Community What's On 2016




Monday 28 Nov 7.30pm
Wirral Chamber Music Series
Notos Piano Quartet

Schumann: Piano Quartet in E flat, Op.47
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, K.320e
Brahms: Piano Quartet No.2 in A, Op.26
St Hildebergh's Church, Hoylake CH47 1HL
For more details about concerts and ticketing see the Hoylake Chamber Concert Society website www.chamberconcert.co.uk

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TTWK Energy Group talk
Thurs 1st December, 7pm
Transforming Biomass to Biofuels & Chemicals Using Catalysis, Microwaves and Light
A talk by Dr Jose Antonio Lopez-Sanchez
Senior Lecturer in the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy and Director of the MicroBioRefinery, University of Liverpool
A discussion of the need to ensure that biomass is produced and transformed sustainably, and how emerging new technologies present exciting new opportunities to a greener future.
A Transition Town Energy Group presentation
At West Kirby Arts Centre www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk
Free entry with bar, tea and coffee
No Parking on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road, if driving please use Concourse car park.
www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk

Thursday 1st December 7.30pm
Christmas Customs Unwrapped

A presentation by Christina Spencer
For Deeside Lecture Society
In the Small Hall at the U.R.C. Church West Kirby
Guests welcome
www.deesidels.weebly.com

Sat 3rd December 9am til 1pm
Neston Farmers' & Food Makers' Market
The first Saturday of every month, at the Market Square, Neston.

Sunday 4th December 10am
West Kirby Santa Dash

10k or 5k run, 5k or 2k stroll
Family event raising funds for Hoylake Wednesday Special Needs Club
Register now at West Kirby Concourse or The Oval Leisure Centre.
For more info contact Fiona Hanik on 07768 674 718
People Help the People
Sunday 4th December 3-6pm
People Help the People

Ally Dickaty (The Virginmarys)
Raising Food and Awareness for Wirral Foodbank
Support from Al Bliesman Peters and Glynn Jones
Entry: Just a bag of food for Foodbanks

Thurs 8th, Fri 9th & Sat 10th December 7.30pm
Merry Christmas Everyone

A Christmas concert from West Kirby Light Opera Society
At Westbourne Community Centre, West Kirby
Tickets 11 from 0151 342 2143
www.wklos.org.uk

Fri 9th December
It's a Wonderful Life

Special 70th anniversary screening with live Skype link up with cast members
A Hoylake Community Cinema film, at Hoylake Parade
Licensed bar, fresh food. Doors open 6.30 & film 7.30pm
For more details or to book visit www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk

Sat 10th December 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

Saturday, 10th December 7.30pm
Celebrate Christmas with BCS

Birkenhead Choral Society is delighted to announce that they will be joined this year by St Saviour's Church Junior Choir and the BCS Brass Quintet for the second concert of their season, at St Saviours Church, Oxton.
Carols old and new, some with exciting new arrangements that you may not have heard before! Join in singing some of your old favourites. Light hearted seasonal readings with traditional Christmas music played by the BCS Brass Quintet. An enjoyable evening for all the family.
Tickets 10 from BCS members; The Green Community Shop (Oxton), Tapleys (Bebington), and Usher Travel (Liscard). No charge for under 19's. www.birkenheadchoral.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter@birkenheadcs
Contact 0151 638 6469 for further details.
Merry Christmas Everyone
Sat 10th December 7.30pm
Merry Christmas Everyone

A Christmas concert from West Kirby Light Opera Society (see also Thurs 8th, Fri 9th Dec)
At Westbourne Community Centre, West Kirby
Tickets 11 from 0151 342 2143
www.wklos.org.uk

Sat Dec 10th, 7.30pm
Christmas Joy with Rachael Russell, international soprano

At Melrose Hall, Melrose Ave, Hoylake
Tickets 10 - inc. refreshments.
Bring your own drink
Tickets, Tel: (0151) 632 2152 or 632 4548

Saturday 10th December 7.30pm
Hoylake Choral Society

The choir and soloists will perform Petite Messe Solennelle
Mass by Gioachino Rossini
The concert will be conducted by David Bebbington
At Hoylake Chapel, Station Road, Hoylake. CH47 4AA
Tickets 12, students and children 3, incl. programme and refreshments, available from:- The Ticket Secretary 07887 634076, any choir member or at the door.
www.hoylakechoralsociety.org.uk
Registered Charity No. 243442

