Good to see the return of the Writing On The Wall festival to the city (http://writingonthewall.org.uk/ ).
Particular highlights for me include "Shafted: The Media, the Miners' Strike and Militant Liverpool" on Monday May 11th at The Casa on Hope Street (http://writingonthewall.org.uk/index.php?id=149#shafted ), which marks the 25th anniversary of the miners'strike & the city council's battle versus the Tories (& Kinnock) the same year. The panel includes Nick Jones, BBC industrial correspondent during the strike, Brian Reade, Daily Mirror Columnist & Paul Astbury, one of the Liverpool 47.
There's also a debate on last year's capital of culture events (http://writingonthewall.org.uk/index.php?id=149#capitol ) on Wednesday May 13th at the Everyman Bistro on Hope Street, "Whose capital and whose culture? Looking back on 08", with "two exiled Scousers", Dr Philip Boland of Cardiff University & Dr Mark Christian of Miami University, Ohio. Together they ask, was 08 the success story it was claimed to be? [You know my answer to that!]
Wonder if the Oldham Echo will cover it?