ARMY JOINS THE FUN AT LIVERPOOL PAGEANT!
"WELL it is
called the Pageant of Power!” commented Event Organiser
James Hall as he revealed that an awesome Challenger 2 Main Battle
Tank will be joining the race and rally cars, motorbikes and power
boats that will converge on the Strand, Liverpool
on the evening of 25 May.
“We’ve always had strong links with the Army at the
Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (cpop.co.uk) and thought it
would be fun to replicate at least part of that flavour in
Liverpool. We will be raising money for the Help For Heroes charity
so it all ties in nicely. It certainly will be spectacular to see
the Challenger 2 in action on the Strand!”
The Liverpool Pageant will be 2 and a half hours of frantic, noisy
action on land, sea and air starting at 7pm, 25 May when the roads
will be closed to normal traffic. Entries will include Le Mans
winning Jaguar, Bentley and Maserati cars; a collection of modern
supercars from Lamborghini and Ferrari as well as the latest models
from Cholmondeley sponsor Bentley. 2 wheel heroes Neil Tuxworth and
12 time TT winner Charlie Williams will be on hand with modern and
classic racing motorcycles.
“With super racing powerboats and jetskis in the docks plus a
squadron of helicopters and the incredible Breitling Wing Walkers in
the air this is an evening that Liverpool is unlikely to forget! I
guarantee that this will be one of the most spectacular events that
even this great city has promoted. I can’t wait for the action to
start,” said Mr Hall.
On the back of the Liverpool Pageant of Power, Liverpool ONE will be running a week-long programme of dynamic
events and exciting activities over 22 May to 29 May 2010.
Attractions for kids and big kids alike, include a climbing wall,
inflatable assault course and paintball range on Chavasse Park, as
well as flight simulators, Aprilia bikes and F1 virtual driver games
which will be located throughout Liverpool ONE. The Ministry of
Defence will also be at Liverpool ONE throughout the week raising
money for Help for Heroes and hosting displays and demonstrations.
Said Estate Director, Chris Bliss:- “The Liverpool Pageant of
Power is set to be a thrilling event, the likes of which has not
been seen in the city before. It’s given us the opportunity to bring
a whole programme of new interactive activities to Liverpool ONE
which we hope will be enjoyed by families and visitors throughout
the whole week.”
The Liverpool ONE Pageant of Power runs from 22 May to 29 May 2010, with the
city-wide event taking place on the evening of 25 May 2010.
The Liverpool Pageant of Power is a preview of the 3rd Cholmondeley
Pageant of Power (17 July 2010 and 18 July 2010), Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas,
For more information about the Cholmondeley Pageant of
Power and discounted tickets:-
from £13.50 or telephone:-
For more information about Liverpool ONE’s events, visit
Cholmondeley Pageant of Power ticket details...
Paddock Tickets:- £25 – access all areas
Park Tickets:- £15 adult – access to the general park area – excludes
the paddock area which includes the start, car and bike pits -
£5 child ages 4-15
All tickets bought in advance get free access for 2 children per
All group bookings of 10 or more get 10% off
Camping:- Caravan £20 / night, tents £15 / night
Arts festival honours
four centuries of history
A Merseyside arts festival will
celebrate the anniversary of a 400 year old landmark. The
Prescot Festival of Music and the Arts this year commemorates four
centuries of Prescot Parish Church, Knowsley’s only Grade I listed
building. The church’s steeple dominates the Lancashire town,
standing at a height of 150 feet and marking the highest point above
sea level in Merseyside. Performers brought in especially to
celebrate the historic occasion include Professor Ian Tracey, who as
a young man was Prescot’s Parish Organist. He went on to
become Chorus Master of the Liverpool Philharmonic Chorus, and
Organist and Music Director of Liverpool Cathedral, as well as
Patron of the Prescot Festival since its inception in 2005. Also
during the Festival, a performance of Mendelssohn’s epic choral work
Elijah will be followed by a Tapestry of Music, featuring a 17th
century repertoire. But as usual, the Prescot Festival
programme will present a variety of periods and genres of music and
arts. An evening of jazz with the Swingshift Big Band, a recital of
modern music with tuba quartet Tubalate and Songs from the Shows
with the ever-popular Birkenhead Operatic Society are just a few
other delights lined up for the 10-day event.
“We’re excited to be tying in this year’s festival with the
anniversary of one of the area’s most beautiful buildings. The
church is one of Merseyside’s hidden gems, and we look forward to
making it a central theme of what will be – as usual – a packed
programme of high quality arts and entertainment.” said
Artistic Director Dr Robert Howard.
The Sixth Annual Prescot Festival runs from Friday, 17 June 2010 to
Sunday, 28 June 2010. The full programme is
ARRIVA WANTS MYSTERY TRAVELLERS
West is inviting senior citizens to become mystery travellers on bus
services in St Helens. The company wants to hear the views of
older people about their experiences on the buses, and how they
think services could be improved.
