JOHN BISHOP "SUPERSONIC"
ARENA TOUR 2014
STRAP yourselves in and prepare
for lift off; the countdown is on for the long awaited return of one
of stand up comedy's biggest stars. The hilarious John Bishop goes
'Supersonic' this autumn, with a huge new 40 date arena tour of Great
Britain and Ireland, set to be his biggest and most riotous show yet.
John Bishop's 'Supersonic'
starts at the Plymouth Pavilion on 22 October 2014, and will tour
all the major arenas across the UK and Ireland, culminating with three
homecoming shows at the Liverpool Arena in Liverpool on 18 December
December 2014. Tickets are on sale now. After taking an 18 month break
from comedy to write his autobiography, John is ready and raring to
get back to where he feels he belongs; on stage, making people
laugh. John said:- "Stand up is the reason my career is what
it is today and I've had time to reflect on that this past year. I
love the immediacy of stand up and I feel a real closeness to my
audience whilst on stage. I love nothing more than giving them a
laugh and I can't wait to get back out on the road. My family also
can't wait, as I am driving them all mad at home now that I've
written my book." Do not miss this chance to see one
of the UK's finest comedians in fantastic full flow this
autumn. Not content with just writing his
autobiography, John has squeezed plenty in over the last few years.
In 2012, John performed to 500,000 people in his sell out,
rollercoaster tour. With its massive helter skelter set and surprise
finale, the DVD of the show went on to top the charts. This time he
is pouring even more rocket fuel into the tank in an attempt to
exceed those excitements. This time he is guaranteed to take you to
even higher heights! John ended 2013 with a Royal
engagement with Her Majesty, when he hosted the prestigious Royal
Variety Show before Christmas. He also hosted his own TV Christmas
Special on BBC One. Before this, John starred in John Bishop's
Britain (BBC One) and John Bishop's Only Joking (Sky 1). He cycled,
rowed and ran from Paris to London in his one off special for Sport
Relief John Bishop's Week of Hell (BBC One), and has been a regular
on Sky 1's A League of their Own in addition to hosting Live at the
2014 saw John return to BBC One with his debut international
travelogue, in a three part series entitled John Bishop's Australia
which was broadcast in July. The series saw John retrace the route
of a mammoth bike journey he first made as a 25 year old back in
1992. Using his original diary as a tour guide, he cycled from
Sydney up the East Coast of Australia towards far Northern
Queensland and encountered an extraordinary range of vivid
characters; heard their fascinating stories and experienced the true
natural wonders Australia has to offer.
Adding another string to his bow, John has also worked as an actor
under the direction of Ken Loach in 'Route Irish' and the critically
acclaimed Jimmy McGovern's series 'Accused'.
The paperback version of John's autobiography 'How Did All
This Happen' is out now.
For more information and to get tickets visit:-
JOHN BISHOP SUPERSONIC TOUR DATES – 2014
22 October to 24 October 2014 at the Plymouth Pavilions 0845 146 1460.
29 October 2014 at the Brighton Centre, for tickets call:- 0844 847 1515.
30 October to 2 November 2014 at the Bournemouth BIC, for tickets
call:- 0844 576 3000.
4 November to 5 November 2014 at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, for
tickets call:- 029 2022 4488.
6 November 2014 at the Leeds First Direct Arena, for tickets call:- 0844 248 1585.
7 November to 9 November 2014 at the Birmingham NIA, for tickets
call:- 0844 338 8000.
12 November 2014 at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena 029 2022 4488.
13 November 2014 at the Leeds First Direct Arena, for tickets call:- 0844 248 1585.
14 November to 16 November 2014 at the Manchester Phones 4u Arena,
for tickets call:- 0844 847 8000.
19 November 2014 at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, for tickets
call:- 0844 493 6666.
20 November 2014 at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, for tickets call:- 029 2022 4488.
21 November to 22 November 2014 at the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena,
for tickets call:- 0114 256 5656.
