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Issue:- 27 October 2011

Scare Fest 2 was a shivering delight!
Photos and report by Patrick Trollope.

ANYONE would think it was nearly Halloween! So what do you get when you have 6 top authors, a stage and Halloween around the corner...? Fun and plenty of screamƨ! That was the case at The Civic in Crosby, on Tuesday, 20 October 2011. We had the honour of helping out with what was a outstanding night put on by Formby Books and Sefton Arts, in association with Yoshimi Digital and Sefton Celebrates Writing. Taking to the stage were Tommy Donbavand, Philip Caveney, Curtis Jobling, Jon Mayhew, Barry Hutchison and Joseph Delaney. All of them took up the 3 hours with things like role play, reading un-published chapters of books and even a scary live drawing demonstration by the would famous Curtis Jobling, who created ‘Bob the Builder’ and ‘Frankenstein’s Cat’. Their distinctive and very different style of writing, all combined with their passion and enthusiasm to engage the audience, proved to be a magical combination. Their antics should have not only provided a highly enjoyable night, as all the children and adults we asked agreed it was, but also an experience that will last a life time and hopefully inspire some of the next generation to become writers. To see out photograpic coverage of this event click on here now... Be warned, when browsing these images, if you see any ghosts; don’t get frightened as they are friendly we have been told!

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Scare Kingdom Scream Park is calling you¡

HAVE you visited yet? If you think Farmageddon send shivers through your spine... well you aint seen anything like this! Scare Kingdom Scream Park is the UK's newest Halloween entertainment park with ALL NEW attractions for 2011. Experience heart pounding horror attractions plus midway entertainments for thrill seekers, families and children. New for 2011 - Voodoo Bayou, Day of the Dead, HMS Hell, Blood Bath II, LuciFEAR's Mirror, Bloody Mary's Bar and three rides - Ghost Train, Dodgems and Waltzer, plus during the day - Hocus Pocus magic show for the under 10's Visit:- for discounted entry registration or book by calling:- 08444 77 1000..... NOW!!!!!

Sky Lounge Staff and Big Brother at 1st Birthday Party...  Click on to find out more....   Are they hot like us???

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2 Years Parts & Labour Worranty


The Sky Lounge 1st Birthday Party
Southport Access For Everyone
Why authors don’t need traditional publishers anymore
Picture Caption Competition!
Merseytravel unveils John Newton exhibition
When The Clocks Go Back
Can you help piece together Georgia’s final moments?
University entries in record fall
Miles Kane - Liverpool O2 Academy - Rescheduled
Liverpool Fashion Week 2011 - Part 2
Police Most Wanted - James Anthony Welsh
Energy bills saving of 16% offered to small businesses across the North West
Homeless football club kicks off new season
Apprentice hopefuls begin job quest
Night Collar Returns For A Limited Run This December
Scare Fest 2 - Our Photograpic Coverage
2 Men Arrested After Firearms Incident in Norris Green
Top Detective Appeals to People of Merseyside for Assistance
Police wish Merseyside a peaceful, happy Halloween and Bonfire Night
Safety first on second hand goods
Reminder About A Spooky Children's Night
Send your Pumpkins to an Earthly Grave this Halloween!
Charity Campaigns For Essential Support
Runshaw students give a dam by climbing the highest mountain in Wales
Train named in memory of Councillor Jack Spriggs
Elliot Brown from Southport wins an Overall Achievement award
DTZ instructed to sell Everton Football Club Training Complex
Did you see Jesse J, live, on stage, in Liverpool?

Southport Vue Film Showing Times

Students targeted in safe taxi campaign
Queens Drive works near completion
A zumba-tastic fundraiser!
A Christmas Carol in Liverpool Cathedral
Cockle pickers rescued from Ribble Estuary
Liverpool Cathedral to host finance debate
Save hot water, save energy, save money
Lord Mayor launches Poppy Appeal
Arriva North West launch search for cleverest commuter
Models Take Note!
Unison Chief Calls For Pensioner Manifesto
Southport brewery to attend Great Northern Beer festival
Full house for the inaugural Liverpool Science & Technology Graduate Recruitment Careers Fair
Royal Society of Chemistry presents Chemical Landmark Award



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