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Issue:- Tuesday, 5 July 2016

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Alternative Fashion Festival 1st Birthday Show 2016

ON 29 June 2016, Circo, in the Albert Dock, hosted the 1st Birthday Alternative Fashion Festival. This event is not like many fashion shows as it aims to changing people's views of those who are different. The show is not anti fashion industry, far from it, as the shows Founder and Creative Director, Jane Bellis, is in fact well known within the industry, working on events from local wedding and bridal shows to international events, like the New York Fashion Week, in the US! This event is operating on a very small budget, but it is getting bigger and bigger as it gets more established, via a host of satellite that took place through out last year and more to take place this year. The aim is to include people who are often left out, like those who are disabled, along with other areas of the community, from Goths to Cosplayers. The idea is to combat the mainstream media's image of the fashion industry, which is constantly reinforcing messages that if you do not conform to stereotyped versions of beauty, that social will reject you. This institutional mindset undermines creativity and self worth, thus in the eyes of those taking part in this event, it has a negative impact on society and also the fashion industry. One of the models said:- "I'm always being told I'm to fat for modelling, but in reality how many people really conform to an 'ideal' body image." Another model added that:- "I keep being told by people that I'm to skinny." Both added that it is hard for both males as well as females to avoid negative messages that the main stream media gives out. Another model said:- "I find that individuals give in to less important reasons to conform to what is normal dress or looks. What I think should be celebrated is people who don't conform. They are the ones who create the fashion and drive the industry. We need to stop the negative reinforcing of stereotypes and embrace that we are all different. Would the World not be a happier and safer place if we did that?" This event was in our view an extremely interesting and very positive event. It makes people think and also has some extremely good clothing, acting, singing as well as poetry, making it a show anyone interested in fashion should attended. our Editor Patrick Trollope said:- "It was a privilege to have attended this event and to have helped out at it." This comment was echoed by the gorgeous Suzy, from LatexFashion.TV who attended and filmed at the Alternative Fashion Fest in Liverpool. If you want to find out more about this event and other events connected to the Alternative Fashion Festival, visit here now. Also Please do take a look at the video made by Jane's daughter Gracie, who took part in this show, via clicking on here now. These are a few photos we snapped at the Alternative Fashion Fest, sadly we could not give it justice as we had to do the lights, but we hope it will give you an idea of what took place.... Also to see the rest of our photos taken at this event, please click on here now.

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Burt Bacharach plays again at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

ON Wednesday, 29 June 2016, the song writing.Click on here to find out more...

Resort ready for bumper summer season
Merseytravel approves its contribution to Ainsdale Station re-build
Nursing jobs offered "on the day" by Hospital
Full steam ahead for major new Hospital that will transform cancer care
Lancashire tobacco smuggler's payback time
Festival Park vision is unveiled
Merseyside School Games Summer Festival
Meet tomorrow's civil engineers – 14TH Southport (St James' Birkdale) Brownies
Nightrider Brings Its 'Magical Mystery Tour' to Liverpool
Southport spinal injury centre holds its first fishing competition to raise vital care funds
New service launched to support young victims of crime in Lancashire
Liverpool Central Library to host contemporary Book Art Fair
Parents need greater clarity on Childcare Support, say Tax campaigners
Investigation started after 44 year old female rushed to Hospital
Urgent appeal for information following robbery at Formby's One Stop
Lauren's magical design for recycling
Merseyrail is Top Regional Operator in the National Rail Passenger Survey
Investigation launched after man appears to have been shot
Strategy aims to prevent homelessness
Liverpool City Region to #cometogether
Blood is needed all summer long
The Curve Fashion Festival 2016 will have celebrity appearances
King George V College, Southport to become a Centre of Excellence in financial education
Titan have arrested 16 year old in hacking and blackmail investigation
8 men have been charged over ATM Attacks
Formby Festival is set to return on a high note
RAF Falcons to drop in to Walton Festival
Appeal after van and stock stolen from a commercial premises in Southport, Merseyside
Who will take the Crown to become Carnival Queen - Brazilica 2016?
Merseyside Police welcomes a new Chief Constable
CCTV image appeal to help tack down individuals following disorder back in February
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival set to take over the City
A group who "flooded the streets of Sefton with Class A and Class B drugs" are banged to rights
Lytham Festival ready to bring more fresh UK talent to the Fylde Coast
Armed Forces Day, Southport 2016

100th Birthday of the Cunard Building

The Ainsdale Show 2016
Alternative Fashion Festival 1st Birthday Show 2016 - Photo Report

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Formby and Freshfield remember the fallen at Battle of the Somme

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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