DECK yourself with boughs
of holly, tinsel, glitter and anything else that sparkles and settle
in for a warm winter’s night, Orb Events is delighted to present the
first ever Camp as Christmas festive variety event on Sat 17
December at newly opened Liverpool venue The Dome, Renshaw Street,
This exciting festive variety show is the first fundraiser for
Liverpool Pride 2012. The event will be the first of many that are
planned as part of the festivals 20102 fundraising campaign,
designed with the aim to keep the festival free for all to enjoy.
More details of Liverpool Pride 2012 and its fundraising campaign
will be announced in due course.
With more glitter in its wand than fairy godmother could ever
imagine, this camptabulous Christmas spectacular will feature
amazing live performances, stalls, games and all the XMAS Factor you
Santa has come early and left a sack filled to the brim with a
winter wonder lusting line up of entertainment wrapped up in a big
shiny bow for the audience to enjoy. The X-Factor’s, Diva Fever top
the (Christmas) list, which also includes Liverpool’s own Adam Lyons
and AJ Dance in addition to Pride favourites FTW, Judy and Liza’s
Emma Dears, and all girl A-Cappella group Barbie Shop as well as Kaz
and Britney, who will perform special excerpts from their brand new
production ‘Scottie Road The Musical.’ The audience will also have
the opportunity to see Liverpool’s Drag Queens as they’ve never seen
them before as well as witnessing a few surprise acts on the night.
The hosts for the evening will be the uniquely fabulous and
multi-talented Rikki Beadle Blair (Liverpool Vogue Balls & C4’s
Metrosexuality) whose impressive portfolio of work ranges from
acting and writing to aerobics instructing, and the one and only Ms
Dorreen Kumkwik who promise to keep the jokes flowing, the acts
rollin’ and the audience wanting more. The audience is invited to mix n
mingle before the show with a complementary cocktail and banter with
pre-show hosts and ‘usherettes’ for the evening Kandi Kane, Charlene
O’Neil and Disney Dixon who will get the audience into the festive
spirit, with songs from Liverpool’s LGBT choir and VJing from Sandi
Hughes, who will also show her projections 'Gayzin Roots n
Queerwings', in honour of the people who have created a sense of
specialness in Liverpool's gay community. There will also be a
number of stalls, games, food and drink to enjoy. The bars will also
remain open after the show, when the stage will become a dance
floor, complete with DJ, for the audience to stay and soak up the
atmosphere or dance the night away, Camp as Christmas style.If that wasn’t enough, once the
party at The Dome is over, hop on your magic carpet, bean stalk,
pumpkin carriage or any other pantomime method of transport
find and get yourself over to the Stanley Quarter to dance the night
away in all of the bars and clubs you know and love.
What better excuse to don your most fabulously festive attire and
get into the seasons spirit?! Grab your mates, dates, family and
colleagues and come on over to Liverpool’s most exciting festive
night to share in the merriment of the most jolly season of all! Who
knows, you may even pull a cracker or two!
Debbie Boyd, Director at Orb Events and organiser of Camp as
Christmas said:- "I’m so excited to present Camp as Christmas
as the first Liverpool Pride fundraiser of 2012 and we hope that it
will raise lots of money to go towards this year’s festival. Camp as
Christmas is going to be an amazing and fun event for everyone to
enjoy and the plan is to make it an annual occasion, the perfect
alternative Christmas night out for grownups to enjoy together." Auntie Marlene, recent winner of
'Drag Queen of the Year’ at the
Seen Magazine Awards said:- “This show is definitely something
that Liverpool’s LGBT community needs. It’s going to be a
delightful, funny and very entertaining evening and I can’t wait to
be in it. This show is not to be missed."
CHRISTMAS IS AN 18+ ONLY EVENT
You can book now in person without
any booking fees at The Barcelona Bar. You can also book, with a
small fee, in person at Liverpool Echo Arena box office*, on The
Dome Grand Central hotline on:- 0844 809 4620*
(Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 9pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm) or
*Booking fee may apply
COMMITMENT RECOGNISED AT AWARD CEREMONY
MERSEYSIDE Police officers,
staff and community volunteers have been recognised for their skills
and bravery at the Just Talk awards hosted by the Chief Constable. A total of 18 awards were
presented by Chief Constable Jon Murphy at the event at Aintree
Racecourse on Tuesday, 8 November 2011.
