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Edition No. 104

Date:- 21 June 2003

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Campaign for Learning Update

"I AM delighted once again with the response from people in your area to Campaign for Learning's Reading Families Millennium Award Scheme. We have already given awards to 230 inspiring individuals who have impressed the judges with imaginative community reading proposals. However, I am sure that there are many more budding project leaders in this area who could follow the footsteps of these winners. Awards of up to £3,000 are still available to help put ideas into action - until September 8th, 2003 the final closing date.

Interested readers will need a good idea for getting people reading together, time and enthusiasm. No experience of running a community reading project is needed - we train and support each voluntary project leader. Previous projects include translation of English fairy stories into community languages, Asian folklore into English, inviting different generations to write and record their life stories on CD-ROM and a children's reading treasure hunt on a web-site and around town.

The Reading Families Award Scheme is run by Campaign for Learning and backed by a Millennium Commission grant of £1.2 Million. The scheme is just one way in which the Campaign for Learning is actively promoting the value and importance of learning for all.

We do hope that even more of your readers than last year will come forward with applications. Application packs are available now by calling Alison Dickinson on 01925 428 842."
spokesman for campaign for learning told us this week.


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Darren Saves the Day
THE BRAND NEW PRODUCTION of the critically acclaimed musical 'Summer Holiday' has extended its current UK tour. Due to film commitments Stefan Booth will not be continuing in the role of Don. The producers are delighted to announce that Darren Day, who originally created the part for the stage will join the company for the show's extension from Monday 18th August at Liverpool Empire Theatre.

This much-loved British classic comedy features all-time greats such as Summer Holiday, Bachelor Boy, Livin' Doll, The Young Ones, Do You Wanna Dance, In the Country, Dancing Shoes, Move It and many more.

A group of London Transport bus mechanics set out on a frantic bus-ride of a lifetime through France, Switzerland, Italy and Greece. They're joined by pop starlet 'Bobby' (Suzanne Shaw) who, disguised as a boy, has run away from her showbiz lifestyle. Chased by her domineering mother, (Aimi MacDonald) and her agent (Christopher Biggins) Bobby hitches a ride with the unknowing gang of holidaymakers on their double-decker London bus. Romance blossoms when Bobby reveals her true identity and falls for her bachelor boy, Don (Darren Day).

Summer Holiday is directed by Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan, with Choreography by the Tony Award winning Gillian Gregory.  Staring Suzanne Shaw, Aimi MacDonald And Christopher Biggins

Summer Holiday is at the Liverpool Empire for one week only from Monday 18 - Saturday 23 August.

General on sale Monday 16 June.
For tickets call Ticketmaster on 0870 606 3536
Tickets: £7.50 - £18.00
Child Seats just £5.00 (restrictions Apply)

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