Wed 14th December 2-3.30pm
Golf a Game of Change

A Question Time of Sport at Royal Liverpool GC
Host - Kate Hughes, former England International golfer
Panel:
  • John Heggarty, PGA Capt and professional RLGC
  • Maureen Richmond (Mo Walker), former Scottish International Golfer (Curtis Cup & Vagliano Trophy)
  • Joe Pinnington, RLGC historian
  • Alistair Beggs (TBC), leading STRI technician
A chance to put your golfing questions to some lead players in the game!
Cost - FREE. Refreshments provided
Limited spaces *you MUST book in advance* Contact Kate Hughes kate@kh2.org.uk or 07590 728456

Wednesday, 14th December 2pm
Tea Dance

Come along and enjoy our lovely tea dance with live music from our resident trio, The Swingmasters. If you're not a dancer, come along anyway and listen to the music, enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with new friends. 2:00-4:30pm. Admission 4 on the door.
Heswall Hall - 111 Telegraph Rd, Heswall, Wirral, Merseyside CH60 0AF, 0151 342 2614 www.heswallhall.co.uk

Wednesday, 14 Dec 7:30
Heswall Hall Cinema presents Ghostbusters(12)

Heswall Hall - 111 Telegraph Rd, Heswall CH60 0AF
More details at www.heswallhall.co.uk/whats-on-at-heswall-hall/upcoming-events/180-heswall-hall-cinema-presents-ghostbusters-12.html
steve tilston
Fri 16th Dec 7pm
Steve Tilston in concert

Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else. "The more you listen, the more there is to discover." Bob Harris
At West Kirby Arts Centre. Tickets 10 from www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk/product/steve-tiltson-161216 No Parking on Brookfield gardens or Brookfield Road, if driving please use Concourse car park.
West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 17th December, 9 - 1pmtwitter logofacebook logo
West Kirby Farmers' Market

St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Rd, West Kirby CH48 5DE
Buy from a great selection of locally produced food, including your favourite freshly-baked french breads - baguettes, croissants, pains au raisins and more, all made by hand and traditionally baked from The French Corner Today and the 4th Sat in every month. Genuine local producers selling quality artisan foods. Organised by local volunteers, producers and Transition Town West Kirby. www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

Saturday 17th December 10am to 3pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

Third Saturday of every month
www.facebook.com/HeswallFarmerMarket

Saturday 17th - Sat 24th Dec 10am - 4pm
Santa's Grotto in the Court Yard at Royden Park

Come and see Santa's Grotto and other festive decorations with the Court Yard /Coach House at Royden Park.
Organised in conjunction with the Friends of Royden Park
The Tea Servery will open.
Christmas Carol Concert
Saturday 17th Dec 11am - 5pm
West Kirby Christmas Fair
Join us at West Kirby Concourse and Library for a day of seasonal community activity as local makers bring their arts and crafts just in time for that special time of year. There will be programmed live music, including an open stage session from Homegrown Bananas where YOU get to join in and show off your performance. We especially welcome performers who are just starting out and trying out new material and younger performers. The day starts from 11am and finishes at 5pm. Free entry, bring all the family and make sure to tell all your friends to come along!

Saturday, 17 Dec, 7:30 pm
Christmas Carol Concert

At Heswall Hall
The Castle Singers and Castle Brass bring you a concert of all the favourite seasonal carols in aid of Rotary charities. Tickets 8
More details at www.heswallhall.co.uk/whats-on-at-heswall-hall/upcoming-events/164-christmas-carol-concert.html

Saturday 17th - Sat 24th Dec 10am - 4pm
Santa's Grotto in the Court Yard at Royden Park

Come and see Santa's Grotto and other festive decorations with the Court Yard /Coach House at Royden Park.
Organised in conjunction with the Friends of Royden Park
The Tea Servery will open.

Friday 23rd December 6pm - 8pm
Evening Carol Service at Royden Park

Enjoy this splendid Carol Service with the Court Yard/Coach House of Royden Park.
Ticketed Event 3 from the Tea Servery.
Organised in conjunction with the Friends of Royden Park.
Mince pies, Mulled Wine (non-alcoholic) Chestnuts and a selection of spiced drinks.
Contact numbers/e-mail: midwirralrangers@wirral.gov.uk / 0151 677 7594

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Wed 4th January 2-3.30pm
Women and the Olympic Games: their evolving influence on and participation in, the worlds largest major sporting event.

