Weekend Guide Saturday 12th And Sunday 13th May 2018

The Weekend Guide is sponsored by Britannia Taxis. To view the full event guide for May, click here

Featured Events

Shouldn’t Throw Stones – The View of a Night Watchman

A Photography exhibition and site tours of the ex Pilkington Glass HQ By Kevin Casey takes place in May. Tickets are FREE but limited in number.

This exhibition is the culmination of a two-year project undertaken by artist Kevin Casey. Part documentary photography, part archival re-presentation and part making ends meet, as Casey’s ‘night job’ as an on-site security guard at the former Pilkington Glass Headquarters became his ‘day job’ as an artist, the work presented tells the story of an uncertain future, tense present and captivating past.

Read more about the Shouldnt Throw Stones exhibition and tours and click to book tickets

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Other Events

CITADEL

http://www.citadel.org.uk/
01744 735436

Danny Bryant
Saturday 12th May
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: £15
National Blues treasure launches his brand new album, “Revelation”

 

FETES, FAYRES, MARKETS, FUN DAYS AND MORE

 

Earlestown Classic Car Show

Saturday 12th May. 10am to 4pm. Market Street

Artisan market at Inglenook Farm

Sunday 13th May. 10am to 3pm.Browse over 55 stalls full of stunning, handmade one of a kind crafts and find stunning art, award winning local produce and amazing regional producers. From handmade skin care to stunning jewellery and handmade childrens wear, there is so much to find. You will also find our courtyard full of stunning, award winning local produce to be sampled. There will be music and dancing with the Cotton Town Hot Club and fresh food and coffee in our cafe. Car parking and entrance is free

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

 

Visions of Another World.

Smithy Heritage Centre Saturday 31 March – Saturday 22 September 2018 Open Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm. Admission is FREE!

2018 marks 200 years since the publication of what is often cited as being the first work of science fiction, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. H.G. Wells and Jules Verne conjured other realms, envisioning the invention of fanciful vehicles which could travel through time and space.

Technological advances have had a profound influence on literature, unlocking new possibilities for authors, artists and filmmakers; some modern gadgets have even been developed from fictional ones!

This fascinating and fun exhibition looks at the impact science fiction has had on popular culture. Come and spot your favourite characters and find out more about them. They will be hosting Smithy Con on Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September, 10am-5pm, feel free to dress up!

The Smithy is all on one level with limited on-site parking, accessible amenities and baby changing facilities. It’s Dog Friendly too, so the whole family can visit!

Kiln Lane, Eccleston, St Helens WA10 4RA smithyheritagecentre@hotmail.com 01744 730744

 

 

ST HELENS IN MOTION (Walk, Run, Cycle and more)

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAYS

St Helens Park Run. Meet at 9am, Bandstand, Victoria Park. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/sthelens/

SUNDAYS

2k Junior parkrun for 4-14yr olds at Colliers Moss. 9am.
More info http://www.sthelensunlimited.co.uk/2017/08/17/junior-park-run/

HAYDOCK PARK

Pertemps Swinton Hurdle Day
12th May 2018 | 12:00
Join us for the only mixed, Jump and Flat, meeting in England.
Opens 12:00, First race 14:00, Last race 17.55
Read more at http://haydock.thejockeyclub.co.uk/events-tickets/whats-on/swinton-hurdle-day#8dSLXeVIuVRGvwh6.99

 

DARKSTAR LASER ARENA

Call 01744 733378 for more info. http://www.darkstarlaser.com/

FRIDAYS
Friday nights at Darkstar Laser. A different event every week. 7-11pm £10.
Call 01744 733378 for more info.

SATURDAYS
Kids Club. This is aimed at younger kids 6 to 12 years of age. The first game is at 10am so guests have to be here for 9.45ish to get tickets. No booking, just turn up. £6 for 3 games.

HERITAGE AND HISTORY

Friday 11th May
The Rainhill Railway & Heritage Society meet at the Village Hall in Dane Court, L35 4LU, 7 for 7.30. Quiz Night. Admission £2.

 

 

The Birth Of Club Rugby – The History and Heritage Of Liverpool St Helens FC

An exhibition celebrating the history of club rugby and its origins in St Helens and Liverpool.

Eccleston Library – 30th april to 25th May

For more information please visit http://lshheritage.co.uk/

GREENSLATE FARM

Greenslate Community Farm. Greenslate Rd, Billinge, Orrell, Wigan WN5 7BG

 

Saturday Farm Club

Each week will be packed with activities such as bug hunts, bush craft, den building, wildlife exploration, wild cooking, and of course, farm activities such as growing, harvesting and hands on with the animals! Best of all…parents do not need to stay! Places are limited so pre-booking is strongly advised. Saturday Farm Club every Saturday 1pm to 4pm.
for 5-11 year olds. Sessions are £7 per child.

Book via https://greenslatefarm.org.uk/kids-stuff-at-greenslate-farm/

The activities are a fun and interactive way to enrich your child’s learning, as all the activities are linked to the National Curriculum. They cover a wide range of topics from English, Maths and Science, to Geography, History and Arts, all in the natural outdoor environment. They also cover essential life skills such as communication, team building and leadership through the power of creative play, fun activities and team challenges.

 

LIBRARIES

Always lots on at your local Library, view all the events here bit.ly/SHlibraries

OTHER EVENTS

Get Ready To Ramble For This Year’s Special Edition Of ‘Beating the Bounds’. Residents are encouraged to put their best foot forward for charity this May by taking part in a walking challenge around the whole of the borough to celebrate 150 years of St Helens becoming an independent borough. On the back of last year’s successful event, local history enthusiast Ste Lingard is incorporating the Anglo-Saxon tradition of ‘Breaking the Bounds’ to the St Helens 150 events calendar. Sunday 13th May. more information http://www.sthelensunlimited.co.uk/2018/05/01/get-ready-to-ramble-for-this-years-special-edition-of-beating-the-bounds/

 

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