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Flashmob takes Kirkby by surprise


Shoppers and passers-by were swept up in a spectacle of music, singing, dance and drama when a flashmob broke out in Kirkby town centre.

A large audience gathered to watch young people and groups from across Knowsley as they performed at Kirkby Market, Newtown Gardens and Kirkby Library as part of the #maketimeknowsley campaign.

Watch some of the dancing


What was it all about?

It was all part of a health and wellbeing campaign for Merseyside and Cheshire encouraging people to learn, connect, get active, give and take notice. With the strapline ‘When was the last time’ the performances promoted wellbeing and doing something that can make a positive difference to your mood.

The flashmob project worked with young people and different groups from across Knowsley to develop a creative, engaging and inspiring way of communicating wellbeing messages through music, drama and singing.

To inspire their performances, the groups involved were asked to think about…

  • When was the last time…you tried something new?
  • When was the last time…you laughed until you cried?
  • When was the last time…you got up and about?
  • When was the last time…you made someone smile?
  • When was the last time…you noticed things around you?

Over 100 people were involved in the performance including Street Feet dance group, En Chord youth music project, Acting up, Halewood Youth Theatre and Knowsley’s Adult Disability Service.