Liverpool Light Night 2014
LIVERPOOL held its
Light on a Friday, 16 May
2014. As this year is the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of
World War 1, many of the events had connections to this. The
events were not all commemorative however and some were those
more usually associated with Light Night happenings. One of the
more evocative events of the night was held by the Friends of St
James’ Garden who illuminated The Oratory, outside the Anglican
Cathedral, by candlelight. Another focus of the night was an
event run by the Liverpool Samba School. Others included The
Black-E provided a wide range of activities, from trapeze, rope
and silks, through to Shotokan Karate and Bollywood dancing...
As normal the event was so big, trying to get to all the
activities, hosted in museums, clubs and exhibition centres,
throughout the city, even in the Mersey Tunnel, proved
impossible. But most people did head over to see the Light Night
Projections, which took place on the Metropolitan Cathedral wall
and on the Bluecoat Gallery. Sadly, we even missed one of the
events we especially wanted to see, the Japanese Fire, which
took place beside Wellington’s Column across from the Walker Art
Gallery: we have been told was a mesmerising experience... If
you did see it and got any pictures, please do send them over!
Also, we would love to hear what you thought of this year’s
Light Night. Email us to:-
with your views. If you did attend or even if you did not get a
chance to go to this event, we have taken a few photographs with
our team for you to look at... So click our photograpic
coverage, click on
here to see our photograpic coverage
and see what happen! Also we are adding some video
to our Facebook
page page as well.
Stroke Association holds a
'Step out for Stroke' event in Southport
ON Wednesday, 21 May
2014, the Stroke Association held a 'Step out for Stroke'
event that started and ended at Dunes Leisure Centre,
The Esplanade, Southport as part of 'Action on Stroke
Month 2014'. The event had members of the public taking
part in the walk, but setting their own pace and distance they
wanted to cover. All who took part were sponsored and the money
they raised will now help support the work of the Stroke
Association. Helping to set the walk off and also taking part
was BBC Radio Merseyside's Frankie Connor. The charity told us:-
"We hope all of the people who attended enjoyed the day. Please
arrange to send your sponsorship money to us as soon as
possible, as the quicker we get it, the quicker we can use it to
help stroke survivors, their families and carers. We also ask
that you register your interest now for 'Step out for Stroke
2015' and tell others to register on:-
you to all who took part and to all who sponsored the walkers."
B.O.A. 70th Anniversary
video footage we have taken at
the 70th BOA events this year in
Liverpool has now been fully
edited is available to buy, on a
DVD, from our Online
on Mersey Reporter very soon.
For each DVD sold, £3.00 will go
to the Liverpool's Lord Mayor's
Charity Appeal. (Registered
Charity No. 229539) At
this stage we can only do UK
postage options, but if you are
outside the UK, you can still
order copies, but only via
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will get back to you with a
postage cost and a payment link,
should you wish to continue.
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