GIT AWARD 2013 TO TAKE PLACE AT LEAF ON BOLD STREET, FRIDAY 19 APRIL
LIVERPOOL’S GIT (Getintothis) Award 2013 will take place at Leaf on Bold Street on Friday 19 April, where the shortlisted artists are expected to perform – with the winner collecting £1000 in prize money on the night.
The GIT Award, dubbed ‘the Scouse Mercury Prize,’ enjoyed a hugely successful inaugural year in 2012 and the stakes will be even higher when the 2013 winner of this now established award is revealed later this year.
The evening at Leaf, which also played host to last year’s ceremony, is invite only and will include performances from those shortlisted. The shortlist, which will be announced in March, will be devised by a 12-strong judging panel including 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft, Q editor Andrew Harrison, NME radar editor Matt Wilkinson plus the cornerstones of the Liverpool music scene.
The overall winner will receive a cash prize of £1000 while a special Inspiration Award, recognising significant outstanding achievement to Liverpool’s music industry (won last year by the team behind Liverpool venue, The Kazimier), will also be presented.
Since its inception the GIT award has captured the music industry’s attention, becoming the first regional award of its kind to champion new and emerging music and garnering national and international industry and press recognition.
Liverpool has long been considered a hotbed of musical talent and The GIT Award is committed to putting the city’s most innovative new bands and artists on the national and international stage. The closing date for entries is February 28 2013.
To enter this year’s prize musicians are asked to send four tracks to email@example.com or post to Peter Guy, The GIT Award, Liverpool ECHO, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3EB.
I see Merseyside is certainly pulling all the stops out on this one during the holiday period. Full marks goes to the Leaf Tea Shop Bold street Liverpool, for supporting an “Edible Easter Bunny” workshop. Craft Creative are offering a fun workshop with a cake expert to decorate and help children make an edible Easter Bunny with a cream egg filling and assist them in the rolling and modeling of sugar paste into their own creations. Brilliant Leaf! Spot on! Rivals should take a leaf out of your diary.
Other venues around Liverpool include the World Musem staging Easter Craft fun; UnderWater Street with Easter bingo and bonnet making, Liverpool One with an Easter Bunny Hunt around Chavasse Park. Here they will have our little ones search for our fluffy friends and give a prize to every child that finds them all. Croxteth Hall engages the Easter fun with an egg hunt to win a giant chocolate Easter bunny but, Speke Hall tries to outdo them with an Easter Trail and bonnet making ativity. Further afield, Birkenhead Park has organised a 5km Chick Run and a stone throw away, Church Farm on the Wirral, puts on tractor rides, Easter puzzles, hook a duck, basketball duck, ring toss and a “meet the animals” session throughout the Easter period.
After surveying all the events around; family have decided to visit Kidz Kreationz Easter craft sessions at Leaf Bold Street; Egg-citing creation Station at Southport and just for me, the Easter Gnome Hunt at Rufford Old Hall. Happy Easter readers!