Weekend Guide – Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October

Weekend Guide to Whats On Across St Helens

Have a lovely weekend. Lots going on across the Borough.

Saturday 30th September

Day Of Dance In Town Centre

Experience a mixture of colour, music and dancing in St Helens when a number of groups descend on the town centre. Hosted by St Helens-based Morris dancing side, Mucky Mountains Morris, the Day of Dance event will see six groups perform traditional dances from the Cotswolds, Welsh borders, and the Appalachians. Along with the Mucky Mountains Morris group, confirmed acts include Newburgh Morris from West Lancashire; Black Sheep Morris from County Durham; International border Morris side, Ragged Robin; Yorkshire Coast Morris from Scarborough and Bolton-based group, Leap to your Feet. All the fun takes place in Church Square and outside the World of Glass Museum this Saturday (30 September) from 10:30am to 4:00pm.


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.

Theatre Royal

The Billy Fury Years. 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’.

Live Music

Junction, Rainford – Black Cat Bones

Sutton Festival. Join Electro 80s, Jess Kozi, Modification, Panic and Mad hat ska for an amazing end of summer event at sutton cricket club. 2pm to 9pm. Sutton Cricket Club. New Street, St. Helens, WA9 3UU. Tickets are £10.15 https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Warrington/Sutton-Cricket-Club/sutton-festival/13040315/    www.facebook.com/suttonfestival

Ranger Events

Bat Walk around Taylor Park, 8pm start Meet at Taylor park Centre, Grosvenor Road, St Helens, WA10 3HX For more information contact Taylor Park Rangers on 01744-678073

Park Run

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

Haydock Park

TENsational Finale Real Ale Day
If you’re looking for a day with character to round-off your summer, look no further than this. Real Ale Day celebrates the very best of British brewers with previous participants bringing their range of unique ales to try and buy. There’s a real beer festival feel to this day and plenty of Bavarian-inspired entertainment with our very own Oompah band.
The participating breweries are: JW Lees, Joseph Holt, Allgates- Wigan, Problem Child- Parbold, Hophurst- Hindley, Robinsons- Cheshire, Sharps- Cornwall, Neptune Real Ale.
Our house band, The Sound will perform for the final TENsational, opposite the Makerfield Lawn bar and resident DJ, Jeff Wall, will be playing us out for Party in the Paddock, with a set of pop classics.
Afternoon raceday followed by Party in The Paddock with DJ Jeff


Sunday 1st October

Fetes, Fayres, Markets, Fun Days And More

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

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

Theatre Royal

The Grumbleweeds Laughter Show. 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.

Ranger Events

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

Junior Park Run

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

Powerboat Racing

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

Live Music

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.

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

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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