What’s On Listings 16-04-14

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Aladdin: 1.30pm, 6pm and 1pm & 5.30pm Sunday April 20 only. Tickets: From £12.50. The Epstein Theatre, Hanover House, 85 Hanover Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 888 4411. Opens Tues, Apr 15 until Mon, Apr 21.

St Helens

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: This wickedly delightful treat is a feast of glitz, glamour, songs, dance, family fun, silly antics and slapstick comedy. 1pm, 5pm 19-21 April only. Tickets: From £8.50. St Helens Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St Helens. Tel: 01744 756 000. Opens Fri, Apr 11 until Mon, Apr 21.

Special Events


Easter Bunny Hunt: Locate our Easter bunny and claim your free chocolate egg. 10am-4pm, daily until April 19 excluding Sundays and Good Friday. Indoor Market, Preston. Tel: 01772 906048.

Easter Fun: Crafts, ‘chick watch’, glitter tattoos and face painting, bunny trail, reading, Easter Egg hunt, St George’s Day trail. Various times throughout Easter. Astley Hall, Coach House and Park, Chorley.

Get Up and Go: Traditional favourites including football, tennis and cricket plus street dance, fishing and birds of prey. See www.chorley.gov.uk/getupandgo. Various times throughout Easter. Various venues, Chorley. Tel: 01257 515151.


Annual Quiz Night and Spring Draw for Cancer Research UK: All for a good cause. Lots of super prizes to be won. Bar available all evening. Contact Cathy if you wish to enter a team. 7pm. £2.50 each or £10 for team of 4. Wellington Park, Leyland. Tel: 01772 433509.

Make a Wild Bird Peanut Feeder: Make your very own wild bird feeder to take home and put out for the birds in your garden. Adult supervision essential. 10.30am. Tickets: £5 per child. The Walled Garden, Worden Park, Leyland. Tel: 07834 480375.

Leisure Activities


Fishwick Bottoms Guided Ramble: Local volunteer led free ramble of three to six miles long. 10am. Meet at Vue Cinema, Capitol Centre, Walton-le-Dale. Tel: 01772 625625.



Creative Writing: Writer Carol Fenlon will be leading a five-week course focusing on how to get your work published. 7-9pm. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

Family-Friendly Foraging Event: See the variety of plants in the park’s hedgerows, learn the difference between the edible and the poisonous ones. Nettle soup cookery demonstration. 1pm. Coronation Park, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 570258.

Clubs / Societies


Preston Gardening Society: Jeff and Margaret Fletcher from the National Garden Scheme, will talk about the many gardens in our area. Come and meet new friends, have a cup of tea and a chat. 7.30pm. St Andrew Church Hall, Tulketh Road, Ashton. Tel: 01772 723255

Longton with Hutton Flower Club: ‘In Vogue’ by Sara Barrow. Jacobs Join supper and Bursary Draw. Raffle of floral arrangements and sales table as usual. 7pm. Tickets: £6 including supper. Hutton Village Hall, Hutton, Preston.

Weight-watchers: New Years resolution.Lose weight now! Come and join this exciting and start the year off with the class that works. 6pm. Greenlands New Labour Club, Ribbleton. Tel: 07810 564975.

Yoga Classes: For baby, toddlers & parents. 1pm. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Wymott Art Group: Social art class, with qualified teaching in painting/ribbon embroidery. No need to book, just turn up. 10am-noon. £2 Old School, Ulnes Walton, Leyland. Tel: 01772 451189.

New Longton Artists: Speakers, demonstrations & painting. New members welcome. Visit www.newlongtonartists.co.uk. Every Weds 7.30-10pm. New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close, New Longton. Tel: 01772 745520.

Luncheon Club: Meet every Wednesday. 12noon. Admission: £2.50 for a two-course meal. The Salvation Army Centre, Harrington Street, (off Adelphi Street), Preston. Tel: 01772 555425.

Chorley Shukokai Karate Club: Every Wednesday and Saturday. Open to ages 5+. 6 - 7pm. Bateman Hall, Sagar Street, Eccleston, Chorley. Tel: 07854 270569.

Leyland Lacemakers: Keeping the art of bobbin lace making alive. All welcome. 1-4pm. Leyland Baptist Church Hall, 247 Leyland Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 451517.

Tennis: For juniors ages 4 to 16. Various times. Tulketh, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.