Community What's On 2017




Monday 24 April 7.30pm
The Coull Quartet
Wirral Chamber Music Series

Shostakovich, String Quartet No 11 in F minor, Op 122
Mozart, String Quartet in E♭, K 428
Beethoven, String Quartet Op 130 with Große Fuge
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

Tuesday 25th April 9.15am
Love Where You Live - litter pick at Gilroy Nature Park

Meet up with our group of volunteer litter pickers. We'll provide the kit you need to tidy up the nature reserve. Meet with us and nominate other areas in Grange and West Kirby for future litter clearing. www.facebook.com/Love-Where-You-Live-West-Kirby-273003796477501 www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk

Tuesday 25 April 7.30pm
Spring Fashion Show

An illustrated talk with fashion show sale of products, in aid of Chifundo UK.
This charity supports a women's enterprise in Malawi making sustainable fair trade fashion, accessories and household products and funds higher and technical training.
Heswall United Reformed Church (next to Tesco) Telegraph Road, Heswall CH60 7SE
Tickets adults 5 children 2.50 from church office, phone 0151 342 8522, contact Susan Flynn 01244 381490 or email office.heswallurc@gmail.com
Refreshments available.

Thursday 27th, Friday 28th, Saturday 29th April 7.30pm
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

A Wirral Community Theatre event at Westbourne Hall, CH48 4DQ
Based on an 1890's story by Oscar Wilde about Lord Arthur Savile who is engaged to the lovely Sybil Merton and looking forward to a blissful married life. However his future mother-in-law Lady Julia is about to throw his life into chaos and his happy future into doubt with the help of a mysterious stranger...
Tickets available online www.wirralcommunitytheatre.co.uk, or by calling 07906 265 317

Thursday 27 April 8pm
Feathers and Wings

Featuring over 50 bird species from all over the globe.
Brian Anderson
A Wirral Bird Club meeting
At Kingsmead School Hall, Hoylake, CH47 0LL.
Visitors welcome, 4 including refreshments
... [more details]

David Owen posterFriday 28th April, doors open 7pm
When is a Child Not a Child?

A talk by David Owen
David is on a journey from Liverpool crime to African child rights. He will entertain and inform you with tales from two worlds of courtrooms, prisons and inspiring people.
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby
(Car parking at West Kirby Concourse - 5 mins walk) www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk

Fri 28th April, 7.30pm
Mustang

A 2015 Turkish-French feaure film debut by director Deniz Gamze Ergüven, which follows the lives of five orphaned sisters who are sent to live with their traditionally conservative uncle and grandmother
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

Sunday 30th April 11am - 4pm
New Ferry Butterfly Park Open Day

There will a fun day to mark the start of the Sunday afternoon opening season with wildlife themed stalls, activities, nature trails, pond dipping, Wirral Wildlife's fabulous plant sale, homemade cakes, cycle smoothie, BBQ, face painting and Maypole dancing.
Car parking available for disabled users only on open day. Cycle parking available. Good public transport links available - the Park is next to Bebington Train Station.
www.facebook.com/NewFerryButterflyPark

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Monday 1st May 10am - 4pm
May Fair at Ashton Park

Children's fair, viking village, belly dancers, pony rides and lots of stalls.
All the fun of the fair in the Park and in Westbourne Community Hall.
For those of you with children, grandchildren or young neighbours, there are various tennis sessions for kids in Ashton Park on 1st May (the morning of May Day). Follow the link below to learn what is going on (10.00 - 13.00) and to book places. www.clubspark.lta.org.uk/OpenDays/AshtonPark/d8145c21-7035-4459-8f3f-688091268a1d Other tennis activities will follow during the summer: information to follow.

