Community What's On 2018



Wednesday 8th August 10am to 4pm
Hilbre Island Walk - families only

This is a popular trip for families. The group leaves the slipway at West Kirby at low tide and walks two miles across the sands to Hilbre Island. Hundreds of seals are hauled out on the sand banks of the River Dee Estuary at this time of year and can be clearly seen with the help of a telescope. Many more swim around to the end of the island where you can get closer to them. For families (adults with children only). There will be child friendly activities such as a scavenger hunt, hunting in rock pools, bird and seal watching.
Booking essential: www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2018-08-08-hilbre-island-walk-families-only
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk
Lost Castles poster
Thursday 9th August
Build a Lost Castle!
Come help build a Viking stave church in Ashton Park, West Kirby - entirely from cardboard, tape and community spirit. Get involved -
www.imaginewirral.com/get-involved

Sat 11th August 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

Sat 11th
Lost Castles Fun Day

Ashton Park, West Kirby
A huge cardboard stave church in Ashton Park, West Kirby will provide a spectacular backdrop for free Viking-themed activities and demonstrations, led by real-life Vikings, Wirhalh Skip Felagr. There will also be a selection of food and drink stands on site to make it a fun day out for all the family.
www.imaginewirral.com/events/lost-castles

Sat 11th August 7.30pm
I See Hawks in LA - in concert

"The finest country rock band on the planet" - Mojo
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 12th August 10.00 am - 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

Sun 12th August
Lost Castles Demolition Day
Come help demolish a Viking stave church in Ashton Park, West Kirby made entirely from cardboard, tape and community spirit.
Get involved -
www.imaginewirral.com/get-involved

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.

Tuesday 21st August 10am to 4pm
Hilbre Island Walk - families only

This is a popular trip for families. The group leaves the slipway at West Kirby at low tide and walks two miles across the sands to Hilbre Island. Hundreds of seals are hauled out on the sand banks of the River Dee Estuary at this time of year and can be clearly seen with the help of a telescope. Many more swim around to the end of the island where you can get closer to them. For families (adults with children only). There will be child friendly activities such as a scavenger hunt, hunting in rock pools, bird and seal watching.
Booking essential: www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2018-08-21-hilbre-island-walk-families-only
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk

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. https://westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

Sunday 26th August 10.00 am - 12.00pmHigh 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

Thursday 30th Aug 2-4pm
Backbeat

Silver Screenings by Wirral Older People's Parliament
At Hoylake Community Centre, 31 Hoyle Road CH47 3AG
Tickets 5. FREE ticket for carers. Refreshments included
Please book ahead to ensure you get in. julie@wirralopp.co.uk 0151 632 5170

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)
Check details and tickets...
At www.hoylakeparade.com

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Saturday 1st September 10.00 am - 12.00pm
The High Tidiers - West Kirby Clean Up Crew, at Thurstaston Beach (Meet at the slipway by the sailing club)

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

Sat 1st September 7.30pm
All I Have to do is Dream

A special night to celebrate the music and harmonies of The Everley Brothers.
Tennessee Waltz, featuring Jimmy Rae and Sarah Lou will be joined by special guests.
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 2nd Sept 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 8th September 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

Saturday 8th Sept 10am & 12noon
Ashton Park Guided Walk

Each tour lasts 75 minutes
Take a guided walk round the park and learn about its history and development and about the Ashton Family who gave their name to the park.
The route can be made fully accessible for wheelchairs on request
*Booking essential* - contact: Martin Harrison, 0151 625 8535 martinandsueharrison@gmail.com
A Wirral Heritage Open Days event
www.wirralhistoryandheritage.org.uk

Saturday 8th September, 10am - 4pm
Visit St Bridget's Church, Church Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 3JT

An Anglican church with a history of worship dating back 1000 years. Substantially rebuilt 1869-70 but some medieval masonry survives, particularly in chancel. Home to a rare Norse Hogback stone. Stained glass windows, painting over the chancel arch and iron chancel screen all by C.E.Kempe.
No pre-booking required. Disabled access. Refreshments in church centre.
A Wirral Heritage Open Days event
www.wirralhistoryandheritage.org.uk

Saturday 8th September, 10am to 4pm
West Kirby Museum Open Day

Founded in 1892 and totally refurbished and extended in 2013, the Museum houses fragments of 10th century stone sculpture and some later medieval stonework in one room and in the other follows the history of West Kirby Old Village, St Bridget's Church and St Bridget's School. Changing temporary exhibitions throughout the year. In September the theme will be '140 years of the West Kirby Railway'.
St Bridget's Centre, St Bridget's Lane, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 3JT. Booking not required. Disabled access. Admission free. www.westkirbymuseum.co.uk
A Wirral Heritage Open Days event
www.wirralhistoryandheritage.org.uk
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Sunday 9th September 10.00 am - 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

