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Old August 30th, 2007, 01:25 PM   #61
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Excellent news Paul, the waterfront is really coming together now, this is the icing on the cake!
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Old August 30th, 2007, 01:51 PM   #62
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“This project will bring them to life for the visitor and inspire them to learn more about what they are viewing.

“Objects include one of the propellers from the Lusitania, the liner sunk by a U-boat during the First World War, and two navigation buoys from the River Mersey.”


Little things like this make all the difference,most people aren't aware of that propellers significance,it's from The Lusitania and people walk past it every day totally unaware,this is indeed great news.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 02:18 PM   #63
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Great news.
All we need now is for a name change to the Liverpool maritime museum.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 05:02 PM   #64
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Great news.
All we need now is for a name change to the Liverpool maritime museum.
Got that right. 'Maritime Museum' - two words together that evoke thoughts and memories of centuries old sea-faring traditions - and then you put a meaningless 1970's moniker in front of it.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 07:15 PM   #65
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Old ABC cinema to become boutique hotel
Sep 5 2007, Daily Post

THE disused ABC cinema on Lime Street is to become a New York-style supper club and boutique hotel, it has been revealed.

Regeneration agency English Partnerships has appointed award-winning property developer Urban Splash as preferred developer for the project.

The art deco building is protected by its Grade II listed status, and the developer has promised a “sensitive refurbishment”.

The cinema dates from 1931 but has lain vacant for nine years.

It was then acquired by English Partnerships with a view to bringing it back into economic use and assisting the wider regeneration of Lime Street.

Three viewing days held for property developers in January subsequently attracted more than 20 organisations.

Proposals from Urban Splash include conversion of the main upper auditorium into a luxury New York-style ‘supper club’, which will be accessed via the main ground floor foyer and lobby; conversion of two smaller cinema screens on the ground floor into new retail leisure units with independent access from Lime Street; and a boutique hotel on the top floor.

Plans are to be submitted for approval in July 2008 with work expected to start on site in late 2008 and be completed by mid 2010.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 07:30 PM   #66
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Old September 5th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #67
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great news ... hope it kick starts the rest of lime street as we will all be fu*kin dead by the time the gateway tower comes on line.... dare i even ask if there is any news about that?
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Old September 6th, 2007, 12:53 PM   #68
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Excellent news! Glad to see Urban Spalsh at the helm, that normally means a project will be completed on time and live up to the hype. This is the perfect venue for that kind of makeover. With any luck we'll see a regneration of Lime Street/Renshaw street fly off the back of this. Getting rid of that ghastly 'X in the city' travesty would be a good start...
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Old September 6th, 2007, 12:55 PM   #69
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Anyone have a picture? is it that one on the corner of where weatherspoons is and that stupid worlds apart shop?
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Old September 6th, 2007, 01:48 PM   #70
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Old September 11th, 2007, 05:44 PM   #71
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INDIE rockers Hard Fi are the latest offering on the ever-expanding menu for Liverpool Music Week.

The Staines four-piece have been added to the 10-day bill which arrives at a host of venues around the city this winter.

The band exploded onto the music scene in 2005 with their album Stars Of CCTV which spawned toe-tapping hits like Hard To Beat and Cash Machine.

And they are currently celebrating their number one album success with Once Upon A Time In TheWest LP.

Hard Fi will perform at Aintree Pavilion on December 6, just days before Madness and The Chemical hit the stage at the weekend.

Isle of Wight indie group The Bees have also been confirmed as support to the ska maestros on December 8.

More acts are set to be announced over the next fortnight including one massive worldwide name.

Billed as the UK’s largest indoor winter event, 200 bands will play at 15 venues throughout Merseyside.

Some of the city’s best-known nightspots have signed up to the festival including Aintree Pavilion, The Philharmonic Hall, The Carling Academy and The Nation.

Local and unsigned bands are getting the chance to perform at Liverpool Music Week to become stars of the future.

All hopefuls are asked to email an application to info@liver poolmusicweek.co.uk before September 21.

