Writing on the Wall 3-28 May 2011 – Details


And yet another great festival returns – never a dull moment here in Liverpool.

Liverpool   Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 28th May

Liverpool’s Writing on the Wall Festival is back throughout May 2011 with a hot mix of cutting edge writers, riotous debates, left hooks and rhythms of resistance, in this year’s celebration of Liverpool: City of Radicals.

Over thirty high quality events feature writers, artists and commentators, including:

George Monbiot – environmentalist & Guardian Columnist; Brian Reade – Mirror Journalist, launching ‘An Epic Swindle’ – an account of the disastrous reign of Hicks and Gillette at Liverpool Football Club; Darcus Howe – broadcaster, writer and columnist; Bonnie Greer – playwright, writer and commentator; Levi Tafari – internationally renowned dub poet; Akala – rising star of the Hip-Hop world; Billy Hayes – leader of the Postal Workers Union; Colin Prescod – Deputy Chair of the Race Relations Commission; Kevin Sampson – Writer, film-producer and former manager of The Farm; Don Letts – The Rebel Dread of Big Audio Dynamite & BBC 6 Radio fame; Cathy Tyson – world renowned actress of stage and screen – Mona Lisa, Emmerdale, Band of Gold; A L Kennedy – Costa Award winning novelist


Highlights include – ‘Rioting on the Wall’ a community day devoted to exploring lessons of the ’81riots; the environment – ‘George Monbiot’s Left Hook Show’; A night of big beats and rhymes  – Strictly Hip-Hop – with top UK artist Akala and WoW’s own young wordsmiths – The Cipher; The Big Society – Cameron’s Big Con? with national commentators and local community entrepreneurs; Architecture – Regeneration or Ruination, an exploration of Liverpool One with Owen Hatherley, radical architectural critic; Pulp Idol – WoW’s unique writing competition for new and unpublished novelists – last year’s winner has just been offered a publishing contract by a national publisher.

Festival Director, Madeline Heneghan:

‘Writing on the Wall’s delivers a unique festival that provokes debate and discussion, brings people from communities in Liverpool into contact with leading writers, commentators and thinkers, and supports new writers in developing and promoting their work.’

Full event details can be viewed at www.writingonthewall.org.uk

Contact WoW on 0151 703 0020 or email: info@writingonthewall.org.uk