Weekend Guide

Have a lovely weekend. Here is a selection of events taking place across the Borough


Phoenix Car Club put on their annual club event at the Clock Face Hotel. Expect to find about 30 to 40 cars from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.though one year they had almost 60! so you’re sure to be in for a treat.Clock Face Hotel, 408 Clock Face Rd, Clock Face, Saint Helens WA9 4QS
More info https://www.sthelensunlimited.co.uk/2017/08/30/phoenix-car-club-annual-car-show/

Connoisseur Ales Brewery is celebrating its third birthday. Their open day will feature about a dozen real ales they’ll be running a mini cider festival with around 20 ciders too. Friday 4pm to 10pm. Saturday Midday to 10pm. Basement of Wolverhampton House, Church Street.

Cabinets Of Curiosity
This fascinating exhibition explores the origin of museums through Cabinets of Curiosity. Wealthy collectors would amass a selection of objects and curios that reflected their own particular interests and passions but also showed their love of the marvellous. Often after the owner’s death, these items would be passed on to local museums and galleries, and are the core of many of today’s collections. The Smithy Heritage Centre, weekends 1-4pm, 15th april to 10th september

Buzz Hawkins: The Man Behind The Bradshaws. Theatre Royal. 7.30pm
Twice nominated for the Sony Radio Award for ‘Best Use Of Comedy’, writer-voicer-producer Buzz Hawkins brings radio’s longest running favourite funny family ‘The Bradshaws’ to life on stage before your very eyes (with some help from little Billy Bradshaw). Armed with the new comedy song album ‘Catchy Choruses & Daft Bits’, the funniest nostalgia you’ll ever see, and with thirty-odd years of comedy writing to go at, you can expect an unforgettable rib-cracking night out. All Seats £20.


St. Helens Sinfonietta. Ormskirk Street URC, St Helens (WA10 2JZ) and features the return of the Irwell Ensemble. Starting at 7:30 pm, this concert will include quintets by Mozart and Brahms. Tickets cost £10 and are available from The World of Glass, or ticketing secretary Lyn Wallace 01744 600846 or on the door. We’d love you to join us to hear this great group of musicians. More information on our website- www.sthelenssinfonietta.co.uk

Windle Labour Club – electro 80’s 9pm

Junction, Rainford – Red Men Don’t Walk

St Helens Park Run. Meet at 9am, Bandstand, Victoria Park.


Jaguar Cars Past and Present. In association with the Jaguar Drivers Club, the North West Museum of Road Transport present a display of historic Jaguar cars and their current models.
See how the classic Jaguar tradition has evolved over the years.
Snacks and drinks on sale, and free heritage bus rides.
More info https://www.sthelensunlimited.co.uk/2017/08/22/jaguar-cars-past-and-present/

Heritage Walk – St Helens Cemetery
St.Helens Cemetery is a wealth of local history. The final resting place for industrialists, military heroes, sportsmen (and women , including our world class footballer Lily Parr). Five Policemen killed in the line of duty, victims of 19th and 20th century mining accidents, chemical work explosions, railroad accident, the famous and not so famous are interned in the cemetery.
Do you know how old the cemetery is, who designed it, who was the landscape designer?
Do you know who was the first person to be buried and where is the grave?
Why are all those grassed areas in the old section of the cemetery?
How many Commonwealth War Graves are there in the cemetery?
What is that circle of hedges at the top of the drive, is there something behind it?
If you want to learn more about the history of the cemetery join us for a walking heritage tour at 11am on Sunday 3rd September 2017. A gentle walk starting at the Rainford Road entrance car park. FREE but you need to book a place. call 07989251376 or email friendsofsthelenscemetery@gmail.com

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

Sunday Market At Haydock Park. 9Am to 4pm.

Roy Chubby Brown. Theatre Royal. 7.30pm
Chubby doesn’t hold back from sharing his outlandish views, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked! As politically incorrect as ever this live performance is the only place to catch the flamboyant comedian! If easily offended please stay away! Age advisory 18+. All Seats £20 http://www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com/

Ralph’s Indie Music Radio Show. 25 tracks of the best unsigned UK indie music plus Ralph’s Top 10. Radio KC 5-7pm. http://rkc.noip.me/

The Junction, Rainford – Acoustic jam night. Acoustic Jam Session Late afternoon/Early evening drift in from 6.00 onwards for a gathering of assorted artists for practice and bonding – in the best musical sense of the word.

The Junction, Rainford – Wooden Horse Folk Club, 8.30pm Every Sunday Excl. Bank. Hols. Upstairs -small charge.


All creatures, mainly small
The Wildlife Trust has an excellent searchable database of outdoor events around the country throughout 2016. It is passionate about involving children with the outdoors, and offers family-friendly walks, pre-school wildlife clubs and special family events.

Treasure hunts with GPS
There’s a lot of fun to be had on modern-day treasure hunts using GPS. Beginners’ guides to geocaching are available online with GPS unit recommendations. A simple web search will reveal caches in your area, and it’s a brilliant way of getting even the most reluctant tweenies out of the house.

Sights for dinosaur eyes
The Ordnance Survey website has a great beginners’ guide to fossil hunting, which includes suggestions for where and when to go and what to take with you, such as books of tide times and old newspapers for wrapping any delicate finds in. Go find yourself a dinosaur!

Walking and Cycling
The National Trust has a number of cycle routes for families too as well as some great walks including walks for little legs so that the young’uns don’t get too tired.

Visit a FREE National Trust event
Explore Britain’s great outdoors as a family and enjoy one of the many free trails, storytelling or bulb planting activities organised across the country.

Become a nature detective
Free Woodland Trust activities from a choice of about 100 from its website for outdoor and indoor fun with nature. Activities include downloadable guides for outdoor fun making squirrel-proof bird feeders and more and for bad weather there are craft activities such as colouring sheets. See Woodland Trust for the full info.

Visit the park
Here’s a handy page where you can search for award-winning parks near you – and they are free! http://www.greenflagaward.org.uk/

English Heritage kids go free
If you’re already an English Heritage member, you can get free entry for up to six children (up to 18 years and within the family group) accompanied by an adult. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/join/

Over 500 ideas for free activities

Activities for a rainy day (Because we live in England and you just never know….)


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