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Appeal to find Alison Hardman's next of kin

ON Wednesday, 1 January 2020, Alison Hardman, aged 42, sadly died at home, in Waterloo. Her death is not being treated as suspicious and the Liverpool and Wirral Coroner's Office is appealing for the family to come forward. Anyone who can help the coroner identify or trace any potential next of kin should call the Coroner's Office on:- 0151 233 2606 or email:- Jacqueline.A.Horner@Merseyside.Police.UK.

Firwood Waterloo Women VS Loughborough Lightning

ON the Saturday, 18 January 2020, the Firwood Waterloo Women VS Loughborough Lightning match was held at The Memorial Ground, Liverpool. Following a hard match with no reward last time out, Firwood Waterloo Women face the team that Neil Ryan, Waterloo's Director of Rugby, has described as:- "the best side in the competition" who:- "play the way the game should be played."  Ryan has made several positional changes this week with Keira McCosh coming in for Beth Stafford in the second row and Claire Hutchinson and Storm Cobain returning to the backrow. In the versatile backline, the only returning player is Mhairi Grieve but the positions have been shuffled from last week; Bethan Davies starting at 10 and lightning quick Carys Hall switching to fullback where we expect to see her enjoying the space and freedom of the role. In the Development match to be played at 4.15, the club are happy to welcome back winger Rosie Fane following the birth of her daughter, in November 2019.

"I Love To Draw" - a pastime becomes a passion

PAUL Daley can trace his early interest in art back to his childhood growing up in Newcastle where he passed his days; or at least some of them; portraying his fantasies in the family home. "As a child growing up there were 3 things to do:- 1. You read or watched something on TV. 2 then you acted it out with friends or 3, if the weather was bad you drew it. I loved to draw things and I have kept that interest going into adulthood."

Paul's inspiration for his work mirrors his own fascinating background and career path. Paul's family originally moved down to Crosby when he was 11, but looking for employment after leaving School, he was obliged to look farther afield than the North West. Moving to London in the 1980's, he soon began working for a Film Transport company working on advertisements and feature films including:- "Dance with a Stranger" (1985) starring Southport actress Miranda Richardson, and 2 Bob Hoskins' movies:- "Mona Lisa" (1986) and "Prayer for the Dying" (1987).

As friends and workmates discovered Paul's passion for drawing and painting, he was soon inundated with requests. They would bring in their family photographs for him to reinterpret on paper. It even expanded into Paul translating some of them into specialist tattoo designs. "I use pencil, watercolour, inks and I have also dabbled in oils and airbrushing. I am not afraid to test out all medias because some subjects lend themselves more to being drawn, while others benefit from being painted."

In 2002 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne, Paul celebrated the event with his striking watercolour and pencil double portrait of the monarch:- "I painted the Queen for a contest advertised in 'THE SUN' newspaper celebrating her Golden Jubilee, contrasting her at the time of her 1952 coronation with that of the present day."

In his more personal work, Paul likes to merge his love of wildlife and his enjoyment of punishing activities, as a stimulus to assembling his paintings and drawings:- "When I paint for myself I like portraying extreme sports. I was a climber and enjoyed both mountaineering and coasteering."

The window exhibition at the ArtHouse will be a big step forward for Paul that he is keen to grasp hold of with both hands (he was a climber after all):- "Although Art has been a hobby all my life and I regularly take commissions, this is the 1st time I have exhibited my work before the public and I am really excited by the prospect of exhibiting at the ArtHouse. Having only recently moved into Southport, with my wife Pauline and children, Alan and Christina, I am now looking forward to integrating more with the local art community."

Paul's double portrait of "The Queen" will be on display, alongside other more recent paintings and drawings, in his Artist of the Month retrospective from 1 February to 29 February 2020, at SCA / ArtHouse, 65 Eastbank Street, Southport, Tuesday through to Friday, from 10am to 3pm and on Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

Reminder - Get your tickets for Cosplay Competition and screening of Serenity (2005)

THE Bijou Cinema in Southport, in conjunction with VAMPHire.Com will be hosting a Cosplay Competition, with a screening of the must see fantasy Sci-Fi thriller, Serenity, on Saturday, 25 January 2020, the Bijou Cinema in Southport. Fancy dress is in no way obligatory for attendance, but for those who wish to enter into the spirit of the event, the competition can note that some fun prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, for the best costumes.  Just 75 tickets will be on sale, at £5 each. Please be aware that there will not be any trailers or adverts at this screening. Doors Open at 6:30pm and tickets can be bought on the night or from the Bijou Cinema's website. More information can be located on VAMPHire.Com's Facebook Page. Film starts at 7:30pm.  For rules, please see last weeks edition.  The film runs for:- 119 minutes and carries a 15 certificate, but the night will finish at 11pm... Bar and soft drinks available at the venue throughout the night!

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