Community What's On 2018



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Thu 12th Apr from 10.30am
Woody the Woodland Dragon (family activity)

Royden Park, Frankby CH48 1NP
Children will explore the woods for signs of a mystical creature. They will have to find dragon eggs hidden in the woods and make a nest for them. Finally, they will use dragon snot to make a friendship bracelet to take home.
For children aged 4 - 6. Children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult.
*Booking essential* for this activity. More details...

Fri 13th April 7:30pm
Bees, Wasps and Ants of Cheshire

A talk by Tony Parker, World Museum Liverpool
Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall
Admission 3. All welcome.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk

Sat 14th April 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk
Ollie West poster
Sat 14th April 7.45pm
The Ollie West Band Live in Concert

"We Watch the World Turning" 2018 UK tour
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 17th April 10am -12pm
The High Tidiers - West Kirby Clean Up Crew, at Grange Hill Heath (Meet at Grange Cemetery, Lang Lane Entrance)
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

Thurs 19th April 7.30pm
Gardens Well Worth a Visit

by Judy Popley
Join Hoylake & District Gardening Society for this talk at St Michael & All Angels, Woodland Road, Newton, West Kirby CH48 6EL. Guests are always welcome at 2 per meeting which includes tea/coffee.
... [more details]

Saturday 21st April 10am to 2pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

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

Sat 21st April 7.45pm
The Songs of Leonard Cohen

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).
Keith James poster
Sunday 22nd April 10am -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

Thursday 26th April 11am -12 noon
Grange Park Community Orchard Maintenance

Transition Town West Kirby's Incredible Edible group and FRoG (aka Friends of Grange Park) keep this collection of fruit trees going and would love some help from you. Only brief sessions as you see, meeting by the scout hut in Grange Cemetery - entrance Lang Lane. Do join in!

Thursday 26 April 8pm
"Leasowe - A Birder's Year"
Birds seen on our doorstep.

Jeremy Bradshaw
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 April 7.30pm
Rabbit-Proof Fence (PG)
Hoylake Community Cinema

Based on a true story. Set in 1930s Australia, three young girls escape from a re-education' camp, established to breed out' Aboriginal blood. A profoundly moving performance from newcomer Everlyn Sampi as Molly Craig.
Directed by Phillip Noyce (2002)
Check details and tickets...
At www.hoylakeparade.com

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 28th April, 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. www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

Saturday April 28th
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 1.30pm
Leave Hilbre before 5pm
At other times check the tide times and always use the safe crossing route.

Sat 28th April 7.45pm
Paul Costello
Paul Costello poster
With the Price Roberts Classical Guitar Duo
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).

Monday 30 April 7.30pm
Chiaroscuro String Quartet

J.S.Bach: The Art of Fugue, (Contrapuncti 1, 4 & 9)
Fanny Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E flat
Beethoven: String Quartet in c minor, Op.18 No.4
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E flat, Op.12
Hoylake Chamber Concert Society - www.chamberconcert.co.uk/apr18.html
At St Hildeburgh's church (corner of Stanley Road and The King's Gap in Hoylake, CH47 1HL).

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4th, 5th, & 6th May
British Open Dinghy Team Racing Championships

The 69th Wilson Trophy - the largest event in the international dinghy team racing calendar, where world class sailors will be competing against each other at West Kirby Marine Lake.
See www.wilsontrophy.co.uk for full details.

Sat 5th May
Dee Sailing Club Open Day

Come and try Dart 16 and Dart 18 sailing, cruiser sailing, RIB/Rescue Boat driving
In conjunction with RYA 'Push the Boat Out' Campaign and UKIDA Dart18 'Try a Dart' Program.
Dee Sailing Club, Station Road CH61 0HN
BBQ and club bar available
For more details or to register, email Roy secretary@dee-sc.co.uk

Sat 5th May 7pm
Tennessee Waltz with the Helsby String Band

Jimmy and Sarah-Lou (also of Jimmy Rae & the Moonshine Girls) are a highly experienced and professional acoustic vocal harmony duo with a passion for all things country and Americana.
Tennesse Waltz are joined by the fantastic Helsby Mountain String Band. Expect sets from both HMSB and TW, across the evening, and even some collaborations!
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 6th May 10 -12pm
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 6th May 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.

Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 10am to 4pm
Ashton Park May Fair

Family Fun with childrens fair, pony rides, stalls, entertainments, refreshments, tennis camp, Viking encampment, model boating and lots more!
Located in Ashton Park and Westbourne Hall, plus West Kirby Museum and St Bridgets Church open.
www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk

From Thursday 10th May - Saturday 12th May at 7:30pm
Hi-de-Hi! By Wirral Community Theatre

Westbourne Hall, Westbourne Rd CH48 4DG
Wirral Community Theatre presents Hi-de-Hi at Westbourne Hall.
Tickets 6 - can be booked online www.wirralcommunitytheatre.com/tickets, or by calling 07906 265 317.

Sat 12th May 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

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

Saturday 12th May, 10am 1pm
Thurstaston Photowalk

Starting with a general chat about cameras and equipment and composition in the lecture theatre we will walk along the Wirral Way to the Dungeon with lots of photo opportunities along the way.
Members of Birkenhead Photographic Association will be on hand throughout to give hints, tips, guidance and encouragement so that you can be sure to capture some great images, the kind that will look superb on the living room wall! Bring with you your camera, spare batteries and memory cards (or film!) and loads of enthusiasm.
Dont forget appropriate footwear and clothing suitable for a short walk. Sorry, registered assistance dogs only.
Cost: FREE. Walk length: 3 miles
*Booking essential* Contact: 07740642462 E-mail: ronald.j.thomas@btinternet.com
Meet at: Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre, Thurstaston CH61 0HN
More details on Wirral Walking Festival 2018

Saturday 12th May 11am2pm
Wirral Environmental Network Open Day

At The Sandon Building, Falkland Road, Wallasey CH44 8ER
Plants, plants, plants for sale, hedgehog houses, arts and crafts, compost give away, and much more...
Refreshments inc home made cakes, jams and chutneys. Raffle.
Donations are welcomed and much appreciated.
www.wirralenvironmentalnetwork.org.uk

Saturday 12th May 3 - 4pm
Grange Park Community Orchard Maintenance

Transition Town West Kirby's Incredible Edible group and FRoG (aka Friends of Grange Park) keep this collection of fruit trees going and would love some help from you. Only brief sessions as you see, meeting by the scout hut in Grange Cemetery - entrance Lang Lane. Do join in!

Saturday 12th May, 7pm 9pm
Red Rocks Evening Walk

Join members of Cheshire Wildlife Trust on an evening walk at Red Rocks with a chance to listen out for singing Natterjack Toads. Sorry, registered assistance dogs only.
Cost: 5, Walk length: 2 kilometres *Booking essential* Contact: 019488 20728 or Email: info@cheshirewt.org.uk
Meet at: Hoylake, CH47 1HN
More details on Wirral Walking Festival 2018
Oxton Seret Gardens picture
Sunday May 13th 10am-5pm
Secret Gardens of Oxton

Visit over 25 private gardens not normally open to the public with courtyards, rockeries, walled gardens, ponds and colourful borders on view. With a wide range of refreshments, arts and crafts stalls, and a spectacular raffle.
Free parking, free minibus from the car park, disabled parking and nearby bus stops give easy access.
This years benefitting charities are: Birkenhead Woodcraft Folk, Sundowns, The Vikes Youth Club and The Oxton Society. 6 for a programme in advance, 8 on the day. A discount voucher for Ness Botanic Gardens is included. Children free entrance.
For further details please contact www.oxtonsociety.org.uk
or ring 07963 248 268

Wednesday 16th May, 7pm - 9pm
Royden Park Walk

A Ramblers flat walk following paths and tracks across fields and through woodland. We pass the RAF West Kirby Memorial and walk through the former RAF Camp before returning to Royden Park. Sorry, registered assistance dogs only. Meet at: Royden Park Car Park, CH48 1NP
Cost: FREE (but please bring some money if you want to join us at the Old Rathbone afterwards!) Walk length: 4 Miles. Contact: 01244 880649 Email: ramblerschester@hotmail.co.uk
More details on Wirral Walking Festival 2018

Thurs 17th May 7.30pm
Herbaceous Plants

by Geoff Little
Join Hoylake & District Gardening Society for this talk at St Michael & All Angels, Woodland Road, Newton, West Kirby CH48 6EL. Guests are always welcome at 2 per meeting which includes tea/coffee.
... [more details]
Heswall Farmers' Market
Saturday 19th May 10am to 2pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

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

Sat 19th and Sun 20th May at 1.30 - 4.30pm
Open Garden at Inglewood, 4 Birchmere, Heswall

Home-made teas, in aid of Wirral Hospice St John's.
National Garden Scheme - private gardens open for charity
More details at www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/21098

Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 7pm
Dylan at the Gaslight Café

For one night only, The West Kirby Arts Centre will recreate the atmosphere of Bob's coffee-house days. Wirral singer/songwriter Dean Johnson will perform Dylan's repertoire as featured on the legendary 'Gaslight Tapes'. A second set will feature many of Bob's classics.
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).

Sun 20th May 9.30am - 3.30pm
Choir in a day - Songs of the sea special

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/426533
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

Thursday 24th May 11am - 12 noon
Grange Park Community Orchard Maintenance

Transition Town West Kirby's Incredible Edible group and FRoG (aka Friends of Grange Park) keep this collection of fruit trees going and would love some help from you. Only brief sessions as you see, meeting by the scout hut in Grange Cemetery - entrance Lang Lane. Do join in!

