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The TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show is Coming Back to Liverpool

THE TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show will return to the M&S Bank Arena from 28 December to 31 December 2019, for the biggest equestrian sporting spectacle, on Liverpool's iconic waterfront.

As the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show heads back to the City, Liverpool have the chance to witness some of the finest horses and riders in the World competing for their share of a 200,000 Euro prize fund. This family friendly show will be best place to be in the North West to spend the New Year weekend.

The show will wow the crowds with new acts including:- 'Electric Storm,' a cirque themed fusion of:- stunt horses, fire performers, aerial acrobats, and LED Trial bikes. Brand new musical act:- 'The Kings' featuring:- 'The Voice' finalist Mitchel Emms will perform throughout the shows with a special set alongside the spectacular, not to be missed New Year's Eve celebrations open to the whole family.

Premium food and beverage outlets will offer even more variety this year all around the arena and in the unique space overlooking the warm up arena, with cocktails and champagne flowing until late in the evening. There's even the chance to purchase a ticket upgrade that offers the chance to meet top riders and equestrian celebrities before each show.

Show Promoter Nina Barbour has told us that:- "We had an incredible show in 2018 and have taken the opportunity to listen to feedback from our audience to come back with a show that's fresh, fun and full of surprises. We were very keen to make sure that we raised the bar when it comes to our food and beverage offer on event, so we've made some exciting changes, as well as elevating our main performance and opportunities to enjoy all aspects of the event."

Old favourites will of course return including the fast and furious Shetland Pony Grand National plus some new surprises to be announced closer to the event.

Tickets are on sale now and Early Birds will be able to benefit from 20% off their tickets purchased before 30 June 2019.

For further information and to book tickets visit:-

Abi Mannion from Prescot named a regional finalist in national writing competition

AN 11 year old from 'The Prescot School' in Prescot, has been named a regional finalist, for Merseyside, in the:- 'Explore Learning Writers' Awards!' Abi Mannion's story, called:- 'Chiqo The Chicken's Hungry Adventure' was a tale based on this year's theme of:- 'A Chance To Change The World!'

The competition, which has been running for the past 3 months, invited children from across the UK to write a 500 word story. The competition organised by tuition provider, Explore Learning is now in its 11th year and this year's judge was Children's Author, TV Presenter and Singer, Alesha Dixon! An astonishing 17,000 children from all over the UK entered in an effort to win a trip to Disneyland Paris and ₤500 worth of books for their School!

There could be more good news to come as judges are still short listing the entries! The Top 10 National Runners Up will be announced, on 3 June 2019,while the National Winner will be crowned. on the 20 June 2019, with a surprise visit from Alesha Dixon to their school!

Every child that enters will receive a certificate to celebrate their story, along with personalised feedback from 1 of Explore Learning's inspirational tutors.

Alesha Dixon says:- "I was thrilled by the quality of writing in the entries for the Explore Learning Writers' Award. It is a huge achievement to be named a runner up in the competition, as we have so many creative young people in this country. It is so encouraging to see the promise of the talented young writers of tomorrow."

Explore Learning is an award winning English and maths tuition company with 145 centres, located all over the country. Over 35,000 children aged four to 14 attend their centres each week and over the course of the last 18 years have helped over 250,000 children. Explore Learning's aim is to help every child reach their full potential and get the best results they can, developing a generation of fearless learners.

Charlotte Gater, Head of Curriculum at Explore Learning says:- "So many children demonstrated great imagination and intellect with their incredible stories about how they would change the world. We're really proud of the calibre of entries and want to congratulate everyone who took part. Well done to all of our regional winners who've done a great job to be shortlisted and make it this far."

For more information about the Explore Learning Writers' Awards visit:- ExploreLearning.Co.UK/WritersAwards.

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