Southport Plays Host to its
First Ever Beer & Folk Festival This Summer
THE family friendly event will take
place at the Pleasureland Arena, across 3 days, from Friday, 15 July to Sunday,
17 July 2016.
Some of the UK's leading folk music artists, including Scottish Folk sensations
Treacherous Orchestra, are to descend upon the town as part of an eclectic line
up co-ordinated by The Atkinson. Emma Lloyd from The Atkinson said:- "We
are really excited about this new partnership with Real Ale Events and
Pleasureland. We were delighted to be asked to programme the stage for the
festival and we hope it is well supported so we can make it an annual event for
the town, as well as growing audiences for our own Love Folk Festival in
The festival is being organised by Liverpool based Real Ale Events, the company
behind a number of hugely successful beer festivals at St George's Hall, the
Bombed Out Church and Waterloo's Old Christ Church.
As part of this outdoor space the Pleasureland are erecting a Big Top Tent to
turn the festival into a real spectacle. Norman Wallis, owner of Pleasureland,
is keen that:- "people are interested in this, especially in Southport.
This is a just another big event to help the economy of the Town."
The Big Top will be alongside a covered music stage, a range of independent food
stalls and a separate, dedicated bar area featuring as many as 200 different
beers from microbreweries across the UK.
Mark Hensby, Managing Director of Real Ale Events, said:- "We've wanted to
bring a festival to Southport for some time, but we were determined to make it
something slightly unique. We have a great line up of music and a great array of
beers from across the UK, so we are confident that the Beer and Folk Festival
will be a big hit amongst local families as well as music and real ale fans from
across the North West and beyond."
Tickets for the Southport Beer and Folk Festival cost between:- £5 and £10 and
under 12's can attend free of charge. For further information, visit:-
LiverpoolOrganicBrewery.Com or call:- 0151 933 9660.
12th Annual Prescot Festival
of Music and the Arts
WITH over 600 people attending, not
including the many hundreds who visited Prescot Carnival, the Prescot Festival
is off to a very good start for Sumer 2016. 12th Annual Prescot Festival of
Music and the Arts runs until Sunday, 26 June 2016. Highlights still to come
► 'Barn Dance and Supper', to be
held, on Friday, 24 June, at 7.00pm. Ticket cost £7. Join in or just sit back
and listen to local folk group Change of Key, celebrating the 60th Anniversary
of St Paul's Church, Bryer Road, Prescot. Includes Cottom's hot pot and dessert!
► 'Songs from the Shows with BOST,'
will take place on Saturday, 25 June, from 7.30pm, at Prescot Methodist
Centre, Atherton Street, Prescot. Ticket price £6. The Musical Theatre Company
are back by popular demand with more movie, Broadway and West End favourites;
plus, a few nods to Shakespeare, including classic tunes from Kiss Me Kate and
West Side Story.
► 'Regal Festival Finale with South
Liverpool Orchestra' is to be held on Sunday, 26 June 2016, from 7.30pm,
at Prescot Parish Church, Church Street, Prescot. (£6 - under 16's free if with
an adult) This is a Proms style concert paying tribute to HM the Queen in the
year of her 90th Birthday, and William Shakespeare, on the 400th anniversary of
his death. Hope University's South Liverpool Orchestra is conducted by Rob
Howard with solo trumpeter Hannah Mackenzie (RNCM), and the evening ends with
such patriotic favourites as Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.
More information can be found online at:-
Did you know? Arts in Prescot is a voluntary community arts group organising a
year round programme of arts, music and cultural events in and around Prescot?
VisitBritain launches GIANT tourism
campaign in run-up to The BFG film release and Dahl's 100th Anniversary
AS Britain gears up to celebrate the
100th Anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth and in the run up to the launch of the
film adaption of The BFG, VisitBritain is showcasing to the world what makes
Britain a GIANT; and family, friendly, tourism destination.
The national tourism organisation has launched an international:- 'Where Giant
Dreams come to Life' film tourism campaign in its first-ever collaboration with
Disney, producer of The BFG. The film, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on
the book by Cardiff born author Roald Dahl, was filmed at locations across
Britain including Blenheim Palace, London, the Isle of Skye and Bamburgh beach
in Northumberland. The BFG film launches in the US on 1 July and in the UK on 22
VisitBritain's £350,000 6 week digital and social media campaign showcases
magical, mysterious and dreamlike moments that can only be experienced on a trip
to Britain. The campaign features a set of exclusive images of giant landmarks
in Britain including the Angel of the North, Big Ben, the Isle of Skye and the
lions in Trafalgar Square.
These images, and other giant visitor experiences across Britain, are being
promoted across VisitBritain's online and social media channels adapting its #OMGB
(Oh My GREAT Britain) to 'Oh My GIANT Britain.' The campaign also wants people
to upload their own images of 'giant' experiences and locations in Britain to
their own social channels.
VisitBritain/VisitEngland Chief Executive Sally Balcombe said:- "Our
collaboration with Disney on The BFG is a fantastic opportunity to promote to a
global audience of millions an unexpected side of amazing, family friendly
moments that can only be experienced in Britain. By inspiring people to come and
experience the best of 'GIANT' Britain we can drive growth from tourism and its
economic benefits across all our nations and regions."
Ms Balcombe said that the link between tourism and film; 'set-jetting,'
was "a potent 1" with recent films delivering a real increase in
VisitBritain's campaign drives online
'traffic' to a BFG website on visitbritain.com/thebfg. The site has
information on the British locations in the film, a 'user-generated' feed of #OMGB
content, the official BFG movie trailer and details of visitor experiences
linked to Roald Dahl and events to celebrate his 100th anniversary in September.
Visitors to the site in the US, France, Canada, Russia and Australia can enter a
competition for the chance to win a family trip to Britain, including a visit to
Cardiff for its 'City of the Unexpected' celebrations in September.
Paid media campaigns are also launching in the US and France across Facebook,
newsletters and entertainment website 'takeovers.'.
VisitBritain has more than 15 years' experience in film tourism and film
promotion is part of the cross government GREAT Britain campaign.
Last year set a record for inbound tourism to Britain on visits and spend with
36.1 million visits, 5% up on 2014, and spending up 1% to £22.1 billion.