Community What's On 2018



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Tuesday 9th January 10.00 to 12.00
Litter Pick on Grange Hill

Meet at Grange Cemetery, Lang Lane Entrance
Please join The High Tidiers for monthly litter picking sessions around West Kirby. Each session is a 90 minute litter pick followed by a short meeting to hear where people want us to litter pick in the future. See our Facebook page for details and photos. www.facebook.com/hightidiersWestKirby

Wed 10 January 7.30pm
From the Muddy Banks of the Dee
by Matt Thomas

Join Hoylake & District Gardening Society for this talk at Hoylake Parade Community Centre. Guests are always welcome at 2 per meeting which includes tea/coffee.
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Friday 12th Jan 7.30pm
Invasive Non-Native Species in the Dee Catchment Area

A talk by Mark Hudson, North Wales Wildlife Trust.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk
Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall
Admission 3. All welcome.
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Fri 12th Jan - Sun 14th
Aladdin by Wirral Community Theatre

Join us for our fantastic 2018 pantomime Aladdin! Will Aladdin capture the girl of his dreams and escape from the evil Abanazer? Aladdin is a fun filled show, packed full of songs, comedy and magic. Suitable for all ages.
Westbourne Hall, Westbourne Rd, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 4DG, UK
www.wirralcommunitytheatre.com/tickets

Sat 13th January 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

Wed 17th Jan 2:30-4pm
Afternoon tea with music from Ellipses

At West Kirby Library
Admission by ticket only available from West Kirby Library. Tickets 3.50 (Friends 3.00)

Thurs 18th Jan 7.30pm
A Captain's Life on a Cruise Ship

A talk by Derrick Kemp
Deeside Lecture Society event in the Small Hall U.R.C. Church, Meols Drive, West Kirby.
Visitors very welcome.
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Heswall Farmers' Market
Saturday 20th Jan 10am to 2pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

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

Sunday 21st January 10.00 to 12.00
Beach Litter Pick

Meet at the Hilbre Tides Noticeboard opposite Dee Lane at the Entrance to West Kirby Beach
Please join The High Tidiers for monthly litter picking sessions around West Kirby. Each session is a 90 minute litter pick followed by a short meeting to hear where people want us to litter pick in the future. See our Facebook page for details and photos. www.facebook.com/hightidiersWestKirby


Tuesday, 23rd January
Mellow Yellow AGM and Homegrown Bananas Open Stage Session

Venue To be confirmed
Join us for the annual gathering of Transition Town West Kirby's Mellow Yellow group, as we celebrate what the past year has delivered and what we hope to deliver during 2018. More details to come!
info@transitiontownwestkirby.co.uk

Thursday 25 January 8pm
"Roadrunner Country"
Southern US states in Spring.

Keith Offord
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 26th January 7.30pm
Timbuktu (12)
Hoylake Community Cinema

In this extraordinary French-Mauritanian drama, cattle herder Kidane lives with his wife and child near Timbuktu, which has come under the occupation of Islamist rebels. A work of intense anger that resonates with razor sharp wit and compassion.
www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk/timbuktu-26-01-18
At www.hoylakeparade.com

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 27th January, 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

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Thurs 1st Feb7.30pm
Understanding Ness- the Evolution of a Botanic Garden

A talk by Nick Lightfoot
Deeside Lecture Society event in the Small Hall U.R.C. Church, Meols Drive, West Kirby.
Visitors very welcome.
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Sat 10th February 9am to 1pm Wirral Farmers' Market logo
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

Wed 14 February 7.30pm
Waking up the Garden

by Richard Lewis
Join Hoylake & District Gardening Society for this talk at Hoylake Parade Community Centre. Guests are always welcome at 2 per meeting which includes tea/coffee.
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Thurs 15th Feb 7.30pm
My Life as a Flautist

A talk by Myra Pigott
Deeside Lecture Society event in the Small Hall U.R.C. Church, Meols Drive, West Kirby.
Visitors very welcome.
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Heswall Farmers' Market
Saturday 17th Feb 10am to 2pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

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

Wed 21st February 7.45pm
An Audience with Phil Beer

West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk/product/an-audience-with-phil-beer
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Thursday 22 February 8pm
"Discovering Doñana"
The birds of the most important wetlands in SW Spain.

