Formby By Pass closed due to
burst water main
FORMBY By Pass was closed on
31 May 2017 after a burst water main flooded
the North bound lane and the neighbouring allotments. The 1st sign of problems
where seen around 6am as residents in Formby lost water pressure and a growing
flood was spotted on the Formby By Pass. The Police and local Council blocked
off the road as the standing water grow bigger and bigger, at one stage
remembering seeing the major road looking more a river or a lake than a road.
Gardeners on the allotments looked on in disbelief as their hard work was
drowned by the creeping water. 1 gardener said:- "Only the rhubarb will
survive this. I don't know what to say. We all put in lots of work to get our
vegetables and plants to grow. Now its being washed away and its not the 1st
time this has happened!" For households in Formby, the water came back
on at around 1pm for most, but water coming out of taps was slower than usual
for some time, as pressure built up again in the system. Sadly hopes that the
repairs, would see the road opened quickly, but inspectors found the work to fix
the problem where more complex and as a result the North bound lane was closed
and re-routed through Formby Village. This has lead to travel issues within the
Village. United Utilities told us that:- "We're sorry for the trouble this
may be causing you and our team of engineers are working as fast as they can.
The incident log for the burst is:- 330095780."
The Musicircus has rolled into
ON Sunday, 4 June 2017, from 2pm to 5.50pm, Aintree Racecourse will host
a FREE event called:- 'Mr Kite's Musicircus' an event
inspired by the 'Sgt Pepper' album track:- 'Being for the
Benefit of Mr Kite' and will see a huge group of people come together,
to play or perform different Beatles songs simultaneously; creating an
unforgettable cacophony of sound.
Taking part in the day are:- soloists, choirs, dancers, poets, bands, gymnasts,
actors a hula hooper travelling up from London especially for the event and a
musician coming all the way from America to be part of this once in a lifetime
Anyone going along to experience the event can expect to hear songs such as:-
'Back in the USSR,' 'Blackbird, A Day in the Life,' Eleanor Rigby,' 'When I'm
64,' 'Lady Madonna Let it Be,' 'Penny Lane' and 'Yesterday.'
And if a visitor is inspired to get involved, there is a special:- 'Orator
Spot' which they can stand on and read from a special lyric booklet
featuring Beatles tracks that aren't already being performed.
There will be a host of concessions available on the day along with even more
entertainment for all the family, including:- face painting, kite making
workshops and circus skills workshops courtesy of the Black-E Youth Circus.
Liverpool's Director of Culture, Claire McColgan, said:- "This is unlike
any event we've ever staged before; it's a must see, unmissable opportunity not
only for Beatles fans, but for all music fans. 'Our Sgt Pepper' at 50 programme
is all about bringing something that could be considered high art and
avant garde into the mainstream, and making it accessible for families across
the region. Very few people will have heard of a musicircus before, and it will
be incredible be part of what we hope will be the biggest musicircus ever to
have taken place."
Musicircus is the brainchild of legendary American music experimentalist John
Cage, and this event is produced in partnership with 'The John Cage
Trust.' There is no public parking at Aintree Racecourse. The easiest way to reach
Aintree is by train as Aintree Station is directly opposite the racecourse. Aintree can also be reached by bus on services:- 300, 310 and 345 both to and
from Liverpool. For further information on bus routes, contact Merseytravel on:-
0151 236 7676 or visit:-
'Mr Kite's Musicircus'
forms part of 'Sgt Pepper at 50' which will see each track on the iconic
Beatles album inspire 13 brand new events. The world premiere commissions are a
mixture of large and intimate events covering the worlds of art, dance, music,
poetry and theatre.
Until 16 June 2017, there will be performances, installations, live spectacle
and moments of surprise across the City, as the spotlight will fall on Liverpool
to celebrate their most famous sons in a way befitting of a record which broke
the mould and changed music forever.
For full details of the Sgt Pepper at 50 programme please visit:-
Facebook and on
Baltic Weekender Adds New Names
ACROSS the weekend, until the end of Sunday, 4 June 2017. Abandon Silence
will host a stage as part of their 7th Birthday Celebrations, Kitchen Street's
flagship event series, Hot Plate with grime and bass and The Wonder Pot
(Esoteric House and Techno) will also host a stage, with many more to be
The Baltic Weekender will take place across:- The Baltic Triangle's
Constellations Club and Garden, New Bird Street Warehouse, Great Baltic
Warehouse, Gin Garden, 24 Kitchen Street and 149 Warehouse.
The 1st headliner is a very special artist indeed. Heading back to Liverpool
after a long absence is the mercurial DJ and producer, actor, TV star and OBE
recipient, Goldie. The Metalheadz founder will close the Saturday night's bass
events with a classic drum and bass set, joining some of underground cream of
the UK urban scene including the already revealed Stefflon Don, Ghetts, Rude Kid
and Swing Ting.
Next up are some of the UK's most in demand disco and house icons; Crazy P
Soundsystem. Fusing together slinky underground disco, deep electronic throbs
and shimmering pop moments, they continue to craft dance music with a voice, a
heart, and soul. With several acclaimed albums behind them, they continue to
light up festivals and clubs around the world. And joining the guys at the top
of the bill is an act with a reputation as one of the world's finest crate
diggers, producers and selectors, Hunee. The Amsterdam based Rush Hour label don
is no stranger to Liverpool and will play an intimate set on the Sunday night
Just some of the other artists include:- Hunne, Soundsystem, Axel Boman, Gerd
Janson, Move D, Ghetts, Stefflon Don, Flava D, P Money, Elijah and Skilliam,
Rude Kid, Swing Ting, Denis Sulta, DVS1, Mele, Big Miz, Moses Boyd (Solo X),
Moxie, Chaos in the CBD, Route 8, Asquith, Asok, Deep Sea Frequency, Andrew
Hill, Aystar, Macca, No Fakin', Ste Hodge and Suede Brown.
Tickets are:- ₤15 per day and can be obtained
online and physical tickets are available
in 3 Beat Records, Liverpool. Check the events Facebook
for more information.
Annual photography competition celebrates
PHOTOGRAPHERS of all experience levels are being asked to get snappy as the
annual EEF manufacturing photography competition opens for entries.
The competition, now in its 8th year, is asking photographers to submit images
that capture the essence of modern manufacturing.
Photographs can portray any
stage of manufacturing; from design, process and technology in action
through to the finished product; and can cover traditional or high tech sectors.
The competition is designed to showcase the creativity, diversity and heritage
that defines modern British manufacturing. To give people the best shot at
winning, companies are also being urged to open their doors to local
photographers to demonstrate what makes manufacturing great. For information on
how to do this, visit the EEF
There are 3 categories to enter: professional, amateur and young photographer,
with ₤5000 in prizes up for grabs between them. Entries will be shortlisted by a
panel of photography and industry experts, with winners announced in December
Richard Halstead, Membership Engagement Director for the North at EEF, says:-
"Through investment in the future though apprenticeships to standing right at
the forefront of world leading technology, British manufacturing is the beating
heart of the economy. The manufacturing photography competition showcases the
ingenuity and creativity that takes place in every part of the sector."
The competition closes, on Saturday, 30 September 2017. For more information and
to enter visit the competition's