Community What's On 2018



Heswall Farmers' Market
Saturday 16th June 10am to 2pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

Third Saturday of every month
www.facebook.com/HeswallFarmerMarket

Saturday, 16th June, 10am - 4pm
Storyfest Workshop

Storyfest is an opportunity to learn the art of telling a story from memory at a day-long workshop, with the option of telling a story to an audience at an evening performance on 4th July. To book, please call Andrew on 625 4109.
The workshop is on at St Bridget's Church Centre. 10 for the day. Please bring lunch to share. Paper and coloured pencils will be handy too.

Saturday 16th June 12 - 4pm
Garden Party and Plant Bring & Buy Sale

At Dane Cottage, 11 Ethelbert Lane, Meols. CH47 5BF
The Friends of Hoylake and Meols in Bloom will be holding their annual Fundraising Garden party at Dane Cottage to raise funds for the floral displays throughout Hoylake and Meols. There will be a large plant bring and buy sale of locally grown plants, live music by local artists, a great raffle and as much coffee and cake as you would like.
If you have any plants we could sell, do please email contact@hoylakeinbloom.co.uk
Do come along and enjoy the lovely atmosphere of the Garden Party now in its 12th year.

Sat 16th Jun 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Bat and Owl Walk - Royden Park

Frankby, CH48 1NP
Join the rangers for an evening walk around the park to discover more about these nocturnal animals.
Sorry no dogs are allowed at this event.
*Booking essential* for this activity. More details...

Sunday 17th June 10.00 am - 12.00pm
The High Tidiers - West Kirby Clean Up Crew, at West Kirby Beach (Meet at Hilbre Tides Notice Board)

Come and join our group of enthusiastic volunteers as we tidy up the local area. We provide all the necessary kit for picking litter. It's a family friendly morning with a real feeling of achievement at the end as we help to keep Wirral beautiful.
See our Facebook page for details and photos. www.facebook.com/hightidiersWestKirby
West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 23rd June, 9 - 1pmtwitter logofacebook logo
West Kirby Farmers' Market

St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Rd, West Kirby CH48 5DE
Buy from a great selection of locally produced food. 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. https://westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

Saturday June 23rd
Hilbre Island seal watching

Friends of Hilbre volunteers will staff the old telegraph station lookout building on Hilbre and will offer seal watching through the telescope, weather permitting.
Leave West Kirby after 11am
Leave Hilbre before 4pm
At other times check the tide times and always use the safe crossing route.

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 - 7pm-10pm
Irish Music Night

At West Kirby Arts Centre
With John Walsh and Keith Price, following on from their successful St Patricks evening in March.
John (guitar/lead vocals) and Keith (fiddle, mandolin, melodian and harmonica) were both members of Irish band Cream of the Barley which formed in the early 80s. Over the years the group worked with the top names in Irish folk music. Their annual St. Patricks Day concert became a special event for Irish music lovers. They have worked on TV and radio and featured in Willie Russells film Dancing Through the Dark.
This evening, they are joined by two gifted traditional musicians - uillian piper, John Turton and melodian player, Jennie Nolan.
Doors open at 7pm, performance from 7.30pm, licensed bar.
www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk/events/Irish-Music-Night

Sun 24th JuneWirral Coastal Walk
Wirral Coastal Walk

A fantastic walk for the whole family.
Start at Seacombe Ferry & finish at Thurstaston.
Four, ten or 15 mile options.
Reg & info at www.wirralcoastalwalk.org

Sunday June 24th 2-4pm
Ashton Park Concert

Wirral Symphonic Wind Band
Concerts take place in the Upper Park Arena
Bring a folding chair, mat or blanket to sit on!
Donations welcome.
www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk

Thursday 28th June 2-4pm
King Creole

Silver Screenings by Wirral Older People's Parliament
At Hoylake Community Centre, 31 Hoyle Road CH47 3AG
Tickets 5. FREE ticket for carers. Refreshments included
Please book ahead to ensure you get in. julie@wirralopp.co.uk 0151 632 5170

Health Walks


Health walks are FREE short, friendly, weekly walks for all, especially those new to walking. Meet new people and enjoy the beauty of Wirral with our trained walk leaders. Theres no need to book but please arrive 10 minutes early on your first walk to register. You need comfy shoes and water if it is hot. These walks continue throughout the year and additional locations may be available. For current walks, please go to: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

  • West Kirby
Mondays, 12noon (Not on Bank Holidays)
This walk is not suitable for beginners.
Meet at: Wirral Sailing Centre, West Kirby Marine Lake

  • West Kirby
Wednesdays, 12noon
Particularly suitable for beginners.
Meet at Wirral Sailing Centre

  • Royden Park
Thursdays, 2.30pm
A longer than usual walk - not suitable for beginners.
Meet at: Royden Park Car Park

Thursday 28 June 8pm
"Collared Doves, Cuckoos and Fairy Tales"
A varied collection of stories and photos.

