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Edition No. 110

Date:- 02 August 2003

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STREET CULTURE HITS LIVERPOOL!

HUB will see top skateboarders, BMX bikers, bands, DJ's and graffiti artists from across Europe descending upon Chavasse Park.  Highlights include:-

· DMC winner DJ Scully headlining the DJ event, alongside hip hop producers Skitz with Rodney P and Phi Life Cypher from cartoon group the Gorillaz. They will be accompanied by local VJ's (video jockeys) mixing images and relaying them to the crowd on a giant TV screen 

· Internationally acclaimed band Vega4 - who recently supported Bryan Adams, plus local bands Cracatilla, Marlowe, Unchain Gang and Jellykit

· 36 top graffiti artists from as far afield as Germany and the Netherlands creating a massive piece of public art on giant boards

· BMX champion Chris Mahoney performing stunts on a specially built course, plus FMX riding 

· Skateboarder Howard Cook - who took third place at the UK X-games - showing off his skills 

The event, which takes place between 11am and 6pm, is being compared Radio City 96.7's Sunday evening hip hop and garage DJ, Spycatcha. More information is available by calling:- 0151 233 1363.

SPLASH HITS THE SILVER SCREEN!

LIVERPOOL teenagers are making a film - in just 2 weeks!  As part of Liverpool Splash, 15 plucky youngsters have accepted the challenge to make a complete film, from pre-production right the way to the final cut, in just two weeks. The lucky team will have a hand in every aspect of film making, from story boarding to sound, and camera operating to lighting, acting and editing.

The 5 minute film will tell the story of John, a compulsive liar who causes havoc among his mates.  It is being run by Valley Community Theatre, which provides cultural activities for the local community, including a thriving youth theatre and various film and drama projects.

The Theatre's director and scriptwriter, Edward Connole, said:- "The team will make a film from start to finish. What makes this project different is that it covers every aspect of film making - the technical side as well as acting. It will give experience and a knowledge of all the different aspects of this booming business." 

Liverpool city council's executive member for leisure, Councillor Warren Bradley, said:- "Film is a huge part of modern culture, and this is a great opportunity for youngsters to gain the multiple skills involved in making that possible.

It's brilliant to see Liverpool Splash is having such a positive impact. It's all about entertaining as well as educating youngsters.

Liverpool is fast becoming the UK's film city. Lots of Liverpudlians have reached the top in this industry. With fantastic opportunities like this, who knows, we could have another Alex Cox or Colin McKeown in the making."

Liverpool City Council, Connexions, and Liverpool Children's Fund have joined together to put on more than 60 schemes - right across the city - giving young people the chance to get active this summer. 

Liverpool Splash is part of a national project, with 60,000 youngsters nationally joining in last year. It is the most successful scheme in the country, and is set to get even better.
 
Ormskirk lad to take on The World
 

JOHNNY Marsden from Ormskirk last night won the 2003 Mr England contest organised by The Miss World Organisation at Sway in London.

He will be the youngest competitor to have entered the competition, taking place next month, aged at a baby faced at 18 years and one month

Currently studying public services at college in Ormskirk, his main ambition is to either be a fire fighter or serve in the armed forces. His passion is football and apart from being a keen Man United fan he is currently playing for Ormskirk Football Club. Johnny spends his spare time he also enjoys horse riding.

Johnny now goes forward to the Mr World Final, which is being held August 9th at The Brewery Conference Centre, Chiswell Street, London, EC2. For further information and ticketing enquiries go to:- mrworld.tv.

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