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Monday 29 Sept 7.30pm
The Katona Twins

Playing D. Scarlatti, Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Handel
Hoylake Chamber Concert Society
The classical world's best-known guitar duo perform at Westbourne Hall, West Kirby CH48 4DQ
More details at www.chamberconcert.co.uk
To read more about the Katona Twins, visit their website www.katonatwins.com

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Thurs 2nd Oct 7.30pm
Edward Kemp's designs for Birkenhead Park

By Elizabeth Davey
Tea & coffee after lecture
Deeside Lecture Society... [click here for more info]

Saturday 4th Oct 9am
Coach Trip to The Apple Festival at Erddig

Cost of 20 includes transport and Garden admission. National Trust members are admitted without charge on production of a valid membership card, so only pay transport cost of 10 per person. Please state your option when booking. We will also be calling at The Grosvenor Garden Centre on our way to Erddig. Refreshments can be purchased here and at Erddig.
Coach will depart Burton Manor at 9am and return to Burton at approx. 5.30pm
www.burtonmanorgardens.org.uk/erddig-apple-festival

Saturday 4th Oct from 10am to 4pm (arrive at 9:30am)
Mixed Media - Including Collage

Tutor: Isobel Messer
We will be referring to the Art of Matisse. (The acclaimed exhibition of his later work presently at Tate Modern). This will be as a starting point - The work of Scissors and Paper, lots of colour, interesting shapes and the chance to use painted and/or textured papers, paints, inks etc. No need for expensive materials or equipment, just enthusiasm, scissors and a few magazines, wrapping paper etc.
Full Fee 30 (25 for volunteers or members of Friends of Burton Manor Gardens). Includes tea, coffee, soft drink. Please bring a packed lunch or café available on site. This course could be linked with the painting on silk course on Saturday 22nd November.
www.burtonmanorgardens.org.uk/mixed-media-including-collage/

Sunday 5th Oct 10am to 2pm
Wallasey Food Fair

Fresh local food direct from the producer on the first Sunday of every month
St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey Village CH45 3LN
www.wirralfood.wix.com/wallaseyfoodfair
Phone 07510105549
Email events@themaplecakery.co.uk

Sunday 5th October 1.30 - 4 pm
Apple Day at Eastham Country Park

A display of locally grown apples, apple juice making and children's activities.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk

Tues 7th October - 10:30am - 3:30pm
Royden Park Volunteer Group

Lantern workshops


For the Lantern Parade on 11th November, make your own lantern from willow and paper.

Every Wednesday evening in October
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

7.30 - 10pm at the Old Unitarian Church, Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby
Hosted by Mellow Yellow,Lantern workshops these sessions include making larger, more adventurous sculptures. Come and be inspired!

Tuesdays 21st and 28th October and 4th November
10.30am - 1pm at the Drop-In Centre URC Church Hall,
Meols Drive, West Kirby

Mondays 13th October and 3rd & 10th November 12.30-2.30pm
at Wirral Mind Fountain Project, 90 Chester Street
(Market St corner, near Hamilton Sq).
Please book : 0151 512 2200

If you can - 5 donation per lantern.
More information: 625 9974
www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk

Join the Rangers and other volunteers and help with conservation tasks, such as woodland and heathland management, footpath construction and clearing, fencing and way marking and any other on site work.
We meet every Tuesday throughout the year at the Rangers Office Royden Park.
Suitable clothing and footwear and please bring food and drink for the day.
No booking required. For further enquiries telephone:0151 677 7594 Email:midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

Wed 8 October 7.15pm
Bluebell Cottage Garden by Sue Beasley

Hoylake & District Gardening Society
Venue: West Kirby Concourse
Talk followed by refreshments. Guests very welcome, 1.50.
... [click here for more info]

Wednesday 8th Oct at 7.15pm
Cheshire through the Seasons
Speaker: David Cummings

This illustrated talk is a photographic journey through our beautiful Cheshire Countryside, visiting not only grand Stately Homes and renowned parks & gardens but events in cities and towns throughout the year. Our speaker is a Local Historian, naturalist and Wildlife photographer and captures the essence of the county in a unique way. Full Fee: 10, (7.50 for volunteers or members of Friends of Burton Manor Gardens).
Includes Cheese and Wine after the presentation.
www.burtonmanorgardens.org.uk/cheshire-through-the-seasons/

