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DECEMBER 2012 email NEWSLETTER issue 065 Editor and Compiler, Chris Coffey, 817130 email@example.com Write to 37 Holbrook Close, Marshalls Cross, St. Helens, WA9 3XH. If you wish to receive our companion monthly St. Helens Heritage Network newsletter, let me know. Please let me have any items for inclusion by the 20 th of the previous month. Photos, illustrations, posters, news, notes and articles, what’s on and what’s happening always welcome. Sue Gerrard edits a section devoted to locally created poetry and creative writing. Current monthly circulation 453
PART ONE - GLASSTOWN NEWS AND EVENTS – Page 2 PART TWO - ROCKZENE – Page 6 PART THREE – SUE GERRARD’S POET’S CORNER – Page .................................................................................9 PART FOUR – POSTERS – Page 11 PART FIVE – GLASSTOWN’S CAN GALLERY – Page 16 PART SIX – UNLIMITED – Page 16 PART SEVEN - WHAT’S ON THIS MONTH – Page 18 PART EIGHT – OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WIDER WORLD ...........................................– Page 23
NONE THIS MONTH ~ IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!
Rotary Club of St Helens Community Networking Partnership - Santa's Sleigh
Attention all Charities and Volunteers. Santa needs little (and big) helpers for the Rotary Club of St Helens Sleigh this Christmas.The dates for the evening are: Eccleston Area - 4th December, Windle Area - 6th December, Cambridge Road Area - 13th December, Rainford Area - 18th & 20th December For any further information please contact: Graham Bagshaw on mobile: 07980 314065; office: 01744 25520 email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Celia Parr on 01744 7337492; email: Celiaparr@hotmail.com; or Stephen Lawson on 01744 737393; email: email@example.com
FROM VERNON FULLER
Hi Chris, I hope this finds you well. Could you please pass the following link on to your readership. I have a mobile app with some of my 'old' songs on. This is a free app available for Android smart phones and is due to be available for phones on the Apple platform soon. I am working on a recording of songs that I have written and hope to have a launch party early next year. I am also hoping to have the recording available on iTunes. I'll send a list of gigs that I am doing in December for inclusion in your next newsletter if that is ok. Here's the mobile phone app link: http://www.reverbnation.com/mobile-app/367215/vernonfuller Many thanks and Best regards
Pupils from St Paul’s Primary School gather round the newly refurbished lake in Willow Park. School children in Newton-le-Willows now have a great new place to learn about the local environment, following the completion of regeneration projects in two local parks. A previously overgrown and under-used pond in Willow Park as well as a stream in Mesnes Park have both received a green makeover thanks to funding secured by The Mersey Forest from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain via the Landfill Communities Fund. Now the two parks are being used by local schools to educate children about water habitats.Trainees from St.Helens Chamber teamed up with the St.Helens Council Ranger Service and The Conservation Volunteers to make the improvements to the parks. David Leonard of the Cory Environmental Trust in Britain said: “It’s great to see more children using the site to learn about local wildlife. We are pleased that we have been able to develop natural areas for them to enjoy.” Kevin Rapson of the St.Helens Council Ranger Service said: “It has been a pleasure to work with local trainees to contribute to the improvement of a space which will benefit both local wildlife and the general public.” Gennie Hyde, Head of Education at Wargrave Special School, said: “Making sure that children spend enough time outdoors is a hot topic at the moment. “The newly regenerated park allows us to combine learning about the local environment with spending that much needed time out in the open.” If you are interested in teaching a class at either of these sites, please contact the Council’s Ranger Service on 01925 229021. The Mersey Forest is one of the leading environmental regeneration initiatives in the North West. Through community and partnership working, we have planted 3
more than 8 million trees - equivalent to five new trees for every person living within the Forest area.
