Community What's On 2015



Show Your Own
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Wednesday 26th August, 1.30pm - 3pm
Wild Bug Hunt at Royden Park

Come along on this summer's children's event and have a go at a Wild Bug Hunt at Royden Park. This activity starts at the Coach House/Courtyard then promptly moves out into other parts of Royden Park.
Meet at the Coach House/Courtyard at Royden Park.
The Tea Servery here is open for refreshments.
Special requirements: Outdoor clothing and footwear.
Contact: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

Friday 28th - Monday 31st August
Hoylake Beer Festival is back!

For more information and tickets go to www.hoylakebeerfestival.co.uk

Saturday, 29th August 10am to 4pm
Show Your Own

Hoylake's annual fruit & veg show.
Melrose Hall. Drop in and have a look, and/or bring your plants, veg, crafts and see how you do - details from HELP Shop, Melrose Hall or 632 2152

Bank Holiday Monday 31st August, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
The Beauty of Heathlands at Heswall

Join the Ranger and Cheshire Wildlife Trust on this guided walk and discover the beauty and wildlife of these heathland habitats within Heswall. The sites are Cleaver Heath and Heswall Dales.
Meet: Cleaver Heath on Oldfield Road, Heswall
Special requirements: Warm and waterproof clothing and stout footwear.
Contact: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

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Turnpikes to Motorways in Wirral
Tuesday 1 September
Hilbre Over the High Tide

Passage Terns and Skuas and returning waders.
Wirral Bird Club Field Meeting More details

Friday, 4th September, 7 for 7.30 pm
Turnpikes to Motorways in Wirral

An illustrated talk by Gavin Hunter
St Bridgets Centre, West Kirby
All Welcome. Refreshments available

Friday 4th September 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

Sat 5th Sept 9am til 1pm
Neston Farmers' & Food Makers' Market
The first Saturday of every month, at the Market Square, Neston.

Saturday 5th September 10am - 4pm
Heritage Open Day @ St Bridget's Church, West Kirby

An Anglican church with a history of worship dating back 1000 years.
Home to the rare Norse Hogback stone.
No booking required. Disabled access.
Refreshments available in St Bridget's Centre.
Contact: Malcolm Taylor, 0151 625 2481
Malcolm.j.taylor@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday 5th Sept, 10am- 4pm
Heritage Open Day @ West Kirby Museum

Founded in 1892 in memory of Charles Dawson Brown and now Wirral Heritage Open Dayscompletely refurbished. The collection covers 1000 years of local history : Anglo-Saxon, Viking and medieval sculptured stones, St Bridget's Church, West Kirby old village and the West Kirby parish schools. Special displays by the Museum Research Group.
No booking required. Disabled access. Refreshments in St Bridget's Centre.
Contact: Christine Longworth, 0151 632 3949

Saturday 5th September, 10.30 am & 12.45 pm
Ashton Park Walk

'West Kirby Park' opened in 1901. Characterised by delays and overspend, it originally occupied half its present area. Learn of its history and design and the story of Ashton family, after whom the park is now named.
Meet outside St Bridget's Centre, St Bridget's Lane, West Kirby.
*Booking required* Access is along paths without steps or steep slopes.
Refreshments in St Bridget's Centre.
Contact: Martin Harrison, 0151 625 8535
martin@harrison5050.fsnet.co.uk

Saturday 5th Sept, 10.30am and 11.30am
Tour of St Bridget's Church, West Kirby

A guided tour round the interior of the church, looking at architectural features including wrought iron screen and stained glass, mainly by Charles Kempe.
Meet at north porch of St Bridget's Church.
*Booking required* Disabled access.
Refreshments available in St Bridget's Centre..
Contact: Menai Dillon, 07778 391 919

Saturday 5th Sep from 12 noon
Friends of Victoria Gardens Neighbourhood Picnic

In Victoria Gardens, West Kirby
Produce and book stalls, bouncy castle, pony rides, barbecueCWT launch event
All welcome.

