Community What's On 2015




Wednesday 15th April 7.30pmTransition Question Time
Transition Question Time

In the run up to the General Election in May, we invite you to an evening of debate - in a 'Question Time' format - with Wirral West prospective parliamentary candidates Esther McVey (Conservative), Margaret Greenwood (Labour) and Peter Reisdorf (Liberal Democrat). We are waiting confirmation of attendance from the UKIP candidate.
We are looking for questions from the audience and encourage questions that focus on community resilience, sustainability and the principles of Transition. PLEASE SUBMIT QUESTIONS BY 5pm on Monday 13th APRIL. Email - transitiontownwestkirby@phonecoop.coop
The debate will take place at St Bridget's Centre, West Kirby, CH48 3J. Places are limited, so advance booking is required - Tickets (max 2 per application) - can be obtained online from Eventbrite, or in person from Lattetude Bistro, Dee Lane, West Kirby.
Suggested donation 5, which includes refreshments. Doors open at 7pm.

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April 10.00am - 4.00pm
Peninsula Arts and Crafts Display in the Coach House, Royden Park

Come and see a variety of crafts all on display in the Coach House at Royden Park. Browse, purchase or potter.
The Tea Servery here is open for refreshments.
Contact numbers/e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

Thurs 23 April 8pm
"Roaming in Romania"

The Danube Delta and beyond. Richard Steel
Kingsmead School Hall, Bertram Drive, Hoylake CH47 0LL
www.wirralbirdclub.com Non members are very welcome and the charge is 3.50 which includes light refreshments.
For more information, please contact Bill on 0151 345 4978

Friday, 24th April, 7:30pm Transition Town West Kirby
Transition Town West Kirby Annual General Party

At the WK Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens CH48 4EL.
This will comprise a short AGM followed by music and verse hosted by Homegrown Bananas. Please come and join us. We are always looking for people with new ideas and energy to add to the group and the work that we do. www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk
Plus - Seed Swap - Members from the Incredible Edible TTWK group will offer a seed swap at the AGP. So if you have any surplus seeds, please bring them along and take some others home. Even if you don't have any spare seeds and find some you like, you are welcome to take them (of course you can always leave a donation, if you like to support the project in that way).

Friday 24th April 7.30pm
In The Heat Of The Night

Detective Virgil Tibbs is caught up in the racial tension of the US South when he is arrested after the murder of a prominent businessman.
A Hoylake Community Cinema film, at Hoylake Parade
Licensed bar, fresh food. Doors open 6.30 & film 7.30pm
For more details or to book visit www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 25th April, 9 - 1pmtwitter logofacebook logo
West Kirby Farmers' Market

St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Rd, West Kirby CH48 5DE
By popular demand - your monthly Farmers' Market in West Kirby. Today and the 4th Sat in every month. Genuine local producers selling quality artisan foods. Organised by local volunteers, producers and Transition Town West Kirby. www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

Saturday, 25 April 11am to 3:30pm
Coastal Foraging - Shoreline and Estuary, Parkgate/Thurstaston

With Eden Wild Food
Details and tickets at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/coastal-foraging-shoreline-and-estuary-parkgatethurstaston-tickets-15435144934
For more information and for foraging tips and tricks check out www.edenwildfood.co.uk or on Facebook www.facebook.com/edenwildfood or @edenwildfood on twitter.
Birkenhead Choral Society Carmina Burana
Saturday April 25th at 7.30pm
Carmina Burana

Birkenhead Choral Society will be joining with Formby Choral Society and boys from Merchant Taylors' School in Crosby in the 12th concert in their series of collaborations at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Three hundred singers will perform the dynamic, exciting and ever-popular Carmina Burana, along with Rutter's cycle of arrangements of popular Spirituals, Feel the Spirit. Supported by a full symphony orchestra who get the evening underway with The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, this is a spectacular concert and a fantastic introduction for anyone new to choral music, as well as an exciting opportunity to hear a fresh interpretation of old favourites.
Tickets costing 10, 18, and 24 can be purchased via BCS members or info@birkenheadchoral.org. (Under 19s half price) Contact 0151 638 6469 to obtain a booking form. www.birkenheadchoral.org

Saturday April 25th at 7.30pm
An Evening with Johnny Kennedy

Melrose Hall, Melrose Avenue, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 3BU
Tickets 5 inc tea & cakes and/or bring your own drinks.
From 632 2152 or 632 4548

