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School hols monotony: Shout about the Queen Elizabeth

Cunard giant sails into new cruise terminal

Published on July 31st 2012.

School hols monotony: Shout about the Queen Elizabeth


THE Queen Elizabeth 3 cruise liner is making her second visit to Liverpool this week, relieving the monotony of the endless school summer holidays.
The "Pride of Cunard" – will arrive in the city at 5am this Friday (August 3) and there's a raft of stuff happening on the quayside.
For the first time, the new baggage handling facility and the immediate surrounding area at the Pier Head, will play host to 30 arts and craft stalls, a small children’s fairground, a food court, ‘make and take’ creative areas, a ukulele performance and shanty songs.
Liverpool’s town crier, Terry Stubbings, will also be on-hand to give youngsters lessons on how to shout.  From 2pm, Terry will be giving under 11s top tips on how to be a Town Crier, and the audience will get to choose their favourite. 
Shiverpool will also put on a free theatre performance with a special ‘Auld City’ theme exploring Liverpool’s original seven streets.   
Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “Whenever a cruise liner sails into Liverpool it always attracts huge crowds and so for the visit of the majestic Queen Elizabeth, we wanted to encourage spectators and passengers from the ship to spend as much time as possible on our World Heritage Waterfront.
(Click here to add text)Relieving the monotony
of the school summer holidays
“This is the first time a Cunard liner has visited the city during the school holidays, so we’re expecting a great turnout to welcome the vessel, and with the added element of the entertainment we’re providing it really is a great day out for all the family.”
The arts and craft fair will run from midday to 8pm, with the three fairground rides and food outlets opening from around 10am.
The Queen Elizabeth, or QE as she is affectionately known, is Cunard’s newest ship and has only been sailing the seas since October 2010.  The liner will sail out of the city at 10pm. 


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9 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousJuly 31st 2012.

I'm sure all the gripers will be along soon to complain about this hideous monstrosity blocking the view of something along the front

Liverpool WagJuly 31st 2012.

Look, just let it lie, Anonymous

Salty SamJuly 31st 2012.

Isn't it a shame that the views of this great ship will be blocked by some hideous blocks of flats.

AnonymousJuly 31st 2012.

"there's a raft of stuff happening on the quayside."

As long as they don't get mixed up with any tranches.

Able Seaman StainesJuly 31st 2012.

Is there owt on f'r us old folk over eleven?

Wayne's WorldJuly 31st 2012.

This bloody ship is blocking the view of the carbuncle

Darth FormbyJuly 31st 2012.

I got myself invited to an old couples home in the Highlands once for 'Sunday tea' as they called it. After we finished the cakes and scones, and tea made with milk from an old plastic bottle, but straight out of a goat, the Whiskey came out. After about an hour, the old guy pointed at, I think, Ben Attow and said.. 'of course, we'd have a lovely view if that fucking thing wasn't there.'

Strapping JockAugust 1st 2012.

Ach! Whit's wrang wi' yer spellin'? It wid hae been whisky the auld blowhard wis drinkin'!

AnonymousAugust 3rd 2012.

Like the picture!

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