Friday 10th October 7.30 pm
Wirral Wildlife AGM and Quiz

Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall.
Admission free but donations welcome.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk

Sunday 12th October 9.30am - 4pm
Scything To Success

New Ferry Butterfly Park
Learn or improve and hone those scything techniques and maintain summer flowers. Alternatively don the waders and clear the Brick Pit Pond of reedmace.
Stout footwear and waterproofs recommended.
Public transport available - the Park is next to Bebington Train Station. Map of location.
Contact: Paul Loughnane by email or telephone 0151 645 8937.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk,Hoylake Local Food Fair

Sunday 12th October 10am-3pm
Hoylake Local Food Fair

A great selection of local food to taste & buy, plus cookery demos from Ross Gray, of Peninsula Dining Room.
See www.hoylakeparade.com for more details

Sun 12th Oct 11am - 3pm
Save Our Heathlands - Help with scrub clearing on Thurstaston Common

Come and help with practical scrub clearing on our heathland at Thurstaston Common. Enjoy the fresh air, meet other volunteers and help the environment.
All tools and gloves provided.
Meet at Thurstaston Hill car park off Telegraph Road.
Special requirements: Out door clothing and waterproofs and able to carry out hands on practical work.
No need to book
Contact e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

Tues 14th Oct 7.30 pm
Matthew Thomas
'From the Muddy Banks of the Dee'

Hoylake and West Kirby Civic Society
United Reformed Church Hall, Meols Drive, West Kirby.
New members and visitors are always welcome.
Visitors 2.50 per meeting.

Thurs 16th Oct 7.30pm
Lost Halls of Wirral

Wonderful Manors & old houses
By Gavin Hunter
Deeside Lecture Society... [click here for more info]

Friday 17th Oct at 7pm
Ted Brabin on Bees
Speaker: Ted Brabin

We all know how important Bees are to the gardens and that losing them is such a disaster. In view of this Ted Brabin is going to give a talk about a beehive throughout the year. Cheese and Wine will be served after the presentation.
Full Fee: 10 (7.50 for volunteers or members of Friends of Burton Manor Gardens).
www.burtonmanorgardens.org.uk/ted-brabin-on-bees

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
October 17th, 18th & 19th
West Kirby Oktoberfest 2014

Beer Festival with 36 different real ales, 6 different ciders and a selection of wine.
Pulled pork as well and a yummy vegetarian option.
All profits from the event to Westbourne Hall.
Venue - Westbourne Hall, West Kirby
Tickets - Online at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-kirby-oktoberfest-tickets-12632555313, or from Tuesday 16th September at Lattetude, Dee Lane, West Kirby or at The White Lion Pub, Grange Road, West KirbyWirral Pomona Celidh

Saturday 18th Oct
The Apple Cèlidh

Cèlidh and workshops to celebrate the Apple Harvest by Wirral Pomona, (community makers of apple juice/cider) with music from Calico Jo & Friends, Shindig & Ceílídh Core.
A Wirral Fringe event in support of Liverpool Irish Festival.
10am to 12 nooon Learn a Ceílí tune
Ceílís are for adults and children to join in. Want to learn a tune to play along?
We'll teach you & your children a tune or two. (Small donation, please)
3 - 5pm Learn a Ceílí dance
Never done a set dance before? We'll show you how to! (Small donation, please)
7pm to 10pm (or so) Ceílí? Barn Dance? Bal Rustque? Harvest Ball? A good night, whatever you call it : live music & dance in good company.
Venue: Arts Centre/Old Chapel, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby CH48 1EL. No parking in Brookfield Gardens - free parking in Carpenters Lane (CH48 7EX) or West Kirby Concourse (CH48 5AA, evening session only).
Admission by advance donaton (about 5 per head.) From Hoylake HELP shop, or wirralpomona@gmail.com
One of the Orchard Network's Apple day events; Promoting Community Orchards with Wirral Tree Wardens & Transition Town West Kirby.