Michael Watson, General Manager at Arriva’s St Helens depot, said:-
“We are really keen to recruit some older mystery travellers,
because we would like to get feedback from them on everything from
the standard of driving to the cleanliness of our vehicles. This
will help us to ensure that our services are top notch. Everyone who
takes part will be in with a chance of winning a cash prize.”
For this initiative Arriva North West has teamed up with Senior
Voice in St Helens, which aims to empower older people in the
Norman Roberts from the Senior Voice Forum said:- “We are
delighted to be working with Arriva North West to give pensioners
the opportunity to have their say about bus services in St Helens.
This is an important issue for older people because many of them
rely on public transport, and we know our members will be keen to
take part and share their experiences as a mystery traveller.”
Senior citizens who would like to become an Arriva mystery traveller
can pick up a form from Senior Voice at Age Concern, The Mansion
House, Victoria Park, City Road, St Helens, WA10 2UE.
For more information about Arriva North West services, please visit:-
Southport Country Heroes
SOUTHPORT Country Heroes takes
place on Victoria park on the 8 May and 9 May 2010, to raise funds
and awareness to the armed forces, Help for Heroes and the Army
Benevolent Fund. A two day Country music festival organised by the
Veterans Fund it has some of Britons best country stars such as
Brian Hughes and the Lonesharks who won best country album of the
year. Also staring is local singer Chrissy Byrnes an incredible
scouse lady with a great voice. Chrissy will make the stage her own
with her talent and humour. The Dirty Hat Band, another favourite
from Accrington, a seven piece band will have you dancing, clapping
and stamping your feet.
Reets Dance Ranch will keep the dancers on the floor while outside
we have a Western Show, American Automobile Club, Trade stands, Army
Benevolent Fund paintball and Help For Heroes. Other acts include
Settlers Creek, Richard Palmer, Desert Wind, Crown Top Kinks, Donna
Wylde and MT Allan. Tickets on the gate or for more information
phone Steve on:- 0791 491 8381.
KELSALL CHARITY GALA
EVERYONE in the region is invited
to attend the annual Kelsall Charity Gala for some wholesome fun in
aid of Clatterbridge Cancer Research on Saturday, 8 May 2010, on
Kelsall Community Primary School’s fields, Flat Lane, Kelsall,
Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 OPU.
The fête promises to be a Darling Buds of May extravaganza on
Kelsall Community Primary School’s fields with live performances
from the school’s choir and band, and the Weaver Dale Dance Club.
The fete kicks off at 11.30am with a 6-a-side football competition
for junior age boys and girls, followed by flower demonstrations,
karate, a children’s entertainer and raffle draw.
The event is organised by the Kelsall Committee, set up 31 years ago
by local woman Lilian Lightfoot following the death of her husband
from cancer, aged 43. It started very small as a garden sale before
she teamed up with local man John Coppack to found the Kelsall
The Gala itself is like a large garden fete and over its history
many celebrities have turned out to open it, such as Ken Dodd, Jean
Boyt, Pamela Powers, Nigel Jay and the Duchess of Westminster.
This year, Clatterbridge Cancer Research’s Head of Research,
Professor Ross Sibson, will be there to cut the ribbon at the
official opening at 2pm where he will be presented a cheque of
£4,500 raised by the Kelsall Committee over the past year.
Now run by Lilian’s daughter Angela Harrop, the Committee has raised
over £250,000 for Clatterbridge Cancer Research over the years,
helping scientists to better understand the genetic aspects of
cancer to find more effective, personalised treatments for patients
across Cheshire and Merseyside.
Angela says:- “Since my mum’s death from cancer 11 years ago
we have tried to continue in her footsteps to help beat cancer and
hope to do so for many more years to come. Finding a cure for cancer
is a mission close to my heart and I owe a big thank you to my
fellow Committee members who work so hard for such an important
cause. This Gala promised to be a lovely afternoon, bringing the
people of Kelsall together.”
If you would like to fundraise for Clatterbridge Cancer Research or
join the Kelsall Committee, please contact Natalie Childs-Fielding
on:- 0151 343 4300 or via
email. To keep up to date
with all Clatterbridge Cancer Research events, please visit the
The Kelsall Committee also hold jumble sales throughout the year to
boost the fundraising total, the most recent in March bringing in
£1,200. The next jumble sales in aid of Clatterbridge Cancer
Research will be held at the Kelsall Community Centre on Saturday,
10 July and 9 October 2010, from 1pm onwards.
Cheshire and Merseyside has some of the highest cancer incidence and
mortality rates in country, so independent charities like
Clatterbridge Cancer Research, which receives no government funding,
have a central role to play in improving outcomes for patients
across the north west.
Clatterbridge Cancer Research funds world class research into the
genetic aspects behind the causes of cancer and needs in excess of
£2 million each year to sustain its current work – that’s £5500 each
day needed to support its team of scientists, clinical trials
nurses, their premises and equipment such as the genome reader.