23 November 2014 at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena 0844 493 6666.
26 November to 27 November 2014 at the Glasgow The SSE Hydro, for
tickets call:- 0844 395 4000.
28 November to 30 November 2014 at the London Wembley Arena, for
tickets call:- 0844 815 0815.
4 December to 5 December 2014 at the Dublin The O2, for tickets
call:- 01818 719 300.
6 December to 7 December 2014 at the Belfast The Odyssey, for
tickets call:- 028 9073 9074.
10 December to 11 December 2014 at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, for
tickets call:- 029 2022 4488.
12 December to 13 December 2014 at the Nottingham Capital FM Arena 0843 373 3000.
18 December to 20 December 2014 at the Liverpool Arena, for tickets
call:- 0844 8000 400.
ALL Preformances:- Doors open at 6.30pm, show starts at 8.00pm.
Ticket Prices:- £30
(Subject to any booking fees).
community raises over £5,000 in memory of local father of 3
TRACEY Barry recently, tragically, lost her husband Tom. He
leaves behind Tracey, their son, Sam, and Tracey's daughters,
Eleanor and Esme.
Tracey recently became self employed after following her dream of
designing and making beautiful, handcrafted jewellery and gifts. Due
to the nature of the business, her income is irregular and the
financial burden of paying for Tom's funeral is proving too much
extra stress to bear in their darkest hours.
Now, the Liverpool community has rallied round for Tracey, raising
over £5,000 on Yimby, the crowdfunding platform that allows anyone
to make good things happen on the
Sandra Holgate, who set up the crowdfunding campaign, explains why
she got involved:- "I used to work with Tracey and she is a
genuine, kind-hearted person. I want to help Tracey and the children
because I think this one small act of kindness of helping with the
financial strain, which will mean so much to Tracey. The support
received so far has been awesome and it has more than surpassed my
hopes for what we could raise for Tracey and the kids. Thank you
from the bottom of my heart."
Jack Sheldon, team lead at Yimby, said:- "The average funeral
these days can cost thousands of pounds and it would likely be a
struggle Tracey to meet these costs alone. This crowdfunding
campaign has been a huge success and the £5,000 raised means Tom
will be given the final send-off he deserves and supporters will
know that they have helped a friend in need."
The Yimby campaign has raised £5,190 so far from a target of £2,000,
with just over 3 weeks to go to raise even more.
The money raised on Yimby will be spent on covering all of Tom's
funeral costs and any leftover will help out the family.
To donate to the project or keep up to date with the running total,
go to the campaign's Yimby
To find out more about Yimby or set up a crowdfunding project, visit:-
cash gift to charities as part of 150th anniversary celebrations
A building society branch in Southport has
given a cash boost to 5 local charities as part of celebrations to
mark a milestone anniversary.
Yorkshire Building Society, on London Street, joined branches across
the country to celebrate 150 years of the Society helping people
save for their futures and buy their first homes, by calling on
members of the public to nominate charities to receive £100.
The Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation marked the
occasion by giving away £150,000 as part of its annual Make a
Difference Week, and five charities in Southport have received a
share of the anniversary donation.
The charities benefitting, thanks to nominations from local
► Jasper's Alley Cats
► Red Rose RDA
► Southport & North West Macular Support Group
► The Lancelots
► Spinal unit action group
Lyndsey Gynane, manager at the Southport branch, said:- "Our
annual Make a Difference campaign is always very popular, but this
year we've been able to support more charities than ever before
thanks to the Charitable Foundation's generous donation to mark the
Society's 150th anniversary. I'm delighted that five
worthwhile causes in our area are part of the hundreds of local
charities the Society is supporting throughout the UK and I'm sure
the money will be used to make a positive difference in our
Make a Difference Week is only possible thanks to Yorkshire Building
Society's innovative Small Change, Big Difference scheme, which
enables members to donate the pennies from their annual interest on
their savings and mortgages accounts each year to the Yorkshire
Building Society Charitable Foundation.