Community What's On 2016




Wed 10 February 7.30pm
Composting in the Garden
by Carol Seery
Hoylake & District Gardening Society
Mini Hall at Hoylake Parade Community Centre
Talk followed by refreshments. Guests very welcome, 2.
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Friday 12th Feb 7.30pm
Natural Futures: Volunteering with Cheshire Wildlife Trust
From us to you
Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall
A talk by Kevin Feeney from Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
Admission 3. All welcome.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk

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

13th February 7-10pm
From Us To You
Featuring the Wonderful Music of The Beatles

Satisfaction Guaranteed on a journey of wonder and discovery guided by The Celebrated
Bob Glass, Glyn Jones, Craig and Rosemary Mackintosh, Lucy Mayhew, Gareth Padfield, Trevor Smith and Friends.
A Wirral Arts Centre** Event 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Tickets: 6, "being for the benefit of" our precious Wirral Arts Centre
Tickets from www.wirralartscentre.org or Lattetude Café (West Kirby)
Wirral Arts Centre (07950 041 498)
**Arriving by car, we request that you do not park in Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road but rather use the Concourse car park and walk the short distance to the Centre

Thursday 18th Feb 7.30pm
Criminal Justice. What do you expect from it?

A talk by Hugh Daglish
Deeside Lecture Society
At the U.R.C. Church Hall Meols Drive, West Kirby CH48 5DA
Near to Railway Station, Bus Stop and Free Car Parking.
Visitors welcome - 3.

Saturday 20th February 10am to 3pmHeswall Farmers' Market
Heswall Farmers' Market

Third Saturday of every month
www.hdba.uk/events/heswall-farmers-market

Saturday 20th Feb 7-10pm
Apple Ceilidh

Wirral Pomona Community Cider Group will be hosting another amazing ceilidh at Wirral Arts Centre (the former Unitarian church) 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby **
Tickets are 10 which include a belated Valentine's day supper. Tickets available on the door or from Dave Ellwand pdellwand@hotmail.com Please let Dave know if you have any dietary issues. There will be a rather spectacular candle lit Catalan floral dance to close.
**Arriving by car, we request that you do not park in Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road but rather use the Concourse car park and walk the short distance to the Centre

Monday 22 February 7.30pm
Alessandro Ruisi and Dina Duisen

Wirral Chamber Music Series
At St Hildeburgh's Church, Stanley Road CH47 1HL
Mozart: Violin Sonata in B flat, K.378
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in c minor, Op.30 No.2
Franck: Violin Sonata in A
Hoylake Chamber Concert Society More details at www.chamberconcert.co.uk

Tuesday 23 February 7.15pm
The History of Wirrals Dee Coastline

Tutor: Gavin Hunter
We will cover the history of the ports and villages of Wirral's Dee Coastline from Chester to West Kirby following their decline and fall as the river silted up and changed its course.
At Burton Manor Gardens, The Village, Burton CH64 5SJ Full Fee: 8 ( 6.50 Friends of Burton Manor Gardens ) Enquiries and Bookings - burtonmanorgardens@gmail.com, 0151 345 1107. Tea, coffee, soft drink & biscuits provided.

Thursday 25 February 8pm
A Shot at Wildlife

The very best bird and wildlife images from two North West photographers.
Pauline and Ian Greenhalgh
Wirral Bird Club More details

Fri 26th Feb 7.30pm
Whisky Galore!

A 1949 Ealing comedy film from the novel Whisky Galore by Compton MacKenzie. Both the film and the novel are based on the real-life 1941 shipwreck of the S.S. Politician near the island of Eriskay, in the Outer Hebrides, and the unauthorised taking of its cargo of whisky.
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 27th February, 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 a range of bottled real ales from Denbigh Brewery. 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 27 Feb
Mere Sands Wood (near Rufford)

Popular reserve with Tree Sparrow, Kingfisher and Water Rail.
Wirral Bird Club Field Meeting More details

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Thursday 3rd March 7.30pm
Liverpool Overhead Railway
Neston Farmers' & Food Makers' Market
A talk by Michael Murphy
Deeside Lecture Society
At the U.R.C. Church Hall Meols Drive, West Kirby CH48 5DA
Near to Railway Station, Bus Stop and Free Car Parking.
Visitors welcome - 3.

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

Saturday March 5th from 10am
Community Celebration Day
At Apple Avenue, Tip Lane, Gilroy Nature Park
Including: 10 am Meditation at the Apple Spiral in the Gilroy Community Allotments.
From 11am: tree planting and maintenance
1-2 pm: Music by Homegrown Bananas around the fire of the Countryside volunteers at Gilroy pond.
3-4 pm: Tea, cake, live music and the unveiling of a sculpture to the memory of Simon Wallace who was associated with Transition Town West Kirby, the allotments and the cycle movement Sustrans.

