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Maritime History Made in Liverpool

The Three Queens

What a year for our Maritime City and history. One hundred and seventy-five years ago Cunard’s first liner sailed from Liverpool across the Atlantic. Passengers from all over Europe passed through our port on this route to start new lives in America. I am so fortunate that my ancestors came over from Sweden and remained in this City, together with lots of other nationalities that stayed here, giving us our rich cultural heritage today.

Cunard is celebrating this event by bringing their three ‘Queens’ to Liverpool in May and this magnificent event will not only showcase their beautiful ships but our magnificent waterfront, hospitality and City.

I will be there singing with the Shanty Kings on Monday 25 May at the Pier Head at this historic event when the three Queens sail up the river between 12 – 14 hours.

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On the 4th July I will also join Queen Mary 2 to experience the journey that took place on the 4 July 1840 when Cunard’s first ship, Britannia, left the Mersey and changed the face of ocean travel forever by establishing the first scheduled service across the Atlantic. 175 years later to the day Cunard are recreating this voyage of that first Cunard ship from Liverpool to Halifax and Boston. Today’s flagship will then continue on New York.

Hope to see you there!

It’s Liverpool!

Happy Days!

Maritime History Made in Liverpool!

Originally posted on Ray fosberg:

The Three Queens The Three Queens

What a year for our Maritime City and history. One hundred and seventy-five years ago Cunard’s first liner sailed from Liverpool across the Atlantic. Passengers from all over Europe passed through our port on this route to start new lives in America. I am so fortunate that my ancestors came over from Sweden and remained in this City, together with lots of other nationalities that stayed here, giving us our rich cultural heritage today.

Cunard is celebrating this event by bringing their three ‘Queens’ to Liverpool in May and this magnificent event will not only showcase their beautiful ships but our magnificent waterfront, hospitality and City.

I will be there singing with the Shanty Kings on Monday 25 May at the Pier Head at this historic event when the three Queens sail up the river between 12 – 14 hours.

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The Sound City Full Line-Up Is Out!

SOUNDCITY 2015 POSTER 2-04

Save the date | Sound City music festival 22-24 May | Sound City conference  21 & 22 May

The 2015 line up in all its glory, including The Membranes, Gengahr, The Mispers and Lonelady

Sound City has announceed its biggest bill to date with the additions of legendary post-punk rockers The Membranes, lauded experimental outfit Gengahr, nu-folk upstarts The Mispers and Mancunian alt- chanteuse Lonelady.Also joining the line-up are pop punks Spring King, Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Tei Shi, hard rockers God Damn, rising Liverpool trio Hooton Tennis Club and many more.The festival has also announced four brand new stages: The North Stage, The Cavern Stage, The Kraken Stage and The Record Store with hundreds of upcoming signed and unsigned acts across the four.New this year is Tim Peaks Diner, on hand to serve up gourmet coffee and fresh liveness with exclusive appearances from Taffy and Hot Vestry and DJ sets from Dave Haslam amongst other very special guests.More than ever before Sound City will be a celebration of the wider arts including film, photography, crafts and performance art including Liverpool Soul City, ‘EDIT’ film screenings and The Spark! Drummers.
Sound City is working with Edge Hill University as Industry Connection Partner for the 2015 Festival and Conference. This will be the third time that Edge Hill, the UK University of the Year, will partner with Sound City. Edge Hill are stepping up their involvement to become the official partner of the Marketplace at the Sound City Conference, as well as hosting a showcase of its not-for-profit record label acts at the festival. Award winning dance company EdgeFWD will be premiering a new dance piece for the site, and students will be taking part in real life work based activities at both the festival and conference.Sound City 2015 is taking place at the historic and dramatic docklands of Liverpool. Together with The Peel Group it will be bringing new sounds and life to the iconic centre of Liverpool’s trading heritage – Liverpool Waters. The festival will be filling warehouses, raising thunderous stages alongside the banks of the River Mersey and kick-starting an electrifying party in one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes the city has to offer.The full signed live bill to date:The Vaccines • The Flaming Lips • Belle and Sebastian
Roni Size Reprazent • The Thurston Moore Band • Gaz Coombes The Cribs • Swans • Peace
Fat White Family • Everything Everything • George the Poet F*cked Up • Evian Christ • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger • Dum Dum Girls • Cymbals Eat Guitars
Spector • Iceage • Stormzy
Stealing Sheep • Dutch Uncles • Slaves • All We Are
Bill Ryder-Jones • The Bohicas • Neon Waltz
Honeyblood • Real Lies • Blossoms • Aquilo
Jane Weaver • Dave McCabe & The Ramifications • The Tea Street Band
Loyle Carner • Serpent Power • The Sundowners • The Hummingbirds Moon King • Clarence Clarity • Formation • The Griswolds • Astronomyy • Flo MorrisseyThe Membranes • Gengahr • The Mispers • Lonelady • Spring King Bad Breeding • Single Mothers • Bad Meds
Tei Shi • Findlay • Nimmo • Remi • God Damn
Palace • YAK • KOF • Gulf • R Seiliog • Moats
Hidden Charms • Sundara Karma • Silent Sleep • Vaults • Pixel Fix Barberos • The Vryll Society • Strange Collective
Femme • Jennifer Davies • Hooton Tennis Club • LIVES Sekuoia • Okkyung Lee • M.O.
Johnny Sands • Ady Suleiman • Tor Miller • Fossa Sankofa • Raglans • Holy Holy • Zefur Wolves
Thabo & The Real Deal • ProseSound City music festival runs between 22-24 May. Sound City conference runs takes place on 21 & 22 May. Wristbands are available to buy now at:http://www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk/
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