date for The Charlatans
A new date has been set for
one the UK's seminal rock bands to perform as part of the Liverpool
International Music Festival (LIMF).
The Charlatans will play a very special gig in the stunning
surroundings of St George's Hall on Friday 8 November. It follows
the postponement of the original gig which was due to take place on
August Bank Holiday.
LIMF Music Curator, Yaw Owusu, said:- "It's great news that
we've been able to reschedule this gig within a matter of months.
When we announced The Charlatans were part of the festival line-up
we had a fantastic response, so we know fans will be really pleased
that the concert is back in the diary. Without a doubt it will be a
memorable experience to see one of the best live bands around
perform in the incredible Great Hall."
The band are taking time out from their current recording sessions
to play the show at the Hall and are delighted to be invited to
Bassist Martin Blunt said:- "It's great to be part of the
city's first International Music Festival, performing in the
legendary St George's Hall venue will be a first for us - the whole
band are looking forward to it."
As per the original bank holiday line-up, The Charlatans will be
joined in the Great Hall by:-
DJ and producer Greg Wilson who has a global following and was the
first DJ ever to mix live on UK television back in 1983.
► The Tea Street Band – a Liverpool
5-piece who combine wistful vocals and stunning melodies.
► 6 piece
Wirral band By the Sea who
are rapidly generating a reputation for being one of the best live
acts in the city.
► The Fallows
– formed in 2010 pride
themselves on their indie rock and roll tunes and enjoyed a
successful tour of the UK last year.
Ticket price remains the same at £32.50 plus booking fee. All
purchased tickets are still valid, and refunds can be given by
contacting the original ticket issuer.
Tickets can be bought from:-
As part of the 8 November 2013 event, the Concert Room will also host a
series of bands courtesy of Cooking Soup - whose mission it is to
showcase unsigned bands from across the country. The Cooking Soup
stage will see performances from Police Squad, Deadbeat Echoes, The
Bibelots, Psyence, Welcome Pariah, Wilson Minds and Barney Soanes.
The whole event is being organised by the team at St George's Hall
in partnership with Liverpool promoters Freeze.
Doors open at 6pm.
workshops in Netherley hailed as invaluable to the local community
HOME Instead Senior Care in
Wavertree, who provide at-home care for older people, have just
completed a free Alzheimer's and other dementias workshop for family
members in Netherley. Also attended by local members of the
community who may interact with someone with dementia, it was
extremely well received.
The ground breaking family workshop, which was held at Netherley
Youth and Community Initiative at St Gregory's Church in Netherley,
was adapted from the company's City & Guilds accredited dementia
training programme, specifically developed for Home Instead's
The aim of the workshops is to help both family carers and community
members to identify the typical signs of dementia and gain a better
understanding of the condition, as well as arming them with
effective techniques for managing the many different and sometimes
challenging behaviours associated with the condition.
People from across South Liverpool were in attendance, as well as
representatives from local organisations; Age UK, Liverpool
Community Health and Forget Me Not Dementia Forum, a new support
group for carers who look after people with dementia, which takes
place at Netherley Youth and Community Initiative on the last
Thursday of every month.
Creator of Forget Me Not Dementia Forum, Lynne Frame, said:-
"It can be very distressing living with or caring for someone with
dementia who is struggling to cope with everyday tasks but these
types of free workshops are an extremely important support tool.
The workshop I attended offered comprehensive advice on how to
identify Alzheimer's and other dementias and I found that those who
attended really related to some of the symptoms that were
However, the biggest challenge is not simply recognising the
condition but knowing how to manage the behaviour associated with
it. Home Instead's next workshop will provide tried and tested
techniques to help family members, carers and members of our
community interact with individuals with dementia, which is
Community Service Representative of Home Instead South Liverpool,
Gary Wells added:- "I was delighted with the feedback we
received, it highlighted that there is a real need for more help and
support for people in our community who are sometimes dealing with
very challenging situations. As a result we have further workshops
planned this month and it is my hope is that those who undertake the
training will share their knowledge with others, causing a domino
effect across the community to make Liverpool, especially in
Liverpool's Year of Dementia, a dementia friendly city."
For further information on Home Instead's Alzheimer's workshops or
to register your free place, please contact Gary on:- 0151 559 2555 or