Sunday 26 April
Slaidburn & River Hodder (by coach)

Spring birding in a beautiful valley with stunning Bowland moors backdrop.
www.wirralbirdclub.com Field Meeting. Non-members are welcome to come to field trips - [click here for more info]

Sun 26th April 9.30-4.30pm
Wild Food Day at Ness Gardens

The majority of the day will be spent in the glorious grounds of Ness, foraging and getting to know the edible wildlife on display. The tail end of the day will be dedicated to reviewing our finds and cooking up the very best wild foods for sampling.
Cost: 45 (includes buffet lunch and all hand-outs). Bookings can be made via Ness on 0151 353 0123 (please note a deposit is payable in advance to secure your place) www.nessgardens.org.uk

Mon 27th Apr 2015, 7:30pm
The 38 Degrees Health Hustings

38 Degrees is holding a Wirral West hustings, and candidates from all political parties have been invited to attend. The topic up for discussion is the National Health Service. Each candidate will have time for an opening statement, then there will be questions from the floor. With Peter Reisdorf (Liberal Democrat), Margaret Greenwood (Labour) and Esther McVey (Conservative Party)
Venue - West Kirby United Reformed Church, Meols Drive, CH48 5DA
Book tickets at www.election.38degrees.org.uk/events/1321

Monday 27 April, 7.30pm
Palomino Quartet

Haydn: String Quartet in C, Op.33 No.3
Ades: Arcadiana, Op.12
Schubert: String Quartet in G, D.887
Hoylake Chamber Concert Society
At Westbourne Hall, West Kirby CH48 4DQ
More details at www.chamberconcert.co.uk

Palomino Quartet- Hayden- Quartet in C Major from Philip Denvir on Vimeo.


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Sat 2nd May 10am til 2pmNeston Farmers Market
Neston Farmers' & Food Makers' Market
And the first Saturday of every month, at the Market Square, Neston.
With the best locally grown and farmed produce, artisan and specialist food products and much more. Whatever your tastes you're sure to find something to enjoy. From pies to preserves, gourmet chocolate to lovely homemade cakes and savouries the market will host a wide range of mouth-watering delights, and live music on the day to keep you entertained while you shop. More details at www.discoverneston.co.uk/market.

Saturday 2nd Sunday 3rd and Bank Holiday Monday 4th May 10.00am - 4.00pm
Peninsula Arts and Crafts Display in the Coach House, Royden Park

Come and see a variety of crafts all on display in the Coach House at Royden Park. Browse, purchase or potter.
The Tea Servery here is open for refreshments.
Contact numbers/e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

Date Sunday 3rd May 4.30am - 6.30am
Dawn Chorus at Royden Park

Listen to the fantastic sounds of nature as birds sing at this very early time of year. If you have them, bring a pair of binoculars.
Meet: Court Yard/Coach House at Royden Park.
Special requirements - Sorry no dogs. Warm and waterproof clothing.
Booking requirements/numbers: *Booking essential* Please contact Royden Park on 0151 677 7594
Contact numbers/e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

Sunday 3rd May 10am to 2pm
Wallasey Food Fair

Fresh local food direct from the producer on the first Sunday of every month
St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey Village CH45 3LN
www.wirralfood.wix.com/wallaseyfoodfair
Phone 07510105549
Email events@themaplecakery.co.uk
From This Moment On
Monday 4th May
Ashton Park May Fair

All the fun of the fair in the Park and in Westbourne Community Hall.
www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk www.westbournehall.co.uk

Thursday 5th to Saturday 9th May
From This Moment On

West Kirby Light Opera Society will be celebrating their 65th birthday with a concert of lively music on Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th May at 7.30pm in Westbourne Hall, West Kirby. www.westbournehall.co.uk
Tickets are 12 and can be obtained from the ticket secretary on 0151 342 2143.
www.wklos.org.uk

8th, 9th & 10th May
The British Open Team Dinghy Racing Championships 'The Wilson Trophy'

The largest, most prestigious event in the international dinghy team racing calendar it takes place at The Marine Lake, West Kirby, Wirral's world-renowned sailing amphitheatre. World class sailors will be competing against each other for this coveted trophy.
See the website www.wilsontrophy.co.uk for full details

Friday, May 8th 7:00 for 7:30 p.m. start.
West Kirby, Hoylake and the Lusitania

An illustrated talk by Heather Chapman
at St Bridget's Centre, St Bridget's Lane, West Kirby
Tickets on the door: 5 for non-members; 2.50 for Friends of West Kirby Museum

