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18 November 2010
FASHION SHOW TO RAISE FUNDS FOR LOCAL CRIME VICTIMS AND WITNESSES
VICTIM Support is calling parents
and children of all ages to attend a Clothes Horse fashion show at
The Old School House, Huyton, Liverpool, on Friday, 19 November 2010, to
raise money for local victims and witnesses of crime.
Items on the catwalk include children’s and women’s clothing from
stores such as Next, Monsoon, Debenhams, BHS, New Look and many more
well known brands and will later be sold with a big discount on the
original store prices. 10% of all sales will be given to Victim
Support, and the money will be put towards helping local people
affected by crime, in their community and at court.
The evening will be packed with entertainment, including a raffle
with the chance to win some great prizes.
Pam Davies, Victim Support’s Volunteer Co-ordinator in Liverpool,
said:- “This is a good opportunity to enjoy a great night of
fashion at a fun event and will give everyone the chance to buy
clothes at discounted prices. Better still, the proceeds will be put
towards helping local victims and witnesses of crime, making a big
difference in helping them find the strength to move on with their
Tickets for the fashion show cost £2.50 each, and £1 for children
accompanied by an adult. For more information, or to book a ticket,
please contact Pam on:- 0151 480 9704, or
Tickets may be available on the door but this will be subject to
availability. The charity is also looking for local children to
model items on the catwalk, so if you know someone who would be
interested, please get in contact with Pam.
Doctor Who voted greatest sci-fi TV show of all time!
DOCTOR Who has been declared the
greatest sci-fi & fantasy TV show of all time by top genre Totalscifionline.com.
The BBC’s long-running series about the time-travelling Doctor and
his ever-changing companions saw off stiff competition from over 60
years’ worth of genre television. Star Trek: The Original Series,
starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, was voted into second
place, while Rod Serling’s classic anthology series The Twilight
Zone rounded out the top three.
Doctor Who first hit our screens in 1963 with William Hartnell in
the role of the Doctor. Since then, the character has regenerated 10
times, most recently in the form of Matt Smith in this year’s
Totalscifionline editor Matt McAllister said:- “There have
been plenty of mind-bending, thought-provoking SF shows in the
history of television, but none have proven as enduring as Doctor
Who. The key to the show’s longevity has been its ability to
re-invent itself for new generations while maintaining a consistency
in tone and character, and the Daleks and TARDIS have now become
part of our cultural landscape. 2010 saw Who head in yet another
triumphant direction – surely another 50 years are guaranteed?”
Viewers can get a sneak peek of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas
special on Children in Need, this Friday on BBC One.
The full Top 10 Sci-Fi and Fantasy TV shows are:-
1) Doctor Who (1963-present)
2) Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-69)
3) The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)
4) The X-Files (1993-2002)
5) The Prisoner (1967-68)
6) Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
7) Battlestar Galactica (2004-09)
8) The Quatermass Experiment (1953)
9) Star Trek - The Next Generation (1987-1994)
10) Babylon 5 (1993-98)
Neptune deal reaches
THE CURTAIN is rising on a new
era for Liverpool’s historic Neptune theatre after the council paved
the way for an impresario to stage shows there for the next decade.
Council Leader Joe Anderson has finalised a deal with the venue’s
landlord, David Ramsey, to extend the council’s under lease of the
venue from three years to 12.
It means the Neptune is now a much more attractive proposition for
theatre operators with a long-term vision for the venue. The city
council and Mr Ramsey are hoping it will help attract expressions of
interest from some of the biggest operators in the industry who can
deliver the very best shows.
The city council has also accepted an offer of £550,000 for the
lease of the building from David Ramsey, on behalf of Hanover
Estates. The term of the lease has been extended from 38 years to
135 years. As soon as the paperwork is finalised, at the beginning
of January, work on the external renovation of the building will
Merseyside-based Nobles Construction began carrying out preparatory
work on the interior of the building last month after Councillor
Anderson received consent from Mr Ramsey for its refurbishment. The
completion of the deals for the lease and underlease, following
years of legal stalemate, is a hugely important step in the
Neptune’s £750,000 restoration.
Councillor Joe Anderson said:- “The re-opening of the Neptune
has long been one of my personal priorities – and completing this
deal has brought it another step closer to reality. The theatre has
played a hugely important role in this city for many, many years –
as one of our shining cultural jewels, as a platform for new and
celebrated performers and as an invaluable resource for community
groups. The feedback we were receiving from theatre operators was
that a three-year lease would not be sufficient for them to develop
their long term plans. This new, 12-year arrangement will give the
chosen operator the time and scope they need to fully realise their
vision and create a first-class venue. I’m delighted we are now in a
position to forge ahead with our plans to restore the Neptune to its
rightful place as one of the city’s leading performance venues.”
Acquired by Liverpool Corporation in 1967 to be "run by the
people, for the people" the 97 year old, Grade II listed
theatre closed its doors in 2005 due to health and safety reasons.
The restoration will see the 400-seat Edwardian venue brought up to
21st century standards, with new mahogany front doors, crystal
chandeliers and modernisation features such as disabled toilets and
wheelchair accessibility throughout.
The theatre will also be renamed in honour of Brian Epstein - former
manager of The Beatles – who guided the Fab Four from popular cellar
act to global superstardom. Epstein began his career in music at the
Neptune venue when Crane’s Music Store sat below what was then
Crane’s Music Hall.
David Ramsey, who performed at the Neptune as a boy and has managed
Hanover House since 1985, said:- "These are exciting times for
the Neptune. I’m very pleased that we have been able to agree terms
and remove the final obstacles facing us in the theatre’s
redevelopment. I’m grateful to Councillor Anderson for his
positivity and commitment which has played a major part in us
achieving this outcome. The pieces really are falling into place for
a fantastic new era for the Neptune and I’m looking forward to the
legal formalities being completed as soon as possible so that work
can begin in earnest.”
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