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.
The Out of the Blue Festival is a six months programme of arts and cultural events taking place in and around Everton Park. As part of the Sea Odyssey and Launching the Out of the Blue 2012 Programme, West Everton Community Council & Friends of Everton Park invite members of the community and visitors to the top of the park for ‘Picnic in the Park’ to welcome the girl to our community.
As the girl has her siesta on Friday 20th April 12.30pm-4pm, members of the West Everton community, The old and the young ,will bring a dish, a song, a story and some laugher while reflecting on the history of the titanic and folklore around ‘Spring-heeled Jack’ and taking in the wonderful views of our City.
Building up to this exciting event the Writers Project will be working with the children from the West Everton Community Council Playscheme to produce creative writing pieces around the theme of the Titanic. WECC in partnership with Hope Street and Suitcase Ensemble will be delivering creative workshop sessions exploring the local legend of ‘Spring-Heeled Jack through Storytelling, music and art. Work produced from the playscheme and workshops will be given to girl as she sleeps to welcome her to the Everton community.
Other gifts which will be presented to the girl include; a song from the children from Faith Primary School who will be having lunch in the park, & plants, fruit, flowers and vegetables from the Friends of Everton Park Growers Group.
PICNIC IN THE PARK will launch the third year of the Out of the Blue Festival which takes place in Everton Park from May – October. The 2012 programme is set to feature a schedule of music performances, plays, exhibitions and sporting activities. There is something to suit all ages and tastes. The programme includes the fourth year of our OUT OF THE BLUE MUSIC FESTIVAL and KITE FESTIVAL alongside many new events.
The Out of the Blue Music Festival is the backbone of the programme and is gaining a reputation as a ‘must go to’ event attracting around 3,000 people to the park. Taking place on Saturday 30th June the opening of the day will see families come together for a family fun run followed by hours of music and performances in memory of Joseph Lappin who tragically lost his life aged 16.
Information: Spring-Heeled Jack workshops, Thursday 12th April & Thursday 19th April 6.30 -9.30pm at West Everton Community Council, Bute Street. If anyone would like to attend any of the workshops or events or would like to find out more please contact Paula Kearns 282 0303 email@example.com
We encourage all people involved in welcoming the girl to Everton wear BLUE.