presents Jazz at the Palm House
Girl & Descarga “...Latin music with the freshness of a new century”
Almeida Girl and Descarga will appear at the
Palm House, Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 on Sunday 16 July 2006 At
7.30pm. Café style seating, Full bar and refreshments on sale.
Unreserved tickets @ £16.50 now available from the Unity Theatre Box
Office, Hope Place, Liverpool L1 0151 709 4988 or
We turn Liverpool’s most popular music venue into a Latin carnival.
The 9-piece band from Manchester have combined their love for Latin
music with inspired song writing, tight arranging and incredible
musicianship. Almeida Girl & Descarga’s sound is built around
the mesmerizing voice and lyrics of Gibraltarian lead singer Kirsty
Almeida. Her deft melodies in both English and Spanish intertwine
over a burning rhythm section, while the horns fill it all out with
blazing riffs, mambos and solos.
The band have been blazing a trail of relentless touring which has
seen them become one most exciting and dynamic bands on the UK
scene. Their roving carnival has taken them on adventures far and
wide and has ignited festival crowds with their Latin meltdown.
Almeida Girl & Descarga’s acclaimed debut album “Llanita” was
released in 2004 establishing them as talented songwriters and a
creative force to be reckoned with. The album’s title track made it
to the semi finals of the International Songwriting Competition and
their storming reworking of “I Heard It Though The Grapevine”
is featured on the Nascente release “The Beginners Guide to Latin
Contact by phone:- 0151 707
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LAUNCH OF UNIQUE ACCESS GUIDE
A UNIQUE new guide, designed to empower Liverpool's thousands
of disabled residents to get out and do what they want to do, is set
to launch. Put together thanks to sponsorship from Liverpool
Culture Company and Marks and Spencer DisabledGo- Liverpool will
open up this area to residents and visitors.
DisabledGo and Liverpool Culture Company have worked with hundreds
of shops, pubs, restaurants, cinemas and other public venues, so
that DisabledGo- Liverpool can provide access details for these
goods and service providers. This information can make a huge
difference for people with hearing, vision or mobility related
access concerns. The guide may also be useful for older people and
those with pushchairs.
By logging on to
DisabledGo.info people can
check, for example, whether a pub is accessible to a wheelchair
user, whether a cinema can offer a hearing loop, whether a hotel
offers adapted rooms, and whether a restaurant offers menus in large
print or Braille.
The guide will also enable Liverpool's business and service
providers to contact the huge number of customers who have access
concerns. According to government figures there are 11 million
disabled people in the UK with an annual spending power of £80
billion. This guide will help local businesses to reach new
customers among Liverpool's residents and visitors.
Commenting in advance of the launch the founder of DisabledGo,
wheelchair user Gregory Burke, said:- "The constant need to
write or telephone to enquire about access really affects people's
confidence to get out and do what they want to do. Never knowing
whether a building will be accessible or whether staff will have a
helpful attitude makes you think twice before going out. DisabledGo
ends that uncertainty by providing detailed access information and
enabling people to judge for themselves whether a shop, restaurant
or theatre is accessible for their own needs."
Councillor Richard Marbrow, Executive Member - Central Services
said:- "This is a great new service for Liverpool's residents.
DisabledGo's detailed information will empower people to check
access to all kinds of places, and to more easily participate in
everything that our area has to offer. The project will help raise
awareness among local businesses that a huge number of people are
affected by access issues, and that becoming more accessible is all
about providing better service to more customers. The council is
delighted to be sponsoring this new web directory in partnership
with Marks and Spencer."
A spokesman for Liverpool Marks and Spencer added:- "At Marks
& Spencer, we are keen to improve access for all our customers to
our products and services. We believe that the DisabledGo website
provides comprehensive information, which answers a real need, and
will make a genuine difference to disabled people's daily lives.
It's great that we can support this service here in Liverpool and in
other areas across the UK."
Gregory Burke concluded:- "Disabled people are no small
minority. 1 in 6 of the British population is disabled and disabled
people have an annual spend of £80 billion. Those are numbers that
any business or service provider should take seriously. I'm
immensely grateful to Marks & Spencer and Liverpool Culture Company
for the support they have given us, and I hope that this guide will
open up all that Liverpool has to offer to everyone."