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Gravity Festival

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Admission Various prices/free
Start Time 13:30
End Time 19:00

Gravity is a new festival taking place online and in person from 5 – 7 November, and hosted by The Reader.

Taking its theme from writer, Jeanette Winterson, who wrote: ‘Inside books there is perfect space and it is that space which allows the reader to deal with the normal problems of gravity’, the hybrid literature and wellbeing festival aims to create a place where the serious problems of life can be spoken about, cried over and laughed at.

A weekend of headline talks, panel discussions, Shared Reading groups and wellbeing workshops will address the inevitable toughness that life in the Covid-era throws at us through literature, laughter, art and beyond.

The programme is part online and part in person, with physical events taking place at the Mansion House in Liverpool’s Calderstones Park.

Friday 5 November

Reading with Care online, 1.30pm

Ways to Care online, 5pm

Tea and cake with friends from the North in person, 3pm

Saturday 6 November

Yoga for Mindfulness in person,11am

Ways to Grieve online,12noon

One Step At A Time in person, 12noon

Homer’s Guide to Being Alive Now online and in person, 3pm

Ways to be Alone online, 5pm

(M)otherhood with Pragya Agarwal online and in person, 5pm

An evening with Jimmy McGovern, talking Time with Erwin James and Kate Bramhall online and in person, 7pm

Sunday 7 November

Panel Discussion: Caring, and Reading, during Covid-19 online and in person, 11am

Ways to Cope online,12noon

One Step At A Time in person, 12noon

Not Always A Happy Ending: Maxine Peake reads from Hamlet and Happy Days online and in person, 3pm

Ways to Grow Old online, 5pm

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