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Merseyside Black Achievers Awards- St Georges Hall, Liverpool

This evening (Saturday 26th October) sees the 9th Annual Event of the Merseyside Black Achievers Awards Ceremony,  being staged at one of our many historical gems here in Liverpool, St George’s Hall.  The name George seems to have become very popular this year,  with the birth and recent christening of the heir to the throne, the young Prince George.

This prestigious occasion, recognises and celebrates our very dynamic and culturally diverse communities throughout the Merseyside Region. Those gifted and dedicated individuals,  who have contributed and achieved excellence in their respective area of interest, are drawn from a broad spectrum of disciplines.

We all know the difficulties of the funding cutbacks throughout this City , but this yearly event is made possible through partnership working, and dogged determination that embraces all that is positive within our communities, whilst adopting that CAN DO attitude.  This ensures that ordinary folks who just keep, keeping on,  are duly applauded for their contributions at grass-roots level.

The weather forecast may have you running for cover this weekend, however I have it on good authority, upon entering the majestic Grade II listed building of St Georges Hall, a very warm Liverpudlian reception awaits it guests.  No doubting they will be decked out in all their finery….so what are you waiting for?

Tickets are still available on-line, also listen out for further announcements  by Garth Dallas of Diversity Magazine, on our local radio station at  BBC Radio Merseyside on 95.8FM.

Martin Luther King Jr, recent visit to Liverpool.

Martin Luther King Jr, during his visit to Liverpool

For further information go to the web site:  awards@merseysideblackhistorymonth.co.uk

SATURDAY 26th OCTOBER 2013 – ST GEORGE’S HALL, LIVERPOOL

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Sefton Park, a LIMF Class Act

SEFTON PARK-CLASSIC FM – LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Well it’s Friday 23rd August, and all the anticipation of watching the amazing transformation of one of my favourite parks, Liverpool Sefton Park was indeed worth the wait.

Sefton Park LIMFClassic FM hosted the performance of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, along with our very own Sense of Sound  group, was such an enjoyable and thoroughly entertaining evening for me; and I suspect the many thousands of people who came out to support this opening event.

Liverpool Culture Company-Liverpool City Council, along with their many high-profile sponsors and partners represented at the VIP Launch Event of this first Liverpool International Music Festival, must have been delighted with such an enthusiastic and diverse crowd throughout the evening proceedings.

Personally, just watching the Chief Conductor Mr Vasily Petrenko   getting into the grove of his varied musical offerings, along with his fellow accomplished musicians was a joy to behold.

Copious amount of media coverage was in evidence on Friday, and what a coupe for Liverpool to be hosting such a prestigious event within such historical green surroundings.  A spectacular firework display rounded off a most enjoyable evening.

Sense of Sound rehearsal.

Well done to all concerned, and a massive thank you   (Ms Linda Conroy) to the many creative and dynamic visionaries, who continue to embrace and celebrate our rich and diverse musical heritage, beyond the traditional Mathew Street Festival.

For full listing of LIMF events in Liverpool over this August Bank Holiday and beyond visit:-

The Liverpool Culture Company web site,   and

LIMFESTIVAL.COM

Yaw Owusu, Musical Curator of LIMF

Yaw Owusu, Musical Curator of LIMF

Family Fun LIMF, Sefton Park.

Family Fun LIMF, Sefton Park.

Africa Oye Feast in Sefton Park

Are you ready for your weekend social activities?  Then add “Africa Oye” Event to your must do list!!

All I am praying for,  on behalf of all sun worshipers, eclectic music, colourful fusion of culture lovers,  is for the Sun God to be kind to both Artists and audience travelling from far and wide to support this 21st Africa Oye celebration, with some amazing performances.

Saturday 22nd June  to Sunday 23rd June,  logged into your diary, but if the Rain God prevails,  just dress appropriately for Sefton Park conditions. Apart from the billed acts from the African and Caribbean diaspora along with UK artist, there will be an array of activities for all age groups located around the main stage for all to enjoy.

Further information can be obtained from:-

WWW.AFRICAOYE.COM

2013 Main Stage Running Order

Event Start – 12:30pm (Both Days)

Saturday

13.15 – 14.25 – Zong Zing All Stars (DR Congo) 14:30 – Movema World Dance Performance (15mins) 14:55 – 16:05 – JAY (Cape Verde) 16:35 – 17:45 – Black Prophet (Ghana) 18:15 – 19:35 – Son Yambu (Cuba) 20:05 – 21:25 – Osibisa (Ghana)

Sunday

13.15 – 14.25 – JAY (Cape Verde) 14:30 – Beatlife Drum Troupe (15mins) 14:55 – 16:05 – Yaaba Funk (Ghana/UK) 16:35 – 17:45 – Atongo Zimba (Ghana) 18:15 – 19:35 – Dele Sosimi (Nigeria/UK) 20:05 – 21:25 – Mokoomba (Zimbabwe)

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