Weekend Guide Saturday 11th And Sunday 12th November




Saturday 11th

Christmas Craft and gift Fair. Church Square.

Sunday 12th

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






Two Faced – A Solo Show by Eric Gaskell

Gallery One, The World of Glass. Saturday 11th November – Friday 12th January

Eric Gaskell studied fine art at Wigan and Sunderland, leaving college in 1980 with the Max Beckmann and Istanbul Summer School scholarships. Since then he has continued working in the creative industries, designing, teaching, illustrating and exhibiting. He has shown work in New York, Quebec, Ghent, Dublin, London and throughout the UK as both a painter and printmaker since the early 1980s and has work in many public collections. He has become well known for his linocuts, more particularly his work around the canals of the UK. His work, which is always colourful, splits quite sharply between the highly figurative and the more abstract, graphic world. This exhibition shows both of these faces; from the canals to the more abstract, genealogically researched work and more.

“The process of putting a picture together and the ethos of good draftsmanship is the linchpin between my painting and printmaking. My work is colourful and structured moving from tightly figurative to symbolic/iconographic work. In print I prefer linocut, its strong, flat colour and its physical mark-making suit my working methods and is a good partner to my painting. I like how its graphic appearance seems immediate but can actually take many days of work to produce.”

There will be an opening for Eric Gaskells exhibition on Sat 11th November at 1pm

Going Solo – Malcolm Fryer

Godfrey Pilkington Gallery, The World of Glass. Saturday 11th November – Friday 12th January

Malcolm Fryer was educated at Blackburn & Lancaster Schools of Art from 1958-1962, he later taught at Blackpool School of Art then became Curator at the Howarth Art Gallery. Malcolm is represented in many public & private collections: Blackburn & Bolton Galleries, Salford Education Committee, Provincial Insurance Ltd, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Granada Television and many more.

Malcolm is listed in the Twentieth Century Painters & Sculptures, Volume VI by Frances Spalding.

‘’During my long experience of painting, I have attempted to reflect the atmosphere and essence of the things I see every day. My surrounding wherever they may have been, have provided the inspiration for my work, which has been a continual process of exploration. I compare myself to a musical composer who has to arrange different elements to create a successful piece. Sometimes this takes long periods of time’’.


Saturday 11th

Rainhill musical Theatre Company present “Grimm-ly Ever After.” Step back to when stories weren’t all ‘Happy Ever Afters’ and enter the dark tales of Grimm! FInd all your favourite GRIMM characters, in our latest show. Rainhill village Hall. 7pm. Adults £7. concessions £5. tickets via https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rainhillmtc or call 07948 908693


Sunday 12th

  • St Helens Town Centre

Victoria Square. 10.45am. Prior to the Remembrance service, a parade will make its way from Birchley Street to the war memorial in front of St Helens Town Hall.The parade will be led by Armed Forces veterans and young representatives from the Cadets, Scouts and Guides – and will assemble by Birchley Street car park before proceeding to the war memorial.

  • Newton-Le-Willows

Rembrance day parade. Newton-Le-willows war memorial, Earlestown town Hall. 10.45Am

  • Rainhill

A morning service at St Ann’s Church will be followed by a parade and wreath-laying ceremony at 11:45am, during which the A57 Warrington Road will be closed to traffic between View Road and St James Road.

  • Haydock

A service will be held at the Remembrance Garden, Penny Lane, at 3pm.


Saturday 11th November

Laura Jamieson – The Travelling Letter Exchange
Newton-le-Willows Library
The Travelling Letter Exchange is a touring letter writing bureau, where you are invited to sit down, write a letter and create a new record of life in the North West in 2017.
This celebration of letter writing will mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. Everyone who puts pen to paper will receive a letter back.
Who is it for Everyone
Cost Free – Just drop in *Check libraries for opening times


01744 735436


Aynsley Lister
Saturday 11th November
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 ADV/ £14 OTD
Phenomenal guitarist presents an evening of the best British Blues


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




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

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



Saturday 11th

Rainhill Rotary 15th Annual Charity Beer Festival. Rainhill Recreation Club (Cricket Club) Victoria Terrace Rainhill L35 0LH.  £7 1pm – 11pm



All money raised from this event will be given away to Local Charities and Good Causes in the Spring at the Rainhill Rotary Dragons Den

No Children Allowed




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.









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




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

What’s On Across St Helens

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