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Liverpool Biennial September 18, 2008

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The Liverpool Biennial starts this weekend and it looks like there will be something interesting for everyone to see.

The fifth edition of Liverpool Biennial’s International exhibition is called MADE UP, a theme which has been set to explore the power of artistic immagination. The festival will be running from this Saturday 20th September until the 30th November.

The artworks will be visible accross the city, particularly along Renshaw Street! There will also be displays at the Albert Dock, Wood Street, School Lane, Parliament Street and Exchange Flags.

 The Biennial is being coordinated by a number of Liverpool’s artistic institutions, including; FACT, the Bluecoat, Open Eye Gallery and Tate Liverpool.

For more information visit the Liverpool Biennial website by clicking here…

Dot-art Presents… An Independent Biennial Exhibition September 18, 2008

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Liverpool based art gallery Dot-art will tomorrow launch a diverse exhibition of work by five Liverpool based artists. Dot-art asked the group to create work in any media in response to a derelict warehouse. The results are sure to provoke, intrigue and delight.


The show takes place in a large warehouse space on Sparling Street, just off the main Dock Road, and embraces the urban, minimalistic aesthetic of the venue. The exhibition will be open from 10am-6pm, 7 days a week, from 20.09.08 – 30.11.08 and admission is free. Special advance viewings for the press will also take place tomorrow and Friday between 10am and 4pm.


The five artists exhibiting will be Simon Mack, Stephen Collett, Dom Wilson, Andrew Collin and Robyn Woolston.

Merseyside Young Professionals Annual Ball September 11, 2008

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The Merseyside Young Professionals Annual Ball will take place at 7.00pm on Friday 3rd October, at Liverpool’s BT Convention Centre. The theme this year is Venetian Masquerade, and promises to be a night to remember.

This year’s ball is in aid of Zoe’s Place, a hospice based in Liverpool and London which provides palliative respite and terminal care for children up to the age of 5 years, with complex and life-limiting illnesses.

Tickets are £49.50 each or £495 for 10. To support the fantastic work of Zoe’s place, and with the added bonus of a spectacular night out, contact Karen_Fletcher@bankofscotland.co.uk for tickets, or visit www.myp.org.uk for more information.

Free Seminar on Marketing and Presentation Techniques September 4, 2008

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This is part of a series of free workshops for businesses in the wards of Anfield, Everton, County, Kirkdale, Linacre and Derby to improve their chances of winning contracts in both the public and private sectors.

The public sector alone has £500 billion worth of business available each year.

Kevin Griffiths, Head of Commercial Services at Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, working with Stepclever said: “This practical workshop will focus on issues such as can you sell effectively, and communicate creatively? It will look at how to effectively get your messages across to individuals, either in one to one meetings or panel and tender situations.

The session on marketing and presentation techniques will provide both a hands on and practical refresher, or a first time session on a number of different aspects, and show you how to raise your game in personal presentation.”

This workshop will be held at the Council Chamber, No 1 Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9HG on Tuesday 30th September at 9.30am – 12 noon, Lunch and course notes provided.

To book call June Davies on 0151 224 1891 or email june.davies@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

Liverpool One Is The First February 27, 2008

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feb-construction.jpgOn Tuesday 26th February, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce hosted the first of its quarterly Construction and Development lunches for 2008 at the Liner Hotel.

Over two hundred guests from construction and related industries networked before lunch then they heard a talk from Joanne Jennings, CEO of Liverpool One. She described the scale of the site and gave an overview of the project and current work on the crucial countdown to the opening of phase one on 29th May.

The next Construction & Development lunch takes place on Wednesday 14 May at the Marriott Hotel when. The speaker will be Tom Venner of Land Securities , to book call Sue Platt or Melissa Bush on 0151 227 1234.

Business After Hours This Thursday At The Suites Hotel January 28, 2008

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Thursday, January 31, 2008
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

One of our aims is to promote business between members. These informal functions make this contact-making easy and helps introduce new members to the chamber. They also give everyone an insight into the business of the host company.

This is not just a social occasion – it is a way for members to make new business contacts. Bring your business cards. Exchange cards with other members. Informal contacts can be the start of healthy business growth between members.

Our nest Business After Hours is taking place at The Suites Hotel, Knowsley. It is ideally situated off junction 4 on the M57 motorway and on the A580. There is ample free car parking on site.

The Suites Hotel says:

“In October 2007 we launched 20 brand new executive suites offering all the facilities you would expect plus LCD televisions, free wi-fi, fridges, bathrobes, larger bathrooms, duvets and a turn down service. The Presidential Suites is a 4 room suite with a bedroom, bathroom, lounge and dining room. This amazing suite includes all the above plus 4 plasma televisions, ipod docking station, programmable lights and music, Jacuzzi bath, walk in shower and many more.