Sunday 9th September 2-4pm
Ashton Park Concert

Port Sunlight Lyceum 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

Friday 14th Sep 7.45pm start
An evening with Kevin Arstrong

Kevin Armstrong's guitar playing has accompanied stars including David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Morrissey, Prefab Sprout, Sinéad O'Connor, Roy Orbison, Brian Eno, Grace Jones, Paul McCartney and Thomas Dolby. Kevin guides us, with wit and candour, through his legendary career with specially selected film clips, outrageous anecdotes and inspiring stories. He will also perform selected songs spanning his remarkable back catalogue
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 15th September 10am to 2pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

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

Sat September 15th
Wirral Earth Fest 2018

Live music, storytelling, exhibitors, stalls, crafts, plus food and drink and who knows what else more! Wirral Earth Festival aims to bring the wider community together in a safe space where you're very likely to bump into an old friend or make a new one and is ever more relevant as issues of climate change, plastic reduction and greater environmental awareness are ever more in the news. It is also an excellent day for all the family and a fixture of the social calendar that you won't want to miss! Entry is by suggested donation to keep the festival going well into the future.
On St Bridget's Field, next to St Bridget's Church in West Kirby and is organised by Transition Town West Kirby, part of the global Transition Town network, with support from St Bridget's Church and School.

Saturday 15th September, 10am to 4pm
West Kirby Museum Open Day

Founded in 1892 and totally refurbished and extended in 2013, the Museum houses fragments of 10th century stone sculpture and some later medieval stonework in one room and in the other follows the history of West Kirby Old Village, St Bridget's Church and St Bridget's School. Changing temporary exhibitions throughout the year. In September the theme will be '140 years of the West Kirby Railway'.
St Bridget's Centre, St Bridget's Lane, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 3JT. Booking not required. Disabled access. Admission free. www.westkirbymuseum.co.uk
A Wirral Heritage Open Days event
www.wirralhistoryandheritage.org.uk

Saturday 15th September, 10am - 4pm
Visit St Bridget's Church, Church Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 3JT

An Anglican church with a history of worship dating back 1000 years. Substantially rebuilt 1869-70 but some medieval masonry survives, particularly in chancel. Home to a rare Norse Hogback stone. Stained glass windows, painting over the chancel arch and iron chancel screen all by C.E.Kempe.
No pre-booking required. Disabled access. Refreshments in church centre.
A Wirral Heritage Open Days event
www.wirralhistoryandheritage.org.uk

Sunday 16th September 10am
West Kirby Old Village Walk

A circular walk of 1 ½ km lasting 1 hour through the Old Village of West Kirby, once a bustling community with farms, inns and shops. Some buildings survive from the 17th century.
Meet at St Bridget's Church lychgate, Church Road, West Kirby, CH48 3JT
No disabled access - narrow pavements not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs
*Booking essential*
Contact: Heather Chapman, heatherhistory11@gmail.com
A Wirral Heritage Open Days event
www.wirralhistoryandheritage.org.uk

Thurs 20 September 7.30pm
Autumn in the Perennial Garden

by Sue Beesley
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.
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Friday, 21st September 7.30pm
Yesterday's West Kirby - a nostalgic film tour of 20th century West Kirby
By Angus Tilston
At St Bridget's Centre, St Bridget's Lane, West Kirby. Doors open 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start. . Admission 3. Soft drinks and wine available. (And, if past history is anything to go by - there will also be a raffle !)
A West Kirby Museum event
www.westkirbymuseum.co.uk
West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 22nd 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. 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. https://westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

Saturday Sept 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 1pm
Leave Hilbre before 4.30pm
At other times check the tide times and always use the safe crossing route.

Sat 22 Sep 7.45pm start
"Troubadors" - James Sills in Concert

Featuring the music of James Taylor, Carole King, Joni Mitchell plus many more, Troubadors is a celebration of a golden age of songwriting.
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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Sunday 23rd September 10.00 am - 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

Monday 24 Sept 7.30pm
Endellion String Quartet

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in D, Op.44 No.1
Britten: String Quartet No.3, Op.94
Beethoven: String Quartet in e minor, Op.59 No.2
Wirral Chamber Music Series at St Hildeburgh's church, Hoylake CH47 1HL
More details...

