Jamie’s Concerts


Apple Weekend 8th and 9th October 2016.  


Bickerstaffe Community Connections

Divine Days’ Community Connections project allows older people to try activities they used to enjoy and to sample new activities. The session allows you dip into a wide variety of activities, learn a new skill, crafts, painting, look at local history books and artefacts from when you were younger, board games, model making and more. With refreshments. Sessions are run by qualified staff.

First session at Four Lane Ends Mission at 1.30pm-3.30pm on Monday 10 October 2016. Cost £2 per session.

Please call 07971 299606 or email edward@divinedays.co.uk if you have any questions.


Group Sitting in Service at Wellbeing Centre, Moorgate, Ormskirk L39 4RY

Next session – 2 to 4pm, Wednesday 12th October 2016

Bring the person you care for and leave them with a trained volunteer while you have a well-deserved break. Ncompass will ensure they are safe and well, though they cannot carry out any personal care or administer medication. Please note, these are not drop-in sessions. To book a place please contact Ncompass on 0345 688 7113.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal Bicentenary 15th – 23rd October

Come and join the greatest long distance waterway party ever staged in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Merseyside. The Leeds & Liverpool Canal Bicentenary celebrations reach a high point this October as the historic short boat Kennet re-creates the inaugural ceremonial journey 127 miles across the Pennines from Leeds to Liverpool.

Organised by the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society, which runs Kennet as an education boat, and supported by Canal & River Trust, which cares for the canal, the voyage will be a culmination of a year of festivities and celebrations in honour of the 200th anniversary of England’s longest canal.

Flotillas “decorated with flags and streamers”, accompanied by “hearty cheering of immense assemblage of spectators” greeted the original ceremonial boat journey in October 1816. That trip lasted only five days but this year the Canal Society crew will take a more leisurely pace so more people can celebrate in daylight hours, leaving Leeds on Saturday 15th October and arriving in Liverpool nine days later on Sunday 23rd October.

Kennet organiser Harold Bond said: “We are calling on heritage boats, boat clubs and boaters to create a flotilla of decorated boats to join Kennet along the way. We would love to see crowds lining the canal as we pass by. Several mayors have already agreed to receive us and at least one brass band will be serenading us as we sail past.

“It would be fantastic if we could be joined by local school children and community groups, cheering and waving flags. Kennet will be decked out in bunting to symbolise the two great shire county roses. It would be wonderful to be greeted by a sea of red and white as our procession sails along.

For boaters wanting more information about timings and the route, please email:friendsofkennet@gmail.com.

To link into the community celebrations along the ceremonial canal route, please contact Sarah Knight at the Canal & River Trust onsarah.knight@canalrivertrust.org.uk.

All boats who spend at least a day with the ceremonial flotilla will be eligible for a free 200th anniversary plaque.

For more details about the bicentenary celebrations go to the Canal & River Trustwebsite.

Parbold Picture House, The Village Hall, The Green, Parbold WN8 7DN West Lancashire

Sunday 16th October at 7.00 p.m. Florence Foster Jenkins Cert PG.  110 min. Admission £3.50.

**** Guardian, Times, Independent, FT, Observer, Mail, Time Out. “Hilarious and Poignant” Mark Kermode.

Director: Stephen Frears [The Queen and Philomena] Starring: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant. The true story of the New York heiress and socialite who pursued her dream to be a great opera singer


Parbold Picture House, The Village Hall, The Green, Parbold WN8 7DN West Lancashire

FRONT ROW SCREENING: Tuesday 18th October  7.00 p.m. National Theatre NT Live. THE THREEPENNY 0PERA Cert 15.

Admission: £12.50. Front Row Box Office Tel: 01257 463878; or www.parboldpicturehouse.org  Tickets Bookable  All seats unreserved.

Breast Cancer Awareness – Open Day

Screening van opens its doors to the public for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The local NHS is inviting residents to attend an open day at the breast screening van in Ormskirk Hospital on Thursday 20 October 2016, from 9.00am – 4.00pm.

The open day coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and will allow local residents to find out more about the screening process, have a look around and ask any questions they may have. Women between 50 and 70 years of age are invited to a breast screening appointment every three years



Houghton Weavers – Saturday 22nd October

The ever popular Houghton Weavers perform at Mawdesley Village Hall on 22nd October. Tickets cost £15 which includes a hotpot or curry supper. Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start.


Parbold Picture House, The Village Hall, The Green, Parbold WN8 7DN West Lancashire

FRONT ROW SCREENING: Thursday 27th October  7.00 p.m. The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company: THE ENTERTAINER.

John Osborne’s classic play. Starring Kenneth Branagh. Admission: £12.50. Front Row Box Office Tel: 01257 463878; or www.parboldpicturehouse.org  Tickets Bookable  All seats unreserved.


Parbold Picture House, The Village Hall, The Green, Parbold WN8 7DN West Lancashire

Sunday 30th. October at 7.00 p.m. Eye in the Sky Cert 15.  102 min. Admission £3.50. “Superb” Sunday Express      Compelling” Evening Standard **** “Seat-edge suspense” Guardian. Director: Gavin Hood    Starring: Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul, Barkhad Abdi. KENYA: Terrorists prepare. LONDON: Intelligence corps identifies a threat. NEVADA: a drone pilot is poised to destroy the threat. LONDON: politicians debate the legality. Lives are in jeopardy.


Youth Zone Event

Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service (YPS and Children’s Centre), in partnership with West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership, are planning a Community Day in the afternoon of Monday 31 October 2016, which will also promote Bright Sparx and the Go4It event.

This event is aimed at vulnerable families, giving them the opportunity to engage in their community via various means from positive play with little ones through to sports activities with teenagers.  There will be lots of activities on offer and an opportunity for partner agencies to promote their services to families here in West Lancashire.

If you would like to promote your organisation’s services with a stall or if you have interactive ways to engage with the families and young people, please contact della.heaton@lancashire.gov.uk