Community What's On 2016



Tuesday 10th May 7.30pm
Local Wildlife - A Personal View by Photographer and Wildlife expert Ron Thomas

A Talk presented by The Friends of Hilbre
At The United Reform Church Hall
West Kirby
Members free Visitors welcome 3.00
To be followed by the FoH AGM
Company
Wed 11th to Sat 14th May
Evenings at 7.30pm
Company
Stephen Sondheim's deliciously sharp and wonderfully entertaining musical about love and singledom
Westbourne Hall, Westbourne Rd, West Kirby CH48 4DQ
From West Kirby Light Opera Society
Tickets 14 from 0151 342 2143 www.wklos.org.uk

Wed 11 May 7.30pm
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 3pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

Third Saturday of every month
www.hdba.uk/events/heswall-farmers-market
Caldy Village Gardens
Sat May 21, 2pm - 4pm
Minerals and Fossils: the geology of Thurstaston Shore

A guided walk with Hilary Davies of Liverpool Geological Society. Donations welcome. Contact Wirral Wildlife 0151 342 1394, info@wirralwildlife.org.uk

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

Sunday, 22 May from 2pm - 6pm
Caldy Village Gardens

A great opportunity to visit a wide selection of different styles and sized private gardens in Caldy, together with Caldy Manor gardens and Caldy Church and gardens, with an extensive range of plants on sale, all in aid of North West Cancer Research.
Tickets: 5 in advance from various local shops and simonsfield@btinternet.com 6 on the day in Caldy Village

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

Sunday 29th May 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 Rockcliff Raptors.
The Tea Servery here is open for refreshments.
Sorry no dogs within the Coach House while the Birds of Prey are on display.
Contact: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594


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Wednesday 1st June 1.30pm - 3.30 pm
Explore the Wild side of Royden Park

Join the Ranger on a wild trail across Royden park and discover what lives where. We leave the Court Yard/Coach House area and venture into the Park returning back to the start at the end of the session.
Meet at the Court Yard/Coach House at Royden Park.
The Tea Servery here is open for refreshments.
Suitable for children aged 5 upwards. Adults must accompany children and are encouraged to join in. Sorry no dogs
Contact: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

Friday 3rd June 7pm
The Battle to Save Life on Earth
A talk by Michael Evans, an innovator dedicated to finding technological and commercial solutions to tackling climate change. He is CEO of Cambridge Carbon Capture Ltd.
Transition Town West Kirby Energy and Climate Change Talk
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.)
www.transitiontownwestkirby.co.uk

Sat 4th June 9am til 1pm
Neston Farmers' & Food Makers' Market
The first Saturday of every month, at the Market Square, Neston.

Sat 11th June 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.ukQueens Park Big Lunch

Sunday 12th June 12.30 to 3.30pm
The BIG Lunch in Queens Park, Hoylake

The Friends of Hoylake and Meols in Bloom are inviting everybody to a Big Lunch in Queens park to celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday. Amongst guests will be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip (actors) and the Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral. There will be lots of activities, live music and a competition for who is the best regally dressed (children and adults). Come along, dress up regally, have your photo taken with the Queen, bring your lunch and enjoy the celebration.

Wednesday 15 June 7.15pm
The Slave Ships of Parkgate & Neston

Tutor: Antony Annakin Smith
Parkgate was a major seaport during the height of the slave trade and many local people and ships were involved in the trade one way or another. Based on his original research, Anthony reveals the local links to the trade, shows how the slave trading business really worked, and discusses events on many of the voyages undertaken by ships with local connections.
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.

Saturday 18th June 10am to 3pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

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


Thursday 23 June 8pm
Emperors and Kings

Penguins from the Falklands, South Georgia, the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Brian Anderson
Wirral Bird Club More details

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 25th June, 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 from handpicked specialty coffees roasted fresh for the market, from Flaming Bean Coffee Roastery. 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 25 June
RSPB South Stack and Holyhead Breakwater C.P. (by coach)

Puffin, Chough, Kittiwake and much more. Bring RSPB membership cards.
Wirral Bird Club Field Meeting More details

Sat 25th June 12 to 4pm
Friends of Hoylake and Meols in Bloom Annual Garden Party

The Garden Party is now in its 10th year, come along and enjoy the garden and wonderful atmosphere with your friends. There is a 2.50 entrance charge which includes drinks and wonderful cakes which have all been donated by local people and businesses. Fabulous raffle and plant bring and buy sale.
All proceeds go toward helping Hoylake and Meols SMILE.