Richard Ashford
A Wirral Bird Club meeting
At Kingsmead School Hall
Non-members are very welcome and the charge is 4, which includes light refreshments.
... [more details]

Friday 29th June 7.30pm
Notes on Blindness (U)
Hoylake Community Cinema

Winner of Best Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards, this beautiful and groundbreaking film is based on the audio diaries of John Hull as he explores his relationship with blindness.
Directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney (2016)
Check details and tickets...
At www.hoylakeparade.com

Saturday, 30 Jun 2018 - 7pm-10pm
Tom Mason in Concert

When not donning the tricorn hat with the Blue Buccaneers, Tom Mason tours as a solo act, entertaining crowds with his guitar and dobro playing, his musical story-telling, and songs from his recent solo CD "Salmagundi", an anthology of his non-nautical tunes like "I Thought I Heard a Train", "Chano Pozo's Shoes", "The World is Drunk", and a good bit of slide guitar. Be forewarned, though, his solo shows stray from the typical shoe-gazing sensitive singer-songwriter fare, owing as much to Vaudeville as Nashville.
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

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Sunday 1st July 10.00 am - 12.00pm
The High Tidiers - West Kirby Clean Up Crew, at West Kirby Beach (Meet at Hilbre Tides Notice Board)

Come and join our group of enthusiastic volunteers as we tidy up the local area. We provide all the necessary kit for picking litter. It's a family friendly morning with a real feeling of achievement at the end as we help to keep Wirral beautiful.
See our Facebook page for details and photos. www.facebook.com/hightidiersWestKirby
Lakeside Artisan Market poster
Sunday 1st July 12 noon - 5pm
Lakeside Artisan Market

Coronation Gardens, West Kirby
A free to the public open air art fair which takes place on the first Sunday of every month from May to September. Run on behalf of the "Friends of Coronation Gardens", it gives artists a venue and opportunity to sell their work with all of the proceeds of the cheap 15 stallholder fee going to the "Friends of Coronation Gardens" and the upkeep of the public gardens.

Sunday, 1st July 6pm-7:15pm
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay is a poet, novelist and playwright, with many distinctions including her current role as the third modern Makar (Scottish poet laureate). Jackie comes to West Kirby on Sunday 1st July to give a reading and book signing at the West Kirby Arts Centre. Join us to hear "one of Scotland's most celebrated living writers" (The Spectator).
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Tuesday 3rd July 7:30pm - 10pm
Tony Husband on Cartoons, My Dad and Dementia

Tony Husband astonished and delighted Festival goers in 2017 with his quick fire cartoons. Tony returns to give a talk based on the story of his father and how dementia slowly took him away from his family. This is documented in his book Take Care, Son: The Story of My Dad and his Dementia (2014).
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk/events/Tony-Husband-Talk
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Wednesday, 4th July, 7:30pm
Storyfest Performance

An evening performance of storytelling at West Kirby Arts Centre, hosted by professional storyteller, Tom Hughes www.tomtelltale.blogspot.co.uk. 5 entry. Tickets available at the door.

Thursday 5th July 7pm - 10pm
Sounds of Wirral

Celebrating the sights and sounds of Wirral. Curated by Nikki Bennett and Tom Lockett, it features the première performance of some new songs composed by Tom Lockett based on poetry from Gladys Mary Coles' Wirral Anthology as well as readings and performances of new poetry and music about Wirral.
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Friday 6th July 7pm-10pm
Americana, Music