AT THE THEATRE ROYAL
The Desperate Scousewives hope to pull more than a Christmas cracker this December
Hot on the heels of the hit spring show the quintessential Desperate Scousewives are set to return to the Theatre Royal this Christmas with Desperate Scousewives 2 Pullin’ a Christmas Cracker, an all new festive comedy which is running for four fabulous nights only. Full of abrasive Liverpool wit Desperate Scousewives 2 "Pullin a Christmas Cracker" is written, produced and directed by Lynne Fitzgerald and tells the tale of Susan (Lynne Fitzgerald) Vanessa (Pippa Goodwin) Lily (Clare Bowles) Trisha (Bernie Foley) and new resident male, body beautiful Jay (Ronnie Ore) and their festival capers. It's Christmas Eve and the girls are spent up and ready to celebrate, that is until Susan and Vanessa discover escaped con and Vanessa’s new husband Jay hiding out in a derelict house on the street. Masquerading as Susan’s cousin the duo get him past the twitching net curtains as Jay intends to be around for the birth of the baby that his Vanessa is due to drop. However is Jay really the father? With Vanessa's track record this is anyone's guess! Meanwhile relative newcomer to the street Trisha is determined that nobody is going to spoil Christmas for her and her brood this year as she celebrates her first Christmas away from her abusive ex. Irish Lil is on hand to make it a Christmas to remember....but will it be for all the wrong reasons! The ever talented Lynne Fitzgerald is a Theatre Royal favourite having appeared in "The Salon", "Night Collar", "Four girls and a caravan" (penned jointly with partner Steve Simpson) "Two" and not forgetting the original "Desperate Scousewives". With the first show a huge success at the Theatre Royal last January this second show is set to build on this momentum to create a true scouse experience. Lynne says “The Theatre Royal has been very good to me it has a fantastic atmosphere and I love working there and will be staging my other new show Psychic Sybil starring Suzanne Collins later in the year” Throw in some jangling old woman, a gang of dancing hoodies, an Elf and a song or two and you’re in for one hell of a Christmas night out with original housewives. 4
With the all new “Desperate Scousewives 2” on stage for 4 nights only this is guaranteed a hysterically funny and highly entertaining great night out, ideal for any Christmas extravaganza! PERFORMANCE DETAILS: Desperate Scousewives 2 – Pullin’ A Christmas Cracker St Helens Theatre Royal Mon 10 – Thurs 13 December 2012 Tickets: £14 (Concessions Available) How to book – Book in person at the Theatre Royal Box Office Corporation Street, St. Helens, Merseyside WA10 1LQ (Mon–Sat 10am–5pm) Alternatively call 01744 756 000 or click www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com 7.30pm
Kerry Lisa Davies Exhibition
24th November 2012 - 13th January 2013 Godfrey Pilkington Art Gallery This, Kerry's first solo exhibition, has given her the opportunity to bring different elements of her interests and ideas together. Although primarily a painter, Kerry is often trying new materials and techniques. Kerry describes herself as 'a realist but with the soul of a dreamer' and through her work she endeavours to merge these essences of her character together.
THE “ANTARCTICA” combined arts project 2013
In 1898, three years after Nipper’s death, Francis Barraud, his owner and brother of his first owner, painted a picture of Nipper listening intently to a wind-up EdisonBell cylinder phonograph. On February 11, 1899, Francis filed an application for copyright of his painting “Dog Looking At and Listening to a Phonograph”. Thinking the Edison-Bell Company located in New Jersey, USA, might find it useful, he presented it to James E. Hough, who promptly said, “Dogs don’t listen to phonographs.” On May 31, 1899, Barraud went to the Maiden Lane offices of The Gramophone Company with the intention of borrowing a brass horn to replace the original black horn on the painting. Manager William Barry Owen suggested that if the artist 5
replaced the machine with a Berliner disc gramophone, the Company would buy the painting. A modified form of the painting became the successful trademark of Victor and HMV records, HMV music stores, and RCA. The trademark itself was registered by Berliner on July 10, 1900. The slogan “His Master’s Voice”, along with the painting, was sold to The Gramophone Company for 100 pounds sterling. Francis Barraud said : “It is difficult to say how the idea came to me beyond that fact that it suddenly occurred to me that to have my dog listening to the phonograph, with an intelligent and rather puzzled expression, and call it “His Master’s Voice” would make an excellent subject. We had a phonograph and I often noticed how puzzled he was to make out where the voice came from. It certainly was the happiest thought I ever had.” The official photographer on Scott’s expedition was Herbert Ponting, who took this photo. My aim is to screen “The Great White Silence”, which is Ponting’s film of the Scott Expedition. And “South”, which was Frank Hurley’s film record of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s failed attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914-16. When I was barely a teenager, some of the earliest records I bought were on the HMV label, and I still love popping in the HMV shops to look at the CDs & DVDs. At the Arts Consultation meeting in the Central Library last month, November, I was chatting with Enid Pennington, of the drama group Unnamed Players, and we agreed that the Combined Arts Event for 2013 on the theme of the Antarctic will not only be held at the Citadel but will also go on tour to other venues within our Ten Borough townships. It will probably be around September time.
