Community What's On 2016




Wednesday 13th July at 2pm
West Wirral Family History Group

Westbourne Community Centre, Westbourne Road, West Kirby, CH48 4DQ
AGM followed by short talks from members on the theme of Wartime memories and stories
Visitors welcome, refreshments provided, no charge
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Heswall Hall Cinema
Wed 13th July 7.30pm
Hail, Caesar! (12A)
Heswall Hall Cinema

The 2016 comedy hit from The Coen Brothers starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum. Tickets 5 in advance available from Linghams Booksellers and Goulds Stationers, Heswall or from the hall on 0151 342 2614. 6 on the door, subject to availabilty. Bar opens at 6:45pm. Pre-theatre menu available at Gusto Restaurant.

Thursday 14th July 7pm
Mono-tone Jazz

An evening of postmodern cool jazz. A live performance by Ginger Tunes Quartet with guest food frm Hardy's Kitchen. 6 in advance, 7 on door
At West Kirby Arts Centre, Brookfield Gardens.
www.facebook.com/Mono-Tone-957812274304471

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

Saturday 16th July 7 - 10pm
Live Music - Ocean Waves - Music in aid of RNLI

An evening of traditional and modern songs of the sea by The Celebrated
At West Kirby Arts Centre, Brookfield Gardens (no parking in Brookfield Gardens - park at West Kirby Concourse
Tickets 6 from www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk or on the door.

Sunday 17th July 10.30 a.m. - 3 p.m
Training Course - Coastal Wildflowers

Red Rocks Nature Reserve, Hoylake, CH47 1HN
Learn about the coastal grasses, sedges and rushes at Red Rocks. A hand lens will be available but please bring your own if you have one.
Free of charge.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk

Sunday 17th July 1 - 5 pm
Seal Watching

Volunteers from the Friends of Hilbre will set up the telescope and binoculars near the telegraph station on Hilbre Island to offer seal watching. (Weather permitting)

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
West Kirby Arts Centre Craft Fair
Saturday 23 July 12noon to 6pm
Summer Craft Fair and Music at West Kirby Concourse

The West Kirby Arts Centre Craft Fair returns for a Summer edition at West Kirby Library and Concourse.
Any community groups looking to get involved in the performance or stalls please contact : info@wirralartscentre.org
www.facebook.com/events/1711435489136725

Sunday July 24th 2-4pm
Peninsula Jazzmen

Ashton Park Summer Concert Series
Performances will take place in the Upper Park Arena, Ashton Park, West Kirby

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 28th July 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Hilbre Island Walk

Arrive at 9.45 a.m. - prompt start (due to tides)
Meet on West Kirby slipway at the end of Dee Lane, next to Wirral Sailing School.
Join us on this ever popular family trip as we walk two miles across the sands to Hilbre Island where hundreds of seals are hauled out on the sand banks of the River Dee. Many more swim around to the end of the island where you can get closer to them.
The walk is ideal for children and families and will include a seaside scavenger hunt, rock pool dipping, bird and seal watching.
Not suitable for children under 5 due to the long distance across to the island.
Cost: 5 adults/ 3 children.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk
Moonlight Flicks Picnic
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 31st July 11am
The Family Fun Dog Show

At Queens Park, Hoylake
Stalls, demonstrations and show competition - for entry classes see the full show schedule at www.hoylakeinbloom.co.uk
Hoylake Allotment Open Day
Sunday 31st July 12noon - 4pm
Hoylake Allotment Open Day

Explore the allotments, children's fun activities, bbq, music, stalls, produce for sale...

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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Wed 3rd August 7pm
Zorro

Off The Ground Theatre Company's summer touring production at Queen's Park, Meols
The Viceroy of New Spain, aided by the evil Ramon family, have turned New Spain into a tyrannical, poverty-stricken wasteland for the townspeople. Their legendary hero, Zorro, is their only hope of relief and resolution. As the rebel group the New Alliance attempt to fight back, Zorro must be smarter than he has ever been to stop the Ramons from turning his beloved people against him. Can he change his ways to stop them?
Bring deckchairs, friends and a picnic, and find out!
www.offtheground.co.uk

Friday 5th August 8.15pm
The Artist

Moonlight Flicks. Grab a deckchair, get down to Ashton Park, West Kirby and enjoy some of the best films out, wirelessly under the stars. Tickets 8.50. For more details and to book visit www.storyhouse.com/category/film
*Bring your own drinks and picnic, or pre-order a picnic from West Kirby Farmers' Market baker Yasmin Limbert "Lots of home baked goodies delivered to you at the park, 10 per head." Order from yasminlimbert@hotmail.com - before Mon 1st August.