The Celebrated and Friends present an evening celebrating and exploring great American songs and artists.
The Celebrated are the West Kirby Arts Centre house band with a core group of five musicians (Bob Glass, Glyn Jones, Craig Mackintosh, Gareth Padfield and Trevor Smith) formed in 2015 to perform concerts to raise money for charities and have been doing so ever since, with many invited guest musicians. The American 2 concert will be their 17th performed at the West Kirby Arts Centre.
Their chosen charity for this concert is Asylum Link Merseyside - Charity number 1095180.
We hope you enjoy their music and please give generously for this incredibly worthwhile cause.
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Saturday 7 July 7pm - 10pm
Cats, Fiddles and Sylvia Plath

A double bill of unique musical biographies.
The first tells the story of one of Wirral's greatest but almost forgotten poets. Arthur Seymour John Tessimond was born in Claughton Village in 1902. The second part of the production takes Sylvia Plath as its subject. The Belfry is set in the final weeks of Plath's tragic life from the view point of her neighbour, a retired professor living in the flat below hers .
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4ELCheck details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Sun 8th July 9.30am - 3.30pm
Choir in a day at West Kirby Arts Centre

Come and experience the joy of singing at this one-day workshop in the beautiful acoustics of West Kirby Arts Centre. Led by experienced vocal practitioner James Sills, you will learn a variety of traditional and contemporary songs from around the world in 3/4 part harmony. All songs will be taught be ear and no previous experience is necessary - just enthusiasm!
Book ahead, at www.wegottickets.com/event/426525
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, Birkenhead, Wirral CH48 4EL
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).
www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk

Sunday July 8th 2-4pm
Ashton Park Concert

Ellesmere Port Concert Brass
Concerts take place in the Upper Park Arena
Bring a folding chair, mat or blanket to sit on!
Donations welcome.
www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk

Tuesday 10th July 7pm - 10pm
Light and Dark

The first part of the evening - Facing the Music (Rosie Glass) is an autobiographical story of Rosie's experiences after surviving a life threatening illness, interspersed with flute pieces recorded by her.
The story takes us through the irony of unexpectedly surviving only to be shown that as a suddenly "dis-abled person" she must often accept what others do not. The story ends with a vision for a changed future, while also including a varied musical programme.
The second part of the evening - Comedy Songs (Spiky Feather Duo) will feature a selection of light hearted swipes at the mundane, the frustrating and the ridiculous. Meet demonic musical instruments, talking hexagons and reincarnated insurance salesmen, set to a background of classical (and not-so-classical) guitar and flute music.
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Wed 11th July 7.45pm
Kete Bowers in Concert
Kete Bowers poster
Plus support act.
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Thurs 12th July 7.45pm
Pros and Coms - A Journey Across the Mersey

An evening of music, poetry and comedy
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 - 7pm - 10pm
The Curator

The premiere of a two act play written by Alexander Bishop & Christopher A. Sutcliffe.
At the dawn of the twentieth century, a former librarian finds himself in consideration for job of his dreams. When the interview takes an unexpected turn, secrets are revealed and one thing becomes increasingly clear... There is much more to this meeting of the minds than might be expected.
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Sat 14th July 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

Sunday 15th July 10.00 am - 12.00pmHigh Tidiers logo
The High Tidiers - West Kirby Clean Up Crew, at West Kirby Beach (Meet at Hilbre Tides Notice Board)

Come and join our group of enthusiastic volunteers as we tidy up the local area. We provide all the necessary kit for picking litter. It's a family friendly morning with a real feeling of achievement at the end as we help to keep Wirral beautiful.
See our Facebook page for details and photos. www.facebook.com/hightidiersWestKirby
Saturday 21st July 10am to 2pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

Third Saturday of every month
www.facebook.com/HeswallFarmerMarket

Sunday July 22nd
Hilbre Island seal watching

Friends of Hilbre volunteers will staff the old telegraph station lookout building on Hilbre and will offer seal watching through the telescope, weather permitting.
Leave West Kirby after 11.30am
Leave Hilbre before 4pm
At other times check the tide times and always use the safe crossing route.

Sunday July 22nd 2-4pm
Ashton Park Concert

Mold Town Concert Band
Concerts take place in the Upper Park Arena
Bring a folding chair, mat or blanket to sit on!
Donations welcome.
www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk

Thursday 26th July 2-4pm
Summer Holiday

Silver Screenings by Wirral Older People's Parliament
At Hoylake Community Centre, 31 Hoyle Road CH47 3AG
Tickets 5. FREE ticket for carers. Refreshments included
Please book ahead to ensure you get in. julie@wirralopp.co.uk 0151 632 5170

Thursday 26 July 8pm
"The Natural Beauty of Costa Rica"
The most amazing biodiversity in a beautiful country.

