Community What's On 2018



Thurs 18 October 7.30pm
Adding Colour to the Garden for Winter
by Carol Seery
Join Hoylake & District Gardening Society for this talk at St Michael & All Angels, Woodland Road, Newton, West Kirby CH48 6EL. Guests are always welcome at 2 per meeting which includes tea/coffee.
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Thursday 18th Oct 7.30pm
"A Virtual Tour of Leasowe Lighthouse"

A presentation by Janet Belton
Deeside Lecture Society
In the Small Hall at the U.R.C. Church West Kirby Visitors welcome - 3
For more details contact John Turner 625 7061
www.deesidels.weebly.com

Saturday 20th October 10am to 2pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

Third Saturday of every month
www.facebook.com/HeswallFarmerMarket
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Saturday 20th October 10.00 am - 12.00pm
The High Tidiers - West Kirby Clean Up Crew, at Gilroy Nature Park (Meet at the footpath entrance on Gilroy Road)

Come and join our group of enthusiastic volunteers as we tidy up the local area. We provide all the necessary kit for picking litter. It's a family friendly morning with a real feeling of achievement at the end as we help to keep Wirral beautiful.
See our Facebook page for details and photos. www.facebook.com/hightidiersWestKirby

Saturday, 20 Oct 2018 - 7pm for 7.30pm start
Irish night with John Walsh and Keith Price

Ever popular with the West Kirby audience John Walsh and Keith Price give us another priceless night of Irish music. Tonight their guest is Hughie Jones
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Health Walks


Health walks are FREE short, friendly, weekly walks for all, especially those new to walking. Meet new people and enjoy the beauty of Wirral with our trained walk leaders. There's no need to book but please arrive 10 minutes early on your first walk to register. You need comfy shoes and water if it is hot. These walks continue throughout the year and additional locations may be available. For current walks, please go to: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

  • West Kirby
Mondays, 12noon (Not on Bank Holidays)
This walk is not suitable for beginners.
Meet at: Wirral Sailing Centre, West Kirby Marine Lake

  • West Kirby
Wednesdays, 12noon
Particularly suitable for beginners.
Meet at Wirral Sailing Centre

  • Royden Park
Thursdays, 2.30pm
A longer than usual walk - not suitable for beginners.
Meet at: Royden Park Car Park

Sunday Oct 21st
Hilbre Island seal watching

Friends of Hilbre volunteers will staff the old telegraph station lookout building on Hilbre and will offer seal watching through the telescope, weather permitting.
Leave West Kirby after 12.30pm
Leave Hilbre before 5pm
At other times check the tide times and always use the safe crossing route.

Thursday 25th Oct 2-4pm
An Affair to Remember

Silver Screenings by Wirral Older People's Parliament
At Hoylake Community Centre, 31 Hoyle Road CH47 3AG
Tickets 5. FREE ticket for carers. Refreshments included
Please book ahead to ensure you get in. julie@wirralopp.co.uk 0151 632 5170

Thursday 25 Oct 7.30pm
"Where the Wild Birds Draw Me"

Part 3 of wonderful photos. John Power
A Wirral Bird Club event at Kingsmead School Hall, Bertram Drive, Hoylake, CH47 0LL
Visitors are very welcome, and the charge is 4.00, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits.
These are not ticket events - please just come along.
For more information, please contact Bill on 07795 148140 or visit www.wirralbirdclub.com

Friday, 26 Oct 7pm
Plink and Plonk

Summer Strum Fundraiser. The crazy Summer Strum Ukelele fanatics are at it again planning for their 5th Annual Summer Strum in 2019.
All profits from the event are donated to Wirral St John's Hospice, Wirral Mind and Maggies Merseyside at Clatterbridge so lets help them get the ball rolling with a night of music, cheese and wine (what's not to like?). Music from the 'Broken Strings' band and the wonderful Rosie Wright with Somelier James Gillespie presenting an array of fine wines for your pleasure and delight.
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Friday 26th Oct
Walk The Line

Hoylake Community Cinema at The Beacon Arts Village, The Old Town Hall, 1, The Quadrant, Hoylake CH47 2EE
Doors/bar opens 6.30 pm, film 7.30 pm.
Check details and tickets...

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 27th October, 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. https://westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

Saturday, 27 Oct 7pm for 7.30pm start
Autumn Lights

Young local talent in concert - Lucy Mayhew, Thom Morecroft, Luke Seddon
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Monday 29 Oct 7.30pm
Emmanuel Bach & Jenny Stern

Brahms: Violin Sonata No.2 in A, Op.100
Claude Pascal: Violin Sonata No.2
Saint-Saens: Caprice [arr. Ysaye]
Chausson: Poeme, Op.25
Grieg: Violin Sonata in c minor, Op.45
Wirral Chamber Music Series at St Hildeburgh's church, Hoylake CH47 1HL
More details...

