Light at World Museum Liverpool. National Museums Liverpool is
marking this year’s Hindu festival Diwali with fantastic free events
for all the family in November. Local children from schools across
Merseyside are wowing crowds at World Museum Liverpool’s Treasure
House Theatre on Saturday 12 November 2005 with special dance shows
at 1330 and 1415 hours. The performances promise to be a fitting
celebration for this year’s Festival of Light, combining different
styles of movement, music and dress from various regions of India.
The dancers have been honing their moves in a programme of music and
dance workshops, which are part of a Liverpool Culture Company
project called Introducing India. The project aims to teach children
about all aspects of Indian culture including the country’s
religion, values and traditions.
Purvi Parikh, the workshop facilitator, says:- “Dance is such
an important part of Indian culture and it this a great way to make
it accessible to everyone. The children have been working very hard
to make this show a real celebration of Diwali.”
Visitors to the Weston Discovery Centre on Saturday 5 November and
Sunday 6 November 2005 can join in celebrations with will have the
opportunity to dress up in traditional Indonesian costumes and put
on a performance of their own with Javanese puppets and Eastern
Tickets are required for Treasure House Theatre shows. They can be
collected free of charge from World Museum Liverpool information
Letters To Editor:- "Treat Or Trick?: How Older People Can Deal
With Unwelcome Callers"
"A KNOCK at the
door on Halloween or Guy Fawkes Night is an annoyance for most
people, but generally these callers turn out to be completely
harmless. However, we at Help the Aged are concerned that in some
cases unsolicited callers at this time of year are particularly
distressing for older people. Even more so if a trick is carried out
or if that person feels under pressure to give money to the caller
for ‘the guy’.
In light of this, we at Help the Aged would like to offer some
simple advice to your older readers on how to feel secure at this
time of year.
1. Always put the door chain on and look out of the window or spy
hole to see who is there before opening the door.
2. Take particular care if there is more than one person on your
doorstep, which you can easily check if you have a spy hole
3. If in doubt keep them out. Often, and quite unnecessarily, people
feel embarrassed about refusing to let someone in at the door. But
you should only open the door if you feel safe to do so. If you do
not feel safe opening the door, then don’t.
4. If you get unwelcome callers and feel particularly threatened,
dial 999 and ask for the police.
Hopefully, by being aware of these precautionary measures, older
people will feel safer in their homes. Help the Aged has
SeniorSafety programmes in around 40 areas across the country that
aim to help older people feel more secure in their own homes. Older
people concerned about their security can find out more about these
services, by calling 01255 473 999." Yours faithfully, Eve
Brimacombe, National SeniorSafety Manager.