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28 October 2010
Liverpool....... are you ready?
is out, November 6 is the day that the doors are thrown open of
studio Liverpool, a hub for all that is creative and vital in live
Liverpool has a wealth of new and emerging talent, scattered near
and far, always looking for fresh challenges and new audiences,
studio Liverpool's mission is to bring all this talent together
under one roof; theatre, music, open mic and spoken word, new
writing, Shakespeare, modern classics, modern vaudeville and so much
more....and that’s just to start with....
studio Liverpool is modelled on and twinned with studio Salford, the
M.E.N award winning fringe theatre and performance venue housed at
The King’s Arm’s in Salford. A by word for all that is essential and
compelling in fringe theatre, studio Salford has seen work created
and developed under its roof go on to play to critical acclaim at
The Lowry studio and The Library Theatre.
studio Liverpool seeks to use this model in its theatre program,
with 2 in house companies to begin with (Falcon Productions &
Trickster Theatre) studio Liverpool will seek to invite 3 more
Liverpool based companies to join as in house companies, giving them
the platform to develop their work with the support that studio
Liverpool can provide.
Also....Embryo, the ever popular modern vaudeville night pioneered
by studio Salford will have another home from December 2010, every 6
weeks or so studio Liverpool will host Embryo, giving artists and
performers, musicians, film makers, animators & poets, comedians and
writers a platform to try out their work in 10 minute slots, get
audience feedback (always passed on, good or bad!) and develop their
work in a tangible way.
Our final (for now) service is venue hire, studio Liverpool is in
the unique position to generate revenue and finance its work by
offering the space for hire; rehearsals, performances, conferences
or private functions, the space is multi functional and available at
competitive rates for everyone.
Littlewoods.com and Coleen Rooney Search for Great British Design
and Coleen Rooney are carrying out a nationwide search to unearth
the very best of British design talent, ahead of a showcase at the
Pride of Britain Awards on:- Monday, 8 November 2010.
Mums and their families are being offered the chance to see their
very own designs brought to life in this unique search. Coleen and
Littlewoods.com are inviting them to create an outfit that they feel
encompasses what makes them proud to be British inspired by the
colours of the Union Jack. Whether it is a flowing summer dress or a
new uniform for the NHS, the outfit will show off the best of
Littlewoods’ style ambassador Coleen Rooney will be judging the
nationwide search and declaring three winners. The winners from
across the country will be invited to attend the star-studded Pride
of Britain Awards where the designs will be unveiled and brought to
life with an overall winner being crowned.
Littlewoods.com are proud sponsors of the Pride of Britain Awards
this year, the ceremony takes place on the 8 November 2010, and will, for
the 12 year running, bring to life the extraordinary stories of
bravery, kindness and endeavour that go on day–to-day in our local
for more information on how to be in with a chance to not only win a
wardrobe for the family worth £750, but attend the Pride of Britain
awards, meet Coleen Rooney and be crowned the winner of ‘Proud to
LIVERPOOL LAUNCHES TURNAROUND CRUISE CAMPAIGN
THE Leader of
Liverpool City Council has launched a campaign to gain turnaround
status for the city’s Cruise Terminal and help drive the regional
economy. Councillor Joe Anderson has written to The Rt. Hon
Mike Penning MP, Transport Minister responsible for ports, calling
on the new government to overturn last year’s decision that prevents
the publicly-funded Mersey facility from expanding its day visit
business and creating much needed private sector jobs.
The campaign, which if successful would more than double the
terminal’s £6m a year economic impact, comes in the wake of a change
at both local and national government and two major developments,
since Liverpool’s first submission was rejected, namely:-
1. The May 2010 European Cruise Council report which shows
Liverpool’s UK market share as a turnaround terminal at maximum
capacity would be just 3% - half of what was stated in its original
2. The confirmation by Fred Olsen Cruises that they will
dramatically reduce their operation from the Mersey at the end of
Councillor Anderson is inviting the Department of Transport to
consult again with competing UK ports and cited the Prime Minister
as a supporter after his call to arms for cities to drive the UK
economy and for recently praising Liverpool as a ‘role model’ to the
country for its rebirth as a major tourism destination.
Councillor Anderson, who currently chairs the Liverpool City Region
Cabinet, said:- "This campaign is not just Liverpool’s - this
terminal has the potential to be the North West’s gateway for cruise
holidays. From today I will be calling on the support of all
councils and MPs from Cumbria to Cheshire to support a cause which
will reap economic dividends for the whole region –and one which
would make the start of a cruise holiday for thousands of people a
more relaxing and less costly prospect.
For the spiritual home of the maritime industry, last year’s
rejection to turnaround status was a real kick in the teeth to
Liverpool – but the evidence for this was fundamentally flawed and
the economic and political landscape has since radically altered in
In the current economic climate it is essential that Liverpool is
allowed to develop its port infrastructure for the maximum benefit
of the city and the rest of the region. The restriction currently
imposed upon the terminal is hampering the style of sustainable
economic growth Prime Minister David Cameron is calling for.
Turnaround cruising from Liverpool will also be in addition to, and
not instead of, current levels of business from other UK ports so
there are additional benefits to the UK balance of payments. This is
a genuine opportunity for the public and private sector to stimulate
the kind of growth which will be of benefit to the whole country and
I urge the Department of Transport to grant the permission
The City of Liverpool Cruise Terminal was opened in September 2007
after receiving a £15m European grant. It has since handled more
than 70 visits by some of the biggest cruise and navy vessels in the
world such as Cunard’s Queen Mary II and the Ark Royal, collectively
carrying 100,000 passengers and crew which in turn has attracted
300,000 visitors to the Mersey waterfront and generated an economic
impact of £20m.
Lord Mayor launches Poppy Appeal
THE Liverpool Lord Mayor,
Councillor Hazel Williams will launch the 2010 Poppy Appeal on
Saturday, 30 October 2010, in the shadow of a WW2 Spitfire.
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the
backdrop to the poppy launch will be the fighter aircraft, flown by
the RAF during the Second World. The hero of the skies will be on
display at Liverpool One all day.
Large crowds are expected to gather as the Lord Mayor presents
Merseyside’s first poppy to a member of the University of Liverpool
Councillor Hazel Williams said:- “It is important that we
never forget the sacrifices that our armed forces made, and are
still making today. I urge everyone to wear a poppy and show their
support for Liverpool’s Poppy Appeal. The Royal British Legion works
tirelessly to benefit those who have suffered, and who still suffer
as a result of war.”
Royal British Legion County Manager for Merseyside, David Murray,
said:- "The Royal British Legion stands shoulder to shoulder
with all who serve now and in the future for as long as it takes.
The past nine years of conflict have increased the need for our help
both today and for years to come."
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