Albert Dock to Celebrate Mathew Street Music Festival With A Family
world famous Albert Dock will celebrate one of the biggest music
parties of the year with the creation of an Albert Dock Family Stage
in Salthouse Dock.
Following the success of the Albert Dock Stage in 2008, the Albert
Dock Tenants Business Association is delighted to create this unique
water-side event on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August, working closely
with the organisers of the Mathew Street Music Festival to add a
family stage for the weekend when Liverpool welcomes to more than
300,000 people at Europe’s biggest free city centre, annual music
The Albert Dock Stage will have a diverse programme of local, family
friendly talent; organisers are working with The Merseycats charity
to bring a selection of the legendary Mersey Beat Artists to
perform. While the ‘Juice FM Undiscovered’ will provide an
opportunity for local, unsigned and original artists to perform on
the British Waterways Floating Stage. No Mathew Street Music
Festival would be complete without a Beatles Tribute or two
providing the lead in a ‘Beatles Sing-a-long’, which will round off
the perfect family day out at the Dock.
Albert Dock is the home to the world famous Beatles Story; so it is
the natural home of an additional family stage for the famous Mathew
Street Music Festival, on the day the Beatles Story will add a
little magic to the event.
‘Juice FM Undiscovered’ will be judged by a panel of music media
experts; from Juice FM including Dan Roach from the Evening takeover
and Tom Byrne from the A Train and Jade Wright Liverpool Echo’s very
own music expert who is part of the Liverpool UNESCO City of Music
Jeremy Roberts Chair of Albert Dock Tenants Business Association
Said:- “Albert Dock is delighted to once again be celebrating
Mathew Street Music Festival, providing a family zone; ideal for
young families to enjoy the biggest and best celebration of culture
in the City. We are also pleased to be working with Merseycats to
add some of the legendary Mersey Beat bands to our programming. The
unsigned and original, local talent will come in the form of the
‘Juice FM Undiscovered’ with of course a few Beatles inspired
artists along the way; it will make for a brilliant day out.”
Cllr Wendy Simon, Liverpool City Council cabinet member for culture
and tourism, said:- ‘’This year’s Mathew Street Music Festival
is set to be the best yet in variety of acts and genres across our
outdoor stages and indoor venues and it’s a great boost to have the
Albert Dock businesses working together to offer a great programme
of music over the weekend. The floating stage was a big hit in 2008
and I’m sure it’ll have people dancing and rocking in the dock once
Gill Hall Programme Controller at Juice FM said:- “The Juice
FM team are so excited to be bringing a new music element to Mathew
Street Music Festival, how amazing for local young talent to be
given an opportunity to perform in front of a home crowd at the
Albert Dock. The search for talent will be happening on air
throughout August and in a number of heats taking place at the
Albert Dock bars during the countdown to Mathew Street, finishing
with 2 hours of local talent where the winners of ‘Juice FM
Undiscovered’ will get to perform at the Albert Dock on the British
Waterways Floating Stage.”
Albert Dock are working with their partners to ensure a safe, family
friendly Mathew Street Festival stage, making for a great day out
for all the family.
Merseytravel proud to support Liverpool Pride
ON Saturday, 7
August 2010, the Liverpool Pride event takes place in the city centre and
joining the Pride march will be 3 officers from Mersey Tunnels
police. Merseytravel, who own and operate the Mersey Tunnels, are
partners and co-sponsors of the free event and the police officers
are keen to join in and support the march.
Neil Scales, chief executive and director general of Merseytravel
said:- “Merseytravel is delighted to be one of the official
partners of Liverpool Pride 2010. This is an important and valuable
addition to the city’s cultural landscape and many thousands of
people from across the region are expected to descend on the city to
join in the celebration.
Merseytravel and Merseyrail want to encourage as many people as
possible to travel to the festival by public transport and hopefully
take time to enjoy some of the fantastic attractions we have to
The Pride march will start from St Georges Plateau at midday and
take in Liverpool’s gay quarter and parts of the city centre. Dale
Street will be closed from Vernon Street to Castle Street from 0600
to 2230hrs to allow for the Pride street party including music,
cabaret and street entertainers embracing the rainbow circus theme.
There will be some disruption to bus services around the city during
the event - for up to date information please call Traveline on:-
0871 200 2233 or visit the Merseytravel
Lord Mayor’s Liverbirds are Go!!!
LIVERPOOL’S Lord Mayor is
launching her official charity appeal with the help of a flock of
Councillor Hazel Williams is to support Mencap Liverpool, Help 4
Heroes and the Alder Hey Imagine Appeal (Neurosciences and Surgical
Department) and she has specially commissioned a flock of 100
ceramic Liverbirds to help raise much needed funds.
Councillor Williams said:- “Everyone is aware of the essential
work these charities do and I’m sure people will support them as
much as they can. I want to raise as much cash as possible for them
during my Mayoral Year.
I think these wonderful Liverbirds are a great way of generating
extra essential funds. The Liverbirds are a symbol of Liverpool that
everyone identifies with and now people can own their very own
specially commissioned mini-version.
They will make great gifts – especially for people who may have left
the area and don’t get to see their favourite bird on a regular
basis – they will literally fly off the shelves.”
The beautiful, sleek, ceramic Liverbirds were designed in Liverpool
by MacKenzie and fired in a traditional Staffordshire bottle kiln.
And there are versions available for supporters of both footie clubs
- they are available in Liverpool Red and The People's Blue and
there’s even a stone-coloured model for neutrals.
The City of Liverpool-crested Liverbirds will be available from
Liverpool Town Hall priced £25. They form part of a limited edition