Event Guide – October 2017

The October event guide is packed with things to do across the Borough. Check out the complete listing and be sure to share it with others ?

Shows, Exhibitions, Live Music, Pub Quizzes, Craft and Gift Fayres, Wedding Fayres, Real Ale, Healthy Walks, Heritage and History, Libraries and more

FETES, FAYRES, MARKETS, FUN DAYS AND MORE

TUESDAYS
Street Market, Church Street, St Helens Town Centre. 9am to 4.30pm

THURSDAYS
Street Market, Church Street, St Helens Town Centre. 9am to 4.30pm

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

Sunday 1st October

Family Fun Day at Park Road Cafe. 211 Park Road WA9 (next to primrose vaults). 10am-4pm
Raising money for merseyside & cheshire blood bikes.

 

Saturday 7th October

It’s a Wellbeing, Beauty & Craft Fair. St.Julies RC Church Hall, Howards Lane, Eccleston, St. Helens, wa10 5HJ. 12.30-4pm. £3 entrance fee inc: admission, hot drink, biscuit, raffle ticket and tai chi demonstration (1.30). Holistic taster treatments (massage, Reiki, Hopi ear candling). manicures and pedicures. Variety of Craft stalls and well-being products.

The Big Draw. The National celebration of Drawing. The World of Glass will be opening Its doors and encouraging artisits of all levels to join us.  Bring your easel, pastels, charcoal and pencils and be inspired by our building and the people who attend on the day.  We will also be running craft activities for visitors of all ages and would like to be inspired. The days drawing starts at 10.30 am until 3.30pm and is free to everyone.

Sunday 8th October

Artisan market at Inglenook Farm. 10:00am. 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

Sunday 15th October

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

Saturday 21st October

Murder Mystery Night at The Smithy Heritage Centre. £15 incl buffet and first drink.
Kiln Lane, WA10 4RA .

Saturday 21st to Tuesday 31st October.

Pumpkin Barn at Fir Tree Farm. Come and enjoy choosing your own pumkin and carving it in The Barn. Enjoy a autumnal walk and yummy food in cafe. Lots of homemade seasonal food and cakes. Pimbo Road, WA11 8RG

 

Tuesday 24th October

Halloween Shopper Whopper kid’s club. It’s free – as always and children will be able to make lanterns to take home. St Mary’s Arcade between 11am-3pm.

Friday 27th October

Spooky Halloween Trail Walk
Halloween is just around the corner and that means the Spooky Halloween Trail Walk organised by the Go Active Team is back again! Due to the huge success of last years Spooky Walk it will be held in Sherdley Park this year. Fun for the family. People are encouraged to wear fancy dress and brings either pumpkins, torches or glow sticks as they want to light up the park. Ghost stories, ghosts, local ghost stories and hot tea & coffee etc at the end. Join them if you dare……. and its totally FREE
Sherdley Park. Meet at sutton Leisure centre. 6.30pm. FREE Parking

Halloween Party at Newton Community Centre
£3 per child ticket (includes food and drink). Parent/carers free. Under 1s free. Lots of spooky fun, pumpkin carving, fancy dress and more. 6Pm to 8pm.

Saturday 28th October

Spooky Welly Walk will be held in Sherdley Park, in aid of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. Last year an incredible 8,700 people across the region donned their wellies and best Halloween fancy dress, helping them raise an astonishing £60,000. Take a look at their website to view the activity map for the event. Early bird tickets are now available at £4 for adults and children. (under 2’s go for free). More information here

Model Railway Exhibition. The Stephenson Model Railway Group, Rainhill will hold an exhibition at the Guide House, Stoney Lane, Rainhill. You’ll find traders, layouts, demonstrations and refreshments. 10am to 5pm. Adults £2.50. Children £1.50. Under 5’s go FREE.

Halloween Party at Ashtons Green Community Allotments. 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Ghost walk, children’s entertainer, free hot dog or burger. Tea, coffee, soup on sale. Tickets are £3 from audrey on 07544 855398.

Apple Day at The Smithy Heritage Centre. Midday to 5pm. FREE admission. Kiln Lane, WA10 4RA.

Model Railway Exhibition. Stephenson Model Railway Group present their 4th Annual Exhibition. 10 layouts, traders, demonstrations, refreshments. The Guide House, Stoney Lane, Rainhill, L35 9JY. Adults £2.50. Kids £1.50. Under 5’s go FREE. 10am to 5pm.

Sunday 29th October

Autumn Bus Running Day at North West Museum of Road Transport
Free rides around St Helens on some of our historic buses and visiting vehicles into the twilight zone! Sales stalls in the museum with transport books, photos, models etc., and the Rainhill Model Railway Club’s layouts will be on show. 10Am to 5PM

Tuesday 31st October

Sue Gerrard. Tales To Chill…. An evening of ghostly tales for Halloween, including ghosts from St. Helens. St.Mark’s Lodge, Victoria Park. 7pm. £5 Booking Essential – 07985556539

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

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.

