Vintage Fair at the Latin Lounge
A new fair started in
Southport. Cheryl Horsley, has set up a new business called:-
"Arubia Vintage & Bespoke Design" and she held her frist
fair in The Latin Lounge, Post Office Ave. Southport.
Cheryl told us
that:- "I gave up a 4 year career in retail management a year
last April to pursue my dream of setting up my own business. I set
up Arubia Vintage last June and have never looked back. I currently
sell on ASOS and at various vintage fairs, but it is still a very
local business. Last October (2011) I launched 'The Little Vintage
Fair' which is a boutique vintage fair that I hold in various local
bars. I am passionate about shopping locally and want to help
encourage this and to help increase the profile of the bars that I
choose. I also only use local vintage brands so it all links in
nicely. I have held regular fairs in Woodwards, Formby and in
Pioneer, Crosby. Both fairs have gone from strength to strength! I
recently secured a new venue, The Latin Lounge in Southport. The
first fair was on Saturday, 23 June 2012 and was a real success.
There were 13 local stalls including Oxfam Southport. I thought it
would be great for them to take part to help raise awareness of
their newly launched vintage section and raise funds. I love the
idea of getting charity shops involved to help people to see what
treasures they have and encourage customers to be more
environmentally aware. I have come a long way in the past year and
would love the opportunity to inspire others to do the same!. I am
also looking into organising workshops to help people to rework
their own items. I feel I have established myself as a vintage
seller and would now like to work more with the community to give
something back, not just sell vintage! I have lots of ideas and
specifically want to work with local charities in the future,
potentially organising fashions shows/vintage afternoon teas etc."
If you missed this event, the next events are at:-
Woodwards on Tuesday, 3 July 2012, from 5pm til late.
Pioneer Saturday, 28 July 2012, from 1pm to 5pm.
Latin Lounge, Saturday, 18 August 2012, from 12 noon to 5pm.
Forces Weekend and Southport Carnival
DO not forget the UK's
British Armed Forces Weekend is upon us! This year, Southport is
again holding its annual Charity Carnival, now renamed the Southport
Veterans Day Carnival! This event will also be joined with a 2 day
event in Princes Park over 30 June/1 July 2012 and a parade on the
Sunday, with Flypast. More details below... The events are all free
So what's on offer at Princes
across from the Vue Cinema and at the back of New Pleasureland? Well
these are just a few highlights:-
Royal Navy and RAF careers teams.
Duke of Lancaster's with zip wire and assault course.
Royal Signals Motorbike Display Team.
156 Transport Regt.
Royal Military Police and Parachute Regt recruitment team.
Welsh Horse Yeomanry Musical Display.
Classic Cars. Lots of Bands.
The Friendly Royals.
RBL Riders Branch.
Help our Wounded.
ABF and BLESMA.
Family fund day events.
Children's attractions and fairground.
Dog display team.
Plus a few more attractions!
As this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Falkland Conflict and
as a result a Falkland Display is being held at the Southport Town
Hall as well!
So please do head over to see the event and also help raise funds
for charity. Not all of them are military ones, for there are
civilian ones as well!
The carnival will be lead by the Royton ATC Band and local RAF
Woodvale University Squadron on Saturday, 30 June, and will set off
from Knowsley Road, then leading up Leicester St, onto Lord Street
and down to Coronation Walk, then onto the Promenade (B5245),
followed by the Esplanade and then terminating at Princes Park.
More people are needed to help with the event and any offers for
help should call us at Southport Reporter on:- 01704 513 569 and we
will pass on information to the organisers, as requested. We would
also like to stress that you must be over 18 to take part in helping
with the running of this event.
Cheryl Hindley from the Royal British legion in Southport, who is
one of the other organisers, said that:- "Our RBL float this
year will of an Olympic theme. We have chosen this theme as a lot of
the torch bearers have been involved with the military, like
Lundberg, who was blinded whilst
on service in Iraq in 2007."
The main event organiser Steve Hawkshaw added that:- "We have
had fantastic support, but sadly some issues have meant a few groups
can't help us this year and had to pull out this week, so we do need
some help still. But we would like to thank everyone for their
support and we aim to deliver a fantastic show, no matter what the
weather. This year many of the carnival floats will have an Olympic
theme, as Cheryl Hindley has hinted, so it should be very colourful.
All events are free to attend and all money raised goes to very good
causes. We look forward to seeing you at the event. Also if you can
spare some time to help, please contact Southport Reporter as soon
as possible! You can also call us on 07914 918 381, but you might
not get through as we are on site setting up!"
Besides these events on Sunday, 1
July 2012, at 10:30am, there will be an open air service at the
Southport War Memorial on Lord Street to mark the Falkland Conflict
and BAFD Parade will also take place. After the event, the RBL
Riders Branch will be taking part leading entertainment, with a bar,
in Town Hall Gardens. A Royal Signals Motorbike Display on the park
will also take place after the service. Please note that the Flypast
is weather dependent! More information can be found at:-
Do not miss the
Phoenix charity night!
GET ready for a fantastic night
all in aid of a good cause! The Phoenix, on Coronation Walk, will be
holding a Help The Heroes event at the venue, from 9pm on Saturday,
30 June 2012. This will have many activities as well as a chance to
win in an auction, your favourite staff member, who will have to
serve your drinks to your table for 2hrs that night! Plus a live DJ
who has a few entertaining tricks to put all attending though. The
event will have a prize for the best Fancy Dress! So see what you
can come up with! On top of that, they will have a raffle, with many
prizes donated by local and national businesses, like:-
|Molson Coors who have donated 2 Jackets
WKD who have donated 1 Case
|Sweet Retreat who have donated 2 Jars of
Cruisers who have donated 2 tickets for the Halloween Rock
Turkish Delight who have
donated Free pizza and Garlic Baguette
Browns who have donated
Small meat hamper
The Office who have donated
Premier Bowl who have
donated 1hr session for up to 6 people
Nail and Beauty Lounge who
have donated Gift Voucher
4 Corners who have donated
all you can eat buffet for 2
Highlander who have donated 2
three course Sunday lunches
Coral who have donated £5
Bistro Bar Med who have
donated £20 meal voucher
Bella Italia who have
donated 50% off
Plus other fantastic prizes!
Do not forget to also keep your
If you are outside, keep a lookout for a surprise!!! So head on down to the venue on Saturday night and have fun and give
to charity! Don't forget that all proceeds go to Help for Heroes!