Weekend Guide Saturday 19th And Sunday 20th May 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 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.

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


Other Events


01744 735436

The Prince Experience
Friday 18th May
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: £15 ADV/ £18 OTD
Celebrate the music of one of the most prolific musical icons of all time.


Rainhill Garrick society presents Ladies Day by amanda Whittington. May 17th to 19th. Rainhill Village Hall. 7.30pm. tickets available from the hall and Rainhill post office and by calling 01744 813429


Pre-Loved Sale at Inglenook Farm

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May. 11am to 3pm. Discover some treasure in our first of this year’s pre-loved sales. From baby wear to toys, clothes to books and everything in between, you are bound to find something special. Make a day of it with the Birds of Prey display and see the stunning owls, hawks and eagles up close.

International Blacksmiths Day

Real Ale & Hog Roast event at The Smithy Heritage Centre in Eccleston. 19th May, Midday start. Admission is free.


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

Showcasing Student Talent; A First Look At Future Art Stars

May 2018 will see the historic Beechams building in the heart of St Helens Town Centre transformed into one of the borough’s largest art galleries, celebrating the achievements and talents of final year students from a selection of University Centre St Helens creative arts degrees, including BA (Hons) Photography, BA (Hons) Graphic Design and BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting. Vortex, the annual end of year show, provides students with the opportunity to showcase their final pieces in a gallery setting to friends, family, visitors and local influencers.

Open to members of the public from May 16th to 21st June, Monday to Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm and is completely free of charge. More information https://www.sthelensunlimited.co.uk/2018/04/17/showcasing-student-talent-a-first-look-at-future-art-stars/


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/


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

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.


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