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

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

Friday 15th July 9pm - 11pm
Bat and Owl Night at Royden Park

Join the Ranger on this evening stroll and discover where bats and owls live and hunt.
Meet at the Court Yard/Coach House at Royden Park.
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

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

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

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 23rd July, 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 your favourite freshly-baked french breads - baguettes, croissants, pains au raisins and more, all made by hand and traditionally baked from The French Corner 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 23rd 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 Court Yard/Coach House at Royden Park.
The Tea Servery here is open for refreshments.
Sorry no dogs in the Coach House. Donations welcome to the Wirral Barn Owl Trust
Contact: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

Wednesday 27th 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. Led by our expert Steve Dewsnap of Rockcliffe Raptors. Number limited so please book. There is a small charge 2 per person.
Meet at the Coach House/Court Yard at Royden Park.
The Tea Servery here is open for refreshments.
Sorry no dogs in the Coach House when these birds are on display.
*Booking essential* - Please contact Royden Park on 0151 677 7594 or email midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

Thursday 28 July 8pm
Some Birds of South West Lancashire

Experiences from North of the River Mersey by a local Southport birder.
Ron Jackson
Wirral Bird Club More details

Fri 29th July
The Graduate

Ben has recently graduated from college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his "Homecoming" party, Mrs Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends, but comes back to haunt him ...
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

Sunday 31 July
Cleaver Heath L.N.R. and Heswall Fields N.T.

Discover Heswall's heathland and the Dee Marshes.
Wirral Bird Club Field Meeting More details

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Sat 6th August 9am til 1pm
Neston Farmers' & Food Makers' Market
The first Saturday of every month, at the Market Square, Neston.

Wednesday 10th August 10.30am - 3.30 pm
Bumble Bee Workshop and Walk

Join the Ranger and Liverpool Museums on this Bumble Bee workshop in the morning then on a walk to identify the different Bumble Bees that frequent the Walled Garden.
There is a small charge of 2 per person child/adult
Meet at the Court Yard/Coach House at Royden Park.
The Tea Servery here is open for refreshments.
Sorry no dogs in the Coach House or Walled Garden
*Booking essential* - Please contact Royden Park on 0151 677 7594 or email midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

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

Wednesday 17th August 8.30pm - 10.30pm
Bat night at Royden Park

Join the Ranger on this evening stroll and discover where bats live and hunt in this bat friendly Park.
Meet at the Court Yard/Coach House at Royden Park.
Wind/waterproof clothing and stout footwear are essential. Sorry no dogs.
*Booking essential* - Please contact Royden Park on 0151 677 7594 or email midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

Saturday 20th August 10am to 3pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

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

Saturday 20th August - Sunday 28th 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.
Contact: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 27th 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, including homebaked biscuits, traybakes, small cakes & flapjacks from the West Kirby kitchen of Funky Flapjacks. 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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Fri 2nd September
The Rocket

A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home
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 3rd September 9am til 1pm
Neston Farmers' & Food Makers' Market
The first Saturday of every month, at the Market Square, Neston.

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

Sat 10th September
Wirral Earth Fest

West Kirby's amazing family festival returns this weekend - more details coming soon.

Wed 14 September 7.30pm
Grow Your Own Cutting Garden

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

Saturday 17th September 10am to 3pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

Third Saturday of every month
www.hdba.uk/events/heswall-farmers-market
Pure - the business of chocolate
Sunday 18th Sept 1pm
Theatre on the Plot

Mikron, the fantastic touring theatre company, return to Gilroy Community Allotments with more outdoor theatre.
Pure - The business of chocolate

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 24th September, 9 - 1pm
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 homemade pasta, sauces and pesto from Hemingway's Pasta. 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 twitter logofacebook logo

Fri 30th September
Robot & Frank

The film is set in the near future. Frank is a retired cat-burglar living alone while his successful son, Hunter, tries to care for him from afar. Finally, Hunter gets him a robot caretaker, but Frank soon learns that the robot could be useful as a burglary aide.
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