Saturday 5th March 7pm
Night of Music

Two top choirs - the Rhos Orpheus Male Voice Choir and Wallasey Choir, plus the soloist Sophie Clarke.
Presented by Birkenhead Lions, raising funds for the British Heart Foundation.
At St Stephen's Church, Prenton Lane.
Tickets, 7.50p from 0151 678 3597 or 07714254503, or purchased at the door subject to availability.

Friday 11th March 7.30pm
Hilbre - Inspiration Island

Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall
A talk by local photographer and Ranger, Matt Thomas.
Admission 3. All welcome.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk

Sat 12th March 9am to 1pmRossini's Petite Messe Solennelle
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

Saturday, March 12th, 10am - 4 pm
Wirral History & Heritage Association History Fair

Birkenhead Town Hall
Exhibitions, displays and information from local history and heritage groups from across Wirral.
Books, old postcards and memorabilia for sale.
Café - Catering by Dempsey's ADMISSION FREE
www.wirralhistoryandheritage.org

Saturday March 12th 7.30pm
Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle

Diamond Jubilee Spring Concert
By Birkenhead Choral Society
At St Saviours Church Oxton
Tickets Costing 10 are available at the door or via our website www.birkenheadchoral.org. (Under 19s free)

Wednesday 16th March 10.45am
Reflective Walk to Hilbre Island

Transition Town West Kirby and Crass Routes are offering a walk across to Hilbre, interwoven with opportunities for calming our minds and refreshing our spirit. Meet 10.45 at Dee Lane slip way, setting off at 11 am. We leave the island around 2.30. Please bring some lunch to share.

Thursday 17th March 7.30pm
A.G.M. & "North island New Zealand"

A talk by David Casement
Deeside Lecture Society
At the U.R.C. Church Hall Meols Drive, West Kirby CH48 5DA
Near to Railway Station, Bus Stop and Free Car Parking.
Visitors welcome - 3.
West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 19th March, 9 - 1pmtwitter logofacebook logo
West Kirby Farmers' Market

St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Rd, West Kirby CH48 5DE
*3rd Saturday this month so we don't clash with Easter!!
Buy from a great selection of locally produced food, including Beef, lamb, pork, chicken & burgers from Dolwen Farm. 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 19th March 10am to 3pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

Third Saturday of every month
www.hdba.uk/events/heswall-farmers-market

Sunday 20 March
Leasowe Common and River Birket

Looking for early migrants and late waders.
Wirral Bird Club Field Meeting More details

Monday 21 March 7.30pm
Albany Trio
Wirral Chamber Music Series

At St Hildeburgh's Church, Stanley Road CH47 1HL
Chaminade: Piano Trio in a minor
Clarke R: Piano Trio
Smetana: Piano Trio in g minor, Op.15
Bloch: Three Nocturnes
Hoylake Chamber Concert Society More details at www.chamberconcert.co.uk

Thursday 24 March 8pm
Aristocrats of the Air

From vast soaring Eagles to miniscule Hummingbirds, flight has some truly fascinating adaptations.
Keith Offord www.keithofford.co.uk
Wirral Bird Club More details

Fri 25th March 7.30pm
The Passion of Joan of Arc

After having led numerous military battles against the English during the Hundred Years' War, Joan of Arc is captured near Compiegne and eventually brought to Rouen, Normandy, to stand trial for heresy by French clergymen loyal to the English. On 30 May 1431 Joan is interrogated by the French clerical court.
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

Tuesday 29 March 7.30 pm
Public meeting to discuss the Hoylake Golf Resort

Come air your views and ask questions about the proposal
At West Kirby United Reformed Church
Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 5DA

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Friday April 1st
Energy and Climate Change Talk (Speaker TBC)

Following on from Richard Taylor's talk on Nuclear Energy and Power at the Wirral Arts Centre on 29th January, we are planning further talks which we expect to cover Wind Energy and other 'Renewable' energy sources as well as how communities can take action to address the impact of climate change.
All talks will take place 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.)
For more details visit the Transition Town West Kirby Energy Group website www.ttwk-energy.com or email ttwk.energy@gmail.com

Sat 2nd April 9am til 1pm
Neston Farmers' & Food Makers' Market
The first Saturday of every month, at the Market Square, Neston.

