Weekend Guide Saturday 14th And Sunday 15th October

SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER

THEATRE ROYAL

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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!

SHOWS AND PERFORMANCES

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.

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

CITADEL

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

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

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.

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

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

COMEDY

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

The Junction – Freeway

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

DARKSTAR LASER ARENA

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.

 

 

SUNDAY 15TH OCTOBER

 

FETES, FAYRES, MARKETS, FUN DAYS AND MORE

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

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

SHOWS AND PERFORMANCES

“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.

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

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

LIVE MUSIC

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

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.

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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