Monday 1st May 10.30am - 4pm
Open Garden at Framley, Willaston

Five acre garden with mature wooded areas, deep seasonal borders and a mystical sunken garden.
Admission 4, children free. Home-made teas.
More info at www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/33126

Thursday 4th May, from 7pm
Red Rocks Marsh and Natterjack Toads with Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Join us for a guided walk at our only coastal reserve with sand dunes along the Dee, including a variety of rare plants and invertebrates and the rare natterjack toads, which we hope to hear calling after dark. The walk will be led by Reserves Manager Matt Allmark and will finish after dark. Cost: Donations welcome. *Booking essential. Contact: Jane Knight tel: 01270 623375 e-mail janajane2@talktalk.net

Miranda SykesFriday 5th May 7pm
Miranda Sykes on tour

Miranda Sykes returns to West Kirby Arts Centre as part of her solo tour. Don't miss this!
Tickets 12 each - More details and tickets online at www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk

Sunday May 7th 2-4pm
Like a Hurricane
Bands in the Park

In the Upper Park Arena at Ashton Park, West Kirby
Bring a brolly and a blanket
Admission free but donations welcome
www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk

Monday 8th May 9.15 am
West Kirby - Love Where You Live

Meet at the end of Greenbank Road by the football pitches and join us for a 90 minute litter pick followed by a short meeting to plan ahead. All welcome!
www.facebook.com/Love-Where-You-Live-West-Kirby-273003796477501
www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk

Wed 10th May 2-3.30pm
Out and About with the Wirral Street Pastors

A talk by Alex Laing
Let's Talk About Wirral - hearing from local people and their involvement in culture and sport in times past and present.
At St Hildeburghs Church Centre, Hoylake
All welcome, and it's FREE including refreshments.
Contact Kate Hughes kate@kh2.org.uk or 07590 728456

Wednesday 10th May at 2pm
Newspapers and where they can lead - An illustrated talk by Hilary Watmough
West Wirral Family History Group
Westbourne Community Centre, Westbourne Road, West Kirby, CH48 4DQ
Visitors welcome, 2.00 including refreshments
... [click here for more info]

Wed 10 May 7.30pm
A Year at Eaton Hall Gardens

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

Wed 10 May 7:30pm
Heswall Hall Cinema presents "Sully: Miracle on the Hudson" (12)

Sully, the true story of Captain Chesley Sullenberger,...
www.heswallhall.co.uk/whats-on-at-heswall-hall/215-heswall-hall-cinema-presents-sully-miracle-on-the-hudson-12.html

What is the future of our NHS posterFriday 12th May 7.15pm
What is the Future of our NHS
A talk by Alex-Scott Samuel and Kevin Donovan

At West Kirby Arts Centre! To avoid disappointment, pre-order (free) tickets from www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby (No parking in Brookfield Gardens - Car parking at West Kirby Concourse - 5 mins walk)
Admission free, but donations to Transition Town West Kirby to cover our costs please.
www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk

Friday, 12 May 7:30pm
The Northern Rhythm Big Band

The music and songs of Glen Miller, Count Basie and many, many more. At Heswall Hall. Tickets 10 from: Linghams Booksellers, Heswall; Gould's, Heswall; and Heswall Hall (Tel: 0151 342 2614 - pay by phone, no booking fee).

Sat 13th May 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

Saturday 13th May 2pm - 4pm
Thor's Rocks: Geology at Thurstaston Common (Wirral Walking Festival)

From the car park we'll climb to the viewpoint, in order to look at the overall impact of geology around the Dee Estuary. We will then tour Thurstaston Common looking at various outcrops of red sandstone. The walk is led by Hilary Davies from Liverpool Geological Society.
*Booking essential Details and booking at www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2017/05/13/thors-rocks-geology-thurstaston-common

Sun 14th May 10am to 5pm
Oxton Open Gardens

Visit the lovely private gardens open to the public in Oxton Village, with plant sales, refreshments, street food, artists and entertainers. Proceeds to local chairities. More details at www.oxtonsociety.org.uk

Sunday 14th May 1pm - 3pm
Sunflower planting family event at Royden Park.

Learn about the life cycle of a sunflower and plant your own to take home and grow.

