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KNOWSLEY SOCIAL: Heather Small kicks off event

 

A purposefully built big top tent holding major events has launched the North West's biggest socially distanced event programme.

The Knowsley Social comprises of 200 socially distanced pods for people and families to enjoy. Located in the grounds of the Knowsley estate, M People's Heather Small kicked off the festivities. 

One Night in Heaven and Proud singer Heather Small, who had a string of 90s smash hits singles with M People, was the first headline performer.

The Knowsley Social tent holds 1000 people. It runs across six weeks with a variety of big name acts as well as weekly events including further star performances.

Launched on Friday 21st May in the grounds of the Knowsley estate, it’s a purposefully built big top tent comprising of 200 sociallydistanced pods for people and families to enjoy show-stopping music concerts and events including Bongo’s Bingo, Liverpool Disco Festival and Milkshake Live! 

Danny Thompson, co-founder of the Knowsley Social, said: 

“We are incredibly excited to be launching the Knowsley Social this week which will give people a very special, unique experience as we head out of lockdown. We're putting on  amazing events to remember inside a purposely built big top tent. 

We’ve got a packed programme of amazing entertainment including big name performers and family events that will give everyone something to look forward including M People’s Heather Small on Sam Devine and the Shapeshifters

There will be something for all ages including top quality family shows such as Brainiac Live and Milkshake Live. 

We’re also proud to announce details of Britain’s first major socially distanced LGBT+ event featuring S Club and Cheryl Hole. Liverpool Disco Festival will also be taking over for a series of big music nights too. 

Set in the glorious gardens of the Knowsley estate, Knowsley Social is going to be the biggest and best and socially distanced event in the North West over the spring and summer months.”

The latest available NHS data, showing infection rates for the week up to May 18, suggest the region continues to be in a promising position a week after the latest round of lockdown easing.

It comes as hope grows that the continued rollout of vaccines and increasing amounts of data showing their relatively strong level of effectiveness against the so-called Indian variant could mean most restrictions still end on June 21.

That date is not certain, with some areas of the country such as Bolton and Blackburn suffering very high coronavirus rates and with not enough time having passed to see the full effect of the easing that took place on May 17.

However, the most recent data from the NHS's dashboard shows Merseyside's boroughs are in a good position.

 


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