JOIN THE MENINGITIS TRUST FOR ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST WONDERFUL
Trust, the UK's leading meningitis charity is calling for people
from the North West to join them on Saturday 11 August 2007 for Saturday
afternoon stroll with a difference - a sponsored walk across the
sands at Morecambe Bay, a trip described by many as one of the
world's most wonderful journeys.
Christine Hughes, Meningitis Trust explains:- "It's only
possible to walk across Morecambe Bay a few times a year because the
path is usually obstructed by the sea, but on Saturday 11 August,
weather permitting, we will have enough time to finish the
eight-mile route before the tide comes in. Escorted by Cedric
Robinson - the Queens Guide to the Sands - who will use his
knowledge of the area to lead our walkers safely across the estuary,
we should have a fantastic time. Mr Robinson will also be on hand to
answer questions on the natural and local history of the bay."
The Morecambe cross-bay walk is being partly organised by
Grange-over-Sands Tourist Information Manger, Tracey Ingram. Tracey
understands only too well the devastating effects meningitis can
have, after catching meningococcal meningitis herself in 2002.
Fortunately Tracey has made a good recovery but the disease has left
her deaf in one ear. Tracey says:- "By taking part in the
Meningitis Trust Morecambe cross-bay walk and raising sponsorship
money for the charity you will be enabling the Meningitis Trust to
educate the public and health professional on the dangers of
meningitis as well as allowing it to provide care and support for
the thousands of people every year who are affected by meningitis."
The walk starts at the Arnside Promenade at 2.15pm on Saturday and
arrives at Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands at approximately
5.30pm. If you're interested in joining us, contact Christine Hughes
on 0845 120 47 64 or email
to register for a place now. Registration costs £5 for adults, £2
for kids and just £1 for canine companions
Nominate your local licensee
BII, the professional
body for the licensed retail sector, has launched its 2008 Licensee
of the Year award and is offering the nominator of the winning
licensee the chance to toast their award with 6 bottles of bubbly.
The award is a highly acclaimed title which attracts a great variety
of entrants every year from all types of pubs, including community
boozers, village locals, high street pubs and trendy bars.
it could be your local licensee’s chance to be the best in the
If you think your local licensee runs a great pub and is with a
winning personality, and someone who shows professionalism, social
responsibility, a commitment their staff, and offers excellent
service, then nominate them today!
To request an entry form please contact Joanna Buston at BII, on
01276 417 802 or
Have YOU got The SCARE Factor?!
the famous antique warehouse in Eccleston, near Chorley -
Lancashire, is set to undergo a frightening metamorphosis this
October when local production company ‘AtmosFEAR!’ bring its
ghoulish ghost stories dramatically to life in a UK first Halloween spooktacular mixing live actors, special effects, theatrical sound
and lighting techniques.
The company behind the show, which will be called ‘Ghost
Encounter LIVE!’, is looking for a cast of 13 energetic
performers to play the roles of Bygone Times’ ghosts drawn from fact
and fiction, and is appealing to north west based actors, performers
and those who delight in scaring others to come forward! The chosen
cast members will perform during the show for 13 nights over the
Halloween period and will be paid for their performances. Scripted
and non-scripted roles are available. In order to choose the (un)lucky
13, Bygone Times and AtmosFEAR! are holding an open audition weekend
where a panel of production staff will select performers for the
Well known paranormal television presenter, actor and author, JASON
KARL who has himself played scary roles for companies including The
Tussaud’s Group and the Walt Disney Company, is producing and
directing the show. He said:- “we are looking for a variety of
different people from all walks of life and they really don’t need
any professional acting experience to apply. We are looking for
passion, energy and enthusiasm from people of all ages over 18 to
play the roles of the various ghosts. Members of amateur dramatics
societies, drama students and those with a desire to act are all
‘The SCARE Factor’ audition weekend is being held at Bygone
Times on Saturday 1 September and Sunday 2 September from 10am-6pm.
Auditionees can book a 10 minute time slot in advance by emailing
your contact email and landline telephone number (mobile numbers
will not be accepted). The producers are asking auditionees to dress
up as scarily as they can, and to be prepared to have fun!
The 38,000 square foot horror attraction will be a live action
interactive experience that quite literally brings the dead back to
life! AtmosFEAR! mixes live actors, special effects and
chilling history to create an immersive experience that leaves the
audience SCREAMING for more! Unlucky visitors might bump into ‘The
Demon Butcher’ or ‘The Black Widow Bride’ as they make
their way through the show…
The ‘scare’ industry is relatively new to the UK, but is
already established across the pond in the USA. AtmosFEAR! is
uniquely placed to produce these kind of interactive shows with 15
years experience producing haunted entertainment at venues across
the country. Their previous clients include The Walt Disney Company,
Virgin and Merlin Entertainments.
Something Wicked This Way Comes…
Producer Jason Karl said:- “Bygone Times is perfect for our
Halloween Spooktacular, it will easily be transformed into a
disturbing world of ghosts and ghouls who are DYING to meet the
visitors! We have created a strong back story for the show, which is
relayed as visitors walk through the experience. Inspired by true
historical events, it is the tragic tale of a powerful Victorian
family and a 17th century curse. Our ‘Terror Technicians’
have been creating this kind of show for several years, but this is
by far the largest location we have worked in. Over the coming
months we will be filling it with special effects, scary performers
and surprises for those daring enough to enter”.