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Julia Donaldson’s The Scarecrows’ Wedding comes to The Atkinson

March 24th, 2017 in News, Whats On

Julia Donaldson’s The Scarecrows’ Wedding comes to The Atkinson  You are invited to Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay’s glorious wedding day! Straight from London’s West End The Scarecrows Wedding comes to The Atkinson on Saturday 6 May as part of the Southport Festival. Based on the best-selling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler this… Read more »


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Ormskirk Artisan Market s back next Sunday (19th March)

March 10th, 2017 in News, Whats On

Ormskirk Artisan Market s back next Sunday (19th March) Ormskirk Artisan Market is back next Sunday (19th March) with over 20 stalls, ran by local small business. This month we are also running a raffle for the Walton Neuro, a charity which has helped two of our stall owners. Even more prizes have just been… Read more »


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Guns or Roses live at the Fox and Goose – Saturday 11th March

March 7th, 2017 in News, Whats On

Guns or Roses live at the Fox and Goose – Saturday 11th March This Saturday night (11 March 2017) live at the Fox and Goose, cable street, Southport the amazing Guns or Roses will be live on stage covering all those classics and much more, entry is only £5 and you can pay on the… Read more »


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The Sir John Falstaff to host 80s and 90s Night to raise funds for HD

March 6th, 2017 in News, Whats On

The Sir John Falstaff is playing host to a charity 80s and 90s Night to raise funds for HD.  Event organiser, Adam Brown said: “We raising funds for the Phils Kids Charity which helps those who have this illness, my best friend is one of them so this charity means an absolute lot to me.”  “We… Read more »


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Tea Rooms Gin is coming on 14th March

March 3rd, 2017 in News, Whats On

Tea Rooms Gin is coming on 14th March. The Tea Rooms in Birkdale is teaming up with Birkdale Craft Distillery to provide their customers with their very own bespoke premium gin and they will be key in choosing it.. Following the format for the highly successful event that launched Birkdale Gin, 30 lucky drinkers will get… Read more »


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FLEETWOOD BAC play SOUTHPORT

February 24th, 2017 in News, Whats On

FLEETWOOD BAC play SOUTHPORT – Atkinson on Friday 21st April 2017 The world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac tribute band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, have had huge acclaim with The Times rating them as one of the UK’s top five tributes, alongside the likes of The Bootleg Beatles and Bjorn Again. Faithfully recreating the… Read more »


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An Evening Celebrating the Music of John Denver supporting Queenscourt Hospice

February 17th, 2017 in News, Whats On

An Evening Celebrating the Music of John Denver  The music of John Denver still brings joy to music lovers all over the world. We are absolutely delighted that on Thursday 23rd February, local musician Chris Bannister will once again be performing a selection of music by John Denver in a concert supporting Queenscourt Hospice. Taking… Read more »


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Dan Nightingale to star Southport’s LOL Comedy Club

February 14th, 2017 in News, Whats On

Photo: Dan Nightingale Starring: Dan Nightingale, Marcel Lucont, Chris Kent, Damion Larkin (MC)  STAR OF JOHN BISHOP’S ‘ONLY JOKING’ AT LOL COMEDY CLUB AT THE ATKINSON Dan Nightingale from John Bishop’s Only Joking (Sky TV) and Ross Noble’s tour support and regular TV warm up for the likes of Jonathan Ross, John Bishop and Celebrity Juice.  The phrase ‘comedy natural’… Read more »


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LIVE at the Fox & Goose: Swinging Bricks & Little black dog

February 10th, 2017 in News, Whats On

Photo: Swinging Bricks FRIDAY NIGHT – “SWINGING BRICKS” LIVE BAND ON STAGE Check out these amazing guys with their rock a billy rock n roll, very lively band with fantastic stage antics, totally not to be missed. The set includes old and new tunes with a rock a billy twist. https://www.facebook.com/events/1842924935994020/ SATURDAY NIGHT – LITTLE BLACK DOG” FULL… Read more »


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The Original Southport Soul Event is Back – 19th Feb

February 9th, 2017 in News, Whats On

Photo: Soul at the Metro Hotel And Bar The Original Southport Soul Event is Back – 19th Feb Start time 2pm on till 12am, 11 djs on through out the day Hot food available For two good causes forces support and Diabetes UK


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Free sword dancing taster session in Southport

February 8th, 2017 in News, Whats On

Have you ever heard of English Longsword dancing? No! Well it’s nothing to do with putting swords on the ground & dancing around them in a kilt. That’s for the Scots. The tradition of Longsword dancing in England goes back hundreds of years and can be found in the traditions of many European countries. It… Read more »


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Southport get ready for Russell Brand!

