Looking For Doctor Love!
NOT 1, but 2, evenings
filled to the brim with West End and Broadway musical hits! Both
performances were sold out and audiences, which included The Mayor
of Sefton Cllr Maureen Fearn, were treated to the music and
atmosphere of an array of renowned theatrical productions.
The setting was the Temperance Institute, built in 1859 and recently
featured on the BBC1 programme 'The One Show'. The
newly restored Victorian theatre provided the perfect ambiance for
this very special melodic experience.
Vocals were expertly delivered by Southport's own United Voice, a
choir designed to give the opportunity of performing to people from
all walks of life and of all levels of ability. Musical offerings
covered a range of styles and moods from South Pacific's There Is
Nothing Like a Dame to West Side Story's Somewhere.
Welsh baritone James Loynes provided the 1st
showstopper when he performed The Music of the Night, perhaps the
most loved of all the tunes from Phantom of the Opera. Delivered
with great emotion coupled with significant stage presence, this
musical masterpiece received the justice due it.
The star of the evenings had to be the amazing young Southport based
pianist, Carl Schofield, who shone throughout the entire repertoire
providing expertly executed technique coupled with finely tuned
passion. It is little wonder that John Cameron,
composer/arranger/conductor, has described Carl as:- "Pretty
spectacular. A real young talent." And Mr Cameron should
The next big showstopper was a rousing version of Bohemian Rhapsody.
As good as the 1st version was, it was possibly overshadowed by
its reprise at the end of the evening when the entire audience
joined in the fun for a sing along and more than a bit of air
guitar! The concerts were complete successes leaving
Southport bursting at its seams with the joy that is synonymous with
the Broadway/West End legacy. Top see the events poster,
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VICTIMS of road crashes are
to be remembered at a special event in Liverpool on Saturday, 31
August 2013; on the 16th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana.
It will take place at 2pm at the Rankin Steps of the Anglican
Cathedral. Members of the public are invited to attend the
ceremony which is organised by Roadpeace NorthWest; the charity
which supports bereaved and injured victims of road crashes; with
the support of Liverpool City Council and Merseyside Police.
The Deputy Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Erica Kemp and other
local dignitaries will be attending together with representatives of
the emergency services. During the ceremony 5 doves will be
released, representing the 5 people killed daily on the country's
roads Pauline Fielding, of Roadpeace, said:- "We hope those
bereaved through road crashes will join us and, if they wish, bring
a photo of the loved one they are remembering. The photos will be
placed with flowers on the steps of the cathedral during the
ceremony. Following the remembrance there will be an opportunity for
us to talk to each other, which can be so beneficial."
Inspector Mike McFall said:- "Merseyside Police support
families of those people who are killed and all those who suffer
serious and life threatening injuries on the roads of Merseyside. It
is important on occasions such as this to remember all our victims,
many of whom have died or been seriously injured in collisions which
are avoidable and are often the result of careless or inconsiderate
Councillor Kemp said:- "This event presents an opportunity for
us to remember those killed and injured on our roads, and to reflect
on what we can do to ensure that there are no more families bereaved
by such tragic incidents."
RoadPeace is campaigning to show road victims they count. Amy Aeron
Thomas said:- "We are calling on the Home Office and the
Police to show they remember those injured and bereaved by road
crime, and treat them as the victims of crime At present, the Home
Office definition of crime does not include those injured by the
most common motoring crimes including speeding, drink/drug driving,
careless driving, or hit and run. Nor does it include those bereaved
by a hit and run crash. In 2012, 75 families were reported bereaved
by a hit and run crash."
RoadPeace will contact all Police and Crime Commissioners and ask
them to count the victims of road crime and ensure that proper
support and information is provided to crash victims.
Save & change lives by running
with Team Red Cross in the Paris Marathon 2014
THE British Red Cross are
looking for Southport runners to join our team in the world famous
Paris Marathon on Sunday 6 April 2014. Senior Fundraiser, Alexis
Fairclough from Crosby said:- "We have a limited number of
guaranteed places available in what is undoubtedly one of the
biggest and most popular marathons in Europe. The reasonably flat
course means the Paris Marathon is perfect for complete novices and
experienced runners alike. So why not join Team Red Cross and
experience this beautiful and historic City in a truly memorable
way?" The British Red Cross helps people in crisis,
whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary
network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual
emergencies. We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to
prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And
when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with
their lives. Full support will be given to all of our
runners every step of the way. As a member of Team Red Cross you
will receive dedicated one-to-one support from the organisation,
including nutritional plans and training advice; a fundraising pack
full of helpful tips and advice to help you reach your sponsorship
target and a coveted Red Cross running vest. Sally Withington, Paris
Marathon 2013 Team Red Cross participant said:- "It truly felt
like a triumph! The whole experience was wonderful and I was
thrilled with both achievements; raising the sponsorship and
completing the marathon!" It costs just £100 to
register and we ask that you aim to raise £1000 in sponsorship to
help vulnerable people in crisis. Places are allocated on a first
come, first served basis so make sure you book early to avoid
disappointment! Sign up
online or for more information
get in touch with Mel Packer in the British Red Cross National
Events Team on:- 0844 412 2877.