PART 2 ~ THE ROCKZENE SCENE
Geoff Parkins reports “Sadly, another of the Friday Nighters was laid to rest on Friday 30th Nov 11.45am at St Andrews in Dentons Green Lane. Norman Peet was part of the ensemble publicised in Coffey Time in 11/03/2010. The group were notable around St Helens for more than 30 years for their music & charitable work. Later they met at the Nalgo in Bishop Rd. --------- Numbers have dwindled over time but the remaining members still perform - booked for 7th Dec at Masons Arms in Billinge. People in St Helens would be interested in the latest info of the Friday 6
Nighters having helped to keep live music around in the area & further afield. This is a bit of local history.” I did hear that a band from Belgium was playing at the Zoo Bar but I was unable to attend. I understand that the lineup included Brian Carney, former Poisoned Electrick Head member. From Steve Moyers... Hi Chris - just to let you know that the Junction Inn, Rainford has recently opened again as a live music venue. They have live musicians performing every night of the week. Have a look at https://www.facebook.com/TheJunctionRainford. Cheers, Steve. The Junction - Under new management! - Open 12 noon till 1am, daily - Traditional pub food, served 12 till 8pm
Ian Garvey wrote “Hello Chris, I believe you got an e mail of my US friend G Deitz. H he got my name wrong again, it’s Garvey not Gravy..lol. we played at the US base he was stationed at in the 60s. We were called the Fugitives, a St Helens local group, and I believe you know my guitarist friend ..Phil Fyles. You went to the same school”. This item reminded me that I am collecting notes about the musical scene in St. Helens in your past for a book wot I is writing, the venues you went to, the acts you saw, the artists you saw, and if you were in a group or band, a history of the band. I have heard Pink Floyd played the College, and that Queen played several local gigs before they were famous. And finally, does any local band gig more than BBGM? This is their list of latest dates. “Our gig list for the remainder of 2012 and 2013 is finally complete including a return to the amazing The Rock The Lakes Festival Hope we are coming to a town near you..... Friday 30th November 2012 – The Railway, Chorley Saturday 8th December 2012 – Locker Room,Hesketh Bank Preston, Saturday 15th December 2012 – Witton Chimes, Northwich Saturday 12th January 2013 – The Hulton Arms, Bolton Friday 18th January 2013 – The Talbot, Burnley 7
Saturday 26th January 2013 – Wangies, Eccles Saturday 9th February 2013 – The Beaumont Arms, Bolton Friday 15th February 2013 – The Blue Bell, Warrington Saturday 23rd February 2013 – The Polished Knob, Todmorden Saturday 2nd March 2013 – The Hindley Arms, Hindley Saturday 16th March 2013 – The Flying Shuttle, Bury Saturday 23rd March 2013 – The Bowling Green, Horwich Saturday 30th March 2013 – The Moseley Arms, Birmingham Friday 5th April 2013 – Witton Chimes, Northwich Saturday 20th April 2013 – The Bath, Morecambe Friday 26th April 2013 – The Kirkfield, Newton-le-Willows Friday 3rd May 2013 – The Bike n Hound, Hyde Saturday 11th May 2013 – The Cricketers, Shaw Friday 24th May 2013 – The Pub, Lancaster Saturday 1st June 2013 – The Railway, Chorley Saturday 8th June 2013 – The Red Herring, Coppull Saturday 22nd June 2013 – The Royal Oak, Blackpool Saturday 29th June 2013 – The Jolly Naylor, Atherton Saturday 6th July 2013 – The Polished Knob, Todmorden Friday 12th July 2013 – The Station Tavern, Lytham St Annes Saturday 20th July 2013 – The Boulevard, Wigan Sunday 18th August 2013 – The Rock The Lakes Festival, Tarleton Saturday 14th September 2013 – The Fox & Goose, Southport Saturday 21st September 2013 – The Flying Shuttle, Bury Saturday 28th September 2013 – The Hindley Arms, Hindley Saturday 5th October 2013 – The Bath, Morecambe Friday 18th October 2013 – The Kings Arms, Farnworth, Saturday 2nd November 2013 – The Cricketers, Shaw Friday 8th November 2013 – The Bike n Hound, Hyde Saturday 16th November 2013 – The Railway, Chorley Saturday 23rd November 2013 – The Red Herring, Coppull Saturday 7th December 2013 – The Edge, Tyldesley Saturday 14th December 2013 – Witton Chimes, Northwich
We have a new local internet radio show that you can access. My friend Jayne Marsh has two shows well worth listening to. On Tuesdays between 9pm and 10pm 8
you can catch her Prog Rock, with classics and obscure gems from the late 60s and the Seventies and maybe later if deserving. On a Thursday between 6 and 8pm she presents North West Sounds, which is music from our corner of the country. Of course it includes local bands where she has a CD to play, new, recent past or stuff you missed first time around. Give your ears a treet by plugging it into your hi-fi.
