Weekend Guide Saturday 21st And Sunday 22nd April 2018

The Weekend What’s On guide is sponsored by Britannia Taxis

Featured Events

Shouldn’t Throw Stones – The View of a Night Watchman

A Photography exhibition and site tours of Pilkington Glass HQ By Kevin Casey takes place in May. Tickets are FREE but limited in number.

This exhibition is the culmination of a two-year project undertaken by artist Kevin Casey. Part documentary photography, part archival re-presentation and part making ends meet, as Casey’s ‘night job’ as an on-site security guard at the former Pilkington Glass Headquarters became his ‘day job’ as an artist, the work presented tells the story of an uncertain future, tense present and captivating past.

Read more about the Shouldnt Throw Stones exhibition and toursand click to book tickets

Theatre Comes To The Forest – The Hunting Of The Snark

Are you ready to sail to a peculiar island in search of adventure? Then come with us and hunt the mysterious Snark!

The Hunting of the Snark, is a classic nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland. In April at Sutton Manor Community Woodland, part of Bold Forest Park, theatre company Burn the Curtain will bring it to life in a wonderful outdoor theatre experience.

Join the Butcher, the Banker, the Broker, the Barrister and the Bonnetmaker as they hunt for the ever elusive Snark. Take an unforgettable journey through the forest at Sutton Manor Community Woodland in Burn the Curtain’s new adaptation of this classic poem by Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland. Come prepared for adventure and with your much needed help, a fresh attempt to find the Snark will take place.

Sutton Manor Community Woodland: Thursday 19th April, Friday 20th April and Saturday 21st April. 7.30 pm each evening. Minimum age is 6 years old.

Tickets available via www.burnthecurtain.co.uk Adults £10 Children (6-17 y/o) £6.

Participants must come prepared to walk 2 -3 miles and wear suitable footwear/clothing for weather conditions and all terrains.

  • Suitable for ages 6+
  • Participants must provide their own torch or head-torch.
  • Dogs are not permitted (except for assistance dogs)

If you have questions or would like to find out more about our show or app, please email theboots@burnthecurtain.co.uk, you never know what you might find out!


Other Events


01744 735436

Arena – A Citadel 30th Anniversary event
Friday 20th April
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: £25 ADV/ £27.50 OTD
Classic Rock present an evening to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘The Visitor’

The Doors Alive
Saturday 21st April
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: £12.50 ADV/ £15 OTD
Popular tribute recreate classic tracks by the legendary band


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
Corporation Street
St Helens
WA10 1HJ
Tel: 01744 675131

Opening Times:
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 smithyheritagecentre@hotmail.com 01744 730744

Fine Art Painting Exhibition

The popular BA2 exhibition, now in its ninth year, showcases the work of second year BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting students. It gives an opportunity to demonstrate their wealth of thematic and conceptual knowledge as they reach the culmination of their second year of studies. Providing students with the opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience, the BA2 exhibition aims to provide students with real life, hands on experience.
The exhibition takes place at the Pilkington Gallery, Heart of Glass from 10am to 4pm daily. Running from Wednesday 18 April 2018 until Friday 20 April 2018, the exhibition is free to attend. They welcome visits from school groups and members of the public.

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/


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.


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.

Book via https://greenslatefarm.org.uk/kids-stuff-at-greenslate-farm/

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.


Saturday 21st April – Saturday Live Vocalist – Kadie Jo Green from 9pm free admission



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