6 News & Features Defib Fundraiser A huge fundraiser will take place at Thatto Heath Park in April. The fun day will raise essential funds for a community defibrillator. With a funfair, a variety of stalls, face painting and refreshments, the day promises to bring smiles to the whole family. The event takes place on Sunday, April 21 from 12pm-3pm. For further information, email info@ frasersevents.onmicrosoft.com Photography Competition A photography competition for school-aged children opens across Rainhill to commemorate the 190th anniversary of the Rainhill Trials. The competition is open to primary and secondary school pupils and accepts photographs relating to any railway theme. Whether you’re inspired by steam locomotives or Rainhill’s very own Skew Bridge, the winning photographs in each category AtoB Taxis The company that cares TAXI! DOWNLOAD OUR TAXI APP search 451 TAXI New easy app for your mobile BOOK YOUR TAXI - TRACK YOUR TAXI - GET YOUR TAXI Local airports & long distance - 4, 6, 8 vehicles Priority bookings - Text booking service 24 hour call/text back service 01744 600 600 01744 634 634 www.atobdelta.co.uk 34 Baldwin Street, WA10 2RL New Cross Street, WA10 1QN will be awarded a £25 prize and displayed during the Rocket 190 celebrations at the library. 7” x 5” photographs should be dropped off at Rainhill Library or submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org before 7pm on Tuesday, April 30. Easter Panto Magical pantomime The Wizard of Oz heads to the Theatre Royal this Easter. From Saturday, April 6 until Monday, April 22, click your heels and be transported to Oz to walk the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy and Toto. With an eclectic band of hilarious characters, dazzling costumes and great songs, you definitely won’t want to miss this year’s panto. For tickets, call the box office on 01744 756 000. St. Helens Singers A St. Helens choir is looking for new members for its 2019 season. The Singers are an enthusiastic gang of all ages who love to sing. Featuring beautiful four-part harmonies and singing everything from the classics (with heavy Gilbert & Sullivan influences) to West End show tunes. Rehearsals take place every Monday from 7:45pm at St. Helens Baptist Church on Hall Street. For more information, email email@example.com Outdoor Cinema Watch The Greatest Showman as you’ve never seen it before – under the stars. The Clock Face Pub & Restaurant brings the first ever outdoor cinema to the area on Friday, May 10 at 7pm, with the hit musical taking to the big screen once more. Bring your blankets and chairs along to witness the spectacle of the circus under a beautiful sky. Tickets for the event cost £8 for adults or £6 for children, and are available from the pub or online on TicketPole.
7 Prescot Fest The line-up for this year’s Prescot Festival has been announced. The 10-day festival of arts is returning for its fifteenth year in June 2019, and aims to get the public involved with the arts on a more intimate, affordable level. With performances from acts like swing band Dr Jazz & the Cheshire Cats, the Maghull Wind Orchestra and Liverpool historian Ken Pye, along with newbies like Opera Viva, the festival is packed full of arty events to sink your teeth into. Along with performances across the ten days, a rare screening of 1950 comedy The Magnet takes place at the festival, starring a young James Fox and shot on location in Liverpool. Also on the bill is a performance from the Cheshire Constabulary Band with a delicious hotpot supper, with local schools getting involved for the Young Instrumentalist event and Primary School Choir Festival. On Saturday, June 22, budding vocalists are invited to participate in the Come and Sing event, culminating in a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria and Robert Howard’s Alleluia with the Prescot Festival Chorus. Prepare for the concert with rehearsals on Wednesday, June 19 from 7pm-9pm and on Saturday, June 22 from 3pm-5pm at Prescot Parish Church, before the performance begins at 7pm. The session costs £5 including score hire, and singers should bring with them a packed lunch and smart black and white dress. For further information, visit www.prescotfestival.co.uk Prescot Festival runs from Friday, June 21 until Sunday, June 30. For further information, visit www. prescotfestival.co.uk