The Weekend event guide is packed with things to do across the Borough.
FETES, FAYRES, MARKETS, FUN DAYS AND MORE
Rainhill model Railway club present a Christmas model Railway Show. 10Am to 5pm. Layouts, traders, refreshments and Santa claus. Adults £3. Children £3.50 (includes a visit and gift from Santa). FREE vintage bus between the event and north West Museum of Road Transport in St Helens Town Centre. Rainhill Village Hall, Weaver Avenue (behind shopping precinct, off Warrington road, Rainhill)
Christmas Market at Stocks Hall Care Home, Dentons Green. The event is 2-4pm and there is plenty of stalls to look at including artisan, Christmas decorations and cards, The Bodyshop, cakes, raffles and tombola. Santas and his inflatable grotto will be there too.The bar will also be open serving shortbread biscuits, hot chocolate and mulled wine. 6 Elderflower Rd, Denton’s Green, Saint Helens WA10 6FP.
Craft Fair at Billinge St Aidans Church. 10am to 4pm. Quality gifts for Christmas, refreshments, cake stall, good company and much more.
Xmas Craft Fayre at The Mansion House. 10.30am to 3pm.
The annual Crafty Christmas Fair at the beautiful Mansion House in Victoria Park. Visit Santa, browse the stalls, enjoy a bite to eat at the bistro. A perfect venue to seek out those unique, handmade Christmas Gifts.
The Friends of St.Helens Cemetery are again hosting the first of their popular Christmas events at St.Helens Crematorium Chapel, Rainford Road, St.Helens. Join with The Friends and The St. Helens Rangers for a fun morning and make your own Christmas wreath to take home. Fun for all the family,bring the children. Costs £4.00 per wreath, this includes all your materials to make a beautiful holly wreath. Starts 10a.m. at the crematorium chapel. ‘Book your place , call 07989251376’
Woodland lantern walk at carr mill dam
Lantern Walk round the dam , meet at 2.30pm at the Boathouse to collect lanterns £1 each , leave Boathouse at 3pm , walk round the dam ( 45mins to 1hr) back to the Boathouse for sunset ( great for all the family , path suitable for buggy’s )
Christmas Fair – Rainford Village Hall
Support a small business this festive season and browse the array of delightful craft, gift and food stalls. As well as the opportunity for some unique shopping you will also be able to enjoy hot and cold food and drinks all day. 11am to 3pm. Rainford Village Hall, Church Road, WA11 8HB
Merseyside Police. Meet and Greet. Winter vehicle check & handing out some disposable single use morning after breath test kits. 1pm – 3pm at Tesco in St Helens Town Centre.
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’’.
The Salon – Sat 25 Nov. 2:30 and 8pm
Tickets: From £15
Regal Entertainments are delighted to once again present the hilarious, critically acclaimed comedy play The Salon. Welcome to a beauty spot like no other. If you want perfect nails, a relaxing massage or that perfect perm then there are plenty of places to go, but if you want jealousy, bitchiness and gossip then this is the salon for you! Rollers at the ready!
Mama presents an evening of Genesis Music
Saturday 25th November
Tickets: £15 ADV/ £16 OTD
Recreating the sight and sounds of a genesis gig
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 25th. Betfair Chase day at Haydock Park.
Join them for one of the most awaited meetings at Haydock Park featuring The Betfair Chase, a Grade 1 National Hunt Steeplechase.
Opens 10:10, First race 12:10, Last race 15:35
REAL ALE AND GIN EVENTS
Friday 24th and Saturday 25th
Beer festival at town hall. Raise a toast as the popular annual charity St Helens Beer Festival supporting the Steve Prescott Foundation returns to St Helens Town Hall, with some of the finest ales from across the country, and fantastic music acts to keep you entertained. More information about this event here
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.
CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
Saints Motorcycle Club meeting at Springfield Pub, Thatto Heath. 1pm. Contact Mark 07541 871343. Neil 07955 559181. Every week.
The Phoenix Car Club meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Clock Face Hotel 7.45pm. All older vehicles welcome, for more details contact David Jones 01744 637052 email@example.com
What’s On Across St Helens
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