Weekend Guide Saturday 28th And Sunday 29th October


Saturday 28th

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.

Halloween Fun at the Hardshaw Centre. FREE “make you scary” face painting. FREE fiendish photo booth fun. £50 shopping voucher could be won as well. 11am to 2pm.

Sunday 29th

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

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



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

Big Imaginations Festival

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+


ST HELENS IN MOTION (Walk, Run, Cycle…)

Saturday 28th

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

Sunday 29th

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

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

Live Music

Sunday 29th

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.


Saturday 28th

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.


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.


Saturday 28th

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

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