Weekend Guide – Saturday 16th And Sunday 17th September

Have a lovely weekend. Lots going on across the Borough this weekend, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September.

SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER

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

Exhibition – Drawing The Collection
To coincide with the national event of The big Draw this exhibition takes museum collections from
around the North West for inspiration. Artists have come together to produce work which are
significant to each individual because of their association with an item, building, piece of artwork or the emotion it provokes. Taking drawing in its broadest meaning we have challenged artists to be‘creative’ with the mediums they use – expect the unexpected and maybe find a new way of drawing. Saturday 9th September to Friday 3rd November, The World of Glass Arts and Heritage Centre.

Exhibition – An abstract retrospective by Phil Wilkinson
Phil has brought together an eclectic collection of his abstract work which Phil himself has said Maysurprise people. Expect both bright and bold juxtaposed with sombre and dark images to create a very personal exhibition. Saturday 9th September to Friday 3rd November, The World of Glass Arts and Heritage Centre. Meet the artist event, Saturday 9th September 1pm to 4pm.

Exhibition – The Glass Wardrobe
A look back at Women’s fashion from the late 1890’s to the end of the 20th Century. The rise and fall of the hemline And the cinched in waist of the corset to the unrestricted dropped waist from the 1920’s, we’ve even got a bit of Lurex form the 1970’s. This is really a true reflection of how women have battled with the social aspect of body image And how we wrap our bodies to please society. Saturday 9th September to Friday 3rd November, The World of Glass Arts and Heritage Centre.

Car boot sale at Willowbrook – The Living Well (Borough Road, St Helens. WA10 3RN
9am – 1pm. Pitches cost £10 – strictly no traders and only second hand sales. To secure your pitch, please call the fundraising office on 01744 453798 or email events@willowbrookhospice.org.uk

Ashtons Green Allotment Open Day. Midday to 4pm. Tea, coffee and cakes in support of Macmillan.The allotments are located at: Moorfoot Road, Parr, WA9 2DY

A Night Of Music For St Helens Food Bank
St. Helens punk band Flat Back Four have organised a gig at the Rendezvous Pub on Church Street in the Town Centre this Saturday, 16th September, to collect food for the St. Helens Foodbank. 8pm onwards. Read more here

Fundraising Night For Len Saunders. A fundraising night in memory of Len Saunders will take place at Lucem House Community Cinema. More info here

The Carpenters Story
Theatre Royal 7.30pm
Adults £23.50 / Concession £22.50
The award-winning Carpenters Story celebrates the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard & Karen Carpenter. Acclaimed international star Claire Furley remains unsurpassed in her uncanny representation of Karen Carpenter. Her stunning vocal harmonies, combined with state of the art video projection and lavish musical arrangements, will take you on an incredible journey through the uniqueness that truly was The Carpenters. Featuring all the timeless hits including (They Long To Be) Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, Yesterday Once More, Top of the World, Please Mr Postman, and many more!
http://www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com/

 

SUNDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER

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

2k Junior parkrun for 4-14yr olds at Colliers Moss. 9am.
More info here

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.

A walk through the Green Belt. Meet at Manor Farm car park, Mill Lane. A family event – children, and dogs on leads welcome. Please wear suitable footwear. 2pm

Wedding Fayre at Holiday Inn, Haydock.
There will be a catwalk at 2pm and bucks fizz and canapes on arrival. We’ll have suppliers including venue dressers, cake-makers, photographers and plenty more for you to meet and get inspiration from. Midday to 4pm.

Family Day at North West Museum of Road Transport. With face painting, Morris dancing, model railways big and small, heritage bus rides and much more, there’s something for everyone. 10Am to 4pm. Adults £4.25. Over 60’s. £3.25. Children aged 5-17 £2.50. Under 5’s free. Family ticket (2+2) £12.50. 2xadults £8.00. more info here

Paws In The Park. Sherdley Park.11am to 7.30pm.
This will be the 10th anniversary and they are going to make it even bigger and better, they will have lots of things planned for the day with our famous dog show £2 per class. There will also be a concert with local acts and dance groups performing. The concert will start at 5pm and close at 7.30pm. The event is free to enter.

Vintage Farmers Market. Greenslate Farm 10am to 2pm
Greenslate Community Farm, Greenslate Rd, Billinge, WN5 7BG.

Get Crafty With The Rangers In Victoria Park
Craft Display, Midday to 5pm At Victoria Park, City Road, WA10 2UE For more information contact 01744 677772. Also here

Junction, Rainford. – Bluegrass Picking Weekend – Live Music and bar in the Marquee, Picking Sessions. Midday to 11pm. Camping available at £10 per night. http://www.junctionpubrainford.co.uk/

SOME OTHER EVENT AND ACTIVITY IDEAS

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.
http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/

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.
http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/blog/what-is-geocaching-2/#more-3890

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!
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/getoutside/guides/beginners-guide-to-fossil-hunting/

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.
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cycling
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lists/walks-for-little-legs

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.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/whats-on

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.
https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/activities/search/

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
http://www.netmums.com/activities/free-family-fun

Activities for a rainy day (Because we live in England and you just never know….)
https://www.netmums.com/activities/35-activities-for-a-rainy-day

 

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