IWM North on Shortlist for Stirling Prize for Architecture
IMPERIAL WAR Museum north has today been short listed for the country’s most
high profile and prestigious prize for architecture. The Stirling
Prize is organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects and
is awarded annually to the architects of the building which has made
the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past
The Museum is one of 6 buildings on the shortlist. The architect is
Daniel Libeskind who has gone on from completing IWM North in 2002
to be the architect for the master plan at the Ground Zero project
in New York.
Brought up in a family that had experienced the destructive effects
of the Second World War in Poland, Libeskind has been involved in a
number of buildings that tackle the themes of war and conflict. His
vision for IWM North is of a world shattered by war and put back
together through human endeavour and ingenuity to form the
distinctive shape of the building. The Museum is unique in that its
themes and content are signalled from the architecture.
Director of IWM North, Jim Forrester, said:- “We are
delighted that the Museum has been short listed for this prestigious
prize. It marks the innovation, creativity and commitment shown by
Daniel Libeskind and his team to this project, and is testament to
the successful work of all the design and construction teams who
completed this Museum on time and on budget in 2002.”
IWM North has become one of the North West’s leading visitor
attractions in the 2 years since it opened, welcoming more that
three quarters of a million visitors.
Hall Grand Bonfire & Firework Display
Meols Hall, Churchtown,
Southport on Saturday November 6 2004 is opening it's gates at
5:00pm for the annual Bonfire & Firework
night. Bonfire will be lit at 6:30pm, Firework display
8:00pm. Fairground, BBQ, Disco, Sideshows, Bar. Ticket
prices... At gate Adults £6 Children 5-11yrs £3. Advance
Adults £5 Children 5-11 yrs £2. For more information contact
AWARD FOR HEALTHY SCHOOLS LAUNCHED BY THE TEACHING AWARDS TRUST
FOLLOWING the launch of the government’s Healthy Living Blueprint on September 6, school communities across the North West of England are being urged to make a nomination in a brand new category for the Teaching Awards 2005 – the Award for Healthy Schools.
This category will be open to schools which can demonstrate a commitment to a healthy lifestyle in schools, balanced school meals, a commitment to exercise within the school, walking to school initiatives, water coolers in schools and after school clubs running sports programmes or healthy eating related programmes.
The Award for Healthy Schools is one of 10 categories in the Teaching Awards 2005 ranging from the Award for Outstanding New Teacher, the Award for Teaching Assistant of the Year, the Award for Teacher of the Year, the Award for Working with Business and the Community (also new for 2005), to the Award for Lifetime Achievement.
David Hanson, Chief Executive of the Teaching Awards Trust, said:- "Parents obviously have an important role to play in encouraging their children to adopt a healthy lifestyle. However, as the Secretary of State for Education & Skills, Charles Clarke MP, recently said, parents and schools must work in partnership to instil these values in our children – a quick look at child obesity levels* is proof of how urgently this matter needs to be addressed by schools and all those with a responsibility for the future of our