A WEEK-LONG arts festival featuring a performance by '90s chart-toppers Space is on in New Brighton from today (July 8).

Taking place until Saturday (July 13), the New Brighton Arts Festival promises an 'exciting, week-long celebration of the arts' at various locations in the seaside town.

Events across the week will range from choir performances, a commissioned piece of theatre about New Brighton, a comedy night, an evening of spoken word, a showcase of bands from across the borough and will finish with a free family festival in the Victoria Quarter on Saturday, July 13 11am-9pm.

Liverpool band Space, whose hits included Female of the Species and The Ballad of Tom Jones will perform that day. 

There will be two live stages of music, dance and entertainment; a kids and creative zone, both with a wealth of free activities for children, there will be live street art being created by famous street artists, performances from the renowned Samba Livre Liverpool Brazilian Dancers, the Katumba Drummers and Movema Dance who will be hosting live dance workshops.

For more details, go to: www.hfcmat.com/new-brighton-arts-festival/ 

Dog show

A dog show and agility course is at Dawstone Park, Heswall this Saturday (July 13). Details on the Friends of Dawstone Park Facebook page or the park's noticeboard.

D-Day shows

HESWALL Musical Society is holding two concerts to commemorate World War one and World War II, especially 80th anniversary of D-Day. Taking place on Friday, July 19 at 7.30pm at Heswall British Legion on Pensby Road in Heswall and Saturday, July 20 (2.30pm) at Heswall Methodist Church on Telegraph Road. Tickets from 0151 648 5316.

Theatre group

THE Greasby Players are looking for new members. A spokesperson for the group said: "We are a very friendly group and we laugh a lot!  We love doing comedy but can perform other types of plays.  We use our performances to raise money for various charities. If you are 18 or over and are interested in joining us, email spcave16@gmail.com for further details."

Aviation group

WIRRAL Aviation Society meets on the first Sunday every month for aviation related talks at the RAFA Club, Alton Road, Oxton (7.30pm), admission £5. New members are welcome. Contact Rob on 0151 638 6793 for further details.

Bowling club

WEST Kirby Prom Bowls Club is looking for new members, men and women. Sessions every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 1-4pm. Details from 0151 625 5158. The club is described as a friendly and not in a league.

Made in Dagenham

LISCARD-based ST Paul's Musical Theatre Company is in rehearsal for its next production, Made in Dagenham - The Musical.

Staged at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight from October 16 to 19, it is inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie. It is described as 'an uplifting British musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right and shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.

Tickets from https://gladstonetheatre.org.uk/whats-on/

Table Tennis

WIRRAL Table Tennis League needs players for the 2024/25 season, starting in September. Details from Dave Morris on 07565 199660 or the website: wirral.ttleagues.com.

Get creative

ART classes are at Newton Village Hall on Monday (2.30-4.30pm and 7-9pm) and Wednesday (10am-noon). For more details email nigelmorris@hotmail.co.uk or call 678 0834.

Get snappy

HESWALL Photographic Society meets on Friday evenings at St Peter’s Church Hall in Lower Heswall (7.30pm). Details from heswallphotosoc.co.uk

Greasby bowls

GREASBY Ladies Bowls Club is looking for new members with or without experience to join the club. Details from 07772991348 for details

Join the bands

WIRRAL Pop Orchestra is looking for new members. It rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 10pm at St Anne’s Parish Centre on Highfield Road in Rock Ferry.

Wirral Big Band also needs trombone and trumpet players. It rehearses on Monday evenings from 8pm to 10.30pm at the same venue. If interested, email bformston@gmail.com.

Dance classes

CHILDREN’s ‘starter’ dance classes are at Merrall’s Dance Centre in Moreton every Monday from 5.15pm-6.15pm. Details available from merrallsdancecentre.co.uk

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 (7.30pm).

Over-50s swim

WIRRAL over-50s swim club meets at Calday Grange Swimming Pool every Friday morning. Email wirraloverfiftiesswimmers@gmail.com if interested in taster session.

Country music

LEASOWE Castle Country Music Club meets on Thursdays at Poulton Vics Social Club, Poulton Bridge Road, Wallasey (7.15pm).

Piano bar

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

Folk dancing

FOLK dance sessions are on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of every month at Victoria Hall, Bebington from 8pm-10pm. Details alexacharlottepenny@gmail.com Ladies bowling BEBINGTON Ladies Bowling Club meets on Tuesday and Thursday. Details, 0151 608 8616.


FLEXERCISE sessions for over 60s are at St James’ Church Hall, New Brighton every Wednesday. Details from 07544 150112.

Anyone for ... ?

BADMINTON club nights are at Upton Victory Hall on Salacre Lane in Upton on Mondays and Fridays (7.30pm). Details, Lauretta on 07936 293350

Tap dance

A Monday evening tap dancing class in Wallasey is looking for new members. Call Angela on 07786 360959.

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

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