Kylie Minogue tribute act
and ABBA Gold, along with Sam Fox heading to Pride in Liverpool
LIVERPOOL Pride 2014, are
proud to announce the latest acts set to perform at this year's
event on Saturday, 2 August 2014. Joining the list of confirmed acts
are top Kylie Minogue tribute Kylie-A-Like, Super-Trouper tribute
ABBA GOLD and 80s sensation Sam Fox, with even more acts to be
announced soon and tickets are selling fast!
The newly confirmed acts will join performers Heather Small (M
People), pop songstress Sonia and headline act Katy B. This year
Liverpool Pride introduces 3 ticketed pay zones, including the
Waterfront Stage, Stanley Street Stage and the Garlands and G-Bar
Stage which will play host to lots more great entertainment at part
of this year's 'Glam Fairy Tale' themed Pride event.
Kylie A Like was founded by Suzy Hopwood and is one of the most
sought after Kylie tribute shows in the world. With over 15 years'
experience, Minogue-like assets and petite frame, this brilliant
tribute act pays homage to one of the most successful female artists
of all time with a career spanning over 3 decades. Performing all
around the world, being vocally spot on and giving her all at every
performance, it's easy to see why fans across the world have said:-
"I believe in you" and have named her Europe's Number
One Kylie Tribute show on more than one occasion! Making her Pride
debut the Kylie a Like Show with show stopping costumes, dance
routines and a few surprises the Kylie a Like show is always 100%
live and definitely someone you just can’t get out of your head!
Super troopers, ABBA GOLD will also make their way to Pride. During
their 20 year career the internationally renowned ABBA tribute show
have performed over 3,500 shows, playing to nearly 3 million people
worldwide. With an eye for ABBA detail, their costumes are
faithfully recreated and original ABBA recordings have been
endlessly studied to emulate that authentic and special ABBA
experience. ABBA GOLD have completed a 2 year tour with Eurovision
Song Contest Winners Bucks Fizz and Brotherhood of Man as their
support acts. ABBA GOLD have also appeared on stage with Atomic
Kitten, The Sugababes, Slade, Dr. and the Medics and many more!
Using only the finest artists and performing with up to a 10 piece
live band ABBA GOLD are the original and still the best ABBA tribute
Last but not least, 80s sensation Sam Fox first became a household
name when she released her 1986 iconic debut single 'Touch Me'.
Sam’s rise to fame saw her become one of the most photographed
British personalities of the 80's and recognizable all over the
world. Model, singer and actress Sam Fox certainly has global
appeal, performing in Bosnia, Siberia, India, Malaysia and many more
countries selling out venues and breaking box office records. After
appearing on hit TV shows 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of
Here!' and 'Come Dine With Me' Sam’s latest
role in British horror movie 'Seven Cases' was screened at the
Cannes film festival earlier this year. Now Sam heads to Liverpool
to join the fabulous 2014 Pride line up.
This year marks the 5th anniversary of Liverpool Pride which was
established in 2010 in memory of murdered gay teenager Michael
Causer. After last year’s record breaking Pride event where over
65,000 revellers enjoyed the music, fun and atmosphere of Pride,
'Glam Fairy Tale' organizers are hoping for a bigger and
better event this year!
Ticket Prices:- Last remaining early bird tickets available now at
£5, advanced tickets £8 and £11 on the day. (No booking Fees, a
handling charge may apply of £2.25 per transaction) Book your
tickets fast to secure your £5 tickets!
For tickets book online or call the Liverpool Pride Ticket Hotline
on:- 0844 8000 509. Tickets also available in person at
TicketQuarter, Queen Square, Liverpool.
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£1.7 million to
help disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds in Merseyside
3 and 4 year olds from low
income families are to benefit from a new £50 million fund unveiled
this week helping to prevent them falling behind before they have
even started school.
More than 6,000 children in Merseyside could benefit from the new
Early Years Pupil Premium, worth over £300 per pupil. This means
that Merseyside will receive more than £1.7 million in additional
The Early Years Pupil Premium is designed to narrow the attainment
gap between young children from low income families and their peers,
setting them on the path to a more successful future.
According to research, children from low-income families are
estimated to already be 19 months behind more advantaged peers when
they start school. High quality early education can close this gap
and improve results later on in life.
The Early Years Pupil Premium aims to help nurseries raise the
quality of their provision and today's consultation will look at how
best to make it work.
Nurseries will have freedom to decide how to use the money to help
three and four year olds learn and develop, for example, by
employing more qualified staff or specialists in activities like
speech and language to give an extra focus on basic skills.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:- "Every child in
Merseyside deserves the chance to fulfil their potential, and this
extra funding is a boost to help our youngest children get on in
life and succeed. Boys and girls from poorer families have often
already fallen nineteen months behind their better off classmates by
the time they hang up their coat on the first day of school.
Increasing their chances of success has got to be a top priority.“
Education and Childcare Minister Elizabeth Truss said:-
"Children from low income families are already behind their peers in
language and communication by the age of 5; this is not good
We expect nurseries across Merseyside, and the rest of England, will
use this money to create more high quality nursery provision led by
teachers. We know it's a challenge to close the attainment gap later
on, but with the introduction of the Early Years Pupil Premium we
hope it will prevent this gap from emerging in the 1st place.“
The Early Years Pupil Premium builds on the Pupil Premium,
established in 2011, to transform the way we educate our children
from low-income families.
Its launch coincides with the Pupil Premium Awards ceremony,
recognising the schools in England best at helping pupils from
low-income families through their effective and innovative use of
The Deputy Prime Minister will congratulate the three winners at a
ceremony in London, designed to promote the best ways of using the
money so that other schools can follow their lead.
Schools Minister David Laws added:- "The Pupil Premium is
about helping schools to help all pupils succeed; regardless of
The new Early Years Pupil Premium will support 3,300 disadvantaged
children in Merseyside helping to capture those children who need
support at an early age. The aim is to bring them on a level playing
field with their peers by the time they start school. We're also
celebrating the success of the Pupil Premium and I want to
congratulate all of the schools and their inspiring staff nominated
this year and encourage them to go even further for next year's
The Early Years Pupil Premium is part of the Government's programme
of reforms to help children get ready to begin school, especially
those who are from low income families. This includes:-
► expanding 15 hours of free early education to 40% of 2 year
► expanding the role that schools play in
the early years.
► tougher inspection and accountability through a stronger Ofsted
► improving the quality of staff entering
the early years workforce by introducing Early Years Teachers.
► encouraging new providers into the market including through the
introduction of childminder agencies.