Sat 9 May
Moore Nature Reserve, nr. Warrington

Popular reserve with lakes, woods and pasture.
www.wirralbirdclub.com Field Meeting. Non-members are welcome to come to field trips - [click here for more info]

Sunday 10th May 11.00am - 3.00pm
Animal Ark at Royden Park

Come and see a variety of exotic and native animals form skunks to chameleons, snakes to spiders and lots more!
Meet: In the Coach House at Royden Park
Special requirements: Sorry no dogs.
Contact numbers/e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

Tues 12th May 7.30 pm
Eileen Willshaw (Wirral Borough Council Heritage Officer)
'Wirral - Making Our Heritage Matter'

Hoylake and West Kirby Civic Society
United Reformed Church Hall, Meols Drive, West Kirby.
New members and visitors are always welcome.
Visitors 2.50 per meeting.

Wed 13 May 7.30pm
Primulas and Auriculas
by Ingrid Millington
Hoylake & District Gardening Society
Mini Hall at Hoylake Parade Community Centre
Talk followed by refreshments. Guests very welcome, 2.
... [click here for more info]

Saturday 16th May 2 - 4 p.m.
Explore the Rocks - the Geology of Thurstaston Common

Explore how the rocks beneath your feet came into being and how they have influenced our lives. Local geologist, Hilary Davies, will lead us over the Thurstaston Common ridge, visit Thor's Stone and explain the features exposed in the rock cutting on Telegraph Road.
Some steep slopes. Wear stout footwear.Meet at the car park for Thurstaston Common on the A540 (Grid ref: SJ247846).
Free walk. No need to book.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk/programme.html

Saturday 16th May, 7.30pm
Hoylake Choral Society presents:

Vivaldi - Gloria
Rutter - Gloria
Poulenc - Gloria
Hoylake Chapel, Station Rd, Hoylake, Wirral. CH47 4AA
Soloists. Sarah Ogden Soprano. Helen Gregory Mezzo Soprano.
Graham Eccles - Organist
David Bebbington - Conductor
Tickets 10, Students and Children 3.
Available at the door or in advance from:
The Ticket Secretary. Heather Norman 07887 634076
Hoylake Post Office, 48 Market Street, Hoylake.
For further details call (0151) 625 6184
email hcs.publicity@btinternet.com or visit our web site www.hoylakechoralsociety.org.uk
Registered Charity No 243442

Sunday 17th May 10.00am - 4.00pm
Vintage Car Rally at Royden Park

Come and see a range of vintage cars parked in the main events field at Royden Park.
The Tea Servery at Royden Park is open for refreshments.
Contact numbers/e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

Thurs 21 May
Thornton Hough Evening Walk

Gentle walk along footpaths around the village.
www.wirralbirdclub.com Field Meeting. Non-members are welcome to come to field trips - [click here for more info]

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 23rd May, 9 - 1pmtwitter logofacebook logo
West Kirby Farmers' Market

St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Rd, West Kirby CH48 5DE
By popular demand - your monthly Farmers' Market in West Kirby. Today and the 4th Sat in every month. Genuine local producers selling quality artisan foods. Organised by local volunteers, producers and Transition Town West Kirby. www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Bank Holiday Monday 25th May at 10.00am - 4.00pm
Peninsula Arts and Crafts Display in the Coach House, Royden Park

Come and see a variety of crafts all on display in the Coach House at Royden Park. Browse, purchase or potter.
The Tea Servery here is open for refreshments.
Contact numbers/e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

Sun 24th May 10am-2pm
Coastal Forage

This foraging session will involve exploring the sand flats of the Dee estuary on the Wirral for a variety of interesting and highly edible coastal plants. Conditions allowing, and with a little luck, we will look to find and harvest some estuary molluscs including clams and cockles. This fun and informative foraging session is suitable for adults and children alike and should make for a fun group day out. The session will last four, or slightly more, hours so please bring food and drink to keep energy levels up. Outdoor footwear including wellies/waders is well advised. Details of the meeting place will be provided on booking. Cost Adults 20, Children 10
Bookings, which are essential, must be made via Jesper on 07900544826 or via info@jesperlaunder.com

Sunday 24 May 2-4pm
St Helen's Community Band

In Ashton Park, West Kirby - Upper Park Arena
Bring a brolly and a blanket.
Admission Free - donations welcome
www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk

