The Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations
One of the biggest diplomatic gatherings in Liverpool for years will take place when diplomats from 8 High Commissions will be present at Liverpool Parish Church for the launch of the Liverpool Commonwealth Association.
The associations’ chair, Cllr Richard Kemp said, “the fact that so many diplomats are coming here shows both the importance of the Commonwealth and the importance of Liverpool. I am really pleased that we will be giving them the opportunity to explore with us how their country can interact with the Liverpool City Region to create employment and cultural links to mutual benefit.
The launch will be a colourful event at the Liverpool Parish Church, St. Nicholas, at the Pier Head from 11.00 tomorrow, Saturday 7th March. As well as a multi faith service there will also be cultural presentations from the 4 corners of the Commonwealth and a chance to get together to discuss possible links at the Atlantic Tower Hotel afterwards.
A message from the Queen welcoming the creation of the Association will be read out by Dame Lorna Muirhead the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside in the presence of Cllr Erica Kemp CBE, the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and Mrs Abilla Pointing OBE, the High Sheriff of Merseyside.
Please come along if you want to. It will be a colourful event and we hope hope an important milestone in the life of our city.
The event has been sponsored by UKTI (North West); Pine Court Houiusng; Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce; Liverpool John Moores University; & Liverpool Parish Church with help form the Commonwealth Diaspora communities in the Liverpool City Region
Further information is available from Cllr Richard Kemp on 07885 626913.