Thousands are expected to attend the series of concerts between November 30 and December 9 after the festival attracted 65,000 fans last year.

Also appearing are Pendulum, Good Shoes, Simian Mobile Disco, Lightspeed Champion and Friendly Fires.

Liverpool Music Week founder Mike Deane has since joined forces with Cream to promote the event.

In previous years, The Wombats, The Kooks, Ian McCulloch, The La’s The Aliens and Hot Club de Paris & Eugene McGuinness have performed.

Tickets are already on sale for some events and tickets for Hard Fi go on sale on Friday. Check by ringing 0844 888 4401 or visit www.ticketline.co.uk
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Old September 14th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #72
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The Kaiser Chiefs are playing now aswell.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 06:26 PM   #73
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Tate presents world-class artSep 14 2007 by Emily Rainsford, Liverpool Daily Post


Curator Kyla McDonald looks at Degas' 'Little Dancer Aged Fourteen' at Tate Liverpool _158

FIRST came The Kiss... and from tomorrow visitors to Liverpool’s Tate Gallery will be able to view works by Picasso, Degas, Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Bridget Riley.

Such is the importance of the Tate’s art coup, the gallery is expecting five million visitors between now and April 2009 – spanning Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture.

The Tate’s show, The Twentieth Century: How it Looked and how it Felt, has already started a frenzy of excitement in the art world.

It is likely to be one of the most important exhibitions ever staged in Liverpool, featuring some of the world’s most famous art pieces.

Simon Groom, head of exhibitions at the Tate, said: “There will be world-class art in a world-class institution in a world-class city.”

He is “incredibly excited” about the showing of 180 best-loved works, and believes that the exposition of such pieces will be a huge success for the gallery. He is predicting it will be the Tate’s most popular exhibition. He said: “I think that any opportunity for people to see some of the most famous works in the world will be welcomed.

“There’s something for everyone. There are traditional paintings, but also pieces that provide more of a challenge in uncovering new and contemporary art.”


Auguste Rodin’s masterpiece, The Kiss, one of the most recognisable pieces of sculpture in the world, is already on display at the Tate, spearheading the exhibition. It is already taking pride of place in the gallery’s foyer. Mr Groom says The Kiss has already caused a big stir since its dramatic entrance into the gallery last Monday.

Enthusing about the 6ft sculpture, he said: “It’s fantastic, it looks like it’s always been there and looks more substantial, more solid and more monumental than I ever imagined.”

The exhibition, spanning three floors at the Tate, is so large it is being opened in phases. The first floor space, featuring figurative works, opens tomorrow and the abstract display opens to the public later this month. Abstract artists, including Roscoe and Pollock, will feature in the exhibition on the second floor, which opens on September 29.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 06:42 PM   #74
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Old September 14th, 2007, 08:27 PM   #75
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Quentin Tarantino Mixes With Chanting Fans And Hitches Rides
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Quentin Tarantino had to hitch a ride home in a truck after getting lost on a drunken night.

The 'Pulp Fiction' director had spent more than £1,000 on alcohol at a UK charity event in honour of his new film 'Death Proof' before leaving the Liverpool party at 3.30am.

He said: "Man, I had so much fun when I hitched a ride with this cool trucker dude. "They were chanting my name so I gave them a wave and we started talking. I told them I was waiting for my driver to come find me and the trucker said he would give me a lift. Liverpool people are really friendly. I just jumped in."

Tarantino was in the city for the first UK public screening of 'Death Proof', when he heard about the party, which was organised to raise money for Alder Hey children's hospital. He said: "When I heard people were putting on a party in my honour, I had to go. I love mixing with my fans."

The party featured a £800 'Death Proof' ice sculpture, which the 44-year-old director reportedly hacked to pieces with an ice-pick.

He then took to the stage and organised a twist dancing competition similar to the famous scene in 'Pulp Fiction' in which Uma Thurman and John Travolta jive in a 50s-themed diner.


