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Liverpool's Baltic Triangle to become the brand new and exclusive home of Bongo's Bing

THIS summer, an innovative purpose built venue is opening in the Cains Brewery Village. Content is a brand new project which will revolutionise the bustling area of Liverpool, continuing the Baltic Triangle's ongoing regeneration.

Featuring a dedicated indoor space with a standing capaCity of 2,000 and seated 1,200, alongside a shipping container village, to be later built around the philosophy of:- Music, Art, Drinking and Eating - MADE, Content is an inclusive community focused social space serving the entire locality day and night.

Content will very proudly be the brand new and exclusive home of Bongo's Bingo. Debuting at the venue along with the irrepressible host Jonny Bongo himself is by far the biggest ever star to grace the stage for the ground breaking global phenomenon; the sensational Kelis is making a very welcome return for the grand opening on Friday, 9 August and Saturday, 10 August 2019. When Jonny Bongo and Joshua Burke created Bongo's Bingo back in April 2015, they never foresaw American superstars dropping in to join them to party. And yet incredibly Kelis is back again in Liverpool, at Bongo's Bingo. Years of chart dominating songs and thrilling, boundary pushing music has resulted in millions of albums sold and numerous top 10 hits. She has released 6 albums, won Brit, Q, and NME Awards, and been nominated for 2 Grammy Awards. Kelis has toured every corner of the world, performed at every major festival, and shared the stage with the world's top artists, and alongside her music she is also a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef. Jonny himself is hosting all 8 shows throughout August 2019, with more dates to be announced soon for September and into the autumn.

The focus of Content is on a complete customer experience from start to finish. From the ground up everything has been covered, with efficient service, quality facilities and the best hand picked staff throughout. Content is investing heavily in all aspects of production and sound with state of the art facilities. The venue will also feature a calendar of regular and bespoke shows, gigs, events and markets from some of the region's taste making pioneers and community led projects to be announced later during the project.

Coming later alongside the new venue space, part of Content will be created entirely from reconditioned shipping containers, and feature some of the Region's leading independent restaurants and bars.

Council offers couple chance to win a dream wedding at St George's Hall

DUST off your morning suit and get ready to buy a fancy hat, because Liverpool St George's Hall is about to make matrimonial history with the 1st ever marriage on the iconic Minton tiled floor. The team at St George's have thrown out an invitation to all couples planning their big day to enter a special, 1 off competition, to win a dream wedding by getting married on the Mintons.

Liverpool City Council's Halls manager Angie Redhead explains:- "We have checked the archives, spoken with our registrars and we can say that no 1 has ever had their wedding ceremony on the Minton floor, so this really will be a history making event. St George's Hall is 1 of Liverpool's most iconic venues, it's at the heart of our City and it's a place that our community is drawn to during times of celebration. What better place could there be to say... 'I do'?"

The ₤10,000 prize includes the wedding ceremony in the spectacular surroundings of the Great Hall, officiated by Liverpool's head registrar and a pair of ushers will announce the couples' entrance. You'll be serenaded into the room by City organist Professor Ian Tracy on the world famous Willis Organ, whilst Liverpool's own Mezzo Soprano, Danielle Louise Thomas will sing in celebration of your special day. The Hall's official photographer will capture the event, there'll be a glass of fizz for up to 50 guests and more besides. The Minton floor contains 30,000 handcrafted tiles depicting the City's Coats of Arms, sea nymphs, dolphins and the Roman god of the sea Neptune. It is widely acknowledged as one of the world's finest tiled floors.  During August 2019, the team behind St George's will be hosting special floor reveal events, which can be booked via the Hall's website:- StGeorgesHallLiverpool.Co.UK. But getting married on the Mintons is a real once in a lifetime opportunity.

To enter all you have to do is go to the special page on the St George's Hall webiste.  "All you to do is fill in a simple entry form and tell us why you want to get Married on the Mintons, click 'Submit' and cross your fingers." said  Angie Redhead.  The closing date for entries is Monday, 17 June 2019, at 5pm and the wedding must take place, on Monday, 19 August 2019.

We are sad to report that the Author Tommy Donbavand has died

IF you have not already heard, the author at Scream Street, Tommy Donbavand, who came from Liverpool has died. He has sadly lost his battle with caner, despite putting up a considerable fight. Our thoughts go out to his wife Teressa Donbavand and his kids. For all of you who have followed us over the years would have seen that we have worked with Tommy on many occasions. Tommy was an amazing chap, an inspiration to all who had the pleasure to have met him. Tommy, as well as writing the Scream Street series, he also got to to write a novel about his beloved Doctor Who and also written for the Beano, to name just a few of his achievements. He will be sadly missed by all of us and we would encourage our readers to by copies of his books that he was most pleased with.  Tommy was always grateful for the opportunities that had been given to him, but it never went to his head.  Even when he was diagnosed in March 2016, with cancer, for the 1st time, he was thinking of others and started to document his fight against cancer, putting pen to paper. He later publish his Book on the topic:- 'Tommy v Cancer: One Man's Battle Against The Big C.'  Then after he was diagnosed with inoperable, stage 4 throat cancer, he again put things down and published:- 'Tommy V Cancer - Round Two: One Man's Battle Against The Big C. (Again).'  These, just like him are very inspiring and down to earth.  Thanks Tommy for being with us.

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