Prof Sheila Wigmore -Sheffield Hallam University
Let's Talk About Sport
At St Hildeburghs Church Centre, Hoylake
Cost - FREE. Refreshments provided
Contact Kate Hughes kate@kh2.org.uk or 07590 728456

Wed 11th January 7.30pm
The Galapagos Islands

by Brian Anderson
Hoylake & District Gardening Society
Mini Hall at Hoylake Parade Community Centre
Talk followed by refreshments. Guests very welcome, 2.
... [click here for more info]

Sat 14th January 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

Monday 16th Jan 7pmTransition Town West Kirby talk
Improving Your Health through the Genomic Revolution

A talk by Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed, University of Liverpool
Personalised medicine - optimising drug efficacy, minimising toxicity, and moving discoveries from the lab to the clinic, and from clinic to application.
A Transition Town West Kirby Health & Wellbeing Group presentation
At West Kirby Arts Centre www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk
Free entry with bar, tea and coffee
No Parking on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road, if driving please use Concourse car park.
www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk

Thurs 19th Jan 7.30pm
West Kirby's Own Low Energy House By Colin Usher

Deeside Lecture Society
Lectures start at 7.30pm.
United Reformed Church Small Hall, Meols Drive, West Kirby CH48 5DA
3 for visitors - all welcome.
www.deesidels.weebly.com
For further information please contact John Turner (Chairman) 625 7061

Thursday 26 January 8pm
Gorse Hill Nature Reserve

A rich, diverse habitat for wildlife, developed by North West Ecological Trust.
Jonathan Atkins
A Wirral Bird Club meeting
At Kingsmead School Hall, Hoylake, CH47 0LL.
Visitors welcome, 4 including refreshments
... [more details]

Fri 27th January, 7.30pm
He Named Me Malala
He Named Me Malala
A 2015 documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about then 18-year old Pakistani activist and youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai.
A Hoylake Community Cinema film, at Hoylake Parade
Licensed bar, fresh food. Doors open 6.30 & film 7.30pm
For more details or to book visit www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk

Fri 27th January, 7.45pm
Hoylake Photographic Society
Pixel Painted Art

Adrian McGarry will be showing the digital art he has been creating over his 20 year career.
All welcome, refreshments provided.
www.hoylakephoto.org
West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 28th January, 9 - 1pmtwitter logofacebook logo
West Kirby Farmers' Market

St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Rd, West Kirby CH48 5DE
Buy from a great selection of locally produced food. Today and the 4th Sat in every month. Genuine local producers selling quality artisan foods. Organised by local volunteers, producers and Transition Town West Kirby. www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

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Thurs 2nd February, 7pmTransition Town West Kirby talks
Wind Energy and the Burbo Bank Extension Project.
A talk given by Lee Rollason, the Dong Energy Operations Manager for Burbo Bank wind farm.
A Transition Town Energy Group presentation
At West Kirby Arts Centre www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk
Free entry with bar, tea and coffee
No Parking on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road, if driving please use Concourse car park.
www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk

Thurs 2nd Feb 7.30pm
Snowdon & the Four Seasons By Mike Blackburn

Deeside Lecture Society
Lectures start at 7.30pm.
United Reformed Church Small Hall, Meols Drive, West Kirby CH48 5DA
3 for visitors - all welcome.
www.deesidels.weebly.com
For further information please contact John Turner (Chairman) 625 7061

Sat 4th February 9am til 1pm
Neston Farmers' & Food Makers' Market
The first Saturday of every month, at the Market Square, Neston.

Wed 8 February 7.30pm
The Development of the Parks & Gardens of West Kirby

by Heather Chapman
Hoylake & District Gardening Society
Mini Hall at Hoylake Parade Community Centre
Talk followed by refreshments. Guests very welcome, 2.
... [click here for more info]

Sat 11th Feb 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

Thurs 16th Feb 7.30pm
The History of Thornton Manor & its Residents by Gavin Hunter

Deeside Lecture Society
Lectures start at 7.30pm.
United Reformed Church Small Hall, Meols Drive, West Kirby CH48 5DA
3 for visitors - all welcome.
www.deesidels.weebly.com
For further information please contact John Turner (Chairman) 625 7061

