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Edition No. 83

Date:- 17 January 2003

 VIP Tickets....  Now in Week 2

Counting down.  Who will win?

The show is on the Saturday 25 January, doors open 8pm
Report by Mark Ratcliffe.

AN acoustic blues double bill featuring blues performer Helen Watson followed by Michael Messer & Ed Genis playing guitar based blues and roots.  

Helen Watson, unique performer and well established singer/songwriter has been performing live for more than two decades. Early work includes singing with the renowned blues band Loose Lips and touring as backing vocalist to Carmel. She has worked with artists such as Little Feat, Albert Lee and toured in Europe with Joe Cocker. Formerly a member of the acclaimed vocal ensemble Hell Bent Heaven Bound and female super group Daphne's Flight. Helen has received great critical acclaim for her song writing and charismatic live performances plus outstanding reviews for her two solo albums Somersault and Doffing.

Michael Messer & Ed Genis first starting playing music together in 1983, since then they have worked on many albums and toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe and Canada. They have played at numerous festivals, theatres, clubs and TV shows both as a duo and in a band format. Heavily rooted in Mississippi Delta and Chicago blues this duo explores many different areas of roots and world musical styles. These days Michael Messer & Ed Genis concerts feature a range of material developed over twenty years of playing together. This 'unplugged' performance includes songs from all Michael Messer's albums.

Tickets are available from the Southport Arts Centre Box Office on (01704) 540011 priced at £8 (£6 concessions).   

Space Zone....
Report by SEDS (Students for the Exploration of Deep Space).

IT IS that time of year already.  Well you have to start it of with a X-File or two... As we are normally very serious.  Who says we don't have humor, well we hope it is!   Report by Ananova.

IMAGES claiming to be proof of alien UFOs will be shown to members of the public at the National Space Centre later this month.

Hundreds of the objects were captured on film by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (Soho), a spacecraft a million miles from Earth observing the sun.

The glowing, saucer-shaped "craft" were apparently moving in a way that suggested intelligent control.

NASA originally dismissed the images as being the result of a camera fault, and will not now comment on them.

But UFO investigators are convinced they are  spacecraft flown by aliens.

Mike Murray, 54, a founder of the UFO group Euroseti, which is holding the exhibition at the Space Centre in Leicester, said:- "Some of the pictures are real crackers. They are the archetypal flying saucers - disc-shaped objects with some kind of glow around them. Many have a pulsing light and leave a trail behind them."

Mr Murray, who has been interested in UFOs for 30 years, obtained the images from a Spanish businessmen who picked them up from Soho using a giant satellite dish at his home outside Barcelona.

Mr Murray said:- "The first thing we did when we got the images was to speak
to NASA, who said it was a camera fault. But by enhancing the images we
proved this wasn't the case."

He said NASA then suggested the objects could be asteroids or comets - but this did not explain the way they appeared to move independently and make turns.

The images will be screened at the National Space Centre on the evenings of January 24, 25 and 26.

We will do a full Space Zone with some more, well down to earth topics next week.  Happy New Year from all of us un UK SEDS.

SEDS is a real organisation that is doing real research into space.  Any one can join, as long as you have an interest in space.  Please go to our web page for more information We look forward to your membership.  Not all of us are nuts mind................. ;)

Report by Viv Rathbone

LORD ITS MY RING is this years offering by the Triard Players, a group of Hospital staff, past and present make up the cast and production team to present a pantomime, based this year on the Lord of the Rings story, but written by Dave Roberts, a member of the nursing staff, and centered in the hospital background.  The many in house jokes and satire, will entertain and appeal , whether or not the audience has hospital connections.

Tickets are available from the Southport Hospital A&E Reception,  or the Supplies Dept. At the S.G.I.  The show  is on Thursday 30th January and Friday the 31st January at Our
Lady of Lourdes Social Club, Liverpool Road, Birkdale.

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