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BLUE Planet II - Live In Concert

THE concert will take highlight sequences from across the series, each introduced by host Anita Rani live on stage, supported by the emotive orchestral accompaniment of the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra who will be performing Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and David Fleming's immersive score, conducted by Matthew Freeman.

Blue Planet II - Live In Concert will transport you, via the gigantic 4K Ultra HD LED screen and through the power of music, deep underwater, for 2 hours of drama, entertainment, stunning visuals and majestic orchestrations.

Watch surfing dolphins, powerful killer whales and the beautiful clownfish in breathtaking musical sequences. The tentacles of jellyfish and octopus fill the screen while the 'boiling sea' Spinner Baitball sequence features a who's who of amazing ocean predators in a wild feeding frenzy.

The dramatic music brings the oceans to life as the audience are immersed in an emotional journey of glorious beauty, nail biting tension, tranquil relaxation and profound questioning of how human action is affecting our marine families.

Conductor Matthew Freeman says:- "Seeing the footage in these huge arenas on an enormous LED screen, with all that colour and those underwater worlds so closely photographed, accompanied by a 64 piece orchestra and a 16 voice choir through a huge, state of the art PA system, it really is a phenomenal and powerful experience. We have extraordinary visuals, heightened with music that takes the viewer to another level. It's really quite emotional."

In addition to conducting the likes of Mozart, Rossini and Sibelius with the Royal Philharmonic concert Orchestra at the Albert Hall, Matthew is also the Musical Supervisor of the Olivier Award nominated musical The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas, which has toured the world and had repeated West End success. He's also worked as musical director for Dame Shirley Bassey and produced and arranged huge orchestral productions of work by ABBA, Queen and George Michael amongst many others.

Blue Planet II - Live In Concert starts the UK and Eire tour on the 13 March 2019 in Bournemouth, with 13 dates throughout the month, including the show at Liverpool M&S Bank Arena, on 26 March 2019.

Tickets are available from:- AXS.Com, Eventim.Co.UK, SeeTickets.Com and BluePlanet2Live.Co.UK.


13 March 2019 - Bournemouth International Centre.

14 March 2019 - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena.

15 March 2019 - Nottingham Motorpoint Arena.

16 March 2019 - Birmingham Resorts World Arena.

17 March 2019 - London O2 Arena (3pm Matinee)

17 March 2019 - London O2 Arena.

19 March 2019 - Leeds First Direct Arena.

20 March 2019 - Newcastle Utilita Arena.

21 March 2019 - Glasgow The SSE Hydro.

23 March 2019 - Belfast SSE Arena.

24 March 2019 - Dublin 3Arena.

26 March 2019 - Liverpool M&S Bank Arena.

27 March 2019 - Manchester Arena.

28 March 2019 - Sheffield FlyDSA Arena.

Local charities bring life saving transformations to the roadside

North West Air Ambulance Charity launch blood on board in conjunction with Blood Bikes Manchester, Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Transfusion Service and North West Ambulance Service.

ROADSIDE and in the field blood administration is possible across the North West for the first time as paramedics and consultants aboard the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) introduce blood on board to its helicopters, in collaboration with Blood Bikes Manchester, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Transfusion Service (SRFT). The initiative has been funded by the Henry Surtees Foundation, a charitable organisation supporting those with physical injuries caused by accidents.

NWAA paramedics and consultants have undergone comprehensive training to administer blood in the field, led by Salford Royal, further extending the service's capability to bring the skills and life saving procedures of an emergency department to the scene of injuries.

With the charity flying out to over 2,000 missions each year, many being major trauma incidents, the charity estimates 2 to 3 urgent transfusions will be required each week in the North West. Of those, patients with major trauma who are attended to at the roadside by enhanced care teams then have a greater chance of survival.

The project brings together 3 vital local services for the first time, 2 of which are charity funded. Packed red blood cells and pre-thawed plasma will be supplied by Salford Royal and delivered by Blood Bikes Manchester, an entirely volunteer run operation, in temperature controlled boxes to the NWAA Barton base each day. Any blood not used that day by the air ambulance will be safely returned by Blood Bikes riders for use in the Hospital, to ensure precious donations do not go to waste.

Celebrating the medical collaboration of 3 local services, Clint Jones, Consultant Anaesthetist at the North West Air Ambulance Charity, commented:- "This is the 1st time the entire North West will have access to this life saving in the field medical procedure. It is a proud moment for our charity, and our partners at Blood Bikes Manchester, the Salford Royal and the Henry Surtees Foundation. As a charity that relies completely on public and corporate donations to keep flying, the support and collaboration to make this project possible - from fellow charitable organisations; has been incredible.  Our priority is to deliver emergency care from the air, bringing pre-Hospital interventions to seriously ill and injured people no matter their location. Our crew are often called to treat patients suffering from major blood loss or internal bleeding, so the need for this on the scene intervention was clear; being able to administer blood there and then will give people precious time in the race to safely treat and transport them to Hospital."

Steve Deakin, Duty Manager at Blood Bikes Manchester, celebrated the collaboration behind the initiative:- "Blood on board is an essential public service, and we are proud to work side by side the North West Air Ambulance Charity and Salford Royal to bring the project to life. Our team of volunteers understand just how important it is to get blood to patients quickly; traditionally, we've focused on the swift transport of donations and samples to Hospital, and it is an honour to now be working to bring blood and plasma to patients wherever they may need it."

Deborah Seddon, Haematology and Blood Transfusion Service Manager at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, said:- "Blood loss is a major factor in the survival of trauma patients, and anything that can be done to combat its detrimental effect could undoubtedly save lives. Our purpose is to deliver safe, effective treatment to patients across Salford, so we are incredibly proud to support the North West Air Ambulance Charity in delivering this service to people across the North West."

Clint added that:- "After much preparation and planning, it is rewarding to launch the service onboard for the 1st time. Our thanks go to the Henry Surtees Foundation for their incredibly generous funding, and our partners at Blood Bikes Manchester, the North West Ambulance Service and Salford Royal for making blood on board possible."

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