TARANTINO HITCHHIKES IN ENGLAND
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Moviemaker QUENTIN TARANTINO was escorted home in a refuse truck after drunken night out in the English city of Liverpool. The Pulp Fiction director spent more than $2,000 (GBP1,000) on alcohol for pals at a charity screening of his movie Death Proof before losing his driver in the busy city. Stranded, Tarantino accepted a lift from a refuse collector. He says, "Man, I had so much fun when I hitched a ride with the cool trucker dude. "They were chanting my name so I gave them a wave and we started talking. I told them I was waiting for my driver and the trucker said he would give me a life. "Liverpool people are really friendly. I just jumped in."

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Old September 17th, 2007, 10:50 PM   #78
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Anyone who is sad enough to watch David platt, will have seen the latest heart foundation advert. 100% on Liverpool, shows all the good parts, with Beetham West complete(ish), all the cranes on paradise etc
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Anyone who is sad enough to watch David platt, will have seen the latest heart foundation advert. 100% on Liverpool, shows all the good parts, with Beetham West complete(ish), all the cranes on paradise etc
I saw that when watching a Hindenburg Ducudrama last night. I thought it was ace. I actually thought it was the first of the Culture Company adverts when it first came on. It is very slick and I would hope we get similar adverts on national telly in the run up to 2008.

Liverpool looked very cool too. Strangely enough the best building was the Pig n Whistle, when juxtaposed against the Unity.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 03:10 PM   #80
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More activity on the Mersey.

THE River Mersey will play host to the fast and the furious this weekend as Liverpool welcomes the world’s largest offshore powerboat championship.

Among the 40-strong fleet taking part in the final two rounds of the Honda Formula 4-Stroke Powerboat Series is a Liverpool team nearing the end of its first season at a respectable fifth place.

One of the team’s drivers for the Saturday event, in which boats will reach speeds of over 70mph, is Martin Campbell, who got behind the wheel of a powerboat for the first time last week.

Mr Campbell, 28, from Wirral, says he has always been a fan of powerboats. He went to a race as a spectator a few weeks ago, decided to take the plunge, and bought a stake in Team Williams.

“I have been thrown in at the deep end and I am petrified,” said Mr Campbell, who runs a skip company in Wirral.

“I want to do well, but I will be happy if I complete the race in one piece.”

Mr Campbell will be competing in the 150hp category, while his team-mate, Scott Williams, of Oxton, Wirral, will be driving Team Williams’ 225hp boat.

Mr Williams, a surveyor for Wirral Roofcare, has been powerboat racing since he was 12. After taking a break from the sport for some years, he joined the Honda series at the start of the season.

He is hoping Team Williams’ relative success in its first year will attract sponsorship for next year to help with running costs.

He said: “It’s not a cheap hobby but it’s worth it because the adrenaline rush is amazing. The boats get so close to each other, you could reach out and touch the other drivers. It’s hard work but the thrill is something else.

“I can’t wait to compete in my home city. It would be great if one of the teams got a podium position. I am hoping the conditions will be really choppy.”

Local knowledge will be an advantage in the race, which is the only city centre venue on the calendar, and is expected to be the series’ closest of the season.

The course, which can be seen from the Albert Dock, will be a combination of fast straights and tight corners. It’s the second year running the Mersey has staged a Honda powerboat race.

Martin Sanders, general manag- er of Honda UK Power Equipment, said: “We’ve had a phenomenal action-packed race season so far.

“Liverpool is the perfect place to host the finale, and what a finale it promises to be.”

The Albert Dock will also host the Honda RYA Youth RIB Champion of Champions event on Saturday.

Leader of Liverpool Council Cllr Warren Bradley said: “We look forward to welcoming the Honda Formula 4-Stroke Series back to Liverpool.”

“The historic Mersey waterfront will once again provide a superb backdrop for what promises to be a really great weekend.”

With nearly 40 teams competing, there will be two races on both Saturday and Sunday. Spectators can watch free from the river bank.

The sea wall provides an excellent vantage point.

The races begin at noon on Saturday and 12:30pm on Sunday.
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