Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Giant Spectacular Sea Odyssey

A look back to earlier this year when between 20th & 22nd April, Liverpool was taken over by the Sea Odyssey Giant Spectacular performed by French street theatre company, Royal de Luxe.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Billy Hatton and The Fourmost

The amazing Billy Hatton talks about his time with The Fourmost during Liverpool’s Merseybeat days.

Guitarist/vocalist Brian O’Hara and best friend guitarist/vocalist Joey Bower formed The Two Jays in 1957 and did a six week tour of the Isle of Man. The group changed its name to the Four Jays in September 1959 when bass guitarist/singer Billy Hatton and drummer Brian Redman joined the group.

They made their debut at the Cavern Club on 1 March 1961, nearly three weeks before The Beatles. Rhythm guitarist/singer Mike Millward (ex-The Undertakers) joined the Four Jays in November 1961, followed by drummer/singer Dave Lovelady in September 1962. The band changed its name to The Fourmost in June 1962. On 30 June 1963, the group signed a management contract with Brian Epstein. This led to their being auditioned by George Martin and signed to EMI’s Parlophone record label. Find out more here.

Here’s Billy with The Fourmost performing 'Hello Little Girl'’

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The Saving of The Florrie

The Florence Institute had lain in ruins for three decades, but it is now on course to once again become a hub of the community after a painstaking £6.4m restoration programme lasting nearly two years.

See more here

Friday, March 30, 2012

Ladies Day

Ladies Day at Aintree is known as the biggest social and style day out in the North West. This episode features Matty Lyons and The Barbacoa in Crosby as well as music from Billy Strand.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Grace The Swan

Adam Pope and Katherine Hannah from the BBC Radio Leeds Breakfast show, and are trying to travel the length of the Leeds to Liverpool canal in the Open Source Pedalo! They set off on Wednesday 14th and hope to arrive in Leeds on Friday 23rd - This is for Sport Relief 2012 and you can sponsor them here

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Adventures Under Sail

The charity Adventure Under Sail exists to further people's education through sail training. Here they are on a glorious day in Liverpool.