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.

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.

Art Club St Helens
An exhibition of members work. The Exhibition takes place from the 2nd to 21st October in the event area of St Marys Market. There will be a preview evening on Thursday 5th October from 6 – 8pm. Refreshments will be available and everyone is welcome.

THEATRE ROYAL

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The Grumbleweeds Laughter Show

Sun 1st Oct, 2pm
Adults £15 / Concession £13 / Child £6 / Family £35

The Grumbleweeds Laughter Show Join legendary comedy act ‘The Grumbleweeds’ for an evening of laughter, music, magic and more! It’s a show that’s full to the brim with of laugh-out-loud comedy routines, great singers, theatrical magic and fun for all the family! See exactly what’s kept The Grumbleweeds at the very top of their game for over 50 years as they perform some of their hilarious comedy routines in this non-stop variety spectacular.

Stars of Irish Country

Mon 2nd Oct, 7.30pm
All Seats £21.50

Join 4 of Irelands favourite Country Stars  all on one super show featuring the popular Mick Flavin, Louise Morrisey, Stephen Smyth and  Frank McCaffrey who between them have scored countless accolades, notched up over 30 No 1 songs and have toured all over the world to packed houses. Each of the 4 stars will showcase all there trademark hit songs in the company of fantastic live Irish Country band ! This show is sure to be a sell out so early booking is advisable.

The Billy Fury Years

Sat 30th Sep, 7.30pm
All Seats £20

One of the best-selling recording artists of the 1960s, Billy Fury enjoyed a string of hit singles totalling a remarkable 332 weeks in the British charts. Health problems since childhood led to the singer’s untimely death on January 28, 1983. 2017 commemorates over 30 years since the untimely passing of Billy Fury, however it is reassuring to know that his name and music is far from forgotten. The Billy Fury Years is quite simply ‘The Ultimate Billy Fury show to ever hit the stage’.

The Ken Dodd Happiness Show

Thu 5th Oct, 7.30pm
All Seats £22.50

Ken Dodd was made Sir Kenneth in HM The Queen’s 2017 New Year’s Honours List. A fitting tribute to the Master of Mirth and a comedian of legendary status. He is an icon and national treasure who has been entertaining audiences for a lifetime of happiness and laughter. Come and enjoy his famous Happiness Show and you’ll be absolutely discumknockerated (that’s Knotty Ash for ‘over the moon’) by a truly tattifelarius (fun-filled) evening of laughter and songs from opera to ballads presented by a comedy genius and his guests.

Thank Abba For The Music

Fri 6th Oct, 7.30pm
Adults £22 / Concession £21

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures all of the magic of one of pop history’s most successful and entertaining live bands. Featuring all of ABBA’s greatest hits, including Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance On Me, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Knowing Me Knowing You, Fernando, Super Trouper and many more! With stunning costumes, a 7-piece live band, interactive video projection, tongue-in-cheek Swedish humour, and ABBA’s spectacular trademark harmonies – this is the ultimate feel-good party show!

The Haunting at Greenacre Cottage

Sat 7th Oct, 7.45pm
Adults £12 / Concession £11

A young couple Mark & Stacey head off to a remote cottage in Wales for a well-deserved break with their young baby… The tension builds as the couple unfold the terror within the cottage as something does not want them there!  The couple start to realise that things aren’t what they seem and there is something sinister trying to ruin soon their romantic weekend. Mark and Stacey are a REAL couple plunged into terrifying ordeal that everyone can relate to! In a true British comedy style performance, the couple bicker through their evening of ghostly encounters…which makes the tension and scenario even more real to the audience!

Sleeping Beauty

Sun 8th Oct, 5.00pm
Adults £20 / Concession £18 / Child £14

A classic fairytale set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning choreography; beautiful costumes all combine to portray the struggle between good and evil. The wicked Carbosse casts a spell on Princess Aurora proclaiming that she will one day prick her finger – and die. The Lilac Fairy changes the spell, and instead on the fateful day the Princess and the entire Palace fall into a deep sleep. A century later Prince Florimund revives the Princess with a kiss, the Palace awakes and a parade of fairytale characters attend the wedding. Following the traditional tale of Sleeping Beauty, this ballet is sure to enchant audiences of all ages.

Sister Act

Thu 12th – Sat 14th Oct, Various Times
Adults £13.50 / Child £12 / Family £45

Following their recent successful productions of Addams Family, Acorn Antiques and, of course, last year’s sell out production of Annie, Pilkington Musical Theatre Company are delighted to present Sister Act. Filled with powerful gospel music, a 70’s disco feel, outrageous dancing, hilarious comedy and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave you shouting for more! So come along and join the fun as Deloris brings Disco to the Convent….. it would be a sin not to!

