De-light for Liver Building
LIVERPOOL is to celebrate
the 100th birthday of its world-famous Liver Building and the
opening of the new Liverpool Museum with an awe-inspiring and
unmissable audio-visual spectacular.
The 3D Son et Lumiere projection will use images and sound to bring
the buildings to life in a cutting-edge digital chronicle of 800
years of history - from civil war and industrial revolution to WWII
and the Beatles. As the city’s newest building, the Museum will be a
major part of the celebrations with its own 3D projection which will
create a new waterfront dimension, changing the perception of
seemingly ordinary objects, and at the same time shattering the
viewer’s perception and perspective.
This very special FREE ‘On The Waterfront’ weekend at the Pier Head
on 22 July to 24 July 2011, sees the UK debut for the internationally acclaimed
The Macula architectural projection company who left crowds in
Prague awe-struck with their 600th Anniversary show projected onto
the city’s Astronomical Clock (video link below)
The Macula, who are based in the Czech Republic, have never worked
in the UK before but their debut is set to be something generations
will talk of for years to come. Martin Posta of The Macula, said:-
"The Liverpool challenge is one of the most important events
for The Macula team in 2011. The On The Waterfront event will
be the place where modern architectural mapping meets Liverpool's
history and its contemporaneousness. The creative approach to the
projection will come from the historical differences of the
Each evening the celebrations will start around 8.30pm with a
special musical performance. Blues favourite Connie Lush be whipping
up audiences into a frenzy on the Friday before Saturday’s revellers
will enjoy a one-off concert by the internationally renowned Royal
Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra on the Saturday. Liverpool
sensations 6ix Toys will entertain the crowds on the Sunday.
And if that wasn’t enough, throughout each evening, giant,
beautifully illuminated lanterns representing key points in
Liverpool’s history will be on display at the Pier Head complete
with illuminated fish swimming in the canal.
Wendy Simon, Liverpool City Council Cabinet Member for Culture and
Tourism said:- "The Macula extravaganza will
showcase the finest in international artistry to mark the
anniversary of one of the UK’s most significant buildings and herald
the birth of the next generation of architectural excellence.
The Liver Building was controversial from the start - it was the
first to use reinforced concrete which was revolutionary at the
time, but because of the modern look of the building, people didn’t
take to it at first. And now we can safely say it’s one of the most
loved buildings in the world.
It’s wonderful we can mark the special birthday of one of the city’s
most influential buildings and at the same time usher in a new era
with the opening of our new world-class museum which I’m sure will
prove to be a hugely popular attraction."
This year’s series of events were kicked off in April by the hugely
successful Spring on the Waterfront which attracted around 60,000
visitors to the Pier Head during the ten day maritime extravaganza.
Historic Tall Ships, regattas, a sea shanty festival and historic
canal boats all took part in the festival.
The final On the Waterfront event will take place from 8 September
2011 to 15
September 2011 and will see a new-look Mersey River Festival return
for the first time since 2005. A royal naval visit along with Cunard
Cruise Liners, including the new Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mary
2, will all be part of the much-anticipated activities.
Last year’s On The Waterfront series of events brought in more than
£1.2 million to the city’s economy and this year’s events are funded
by Liverpool City Council in partnership with European Regional
for more details. For a taste of what treats are in store in
July, visit to
themacula.com. To see The Macula’s
incredible projection onto Prague’s Astronomical Clock or
see what The Macula recently produced in Dubai for Fanta.
Blast off for an
out of this world weekend
THERE is lot going on at
Spaceport over 23 July to 24 July 201, with 2 days of space super hero
activity, including storytelling & animation workshops to help
children understand cartoons and unlock their own creative talents.
Visitors to the Seacombe based attraction will be greeted by our
Imagination Station Commander, receive a superhero spot check and
can be measured with a multi-planetary measuring tape to gauge their
There’ll be storytelling sessions and cosmic comic storyboard
workshops, where children will see storyboarding frames from comic
strips and be encouraged to write and draw their own frame. Plus,
our extraterrestrial cartoonist will be on hand to produce
on-the-spot caricatures and give hints on how to draw cosmic
characters - with all this and face painting too, it should be
Workshops will be lead by professional author and talented animator
Daisy Dawes, who said:- “We are planning some great space
themed activities and I’m really looking forward to seeing what the
children come up with when they produce their own animations.”
Story Telling sessions each hour between 11am and 3pm. Work Shop
Sessions each half hour between 11.30am to 3.30pm. Face Painting
throughout the day from 11.00am to close.
Usual admission prices apply with no extra charge for storytelling
and workshops. Face painting extra charge. See:-
spaceport.org.uk or call:- 0151 330 1566 for full
One FREE child ticket is available with each full paying adult on
combined Spaceport & Mersey Ferries River Explorer Cruise tickets -
merseyferries.co.uk for terms and conditions and to download
your FREE child voucher.
New citizen panel launched for
LIVERPOOL City Council are
setting up an adult care citizen panel to enable local people to
have their say on services. People who sign up will be given the
opportunity to become involved in monitoring current adult care
services and have their say in the shaping of future services. They
will be consulted on proposals and ideas which would impact on users
or carers in day services and home care. It could involve commenting
on a document, becoming part of a focus group or just being sent
information about what is going on. Councillor Roz Gladden, cabinet
member for adult health and social care, said:- "This new
panel aims to be a simple and effective way of communicating with
people. We appreciate people lead busy lives so we are not expecting
them to come to endless meetings or seminars. Anyone can be involved
as long as they are over the age of 18 – you don’t have to be
receiving services or a carer. We really want to make this open to
absolutely everyone with an interest in adult social care. With the
current pressure on our budget, we are having to make some tough and
difficult choices about social care, and that is why we are keen to
use the citizen panel as a way of consulting with people."
Getting involved couldn’t be easier - simply complete the
online form or call:- 0151 233
4640 / 4644 / 2819 if you would like to be sent a copy to fill in.
Students in Merseyside reminded
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
are reminding 54,600 students across Merseyside that they may not
have to pay tax on the money they make from summer jobs. To earn
extra cash, many undergraduates take summer jobs. But large numbers
are unaware that, provided their total earnings for the tax year are
less than the personal allowance of £7,475, they will not have to
pay any tax on the money they make. To ensure their employers don’t
deduct tax they don’t owe, students need to fill in a form P38(S),
which they can download from the HMRC
website. Students who fail to
fill in the form will not lose out, however, as they can reclaim any
tax paid by sending HMRC a form P50, available
online. Stephen Banyard,
Director General of Personal Tax at HMRC said:- "We don’t want
students to pay tax when they don’t owe any, so we’re encouraging
them to fill in a P38(S) and send it back to us. That way they can
keep all the money they’re earning for student life’s essentials."