Making Music has teamed up with personalised CD retailer MixPixie to launch Making Music Mix – a dedicated CD pressing service for Making Music members. In four easy steps, the service allows amateur music groups to create professionally-produced CDs, featuring their own music and personalised artwork. The CDs can then be purchased through a dedicated URL on the Making Music Mix website with the group receiving a share of the profits. MixPixie was originally set up to allow music lovers to create high-quality ‘mix tape’ CDs. It has since forged partnerships with high-profile acts such as Leona Lewis, Lemar and Olly Murs, allowing fans to create personalised versions of these artists’ latest releases. The partnership with Making Music was established in response to demand from Making Music members, who have long sought after an easy way of producing CDs of their music for sale or for promotional purposes. With print on demand, Making Music members no longer have to invest money upfront and potentially sit on unsold stock for a long time. Copyright can also feel like a minefield, particularly for amateur musicians who are often less knowledgeable about copyright laws and terminology, but Making Music Mix makes the whole process simple, handling all copyright and PRS aspects. To find out more, visit www.makingmusicmix.org.uk. a quick reminder that the band have now started the
serious business of recording the new album "Bury Me Naked". They may not be seen out and about quite as regularly as they have been in recent months but there are still plenty of op
PART THREE –SUE GERRARD’S POET’S CORNER
Sue’s reading at Fir Tree Farm on Halloween, from her latest book “Tales By The Fireside”, which is on sale, along with some of her earlier books, at Wardleworths on Westfield Street.
Tales by the Fireside – A Review by Bob Hall
I had the good fortune to spend an evening in the company of Sue Gerrard at Fir Tree Farm on King’s Moss, Rainford, where our local poet read from her new short story collection. All of life’s frailties came to the fore as Sue read ‘Last One Standing’, ‘The Dinner Party’, ‘Pride of Place’ and more. It was as evening of reflection on the entanglement of jealousy, murder and the misfortune of situation. It was easy to place one self by the fireside looking at the 9
reflections of the fire through a whisky tumbler accompanied by the soft tones of the storyteller. I’m surprised that we do not see more of Sue’ work on stage. The precision of the stories would suit the mastery of the performer. Returning to the car with the stimulation of the evening it was easy to imagine the strained horses of the night stagecoach and the trumpet call of an All Saints Eve. And the good news is that due to the success of the evening Sue has been asked to do another evening which will be on December 1st with Christmas Ghost stories complete with three course seasonal meal. The cost is ₤10 and if you want to book a place ring 01744 894959.
To Christmas ~ by Richard Bramwell
(with apologies and thanks to John Keats) Season of lists and shallow fruitlessness, What can I find for my maturing son? Should I conspire with him, let him confess Which techno-games and gadgets give him fun? 10
Or should I go and trudge around the store? Sometimes whoever goes and seeks may find In piles upon the bargain basement floor The perfect present, what I have in mind. But then I pause, and think before I pay; Think of my son, and what he likes to do. The years have passed, not just one single day, My son is growing now, has stubble, too: He’s older than the baby that was born, His voice is cracked, no longer treble-soft: The toys he played with once on Christmas morn Are gathering dust in boxes in the loft.
