Matty H plays at
the Grand National
Saturday, 5 April 2014, at the Crabbie's Grand National Day, was
a very special day for local acts Early Music, Matty H and She Drew
The Gun. Following a competition for music fans to nominate up and
coming Merseyside acts to perform on Crabbie's Grand National Day at
Aintree Racecourse, Early Music, Matty H and She Drew The Gun where
given the chance of a lifetime. Previous years have seen Esco
Williams and Stealing Sheep selected and this year Peter Guy, the
man behind Getintothis and Yaw Owusu, curator of the Liverpool
International Music Festival and programmer for live music for the
Crabbie's Grand National Festival. Matty, was chosen from around 150
nominations. The acoustic stage is Matty H. comes from the Sefton
side of Merseyside and is a singer-songwriter, (pictured here at the
event) said that:- "This is the biggest gig of my life! I was
amazed when I found out I had been chosen, I called my manager and
couldn't believe it. I'm going to be able to meet a whole new
audience and hopefully grow my fanbase in a way I never dreamed
before." Well done to Matty and also to the other 2 acts!
This is are a readers photograph,
taken at the event of some of the VIP's Matty and the others
preformed to. Do you recognize these stunning ladies?
These are a few more readers pics,
taken by Liam, from the event:-
COMPETITION - 2014
SCHOOL children in
Merseyside are being given the opportunity to join a voyage of a
lifetime. As part of an initiative run by the Wirral Safer Schools
Partnership and The Tall Ships Youth Trust, 2 teenagers are being
offered the chance to set sale on a tall ship.
Setting sale during October 2014 half term*, the young people will
be part of a team of forty Year Nine pupils from across Merseyside
who will board the Stavros S Nyarkos brig on a trip around the
Constable Colin Garland said:- "The aim of this initiative is
to develop self-reliance, team work and confidence. We have two
places for two pupils, a boy and girl, and we are asking people to
nominate their son, daughter, grandchild, niece, nephew, friend or
even themselves and tell us why they/you deserve one of the places
on this year's trip. This isn't a relaxing holiday though and
everyone on board will be expected to work. The young people work a
series of watches during their voyage and learn other sailing skills
in on-board lectures and practical activities."
Merseyside Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy said:- "I am
delighted to be able to offer one young person on Merseyside the
chance to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Merseyside has
a proud maritime history and this is a fantastic opportunity to get
a taste of life out on the seas. Alongside the physical challenge,
this trip will give the winning teenager the chance to learn new
skills, build their confidence and improve their ability to work as
part of a team."
The 2 additional spaces are being funded by the Office of Merseyside
Police and Crime Commissioner and The Tall Ships Youth Trust.
* 26 October to 2 November 2014.
Entrants must be Year Nine pupils and reside in Merseyside.
► The competition is not open to employees of the Office of
Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner, Merseyside Police
Officers, their immediate families or anyone else associated with
► Only one entry per person.
► Entries must be no longer than 400 words and should be sent to:-
Written entries can also be sent for the attention of:- Con Colin
Garland, The Mosslands School, Mosslands Drive, CH45 8PJ. Full
contact information including full name, address, email address and
contact number must be included.
► The winner will be chosen by Constable Colin Garland.
► The judges' decision is final.
► The prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternatives will be
► Merseyside Police reserves the right to substitute the prizes for
other prizes for other prizes of equal or higher value at its
► Winning entrants to the competition agree to be photographed for
► The winning entries will be publicised on the Merseyside Police
website and local media.
► Photographs will be used in future Merseyside Police publiCity
► Merseyside Police does not accept responsibility for late or lost
► Closing date for all entries is Wednesday, 30 April 2014.
► After the closing date, Merseyside Police will choose one winner
from the fully completed entries.
► The winner will be notified by email/phone/post.
Merseyside Police may use the information you supply for statistical
purposes only, but you will not be able to be identified from this
Merseyside Police will not pass on
your details to any 3rd party for any other use than that stated
above without your permission.