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Crosby Camera Club joins forces with MENCAP for photo exhibition ahead of club's new season

AN exhibition of photography from Crosby Camera Club will open to the public at Mencap Cottage House on Mariners Road, Crosby in late August. The prints, which will be on display around the house, represent a cross section of recent work created by the camera club's members, with a variety of subjects depicted. The exhibition will open on:- Saturday, 27 August 2022 and run for just over a month, closing on:- Friday, 30 September 2022. Members of the public can visit this exhibition of work from local photographers, free of charge, between 9am until 4.30pm, while the exhibition runs. Please note, the exhibition is not open, on Mondays or Tuesdays.

Newly elected president of Crosby Camera Club, June Poston, said:- "I do hope as many people as possible will visit our photo exhibition and help support both our club and Mencap Liverpool and Sefton. Mounted prints on display will be on sale at a very reasonable price, with 50% of each sale donated to Mencap Cottage House. While you're visiting you can also grab refreshments from the venue's new coffee shop with delicious cakes, scones, and hot and cold drinks available."

The exhibition opens just 11 days before the start of a new season for Crosby Camera Club, with new members very welcome to join. The club is returning to its regular meeting place at Crosby Library in Waterloo, opposite the Plaza Cinema. On Wednesday, 7 September 2022, the new season will open with President's Night, which will feature a welcome to both new and returning members, an introduction to the club and an evening of:- 'Image Critique with a Difference.'

June Poston, President of Crosby Camera Club, explained:- "September is an exciting time for us with the start of a new club season, and we can't wait to return to our regular venue of Crosby Library. I know that many people took up or reignited a passion for photography during the past few years, and we would love to see enthusiastic new members joining us on September 7th for the 1st meeting of our new season. We are a long established and welcoming photography club, always pleased to see new faces. Our club includes a mix of experienced and beginner photographers. You don't even have to have a camera to join us! An interest in photography is all you really need. Many of our members start out using their phone cameras and take it from there. We really would love to see you on the 7th."

Founded in 1950, Crosby Camera Club has been part of the local community for over 70 years. Meetings are held every Wednesday, from 8pm to 10pm, from the 1st Wednesday, of September 2022 to the last of April 2023, at Crosby Central Library's Small Lecture Room (where election polling takes place), on:- Crosby Road North, Waterloo, L22 0LQ.

More details about Crosby Camera Club's new season are available at the club's website:- CrosbyCameraClub.Net and on Facebook.

For general information about the club and the exhibition, please contact club secretary Karen Redfern on:- 01519313515, or email:- KarenRedfern@BTConnect.Com.


Liverpool is a short listed host City for Eurovision 2023

THE City has successfully sailed through the 1st part of the bidding process, with the BBC and the European Broadcast Union (EBU) confirming it has met the essential criteria regarding the suitability of the venue, transport links and past experience of hosting major events. Liverpool City Council and the Combined Authority will now work with partners across the Region to produce a detailed bid to set out why Liverpool could; and should; host the biggest song competition in the world. Details of Liverpool's bid will be kept under wraps for now, but the bidding team has already hinted Liverpool's proposal will pay tribute to Ukraine and its communities. The final decision will be made in the autumn.

Mayor of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson said:- "Eurovision is made for this City and I'm so pleased Liverpool has been short listed. When we heard the sad announcement that Ukraine would be unable to host, Liverpool stepped forward and offered to stage the event in solidarity with, and in tribute to, this amazing country and its people. A huge amount of work is already going on behind the scenes to make Liverpool's vision and ambition a reality. There are a number of complexities in staging a show of this scale, but we have 1 of the best event teams in the world, and 1 of the best Cities in the world to act as a backdrop to Eurovision 2023; let's do this Liverpool!"

Claire McColgan CBE, Director of Culture Liverpool, said:- "We are so excited to be short listed and now we have the chance to fully demonstrate this City's culture credentials, our enviable creativity and our passion and expertise in staging large scale, major events. As a City our award winning events team opened up the nation's 1st music events as we emerged out of the Covid19 Pandemic. This is our moment to show everyone what we can deliver. We are a City of music and a champion for social justice, so in this unique situation for Eurovision we feel like there is nowhere better than Liverpool to host Eurovision 2023."

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said:- "The Liverpool City Region is the UK's cultural capital; home to a flourishing music scene that has been entertaining and inspiring the world for decades. It is a massive part of our identity, and we are a proud UNESCO City of Music. It's safe to say that Liverpool wouldn't be Liverpool without music, and music wouldn't be music without Liverpool. No Region in the UK has had more number 1 hits, and nowhere can throw a party quite like us. I can think of nowhere more qualified, more experienced or more fitting to host the Eurovision than the Liverpool City Region."

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