Hugh Stewart
A Wirral Bird Club meeting
At Kingsmead School Hall
Non-members are very welcome and the charge is 4, which includes light refreshments.
... [more details]

Friday 27th July 7.30pm
Dheepan (15)
Hoylake Community Cinema

Three Tamil refugees flee the civil war-ravaged Sri Lanka and come to France, in the hope of reconstructing their lives, only to find themselves in a different kind of conflict zone. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Directed by Jacques Audiard (2015)
Check details and tickets...
At www.hoylakeparade.com

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 28th July, 9 - 1pmtwitter logofacebook logo
West Kirby Farmers' Market

St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Rd, West Kirby CH48 5DE
Buy from a great selection of locally produced food. 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. https://westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk
Zervas and Pepper  poster
Sat 28th July 7.45pm
Zervas & Pepper

Discover Wilderland when Zervas and Pepper will be performimg with their guitarist Simon Kingsman
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Sunday 29th July 10.00 am - 12.00pm
The High Tidiers - West Kirby Clean Up Crew, at West Kirby Beach (Meet at Hilbre Tides Notice Board)

Come and join our group of enthusiastic volunteers as we tidy up the local area. We provide all the necessary kit for picking litter. It's a family friendly morning with a real feeling of achievement at the end as we help to keep Wirral beautiful.
See our Facebook page for details and photos. www.facebook.com/hightidiersWestKirby

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Sunday 5th August 12 noon - 5pm
Lakeside Artisan Market

Coronation Gardens, West Kirby
A free to the public open air art fair which takes place on the first Sunday of every month from May to September. Run on behalf of the "Friends of Coronation Gardens", it gives artists a venue and opportunity to sell their work with all of the proceeds of the cheap 15 stallholder fee going to the "Friends of Coronation Gardens" and the upkeep of the public gardens.

Sat 11th August 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

Sunday 12th August 10.00 am - 12.00pm
The High Tidiers - West Kirby Clean Up Crew, at West Kirby Beach (Meet at Hilbre Tides Notice Board)

Come and join our group of enthusiastic volunteers as we tidy up the local area. We provide all the necessary kit for picking litter. It's a family friendly morning with a real feeling of achievement at the end as we help to keep Wirral beautiful.
See our Facebook page for details and photos. www.facebook.com/hightidiersWestKirby

Saturday 18th August 10am to 2pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

Third Saturday of every month
www.facebook.com/HeswallFarmerMarket

Sunday August 19th
Hilbre Island seal watching

Friends of Hilbre volunteers will staff the old telegraph station lookout building on Hilbre and will offer seal watching through the telescope, weather permitting.
Leave West Kirby after 11am
Leave Hilbre before 3.30pm
At other times check the tide times and always use the safe crossing route.
West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 25th August, 9 - 1pmtwitter logofacebook logo
West Kirby Farmers' Market

St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Rd, West Kirby CH48 5DE
Buy from a great selection of locally produced food. 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. https://westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

Sunday 26th August 10.00 am - 12.00pmHigh Tidiers logo
The High Tidiers - West Kirby Clean Up Crew, at West Kirby Beach (Meet at Hilbre Tides Notice Board)

Come and join our group of enthusiastic volunteers as we tidy up the local area. We provide all the necessary kit for picking litter. It's a family friendly morning with a real feeling of achievement at the end as we help to keep Wirral beautiful.
See our Facebook page for details and photos. www.facebook.com/hightidiersWestKirby

Thursday 30th Aug 2-4pm
Backbeat

Silver Screenings by Wirral Older People's Parliament
At Hoylake Community Centre, 31 Hoyle Road CH47 3AG
Tickets 5. FREE ticket for carers. Refreshments included
Please book ahead to ensure you get in. julie@wirralopp.co.uk 0151 632 5170

Friday 31st August 7.30pm
Sing Street (12A)
Hoylake Community Cinema

Terrific feel-good comedy drama set in 1980s Dublin. Schoolboy Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), starts a band in search of relief from family problems, while falling in love with aspiring model Raphina (Lucy Boynton).
Directed by John Carney (2016)
Check details and tickets...
At www.hoylakeparade.com