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News Report Page 13 of 20
Publication Date:- 2018-05-26
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Create your own comic book hero at Woodvale Rally

VISITORS to this year's Woodvale Rally will be invited to create their own super hero with the help of the former editor of Marvel Comics.

During his career, Tim Quinn was writer, editor and head of special projects with Marvel Comics in the USA after working on UK favourites such as the Beano, Dandy, Bunty, and The Topper. He will be giving visitors lessons in creating a super hero based on their own life.

Tim Quinn will be at Woodvale Rally, on both days, from 16 June to 17 June 2018, providing workshops for people of all ages and will also be revealing some of the secrets of the comic book companies.

Tim Quinn told us that:- "You don't have to be born on the planet Krypton or bitten by a radioactive spider to be a super hero. I look forward to enrolling visitors into a brand new super hero team I have created, The FAB 4000!"

Tim started his career as a clown at Blackpool Tower Circus before leaping back in time to work on BBC TV's Good Old Days music hall series where he started writing scripts for top comedians.

It was a small jump into the world of comic books where he spent many years as scripter, illustrator and editor on such noted titles as:- The Beano, Dandy, Sparky,The Topper, Buster, Whoopee!, Bunty, Jackie, the Dr. Who Magazine and Whizzer and Chips before heading to America to work for the mighty Marvel Comic Group on the world famous Spider Man, X Men and the Incredible Hulk titles.

Following a recent visit by Tim to his School, Daniel Harris, headteacher, at St John's Primary School, in Southport, said:- "In 20 years as a teacher and 8 as a head I can't recall a visiting artist, musical, dramatic or anything, who has had such a positive impact on the children and the School as a whole."

For further details on the workshops and all the other attractions taking place at next month's rally visit:-

Nurse recruitment open day at Southport Hospital

A recruitment day for nurses interested in working at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals is being held next Tuesday. The event runs from 3.30pm to 7pm, on Tuesday, 29 May 2018, in the Clinical Education Centre, at Southport Hospital. Light refreshments will be available for all those attending. Dozens of nurses have joined Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust after attending previous events.  They are a great opportunity to chat informally to senior nurses about what the Trust can offer. For those who are interested, interviews and potential offers of employment will be available on the day. Online applications are encouraged but there is no need to register to attend. The Trust has nursing vacancies in both urgent and planned care roles. To view all current roles visit jobs online.  For further information please feel free to contact Carol Fowler, Assistant Director of Nursing for Workforce, on:- 01704 704908.

Brazilica Festival is returning to the historic Pier Head for 2018
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LIVERPOOL Carnival Company recently announced that Brazilica Festival, 1 of the hottest events in the festival calendar, is back for 2018.

Returning to the City this July for the 11th consecutive year, with the main carnival day taking place, on Saturday, 14 July 2018, organisers of Liverpool's International Samba Carnival are excited to now reveal that the main stage will once again be located at The Pier Head.

The Brazilica main stage will take pride of place within The Pier Head Village; a family focused festival coming to Liverpool's Waterfront for its 3rd year again this summer.

The Pier Head Village will deliver a programme of world class entertainment, locally sourced street food and artisan markets, world class high flying thrill rides and activity based family entertainment, offering a complete day to night summer experience designed to entertain all ages.

Guaranteed to create a spectacular carnival atmosphere, the site will be brought to life with a colourful celebration of the sights, sounds and tastes of Brazil on the Brazilica main stage.

Brazilica organisers are busy putting together the programme for the main stage which will run throughout the day, on Saturday, 14 July 2018, from 12pm to 8pm, and the full line up will be announced in the coming weeks.

It is certain to be a sizzling hotbed of Latin fever, extravagant costumes, exotic music and of course, plenty of samba, with a host of activities to celebrate the very best of Brazilian culture.

Already confirmed for 2018's festival, the Brazilian Film Festival will once again return, plus a Fringe Festival packed with a wealth of exhibitions, workshops and performances.

The hugely popular and extravagant Carnival Queen competition will also return on Friday, 13 July 2018; the winner crowned at the event will lead the sensational night time Carnival Parade, on Saturday, 14 July 2018, which remains the main festival highlight and features Samba bands from across the UK and overseas.

The UK's largest Samba Carnival event, Brazilica has become one of the flagship events of the year in Liverpool's festival calendar. A colourful celebration of Brazilian music, dance, culture, food and sport, it attracts over 60,000 visitors to the City Centre.

2018 promises to be even bigger and better, and Brazilica will form part of the City wide, year long cultural programme of events, as Liverpool celebrates its 10 year Anniversary of being named Capital of Culture.

Maeve Morris of Liverpool Carnival Company said:- "We are very excited to be returning to the Pier Head for 2018 with the Brazilica main stage as part of the popular Pier Head Village. We have some very exciting acts in the pipeline which we will be announcing very shortly, and it promises to be a fantastic day of live music and entertainment."

Martin O'Shea, managing director of The Pier Head Village, added:- "While we are still preparing the announcement of our full programme for the Village for the summer, we are delighted to lead with the news that Brazilica is returning for another year. The performances last year were truly world class and the vibrancy and excitement it brought to the Village was wonderful; we can't wait to welcome the crowds back again."

Full programme details to be announced soon. Keep up to date with all Brazilica Festival activity at:-

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