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Hairy Bikers to cook up a storm at the 2021 Southport Flower Show

HAIRY Biker Dave Myers loved the show that much when he visited in 2019, he's encouraged his best friend and co-presenter Si King to join him next year! The celebrity chefs will be revving up some of their favourite summertime recipes as they appear in our Cookery Theatre on Saturday, 21 August 2021, at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Si and Dave are known to millions of TV viewers for their culinary tours of the globe and have just released a Veggie Feasts cookbook which features over 100 delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes, full of flavour and meat free! Together they have fronted over 30 top rated TV series, hosted Saturday Kitchen and appeared on numerous prime time shows including This Morning, The One Show and Lorraine. The Hairy Bikers have also published more than 20 cookery books during a career spanning more than 20 years and filmed a TV series in the USA; the Hairy Bikers Ride Route 66 which was screened on BBC Two in 2019. Si and Dave said:- "We are so excited to be coming back to Southport for the Flower Show in 2021, It's a year later than we expected but because of this we are looking forward to it even more. The Southport Flower Show really is brilliant and one of the highlights of Summer. We will cook some of our latest dishes, have a reallygood laugh and look forward to spending some time with everyone. The Bikers are coming! Love Si and Dave"

The Food Village will feature over 50 gourmet producers offering the opportunity to sample and buy organic and artisan produce. The Cookery Theatreis where celebrity chefs demonstrate their skills and signature dishes. We've been lucky to have:- Simon Rimmer, Ainsley Harriott and Jean Christophe Novelli entertain visitors over the years.  Alan Adams, General Managerof Southport Flower Show and Victoria Park said:- "We are very excited to welcome Si and Dave to Southport next summer. They bringa wealth of experience, skill and expertise gained from touring the world filming the hugely popular Hairy Bikers shows. We are sure Si and Dave's cookery demonstrations will be a highlight of the show for visitors next year. We are working harder than ever to make next year's show the best yet. We will be adhering to the government guidelines to deliver a Covid Secure event. It has been a tough year for us but looking forward to welcoming everyone back. We know the show is a firm favourite and a highlight of people's summer."

Tickets for next year can be purchased for ₤18.50 until the end of December 2020. This is a ₤7.50 saving per ticket compared to the gate price of ₤26. Children under 16 go free with a paying adult. Visitors can enjoy stunning show gardens, floral displays, a unique shopping experience, fabulous entertainment, music plus fantastic fun, crafts and entertainment for the children. If all goes to plan the Southport Flower Show will run over Thursday, 19 August to Sunday, 22 August 2021. For more information visit:- SouthportFlowerShow.Co.UK.

Cast to play live in Liverpool this December

AS Liverpool enter Tier 2 the Grand Central Hall Dome are happy to announce 2 Cast gigs, in the middle of December 2020. Seated and socially distanced. Originally formed in 1992, from the ashes of 2 of the most legendary and lauded Liverpool guitar bands of the time:- 'The La's' and 'Shack,' Cast have released 6 albums, including the top 10 platinum releases:- 'All Change' and 'Morher Nature Calls,' and have enjoyed a string of top 20 singles, from the debut:- 'Finetime' to 'Beat Mama.' After the band's split, John Power released a series of solo albums, but reformed Cast in 2010 under the line up of Power joined by Liam 'Skin' Tyson; lead guitar, Keith O'Neill;- drums and Jay Lewis on bass. The reinvigorated Cast continue to produce new material full of the anthemic, melodic and beautifully written songs for which they have always been known for, along with a formidable live reputation. Noel Gallagher described watching the band as:- "a religious experience." If you do not already know Grand Central Hall is located on:- Renshaw Street, Liverpool, L1 2SF. For more information and tickets please go to:-

A well known Southport restaurant to go under the hammer

THE well known Italian restaurant Ronnies Bistro, on Bold Street, Southport, is 1 of more than 100 properties and plots of land due to be auctioned off by auctioneer Pugh. The building covers 3,500 sq ft over 2 storeys and includes a large open plan dining area, commercial kitchen, walk in fridge, toilets and staff areas, as well as a very small area for parking. Since the onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic in March, Pugh has sold lots totalling over ₤28m at its auctions, which have been held on the firm's online platform. Pugh Managing Director, Paul Thompson, said:- "Ronnies was a well loved family restaurant, occupying a great spot, in Southport Town Centre. It would be fantastic to see the property given a new lease of life in the hands of an imaginative new owner. This is a substantial double fronted commercial property and, being right in the heart of the Town's shopping and entertainment district, it could be ideal for a number of different uses, subject to planning consent. Needless to say, we've had quite a bit of interest in Ronnies and hopefully an exciting new chapter for the property will be on the horizon if it sells at our auction, that is due to be held on 9 December 2020."

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