HAVE A PHARAOH TIME AT PRESCOT!
KNOWSLEY offers the chance to
experience a flavour of Ancient Egypt at the latest stunning
exhibition at the Prescot Museum.
A forgotten age of boy kings, glittering tombs, and awesome pyramids
is available to explore at Museum for FREE!
The Land of the Pharaohs exhibition includes many exciting objects
including a complete set of canopic jars, used to store body parts
in the tombs, and many other items allowing visitors to discover
many aspects of life in this incredible civilisation. Find out more
about what everyday life was like for the Egyptians by delving into
the details of religion, home life, royalty and work.
While the Egyptians have long been a source of fascination for
people of all ages, the museum is also hoping to engage many local
schoolchildren with the subject, offering a number of schools
workshops. These are particularly aimed at teachers and children
studying at Key Stage 2 (age 7-11), and will include a varied
programme of activities within the museum and in workshops out and
about in schools across the borough.
There will also be themed holiday events during February half term
and in the Easter Holidays, which will allow all other children from
Knowsley and further afield to join in with some ancient antics!
The exhibition runs until 23 April 2006 and admission is free!
Prescot Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm
to 5pm, and on Sundays from 2pm to 5pm, and Mondays by appointment
(excluding bank holidays). For more information, contact the museum
on 0151 430 7787.
THE ART OF
THE National Museums Liverpool is hosting a
Valentine's singles night at the Walker Art Gallery from 1900- 2100
hours on Friday 10 February 2006.
The inspiration for the evening is the stunning exhibition Conrad
Shawcross:- the Steady States. Shawcross has been described as the Da
Vinci of the 21st Century because of his awesome sculptures that use
noise and light to explore cosmology, quantum mechanics and musical
theory. In creating a wonderful sensory atmosphere, where art fuses
with science and music, the exhibition provides a stimulating
backdrop for meeting new people.
Guests are kept entertained and encouraged to mingle with various
· Private tours of the beautiful Walker Art Gallery, including the
· Ice-breaker games and quiz
· Indulgent refreshments including Smirnoff Norsk Vodka and
Thornton's Eden chocolate.
Single in the City, a popular event for the singletons of the North
West, takes place in different cultural organisations across
Liverpool. Set in beautiful locations with things of interest to see
and do, the events create a relaxed environment- perfect for meeting
like-minded people and making new friends.
Tickets to the event cost just £5 each. Places are limited so please
book in advance. For more information or to book your place call
Kathy McKeon on 0151 478 4616 or
Liverpool Porcelain @ Botanic
THE Botanic Gardens Museum on
Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport is holding a rare opportunity to
see a selection of items from the Bishop Collection of Liverpool
Porcelain. The items on display will include a 18th
centaury porcelain from Liverpool China manufactures, such as
Pennington and Richard Chaffers & Company. The
exhibition is open from February 7 to 23 April 2006 and opening
times are 11am to 3pm from Tuesday to Friday. Saturdays and
Sundays are 2pm to 5pm, closed Mondays.
THE Atkinson Art Gallery on Lord
St. Southport is displaying an exhabition of work by local artists.
The exibition will be open to the 4 March 2006. Opening times are
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am to 5pm and Thursdays and
Satuday 10am to 1pm. Closed Sunday. Admission is FREE!
EDUCATION SECRETARY OPENS NCH ST HELENS CHILDREN'S CENTRE
RT HON. Ruth Kelly MP, Secretary of State for Education & Skills,
officially opened Central Link Children's Centre on Friday, 27
January, 2006. The centre in Westfield Street, St Helens, managed by
leading children's charity NCH, provides help and support for local
parents to provide the best start for their children.
The Education Secretary toured the Children's Centre, meeting
parents, carers and staff who play a vital role in the development
of the programme. The new Central Link Children's Centre, run by NCH
in partnership with St. Helens Council, offers a combined range of
Sure Start services. These include ante-natal advice, early years
day care and education, family support and training opportunities.
In addition, there are links to local schools, childminders,
Jobcentre Plus, and many other agencies.
Clare Tickell, Chief Executive of NCH who attended the opening
says:- "NCH feels privileged to work with the families in the
local community helping them to ensure that their children have the
best possible start in life. We bring over 130 years experience of
working with children to St Helens and we thank the Education
Secretary for taking time out of her busy schedule to mark this very
Rt Hon. Ruth Kelly MP, Secretary of State for Education & Skills
says:- "It is a pleasure to open an initiative which will
directly benefit families in the St Helens area. NCH runs a number
of Children's Centres and their expertise in conjunction with St
Helens Council will make a huge difference. Through integrated
services like this, we help ensure all families have access to
appropriate support and that children have the opportunities to
achieve the best start in life. This is a service which will be
popular with parents and we are committed to ensuring the education
system is more responsive."
St. Helens MPs Dave Watts and Shaun Woodward, Council Leader Marie
Rimmer and Carole Hudson, Chief Executive of St Helens Council also
showed their support for the innovative new service by attending the
The Children's Centre offers parents with children under five living
in the town centre, Gerrards Bridge, Hard Lane, Cowley Hill, Queens
Park, Eccleston, West Park and the Shires a safe and caring
Cllr Terry Shields, the Council's Executive Member for Children and
Young People's Services, said:- "I am proud to see this
building already being used by so many children of all ages in such
a short space of time. I know that with the help of parents and
partners the programme will go from strength to strength in
achieving the Children's Centres objectives."