Southport Reporter (R) Online Nespaper for Merseyside

Read our Tracking & Cookie Usage Policy


Terms and Conditions

Southport and  Mersey Reporter -  Your free online newspaper service covering the Merseyside region - (Greater Liverpool).
Covering the news in and around Merseyside


Click on here to email our news room today!



Your free online newspaper for Merseyside
This website is licence to carry news from and UK Press Photography.



Latest Edition



Order Photos  Help Client Admin Advert Options

Updated news stories weekly.  Published online only every Thursday Evening.

Your online newspaper.   Your words.

Issue:- 20 February 2013

ATG makes offer to continue operating the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre

THE Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd (ATG) has made an offer to Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council to continue operating the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre (STCC) until March 2015.

The announcement comes following the withdrawal of HQ Theatres and Hospitality from a Council tender process that was intended to review the contract and explore ways of operating the venue within lower levels of subsidy.

ATG's current contract was due to end on 29 March 2014, but ATG has now offered to extend the contract on the same terms and conditions for a further 12 months.

Rosemary Squire, ATG's Joint CEO, said:- "Our main priority is the venue and staff and we wanted to ensure a sense of stability and familiarity for all concerned. We also felt it was important that our customers, producers and other organisations who regularly book events at the venue felt confident and reassured that the business would continue to operate as normal. We're happy to have made this offer to Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council and look forward to running the venue for the next 12 months."

Co-founded by Sir Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire OBE in 1992, ATG has grown to be the world's number one Live Theatre group with a total of 40 venues in Britain and on Broadway and an internationally recognised award winning theatre producer with co-productions in New York, across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It is also a leader in theatre ticketing services through ATG Tickets and The Ticket Machine Group (TMG).

Southport Theatre and Convention Centre came under ATG management in 2009 following the company's landmark acquisition of Live Nation's UK theatre portfolio.

Did you see the Classical Concert Chamber Orchestra perform in Liverpool?

THE Classical Concert Chamber Orchestra to perform works from Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart was in Liverpool on its début tour of Great Britain on Tuesday, 18 February 2014, at St George's Hall.

Following recent successful tours in Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and 3 recording projects in Poland, the California based Classical Concert Chamber Orchestra announces its 1st tour of Great Britain, February to March 2014.

The orchestra is playing at 13 venues across Great Britain, including the concert that took place in St. Georges Hall, Liverpool, that was entitled:- "Bach Vivaldi & Mozart – Violin Masterpieces."

Since September 2012, Classical Concert Chamber Orchestra has performed across Europe in some of the world`s most important venues, including Barcelona's Palau de la Musica, the Helsinki Music Centre "Helsingin musiikkitalo" , Grieg Hall "Grieghallen" in Bergen, Oslo Concert Hall "Oslo Konserthus", and the Berwaldhallen in Stockholm.

Ashot Tigranyan, founder and soloist of Classical Concert Chamber Orchestra, says about the tour:- "Britain is one of the highlights of our European tour. With its rich culture in classical music, it is one destination which had to be on our list. We will be playing in some of the most beautiful venues in Great Britain with excellent acoustics."

The Liverpool performance was a fantastic success and it is hoped they will be returning to Liverpool again soon!

Sadly for Liverpool, the next concert season for the group will be taking the orchestra to such diverse locations as:- France, Italy, China, Russia and South America, but very good news for them!

For more details about the orchestra:- visit:-

If you missed them in Liverpool, you can still get a chance to see them at the following locations:-

► SOUTHAMPTON – Turner Sims, Sunday, 23 February 2014.

► STOKE ON TRENT – Victoria Hall, Tuesday, 25 February 2014.

► CHELTENHAM – Town Hall, Wednesday, 26 February 2014.
► CARDIFF – St David's Hall, Thursday, 27 February 2014.

► CROYDON – Fairfield Hall, Saturday, 1 March 2014.

News Report Page Quick Flick.

Click on here to go back to this week's home page! News Report Page Quick Flick
Click on this section to see last weeks edition of Southport and Mersey Reporter!

Our radio station phone in message line...   Call us now!

Sign up today for our daily email news service!

Sign up to our Daily Email News Service by clicking here now...

QLocal a for you. Did you know we where the UK's first online only newspaper and we still are?  Here at Southport and Mersey Reporter  we are still at  leading the way for local news.

All email addresses and information is held under the UK's Data Protection Act.

Highlighted events that are taking place this month:-

If you have an event and want to get it noticed, let us know by emailing us to:-

Click on the event title displayed above to find out about lots more events, as well as dates & times!

Our websites in our online series.   Group navigation, information and useful none group links...
Southport TV - Our online video archive. Liverpool Reporter - Our online music station. Mersey Reporter - OUR HUB WEBSITE.
Southport TV Liverpool Reporter Mersey Reporter Formby Reporter

Add to Google

This is what the moon is doing tonight.  Click on to find out why.

See the view live webcamera images of the road outside our studio/newsroom in the hart of Southport.

Our live Southport Webcam.  To see click live, click on image.


Show us your location
Please sign our map and let us know where you are  from....


News Room Phone Number

(+44)  08443 244 195
Calls will cost 7p per minute, plus your telephone company's access charge. 

Calls to this number may be recorded for security, broadcast, training and record keeping.

This online newspaper and information service is regulated by IMPRESS, the independent monitor for the UK's press.

How to make a complaint

Complaints Policy  -  Complaints Procedure  -  Whistle Blowing Policy

© PCBT Photography & PBT Media Relations Ltd. - Southport Reporter® is the Registered Trade Mark of Patrick Trollope