SING-A-LONG IN LIVERPOOL TO MARK THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF 'LOVE ME
FANS of The Fab Four will
flock to Liverpool from all over the world this October to celebrate
the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles debut single
'Love Me Do' by becoming world record breakers!
Organised by the award-winning Beatles Story attraction and Albert
Dock Liverpool, the mass participation event will take place on
Friday, 5 October 2012. The spectacular stunt is expected to attract
thousands of people to the city; all eager to play their role in
creating a moment of Beatle history.
Organisers are currently finalising the specifics of the mass
participation world record-breaking attempt that will be officially
adjudicated on the day by Guinness World Records©. Fans
and participants can register their interest
The world record attempt will kick start the Love Me Do Weekend at
Liverpool's historic Albert Dock where bars and restaurants will
offer diverse musical entertainment, bespoke food and drink offers
as well as a unique Love Boat experience taking place on the water.
The weekend will take centre-stage in a year-long season of events
that have drawn hundreds of thousands of people to Liverpool for a
series of groundbreaking Beatles-themed cultural shows and concerts.
These events include a special Merseybeat tribute as part of the
20th Mathew Street Music Festival, an exclusive 50th anniversary
party at The Cavern Club, and a newly commissioned one man play
about the life of Brian Epstein at the newly named Epstein Theatre.
Jerry Goldman, MD of Beatles Story says:- "This is a unique
opportunity to mark the 50th anniversary of the recorded debut of
the greatest group the world has ever seen. And no self-respecting
Beatles fan will want to miss out on this once in a lifetime
opportunity to be a part of Beatle history. It stands to reason that
here in Liverpool we would attempt something bold and exciting to
mark the exact day 'Love Me Do' was released; a new World Record!
But we can't do it by ourselves. We need fans from all over the
world to come to the city of Liverpool on October 5th 2012 and be
part of a fantastic project that we hope will smash a world record
and tell the world once again what a great, fun city Liverpool is."
Liverpool City Council is supporting the record breaking attempt.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said:- "Liverpool is known
worldwide for making and breaking musical records, and Guinness
World Records© even named the city world capital of pop, so it is
fitting that this latest world record attempt should be held here.
This is a great way to launch the Love Me Do weekend and I urge all
music fans young and old to head to the Albert Dock and take part in
what promises to be an exciting weekend. I hope everyone involved
has fun and I wish them every success in their record breaking
Peter Cronin, Business Development Manager at Albert Dock Liverpool
said:- "The Beatles and Albert Dock Liverpool both play huge
parts in Liverpool's heritage and cultural offer. This makes Albert
Dock Liverpool the perfect backdrop for this record breaking event
and we look forward to hosting it."
Local mother and
father get on their bike for children's charity
HEIDI and James Ribchester
from Southport will be cycling 100k on 2 September to raise money
for Sparks, the children's medical research charity. The couple were
inspired to raise funds for the charity after their daughter Chloe
was born prematurely weighing just 1lb 8.5oz after Heidi was
diagnosed with pre-eclampsia.
Heidi, who is a midwife herself, is all too aware of the dangers
associated with pre-eclampsia and wants to help other mothers
suffering from the condition. Currently, the tests used to predict
pre-eclampsia are not very accurate and Sparks is funding a project
at St Mary's Hospital and The Hope Hospital Manchester that aims to
develop a single, more accurate test to diagnose the condition. The
earlier the condition is detected, the better the outlook for both
mother and baby.
Heidi comments:- "Seeing both sides of pre-eclampsia, as a
mother and a midwife, makes me want to help raise awareness and help
fundraise for this condition as well as others that affect women,
babies and children. We are very luck to have
Chloe with us and we know it is down to the research that is being
undertaken into pregnancy and childhood conditions. Chloe is our miracle, and we
are grateful everyday for research that was done in the past that
helped us with our future. We just hope we can raise
enough money now to show our appreciation".
Sparks funds research into a range of conditions affecting the
health of babies, children and mums-to-be and aims to improve the
quality of life for children and their families today, whilst
finding better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent these conditions
in the future.
Nia Williams, Regional Fundraiser for Sparks says:- "Each year
in the UK, over 3,000 babies die before their first birthday.
Our goal is for every child to be born healthy and stay healthy and
the wonderful funds raised by Heidi and James will help us to
continue our pioneering medical research and enable us to touch the
lives of those children who need our help."
If you would like to support Heidi and James you can sponsor them
3 day "heart
examination" at Witnesses' Convention
PEOPLE may often hear the
expression "Follow your heart", but rarely hear
"Safeguard your heart." But for people in Liverpool this
latter phrase will be heard many times over the next few weeks.
During the 2012 "Safeguard Your Heart!" District Convention of
Jehovah's Witnesses, that takes place over is scheduled to begin on
Friday, 10 August 2012 up to Sunday, 12 August 2012, at the
Liverpool Arena (ACC), this is what they will aim to do. The
convention will highlight Biblical references to the heart.
Programme parts will also encourage self-scrutiny and reflection,
amounting to a 3 day examination of one's own figurative heart.
Attendees will see how protecting the figurative heart can help them
to make wise decisions, improve family life, strengthen their
personal relationship with God, and find true happiness. Jehovah's
Witnesses invite everyone to attend and learn more about these
topics. All 3 days of the convention, the programme sessions begin
at 9.20am. Admission is free. Conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses are
supported entirely by voluntary donations.