FANS of children's favourites Bob The Builder and Raa Raa the Noisy Lion had a chance to meet the shows' creators during an event at a Wirral Library.

Writer Curtis Jobling was joined by illustrator Tom McLaughlin at Bebington Children's Library to meet children from two local primary schools.

The pair worked together on the new picture book Old MacDonald Had A Zoo.

As well as reading their new book to an audience made up of children from St Andrew's and Church Drive primary schools, the pair read extracts of other books they have worked on, and signed copies of their work.

Children were also treated to an exhibition of their cartoons and illustrations and a live illustration session.

Here's a brief look at what else is happening in Wirral this week..


A concert by The Bel Canto Singers is to be held at Lower Bebington Methodist Church this Friday, May 23.

Taking place at 7.30pm, it is in aid of the Liverpool Seafarers Centre. Tickets, £8, are available the door or from 334 3554. **


Bebington Family history group holds a Help Desk in the library at Bebington Civic Centre on Thursday, May 22 from 10am-12.30pm.


A CHARITY Bikers' Bikeshow in aid of The Wales Air Ambulance takes place in Irby this Saturday, May 24.

Organised by The Cow Shed Crew the annual family event takes place at the Shippons Inn in Thingwall Road, Irby from 11am. Last year 60 bikes were on display.

The annual prize for Best Bike In Show is £100 cash and a trophy. Police and Fire Bikes will be on display.

There will also be stalls and children's entertainment. The fun continues into the night with a set from rock band Rigsby’s Cat.

The Best Bike In Show will be judged between midday and 3pm. Your bike needs to be at the show by 12 noon to be in with a chance of winning. For more details contact Mike at


A tea dance, with music from live band The Elderberries, will take place at St George’s Hall in Liverpool today Wednesday, May 21.

Held in the Great Hall, it starts at 1.30pm, ending at 4pm. Admission is £5, payable at the door. Details are from 0151 225 6909.


TABLE Tennis lessons for the over-50s take place at West Kirby Concourse every Friday.

Players of all levels take part and novices are welcome to join in. Sessions take place from 1-3.30pm. For more details call Jan Whelan on 625 0057, or Peter Surridge on 632-5507.


A HEALTH walk around Birkenhead Park takes place this Tuesday evening. If you are interested in taking part, meet at Claughton Health Centre at 7pm.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Walks are lead by a trained walk leader. All are welcome.

The walks take place every Tuesday until mid September. More details are from Birkenhead Park Visitors Centre on 0151 652 5197 or by emailing


The first session in Mindful Meditation takes place at at Wallasey Central Library on Monday, June 2.

More details are from Carol on 0755 779 2013.


NICOLA Reynolds will be Heswall and District Horticultural Society guest when it meets on Monday, June 2.

She will talk about Plant Propagation during the event at Heswall Hall in Telegraph Road, Heswall. The group’s annual flower show takes place on Saturday, August l6.


A 60's charity night featuring The Vintage Rockers and Gerry Murphy will be held at St Josephs Hall in North Road, Birkenhead on Friday, June 6.

Taking place from 7pm, it is in aid of Vintage Radio & Wirral YMCA. Tickets, £5 are from St Josephs Hall, Apollo Music Birkenhead and Poulton Vics, Wallasey.


Royal Army Service Corps & the Royal Corps of Transport Association "Birkenhead Branch" hold their monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at the T.A. Centre in Wexford Road, Birkenhead. Meetings start at 7.45pm.

All ex members of the RASC or RCT regular service or T.A. service are welcome.

To advertise your event for free on our community noticeboard, email Craig at or call 649 4050.