February 3rd, 2017 in News, Whats On

Russell Brand is coming to Southport on the 23 May with his new 2017 Following a series of sold-out preview shows, Russell Brand is coming to a venue near you as part of his new stand-up tour of the UK and Ireland. What is real? Who are we? Where did this baby come from? Russell Brand wrestles with these… Read more »


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Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is Southport this month

February 1st, 2017 in News, Whats On

Eric Carle’s Timeless Stories Come to Life on Stage in The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carlemakes its way off the page and onto the stage at The Atkinson this February. The Hungry Caterpillar has delighted generations of readers since its first publication in1969 and has sold 41 million copies worldwide…. Read more »


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Formby Library Talk – The Lettuce Line

January 26th, 2017 in News, Whats On

Formby Library Talk – The Lettuce Line Formby Library’s monthly talks are moving to the second Tuesday of the month with the next event, The Lettuce Line, taking place on Tuesday, February 14. Local historian, author and railway enthusiast, Keith Hick, will be giving the talk detailing the story of The West Lancashire, Southport & Preston Junction… Read more »


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Sign Up, Sign Up …… for the Sandgrounder Chester ale trail

January 24th, 2017 in News, Whats On

The next SANDGROUNDER Ale trail will take place on Wednesday 5th April. The Sangrounder on Lord Street are now taking bookings, so don’t miss out and call into the pub to put your name down. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email ots@otsnews.co.uk Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter  www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable… Read more »


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John Bishops writer and star of Michael Mcintyre’s comedy roadshow will be in town

January 24th, 2017 in News, Whats On

THE ATKINSON, SOUTHPORT, Proudly present, LAUGH OUT LOUD COMEDY CLUB Saturday 4 February 2017 8.00pm Starring: Mick Ferry, Tom Wrigglesworth, Luke Honnoraty, Damion Larkin (MC)  Mick Ferry award winning star of BBC1`s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and writer for John Bishop’s Britain (BBC1). Mick is another top class headliner who’s renowned as a fine and imaginative act so much so he… Read more »


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Bumper half term fun at Ainsdale beach

January 22nd, 2017 in News, Whats On

A Super week of beach related fun has been planned by Sefton Council for children on Ainsdale beach. Starting on Sunday February 5, rangers from the sefton coastal team will be hold a Sea Shell Search at the Ainsdale Discovery Centre from 2-3.30pm where young and old can take part in a short walk on… Read more »


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‘Come and Sing’ With The Southport Bach Choir

January 19th, 2017 in News, Whats On

The Southport Bach Choir at Emmanuel Parish Church are holding a ‘Come and Sing’ event conducted by Musical Director  Marc Murray at the start of next month. Members of the public will be invited to join in to sing Rutter’s Requiem. A spokesperson for the choir said: “John Rutter’s Requiem is one of the most… Read more »


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Public welcome at local CCG meetings

January 17th, 2017 in News, Whats On

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Sefton have announced the dates of their first governing body meetings for 2017 and are encouraging anyone with an interest to go along. The CCGs’ hold their bi-monthly governing body meetings in public, so people can hear them discussing and making decisions about local health services. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals… Read more »


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Belinda Carlisle – Heaven on Earth 30th Anniversary Tour

January 17th, 2017 in News, Whats On

Olympia Liverpool – 7 October 2017 American singer Belinda Carlisle announces she’s back on the road with a very special short UK tour this Autumn with the ‘Heaven 30th Anniversary Tour’ in October 2017 performing a selection of tracks taken from her solo album ‘Heaven On Earth’. Belinda will perform tracks from the classic album… Read more »


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Tribute evening to Frankie Valli at St John Stone’s Social Club

January 14th, 2017 in News, Whats On

Tribute evening to Frankie Valli at St John Stone’s Social Club Friday 27th January, 8pm until late – at St John Stone’s Social Club – a tribute evening to Frankie Valli with Duncan Heather live on stage. Tickets £10 available now from the club bar, open from 7pm each evening, telephone Donna on 577170.  … Read more »


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Can you run 5k wearing a blindfold

January 10th, 2017 in News, Whats On

FIND a FRIEND, WEAR a BLINDFOLD and RUN 5k in aid of Galloway’s. By taking part in this event and raising funds, you will be helping us to support people living with sight loss in Lancashire and Sefton. We are inviting you to challenge your senses and take part in our 2017 Morecambe Bay Blindfold… Read more »


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Sandgrounder Beer Festival – The Future

January 10th, 2017 in News, Whats On

Sandgrounder Beer Festival – The Future There will be a meeting to discuss the future of the Southport & West Lancs Camra, Sandgrounder Beer Festival at The Grasshopper, Sandon Road, Hillside, Southport on Tuesday,January 17th at 8pm. There was no festival in 2016 and the committee urgently need more volunteers with perhaps new ideas for a… Read more »