The evening saw 7 teams and 12 individuals pick up awards including
Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour and Care for Victims.
8 officers and staff were also presented with a Tom Wright Award for
demonstrating exceptional commitment and loyalty to Merseyside
Police and the community in the face of serious injury or illness.
Chief Constable Jon Murphy said:- "I am extremely proud of the
job my officers and staff do on a daily basis to ensure that
Merseyside is a safe place to live, work and visit. These
annual awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge those who have
achieved the highest of all standards.
The officers and staff who were nominated for the awards, as well as
those who have received them, dedicate themselves to public service
and demonstrate every day in their working lives that they want to
make Merseyside a better and safer place for everyone."
Awards went to:-
Merseyside Police Authority
Award – Improving Efficiency & Effectiveness:- PCSO Mahlisa
Mohamed created a system from an idea resulting in the successful
implementation of a database allowing the Force to proactively
identify stolen property. This is a proven electronic product that
has achieved outstanding results in identifying offenders.
Health and Safety Awards:- Knowsley BCU has scored highly when subject to audit and inspection
achieving best practice level for the last 3 years with constant
improvement over 6 years.
Team of the Year:-
Operation Oketo was a 12 month intelligence led operation in
relation to the street dealing of ‘Class A’ controlled drugs in and
around Stockbridge Village. With outstanding preparation two days of
raids were planned, resulting in 41 house searches and the arrest of
all 38 target individuals. Community feedback has been positive and
drugs intelligence submissions have subsequently increased.
Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour:- PC Kevin Byrne, who works in the Liverpool North area, has been
instrumental in reducing ASB issues through links with partners,
community initiatives and effective communication with residents
increasing levels of trust. Crime has gone down, reporting has gone
up and PC Byrne is well known amongst housing agencies and local
schools for his positive work in the community.
Best Individual Contribution to Reducing Crime by Pro-active
Police Work;- PC David Cullen is part of the Roads Policing ANPR team targeting
criminals using the road network. PC Cullen’s contribution to the
unit is outstanding, illustrated by the volume of arrests for
serious offences and significant achievements made in disrupting
Care for Victims - Team Award:- Since April 2010 the Roads Policing Investigation Unit has dealt
with 51 fatal RTCs and 26 collisions where victims have suffered
life-changing injuries. Some of the most traumatic investigations
the team deal with involve collisions where family members are
responsible, as well as fail to stops and death by dangerous
Diversity Award:- DC Joseph Scarth is part of the Wirral SIGMA unit, which has a
dedicated team of detectives committed to tackling hate crime. DC
Scarth has an extensive knowledge of disability hate crime and is
committed to working in the community to improve the understanding
of disability and disability hate crime. He has regular contact with
Wired, a disability support network covering the Wirral, meeting
them regularly to exchange information regarding issues affecting
the police service and general public.
Neighbourhood Team of the Year:- Parr, Sutton and Bold Neighbourhood Police Team has worked hard to
tackle crime on the Fouracre estate, which had been at the bottom
one per cent of the deprived areas in the country due to deep-rooted
historic issues relating to health and unemployment. The team
adopted a problem solving approach and worked closely with partner’s
resulting in a 50.3% reduction in ASB.
Community Volunteer of the Year:-
Megan Booth, a teenager from St Helens, began volunteering for test
purchasing of alcohol at a young age after witnessing her school
friends being able to buy alcohol. During her volunteering, Megan
has displayed a professionalism and commitment way beyond her years.
Special Constable of the Year:- Special Sergeant James Jardine joined the Specials in November 2009
getting fully involved immediately and undertaking 18 different
attachments in the Sefton area. He has demonstrated outstanding
policing skills and made over 50 arrests in the last 12 months.