Sunday 6th September, 10am - 4pm
Static Live Birds of Prey Display - Coach House, Royden Park

Visit Royden Park today and see these wonderful Birds of Prey from all over the world within the Coach House. These are all birds of Steve Dewsnap of Raptor Rescue.
The Tea Servery here is open for refreshments.
Special requirements: Sorry no dogs within the Coach House
Contact: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

Sunday 6th September Between 11.00am and 3.00pm
Cheshire Wildlife Trust volunteer launch event at Red Rocks Marsh Nature Reserve

Come along to find out more about our Heritage Lottery Fund volunteering project. You can also build a bird box, take part in our guided walks of the reserve and look at our amazing merchandise. a short walk along the beach from West Kirby. For more information call 01948 820728 or email volunteering@cheshirewt.org.uk.

Tuesday 8th September
Cantemus at Calday Open Evening

Wirral based Community Choir, Cantemus at Calday, is a non-auditioned, mixed voice choir of around 80 people (SAB) from 18 years upwards. The choir performs regularly, with a repertoire spanning all genres of music from rock and pop to opera and oratorio. At the Open Evening they would like to invite potential future members to join them. Registration is at 19:00, and there will be a chance to sing during a taster rehearsal from 19:30 to 21:00. Although the ability to read music is an advantage, it is not a pre-requisite for joining the choir, as all music is learned during weekly rehearsals at Calday Grange Grammar School in West Kirby. Places at the open evening are limited, so if you would like to take part, please contact the choir secretary via mail@cantemusatcalday.co.uk

Wednesday 9th Sept 10.30amClimate Change
West Kirby Old Village

A short, circular walk through the old village, once a bustling community with farms, inns and shops. Some buildings survive from the 17th century.
Meet at St Bridget's lychgate, Church Road.
*Booking required* No disabled access. Refreshments in St Bridget's Centre.
Contact: Heather Chapman, 0151 625 7013,
thechappies@btinternet.com

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

by David Toyne
Hoylake & District Gardening Society
Mini Hall at Hoylake Parade Community Centre
Talk followed by refreshments. Guests very welcome, 2.
... [click here for more info]

Thurs Sept 10th, 7.00pm
A discussion evening with John Ashton (Climate Change Diplomat and Negotiator).
Transition Town Lecture Series on Energy & Climate Change at Wirral Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
(please note there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road we recommend that all visitors park at the West Kirby Concourse.)
Tickets 6.00 (limited numbers so please book early to avoid disappointment) available from www.wirralartscentre.org or Lattetude Café West Kirby.
For more details visit the Energy Group website www.ttwk-energy.com or email ttwk.energy@gmail.com

Friday 11th September at 7 pm
Wirral Earth Fest Love Where You Live Festival Launch Evening

Talk/performance by the former UK government special advisor for climate change, John Ashton, within a musical sandwich of two specially composed pieces of music.Love where you live
One by Liverpool/Chester based multi-media arts collective Operation Lightfoot leading us across the sands with their composition Far from the Shore followed by local New Folk duo The Kirk Owls with their piece Sketches.
Venue: St Bridget's Church, West Kirby CH48 7HL
Tickets 6.80 available online from Eventbrite

Friday 11th September 7:30 - 9:00pm
From Sloths to Slaidburn, Rainforests around the World

Cheshire Wildlife Trust Wirral Group Talk at Heswall Hall
More details from their website

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

Saturday 12th September 10am - 4pm
Heritage Open Day @ St Bridget's Church, West Kirby

An Anglican church with a history of worship dating back 1000 years.
Home to the rare Norse Hogback stone.
No booking required. Disabled access.
Refreshments available in St Bridget's Centre.
Contact: Malcolm Taylor, 0151 625 2481
Malcolm.j.taylor@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday 12th Sept, 10am- 4pm
Heritage Open Day @ West Kirby Museum

