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The Magic Of Terry Prstchett is heading to Southport
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AUTHOR, Comedian, and Terry Pratchett fan, Marc Burrows invites audiences to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the landmark comic fantasy Discworld series with this beautiful tribute.

In 2020, Marc penned the 1st biography of Sir Terry. The book received critical acclaim, won a Locus Award, and was embraced by fans. This new, live multimedia show, based on the book, was then created with the full endorsement and support of Narrativia, the company founded to protect and promote the late author's work in association with his estate.

The Magic of Terry Pratchett is a comic lecture in which Burrows explores Pratchett's influences, his rise to fame, impact, and unique life, becoming 1 of the most beloved storytellers of all time. From the national treasure's days as a school librarian, and his time as a trainee journalist to his untimely death in 2015, and in keeping with Pratchett's style, the show is a gentle comic celebration and exploration of his work. It will also seriously examine his death, and the activism he was involved with toward the end of his life surrounding dementia treatment and the right to die; an important part of his story and legacy.

In addition to using the framework of:- ‘The Magic of Terry Pratchett' book, the show will incorporate additional elements of Rob Wilkins' official biography:- ‘Terry Pratchett: A Life in Footnotes,' (A Sunday Times Bestseller) as well as licensed media.

Sir Terry Pratchett OBE is 1 of the world's most widely read authors. Conventions dedicated to his work are held globally every year. His works have been translated into 40 different languages, sold 100 million copies, and have been performed on stage on 7 continents. John Lloyd was right when he said:- "of all of the dead authors in the world, Terry Pratchett is the most alive/"

Pratchett's short story:- ‘The Abominable Snow Baby' was adapted by Channel 4 as a Christmas Day animation in 2021. Sky released a feature film adaptation of his Carnegie Award winning book:- 'The Amazing Maurice' in cinemas in 2022, and ‘Good Omens,' a TV series based on the book Pratchett wrote with Neil Gaiman, will have a 2nd Amazon Prime season in the autumn.

Marc Burrows often writes on culture and social issues for:- The Guardian, New Statesman, Big Issue and Independent and his Edinburgh Fringe shows include:- ‘The 10 Best Songs of All Time' and ‘Mind Your Head.' Marc's 2nd book:- 'The London Boys: David Bowie, Marc Bolan' and the 60s 'Teenage Dream' was published to considerable acclaim in 2022, and is in the early stages of adaptation into a feature length documentary. Outside of writing and comedy, Marc plays in the cult punk band:- 'The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing,' regularly performing at the Download, Glastonbury, Bestival, and Latitude festivals and touring the UK and US.

This fantastic event is heading to The Atkinson, on Lord Street, in the Seaside Town of Southport (PR81DB) on:- Friday, 3 May 2024. For more information and to get tickets please go to:- TheAtkinson.Co.UK .

TK Maxx Liverpool celebrates 30 years

3 decades ago, TK Maxx was introduced to the UK high street and opened their 1st Liverpool store, on:- Parker Street, on:- 22 April 22 1994. The new opening radically changed the way Britons shopped and 30 years later, TK Maxx continues to offer a unique treasure hunt shopping experience, and customers continue to enjoy the huge assortment of big brands and designer labels at up to 60% less than the RRP. TK Maxx has remained a hero of the high street for thirty years by keeping value and quality at the heart of the business, operating across 358 stores in the UK alone.

Deborah Dolce, Group Director at TK Maxx, who has been at the company for 30 years herself, said:- "Reflecting on TK Maxx's 30th anniversary, it's brilliant to see how our dedication to unrivalled value and quality has truly shaped our journey. From our roots on Parker Street to our expansion to more than 700 stores across Europe, our commitment to providing customers with an unbeatable treasure hunt shopping experience has remained at the heart of who we are. Alongside our success, we are proud to have been active over the years in many charity and community endeavours, from our Cancer Research UK clothing recycling scheme to our Comic Relief partnership, to supporting hundreds of local community organisations. Our growth wouldn't have been possible without the passion and dedication of our staff, as well as the loyalty and support of our customers over the past 3 decades, for which we are truly grateful. Thank you to everyone. As we look ahead, we're excited to continue delighting our customers with amazing finds at unbeatable prices for many years to come."

The Liverpool store now stands on Church Street in the heart of the City's shopping district and employs 100 associates. With daily deliveries of the latest fashion, beauty and fresh products dropping online every day, TK Maxx continues to provide shoppers with quality items at unbelievable prices.

John White joined the original Liverpool TK Maxx store in April of 1994 as a store associate, then as the store manager, before becoming Regional Operations Director and said:- "TK Maxx is a wonderful employer, and having started my career in 1 of the first UK stores in Liverpool that opened in 1994 and now leading retail teams, I have seen how TK Maxx has remained a high-street favourite over the past 30 years. I'm delighted to have the pleasure of leading and supporting TK Maxx teams across the country and nurturing them to fulfill their potential."

Since 1994, TK Maxx has expanded across Europe with 644 stores in Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, and The Netherlands. Thirty years later TK Maxx remains the go-to destination for big brands, amazing value, and trusted quality both in-store and online.

As of February 2024, TK Maxx has 644 stores in 6 countries across Europe: the:- UK, Ireland, Poland, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, and it is also online.

Do you have any memmories of when it opened? Please do let us know.... Email our Newsroom at:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com or send us a message on:- Mastodon, Facebook, or Twitter.

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