City’s heritage on parade
Young people are being invited to play a major role in a fantastic parade celebrating the city’s heritage.
This year’s Lord Mayor’s Parade on Saturday 2 June will celebrate Liverpool’s heritage as part of the fifth themed year in the run up to European Capital of Culture 2008.
And organisers are on the hunt for Liverpool’s very own parade prince and princess to sit on board a heritage-themed float, specially commissioned by the Liverpool Culture Company.
Both the prince and princess need to be aged between eight and twelve and the lucky couple will take pride of place in their own horse drawn coach The prince will have his outfit made courtesy of Peter Harland tailors of Stanley Street Liverpool. The princess will have her outfit supplied by Liverpool Bridal House of Allerton Road.
To be in with the chance of winning this smashing prize, entrants need to send in a picture of themselves along with a winning sentence about why they should play a major role one of the city’s major events.
The annual extravaganza is in its 35th year and every penny raised is donated to the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal. Companies, organisations, charities, schools, and youth groups in Liverpool have all been invited to join in the fun.
Community groups who have already agreed to take part and celebrate Liverpool’s cultural heritage include: the Greenbank project, Hindu Centre, the Caribbean Centre, Tara Park, Kensington, Jigsaw, Homotopia and groups from both the Arabic and Chinese communities.
See the 08 website for entry form etc.