Founded in 1892 in memory of Charles Dawson Brown and now completely refurbished. The collection covers 1000 years of local history : Anglo-Saxon, Viking and medieval sculptured stones, St Bridget's Church, West Kirby old village and the West Kirby parish schools. Special displays by the Museum Research Group.
No booking required. Disabled access. Refreshments in St Bridget's Centre.
Contact: Christine Longworth, 0151 632 3949

Saturday 12th Sept 10.30am
West Kirby Old Village

A short, circular walk through the old village, once a bustling community with farms, inns and shops. Some buildings survive from the 17th century.
Meet at St Bridget's lychgate, Church Road.
*Booking required* No disabled access. Refreshments in St Bridget's Centre.
Contact: Heather Chapman, 0151 625 7013,
thechappies@btinternet.com

Saturday 12th September
Wirral Earth Fest 2015
More Earth Fest family magic coming your way. Don't miss it this year!
John Ashton, former diplomat and independent commentator on climate change is confirmed to speak on the Friday night. The Saturday daytime will bring local music, food, arts, workshops, community and families to St Bridget's Church, Centre and fields. Watch this space for more details! Matt Thomas did a lovely little film of last year's event, right.

Sunday 13th September 9 - 11:30am
An Industrial Legacy to Butterfly Haven
Cheshire Wildlife Trust Wirral Group Walk at New Ferry Butterfly Park
More details from their website www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2015/09/13/wirral-group-walk-industrial-legacy-butterfly-haven

Sunday 13th September, 10.30am - 3.30pm
<b>Hoylake 10k run</b>
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: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

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

Saturday September 19th, at 7.30pm
Celebrity Organ Concert by Thomas Allery

(Director of Chapel Music, Worcester College, Oxford)
At St James Church, Albion Street, New Brighton.
Part of a fundraising appeal to raise 375,000 to restore the 170 foot spire, which is the tallest in Wirral.
Tickets costing 8 can be obtained by calling 0151 639 5468

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

Thursday 24 September 8pm
A World of Birds

Cine film combining the Pennines, the Seychelles and the West Kirby Farmers' MarketArctic.
Gordon Yates www.gordon-yates.com
Wirral Bird Club More details

Friday 25th September 7.30pm
Casablanca

Classic film with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
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 26th September, 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, including fresh organic lamb, Black Welsh beef, vegetables and apples from Bryn Cocyn, the first organic farm in North Wales. 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 27th September 1pm
Raising Agents - 100 years of the Women's Institute.
Theatre on the plot with the amazing Mikron Touring Theatre Company.
Mikron Theatre
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

Monday 28 September 7.30pm
Aurea Quartet

Wirral Chamber Music Series at St Hildeburgh's Church, Stanley Road CH47 1HL
Pärt: Fratres
Webern: Langsamer Satz
Lajtha: String Quartet No.7
Sibelius: Andante Festivo
Schumann: String Quartet in A, Op.41 No.3
Hoylake Chamber Concert Society More details at www.chamberconcert.co.uk

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Thurs October 1st 7.30pm
Wirral Wildlife, Coast and Countryside

A talk by Hilary Ash
Deeside Lecture Society
At the U.R.C. Church hall West Kirby.
Visitors 3

Sat 3rd Oct 9am til 1pm
Neston Farmers' & Food Makers' Market
The first Saturday of every month, at the Market Square, Neston.

