews Sisters to The Ronettes, The Undertones to Duke Ellington, The Cure to Radiohead, owing their unique sound.to their own arrangements of popular songs.  

💃🏻🎈 Closing Party 🎈💃🏻
Tuesday 27th September, 8pm - 2am. 
The Black-E, Festival Hall. 

Tickets

TWT2016 will conclude with an evening of performances showcasing exciting local bands. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes and be prepared to stay up all night - nobody parties harder than the hard left.

Lineup:

Stealing Sheep are an all-female trio comprising of Becky Hawley, Emily Lansley and Lucy Mercer. Their music is a combination of brightly cheerful melodic electro pop, eerily wistful and warped sounds with beautiful vocals, sometimes chant-like, almost choral harmonies, relentless drum beats and original arrangements.They have toured with Postal Service and Alt-J, opened for St.Vincent in Paris and performed the songs of David Lynch at the Barbican.

Stylish indie funk-rockers All We Are have been described as "Bee Gees as diazepam", but their musical influence also spans groups like The XX, Metronomy and Wild Beasts. The sound on their debut self-titled album is smooth and somewhat drowsy, but at the same time cooly precise. 

Barbie Shop, a female a’cappella group, specialise in delivering close-knit vocal harmonies complete with choreography and a 1940s flourish. They perform a variety of styles; from The Andrews Sisters to The Ronettes, The Undertones to Duke Ellington, The Cure to Radiohead, owing their unique sound.to their own arrangements of popular songs.

 

 

AUTISM AND NEURODIVERSITY: LABOUR POLICIES TO FIGHT DISCRIMINATION

- launching the debate on Labour's autism/neurodiversity manifesto -

Autistic and other neurodivergent people (dyslexic, ADHD, and more) experience systematic disadvantage, distress and discrimination, with Tory austerity policies pushing our rights backwards not forwards. A steering group of neurodivergent people are working with Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell to draw up a Labour Party manifesto to tackle this, and we want everyone's input. Join us to launch the process to develop policies, from accessible employment to access to justice; inclusive education to appropriate housing; from independent living to freedom from bullying and hate crime.

Join John McDonnell, Debbie Abrahams, and members of the manifesto steering group to learn more, to have your say, and to take this issue back to your Labour Party branch, trade union or other group.