THE first ever Wicked Weekend, an
exciting two day youth festival, was held over the 25
August 2007 and 26 August 2007 on Princes Park Southport.
The event was hailed as a huge success
attracting young people from all over Merseyside to the
event that had a mobile skate park, with free tuition
from Team Extreme, BMX ramps, inline skating
demonstrations, five-a-side football thanks to Southport
FC. A climbing wall, street dancers of all ages,
funfair, a graffiti wall, as well as other side shows
The event also was a huge attraction
thanks to it offering local bands the chance to play and
show off their talent and play live to their
friends and families on an open air stage.
But best off all... yes all this was
The event was organised by Sefton
MBC's Youth Services, Arcade Sports, The Champion,
Merseyside Police and a group of youths.
Congratulations to all involved in this
event. It is fantastic to see so many young people
having fun and showing that they have some thing to
offer the community.
We hope to see this run
again next year!
here to see more
photos from this event.
THE celebrations start at 10am at
an invertation only service in the Liverpool Parich
Church (Our Lady and St Nicholas). Then a procession
will set off at 11:00am from the church, with members of
Liverpool’s oldest family leading visiting dignitaries
in a civic procession from St Nicholas Church. The route
will go down The Strand, James Street, Castle Street
ending at Liverpool's Town Hall. Then at 11:30am the
official party starts on 28 Tuesday 2007 with the
Liverpool 800 Pageant. This procession around the city
centre will have 800 perfomers decked out in costumes
representing icons themes from Liverpool's past and
present. The route will take it from Churchill flyover,
Dale Street, Castle Street, Lord Street, Whitechapel, St
Johns Lane and ending at St George’s Hall.
Then the fun continues through out the day as pageant
participants head to festival squares, where their will
be live music and entertainment. Other venues and parts
of the city will also be holding events!
At the very end of the day, with the setting of the sun
over the river Mersey, the preparations will be underway
for a spectacular firework finale. This will be an a
show not to be missed... illuminating some of the city's
most iconic architecture and set to a soundtrack
broadcast live on Radio City 96.7. The fireworks will
blast into the sky at 10pm lasting exactly twenty
minutes and seven second (00:20.07) from three fixed
points in front of the Three Graces at the Pier Head and
the roofs of the two Cathedrals.
for the Liverpool 800 Pageant:-
Birkenhead Tunnel Strand exit closed 0930hrs to 1230hrs
The Strand closed 1100hrs to 1130hrs;
Castle Street closed 1030hrs to 1400hrs; James Street,
Lord Street, Victoria Street, Dale Street, North John
Street closed from approx 1100hrs to 1330hrs
Road closures for the Liverpool
Waterfront:- Major closures on The Strand from Great
Howard Street on the North side to Liver Street at the
South end, including minor roads in and around Chapel
Street, Water Street, Brunswick and James Street, from
2000hrs to 2359hrs.
Metropolitan Cathedral:- There will be major closures
around Brownlow Hill, Mount Pleasant, Oxford Street,
Grove Street, Myrtle Street, and Hope Street from
2000hrs to 2359hrs.
Anglican Cathedral:- There will be major closures around
Upper Duke Street, Canning Street, Upper Parliament
Street and Great George Street, Hope Street from 2000hrs