City's Diverse World Culture Celebrated On
'Liverpool Loves' Festival Day
LIVERPOOL'S vibrant and diverse world culture will be
celebrated next week as part of the new 3 day 'Liverpool Loves' festival.
Often described as having the 'World In One City', Liverpool is home to
an exciting mix of cultures and communities; and many will be represented at:-
'Liverpool Loves' next Saturday, 8 August 2015.
The fun starts at 10am when visitors are invited to the iconic setting of Pier
Head Liverpool; part of the City's UNESCO World Heritage Site; for a full 12
hours of activities, workshops and entertainment.
The family friendly programme will span across zoned areas covering music, the
arts, dance, food and drink and health and well being; creating a real festival
atmosphere at the heart of the waterfront.
The day's programme will take place indoor in a bespoke Big Top, outside on a
number of stages, and within zoned outdoor areas for culture, health and
well being, and refreshments.
Liverpool's fascinating culture will feature traditional dance,
music and art from the communities represented. 'Liverpool Loves' is a free
Liverpool is home to Europe's oldest Chinese community, and the City has the
largest Chinese arch outside mainland China.
To celebrate their Chinese heritage in Liverpool, China Pearl
will host a parade of traditional stunning Chinese costumes. The parade will
start from the festival's main entrance; located on Canada Boulevard between
the Royal Liver Building and the Cunard Building; and will make its way through
the festival site to the Big Top. China Pearl will also perform Chinese music
and dance, as well as inviting festivalgoers to participate in the grandeur of a
Chinese Tea Ceremony.
Visitors can try their hand at the traditional art of Chinese painting and
origami with HuaYun Arts, who will also be performing excerpts from the Huanhmei
Opera and showcasing the majestic Chinese harp.
The Indian community will celebrate through dance, with RuShee Dance Group
performing a number of spectacular Bollywood and Bangra dance routines. This
promises to be energetic, colourful and has to be witnessed 1st hand.
Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival presents a wonderful selection of
music and dance celebrating the Arab culture, which always proves to be popular
during their annual festival.
Brazilian samba drum ensemble Katumba will entertain visitors with their unique
sound, colourful look and high impact choreography. A definite crowd puller.
But this isn't all. There will be plenty of nods to Liverpool
culture within the programme. Early birds are invited to start their day at
'Liverpool Loves' with a morning rave from Morning Gloryville; the perfect way to
shake away that sleepy head with dance, relaxing massages and fruit smoothies.
Sing Me Merseyside Choir's live performances are certain to be a highlight of
the day, including live renditions of famous Liverpool songs. So get that voice
warmed up as audience participation is a must!
Martin O'Shea from Bold Management is curating the soundtrack to the day, which
will feature a live music programme across four stages throughout the day and
evening, including 'Liverpool Loves' New Music; Dovedale Social; Merseyrail Sound
Station and 'Liverpool Loves' Allstars.
Dance music fans will not want to miss Portuguese producer and DJ Rui Da Silva
who closes the Big Top Stage, famous for the anthem Touch Me which went to
number 1 in the UK charts in 2001.
While the live music is on the outdoor stages, those looking for
an alternative can try the 'Shush Silent Disco'. Great for all ages; and plenty
of fun guaranteed.
Play your part in the 'Liverpool Loves' community art piece,
'Love Art UK'. Help
spread the word of love by writing a message on 'The Love Wall' about what love
Shopping and fashion are part of Liverpool's exciting culture. For those who
love a bit of vintage shopping, then 'Capstan's Bazaar' will be on hand throughout
the day with a range of stalls offering the ultimate vintage finds when it comes
to trinkets, arts and crafts.
After those vintage discoveries have been made, take a trip to the Button
Boutique workshop where visitors can make their own fascinator or for a bit of
Liverpool fun, create a Scouse puppet.
The cultural programme will run alongside a dedicated children's activity area
hosting arts, crafts and dance workshops. This includes circus skills from the:-
'Free Fall Circus', from The Florrie, who will be offering tasters in hula hooping,
the unicycle, juggling and Diablo and poi.
'Liverpool Loves' is the final day of the 3 day festival, which starts with
'Liverpool Loves' Business on Thursday, 6 August 2015, and 'Liverpool Loves' Ireland on
Friday, 7 August 2015.
'Liverpool Loves' will shine the spotlight on all that is special
about Merseyside, through 4 key core themes for 2015:- "business, culture, food and
The North West Fund are headline sponsors of 'Liverpool Loves' Business. They join
Campanile Hotels UK, part of Louvre Hotels Europe, who are also supporting the
event. 'Liverpool Loves' is also supported by the City's Mayor Joe Anderson.
Keep up to date with the latest announcements at:-