Christmas Events with National Museums Liverpool
IF YOU want to get away from the TV repeats or the children are
already bored with their presents, National Museums Liverpool have
lots to offer the whole family this Christmas.
The venues are open to the public throughout the Christmas holidays,
except from 1400 hours on the 24 December, when all venues are
closed until Tuesday 27 December. All venues are also closed on New
Years Day. In the mean time, a bustling programme of exhibitions and
events from Smugglers Christmas Lantern making at the Customs and
Excise Museum to enchanting Winter Land Tales at World Museum
Liverpool means there is every opportunity to get into the Christmas
All events at National Museums Liverpool are free. Tickets or
pre-booking are not necessary unless stated otherwise.
For more information go to:-www.nationalmuseumsliverpool.org.uk.
Boutique hotel is
WHEN it opens in spring 2007, Lord Street’s boutique hotel will have
something in common with some of the most famous and luxurious
hotels around the world – the hotel will be named after its founder.
It has been announced that the new hotel will be called The Vincent,
taking the middle name of Paul Vincent Adams, founder and developer
of the hotel and of the award-winning Warehouse Brasserie.
For years hotels have been named after their founders. Over a
century ago, William Waldorf Astor created one of the first ‘grand
hotels’ in New York, combining luxurious elegance with a myriad of
amenities and services. It was named The Waldorf.
The Vincent is also following in the footsteps of world famous first
class hotels such as The Savoy in London (Peter of Savoy), The Drake
in Chicago (William Drake) and The Ritz hotels in London, Paris and
Madrid (Cesar Ritz), as well as leading hotel chains such as Hilton
(Conrad Hilton), Ritz-Carlton (Cesar Ritz), Hyatt (Hyatt R. Vondehn)
and Marriott (J.W Marriott).
The glass-fronted Vincent will feature 57 stylish rooms and suites,
including 6 corner suites and a massive luxury 2 bedroom penthouse
suite in excess of 1000s/f, a bar/lounge, a fully-equipped gym and
treatment room, an upmarket café-deli, and state-of-the-art business
and function facilities.
Mission gets new roof for Christmas from Ibstock Cory Environmental
THE150 year old Moss Bank Mission has a great deal to celebrate
this Christmas thanks to the restoration of its roof, which has been
funded by Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust (ICET). The Christmas
party, on the 10 December, will celebrate the completion of the new
roof and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Mission.
The Christmas social evening will be a Victorian costume party, and
to commence proceedings the local Gala Queen will light the
Christmas tree. All users of Moss Bank Mission will be invited to
join in the festivities, and the many groups that meet there will be
providing the entertainment. The Phoenix Singers will be staging a
performance, the Amateur Operatic group will be singing excerpts
from musicals, such as The King and I, and the children’s dance
class will provide entertainment for all that attend.
The Mission was built in 1856 and donated to the community for the
education of local children. Since 1978, when the school closed, The
Mission has become a focal point for the local community and there
are now over 300 regular users of the facilities. The building has
remained relatively unchanged since it was built, but recently the
roof became a major cause for concern because dangerous structural
defects were evident that were obvious safety hazards. The roof had
also started to let in water, causing major damp problems and was in
desperate need of repair. ICET pledged £20,000 for the work on the
roof, which took seven weeks to complete. The newly renovated roof
is now in pristine condition and everyone can enjoy their Christmas
celebration in the dry and warmth of Moss Bank Mission.
Jim Marsh, Fundraising Co-ordinator, said:- “We would like to
thank Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust for providing the funding for
the roof’s restoration on this extremely historic building. We are
all looking forward to the Christmas celebration and the new roof
has lifted the spirits of the whole community as we are all safe in
the knowledge that The Mission will last another 150 years.”
Angela Haymonds, Secretary of Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust,
said:- “We are very happy to have funded this worthwhile
community project. It is a pleasure to see how many people use Moss
Bank Mission but it was in real need of renovation. I hope that the
restored roof will mean that the community at Moss Bank can enjoy
many more years at The Mission”. Angela continued:-
“We would like to make people aware of the funds available from
the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme (LTCS), that was the source of funds
for this project. The scheme offers money to projects that benefit
communities living within 10 miles of a landfill site. The Trust has
just designed a simple form and an explanatory application pack to
make applying for the funds easy – so applicants do not get bogged
down with red tape.”