Saturday 18th Oct 7.30pm
Music of the Night
Roy Weissensteiner and Kendall Bradshaw.
Melrose Hall, Hoylake.
Tickets 10 to include light refreshments.
from HELP Shop or 632 2152

Sun 19th Oct 1.30pm - 3pm
Fruits of Autumn at Royden Park

Sloe jelly, Elderberry sauce, Hawthorn jelly. Just a few of the foods that is available from the fruits and berries at this time of the year. This Ranger led walk discovers these and other interesting facts.
Meet: Court Yard/Coach House at Royden Park.
Special requirements - Sorry no dogs.
No need to book
Contact e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

Thurs 23 October 8pm
"Birds & Migration"

The history, the how, the why and the where. Jeff Clarke
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 648 4253

Friday 24th October, 7.30pm
Local Food Roots - a Film show and discussion




"Food really matters, how you eat, how you shop, crucially affects how the world is."
Sheila Dillon, The Food Programme, BBC Radio 4
From the first pioneering organic box schemes in the early 1990s to feeding cities and local food culture today, this inspiring documentary chronicles the emergence of an innovative UK local food movement and what this might mean for the future.
Plus a Singalong at 8.30pm with Homegrown Bananas
St Bridget's Centre, West Kirby. If you have spare food produce please bring along to share.
Contact ttwk.food@gmail.com for further details
Download poster

Friday 24th October at 7.30pm
An Evening with Rodgers & Hammerstein

Brought to you by West Kirby Light Opera Society (WKLOS)
Westbourne Hall, West Kirby CH48 4DQ
www.wklos.org.uk

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat Oct 25th, 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

Sat 25 October
Hale Lighthouse & Pickerings Pasture LNR

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

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October 9.30am - 4pm
A Coppicing We Go

Thornton Wood, Clatterbridge
Help cut heavy oak coppice in Thornton Wood, a productive hazel coppice now in fifth in-cycle cut. The coppice will produce many lovely straight hedge stakes to keep the hedgerow restoration projects throughout the Wirral going.
Bonfire cuisine - let us know if you are coming and a baked potato will be put on for you. There are now two baked potato tins so plenty of capacity.
Stout footwear and waterproofs recommended. Bring a packed lunch.
Contact: Paul Loughnane by email or telephone 0151 645 8937.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk

Sun 26th Oct 1.30pm - 3pm
Autumn Colours

Join the Ranger and discover the wealth of colours on our trees and shrubs at this time of the year.
Meet: At the Court Yard/Coach House in Royden Park
Special requirements- Sorry no dogs. Outdoor clothing and suitable footwear
No need to book
Contact e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

Sunday 26th October at 2.30pm
An Afternoon with Rodgers & Hammerstein

Brought to you by West Kirby Light Opera Society (WKLOS)
Westbourne Hall, West Kirby CH48 4DQ
www.wklos.org.uk

Monday 27 Oct 7.30pm
Jubilee String Quartet
Jubilee String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in G, Op.77 No.1
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F minor, Op.80
Beethoven: String Quartet in F, Op.59 No.1 (Rasumovsky)
Hoylake Chamber Concert Society
At Westbourne Hall, West Kirby CH48 4DQ
More details at www.chamberconcert.co.uk
To read more about the Jubilee String Quartet, visit their website www.jubileequartet.co.uk

Wed 29th Oct 1.30pm - 3pm
Autumn half term fun at Royden Park

Join the Rangers and discover what animals are or have prepared for hibernation at this time of year and have a go at some fun detective activities.
Meet: Coach House/Court Yard at Royden Park
Special requirements - Sorry no dogs.
No need to book
Contact e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

Thurs 30th Oct 10am - 3pm
Half Term Apple Day at Royden Park

Have a go at apple bobbing and other activities around the Coach House and Court Yard at Royden Park.
Guess the number of apples in the box. Also apple pressing taking place and a variety of games.
Organised in conjunction with the Royden Park Project and Friends of Royden Park.
Meet: Court Yard/Coach House at Royden Park.
Special requirements
No need to book
Contact e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

Thurs 30th Oct 7.30pm
My Mayoral Year

By Gerry Ellis
Deeside Lecture Society... [click here for more info]

Fri 31st Oct 10am - 3pm
Halloween Fun Day at Royden Park

Lots of Halloween capers taking place within the Coach House/Court Yard at Royden Park.
Fancy dress, pumpkin carving, and a scare crow competition to join in with.
Fun for all the family. Organised in conjunction with the Friends of Royden Park.
No need to book
Contact e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