Come and join us for a grand tour of the new bedrooms, business and training centre, leisure club and much more

5.30pm Buffet and drinks

6.00pm Showround of the hotel

6.30pm Waverley Wines will then join us with a mixologist who will be mixing some fantastic cocktails and of course you will have the chance to sample them for yourselves – it might just give you some ideas for your next party at home!!

Member cost: £9.50

Non-member cost: £14.50

Book your place at this event on the Chamber’s main website.

Suites Hotel Knowsley
Ribblers Lane, Knowsley, Prescot,
Liverpool, England L34 9HA
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i-Start Networking Event 31 January 2008 January 18, 2008

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Speaker: Phil Hemsted, co-Founder of YuuGuu

i-start is a network event for digital media businesses, budding entrepreneurs and graduates. It is a bi-monthly informal event that pulls a cross-section of the local industry together around a keynote talk.

The Speaker…

Phil Hemsted

Philip has a mix of entrepreneurial and corporate experience in the telecommunications; software; engineering and steel industries. He is co-founder and Marketing Director of Yuuguu a VC funded software startup. He was previously European Marketing Director at Sycamore Networks and VP of Marketing at ilotron and has held senior management positions at Nortel Networks and Marconi.

The Talk..

For the last 2 years Phil has been working day and night to establish Yuuguu as a business.  He will be speaking about his experiences during that time, what he has learnt, and where the business is going now.  Yuuguu is a new media start-up that has just established its base at ICDC’s Digitalinc in Liverpool Digital.

The venue…

Fisherman’s Cottage, Radisson Hotel,
Address: 107 Old Hall Street,
Liverpool,   L3 9BD


The Itinerary…



Speaker / Q&A

Networking / Refreshments

The damage…

FREE to attend

The registration process…

For further information about this free event and registration details, please visit: http://www.icdc.org.uk/

…or you can contact the ICDC Events team on:


0151 231 4704

…we just need your name, email address and organisation name (if applicable).

Note: You will receive an email to confirm your booking.

i-start is run by Digitalinc, ICDC’s digital media incubator at Liverpool John Moores University and is sponsored by Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP.

Holocaust Memorial Events In Liverpool January 17, 2008

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Liverpool has the honour of hosting 2008’s Holocaust Memorial Day and the associated programme of events.

Holocaust Memorial Day itself is 27th January. This is the international day of remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides.

On it, we commemorate victims, honour survivors and commit to tackling prejudice, discrimination and racism in the present day. In hundreds of places across the UK, and in thousands around the world, people come together to honour the past and build a safer, fairer world.

The Main Commemorative Event will take place on 27 January 2008 at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

A programme of educational activities has been taking place across the city, with over two weeks of events taking place from 14 January until 31 January.

Click more for the full list of events.


Chamber Staff In Today’s Daily Post January 16, 2008

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jack-and-maresa.jpegLiverpool Chamber’s Chief Exec Jack Stopforth and Head of Policy Maresa Molloy are featured in today’s Daily Post.

The story focuses on the business opportunities presented by the upcoming British Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference. This event takes place at the BT Convention Centre, opening on April 28.

From the article:

Businesses based in the city are being encouraged to make the most of the British Chambers of Commerce Conference which is being held in Liverpool in April.

Exhibitors will get access to the chambers of commerce across the country and their members, agencies such as the Learning and Skills Council, Business Link, and the NWDA, and policy decision makers and strategic thinkers of the business world.

Read the full article here.

Find out more about the Chamber Business Convention and book your tickets here.

Join Us For Business After Hours On Thursday January 15, 2008

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One of the Chamber’s aims is to promote business between members. These informal functions facilitate this contact-making between members and helps introduce new members to the Chamber, whilst giving everyone an insight into the business of the host company.

Our next event will be hosted by the Liverpool International Language Academy.

Leanne Linacre and Victoria Lee established LILA in 2004 having identified a demand for top quality language training in Merseyside. LILA students are guaranteed to receive cutting edge language tuition delivered by dynamic teachers with up-to-the-minute teaching qualifications. Their programmes are carefully designed to ensure confidence and success in whichever language you choose.

So, we would like to welcome you to a networking event with an international flavour. There will be food, drinks and a prize draw as well as information on our courses and how LILA can work with you and your business.

Time – 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue – Liverpool International Language Academy
4 Anson Street
Liverpool, L3 5NY

Members Cost – £9.50 per person
Non Member Cost – £14.50 per person

For further information or to book your place now please visit the Chamber website event’s page.