This is a big event, and Liverpool City Council's Culture Liverpool team want to make sure as many people as possible get involved in the run up, during and after the show.
They are working in partnership with other council teams including the school improvement service along with a number of external organisations such as National Museums Liverpool, and Liverpool Primary Care Trust. Working together means an education and participation programme can be delivered which aims to bring together the entire city in memory of the events which took place on 15 April 1912.
Stanley Park Festival Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd April to celebrate the arrival of the Giants to North Liverpool. Join us for live music and entertainment, food and drink zone, Family fun zone and the Football Quarter. Friday 4 – 8pm. Saturday 11.30 – 8pm and Sunday 11 – 8pm.
The three-day festival is the first of its kind in North Liverpool and will take place across the weekend of 20th-22nd April.
Festival organiser, Gemma McGowan said: “Stanley Park Festival will be a real family day-out, those coming to North Liverpool will be able to see that it has changed a great deal and the arrival of Sea Odyssey rubber stamps this. The festival will be the icing on the cake for a landmark moment for this area and we hope to welcome guests from all across the city and beyond.
We have plenty of children’s activities and rides. Face the Fire Brigade Climbing Wall, Climb into a Water Zorb, or test your skills with Everton in the Community and Liverpool FC Community. The food and drink zone has plenty of local suppliers selling their homemade produce, and bars and restaurants showing how amazing Liverpool ‘s hospitality is!
Within the Community Zone you can speak to the local businesses and people who care about our City. Plenty of things to see and to speak to people about.
The Football Quarter is a first for Stanley Park. Speak with representatives from both supporters clubs, lots of educational information on health and football and interaction. Juice FM are bringing their stage bus and broadcasting ‘Adam and Leanne’s breakfast show’ live. Juice FM are also providing music over the weekend and Radio Merseyside will be joining us to broadcast ‘Snellys breakfast show’ live from The Isla Gladstone Conservatory.
Stanley Park Festival is being backed by Liverpool Vision and comes just six months after the launch of The Beautiful North project which aims at boosting business and jobs in North Liverpool.
Max Steinberg, chief executive of Liverpool Vision, said: “This festival is a wonderful event for North Liverpool and is a key component of raising the profile of the area. The route that the Sea Odyssey giants are taking through North Liverpool has been designed to highlight the huge potential for development and investment that exists there.
“It is our aim for the area to flourish and become a vital source of prosperity, enterprise and creativity for the city once again and the success of the Stanley Park Festival is vital to that ambition.”
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