Sleeping Beauty

Sat 21st – Sun 29th Oct, 1.00pm & 5.00pm
Tickets from £11

Regal Entertainments present the most spellbinding panto of them all – Sleeping Beauty. With an all star cast to be announced, make your kids’ half term wishes come true with a trip to watch this wonderful tale. Sleeping Beauty telly the enchanting story of Princess Aurora who is cursed by the evil fairy Carabose. Aurora pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and is destined to slumber forever unless a handsome prince arrives to break the spell.

SHOWS AND PERFORMANCES

Friday 6th October

It Is What It Is Productions are bringing Jim Cartwright’s award-winning play, “Two” to West Park Rugby Club. “Two” examines everyday life in a typical post–industrial northern town, this gritty and hard-hitting play takes its audience through a range of human emotions creating a colourful tapestry of life in a working-class town. Set in a bustling pub owned by a bickering Landlord and Landlady, two actors will take on the task of portraying 14 characters as they spend a typical evening in their local boozer. Audience members will also receive hotpot supper to enjoy during the interval. Tickets are priced at £10 (excl booking fees) and can be purchased via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/two-tickets-36953738627
7.30pm to 11pm. Doors 7pm. West Park Rugby Club, 342 Prescot Road, WA10 3AG

Saturday 7th October

St Helens Choral Society present “Sing we and chant it” : 500 years of English madrigals and partsongs. ​United Reformed Church, Ormskirk Street, St Helens, WA10 2JZ.
Time: 7:30 pm. Tickets can be obtained in advance by calling 01695 625500.
The price is £10 for all except students at £1.

Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th October

Rainhill Garrick Society present Seasons Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn. Rainhill Village Hall
Start time 7.30pm. Doors open at 7.15 pm. Tickets are £6.00 and £5.00 for concessions. Tickets available from Rainhill Post Office or by calling our ticket hotline on 01744 813429.

Saturday 14th October

Haydock Male voice Choir. Joint concert with four Lanes Male Voice Choir. St Helens Town Hall. 7.30pm.

Sunday 15th October

“Murder in the Slipper Bar” performed by The Unnamed Players. Starting Eric Lawton, Vicky Docherty, Pauline Doyle, Kay Brennen, Jeff Powell, Stephen Forshaw, Jane Lawton &Jon Holden. Theatre Royal. 7pm. Tickets are £6 each and can be bought at the Theatre or from Vicky on 07821063173.

Wednesday 18th October

The Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir will be performing in a Community Concert at Hope Academy on Wed 18th Oct at 6.30pm. Tickets are £3.

Saturday 21st October

St Helens Sinfionetta at The World of Glass Arts and Heritage Centre. 7.30pm. £10. Under 16’s £1. Tickets from Lynn on 01744 600846 or the shop at World of Glass.  Call World of Glass on 01744 22766 for more information.

Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th October

Company of Wolves.

An amazing outdoor theatre production will take place in Sutton Manor. For more information please visit.

In a tiny village on the edge of the mountains, a young girl puts on her red shoes and cloak, and heads into the forest alone, watched by unseen eyes. As the shadows lengthen, she begins to run…

Now the hunt begins.

Angela Carter’s classic tale, The Company Of Wolves, has been adapted by Burn the Curtain and Shiona Morton to be a promenade theatre adventure for runners and walkers. It also includes elements of the author’s stories ‘Wolf-Alice’, ‘Peter and the Wolf ‘ and ‘The Werewolf’.

Join them at Sutton Manor next month in the theatrical re-telling of this dark and mysterious modern classic. They need you to run or walk with them. To help sniff out those who have been born feet first, to hunt those who are hairy on the inside…

The routes will be between 2 to 3 miles for walkers, and 4 to 5 miles for runners. The tale will be performed along the way.

To take part in the show, come prepared for physical activity, either running or walking, with appropriate clothing and good footwear. Some of the action will take place in the dark, so bring a torch or head torch if you have one.

There are several route options you can pick the path you want to take at different points in the performance. Choose to be a hunter or a gatherer, fleet of foot or eagle eyed, to pick up the pace, or tread carefully along the forest path.

However, stray from the path for one instant, and the wolves will eat you . . .

Tickets on sale: https://boxoffice.forestry.gov.uk

Adults £12
Under 18s £7.50

More info

 

ARTS IN LIBRARIES

Saturday 7th October

FunPalaces.
Haydock Library will be a Fun Palace all day, where members of the local community will volunteer their time to share their individual, and unique skills with others. Activities include a free verse poetry workshop with Lynn Gerrard, demonstrations from the Mucky Mountains Morris Dancers, Football skills sessions with the Haydock Hurricanes Football club, Crafts and Dreamcatchers with Lynn Flynn, Ukulele sing-a-long with the U3A ukulele group, music from Haydock Valley Brass Band, reading sessions with the Pets as Therapy Dogs and much more..
Visit: http://funpalaces.co.uk/discover/st-helens-libraries-fun-palace/ for
full times and details of events.

