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Issue:- 4 September 2014

Local residents could win up to £1750 worth of prizes in photo competition

RESIDENTS, Councils and gardening groups around Liverpool are being offered the chance to win prizes worth a total of £1750 in a national photo competition which closes on 30 September 2014.  The competition is being run by horticultural supplier Amberol who make a range of self watering plant containers at their Midlands factory. To be in with a chance of winning one of the prizes on offer, entrants need to submit a photo of an Amberol container from anywhere in the UK or around the Liverpool area.  Amberol containers come in a range of shapes, styles and colours, but can be recognised by the company's label which is usually found near the base of the planter. Company MD Patience Atkinson Gregory is keen to receive as many entries as possible. She comments:- "With the judging period for Britain in Bloom recently ended, the streets of Liverpool have never looked lovelier. We are proud to help play a part in that and so to celebrate, we are asking people to send in photos of any Amberol containers that they see. If you see a great display, just look for our logo at the base of the container and if it's one of ours, take a picture and send it in; it's as simple as that!"

Entries should be submitted via the company's website before 30 September 2014. First prize is a selection of Amberol goods to the value of £1000, with the second placed photo winning goods to the value of £500 and 3rd place goods to the value of £250. "Communal displays are such an important part of our local landscapes. We love to see examples of the fantastic displays that Britain in Bloom entrants, Councils, businesses and schools come up with using our products, which is why we first started the photo competition several years ago." adds Patience.

For more information about Amberol's self watering products visit:-, visit the Amberol Facebook Page or you can alternatively call:- 01773 830 930.


LIVERPOOL'S LHK Productions are working hard in anticipation of the Christmas season when they bring Jack & the Beanstalk to the Epstein Theatre. With a massive 49 shows from Thursday, 11 December 2014 to Sunday, 4 January 2015, it is set to be the biggest show in town. Producers are excited to announce opportunities to perform in this gigantic production, giving ambitious and talented local dancers the chance to star on stage. On Sunday, 21 September 2014, LHK Productions will hold auditions at the Epstein Theatre for senior gifted male and female dancers, aged 15+ with a strong jazz technique. This enchanting production is filled with excitement, adventure, hungry giants and magic beans and this open audition will give dancers a chance of being part of something truly magical. The enormous panto is returning after the huge success in 2012 and in 2013. This year, stars include Towie heartthrob Dan Osborne, and My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Thelma Madine, for audiences delight in Liverpool. The Only Way is Essex star Dan Osborne makes his panto debut alongside Thelma, in what promises to be an eventful show with both stars throwing themselves in to the excitement and insanity of the Christmas panto season at the Epstein. Former model Dan will set the hearts of woman in Liverpool racing this Christmas, headlining the show as Jack. His good looks, charm and general physique have ensured his rise to fame and lead to his second calendar release this year, shot in Majorca, which has had huge success for the young stud. After many television appearances, including ITV1's Splash with Tom Daley, Dan now wants to entertain live audiences on stage. The costumes will be sensational with fairy Godmother Thelma Madine, donning one of her own out of this world frocks, whilst she is dancing around stage holding her magic wand as the Fairy Godmother. She is sure to bring the glitz and glamour to Jack & the Beanstalk and her unique style to the stage as she does designing dresses to woman all over the world. Anyone fitting the bill with great technical, jazz ability and a good commercial appeal should come down to The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool on the 21 September and audition for the best Christmas panto of 2014! Registration is from 12.30pm.

Audition Details:-

Jack and the Beanstalk, Male and Female Senior Dancers (15+)on Sunday, 21 September 2014, Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street, Liverpool, 12:30pm.

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