Halloween Spook Tacular - Scare - Fest 2010!
THIS is a
unique event for readers of the very best in scares and thrills: An
evening audience with 5 great authors who will tell you all about
their spooky, scary and chilling books... and we will have hugely
exclusive prizes real one offs
“Trapped by Monsters” is a
website for the authors who
spend their time writing about the dark and mysterious world of
fantasy and horror. Four of them are free to lure us into their
Tommy Donbavand is fast becoming the must read for those that like
their chills with thrills and a dash of dark humour. Scream Street
is up to book 9 and a TV series is on the way. He has visited Sefton
several times and this is a chance for fans to get the brand new
book just in time for Halloween.
David Gatward is relatively new he has just two books out in his
dark and extremely scary series so far, The Dead and The Dark, but
everyone wants to read them and be ready for the finale, The Damned.
Can Lazarus Stone turn 16 and still live? David is reminiscent of
Clive Barker but has his own chilling vision of what is scarier
Jon Mayhew released Mortlock to huge acclaim this year and we are
all desperately waiting for The Demon Collector which is out in
March 2011, I can say having read an early draft that it is stunning
and even better than the debut.
He really brings Victorian Gothic to the 21st Century. A real new
Sam Enthoven is a seriously cool writer; he is a martial arts expert
and super funny too. Black Tattoo is a journey to Hell with the most
exquisite and disturbing detail, he travels in strange ways… He then
wrecked London with Tim, a huge “G.M” T-Rex and
nanotechnological bots. Now he takes you to the theatre and scares
you rigid with Crawlers a cross between big brother and George
Romero with added bite.
Joseph Delaney, Winner of the 2007 Sefton Super Reads, and numerous
other school reading prizes and runner up in the Lancashire Book
Awards, will join them.
His Spook’s Stories are soon to be filmed and we have all grown to
love finding out about Tom and Alice and their perilous times in the
He has a spooktastic collection of 5 short stories out with Witches
and has just released a sensational Bestiary illustrated by the man
who created Valhalla, Ulek Heller. This is a must have for fans and
will be sought after in years to come.
Get your tickets and come to the Civic for a seriously scary evening
of thrills and chills, smoke and lights, readings and a live scary
story written on the night.
Thursday, 21 October 2010, at Crosby Civic Hall from 7pm to 9pm.
Tickets are from £3 to £5 from Sefton Libraries libraries or
Pritchards Bookshops, Formby. Also go to:-
prichards-formby.co.uk for more
Twilight Fans Take Note!!!!
DO you need
something to keep your Twilight fan happy?
Suck... Yes we have an ideal opportunity... Flying to
the UK for the very first time and luckily able to come to Formby is
the one and only Lauren Kate.
Fallen and Torment
are really really racing and equally racy and ravishing and readable
and would make a seriously fantastic present although they aren't
vampires... It is all about Angels.. falling from grace and to earth
and the consequences there of...
is first and a normal pb at £6
is the sequel and the nice larger size at just £8
Send names/details in
by close of play TUESDAY to avoid disappointment, although
unless we sell out at the 2 schools on the day we will have some
able to be done on the day...
This maybe the only chance of getting these books signed bar the
Twilight Convention she is at on the Saturday... You can
also go to:-
for more information!
Sector Security Gets a Buzz out of Schools Project
Security Services Group Chairman, Margaret Wilson’s latest community
engagement project harnesses her own infectious enthusiasm for bees
and beekeeping by giving schools that extra buzz. Margaret
commented:- “The idea is to support the survival of the honey
bee in the UK and help to counter the effects of Varroa, a small
blood sucking mite that can decimate colonies. We plan to do this by
promoting the development of more colonies, introducing schools to
beekeeping and educating children and staff about these amazing
creatures which are so important to our environment, so the benefits
The first school to benefit from the project ‘Get a Buzz out
of School’ is St.Patricks RC Primary School in Higher
Walton. Bernadette Loffler the school caretaker has had a lifelong
interest in bees and had been looking for help and advice on how to
introduce beekeeping to the children. Unfortunately her initial
enquiries weren’t particularly fruitful until she came across an
article about Margaret Wilson and Sector Security’s roof garden
beehive in the local press. Having contacted Margaret, Bernadette
has been delighted by Margaret’s positive response and subsequent
Margaret said:- “It is a pleasure to be of assistance.
Bernadette’s initial enquiry has led to the development of the ‘Get
a Buzz out of School’ project which is very exciting. St.Patrick’s
Bee Haus is already installed and we will populate it in the spring.
In the meantime myself and fellow enthusiasts shall be visiting the
school to offer advice, training and talk to the pupils.”
St. Patrick’s head teacher, Kath Gleave commented:- “Since
meeting Margaret it has become clear that projects such as this are
essential to help grow the bee population but it is also a wonderful
experience for the children and has already stimulated a lot of
interest. We plan to run a number of class-based projects about the
bees across the curriculum as well as involving the children in the
beekeeping and honey extraction process. We are very grateful to
Sector Security Services and Margaret for giving the children this
Margaret is hoping to carry the project forwards on an annual basis
sponsoring a different school each year by providing a Bee Haus,
training and support to raise awareness of the bees plight and the
benefits for us all of beekeeping.
Anyone interested in becoming a beekeeper and honey production
please call Margaret Wilson on:- 01772 794729.
TERM HALLOWEEN TREATS AT BLACKPOOL ZOO
are gearing up for an action packed Halloween themed half term, with
tantalising treats in store for visitors and animals alike!
Pumpkin carving, Halloween trails, giraffe feeding, and additional
bird displays will all take place from Monday, 25 October 2010 to
Sunday, 31 October 2010.
Each day at 1.30pm pumpkin carving workshops will be held in the
elephant house. The completed creations will be filled with tasty
treats and fed to different animals from 3.30pm.
If last year’s results are anything to go by we know that the big
cats will go crazy for their meat filled treats whilst the monkeys
go mad for the mid-afternoon munchies. There will be prizes
galore in the daily Halloween trails and the magical experience of
hand feeding giraffes is expected to be a firm favourite with
visitors young and old. As an extra special treat the ever
popular bird displays are being held every day at 11.00am and
Jude Rothwell, Marketing and PR Coordinator at Blackpool Zoo, said:-
“We have a great programme of events lined up for half term and we
are hoping to kick start our 2011 fundraising campaign for the EAZA
Year of the Ape with the money from each activity. With so many
beautiful apes here at Blackpool Zoo, including our latest addition
Meisie the Western Lowland Gorilla, we are proud to be supporting a
campaign that is dedicated to the protection of these majestic
creatures. Our 2010 fundraising campaign for the Mediterranean Monk
Seals was a huge success and we raised £6500 with the help of our
For details on prices for half term activities and how to book