FOUR ~ POSTERS
ST HELENS CHORAL SOCIETY
present their Christmas concert
We invite you to join us for Christmas music traditional and modern
SATURDAY 8th December 2012 at 7.30pm in United Reformed Church Ormskirk Street
Choir conducted by Peter Kwater Accompanist and Soloist Michael Wynne with David Usher (bass soloist) and Joseph Walker (treble soloist)
Tickets £10.00 (£1.00 for under 16s) Phone 0151 424 4351, order at firstname.lastname@example.org or pay at the door Visit www.sthelenschoralsociety.org for more details
Registered Charity number 1093064 Plc Activities Club, Zion Church Hall 74 Kemble Street, Prescot 289 3602 Would you please advertise our Carers & Clients group. We provide social and leisure activities which are proving popular with carers and their clients; at present they are held on Monday and Friday mornings at 11am; we have decided to offer more sessions on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 2pm. Our wide range of activities would suit people of all ages and backgrounds and their extended families are very welcome. Health & Wellbeing play a big part re the activities we provide, the Health Trainers & Community Cooks have offered to run sessions for us around being active , healthy eating and how to mange on low budgets. Young people and the unemployed would benefit from our Job club and it would be good to see them integrate with other members who attend the centre. Our Tea Rooms are open daily 11am to 3pm. Soup, slice of bread & a drink costs £1; Tuesday only we offer a 2 course dinner and a drink for £3, everyone is welcome. Day trips, parties and holidays can be arranged. We have 2 twin rooms available for a Turkey & Tinsel weekend break at the Doric Hotel in Blackpool 30th November to 3rd December £140 includes travel. Our Centre is 5 minutes away from Whiston Hospital and there is ample free parking close by, in cases of hardship we would consider transport. Subscriptions for all activities cost £2.50 which includes light refreshments. Vee Rhodes centre Manager L34 5SH 0151
PART FIVE – THE CAN GALLERY
Now some of you know I am a Laurel and Hardy fan and have been in their appreciation society “The Sons of the Desert” for over twenty five years. I have seen their images on t shirts, knitted garments, posters, badges, legs, water towers, restaurant menus, but a friend in the USA sent me a photo which we think a bit strange even for us, their images on a dead vampire bat. It was done in Mexico.
PART SIX – UNLIMITED
THE ANTARCTIC PROJECT
Following the fun and satisfaction I had earlier this year organising the combined arts event at the Citadel, on the theme of Titanic, I decided almost immediately that next year’s project would be the Antarctic, loosely based on that Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Captain Scott had died a few weeks before the Titanic sank, but the world did not find out until a year later. 16
fragments of clothing, webbing, silkscreen print 6337-5 -88-370-
aboard the Hercules KC130 flight on an incredible journey to Antarctica, Lucy + Jorge Orta created the ephemeral artwork Antarctic Village - No Borders. The in-situ installation, which took place during the Austral summer, coincided with the last of the scientific expeditions before the winter months and the ice mass becomes too thick to traverse. Aided by the team of scientists stationed at the Marambio Antarctic Base situated on the Antarctic Peninsula (64°14’S 56°37’W), the artists searched for different locations for the temporary encampment comprised of 50 dome dwellings. Antarctic Village is a symbol of the plight of those struggling to transverse borders and to gain the freedom of movement necessary to escape political and social conflict. Dotted along the ice, the domes formed a settlement reminiscent of the images of refugee camps we see so often reported about on our television screens and newspapers. The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 to established freedom of scientific investigation, environmental protection, whilst also banning all military activity. In many ways this continent is still pure, a last fragile hope for a more equitable world. Drawing upon this visualization, the project Antarctic Village – No Borders, is a Utopian endeavour through which the artists consider the current climate of migration. A recent UN source stated that 2.2 million migrants will arrive in the rich world every year from now 17
until 2050 and over the next four decades mass migration will result in an unprecedented global upheaval.
