What’s On guide

Actor and DJ Craig Charles.
Actor and DJ Craig Charles.
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Thursday, October 10

Potty-mouthed comic Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown plays at the St Helens Theatre Royal. Expect adult humour and strong language. Tickets from the box office on 01744 756000.

Friday, October 11

Join council rangers for an evening with the stars at Mesnes Park, Newton-le-Willows. Members of the Liverpool Astronomical Society will be bringing along a range of telescopes to view the Moon, Jupiter and other stellar attractions (cloud cover permitting). The Stars in Your Sky event will also feature an illustrated talk on astronomy. The event, which starts at 7pm, is free and open to all members of the public.

l Top Johnny Cash tribute act, The Johnny Cash Roadshow plays the St Helens Theatre Royal. Tickets from the box office on 01744 756000.

l Actor and soul champion Craig Charles performs a DJ set at the Citadel in Water Street, St Helens. For tickets or further details call the box office on 01744 735 436.

Saturday, October 12

Childrens’ charities NCT Wigan and St Helens branch of holds a nearly new sale between 11.30am and 1pm at St David’s Church, Eskdale Avenue, Carr Mill, St Helens. Admission donation of £1 per adult (in aid of NCT charity).

l Chantel McGregor, hailed as one of the most exciting rock and blues musicians, is coming to the Citadel in St Helens.

Sunday, October 13

St Helens Council Rangers hold ‘fungal forage’ at Siding Lane, Rainford, starting at 10am. The ranger service, with the help of a local enthusiast, will be looking at fungi at this beautiful nature reserve teeming with wildlife. For more information call 01744 678073.

Monday, October 14

Queens Park Local History Group meets on the second Monday of the month in the lounge of the Sprayhurst Social Club in Boundary Road. The speaker will be Arthur Jennion on Post in Prescot and St Helens starting at 7pm.

Wednesday, October 16

Following smash hit sell out success in 2012, the hilarious scouse comedy Ciggie Run returns to the Theatre Royal, starring local favourite, Brookside’s Louis Emerick. Join Chrissie (Emerick), Franna and Lash as they plan a ciggie run to subsidise their income during the recession. For tickets or further information call the box office on 01744 756000.

Thursday, October 17

The Citadel presents Translunar Paradise. This live show takes you on a journey of life, death, and enduring love. Using a live accordion accompaniment, this theatre production was a multi-award winning, critically acclaimed sellout at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011. For tickets contact 01744 735 436.

Friday, October 18

The Helen Marie Charity presents a fashion show at Wesley Methodist Church in Corporation Street from 1.30pm. Tickets are priced £1 and are available on the door or from Bonmarche in the Hardshaw Centre.

l Blackpool Tower Ballroom comes to Haydock Conservative Club with John Bowdler, organist at the Tower Ballroom Blackpool, on the organ.

Tickets are priced £5 and are available from the club or Willowbrook Hospice’s fund-raising office or Bridge Street hospice shop. All proceeds will go to Willowbrook Hospice.

l St Helens own four piece blues and rock outfit The Swampstompers will be raising the roof at The Rendezvous Bar in Church Street. The eventing runs from 9.30pm till late and admission is free.

l M-Zone, the monthly social event at The Citadel for young people aged 10-18. Live bands, DJs, gaming, performances and more.

Saturday, October 19

80s pop legend Midge Ure plays the Citadel. The former Ultravox singer and the creative spark behind Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? will be playing songs from his 30 year career. Tickets from 01744 735436.

Thursday, October 31

The last meeting of the year for the Newton-le-Willows Gardeners Association, will be held at 7.30pm. The venue will be the Newton Sports and Cricket Club on Crow Lane East. The speaker will be Bill Blackledge who will give a talk about Winter Flowering Pots. Admission is free.

Every Monday

Haydock Judo Club meets every Monday at the CB club in Haydock between 5pm and 6pm for five to seven-year-olds; and the following hour for eight to 10-year-olds.