Tuesday 10th October

20 Stories High present Headz
Parr Library 7pm
Award-winning theatre company 20 Stories High return to St.Helens with HEADZ a new series of funny, gritty and heartfelt monologues about the everyday lives of a group of extraordinary young people. Weed. Lola likes to smoke the ganja, it runs inthe family. She feels it enhances her creativity and calms her nerves. But when her supply starts to dwindle, she doesn’t like who she becomes.
Farm. Jonno has been living on the streets. One day a group of strangers arrive and invite him to live on their farm… but is it an offer too good to be true? Dates. Jenna is a proud, confident young woman who believes in gender equality, she loves Tinder and being single. Her Dad on the other hand is not so keen and gives her an ultimatum that will change everything forever.
Cost & booking info: Pay what you want, Book online at:
www.culturalhubs.eventbrite.co.uk or call into any library in St.Helens to
purchase your tickets

Tuesday 24th October

Booster Cushion Theatre For Children present Big Goldilocks and The Three Bears Plus
Moss Bank Library 2pm
The funny story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is retold through a massive 6ft tall book complete with pop ups, lots of disguises and surprises. Big Goldilocks wanders off into the forest but soon becomes lost, hungry, grumpy and tired. The forest animals decide to get out of her way on an Animal Rescue Centre which flies through the skies! Goldilocks arrives at the Three Bears’ house for a big bowl of cereal but soon it’s up to the audience to help scare her away….
Cost & Booking Info: Free. To guarantee your place please book online at:
www.culturalhubs.eventbrite.co.uk, call into any library in St.Helens or
phone 01744 677446

Thursday 26th October

Little Angel Theatre present Handa’s Surprise
Chester Lane Library.11am and 2pm
Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village. Handa is taking 7 delicious fruits as a surprise but 7 different animals have 7 very different ideas… Join in with this intimate, spellbinding show! Come and share in the magical tangerine surprise! Based on the much loved book by Eileen Brown, published by Walker Books
Ltd.
Cost & Booking Info £3 or £8 for a family/group of 4. Book online at:
www.culturalhubs.eventbrite.co.uk or call into any library in St.Helens to purchase your tickets

Big Goldilocks and the Three Bears Plus

 

CITADEL

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

Big Imaginations Festival

Catapluf’s Musical Journey
Sunday 22nd October
Doors: 2.00pm
Onstage: 2.30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Decide – Book your tickets then after the show pay what you decide your experience was worth to you.
Explore the rhythms and sounds of the world with Catapluf, whose imagination takes you to places where music can be found in everything. Ages 5 +

Grannylocks and the Monstrous Duckling
Sunday 29th October
Doors: 10.30am
Onstage: 11.00am
Tickets: £7/£5
Join our storyteller as he unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters and discovers they’re not quite a charming as you remember. Ages 3+

Zombie-rella and Blood Red Hood
Sunday 29th October
Doors: 1.30pm
Onstage: 2.00pm
Are these tales of zombies, vampire princes and axe wielding wolf hunters as charming as you remember? Ages 6+

Music Events

Chantel McGregor
Friday 6th October
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: £14 ADV/ £16 OTD
Guitar prodigy presents a night of Blues and stunning vocals

Led into Zeppelin
Saturday 7th October
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: £16
Leading band return to play classic Led Zeppelin tracks

Bootleg Blondie
Friday 13th October
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: £12
Paying homage to Debbie Harry and the music of Blondie

Andy Fairweather Low & the Low Riders
Saturday 14th October
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets £20
The remarkable frontman returns with his band

The Enid
Saturday 21st October
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: £16
Phenomenal live show to celebrate the release of their latest album

Fleetwood Bac
Friday 27th October
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: £15 ADV/ £18 OTD
Authentically recreating Fleetwood Mac’s ‘RUMOURS’ line up

Merry Hell
Saturday 28th October
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: £11 ADV/ £13 OTD
Folk Rockers present their annual ‘Merry Helloween’ concert

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

FRIDAYS

FREE Walking Groups from Go Active Team. All of the walks get you to and through places you wouldn’t think existed, beautiful views, fantastic wildlife & all this is on your doorstep. Great weekly session to get active as well as meeting new people on the same path as you. All abilities welcome. Walks take place on Fridays from 8.30am to 10.30am

6th october
Billinge trail walk, meeting at roby well way, off rainford road, billinge, WN5 7PP
6-mile strenuous trail around hills of billinge leading up the beacon.

13th october
The dream trail walk, meeting at jubits lane car park, opposite king george’s paying fields, sutton manor, WA9 4RU
5-6 mile slightly strenuous trail walk around the dream.

20th october
Sidings lane (kenyon’s wood) trail walk, sidings lane, rainford, st helens. WA11-7SR
6-mile flat trail walk around kenyon’s wood & local green belt.

27th october
Sherdley park halloween spooky trail walk. Adult pre-walk from 5.30pm followed by a family night walk from 6.30pm both from sutton leisure centre, elton head road, st helens. WA9 5AU
3-mile adult walk followed by a 1.5 mile family spooky trail walk around the park.

