Weekend Guide Saturday 18th And Sunday 19th November

FETES, FAYRES, MARKETS, FUN DAYS AND MORE

 

 

 

 

Saturday 18th

Christmas market event in Church Street / Church Square.  11am till 7pm

Xmas lights switch on, Victoria Square, St Helens Town Centre. 4pm onwards. more info here. Full programme and timings can be found here.

Late night shopping event at Phoenix Apparel, 8 corporation Street. till 9pm

Indoor car boot sale at newton communtiy centre. 10Am-midday. Free entry

Sunday 19th

Earlestown Xmas Lights Switch On. Midday to 6pm. A fantastic day of fun and entertainment

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

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.”

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’’.

SHOWS AND PERFORMANCES

Saturday 18th

Rainford amateur Dramtic present ‘The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Production of Murder Mystery’. This is a very funny play which will be performed 15th-18th November in Rainford Parish Church Hall, 7.45pm. Tickets are priced at £7. Every drama group has experienced the horrors of what can go wrong on opening night, and the ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society are no different, with the possible exception that almost everything that could happen does! The scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines forgotten, and the sound effects take on a strange note at times, as the ladies present their ambitious evening’s entertainment with the cunning whodunit, ‘Murder At Checkmate Manor.’ And just in case the audience should get bored there’s a Film and Fashion Show and Murder Mystery Quiz, complete with a Prize! The crunch comes in the denouement when the ‘murderer’, about to be revealed, has to rush home to bandage up an injured daughter. But Mrs. Reece, doyenne of the group, rises above the slings and arrows of outrageous dramatics to save the situation and provide the final inventive twist.

Contact http://www.rainfordamdram.org.uk/contact-us/ for tickets or via their facebook page

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

DARKSTAR LASER ARENA

 

SATURDAYS
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.

 

 

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

 

SUNDAYS

Saints Motorcycle Club meeting at Springfield Pub, Thatto Heath. 1pm. Contact Mark 07541 871343. Neil 07955 559181. Every week.

LIBRARIES

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

CHILDREN’S CENTRES

https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/social-care-health/children-and-families/childrens-centres-in-st-helens/

HEALTHY ST HELENS

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

OTHER EVENTS

THURSDAYS

Latin In Line Dancing – the fun way to keep fit, no partner required. Reeve Court, Stratton Drive. 6.45pm. At 8pm its intermediate ballroom, latin and sequence.£3.50. Call Keith on 07802 237 261.

SUNDAYS

Soulful Sunday at Coco’s, Westfield Street. 3Pm to 7pm. Playing all your Classic old & New Soul, Motown, R&B, Funk, Disco and Northern Soul. Every Sunday.

Beginners Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence Class. Sutton Cricket Club New Street St Helens WA9 3UU. 8.00pm £6.00 per person. Contact Keith on 07802 237 261 every week

 

LIBRARIES

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

CHILDREN’S CENTRES

https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/social-care-health/children-and-families/childrens-centres-in-st-helens/

HEALTHY ST HELENS

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

 

What’s On Across St Helens

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

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