FREE day time
Hidden Histories Tour:- "The Seven Original Streets"
2014 sees the anniversary
of the 1st World War and to commemorate the occasion the team at
Shiverpool have launched a new tour called the:- 'HIDDEN
HISTORIES'; of the 7 Original Streets' tour. Building on the
incredible success of our night time ghost and history walks and our
pilot FREE tours of Hope Street, this new tour will allow
participants to discover the secrets and hidden streets of the most
historical district of our fair City.
We believe that everyone should enjoy Liverpool's
history and stories regardless of the size of their wallet. The
Hidden histories tours are great for families as well and for people
who wouldn't normally join Shiverpool's night time tours.
tour they can bring their families and set off in style and enjoy
what Shiverpool has to offer in the day. You're hardly ever a
tourist in your own City and this is a great way to start.
The journey begins at the Queen Victoria Monument, in the heart of
Liverpool's Commercial District where you will be met by your very
own Victorian styled guide. From there you will be transported
through the City's archives, uncovering the location of America's
secret Civil War headquarters, hear the tale of the murderous black
widows and find out just where that third Liver Bird is hiding.
'HIDDEN HISTORIES' tours are family
friendly, theatrical and lots of fun and will take place every
Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. En route you will see the City's
wonderful architecture, stunning views, breathtaking locations
whilst your guide regales you with carefully crafted tales from the
pages and pavements of Liverpool's incredible past.
Shiverpool are one of the best ghost and history tour operators in
the UK, already offer an infamously spooky selection of the best
guided tours, telling stories with integrity and ingenuity about the
places you never even knew existed and their hidden histories.
Lucy Carew Shiverpool Artistic Director says:-
"Our street theatre style of delivery offers something different to
both the visitor market and the people of our City. Hidden Histories
also enhances and expands our tour offering, to remember the City's
past can be a thrilling experience and we'll hope to open up the
City's treasure chest to all keen history hunters who wish to
explore. Free tours are great for everyone; a unique opportunity for
locals and visitor's to Liverpool. Our Pilot scheme on Hope Street
has had an outstanding response. With those who may not want to
venture into off into the night and those families with tight
budgets these tours offer our famous theatrical experience to
Tickets are FREE; but must be booked either over the
telephone or online (subject to availability).
The tours are bound to be popular with both locals
and visitors so book early to guarantee your place and don't forget
► Event:- Hidden Histories
► Every Saturday and Sunday at:- 3pm;
► Tours last approximately 1hr - 30mins and end in the Castle Street
► Tickets:- FREE;
► Call:- 0151 709 2030 to confirm places;
► You can also visit the
website to book online!!!
Are you going to
the Liverpool Charity Screening of 'The Book Thief'?
ON Tuesday 25 February
2014, at 6pm, Clapperboard UK are pleased to announce their 1st
event of 2014 with a collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox and
Picturehouse@FACT... The event will be a Liverpool charity screening
of The Book Thief.
The film is directed by award-winning director, Brian Percival
(About a Girl, Much Ado About Nothing, North and South, Downton
The Book Thief is based on the
beloved International best-selling novel, written by Markus Zusak
and tells the story of Liesel (Sophie Nélisse), an extraordinary and
courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War
II Germany. She learns to read with encouragement from her new
family (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) and Max (Ben Schnetzer), a
Jewish refugee who they are hiding under the stairs. For Liesel and
Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from
the tumultuous events happening around them.
The Book Thief is a life-affirming
story of survival and of the resilience of the human spirit.
Liverpool Director Brian Percival said:- "Clapperboard is a
charity close to my heart and it gives me great pleasure that we're
holding a charity screening in my home City where proceeds raised
from the screening will go directly to Clapperboard's youth
Clapperboard UK Director Maureen Sinclair said:- "I'm
delighted that we are screening Brian's new feature film, The Book
Thief in association with Twentieth Century Fox and Picturehouse@FACT.
I've known the Brian for many years and I'm very proud of his
A Question and Answer session will take place with Brian Percival
(Director) immediately following the screening.
LISTING INFORMATION:- 'THE BOOK THIEF'
Date:- 25 February 2014
Location:- Picturehouse@FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ
Performance time:- 6.00pm
Tickets:- £15, concessions £12 (Inc complimentary reception drink at
Box Office:- 0871 902 5737
Income raised from Clapperboard Presents…will go toward the
Clapperboard Youth Project.
Making Comeback in North West England
NEW research from TSB
reveals there is a desire to reignite community spirit with people
saying it already feels stronger now than it has for the past 30
In the North West, almost 64% of those surveyed said their community
is important to them, and whilst 40% of consumers already feel
involved, 27% would like to play a bigger part. However, 36% of
consumers in the North West said not having enough time was the main
barrier to getting involved in community activities.
Many in the 55%, see their community as the town or village in which
they live. However, people also consider their community to be
online via social networks 7%.
The 1940s are still seen as the glory days of a British community
spirit which steadily declined towards the 90s. However, consumers
believe community spirit is stronger now than it has been in the
past 30 years. 42% of those surveyed in the North West said local
celebrations such as summer fetes trigger them to get involved in
Creating community figureheads:-
In the north west, the most recognised figures in the community are
doctor 46%, postmen 38% and newsagents 31%. However just 8% of
people think their bank manager is a prominent local figure. TSB
wants to address this and has already started making changes which
will make a difference:-
► TSB has introduced a named bank manager in each of its 631
branches who are ready to meet customers as soon as they go into
their local branch.
► All branches are staffed by local people, who have an active
interest in what's happening in the local community.
► TSB wants its bank mangers to be involved in their community which
is why each and every member of staff is given a day to get involved
in their local area.
► TSB is also actively hiring 150 people across the UK to bolster
support in its branches and better serve the local communities in
which it operates.
TSB's Managing Director of Branch and Business Banking, Peter Navin,
says:- "The survey shows that consumers really care about
their community, and so do we. At TSB we are keen to make faceless
banks a thing of the past, which is why we've introduced a named
bank manager in each branch, making sure they are recognisable and
in the banking hall ready to help our customers. Our competitors are
closing branches but we're bucking the trend and looking to expand
to focus solely on serving local customers, fueling local economies
and helping local communities thrive right across Britain."
Demands Action On Sale Of Hippy Crack in City Nightclubs
LIVERPOOL'S youngest City
Councillor Jake Morrison, 21, has condemned the sale of Nitrous
Oxide in City nightclubs. Cllr Jake Morrison said:- "Club
goers who are under the influence on alcohol and are offered
laughing gas may be unaware of the dangers of unregulated use of
Nitrous Oxide. Laughing Gas is predominantly used for medicinal
purposes, under the supervision of qualified healthcare
professionals. It is well documented that mixing Nitrous Oxide with
Alcohol can be especially dangerous. It has the potential to starve
the brain of oxygen, which can be fatal, and is only one of many
risks. I do not think it is appropriate for this substance to be
available in nightclubs. People need to be aware of the decisions
that they are making. And we have a responsibility to educate young
people in schools about the risks and dangers of this type of
activity. It is all about choice. People do not know 100% whether
they are inhaling Nitrous Oxide, they are just sucking on a balloon
that has been sold to them full of gas. A 17 year old died in 2013
after inhaling a substance that he thought was laughing gas. I
understand that people may think that laughing gas is harmless.
People assume it is just like inhaling helium and having a squeaky
voice for a short amount of time. I am concerned for the health of
people in our City, and we must do all we can to educate and prevent
harm to health."