This blog exists to promote acoustic music and musicians from Liverpool and the surrounding area, and as such we normally just post events or information directly linked with this.
Occasionally, however, we come across something which, while not an actual acoustic music event, may be of interest to you, dear Liverpool Acoustic news and reviews blog reader.
The North West TUC is hosting All Together Now? Working Life And Culture In Liverpool on Saturday 24th January 2009.
It’s taking place at the NOVAS Contemporary Urban Centre on Greenland Street, Liverpool starting at 10.00am and finishing around 5.00pm.
The aim of this event is to debate the links between art and culture and collective campaigning and action and look beyond Capital of Culture ’08.
The keynote speakers will be Brendan Barber (General Secretary, TUC), Frank Cottrell-Boyce (playwright and screenwriter – 24 hour party people, millions, Welcome to Sarajevo), and Phil Redmond (Deputy Chair of the Liverpool Culture Company and the Culture Collective).
There are a number of different sessions being arranged, including ‘Conversations’ designed to spark discussion and debate.
The conversation that might well be of interest to supporters of Liverpool Acoustic is Whatever happened to the protest song? Using music as a campaigning tool – which will be asking… Has the protest song disappeared? What use are they to political campaigning organisations anyway? And do they ever make a difference? On the panel for this session will be Steve Higginson (Edgy Cities), Ian Prowse (Amsterdam), Peter Hooton (The Farm), Alun Parry (The Alun Parry Band), and Alan O’Hare (The Trestles).
There will be a very varied programme of speakers, conversation, film and music.
There is no charge for the event, but places need to be booked n advance – to book email – amanning[at]tuc.org.uk
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