Weekend Guide – Saturday 7th October and Sunday 8th October

Have a lovely weekend everyone….

SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER

 

FETES, FAYRES, MARKETS, FUN DAYS AND MORE

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.

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.

THEATRE ROYAL

The Haunting at Greenacre Cottage
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! http://www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com/

SHOWS AND PERFORMANCES

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.

ARTS IN LIBRARIES

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.

CITADEL

Led into Zeppelin
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: £16
Leading band return to play classic Led Zeppelin tracks https://www.citadel.org.uk/

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

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

REAL ALE EVENTS

Connoisseur Ales Open Day. Midday to 10pm. Basement of Wolverhampton House, Church Street.

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

LIVE MUSIC

The Junction, Rainford – The Burritos

Clock Face Labour 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

Willowbrook Hospice

Field of Celebration. 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.

 

SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER

 

FETES, FAYRES, MARKETS, FUN DAYS AND MORE

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

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

THEATRE ROYAL

Sleeping Beauty 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. http://www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com/

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

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

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.

 

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

What’s On Across St Helens

For all the latest events, check out the Whats On St Helens Event Page

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