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Hello Summer: Event Listings

by Alison Cornmell

This summer there is plenty for you and the family to enjoy.

As Knowsley prepares for its year as Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture, you can take part in events that will shape the year.

Town Centres and Villages will also be alive with a whole range of events from urban beaches to weekly performances that will capture the imagination of all.

Carry on reading for everything that’s coming up…

Knowsley is preparing for its year as Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture by capturing the stories of its communities. In a series of events across the borough, ‘Story Catchers’ will explore local folk tales, traditions and heritage that are unique to Knowsley and discover people’s hopes and dreams of what the borough may become in the future.

Dates & venues:
Thursday 29th July, 11am -4pm – Huyton Town Centre

Friday 30th July, 11am -4pm – Stockbridge Village Neighbourhood Centre (near the library and leisure centre)

Saturday 31st July, 11am -4pm – Halewood Shopping Centre, Leathers Lane

Saturday 7th August, 11am -4pm – Stadt Moers Park, (near the Ranger Base) Pottery Lane, Whiston

Saturday 11th September, 11am -4pm – The Pasture, Cronton Village (as part of the Cronton Gala) Hall Lane, Cronton

This summer Knowsley’s villages and Town Centres present a range of free, family-friendly events including superheroes, dinosaurs, carnival days, circus, urban beach and so much more.

Dino Invasion
Saturday 31st July
10am – 3pm
Come and meet the baby dinosaurs, including a T-Rex, Stegosaurus and Triceratops.

Sports Day
Saturday 7th August
10am – 3pm
Have a go on an enormous Scalextric or have some fun on the crazy golf but watch out for the ‘PE teachers’ parading the streets!

Random Acts of Entertainment
Saturday 14th August
10am – 3pm
Enjoy a full day of fun and frolics to put a smile on everyone's faces with an appearance from Titan the robot as well as the granny’s causing chaos with their shopping trolleys.

Urban Beach
Monday 16th – Monday 30th August
10am – 3pm
Spend the afternoon at Huyton’s first ever urban beach. Relax, build sandcastles with the family, and enjoy our beach themed entertainment.

Princesses and Superheroes
Saturday 21st August
10am – 3pm
Children will love this special day where they can meet a fire breathing dragon as well as their favourite princesses who will be performing some of your favourite songs from the screen and stage. Superhero fans will also have the chance to have their picture taken with the 1989 Batmobile and meet superheroes who will be filling the town with extraordinary powers.

Life's a Beach
Saturday 28th August
10am – 3pm
Come and join in with some seaside style fun complete with Punch & Judy, circus acts as well as a Spanish musical trio bringing a Mediterranean flavour to Knowsley.

This summer Knowsley’s villages and Town Centres present a range of free, family-friendly events including superheroes, dinosaurs, carnival days, circus, urban beach and so much more.

Carnival Fun
Saturday 31st July
10am – 3pm
The streets will be alive with colour at this Carnival style event including balloon modellers, circus acts and a strolling band bringing the celebration.

Random Acts of Entertainment
Saturday 7th August
10am – 3pm
Enjoy a full day of fun and frolics to put a smile on everyone's faces with an appearance from Titan the robot and meet the B Boys causing chaos.

The ‘Have a Go’ event
Saturday 14th August
10am – 3pm
Show us your talents and enjoy a range of workshops from country dancing and drama to crafting. If playing games is more your thing, have a go on crazy golf course and our selection of giant games including Connect4, Snakes and Ladders, Jenga and much more.

Urban Beach
Monday 16 – Monday 30 August
10am – 3pm
Spend the afternoon at Prescot’s first ever urban beach. A place where the family can enjoy the feeling of the seaside.

Life's a Beach
Saturday 21st August
10am – 3pm
Come and join in with some seaside style fun complete with Punch & Judy, circus acts as well as a Spanish musical trio bringing a Mediterranean flavour to Knowsley.

Dino Invasion
Saturday 28th August
10am – 3pm
Come and meet the baby dinosaurs, including a T-Rex, Stegosaurus and Triceratops.