Thurs 28 May
Evening visit to a local, private garden

Hoylake & District Gardening Society
... [click here for more info]

Thurs 28 May 8pm
"AGM & Wirral Bird Club Members - Tell Tales"

Stories of birdwatching through the past year. Wirral Bird Club Members
Kingsmead School Hall, Bertram Drive, Hoylake CH47 0LLRed Sorghum
www.wirralbirdclub.com Non members are very welcome and the charge is 3.50 which includes light refreshments.
For more information, please contact Bill on 0151 345 4978

Friday 29th May 7.30pm
Red Sorghum

Set in the northern province of Shandong during the 1920s and early 30s. 7.30pm
A Hoylake Community Cinema film, at Hoylake Parade
Licensed bar, fresh food. Doors open 6.30 & film 7.30pm
For more details or to book visit www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk

Saturday 30th May 7.30pm
An Audience with Chris Tarrant

Westbourne Hall, West Kirby www.westbournehall.co.uk
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For ticket details download full Festival programme here

Sunday 31st May 12-5 pm
Coronation Gardens Charities and Community Fair

A variety of stalls to inteterst people of all ages
An opportunity to support and learn about the local charities and community groups
Free admission
Location : Coronation Gardens, West Kirby
www.coronationgardens.co.uk

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Sat 6th June 10am til 2pm
Neston Farmers' & Food Makers' Market
And the first Saturday of every month, at the Market Square, Neston.
With the best locally grown and farmed produce, artisan and specialist food products and much more. Whatever your tastes you're sure to find something to enjoy. From pies to preserves, gourmet chocolate to lovely homemade cakes and savouries the market will host a wide range of mouth-watering delights, and live music on the day to keep you entertained while you shop.Wallasey Food Fair More details at www.discoverneston.co.uk/market.

Sunday 7th June 10am to 2pm
Wallasey Food Fair

Fresh local food direct from the producer on the first Sunday of every month
St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey Village CH45 3LN
www.wirralfood.wix.com/wallaseyfoodfair
Phone 07510105549
Email events@themaplecakery.co.uk

Sunday 7th June 2-4pm
Like a Hurricane Rock Band

In Ashton Park, West Kirby - Upper Park Arena
Bring a brolly and a blanket.
Admission Free - donations welcome
www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk

Wed 10 June
Coach trip to Bridgemere Garden Centre & the Dorothy Clive Garden

Members have priority
Hoylake & District Gardening Society
... [click here for more info]

Sunday 21st June
Wirral LLR Bikeathon

Raising sponsorship money for the charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (LLR) why not set yourself a new challenge! Whether it's a physical or fundraising challenge, why not join them for a fantastic day out to raise money for those affected by blood cancers? Everyone from 8 to 80 can take part in the Wirral Bikeathon. Whether you're riding solo or as a group, the day guarantees fun for all ages. So motivate your friends, family and colleagues now!
www.wirralbikeathon.com
Much Ado About Nothing
Sunday 21st June
Oxton Secret Gardens

Over 20 local gardens to explore, many with entertainers and artistes, Village Centre entertainments, children's treats and refreshments
www.oxtonsociety.org.uk

Monday 22nd June - to Saturday 27th June
Much Ado About Nothing

Hillbark Players will be performing Shakespeare's great comedy Much Ado About Nothing
In Royden Park, Frankby from Monday 22nd June - to Saturday 27th June.
Evenings at 8pm with a matinee on Saturday 27th at 2.30pm. ALL SEATS ARE UNDER COVER.
Tickets are from 10-22 and can be obtained from the Floral Pavilion Box Office, by phone, in person or online.
Alternatively, go to www.hillbarkplayers.co.uk and click on the 'Buy tickets' link.

