Community What's On 2016




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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 10.30 till 17.30
West Kirby Sailing Club invite you to Come and Try Sailing on our marine lake.

West Kirby Sailing Club, Sandy Lane, West Kirby CH48 3HZ
With free Sailing activities planned throughout the day, come by yourself or why not bring along family and friends? A team of qualified instructors will be on hand to take you afloat. We will provide all of the equipment and information you need and give you a superb introduction to sailing.
Sign up: www.rya.org.uk/get-afloat/try-sailing/venues/Pages/west-kirby-sailing-club.aspx
The event is being promoted by The Royal Yachting Association to encourage more participation in the sport of sailing.
The RYA is the national governing body for all forms of recreational, competitive and professional boating. It represents dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sportsboats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, inland cruising and personal watercraft.

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.

Sunday June 26th 2-4pm
Like a Hurricane

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

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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.

Sunday 3rd July, 1.30pm to 5pm
Open Day at the Gardens of Poulton Hall

The Lancelyn Green family's lovely, historic gardens have fascinating features for adults and children to enjoy - sculptures, Oriental Garden, Classical Garden, Bee Garden, Alice in Wonderland Walk, Jabberwocky, Robin Hood, Nursery Rhyme Garden and so much more. There will be good company, a Chinese Raffle, a Human Fruit Machine, plant sales, teas and free parking.
The Swing Band from Wirral Grammar School for Girls will play as will Kenny Roberts, guitarist.
Admission 4, accompanied children free - all proceeds go to Wirral and Merseyside Samaritans.
Claremont Farm Summer Social
Sat 9th July 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

Sat 9th July 12-9pm
Claremont Farm Summer Social

Music, food, drink and family fun on the farm.
www.claremontfarm.co.uk

Sunday July 10th 2-4pm
Ellesmere Port Concert Brass

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

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

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

The Wirral 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
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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 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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Friday 5th August 8.15pm
The Artist

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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


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

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