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Date:- 06 August 2007

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SITE Gallery & the Albert Dock Company Are proud to present: The Cream Show

AS Cream gears up to its 15th Anniversary the super brand have joined forces with Liverpool’s Site Gallery and Albert Dock Company to present The Cream Show. This will be very definitely more than just an exhibition, in true Cream style, the show will delight and explore the unique work of Cream Fans from around the world using sights and sounds of the super-club. An international competition has been launched to Customise Cream’ In a bold move James Barton has handed over the image of Cream to anyone who wants to make it their own.

Cream CEO James Barton says:- “We will be celebrating our 15th birthday this October, and what better time to allow people to get creative with our brand image than this milestone age. Over the years the logo has been designed in hundreds of different ways for the many different events that we’ve held around the world, however, this is the first time that we’ve allowed anyone other than ourselves to get creative with it, I’m really excited to see the results”

Joe Edge, Director of The Albert Dock Company said:- “Cream is representative of a generation and the Albert Dock Company is very excited about this international competition, bringing fresh ideas and talent to The Cream Show, where better than a World Heritage Site to bring such a unique exhibition of popular culture in the lead up to the Capital of Culture Year.”

‘Cream represents such a cultural icon. Over the last 15 years, their music, visuals, attitude and state of mind have been one of the biggest influences on popular culture in the UK and around the world. To work directly with them on putting together this show is something of a dream come true - not just because they are who they are, but because this offers us all the opportunity to make a show which truly crosses over the borders between art, design and popular culture. That's why we've also opened up the show to allow Cream fans from around the world to participate in our 2 online competitions. In this way, they'll have the opportunity to have their designs or films shown alongside the art and design works that we've specially commissioned for the show - as well as the exciting public events that we'll be organising with Cream at the Albert Dock. Its going to be so much fun - and a brilliant experience for anyone who comes along.’ Said John Byrne curator of Site

Uniquely,The Cream Showis also offering a chance for Cream fans around the world to participate in the exhibition by entering one or both of our competitions.  As the first of its kind this unique art exhibition is also open to everyone from all corners of the globe; allowing those with a passion for Cream or electronic music to have their works exhibited via one or both of our online competitions.

The online competitions

Customise Cream

Taking the Cream logo as your starting point, anyone is invited to send jpgs of their artworks and designs for this competition. Works can be fun, frivolous, critical, thought provoking or political.

The best art works and designs for the ‘Customise Cream’ show will be edited into a video which will be shown in the Liverpool Biennial Cinema at Site www.ljmu.ac.uk/site (and at this year’s Creamfields festival on 25 August 2007). A version of the film will be available on-ine.

Send emails with your artworks/designs attached (as jpg images, 300dpi) to The Site team email. Remember to give us some details about yourself and your ideas. Feel free to include a photo of yourself if you wish. The final deadline for this project is Wednesday 15 August 2007, but the earlier you get your artwork/designs to us the better.

‘Cream Video’.

For this competition, you have the choice of 3 tracks (from artistes appearing at this year’s Creamfields festival) these are:

The Chemical Brothers Do It Again
Groove ArmadaGet Down
Justice Dance

And use one of these tracks as the background for shooting, editing, mashing, scratching, dubbing (or whatever) your very own Cream Video. Participants are then required to upload their videos onto You Tube, and to send us their details (and a link to their work) at sitegalleryliverpool@hotmail.co.uk.

Once again, don’t be afraid to criticize, don’t be afraid to re-generate, deteriorate or re-energise.  Entries must also be submitted by 11 August 2007.

The Winner of this competition will win VIP tickets to this year’s Creamfields festival and may be used for a viral campaign and unleashed to the world. The best of the rest will also be made available as links on the Cream and Site Web Sites and My Spaces.

For both competitions, the best works will be selected by a panel including James Barton (Cream CEO), John Byrne (Manager and Co-curator of Site), Paul Domela (Liverpool Biennial and Co-curator of Site) and Helen Klemm (Site/Design Academy Outreach Manager).

You can view a selection of the work at the following link to a VIDEO

The Cream Show will open to the public on Wednesday 22 August (PV 21 Tuesday 2007) and will run until 23 September 2007. It will be held at Site Gallery, Albert Dock, Liverpool.

Site is a collaboration between Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool Biennial and the Albert Dock Company. The Cream Show is fully supported by Cream.

IS YOUR FAMILY A WORK OF ART?

