Out About &.
THE mystery over Puzzle has been solved as the Stanley Street venue opens tonight with new owners and a new name.
Secrets flings open its doors at 5pm tonight for a night of cabaret and karaoke and a free buffet. Cabaret is provided by singer Colin Gibson who has appeared on TV's Start In Your Eyes as Nat King Cole but tonight he will be performing his Soul and Swing show.
DJ Martin will be overseeing the karaoke and the club is open until 3am. Tomorrow night sees singer Madison treading the boards and they've already booked top class cabaret for the next two months.
? MO*NIQUE'S launches tonight and I was lucky enough to have a sneak preview earlier in the week.
It looks stunning, there's nothing quite like it in Liverpool and I'm sure it's going to be a huge hit. You can see The Frank and Marilyn show tonight and tomorrow, tickets are pounds 20 but when you see the place and experience the hostess service I think you'll find its well worth the dosh.
Entry prices from Monday onwards however are unlikely to be more than a fiver.
Mo*Nique's can be found on Temple Court in what was the old Stanley Casino.
? LOVELY local lad Craig Cavanagh is performing a music showcase on April 29 at Studio 2 Parr Street. The gig is in aid of FSIDS (Foundation for the Study of Infant Death Syndrome) and Craig will be supported by dance act LMP (MD Productions) and Hip Hop artist Jade Stylie Jackson amongst others.
There are loads of great raffle prizes donated by businesses and individuals including Everton FC and Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
? I WAS shocked to hear this week that the Government is consulting on scrapping or amending the Equality Act.
On its new website, that seeks to tackle red tape, the Cabinet Office has chosen the Equality Act to ask people how it can be changed to reduce bureaucracy. I don't care if protecting people from discrimination produces red tape - it's the right thing to do! This Act needs toughening up if anything to stop organisations getting around it on religious grounds. It is a piece of legislation in protecting the rights of all minorities and it's vital we fight to keep it. Make your views known by visiting the site www.redtapechallenge.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/equalities/