Waterfront back for 2012!
ONE of Liverpool's most
popular outdoor events is returning for 2012. Now in its 4th year
the On the Waterfront festival is set to bring the Pier Head to life
with not 1, but 2 free music concerts next month.
The event; this year called Music on the Waterfront will take place
on Friday, 20 July 2012 and Saturday, 21 July 2012, and will be
kicked off in orchestral style by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Orchestra. With popular conductor John Wilson at the helm, the
concert will be a night of popular classics and music from the
silver screen, including music and songs from the likes of Carousel,
Annie Get Your Gun, Funny Girl and The Sound of Music.
The orchestra will be joined by critically acclaimed soloist,
Broadway star, Kim Criswell, who will sing songs from the golden age
of the Hollywood musicals including There's No Business Like Show
Business and Stormy Weather.
And, as 2012 marks 50 years since The Beatles came together, the
symphonic performance will include a celebration of some of the Fab
The Pier Head party continues on the Saturday as the city welcomes
eight stellar music acts; the full line up will be revealed in
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said:- "Liverpool is a city
with music running through its veins and so it's wonderful that in
this hugely significant Beatles year, we're bringing outstanding
live music to thousands of people. The popularity of the On the
Waterfront event has grown year on year, and for many, the festival
is one of the highlights of our events calendar. When it comes to
free, outdoor events, Liverpool excels – and this July will be no
exception. From classical to pop, there will be something for
everyone, and with the beautiful surroundings of our iconic
waterfront, they will be an unmissable couple of evenings."
Last year's On the Waterfront events included Spring on the
Waterfront in April, Reflection on the Waterfront in July and the
Mersey River Festival in September. In total they attracted a
massive 250,000 people, bringing in more than £10m to the local
Are you going to
the LIVEBrazil Carnival?
THE LIVEBrazil Carnival
will be 5 fun packed hours of exciting Brazilian music and arts on
Sunday 10 June 2012. There are opportunities to watch and
participate with Samba drumming from Batala, SambaBeat and 300 young
people from MADCOS a
cluster of Sefton schools, an amazing acrobatic demonstration from
Capoeira Cordão de Ouro and fun, high-energy dance routines from
Movema as well as a carnival parade through the shopping quarter.
► Where:- Liverpool ONE (starting on
the steps in front of John Lewis)
► Time:- 12 to 5pm (Carnival Parade from 2.30 to
► Cost:- FREE, but donations are welcome.
For more info visit:-
► Volunteers needed from 11am, so if
you are interested in helping with the day please contact with the
All proceeds from the event go towards LIVEBrazil, a project
striving to build stronger communities in Liverpool and Brazil
through arts and intercultural exchange. The project is lead by the
umbrella company BrazUKa in association with local cultural
organisations Batala, Movema, ABCC, Knotty Ash Community Centre and
more, with the support of VIVA Brazil Restaurants.
Director of BrazUKa Juliana Landim from Brazil said:- "It will
be a fantastic and fun family day. We hope people will come out to
enjoy themselves while supporting our project. You can have a taste
of what carnival in Brazil is like while making a contribution.
Every little counts!"
So bring your friends and family and join the party whilst helping
to raise awareness and funds for an amazing cause.
"Coronation Celebrations 1953."
THIS week we have been sent
these 2 fantastic images of celebrations that took place in
Birkenhead for the Coronation in 1953. Pictured are a young Ann
Fletcher dressed as the Queen and also a street party image of that
If you have any images you took of
this Coronation Celebration or any others that you would like other
readers of Southport and Mersey Reporter to see, please send them
over to our newsroom at:-
Issues At Manchester Airport!
MANCHESTER Airport was in
the headlines on 6 June 2012 after it experienced an interruption to
their supply of aviation fuel from the Essar refinery. The cut in
supply lead to warnings that the Airport could:- "Run out of
fuel." If that happened it could have lead to thousands of
passengers potentially being stranded. The airport told us that:-
"This is the first time it has happened. The problem arose after
jet fuel, that is pumped to us from Stanlow, had to be disrupted
because of quality concerns at the oil refinery in Ellesmere Port."
The only suitable way to get the aviation fuel to the
airport is to pump it to the Airport directly! We have been told
that it uses over 3 million litres of fuel a day and as standard
tanker can only carry 38,000 litres, it just would not be practical
by road alone. If the Airport had to use tankers, they would need
over 79 fuel trucks just to provide enough for 24 hours of
operation! Manchester airport added that:- "Disruption has
been kept at a minimum and so far no flights have been cancelled or
diverted. The refinery has confirmed that fuel supply stocks to
Manchester Airport are being replenished. It takes 6 hours to pump
enough fuel back into the airfield so we will be back to normal and
levels restored by Thursday, 7 June 2012."