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Ukulele ‘amnesty’ launched as Summer Strum festival spreads musical well being

A ukulele ‘amnesty’ is being launched as the organisers of Merseyside’s biggest free festival dedicated to the instrument aim to get more people playing, and spread the wellbeing music brings to community groups across the North West. The Summer Strum festival is celebrating a landmark five years in Hoylake with 2,000 music fans expected to […]

First surviving Romeo and Juliet film to be screened at Stretford Mall

The first surviving film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is to be screened at Stretford Mall more than a century after it first wowed silent movie audiences, as part of a unique pop-up cinema event. Audience members are set for a magical experience as the film, directed by Gerolamo Lo Savio in Italy in 1912, […]

Britain’s Got Talent dance sensation Signature to headline charity ball

BRITAIN’S Got Talent dance sensation Signature will take centre stage at a charity ball organised by a Wrexham businessman to raise funds for children with a rare disease. The world’s number one Michael Jackson dance tribute, who came runners up in the second series of the hit TV talent show and have been complimented by […]

100 musicians set to get Liverpool smiling with World Ukulele Day charity singalong, 80 years after “You Are My Sunshine’ first recorded

More than a hundred ukulele players are set to get Liverpool smiling with a mass singalong of the classic lullaby ‘You Are My Sunshine’, to celebrate World Ukulele Day. Musicians from ten Merseyside ukulele bands will join together for the biggest open air uke jam the city centre has ever seen, on Saturday February 2. […]

Britain’s Got Talent ballroom stars to launch summer season of dance classes at Stretford Mall

Two young ballroom stars who wowed Britain’s Got Talent audiences with their dazzling routines are to help launch a summer season of dance classes at Stretford Mall. Latin ballroom duo Lexie Joinson and Christopher Buttle, both aged eleven, are the faces of Stretford Mall’s ‘Little Stars’ dance programme being run by local studio Topaz Dance. […]

A new singing star is born

A “spectacularly talented” young soprano from Cheshire won one of the main prizes at an international festival. Charlotte Hoather, 24, from Winsford, was crowned as the Pendine International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. She was presented with the brand new Pendine Trophy, a solid silver salver, and a cheque for […]

Award winning fire service volunteer to join recruitment drive at Stretford Mall fun day

A fire and rescue service volunteer who won an award for his work supporting the public in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena terror attack, is calling for more people to join the service. Andre Felix, 32 is joining a recruitment campaign to encourage more volunteers to join Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’ volunteers […]