A WIRRAL theatre group is in rehearsal for its second pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, which will be staged later this month.

Theatre4All.nw's performances of Ben Crocker's version of the classic tale will be at Gladstone Village Hall in Burton on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24.

The Burton-based theatre group - whose members are from Cheshire, Wirral and Liverpool - puts on performances in aid of local charities.

The Saturday March 23 performance starts at 7.30pm. The Sunday, March 24 show is at 2.30pm.

Tickets are available by contacting the group secretary on 07969040767 or emailing theatre4all.nw@gmail.com.

Wirral RSPB

Bee-eaters & Kingfishers is the subject of Chris Galvin's illustrated talk to Wirral RSPB club this Thursday (March 7) at Hoylake Community Centre on Hoyle Road in Hoylake (7.30pm). Admission £5.


Wallasey Gardening Society meets on the third Thursday of every month at St James with Emmanuel Church in New Brighton at 7.30pm. Details from Helen on 0151 652 2979.

Get snappy

HESWALL Photographic Society meets on Friday evenings at Saint Peters Church Hall in lower Heswall. Open to complete beginners or more experienced photographers, it has talks and monthly competitions. Doors open at 7.30pm. Interested in joining. Details from heswallphotosoc.co.uk/

Art group

An art group meets every Wednesday from 2-4pm at Pensby bowling club. All abilities welcome Artist on hand for tuition including. Details from Annie on 07773648386 or Chris on 07815538244.

Tea or coffee

A coffee morning is held every Tuesday from 10am-midday St Alban’s Parish Hall, Liscard. Tea or Coffee, toast, a raffle and good company. 

Race For Life

ENTRIES are now being taken for this year’s Wirral Race For Life events in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Taking place in Birkenhead Park on Sunday, May 19, it is open to people of all ages and abilities where mums, dads, sons, daughters, grandparents and friends can choose from 3k and 5k events.

Wirral Globe: The Race For Life underway in Birkenhead Park last yearThe Race For Life underway in Birkenhead Park last year (Image: Craig Manning / Newsquest)There will also be a chance on the day to take part in Pretty Muddy, a 5k mud-splattered obstacle course, and there’s a Pretty Muddy Kids option.

To enter, visit raceforlife.org

Dance classes

CHILDREN's ‘starter’ dance classes are at Merrall’s Dance Centre in Moreton every Monday from 5.15pm-6.15pm.

Details from 0151 606 1458 or merrallsdancecentre.co.uk

Get creative

ART classes are at Newton Village Hall on Mondays from 2.30-4.30pm and 7-9pm and Wednesdays from 10am-noon. For details, email nigelmorris@hotmail.co.uk or call 678 0834.

Rock ‘n’ roll

CHESHIRE Cats’ rock ‘n’ roll fundraising nights are every Wednesday from 7.30pm at The Poulton Victoria Club on Poulton Bridge Road, Wallasey. Entrance £1.50. In aid of charities for sick children.

Family festival

THE main stage line-up has been confirmed for a family festival including a live music stage, dance music arena and a kid's stage coming to Wirral this year.

The Wirral Family Festival will held at Tranmere Rovers' Prenton Park ground in Birkenhead on Saturday, May 11 from 12pm-11pm.

Tweeting news of the music acts today, Tranmere Rovers said: "The Main Stage lineup for the first-ever Wirral Family Festival has been announced with over 10 fantastic tribute acts. Grab your tickets today for what promises to be a brilliant day for all the family"

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It will feature a live music stage on the pitch with tribute bands covering genres such as rock, pop, indie, ska and reggae. There will also be a dance music arena including well-known local house music DJs.

The kids' stage promises superhero shows, princess shows, dinosaurs, pony rides, inflatables, zorbing, magic shows, dance shows, talent shows, costume groups including Disney, Star Wars and Transformers characters.

There will also be face painting, glitter tattoos, stilt walkers, magicians, pirate shows, toy stalls and a giant funfair packed with rides.

The line-up for the main stage is:

  • QE2 (Queen tribute band)
  • Arctic Mondayz (Arctic Monkeys tribute) 
  • Live In Technicolour (Coldplay tribute) 
  • Rule The World (Take That tribute) 
  • The Rocket Man (Elton John tribute)
  • Simply Sheeran (Ed Sheeran tribute)
  • The Oasis Experience
  • Resurrection (The Stone Roses tribute)
  • The Beautiful Couch (tribute to The Beautiful South)
  • The Brightside Killers (Killers tribute)

To get tickets, click wirralfest.co.uk

Read more: Main stage line-up for Wirral Family Festival at Prenton Park 

Tiny dancers

A toddler dance class is at Lower Bebington Methodist Church every Saturday from 9am. Details from Karen or Wendy at geminidance@outlook.com.

Folk club

WALLASEY folk and acoustic club meets on the first and third Sundays of each month at Misty Blues, on Manor Road in Liscard. Starts at 7.30pm. Details from the club’s website and Facebook page or email wfac@btinternet.com.

Over-50s swim

WIRRAL over-50s swim club meets at Calday Grange Swimming Pool every Friday (9 to 11am). Interested? Email wirraloverfiftiesswimmers@gmail.com or call Pam on 07884 972400 to arrange a taster session.


A BADMINTON club in West Kirby is looking for new members. It meets Tuesdays at Westbourne Hall Community Centre, Westbourne Road, from 8 to 10pm. Details from Ian on 07710 536953 or email ibt@f2s.com

Country music

LEASOWE Castle Country Music Club meets every Thursday at Poulton Vics Social Club, Poulton Bridge Road, Wallasey (7.15 to 11pm).

Piano bar

THERE is live piano music at the Mess Cafe at Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton every Thursday night. Admission free (7pm start). The Fort Sessions’ - a night of live acoustic guitar and different singers each week - are at the venue every Friday (7pm).

Folk dancing

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

Details alexacharlottepenny@gmail.com

Exercise class

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

Ladies bowling

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


FLEXERCISE - described as fun and friendly exercise sessions for the over 60s - take place every Wednesday (6.30 to 7.45pm) at St James’ Church Hall, New Brighton. Details from 07544 150112.

Charity cuppa

A CHARITY coffee morning is held every Tuesday from 10am to noon at St Alban’s Parish Centre, Liscard. No fee, just a voluntary donation in aid of the Lourdes fund.

Oxton U3A

OXTON University of the Third Age (U3A) holds fortnightly meetings at Trinity with Palm Grove Church, Alton Road, Birkenhead.

If you are interested and would like more details, email membership@oxtonu3a.co.uk

Badminton club

BADMINTON club nights are every Monday and Friday from 7.30pm until late at Upton Victory Hall on Salacre Lane in Upton.

New players (from beginner level) welcome.

Details from Lauretta on 07936 293350 or lauretta.radcliffe@yahoo.co.uk

Tap dance

A MONDAY evening tap dancing class in Wallasey is looking for new members. This is not a beginners’ class, experience preferred.

Call Angela on 07786 360959.

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