ACCLAIMED horror writer Ramsey Campbell will narrate a special musical satire inspired by the novels of Charles Dickens in aid of Wirral’s food banks later this month.

The prolific Wallasey-based writer, film critic and biographer will read the 'Ghost' in Dean Johnson’s morality tale New Dickensian at the Wilfred Owen Museum in Argyle Street, Birkenhead on Saturday, January 19, starting at 6.30pm.

Tickets are £5.

All profits from the performance will go to Wirral Foodbanks.

Garden Society

ANTHONY Annakin-Smith will be Hoylake & District Gardening Society's guest when it meets next Thursday, January 17.

He will give an illustrated talk on The Making of the Wirral Landscape during the meeting at St Michael & All Angels Church Centre, Newton.

It starts at 7.30pm. Admission is £2 which includes tea/coffee.

Morris Ladies

MOCKBEGGAR Morris Ladies Dance Society has moved to a new venue.

As from this Thursday, January 10, it will meet for practise every week at Thornton Hough Village Hall, Manor Road, from 8-10pm.

New dancers or musicians welcome.

Details from Charlotte on 0151 652 3274 or Susanne 07870115362. 


NEW Brighton Townswomen’s Guild will meets this Thursday (January 10).

Taking place at Emmanuel Church Hall in Seabank Road, Wallasey, the session starts at 1.45pm.

There will be a presentation from Guide Dogs UK on the training of guide dogs, tea and cake, raffles and friendly conversation.

All welcome. Meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month, except August.

Acting classes

ACTING classes for adults take place at Hoylake Community Centre on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm.

Beginners and those with experience are welcome.

Full details can be found at or contact Martin on 07788 723570 or email


HESWALL Photographic Society has now resumed its Friday evening meetings.

The club has a programme of talks and competitions until April.

For more information check out the website or find them on Facebook.

Art classes

BEAT the winter blues with art classes at the Rathbone Studio / Gallery in N Birkenhead.

All abilities welcome, small classes mean individual help. They are held every Wednesday from 2-4pm. Call 07592 582680 or contact

Tulip reunion

A CATCH-up for ex-employees of Jacka/Tulip will take place at the Lighthouse pub in Wallasey on Saturday, January 26. It starts at 7.30pm. All welcome.


NEW language classes will be held at Hoylake Parade Community Centre from later this month.

Starting on Monday, January 22 they will cover French, Spanish, German, Italian and Greek.

Enrolment is next Wednesday from 10am-12pm or 6pm-7.30pm. Details from 200 2117.


CALLING all former pupils of Wirral Grammar Boys School, year group 1960-1965 ... a reunion is planned for this year.

Details from 645-7322 or

Little kicks

SHAFTESBURY Youth Club in Prenton is looking for players to join its ‘Little Kicks’ football group for 3-6 year olds.

It runs every Saturday from 9-10am and Wednesday from 5-6pm. Full details from Shaftesbury Youth Club chair Barry Eaton by email:

Get fit

TRANMERE Circuit Class takes place every Thursday from 9.30am until 10.30am at The Lodge in St Catherine’s Health Centre, Church Road, Tranmere. To book a place, call 0151 647 3619 or Heather on 07925076914.

Lunch club

IRBY Lunch Club meets at Irby Methodist church every Friday.

Taking place at the venue in Mill Hill Road, the sessions start 1pm. Admission £2.50.

Learn to cook

COOKERY sessions take place at Well On Wirral, Cherrytree Shopping Centre, Liscard, every Wednesday, running from 10am - midday.

Details from or 07414 206 029.

Sessions are free of charge.

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