THE 'light up a life' lights switch-on for Wirral Hospice St John's takes place this weekend .

Ten thousand lights will shine out in memory of loved ones and in aid of the hospice following the Globe-backed switch on ceremony, taking place on Sunday, December 10 at 5.30pm.

They will be turned on by the husband and children of Helen Parentini, who died at the hospice on September 18 last year following a battle with cancer.

Juan said: "It's such a special honour to be asked to switch on the lights for Light up a Life. Helen was so grateful for the kindness and care she was given by the wonderful team at the hospice".

To sponsor a light for Light up a Life, call 0151 343 0778 or click here to make a donation online

Christmas concerts

WEST Kirby Musical Theatre Company's festive show Voices at Christmas will be staged next week

Performances are on Monday (December 11)  at Greasby Methodist Church, Wednesday December 13, at St Agnes RC Church in West Kirby and Friday, December 15 at West Kirby United Reform Church.

All performances 7.30 - 8.45pm. Tickets £10, including seasonal refreshments at the end of the concert.

Tickets available on line at


OXTON CC Bowls club has launched a recruitment drive for Crown Green Bowlers to join its existing first Team squad for the 2024 Season, playing in both afternoon and evening Birkenhead & Wirral District Leagues.

If you are interested in joining, contact Gerry on 07989 970778 or by email for more details.

Rock 'n' roll

MIKE Byrne and the Sunrockers will be back at Heswall British Legion this Wednesday (December 6), promising another great night of rock and roll, singing and playing the music of Buddy, Elvis, Jerry Lee, Roy and many others, Doors open 7,30pm. Admission £5 on door.

Festive fair

A Christmas Fair will be held at Westbourne Hall on West Kirby this Saturday (December 9) from 10am-4pm in aid of Westbourne Hall Community Trust.

It will feature speciality stalls, books, bric-a-brac, a raffle and refreshments

Get creative

AN art group meets at Pensby bowling recreation centre on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4pm.

All abilities welcome. An artist is on hand to give advice and tuition. Call or text Chris 07815538244.

Christmas concert

PORT Sunlight Choral Society and BHSA Lunimelles present a Christmas concert at Trinity with Palm Grove Church on Alton Road in Oxton on Friday, December 8 at 7pm.

RSPB Wirral talk

ANTHONY Brandreth will give an illustrated talk entitled The North Atlantic Ocean as RSPB Wirral's next meeting this Thursday (December 7).

It will take place at Hoylake Community Centre on Hoyle Road, Hoylake, starting at 7.30 pm.

Visitor admission is £5.

Festive songs

ST PAUL’S Musical Theatre Company’s festive show A Holly Jolly Christmas is at Grosvenor Ballroom on Grosvenor Street in Wallasey this Friday (December 8) and Melrose Hall on Melrose Avenue in Hoylake on (Saturday, December 9).

Performances start at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from or on door.

Festive fair 

A Christmas Fair is at St Paul with St Luke Parish Church on Old Chester Road, Tranmere this Saturday (2-4pm). There will be stalls including Tombola, homemade cakes and entertainment by Taikoo Drummers and Rock Ferry Royals Dance team. Santa’s grotto will be open.

Over 50s swim

WIRRAL over 50s swim club meets at Calday Grange Swimming Pool every Friday from 9 to 11am.

If you are interested in taking part and would like more details, email: or call Pam on 07884 972400 to arrange a taster session.


A LONG-running badminton club in West Kirby is looking for new members.

It meets every Tuesday at Westbourne Hall Community Centre, Westbourne Road from 8 to 10pm, with a tea break at 9pm. Details from Ian on 07710 536953 or email

Country music

LEASOWE Castle Country Music Club meets every Thursday at Poulton Vics Social Club, Poulton Bridge Road, Wallasey from 7.15-11pm. Details from 07707 712936.

Piano bar

THERE is live piano music at the Mess Cafe at Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton every Thursday night (7pm). Admission free (7pm start).

The Fort Sessions’ - a night of live acoustic guitar and different singer each week - are at the venue every Friday (7pm).

Folk dancing

FOLK dance sessions take place on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of every month at Victoria Hall, Bebington from 8 to 10pm.

For details, contact

Exercise class

DANCE exercise classes take place at Guide Headquarters on Leasowe Road, Wallasey every Thursday (2pm). Admission £5. Details from Angela on 07786 360959.

Ladies bowling

BEBINGTON Ladies Bowling Club meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Call 0151 608 8616 for details.

Exercise class

FLEXERCISE - described as fun and friendly exercise sessions for the over 60s, take place every Wednesday from 6.30pm-7.45pm. at St. James Church Hall in New Brighton. Details from 07544 150 112.

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