Community What's On 2015




--------------------- July 2015 -----------

Wednesday 22nd July, 9 - 11pm
Bat and Owl night at Royden Park

Join the Ranger on this evening stroll and discover where bats and owls live and hunt.
Number limited - *Booking essential*
Meet at the Courtyard/Coach House at Royden Park.On Your Bike
Special requirements: Wind/waterproof clothing and stout footwear are essential. Sorry no dogs.
Booking requirements/numbers: *Booking essential*. Please contact Royden Park on 0151 677 7594
Contact: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

23rd July 1-4pm
On Your Bike!

A free family cycling event for all ages and abilities

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

Saturday 25th July, 10.30am - 3.30 pm
Owl Workshop in the Coach House

Join the Wirral Barn Owl Trust on this Owl workshop in the Coach House and identify the different owl pellets and other interesting facts about owls.
Meet at the Courtyard/Coach House at Royden Park.
The Tea Servery here is open for refreshments.
Special requirements: Sorry no dogs
Contact: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594
Transition Town West Kirby
Saturday 25th July 11.30am - 3pm
Reflective Walk to Hilbre Island

With Transition Town West Kirby
Meet at Dee Lane slipway 11.30 am to set out at 11.45, returning about 3pm.
For those who wish, we offer opportunities for relaxation exercises and sharing. Please bring lunch to share.

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.
www.wirralbirdclub.com Field Meeting. Non-members are welcome to come to field trips - [click here for more info]

Monday 27th July
Morning walk to Hilbre Island with Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Including seaside scavenger hunt, rock pool dipping, bird and seal watching. How to book and more details from their website
www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2015/07/27/walk-hilbre

Tues 28th July 7.30pm
The Off The Ground Theatre Company will be performing an outdoor play in Queens Park, Hoylake, "The Musketeers"

Tickets are available at www.offtheground.co.uk and on the night.
Download flyer

Wednesday 29th July, 10am - 3pm
All about Owls at Royden Park

Join us and a selection of owls for an informal educational talk followed by some fun activities that will enhance your knowledge of owls for both young and old. Information from Steve Dewsnap of Rockcliff Raptors. Number limited *so please book*. There is a small charge 2 per person.
Meet at the Coach House/Courtyard at Royden Park.
The Tea Servery here is open for refreshments.
Special requirements: Sorry no dogs.The Hunt
Booking requirements/numbers: *Booking essential*
Contact: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

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

--------------------- August 2015 -----------

Sat 1st Aug 7.30pm
The Off The Ground Theatre Company will be performing an outdoor play in Royden Park "The Musketeers"

Tickets are available at www.offtheground.co.uk and on the night.
Download flyer

2nd August 10.30am
Family Fun Dog Show
Family Fun Dog Show
The Friends of Hoylake and Meols in Bloom are holding a 'Family Fun Dog Show' in Queens Park, Hoylake.
Dog Show opens at 10.30am with judging starting at 11am.
There are nine classes ranging from 'waggiest tail' to 'Fancy dress'
During the day there will be many demonstrations including Agility, Search and rescue and dancing with dogs.
There will be many stalls to browse such as Guide Dogs, Dogs for disabled, pet portraits, Maccombs Pet Shop plus many more.
Refreshments will be available from the Queens Park tea room volunteers and Tram Shop outside catering.
More information at www.hoylakeinbloom.co.uk or Download flyer

Sunday 2nd August, 11am - 3pm
Summer Fun at Royden Park

Lots of activities to join in and see at this fun filled day for all the family.
All taking place on the main events field at Royden Park.
Animal Ark and Birds of Prey display within the Coach House.
The Tea Servery at Royden Park is open for refreshments.
Contact: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

Tuesday 4 August - 5.45pm
Guided walk to Hilbre Island

Meet at the slipway at 5.45pm
The Churches in West Kirby invite you to their events for the community this summer. Everything's free and everyone's welcome!

Wednesday 5th August, 10.30am - 3.30 pm
Bumble Bee Workshop and Walk

Join the Ranger and Cheshire Wildlife Trust on this Bumble Bee workshop in the morning then on a walk to identify the different Bumble Bees that frequent this area. Numbers limited so *please book*. There is small charge of 2 per person.
Meet at the Courtyard/Coach House at Royden Park.
The Tea Servery here is open for refreshments.
Special requirements: Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Sorry no dogs
Booking requirements/numbers: *Booking essential*.
Contact: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

Thursday 6 August 10am-3pm
Games & Face Painting on West Kirby Beach...

