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ST. MODWEN SUPPORT FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY CONTINUES WITH TWO SPONSORSHIPS

St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, has committed to sponsor two projects for the community in North Liverpool: the first glow-in-the-dark wheels park in the UK, Evertro, and the “Ales From The Crypt” Beer Festival at St. Antony’s Church on Scotland Road.

Evertro is a new public art space by leading South Korean artist Koo Jeong A, in association with Wheelscape Skateparks. It has been commissioned by Liverpool Biennial and Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson, in partnership with Friends of Everton Park, the Land Trust and Liverpool Vision. The state of the art wheels park is now open to skaters and BMX bikers to use and enjoy. St. Modwen, the developer behind the Project Jennifer regeneration scheme, has provided funding for the glow-in-the-dark paint for the permanent sculpture.

The St. Anthony’s Beer Festival, is held partially in the magnificent historic crypt situated directly beneath St. Anthony’s giving the event its unique character. This year, the festival opens on Thursday 15th October at 7pm and will offer over 35 different beers and ciders. The festival runs until Saturday 17th October with sessions running from 1pm until 5pm on the Saturday afternoon. St. Modwen is the main sponsor for the event and has supported the Beer Festival since it was established eight years ago.

Paul Batho, Projects Director at St. Modwen, said: “We have been working for many years with the community and residents within the Great Homer Street area, and, as a regeneration specialist, we take our responsibilities to the community seriously. Evertro and the Beer Festival are fantastic initiatives to bring the community together so we were keen to be involved. Project Jennifer will deliver a substantial transformation for North Liverpool by creating a new distinct centre and it is great to be able to support these two important initiatives while we are progressing with the development phase on site.”

Sally Tallant, Director of Liverpool Biennial, said: “Evertro is a reflection of our commitment to bring art into the city and into the everyday lives of people. Just as the Snowdrop sails the Mersey as a living work of art by Sir Peter Blake, Koo Jeong A has had an amazing opportunity to work with people in Everton.”

St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, is leading on the £150 million regeneration of Great Homer Street, which includes a Sainsbury’s supermarket, 80,000 sq ft of new retail units, customer car parking, a petrol filling station, and transport improvements.