Please wear suitable footwear. Well behaved dogs welcome. Weather appropriate clothing. Please bring a drink. Fully Qualified Instructors. Why not bring a friend, family or neighbour. Please be there for 8.15am to sign register and be ready to set off at 8.30am Contact details andrewbrown@sthelens.gov.uk 01744 677970 / 01744 677236
https://www.sthelensunlimited.co.uk/2017/09/15/free-trail-walks-from-the-go-active-team/

Ranger Events

Sunday 1st October Fungal Forage at Sankey Valley Park, 10am start. Meet at the Visitor Centre on Blackbrook Road, St Helens WA11 OAB For more information contact the Sankey Valley Rangers on 01744-677772

Wednesday 4th October Health Walk at Mesnes Park, 4 miles long, 1.30pm start. Meet at the Visitor Centre, Park Road North, Newton-le-Willows WAl2 9TA For more information contact Mesnes Park Rangers on 01925-229021

Tuesday 24th October Health Walk at Bankes Park, 4 miles long, 1.30pm start Meet at Bankes Park car park on Main Street, Billinge, WN5 7HR For more information contact Sankey Valley Rangers on 01744-677772

Sunday 29th October Fungal Forage at Clockface Country Park, 10am start Meet at Clockface Country Park, Gorsey Lane, Clockface, WA9 4SE For more information contact Mesnes Park Rangers on 01925 229021

Colliers Moss

Sunday 22nd October. Fungal Foray by Tom Ferguson – Meet at the Millennium Bridge. 2pm

 

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

SUNDAYS
2k Junior parkrun for 4-14yr olds at Colliers Moss. 9am.
More info https://www.facebook.com/StHelensUnlimited/posts/1518451238175418

Bike Rides with St Helens Pedal Power – Free use of biks and helmets. http://www.pedalpowerexperience.co.uk/sthelens.html
https://www.facebook.com/StHelensPedalPower/

St Helens and District Ramblers Club.
Checkout their website for more information and walks. http://shdrc.co.uk

POWERBOAT RACING

Sunday 1st October
Club Race Day. Rupert Alcock Memorial Trophy. 1Pm to 5pm.. Carr Mill Dam

Saturday 21st October
Club Race Day. Interclub HOME Comcare Trophy . 1Pm to 5pm.. Carr Mill Dam

HAYDOCK PARK

20th October 2017 Racing Welfare Charity Day
Join us for the final fixture of the flat season.
Prices From £16.00 per person
More info & tickets http://haydock.thejockeyclub.co.uk/events-tickets/whats-on/Racing_Welfare_Charity_Day

 

REAL ALE EVENTS

THURSDAYS
Bottle Night at Connoisseur Ales. 5pm. To 8pm. Basement of Wolverhampton House, Church Street.

Saturday 7th October

Connoisseur Ales Open Day. Midday to 10pm. Basement of Wolverhampton House, Church Street. (First Saturday of every month)

Real Ale Day at The Mansion House
Enjoy over 15 + barrels of our specially selected real Ales, alongside some great Lagers, Fruity Ciders and a wine bar! A great day out. But that’s not all, some German sausage, frikadellas, currywurst and saurkraut to boot. Midday till Late

WEDDING FAYRES

Sunday15th October
Wedding Open Day at The Mansion House.
Brides, Grooms and Wedding businesses. You are cordially invited to view the magnificent Mansion House venue in all its splendour dressed for a dream wedding. Midday 3pm. FREE Admission. Drinks reception on arrival. Refreshments on sale in our café

Sunday 22nd October
Mercure Haydock Wedding Fayre. Midday to 3pm.

Thursday 26th October
Wedding Open Day at Totally Wicked Stadium. Midday to 8pm.
Our friendly team of wedding co-ordinators and venue dresser will be around to share their experiences and provide you with that personal touch to help plan your big day.
To help you visualise how the rooms will look, our Boardroom will be set up for a ceremony, Premier Lounge for a Wedding Breakfast & Hall of Fame for an Evening Reception.
Call or email now to book your appointment – 01744 455 086 or email: enquiries@totallywickedstadium.com

 

COMEDY

Saturday 14th October. Comedy night at the Victoria Hotel, Rainhill. In aid of Oakdene School. Internet sensation Tim Bradbury and Keith Carter as “Nige”, plus the brilliant Dan Barnes. Doors 7.30pm. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets are £7.50 from Oakdene School.

 

 

LIVE MUSIC

MONDAYS

Junction, Rainford. Beaufort Jazz open mic night. Providing a regular fix for jazz guitar enthusiasts in the North West. Beaufort Jazz has now relocated to the Junction pub at Rainford, and is where jazz guitar enthusiasts from all over the region gather on the first Monday evening of each month.
It’s an open-mic night, with all-comers welcome, take the stage before an appreciative audience of like-minded fans. 8pm. £1. (first monday of the month)

TUESDAYS

The Junction, Rainford – Open mic night 8.30pm. Come along and have a sing or a play, everybody welcome

WEDNESDAYS

The Black Bull. – Open mic night 8pm.

