News Archive For: 2012
More than 650 guests flocked to the fifth Axentis Michael Memorial Ball in the Great Hall of the Grand Pier last Saturday night.
More than £200,000 was raised for the Axentis Michael Charitable Trust. The Ball was attended by a host of stars including former world champion at both Middleweight and Super Middleweight, boxer Chris Eubank, Dragons Den Star Theo Papthitis and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Paul Burling, who was the compere for the evening.
Former world champion at both Middleweight and Super Middleweight, the boxer Chris Eubank will be attending the Axentis Michael Memorial Ball at the Grand Pier on Saturday 17th November.
He will be bringing along two very special paintings which he commissioned at the height of his career in the early 1990’s. “The Cat Walk” and Livingston’s People are ten feet long and four feet tall and the celebrated artist now enjoys a permanent display in one of London’s most exclusive galleries.
Thousands of visitors turned out for a night of fireworks and fun on the rides at the Grand Pier on Saturday 10th November. The event was sold out on the day.
People who come along were be able to watch a huge firework display on the beach from the comfort of the new Grand Pier conservatory on the South Deck and enjoy unlimited rides for the evening.
The team working behind the scenes to prepare for the town’s fifth Axentis Michael Memorial Ball have secured some stunning auction items for 2012.
Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Paul Burling are just two of the big names who have signed up to attend the Axentis Michael Memorial Ball at the Grand Pier on Saturday 17th November.
Come and visit Santa in his magical grotto at the end of the Grand Pier this Christmas. Santa and his reindeers will be landing in their winter wonderland on Saturday 24th November and they will stay there until Christmas Eve, when they must leave to make sure all the Christmas presents are delivered on time.
Grand Pier owners, brother and sister Kerry and Michelle Michael were awarded their MBE’s at Windsor Castle on Thursday.
The Grand Pier has teamed up with Butcombe brewery to bring a little bit of Bavarian festivity, Oktoberfest, to Weston-super-Mare over the weekend of 6th and 7th October.
The fifth Axentis Michael Memorial Ball will take place in the Great Hall of the Grand Pier on Saturday 17th November 2012. The Winter Wonderland-themed event is expected to be attended by 1,000 guests.
The Stars From the Commitments will be bringing their unique brand of soul music to the Grand Pier on 24th November.
They will be singing classic tracks from the famous 1991 award-winning Alan Parker film. The rags to-riches story of a Dublin based soul band received massive international recognition and won several BAFTA’s and Brit Awards. The soundtrack from the film became legendary.
Since 1993 The Stars From The Commitments – featuring original Commitments stars Kenneth McCluskey (bass guitarist Derek Scully) and drummer Dick Massey (Billy The Animal Mooney) have been performing...
Weston-super-Mare band Bodyshock will be the support band for the Hoosiers concert at the Grand Pier on Saturday 19th October.
Following the devastating fire that saw the Pavilion completely destroyed in July 2008, Grand Pier Limited commenced proceedings against two companies last year. One of those companies, Yeoman Monitoring Services Limited, has reached an out- of-court settlement with Grand Pier Limited to end their involvement in the court proceedings with no admissions of liability made by Yeoman Monitoring Services Ltd. However, the action against local company, System 2 Security Limited of Locking Road, Weston-Super-Mare is still continuing in the Bristol Mercantile Court. The matter is listed for trial...
Pop/Rock band, The Hoosiers are to play a gig at the Grand Pier on 19th October. Their first single ‘Worried About Ray’ reached number five in the UK Singles Chart.
The Punch and Judy show is returning to the Grand Pier! From Monday July 23rd the infamous couple will be entertaining visitors with their usual squabbles and antics, throughout the school summer holidays.
Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier owners, brother and sister Kerry Michael and Michelle Michael have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Indie Rock band, The Enemy will be kicking up a storm with their anthem-style rock at the Grand Pier this September. Having previously supported Oasis on their final UK tour dates, the band sold out the Ricoh arena in their home town of Coventry and are now embarking on a tour with their third album, ‘Streets in the Sky’.
The Grand Pier Air Show 2012 running order has now been announced. The show, which is free of charge, will take place over two days during the first week of the school holidays, and is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors to the town each day.
The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare is supporting Armed Forces Day this year by offering unlimited free rides to serving armed forces personnel and their immediate families over the weekend of 23rd- 24th June.
Paul Carrack, the man who replaced Jools Holland on keyboards in the early 1980’s band Squeeze, will play a solo concert at the Grand Pier on Friday 13th July.
Paul first played in the band Ace, where he wrote and was the vocalist on ‘How Long’, their debut single which was a hit in the UK and the USA in 1975.
After leaving Squeeze he teamed up with Mike Rutherford of Genesis to form Mike + The Mechanics. In 1989 they had a UK number two and USA number one hit with ‘The Living Years’.
Paul was also a member of Roxy Music and has played as a session musician with other bands...
The Olympic Flame will make a visit to the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare on Wednesday 23rd May. The Flame is due to arrive at the Grand Pier shortly after 10am and will leave just after 10.30am.
This week is National Nurses Week and on Friday 11th May between 2pm and 4pm nurses from Weston Area Health Trust will be in the Coral Room on the first floor of the Grand Pier offering free blood pressure checks and health advice. They will also be talking about the work they do and why nursing is such a great career choice.
The award-winning British-Iranian comedian, Omid Djalili will perform his stand-up show at the Grand Pier in September.
They’re back! Due to popular demand The Grand Pier will be home to your favourite sci-fi characters again this Spring.
Ever wanted to meet Darth Vader, or come up close to a Dalek? Well, now’s your chance!
