Weekend Guide – Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th December

Rotary Club Santa Sleigh events Across the Borough https://www.sthelensunlimited.co.uk/2017/11/26/rotary-clubs-santa-sleigh-collections/


Sunday 24th December

Carols by candlelight. St Helens Baptist Church, Hall Street. 5pm to 6.30pm. Join them on Christmas Eve for their annual Carols by Candlelight. An evening of your favourit carols, readings and seasonal reflections. Then stay after for mince pies, hot chocolate & mulled wine. All welcome.


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’’.

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


FREE Walking Groups from Go Active Team. All of the walks get you to and through places you wouldn’t think existed, beautiful views, fantastic wildlife & all this is on your doorstep. Great weekly session to get active as well as meeting new people on the same path as you. All abilities welcome. Walks take place on Fridays from 8.30am to 10.30am

22nd December
Billinge Christmas Santa Stroll Trail Walk, Meeting At Toby Carvery, Carr Mill, St Helens. WA11-7LX.
5-Mile Slight Hills On The Santa Stroll, Everyone To Wear Xmas Hats, Followed By Xmas Breakfast In The Toby Carvery.

Please wear suitable footwear. Well behaved dogs welcome. Weather appropriate clothing. Please bring a drink. Fully Qualified Instructors. Why not bring a friend, family or neighbour. Please be there for 8.15am to sign register and be ready to set off at 8.30am Contact details andrewbrown@sthelens.gov.uk 01744 677970 / 01744 677236

Ranger Events

Saturday 23rd December Winter Bird Watch on Taylor Park, 1 pm start. Meet at Taylor Park Visitor Centre, Grosvenor Road, WA10 3HX For more information contact Taylor Park Rangers on 01744-678073

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 23rd December
Tommy Whittle Chase Day 9:50am
Join us for an afternoon of top quality Jump racing
Opens 9:50, First race 11:50, Last race 15:20
Read more at http://haydock.thejockeyclub.co.uk/events-tickets/whats-on/tommy-whittle-chase-day#bSSpwyq30vrUuBGu.99


Bottle Night at Connoisseur Ales. 5pm. To 8pm. Basement of Wolverhampton House, Church Street.

Connoisseur Ales Open Days.

Saturday 23rd. Midday to 10pm.

At least 6 beers on at each as well as mead, fruit wines, cider, hot mulled wine and a temperance bar. Pints start at £2.40. Brewery tours from Mnidday to 6pm only.


Call 01744 733378 for more info. http://www.darkstarlaser.com/


Friday nights at Darkstar Laser. A different event every week. 7-11pm £10.
Call 01744 733378 for more info.

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.


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