Sun 4th Oct 9.30am-4.30pm
Wild Mushroom Day at Ness Gardens

Expect to find a wide array of poisonous, edible, and even incredible medicinal mushrooms. Last year's foray found in excess of thirty excellent edible species! This popular course will introduce some helpful theory and key pointers for aiding correct identification of mushrooms, before we head out for some serious foraging. There will be more of the same after lunch before we finally head back to class to assess our finds and enjoy the delights of freshly harvested wild mushrooms cooked in a variety of ways.
Cost: 45 (includes buffet lunch and all hand-outs).
Bookings may be made via Ness on 0151 353 0123 (please note a deposit is payable in advance to secure your place) www.nessgardens.org.uk

Fri October 9th, 7.00pmTransition Town West Kirby
Could the Dee provide sustainable tidal energy?
Prof. Richard Burrows on Tidal Power
Transition Town Lecture Series on Energy & Climate Change at Wirral Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
(please note there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road we recommend that all visitors park at the West Kirby Concourse.)
Free entry. For more details visit the Energy Group website www.ttwk-energy.com or email ttwk.energy@gmail.com

Friday 9th October 7:30 - 9pm
Cheshire Wildlife Trust Wirral Group AGM, followed by Talk - Port Sunlight River Park: From Waste to Wildlife
HMS Pinafore
More details from their website

Sat 10th October 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

Sunday 11th October 10am-3pm
Hoylake Food Fair
Hoylake Parade
www.hoylakeparade.com/events.html

Wed 14th October 7.30pm
HMS Pinafore (The Full Story)

Presented by West-Wirral Musical Society
Westbourne Hall,
Tickets 10 adults, 6 children - 625 9053
www.westwirralmusicalsociety.com

Wed 14 October 7.30pm
Ways to Add Wow! to your Garden

by Michela Martin
Hoylake & District Gardening Society
Mini Hall at Hoylake Parade Community Centre
Talk followed by refreshments. Guests very welcome, 2.
... [click here for more info]

15th October 7.30pm
HMS Pinafore (The Full Story)

See entry 14th October

Thurs 15th October 7.30pm
Neston Colliery

A talk by Anthony Annakin-Smith
Deeside Lecture Society
At the U.R.C. Church hall West Kirby.
Visitors 3

16th October 7.30pm
HMS Pinafore (The Full Story)

See entry 14th October

17th October 7.30pm
HMS Pinafore (The Full Story)

See entry 14th OctoberWest Kirby Farmers' Market

Thursday 22 October 8pm
Where the Wild Birds Draw Me - Part 2

Award winning illustrator's view on British birds.
John Power
Wirral Bird Club More details

Sat 24th October, 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, including sizzling chilli jam, chilli crush, Indian chilli pickle and jerk from Bongo's Rock & Roll Pickles. 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 24th October
Reflective Walk to Hilbre Island
Transition Town West Kirby
Meet at Dee Lane slipway 12 noon to set out at 12.15, returning about 3.30pm.
For those who wish, we offer opportunities for relaxation exercises and sharing. Please bring lunch to share.
www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk

Monday 26 October 7.30pm
The Torchwood Ensemble

Wirral Chamber Music Series at St Hildeburgh's Church, Stanley Road CH47 1HL
R. Strauss: String Sextet in F, Op.85
Mozart: String Quintet in g minor, K.516
Brahms: String Sextet in G, Op.36
Hoylake Chamber Concert Society More details at www.chamberconcert.co.uk

Fri 30th October 7.30pm
Of Time and the City

A 2008 documentary collage film directed by Terence Davies.
The film has Davies recalling his life growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s and 1960s.
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 31 Oct
King's Gap, Hoylake

Massed waders and sea birds on the incoming tide.
Wirral Bird Club Field Meeting More details

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Thurs 5th November
The King & I

A talk by Norma Walmsley tutor to the Brunei Royal Family
Deeside Lecture Society
At the U.R.C. Church hall West Kirby.
Visitors 3

Fri November 6th, 7.00pmTransition Town West Kirby
Solar Electricity
Professor Ken Durose, Director of Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy
Transition Town Lecture Series on Energy & Climate Change at Wirral Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
(please note there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road we recommend that all visitors park at the West Kirby Concourse.)
Free entry. For more details visit the Energy Group website www.ttwk-energy.com or email ttwk.energy@gmail.com

