forces with students from The Liverpool Institute for Performing
SPANISH artist Zahara will
be making her debut appearance in the UK, in Liverpool, as part of a
link-up between The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)
and Spanish music industry body Sociedad de Artistas de España (AIE).
The collaboration, called LIPA Spain Tours, will see Zahara join
forces with LIPA BA (Hons) Music students to stage gigs in Liverpool
(at LIPA) and Manchester (Instituto Cervantes) on 31 May and 1 June
2013, respectively, and in four Spanish cities later in June.
The artist has won awards for her music in her home country and is
currently signed to Musicbus/Warner, with whom she recently release
her third album, La Pareja Tóxica.
Zahara said:- "This is a really exciting opportunity for me. I
can't wait to visit new places and meet new people. So many talented
musicians have taken part in this project over the last 13 years and
I'm honoured to be able to be a part of it. I'll be performing
tracks from La Pareja Tóxica, which I really can't wait to launch in
LIPA Spain Tours was established in 2000 to give LIPA students
experience of touring and Spanish artists UK exposure. Over the
years the project has received coverage in Rolling Stone magazine
and on Spanish national radio and television stations.
Helping organise the tour are 2 students from LIPA's BA (Hons)
Music, Theatre and Entertainment Management programme.
Arthur Bernstein, a LIPA lecturer and one of the project's founders,
commented:- "I can't think of a better example of a music
industry-education partnership. Over the past 13 years, the LIPA-AIE
collaboration has allowed 130 of our music and management students
to work alongside Spanish artists to gain hands-on international
touring experience. 65 shows in both the UK and Spain have been
staged as part of the project. Between the live gigs and the
numerous radio and TV performances that have accompanied them,
LIPA-AIE artists must have reached an audience that tops at least 1
Zahara is performing at LIPA, Mount Street, Liverpool, L1 9HF, on
Friday, 31 May 2013. Doors 7pm / Starts 8pm. Admission free but
donations are welcome and will go towards covering the tour costs.
Walk-ups are welcome but to guarantee entry
Zahara is also performing at:- Instituto Cervantes, 326 to 330
Deansgate, Campfield Avenue Arcade, Manchester, M3 4FN, on Saturday,
1 June 2013. Doors 6pm / Starts 7pm. Entry £7 / £6 concessions.
Tickets can be purchased on the night (subject to availability) or
in advance online
online. For group bookings you
can also send an
BREAK IN AT SANTANDER BANK IN
MERSEYSIDE Police are
investigating a theft from a bank in Birkdale, on Thursday, 23 May
2013. Officers from the force were called to a branch of the
Santander bank in Liverpool Road at around 3.30am following reports
that 4 men had broken into the rear of the premises. The men
appeared to have welding equipment with them and forced open the
cash machine in the building. They took money from the machine and
made off in a dark coloured Nissan Almera car, leaving some cash on
the pavement. Officers have conducted a search of the area and the
scene was cordoned off for examination. House-to- house enquiries
have been undertaken and CCTV is being examined from the area.
Police are appealing to anyone who might have seen anything or might
know anything more about the incident to call CID on:- 0151 777 3055
or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.
mission to Liverpool
THE High Commissioner of
Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Garvin Nicholas, was in to the
City on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 on a 2 day mission.
He meet up with key business and civic figures, including
representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, Liverpool Vision and
Lord Mayor, Councillor Gary Millar, to establish strong
The discussions focused on commercial and investment opportunities,
and establishing relationships with public and private sector
The High Commissioner just before the visit said:- "The City
of Liverpool and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago share much in
common with regard to our mutual emphasis on new business
development. In particular, as a leader in maritime commerce,
Liverpool can be a key partner in Trinidad and Tobago's port
development initiatives. Our Mission is in a pivotal position to
capitalise on these opportunities and build a bridge between
Liverpool and by extension, the United Kingdom and Trinidad and
During his time in the City he toured the City's historic Town Hall,
met up with fellow nationals, who live in Liverpool and also visit
the International Slavery Museum.
Lord Mayor, Councillor Gary Millar, said:- "I am delighted to
be able to welcome the High Commissioner to Liverpool. I am looking
forward to having productive discussions to develop the City's links
with Trinidad and Tobago which will be mutually beneficial."
The visit was secured by Trinidad-born Liverpool Councillor Nathalie
Nicholas, who said:- "This was a fantastic opportunity for the
City of Liverpool and Trinidad and Tobago to develop tangible
investments links and partnership."
ON 24 May 2013, Kevin John
Robert Coburn, from Wallasey, has been found guilty of 3 counts of
evasion of excise duty, on the importation of 46.5 kgs of HRT, at a
total excise duty loss of £7,631.14. His sentence is to serve a 12
months Community Order, to undertake 140 hours of unpaid work, with
£85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge. This conviction comes adter
Coburn tried to smuggle 15kg of hand rolling tobacco (HRT), which he
had bought in Belgium, through Manchester Airport on 6 March 2013.
Checks found that Coburn had been stopped at Liverpool Airport on 2
previous occasions carrying 32.45kgs of HRT. Mike O'Grady, Assistant
Director, Criminal Investigation for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC),
said:- "HMRC works closely with the Border Force to stop this
illegal trade. Anyone with information about illicit tobacco sales
or smuggling should contact the Customs' Hotline on:- 0800 59 5000."