Saturday 18th February 10am to 3pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

Third Saturday of every month
www.facebook.com/HeswallFarmerMarket

Thursday 23 February 8pm
Birds of Sri Lanka

A wide variety of birds from the "Teardrop of India".
Keith Offord www.keithofford.co.uk
A Wirral Bird Club meeting
At Kingsmead School Hall, Hoylake, CH47 0LL.
Visitors welcome, 4 including refreshments
... [more details]

Fri 24th February, 7.30pm
Set Fire to The Stars

A 2014 BAFTA cymru winning film about Dylan Thomas. Directed by Andy Goddard and starring Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) and Celyn Jones (Shameless). Plus an extra special guest for this evening - Celyn Jones for what will be a hugely entertaining Q&A session.
A Hoylake Community Cinema film, at Hoylake Parade
Licensed bar, fresh food. Doors open 6.30 & film 7.30pm
For more details or to book visit www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk
West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 25th February, 9 - 1pmtwitter logofacebook logo
West Kirby Farmers' Market

St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Rd, West Kirby CH48 5DE
Buy from a great selection of locally produced food. Today and the 4th Sat in every month. Genuine local producers selling quality artisan foods. Organised by local volunteers, producers and Transition Town West Kirby. www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk
Castalian String Quartet
Monday 27 Feb 7.30pm
Castalian String Quartet
Wirral Chamber Music Series

Haydn: String Quartet in B flat, Op.64 No.3
Saint-Saens: String Quartet No.1 in e minor, Op.112
Bartok: String Quartet No.6
St Hildebergh's Church, Hoylake CH47 1HL
For more details about concerts and ticketing see the Hoylake Chamber Concert Society website www.chamberconcert.co.uk

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Thurs 2nd March 7.30pm
Tierra del Fuego by Brian Anderson

Deeside Lecture Society
Lectures start at 7.30pm.
United Reformed Church Small Hall, Meols Drive, West Kirby CH48 5DA
3 for visitors - all welcome.
www.deesidels.weebly.com
For further information please contact John Turner (Chairman) 625 7061
Transition Town West Kirby talks
Friday 3 March, 7pm
The Consequences of Climate Change at the Coast
A talk by Dr Jenny Brown
National Oceanography Centre
Learning from past & present storms, and using projections
of climate change & rising sea levels to assess future risks and inform future sea defence needs.
A Transition Town Energy Group presentation
At West Kirby Arts Centre www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk
Free entry with bar, tea and coffee
No Parking on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road, if driving please use Concourse car park.
www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk

Sat 4th March 9am til 1pm
Neston Farmers' & Food Makers' Market
The first Saturday of every month, at the Market Square, Neston.

Sat 11th March 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

Thurs 16th March 7.30pm
A.G.M. Antarctica Nature & Humans by Glyn Parry

Deeside Lecture Society
Lectures start at 7.30pm.
United Reformed Church Small Hall, Meols Drive, West Kirby CH48 5DA
3 for visitors - all welcome.
www.deesidels.weebly.com
For further information please contact John Turner (Chairman) 625 7061
Heswall Farmers' Market
Saturday 18th March 10am to 3pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

Third Saturday of every month
www.facebook.com/HeswallFarmerMarket

Thursday 23 March 8pm
A Fish with Feathers

A new look at penguins.
Michael Leach [michael-leach.co.uk]
A Wirral Bird Club meeting
At
Kingsmead School Hall, Hoylake, CH47 0LL.
Visitors welcome, 4 including refreshments
... [more details]
West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 25th March, 9 - 1pmtwitter logofacebook logo
West Kirby Farmers' Market

St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Rd, West Kirby CH48 5DE
Buy from a great selection of locally produced food. Today and the 4th Sat in every month. Genuine local producers selling quality artisan foods. Organised by local volunteers, producers and Transition Town West Kirby. www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk
Yoon Chung
Monday 27 March 7.30pm
Yoon Chung
Wirral Chamber Music Series

Brahms: Albumblatt
Brahms: Variations on an Original Theme, Op.21 No.1
Beethoven: Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109
Schubert: Impromptu in G flat, Op.90 No.3
Schubert: Sonata in c minor, D.958
St Hildebergh's Church, Hoylake CH47 1HL
For more details about concerts and ticketing see the Hoylake Chamber Concert Society website www.chamberconcert.co.uk