Friday 31st Oct 7.30pm The Lunchbox
The Lunchbox

A lonely Mumbai office worker receives the wrong packed lunch after a mix-up by the city's famous dabbawala couriers, and is so impressed by its wonderful cuisine that he returns a note to its sender - a neglected housewife trying to rouse her husband's affections.
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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Sunday 2nd Nov 10am to 2pm
Wallasey Food Fair

Fresh local food direct from the producer on the first Sunday of every month
St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey Village CH45 3LN
www.wirralfood.wix.com/wallaseyfoodfair
Phone 07510105549
Email events@themaplecakery.co.uk

Tues 4th Nov 11am - 3pm
Save Our Heathlands - Help with scrub clearing on Caldy Hill
Come and help with practical scrub clearing on our heathland at Caldy Hill. Enjoy the fresh air, meet other volunteers and help the environment.
All tools and gloves provided.
Meet at the turning point down Fleck Lane, off Column Road near West Kirby
Special requirements: Out door clothing and waterproofs and able to carry out hands on practical work.
No need to book
Contact e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

Thursday 6th November at 7.15pm
Edward Kemp - A Victorian Landscape Gardener
Speaker: Elizabeth Davey

Thomas Mawson, who laid out Burton Manor Gardens, wrote in his autobiography that he regarded Edward Kemp (1817 - 1891) as 'the best exponent of the landscape style'. This talk will explore the life of Kemp, Park Superintendent of Birkenhead for nearly 50 years and the designer of both Anfield and Flaybrick Cemetries and of numerous parks and gardens on Merseyside and beyond. We will look at the life of Kemp who, before coming to the Wirral in 1843, trained at the Horticultural Society Gardens in Chiswick and under Joseph Paxton, at Chatsworth. We will take an 'armchair tour' of some of Kemp's creations, including Grosvenor Park, Chester, planned by him 150 years ago this year.
Full Fee: 10 (7.50 for volunteers or members of Friends of Burton Manor Gardens). Includes Cheese and Wine after the presentation.
www.burtonmanorgardens.org.uk/edward-kemp-a-victorian-landscape-gardener

Fri Nov 7th, 7 for 7.30 pm
1914 West Kirby

An illustrated talk from Heather Chapman, outlining the impact on West Kirby seaside town when war was declared. The military took over the West Kirby Public Hall in August 1914 and soldiers, instead of holidaymakers, became a familiar sight in the town.
St Bridget's Centre, West Kirby.

Sat Nov 8th, 10am-4pm
West Kirby Remembers World War One

Exhibition, St Bridget's Centre. The exhibition is all about West Kirby during World War 1. This is an opportunity for local people to share their stories, photos and memorabilia about West Kirby service men and their families during the Great War. Refreshments.

Saturday 8th Nov 7-30pm
Lormac Productions present
An Evening of Wartime Memories

Melrose Hall, Hoylake.
Tickets 5 from 632 2152 or 632 4548

Sunday 9th November 9.30am - 4pm
Bluebells for Remembrance

New Ferry Butterfly Park
We will be planting 500 bluebells bulbs at Brickpit Coppice. This will add a flash of spring colour for springtime visitors to the park and provide useful nectar source for adult butterflies emerging from their over winter slumbers and for newly hatched adult orange tip butterflies.
Stout footwear and waterproofs recommended.
Public transport available - the Park is next to Bebington Train Station. Map of location.
Contact: Paul Loughnane by email or telephone 0151 645 8937.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk

Sun 9th Nov 11am - 3pm
Save Our Heathlands - Help with scrub clearing on Caldy Hill

Come and help with practical scrub clearing on our heathland at Caldy Hill. Enjoy the fresh air, meet other volunteers and help the environment.
All tools and gloves provided.
Meet at the turning point down Fleck Lane, off Column Road near West Kirby
Special requirements: Out door clothing and waterproofs and able to carry out hands on practical work.
No need to book
Contact e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

Tuesday 11th November, begins 5.30pmTravelling Light Peace Parade
Travelling Light Peace Parade
From Coronation Gardens, West Kirby
Everyone welcome - bring a torch, or a lantern from one of our lantern making workshops in October, above.
www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk

