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Edition No. 96

Date:- 26  April 2003

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IN the past, learning languages have been a tough brew to swallow given our reluctance to join the European union. But on May 3 at the Empire services club in Preston, a chance for attitudes to change with the arrival accomplished linguistic teacher and Esperantist Jack Warren.

Warren, who is fluent in five languages will relate to the fascinating story of Thomas Dallam, a Lancastrian who influenced diplomatic relations in 1599, creating an organ for the Sultan of Turkey

The language of Esperanto originated in 1887 devised by Dr Zamenhov to amalgamate international languages. Meetings hosted and held monthly South Lancashire Esperanto Group held in Chorley and Southport for talks, tapes and conversations. 

A re-launch of the language last year led to group secretary Jim Voiels has seen the involvement of local organisations becoming more active as the nation veers closer to unification with the rest of Europe.

Listings 4d Picket.
MUSIC at The Picket in Hardman Street in Liverpool promises a great month of entertainment for the month of May as traditionally the ‘silly season’ notches up a few gears. 

Thursday 1 The Hut & guests
Saturday 3 Hillsborough justice gig
Thursday 8 Spearwater, Freefall, The Crash Band 
Friday 9 Acoustic gig: Chione, ony Kehoe & Friends, Caroline Murphy,
Carlton Breasey, HMV gig.

Tuesday 13 Metal Dry Bar
Friday 16 The Circles, The O-Zeds, Sliders
Saturday 17 Lunar Maroon, Abyss, Animal Orchestra HMV gig
Wednesday 21 The Dry Bar Gig
Friday 23 The Monzas, Tokyo Adventures, The Leavers HMV Gig
Friday 30 Nasher, Chance & special guests HMV gig

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Countdown to Mersey River Festival photo Competition

AMATEAR photographers have until May 9th to enter one of the most prestigious events within the Mersey River Festival – the annual Photographic Competition.

Entrants will be competing for trophies, certificates and more than £2000 in vouchers and prizes.

There are two themes for prints and slides:

Main Section
Merseyside:- People, Places and Events
Special Section 
Water Revival, which is sponsored by Mersey Basin Campaign.

The theme for the special section was chosen to highlight the River Mersey’s transformation from one of Europe’s dirtiest rivers to one of the world’s most improved. Photographs and slides must capture the essence of this revival – the return of life to the Mersey or a waterway near you.

Entries in both sections can be monochrome, colour or slide format.

Photographic competition entry forms and conditions of entry are available from Healthstart on 0151 – 707 2566.

A selection of prints and slides from this year’s competition will be diplayed in the Atrium of the Royal Liver Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, from June 16th up to and including July 4th (weekdays only).

The 2003 Mersey River Festival – organised by Liverpool City Council – will run from 13th – 16th June in and around Albert Dock. Tall ships, aerial displays and street theatre will form part of a packed programme of events. Copies of the full programme are available from 0151 – 233 3007 from mid May.

Audition Night for the next Super Stars....

TOM WEB Promotions company is looking for super stars of the future. The night will see six hopeful acts trying to get on the books by bravely performing.

This opportunity will be put to a real live audience, and that could include you! The night kicks off at the St Gregory's Social Club, Liverpool Road, Lydiate at 8:30pm Prompt and is free for the public to come and watch the action. 

You might see the next super star!

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