This summer Knowsley’s villages and Town Centres present a range of free, family-friendly events including superheroes, dinosaurs, carnival days, circus, urban beach and so much more.

Urban Summer Beach
Open every day (except Sundays) from Saturday 24 July - Saturday 28th August
10am – 4pm
Free to attend and open every day, the whole family can enjoy Kirkby’s urban beach. Every Tuesday from 11am - 4pm take part in craft activities and throughout the week enjoy much more including sandcastle competitions. Plus, every Saturday there will be incredible street theatre acts.

Sports Day and Titan the Robot
Saturday 31st July
11.30am - 3.30pm
Join ‘PE teachers’, Mr Stretch and Mr Armstrong who are always firm but fair. They are on a mission to get the nation fit using only their enthusiasm, a roving musical pommel horse and some PE kits rescued from the lost and found locker.

Meanwhile visitors can also enjoy a unique show from Titan the Robot with a blend of comedy, street theatre and music! Funny, fast paced and full of surprises, Titan is the ultimate family entertainment comedy show where you come to expect the unexpected!

Granny Turismos
Saturday 7 August
11.30am - 3.30pm
Listen for the screech of burning rubber. Meet the first and only shopping trolley dance display team. When Doris, Mary or Marge arrive on their souped-up shopping trolleys with their pumping tunes, everyone takes notice. Fantastic and unique, the Grannies are loud and a force to be reckoned with.

Mr Flower Gardener
Saturday 7 August
11.30am - 3.30pm
Come see Mr Flower Gardner, the mesmerising Contact Juggling ball juggler. His performances are guaranteed to amaze, and this the performer has had hundreds of thousands of Facebook views of his performances.

Pongo & Bill
Saturday 21 August
11.30am - 3.30pm
Join Pongo, the inquisitive, affectionate, adorable, cheeky and world's only eight-foot, chocolate egg laying Obobee bird. This playful little hatching is accompanied by eccentric pet shop owner Bill Oddity, a travelling salesman with a menagerie of the galaxy's most extraordinary creatures.

Giant Tortoise
Saturday 14 August
11.30am - 3.30pm
Meet the incredible, giant tortoise who has walked the earth for hundreds of years, and now she wants to share her time with you. Listen and learn... you can ask her anything and she’ll share her wisdom. She may even draw you a beautiful picture or give you her ‘tortograph’.
And what would the tortoise be without the hare? Join our acrobatic jumping stilts hare performer. And you never know there could be race.

Pree Hee men
Saturday 21 August
11.30am - 3.30pm
Take two potty cavemen and their beautifully themed crazy caveman car and mix it up with stone age music, sound effects and plenty of batty banter. The perfect recipe for the wackiest walkabout act in the land. Kids and grown-ups will especially love the prehistorical pet bird, Peep who accompanies the nutty Neanderthals on their adventures.

Superheroes
Saturday 28 August
11.30am - 3.30pm
We have an action packed day for you, where you can meet some of your favourite super heroes, or come along in your super heroes costume. Great photo opportunities for all the family and a Superheroes craft workshop will also take place at the urban beach

Kirkby Chronicles
28 June – 28 August
A new exhibition at Kirkby Gallery showcases the work of artist Steve Randall who grew up in Kirkby throughout the 1970’s and 80’s. Steve is self-taught and only discovered his passion for painting in 2014.  Although Steve moved away from Kirkby in 1985 the town left a lasting impression and has heavily influenced his work. The exhibition, entitled ‘Kirkby Chronicles’ showcases a selection of oil paintings that celebrate Steve’s memories of growing up in in the town and tell a very personal story.

Read more about the exhibition here.

The Random Crafts Club at Kirkby Gallery
26 July - 27 August
Throughout the summer holidays, Kirkby Gallery is running a COVID-secure craft area for children and young people to get creative. Each family or bubble will be provided with their own special table or ‘pod’ area to work in and will be given a craft bag containing all the materials needed for a free, fun make-and-take activity. The drop-in sessions take place at the gallery on Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays between 10am & 3pm. Find out more here.