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Winners revealed after successful 2018 season at Crosby Camera Club

AFTER a long season, Crosby Camera Club's 2018 competitions closed with 3 different winners topping the 3 individual leagues. Fighting it out across 6 different competitions, the league kicked off in September 2017 and challenged the club's members to tackle a range of different subjects, producing colour prints, monochrome prints and also digital images.

The subjects, which are voted on by club members at the end of season AGM, were:- Sport and Leisure; Nature; Triptychs; Street Photography, plus 2 'open' competitions, with no set subject.

In the 'Colour Print League' Paul Baker pulled off a narrow win in a close battle which went to the wire, holding off challenges from Andy Dunford and Chris Hands.

'The Mono Print League'
was well won by Chris Hands, beating Paul Baker, Andy Dunford and June Poston (tied 3rd) into the lower podium positions. Chris' image of a ruck, photographed at a Waterloo Rugby Club game, was also awarded the:- 'Mono Print of the Year.'

June Poston narrowly edged out Paul Baker to take the honours in the:- 'Digital Image League.' In a wide open competition, it went down to the wire with:- Chris Hands, Jim Higgins, Alan Humphries and Karen Redfern all having chances to win the race in the final week.

An award for the best performing new club member was presented for the 1st time this year, the:- 'Appleton Cup,' named in honour of the club's longest serving member, Margaret Appleton. It was won by Robert Richardson.

Other awards saw the:- 'Club Vase' go to Paul Baker, the:- 'Audio Visual Trophy' go to Karen Redfern, the:- 'President's Award' go to Steve Sefton and both the:- 'Colour Print' and 'Digital Image of the Year,' go to June Poston.

Stephen Lang, President of Crosby Camera Club, said:- "Congratulations to all the workers who've produced such a consistently high standard of photographs right through the season. Our new season kicks off, on 5 September 2018 and I hope to welcome some new faces bidding for the league titles when our competitions open once more."

The subjects for next 2019's competitions are:- 'Minimalism; Wet;' 'Architectural Detail;' 'Landscapes and Cityscapes,' plus 2 'open' competitions.

For further information about becoming a member and to see more of the winning photographs, visit Crosby Camera Club's website.

Top chef Simon Rimmer waltzes into Southport Flower Show

CELEBRITY chef Simon Rimmer is to be star turn at the Southport Flower Show after cooking up a storm in Strictly Come Dancing. The popular TV presenter will show off his culinary talents in the demonstration kitchen at the UK's largest independent flower show.

Simon survived 6 weeks on the last series of Strictly on BBC1 with his dance partner Karen Clifton, before losing the vote on Halloween week. Their routines included an emotional waltz to Liverpool FC anthem:- 'You'll Never Walk Alone.'

Simon has been a star attraction at Southport for several years and returns, on Saturday, 18 August, for the 2018 show. Simon will do 2 demonstrations, at 12 noon and 2pm.

He has been a successful restaurateur for nearly 3 decades while also finding fame as a popular TV presenter. Best known for co-hosting Sunday Brunch and Something for the Weekend with Tim Lovejoy, earlier this year he also presented his own show, Britain's Favourite Food, on Channel 4.

Simon Rimmer said:- "I'm really looking forward to coming back to Southport to demonstrate one of my favourite recipes. It is such a friendly show and I always get a really warm welcome there."

The Food Village at Southport will feature over 60 gourmet producers offering the opportunity to sample and buy organic and artisan produce. There is also a full working kitchen where celebrity chefs, such as Simon and Flo Atkins, a former Great British Bake Off contestant with demonstrate their skills and signature dishes.

General Manager Ray Roukin said:- "Simon is always a massive hit with our visitors who come from miles to see him demonstrate his culinary talents. Simon is one of the UK's top chefs and is local, hailing from Liverpool. We're delighted he can join us."

Book star 'Buttercup' rolls into School to meet pupils

PUPILS at a Liverpool Primary School have met the starring characters of a new children's book. Author Jude Lennon took both:- 'Lamby' and 'Buttercup' her iconic yellow VW storytelling bus; along to St Nicholas' Primary School earlier this month to give an exclusive reading of her new story book:- 'Lamby goes Camping.' The picture book, which follows the camping adventures of Lamby and Buttercup, is the third in a series of books to feature the loveable young lamb.  Children at St Nicholas' spend an entire morning with the writer and the characters from her new book. Jude said:- "It was an absolutely fabulous morning. The children came into the playground to say hello to Buttercup and to meet Lamby and the rest of the crew. It's always really special when children get to meet characters from a book as it helps them to engage better with the story they are reading and learning about. We had a wonderful time reading the book outside and children loved having a look inside Buttercup."

Jude launched her storytelling business Little Lamb Tales 4 years and Buttercup has been an integral part of her venture ever since. "Buttercup plays a huge part in my everyday life as an author. She has been with me from day one of the business and we have been on some incredible adventures and journeys together. We've camped all over, been to festivals, storytelling events and School visits. I get a lot of inspiration for my stories when I'm travelling around in Buttercup and I also spend a lot of time sat inside her writing so it's always really exciting when children get to meet her and now she has her own book, it feels even more special. The children had lots of interesting questions to ask about Lamby and Buttercup and having them there during the visit really helped bring the story to life for pupils."

'Lamby Goes Camping' is Jude's 13th book to date. She has penned several Amazon Bestsellers and has written books on various topics including mindfulness, dragons, astronauts, football, dancing flamingos and road safety.

She regularly visits Schools in the Liverpool and Merseyside areas and recently celebrated National Writing Day by teaming up with 3 other children's authors to visit pupils at King David Primary School.  She said:- "Author visits are a really powerful way to encourage a love of reading among young children. They help to inspire reluctant readers, build confidence and allow children to experience and learn about the creative process of writing a book."

For more details on Jude's latest books, projects and author visits take a look at the groups website.

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