Festival 2014 is looking ready to satisfy for all tastes
BUILDING on from the
success of the Formby Food Festival in 2013, the event is set to
become even better this year! The 2014 events list is packed
full of fantastic things to see and do over the weekend, from chef
demonstrations and children's cookery zone events, through to live
music and more! The even will take place on 19 July to
20 July 2014.
Duke Street Park, Formby, (L374AN)
next to Formby Railway Station. The event will have Craft Stalls,
Farmers Market and Artisan Foods, open from 10.00am to 11.00pm on
Saturday, 19 July 2014. Saturday, weather permitting, will have a
Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast (Dakota) and will finished with a
Musical Firework Display. Also Sunday, 20 July 2014 have many
activities to offer those attending, running from 10.00am to 6.00pm.
For any budding football stars of the future we are also working
with Everton Football Academy who will be at the event for the 2
days offering soccer skills although we recommend you book your
This building up to be a cracking
event that will also offer many free activities for the children,
that will include magic shows, puppet shows, football, circus
school, balloon modelling and much more.
Admission to this event will be:- Adult £5, Child (age 4 to 16) £1,
Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children) £10.00 and Concessions £3.
Please note that wristbands will be given to allow free unlimited
access to the site on the day of purchase.
A FREE Park and Ride will be in operation. Please follow
Signs from A565 Formby Bypass to find it.
For more information go to:-
Chef Demonstration Kitchen Program as follows:-
Saturday, 19 July 2014
10.15am – 11.15am – Final Cook Off for Primary school category
"FOOD versus VERSE" competition.
11.45am – 12.45pm –AZZAM AHMED - a montage of flavours from
former BBC FUSION CHEF OF THE YEAR.
1.00pm - 2.00pm – Final Cook Off for Secondary School category
"FOOD versus VERSE" competition.
2.15pm – 3.15pm – Local food hero, MATT WORSWICK, from The
Warehouse Restaurant, Southport.
3.30pm – 4.00pm – Richard Walsh, discusses Wines of the Month at
Waitrose, try before you buy!!!
4.15pm – 5.15pm – A DINING EXPERIENCE!! We have brought
together a team of aspiring industry chefs and waiters/waitresses
from the new L20 Hospitality School in Liverpool. They will prepare
cook and serve a 3 course meal to the lucky diners chosen from the
audience. This is a chance to see how they are developed from raw
talent into top industry employees by the team of dedicated
lecturers and industry partner employers!
Sunday, 20 July 2014
10.30am - 11.30pm – Anna Carmichael, National Winner of the
Springboard Future Chef Competition 2014.
11.45pm - 12.15pm – James Holden, Royal Academy of
Culinary Arts "Love Food Hate Waste!"
12.30pm – 1.00pm – Richard Walsh, Wines of the
Month by Waitrose, try before you buy!
1.30pm – 2.30pm – Local hero, STEPHEN DOCHERTY,
returning to his hometown!
3.00pm – 4.00pm – PAUL ASKEW, North West
Food Champion from The London Carriage Works Restaurant, and newly
opened fine dine eatery THE ART SCHOOL, Liverpool.
ALL ACTIVITIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS CAN BE
SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
To see our coverage of last years
Formby Food and Drink Festival (Formby
event, please click on here now!
local, Florentyna Parker, secures place at Ricoh Women’s British
Open with victory in Italy
WITH a little over a week
to go until this year’s Ricoh Women’s British Open, local girl and
Royal Birkdale member, Florentyna Parker secured her spot in the
Championship by winning the Ladies Italian Open in style; making an
Albatross on the back nine to win by one shot from her compatriot,
The victory will see Parker tee it up at her home club, Royal
Birkdale, of which she has been a member for 13 years as she aims to
continue her good form and use the home support to her advantage for
the 39th edition of the Championship which sees the world’s best
female golfers compete from the 10 July to 13 July 2014.
Parker also qualified for the
prestigious event the last time it was staged at Royal Birkdale
courtesy of a victory in the Deloitte Ladies Open in Holland and by
winning last week she avoided Final Qualifying at Southport and
Ainsdale Golf Club on Monday, 7 July 2014.
Commenting on the opportunity, Florentyna Parker said:- "I am
really excited to play the Ricoh Women’s British Open at my home
club in front of all the members and my friends who are really
supportive of me. I played in the Championship the last time it was
at Royal Birkdale and it was a fantastic experience, hopefully I can
go a few better this year and continue the momentum I have from
Italy. I’ve played there a few times this year and the course is in
superb condition and all the members are really excited for the
Championship to start."
As it stands 127 places in the 144
player field have been confirmed with three more qualifying from the
ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters this weekend before the remaining
hopefuls head to Final Qualifying on Monday, 7 July 2014, to battle
it out for the final 14 places.
Northern Ireland’s 22 year old
Stephanie Meadow is amongst the favourites to progress as she bids
to extend her fast start to life in the professional ranks having
finished third on her professional debut at last month’s US Women’s
Open at Pinehurst No. 2. She will be joined in the field by veteran
Swede, Sophie Gustafson, who won the Championship at Royal Birkdale
back in 2000 and who has finished runner-up on three other occasions
between 1998 and 2006.
Another player to watch out for is
former Ladies British Amateur champion, Rebecca Hudson, who travels
to Southport fresh from a third place finish behind Parker in Italy.
Su-Hyun Oh from Australia and England’s Annabel Dimmock, who are
No.5 and no.20 respectively in the world amateur golf rankings, are
the only two amateurs exempt into final qualifying. Eight other
amateurs made it through Pre-Qualifying over the Blue course at The
Berkshire which was won by Welsh former Solheim Cup player, Becky
Admission to Final Qualifying is free of charge.
Tickets for the Championship can be purchased via:-
discounted offers ending Sunday, 6 July 2014.
If you are involved or are going,
let us know by emailing our newsroom to:-