Thursday 6 August, 10am-12noon
Sandcastle Competition on West Kirby Beach...


Friday 7 August 10am-3pm
Games & Face Painting on West Kirby Beach...


Saturday 8 August - 11am-4pm
Family Fun Day in Ashton Park & Westbourne Hall

Puppets, games, crafts, face painting and more!
Free food served 12 noon - 2pm.
The Churches in West Kirby invite you to their events for the community this summer. Everything's free and everyone's welcome!

Sunday 9th August 11am - 3pm
Seaside Fun Day with Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Family fun, including a sandcastle building contest, on Thurstaston Beach.
More details from their website
www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2015/08/09/seaside-fun-day

Sunday 9th August, 11am - 3pm
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

Hilbre Explorer Boat Tour
Hilbre Explorer Boat Tour
Available throughout the summer
Exciting two hour guided trip to Hilbre Islands, where you'll see seals, a wide range of bird life and even the occasional harbour porpoise.
For more details download Hilbre Explorer flyer here

Monday 10th August
Morning walk to Hilbre Island with Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Including seaside scavenger hunt, rock pool dipping, bird and seal watching. How to book and more details from their website
www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2015/08/10/walk-hilbre

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]

Wednesday 12th August, 10.30am - 3.30 pm
Honey Bee Workshop and Walk

Join the Ranger and local bee keeper on this Honey Bee workshop. Numbers limited so *please book*. There is a small charge of 2 per person.
Meet at the Courtyard/Coach House at Royden Park.
The Tea Servery here is open for refreshments.
Special requirements: Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Sorry no dogs
Booking requirements/numbers: *Booking essential*.
Contact: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

Thursday 13th August, 8.30pm - 10.30pm
Bat Night at Royden Park

Join the Ranger on this evening stroll and discover where bats live and hunt.
Meet at the Courtyard/Coach House at Royden Park.
Special requirements: Wind/waterproof clothing and stout footwear are essential. Sorry no dogs.
Booking requirements/numbers: *Booking essential*. Please contact Royden Park on 0151 677 7594
Contact: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

Sunday 16th August, 1.30pm - 3pm
I-Spy Fun at Royden Park

Come along on this summer's children's event and enjoy an I- Spy fun Royden Park. Collect your clues between the above times.
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

Wednesday 19th August, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Fun Scavenger Hunt at Heswall Dales

Come along on this summer's children's event and an excuse to explore and have fun collecting clues and learning about Heswall Dales with Wirral Rangers.
Meet at Heswall Dales/Dale Farm entrance off Oldfield Road, Heswall (CH60 6SN)
Special requirements: Sorry no dogs
Contact: dantravis@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

Wednesday 19th August, 1.30pm - 3
Be a Nature Detective at Royden Park

Come along on this summer's children's event and have a go at being a nature detective at Royden Park. Collect your clues between the above times.
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

Thursday 20th August - Sunday 30th August, 11am - 4pm
Art Exhibition at the Coach House Royden Park

Come and see a variety of paintings all on display in the Coach House at Royden Park. Browse, purchase or potter.
Including a children's workshop all within the Coach House.
The Tea Servery here is open for refreshments.
Special requirements
Contact: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

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

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 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.

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

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

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

In Victoria Gardens, West KirbyLove where you live
Produce and book stalls, bouncy castle, pony rides, barbecue
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

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]

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.
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
www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2015/09/11/wirral-group-talk-sloths-slaidburn-rainforests-around-world

Friday 11th and 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


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
Mikron Theatre
Sun 27th September 1pm
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

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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

Friday 9th October 7:30 - 9pm
Cheshire Wildlife Trust Wirral Group AGM, followed by Talk - Port Sunlight River Park: From Waste to Wildlife

More details from their website www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2015/10/09/wirral-group-agm-followed-talk-port-sunlight-river-park-waste-wildlife
HMS Pinafore
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)

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

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

See entry 14th Ocober