Plaza Cinema to Hold Special Screening as part of its 20th Birthday Celebrations

Plaza Cinema has been showing a selection of specially chosen films this year to help celebrate its 20th birthday – but next month will be extra special as  the screenwriter of the chosen film will be one of the guests and will even hold a question and answer session afterwards!

The community venue turns 20 in July and manager Martin Fol is showing 20 films across 2017 to help celebrate.

On Sunday, June 11th, at 8pm, the Plaza will show 2004 comedy-drama film Millions, with screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce scheduled to attend and answer questions from fans.

The writer, who lives in Blundellsands, created the screenplay for the film while it was actually being made by adapting his previously published book of the same name.

The novel Millions was subsequently awarded the Carnegie Medal, which is a British literary award that annually recognises one outstanding new book for children or young adults.

The Plaza Cinema officially turns 20 on Tuesday, July 18th and more details on event plans will be revealed closer to the time.

Plaza Cinema; Next Dementia Friendly Film Screening – 24th May 2:00pm

On Thursday 24th May The Plaza will be featuring Elvis in ‘Blue Hawaii’, at the usual time of 2.00pm. Click here to see the poster for the event.

TITLE: Blue Hawaii (U)

LENGTH: 1 hour 42 mins.

CATEGORY: Comedy, musical

SCREEN PLAY: Alan Weiss, Hal Kanter

DIRECTOR: Norman Tuarog

STARRING: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury and more …

STORYLINE: Chad Gates has just left the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend. His father wants him to go to work at the Great Southern Hawaiian Fruit Company, but Chad is reluctant. So Chad goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend’s agency.



OPEN Arts Centre at Waterloo United Free Church – Starting 3rd April 2018

OPEN Arts Centre
Date: Tuesday 3rd April 2018 (Then weekly)

Time: 1pm – 3pm
Venue: Waterloo United Free Church, Swiss Life House, 16 Crosby Rd N, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 0LQ

OPEN Arts Centre is setting up a Community Art Group, commencing Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at Waterloo United Free Church. The sessions will run from 1pm – 3pm weekly from 3rd April and the cost starts at £3 per week.

For more information please contact Mike;
Telephone: 07786 381 961

Waterloo United Free Church - Art Group April 2018

Waterloo resident Zena proves you’re never too old to join digital age!

A pensioner has proved you are never too old to join the digital age after sending her first email at the age of 97!

Zena Coffey, who attends Waterloo Park Day Centre, now has new computer skills after receiving IT training from the centre’s youngest member of staff, Leah Rosindale.

Zena decided to send the inaugural message to her son in Australia, and was delighted that it reached the destination Down Under without a problem, and that she received a speedy reply from him!

Now she plans to harness the benefits of IT and keep in touch with her children and other relatives by email in future, as well as talking on the telephone and corresponding by letter in the traditional way. Staff at Waterloo Park are also planning to acquire a webcam and suitable software to enable Zena and other service users to talk face to face with family and friends via Skype.

Zena, who will be 98 in a few weeks, was born in 1919 – 25 years before the ballpoint pen became widely available.

However, it’s far from her first flirtation with modern culture as her friends were surprised to discover that she is a secret admirer of the music of Status Quo!

Waterloo Park Service Manager, James Walmsley, said: “Zena has been one of our regulars for many years and is a very popular member of the team.

“She is renowned for her positive outlook on life, and for overcoming any setbacks she faces.

“Her determination to continue learning new things, even as she approaches her 98th birthday, is an inspiration to us all.”

Waterloo Park, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015, was set up by Sefton Council but has been run by New Directions since 2007.

‘Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens’ Newsletter Feb/March 2017

Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens have released their latest Newsletter; Seafront Garden News.

Click here to download newsletter.

In the latest newsletter, the group talk about new projects and improvements to the gardens, as well as the Greenspaces consultation with Sefton Council. You can find out more about the Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens group by visiting:  

Former Zutons singer Dave McCabe boosts Waterloo charity fundraiser

A WATERLOO coffee shop welcomed the former lead singer of The Zutons for a special performance which helped raise money for charity.

Roast Coffee and Kitchen, on Crosby Road North, was celebrating its first anniversary since opening and they did it in style by organising a range of different events.

Perhaps the highlight was an appearance from Dave McCabe, the ex-frontman of former Liverpool band The Zutons.

In total, the different events managed to rise £700 for a charity called Beat, which supports anyone affected by eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia or any other difficulties with food, weight and shape.

Kevin Renshall, owner of Roast Coffee and Kitchen said: “It’s not everyday you get to celebrate achieving your dream with a globetrotting, multi-platinum selling artist playing a few tunes in your very own little coffee house in Waterloo! Whilst raising money for charity!

“I’m making it sound hard work and traumatic but it was far from it because we live in a community that never ceases to amaze us.

“All we did was ask and we got as everyone we approached bought into the idea and wanted to raise money.

“So, we raise a coffee to friends, community & here’s to the next year of Roast Coffee and Kitchen.”