Town and Coast Art Exhibition Now On
A local artist from
Southport, Anton Dolders is displaying a collection of original
artwork at the Latin Lounge until 12 July 2011. The restaurant and
bar venue is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11:30am to 2:30pm and
6pm to 9:30pm. It is located on Post Office Ave. in Southport's Town
Center. For more information visit the artists
Information day to provide invaluable resource for the elderly
Senior Care in Southport is sounding a clarion call to community
members to educate themselves on age awareness issues by inviting
them to attend an Older Persons’ Information Day on the 21st May
running from 10am to 2pm.
The Information Day
entitled Home Sweet Home will provide an opportunity for elderly
people and families who are looking for support for older loved
ones, to speak to knowledgeable experts and learn more about
relevant services available in the area.
The event will play host to representatives from the following
organisations:- Age Concern, Alzheimer’s Society, Sefton Carers
Centre, Morecroft Solicitors, Sefton Pensioners Advocacy Centre,
Freshfield Financial Services, Sefton Cancer Support Group, Stroke
Association, Anchor Housing, Numark Pharmacy, Southport Macular
Disease Support Group and of course the organiser, Home Instead.
Home Instead owners Irene Hough and Anthea Pilkington commented:-
"We are confident that the Older Persons’ Information Day will
provide people in our community with the opportunity to raise any
issues or concerns with knowledgeable and enthusiastic
professionals. Getting older is not always easy, but by bringing
together experts on a whole host of relevant issues, we hope to
provide help and support to anyone in need."
There will also be an opportunity to sample various alternative
therapies on the day as well as a free blood pressure check.
The Older Persons’ Information Day will take place at Lord Street
West United Reformed Church, Duke Street. Southport, PR8 2BJ. Entry
is free and refreshments will be available.
For more information about this event or about Home Instead Senior
Care Southport, please call:- 01704 547938 or visit:-
Civic honour for Biennial Chief
THE man behind
one of the country’s most respected arts festivals is set to receive
a prestigious civic accolade from Liverpool.
On Tuesday, 24 May 2011, an extraordinary meeting of the city
council will be asked to approve Lewis Biggs, one of the Founding
Directors and Artistic Director of the Liverpool Biennial, as a
recipient of the Citizen of Honour award.
The Citizen of Honour awards was introduced in 2008 and is a
discretionary scheme for the city council to recognise any
individual who has made a significant contribution to enriching the
life or image of the city.
All Citizens of Honour are formally agreed by the city council and
presented with a prestigious scroll of honour by the Lord Mayor at a
special civic reception at a later date.
Lord Mayor, Councillor Hazel Williams, said:- "I’m delighted
the city council can offer this special accolade to such a
well-deserving individual. Lewis has contributed a huge amount to
this city both artistically and personally and the work of the
Biennial has been key in highlighting the city’s cultural
credentials, particularly in the run up to Capital of Culture."
Councillor Joe Anderson, leader of the city council said:-
"I’m sure there will be widespread agreement at the council meeting
that Lewis is a worthy recipient who has made an important
contribution to Liverpool life and the promotion of the arts in the
Councillor Paula Keaveney, leader of the opposition, said:-
"The Biennial is rightly regarded as one of the UK’s leading
contemporary arts festivals and it has captured the imaginations of
thousands of people in Liverpool. The key role Lewis has played in
bringing art to the streets of our city for everyone to enjoy make
him a fantastic choice for this honour."
Established by James Moore in 1998, the Liverpool Biennial is the
largest as well as one of the most exciting contemporary visual arts
events in the UK.
During Liverpool’s year as Capital of Culture it received 960,000
visits making it one of the best attended in the world. Liverpool
Biennial also has an ongoing year round role commissioning art for
the public realm, such as Richard Wilson’s Turning the Place Over
and Antony Gormley’s Another Place at Crosby Beach; as well as an
ongoing educational programme.
Lewis previous roles include, Exhibitions Coordinator at Arnolfini,
Bristol from 1979 to 1984, and Exhibitions Officer with the British
Council Visual Arts Department until 1987. He was British
Commissioner for the Sao Paulo Bienal in 1986. In 1987 he joined
Tate, and was Director of Tate Liverpool from 1990 to 2000. In 1998
he became a founding Trustee, with James Moores and Jane Rankin
Reid, of Liverpool Biennial, and has been Chief Executive of the
Biennial since November 2000. He is general editor of the Modern
Artists series, Tate Gallery Publishing.
SOUTHPORT AND ORMSKIRK
HOSPITAL NHS TRUST WELCOMES NEW CHAPLAIN
Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is pleased to welcome the Rev Peter
Tarleton, as Trust Chaplain. He is a Church of England priest, and
joins the Trust from Royal Preston Hospital.
As well as the day-to-day duties of a Chaplain, Peter will work
alongside Queenscourt Hospice and community staff to ensure patients
receive appropriate spiritual care within end of life care. He will
work with the Christian clergy and leaders of other faiths to
provide religious support and care for patients nearing the end of
their lives, as well as their family and friends.
Peter commented:- "I am excited to have joined the Trust. I
look forward to working with teams across the Trust, as well as in
the community, to develop End of Life care. As part of my role, I
will be working with others to recruit and train volunteers to help
with the care of patients, as well as supporting staff to ensure
patients receive safe, clean and friendly care every time."
Peter has been an Anglican priest for 38 years. He has previously
worked as a Chaplain within the Prison Service for 20 years, a role
which has taken him from Hindley Youth Custody Centre in Wigan, to
HMP Lindholme near Doncaster and HMP Leeds in Armley.
Originally from Co Limerick in Ireland, Peter is a father and a
grandfather. In his spare time Peter enjoys listening to jazz and
folk music. Family holidays are often in Ireland, but also in
France, where Peter enjoys walking in the Pyrenees.