The Weekend What’s On guide is sponsored by Britannia Taxis
The Stevie Nimmo Trio – A Citadel 30th Anniversary event
Saturday 14th April
Tickets: £12/£14 OTD
An evening of blistering Blues with the legendary guitarist
SHOWS AND PERFORMANCES
Newton Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society present “A Musical Dream”.
A one off night of Musical treats from shows on their wish list, that will take you to Broadway and The West End. Both NADOS and NADOS Nippers will perform some of the most exciting numbers from current shows. Come and enjoyed a fabulous night of glistening harmonies, quality entertainment and lots of fun. Saturday 14th April. 7.30pm. Byrchall High School, Ashton-In-Makerfield. £7 Adults. £5 Concessions. Book via https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/FGLGKF
St Helens Sinfonietta
Saturday 14th April. Andrew Wilde ( pianist). Pieces by Haydn, Beethoven and Chopin. 7:30 p.m. at Ormskirk Street URC. Tickets £10. Phone 01744 600846 or 07914 114635 for tickets.
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
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)
Newton-Le-Willows Beer Festival
Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th April.
Newton-Le-Willows Sports and Social Club
£5 which includes commemorative pint glass and programme.
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.
HERITAGE AND HISTORY
The Birth Of Club Rugby – The History and Heritage Of Liverpool St Helens FC
An exhibition celebrating the history of club rugby and its origins in St Helens and Liverpool.
Newton-Le-Willows Library – 9th april to 27th april
For more information please visit http://lshheritage.co.uk/
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.
THE GRAPES, ECCLESTON PARK
Saturday 21st April – Saturday Live Vocalist – Kadie Jo Green from 9pm free admission
Saturday 28th April – Saturday Live Vocalist – Martin Paul from 9pm free admission