The Grand Pier has teamed up with Freak Events Ltd to stage the first half marathon to be held in Weston-super-Mare for over 20 years.
Ten decorated donkeys, which formed part of a Donkey Parade in Weston-super-Mare, will now be auctioned off for BBC Children in Need.
The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare will host a spectacular two day air show in July 2012
The Punch and Judy show is coming to the Grand Pier! From Sunday April 1st the infamous couple will be entertaining visitors with their usual squabbles and antics, every day throughout the Easter school holidays.
The Grand Pier and the Crosville Motor Company have joined forces to bring back some of Weston-super-Mare’s favourite bus routes, using restored original vehicles which are staffed by traditional uniformed bus conductors.
The show business legend Des O’Connor will appear live on stage at the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare on Friday 29th June.
All of our spectacular ridees will be HALF PRICE during the Easter Holidays!
Over 1,000 runners took part in the Weston-super-Mare Sport Relief Mile, raising more than £15,000!
To join Theo, Kerry in the Sport Relief Mile register on the day at the entrance to the Pier. The event will open at 12.30pm and the first runners will start off at 13.30pm.
Tourism Minister and MP for Weston-super-Mare, John Penrose went back to the shop floor last Saturday (10th March) at the Grand Pier, to celebrate the first ever English Tourism Week (10th – 18th March).
Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis will be joining in the Weston-super-Mare Mile at the Grand Pier for Sport Relief on Sunday 25th March.
The Grand Pier will be home to your favourite sci-fi characters for one weekend this March.
Ever wanted to meet Darth Vader, or come up close to a Dalek? Well, now’s your chance!
The Grand Pier is to host a Zumbathon on Thursday 8th March, to raise funds for Weston Hospicecare.
The fundraising party, which is expected to attract hundreds of Zumba devotees, will take place from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
For an entry fee of £5, dancers will receive two hours of professional Zumba instruction.
Zumba is an exhilarating easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie burning dance fitness routine.
The Zumbathon will be an opportunity to have a great night out with the girls while raising money for a great local cause.
Every Saturday morning from 25th February the Grand Pier will be holding a Saturday Morning Kids Club.
Between 10am and 12 noon the Grand Pier’s soft play area Adventure Cove will be open for fun activities.
There will be lots happening, including visits from children’s favourite TV characters, face painting and colouring competitions.
The Kids Club is designed for children under six years old. The admission price is £3 per child for the two hour slot. Free squash and biscuits will be provided.
The Grand Pier is to re-launch its 4D Cinema with three brand new films, in time for the February half-term holiday.
The films, which have been specially selected by the Grand Pier team, will appear to a wide range of tastes.
Deppo is an underwater film, Astro Pinball is an action-packed piece where the audience plays the part of the ball and Robin Hood is a humorous take on a timeless classic.
Grand Pier owner Kerry Michael said: “I wanted to re-launch the 4D Cinema with three brand new films. I think we have got a great selection, which should appeal to a wide audience, young and old...
A box set charting the re-building of the Grand Pier has just been released on DVD. The three DVDs entitled A Trip Through Time, Phoenix from the Ashes and A New Dawn chart the progress of the iconic landmark from when it was first built in 1904, through the devastating fire of July 2008, to the grand re-opening in October 2010.
The box set contains first-hand tales from visitors and staff, plus rare music, photographs, film and recreations.
The final DVD in the trilogy, A New Dawn, tells the story of the hectic rush to complete the Grand Pier in time for October half-term and to recruit...
The Kings of Queen, a Queen tribute act, have been booked to play at the Grand Pier on Friday 16th March.
Kings of Queen perform a stunning tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen, regularly touring the UK . Their excellent vocals and musicianship, together with a unique sense of theatricality, produce a superb visual act.
Tickets for the all-seated event are on sale now at £7.50 each from the Grand Pier shop on the first floor of the Pavilion or by going to the online ticket shop. Seating is not allocated.
The Grand Pier will be holding a ‘Party on the Pier DJ Special’ on Friday 10th February to celebrate half-term.
A selection of Club DJs will play at the venue, including Matt Nelmes (Lost Boys), The Real! Yogi Bear (DJ/Producer) and DJ Party Potter.
Tickets are on sale now at £5, including unlimited rides. To purchase tickets go to the online ticket shop or visit the Grand Pier shop on the first floor of the Pavilion building.
Doors open at 6pm and the evening will finish at 10pm.
The legendary stand-up comedian Jim Davidson OBE will play a gig at the Grand Pier as part of his UK tour this year.
On Friday 30th March Jim Davidson will bring his own very special brand of humour to Weston-super-Mare.
Jim Davidson is firmly established as one of Britain’s top stand-up comedians and is well known to TV viewers as host of the BBC TV game shows, the Generation Game and Big Break. He received an OBE for his services to charity and has three coveted Showbusiness Personality of the Year awards from the Variety Club of Great Britain, The Grand Order of Water Rats and Comic...
The Grand Pier will host a charity gig on Friday 27th January 2012. The concert, which is called Daz’s Rock 4 Charity 4 Kerry, will be raising money for the Supporting Teenage Cancer Trust South West Appeal.
The Grand Pier is providing their Great Hall free-of-charge. Bands appearing at the live gig include The Communicators, Flash Harry, Capone, Beyond Control, Craig Dunn and Friends and Daz & Friends.
Other artists performing include Teresa Alexander, Ryan Mills, Mike Cox, Loki Saunders and Stacey Lou Hunt. A DJ will keep the crowd entertained between sets. Doors open at 6.30pm and the...