Thurs 25 June 8pm
"Shetland to Scilly"

Over 100 species of birds of the British Isles, from Puffins to rarities. Ashley Grove
Kingsmead School Hall, Bertram Drive, Hoylake CH47 0LL
www.wirralbirdclub.com Non members are very welcome and the charge is 3.50 which includes light refreshments.
For more information, please contact Bill on 0151 345 4978

Friday 26th June 7.30pm
Saturday Night Fever

John Travolta graduated from minor celebrity to superstar with Saturday Night Fever. Travolta plays Tony Manero, a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence
A Hoylake Community Cinema film, at Hoylake Parade
Licensed bar, fresh food. Doors open 6.30 & film 7.30pm
For more details or to book visit www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk

Sat 27 June
Carsington Water, Peak District (by coach)

Reservoir plus scrapes, woods and meadows. Excellent facilities.
www.wirralbirdclub.com Field Meeting. Non-members are welcome to come to field trips - [click here for more info]

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 27th June, 9 - 1pmtwitter logofacebook logo
West Kirby Farmers' Market

St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Rd, West Kirby CH48 5DE
By popular demand - your monthly Farmers' Market in West Kirby. Today and the 4th Sat in every month. Genuine local producers selling quality artisan foods. Organised by local volunteers, producers and Transition Town West Kirby. www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

Saturday 27th June 1.00 - 4.00pm
Sounds By the Sea

Free Live entertainment Music & Song at Curio, Slinky's, Paloma & The Wro - West Kirby
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For more details download full Festival programme here

Saturday 27th June 7.00pm
Wirral Community Orchestra Summer Serenade

United Reformed Church, West Kirby Tickets 5
www.wirralcommunityorchestra.co.uk
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For ticket details download full Festival programme here

Sunday 28th June
The Wirral Coastal Walk 2015

Organised by the Rotary Club of North Wirral, this 15 mile charity walk from Seacombe to Thurstaston takes you around the scenic coastline of the Wirral Peninsula.
www.wirralcoastalwalk.org

Sun 28th Jun 9.30am-4.30pm
Herb Day at Ness Gardens

This course gives insights into many herbal applications of both native and non-native species, and offering practical techniques for making the most of garden herbs. A brief classroom introduction is followed by an extensive herb identification walk, where you will collect a small sample of medicinal plants followed by lunch. The afternoon includes a further short walk followed by a session making a variety of herbal preparations in class, including tinctures, syrups and ointments. This is a popular course and spaces are limited so early booking is advised.
45.00 per person (includes, lunch, course and admission)
Bookings are made via Ness on 0151 353 0123 (Please note: a deposit is payable in advance to secure your place) www.nessgardens.org.uk

Sunday 28th June 2.00pm
Tea Dance

Wirral Arts Centre, West Kirby
The Secret Garden Tea Party presents a wartime themed tea dance, including Afternoon Tea. Tickets 12.50 www.wirralartscentre.org
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For ticket details download full Festival programme here

Monday 29th June 7.00 - 9.00pm
Young Talent Open Mic Night

Wirral Arts Centre, West Kirby
Tickets 4 Open to all 10 - 18 year olds - singers, musicians, poets and stand up comics are all welcome! www.wirralartscentre.org
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For ticket details download full Festival programme here

Tuesday 30th June 7.00 -10.00pm
Storyfest - The Final Event

Wirral Arts Centre, West Kirby
Tickets 4 The final session of a series of workshops exploring story telling with Andy Johnson and other guest story teller. www.wirralartscentre.org
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For ticket details download full Festival programme here.

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Wednesday 1st July 7.30pm
Radio Play Script Competition Finals

Wirral Arts Centre, West Kirby
Wirral Community Theatre perform the four finalist scripts to a panel of adjudicators including Billy Butler & Johnny Kennedy! Tickets 4 www.wirralartscentre.org
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For ticket details download full Festival programme here. Find details of the heats on reverse of programme.

Thursday 2nd July 7.30pm
Tivoli Trio - Dowland to The Beatles

An evening of light classics by an accomplished ensemble
Wirral Arts Centre, West Kirby - Tickets: 8 www.wirralartscentre.org
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For ticket details download full Festival programme here

Sat 4th July
Wirral Festival of Firsts Parade and Festi-Velo!

Wirral Festival of Firsts Parade and Festi-Velo!

Sat 4th July 10am til 2pm
Neston Farmers' & Food Makers' MarketNeston Farmers Market
And the first Saturday of every month, at the Market Square, Neston.
With the best locally grown and farmed produce, artisan and specialist food products and much more. Whatever your tastes you're sure to find something to enjoy. From pies to preserves, gourmet chocolate to lovely homemade cakes and savouries the market will host a wide range of mouth-watering delights, and live music on the day to keep you entertained while you shop. More details at www.discoverneston.co.uk/market.