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Thursday 1st November 7.30pm
"A History of West Kirby Waterfront"

A presentation by Heather Chapman
Deeside Lecture Society
In the Small Hall at the U.R.C. Church West Kirby Visitors welcome - 3
For more details contact John Turner 625 7061
www.deesidels.weebly.com

Friday, 02 Nov 6.30pm for 7.00pm start
Live Folk, Rock, Blues, Country and Celtic Music

Local stars in concert to help raise much needed funds to enable the Arts Centre to improve it's stage lighting in preparation for future Musicals and Drama performances.
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Saturday, 03 Nov 7pm for 7.30pm start
Bullets & Daffodils

November 2018 sees the centenary of the end of World War 1, but more poignantly, it marks 100 years since the death of locally-educated war poet Wilfred Owen. Wilfred attended the Birkenhead Institute School, as did Wirral musician Dean Johnson, the writer of this stage musical dedicated to Owen. When it premiered, Bullets and Daffodils was the world's first musical stage production to be based on the war poetry of Wilfred Owen. This very special farewell performance was commissioned by the Rt Hon Frank Field MP, and stars actor Nicholas Ball, legendary for his portrayal of James Hazell in the iconic 70's detective series Hazell, who is currently gracing our screens in the medical drama Holby City. Nicholas is visiting West Kirby especially for this production.
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).
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Sunday 4th November 10.00 am - 12.00pm
The High Tidiers - West Kirby Clean Up Crew, at West Kirby Beach (Meet at Hilbre Tides Notice Board)

Come and join our group of enthusiastic volunteers as we tidy up the local area. We provide all the necessary kit for picking litter. It's a family friendly morning with a real feeling of achievement at the end as we help to keep Wirral beautiful.
See our Facebook page for details and photos. www.facebook.com/hightidiersWestKirby

Friday 9th November 7.30 p.m.
Underworld Connections: The Ecology of Symbiotic Mycorrhizal Fungi
A talk by Professor David Johnson, University of Manchester.

Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall
Symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi are found in virtually all of Earths terrestrial ecosystems but remain understudied compared to many other groups of organisms. In this talk, Professor Johnson will describe how these soil-borne symbiotic fungi play crucial roles in regulating numerous ecosystem processes through their interactions with plant roots. He will focus on the importance of measuring their diversity and function, their roles in nutrient cycling in natural ecosystems, and in facilitating plant to plant communication.
Admission 3. All welcome.
www.wirralwildlife.org.uk/programme.html

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

Saturday 10th November from 10 am to 4 pm
West Kirby Remembers World War I - Armistice Day

At St Bridget's Centre, St Bridget's Lane, West Kirby. With numerous displays, guided tours of the graveyard and a new series of short talks about WWI - ALL FREE.
A West Kirby Museum event
www.westkirbymuseum.co.uk

Wednesday, 14 November 7:30 pm
Heswall Hall Cinema presents The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)

The 2018 historical romantic-drama film directed by Mike Newell
Check details and tickets...

Thurs 15 November 7.30pm
My Concrete Garden

by Ray Bailey
Join Hoylake & District Gardening Society for this talk at St Michael & All Angels, Woodland Road, Newton, West Kirby CH48 6EL. Guests are always welcome at 2 per meeting which includes tea/coffee.
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Thursday 15th November 7.30pm
"Birkenhead Priory"

A presentation by Colin Simpson
Deeside Lecture Society
In the Small Hall at the U.R.C. Church West Kirby Visitors welcome - 3
For more details contact John Turner 625 7061
www.deesidels.weebly.com

Friday, 16 Nov - 4pm
Philip Henry combined workshop & gig

Phillip has long been established as an expert in his field, and as part of this tour package is offering a masterclass combined with his concert.
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Friday, 16 Nov 7pm for 7.45pm start
True North

In the autumn of 2018, Phillip Henry will celebrate the release of his long awaited solo album True North with a national tour. From music written whilst kangaroo spotting in Australia, to tunes learnt from a Canadian maestro on First Nations reservation land in Canada; songs of the road; and pieces written by musician friends from Kent to Kolkata; the album's diversity is matched only by the virtuosity of Henry's playing.
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Saturday 17th November 10am to 2pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

