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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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1st Hillside Cider and Sausage Festival 5th – 7th August 2016

August 3rd, 2016 in News, Whats On

1st Hillside Cider and Sausage Festival 5th – 7th August 2016 Visitors to Hillside over the last few months will have noticed the signs of revitalisation of the shopping parade along Sandon Road. The opening of the Grasshopper Micropub, the smart Café 66 and just around the corner the Pines wine bar have given the… Read more »


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“Rubbish Friends” Litter pickers and Southport Hoteliers Association team up to clean up!!

August 2nd, 2016 in News, Whats On

“Rubbish Friends” Litter pickers and Southport Hoteliers Association team up to clean up!! Southport’s litter picking group “Rubbish Friends” will be out on Wednesday 3rd August cleaning up Southport Promenade before the next round of Britain in Bloom Judging on 5th August. The intrepid volunteers will be working alongside members of Southport Hoteliers Association to… Read more »


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Cambridge and Dukes Ward Councillors Councillors Surgery

August 2nd, 2016 in News, Whats On

Councillors Surgery Cambridge and Dukes Ward Councillors Pat Keith, Sue McGuire and Tony Dawson are holding their ward surgery in the Mayor’s Parlour at Southport Town Hall on Friday 5th August 5-6pm   Please come in to have a chat or raise an issue with your local councillors.  No appointment necessary.   Submit News Contact us… Read more »


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Classic, Vintage and rare cars or motorcycles wanted at Birkdale Village Summer Fayre

July 28th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Photo: Birkdale resident, Chris Walker alongside his Vintage Aston Martin Classic, Vintage and rare cars or motorcycles wanted at Birkdale Village Summer Fayre Organisers of the Birkdale summer Fayre are looking for owners of Classic, Vintage and rare cars or motorcycles to display at this years event. The Birkdale Summer Fayre takes place on Saturday 6th… Read more »


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The Howard Kendall show

July 28th, 2016 in News, Whats On

The Howard Kendall show The late, great Everton manager Howard Kendall will be celebrated in a new stage show next month produced and presented by Southport-based writer and broadcaster John Keith featuring three Everton legends live on stage. And guest of honour at the Kendall’s Kings show at New Brighton Floral Pavilion will be Howard’s… Read more »


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Birkdale and Ainsdale U3A monthly meeting

July 27th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Birkdale and Ainsdale U3A monthly meeting Tomorrow (Thursday 28 June) Birkdale and Ainsdale U3A will be holding its monthly meeting at St. Peter’s Church Hall St. Peter’s Road Birkdale. Our guest speaker will be Tim Quinn, who was a cartoonist for both DC Thompson comics, working on the likes of the Dandy and Beano, as… Read more »


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Join the Tapper’s Coffee Morning to raise awareness for Sarcoma UK

July 26th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Photo: Sara, Rose(mum), Catherine Tapper’s Charity Coffee Morning to raise money and awareness for Sarcoma UK Catherine and Sara told OTSNews.co.uk “Please join Tapper’s on Friday 12th August for a Charity Coffee Morning between 9am-Midday to raise money and awareness for the great charity Sarcoma UK.” “We will be donating 50% of all our cake and… Read more »


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‘Perfectly Frank’ in the Marquee

July 13th, 2016 in News, Whats On

‘Perfectly Frank’ in the Marquee  Music lovers are to be treated to an evening with all the best loved Frank Sinatra Music presented by Queenscourt Hospice.  The event will take place on Saturday 23rd July in a specially constructed marquee located next to the cricket pitch at Southport and Birkdale Sports Club. The evening will… Read more »


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Southport Service to mark a Centenary of the Battle of the Somme

July 9th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Southport Service to mark a Centenary of the Battle of the Somme In conjunction with the service, there is also a Somme 100 Remembrance display by Julie Gladwin with information about the battle, poems, local casualties, where some of the information is provided by The Royal British Legion and will be on display in the… Read more »


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The Nightingale Choir perform in Wayfarers Shopping Arcade today

July 9th, 2016 in News, Whats On

The Nightingale Choir perform in Wayfarers Shopping Arcade today Today, Saturday 9th July between 2pm and 3pm, The Nightingale Choir are performing in the Wayfarers Shopping Arcade, Southport, raising funds for Queenscourt. If you’re in Southport, stop by, say hello and treat yourself to a wonderful choral performance.   Submit News Contact us with your community, business… Read more »


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Birkdale Village Fayre

July 9th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Photo: Birkdale resident, Chris Walker alongside his Vintage Aston Martin (2015) Birkdale Village Fayre Birkdale traders are putting on their annual Summer Fayre, on Saturday 6th August from 12pm until 5pm. Featuring all day entertainment, this includes: Food & Wine tasting, Meat & Fish BBQ, Live music/singers, Fashion Shows, Pets Parade Competitions, Victorian games, Classic… Read more »


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2,000 plus runners take on the Southport Half Marathon this weekend

June 30th, 2016 in News, Sports, Whats On

2,000 plus runners take on the Southport Half Marathon this weekend  This coming weekend, Southport will see 2,000 pounding the roads. – including Lord Street, which will close for the first time ever for a running event! Vital Events, organisers of this spectacle, anticipate record numbers this Sunday (July 3 2016) with over 2,000 runners taking part,… Read more »


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Southport Tesco are holding a food bank collection this weekend

June 30th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Tesco at Kew Southport are holding a food bank collection in store is weekend. Lesley Kirkbride Tesco Southport Community Champion told OTSNews.co.uk: “We are asking customers to support us in donating an item of food. “Tesco’s as a company will top up all donations collected this weekend by 20%…. So if you can pop down… Read more »


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Art For Macmillan at Southport’s Wayfarers Arcade – Summer 2016

June 29th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Photo: Anton Dolders Art For Macmillan at Southport’s Wayfarers Arcade – Summer 2016 Art For Macmillan Cancer Support is pleased to announce its return to Wayfarers Arcade after a year of involvement in fundraising exhibitions and events in other parts of the region. The charitable art and craft organisation has become an important part of the… Read more »


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Uk Junior Fashion Festival

June 28th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Uk Junior Fashion Festival Formby, Southport, Liverpool is to play host this year to the first ever UK JUNIOR FASHION FESTIVAL on Sunday 11th September @ Formby Hall Golf & Spa Resort from 11am-4pm. The event has already secured some of the regions most elite adult & children’s clothing shops who will be showcasing this… Read more »


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Southport Comic Con will be a celebration of superheroes today

June 26th, 2016 in News, Whats On

Southport Comic Con will be a celebration of superheroes today The Prince of Wales Hotel, Southport will today be transformed into a universe of popular sci­fi and superhero entertainment, Sunday 26 June 2016. The event is largely based on famous comic books, and is a chance for followers to come together and discuss, trade and celebrate… Read more »


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Suffragette (12a) Friday 24 June 2016 at the Atkinson

June 17th, 2016 in News, Whats On

A British drama, set in 1912 and 1913, that tells the story of the suffragette movement with a cast including Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff, Adam Nagaitis, Samuel West, Geoff Bell. Running Time: 104 minutes     Get Involved We are also looking to hear… Read more »


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Public EU referendum debate in Southport tonight

June 16th, 2016 in News, Whats On

EU referendum debate There is a pubic debate on the referendum TONIGHT (16th) at the MOUNT PLEASANT hotel, Manchester Road Southport at 7pm. There will be speakers for both sides and time for general comment. This is convened by Southport Philosophy in Pubs which is a non-partisan organisation promoting public engagement. £2 contribution to room… Read more »


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