Sun 14th May 7pm - 9pm
Wirral Walking Festival 2017 - Red Rocks Evening Walk

An evening guided walk at Red Rocks with a chance to listen out for singing Natterjack toads. Cheshire Wildlife Trust. More details at www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2017/05/14/wirral-walking-festival-2017-red-rocks-evening-walk
Cost 5. *Booking essential Tel: 01948 820728 or email mallmark@cheshirewt.org.uk

Saturday 20th May 9.15 am
West Kirby Beach - Love Where You Live

Meet at the Hilbre Tides Notice Board for a 90 minute litter picks followed by a short meeting to plan ahead. Join your local community looking after local spaces. All welcome! www.facebook.com/Love-Where-You-Live-West-Kirby-273003796477501 www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk
Heswall Farmers' Market
Saturday 20th May 10am to 3pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

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

Sat 20th & Sun 21st May 1.30 - 4.30pm
Open Garden at Inglewood, Heswall

Beautiful ½ acre garden with stream, ponds, wood carvings, bug hotel and Indian dog gates leading to a secret garden.
Admission 4.00, children free. Home-made teas in aid of Wirral Hospice St John's.
More details at www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/21098

Saturday 20th May 2017. 7.30 pm
Hoyake Choral Society May concert

At Hoylake Chapel, Station Rd, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 4AA
Faure Requiem
Cantique de Jean Racine
Mozart Missa Brevis in G
Mozart Te Deum in C Major
Soloists and Accompanying Ensemble
Tickets 12, Students & Children 3, inc. programme and refreshments. Available from the Ticket Secretary 07887 634076, any choir member, or at the door.
www.hoylakechoralsociety.org.uk

Sunday May 21st
Seal Watching on Hilbre Island
Leave West Kirby after 10.30am
Leave Hilbre before 4.30pm

The Friends of Hilbre will staff the old telegraph building and will offer seal watching with the telescope (weather permitting).
*At all other times check the times of the tides, and always use the safe crossing route.

Sunday May 21st. 2-4pm
St Helen's Concert Band
Bands in the Park

In the Upper Park Arena at Ashton Park, West Kirby
Bring a brolly and a blanket
Admission free but donations welcome
www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk

Thurs to Sat 25th-27th May 7pm
The Woolgatherers present "The Memory of Water"

At Heswall Hall
Three sisters gather for their mother's funeral. Each has her memories of her childhood and this creates conflicts...
www.heswallhall.co.uk/whats-on-at-heswall-hall/upcoming-events/218-the-woolgatherers-present-the-memory-of-water.html

Thursday 25 May 8pm
AGM & Wirral Bird Club Members - A Bird's Eye View

Club members share their birding experiences through their own photographs.
Wirral Bird Club Members
A Wirral Bird Club meeting
At Kingsmead School Hall, Hoylake, CH47 0LL.
Visitors welcome, 4 including refreshments
... [more details]

Friday 26th May 7.30pm
Ex-Machina

A Hoylake Community Cinema film, at Hoylake Parade
A 2015 independent science fiction thriller written and directed by Alex Garland in his directorial debut.
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 27th May, 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

Sunday 28th May
Birds of Prey event.

Have you ever wondered what a bird of prey looks like? Come and find out with Rockcliffe Raptors at Royden Park.

Monday 29th May 1pm - 3pm
Woodland Magic!

Join the rangers at Royden Park for a fairies and elf event.
*Booking essential* - 5 per family
Please phone the Ranger's office on: 0151 677 7594

Wednesday 31st May 1pm - 3pm
Bug hunt at Royden Park

*Booking essential* - 5 per family
Please phone the Ranger's office on: 0151 677 7594

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Thursday 1st June 10am-12noon, and 2-4pm
Butterflies hunt at Royden Park
Go on your very own butterfly hunt. Then head back to the coach house for fun butterfly art and crafts activities.

