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RISE Retrospective

with Almanac Arts


Almanac Arts work with writers, musicians and artists to make adventures in performance, print and music. Writer/musician Lizzie Nunnery and writer/dramaturg Lindsay Rodden have been producing new creative work across Liverpool and beyond since 2009, in theatres, pubs and empty buildings, from storytelling experiments to poetry, from intimate gigs to national theatre tours.

In 2019, Almanac Arts as part of RISE, commissioned 10 female Liverpool writers from diverse cultural and social backgrounds to write 10 original pieces inspired by the programme.

The writers are Lizzie Nunnery (Winner of Best New Play at UK Theatre awards 2017), acclaimed poets Helen Tookey (Best British Poetry 2014, Salt), Jennifer Lee Tsai (Ten: Poets of the New Generation, Bloodaxe 2017), playwright Lindsay Rodden (The Story Giant), Yemeni-Scouse performance poet Amina Atiq (BBC6 Music Festival), short story writer Stephanie Jane Gray (Writing on the Wall), acclaimed novelist and playwright Deborah Morgan, songwriter Louisa Roach (She Drew the Gun), script writer Ella Greenhill (Coronation St, Plastic Figurines) and playwright Chloe Moss (Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Winner).


Their poems, songs, stories and plays-in-miniature are presented here in all their glory for you to enjoy.


Further information about Almanac Arts and the RISE artist in residence programme can be viewed on almanacarts.com


RISE Together is supported by Culture Liverpool, Arts Council England and Liverpool City Council


Amina Atiq: Rise, Women Rise

Amina Atiq: Rise, Women Rise

Rise, Women Rise By Amina Atiq in collaboration with Composer John Bligh/Captain Kirkdale Almanac Arts · Rise, Women Rise Image: Artwork by Yolart, 'Reclaiming Babel'
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Chloe Moss: Lilith

Chloe Moss: Lilith

Lilith By Chloe Moss WARNING: Contains strong language and references of a sexual nature.  Culture Liverpool · Lilith: Audio Drama By Chloe Moss Image: Lady Lilith Dante Gabriel Rossetti
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Deborah Morgan: Thin Air

Deborah Morgan: Thin Air

Thin Air By Deborah Morgan It’s the beach I’m drawn to, when I think of him back then. He liked
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Ella Greenhill: A Portrait of a Mother

Ella Greenhill: A Portrait of a Mother

A Portrait of a Mother By Ella Greenhill A deeply personal short film created using family photos, as a tribute
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Helen Tookey: Sudley Field

Helen Tookey: Sudley Field

Sudley Field by Helen Tookey this small field it has become a clockwise habit a repeated enquiry what am I
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Jennifer Lee Tsai: Shanghai Sacred Triptych

Jennifer Lee Tsai: Shanghai Sacred Triptych

Shanghai Sacred Triptych By Jennifer Lee Tsai Almanac Arts · Jennifer Lee Tsai - A Fisherman Prays In Twilight Almanac Arts · Jennifer Lee Tsai - Ritual Bridge Almanac Arts
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Lindsay Rodden: The Lightning Conductor

Lindsay Rodden: The Lightning Conductor

The Lightning Conductor By Lindsay Rodden Don’t Look Down. A wild Spring wind. Almost evening. Traffic, far below. This is Liverpool, from ninety feet in the air. Margo catches her
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Lizzie Nunnery: Finest Hour

Lizzie Nunnery: Finest Hour

Finest Hour By Lizzie Nunnery & Vidar Norheim Image Credit: Mark McNulty
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Louisa Roach: Russian Doll

Louisa Roach: Russian Doll

Russian Doll By Louisa Roach
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Stephanie Gray: 73 Seconds

Stephanie Gray: 73 Seconds

73 Seconds By Stephanie Gray Concord, New Hampshire, USA: a small town, some might say a sleepy, white picket fences
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