New Year's Eve Fireworks
CATHOLIC Cathedral was lit up by five tonnes of fireworks that
were ignited around the world famous building. The fireworks,
which were lifted on to the roof from inside the Cathedral using a
300 foot winch on Thursday 30 December, were to mark the end of
Year of Faith In One City. But in acknowledgement of the disaster
in the Indian Ocean, representatives of the British Red Cross and
St John Ambulance collected donations for the victims, and the
crypt in the Cathedral was also open to anyone who wanted quiet
contemplation and prayer. The event raised £3,500.
Liverpool City Council
leader, Mike Storey, issued an after the event statement saying:- "The
Year of Faith in One City brought together people of all faiths
and communities, and it is wonderful that they united to help the
people of South East Asia. Just as the world is uniting to help,
so we will unite as a city to offer our own prayers and support,
at the end of one year, and the beginning of a new year.
We feel that it
is a positive step to try and do something practical for the
victims of the disaster in this way and offer people the chance
for a moment of quiet contemplation and reflection for the victims
of this terrible catastrophe. Working with the Red Cross in this
way, seems a better option than cancelling an event which people
of all ages look forward to and which would have proved very
The 20 minute show
started at the main steps to the Cathedral and then gradually
moved up to the pinnacle of the Cathedral, ending in a dazzling
explosion of colour.
The display was seen
by an estimated 5,000 people in the city centre and from as far
away as the Welsh mountains.
Operations Director of the Liverpool Culture Company, said:-
'"This display is a spectacular sight and a fitting end to
our year of Faith In One City. The Cathedral is an amazing piece
of architecture and the display will be a show like no other in
Bradley, Executive Member for Leisure, said:- "Liverpool
is fast gaining a reputation for hosting amazing firework
festivals. Our events team has already won national awards for
shows such as this.
the city is gaining in staging and managing world class festivals
and events will be invaluable in 2007 for the city's 800th
birthday, and in 2008 for our year as European Capital of
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