Students to score in front of 40,000
students from across Merseyside are set to score a hit in front of
40,000 football fans this weekend. The 100 youngsters will provide
the pre-match and half time entertainment on the pitch at Goodison
Park this Saturday, 10 September, during the game against
It is part of a project called 'Move It', designed by educational
services provider Pro-Excel in a unique collaboration with Aim
Higher in Wirral and Liverpool. The project, which is also a
partnership with the city council's Everton FC Extra Time study
centre, has offered the students the opportunity to work with high
profile industry professionals in dance, performing arts and media.
Having endured a gruelling audition process over 100 dancers and 30
media students were selected to take part undertaking 5 days of
intensive workshops with leading choreographers and professional
dancers including Fat Boy Slim backing dancer Hannah Morris and Fast
Food Rocker Lucy Meggitt.
Councillor Paul Clein, executive member for children's services in
Liverpool, said:- "This project is a fantastic opportunity for
the students from which they will learn an awful lot. I am sure that
the experience will live with them for a very long time to come and
provide a great springboard for them if they want a career in the
performing arts. Many thanks to Everton FC for giving the youngsters
the opportunity to perform in front of thousands of people."
The students are from Alsop, Archbishop Blanch, St John Bosco, St
Margaret's and Parklands secondary schools in Liverpool, and Wirral
Grammar for Girls, Wallasey, Rock Ferry, Weatherhead, West Kirby
Grammar, Woodchurch High, Prenton High, Park High, St Mary's
College, South Wirral, Upton Hall, and Pensby Girls Schools in
Project Organiser Liam O'Reilly said:- "This is a once in a
lifetime opportunity for young people. The chance to dance in front
of so many people and in front of the idols of so many young people
is absolutely fantastic."
Abigail Williams, Everton FC Extra Time Centre Manager, said:-
"This is an excellent example of a successful partnership project
and I wish all of the young people from Liverpool and Wirral
secondary schools the best of luck with their performance."
The specially choreographed show is heavily influenced by the
heritage of football and in particular Everton Football Club's
illustrious history. It will feature an array of dance techniques
including street dance, jazz, samba and contemporary styles. The
finale of the show will see over 100 dancers form the Everton Club
crest in the centre of the Goodison Park pitch.
RACING TEAM LATESTDO
NOT miss the PCG Sidecar team who are racing this week at
Aintree on the 17 September 2005. Te day will be full of Motorbike
racing and sidecar racing... Lots of action and you might even get
to meet the teams! If you can not make that one, well on 9 Octorber
2005 at Mallory Park Race Track the PCG Team will be at their
Sidecar Festival... To find out more about the team, visit:-
Calling all poets
BUDDING poets should put pen
to paper for Warrington Central Library and Museum's poetry event as
they could be in with a chance of reciting their work in public.
Poets can take their inspiration from the theme for the event, 'What
are your dreams for Warrington in the future', there is no word
limit and entries should be submitted to Wendy at the library by
Friday 30 September.
There will then be a chance for poets to read their work in public
as staff have organised an open mic session for National Poetry Day
on Thursday 6 October in the Golden Square Shopping Centre, which
will be compered by Manchester poet Mike Garry, between 12noon and
Poets can showcase their own work or read out their favourites and
fans who just enjoy listening are welcome to come along. Original
poems could also be published on the library's website and could
find themselves on poetry displays in libraries throughout
Entries can be submitted to Wendy Molyneux at the Warrington Central
Library and Museum, Museum Street, Warrington and for more
information ring Wendy on 01925 442732.
Liverpool's Klondyke Estate arts event nominated for national award
LIVERPOOL’S Clare Brown, 22, is
in line to win a prestigious Whitbread Young Achiever Award for
developing innovative art workshops and events for residents of the
Klondyke Estate in Liverpool. The Klondyke Estate is undergoing
large-scale regeneration with residents having to be re-housed
elsewhere. Clare used her skill as an artist to involve the
community and give it a voice during an uncertain and unsettling
period. She ran drop in sessions for residents to express their
feelings through art projects and used their work to influence her
The Whitbread Young Achievers Awards recognise and reward the
achievements of 16 to 25 year olds who have actively engaged in
volunteering projects across 4 categories, arts, community,
environment and sport, during the past 12 months. Now in the final
40 and one of only 10 remaining in the Arts category, Clare has her
sights firmly set on the first prize of £2000 in cash, £250 in
leisure vouchers and a package of 'money can't buy' opportunities.
The money, along with a 12-month follow-on support programme, is
given by Whitbread to allow the winners to further develop their
The individually tailored 'money can't buy' opportunities are
designed to help the winners grow their ideas and realise their
ambitions. Last year's winners were given the opportunity to produce
a BBC radio programme, to spend a day shadowing a government
minister or to work alongside a national newspaper journalist for a
Clare says:- "The residents of the Klondyke area really have
had very little power over the decisions made regarding their homes.
They haven't had a say about whether they will be re-housed close to
their neighbourhoods of up to 60 years or whether they will even
receive a house on the same estate. Against this background I was
able to galvanise the community and give them inspiration to be
creative and positive."
The short list for the final 12 entries in this year's Whitbread
Young Achiever Awards will be announced on 9 September 2005.
The winners and runners-up will be
announced at a celebration event in London, hosted by TV presenter
June Sarpong, on 23 November 2005.