WE ARE THE CITY
A truly unique dance event takes
over the City streets on Sunday 13 July as MDI present We are the
City. Topping off this summer's fantastic dance events with MDI,
this Big Dance event looks to celebrate the local community,
engaging with local groups, crafts, associations and societies
creating a stunning moving installation in a tapestry of Liverpool
life which has been created by renowned Austrian artist Willi Dorner.
A part of Big Dance 2014, this is the latest Moving Dance Forward
project; which seeks imaginative projects to create a new vision
for dance in the North West. This parade style event starts on
Anfield Road at 1:30pm and runs to 3:00pm. Participants will make their way along
the length of Anfield Road and culminates in a final celebration in
Organisers are excited to have commissioned a brand new piece of
music for the event. Working with composer Tom Rea Smith the piece
is to be performed by Liverpool Brass Band, creating a fantastic
soundscape to accompany the choreographed procession which will
include bee keepers, knitters, Ballroom Dancers, bikers, Anfield
boxers, Liverpool Homeless football team, street cleaners and the
Karen Gallagher, Artistic Director of MDI said:- "This is a
very different project for MDI and we are very excited to see and
hear how it all comes together on the day. Making visible those
people and services that we can so take for granted is a very
important aspect of this event and we hope the people of Liverpool
get behind it and let us know what they think."
This spectacular parade will make its way through Stanley Park for
an exciting climax which will be met by performances from Brouhaha
as part of their Beautiful North Festival, including local and
international performances, dancers, circus artists, musicians and
acrobats who will dazzle audiences with family focussed
There is a wonderfully varied collection of local groups signed up
to be involved and MDI are excited for everyone to see the results
of all their hard work and commitment to their community. This free
event will bring Anfield alive, instilling a sense of community
spirit for all to witness and enjoy.
For more information visit:-
TV ACTORS AND
PRESENTERS TO JOIN City AMBASSADORS TO PARTICIPATE IN TRI LIVERPOOL
HOLLYOAKS actress Nikki
Sanderson will join Benidorm soap star Phillip Olivier and 60 minute
make over presenter Craig Phillips as the latest to sign up to Tri
Liverpool and are preparing for this years event on August 10 to
take place at Liverpool's breathtaking docklands.
The group participating in the event will join a line up of
supporting sports ambassadors to include Everton first team coach
Duncan Ferguson, Boxer Tony Dodson, Liverpool legend Alan Kennedy
along with fellow Hollyoaks actor James Sutton, MP's Steve Rotheram
and Andy Burnham, and X Factors Chris Maloney who launched the event
last month with Olympian Lucy Hallat the Echo Arena.
Based in the heart of the Liverpool Dock, Tri Liverpool organised by
British Triathlon in partnership with Liverpool City Council is
arguably the most spectacular City-based triathlon in the UK. On
10 August 2014, over 2,500 triathletes will swim in the Wapping Docks,
bike past the iconic Liver Buildings and run along the Albert Docks
before collecting their medal outside the impressive Echo Arena. The
official event charity for 2014 is Everton In The Community.
Distances start from as little as a 750m swim, 20km bike and a 5k
run. If participants don't feel ready to do the whole thing, they
can team up with two friends and take part as a team; one person
swims, one person cycles, one person runs and then they all cross
the finish line together!
The ambassadors are coming together this week to urge spectators to
sign up and "Be A Triathlete This Summer" – the tagline for
the event. Individuals can also participate in a group relay
challenge led by our Hollyoaks and MP's triathlon teams.
To find out more and enter the race, visit:-
TriLiverpool.com. Also you can follow the Tri Liverpool on twitter @TriLiverpool
to view the official video.