Thursday 27th Sept 2-4pm
Funny Face

Silver Screenings by Wirral Older People's Parliament
At Hoylake Community Centre, 31 Hoyle Road CH47 3AG
Tickets 5. FREE ticket for carers. Refreshments included
Please book ahead to ensure you get in. julie@wirralopp.co.uk 0151 632 5170

Thursday 27 Sept 7.30pm
The HILDA TRUESDALE Memorial Talk

"A Spoonful of Thailand"
A land of visual delights round every corner. Alan Davies and Ruth Miller
A Wirral Bird Club event at Kingsmead School Hall, Bertram Drive, Hoylake, CH47 0LL
Visitors are very welcome, and the charge is 4.00, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits.
These are not ticket events - please just come along.
For more information, please contact Bill on 07795 148140 or visit www.wirralbirdclub.com

Friday 28th September 7.30pm
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (PG)
Hoylake Community Cinema

Based loosely on a true story, this sparkling comedy western sees outlaws Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and the Sundance Kid (Robert Redford) flee to Bolivia in search of easy pickings.
Directed by George Roy Hill (1969)
Check details and tickets...
At www.hoylakeparade.com

Saturday 29th Sep 7-10pm
Henry Priestman in Concert

At West Kirby Arts Centre
His latest album (a joint affair with his guitarist Les Glover) is entitled 'Six of One and Half a Dozen of the Other', and the pair of them will be featuring songs from the new album in the set, as well as songs from his solo albums, and even a couple of Henry's old hits, from way back when. Expect some special guests to join Hen & Les on the night, including West Kirby's own Dr Nick Silver on violin!
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).
Mikron Touring Theatre Company pic
Sun 30th Sep 1pm
Get Well Soon

Mikron Touring Theatre Company outdoors at Gilroy Community Allotments, West Kirby. Bring a chair and a blanket!
70 years of the NHS! All is not well at St Monica's Hospital.
They're on life support; facing bugs, bed-blockers and a battle to save A & E.
With tunes, transfusions and titters, join Mikron as we make a surgical strike on the state of our NHS.
Check details and tickets...


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Thursday October 4th 7.30pm
"Birds of the Dee Estuary"

A presentation by Don Trott the Ranger at Burton Mere.
Deeside Lecture Society
In the Small Hall at the U.R.C. Church West Kirby Visitors welcome - 3
For more details contact John Turner 625 7061
www.deesidels.weebly.com

Sat 6th Oct 7.45pm start
The Songs of Nick Drake

A haunting and immaculately crafted concert from singer songwriter Keith James
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 7th October 10.00 am - 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

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

Thurs 18 October 7.30pm
Adding Colour to the Garden for Winter
by Carol Seery
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]

Thursday 18th Oct 7.30pm
"A Virtual Tour of Leasowe Lighthouse"

A presentation by Janet Belton
Deeside Lecture Society
In the Small Hall at the U.R.C. Church West Kirby Visitors welcome - 3
For more details contact John Turner 625 7061
www.deesidels.weebly.com

Saturday 20th October 10am to 2pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

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

Saturday 20th October 10.00 am - 12.00pm
The High Tidiers - West Kirby Clean Up Crew, at Gilroy Nature Park (Meet at the footpath entrance on Gilroy Road)

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

Sunday Oct 21st
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 12.30pm
Leave Hilbre before 5pm
At other times check the tide times and always use the safe crossing route.

Thursday 25th Oct 2-4pm
An Affair to Remember

Silver Screenings by Wirral Older People's Parliament
At Hoylake Community Centre, 31 Hoyle Road CH47 3AG
Tickets 5. FREE ticket for carers. Refreshments included
Please book ahead to ensure you get in. julie@wirralopp.co.uk 0151 632 5170

Thursday 25 Oct 7.30pm
"Where the Wild Birds Draw Me"

Part 3 of wonderful photos. John Power
A Wirral Bird Club event at Kingsmead School Hall, Bertram Drive, Hoylake, CH47 0LL
Visitors are very welcome, and the charge is 4.00, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits.
These are not ticket events - please just come along.
For more information, please contact Bill on 07795 148140 or visit www.wirralbirdclub.com

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 27th 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. 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. https://westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

Monday 29 Oct 7.30pm
Emmanuel Bach & Jenny Stern

Brahms: Violin Sonata No.2 in A, Op.100
Claude Pascal: Violin Sonata No.2
Saint-Saens: Caprice [arr. Ysaye]
Chausson: Poeme, Op.25
Grieg: Violin Sonata in c minor, Op.45
Wirral Chamber Music Series at St Hildeburgh's church, Hoylake CH47 1HL
More details...