Wed 12 November 7.15pm
Herbaceous Hall of Fame by Jane Allison

Hoylake & District Gardening Society
Venue: West Kirby Concourse
Talk followed by refreshments. Guests very welcome, 1.50.
... [click here for more info]

Thurs 13th Nov 7.30pm
Effect of Olympics on North-West

What did we gain?
By Andrew Worthington
Deeside Lecture Society... [click here for more info]

Friday 14th November 7.30 p.m.
The Geology Beneath the Wirral Landscape

Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall.
A talk by Hilary Davies, local geologist.
Admission 3. All welcome.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk

Sun 16th Nov 1pm - 3pm
History and wildlife Walk at Royden Park

Join the Ranger and learn some of the history and a look at what wildlife is active at this time of year.
Meet at the Court Yard/Coach House at Royden Park.
Special requirements: Sorry no dogs. Warm and waterproof clothing and suitable footwear.
No need to book
Contact e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

Tues 18th Nov 7.30 pm (Please note this is the 3rd Tuesday)
Elizabeth Davey
'Exploring Birkenhead Priory'

Hoylake and West Kirby Civic Society
United Reformed Church Hall, Meols Drive, West Kirby.
New members and visitors are always welcome.
Visitors 2.50 per meeting.

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat Nov 22nd, 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 22nd Nov 10am to 4pm (arrive at 9:30am)
Painting on Silk

Tutor: Isobel Messer
This course will be suitable for both beginners and improvers. We will be working with Iron on Dyes, although there will be the opportunity to experiment with other media. Dyes and fabrics can be provided for an additional cost of 3.00 payable to the tutor on the day. Frames will be supplied. Unpainted silk scarves available to purchase on the day.
Full Fee: 30 (25 for volunteers or members of Friends of Burton Manor Gardens)
Includes tea, coffee, soft drinks. Please bring a packed lunch or café available on site.
www.burtonmanorgardens.org.uk/painting-on-silkAntara

Sunday 23 November
New Brighton & North Wirral Coastal Park

Local search for waders and sea birds.
www.wirralbirdclub.com Field Meeting. Non-members are welcome to come to field trips - [click here for more info]

Monday 24 Nov 7.30pm
Antara

A flute and harp duo formed in 2007 and based in London. They are now much in demand throughout the country, performing at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Kensington Palace, and now Westbourne Hall, West Kirby.
Hoylake Chamber Concert Society
More details at www.chamberconcert.co.uk
To read more about Antara visit their website www.antaraduo.co.uk

Tues 25th, Wed 26th and Fri 28th Nov, 7.30pm
Hillbark Players - open auditions

For their June 2015 open-air Shakespeare production of 'Much Ado About Nothing'
At Greasby Methodist Church Hall, Greasby Road, Greasby.
Audition pieces will be available on the Hillbark Players website from 1st
November. www.hillbarkplayers.co.uk

Wednesday 26th Nov at 7pm
Curiosity Corner

Organiser: June Corner
There will be a new selection of items for a fun evening of the 'Guess what they are' quiz. Cheese and wine will be served during the evening.
Full Fee: 10 (7.50 for volunteers or members of Friends of Burton Manor Gardens).
www.burtonmanorgardens.org.uk/more-curiosity-corner

Thurs 27th Nov 7.30pm
The Mountain of Fire

Indonesia
By Peter Mahot
Deeside Lecture Society... [click here for more info]

Thurs 27 November 8pm
"The Life of a Ranger"

Following the work of a Ranger on the Sefton coast. Chris Tynan
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 648 4253
Goldfinger
Friday 28th November 7.30pm
Goldfinger
To many, Goldfinger is the quintessential Bond film and a brilliant third entry in the series. Here Bond gets his Aston Martin and pits his wits against a memorable villain, Auric Goldfinger. Add the first Shirley Bassey theme song and some exciting action sequences and the result is an explosive cocktail.
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

Sun 30th Nov 10.30am - 3pm
A walk of two Parks from Royden Park

Come on a Ranger led walk from Royden Park to Arrowe Country Park.
Explore the footpaths between these two parks and discover the history behind each site.
Meet at Court Yard/Coach House at Royden Park.
Special requirements: Out door clothing and waterproofs and food and drink for the day.
No need to book
Contact e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

