THE HUB OF FASHION
McCartneys and Alexander McQueens are being offered the chance to
have their clothing showcased at a catwalk with a difference!
HUB Festival, the UK’s largest free annual urban youth culture
event, has launched a fashion competition to clothe international
break dance artists at this year’s event.
The prestigious design competition is open to 14 to 25 year olds,
and will be judged by a panel of professional break dance artists.
They will decide on five winning designs, to be created for the
annual two-day event at Otterspool Promenade on 14 July 2007 to 15
Councillor Warren Bradley, Leader of Liverpool City Council, said:-
"HUB is nationally recognised as the leading event in urban
youth culture and we are always looking at ways to improve it. This
competition is a fantastic opportunity for budding designers to get
a foot on the fashion ladder and showcase their work to a huge
The clothes will be worn by the artists during the UK’s only outdoor
International Breakdance Crew
Competition, which features crews from Martinique, last year's
winners from France, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Korea competing
for a £2,000 prize.
Designs are be restricted to t-shirts, hooded tops or accessories
(sweat bands, caps). The HUB Festival, now in its fifth year,
is organised by the Liverpool Culture Company. It celebrates a
vibrant mix of urban art, music and extreme sports including
skateboarding, BMX, in-line skating, break dancing and body popping.
More than 15,000 people are expected to attend the high-energy
Application forms for the HUB Fashion Competition are available
Deadline for entries
is Friday 20 April 2007. Only one entry per person. Entrants under
the age of 18
must have consent by parent / guardian.
NOSE GETS RED NOSE
ONE of the
biggest noses in the North West was unveiled for Comic Relief on 16
March 2007. Manchester Airport's Concorde, on loan from British
Airways, was given her very own big red nose for the fundraising
event and the team at the Aviation Viewing Park at Manchester
Airport, where she lives, opened the doors on the supersonic jet to
raise money for Comic Relief.
Manchester Airport's Colin Harris who runs the Aviation Viewing Park
and looks after the retired Concorde said:- "She's famous for
her big nose so we just had to put a red nose on it! We're very keen
to help raise money for this worthwhile cause."
Judo club gets belting prize
judo club was presented with a top prize by leading Commonwealth and
The Silver Club mark award was presented to Fairfield Community
Centre Judo Club by Commonwealth medalist and British Judo
Association chairman, Densign White, who was joined by three time
Paralympics gold medalist Simon Jackson.
It is the first Judo club in northern England to achieve such
excellence and it is based on outstanding effort in areas such as
training, coaching, accessible facilities, childcare protection and
commitment to diversity.
Chairperson of the AYAC Judo club, Christine Anderson said:-
“It is an honour to be a part of this wonderful organization as
everyone from volunteers to members of the club has contributed
immensely to its success.
I am so happy to see the club grow so much so quickly, what we have
achieved is fantastic, we are the
first club in the whole of northern England to receive this award,
and it makes me very proud.
There is a misconception about the sport, many people think it is an
aggressive and forceful activity, however, Judo is a much more
gentle form of martial arts that promotes well being and builds
healthy spirit, mind and body.”
AYAC has been running for the past 30 years and has recently been
refurbished. It caters for over 50 members from the ages of 4 to 84.
Its aim is to provide easily accessible facilities for fun and
leisure, helping build a healthier lifestyle for the members of the
Many of their members, with help from highly qualified coaches, have
gone on to dominate the competitive world of judo, Senior Member
David Faulkner won a gold and bronze medal at the under 90s Senior
Open Championship, and a lot of their younger members have also won
numerous trophies and medals in National Youth Games.
Council leader Warren Bradley said:- “It’s always exciting to
see community centres thrive and AYAC has achieved exceptional
standards and that deserves recognition.
They have proven that judo can be practiced by anyone regardless of
age, sex or ability, I would encourage more Liverpudlians to be
proactive and join a sports and leisure centre, this will help us
tackle the ever growing problem of obesity and heart conditions.”
AYAC is open to everyone; they run an active diversity scheme which
encourages people with disabilities to take part in the sport.