Sun 4th June 11am - 5pm
Open garden at 24 Old Greasby Road

A multi-interest and surprising suburban garden. Both front and rear gardens incorporate innovative features designed for climbing and rambling roses, clematis, under-planted with cottage garden plants with a very productive kitchen garden.
Admission 3.50, children free. Home-made teas.
More details at www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/33959

Sunday June 4th 2-4pm
Wirral Symphonic Wind Band
Bands in the Park

In the Upper Park Arena at Ashton Park, West Kirby
Bring a brolly and a blanket
Admission free but donations welcome
www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk

Wednesday 7th June 9.15am
Love Where You Live - litter pick at Gilroy Road

Meet up with our group of volunteer litter pickers outside Coronation Buildings, Gilroy Road and join us for a 90 minute litter pick followed by a short meeting to plan ahead. All welcome!
www.facebook.com/Love-Where-You-Live-West-Kirby-273003796477501
www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk

Sat 10th June 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk
Wirral Bikeathon
Sun 11th June from 9.30 am
Wirral Bikeathon

The Wirral Bikeathon is a charity family bike ride from Arrowe Park, through the Wirral aiming to raise money by sponsorship to support Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research).
www.wirralbikeathon.com

Wednesday 14th June at 2pm
'What Was On The Telly?' An illustrated talk by Barry Humphreys

West Wirral Family History Group
Westbourne Community Centre, Westbourne Road, West Kirby, CH48 4DQ
Visitors welcome, 2.00 including refreshments
... [click here for more info]

Wed 14th June 7.30pm
Heswall Hall Cinema presents "Lion" (PG)

Lion, the true story of Saroo, ayoung boy who gets lost thousands of...
www.heswallhall.co.uk/whats-on-at-heswall-hall/upcoming-events/219-heswall-hall-cinema-presents-lion-pg.html

Friday 16th June, doors open 7pm
Kopanakis + Over the Water, Amber Opiate, Jonny Holmes

In Aid of Clatterbridge Cancer Charity
At West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby CH48 4EL. Parking at The Concourse - 5 minutes walk.
Tickets 4 from www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk/product/kopanakis-water-amber-opiate-jonny-holmes-16617

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

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

Saturday 17th June, doors open 7pm
The Good Intentions + Jimmy Rae & The Moonshine Girls

At West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby CH48 4EL. Parking at The Concourse - 5 minutes walk.
Tickets 8, advance booking 6, from www.westkirbyartscentre.org.uk/product/good-intentions-jimmy-rae-moonshine-girls-17617

Saturday 17th June 7.30pm
Love Songs

Birkenhead Choral Society will be performing Love Songs (Music of Lennon & McCartney, Shearing and Rutter)
At St Saviour's Church, Oxton. Tickets 10, (Under 19s free)
Contact 0151 638 6469 for details
www.birkenheadchoral.org

Sunday June 18th
Seal Watching on Hilbre Island
Leave West Kirby after 10.30am
Leave Hilbre before 3.30pm

The Friends of Hilbre will staff the old telegraph building and will offer seal watching with the telescope (weather permitting).
*At all other times check the times of the tides, and always use the safe crossing route.

Thursday 22 June 8pm
Bird Jizz Explained

An aid to better bird identification.
Hugh Stewart
A Wirral Bird Club meeting
At Kingsmead School Hall, Hoylake, CH47 0LL.
Visitors welcome, 4 including refreshments
... [more details]
West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 24th June, 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
Love Where You Live
Sunday 25th June 9.15am
Love Where You Live - West Kirby litter pick

Meet up with our group of volunteer litter pickers, tidying the paths & woodland starting at the junction of Bramhall Close & Grammar School Lane. A 90 minute litter pick followed by a short meeting to plan ahead. All welcome!
www.facebook.com/Love-Where-You-Live-West-Kirby-273003796477501
www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk

Sunday June 25th 2-4pm
Mold Town Concert Band
Bands in the Park

In the Upper Park Arena at Ashton Park, West Kirby
Bring a brolly and a blanket
Admission free but donations welcome
www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk

Friday 30th June 7.30pm
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

A Hoylake Community Cinema film, at Hoylake Parade
A true story about the memoir of Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor of popular French fashion magazine Elle, who despite suffering a massive stroke leading to 'locked in syndrome', managed to write his own memoirs before he died. Several critics considered it to be one of the best films of its decade.
Licensed bar, fresh food. Doors open 6.30 & film 7.30pm
For more details or to book visit www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk

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Sunday July 2nd
Seal Watching on Hilbre Island
Leave West Kirby after 10.30am
Leave Hilbre before 3.30pm

The Friends of Hilbre will staff the old telegraph building and will offer seal watching with the telescope (weather permitting).
*At all other times check the times of the tides, and always use the safe crossing route.


