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Issue:- 13 March 2015

...continued... Shortly after graduating from college, an early career highlight came for Emma when she played Linda in the smash-hit musical Blood Brothers, both in the West End and on the UK tour, taking the stage with singer and actress Linda Nolan.

The PopVox choir in action

She then went on to gain roles in feature films, including Stacey in Rollin with the Nines and Suzy in Rise of a Footsoldier, both directed by the BAFTA-nominated Julian Gilbey.

As a singer, Emma has been a backing vocalist for various music industry artists, performing on Top of the Pops and The Eurovision Song Contest. She recalled:- "During my career I've been lucky enough to work with or meet some really big show business names such as Kylie Minogue, Jennifer Lopez and Robbie Williams. I met most of them during my time as a backing singer at various awards nights like the 2004 Top of the Pops at the MEN Arena in Manchester where I backed Westlife as they performed their hit song Queen of My Heart. In 2003 I was a backing singer for the Liverpool group Jemini at the Eurovision song contest in Latvia. Each Christmas I like to appear in local pantomimes. Over the past few years I've worked alongside stars such as Sean Williamson, who played Barry in EastEnders, Colin Baker of Dr Who fame and Ruth Madoc from comedy show Hi De Hi."

After finding fame as presenter of the children's TV show Hi-5, Emma went on to travel the world starring in the spin off theatre production Hi-5 Surprise at venues including the Parade Theatre Sydney, London's Hammersmith Apollo and for the Royal Family at their palace in Abu Dhabi.

She has continued to work in children's television and has filmed King Ding for Tomorrow's Child, hosted her own weekly show on Fun Kids Radio and co-hosted with CBeebies presenters at the Lollibop Festival in London's Regents Park.

Her latest project is to co-write and record an album of pop music for pre-school children called a Song a Day with her fellow Hi-5 presenter Luke Roberts.

Alongside professional credits Emma also runs the choir and vocal coaching at a number of Merseyside schools and also provides private one-to-one singing tuition on the Wirral.  Emma added:- "We're all really looking forward to singing for the shoppers at Pyramids, especially as will be the day before Mother's Day and we'd love to give some mums a special treat. We'll be doing 2 performances, at 1pm and 2pm, and both sets will include a good mixture of pop songs."

Jan Dowd, 48, joined the choir after seeing them perform at a pub restaurant in her home town of West Kirby just over 3 years ago. She said:- "I was there having lunch when they came in and decided that was what I wanted to do, so I took one of their leaflets and later joined."

Jan, who works for a recruitment consultancy, added:- "Although I'd sung in school choirs when I was younger this is my first pop choir and I'm really enjoying it. I've had lots of fun and met some fabulous friends and when you go along to rehearsals you come away feeling ten times better than when you went in. I'm really looking forward to singing for the shoppers at Pyramids."

Derek Millar, Commercial Director for Pyramids Shopping Centre, said:- "We pride ourselves on bringing a varied programme of entertainment to the Pyramids to complement the centre's fantastic mix of shopping opportunities. The PopVox Choir, led by its very talented founder, is a brilliantly entertaining local group which is fast gaining a reputation across a wide area for musical excellence and we are delighted to have them performing for our customers."

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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