All you need is love: A concert for peace

A fantastic concert will be coming to the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton on Thursday 22nd June to bring together our community in peace, and to raise money for Doctors Without Borders, a charity which sends brave healthcare professionals into areas of conflict to help the world’s most vulnerable people.

It takes place exactly 50 years to the week since The Beatles recorded the single ‘All You Need is Love’ and features school children from across Wirral along with some special guest artists. School choirs involved are: BHSA Juniors and Seniors, Bidston Avenue Primary, Brookdale Primary, St Bridgets’ Primary, and Wirral Grammar Boys’. Special guests will be Merseyside pop legends ‘The Christians’, Britain’s Got Talent finalists ‘Richard and Adam’, local acoustic duo ‘Two Black Sheep’, and show choir ‘Over the Water’ who are about to feature on BBC1’s new Saturday night show ‘Pitch Battle’. Radio City 2’s Claire Simmo will be presenting at the event, bringing the whole show together.

The concert will also showcase some fantastic dancers and a string section will be backing many of the acts – it is guaranteed to be a really special occasion. The finale of the concert will be a performance of ‘All You Need is Love’ by all the artists and choirs, and will feature a slide show of photographs of people from around the world holding signs displaying the name of the song. This idea has really taken off on social media, and has helped create a real buzz about the concert. Check out the Twitter feed @concert4peace_ to see all the pictures.

Amy Chalmers, the organiser said ‘In light of recent events in Manchester, it seems that now more than ever, we need to bring communities together in peace, showing that there is far more love and goodwill in the world than there is hate. The young people I work with feel helpless and unable to make a difference and my aim was to encourage them to channel their energy into doing something positive.’

Tickets are available from the venue’s box office on 0151 666 0000 or via