Sat 8th July 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk
Love Where You Live
Saturday 8th July 9.15 am
West Kirby Beach - Love Where You Live

Meet at the Hilbre Tides Notice Board for a 90 minute litter picks followed by a short meeting to plan ahead. Join your local community looking after local spaces. All welcome! www.facebook.com/Love-Where-You-Live-West-Kirby-273003796477501 www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk

Sunday July 9th 2-4pm
Ellesmere Port Concert Brass
Bands in the Park

In the Upper Park Arena at Ashton Park, West Kirby
Bring a brolly and a blanket
Admission free but donations welcome
www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk

Thursday 13 July 7pm
Songs of joy and sadness from the time of Shakespeare with lutes and other early instruments

Esp;érance - Clare Devine (soprano), Stewart McCoy (lute)
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby CH48 4EL Tickets 6. A West Kirby Arts Centre Event

Friday 14 July 7.30pm
Craig Ogden
Summer Guitar Recital

Hoylake Chapel, Station Road, Hoylake, CH47 4AA
Tickets: 12, Children (18 and under): 8 - BOOK HERE www.festivaloffirsts.com/product/craig-ogden
A Festival of Firsts Event www.festivaloffirsts.com
Heswall Farmers' Market
Saturday 15th July 10am to 3pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

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

Saturday 15 July 2-3pm
Hoylake Carnival Parade

Wirral past & present
From Hoylake Roundabout to Queen's Park
2.00 - 3.00pm Free
A Festival of Firsts Event www.festivaloffirsts.com

Wednesday 19th July 7.30pm
Kabantu (formerly Project Jam Sandwich)

www.kabantu.com
Hoylake Chapel, Station Road, Hoylake, CH47 4AA (tbc)
Tickets: 12, Children (18 and under): 8 - BOOK HERE www.festivaloffirsts.com/product/kabantu
Bucket Collection for Claire House
A Festival of Firsts Event www.festivaloffirsts.com

Thursday 20th July 7pm
Trevor Carter The Bard of Windmill Hill, Bristol

Storytelling
www.windmillbard.co.uk
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby CH48 4EL Tickets: 6
A West Kirby Arts Centre Event

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 22nd July, 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

Sunday July 23rd 2-4pm
Peninsula Jazzmen
Bands in the Park

In the Upper Park Arena at Ashton Park, West Kirby
Bring a brolly and a blanket
Admission free but donations welcome
www.ashtonpark.btck.co.uk

Thursday 27 July 8pm
A Spoonful of Thailand

The most vibrant and exciting birds and mammals of this wonderful country.
Alan Davies and Ruth Miller
A Wirral Bird Club meeting
At Kingsmead School Hall, Hoylake, CH47 0LL.
Visitors welcome, 4 including refreshments
... [more details]

Friday 28th July 7.30pm
Ice Cold in Alex

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 29th July 10:30am - 2pm
Marine Week Red Rocks Event

Come and celebrates the start of National Marine Week with Cheshire Wildlife Trust, by exploring Red Rocks wildlife. Activities will include beach clean and beach art activities, butterfly hunt, guided bird and natterjack toad walks, plants of Red Rocks walk.
More information at www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2017/07/29/marine-week-event

Mon 31st July 10am - 4pm
Hilbre Island Walk

This is a popular trip for families, with Cheshire Wildlife Trust. There will be a separate walk for adults without children in September. The walk is ideal for children and families and will include a seaside scavenger hunt, rock pool dipping, bird and seal watching.
Cost 10. * Booking essential - see www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2017/07/31/hilbre-island-walk