The Weekend Guide is sponsored by Britannia Taxis
Martin Barre Band -A Citadel 30th Anniversary event
Friday 6th April
Playing the ‘classic’ music from the Jethro Tull catalogue
SHOWS AND PERFORMANCES
St Helens Choral Society
Saturday 7th April at 7:30pm
Schubert Mass in G
Haydn Insanae Et Vanae Curae
Soprano Heather Highway
Mezzo soprano Jenny Bianco
Tenor Joseph Buckmaster
Bass John Rumford
Musical Director Stephen Newlove
St. Helens URC, Ormskirk Street, St. Helens.
Tickets can be obtained in advance by calling 01695 625500.
The price is £10 for all except students at £1.
FETES, FAYRES, MARKETS, FUN DAYS AND MORE
Artisan market at Inglenook Farm
Sunday 8th April. 10am to 3pm.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
Town And Country: The Poet And The Painter Exhibition
In celebration of St. Helens 150th birthday, poet Sue Gerrard and artist Carole Ann Eaves, ‘The Poet and The Painter,’ are presenting a special exhibition ‘Town and Country’ at the Millennium Centre Academy of Arts until Friday May 11th.
The exhibition contains paintings by Carol Anne of some of the town’s best-known buildings such as St. Mary’s Lowe House Church as well as country scenes such as ‘The Crossing Point’ in Newton -le -Willows.
Sue’s poems complement these scenes and are enhanced by photographs and Sue’s Computer-Generated Images (CGI) creating beautiful pictures of St. Helens and its proud heritage.
St. Helens born Sue and Carol Anne have staged more than sixty exhibitions throughout the North West. Sue is also the author of the best-selling book ‘St. Helens Now and Then’ which also celebrates the town’s milestone birthday and is available from Wardleworths Bookshop, St. Helens.
The Millennium Art Academy Exhibition will be held at:
The Millennium Centre (St Helens) Ltd
Tel: 01744 675131
Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm
Weekend from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm
Visions of Another World.
Smithy Heritage Centre Saturday 31 March – Saturday 22 September 2018 Open Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm. Admission is FREE!
2018 marks 200 years since the publication of what is often cited as being the first work of science fiction, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. H.G. Wells and Jules Verne conjured other realms, envisioning the invention of fanciful vehicles which could travel through time and space.
Technological advances have had a profound influence on literature, unlocking new possibilities for authors, artists and filmmakers; some modern gadgets have even been developed from fictional ones!
This fascinating and fun exhibition looks at the impact science fiction has had on popular culture. Come and spot your favourite characters and find out more about them. They will be hosting Smithy Con on Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September, 10am-5pm, feel free to dress up!
The Smithy is all on one level with limited on-site parking, accessible amenities and baby changing facilities. It’s Dog Friendly too, so the whole family can visit!
Kiln Lane, Eccleston, St Helens WA10 4RA firstname.lastname@example.org 01744 730744
POWERBOAT RACING AT CARR MILL DAM
Saturday 7th April
Turner Trophy – Club Race
1pm to 5pm.
Lancashire Powerboat Racing Club, Cars Mill Dam, Garswood Old Rd, Saint Helens WA11 7LZ.
ST HELENS IN MOTION (Walk, Run, Cycle and more)
St Helens Park Run. Meet at 9am, Bandstand, Victoria Park. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/sthelens/
2k Junior parkrun for 4-14yr olds at Colliers Moss. 9am.
More info https://www.sthelensunlimited.co.uk/2017/08/17/junior-park-run/
DRINK BASED EVENTS (REAL ALE AND GIN ETC)
Connoisseur Ales Open Days.
Saturday 7th April
Midday to 10pm. Basement of Wolverhampton House, Church Street. (First Saturday of every month)
DARKSTAR LASER ARENA
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.
Greenslate Community Farm. Greenslate Rd, Billinge, Orrell, Wigan WN5 7BG
Saturday Farm Club
Each week will be packed with activities such as bug hunts, bush craft, den building, wildlife exploration, wild cooking, and of course, farm activities such as growing, harvesting and hands on with the animals! Best of all…parents do not need to stay! Places are limited so pre-booking is strongly advised. Saturday Farm Club every Saturday 1pm to 4pm.
for 5-11 year olds. Sessions are £7 per child.
The activities are a fun and interactive way to enrich your child’s learning, as all the activities are linked to the National Curriculum. They cover a wide range of topics from English, Maths and Science, to Geography, History and Arts, all in the natural outdoor environment. They also cover essential life skills such as communication, team building and leadership through the power of creative play, fun activities and team challenges.
LUCEM HOUSE COMMUNITY CINEMA
Lucem House is a volunteer-led social enterprise in St Helens. Lucem House offers cinema, rehearsal space and meeting rooms for hire at competitive rates. 100 Corporation Street, St Helens, WA10 1SX. Phone: 01744 609325 https://lucemhouse.co.uk/ http://www.wegottickets.com/Lucemhouse
Friday 6th April 2018 – The Party
| Comedy /Drama | UK | 2017 |
Dir. Sally Potter
Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones Adventure Pictures, Oxwich Media
A comedy wrapped around a tragedy. It starts as a celebration and ends with blood on the floor.
£5 / £4 (concessions) on the door. 7pm
Book tickets online here https://www.wegottickets.com/event/420686
THE GRAPES, ECCLESTON PARK
Saturday 7th April – Saturday Live Vocalist – Annie Luv from 9pm free admission
Walk for World Autism Awareness
Sunday 8th April. Taylor Park. Midday to 5pm. Walk starts at 1.50pm. Childrens Fairground.