Sunday 5th July 10am to 2pm
Wallasey Food Fair

Fresh local food direct from the producer on the first Sunday of every month
St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey Village CH45 3LN
www.wirralfood.wix.com/wallaseyfoodfair
Phone 07510105549
Email events@themaplecakery.co.uk

Sunday 5th July 2-4pm
Ellesmere Port Silver Band

In Ashton Park, West Kirby - Upper Park Arena
Bring a brolly and a blanket.
Admission Free - donations welcome
www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk

Monday 6th July 2.30pm
Joyce's War

Join Rhiannon Evans & Siân Bailey to hear about their mother's 2nd World War diary (History Press, 2015)
West Kirby Library - Free admission
For more details download full Festival programme here

Tuesday 7th July 5.30pm
Inisheer - Tea Time Concert

Hoylake Science Church, Free admission, includes tea
For more details download full Festival programme here

Tuesday 7th July 7.30pm
Sands Theatre Arts School Summer Showcase

Melrose Hall, Hoylake
Free admission With bucket collection
For more details download full Festival programme here

Wednesday 8th July 7.30pm
Craig Ogden & Miloš Milivojević in concert

At Hoylake Chapel - Tickets 12
Favourite classical Guitarist Craig Ogden returns to Hoylake bringing with him Serbian accordion maestro Miloš Milivojević
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For ticket details download full Festival programme here

Thursday 9th July 7.30pm
First Hand Tales

Joy France leads a new spoken word performance about life in Wirral developed by young people based on their own firsts and those of some Wirral oldies!
Melrose Hall, Hoylake, Tickets 5
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For ticket details download full Festival programme here

Friday 10th July 7.30pm
Kaleidoscope

A special evening of original poetry, dance, music and art, featuring C-City, Inisheer, Kevin McMahon & Clare Madeley, Jim Gordon & John Chatterton.
Melrose Hall, Hoylake, Tickets 5
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For ticket details download full Festival programme here

Saturday 11th July 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Peninsula Jazz Men present Jazz in the Garden

St Andrew's URC Church, Meols. Free admission.
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For more details download full Festival programme here

Saturday 11th July 2.00pm
Wirral Ukulele Orchestra

St Luke's Church Hoylake
Tickets 6 Hoylake's favourite annual music concert returns to St Luke's - book early!
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For ticket details download full Festival programme here
As Far As I Know
Saturday 11th July 7.30pm
As Far As I Know

UK Touring presents an evening with Roger McGough
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For ticket details download full Festival programme here

Saturday 11th July 7.30pm
Lormac Productions presents Sing! Sing! Sing!

Melrose Hall
Free with Bucket Collection
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For more details download full Festival programme here

Sunday 12th July 10.00am - 4.00pm
Art on the Promenade

Artists exhibit along the 2 mile stretch of Hoylake promenade. To register as an exhibitor, please check the Festival website.
Artists of all ages and stages welcome! 5 to register.
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For more details download full Festival programme here

Sunday 12th July
Sunday at the Parade

Arts, crafts, exhibits, demonstrations and workshops take over Hoylake Parade Community Centre for the day. Please contact Hoylake Parade Community Centre to book space, via the Festival website. Small charges apply.
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For more details download full Festival programme here

Sunday 12th July 12.00pm - 3.00pm
Homegrown Bananas on the Prom

Homegrown Bananas leads a joyful sea side show featuring different local musical groups.
Part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts, 27th June - 12th July
For more details download full Festival programme here

Thurs 23rd July 8pm
"Bee-eaters & Kingfishers"

An introduction to the birds of Goa. Chris Galvin
Kingsmead School Hall, Bertram Drive, Hoylake CH47 0LL
www.wirralbirdclub.com Non members are very welcome and the charge is 3.50 which includes light refreshments.
For more information, please contact Bill on 0151 345 4978

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 25th July, 9 - 1pmtwitter logofacebook logo
West Kirby Farmers' Market

St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Rd, West Kirby CH48 5DE
By popular demand - your monthly Farmers' Market in West Kirby. Today and the 4th Sat in every month. Genuine local producers selling quality artisan foods. Organised by local volunteers, producers and Transition Town West Kirby. www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

Sunday 26th July
Hoylake Allotment Open Day

Lots to see & do, stalls, bbq for the annual allotment open day - a great day out for all the family.
Hoylake Allotments - access at the bottom of Sandringham Avenue, Hoylake.