The Junction, Rainford. – Bluegrass. Banjo workshop from 7pm for aspiring pickers. 9pm open jam session.

THURSDAYS

The Junction, Rainford – ukulele group night. Raw beginners welcome. 7pm.

FRIDAYS

The Junction, Rainford – Open Mic – 8.30pm Hosted by Tony Schofield. Local grass-roots musicians alongside existing professionals.

SUNDAYS

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.

Wednesday 4th

Tank Bar – Jam night with Tricast 9pm

Friday 6th

Griffin, Earlestown – The Three

Saturday 7th

The Junction, Rainford – The Burritos

Clock Face Labout club – Music in Mind Festival
Family festival with live acts all day and night. Face paints. Inflatables. Trivisio ice cream van.
Jack Bennett from Stillia, Kiera Weathers, The Alleys, The Inner Lights, Megan Lunt, Stu Oggy (Titors Insignia), Degsy from the Oasis Experience, DJ MAZ. And more to be confirmed. Adults tickets £8.50
Children’s £4. 01744 811181

Breeze Bar – Salander 9.30pm

Friday 13th

Plumbstock Crazy Diamond Music Festival. Tunzas Pride, Silkstone Works Boundary Road, WA10 2PZ. FREE

Saturday 14th

The Junction – Freeway

Plumbstock Crazy Diamond Music Festival. Tunzas Pride, Silkstone Works Boundary Road, WA10 2PZ. FREE

Sunday 15th

Plumbstock Crazy Diamond Music Festival. Tunzas Pride, Silkstone Works Boundary Road, WA10 2PZ. FREE

Friday 20th

The Oak Tree, Newton-Le-Willows – Freeway

Saturday 21st

The Oak Tree, Newton-Le-Willows – Ramshackle

Griffin, Earlestown – Salander 9.0pm

The Running Horses – Octoberfest. Messiahs, Stu Oggy (Titors Insignia), Matty Lamb, Polker Dice, Jade Sherry Finney, Jack Dean, Cautoin, Daisy Hatton. Midday to 9pn. FREE

Friday 27th

The Oak Tree, Newton-Le-Willows – Blueprint

DARKSTAR LASER ARENA

TUESDAYS
Tag Tuesday at Darkstar Laser. After 6pm its £9. 3 games of laser tag. Free pizza slice, happy hour drinks.

THURSDAYS
RE:FLEX at Darkstar Laser. Student night. £8 with sutdent ID, £9 otherwise. 3 games of laster tag. Free shot or slush. Discount vodka slush.

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

 

Monday 9th October

The Queens Park Local History Group will be meeting at 7.15pm at Greenalls Sports and Social Club on Alder Hey Road, WA10 4DN. Gary Conley will be talking about ‘The Dream’

The Rainhill Railway & Heritage Society meet at the Village Hall in Dane Court, L35 4LU, 7 for 7.30. Bernie Carr talking about the ‘Mersey Bridge’.

Tuesday 10th October

Rainhill Remembered meeting. Millennium Rooms View Road from 2-4 pm. Do drop in , you will be assured of a warm welcome! Always 2nd Tuesday in the month except August

Monday 16th October

Rainford Heritage Society. Indoor Meeting, Ron Martin – ‘Liverpool Trams’
7.30pm at Junction Pub

The St Helens Historical Society meet at the Friends Meeting House, Church Street, WA10 1AJ, close to the Bus Station. With a 7.30 start. Pat Murphy’s subject is ‘The Easter Rising and the death of Home Rule, Ireland 1916-1918’.

Thursday 19th October

St. Helens Townships Family History Society present “Real Gold in Ireland”, with Bess O’Leary (Joanne Halliwell). Monthly meetings are held at St. Helens Town Hall, 6.45 for a 7pm start. Non-members are very welcome to attend.

Saturday 21st October

The St Helens Historical Society visit to St Helens Transport Museum at 9.30 am.

Tuesday, October 24th.

“Norton Priory Museum and Gardens”, Frank Hargrave, Director, will give a presentation on the recent development project at the Priory. St Ann’s Centre, View Road, 7.30pm. FREE

Wednesday 25th October

Newton-Le-Willows local history group. Last Wednesday of the month. 5pm. To 7pm. (except December). Newton Library

Local historian Ted Forsyth talks us through the fascinating history of Lancashire Graveyards. Haydock Library 11am to Midday.

Thursday 26th October

Locomotive Club of Great Britain – North West Branch.
“Memories of Steam in Turkey” by Norman Mathews
The Pied Bull Hotel, 54, High Street, Newton-le-Willows. WA12 9SH. 7.30pm

Tuesday 31st October

“Rainhill and District in the Sixteenth Century”. A one day history workshop by Alan Crosby at the Victoria Hotel. Contact Judy Lowe, 426 2583 to reserve a place. Limited numbers. 10Am to 4pm.

