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Southport train station gets on board for annual music competition

September 29th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Southport train station gets on board for annual music competition  Local musicians from Southport are being invited to take part in the annual Merseyrail Sound Station music competition. The competition, which is celebrating its 4th anniversary this year, is a unique collaboration between Merseyrail and renowned music magazine Bido Lito! The competition encourages local, undiscovered musicians to film… Read more »


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Parents awareness event to take place in Southport for mental health support

September 28th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Parents awareness to take place in Southport for mental health support Southport parent Danielle and mum of two small children has organised an event to raise awareness of mental health support around southport for parents to be, parents and parents with angels. Dani said: “After the birth of my two children I suffered from postnatal… Read more »


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Three Cheers for Southport Restaurateur as part of the this year’s Comedy Festival

September 28th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Three Cheers for Southport Restaurateur at part of the this year’s Comedy Festival Trattoria 51 has joined forces with Big Comedy for the third year running as part of the upcoming Southport Comedy Festival. Local restaurateur Attilio Sergi is set to host and perform an evening of stand-up in front of a live audience at… Read more »


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VIP’s needed – Southport Hesketh Round Table Charity Fireworks event

September 26th, 2016 in News, Whats On

VIP’s needed – Southport Hesketh Round Table Charity Fireworks event. We are expecting this year to be our biggest and best event with it falling on Saturday 5th November , but as usual we need the help of the local community! So I’m back asking for your help but in return we want to treat… Read more »


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Rusty Goldfish Live At Southport’s Volley (Friday 30th September)

September 25th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Rusty Goldfish Live At Southport’s Volley (Friday 30th September) Rusty Goldfish will be playing at the volunteer Arms on Eastbank Street, Southport, Friday 30th September. Live music every Friday and Saturday and every Sunday from 4.30pm to 9pm starting 9th October. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter  www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking… Read more »


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Countdown To The Fabulous Southport Fireworks

September 25th, 2016 in News, Whats On

The clock is ticking until the Southport skies burst into fabulous fireworks colour! Seven amazing pyrotechnics companies will go head to head over three nights as the British Musical Fireworks Championship blasts off in Victoria Park from September 30-October 2. Two companies will wow the crowds on Friday, three on Saturday, two more on Sunday with… Read more »


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HUG OBESSESSED TV COMEDIAN AND BIT OF EYE CANDY AT LOL COMEDY CLUB AT THE ATKINSON – GET A HUG AFTER THE SHOW!

September 24th, 2016 in News, Whats On

HUG OBESSESSED TV COMEDIAN AND BIT OF EYE CANDY AT LOL COMEDY CLUB AT THE ATKINSON – GET A HUG AFTER THE SHOW!  Pat Monahan is the only comedian we’ve ever known who’s loves people so much he’ll hug everyone! He’s also embarked on not one, but two national tours, at the same time! The… Read more »


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Southport Access for Everyone

September 24th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Southport Access for Everyone  The next meeting of Southport Access for Everyone will be held at the Victoria Methodist Church, Sussex Road, Southport PR8 6DG on Monday 26th September at 7 pm. The premises are fully accessible for wheelchair users with adequate car parking facilities. Light refreshments will be served before the meeting commences. This is… Read more »


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Southport and Birkdale Open Day

September 21st, 2016 in News, Whats On

Southport and Birkdale Open Day  Southport and Birkdale Sports Club are holding an Open Day on Sunday 25th September. The Hockey, Tennis and Squash sections will be holding taster sessions with food and drink available from the bar. The day starts at 10am with events running through until 3pm. All sections of the club are… Read more »


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Oktoberfest comes to Southport this Saturday

September 20th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Oktoberfest comes to Southport this Saturday On Saturday 24th September we are hosting our own Oktoberfest, a ticketed event for 18’s and over. Doors will open at 7pm when you can take your seats (unreserved) in our Bavarian themed hall and enjoy a night of German music with the Bavarian Stompers oompah band, a DJ,… Read more »


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Dickinson’s Real Deal is coming to Southport

September 20th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Dickinson’s Real Deal is coming to Southport Why let your antiques collect dust in the attic when you can sell them for cash? Take money on the spot from a dealer OR if you think your item is worth more….take a gamble at auction! Dickinson’s Real Deal is currently one of the most popular daytime… Read more »


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Discover the mysteries of Sefton’s shorelines

September 11th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Photo: Coconuts covered in goose barnacles / Credit Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership What is the most exciting thing you’ve ever found on the tideline? A beautiful shell perhaps, or a fantastically twisted piece of driftwood? Maybe you’ve been lucky enough to discover a near mythical sea bean on the shore? Flotsam and jetsam from the seven seas… Read more »


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Nominations sought for 2016 Sefton Shining Stars Awards

September 9th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Nominations sought for 2016 Sefton Shining Stars Awards   A Sefton charity is seeking nominations for a major awards scheme which recognises outstanding achievements by children and young people in the borough. The Sefton Shining Stars Awards, which celebrate their tenth anniversary this year, are organised by Sefton CVS to celebrate the contribution made by children… Read more »


