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MJ's Live Entertainment: Big Comedy Night

M&Js Comedy Nights

All Tickets £5 - Doors 7 pm, Show 8.00 pm.

Tickets available in advance from MJ's - no booking fee
Call 0151 709 4321. (booking fee)

Shows may contain adult material and strong languauge
Over 18's only.

Tonight's Headliner:  Jamie Sutherland

Liverpool has a history for producing some of the countries finest comedy talent, and Jamie Sutherland can now be added to that fine list

A headline act on the comedy circuit, working for some of the countries finest clubs including Sheffield Last Laugh, Jongleurs, and Comedy Central. Jamie also provides pre match entertainment at Premiership clubs Stoke City, Wigan Athletic


Sefton Celebrates Aintree Grand National

Thank goodness for Sefton Council, they know and celebrate the real history of the Grand National. 

image from formbyfirst.typepad.comSefton Council would like to welcome all visitors to the borough ahead of the 2015 Crabbies Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse (Thursday 9 - Saturday 11 April). 

The history of the Grand National festival is firmly rooted in Sefton having been held in both Maghull and Aintree. While it’s most successful runner, Red Rum, was trained on the beaches of Southport and his trainer, Ginger McCain, awarded the Freedom of Sefton. 

We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable three days and sample some of the great attractions Sefton has to offer.

It has always been a huge bone of contention with Aintree Parish Council members that The City of Liverpool had/has stolen the race meeting. Reinforced too, by careless Media coverage duped by crafty branding. 

Well done Sefton.


There's a treat in store at 'The Freshfield' - Be in it to win it

The Freshfield Hotel have just introduced a new menu and they're playing a game of 'Hide and Tweet' to mark the occasion.

Be in it to win it! Keep watching out for the 'tweets - the first one's already gone!'


BP Oil application for 24 hour trading license includes food and alcohol.

BP Oil have applied for a new 24 hour license for the sale of alcohol and refreshments at the former Texaco Petrol Station on Liverpool Road.

BP OilNotice is hereby given that BP Oil UK Ltd of Formby SF Connect 53-57 Liverpool Road Formby L37 6BT has applied to Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council for a Grant of a Premise Licence.

The terms of which being as follows:

Hours open to public:
Monday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Tuesday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Wednesday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Thursday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Friday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Saturday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Sunday - from 00.00 to 24.00

Licensable activities:

The sale of alcohol by retail

Monday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Tuesday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Wednesday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Thursday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Friday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Saturday - from 00.00 to 24.00
Sunday - from 00.00 to 24.00

The provision of late night refreshment

Monday - from 23.00 to 05.00
Tuesday - from 23.00 to 05.00
Wednesday - from 23.00 to 05.00
Thursday - from 23.00 to 05.00
Friday - from 23.00 to 05.00
Saturday - from 23.00 to 05.00
Sunday - from 23.00 to 05.00

This application can be inspected in person at the below postal address (weekdays 09.00 to 15.00 by appointment).

Any representations to the application shall be in writing and should be lodged with The Licensing Authority Licensing Unit, Sefton MBC, Magdalen House, 30 Trinity Road, Bootle, L20 3NJ, stating the terms of the grounds of the said representation, not later than 18th March 2015.

It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction for the offence is £5000.

Source: Sefton MBC

Formby First Community Grapevine Launches

The Formby Grapevine is a free service, provided by FormbyFirst, the original, locally focused blog about life in Formby.

The Blog was established in it's present form in May 2007 and is now crammed with a huge number of articles.

Formby Grapevine
The Grapevine

The Grapevine is a free open forum. You can browse all the content but need to sign up to add your voice to the live on-going conversation that features on The Grapevine.

  • Something to tell the community?
  • Ask the community? 
  • Express a view?
  • Ask a question?

the Grapevine is the place for you.

Is there something you think needs an airing or sharing then suggest a new forum or add a new category.

So long as you abide by the terms of use,

'treat it and other users with respect,  because no abuse will not be tolerated, see the very short terms of service'

It's all yours - to enjoy.

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Wide Range of Chinese New Year 2015 Celebrations in Liverpool

Culture Liverpool Chinese New Year 2015

From :

The 2015 Kuei Szu year welcomes the eighth animal sign of the Chinese Zodiac – the elegant, artistic and good natured Goat.

The kind hearted Goat tends to be polite, sensitive and compassionate with good manners and a charming nature which means they are often popular with many admirers and friends.

With a tender, polite but sometimes insecure personality, Goats can often shy from confrontation and prefer to absorb themselves with art and nature.

We are blessed that the long history of Liverpool Port ensures that our local city is rich in it's history, it's architectural richness and the liveliness of it's culture.

This weekend there are a number of events open to all to celebrate Chinese New Year 2015.

  • Traditional Han Chinese Culture Show
  • Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Black-e
  • John Collins Fun Fairs
  • Soul Inspired CIC & Soul Inspired Events presents Liverpool SoulFest Launch
  • First Take Augmented Orchestra
  • Taste of China Street Market
  • Traditional Dragon & Lion Street Parade
  • Firecracker Display
  • Chinese New Year VIP Dinner
  • Year of the Goat at Pagoda

Enjoy the Year of the Goat 2015.


Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday?

It's Pancake Day or more accurately it's Shrove Tuesday the day that proceeds Ash Wednesday. In this country it has become traditional to celebrate the day by eating pancakes in order to use up rich ingredients from the pantry such as eggs, milk and sugar before the austere 40 days of Lent.


Traditional pancake served with lemon and sugar

In it's more traditional form the celebration is related to religious traditions. The word Shrove is derived from the word 'shrive' meaning confess. From today many local Formby residents will mark this period as a form of preparation before Easter. The 40 days following this short outburst of plenty will be associated with abstinence, fasting and prayer.

Promises to be a 'Funday' for some on this 'Pancake Day'!

Cycle Racks for Freshfield Station Shops Are Coming Soon

Here's a very pleasing little exchange of question and immediate good news answer for local and visiting cyclists.

Also pleasing to know that local Councillor Denise Dutton has anticipated the question.

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