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K-KLASS To Headline at SMILE! At The Big Wheel Southport On 13th August…FREE OUTDOOR EVENT.

There’s an outdoor Old Skool daytime event coming to Southport on Saturday 13th August brought to you by Pleasureland and Southport TV Events with a whole host of local and international DJ talent. Headlining will be K-Klass ( www.wearekklass.com ), supported by Quadrant Park legend Mike Knowler ( www.mikeknowler.com ), ex Journey Thru House & Ministry Of Sound ME resident

The Big Wheel Southport
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K-Klass to headline FREE outdoor Smile! Event at The Big Wheel Southport

There’s an outdoor Old Skool daytime event coming to Southport on Saturday 13th August brought to you by Southport Pleasureland and Southport TV Events with a whole host of local and international DJ talent. Headlining will be K-Klass, supported by Quadrant Park legend Mike Knowler, ex Journey Thru House & Ministry Of Sound ME resident Mark Pickup, ex Bar Flava

The locations have been revealed of a series of stunning globes making up a landmark public art project across the Liverpool City Region
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Locations revealed for ten globes which make up The World Reimagined art project

The locations have been revealed of a series of stunning globes making up a landmark public art project across the Liverpool City Region, including one in Sefton. The globes make up The World Reimagined, a ground-breaking, UK-wide art education project aimed at using the story of the transatlantic slave trade to promote racial justice. Ten large globe structures will make

Inflata Land is coming to Southport
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Inflata Land is coming to Southport with assault courses, super slides and bubbles

Inflata Land is coming to Southport this weekend.  Families can enjoy assault courses, ball pools, bubbles and super slides from the colourful orange and blue portable attraction. It is the latest venture for Inflata Nation, which was founded by husband and wife duo Matt and Michelle Ball. The new venture will be open to adults and children, with previous attractions

TV Jubilee Pudding winner Jemma Melvin has celebrated the England Lionesses stunning Euro 2022 victory by creating a special St George’s cake
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Southport celebrity baker Jemma Melvin creates special cake to celebrate England Lionesses’ Euro 2022 victory

TV Jubilee Pudding winner Jemma Melvin has celebrated the England Lionesses stunning Euro 2022 victory by creating a special St George’s cake!  Home baker Jemma, from Southport, earned national acclaim when she created the Queen’s Jubilee pudding through winning the BBC One programme, The Jubilee Pudding: 70 Years in the Baking.  People can now discover Jemma’s secrets as she stars

Garden Ninja Lee Burkhill
Southport Flower Show
Award-winning Garden Ninja joins celebrity line-up at Southport Flower Show 2022

The Garden Ninja is the latest name announced for this summer’s Southport Flower Show!  The multi award-winning Lee Burkhill will be among a host of gardening, cooking and entertainment celebrities adding stardust to the 2022 event at Victoria Park in Southport.  The four-day floral spectacular, the biggest independent flower show in the UK, takes place from Thursday 18th August 2022

An Arriva bus in Southport
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49 bus in Southport saved from the axe while 44 escapes reduction in service

Controversial proposed changes to the popular 44 and 49 bus services in Southport have been scrapped.  The 49 Crossens – Formby / Woodvale had faced being axed altogether, as the Liverpool City Region aimed to save money by cutting bus routes across the region this autumn.  Following public consultation, it has now been agreed to keep these services running.  The

An artist's impression of the new Marine lake Events Centre in Southport
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Huge new investment in Southport creates exciting opportunities for students at KGV College and Southport College

Southport is undergoing some exciting changes, with tens of millions of pounds of new investment and ambitious new developments being built.  The renaissance of the beautiful seaside town is creating lots of new opportunities for students at the town’s Southport College and KGV Sixth Form College.  For Michelle Brabner, who is Principal and CEO of both, it has been welcoming

Express Performing Arts Academy hosted a special Christmas event and performance. Photo by Terry Moran Photography
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Plans revealed for first High Park ‘Hodge Podge’ Festival in Southport

The High Park Project and Brighter Living Partnership are presenting the first annual High Park ‘Hodge Podge’ Festival on Saturday 13th August 11-4pm on Russell Road Recreation Ground in Southport.  The project is funded by the National Lottery’s Community Fund and stewarded via volunteer members of Southport Rotary.  The festival has been co-designed with the community and includes live music

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