Centre Launch Party
Alima Centre, 35 Sefton Street
6th August 2006
Ultimately, in the continuous search for social satisfaction, there will
always be an entertainment venue that arises and then commands a community
to stand up and take notice. The Performance Room at the Alima Centre,
Sefton Street is without doubt the potential ‘new musical metropolis’
to eclipse all other ‘played-out’ venues.
This fresh new space with its easy accessible floor and stage arena together
with outside ‘dragon theatre’ platform is avant garde in its
efforts to be the next ‘Barfly’ and ‘Zanzibar’,
and is sure to succeed because where others give just basic milieu and
impression, the Performance Room gives a glamorous and artistic touch,
heightening the overall aura and ambience.
Freelance artist Siân Garden gave the design an interesting mythical
theme, with future aims to promote the event with discounted entrance
for those sentient beings who arrive in costume of a mythological nature.
The all day Sunday event saw and heard a plethora of artists administering
their silvery artistic music to a keen and admiring audience. The ‘acoustic
set’ fired up around 4pm and lasted a number of hours, travelling
through song with artists such as Jeff Jepson, Martin McGuffy, Greedy
Jesus and 21st Fret (pictured). The second half of the musical match got
under way around 8pm with 19th Century strutting their tempestuous attitude,
Virginia Haze giving quality myth and fable music with liberated leeway
vocals and John Brindle offering cracking lyrics and polished performance.
The event culminated with the stars of the night - Xander and the Smoke
Pockets - revelling in their musical accomplishment.
Venue manager Andrew Cashin described how the aims of the Alima Centre
and Performance Room - under the umbrella of Novas ()
- was about ‘bringing people together, without exclusion’.
Cashin confirmed that ‘everybody of every age’ was to benefit
from the services offered, which was not exhaustive in its list. Creating
as much activity as possible within the full and diverse communities of
Liverpool is the goal of this new and exciting location.
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