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Tues 2nd Dec 11am - 3pm
Save Our Heathlands - Help with scrub clearing on Thurstaston Common
Come and help with practical scrub clearing on our heathland at Thurstaston Common. Enjoy the fresh air, meet other volunteers and help the environment.
All tools and gloves provided.
Meet at Thurstaston Hill car park off Telegraph Road.
Special requirements: Out door clothing and waterproofs and able to carry out hands on practical work.
No need to book
Contact e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

Wed 3 December
Christmas Outing & Festive Lunch

Tatton Park Mansion - Guests welcome, members have priority.
Hoylake & District Gardening Society
For more information, please contact Rachel Ormrod, vice chairman, on 625 7604 or rachelormrod1@gmail.com

Thurs 4th Dec 7.30pm
Ray O'Brien -Merseyside Entertainer

Tea & coffee after lecture
Deeside Lecture Society... [click here for more info]

Friday 5th, Sat 6th December at 7.30pm, Sun 7th Dec at 2.30pm
Yuletide Melodies

Brought to you by West Kirby Light Opera Society (WKLOS)
Westbourne Hall, West Kirby CH48 4DQ
www.wklos.org.uk

Sat 6 December
Sefton Coast

Waders, sea birds and red squirrels.
www.wirralbirdclub.com Field Meeting.
Non-members are welcome to come to field trips - [click here for more info]

Sunday 7th Dec 10am to 2pm
Wallasey Food Fair

Fresh local food direct from the producer on the first Sunday of every month
St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey Village CH45 3LN
www.wirralfood.wix.com/wallaseyfoodfair
Phone 07510105549
Email events@themaplecakery.co.uk

Sunday 14th December 9.30am - 4pm
Tackling Suckering Plum And Snowberry In Charlie's Field

New Ferry Butterfly Park
This will be building on last year's project when the area was cleared to bring the field under management for the benefit of butterflies. There will be scything of the adjacent acid grassland area to benefit sheep's sorrel which in turn benefits small copper butterflies.
Stout footwear and waterproofs recommended.
Public transport available - the Park is next to Bebington Train Station. Map of location.
Contact: Paul Loughnane by email or telephone 0151 645 8937.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk

Sun 14th Dec 10.30am - 3pm
Woodland rhododendron clearing at Royden Park

Come and help with practical woodland work and Nutcrackerremove some of the unwanted rhododendron at Royden Park. Enjoy the fresh air, meet other volunteers and help the environment. Hot potatoes also on the menu.
All tools and gloves provided.
Meet at the Rangers Office, Royden Park.
Special requirements: Out door clothing and waterproofs and able to carry out hands on practical work.
No need to book
Contact e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk

Sun 14th December
Nutcracker
An exciting first - English National Ballet performing Nutcracker as part of their 2014 Christmas Season. And they're screening it at Hoylake Community Cinema!
For more information see Hoylake Community Cinema website: www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat December 20th, 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 21st Dec 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Mince Pie Winter Walk from Royden Park

Join the Ranger on this winter amble through some the countryside close to Royden Park. Stop off for a mince pie.
Meet at the Court Yard/Coach House Royden Park.
Special requirements: Sorry no dogs. Warm and waterproof clothing and suitable footwear.
No need to book
Contact e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk
N.B.The Santa Special Train Rides run at Royden Park on this day (12 midday - 4pm). *You need to have booked at the station some weeks before this date if you wish a ride*

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Thurs 8th Jan 7.30pm
Gretna Green's Secret War

& other Gardens WW1 Munitions Factory
By Bill Johnstone
Deeside Lecture Society... [click here for more info]

Friday 9th January 7.30 p.m.
Kiwis and Kea - Adventures in New Zealand

Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall.
Cheshire Life nature columnist and photographer Tom Marshall takes us through two years alongside New Zealand's unique wildlife.
Admission 3. All welcome.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk

Sunday 11th January 9.30am - 4pm
Keeping The Hedgerows In Trim at New Ferry Butterfly Park

Trimming hedgerows to maintain the diversity of shrubs and collect some hedge stakes in the process to sustain hedge laying projects.
Stout footwear and waterproofs recommended.
Public transport available - the Park is next to Bebington Train Station. Map of location.
Contact: Paul Loughnane by email or telephone 0151 645 8937.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk

Wed 14 January 7.15pm
Botanic Gardens Liverpool by Steve Lyus

Hoylake & District Gardening Society
Venue: West Kirby Concourse
Talk followed by refreshments. Guests very welcome, 1.50.
... [click here for more info]

Thurs 22nd Jan 7.30pm
More Downstairs than Up

By Garnet Walker
Deeside Lecture Society... [click here for more info]

Thurs 22 January 8pm
"In Search of the Flower Kissers"

The life of Hummingbirds, of which there are 300 species. Michael Leach
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 648 4253

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 24th January, 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

Sunday 25 January
Pennington Flash, nr. Leigh Lake

Varied habitats with a lake, scrapes and wood.
www.wirralbirdclub.com Field Meeting.
Non-members are welcome to come to field trips - [click here for more info]
Cinema Paradiso
Friday 30th January 7.30pm
Cinema Paradiso

A boy who grew up in a native Sicilian Village returns home as a famous director after receiving news about the death of an old friend.
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

--------------------- February 2015 -----------
Thurs 5th Feb 7.30pm
Yellowstone

Wonderful Images
By Brian Anderson
Deeside Lecture Society... [click here for more info]

Tues 10th Feb 7.30 pm
Edward Hillditch
'The Story of Bees' Seeds'

Hoylake and West Kirby Civic Society
United Reformed Church Hall, Meols Drive, West Kirby.
New members and visitors are always welcome.
Visitors 2.50 per meeting.

Wed 11 February 7.15pm
How to get the best from Heucheras & Tiarella by Vicky Fox

Hoylake & District Gardening Society
Venue: West Kirby Concourse
Talk followed by refreshments. Guests very welcome, 1.50.
... [click here for more info]

Thurs 19th Feb 7.30pm
Wirral - How it Was & is Now

Development over past 200 years
By Rod Tann
Deeside Lecture Society... [click here for more info]

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 21st February, 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

Ruisi Quartet
Monday 23 Feb 7.30pm
The Ruisi Quartet

Haydn: String Quartet in G, Op.76 No.1
Debussy: String Quartet in g minor, Op.10
Beethoven:String Quartet in E flat, Op.127
Hoylake Chamber Concert Society
At Westbourne Hall, West Kirby CH48 4DQ
More details at www.chamberconcert.co.uk
To read more about The Ruisi Quartet, visit their website www.ruisiquartet.com

Thurs 26 February 8pm
"Chasing the Day"

The extraordinary effect of light on birds, and their behaviour. Keith Offord
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 648 4253
The Producers
Friday 27th February 7.30pm
The Producers

How can a Broadway producer who has seen his day really make a lot of money? Leave it to writer/director Mel Brooks to answer that, and answer it he does in the uproarious comedy
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 28 February
Chester: Heronbridge and River Dee

Easy walk through woods and along the river.
www.wirralbirdclub.com Field Meeting.
Non-members are welcome to come to field trips - [click here for more info]

--------------------- March 2015 -----------

Thurs 5th March 7.30pm
Cruising Antarctica

A Captain's Viewpoint by Captain Derrick Kemp
Deeside Lecture Society... [click here for more info]

Tues 10th March 7.30 pm
Michael Murphy
'European Parks'

Hoylake and West Kirby Civic Society
United Reformed Church Hall, Meols Drive, West Kirby.
New members and visitors are always welcome.
Visitors 2.50 per meeting.

Wed 11 March
AGM & Social Evening

Hoylake & District Gardening Society. Guests welcome.
Venue: West Kirby Concourse
For more information, please contact Rachel Ormrod, vice chairman, on 625 7604 or rachelormrod1@gmail.com

Thurs 19th March 7.30pm
A.G.M & Life as a Young Photographer

Tea, coffee & mince pies after lecture by Mike Hall
Deeside Lecture Society... [click here for more info]

Thurs 26 March 8pm
"Green Shoots & Orange Tips"

Spring on the Dee estuary. Matt Thomas
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 648 4253
Rashomon
Friday 27th March 7.30pm
Rashomon

Set in feudal Japan, this film presents an intriguing tale of violent crime in the woods, told from the perspective of four different characters - a bandit, a woman, her husband and a woodcutter.
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 28th March
Shropshire Meres

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

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 28th March, 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
Mediterranea Trio
Monday 30 March 7.30pm
Mediterranea Trio