Part 7 ~ WHAT’S ON THIS MONTH
MONDAY 3rd Dec: Rainhill Railway and Heritage Society AGM in the Village Hall. Members Only. Followed by Christmas Fayre. TUESDAY 4TH Dec: The Thompson Centre Community Festival with exhibitions, displays and performances from community groups, plus their short film. Sessions at 2.30, 4.00pm, and 5.30pm. Refreshments will be available. RSVP to Danielle.email@example.com or ring 01744 678086. The Thompson Centre is at Allanson Street Primary School, Gaskell Street, Parr. THURSDAY 6th Dec: TS Scimitar Mill Street Barracks – Presentation Evening for Cadets – all parents/carers are invited to attend. FRIDAY 7th Dec; 7-9pm. Prescot Parish Church, Church Street, Prescot, Tickets £4 on the door including seasonal refreshments. Phoenix Concert Orchestra with local Church and School Choirs. Proceeds in aid of church fund & Mayor of Prescot's Charity. FRIDAY 7th Dec: Local band The Friday Nighters play at Masons Arms in Billinge. SATURDAY 8th Dec: 11-3pm in St. Mary’s Market. Platform Artists present Festive “Make and Take” workshops. SATURDAY 8th December: at 7.30pm in United Reformed Church, Ormskirk Street. St. Helens Choral Society present their Christmas Concerts. £10 on the door. MONDAY 10th Dec: Queens Park Local History Group, Sprayhurst Social Club, Boundary Road . Christmas Meal and Celebration Choir. Info Margaret 07786 647 931 WEDNESDAY 12th Dec: Karaoke Reminiscing Event hosted by AgeUK at the Mansion House, 2pm to 4pm. Ring Kym Smith for further info. WEDNESDAY 12th Dec: Dixie Kings Trad jazz band's fortnightly residence at the old historic Manor Farm pub/ restaurant, Rainhill Stoops, Mill Lane. WEDNESDAY 12th Dec: Willowbrook Hospice Celebration of lights service at Lowe House at 7.30pm, Time to remember loved ones at Christmas. THURSDAY 13th Dec: WINTRA Pensioners Christmas Party at Windlehurst Community Centre, Gamble Ave, Windle , 2-4pm. £3.50 includes refreshments and entertainment. 18
THURSDAY 13th Dec: St. Helens Townships Family History Society, Room 8 at the Town Hall, 6.45 for 7pm. AGM Members Only. SATURDAY 22nd Dec: 7.30 (all details from Ormskirk Street United Reform Church, (01744 28314). The annual U.R.C. Carol Concert, with Sinfonietta Orchestra and New Cross Singers
The Hope Centre's Creative Space at the World of Glass, We have secured exhibition space for 2 months for the display of our learners work. * Panoramic photography workshops * 'Voices Together' Community Choir * Express Yourself Art Therapy * Express Yourself Visual Coaching * Seedling Creations craft workshops AND AT THE CITADEL: Sept - Dec 2012 St Helens Adult Social Care & Health Day Opportunities 'Message In A Bottle'
Vee’s Place, Kemble Street Prescot: “We provide social and leisure activities which are proving popular with carers and their clients; at present they are held on Monday and Friday mornings at 11am; we have decided to offer more sessions on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 2pm. Our Tea Rooms are open daily 11am to 3pm. Soup, slice of bread & a drink costs £1; Tuesday only we offer a 2 course dinner and a drink for £3, everyone is welcome. “
SUNDAY NIGHT – The Wooden Horse Folk Club at Squires Bar, Billinge, 8.30 p.m. to 11.00 Nominal charge on door. MONDAY MORNINGS: - 9.30 to 12.30 PAINT POTS ART GROUP at PARK FARM ACYP Centre, 54 Kentmere Ave., Carr Mill 01744 754367 or firstname.lastname@example.org Every other Monday 1.00pm -4.00pm. St Helens Accordion Club, Park Farm Centre, Kentmere Ave Carr Mill. 01744 754367 or email@example.com MONDAYS Coffee morning 10.30am, Cash Bingo 2.00pm, Youth Club 4.30pm PLC ACTIVITIES CLUB, 74 KEMBLE St. PRESCOT. 0151 289 3602. Tea rooms are open Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm 19