Thursday 24 May 8pm
"AGM & Wirral Bird Club Members - A Bird's Eye View"

Club members share their birding experiences through their own photographs.
Wirral Bird Club Members
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 25th May 7.30pm
From Russia with Love (12)
Hoylake Community Cinema

Bond is back... and sent to Turkey, where SPECTRE plans to avenge his killing of Dr. No. A superb, action-packed second outing for the franchise; a huge critical and commercial success.
Directed by Terence Young (1963)
Check details and tickets...
At www.hoylakeparade.com

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 26th May, 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. www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

Saturday May 26th
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 12 noon
Leave Hilbre before 5.30pm
At other times check the tide times and always use the safe crossing route.

Saturday 26th May, 2pm 4pm
The Minerals and Fossils of Thurstaston Shore

Dr Hilary Davies, from Liverpool Geological Society, will explain the fascinating geology of Thurstaston Cliffs and the fossils in the rock armour. Access to the foreshore is by steps and
much of the walk will be on sand. Stout footwear essential. Sorry, registered assistance dogs only.
Meet at: Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre, Thurstaston. Walk length: 2.5 kilometres, Cost: FREE
*Booking essential* Contact: 01948 820 728
More details on Wirral Walking Festival 2018
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Sun 27th May 1pm - 6pm
Caldy Open Gardens

Caldy Village CH48 2HZ
Wander round 12 beautiful, private gardens, all different styles and sizes to inspire and entertain you.
Caldy Church and Caldy Manor are also opening their doors and grounds making it a truly community event.
Plant stall, tea and cakes, barbecue sausages, Pimms, artisan stalls.
Free entry for under 16s. For more information, see [this page]

Sunday May 27th 2-4pm
Ashton Park Concert

Peninsula Jazzmen
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

Wed 30th May from 10am
In the garden flowers and bees (family activity)

Royden Park, Frankby CH48 1NP
Children will explore the Walled Garden in search of flowers. They will use a magnifying glass to take a closer look at the structure of a plant. They will then learn about the important role of bees. Finally, the children will head back to the coach house where they will plant their very own seed to take home and grow.
For children aged 6 - 12. Children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult.
*Booking essential* for this activity. More details...

Thu 31st May from 10am
Enchanted Woods - Royden Park

Frankby CH48 1NP, UK
Discover the hidden delights of our enchanted woods, followed by arts and crafts activities.
This event is suitable for children aged 5 - 8. Children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult.
*Booking essential* for this activity. More details...

Thursday 31st May, 6.30pm 9.30pm
Sunset Walk to Hilbre

Join the Rangers and Friends of Hilbre for a gentle evening stroll to the islands of the Hilbre Archipelago. On the walk we will learn about the islands maritime history and look for some of the fantastic wildlife that makes Hilbre its home. Suitable footwear and waterproofs are essential. Sorry, registered assistance dogs only.
Cost: 5. Walk length: 4 miles. Meet at: West Kirby Sailing Centre CH48 0QG
*Booking essential* - westkirbyhoylakemeolsparks@wirral.gov.uk
More details on Wirral Walking Festival 2018

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Sunday 3rd June 10am - 12pmHigh 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

Sun 3rd Jun 10am - 4pm
Rockcliffe Raptors at Royden Park

Hillbark Road, Frankby CH48 1NP
Rockcliffe Raptors will be displaying some of their birds of prey.

Sunday 3rd June 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.

6-9 June nightly at 7:30pm with a Sat matinee at 2:30pm
Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi

Presented by: West Kirby Light Opera Society (WKLOS) www.wklos.org.uk
An unmissable new production of this brilliantly entertaining, feel-good musical for the wholefamily!
Venue: Floral Pavilion Theatre, Marine Promenade, New Brighton CH45 2JS
Tickets from www.floralpavilion.com

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

Saturday 9th June 12 noon - 5 pm
West Kirby's first 'Greene Day'

For MacMillan Cancer Support at the Ring 'o Bells pub, Village Road.
A great family day out with live music, BBQ and stalls.
Free entrance, donations gratefully accepted.
Calling all craft traders: We have spaces for stalls at this event. If you are interested, please email Nicole at nmcilveen@macmillan.org.uk or drop into the Ring 'o Bells for a pint and speak to Lisa Jones.

Sunday 10th June
Wirral Bikeathon

A charity bike ride which raises funds for Bloodwise www.bloodwise.org.uk (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research).
This is a great way to enjoy a family day out while at the same time raising money for Bloodwise. For more info and to register for the event go to www.wirralbikeathon.com

Sunday 10th June 11am - 4pm
Open Garden at 24 Old Greasby Road, Upton

Home made teas.
National Garden Scheme - private gardens open for charity
www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/33959

Sunday June 10th 2-4pm
Ashton Park Concert

Swing Era
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

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

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

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...


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. www.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.

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 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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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).

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).

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
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(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
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(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

Heswall Farmers' Market
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 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.
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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)
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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. www.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
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(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

----------------------- August -------------
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

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. www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

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)
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At www.hoylakeparade.com