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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a Southport Bat Walk

September 6th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a Southport Bat Walk Sefton Council is holding four fantastic free Bat Walks this month in parks across the borough. The events, in partnership with the Friends of Groups and West Lancs Bat Conservation Trust, are led by Community Parks Officers and will give participants… Read more »


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Free Kids Party Bus today in Southport

September 3rd, 2016 in News, Whats On

Free Kids Party Bus today in Soutport A FREE party bus will be at Central 12, Southport today, Saturday 3 September. Helen Marie told OTSNews.co.uk “It’s a great event for kids, especially in the bad weather. It’s all free and face painting is free too – the bus is here 4 o’clock.”   Submit News Contact us… Read more »


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Annual Running Day for Merseyside Heritage Transport Charity

September 1st, 2016 in News, Whats On

Annual Running Day for Merseyside Heritage Transport Charity Thursday 1st September 2016 The Merseyside Transport Trust (MTT) will be holding its’ running day event on Sunday 11th September to raise funds for the upkeep of its’ fleet of over 50 vintage vehicles. This is a rare and unique opportunity to enjoy a ride on some… Read more »


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Chinese banquet in Southport to raise funds for North West Cancer Research

September 1st, 2016 in News, Whats On

Photo: The Southport-based volunteers at the 2015 event Chinese banquet in Southport to raise funds for North West Cancer Research A Southport-based fundraising group is hosting a Chinese feast to raise funds for local charity, North West Cancer Research. Now in its fourth year, the Chinese banquet has established itself as a popular event in the… Read more »


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The Jungle Book at Southport Outdoor cinema this coming Friday

August 30th, 2016 in News, Whats On

The Jungle Book at Southport Outdoor cinema this coming Friday Outdoor cinema returns to Southport this Friday night (September 2) with classic Disney children’s movie Jungle Book. Mowgli, Baloo will be starting at 8pm, as dusk falls. No seating is provided in the gardens but guests are welcome to bring their own chairs and are… Read more »


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Fernley Observatory Open Day Hesketh Park in Southport (Sun 28 Aug)

August 28th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Fernley Observatory Open Day Hesketh Park in Southport (Sun 28 Aug) The Fernley Astronomical Observatory in Hesketh Park, Southport will be open to the public today. The Fernley Observatory, built in 1901, houses a Thomas Cook six-inch refractor telescope which was made in 1869. The observatory and telescope was given as a public gift by… Read more »


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Supercars of the Northwest to host second Southport event this Sunday

August 12th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Supercars of the Northwest to host second Southport event Local Facebook page ‘Supercars of the Northwest‘ owners Kieran Shaw (17) and Thomas Lee Bleakley (21) are organising a second event at Pleasureland Southport set to take place on Sunday 14th August. This event is expected to be even bigger than the last with even more… Read more »


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Southport Magic Circle host free event

August 10th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Southport magic circle are putting on a fun day at The Sands pub in Ainsdale.  Location: The Sands pub in Ainsdale, Shore Rd, Southport PR8 2QD Date: Saturday 20th August 2016 Time: Between 11am and 3 pm – All free walkabout magicians A magic show for family’s of all ages Raffle at a small charge… Read more »


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Join Marty Macdonald On the Farm at Southport’s The Atkinson

August 9th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Join Marty Macdonald On the Farm at Southport’s The Atkinson The Atkinson Summer programme of family fun continues with Marty Macdonald’s Toy Machine featuring the voices of CBeebies’ Justin Fletcher and Nicole Davis as Pongo the Pig and Molly-Moo the Cow. From the team who brought you the sell-out Marty MacDonald’s Farm, Honalee Media Ltd are back… Read more »


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Day 2 – Hillside Cider and Sausage Festival

August 7th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Hillside Cider and Sausage Festival The Hillside Cider and Sausage festival was continued yesterday (Saturday) with hundreds of people attending and basking in the glorious summer sunshine.  Café SixtySix laid on a barbeque and this proved extremely popular. Jane from Café SixtySix said “We were planning to hold the barbeque late into the evening but… Read more »


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Day 1 – Hillside Cider and Sausage Festival

August 6th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Hillside Cider and Sausage Festival The Hillside Cider and Sausage festival kicked-off in style last night with a  stunning display of morris dancing  by the Southport Swords. A little bit of countryside came to Hillside with the area decorated with hay bales and gingham table cloths in the style of a country barn dance.  The… Read more »


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Victoria Pub Quiz for Queenscourt Hospice and Southport Lifeboats

August 4th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Victoria Pub Quiz for Queenscourt Hospice and Southport Lifeboats OTSNews.co.uk spoke with Eric Morris ahead of this weekends Victoria Pub Quiz in aid of Queenscourt Hospice and Southport Lifeboats, Eric said:”Myself and Steve Richards hold a quiz every other Sunday at the Victoria Pub in aid of Queenscourt Hospice and Southport Lifeboats. Start time is 8pm… Read more »


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