Activities at Crownway Community Centre, Crown Street, Earlestown, WA12 9DA (01925 222907 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Monday Adult Tap Dancing -- 7.00pm - 8.00pm at £4.00 per session (Tap shoes recommended but not essential) MONDAY EVENINGS: St Helens Choral Society rehearsals at United Reformed Church, Ormskirk Street, 7.15-9.15. New singers of all four voice parts welcome. See www.sthelenschoralsociety.org MONDAY EVENINGS - St Helens Gilbert and Sullivan Society rehearsals at the Baptist Hall, Hall St, 7.45pm - 9.30pm. For further information on the Society visit www.sthelensgss.co.uk or email email@example.com TUESDAYS. Indoor Bowls 10.30am, Knitting/Sewing/Crochet2.00pm, Rock School 5.00pm. PLC ACTIVITIES CLUB, 74 KEMBLE St. PRESCOT. 0151 289 3602. Tea rooms are open Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm Activities at Crownway Community Centre, Crown Street, Earlestown, WA12 9DA (01925 222907 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Tuesday Slimming World -- 10.00am, 5.00pm, 7.00pm sessions TUESDAY EARLY EVENING: 5-7pm Hand On Drama at the Citadel for ages 7 to 11. £5/£2.50 TUESDAY EVENING: 7-9pm Hands On Drama at the Citadel for ages 12+. £5/£2.50 TUESDAY EVENING: rehearsals for Haydock Male Voice Choir at Haydock Conservative Club between 7.30 and 9.30 , TUESDAY EVENING at the Cricket Club, Piele Road, Haydock. Haydock Woman’s Club meet at 8pm. Ladies of all ages are welcome to join us. Cost is £1.50 including refreshments. We have Speakers, social and craft evenings, 01942 393925 . WEDNESDAYS Whist/Rumikub 10.30am, Discussion group 2.00pm, Youth Club 4.30pm. PLC ACTIVITIES CLUB, 74 KEMBLE St. PRESCOT. 0151 289 3602. Tea rooms are open Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm Crownway Community Centre, Crown Street, Earlestown, WA12 9DA (01925 222907 or email@example.com) Wednesday Fresh Start -- 9.30am - 11.00am -- Free 10-week healthy living course with the Health Improvement Team (dietary advice, taster sessions and aerobic exercise) 20
Tots Cafe/Stay & Play -- from 11.30am onwards -- £1.50 per family. Come grab a bite to eat in our community cafe with Playtime following Shoots Fruit & Veg Co-op -- 2.00pm - 3.30pm -- fresh fruit, veg, salad and eggs available for pre-order. Contact Craig for more information.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS - 11:00am - 1:00pm Friendly Art Class & Group at P.E.R.T.H Community Centre, 2 Dunedin Street, Thatto Heath, St Helens 01744 621905 or firstname.lastname@example.org WEDNESDAY EVENINGS - 5:30pm - 6:30pm Break Dancing Classes with the Award Winning UC Crew (£4.00/Age 7+) at Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, WA9 5AU email@example.com www.uccrew.co.uk WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Electric Jam Rock Nights CHANGE OF VENUE NOW LIVE AT THE RENDESVOUS around 9pm. Admission Free. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Sing Out Choir Rehearsals at the Citadel. 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Concession prices £2.50. Everyone welcome. Under 16s £1 but must be accompanied by an adult. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Join the Riverside Harmony Chorus. Four part harmonies. Diamond Club, Grey Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield. THURSDAY MORNING - The three A's art group at Peter St Centre 10.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. The cost is £3 per week THURSDAY MORNING: Portrait class at the Citadel 10am-12. £2.50 THURSDAYS Light Exercises 11.30am, Cash Bingo 2.00pm, Youth Club 4.30pm. Tea rooms are open Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm Crownway Community Centre, Crown Street, Earlestown, WA12 9DA (01925 222907 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Thursday Age Concern Luncheon Club -- 12.00pm -- £2.50 for a freshly prepared two course meal Age Concern Social Group -- 1.30pm - 3.00pm -- chance to play bingo, cards and have a chat over a cuppa Ultimate Street Dancing -- 4.45pm - 5.45pm -- £3.50 per session -- 6 week children's street dancing workshop. Line Dancing -- 6.30pm - 8.30pm -- £2.00 per session -- Adult line dancing class, come along and get your groove on! 21
THURSDAY AFTERNOON: Join with the Citadel Big Band, 2-4pm. MOVED TO EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT – Acoustic MUSIC JAM AND OPEN MIKE NIGHTS NOW AT THE ICE BAR ON KING STREET! around 9-15PM. Admission Free.
