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Letter to the Editor:- "The 3rd John Hulley Cup Event"

"ONCE again, I would like to extend a great big thank you to Barry Fairfield for organizing the event which is our 3rd John Hulley Legacy Golf Day. To all you Golfers I extend a very warm welcome, I'm sure we're going to have a great day. As last year, you should all have received a goody bag containing a few simple but heartfelt gifts which include a Liverpool Heartbeat Sculpture Trail Map and Comic. We plan to incorporate both of these items into a video/mobile game. Initially for use by Schools to assist students who have been adversely affected by the Covid19 lockdown restrictions. Ultimately though the plan is that the game will be developed and will help secure the future of the Liverpool Heartbeat Charity. This is a very exciting time for us! Latest news from the charity we have been nominated for the Queen's Award for all the community work Liverpool Volunteers have been doing. For example, in February we launched a School Superhero competition that reached 5000+ students throughout the 6 Liverpool Borough Councils. The competition will culminate in a prize giving event, held at the Bluecoat Chambers where 23 winners from various Schools will receive prizes and recognition for their talent and hard work. Watch out for our next sponsored event where we will have a Team taking part in the Across Mersey Swim. This event was 1st registered by John Hulley, in the 1863 Grand Liverpool Olympic Festival. I'm sure you all understand that everything we do comes at a cost and Liverpool Heartbeat can only continue carrying out all it's the good works because of the generosity of people like you. I offer my sincere thanks to all who have already donated to the event. If you would like to donate to Liverpool Heartbeat or want to find out how you can get involved, please visit:- LiverpoolHeartBeat.Co.UK. Please remember that there are of course many other ways you can help the charity:-

 Any donation, big or small is greatly appreciated.

 You could become a sponsor of our next magazine.

 Nominate Liverpool Heartbeat to be the 'Charity of the year' for your company or the company you work for.

 Organise a raffle or even a fun fundraising event then donate the funds raised to Liverpool Heartbeat.

 Anything else you can think of.

Remember, every single penny donated will be used to help children and young adults across Merseyside."
Robin Baynes MBE, Founder Liverpool Heartbeat.


Family Shows Announced For Liverpool Theatre Festival Next Month

4 new shows for children form part of this year's programme for the return of Liverpool Theatre Festival in September 2021. The exciting family friendly shows will give youngsters the chance to experience live entertainment in a fantastic outdoor setting during the 10 day event. Organisers have this week added 4 family friendly shows to the line up, When Another Dragon Roars; Boing…Meow! The Musical; Twelfth Night; and Goldilocks And The Fab 4. Tickets are on sale now. Liverpool Theatre Festival runs between Wednesday, 1 September and Sunday, 12 September 2021, and is once again being staged at St Luke's Bombed Out Church, in Liverpool City Centre.

The programme features mainstream and established acts, artists and productions, and already includes:- 2Gorgeous4U (Wednesday, 1 September 2021); The Last 5 Years (Friday, 3 September 2021); Everybody's Talking About Musicals (Saturday, 4 September 2021); Electric Dreams (Sunday, 5 September 2021); An Evening Without Kate Bush (Monday 6 September 2021); Beneath The Stars (Thursday, 9 September 2021); Broken Biscuits (Friday, 10 September 2021); Laughterhouse Comedy (11 September 2021); with Something About George; The George Harrison Story closing the festival (12 September 2021).

When Another Dragon Roars is on Saturday, 4 September 2021, at 11.30am. The show runs for 45 minutes. The show fuses Altered Scale's outstanding puppetry with Petite Ullaloom's unique storytelling style, and is directed by Kevin Dyer. Alfie and his Mum are going camping to get away from everything, and to spend some quality time together. Alfie finds it hard to talk, his Mum does too. They share stories about dragons, scary ones, sulky ones, angry ones, and funny ones. They discover that emotions, like dragons, are tricky beasts. Sometimes they need to be tamed, sometimes they need to be released. Told with charm and humour, this is a thoughtful and heart warming show for children and adults alike.

Boing…Meow! The Musical is on Sunday, 5 September, at 11.30am. The show runs for 50 minutes. This musical adaptation of new children's book Boing…Meow! comes from Asa Murphy, the writer of The Monkey With No Bum book and stage production, which was recently premiered at Liverpool Theatre Festival's new works showcase, Little LTF. Stanley is a cat, and this is his story searching for the perfect place to sleep. There is nothing in this world that Auntie May loves more than her ginger cat Stanley, but like all cats, Stanley loves to go wondering around the local neighbourhood looking for the best and most comfortable place to have his afternoon nap. Audiences are invited to join Auntie May as she searches for Stanley with the help of songs, dancing, and interactive games.

12th Night by William Shakespeare is on Saturday, 11 September 2021, at 1pm. The show runs for 2 hours. Presented by The Boaty Theatre Company, this is a swashbuckling adventure of love, life, and mistaken identity. When a devastating storm separates and shipwrecks twins Olivia and Sebastian, they must do their best to carve out a new life in a strange land, each believing the other twin has perished. Olivia is the young Governess of Illyria island, but the pirates are thriving; led by Captain Orsina they are over running the port and controlling the Town. Featuring a live pirate band, a fearsome yet lovable Pirate Queen, and a fool or 2, the production promises family fun as The Boaty Theatre Company breathes new life into 1 of Shakespeare's best loved comedies.

Goldilocks And The Fab 4 is on Sunday, 12 September 2021, at 1pm. The show runs for 60 minutes. From the team who presented A Fairy Tale Journey Across The Mersey at last year's Liverpool Theatre Festival, comes a brand new magical, musical, mash up family panto. Audiences are invited on a journey with Goldilocks as she takes flight on a broomstick. After the fright of her life, Goldilocks runs off into a magical forest to search for her parents. Little does she know that her biggest adventure awaits in a large castle in the middle of the woods, she has stumbled upon a great School of witchcraft and wizardry. She meets the Fab 4, who have something magical to tell her. She must face her greatest fears and save her parents from the Wicked Queen of the Enchanted Forest.

Producer and Artistic Director Bill Elms commented:- "We are delighted to add four exciting new family friendly shows to the Liverpool Theatre Festival programme for 2021. The children's shows proved very popular during last year's festival and also at the recent Little LTF, so we're very keen to ensure this new line up again includes live entertainment to cater for all ages. Youngsters enjoying Liverpool Theatre Festival are our audiences of the future so we want to give them a positive and memorable experience to start their journey."

Liverpool Theatre Festival was 1st staged in September 2020 and was created by Liverpool Theatre Producer, Bill Elms. Bill stepped in to bring entertainment back to audiences after theatres across the country were ordered to close their doors as part of the 1st Coronavirus lockdown in March 2020; giving live performance and creatives a platform during the most challenging of times.

The outdoor festival went on to be a huge success, scooping an award and shortlisted for further accolades, winning praise across the industry for once again giving live performance a platform during the most challenging of times.

The festival has already been expanded for 2021 with the addition of Little LTF, a new strand and sister event to showcase new works and champion talent. 7 day Little LTF took place in mid July and attracted more than 1,200 festival goers.

Liverpool Theatre Festival is funded by Liverpool City Council and Culture Liverpool, sponsored by Falconer Chester Hall, and supported by Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres and dBS Solutions. The festival will adhere to any Covid19 and Government guidelines required at the time.

Visit:- LiverpoolTheatreFestival.Com for the latest news updates.


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