Schumann: Piano Trio in d minor, Op.63
Rachmaninov: Piano Trio in g minor, Op.Post.
Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat, Op.97 ("Archduke")
Hoylake Chamber Concert Society
At Westbourne Hall, West Kirby CH48 4DQ
More details at www.chamberconcert.co.uk
To read more about Mediterranea Trio, visit their website www.mediterraneatrio.com

--------------------- April 2015 -----------

Wed 8 April 7.15pm
On the Track of Yaks in Nepal by Rachel Ormrod

Hoylake & District Gardening Society
Venue: West Kirby Concourse
Talk followed by refreshments. Guests very welcome, 1.50.
... [click here for more info]

Thurs 23 April 8pm
"Roaming in Romania"

The Danube Delta and beyond. Richard Steel
Kingsmead School Hall, Bertram Drive, Hoylake CH47 0LLIn The Heat Of The Night
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 648 4253

Friday 24th April 7.30pm
In The Heat Of The Night

Detective Virgil Tibbs is caught up in the racial tension of the US South when he is arrested after the murder of a prominent businessman.
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 25th April, 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

Sunday 26 April
Slaidburn & River Hodder (by coach)

Spring birding in a beautiful valley with stunning Bowland moors backdrop.
www.wirralbirdclub.com Field Meeting. Non-members are welcome to come to field trips - [click here for more info]

Monday 27 April, 7.30pm
Palomino Quartet

Haydn: String Quartet in C, Op.33 No.3
Ades: Arcadiana, Op.12
Schubert: String Quartet in G, D.887
Hoylake Chamber Concert Society
At Westbourne Hall, West Kirby CH48 4DQ
More details at www.chamberconcert.co.uk

Palomino Quartet- Hayden- Quartet in C Major from Philip Denvir on Vimeo.


--------------------- May 2015 -----------

Sat 9 May
Moore Nature Reserve, nr. Warrington

Popular reserve with lakes, woods and pasture.
www.wirralbirdclub.com Field Meeting. Non-members are welcome to come to field trips - [click here for more info]

Tues 12th May 7.30 pm
Eileen Willshaw (Wirral Borough Council Heritage Officer)
'Wirral - Making Our Heritage Matter'

Hoylake and West Kirby Civic Society
United Reformed Church Hall, Meols Drive, West Kirby.
New members and visitors are always welcome.
Visitors 2.50 per meeting.

Wed 13 May 7.15pm
Primulas and Auriculas by Ingrid Millington

Hoylake & District Gardening Society
Venue: West Kirby Concourse
Talk followed by refreshments. Guests very welcome, 1.50.
... [click here for more info]

Thurs 21 May
Thornton Hough Evening Walk

Gentle walk along footpaths around the village.
www.wirralbirdclub.com Field Meeting. Non-members are welcome to come to field trips - [click here for more info]

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 23rd May, 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

Thurs 28 May 8pm
"AGM & Wirral Bird Club Members - Tell Tales"

Stories of birdwatching through the past year. Wirral Bird Club Members
Kingsmead School Hall, Bertram Drive, Hoylake CH47 0LLRed Sorghum
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 648 4253

Friday 29th May 7.30pm
Red Sorghum

Set in the northern province of Shandong during the 1920s and early 30s. 7.30pm
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

--------------------- June 2015 -----------

Thurs 25 June 8pm
"Shetland to Scilly"

Over 100 species of birds of the British Isles, from Puffins to rarities. Ashley Grove
Kingsmead School Hall, Bertram Drive, Hoylake CH47 0LLSaturday Night Fever
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 648 4253

Friday 26th June 7.30pm
Saturday Night Fever

John Travolta graduated from minor celebrity to superstar with Saturday Night Fever. Travolta plays Tony Manero, a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence
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 27 June
Carsington Water, Peak District (by coach)

Reservoir plus scrapes, woods and meadows. Excellent facilities.
www.wirralbirdclub.com Field Meeting. Non-members are welcome to come to field trips - [click here for more info]

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 27th June, 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

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

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 648 4253

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

Sunday 26th July
Leasowe Common and River Birket

Returning waders, sea birds and migrants.The Hunt
www.wirralbirdclub.com Field Meeting. Non-members are welcome to come to field trips - [click here for more info]

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 -----------

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
The Damned United
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

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

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. Casablanca
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