THURDAY EVENINGS - 5:00pm - 6:00pm Learning how to DJ with DJ Wispa, (Booking is essential) at P.E.R.T.H Community Centre, 2 Dunedin Street, Thatto Heath, St Helens 01744 621905 or email@example.com THURSDAY NIGHT - from 7-9 pm there is a portrait drawing group which meets in the Community Room of the Gamble Institute. Every Thursday 7.00pm -8.00pm . Zumba. Park Farm Centre, Kentmere Ave., Carr Mill. 01755 754367 or firstname.lastname@example.org FRIDAY MORNING 10am to 12 at the Deafness Resource Centre. Beginners CardMaking Classes. £1 entry. FRIDAYS Coffee morning 10.30am, Tea rooms are open Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm. FRIDAY NIGHTS Youth Club Golden opportunity for VOLUNTEERS to help run and the club learn new skills. PLC ACTIVITIES CLUB, 74 KEMBLE St. PRESCOT. 0151 289 3602 Crownway Community Centre, Crown Street, Earlestown, WA12 9DA (01925 222907 or email@example.com) Friday Pilates -- 9.30am - 10.30am -- £2.00 per session -- run by the Health Improvement Team Helena Local Access Point -- 10.00am - 12.00pm -- local Helena residents drop-in clinic Citizen's Advice Bureau -- 10.00am - 1.00pm -- Drop-in for advice and support surrounding debt management
FRIDAY AFTERNOON; Writers Circle at the Citadel. 1-3pm FRIDAY EVENINGS - 5:00pm - 6:00pm Break Dancing Classes with the Award Winning UC Crew (£4.00/Age 7+) at Queens Park Leisure Centre, Boundary Road, St Helens, WA10 2LT firstname.lastname@example.org www.uccrew.co.uk 22
Friday evenings ZUMBA at Chain Lane Community Centre 5.00- 6.00pm Cost £3.50 per session EVERY FRIDAY EVENING: Could you please change the venue for our Friday night rehearsal from St. Helens Parish Church Hall to Haresfinch URC Hall, Derwent Road, Haresfinch, St. Helens with immediate effect? The time of the rehearsal remains at 7.30pm to 9.30. Haydock Male Voice Choir.hoir – . SATURDAY MORNINGS: The Art Club meets every Saturday morning 10.00-noon in the Community Room at the Gamble. All are welcome. EVERY SATURDAY: FREE New Music and Dance Workshops for young people aged 10 to 18 at The Citadel. EVERY SATURDAY: Family Art Workshops, ages over 7. Little White Cube, 16D Wigan Road, (A49), Ashton. 01942 718191. www.littlewhitecube.co.uk SATURDAY NIGHTS. Youth Club Golden opportunity for VOLUNTEERS to help run and the club learn new skills. PLC ACTIVITIES CLUB, 74 KEMBLE St. PRESCOT. 0151 289 3602
PART EIGHT – ANY NEWS FROM THE WIDER WORLD –
Deadline: 14 December 2012 The Heritage Crafts Association and the Marsh Christian Trust are delighted that their two awards for heritage crafts are continuing. These awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional individuals that contribute so much to our rich living heritage. The awards have been created to encourage the passing on of skills from one generation to another and to acknowledge the great work that volunteers do to raise the profile of heritage crafts across the UK. This year, there are two awards – the winner of the Trainer award will receive £1,000 and the winner of the Volunteer award will receive £500. The deadline for both is 14 December 2012. The award winners will be publicly announced and presented with a cheque and certificate at the Heritage Crafts Association Spring Conference on 23 March 2013. http://www.heritagecrafts.org.uk/index.php/heritagecrafts/marshawards/item/139-the-marsh-awards-for-heritage-craft The London Arts in Health Forum (LAHF) has just published a short paper looking at the changing state of health funding for arts activity with, by and for older people in England. Entitled ‘A New Age’, the article was commissioned by The Baring Foundation and written by Damian Hebron and Karen Taylor of LAHF. 23
The Baring Foundation, as part of its on-going strategic interventions supporting arts and older people related activities, asked LAHF to provide an analytical ‘thinkpiece’ exploring the recent funding history of arts for older people, with a particular focus on monies obtained from health sources for creative participatory projects. The research and writing of this paper was conducted in early 2012 against a backdrop of changing political and economic discourse around cuts to the provision of public sector services as well as dramatic changes to the funding and delivery of both health and social care. A focus group of people working in this area was brought together in April 2012 and further analysis and commentary was subsequently added by LAHF. A new website has been launched dedicated to arts and older people and funded by the Baring Foundation. It is called the Age of Creativity and has been designed to be easy to use enabling you to share and showcase your work. The creators encourage you to make use of this new resource by uploading your projects or practice, in particular ahead of the public launch with the Arts Minister Ed Vaizey in early December where they will advocate for the inspiring work of the sector. The EAC Over 60s Art Awards competition is open to all amateur artists over the age of 60, to encourage and celebrate the talents of older people. The 2012 Awards see a number of exciting changes, including reduced entry fees, additional prizes, an online gallery showing all entries, and a new award ceremony event at the House of Lords. There are 35 prizes totalling over £3000 on offer As well as category prizes, there are two £500 Angela Farnell Memorial Prizes for best entries from artists living in sheltered / retirement housing or a care home, or who enter through a day centre, the Art and Wellbeing Prize and the Prize for Group Work, each at £250, and the ever popular People’s Choice Award.
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