Microzine: 'Black on White' exhibition, Liverpool Albert Dock!!!
and Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Art and Design have
opened a unique exhibition of classic consumer products, given a
make-over by art and design students.
‘Black on White’ is the latest in a series of experimental
shows at Site, an art space established at the Albert Dock by LJMU’s
School of Art and Design in partnership with Liverpool Biennial.
Since it’s inception in 2003, Microzine has been recognised as one
of the most innovative retailers in the world. Starting as the first
of its kind; a unique two-story concept store especially for men,
the store’s concept was one never explored before; offering the
latest, greatest, next, best, classic, fastest, limited edition and
exclusive of everything for the modern man.
sportswear, art, furniture, technology, music, books, gadgets, beers
and bikes, products are consistently replenished - just like a
magazine is updated each month, Microzine has a new product.
Collaborating with some of their most forward-thinking brands,
Microzine were able to source an eclectic selection of products to
produce the exhibition.
Presented in their purest form; white only, Microzine invited LJMU
art and design students to take these items as a blank canvas and
customise at will, using only one colour, black.
Designs were judged
by a panel, including representatives from Microzine, LJMU and
Liverpool Biennial. Twenty four winning designs now form this
multi-medium exhibition, hosted at LJMU’s art space, ‘Site’,
in the Albert Dock.
Notable products include a MINI Cooper, generously permitted for use
by Williams BMW.
Microzine Managing Director, Chris Lee, comments:- “Obviously
the MINI was granted with one exception; any customisation is
temporary. So students had to think about alternative methods, such
as projections and stickering. The results have been outstanding and
we’re really pleased with the results. We think the brands involved
will be too. We’re happy to give students a ‘live’ brief and hope
that tomorrow’s design leaders will be spotted by today’s industry
John Byrne, LJMU
lecturer and manager of Site, adds:- “Microzine has been a
real catalyst within Liverpool stimulating the debate on the
crossover between art, popular culture and contemporary design. By
working with Microzine and Liverpool Biennial we have been able to
challenge our students to reach higher standards and they’ve more
than met the mark, as the calibre and range of work submitted for
this exhibition has been exceptional.”
‘Microzine: Black on White’ is part of an on-going calendar
of exhibitions at ‘Site’ and will be supported by an
official launch event. After the exhibition items will be auctioned,
with proceeds donated back into LJMU’s School of Art and Design.
Site, situated next to the Panamerican Bar at the Albert Dock, is
open to the public 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday.
Southport Offshore Rescue Getting A New RIB
Offshore Rescue is getting a new RIB... a EPIRB 406 / 121.5 Mhz,
with GPS, has been ordered and will be in place very soon at the
Southport Lifeboat House. The trust is not part of the RNLI and as
such has to raise funds to pay for all the equipment on their
Lifeboat, This EPIRB has cost the trust in excess of £500, and is
for the crews safety on board the lifeboat if the Lifeboat overturns
or is in DISTRESS itself. If you would like to sponsor the cost of
this equipment or would like to donate to the trust please visit
or call the Boathouse on 01704 501471.
THE NORTH WEST AIR AMBULANCE
MAKES TELEVISION DEBUT
THE North West
Air Ambulance will advertise on television for the first time as
part of a major regional awareness campaign.
The 1st showing will be aired on Monday, 23 April 2007 during ITV's
`This Morning` and depicts the rapid response of the
NWAA to a serious car accident in the crucial golden hour.
The thirty seconds advertisement will run a further seventeen times
on ITV until Friday. 27 April 2007, during prime time programmes such
as Coronation Street, The Bill and Loose Women. The advert can also
be viewed on `You Tube`...
Lynda Brislin, Chief Executive of the NWAA said:- "TV
advertising is a big step for us and we hope that the people of the
North West will support the vital service the North West Air
Ambulance provides by donating just 50p per week to help towards
keeping us operational."
The advertisement features NWAA paramedics together with members of
the Blackpool Airport Fire Brigade.
The NWAA costs £1.9 million a year to maintain and yet the
registered charity receives no mainstream funding to keep this vital
service airborne. It files seven days a week, 365 days a year across
5,500 square miles and serves a residential population of seven
million. On average the NWAA is called out four times a day, rising
to up to ten in the summer.
For the patient, the NWAA is the region's only medical air emergency
service. To make a donation call:- 0845 257 2337 (calls cost 3p per
minute, please seek the bill payer's permission) or
kicks off Motability car presentation...
legend, Alan Kennedy, former Liverpool left back, presented the key
of a new Motability car to Claire Swan, from Wavertree, on Thursday
19 April 2007. The event took place at Royal & SunAlliance, New Hall
Place, Old Hall Street, Liverpool.
Presenting Claire with the key to her Renault Scenic Expression,
Alan said:- “This is a fantastic car and a fantastic Scheme,
everyone needs to know about it and the help Motability can provide
to disabled people.”
Claire, aged 40, has Guillian-Barre
syndrome, a disease of the peripheral nerves causing numbness and
weakness of the limbs. She is representative of many people Royal &
SunAlliance Motability assist with their ongoing programme of
fundraising events for Motability’s Charitable Grants fund.
“My condition seemed to come on overnight, explained Claire, and it
took nine months of intense physiotherapy to improve things. At
first I had to rely on taxis and public transport for myself and my
son, Daniel, who is 13 years old, which was a nightmare! Then I
heard about the Motability Scheme and decided to use my mobility
allowance to lease my first car through the Scheme. I also applied
for financial help for adaptations to make it easier to drive and
the car’s been fitted with a steering ball and a push pull hand
controls. It’s great having my independence back, being able to go
and watch my son play football and get to my hospital appointments
Ian Currie, Director of Royal & SunAlliance Motability, commented:-
“I am delighted that Alan Kennedy has been able to join us to
officially present Claire with her new car. Our staff and suppliers
are full of enthusiasm raising funds through a variety of events,
year in, year out. Over the last twelve months they have raised
£17,000 and it’s wonderful to see what a difference all their
efforts make, helping people like Claire.”
Don Brereton CB, Director of Motability, said:- “We are so
impressed and grateful for the energy and resourcefulness staff at
Royal & SunAlliance Motability put into raising money for our
Charitable Grants fund. Their continued support is greatly
appreciated and makes such a difference, enabling our disabled
customers to lead full and active lives.”
Missing Person:- "Bernard Tucker"
Police are becoming concerned for the whereabouts of a 72 year old
man, who has been missing from home since 13 March 2007.
Bernard Tucker, of Wood Road, Halewood, was last seen by his sister
at his home address.
He is described as 5ft 4 tall, a slim to medium build with grey
receding hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a
multi-coloured Marks and Spencer jumper, beige shirt, navy blue
overcoat, black shoes and black trousers.
Mr Tucker is familiar with Garston and Dingle, and is known to spend
time in public houses in those areas.
Anyone who knows of Mr Tucker's whereabouts is asked to contact
Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6999 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.