Friday 30 November 2012

Music events over the next few days

A reminder of the fundraiser this evening at the Park Golf Club in tribute to our friend Bernie Blaney and to raise money for the Southport Kidney Fund: you'll find full details here

Although our local paper, the Southport Visiter, responded to our press release by phoning me and discussing the event for a good 10 minutes or so, they have published nothing about it at all. The paper has four pages full of pictures of women in ball gowns (plus a few men to even things out) at other fundraisers, and a further two pages of pictures of people dressed as Pudsey, but they couldn't spare just a few column inches for a fundraiser for a small local charity. Our other local paper, the Champion, received the same press release but was equally silent. Both claim to represent the community.

Other events in the next few days:
  • There is a singers night at the Bothy Folk Club, Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport, PR9 0JS. Thwaites real ale. If you perform, you get in free.
  • Monday 3 December: singaround in the Guest House, Union Street, Southport. Good real ale range.
  • Wednesday 5 December: singaround in the Mason's, Anchor Street, Southport. Real ale from Robinson's.
See my What's On page to see what else is happening.


  1. Nev - first let me say that I hope the event went well, and I'm sorry not to have been there. Secondly, why not write to both local papers, questioning their "local" credentials?

  2. It was a great evening and we raised £507.11; I'll see whether we can get a bit more on Sunday evening.

    I wouldn't write to the papers as you suggest because they would then refuse to print anything I sent them.

  3. Then perhaps someone else should write?


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