THE Liverpool Food Lovers Festival will be literally turning families into art as they search for parents, siblings and relatives to appear in an art exhibition in the Albert Dock as part of the 2 week festival which starts on September 3.  The art exhibition will be a collection of photographs taken by and of Liverpudlian families sharing a meal together and will be available to view at the Albert Dock from 8 September 2007.

All Liverpool based families are being urged to enter in this once in a lifetime opportunity by sending in pictures of their families sharing their favourite dish whether it be a weekly Sunday Roast or Fish and Chips in front of the TV, whatever best captures the essence and spirit of their family meal.  The inspiration comes form iconic Liverpool soap Bread where the Boswells spent their time eating, talking and deliberating around the kitchen table and the pictures will be a celebration of Liverpudlian love of food and family time.

Finalists will be chosen by a celebrity photographer and chosen winners will attend a gala opening evening on 8 September to unveil the photographs.

Sue Nelson, Chief Executive of North West Fine Food and organisers of the festival comments:- ‘Liverpool is a city that always has and always will value family meal times. We want to celebrate this and make it an integral part of the Festival, as it will express the cultural heritage of the city.  We are offering the chance to make families famous by appearing the exhibition so we are hoping the people of Liverpool will inundate us with their photographs.’

Anybody wishing to enter should send digital images to artonaplate@brazenpr.com.  Closing date for entries is 20 August 2007.

Liverpool woman leads camp to protect church heritage

A 23 year old PE teacher has been appointed as the volunteer leader for an important heritage project in Wentworth. Kate Cummings, from Liverpool, is spending her summer break as a CSV volunteer organiser for Cathedral Camps.

Kate says:- "I wanted to spend my summer doing something with a positive impact for local heritage. I will be leading a group of young volunteers from across the World. During the week, we'll be using cameras to create a unique record of churchyard gravestones inscriptions and develop new ideas for improving the rate and experience of the church's visitors."

CSV's Cathedral Camp will be held at Wentworth Cathedral from 8 August 2007 to 15 August 2007.   Cathedral Camps has over 25 years experience of drawing on volunteers' energy to help conserve Britain's cathedrals and churches. Cathedral Camps are working with CSV (Community Service Volunteers) which creates opportunities for people to take an active part in the life of communities through volunteering, training and community action.

Arnie Wickens, Assistant Director of CSV, said:- "Cathedral Camps demonstrate the positive impact that young people make in helping to protect our architectural heritage. Volunteers' time, energy and enthusiasm plays an important role in preserving social history and preventing landmark buildings from falling into disrepair."

Kate says:- "I have been going to these camps for 6 years now. I love meeting new people and making new friends from all over the world. It is great to see the people attending the camps gain confidence and really enjoy themselves."

Anyone wanting to find out more about CSV's Cathedral Camps should visit:- www.cathedralcamps.org.uk.

Are you the ultimate BFFs - Best Friends Forever?

TO coincide with the release of BRATZ: THE MOVIE, Best Friendz Forever Week is taking place from 10 to 17 August. During this time the stars of the film, the world famous Bratz: Sasha, Cloe, Jade and Yasmin, will be touring the UK making live appearances and finding out who are the UK’s Best Friendz.

Friends matter and best friends can help young people to feel confident and able to face all the difficulties life throws at them, particularly the move from junior to senior school, just like the characters in Bratz: The Movie.

Best Friendz Forever Week is a chance to celebrate all that’s great about your friends. The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) a group of organizations, who work together to reduce bullying, and create safer environments, in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn promotes a similar message through its anti-bullying work in England.

Gill Frances of ABA says:- ‘Anti Bullying Alliance welcomes Bratz: the movie because it helps young people to understand the value of friendship and how your best friends can help you when you’re being bullied’.

As long as they can remember, Yasmin, Jade, Sasha and Cloe have been "BFF" - Best Friends Forever. Inseparable since they first met, the young girls have always supported each other's personalities, talents and fabulous fashion styles. But now as the foursome enter High school Yasmin, Jade, Sasha and Cloe face a brand new world: a blackboard jungle, where for the first time they discover life as a teenager means dealing with a system of social cliques, all strictly enforced by senior Meredith Baxter Dimly. Finding themselves being pulled further and further apart, the girls finally realize that their friendship is all it takes to fight peer pressure and unite the school, in turn learning that empowerment means standing up for your friends and being true to yourself.

BRATZ:- THE MOVIE is released in cinemas across the UK on 17 August 2007.

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