Paul Kenyon
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 23rd February 7.30pm
Under the Skin 23.02.18 (15)
Hoylake Community Cinema

Remarkable sci-fi with Scarlett Johansson as a predatory alien who drives around Scotland, 'picking up' men. Although a box office failure, it won numerous awards and was lauded by critics and audiences alike. A must see... absorbing in every sense!
Directed by Jonathan Glazer (2013)
www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk/under-the-skin-23-02-18
At www.hoylakeparade.com

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 24th Feb, 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
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Sat 24th Feb 7:30pm - Sun 25th 2:30pm
The Rhythm Of Life

Westbourne Hall, Westbourne Rd, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 4DG
The renowned WKLOS singers and chorus are joined by dancers from the Wallasey School of Ballet for two wonderfully entertaining concert performances of both classic and modern song-and-dance numbers from smash-hit Broadway and West End shows including My Fair Lady, Les Miserables, Chess, Something Rotten, Sweet Charity, The Lion King, The Sound of Music, The Producers, High Society, Love Never Dies, Follies, The Witches of Eastwick, Showboat and Spamalot to name but some! The concerts will also include a sneak preview of numbers from WKLOS's forthcoming production of the hugely popular Liverpool-set musical, Once Upon A Time At The Adelphi.
Raising funds for the Wirral Heart Beat Charity which supports the excellent work of the Wirral Heart Support Centre at St Catherine's Medical Centre in Birkenhead.
Tickets are all 12. They can be obtained by telephoning: 0151 342 2143 or by booking online: www.ticketswirral.com (Booking fee applies). They can also be booked in person at Waverley Newsagents, 88 Banks Road, West Kirby and Linghams Bookshop, Telegraph Road, Heswall.
For full details visit: www.wklos.org.uk

Sat 24th Feb 7.45pm
Acoustic Harvest - a Tribute to Neil Young

Wirral musician and Neil Young authority, Dean Johnson will present his take on the solo classics of the Canadian troubadour, including Young's work with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and later anthems such as Rockin' In The Free World.
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

Monday 26 February 7.30pm
Foyle & Stsura
Violin & piano duo

Tchaikovsky: Souvenier d'un lieu cher, Op.42
Lutoslawski: Partita
Schumann: Violin Sonata in a minor, Op.105
Brahms: Violin Sonata in d minor, Op.108
Hoylake Chamber Concert Society - www.chamberconcert.co.uk/feb18.html
At St Hildeburgh's church (corner of Stanley Road and The King's Gap in Hoylake, CH47 1HL).

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Thurs 1st Mar 7.30pm
The work of Bidston Observatory

A talk by Ian Vassie
Deeside Lecture Society event in the Small Hall U.R.C. Church, Meols Drive, West Kirby.
Visitors very welcome.
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Sun 4th March 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


Sat 10th March 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk
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Sat 10th March 7.45pm
Edgelarks in Concert

Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk/product/edgelarks
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Thurs 15th Mar 7.30pm
A.G.M. & British Humour 18th- 20th Century - a talk by Michael Murphy

Deeside Lecture Society event in the Small Hall U.R.C. Church, Meols Drive, West Kirby.
Visitors very welcome.
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Saturday 17th March 10am to 2pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

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

Thursday 22 March 8pm
"Barn Owls"
A conservation story.

Steve Harris
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]

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 24th March, 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
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Sat 24th March 7.45pm
John Jenkins and the James Street Band

West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk/product/john-jenkins-james-street-band-24-03-18
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).
Monday 26 March 7.30pm
Piatti String Quartet

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in f minor, Op.80
Ravel: String Quartet in F
Brahms: String Quartet in a minor, Op.51 No.2
Hoylake Chamber Concert Society - www.chamberconcert.co.uk/mar18.html
At St Hildeburgh's church (corner of Stanley Road and The King's Gap in Hoylake, CH47 1HL).

Friday 30th March 7.30pm
The Life of Brian (15)
Hoylake Community Cinema

"He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!" Hilarious comedy by the Monty Python team. Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman), is a young Jewish man who is born on the same day as, and next door to, Jesus Christ, with whom he is subsequently mistaken.
Directed by Terry Jones (1979)
www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk/the-life-of-brian-30-03-18
At www.hoylakeparade.com

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2nd - 8th April

Wed 11 April 7.30pm
Gardens Well Worth a Visit

by Judy Popley
Join Hoylake & District Gardening Society for this talk at Hoylake Parade Community Centre. Guests are always welcome at 2 per meeting which includes tea/coffee.
... [more details]

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

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

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

Sat 21st April 7.45pm
Keith James in Concert: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk/product/keith-james-songs-leonard-cohen-21-04-18>.
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

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)
www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk/rabbit-proof-fence-27-04-18
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

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).