Cross Fundraising on the Fairway!
THE British Red Cross are
looking for golfers to take part in their golf competition in aid of
the British Red Cross, in celebration of Patron of the British Red
Cross, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.
Senior Fundraiser from the Red Cross in Merseyside Alexis Fairclough
said:- "I'd like to invite golfers to join us and companies
from across Merseyside to join us for a great competition and a
brilliant networking opportunity."
The Jubilee Golf Challenge is on Thursday 28 June at Formby Hall
Golf Resort and Spa and Alexis hopes golfers will join them to help
beat last year's fundraising total of £7,000.
The event is already promising to be a fantastic day and all
proceeds will go directly to the British Red Cross to help change
lives and save lives across Merseyside, the UK and all around the
There will be an opportunity to "Beat the Pro" with Jason Dransfield who is a Professional Golfer attached to De Vere Wychwood
and is currently a member of the PGA Europro and European Challenge
Tours. Since turning Professional, Jason has competed on the
European Challenge Tour, Asian Tour, PGA Europro Tour and Hooters
Tour. His biggest win so far is a sudden death victory over former
European Number 1 Ronan Rafferty on The Players Tour.
The day will begin with bacon rolls and coffee on arrival and will
finish with a 2 course Gala dinner and presentation with an auction
to win a signed Liverpool Football in the evening.
You too can be a "Champion"
like Jason by joining the Jubilee Red Cross Golf Challenge and help
raise money for the Worlds Largest Humanitarian Organisation. Formby
Hall is quite simply one of the finest golf resorts on England's
Golf Coast. The challenging 72-par Old Course boasts an excellent
pedigree and is an established venue on the European Challenge Tour.
The Jubilee Red Cross Golf Challenge is a great way for you to
support the work of the British Red Cross, at one of the best
championship parklands courses with a PGA Academy.
The competition itself will be a 4 ball stableford, with the 2 best
scores to count on each hole, full handicap with a maximum handicap
of 24. There will also be additional competitions for the longest
drive for both men and ladies, nearest the pin plus the team
"Red Ball!" - can you be the team that keeps your red ball all the
way round to the 18th?!
This event makes an ideal networking opportunity and is attended by
teams from all over the Northwest.
Merseyside Red Cross Fundraiser Alexis added:- "With the
humanitarian situation in Syria remaining challenging, the British
Red Cross is calling for more funds to support affected people.
Within Syria, access to healthcare, and food, water and other basic
supplies remains difficult for thousands of people. The Syrian Arab
Red Crescent is working to support people living in areas affected
by violence; including injured, sick, and displaced people, and
those returning to their homes. As thousands of refugees leave Syria
the humanitarian needs are spilling over into neighbouring countries
too. With over 24,600 Syrian refugees currently in Turkey, the
Turkish Red Crescent is helping with shelter, aid, hygiene,
logistics and hot meals. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent continues to
support those in need. To date, it has given humanitarian assistance
to more than 200,000 people. By supporting the British Red Cross and
attending the Jubilee Golf Challenge, you will be contributing to
the help and support given by the Red Cross at times of crisis both
here in the UK and around the World."
You need to reserve your team before 14 June 2012 and cost for a team of
4 is £380. Money raised will enable the British Red Cross continue
their vital life saving work around the community in Merseyside, the
UK and overseas like in recent disasters such as the current
situation in Syria and the West African Food Crisis. If you
are interested in entering a team of 4, and having a great day,
please get in touch with Alexis on:- 0151 702 5061 or you can also
email. There is also the
opportunity for local companies to have the chance to sponsor a
hole, on which promotional banners can be placed. Your support will
change and will save lives.
PRIZE 2012 WINNER ANNOUNCED
Liverpool based Robyn Woolston, a
filmmaker, photographer and installation artist who originally hails
from the Midlands, is passionate about people, relationships and the
way the world works, which is reflected in her work that also raises
questions concerning social, economic and ecological perspectives.
Robyn began her career as an artist and film-maker before becoming
more involved in installation work. Acutely aware of the world
around her, Robyn once travelled to the Sinai Desert to embark on a
3 day solo fasting experience with only a sleeping bag and 16
bottles of water for company, and it is this intuitive connection
with the world and its inhabitants that Robyn uses to fuel her work.
Robyn's work at the Liverpool Art Prize exhibition is, by her own
admission, her most ambitious yet:- "It's my most ambitious
work in terms of the opportunities and constraints presented by the
space. I've been working with the Accumulator Tower at Metal so I'm
dealing with shifting, and at times ephemeral, light. Plus the
height of approximately eleven metres offered up some exciting
On receiving the prestigious award Robyn said:- "I am utterly
overjoyed and overwhelmed. It hasn't sunk in yet but winning the
prize will hopefully open up new opportunities for me, giving me the
chance to work in other interesting spaces with lots of different
materials. I think it will enable me to widen my area of work."
This year's winner was drawn from shortlisted artists: Wallasey
based audio and installation Alan Dunn, graffiti artist and painter
Tomo, and Jon Barraclough and Mike Carney from The Drawing Paper (a
not-for-profit, independently published, newspaper-based gallery
focussed on contemporary drawing practice) and of course Robyn
Visitors to Metal at Edge Hill Station have also voted on their
favourite works. The £1000 People's Choice Award was awarded to Tomo.
Tomo said:- "Just to be part of the exhibition is the real
prize. Most artists on the short list are a lot more established
than me so it's a real honour."
Jenny Porter, Curator at Metal said:- "This year's Liverpool
Art Prize is a great example of the exciting and dynamic art
practices that are emerging from Liverpool at the moment. All the
artists have made fantastic work and the exhibition has been really
2 new residency awards open to regional and national artists were
also presented; the Metal Studio Award was presented to Anna Mulhearn with a prize including supported studio space for a period
of one year at Edge Hill Station, and the Metal International
Residency was awarded to Claire Weetman whose prize includes a month
long residency in Shanghai in partnership with Shanghai Art School.
Prior to the ceremony, the panel of expert judges including Mike
Stubbs, CEO and Director of FACT, Laura Davis, Arts Editor of the
Liverpool Daily Post, Sook-Kyung Lee, Curator at Tate Liverpool,
last year's winner artist Markus Soukup, and Paul Hyland a
representative from Duncan Sheard Glass, one of the exhibition's
sponsors, with Ian Jackson of ArtinLiverpool.com as (non-voting)
chair met at Metal to assess the exhibited works together and made
their final decision on who was to win this year's prize. The
artists have all created their pieces on site and some work
specifically responds to and resonates with the unusual architecture
of the gallery.
Robert Robson, Artistic Director at the Lowry presented the award.
He said:- "Metal is a remarkable space and Liverpool Art Prize
is a fantastic celebration of the contemporary art scene in
An after-party was held at LEAF on Bold Street, attended by the
artists, judges and those involved in running this increasingly
influential art prize.
Artinliverpool.com founded the Liverpool Art Prize in early 2008, it
was one of the first major visual art events in the Capital of
Culture year. The Art Prize is now a firmly established part of
Liverpool's annual arts diary, acknowledging the outstanding
achievements of local artists and their contribution to contemporary
art. It aims to promote national awareness and discussion of
contemporary art in the city and to support individual artists in
developing their practice.
This year the exhibition is accompanied by a huge amount of
complementary activity curated and produced by ten artists' studios
and groups from across Liverpool who have partnered with the Prize
to present Liverpool Art Month - a showcase of the city's artists.
for more details.
Nominations for next year's Liverpool Art Prize open on 17 September
2012. For more information please visit:-
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