DRAWS A CROWD AT BIRKENHEAD BOOK SIGNING
HUNDREDS of Katie Price
fans lined up at a Birkenhead shopping centre to have copies of the
tabloid superstar's latest novel signed. Queues stretched as
far as the eye could see outside WH Smith in The Grange and Pyramids
Shopping Centre to await the arrival of the ex-glamour model and
reality television star.
Speaking shortly after the signing on Sunday, 24 June 2012,
Katie, 34, said:- "This is my first trip to the Wirral and I
have had an amazing and very warm welcome from my fans in
Birkenhead. Hopefully it won't be too long before I can come
back to the town again because a lot of people have taken the time
to come and visit me today and I really appreciate it."
The mum-of-3 and busy
businesswoman said:- "I hope everyone enjoys reading my new
book after they have waited so patiently to have it signed!”
Delighted with the fantastic turnout was Derek Millar, Commercial
Director for The Grange and Pyramids Shopping Centre, who said:-
"We have been very pleased to welcome such a big celebrity as Katie
Price to the shopping centre. It was fantastic to see so many
fans out today; the people of Birkenhead didn't let her down; and
mercifully the sun came out to welcome her too so we couldn't have
asked for a better day.”
Also pleased was Darren Brockbank, store manager of WH Smith, who
said:- "I would just like to thank everyone who has helped
make this happen today including Katie and her team for coming to
Birkenhead. A big thank you must go to the fans who came along
and made the event such a huge success.
We have sold hundreds of copies of her book today and I saw a lot of
happy faces leaving the store so it has been a fantastic occasion
and one I am sure a lot of people will remember for a long time to
Katie, formerly known as Jordan, has sold close to 5 million copies
of her books worldwide and In The Name of Love is her 8th novel.
This time she is inspired by her
knowledge of the equestrian world in a story which revolves around
the character of Charlie, a feisty sports presenter. She falls
for handsome Felipe Castillo, a brilliant rider who is the lynchpin
of the Spanish eventing team and tipped for a medal in the 2012
Olympics. But Felipe walks away from their passionate affair
without explanation and it is only then that Charlie discovers
Felipe is one of Spain's top riders and related to royalty.
She soon realises that their romance does not please everyone
including his disapproving mother and the couple soon find they have
a lot to overcome if their relationship is to survive.
In the queue waiting to have their copies signed were Lily Jones,
15, from Birkenhead and her grandma, June Mottram. Lily said:-
"I am a huge Katie Price fan and I really do admire what she
does. It has been a great atmosphere here today and it has all been
worth the wait.”
June, 70, who was standing in to get a book signed for her other
granddaughter Jodie, said:- "It is incredible how many people
have turned out to meet her. I suppose it is not every day you have
a celebrity like this coming to Birkenhead but I am still amazed at
For more information about upcoming events go to:-
Region Events to Showcase Local Produce
LIVERPOOL City Region is
set to celebrate its wealth of local produce at 6 festivals, which
are taking place over the next 6 months. Many of the events will
give visitors the opportunity to discover the area's finest locally
produced food and drink, pick up tips from celebrity chefs and take
part in interactive workshops. Some of the events will focus on
offering visitors a chance to explore local horticulture.
Liverpool City Region's Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed
the range of festivals planned over the next six months, which will
provide a perfect platform to champion local producers.
Events taking place across the Liverpool City Region that will
highlight local producers include the following:-
► Knowsley Flower Show, 5 August 2012, Court Hey Park, Roby Road,
This year's event, now in its 14th year, features a producers
market, where visitors can pick up the best fresh and local
► North West Food Festival, running over:- 16 August to
19 August 2012, Victoria Park, Southport, visit:-
Part of this year's Southport Flower Show, the North West Food
Festival features a programme of demonstrations from local and
celebrity chefs. Visitors will also have the chance to sample and
purchase produce from more than 50 gourmet producers.
► Port Sunlight Summer Fayre, on 25 August
2012, Port Sunlight Village, visit:-
The historic village of Port Sunlight is set to host more than 100
food producers, as well as live entertainment, children's performers
and a dog show.
► Wirral Food & Drink Festival, running over:- 26 August
to 27 August 2012, Claremont Farm,
Old Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral, visit:-
A month-long programme of events across Wirral, culminating in a
2 day food and drink festival at Claremont Farm. People will have
the opportunity to experience brewery tours, cheese and wine
tastings, special producer events and chef demonstrations.
► Liverpool Food & Drink Festival Launch
Weekend, running over:- 1 September to 2 September 2012, Sefton
Park, Liverpool, visit:-
Set in the heart of one of the city's most stunning Grade II*
historic parks, Sefton Park, the weekend launch of the Liverpool
Food & Drink Festival will showcase some of the best local
producers, as well as the city's top restaurants and bars. Visitors
can also take part in culinary master classes and celebrity chef
demonstrations. The week -long celebration continues with offers and
events across the city, including the Liverpool Food & Drink Awards.
► Port Sunlight Christmas Food Fayre, running over:- 1
December to 2 December 2012, Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight Village,
Featuring more than 100 producers, the Port Sunlight Christmas Food
Fayre will see local and celebrity chefs cook up a range of culinary
delights. Set inside the beautiful Hulme Hall, the event promises to
be a weekend of foodie fun.
Pam Wilsher, Head of Visitor Economy Development at Liverpool City
Region Local Enterprise Partnership, is pleased to see so many
events on the calendar that will attract both visitors and local
residents. She said:- "These fantastic events will really add
to the range of attractions we have across the Liverpool City
In addition, each event will provide an excellent opportunity to
celebrate the wide range of fine food and drink that our region has
to offer. We have such a wealth of local produce to be proud of,
from Formby Asparagus and Wirral Watercress to Knowsley Lamb and
beers from George Wright Brewery in Rainford. I would encourage
anyone with an interest in food and drink to attend at least one of
in the Lodge Lane area are throwing a party to showcase their
The community fun day takes place on Saturday 30 June (noon to
4.30pm) on the Tiber /Greenhouse projects site.
It will feature cage football- including a team of councillors
–international food, a food and a treasure trail.
Live acts include Mic Lowry, Lizzie Deakin, Danny Pye, the
Greenhouse dancers, drummer Medhat Shaheen Elmasri and AmalSaad.
To set the scene for the party there will be a community clean-up on
Friday, 29 June 2012, when volunteers will clean up the area and plant
The "Clean and Green Day" features a raffle to win water
butts, free tomato plants will be given out and cash given on the
spot for bags of old clothes. Items collected by the Leave Liverpool
Tidy scheme will be available for free at a shop at St Bede's church
(10am to 2pm)
Volunteers, who should meet outside the Greenhouse Project, Tiber
Street from 9.45am on 29 June 2012, will receive refreshments and either
a free T-shirt or mug and a wristband for free food at the party on
“We are going to make the area sparkle and then have a party.
It will show what make this part of Liverpool
really special and I am sure local people will get into the party
spirit as well as helping with the clean-up.” said Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for
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