A coffee morning and bric-a-brac/book sale in aid of The Welsh Mountain Rescue Team will take place at Greasby Community Centre this Saturday (March 16) from 10am until 1pm.

Join the bands

WIRRAL Pop Orchestra is looking for new members. Its repertoire is drawn from the world of pop, cinema and musical theatre. It rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm-10pm at St Annes Parish Centre on Highfield Road in Rock Ferry. There is currently no audition. Interested in joining, Email: bformston@gmail.com.

Wirral Big Band has vacancies for trombone and trumpet players. It rehearses on Monday evenings from 8pm-10.30pm at St Annes Parish Centre, Highfield Road, Rock Ferry. Interested in joining, email: bformston@gmail.com.


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. Doors open at 7.30pm. Interested in joining, details from heswallphotosoc.co.uk/

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.

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 is at Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park ground in Birkenhead on Saturday, May 11 from 12pm-11pm.

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.

Also among the entertainment on the day will be superhero shows, princess shows, pony rides, inflatables, talent shows and more.

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).

Tickets and full details from wirralfest.co.uk

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 - takes 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.

Panto time

A WIRRAL theatre group is in rehearsal for its second pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, which will be staged later this monthWirral Globe's community noticeboard guide to local events.

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.

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

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