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Edition No. 158

Date:- 03 July 2004

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THE garden of a local school due for closure will be saved thanks to the efforts of its green-fingered students.

Pupils found the perfect spot within the forest land of Sutton Manor to preserve their beloved garden, and on Friday 9 July it will be moving to its new home.

The St Matthews School garden is looked after and nurtured by 21 students aged between nine and eleven who are all members of the school gardening club. 

St Matthews School, St Helens, is closing on the 16 July due to a fall in numbers and the current pupils will be enrolling at various new schools in the area. 

Jenny Robinson, a teacher from St Matthews, said:- "The garden is lovely and it would be such a shame to be unable to share it after the school closes. The children really enjoy working on the garden and are looking forward to seeing in its new home."

CIRCUS:- Friday July 30
Line-up:- Erick Morillo, Danny Howells, Yousef , Lewis Boardman
Danny Howells

Subliminal's Erick Morillo takes a sabbatical from his Ibiza residency to make a return visit to Liverpool's favourite "Circus" on Friday July 30 alongside another Circus favourite Danny Howells and of course your ringmaster Yousef.

Aside from Ibiza, Morillo's debut artist album "My World" is out now. It's a massive slice of house music full of hot lyrics, dirty beats and soaring vocals from an all-star line-up including Audio Bullys, P.Diddy, Mad Stuntman, Boy George, Terra Deva, DJ Rap, Shawnee Taylor and Leslie Carter.

Danny Howell's new single "Dusk Till Dawn" is out August 9 on C2 Records. He last played at Circus in December 2003. He loves a good Tequila..

THERE WILL BE NO CIRCUS AT THE MASQUE IN AUGUST!! Instead Circus will jointly host a tent at Creamfields with Underwater on August 28th. Line-up
includes Yousef, Darren Emerson, Tim Deluxe (Live), Josh Wink, Mark Farina, Lottie, Tim Westwood, Mutiny, Paul Jackson and Lewis Boardman. Circus will also be visting Ibiza on Tuesday August 24th and 31st at Pacha alongside Underwater and Chibuku. Circus will return to The Masque in September for
it's 'no holds barred' 2ND BIRTHDAY! - Also look out for the Circus versus Chibuku compilation out end of Sept... (not much then!)

Address:- The Masque, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1
Date:- Friday July 30 ... Capacity:- 1100 ... Times starts/ends:- 10pm to 4am ... Entry cost:- £15
DJs:- Erick Morillo, Danny Howells, Yousef, Lewis Boardman


THE Mersey Partnership has landed a second major award within a week for its work to promote Liverpool and Merseyside as a leading tourist destination.

TMP won high praise from a select panel of industry experts judging the prestigious Caterer & Hotelkeeper Magazine Awards. 

The solid bronze "Catey" award was presented by TV personality Carol Smilie during a gala event attended by 900 guests at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel last night. (Tuesday, July 6th)

Last Thursday TMP was presented with another top prize from the British Hospitality Association in recognition of its success in working with partners to promote the region as a tourist destination.

TMP Chief Executive Thomas O’Brien collected the Catey award on behalf of his colleagues and 400-plus member organisations from across Merseyside.

Forbes Mutch, Group Editor of Caterer & Hotelkeeper said:- "Liverpool is now a favoured destination for leisure seekers and weekend breakers, so much so that its tourist potential now attracts 19m visitors a year."

He added:- "The Mersey Partnership has developed a highly successful campaign and the team thoroughly deserves this recognition. This year’s Catey Awards have been a huge success and Caterer & Hotelkeeper is privileged to host them and pay tribute to our industry’s most talented individuals."

Bob Cotton, chief executive of the British Hospitality Association, said that the city would receive a substantial boost from winning the European city of culture, which would have a long-term benefit for the region. He estimated that the financial rewards for the city would run to hundreds millions of pounds through extra tourism.


PALESTINIAN poets and Iraqi singers will be in Liverpool at the weekend to help the city celebrate the highlight of the UK's only Arabic arts festival.

Dancers, singers, musicians and painters from the Middle East and Britain will all perform in a free extravaganza as one of Liverpool's cultural hotspots is converted into an oasis of Arabian delights at the Bluecoat Arts Centre.

Thousands of people are expected to sample the delights of the family orientated event which was the original starting point for what is now, in only it's third year, the month long Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival.

And this year's Arabic weekender is set to be the biggest yet, thanks to a £10,000 grant from Liverpool city council's Creative Community programme. 

The event is one of 80 projects to benefit from the £2m fund to promote Liverpool's second themed Capital of Culture Year - Faith In One City.

Besides free performances and workshops for the public, there will also be film showings, Yemeni food tasting session and a chance to test your Arabic language skills and win a prize!


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