 

 

 

BUSINESS FOR YOUTH – NEWTON-LE-WILLOWS

Christmas Craft Club

Starts 12th October for 8 weeks. Cross Lane United Church Hall. FREE to children of Newton-Le-Willows aged 5 and over. 4.30pm to 6pm.

Children will make xmas gifts to take to elderly care homes in the Newton area on the 9th December.

Email businessforyouth.nlw@gmail.com for more info

Xmas Samba Band

Do you fancy being taught to play and create a Samba Band, working as a team, and having lots of fun?

Join a FREE and exciting group for 6 weeks. You’ll have lots of fun and develop some excellent music skill under the expert tuition of Eddie Sherwood creating a Christmas Samba Band.

The group starts on 12th October, 6-7pm at Cross Lane United Church.

The end result will be the group performing at the Earlestown Christmas Light Switch On event on the 19th November.

 

Willowbrook Hospice

Field of Celebration

Saturday 7 October at 10am at Willowbrook Hospice, Portico Lane, Prescot

Make a donation in memory of your loved one and come along to Willowbrook Hospice to plant a bulb in their honour. After the planting you can enjoy a lovely cup of tea and a piece of cake and reflect on your happy times.

Seize the day – Lynn Jones concert

Friday 13 October at 7.30pm at St Thomas Church, Eccleston.

Lynn will perform a packed programme of songs from the shows and classical favourites and will be supported by the Aughton Male Voice Choir and singer and vocalist Alex Roberts.

Tickets for the concert are cost £6 and are available from Lynn on 07754 773089, Willowbrook-The Living Well on 01744 453798 or from St Thomas Church.

Anniversary Dinner

Friday 27 October, 7pm at St Helens Town Hall.

Willowbrook Hospice is inviting local people to join them for their Anniversary Dinner to help them celebrate 20 years of caring for people across St Helens and Knowsley. The event promises to be a fabulous evening with delicious food, brilliant live entertainment and great prizes in the silent auction and raffle.

Tickets for the Anniversary Dinner are £35 and can be purchased by calling 01744 453798 or emailing events@willowbrookhospice.org.uk

QUIZ NIGHTS

MONDAYS
Quiz night at turks head 9pm

Quiz Night at Lymewood farm, haydock 8pm

Quiz Night at Bird i’th hand, prescot road.

Quiz night at the Red Cat, Crank. 8.00pm

Quiz Night at the Holt, Rainhill 9.30pm.

Quiz night at junction rainford 9pm.

TUESDAYS
Quiz Night at The Cricketers Arms. 9.30pm.

Quiz Night at Brown edge. 10pm.

Quiz Night at the Bird I’th Hand. 9.30pm. Guaranteed £50 winner. £15 runners up.

Quiz night at The York hotel. 9pm.

Quiz Night at Junction, Rainford 9.00pm

WEDNESDAYS
Pub Quiz, Griffin Inn, Eccleston. 9Pm

Quiz Night at British Lion. 8.30pm.

Quiz night at The Derby Arms, Rainford. 9pm

Pub Quiz – Boars Head 8.45pm

Pub quiz – talbot ale house, duke street. From 9pm. Free food at half time.

THURSDAYS
Quiz Night at The Ship Inn, Blackbrook Road, Haydock. 9pm. Til late.

Quiz Night at The Commercial Hotel, Rainhill 9pm.

Quiz night at the Victorian Inn, Rainhill. 9.30pm.

Quiz night at The Talbot, Duke Street.

Quizs Night at The Billinge Arms. 9pm.

The Grapes, Eccleston Park. Smartphone quiz from 8:30pm with a £30 bar tab for the winners.
quiz night at the wheatsheaf 9.30pm

Pied Bull, Newton-Le-willows. 9Pm

SUNDAYS
Quiz night at the wheatsheaf 9.30pm

ST HELENS WRITERS’ CLUB

The club meets on alternate Wednesdays from 7.15to 9.15pm at the Christian Life Centre, Atherton Street. For more contact Marian Cleworth on 07720048029 or see the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/St-Helens-Writers-Club-1602649089997265/

JOB HUNTING

TUESDAYS

Helena’s Job Hubs, in partnership with Wargrave Big Local take place at Newton Family and Community Centre, Park Road South, Newton-le-Willows. 1Pm to 4pm.

WEDNESDAYS

Helena’s Job Hubs, in partnership with Wargrave Big Local take place at Helena Central, Corporation Street, St Helens. 1Pm to 4pm. To find out more, email onecall@helenapartnerships.co.uk or telephone 01744 637383.

THURSDAYS

Helena’s Job Hubs, in partnership with Wargrave Big Local take place at Newton Family and Community Centre, Park Road South, Newton-le-Willows. 1Pm to 4pm.

