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Saturday Night is already a sell out and tickets are selling fast for:- "Snow White and the Scouse Queen"

FOLLOWING on from another high selling show:- 'Sea Hawk Prirets' this winter City Theatre presents a retelling of the famous Christmas Panto:- 'Snow White' story, at the Liverpool Hope Street Theatre, on 8 December, 9 December and 10 December 2022. This new written by:- Barry Levy, and Directed by:- Rebekah Moreland, Molly Riley and Barry Levy is a very lively, fun family friendly show, thanks to the work of the shows choreographers:- Georgia Lomas and Rebekah Moreland.

Asking about the play, Singing Coach, Elisha Mai told us:- "After escaping the workhouse and the clutches of the Wicked Scouse Queen (played by Anna Chan), Snow White and her friend Will Grimm manage to escape. Now both 19, they have returned to the Kingdom of Liverpool to reclaim what Snow White (played by Molly Riley) is entitled too. On the way back a battle takes place which separates Snow and Will. Lost in a forest Snow White meets Happy (played by Lucy Walters). Happy is missing her 6 friends who have gone on a mission to the Wirral. When Will Grimm (Gemma Harrison) wakes up alone he is found by Fairy Hope (Elisha Mai). Together they build more than a friendship, but can Fairy Hope help Will find his good friend Snow White... The family comedy in the show is provided by Dame QE2 (Graham Lyle) and Buster (Johnny Sedgwick Davies), who are visiting the Kingdom of Liverpool after there castle is burnt down. With them is the duo Tilly and Billy, who end up joining the travelling circus. However, Dame QE2 and Buster end up in the Wicked Scouse Queens prison. Will they ever be released?"

Filled with great music, this is a family panto you will enjoy from start to finish. Book your tickets today, online now at:- HopeStreetTheatre.Com.  You can watch 'Sea Hawk Prirets' now on's YouTube channel.

More than 21,000 local Government staff in Liverpool City Region to begin Race Equality Training

AS it is Race Equality Week, more than 21,000 people, at the Liverpool City Region's 6 Local Councils and within its Combined Authority are taking part in training. The training, branded EmbRACE, is a key part of the £3.6m Race Equality Programme, that was launched in 2021 by Mayor Steve Rotheram, will be delivered over the next 3 years. The training is specifically about race equality and reflects the experiences of local people in the Liverpool City Region, addressing concepts including:- structural racism, positive action, privilege and micro aggression.

The bespoke learning programme will be rolled out across all authorities in the Region with 1,500 employees benefitting from the course in this 1st phase. Each authority has been allocated a specific number of places for the initial phase from November 2022 to April 2023.

The training will raise awareness of racial inequality and enable employees to better understand and interact effectively with people from other backgrounds, in order to provide 1st rate services to all the City Region's residents, while increasing inclusivity in the workplace.

Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, said:- "I am really proud that the Liverpool City Region's diversity is 1 of its greatest strengths. Home to a community of 1.6 million people from all walks of life, we are a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds that makes our area 1 of the best places to live, work and grow up in. But despite all the progress we've made, we know that there is still a long way to go in our journey to true equality. I launched the Region's Race Equality Programme to not only talk about injustice but to take concrete action to tackle systemic racial inequality, helping us to deliver positive, permanent change for our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. Our Region's Councils and Combined Authority are responsible for delivering on behalf of those who call our Region home and, as public servants, we have a duty to lead by example. The learning programme has been designed specifically for our City Region by using the lived experiences of our residents. All 21,000 of our employees will be required to complete this training and, while that is no mean feat, we believe it's absolutely necessary if we're serious about making our Region the fairest, most inclusive and socially-just place to live in the UK."

Established in 2013, EqualiTeach is a not for profit provider of equality and diversity training and consultancy services for businesses, local authorities, schools and education settings. Since being commissioned by the Combined Authority, Equaliteach have worked with local people to build local capacity by co-designing and developing race equality training specifically for the Liverpool City Region.

The Liverpool City Region Race Equality Training programme includes:-

1 hour e-Learning course.

3 hour face to face training session.

Online reflection sessions.

Online portal of resources.


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