The Natural Instinct
'Bark In The Park' 2017
'BARK In The Park' arrives at
Victoria Park, on the 24 September 2017, as Merseyside Dogs Home and Natural
Instinct celebrate everything dogs and raise money for Merseyside Dogs Home.
This year Merseyside Dogs Home and Natural Instinct have a number of exciting
new features as well as improving attractions from previous years. Both
Merseyside Dogs Home and Natural Instinct will be joined by over 75 shops
offering everything the North West has to offer your pooch. On the day there is
the opportunity to see if your dog is up to the cut and see if they can earn
their kennel club good citizen award. \the event will have a range of fun
activates to have a go at and collect points to go towards the Have A Go
Championship, plus our fun agility course with see saws, jumps, hoops and
Merseyside Dogs Home and Natural Instinct top
dog tent will play host to a range of experts in their respective fields. Join
them and learn about dog training, cai9 wellbeing and nutrition. New for 2017;
Meet The Dogs! our jam packed area has dozens of exotic dog breeds from all over
the world waiting to be stroked! Not to mention appearances from Merseyside
Police Dog Cilla and the Merseyside Dogs Home assistance Dogs. For the 1st time
ever we have secure camping facilities so you can bunk up the night before with
your best friend and enjoy the entertainment; tickets must be purchased in
The main area will have a jam packed schedule
throughout the whole day with a variety of displays from a whole range of acts!
Grab your popcorn and your seat and be ready to be amazed. Of course the fun dog
show is back, this year over 3 rings we have nearly 30 categories to enter your
best friend into to see if they will be crowned Best In Show at the end of the
day! Both Merseyside Dogs Home and Natural Instinct look forward to
seeing you at Victoria Park Southport!
The Merseyside Dogs Home Team, Interested in volunteering? Have any questions?
or Interested in exhibiting? If yes to all or just 1 of those questions send an
Events@MerseysideDogsHome.Org for more
Water Bill could be costly
for farmers, warns CLA
UK farmers and landowners along main
river banks could find themselves being sued whenever a neighbouring property
floods unless there are changes to the Government's Water Bill says the CLA in
The Association says that the Bill as it is currently drafted could leave owners
exposed to claims for damage and nuisance through no fault of their own.
CLA North Regional Director of Policy and Public Affairs Douglas Chalmers said:-
"This is an unintended and unfair consequence of the Bill and the
Government must take this opportunity to put it right. The Environment Agency is
dealing with reduced budgets by withdrawing from long standing flood defence
commitments, effectively passing on the cost and responsibility to farmers and
landowners, who could then face legal claims from the owners of adjoining
properties in the event of flooding."
The CLA is also concerned that home owners in areas where flood defences are
being withdrawn may have their properties classified as at:- "serious risk of
flooding," which would adversely affect their insurance and property value.
Mr Chalmers added:- "We don't believe that that Government foresaw this
development of common law which disproportionately affects farmers and
landowners whose land happens to lie along the course of a river."
The CLA is calling on the Government to include a new clause in the Bill to
limit the liability in private nuisance for a riparian owner when the
Environment Agency or relevant authority withdraws from maintaining flood
Mark Thomas, 'The Red
Photograph by Tracey Moberley
THE Red Shed is the 3rd part of our
favourite campaigning comic's theatrical trilogy, following the much revered
Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed. Mark returns to the place where it all began; the Red
Shed, a labour club in Wakefield; to celebrate the club's 50th Birthday as he
concludes this tour of his award winning, highly acclaimed performance.
The Shed, home to Mark's 1st public performances, is also a home to dissent, to
organising and to progressive politics, and so it was here that Mark's true
political prowess began. An iconic and vital place for its patrons, this is
where the true meaning of solidarity is found and where you can be part of
history and part of the struggle. A south London lad, born to a Thatcherite
world of self employed builders, labourers and tradesman like his father where
the individual is key, Wakefield's alien traditional labour community awoke a
new determination in Mark and changed his life forever.
Interviewing old friends and comrades, Mark pieces together the club's history
and works alongside it to campaign with some of the poorest workers in the
country. It is the story of the battle for hope and the survival of a community.
It is a tale of :-strikes, fights, dinner ladies, crap beer, good beer, burger
slingers, pickets, placards, commies, friendship, love, history, dreams and,
above all, remembering. Part theatre, part stand up, part journalism, part
activism, Mark realises his obsession with community and struggle.
With every one of his previous solo shows selling out their Edinburgh runs,
snapping up awards and nominations and becoming Radio 4 series, the Fringe would
not be the same without this 'alleged comedian's' explorations.
He's won a Herald Angel award, the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression
award and The Red Shed this year won him is third Scotsman Fringe First
alongside The Stage Special Award. He's stopped arms deals, created a manifesto
and brought the winning policy to parliament, walked the entire length of the
Israeli wall in the West Bank, filmed his own Channel 4 series, written books,
won more awards, held Guinness World Records, investigated everything from
Coca-Cola to Inheritance Tax avoidance, given evidence to Parliamentary Select
Committees, stopped multinational infrastructure deals, been arrested on
numerous occasions and founded a new definition for the word 'Farage.'
More information can be found
► Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - READING, South Street:- 0118 937 3456.
► Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - Southport, The Atkinson:- 01704 533 333.
► Friday, 22 September 2017 - GOOLE, Junction:- 01405 763652.
► Saturday, 23 September 2017 - WAKEFIELD, Theatre Royal:- 01924 211311.