'Julia Fordham at the Epstein Theatre'
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THE British singer
Fordham started her career
started in the early 1980's and is still entertaining a strong
following. This was clearly demonstrated on Wednesday, 19 November
2014, at the beautiful and intimate venue, The Epstein Theatre.
Julia Fordham performed, to a packed audience, many of the tracks
off her new album:- 'Porcelain 25'. Early in her
career she was the backing singer to Mari Wilson and to Kim Wilde
before embarking on her own successful solo career that has spanned
the last 25 years. On a very simple stage, she was joined by the
pianist and a percussionist. He had approached Julia after one of
her gigs in Leeds informing her that her album Porcelain had
inspired him to take up percussion. From this simple conversation,
Julia invited him to perform with her in Liverpool. Her new album
was a huge hit with the audience.
If you attended, please let us know
what you thought of the performance and the venue by mailing us to:-
Formby Christmas Light Switch On's to take place this weekend!
AS the last of the new
decorations are put in, we took a few photos of the chaps working
late at night to get them ready... One of the new editions to the
festive display are some large globes, which have been painted by
Southport College students and have been located above Neville
Street. Neville Street in recent years has been missed out of the
festive lights and one of the business owners on the road told us in
passing:- "I'm pleased to see the Christmas lights down here.
It is one of the main roads and it kept being over looked for many
years now. I am puzzled about the globes though, as you cannot see
the colours on them at night, but they do look good when light up."
The Lights in Southport will get turned on 22 November, 2014. As we
announced last week,
Hart FM will be leading the way, also pressing the big button will
be Joel Ross (formerly from Radio 1, duo JK and Joel) and Liz
McClarnon who used to be in Atomic Kitten! Also Coronation
Street stars Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw) and Katie McGlynn (Sinead
Tinker) joined by former Corrie favourite Ken Morley (King Bumble)
and Kay Purcell (Carabosse) from the Southport Theatre Panto,
Sleeping Beauty... If travelling in or through Southport, please
note that the bus routes will be changed, with any buses that use
Lord Street between the Scarsbrick Hotel and the Monument being
moved to the Promenade Road. See bus stops for more information.
Also that section will be blocked off to traffic from 6am. to 12pm
on Saturday. Please tweet us @southportreport or send us an email to
our newsroom via:-
if you attend this year's event. Let us know what you think of it
and the lights. Also if travelling in Formby, please
note that the Village centre will also be closed to traffic from
around 10am to 9pm. Also please also tweet us @southportreport
or send us an email if you attend Formby's big switch on! This year
the festive magic in Southport wont be stop when the lights go on...
as from 6 December to 21 December 2014, Southport will have a
traditional log cabin style Christmas Market along Chapel Street and
in Town Hall Gardens, as well! Plus in Formby the magic will also
continue with the Formby Christmas Nativity Play, which will be held
in Formby village, on Saturday, 13 December 2014, plus many other
side events throughout the build up to the big day!
following bank robbery in Waterloo
MERSEYSIDE Detectives in
Sefton have launched an investigation into a bank robbery in
Waterloo on Monday, 17 November 2014. Police were called to St Johns
Road at 4.45 pm by staff at RBS who were locking up for the night,
when they were threatened by 2 men. They intimidated the 3 female
staff, demanded they open the safe and made off with a quantity of
cash. Detective Inspector Rob Hill from Sefton CID said:-
"This was an extremely frightening ordeal for the women, who have
been left extremely upset and shaken from the incident. It happened
at a busy time of day when people are on their way home from work.
I'm appealing to anyone who may have seen something or know anything
about this incident to please contact us. I'm particularly
interested to hear from anyone who thinks they may have seen these 2
men on St Johns Road or on Sycamore Road around this time."
The 2 men are described as white and in their 20's. Both were
wearing dark clothing and what appeared to be dark scarves covering
their faces. They both were wearing hoodies, 1 in grey and 1 black.
Police believe no weapons were used in this incident. Anyone with
information is asked to call Sefton CID on:- 01517773011 or
Crimestoppers, anonymously:- 0800 555111.
Pedestrian struck on Lord
ON Sunday, 16 November
2014, at around 3pm, emergency services were called the junction
Lord Street and Market Street after a pedestrian was struck by a
car. The car was a silver/gray Ford Focus, that sustained damage to
a wing mirror. The road was closed as a male was treated by
Paramedics and an investigation of the area was carried out by