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Friday 22nd - Monday 25th August
Hoylake Beer Festival

At The Parade in conjunction with Peerless Breweries over the August Bank Holiday for four days.
There will be over 80 real ales, ciders, wines, live music and hot food stalls.
Hoylake Parade is a registered charity and is currently raising money for a lift to enable disabled access to our many classes and facilities on the first floor of our community building. All monies raised from the Beer Festival will go towards this very worthwhile cause.
Updates will appear on this page soon.

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat Aug 23rd, 9 - 1pm
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. Only genuine local producers selling their own quality artisan foods. Organised by local volunteers, producers and Transition West Kirby.
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Sun 24th August 2-4pm
Peninsula Jazzmen
Ashton Park Summer Concert Series

In the Upper Park Arena, Ashton Park, West Kirby
www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk
Take a look at the Ashton Park Newsletter to see what's new in the park.

Bank Holiday Monday 25th August 1.30pm - 3.30pm
The beauty of Heathlands at Heswall

Join the Ranger and Cheshire Wildlife Trust on this guided walk and discover the beauty and wildlife of these heathland habitats within Heswall. The sites are Cleaver Heath and Heswall Dales.
Meet: Cleaver Heath on Oldfield Road, Heswall. Wear warm and waterproof clothing and stout footwear. No need to book.
Contact numbers/e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

Monday Aug 25th 4pm
West Kirby Remembers WW1 "Billet Bash" (World War 1 party)

At WRO lounge, Grange Rd, West Kirby at 4pm, to commemorate the arrival of the troops in West Kirby 100 years ago. There will be live music, period entertainment and refreshments, singing, dancing and romancing. Come and join in the fun and see the West Kirby Recruits on Parade. WW1 dress optional.
Tickets from WRO lounge are 10, to include supper and a free drink.

Wednesday 27th August 1.30pm - 3pm
Explore Royden Park

Come along on this summer's children's event and have a go at Fun Explore activities at Royden Park. This activity starts at the Coach House/Court Yard then promptly moves out into other parts of Royden Park.
Meet at the Coach House/Court Yard at Royden Park. The Tea Servery here is open for refreshments. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. No need to book.
Contact numbers/e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

Fri 29 Aug 7.30pmShow Your Own
The Big Easy

Hugely enjoyable crime drama set in New Orleans. Starring Dennis Quaid as a police lieutenant and Ellen Barkin as a state district attorney investigating alleged police corruption.
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 30th August 10am-4pm
Show Your Own

Hoylake Allotment Society and Melrose Hall host a fruit, vegetable & produce show.
Classes include vegetables, crafts, flowers, wine...
More details from The HELP Shop, or tel 0151 632 2152

Sat 30 August
Frodsham Marsh

Migrant and resident species on grazing marsh.
www.wirralbirdclub.com Field Meeting. Non-members are welcome to come to field trips - [click here for more info]

Sun Aug 31st 12 noon to 5pm
Art In The Park

A free to the public open air art fair which takes place monthly from May to September.
Run on behalf of the Friends of Coronation Gardens.
For more information see Coronation Gardens website.

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Tues 2nd September - 10:30am - 3:30pm
Royden Park Volunteer Group

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
Fri Sep 5th 7 for 7.30 pm start
The historic villages of Wirral's Dee coastline

An illustrated talk from popular local historian, Gavin Hunter. The talk covers the history of the ports and villages of Wirral's Dee coastline from Chester to West Kirby following the decline and fall as the river silted up and changed it's course.
At St Bridget's Centre, West Kirby.

Sat Sep 6th 10am-4pm
Heritage Day at St Bridget's Centre.

THE BIG HISTORY BOOK SALE. Hundreds of local history books for sale at discounted prices.
Visit West Kirby Museum, Church open all day, morning guided tour of the church (booking essential Menai Dillon 07778391919), see the Hogback Stone, hands on activities for all the family, displays of old West Kirby, West Kirby Remembers World War One Exhibition.
Refreshments
sky ride
Sunday 7th September, 9.00am
Sky Ride Liverpool

A huge, fantastic traffic-free bike ride in Liverpool.
For more details and to book go to www.goskyride.com/LiverpoolSkyRide

Sunday 7th September 10.30am - 12.30pm
Up Hill and Down Dale

Enjoy a Ranger led walk over Heswall Dales, taking in the river Dee and the Dungeons
Meet at Heswall Dales/Dale Farm entrance off Oldfield Road, Heswall (CH60 6SN)
Wear suitable clothing and stout footwear. Sorry no dogs. No need to book.
Contact numbers/e-mail: dantravis@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

Wed 10 September 7.15pm
Colour in Leaves by Anthony Norman

Hoylake & District Gardening Society
Venue: West Kirby Concourse
Talk followed by refreshments.
Guests very welcome, 1.50.
... [click here for more info]
Peter Own Jones poster
Friday 12th Sept at 7.30pm
The Quest for Well-Being in 21st Century