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An evening with Howard Jones at Southport’s Atkinson

January 5th, 2017 in News, Whats On

An evening with Howard Jones at Southport’s Atkinson (The Songs, The Piano & The Stories) – Atkinson on Wednesday 22nd March 2017!  It was in 1983 that Howard Jones first burst upon the contemporary music scene with his very English songwriting, pioneering synthesizers and thought provoking lyrics.  He set out his manifesto in his very first single ‘… Read more »


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Southport Film Guild – Theeb (15)*

January 3rd, 2017 in News, Whats On

Southport Film Guild – Theeb (15)* 7:30 pm,The Atkinson – Theatre £4.50 / free for SFG members plus booking fee. Booking fee is £1 per ticket online/phone. A 2% credit card fee is charged for counter sales. In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened… Read more »


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Southport BID first quarterly meeting

January 2nd, 2017 in News, Whats On

Southport BID first quarterly meeting Southport BID’s first quarterly levy payer meeting for 2017 will be on the 2nd February at 6pm at the Bold Hotel. It will be an oppurtunity to meet our new board members, ask us questions and raise any issues and discuss our plans for the new financial year. Representatives from some of… Read more »


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Canadian madman at Southport’s LOL Comedy Cub this Saturday

December 29th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Photo: Wes Zaharuk Canadian madman at Southport’s LOL Comedy Cub this Saturday Canadian Wes Zaharuk’s who’s hilarious and anarchic physical comedy easily makes him one of the most exciting acts on the UK and international circuit. Early in his career Zaharuk’s fast paced razor wit and tornado-like approach to comedy caught on quickly. Soon he became… Read more »


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Do you have a new year’s resolution sorted yet?

December 28th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Do you have a new year’s resolution sorted yet?  Woodlands can help you with that! Join the team on Saturday 7th January from 1pm until 3pm for our volunteer sign up day! Volunteering will make a difference to both your life and the life of others, what you can give is so vital to running… Read more »


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May The Toys Be With You

December 28th, 2016 in News, Whats On

May The Toys Be With You We re-open on Tuesday 3 January 2017 at 10am (The Atkinson) From a Galaxy far, far away comes an absolute must see for fans of Star Wars or cinema history. May The Toys Be With You is one of the country’s finest Star Wars collections of memorabilia, toys and… Read more »


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Southport residents invited to alcohol awareness event

December 22nd, 2016 in News, Whats On

Southport residents invited to alcohol awareness event Residents are being invited to find out more about the dangers of alcohol and the importance of sensible drinking at a special event early in the New Year. With the festive season out of the way, the Alcohol Awareness Day will be held at Seaforth’s Bowersdale Resource Centre on Crescent… Read more »


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New Year’s Eve At The Metro

December 20th, 2016 in News, Whats On

New Year’s Eve at the Metro, Portland Street, Southport This popular event is £45 all you can eat and drink (£55 on the door). Doors open 8pm till late. Call 01704 536836 to book your table Keep up to date with everything that is going on by following us on Facebook. Submit News Contact us with… Read more »


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Christmas Cheese and Wine Night at Eighty Eight Bar and Brasserie

December 16th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Eighty Eight Bar and Brasserie Christmas Cheese and Wine Night at Eighty Eight Bar and Brasserie If you fancy doing something different this Festive season then why not book tickets to our Fantastic Christmas Cheese and Wine night. As well as all our usual cheese and wine and knowledgeable experts to talk you through the… Read more »


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PINK FLOYDIAN to play Southport’s Fox and Goose this Saturday

December 13th, 2016 in News, Whats On

PINK FLOYDIAN Appearing at the Fox and Goose, Cable Street, Southport Saturday 17th December 2017, 8.30pm Pink Floydian are one of the most authentic Pink Floyd tribute bands in the UK today. Gathered together from the cream of North West Pink Floyd loving musicians they deliver well over 2 hours of Pink Floyd material covering 9… Read more »


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Southport’s outdoor cinema returns with Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life

December 9th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Southport’s outdoor cinema returns with Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life Join us on Saturday 17th December for Christmas activities, carol singing, food, crafts and a screening of it’s a wonderful life.donations of £2 will be collected and all monies raised will go to (The friends of Kings Gardens) as a registered charity to help… Read more »


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Nightingale Choir sing Sunday & Monday

December 9th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Christmas is a busy time for the Nightingale Choir, who have a couple of events coming up.  Firstly, this coming Sunday, 11th December, they are performing a selection of Christmas music at the Christmas opening event at Sooty’s Plants in Tarleton, between 2pm and 3pm. Then on Monday 12th December, they will be providing a… Read more »


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