Tuesday 5 April 7.15pm
Snippets and Stories from the 1920s

Tutor: June Corner
A fun evening with June Corner
At Burton Manor Gardens, The Village, Burton CH64 5SJ
Full Fee: 8 ( 6.50 Friends of Burton Manor Gardens ) Enquiries and Bookings - burtonmanorgardens@gmail.com, 0151 345 1107. Tea, coffee, soft drink & biscuits provided.

Friday 8th April 7.30pm
Butterflies and Global Warming

Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall
A talk by David Tomlinson, Emeritus Professor of the University of Manchester.
Admission 3. All welcome.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk

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

Wed 13 April 7.30pm
Arley - A Garden for All Seasons

by Gordon Baillie
Hoylake & District Gardening Society
Mini Hall at Hoylake Parade Community Centre
Talk followed by refreshments. Guests very welcome, 2.Heswall Farmers' Market
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Thursday 14 April
Chester Greenway

Common woodland and farmland birds - suitable for beginners.
Wirral Bird Club Field Meeting More details

Saturday 16th April 10am to 3pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

Third Saturday of every month
www.hdba.uk/events/heswall-farmers-market

Monday 18 April 7.30pm
Alexander Soares
Wirral Chamber Music Series

At St Hildeburgh's Church, Stanley Road CH47 1HL
Bach J.S.: Partita No.5, BWV 829
Debussy: Children's Corner
Chopin: Mazurka, Op.17 No.4
Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op.61
Schumann R: Kreisleriana, Op.16
Hoylake Chamber Concert Society More details at www.chamberconcert.co.uk
West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 23rd 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, including luxury confectionary & patisserie from Eponine Patisserie. 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

Thursday 28 April 8pm
Patch Happy

Observations on a small area of the Dee Estuary in 2015, by our local Ranger.
Matt Thomas
Wirral Bird Club More details

Fri 29th April 7.30pm
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

McMurphy has a criminal past and has once again gotten himself into trouble and is sentenced by the court. To escape labor duties in prison, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable.
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

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Monday 2nd May
Ashton Park May Fair

A great Bank Holiday day out for all the family. Stalls, music, bouncy castle, model boats and more.

Friday May 6th
Energy and Climate Change Talk (Speaker TBC)

Following on from Richard Taylor's talk on Nuclear Energy and Power at the Wirral Arts Centre on 29th January, we are planning further talks which we expect to cover Wind Energy and other 'Renewable' energy sources as well as how communities can take action to address the impact of climate change.
All talks will take place 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.)
For more details visit the Transition Town West Kirby Energy Group website www.ttwk-energy.com or email ttwk.energy@gmail.com

Sat 7th May 9am til 1pm
Neston Farmers' & Food Makers' Market
The first Saturday of every month, at the Market Square, Neston.

Sat May 7th
West Kirby Litter Pickers Launch Event

Working with the New Brighteners Litter Picking Group, who hope to seed a new autonomous group in West Kirby, Homegrown Bananas present a performance and music based launch. Venue and further detail to come! To get involved or volunteer to lead or be part of the Litter Picking Group please get in contact via sebarashii@rocketmail.com

Wed 11 May
History of Gordale Nurseries

by Peter & Jill Nicholson
Hoylake & District Gardening Society
Mini Hall at Hoylake Parade Community Centre
Talk followed by refreshments. Guests very welcome, 2.
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Sat 14th May 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

Saturday 14 May
Bolton Abbey (by coach)

Gentle walk along River Wharfe in picturesque valley. Good for Dipper.
Wirral Bird Club Field Meeting More details

Saturday 14 May 10.00am 4.00pm
Looking at Buildings & Perspective

Tutor: Jane Beech
Take the worry out of perspective, learn some tricks of the trade and you will soon be drawing with confidence.
At Burton Manor Gardens, The Village, Burton CH64 5SJ
Full Fee: 30 ( 25 Friends of Burton Manor Gardens ) Enquiries and Bookings - burtonmanorgardens@gmail.com, 0151 345 1107. Tea, coffee, soft drink & biscuits provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Saturday 21st May 10am to 3pmHeswall Farmers' Market
Heswall Farmers' Market

Third Saturday of every month
www.hdba.uk/events/heswall-farmers-market

Sunday 22 May
Waun-y-Llyn C. P. (near Hope)

Welsh hill site with stunning views, with Green Woodpecker and Raven.
Wirral Bird Club Field Meeting More details

Thursday 26 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
Wirral Bird Club More details

Fri 27th May 7.30pm
Beasts of the Southern Wild

Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in the Bathtub, a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink's tough love prepares her for the unravelling of the universe, ready for a time when he's no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out
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 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, including handmade jams, jellies, marmalades, sauces & chutneys from Find Inspiration in 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