A Happy Monday

On Saturday I had a date with my Culture Champion Mentor, Kristal, to view the Elements and Satelites exhibition by Markus Soukup on at the Walker Art Gallery.  It was positioned on the first floor and because of the noise from the ground floor, we could not hear the voice of the artist talking about his work.  So, today I went back and viewed it on a quieter day.  His work showed a video about a day on the mud flats on the south coast of England with sound effects.  It potrayed the ‘Life Space’ of continuous change to the cyclic forces of the moon’s gravity.  Lots of images of the beach, boats and tides you would see on a day to the seaside.  It was an interesting visual exhibition which you would have to see to form your own interpretation of.

I then went to view in one of the joining rooms the Liverpool born artist John Kirby’s first solo exhibition in his home town, ‘The Living and the Dead’.  Born in 1949, the paintings, in his words, were a lot of images of him, or someone very like him.  The themes of the paintings potrayed his life through the complexities of childhood, gender, religion, sexual orientation and race.  I felt I understood his paintings, sculptures and his work in which he portrayed his family and friends but most of all himself.  I thoroughly enjoyed this exhibition and would recommend a visit before it finishes on 15 April 2012. 

035 Happy Days By John Kirby

It was on to the Philharmonic to see In Harmony, the third year of the setting up of a pilot scheme of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with the West Everton Children’s Orchestra and associated assembles.  The children aged between 3 and 12 years of age have benefitted from the RLPO’s involvement, support and encouragement to the children.  It has also given them the experience of playing in and being part of the Philharmonic Hall and Orchestra.  Todays programme included a variety from John Ryan’s Polka to Vivaldi’s ‘Summer’.  The children’s talents, confidence and enthusiasm showed throughout the performance and you could see they all thoroughly enjoyed the experience as much as I did.  This scheme has been documented as having a dramatic impact in West Everton with increase in pride, well being and engagement throughout the West Everton community.  All the hard work of those involved, the members of the RPLO, staff and children showed. I will certainly be back to see the continued work done between the children and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

037  A standing ovation

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2 responses to “A Happy Monday”

  1. Paul Barwise says :

    My name is Paul Barwise and I am the manager of the Alt Valley Community Trust (AVCT) and the event manager of the Croxteth Park Music Festival which runs annually at Croxteth Country Park; this year is the 10th year the event has run.

    At last years festival we had approx-9,000 visitors with multiple promotions through various media outlets.

    The date of the festival is the 24th June and we already have 117 bands applying; the applicants will create more
    Interest through discussing the festival on twitter and face-book.

    For further information on the festival look on the internet by typing in http://www.croxtethparkmusicfestival
    Or ring me on 07984247293.

    Kind regards Paul Barwise

  2. Paul Barwise says :

    My name is Paul Barwise and I am the manager of the Alt Valley Community Trust (AVCT) and the event manager of the Croxteth Park Music Festival which runs annually at Croxteth Country Park; this year is our 10th year the event has run.

    At last years festival we had approx-9,000 visitors with multiple promotions through various media outlets.
    The AVCT are again asking for local companies to sponsor the festival for the opportunity to advertise your
    services to a large captured audience. The feed back from last years sponsors was very positive post
    the event.

    The tariff for sponsorship is £250 for a logo on the front of the stage with sponsors being named on all
    marketing materials and in all media interviews.

    The date of the festival is the 24th June and we already have 117 bands applying; the applicants will create more
    Interest through discussing the festival on twitter and face-book.

    For further information on the festival look on the internet by typing in http://www.croxtethparkmusicfestival
    Or ring me on 07984247293.

    Kind regards Paul Barwise

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