THANK YOU / DIARY/ EVENTS 2009
I would like to thank everyone who has visited my site and those people who have given me permission to photograph events
and by way of appreciation I have made links to those sites below or in the links and Multiple Sclerosis section who have sent me emails and are about to, or have made, or may make me a link from their site.
Thanks once again to everyone who has shown an interest.
I photographed the Transition Ceremony that brought a close to Liverpool's year as European Capital Of Culture 2008 and marked the start of Liverpool's Year Of The Environment, the image I took was used on the culture Website
I would like to say thank you to the band Xander and The Peace Pirates who let me photograph them at the Chameleon Bar in Liverpool for their hospitality
I would like say thank you to Imelda May and the Blue Bar at the Edward Pavilion Albert Dock Liverpool, for their help and hospitality when I photographed Imelda May at The Live lounge 11/2/09.
Thank you to liverpool360.co.uk for there support
Many thanks to local historian Frank Carlyle for his continued support and Tony Snell from Radio Merseyside
Many thanks to Connie Lush, Herbert Howe from the hair salon "Herbert of Liverpool", Camilla Dallerup, Ian Waite (BBC's Strictly come dancing) and Mike Doran from Liverpool Culture company. Mike Doran from Liverpool gave me permission to photograph the Spring Ball at St George's Hall 21/3/09, all the guests were a pleasure to meet and photograph and I was made very welcome by everyone who I met at the event.
I photographed Liverpool1's first birthday, my work was also a feature of a photographic exhibition held at Liverpool1 to celebrate Liverpool1's Birthday.
On 29th June 09 I photographed The Saturdays, who performed at the Liverpool Empire. I got free tickets met band members backstage and got permission to photograph the whole show. The band members were a pleasure to meet, their management team were excellent and the Liverpool Empire staff were very helpful.
On 10th July I photographed Beatles Day, the people who I met and photographed were Laura Critchley, Asa Murphy, The Dockers, Ian Prowse, The Beatelles, and The Fore.
Everyone was great to meet and photograph. Since taking the pictures Asa Murphy has uploaded one of the images to his site
18/7/09 I was given a press pass to depict the Arabic Festival, held at the Bluecoat Gardens.
I was made very welcome by staff and artists.
I sent an email to Jools Holland’s website asking permission to photograph him performing at the Echo Arena and have been in contact with his tour manager who put me in touch with CMP entertainments I would like to thank CMP entertainments who helped to organise everything for me to photograph Jools Holland, the staff at the Arena were very helpful and considerate on the 24th July and when I viewed the area I would photograph from, 21st July. May I thank Jools Holland’s team and Tour manager for taking the time to get back to me over this matter as well.
I had the pleasure of Photographing Music On The Waterfront at Liverpool's Pier Head. Many thanks to Nick Birkinshaw who allowed me to take pictures on the stage. All staff and artists were very welcoming and very helpful. Connie Lush gave a stunning performance.
Many Thanks to Sharon Coor who posed for me before being interviewed by Billy Butler on Radio Merseyside
I was a guest on the Crown Princess Ship, who berthed in Liverpool 28th August when I was given special permission to take photographs. The staff were great and very welcoming, there was nothing they would not do for me. I was given free food and had a personal guide, they even helped with my chair and tripod throughout the day as well as on and off the ship. It was a magical experience, I was given 5 star treatment by everyone. I would like to thank everyone who helped me on the day, it really was a privilege, thank you all very much once again.
The Mathew St Festival was photographed 30th Aug, I photographed A Madonna tribute Act called “Vogue”, The Christians, and the Queen Tribute Act, “God Save The Queen”, thanks to Mike Doran who worked for Liverpool culture company I was able to get in the best position to take pictures, known as “The Pit”. All artists, staff and organisers were great.
More images were taken of this great city
It was a pleasure to have my exhibition opened by The Lord Mayor Of LIverpool Mike Storey
Once again I would like to thank Janet Goodwin and all the staff at Central Library William Brown St for supporting me
I had the pleasure of meeting the highly regarded Liverpool Poet Laura Walsh at my Exhibition, who's website is listed below
David Wood, Deputy House manager Of Philarmonic Hall Liverpool Hope St has also been very kind and supportive to me, as are all the staff.
I would also like to thank the general public for their interest and kind words with regard to my exhibition.
QM2 depicted from Seacombe Ferry Terminal
23/10/09 - 27/10/09
HMS Illustrious was depicted between and on the above dates, two trips were made to do this. One set of images was taken from Seacombe Ferry Terminal that featured a Flypast (23/10/09). Later on 23/10/09 I took pictures of Helicopters flying over the Albert Dock that landed on HMS Illustrious. 26/10/09, Images were taken from Liverpool's Pier head, that featured close up shots of HMS Illustrious and static images of a helicopter on and off the ship. See text in Italix below left for more details about the Flypast etc and a link to the site
HMS Illustrious, the Nation’s Strike
Carrier, is paid a high profile visit to Liverpool from 22-27 Oct 2009 as the
centrepiece of the Royal Navy’s continuing celebrations to mark this year’s
centenary of Naval Aviation.
The ship, which is moored at the Queen Elizabeth Cruise liner berth close to the Royal Liver Building, is took part in a busy programme of events, the highlight of which was a Centenary Fly Past over the carrier on Friday 23 October 2009. The Fly Past consisted of up to 40 current and historic Naval aircraft including Merlin, Sea King, Lynx, Squirrel helicopters, Falcon and Hawk jets, 2 GR9 Harriers, 4 Firefly’s and - classic Naval favourites - the iconic Sea Vixen, Seafire and Sea Fury. The aircraft passed over HMS Illustrious in a sequence of formations known as a Balbo – a large mixed formation of aircraft, named after the Italian General, Italo Balbo, who on several occasions flew large groups of flying boats across the Atlantic in the early 1930’s.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo depicted at Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Many thanks to The management team of Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Many thanks to David Wood, Deputy House manager Of Philarmonic Hall Liverpool Hope St and all the staff.
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