A talk by Peter Owen-Jones, writer, broadcaster and Anglican priest, best known for his television work for the BBC such as Extreme Pilgrim (where he attempts to experience the spiritual lives of Shaolin monks, Hindu holy men and the desert fathers). More recently, in How to Live a Simple Life, Petr tried to live a life without money in the way of St. Francis.
Part of Wirral Earth Fest, co-organised by Transition Town West Kirby and St. Bridget's Church
Tickets (5) can be obtained from the St. Bridget's Parish office or call Paula on 625 2739

Friday 12th September at 7.30pm
A Musical Extravaganza

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

Friday 12th Sept 7.30 p.m.
'Blowing Bubbles in the Bog'

Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall.
Anne Litherland, Senior Ranger at Birkenhead Park, will recount her fortnight's experience at RSPB Forsinard.
Admission 3. All welcome.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk

Sat 13th Sept 9.30am to 2.30pm
Wirral Earth Fest

A people and earth friendly exchange.
An event that brings together individuals, groups and businesses selling products and services that are local, sustainable, environmental and people friendly - including craftspeople, recyclers/upcyclers, repairers, fair-traders, food growers/producers, friends groups, community groups etc.
St. Bridget's Centre, and Fields, St Bridget's Lane, West Kirby www.stbridgetscentre.co.uk
Enquiries to Andrew Gibb: argibb@btinternet.com or 0151 625 4109

Saturday 13th Sept 7-30pm
West Wirral Musical Society present
'Here we go again'

Melrose Hall, Hoylake.
Tickets 5 from 632 3520 or 677 7933

Sunday 14th September 10.30am - 3.30pm
Animal Ark at Royden Park

Come and see a variety of exotic and native animals form skunks to chameleons, snakes to spiders and lots more!
Meet: In the Coach House at Royden Park Special requirements: Sorry no dogs. No need to book.
Contact numbers/e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September 10am - 4pm
Peninsula Arts and Crafts Display
The Coach House, Royden Park
Argo
Come and see a variety of crafts all on display in the Coach House at Royden Park. Browse, purchase or potter.
The Tea Servery here is open for refreshments. No need to book.
Contact numbers/e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk 0151 677 7594

Sunday 21st Sept 2.30pm
History on your Doorstep

Elizabeth Davey talks on War and Peace 1914 and 1945
Melrose Hall, Hoylake.
5 to inc tea and cake. Pay at door.

Thurs 25 September 8pm
"The Ribble Coast & Wetlands Wildlife"

Marshside and Hesketh Out Marsh reserves. Tony Baker
Kingsmead School Hall, Bertram Drive, Hoylake CH47 0LL
www.wirralbirdclub.com Non members are very welcome and the charge is 4 which includes light refreshments. For more information, please contact Bill on 0151 648 4253

Fri 26 Sept 7.30pm
Argo

High-suspense drama retelling the rescue of six US diplomats during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. Superb turns put in by Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin.
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 Sept 27th, 9 - 1pm
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. Only genuine local producers selling their own quality artisan foods. Organised by local volunteers, producers and Transition West Kirby.
twitter logofacebook logo www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

Sunday 28 September
Neumann's & Ashton's Flashes, nr. Northwich

Woods and lakes with waders and water fowl.
www.wirralbirdclub.com Field Meeting. Non-members are welcome to come to field trips - [click here for more info]


Sun Sep 28th 12 noon to 5pm
Art In The Park

A free to the public open air art fair which takes place monthly from May to September.
Run on behalf of the Friends of Coronation Gardens.
For more information see Coronation Gardens website.The Katona Twins

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

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]

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

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 4 which includes light refreshments. For more information, please contact Bill on 0151 648 4253

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 - 1pm
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. Only genuine local producers selling their own quality artisan foods. Organised by local volunteers, producers and Transition West Kirby.
twitter logofacebook logo 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]


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 4DQJubilee String Quartet
www.wklos.org.uk

Monday 27 Oct 7.30pm
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

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Tues 4th November - 10:30am - 3:30pm
Royden Park Volunteer Group

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

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

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]

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat Nov 22nd, 9 - 1pm
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. Only genuine local producers selling their own quality artisan foods. Organised by local volunteers, producers and Transition West Kirby.
twitter logofacebook logo www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

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
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

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 4 which includes light refreshments. For more information, please contact Bill on 0151 648 4253

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Tues 2nd December - 10:30am - 3:30pm
Royden Park Volunteer Group

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 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
Nutcracker
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]


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

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat Dec 20th, 9 - 1pm
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. Only genuine local producers selling their own quality artisan foods. Organised by local volunteers, producers and Transition West Kirby.
twitter logofacebook logo www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk