A GROUP of Chester University students has organised a vegan food and drink-themed night in aid of Claire House Children's Hospice.

'Cooking and Cocktails' will take place at Northgate Church in Upper Northgate Street, Chester on February 18.

Guests are invited to attend a cocktail masterclass taught by a professional mixologist and enjoy a vegan buffet masterclass with an experienced chef.

The event, which promises to be fun, informative and hands-on, is hosted by Fabulous Foodies, a group of four Events Management students from Chester University.

The event aims to educate guests on different food combinations and techniques, focusing on a vegan diet.

Chloe Bayton, the Fabulous Foodies team leader, said: "We are so excited to host this event, not only for our guests to try a new way of cooking in a fun, relaxed environment, but also to help our fabulous charity."

Avril Parr, community fundraiser for Claire House, said: "This is a fabulous event concept, which is quirky, intriguing and educational.

"Claire House is currently only reaching every one in two children who need our help, so this event will enable us to reach more poorly children across the region."

The event takes place at Northgate Church on February 18 from 6.30pm until 10pm.

Tickets, £25 per person, are available via email at fabulousfoodies99@gmail.com, or by contacting Fabulous Foodies on Facebook (Fabulous Foodies) or Instagram (@foodiesfabulous).


MIKE Byrne and the Sunrockers are back at Heswall British Legion in Pensby Road, Heswall tonight (Wednesday, February 6) with another great night of Rock n Roll.

Admission is £3.50, pay on door.

Crafty Kids

A DINOSAUR-themed art & crafts event will take place at Hoylake Parade Community Centre later this month.

Organised by Crafty Kids Wirral it takes place on Wednesday, February 20 from 10.30-11.30am. It will include painting, Playdough, colouring and sticking. More details from www. craftykidswirral.co.uk or email craftykidswirral@hotmail.com

Book fair

A BOOK Fair will be held at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton this Saturday from 11am-4pm.

It will feature a special selection of Ladybird and vintage children's classics and annuals.

There will also be books on maritime history and a wide range of Wirral postcards and prints.

Special guests are author Cathy Roberts and digital photography specialist Richard Jackson, promoting the sequel to best-selling photo album - The New Resort.

Admission is free.

Bridge lessons

LEARN to play bridge.

Beginner lessons are starting in the spring. More details from 678 8083.


MEDITATION and mindfulness classes take place at Hoylake Parade Community Centre every Thursday night.

Held in the Caldy Room at the venue in Hoyle Road, Hoylake, they start at 7.30pm. More details from 652 2210.

Tea and chat

PLACES of welcome are open every Monday from 10am-midday at NET 73 Clifton Avenue, Eastham and every Friday from 11am– midday at Chapel of the Holy Spirit (Church Centre) 107 Eastham Rake.

Go along for a free coffee/tea, a friendly chat and information of local knowledge of activities.

Theatre Night

BEBINGTON Dramatic Society stages The lion in Winter at Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight next month.

The performance, on Wednesday March 6, is in aid of HCPT and CTK Lourdes Youth.

Tickets, £8, from 07931183251.

Join the band

THE Jan Modelski Big Band is looking for like-minded people to join.

The swing/jazz band gets together every Monday from 7.30-10pm at St Anne's Parish Centre in Ruskin Avenue, Rock Ferry. First session free.

For more details, text 07783938696.

Sign language

A BRITISH Sign Language group meets at Mayer hall in Bebington every Monday evening.

It is a chance to build on, and develop sign language skills in a fun relaxed atmosphere.

It starts at 6.30pm. For more details, phone or text 07986656178.

Artisan market

AN artisan community market first event of the year at St Andrew’s Church in Graham Road, West Kirby on Saturday, February 16.

Taking place from 10–2pm it features handcrafted items from talented artisans and home-made food.

There will also be a pop-up workshop and children's craft activity.

Get together

A REUNION for staff who worked at Clatterbridge Hospital from the 1970s to '90s takes place at Prenton Golf Club on March 22.

Tickets, £8, include light supper. Places limited to 150. Details from Frances McManus on 334 6232.

Vox Choir

SINGING for fun with Vox Community Choir takes place at Pilgrim Street Arts Centre in Birkenhead every Saturday from 10am-midday.

Details, Sam on 07851917329 or samrayheller@hotmail.co.uk

Grange clubs

A CHATTERBOX Tea Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Oxton Grange Care Home in Bidston Road, Oxton from 2.30pm-4.15pm.

Colour in Company meets at the venue on the last Friday of each month from the same time. Both clubs open to anyone aged 60 or over.

Admission is £1, to cover cost of refreshments.

Join the show

HESWALL Musical Society is looking for new members to join their production, Heswall On Broadway.

Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at Kylemore Community Centre in Kylemore Drive, Heswall, at 7.30pm. Details, 648 3457.

To advertise your event, for free, on our noticeboard, email craig.manning@nqnw.co.uk or call 649 4050.