The award winning Beatles Story has teamed up with Jennifer Ellison’s dance school, Jelli Studios to support The Very Big Catwalk, held in association with Very.co.uk, during the city’s Transatlantic 175 weekend on Saturday 4th July.
Former Brookside actress Jennifer Ellison will be strutting her stuff on the catwalk this weekend with 25 dancers, aged between 10 and 21. They will all take to the stage to perform a number of Beatles classics including “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Get Back”.
The event is part of the city’s wider Transatlantic 175 celebrations and will aim to break the world record for the “Most Models on a Catwalk” with the former soap star just one of the thousands that are set to take part - and the catwalk needs you to get involved.
Jennifer said: “We wanted to do something Beatles related so teaming up with the Beatles Story was a natural choice. It is going to be a colourful performance with the very best in Commercial dance on show. We promise to put on an unforgettable show and make our city proud.
“Saturday will be all about Liverpool and what better way of showcasing its talent than through the thousands of locals that will take to the stage. There is now less than a week to go until the big event – and the catwalk still needs more people to get involved. Lots of different sections will be brought to life and it isn’t too late to take part– the catwalk needs you!”
Diane Glover, Marketing Manager at the Beatles Story, added: “We wanted to do something a bit different to mark the occasion, rather than simply walking down the catwalk, we have tried to combine the city’s love for both The Beatles’ music and dance.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Jelli Studios for this event and we are looking forward to seeing the final product on the day.”
The weekend is being organised by Liverpool City Council and curated by Wayne Hemingway MBE to mark the links between America and the UK.
Wayne said: “The Very Big Catwalk will be an exciting celebration of the diversity in Liverpool. You don’t have to be a model to get up there, we’ve got everyone from dancers and dads to brides and brownies representing Liverpool life on the runway. As we edge closer to the weekend, we are even more astounded by what an amazing community Liverpool is and we are looking forward to bringing these strands of the city together on The Very Big Catwalk.
“Even better, it isn’t too late to get involved in this historic moment for the city. Individuals and groups can still sign up – with this event it is very much the more the merrier!”
Jelli Studios features on Jennifer Ellison’s ‘Dance Mums’ TV show on Lifetime recognising rising stars in the dance industry across the UK. Two of its stars and British Championship winning dancers, Tayluer Amos and Eleiyah Navis, will also take to the stage at the event.
Key city landmarks will also be taking part in the event, with models and the public being hosted at Downing’s The Port of Liverpool Building, during the event.
Entries are still open to join The Very Big Catwalk. Sign up by visiting http://www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/one-magnificent-city/the-very-big-catwalk/individual-sign-up/