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Tony Robinson as Private Baldrick in Blackadder.

Tony Robinson as Private Baldrick in Blackadder.

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A compilation of actual diaries from the men of the 11th Service Battalion – South Lancashire Regiment (St Helens Pioneers) is published with a launch event at the Volunteer Hall, Mill Street, St Helens at 10.15am. The diaries were compiled by David Risley and Richard Waring.

wednesday, september 10

The St Helens University of the Third Age will present a group showcase between 10.30am and 12.30pm. The group is an association of retired or semi-retired people finding friendship and learning new skills. New and potential members will experience the wide variety of interests on offer. Admission costs £2.

g The St Helens Ladies Choir meets at the United Reform Church, King Street, St Helens. New members will be made very welcome. The group meets every Wednesday afternoon. Call Patricia Lewis on 01744 731639 for more details.

g Returning to the St Helens Theatre Royal after last year’s award-winning production of The Phantom of the Opera, The Phoenix Youth Theatre present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s global phenomenon: Jesus Christ Superstar (pictured, left). Showcasing a cast of the Northwest’s most talented young performers aged 16 to 18, a live eight-piece orchestra and featuring hit songs. The show runs Wednesday to Friday at 7.30pm and tickets are available from £10 from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 01744 756000.

saturday, september 13 and 14

Rainford Parish Church Amateur Dramatics Society (RPCADS) are performing Goodbyeee (pictured, right), the last ever episode of Blackadder Goes Forth as part of the Rainford Heritage Weekend at Rainford Village Hall. The performance is free and takes place at 3.30pm each day, running for approximately 30 minutes. The performances are being staged to coincide with the World War One themed Heritage weekend.

sunday, september 14

The Sankey Canal Restoration Society will be holding a drop-in open day from 10am to 4pm at the Sankey Valley Heritage Visitor Centre, Blackbrook (behind the Ship Inn). There will be walks and talks, slideshows, books and bric-a-brac to buy, the society’s archives to browse. For further details contact Colin Greenall on 01744 732031 (daytime) or 01744 731746 (evening).

friday, september 19

The Rainhill Indoor Bowling League AGM is set to be held at Rainhill Village Hall at 11am. The Prescot Indoor Bowling League AGM will follow about an hour later. All correspondence must be received by September 13 at Rainhill Village Hall, Dane Court, Rainhill, L35 4LU, for the attention of the chairman. New teams and players are welcome to attend. Call 0151 430 9338 to find out more.

g Send your items for our What’s On guide to andy.moffatt@jpress.co.uk, call 01942 506276, or post St Helens Reporter, Martland Mill, Martland Mill Lane, Wigan, WN5 0LX. Alternatively, bring your notice to the Reporter’s community desk at St Helens Central Library during normal office hours.