Update for Monday 19th February 2018

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The Separate System is a newly commissioned work by artist Katie Davies, presented as an immersive two-screen installation in Gallery 1. Produced collaboratively with veterans through workshops at HMP Liverpool and HMP Altcourse, the film investigates the distinct yet interconnected spaces of the military, custody and ‘civilian’ life.

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The City Council has recently approved and published the Draft of the new City-wide Local Plan which will shortly be submitted to the Secretary of State and be the subject of an Examination in Public by an independent Inspector later this year.

How can you participate in and influence the future development of the City?

SPEAKER: Mike Eccles, Planning Policy Coordinator, Liverpool City Council, will explain the process and answer your questions.

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Native Land (1942) is a film that was very much of its time, but one that missed its moment. It was a product of the American Left during the New Deal/Popular Front era, but it was not completed until after the Hitler-Stalin pact and America's entry into World War Two. To get across its message about the repression of trade union organisation, it combines newsreel material by the Workers Film and Photo League and original documentary footage with didactic fictional reenactments by professional actors. Among those involved in its production were Paul Strand, one of the twentieth century's great still photographers, the director and theorist Leo Hurwitz, and, as narrator, the singer and activist Paul Robeson. Native Land captures a unique historical moment that takes on a new resonance in an era of renewed populism on both right and left.

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Ignite showcases Liverpool's movers and shakers, creators, thinkers, tinkers, innovators and doers, makers and dreamers in a fast paced format designed to inspire.

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View on igniteliverpool.com

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Taus Makhacheva often plays on the delicate relationships between art history, politics, and past and contemporary culture in her multi-disciplinary work. Meet the artist, who will be in the city making a new work for Liverpool Biennial 2018, and hear more about her practice at this talk.

Taus Makhacheva (b. 1983, Moscow, Russia) lives and works in Makhachkala and Moscow, Russia. Despite being born in Moscow, Makhacheva’s cultural origins are based in Dagestan which often informs her practice. Makhacheva works with different media including installation and performance, but is predominately known for her video works, often exploring notions of truth relating to cultural authenticity and assimilation from the Sovietisation of Dagestan.

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This is a weekly participatory gathering from Friday 2nd March 2018 for 6 weeks. Deschooling is about gaining awareness of the systems of control in our civilization that wage war against nature and human nature. The sessions are free but donations for refreshments are encouraged.

Registration required.

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