Sunday 26th July 2-4pm
Penninsula Jazz Band

In Ashton Park, West Kirby - Upper Park Arena
Bring a brolly and a blanket.
Admission Free - donations welcome
www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk

Sunday 26th July
Leasowe Common and River Birket

Returning waders, sea birds and migrants.The Hunt
www.wirralbirdclub.com Field Meeting. Non-members are welcome to come to field trips - [click here for more info]

Friday 31st July 7.30pm
The Hunt

Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen), a highly-regarded school teacher, has been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered.
A Hoylake Community Cinema film, at Hoylake Parade
Licensed bar, fresh food. Doors open 6.30 & film 7.30pm
For more details or to book visit www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk

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Wed 12 August
Coach trip to Armitage Garden Centre and Brodsworth Hall, Doncaster

Members have priority
Hoylake & District Gardening Society
... [click here for more info]

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 22nd August, 9 - 1pmtwitter logofacebook logo
West Kirby Farmers' Market

St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Rd, West Kirby CH48 5DE
By popular demand - your monthly Farmers' Market in West Kirby. Today and the 4th Sat in every month. Genuine local producers selling quality artisan foods. Organised by local volunteers, producers and Transition Town West Kirby. www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

Sun 23rd Aug
Coastal Foraging Session

This fun summertime foraging session will include exploring the sand flats of the Dee estuary on the Wirral for a variety of interesting and highly edible coastal plants. This informative foraging session is suitable for adults and children alike and should make for an enjoyable group day out. The session will last four, or slightly more, hours so please bring food and drink to keep energy levels up. Outdoor footwear including wellies/waders is well advised. Details of the meeting place will be provided on booking. Cost Adults 20, Children 10
Bookings, which are essential, must be made via Jesper on 07900544826 or via info@jesperlaunder.com

Friday 28th August 7.30pm
The Damned United

Set in 1960s and 1970s England, The Damned United tells the confrontational and darkly humorous story of Brian Clough's doomed 44-day tenure as manager of the reigning champions of English football - Leeds United.
A Hoylake Community Cinema film, at Hoylake Parade
Licensed bar, fresh food. Doors open 6.30 & film 7.30pm
For more details or to book visit www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk

Saturday, 29th August
Show Your Own

Hoylake's annual fruit & veg show.
More details soon.

--------------------- September 2015 -----------

Wed 9 September 7.30pm
Your Lawn & How to Look After It

by David Toyne
Hoylake & District Gardening Society<b>Hoylake 10k run</b>
Mini Hall at Hoylake Parade Community Centre
Talk followed by refreshments. Guests very welcome, 2.
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Saturday 12th Septemeber
Wirral Earth Fest
More Earth Fest family magic coming your way. Local food, local community, local music, local fun. Don't miss it this year! More details soon.

Sunday 13th Sept 2-4pm
Port Sunlight Lyceum Brass Band

In Ashton Park, West Kirby - Upper Park Arena
Bring a brolly and a blanket.
Admission Free - donations welcome
www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk

Sunday 20th Sept, starting at 11.00am
The annual Hoylake 10k run

The 10k Run is held annually to raise funds for the Wednesday Special Needs Club. The club runs and maintains the Soft Play Sensory Resource for Wirral's special needs people of all ages. The money raised from the 10k is used for the upkeep of the Sensory Resource. It is located in the The Parade Hoylake Community Centre, Hoyle Road, Hoylake.
For further information please visit www.wsnc.co.uk

Friday 25th September 7.30pm
Casablanca

In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit.
A Hoylake Community Cinema film, at Hoylake Parade
Licensed bar, fresh food. Doors open 6.30 & film 7.30pm
For more details or to book visit www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 26th September, 9 - 1pmtwitter logofacebook logo
West Kirby Farmers' Market

St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Rd, West Kirby CH48 5DE
By popular demand - your monthly Farmers' Market in West Kirby. Today and the 4th Sat in every month. Genuine local producers selling quality artisan foods. Organised by local volunteers, producers and Transition Town West Kirby. www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk
<b>Raising Agents</b>
Sun 27th September 1.00pm
Raising Agents - 100 years of the Women's Institute.
Theatre on the plot with the amazing Mikron Touring Theatre Company.

Bunnington WI is a bit down-at-heel. Dwindling membership means they can barely afford the hall, let alone a decent speaker. So when a PR guru becomes a member, the women are glad of new blood. Initially...
Gilroy Community Allotment Site, Gilroy Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 6DG.
A collection will be taken after the show.
Refreshments at the interval. Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic
Outdoor show with indoor back up in the event of very poor weather.
www.mikron.org.uk