Come Together at Central
LIVERPOOL'S Central Library will be
embracing all things Fab Four at a special free event on Saturday, 29 August
To mark International Beatleweek, Central Library is hosting Come Together in
the Library, which will see a series of musical performances and talks take
place celebrating the legacy of the City's legendary sons.
A tribute band hailing from Scotland; Them Beatles; will recreate the Beatles'
famous rooftop gig of 1969 with three performances taking place on the library's
rooftop terrace. Taking place at midday, 1pm and 2pm, some of the band's hits
will be played live with the stunning City Centre backdrop behind them.
John Lennon's sister Julia Baird will talk about her life with John and will
read from her brother's written work including his books and his song lyrics.
Julia will also read extracts from her own, moving book:- 'Imagine This'. Copies
of the book will be available to buy and she will also take part in a
book signing session.
There will be 2 chances to experience this unmissable talk at 1pm and then
3pm, both in the Hornby Library. Julia Baird said:- "I feel very privileged to be part of this event and
it's an open invitation for everyone to come and celebrate the legacy of the
Beatles. I'm excited to be part of the library family for the day, and
share with people my experience of growing up with John and what it's like to be
the sister of one of the most iconic figures in modern history."
At 2pm, Dee Elias an American Beatles fan and author will be talking about her
new book about the Beatles, investigating their impact on her as a teenager
growing up in the United States. Her book will also be on sale and there will be
a book signing opportunity.
Beatles related archives will also be on display within the Hornby Library for
people to enjoy as part of the event. These will include school registers,
correspondence from Brian Epstein regarding the Hard Day's Night premiere and a
home coming in 1964, and Paul McCartnery's award winning poem from his school
days which was actually presented to him in Central Library in the 1950's.
Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Events, Councillor
Wendy Simon, said:- "We're delighted to be part of this year's Beatleweek
This is the 1st year Central Library has been involved and we have fascinating
mix of events taking place which are guaranteed to thrill any Fab Four fan. From
the live music and talks right through to our Beatles related archive material
on display, there is lots to see and do to keep music fans enthralled. We hope
as many people as possible make the most of this free event in the impressive
surroundings of Liverpool's Central Library."
International Beatleweek runs from August 26 to September 1. For full details
Owls About That Then!
Feathered Friends Visit Walton Manor
RESIDENTS of Walton Manor care home in
Liverpool welcomed some feathered friends for the day, enjoying a therapeutic
The magnificent birds of prey arrived at the care home for an animal therapy
session in the afternoon and stayed for a couple of hours. Residents fed and
petted the owls, which enjoy the attention. The staff and residents all were all
impressed with how soft owls' feathers can be! The pet therapy session proved to
be a hit with everyone at the home.
Animal interaction is part of a range of therapeutic activities that are offered
to residents at Walton Manor, including scent reminisce therapy, nostalgia cafés
and music. Animal therapy is recognised as an effective therapy for people
living with dementia, since spending time with animals can improve both physical
and mental wellbeing by encouraging communication.
Walton Manor is part of Embrace, providing tailored care and support for older
people. The home provides person centred care identifying people's goals and
ambitions and focusing on enablement and the promotion of personal dignity.
Marina Moore, Activities Coordinator at Walton Manor, commented:- "The
owls' visit was fantastic fun! To be able to see such interesting and beautiful
birds up close and personal was great.
A fantastic time was enjoyed by all I we would recommend this activity for all
of our care homes.
Many of the residents are big fans of nature and wildlife so the owls' visit was
a real treat; we look forward to having our feathered friends visit again in the
Walton Manor, part of Embrace, provides personalised nursing, residential and
dementia care for older people.