Sat 6th August 9am til 1pm
Neston Farmers' & Food Makers' Market
The first Saturday of every month, at the Market Square, Neston.
Zorro
Saturday 6th August 7pm
Zorro

Off The Ground Theatre Company's summer touring production at Royden Park, Frankby
The Viceroy of New Spain, aided by the evil Ramon family, have turned New Spain into a tyrannical, poverty-stricken wasteland for the townspeople. Their legendary hero, Zorro, is their only hope of relief and resolution. As the rebel group the New Alliance attempt to fight back, Zorro must be smarter than he has ever been to stop the Ramons from turning his beloved people against him. Can he change his ways to stop them?
Bring deckchairs, friends and a picnic, and find out!
www.offtheground.co.uk

Saturday 6th August 8.15pm
Jurassic World

Moonlight Flicks. Grab a deckchair, get down to Ashton Park, West Kirby and enjoy some of the best films out, wirelessly under the stars. Tickets 8.50. For more details and to book visit www.storyhouse.com/category/film
*Bring your own drinks and picnic, or pre-order a picnic from West Kirby Farmers' Market baker Yasmin Limbert "Lots of home baked goodies delivered to you at the park, 10 per head." Order from yasminlimbert@hotmail.com - before Mon 1st August.

Sunday 7th August 8.15pm
Brooklyn

Moonlight Flicks. Grab a deckchair, get down to Ashton Park, West Kirby and enjoy some of the best films out, wirelessly under the stars. Tickets 8.50. For more details and to book visit www.storyhouse.com/category/film
*Bring your own drinks and picnic, or pre-order a picnic from West Kirby Farmers' Market baker Yasmin Limbert "Lots of home baked goodies delivered to you at the park, 10 per head." Order from yasminlimbert@hotmail.com - before Mon 1st August.

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

Thursday 11th August 8pm
The Philadelphia Story

Moonlight Flicks. Grab a deckchair, get down to Ashton Park, West Kirby and enjoy some of the best films out, wirelessly under the stars. Tickets 8.50. For more details and to book visit www.storyhouse.com/category/film
*Bring your own drinks and picnic, or pre-order a picnic from West Kirby Farmers' Market baker Yasmin Limbert "Lots of home baked goodies delivered to you at the park, 10 per head." Order from yasminlimbert@hotmail.com - before Mon 1st August.

Friday 12th August 8pm
Dirty Dancing

Moonlight Flicks. Grab a deckchair, get down to Ashton Park, West Kirby and enjoy some of the best films out, wirelessly under the stars. Tickets 8.50. For more details and to book visit www.storyhouse.com/category/film

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

Saturday 13th August 8pm
Mad Max: Fury Road

Moonlight Flicks. Grab a deckchair, get down to Ashton Park, West Kirby and enjoy some of the best films out, wirelessly under the stars. Tickets 8.50. For more details and to book visit www.storyhouse.com/category/film

Sunday 14th August 8pm
Inside Out

Moonlight Flicks. Grab a deckchair, get down to Ashton Park, West Kirby and enjoy some of the best films out, wirelessly under the stars. Tickets 8.50. For more details and to book visit www.storyhouse.com/category/film

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
Dinosaurs in West Kirby
Fri 19th - Sun 21st August 10am - 4pm
Dinosaurs in West Kirby

An exclusive, prehistoric exhibition comes to West Kirby Museum this summer examining the largest predators ever to stalk the Earth. The power and size of three heavyweight title contenders are revealed through visual displays, replicas and fossils.
A room in St Bridget's Centre adjoining the Museum will host a huge centrepiece - A full-scale T. rex skeleton sculpture!
Entry is 5 for adults, 2 for children & seniors.
Family of 5 ticket 12 (max 2 adults)www.facebook.com/events/1217039634980788

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

Sunday 28th August 11.30 - 4.30 pm
Seal Watching

Volunteers from the Friends of Hilbre will set up the telescope and binoculars near the telegraph station on Hilbre Island to offer seal watching. (Weather permitting)

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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.

3rd September 12-4pm
Neighbourhood Picnic

Friends of Victoria Gardens, West Kirby, invite you to a 'Neighbourhood Picnic' in the Gardens, with a bouncy castle, donkey rides, raffle, cakes and produce, bowls. Please do join us then, and bring your friends.

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.

Sunday September 11th 2-4pm
Port Sunlight Lyceum Brass

Ashton Park Summer Concert Series
Performances will take place in the Upper Park Arena, Ashton Park, West Kirby


Wednesday 14th September at 2pm
West Wirral Family History Group

Westbourne Community Centre, Westbourne Road, West Kirby, CH48 4DQ
'Cheshire Maps and Mapmakers' - an illustrated talk by Jonathan Pepler
Visitors welcome, 2.00 including refreshments
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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.
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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

Sunday 25th September 10 - 4 pm
Seal Watching

Volunteers from the Friends of Hilbre will set up the telescope and binoculars near the telegraph station on Hilbre Island to offer seal watching. (Weather permitting)

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