Third Saturday of every month
www.facebook.com/HeswallFarmerMarket
High Tidiers logo
Saturday 17th November 10.00 am - 12.00pm
The High Tidiers - West Kirby Clean Up Crew, at Grange Hill Heath (Meet at the Lang Lane entrance to Grange Cemetery)

Come and join our group of enthusiastic volunteers as we tidy up the local area. We provide all the necessary kit for picking litter. It's a family friendly morning with a real feeling of achievement at the end as we help to keep Wirral beautiful.
See our Facebook page for details and photos. www.facebook.com/hightidiersWestKirby

Saturday, 17 Nov 7.00pm for 7.45pm
Sarah McQuaid in Concert

Soulful singer, smart and sensuous songwriter, and scintillating guitarist
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Sunday, 18 Nov 2018 10.00am
Sarah McQuaid Workshop

In addition to her Saturday evening concert, Sarah will be giving a 90-minute Introduction to DADGAD guitar workshop at 10am on the morning of Sunday 18 November.
*Advance booking essential* as the workshop will not take place unless a minimum of 5 people sign up for it. Workshop fee 20 per person.
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Thursday 22 Nov 7.30pm
"Burton Mere Wetlands"

What is happening at our local RSPB reserve? Dan Trotman
A Wirral Bird Club event at Kingsmead School Hall, Bertram Drive, Hoylake, CH47 0LL
Visitors are very welcome, and the charge is 4.00, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits.
These are not ticket events - please just come along.
For more information, please contact Bill on 07795 148140 or visit www.wirralbirdclub.com

Friday, 23 Nov 2018 - 7pm for 7.30 start
Irish folk - Wet the Tea

Andy Connally, Andy Saunders and Ciaran Burke - all musicians who have traditional Irish Music roots that were formed in the Liverpool Irish Centre through Comhaltas. Andy Connally plays the flute, whistles, piano and guitar along with providing the vocals. Andy Saunders plays the banjo, bouzouki, mandolin and tenor guitar. Ciaran Burke plays the bodhran and cajon.
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 24th November, 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. https://westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

Monday 26 Nov 7.30pm
Manchester Collective (as a string sextet)

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op.70
Taverner: Quemadmodum a 6
Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht, Op.4
Wirral Chamber Music Series at St Hildeburgh's church, Hoylake CH47 1HL
More details...

Thursday 29th Nov 2-4pm
Meet Me in St Louis

Silver Screenings by Wirral Older People's Parliament
At Hoylake Community Centre, 31 Hoyle Road CH47 3AG
Tickets 5. FREE ticket for carers. Refreshments included
Please book ahead to ensure you get in. julie@wirralopp.co.uk 0151 632 5170

Friday 30th Nov
The Fall

Hoylake Community Cinema at The Beacon Arts Village, The Old Town Hall, 1, The Quadrant, Hoylake CH47 2EE
Doors/bar opens 6.30 pm, film 7.30 pm.
Check details and tickets...

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Sat 1 Dec 7pm-10pm
Kete Bowers - Folk Singer

Singer songwriter from Birkenhead now based on the Essex/Suffolk border His music crosses many genres from Country, Folk, Rock, Americana and Blues.
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Thursday 6th December 7.30pm
" Life on a Cruise Liner"

A presentation by Capt. Derrick Kemp
Deeside Lecture Society
In the Small Hall at the U.R.C. Church West Kirby Visitors welcome - 3
For more details contact John Turner 625 7061
www.deesidels.weebly.com
Membership for 10 Lectures 15

Sat 8th December 9am to 1pm
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
New Ferry Village Hall
www.wirralfarmersmarket.co.uk

Saturday, 08 Dec 7pm for 7.30pm start
A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel
Tim Chu & Ian Bailey

Following on from last years successful show, We are delighted to welcome back Tim Chu & Ian Bailey to West Kirby Arts Centre on Saturday December 8th performing their acclaimed non tribute show 'A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel'
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).

Friday 14th Dec
Scrooge

Hoylake Community Cinema at The Beacon Arts Village, The Old Town Hall, 1, The Quadrant, Hoylake CH47 2EE
Doors/bar opens 6.30 pm, film 7.30 pm.
Check details and tickets...

Saturday 15th December 10am to 2pm
Heswall Farmers' Market

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

Sat, 15th Dec 7pm-10pm
Steve Tilston in Concert

The West Kirby Arts Centre are delighted to host the return of Steve Tilston, one of the UK's most celebrated songsmiths with Hugh Bradley and Iain Patterson.
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4EL
Check details and tickets...
(Please note that there is no parking available on Brookfield Gardens or Brookfield Road. We recommend that all visitors park at the Concourse).
West Kirby Farmers' Market
Sat 22nd 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. 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. https://westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk