PCS Home Office Merseyside Branch

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12 August:

Next PCS Home Office Merseyside Branch Executive Committee meeting. Branch members can email us here if you have issues that we need to consider.




Often regarded as the workers ‘Bible’. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, where the rich are commended for amassing considerable fortunes and the poor are condemned to living in abject poverty is regarded as one of the most influencial books of modern times. Merlin Productions play adaption honours the original novel
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21 & 22 August: The Lantern Theatre, 57 Blundell Street, Liverpool L1 0AJ. Get tickets here.




 



Liverpool International Music Festival: 27 - 31 August









Twenty years ago Liverpool Dockers took part in one of the longest strikes in British history to defend the principle of never crossing a picket line.

The proceeds of a film about that strike allowed them to turn a disused building in Hope Street into The Casa - a radical meeting place where more than £10 million of free welfare advice has been handed to the neediest people on Merseyside.

Due to loss of funding The Casa's future is under threat. Get along to the premiere screening of two documentary films (all profits from the night go to The Casa):

Viva La Casa

The story of The Casa on Hope Street and how it emerged from the 1995-98 Dockers dispute. The film includes footage from the 17 April benefit concert at Liverpool Philharmonic presented by Brian Reade.

A Conversation in Cuba

Jimmy McGovern meets award winning author, Leonardo Padura in Havana – two writers from port cities, both critical of their own societies and both using writing to explore social justice.