Pupils bring splash of colour to new Royal hoardings
ARTISTIC youngsters have
turned their talents to the hoardings around the new Royal Liverpool
Hospital building site. The once plain blue surfaces facing
the Linda McCartney Centre have sprung to life with colourful
paintings created by school children in the City.
High school students from Broadgreen International School and Notre
Dame Catholic College took part in the Ivor Goodsite competition as
well as youngsters from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School and New
Park Primary School. A student from Liverpool Community College also
The Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition was run by the Considerate
Constructors Scheme and supported by the builder of the new Royal,
Carillion, and Kensington Fields Community Association.
Carillion's Ron Delamere,
construction director of the new Royal, said:- "At Carillion,
we like to get involved in the local community and this gives us an
excellent opportunity to join with the Kensington Fields Community
Association to work with local kids to come up with paintings we can
apply to hoardings. It just freshens up the whole area. And people
are really noticing it as they go past. What the kids have achieved
is really impressive."
The paintings portrayed Liverpool life, from Superlambananas to
yellow submarines, and the City's 2 premier league teams were
depicted with an image showing the solidarity shown over the
Hillsborough disaster. Elsewhere, the skyline and Albert Dock, the
Cavern club, entertainers and the Mersey ferries all appeared.
The pupils had earlier taken
taking part in the Ivor Goodsite site safety course, in which mascot
Ivor Goodsite warns of the dangers of playing on building sites as
well as how great it is to work in construction on a project such as
the new Royal. As a result, some of the children created an image
about the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
Susan Robinson, centre co-ordinator at Kensington Fields Community
Centre, said:- "The children absolutely loved Ivor Goodsite so
one of the hoardings was all about Ivor himself, the Royal hospital
and Carillion. We asked the children what they liked the most and
what they wanted their project to be about and they all said
Liverpool, so that's why the theme was 'In Our Liverpool Home'. The
children feel so excited about seeing the finished products on the
wall. Taking the project from the beginning to the end and being
there from the design to the final product has been amazing for the
children and an experience they'll never forget."
The Rock Choir
Summer Ball took place at the Liverpool Yacht Club and raised £800
for Marie Curie
THE event, arranged by
choir member, Carol Mulvey, was attended by choir members, their
friends and family and gave the members a chance to meet up outside
of their weekly choir sessions. They gave a very special performance
of some of their favourite tracks, including:- 'Livin' On A
Prayer', 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love'
and 'Something Inside So Strong' to their audience as
well as holding a raffle.
Choir member Colette Byrne, who is a Community Fundraiser at Marie
Curie Cancer Care was thrilled that the charity had been chosen to
benefit from the ball. "I 1st discovered Rock Choir last
summer. Since joining, I've found so many wonderful new friends, and
enjoyed performing in public. As Community Fundraiser for Marie
Curie, I was delighted to be the nominated charity for the first
Rock Choir Summer Ball. All money raised on the night will be used
to help provide end of life care to local people with a terminal
illness in Merseyside."
Rock Choir leader, Anthony Seaman, was thrilled with the success of
the evening and paid special tribute to choir member, Carol.
"A huge thank you goes to Carol for all her hard work and
dedication. It really paid off so well and everyone had a wonderful
time. It was great to support such a worthwhile charity which
supports local people."
Anthony is running a one off workshop, open to choir members and
members of the public, on Saturday, 9 August 2014, at the Quaker
Meeting House in Liverpool, when they will have the chance to learn
this year's smash hit 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams.
For more information go to:-
Rock Choir is the UK's largest contemporary choir, with more than
16,000 members in over 300 local communities. There are no auditions
and no requirements to read music or have any previous singing
experience. Rock Choir members get together each week to attend fun,
friendly rehearsals where they are taught specially arranged pop and
rock songs. There are lots of exciting performances throughout the
year and many of them help raise money for charity.
For a free taster session or more information about times go to:-
rockchoir.com or call:- 01252
man who was seriously assaulted at Parklife, in Manchester, has
AT around 9.15pm on
Saturday, 7 June 2014, 26 year old Robert Hart and his girlfriend
were in front of the Festival's main stage when he was attacked by
an unknown man. Robert was punched to the ground unconscious and was
given CPR at the scene by 2 off-duty medical personnel. He sadly
died yesterday in hospital. The offender is described as a mixed
race male, aged in his late 20's and around 6ft 1 tall. He has a
muscular build and short, dark hair which was shaved at the sides.
He was also wearing shorts and a blue, bomber style jacket with the
letter 'A' in white on the front. Police have also issued an efit.
Detective Inspector Richard Eales:- "Our immediate thoughts go
out to Robert's family and loved ones. We currently have specially
trained officers with them to help through this terrible time. We
are still in the early stages of this investigation, however several
witnesses have assisted us with vital information concerning the
description of the offender. We believe a confrontation took place
following an inflatable doll hitting Robert's girlfriend. We are
aware other assaults took place in the park that evening, but I am
specifically appealing for witnesses who recall seeing the
inflatable doll and the attack on Robert immediately thereafter. I
am keen for those witnesses to come forward and other persons nearby
who may have mobile phone footage of the attack or captured an image
of the person responsible. Finally, if you are the man responsible
or were with him that evening, please come forward."
Anyone with information can contact the incident room direct on:-
0161 85 69283 or
email the incident room with
any relevant footage. Alternatively you can call police on 101 or
independent charity Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.