Liverpool John Moores
University announced as LightNight principal sponsor for 3rd successive year
THIS year's LightNight in
Liverpool, is a 1 night arts festival, returns on Friday, 13 May 2016. Now
in its seventh year, the festival sees tens of thousands of visitors descend
on Liverpool City Centre to experience and celebrate the City's world class
arts and culture late into the night. Once again Liverpool John Moores
University has been announced as the principal sponsor of the festival,
which for 2016 is themed:- 'Experiment'.
Dr Edward Harcourt, LJMU Pro Vice
Chancellor (External Engagement), said:- "LJMU is delighted to once
again be the Principal Sponsor of LightNight, Liverpool's highly successful
1 night arts and culture festival. LightNight gives members of the public a
unique opportunity to take part in various hands on activities at LJMU and
really get to grips with some of our research, alongside getting involved
with activities provided by most of the leading arts and cultural
organisations in the City."
For this year visitors to the LightNight
festival can expect interactive light projections, live music, hands on art
and science workshops, exhibition openings, heritage walking tours and much
more as museums, galleries and cultural venues right across the City Centre
stay open late for a packed showcase of the best of the region's arts offer.
With such a wide range of events there's
something on offer for all ages; everyone can participate in and enjoy what
is sure to be a spectacular night to remember.
The full LightNight festival programme will be released on 4 April 2016.
Marj Greene, an audience member from 2015 said:- "What a fantastic
night. So much to see and do! I can't put into words how marvellous it was;
something for everyone."
Charlotte Corrie, Director of Open Culture
(Festival producers) said:- "LightNight is a wonderful opportunity to
showcase Liverpool's year round arts offer and 2016 will be no different,
with more than 100 events staged by some 50 local organisations for visitors
to experience and explore. Partnering with LJMU is key to building the
success of LightNight, and we enjoy helping to show off their incredible
offer. LightNight gets better and better every year and we can't wait to
share the full programme themed around Experiment on 4 April 2016. There'll
be something for everyone!"
Letter to the editor:- "Adults with disabilities and additional needs to get
special nights at The Four Seasons Bistro!"
"AS you are already aware we work hard to ensure all our
clients are treated with respect and as individuals. We want to help
promote independence and inclusion at all times... So at Four Seasons we are
opening up the evening for the exclusive use of adults with disabilities and
additional needs. We aim to offer a service where this is possible, the
client group we work with are adults and we believe they have the right to
access the same social activities, as any other adult. We feel the bistro would
give them the opportunity to have an evening out with friends and partners in
the same way as you or I, but with the confidence they are being served and
looked after by unobtrusive, fully qualified staff that are, if required able to
assist and support them. All in safe, friendly, relaxed 'adult'
surroundings. If you are interested in joining our mailing list and you would
like to receive information and invitations to these evenings, to book a table
or for further information please call:- 07988418880 and say:- "Southport and
Mersey Reporter recommended you call....!"
Chinese Dance Class and Performance
LOOKING for a new and exciting activity for the New Year?
After successful classes in Afro Fusion and Latin dance in 2015, world dance
company, Movema, are launching Chinese dance classes for the New Year. Come
along and learn a new style of dance, with classes working towards a performance
in Chinatown to celebrate Chinese New Year. 2016 is the year of the Monkey. So
whether you're a beginner or dance expert, come along to classes, every
Thursday, from 6.30 to 7.30pm at MDI Studio, Hope Street. You will have the
chance to go bananas and learn a fusion of Classical Chinese, Kung Fu and
Contemporary dance to perform on Chinese New Year if you so desire! Classes run
every Thursday, with a cost of £5 / £4 for concessions, with the performance
taking place, on 7 February 2016, outside The BlackE, the heart of Liverpool's
prestigious China Town. So if you are looking to learn some amazing dance, keep
fit and meet new people, come along! "So many kids come and enjoy
themselves, it's a really fun thing to do together with your family. It's a
great opportunity to get fit and learn more about Chinese culture and dance, so
get to class and dance with us!" Ali, 38, Liverpool.
BAFTA nominated actor heading to a stage in
Southport in a few days time!
RAYMOND Mearns is not only outright hilarious he is also a
BAFTA nominated actor and 1 of the leading lights of Scottish comedy. His list
of TV and film credits is as long as your arm (including BBC2's "Rab C
Nesbitt") and he's regarded not only as one of the top acts in Scotland
but also in the UK comedy industry as a whole. He holds the prestigious honour
of having been chosen to represent Glasgow at the both the New York Comedy
Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Raymond even went on
tour with Pete Doherty doing support slots until Doherty was jailed! He also has
a deserved reputation for being one of the few comedians around who is just as
funny when making stuff up off the top of his head as he is when doing material.
As a result, we're lucky he's agreed to come and perform for us as he is in hot
demand around the globe! To recap, the show will star:- Raymond Mearns, Adam
Staunton, Micky P Kerr and Damion Larkin (MC) and will take place on Saturday, 6
February 2016, with doors opening at:- 7.30pm for a start time of:- 8pm. Tickets
can be obtained from the Box Office at the Atkinson, on Lord street, Southport
or by calling them on:- 01704 533 333.
What is IllumiNaughty?
COMMITTED to redefining club experience,
was born in 2006; stemming from a passion of creative design, performance and
electronic music, and since then has become 1 of the UK's most colourful live
events. Since its launch party 10 years ago, IllumiNaughty has aimed to fuse
together bass heavy beats, artistic performance and mesmerising visuals to
result in a truly immersive experience for everyone. From 1 room venues of 500
to 6 stage warehouses of 4500, the IllumiNaughty crew can put on a spectacular
show blending musical genres to appeal to all tastes, from Breaks and Electro to
Psychedelic Trance, Drum 'n' Bass, Electro Swing, and right through to Dub and
Alternative. Hosted at some of the most famous venues in the world and homed in
the second great Northern party capital of Manchester, after Liverpool,
IllumiNaughty has blown the minds of audiences at:- The Ritz, Manchester
Academy, Bowlers and Sankeys as well as featuring at major UK and European
festivals. "We continue to push the boring boundaries and invite you to a
night of adventure you will never forget...." the Stockport based team
stated to us!