Sat 7th Nov 9am til 1pm
Neston Farmers' & Food Makers' Market
The first Saturday of every month, at the Market Square, Neston.
Travelling Light
Wed, 11th November 5.30pm
Travelling Light Lantern Peace Parade

Meet 5.30pm at Coronation Gardens, West Kirby
West Kirby's annual lantern parade for all the family to celebrate peace and sharing. Bring a lantern or a light. We will walk down the Prom to the beach where we will share St Martin's biscuits, a drink and music by firelight.
Look out for lantern workshops in the weeks before the parade.
www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk

Wed 11 November 7.30pm
Cheshire through the Seasons

by David Cummings
Hoylake & District Gardening Society
Mini Hall at Hoylake Parade Community Centre
Talk followed by refreshments. Guests very welcome, 2.
... [click here for more info]

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

Saturday November 14th at 7.30pm
Birkenhead Choral Society Concert

BCS will celebrate its diamond jubilee this season: the first concert takes place at St Saviours Church, Bidston Rd, Oxton with a performance of Bach Magnificat, the Vivaldi Magnificat and the Haydn St Nicholas Mass. Tickets costing 10 are available from Tapleys, Bebington; Linghams, Heswall; Usher Travel, Wallasey, The Green Community Shop, Oxton or by ringing 0151 638 6469. Under 19s are free.

Thurs 19th November
D-Day, Operation Overlord

A talk by Derek Arnold
Deeside Lecture Society
At the U.R.C. Church hall West Kirby.
Visitors 3

Thursday 26 November 8pm
Changes on the Dee Estuary

Developments on the RSPB reserves at Point of Ayr, Parkgate and Burton Mere Wetlands.
Daniel Trotman
Wirral Bird Club More details

Fri 27th Nov 7.30pm
Annie Hall

Alvy Singer, a 40-year-old, twice divorced, neurotic, intellectual Jewish New York stand-up comic reflects on the demise of his latest relationship, to Annie Hall, an insecure, flighty, aspiring nightclub singer.
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 28th November, 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, including traditionally-made Cheshire cheese, soft blue cheese, Camembourne, butter & raw milk from H.S. Bourne. 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 29 Nov
Dee Marshes and the Wirral Way
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Good mix of raptors, waders and woodland birds.
Wirral Bird Club Field Meeting More details

Monday 30 November 7.30pm
Cavaleri Quartet

Wirral Chamber Music Series at St Hildeburgh's Church, Stanley Road CH47 1HL
Mozart: String Quartet in d minor, K.421
Dubery: String Quartet "Cuarteto Iberico"
Brahms: String Quartet No.3 in B flat, Op.67
Hoylake Chamber Concert Society More details at www.chamberconcert.co.uk

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Thurs 3rd December
Wild Places & Wild Things

A talk by Colin Millington
Deeside Lecture Society
At the U.R.C. Church Hall West Kirby.
Visitors 3

Fri Dec 4th, 7.00pmTransition Town West Kirby
Christmas Cake, Museli and Hovering Helicopters (What is Energy and Carbon Footprints in the Sand)
Gareth Padfield and Margaret Campbell. Transition Town Lecture Series on Energy & Climate Change at Wirral Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
(please note there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road we recommend that all visitors park at the West Kirby Concourse.)
Free entry. For more details visit the Energy Group website www.ttwk-energy.com or email ttwk.energy@gmail.com

Sat 5th Dec 9am til 1pm
Neston Farmers' & Food Makers' Market
The first Saturday of every month, at the Market Square, Neston.

Fri 11th Dec 7.30pm
It's a Wonderful Life

Released in 1946, It's a Wonderful Life stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how West Kirby Farmers' Marketdifferent life in his community would be had he never been.
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 12th December 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

Saturday 12 Dec
RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands

Excellent mix of of habitats and species.
Wirral Bird Club Field Meeting More details

Sat 19th December, 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, including andmade chocolates and French macarons from The Chocolate Cellar. 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