The Weekend Guide is sponsored by Britannia Taxis.
Shouldn’t Throw Stones – The View of a Night Watchman
A Photography exhibition and site tours of the ex 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.
The Neo Progressvie Rock band tour for the first time in 6 years
SHOWS AND PERFORMANCES
St Helens Gangshow (Scouts and Guides) Presents “We’ve Been Making Memories”
2nd to 4th May. Theatre Royal. 7.15pm. Tickets £8. Contact Jennifer Tickle on 07742 383176
FETES, FAYRES, MARKETS, FUN DAYS AND MORE
Family Fun Day
Saturday 5th May at Haresfinch rugby and Community Club. Raising money for Honeyrose Foundation. Midday to 4pm. Adults £1. Children go FREE.
Classic Car Show
North West Museum of Road Transport. Sunday 6th May. 11am to 4pm.
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)
Colliers Moss Events
Colliers Moss Wildlife Walk with Tom Ferguson – focusing on spring flowers and Summer visitors. Meet at the Millenium Bridge that crosses the railway. Sunday 6th May. 2pm.
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/
St Helens Canoe Club – Taster Sessions
Book your place for a taster session at Carr Mill Dam on Monday 7th May. They are Ideal for beginners and if you just want to do a bit of paddling. More information https://www.sthelensunlimited.co.uk/2018/04/28/st-helens-canoe-club-taster-sessions/
DRINK BASED EVENTS (REAL ALE AND GIN ETC)
Beer Festival at The Mansion house. Saturday 5th May. £3 entry. 12 pm till Late. Live Entertainment. Food & Snacks
Connoisseur Ales Open Days.
Saturday 5th May
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.
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.
Eccleston Library – 30th april to 25th May
For more information please visit http://lshheritage.co.uk/
Greenslate Community Farm. Greenslate Rd, Billinge, Orrell, Wigan WN5 7BG
An Evening of Music with Jon Brindley
Friday 4th May 7:00 pm Until 11:00 pm – Tickets £12 including a hot meal
Farmer For A Day
Come and find out what it takes to be a farmer at Greenslate in this action packed day where you can get up close to all the residents on the farm, both domestic and wild! Feed the sheep, collect the eggs, groom the goats, grow your own veg and take part in a wildlife exploration to find out how nature helps put food on the table! £10.00 per child.
Parents don’t need to stay. Monday 7th May 1pm to 4pm.
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.