LUCEM HOUSE COMMUNITY CINEMA

Lucem House is a volunteer-led social enterprise in St Helens. Lucem House offers cinema, rehearsal space and meeting rooms for hire at competitive rates. 100 Corporation Street, St Helens, WA10 1SX. Phone: 01744 609325 https://lucemhouse.co.uk/ http://www.wegottickets.com/Lucemhouse

take2films international programme
First Friday in the month 7.30 pm screening
October 6
Eye in the Sky | Drama /Thriller/War | UK | South Africa | 2016 | 102 minutes | Dir.
Gavin Hood |Cast: Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul, Barkhad Abdi | Entertainment One |
The commander. is in England. The drone pilot is in America. The terrorist is in Kenya. And the authority to
strike is up in the air.

October 25 – 100 year Anniversary of The Russian Revolution Screening 7.30 pm
Battleship Potemkin (Bronenosets Potemkin – original title) | Drama/History | Soviet Union |1925|
66 mins |Director: Sergei M Eisenstein | Cast: Aleksandr Antonov, Grigori Aleksandrov, Vladimir
Barsky | Insight | In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship
Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel’s officers. The resulting street
demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.

 

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

MONDAYS
St Helens Camera Club. Bishop Road Police Club. The club opens at 7:30pm for a prompt 8:00pm start and the evening runs until about 10:00pm.

The Best of the Borough Twitter Hour. If you’re on Twitter and have something great to share then tweet between 8-9pm every Monday and include the hashtag #StHelensHour
You might be an artist with new work or an exhibition, a business wanting to promote, a community group with events to share, a sports club wanting to share news etc.

SUNDAYS

Saints Motorcycle Club meeting at Springfield Pub, Thatto Heath. 1pm. Contact Mark 07541 871343. Neil 07955 559181. Every week.

The Phoenix Car Club meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Clock Face Hotel 7.45pm. All older vehicles welcome, for more details contact David Jones 01744 637052 davidjones66@blueyonder.co.uk

FAMILY ZONE

FRIDAYS
Forest Tots is a Forest School toddler club which runs every Friday morning at the Shining Light Centre. Sessions will run from 10am -1130am and will take place in the woods. For more information on these please email info@myoutdoorclassroom.co.uk

SENIOR ZONE

WEDNESDAYS

Park Farm ACYP Centre
Table Tennis for Seniors -every Wednesday 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Table tennis is a sport that can be enjoyed by individuals of any age and physical ability. Playing table tennis is a great way to stimulate the brain and promote quick thinking while improving hand to eye coordination. It is a fun sport which keeps you fit and flexible without putting stress on your joints, increasing your agility, flexibility and reaction time and a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Park Farm ACYP Centre. Carr Mill, 54 Kentmere Ave, Saint Helens WA11 7PG. 01744 754367 acypcentre@yahoo.com

Reminiscence Cafe at Totally Wicked Stadium. If you want any further information regarding the Café please call 01744 455 074 or email eddie.cunningham@saintsrlfc.com

YOUTH ZONE

TUESDAYS
Wargrave Youth Group 6pm-8pm at Newton Community Centre. free and refreshments provided. For 11-17 year olds. Funded by Wargrave Big Local.

WEDNESDAYS
Youth club for 11-17 year olds. Shining Light Centre. Forest Road, Sutton Manor. 7Pm to 9pm.
Music, great games, food, arts and crafts. Chillout. Free

THURSDAYS
Youth Club for 11-17 year olds. Hope Centre. Atherton Street. 7Pm to 9pm. Trips out. Team challenges. Arts and crafts. Music. X-box. Movie night. Chill out. Cooking. Free

FRIDAYS
Youth club for ages 5-11. St Andrews, Dentons Green Lane. 4.30pm to 6pm. Music, great games, food. Arts and crafts. Chill out. Free

Saturday 28th October
Youth Aflame. Wesley Methodist Church, Corporation Street, WA10 1HE. Runs from 2pm to 6pm.
https://www.facebook.com/Youth-Aflame-110303343632/
4th Saturday of the month.

LIBRARIES

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

CHILDREN’S CENTRES

https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/social-care-health/children-and-families/childrens-centres-in-st-helens/

HEALTHY ST HELENS

For a full list of activities view the website http://www.healthysthelens.co.uk/whats-on/

OTHER EVENTS

THURSDAYS

Latin In Line Dancing – the fun way to keep fit, no partner required. Reeve Court, Stratton Drive. 6.45pm. At 8pm its intermediate ballroom, latin and sequence.£3.50. Call Keith on 07802 237 261.

SUNDAYS

Soulful Sunday at Coco’s, Westfield Street. 3Pm to 7pm. Playing all your Classic old & New Soul, Motown, R&B, Funk, Disco and Northern Soul. Every Sunday.

Beginners Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence Class. Sutton Cricket Club New Street St Helens WA9 3UU. 8.00pm £6.00 per person. Contact Keith on 07802 237 261 every week

EVENTS FURTHER AFIELD AND IDEAS FOR FUN TIMES

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/explore/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

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….) http://www.netmums.com/activities/g/20-activities-for-a-rainy-day

 

 

 

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