Fireworks display feel good factor
AS we head
towards the close of the city’s Year of Health and Wellbeing, the
annual firework night extravaganza will make sure Liverpool’s themed
year goes out with a bang.
Three of the city’s major parks will be lit up and the visual feast
will be accompanied by a specially produced soundtrack.
Uplifting songs will play throughout the event including James Brown
– I Feel Good, The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling, Queen – Don’t
Stop Me Now and Muse – Feeling Good.
The displays will take place in Sefton, Newsham and Walton Hall
Parks with the fun starting at 7.30pm.
Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for culture and tourism,
Councillor Wendy Simon, said:- “Every year thousands of people
enjoy this free event which lights up the Liverpool sky. I think
people will enjoy the festivities even more this year thanks to the
inspiring soundtrack which will add to the fantastic atmosphere. It
will also give residents and visitors the chance to see the new-look
Sefton Park now that the multi-million pound revamp has been
completed – which is great news for the whole city.”
Event organisers are asking everyone who comes along to enjoy the
celebrations to wrap up warm and wear appropriate footwear.
Thousands of people take part in this highly acclaimed event every
year – which has been named as one of the top ten fireworks displays
in the UK.
Due to the number of people enjoying the popular displays, visitors
are advised to travel on foot or use public transport where
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call Traveline on:- 0871 200 22 33 or visit:-
Visitors are also asked not to bring their own fireworks.
NSPCC’s LIVERPOOL CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT CONCERT 2010
nearly here and its never to early to think about how your going to
celebrate over the festive season. Why not enjoy the magic of
Christmas this year by attending the NSPCC’s annual Carol’s By
Candlelight concert, in aid of the charity’s Safe Place Appeal in
The special concert on Tuesday, 14 December 2010, will be held at
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and will see performances by the Wirral
Schools Concert Band, The Liverpool Children’s Signing Choir and the
Choristers of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. It will feature
carols, traditional music and singing in the beautiful candlelit
setting of the cathedral. Doors open at 7pm and the performance
starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets for Carols by Candlelight, are £8 for adults, concessions £5
and accompanied children under 16 are free. They are available by
calling:- 0161 628 1209, or 07971291 323 or by emailing:-
The event, now in it’s fourth year, is once again being sponsored by
Home Bargains and it is the perfect opportunity for family, groups
of friends, or work colleagues to get together and enjoy the true
spirit of Christmas.
Helen Gazzola, NSPCC fundraising manager for Liverpool said:-
“Christmas is a time of great hope and anticipation for many
children and their families, but we mustn’t forget that this time of
year can also be the most difficult time of the year for some
children. Over the Christmas period last year, ChildLine’s Liverpool
base counselled 83 children who were in danger or distress and had
nowhere else to turn. Your support at Carols by Candlelight will
help the NSPCC deliver its national services, like ChildLine, and
will make a huge difference for thousands of vulnerable children who
so desperately need our support.”
The evening will raise money for Liverpool's Safe Place Appeal which
funds the NSPCC's Hargreaves Centre in the City. Opened in June
2007, the Hargreaves Centre offers help and support to the most
vulnerable children in our community. As well as offering services
to children and young people living with abuse, domestic violence
and alcohol and substance abuse within their families, the building
also houses Liverpool's first ChildLine base.
For more information about other forthcoming events or if you would
like to support the NSPCC locally please contact:- 0161 628 1209 or
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